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1990 Audi 80 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUEA58A8L
Car came in with severe surge at idle. Found someone had broken off idle stop screw and lock nut. Replaced screw and lock nut. Re-adjusted idle switches. Car will not start cold unless you press accel. pedal about half way and keep running until warm. If you s...
2001 Audi A4 2.8L unsure VIN: WAUAH68D31
I have only been here 2 weeks and I'm sure I dont have the whole storybut, here we go. 3 weeks ago this audi came in with the motor bouncing all over on accel and brake torquing. The shop put in all the mounts and it now had this very harsh vibration on accell...
1988 BMW 635CSi 3.5L Steering & S VIN: WBAEC8417J
Customer states steering shakes when appling brakes. After raosd testing the car the wheel only shakes when appling the brake at a speed between 45-55 MPH any speed above or below the car has no problem. I replace all brake & rotors, the front I did twice. Che...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on, CODES 171 &174 VIN: WBAGH8333X
Customer is great guy. Chgeck engine light has been coming on for 3 months or so. I erase codes, they will remain gone for a day or so. Check engine light comes on with no drive ability. Pull same codes p0171 & p0174 BOTH BANKS LEAN. O2 sensors look good when ... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 system lean), P0174
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L air bag VIN: WBAAM3342Y
after replacing the driver's door window regulator the air bag light is on. first i disconnected the battery then removed the air bag unit from the door. after it was out of the way i replaced the regulator and then reassembled the door. when i saw that the li...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Brake Pedal VIN: SAJHX1755S
This 95 XJ6 came in with a complaint of too much brake pedal travel. It seems that maybe something happened with the brake pedal that would cause it to be too high, which would cause the driver to push it farther than normal in order to stop. I am not that fam...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L alternator VIN: SAJGX5742V
car came in with burnt primary wire to alternator and not charging. New Jag alternator installed with new battery and primary cable. Still not charging? Testing shows all signals are present at alternator. Anyone have any advice?
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L l/s door auto function VIN: SAJJR42C9Y
Hello out there! I have got one that's making me look like a jag-off. Customer reports that left side door auto funcs are erratic. He seems to beleive thet it is weather(moisture) related, as he states that it seems to do it whenever it rains, or after washing...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L immobilizer VIN: SALPV1440X
Normal remote function before repairs. Now vechicle does not respond to the remote. Light on remote comes on when the buttons are pressed. Light on dash flashes constantly, no change when using remote. Turning the key gives the "engine disabled" indication on ...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Sun Roof VIN: WDBAB33C8F
I am trying to be proactive with a good customer and upcoming repair this week. I have checked the knowledge and fix data base with nothing noted about this particular sunroof problem. This is a good customer with costs not necassarily being a problem. The ca...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L compressor VIN: WDBEA90D2J
replaced comp in July 2005 a/c worked fine untill last week i am not getting power to comp clutch. i have a wiring diag. can not locate comp control mod. can anybody help please thanks
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Roof VIN: WDB1290672
The vehicle came to us through the used vehicle network and went to the trimmers for a roof cover job. They could not get the thing open so we discovered quite a few problems. Broken cables in the lining: Replaced. We still had no joy and linked up to our scan...
1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 3.3L Diff housing VIN: WP0JB0936J
Hey all you Porsche guys i need some technical advice. I have a 911 turbo in the shop with an oil leak coming from the driver side of the transmision where an aluminum housing that houses the axle seal bolts onto transmission. housing is about 12 inches in dia...
1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Horn VIN: WPOCA2983V
customer says the horn will honk at anytime on it's own. she called the dealer & they said they know what it is. we have very few boxsters in town so I have not run into this before. if anyone has an idea what is causing this I would appreciate a reply. thanks...
1978 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L No Start VIN: 1582027541
Good Spark, Good fuel pressure, Have power to injectors but very weak pulse - almost nothing! -Car runs on carb cleaner - I think I could figure this one out if I had decent wiring diagrams, it seems that I have a weak ground or power feed somewhere-most likel...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L abs VIN: VWWEE83A7T
good evening: this passat is driving us crazy.. it keeps setting off the abs light, we read the computer and it says the rt speed sensor is bad, so we replaced the sensor, and it never fixed the problem. we checked the wire to to computer, and it is good. we ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L injection pump timing VIN: 3VWRF81H4W
when car came to shop was hard to start,smoked, and had no power. looks like someone had just replaced cylinder head and timing belt.checked timing belt alignment. everything looked ok there. checked compression and found all cylinders between 450-500. timing ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1990 Audi 80 2.0L Hesitation, Spark Knock VIN: WAUEA58A1L
I would love to tell you that we fixed this beast, but we didn't. We have checked valve timing, ignition timing, distributor orientation, adjusted the fuel mixture and tried many other things too numerous to list. This vehicle has no EGR valve so that is out o...
1979 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.2L No Start VIN: JAVLN49C10
I received many replies, from replacing the ignition switch to checking the ballast resistor, all of which had been done. The real fix began when I, in desparation, replaced the entire ig- nition system with the Pertronix Igniter. Imagine my surprise when I fo...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA61E0P
Hints I reveived: to check iac, wiring harness insulation, vac leaks, overvoltage proteccion relay, tps... Thomas C. Scott save this time. Not in the Tech Mail resouce but through the Tech Forum. He gave me the hint air flow sensor voltage must be about .8v ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22E4S
After checking all of the areas brought up by the iATN members, (we checked the hose in question, had already replaced the wiring harness, found no vacuum leaks, etc). The only thing that we had not addressed was the IAC. After discussing with the customer the... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Air Control System Malfunction).
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L front suspension VIN: WDBFA76E9S
Hello everyone. I am calling this one fixed. After performing internal leakage test at front stuts, I found the front right strut failed the test. It leaked more than 2 cubic centimeters of fluid within the four hour time period allowed. I replaced both front ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs light VIN: 4JGAB54EOY
Well to my surprise their is a mini drive cycle that had to be performed. As I stated the ABS light was not on originally; only the ESP light. Once the ESP problems we're solved;-codes cleared- the abs light came on. We then had to drive the vehicle with the E...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L immobilizer VIN: WPOCA2985Y
Thanks to all who replied. Thanks to Sevan at Integrity Automotive who spent more than 2 hours walking me through my troubles. The car was not equipped with remote alarm system. (rare M531 system) Was told I needed new key head. Did not need new key head to ge...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M7X
Thank everyone who responded turns out that the coil was intermitently not firing on cylnder 2,3. Replaced coil good so far Thanks again Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0302, P1300, P0422, P0137.
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L abs VIN: YV1LW5520V
Thanks for all the replies. I was the ABS Control Module. Every reply indicated as much. Went with a used one, against my wishes.
1999 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS53D9X
Hey guys, I think what this comes down to is I need to install the updated o2 sensor kit as per tsb 2250033. I customer has yet to pull the trigger on it due to our local dealer charing $1000. Some of the suggestions I got were removing the fuel ECU and resett... Trouble codes: ECM28, P1132.
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS295X1
To clarify, we did use an OEM sensor from world pac. We have a replacement here, however; she has yet to return to have it installed. I will close this out and we can all assume the new O2 will correct the problems, if not you will see a new post. Thanks to al... Trouble codes: P0133.
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