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1996 Audi A4 2.8L starting VIN: WAUEA88D5T
good morning: this audi quattro, always starts hard after it has set for 2 or more hours. the cranking is longer than normal. it starts hard in the morning as well, however if you quit cranking, and then resume cranking, it will start normally. we have always...
1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L engine VIN: WAUBG34D6X
This is a real pain. We replaced the timing belt as per customer request. After replacement the customer complained of an un-even idle or wobble. We have all the correct tool to do the job. We installed the cam lock to not allow the cams to jump when replacing...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L windsheild wipers VIN: WBADD6321V
This car came in with windsheild wipers not operating. Checked power to wiper motor. Power was fine went on and off with switch. Replaced wiper motor per all data operations. wipers work fine on high but on all other functions, 4 with delay used, they park abo...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L a/c VIN: WDB1260371
It seems that we are getting heater and cooling at the same time; but when we switched the temperature knob still the same. We get 70 degrees temp in the center vents at cruising with a temperature of 90-92 degrees. We also replaced the heater control valve wh...
1996 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3CD68U0T
This 9000CS was towed in as a no start. There were 2 codes in the computer when checking this out. P0300 and P0340. I have searched the fix database and have installed NGK-BCPR7ES-11 spark plugs as per many of the replies, but did not see anything on code P034... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/Multiple cylinder misfire detected), P0340 (Cam position sensor A-Bank 1 circuit malfunction)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L booster VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
hello all, i have a passat that runs poorly and has a very firm brake pedal when cold, problem goes away after 1 min. it appears to have a lean miss. i suspect a leaking brake booster, but have not been able to have conclusive test results with smoke machine, ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRP69M63
No start after sitting and cooling off approx. 2 hrs. or overnight. Very extended crank time before starting. Scanned previous posts to IATN and found one for slow crank speed (below 300 RPM) this one cranks at 387- 420 RPM's according to "Vag_Com" Scanned sys...
1998 Volvo S90 2.9L engine VIN: YV1KS9608W
this vehicle came in with a complaint of a vibration at about 20 mph.customer thought they had a tire problem because it feels like it has severly chopped up tires, but only at 18 to 22 mph.after that speed it is smooth. a test drive confirmed that complaint ,...
1998 Volvo S90 2.9L Hesitation VIN: YV1KS9609W
I have been struggling with this vehicle for several weeks. It has a hesitation on accelleration during warm up shortly after going into closed loop. During the hesitation, a popping back through the intake is audible. As the engine reaches full warm, the hesi...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L cam timing VIN: WAUBA24B2X
I recieved several replies that said to set the cams at 16 links between the camshaft notches but that would have further retarded the camshafts. Looking through the driveability archives, I found several times that the 16 links spec is incorrect and also that...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUYP54B91
A fuel induction service did wonders for catalytic converter performance and secondary air injection system performance. The transmission however has a torque converter that will not lock. After flushing the system under very light acceleration I was able to a... Trouble codes: 17831 (Secondary air injection system bank 1 insufficient flow), 17819 (Secondary air injection system bank 2 insufficient flow), 17521 (Oxygen Sensor B1S1 Internal resistance too high), 17125 (TCC circuit performance or stuck off).
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBCB20A0D
Somehow I missed closing this help request. This vehicle is indeed down the road. The primary issue was low vacuum to the vacuum modulator (under 10 and slow getting there) this was resolved by going to the source where it comes off of the main vacuum supply t...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWRF81H0W
Thanks for everyones help on this car. It has been 5 days and the car has not been back so I am assuming all is good. Replaced the MAF and ECT and adjusted the pump. It started with no problem. The only thing is that the ECT I replaced looked like it was missi...
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L starter VIN: WV2MB47043
Well, I finely figured out this one, the DVD and Power inverter was wired to the power supply to the transmission multi-function switch and was keeping power there all the time, burning out the switch. After removing DVD and power inverter from vehical and i...
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