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1994 BMW 540i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHE6311R
This 540i came in with a no start which was determined to be a bad fuel pump relay. I got the engine running but noticed a rough idle. I could hear a loud sucking noise from the intake area. I removed the upper intake and replaced all the seals and the rear pl...
1990 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L pressure VIN: SAJFY1744L
Hi guys..we have this jag here that isn't happy. Customer brought vehicle to us complaining of harsh shifting, she is a regular and no matter how many times we serviced the transmission it was always black. Decided to sell her a rebuilt transmission. Removed t...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L a/c compressor VIN: WDBJF65H0X
we normally do not work on european cars. domestic & japanese only. car came in with 2 problems intermittent no start/quitting-checked archieves & replace crank sensor problem gone. next problem a/c compressor not coming on. check freon-none. found out that bo...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E01
We have been stumped with this vehicle for almost a week straight. The vehicle was involved in an accident and three days after the repairs the vehicle started to act-up for the customer. It was hit in the front right corner. It originally came in with a rough... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire or misfire harmful to twc), P0306 (misfire cyl 6 or misfire harmful to twc)
1981 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WP0EA0917B
First of all, thanks for taking a look at what we've got here. This car had been sitting in the customers garage for about 3 1/2 years. Before setting up, c/s car was hard to start after hot soak, had to wait about 30 min., then would be o.k. I've not been abl...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA29851
to al you grea techs and soon to be great techs, we have this boxter in for secondary air implausable code. we have smoked the system and found no vacuum leaks. has anyone run across this code? the archives show a couple of posts relating to o/2's. what trigg... Trouble codes: 1411 (secondary air)
1988 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16-Valve 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWHC0167J
I have a car that cranks ok, but will not start. It has not spark. On this car the Knock CU controls the signal to the IGN CTRL UNIT. I have no signal but I do have a signal out of the Hall sensor to the Knock unit and all other input are normal into the Knock...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L instrument cluster VIN: 3VWRF01H5S
when ignition is switched on odometer and clock slowly dimm then when glow plug relay clicks odometer and clock return and after start up glow plug light flickers
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSS29M61
no power. The car will start and go just fine but stops pulling about 4000-4500 rpm. I have read all about the bad air flow meters. They are very cheap now, $92.00 list. Have replaced the air flow meter 2 times from dealer and the front o-2 also. The o-2 are $...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M43
Hi there, Cannot find info on this code P0674 #4 Glow plug circuit. car does not appear to have glow plugs in normal locations, code cleared and reset, hoping may get some info before car returns for diagnosis. Thanks in advance for any help on this code/diagn... Trouble codes: P0674 (4 glow plug circuit)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cooling fans Dual, two speed system VIN: 3VWRK69M54
Hello. This vehicle came in with several electrical problems and other repairs related to the damage sustained in a wreck. All the other problems have been addressed but the fan issue remains. Once the key is cycled, the cooling fans will come on and remain on...
1989 Volvo 760 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YV1GA8752K
Car will start run and briefly and shut off. when it dies, it still has fuel pressure but spark at plugs dies. When it shuts off I lose the pulse at coil. I changed the distributor along with pickup assembly. Still loses coil pulse when it shuts down. I got a ...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Surge VIN: YV1LZ56DXY
Thank you to all in advance!! This vehicle has a surge(can also see the tach fluxuate at same time) at 1700-2000 RPM on a cruise.I have been able to simulate symptoms in the bay under a power brake condition.Is almost constant.Scan tool finds no codes in power...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZS6D6Y
The car came in barley running due to the fact that the ETC and software needed to be replaced.Customer came back the next day with complaints of hesitation at start up.Scanned car and number 2 and 4 cylinders had misfires, tested both igniton coils and the wa... Trouble codes: ECM, 130A (Air intake leakage), ECM, 3503 (Misfire at least one cylinder), ECM, 3523 (Misfiring damaging to the TWC faulty signal), ECM, 3543 (Misfiring damaging to the TWC faulty signal)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1995 Audi RS2 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WACZZZ8CZS
Thanks, about this problem , but the real soluction is the camshaft damper, the camshaft sensor is ok , Thanks a lot Trouble codes: 00515 (VAG code camshaft signal at positive).
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L oil leak VIN: TRUWT28N91
hello, most of the replies i got suggested the cam seal, tensioner, or valve cover gasket. we are pretty sure its the head gasket, as we can see the valve cover gasket, and cam seal while its running, and there is no oil there. we had the tensioner off, used R...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4323W
Thanks for your replies. Sorry mine took so long, we had to get the trans back in the car. We found the pressure sensor wires cut in the trunk. Seems the car just came from the body shop!! Thanks for the help in finding the sensor. Trouble codes: 11 (Tank Pressure Sensor code from AST Retreiver-Modus the same).
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJGN5048X
Thanks for the responce on common problems, what we found with this vehicle, is the fuel pump was faulty, the tank is in trunk and has a housing that fits on top of tank, thats the last connector you can check for power/ground, once removed there is a small co... Trouble codes: P1111.
1974 Mercedes-Benz 280 2.7L lockup converter VIN: 1140601210
torque converter replaced. thanks to all replies. also the carburator was not adjusted properly. thanks all for the replies. this monster is not in our shop anymore!!
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBCA44A2E
Thanks to all who replied. Alexander from Georgia hit it on the head. Weak spark was my problem. The car had an aftermarket control unit for the ignition, the silver box on the drivers fender. To anyone replacing these control units my advice to you is do not ...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA30D1K
The customer pulled the car to take it to the dealer, she thought we were moving too slow. I personally think it was the overvoltage protection relay as on of the replyes suggested. I was in the process of checking and possibly replacing when the car left. Tha...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L MIL Lamp on, fuel in canister VIN: WDBJF82H5X
My apologies for not posting this fix sooner. I had replaced the fuel filter on this vehicle 300-400 miles prior to the problem. It had run perfectly during that time. After testing all evap components, I traced source of raw fuel back to the vent line on the ... Trouble codes: 446 (canister shut off valve).
1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWCA0153H
Replaced the fuel pump relay and kept vehicle for 2 weeks driving it around and never had anymore problems .Customer came back in shop today and said she drove the car for over 600 miles over the weekend and had no problems .
1989 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L Hesitation VIN: WAB47OU812
Hello, thanks to everyone that responded.Duane,when I ohmed the coolant sensor cold it showed to be good. However when ran for a few seconds it would show no continuity. replaced the sensor,runs fine. Thanks again,warren
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPG21J81
Fred from Texas got it right. The catalytic convertor was defective. The vehicle was brought to the dealer, and inspite of miles of red tape, the convertor was replaced under warranty. Trouble codes: P0420 (bank 1 catalytic effeciency).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB69M82
There is a tech bulletin 0104-12 that fixes this problem. The tech bulletin was issued for jettas with 1.8 turbo engines, but it works the same for the 2.0 w/o turbo. Thanks to all of those that tried to help me. Miguel A [...] Trouble codes: P1355 (ignition circuit open circuit).
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L abs code VIN: 4ERER12SDF
I have some good info here there is a site that can help with these code for VW and Audi the web site is I got the login and software codes for this car. to use this site you will have to find the install list of all the options found in...
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