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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Mechanical VIN: TRUWT28N91
hello, we have this audi in for head work, and i cant find the right tool for the head bolts. it is bigger than a T50, but smaller than a T55, and it has to be extra long ( at least 5"). my local audi dealer says they wont sell me the tool. any help would be a...
1977 BMW 320i 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 0005431699
This car is worth saving. It has very little rust, is all original and needs just a little more TLC to get back on the road. I recently finished the (rebuilt) engine assembly, cleaning, adjustment, testing and installation. I have replaced the following part...
1989 BMW 735iL 3.4L no upshift VIN: WBAGC4307K
hi techs i have this bmw that will not upfhift when cold you have to let engine run for about ten minutes than it will shift perfect i believe i got an internal fluid leak and as soon it warms up it seals off and way you go, any ideas. i don't have much experi...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L srs lite on VIN: WBADD6328W
Hello group, Here's a new one for me. SRS lite on, 3 faults; #3 voltage supply, #14 Battery disconnection, #24 passenger seat occupancy detector. Reset at customers request. Lite instantly back on #14 reappeared. I don't find any info on this. My tech says at ...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Accessories VIN: WBABM3347Y
Hey guys if have a quick question about a instrument panel cluster. Found all gauges inoperative, diagnoised fualty instrument cluster. My question is does the cluster have to be coded? I talked to the dealer and they said no. But I thought I have had to take ...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L alternator VIN: SALJY1241V
hey all. this vehicle will not charge. charge ind. comes on with key on and then goes out. bat voltage on bat terminal on alt. bat voltage on d+ term. and a 6 volt pulse on the w term. start vehicle alt charges about 13.6 volt for about a minute or less, turn ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E2X
Thanks for the help .I have a no start with good injector pulse.The crank sensor test good.But I have a very weak spark.Low amped the coil feed on lab scope found 2 amp draw with a unclean turn off point.Ohm out primary side of coils.All checked good.Did volt ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L compressor not pumping VIN: WDBRF61J12
hello fellow techs, this c280 came in with a ac inop complaint. looking at it I noticed it has one of those newer style variable displ. with no mech. clutch. the compressor turns all the time , but even when its switch to max ac there's no pumping (low side li...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF58K12
vehicle came in for check engine light on retrieved code p1231 no information on this code in alldata,iatn or identifix reset code road test code p1251 set no explanation for this code . performed a fuel system cleaner because of the rough idle and longer cran... Trouble codes: P1231 (no desciption found), P1251, P1260
1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L 4-3 shift VIN: WVWJD4311P
hello all, i would like some insight on vw transmission code 652.the transmission will shift through all the gears when cold, it upshifts and downshifts, just a little bit firm. when transmission temp hits 80 degrees c. the transmission will upshift through al...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3VWVA81H0V
Hello, got a Jetta here that runs great after repairs, (Just did clutch, t belt and fan control module.) with the exception of idle quality. With A/C on it surges badly (stalled 2x)A/C off, it is perfect. Timing marks are correct. (with the exception of notch ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: EVWTD81HSW
i am working onthis car on and off for two days, intermittently it doesnt start, found no spark good fuel pressure. when it doesnt start i have no tach signal or rpm signal on the scan tool, i am looking for any info on where the rpm signal comes from (crank o...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L 1-2 shift VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
car originally came in cutting OFF when put in gear and check enine light on.eventually wouldn't come out of park.found passenger floor soaked with water,trans computer soaked.replaced tcm,cleaned corrosion cleared codes test drove trans. shifted normal.custom...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1988 BMW 735i 3.4L ventilation VIN: WBAGB4307J
Good morning techs everywhere.A special thank you to the 5 techs that took the time to respond.I simply wasn't thinking when I posted this request.It was indeed the mono valves in the heater control valve.I also checked the center vent control in behind the ce...
1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L Limp mode VIN: WBAGC81020
sorry for the delay- the car was a 750 IAL german car- the problem was the tech that working on car switched the two plug ins on the right bank ( no rpm signal to right computer)- rpm and cylinder identifer senors- engine was running on left bank only- switche...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L speakers VIN: WBDRF61J41
Well this one is fixed. Special to thanks to rick from oregon who told me where the amp was and also gave me an updated part number. This car did have the bose system and the amp was located down in the right rear of the trunk behind the wheel well. Un plugged...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L suction fan VIN: JH82J91X04
First off, Thank you very much Steve and Peter. I decided to go back and recheck the version coding in all control units. In the ME control unit I found it was not coded to accept suction fan. I version coded ME to accept suction fan, and I am now able to acti...
1978 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: GHN5UJ4675
I have not fixed this yet, I ordered a high altitude needle to see if it would pass the IM test. I recieved the wrong needle, returned it with a request for the correct part and have not heard from them. I fond the reason the car was lean some of the time was ...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCAO1H8X
Customer brought in an ecm , plugged it in and car starts and runs well. I would like to be sure what caused the ecm to quit. Possibly the aftermarket radio, possibly the ignition coil, which I had to replace to cure very rough starting and running, but more t...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L booster VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
well, the problem turned out to be a bad maf, the fuel trims were +20% in closed loop. so when the car was in open loop the engine ran so lean, there was close to zero vacuum. thanks to all who resopnded with very helpful tips.
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L drive train VIN: YV1LT56D16
Sorry for the long delay, the owner was hospitalized and could not be reached. Cotta from hawaii seamed to have hit it on the head. We had problems with the rear diff. Thanks for all the other replies. We did check everything that all you responding Tech's sug...
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