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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L fual gauge VIN: WAUBG84D1V
hay v.w&audi guys have one for you this car came in on the hook checked it out no code no fuel psi pulled pump no gas gauge read almost half put fuel in started right up unpluged fuel leval senders there are 2 of them gauge reads empty ordered both senders put...
1993 BMW 325is 2.5L low power VIN: WBABF3319D
hay guys this is my own car its sluggish in mid range feels like when stepping on the gas like im pulling a trailer then when i leave off of it it takes of like the trailer came off it allso has a light surge checked fuel psi all is with in specs no engine lit...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L dash vents VIN: WBAHD6322S
this bmw wont open the dash ac vents. you can feel cold air up in the defroster, but no cold air out the face vents, worlpac says there are 6 seperate stepper motors for venting. can any one give me a clue as to which one may be the one we need, and where it m...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Cruise control VIN: WBABJ6329S
Customer brought in this car for numerous repairs. He stated that the cruise will not work when the temp is over 85 degrees outside and will work when it is cooler. The weather here has cooled off today and the cruise is working fine. Has anyone run into a hea...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Electronic VIN: WBADM6344Y
Another patient from BMW family, we are getting a code which we are not familiar with. I am pulling the codes from Transmission module via Autologic scanner and it is: "Voltage supply to the EDS and MV" We suspect one of the solenoids is bad, but which one? D...
1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L cruise control VIN: SAJNM5845N
This car has the Hella cruise control system.Customer said it would work intermitantly,and then quit all together.I have checked fuses,main cruise switch,brake lamps,the vacuum servo and hoses hold vacuum,if I power the pump it creates vacuum ( but only 5 " of...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L ABS valve block VIN: SALTY15451
Hello All, This car came in with the ABS,TC & Hill Descent lights on.I retreived the ABS codes with my Autologic scanner and got a left front sensor failure and a shuttle valve electrical failure code.The dealers here only replace the valve block as an assembl...
1979 Mercedes-Benz 6.9 6.9L Fit & Finish VIN: 116036-12-
We are trying to replace the slides and seals on this sunroof. The front seal is trapped behind the pop up wind deflector so the deflector needs to be removed. We have removed the screws but the frame that supports the deflector does not want to move. The chas...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F2W
attn mb techs. i have an slk that runs great but mil light is on . the code is for the supercharger clutch. the super carger is working. the code is po806. i have a borrowed kts650 vetronix tool & it calls the code 120. if u clear the code it will come back af... Trouble codes: 120 (supercharger coupling break/make), 806 (supercharger mag clutch)
1986 Other European 328 gts 3.2L Misfire VIN: ZFFXAZ0D4G
Good afternoon group. I am trying to wrap this car up and need a little more info. I am going behind someone else and when the car came in it had the plug wires off. I need to know what cylinder is what and what terminal on the front and rear caps goes to what...
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WP0AB0966K
Does anyone have a test sheet of voltage readings on the DME pin outs for diagnosis work? We have a car that drops no codes for the factory Bosch "Hammer" 9288 but definately has a problem. Engine timing frequently goes to knock at 40 deg advanced, the oxygen ...
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2994V
car has a rough idle and sets misfire codes. drives ok does not have a misfire driving. Checked ignition on scope ok checked each dist seperately both are ok. dist. belt is ok. fuel pressure and volume are within spec perfomed a cylinder balance test all cyind... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0305
1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L speedometer VIN: WVWJF4316P
The speedo goes up sometimes when you rev the engine hard at take off. Cust. states that it will jump up even when the car is sitting. I have seen inop speedos on vws but not anything like this. No cases in the archives that I could find. I am hesitant to take...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hydraulic VIN: WVWMA63BXX
This vehicle came with a brake pedal that went to the floor at times and an ABS light on. We sent the ABS module out to be rebuilt to fix the light - all is well with that. We replaced the master cylinder twice to repair a brake fade problem. Seemed to be a ty...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Sunroof VIN: YV1KS9606V
Hello group, This sunroof would only partially open and than jam. When I took it apart I noticed that not only the left and right slider/lifter were damaged but the wind deflector was bend as well. I have replaced the left and right slider on this vehicle w...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1987 BMW 325 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: WBAAE540XH
thanks to all that replied to help me. the fix was a defictive dme unit. the 1st replacment dme had good inj pulse width 2.67ms at idle but no 02 switching.the orginal unit had 29ms inj. pulse width and o2 switched. this lead me to belive a bad reman. dme. tha...
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L Ride Height Control VIN: SALHC1347P
Closing this without a fix as the customer is trying to decide what to do. Thanks for all the helpful insight. Summary is this, a scan tool is required to diagnose the system and also to recalibrate/reset the system once any electronic components are replaced....
1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA32GXV
3 very good replies. the code is setting due to fuel adaptation out of limits. problem being, adaptaion looks good, and has for days now, no mil either. problem is so intermittent, we gave the customer back his car to wait for another sighting of the mil and m... Trouble codes: P0460 (tank fill too low), P0507 (isc implausible), P0170 (adaptation at limit).
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Ignition Switch VIN: WDBJF65HXX
Thanks for all the replies on this Mercedes, We decided not to install the EIS because our Snap On European software just aint what it claimed to be. Everyoned explained the green key procedure very well and I am sure we could have handled that, but as for as ...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L cruise control VIN: 3VWSA81H8V
Thanks to all who replied.I have learned that cruise control problems on jetta's is not an uncommon problem.I had scoped the vehicle speed sensor without seing a problem, I even pulled the sensor drive gear out to inspect and it looked fine. I replaced the sen...
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