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2000 Audi S4 2.7L Misfire VIN: WAUDD68D0Y
having a little missfire problem with this car. It is missfiring on cyl #1,2,3,&4. Customer was here about a week ago with #5 missing and a month before that with #1 missing. But no o2 fault then. Checked for carbon and all cyl's looked fine, last week. It onl... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire), P0301 (cyl 1 missfire), P0302 (cyl 2 missfire), P0303 (cyl 3 missfire), P0304 (cyl 4 missfire), P0134
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBABB2300K
Hello BMW techs; This 325ic appears in decent condition. The current owner bought it as a theft recovery. The only damage we can see from the theft is the missing ignition tumbler. The symptoms were there when he got the car. The engine stumbles severly on any...
1993 BMW 325is 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WBABF3319P
hay guys this is my car i have a rattle on start up for a few 2-3 sec after its been ran for awhile mabie an half hour or so then left to set for 2-3 hours also rattles on take at off about 1500-2500 rpm sounds like the vanos is worn am i on the right track if...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6341Y
all data has no info for this code or were the part is help Trouble codes: P1145
1996 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNJN1248
Land rover Techs please help. I have a discovery here that will set this code within a week of clearing ecm.I have done valves on one of these before but it was an obvious problem. I have yet to experience a missfire conditon on this vehicle but customer says ... Trouble codes: P1316
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L wiper system VIN: WDBGA33EXS
If 12v is connected to wiper motor wipers will operate in low speed. Combination switch appears to be OK. Voltage out of switch changed as switch was changed from intmit. to low to high. Wiring diagrams I have do not match this vehicle. I suspect wiper relay b...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L gear shifter VIN: WDBNG75J9Y
This car will not shift out of park. There is virtually no information in Mitchell, I tried to access information on the Mercedes web site ( but even being willing to paying for it I could not find enough info to start. The shift solenoid is cl...
1980 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) 1.6L low flow from tank VIN: 15A0816614
On this VW Rabbit, there seems to be a low volume flow from the port on the bottom of the fuel tank which feeds to fuel pump inlet(about 8 " away). There is no filter on the inlet side. I am thinking that there must be some sort of screen or filter inside the ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L SRS light VIN: 3VWUA81H7W
This vehicle was recently purchased by one of our customers from a local used car dealer. The symptom is the SRS light comes on itermittently and does not set a code into memory. Sometimes the light comes on steady, blinks or flashes, or it will come on errati...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD23B0Y
This car came in with a check engine light on. I pulled the codes and it had a p0441 which is for the evap. canister purge flow. I did some checks and replaced the evap canister purge reg. valve, cleared the codes & sent it out. A week later car comes back wit... Trouble codes: P0420, P0432

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 BMW 540i 4.4L Pedal Pressure VIN: WBAAM53467
I pulled the slave cylinder to check the position of the plastic self adjusting ring on the pressure plate. It seemed to be in a fairly relaxed position, much the same way as the old pressure plate came out in. So I removed the clutch again, using the shop pre...
1988 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L Compressor VIN: SAJNA5849J
I received 4 replies, 1 suggesting the coolant sensor for compressor lockout which tested OK. The other 3 suggested a defective ECU which I confirmed by twisting it when the problem was present. The customer declined repair & said that he could live with it. (...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L clock VIN: SAJHX1749S
Thanks to all of you who respondeed; most said clock unit is not repairable. Common problem on these cars. I ordered a new unit. Thanks again.
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Rear windows VIN: SAJGX2742V
Thanks for all 6 replies, you guys know your stuff. The switch in question is part of the right rear hydraulic cylinder. With your help, we accessed the cylinder, retested at the switch to confirm our diagnosis, replaced the cylinder and all is well. Many than...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L heater core VIN: SAJDA01D1Y
Thanks to all that replied. I know that most of you,like me, must read/respond from home or before/after shop hours. So thanks to all. I had four respond with help. Most suspected a restricted heater core. I failed to mention that when I flush a cooling system...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L all shifts VIN: WDBCB25D1H
good morning!!!this car is fixed and ready to be delivered. i tried everything everyone suggested, my ovp was good, i fixed all vacuum problems - bad vacuum pressure control box(blue box on l.f. fender) replaced vacuum box on injector pump, checked transmissio...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Engine compression VIN: WDBHA28E3R
This puppy is up and running.It appears to have been valves hanging up probably due to carbon on valve stems. A couple of you adviced me on this through the emails. We hooked her up to boost on the charger,disconnected air tube from air mass meter (to ensure m...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L No Start VIN: WDBHA28E0T
Thanks to all those who replied. The problem was the engine wiring harness as most of you mentioned. The wire to the crank sensor was the culprit, it was all crumbled inside.
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L A/C vents VIN: WDBJF55F1T
Thanks for all the replies. The system was slightly low of freon. Recharged and system works correctly now. The pressures looked great! Go figure! Thanks again all.
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L caliper VIN: WMWRC334X2
got several messages with the proper torques and have finished the work
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWCCZ1C5X
i want to thank everyone that sent a reply to my problem. they all were correct on the water pump being the cause of the problem. owner is electing to have a water pump and timing belt to be installed. thanks to everyone again. jerry
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L front side marker lights VIN: WVWYH63B31
We're going to call this one done. We can see how the lights remove based on the input from the group but were unable to get them out. We would have had to really force them and weren't willing to break something. Not exactly a stellar design. Thanks to all wh...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L electric window VIN: WVWVD23B72
After replacing the LR door and the comfort modules, the customer has had no problems with the RF window. One of the replies was to remove and inspect the lock cylinder. All windows could go up and down with the key in the driver's doorlock, except ocasion...
1986 Volvo 740 GLE 2.4L o/d VIN: YV1FX87496
Thanks for all the speedy replies. Turned out to be a bad O/D solenoid. Customer wasn't real enthused about the option to modify the solenoid so Daddy fronted her the money for a new solenoid. By the way, the wire that was tied to the shifter linkage had very ...
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55A3X
The veh. is fixed.I needed to disconnect the battery to dump all pcm adaptives.Evidently my scanner will not clear them when the codes are cleared and the pcm was still looking at the old O2 readings. Thanks again for your help! Trouble codes: P0136.
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