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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L no communication VIN: WAUED24B6Y
the vehicle will communicate with our vag tool through the obd II connector but when we attempt a new york obd II inspection it will not communicate. The vehicle will also not communicate with our vetronix mastertech. any help would be appreciated.
1988 BMW 735i 3.4L ventilation VIN: WBAGB4307J
Good evening BMW techs.I have a 88 735I that has something seriously wrong with the a/c,heating system.I had to replace the IHKA control unit about a month ago because of no proper control of the system with the heater control.Now the heater control works good...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L radio VIN: WBAFB33511
Hello bmw techs. This car has a radio problem. The customer complaining that when listenning to the am station he can hear the engine trough the speakers on the acceleration. I wraped the antenna in the aluminum tape like tha tsb said and checked all of the co...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Stability control VIN: SAJGX2744V
Hello Jaguar Techs: I have this XK8 with engine and ABS MIL on. DTC's P1229 and P1242. Have no interpretation of these DTC's. The car starts anb cuts off; does not idle. On the dash display it reads, "stability control fail and engine fault". I have no softwar...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L abs VIN: SALTW15401
I'm having a difficult time repairing this rover, Hard code p1590, traction control light is on, ABS light on, Hilldescent is on. This happen right after detailing the next morning it got started according to used car dealer. Found bad left rear sensor, replac...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L hard start VIN: WDBCA37D2F
when car is hot and turned off for half an hour it is very hard to start just cranks starts fine any other time fuel pressures are within specs any ideas thanks
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBJF55F3V
Hey fellow techs, I had this e class come in which had been to several shops prior to correct an intermittent misfire. they threw a bunch of parts at it. plugs,wires, coils, air mass meter. I replaced the original fuel filter, inspected and pulled on the engin...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA29G4X
Got this in the shop today with these 2 codes,(po170,po173) looked for vacum leak and can't see any (do hear like there is something at the rear of engine but can not confirm). Was wondering if anyone has had a problem like this? idle sound good not to fast.Lo... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
2002 Other European Pure .6L Central locking VIN: EUROPEANSP
The central locking on this little Smart car will not behave. If I activate the system with the key the indicator lamps flash and the rear hatch/fuel release can be heard to operate,the driver and passenger doors remain inoperative. if the car is left for a fe...
1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YS3DD55B9S
Hello fellow technicians, This Saab was towed in to my shop with a no start condition. Customer said that it overheated to the point that it cut off. The car started for me, but was missing badly and smoking even worse out the tailpipe. After concluding that w...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH23BOY
Vehicle has misfire codes for cylinder 1, 4 and random. The misfire is intermittent. When under a load, either accelerating quickly or going up a hill, is when you notice a dead misfire. Having the AC on makes this problem much worse. Current ramped and it see... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/Multiple Misfires Detected), P0301, P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire detected)
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPG21J81
Car runs fine although engine sound a bit loose. Smoke checked both intake and exhaust several times for leaks: none. Can run 1 to 2 months without setting code. Trouble codes: P0420 (bank 1 catalytic effeciency)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSP61J72
The car has an overboost condition that kicks it into limp mode. MAP reads around [...]. N75 and MAF have been replaced. This car has the Garrett VNT15 Variable vane turbo. Has any one seen these stick causing an overboost condition. The only other thing I ... Trouble codes: P0234 (16618-Boost Regulation Control Limit exceeded- Overboost)
1984 Volvo 242 GLT 2.1L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YV1AX4750E
Problem seemed to have suddenly started with stalling All "improvements" seem to be temporary. Adjusting base idle with test point grounded to 850rpm creates stalling. Adjusting base idle to 900-1000rpm creates 1500+ rpm when hot. Mixture test point shows 45 d...
1987 Volvo 760 GLE 2.3L No Start, melted ignition coil VIN: YR1GX8758W
Vehicle came in not running. Found the ignition coil melted. A tech replaced the melted coil and the vehicle still will not start. No spark. Tested voltage at the coil; and had 12 volts on the positive side. The negitive side of the coil is always grounded. Th...
2001 Volvo C70 2.3L No Start VIN: YUINC53D11
hi this is my mother in laws car. sometimes when you go to start it the car will not start if you turn the key off and then give it a little gas it seems to start and run. i think its in the throtle body, but not sure, if so can it been cleaned or replaced tha...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC28D9Y
Dear Fellow Techs, Thanks for the help. I received 12 replies; 6 of which were right. Ordered a Mass Airflow Sensor from a Dealer, problem fixed. Customer says vehicle runs great. Thanks very much to all who replied. Dave Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire).
1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L AC performance VIN: 1070441201
Well, I'd like to say I was completely satisfied with the final delivered product with this benz air conditioner. This system just was NOT designed to freeze you out of the car. I ended up installing a later model,larger condensor fan and moving the condensor ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Transmission VIN: WDBGA51GOV
Thanks for all the replies. After doing further testing including a current flow test of the wiring, it turned out to be TCM.
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L abs, esp, bas VIN: WDBRF61J81
I got three replies to this help request. We checked all the grounds into the ESP/BAS/ABS control module all were good. There was no corrosion near or on the plug or control unit. The module gets power from the front SAM, the power supply was good. We replaced...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hydraulic VIN: WVWMA63BXX
Thanks to all who replied. I received replies about leaking rear calipers, sticky slides and isolating circuits. I spent several hours trying to isolate circuits - sometimes it would seem to have a good pedal and then it would disappear. I decided to try an OE...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWMA63B2X
Vehicle is fixed and I am sorry to have bothered you all with this one. The simplest answers are usualy the correct answers. The problem obviously HAD to be in the five connectors and after returning to the vehicle on Mon. It took all of about 3 seconds to fin...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JKLUM125GH
well thanks for all information, and it was the throttle body assy, replaced , and all the fuel trim percentages came back in, along with the o2 voltages check engine light out, idles smooth as a kittin,it wold be nice to have all the software, but i do not do... Trouble codes: P1152.
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L Drain VIN: 3VW5T77KX5
Well, I'm feelin' pretty dumb about now... not gonna go into any excuses, 'cause that will just provide further ammo to question my intelligence... but the drain is in fact on the bottom of the fuel filter housing (directly behind radiator), it's a large plug,...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L oil pressure VIN: YV1SZ58DX1
Thanks to all who replied, I removed the pan again and replaced all (5) o-rings again, and then air tested all the pipes to check for leaks, none found. Also removed the check valve in the top of the filter housing and cleaned. Although none of the orings look...
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