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1997 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUEA88D1V
car came with check engine light on and intermitten stalling and hesitation when cold. Replace oem wires and performed intake cleaning. Car runs well when warm. Heres the problem upon start up cold the engine idles low about 600 rpm. If you turn the key off an... Trouble codes: P0306
1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUBG74D8W
Help Audi experts! This car has a coolant leak, it can go weeks with no signs of leakage, then one day it will leave a large puddle on the ground. I have never witnessed this myself, and pressure testing will not make it leak. Customer says it leaks between f...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L all shifts VIN: WBAHD6328S
hey bmw and trans guys, i need some help with this one. i have this bmw that came in for a bunch of repairs. one complain was it shifts hard.. i sublet the trans problem out and they told me it needed a rebuild and shift selinods. customer oked repair and it w...
1999 Jaguar XJR 4.0L rear wheel bearing VIN: SAJPX1849X
does anyone have proceedure for checking spacer thickness for bearing preload- reinstalled original spacer on bearing replacement- doesnt show any proceedure in alldata other than torque
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: EA51D8NB54
Thank you in advance for your help. This car was brought to us by another shop to set the fuel mixture on. They had replaced the mixture control unit and ISC to correct a running problem. We set the mixture for them, but a test drive revealed what I would desc... Trouble codes: 17 (Term 8 Ignition rpm signal)
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L dashpanel VIN: WDBHA22E2S
Hi all! I'm replacing the hood release cable and i would like to remove the lower dash panel on the driver's side to access the cable and it seems as if there is a phillips headed screw that connects the lower dash panel to the upper dash;this screw is directl...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, ASR & EPC VIN: WDBGA43E2T
this vehicle came in with a poor run condition. surge and misfire, no idle, no power. we found that if you start the car and cycle the key fast from on to off the engine will run good and asr and epc lights will go out. we thought it sounded like an ignition s...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L power door lock VIN: WDBJF5533V
this vehicle came in with left rear window not working due to broken regulator. replaced regulator without any complication window now works perfectly. customer said now power doors locks are not working she is sure it was working before this repair. tested sy...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54EXX
Customer Complaints that when cold has to hold accelerator so engine wont die. After worms up, it idles ok. Recently MIL light on with codes PO 170 Bank 1 and PO 173 Bank 2 fuel trim Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
1987 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L ignition
I don't know where to look. I get 12V to coil + and 12 V cranking, but nothing to secondary. What have I missed? All fuses are ok, relays have been changed, I even tried another coil, although coil tests good. Also I noted that mitchell diagram shows #1 cylind...
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Hissing noise VIN: YV1LW5713R
This car makes a loud hissing noise on acceleration when the turbo spools up and when you let off it sounds like it dumps boost abruptly. We have smoke tested the intake and boost hoses and repaired all the leaks. If you load the engine in the shop and raise t...
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L No Start, NO SPARK VIN: YV1LS5717R
Checked out, found code for CMP and no signal/wave pattern from cmp when car was towed in. Replaced cmp sensor, drove around off and on for a week or so til customer came back to pick up car. The evening he came back, as luck would have it, it did not start, n... Trouble codes: 522 (rear ho2s prr no 2), 153 (rear ho2s signal), 314 (cmp sensor signal), 335 (request for mil from tcm)
1999 Volvo C70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1NK56D8X
This C70 came in with the MIL lit. The code stored was P1171 (ECM-261A) Long term fuel trim at high limit. The LT fuel trim was at 22%. The readings from the MAF of 5 g/s at idle and the other ones I read about here seemed to indicate that the problem was in t... Trouble codes: P1171
2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1RS61T73
2003 S60 (not turbo) came in with check engine lite on. Code 140A MAP sensor. We checked the MAP sensor on vadis- OK at 3.5V. Put a new MAP sensor on, in case it was an intermittent failure. 1 day, 100 miles later- check engine lite on, code 140A again. Vadis... Trouble codes: 140A (MAP sensor faulty signal)

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1999 Audi A6 2.8L radio VIN: WAUBA34B4X
none of the suggestions worked. still working with the vehicle and the dealer to try to resolve this problem
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBACB4321S
thanks for all your help,the fix was removing the ecm and cleaning off the circuit board.it was corroded by water.thanks for all the help
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L rotors VIN: WBABN53441
after replace both lower control arms due to play in lower ball joints and replacing the power steering rack due to a flat spot. We decided to try a third set of brakes and rotors and thats what fixed it the new set of brake pads had a slice in the center to r...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L brake pedal VIN: SALEV1249X
Thank you all for the quick responses. ended up being the lf speed sensor had come up when we were taking off the rotor. tapped it back in place and all is well. Thank you again for all the help.
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L fuel gauge,temp gauge VIN: WDBAB33C2F
thank evy one,the fix was the dash boad,the owner has another car identical and i sw the board and done.
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L hard start VIN: WDBEA30D1G
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA51E9R
Thanks to everyone for the help. I think (hope) I have sent private emails to all of you. As everyone said, and I mean everyone, plus I pretty much already knew what I had to do, I replaced the engine harness. Piece of cake job, took me about an hour and I am ... Trouble codes: 17 (crank sensor).
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L no mil VIN: WDBHA28E0T
We have a functional MIL and OBD2 communication thanks to Robert [...] from N. Carolina who suggested that the OBD2 diagnostics is a function of the diagnostic module located under the right side footwell panel. I pulled the panel open and the DM was there ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L ride height too low VIN: WDBNG70J7Y
Thanks to all who replied. Upon futher diagnoses we found the suspension compressor working. We also found the compressor was leaking air through the casing seam. From the help of all who responded telling us it is common to replace the compressor, we decided ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Mechanical VIN: WDBRF61JX5
Hello Techs, first I want to thank you for the time you take for help me. The costumer picked up the vehicle yesterday, he is going to try to find the compressor in the U.S. Thank you Edgar for explained me how this compressor works.
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L no start cold VIN: YS30035B6V
unable to say what really fixed it. last time we tried it, it started fine. we had a lot of good input.thanks to everyone.
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF78K6Y
Replaced the ignition cassette, oem plugs, reset the throttle and test drove 30 miles. Also talked with the owner today and reports all is well. Thanks so much for the quick help. Trouble codes: P1251 (air mixture solenoid circuit malfunction), P1260 (theft detected-vehicle immobilized), P1261 (cyl1 high to low side short), P1264 (cyl4 high to low side short).
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L alarm VIN: 3VWVB81H5V
i was a lucky one---had a virus bestowed upon me!! my computer guy finally got me up & runing! i got excellent advise & direction. it turned out to be poor connections at the alarm module. thanx for the help!!!
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSF29M4Y
Hi everyone, injector pump was the problem, new ones are available on-line for the cost of a rebuilt from volkswagen so check the net first. also having a bar that noses into the vacuum pump bore to lock the cam eliminates having to remove valve cover. an 8mm ...
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