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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Tailights VIN: WAUBA24B7W
Here is a stumper, we could really use some help on this one. Odd lighting faults here. The car presented with no driver side rear taillight. The turn signals and licence plate lights do work. The front marker light, next to headlight, does not work on the ...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Hesitation VIN: WAUZL54B31
has tipin hesition from stop and also at cruise speeds no codes present in ecm,trans,or instrument cluster
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L shifting 3-5 VIN: 451JU25387
Hello, Ken [...] In Huntsville Al. I have two e-46 manuel trans cars. Complaint when cold when shifting from second to third shifter almost floats and trys to go to fith. After warm, seems fine?? Thanks for any of your time.
1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Heat/cold distribution VIN: SAJNX574XR
The HVAC works insofar as it can produce hot and cold and can be moderated as to variance in temperature. The problem is that when heat is selected, the center and side vents blow the hot air stream and the lower vents blow a cold air stream. This is the oppos...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L 1st gear VIN: WDBC820A40
Symptoms appeared suddenly upon start-up one morning. Vehicle slips severely in 1st gear, once speed is managed and second gear is engaged, all slipping stops, and vehicle shifts normally thru all gears. More times than not when reverse gear is selected, it do...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L high idle VIN: WDBDA28DON
need help on this one its a benz got a high idle han bad t-plate switch replaced it still got same problem talked too local benz boys and they said good luck...if any one can give imput much appreciated !!!
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBEB31E7S
Greetings. This car came in with a hard starting problem, which turned out to be the glow plugs. We replaced the glow plugs, in the process had to remove the intake manifold to access. Well “ever since" customer says her fuel economy has dropped considerably, ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L quicjk shift, no kickdown VIN: WDBGA433E9
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L MIL Lamp on, do no start VIN: WDB2304741
Hi there guys... This vehicle has about 6 months with us in the shop, this vehicle came with a turbo charge problem, which works intermittently, after we checked this vehicle out with our diagnose equipment, it gave us this code P2003 which says that the insu... Trouble codes: P2003
1981 Porsche 928 4.5L No Start VIN: WPOJAO924B
Hello Porsche techs, I have an 81, 928 in my shop. I normally don't work on these cars but a very good customer of mine has one parked in his gargage for 2 years so I told him I would give it a shot. To start the fuel tank had a hole it it so we replaced it, h...
1979 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) 1.5L engine ,diesel 1.9 can it be install! VIN: VW23467890
This car belongs to friend of mine. He wants to put a 1.9 diesel engine in it. Is it easy to modify one? where can he get a long block or new one? Can he use a newer 1.9 and take out the turbo and modify the injector pump so that no electronic system will be u...
1991 Volkswagen Golf GTI 8-Valve 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3VWDB21G1M
car cuts out intermittently and will not restart upon checking for spark at this point i get one strong spark at the distributor i have replaced the coil with a new bosch unit which made a significant improvement in the cars performance ihave also replaced the...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, LOW POWER VIN: 3VWSC29M5X
heres what we have, this thing will idle good, and will drive okay once speed is obtained. on acceleration this thing will bog almost to a stop, rpm will not go over 1500 rpm. in nuetral it will rev on light acceleration but during wot it will bog, backfire th... Trouble codes: P0300 (random multiple mis fire), P0301 (cylinder 1 mis fire), P0304 (cylinder 4 mis fire)
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start, long crank VIN: YV1KS9518N
This vehicle runs like a dream. Once it starts. After sitting overnight when you turn the ignition key on, the W S E lights flash, the up arrow on the dash flashes and the car experience a severe long crank. This does not happen every time. You might go 2 -3 w... Trouble codes: 111 (no diagnostic faults)
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L fluid type VIN: YV1LS5542V
Hello Group: We are just finishing up a clutch job on this 5 speed vehicle and need to top up the transmission fluid. AllData says use Volvo Synthetic Transmission oil part number 1161423-7 however 3 different Volvo dealers say they don't have any, have never...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1990 Audi 100 2.3L brakes VIN: WAUBC5441L
replacement of master cylinder fixed the problem , vehicle was delivered to customer , waiting to see results after long drive
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L no communication VIN: WBACB4316N
Hello group, I decided to send the car to the BMW dealer because they said that it would be the only way to issue a warranty for a defective DME; if of course the DME that they had sold me was indeed defective. After the dealer having kept the car a week, th...
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAAV11001
well, this one fix it self. i got answers form engine block broken under warranty all the way to oil viscosity problems. the truth is that the problem was that the engine was sitting for a while, 4 months. and besides the weather got colder. so those to things...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAEV134X2
We found damage to camshaft journal due to oil starvation.The cam timing is also off caused by a stuck VANOS.We are now replacing the engine.Thank you all for your help. Trouble codes: 106 (cotrol vanospositionexhaust camshaft), 105 (controlinletcamshaft).
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2020262F65
thank you to all who replied, your help was appreciated! the fix was to drive the car for 15km as two mentioned. went for road test with tester connected, part load adaption came right back and then stopped and allowed engine to idle, idle adaption reset and a... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173, P0130, P0150, P0300 (Random Missfirs), P0301.
1990 Porsche 944 3.0L No Start VIN: WPOAB2940L
I have not fixed this vehicle yet. Due to the recent very cold weather, we got so busy with day to day repairs that this car got pushed to the way back burner. The owner isn't in a rush to get it back as it is his summer ride. When I get this problem fixed I w...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: YS3DD58H8Y
Unfortunately we have not fixed this vehicle. The customer is going to live with the problem until after the first of the year at wich time we will give it another go.
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L turbo VIN: YS3DF58K12
Well guys it has been a long 3 days with this saab but thanks to all of you i finally put it together.Well we started with taking the pan down the return line was not clogged but now we are trying to imagine how much sludge is in all the passages so we started...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L power windows VIN: WVWKH63B91
Thanks for the replies we were unable to locate the bad solder joints but after pulling the comfort module to look for the needed additional 2 digits (nowhere to be found on the unit) we plugged it back in and were able to communicate had 5 fault codes stored ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Comfort System VIN: WVWHC63BX1
I must close this help request although the car is still not fixed. We were never able to get the can buss out of the emergency mode. We found that by unplugging all doors at the jamb at the same time that the can buss would be ok monitored on measuring block ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L antifreeze VIN: WVWPD63B41
Thanks guys, we put dex-cool in the VW, I did not have the experance to make that decision, but everybodies input makes me feel that is the right choice.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Heater VIN: WVWVD63B71
I replaced the thermostat and flushed the heater core with water and air pressure. After putting it back together, the heater worked fine. I believe the core was restricted, but I never saw anything come out of it. Thanks for all the help.
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Lack of power VIN: YV1FA8846L
I'm sorry that's it's taking so long for me to get back to everybody.The boss said stick this car outside we don't have time for it now.I thought it would only be a couple of day's,but it's turned into weeks.If it ever get's to come back in,I will have a few t...
1991 Volvo 780 2.3L abs VIN: YV1HA872XM
Hi guys. On the SRS system, we sent the car to the dealer, could not get codes. Car recently came from body shop, lots of stuff screwed up. On the ABS system, we found the fuse in the overvoltage relay blown. This relay is located under the dash near the hood ...
2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS56D0Y
In light of the intermidant nature of the fault, I wanted to let this ride for a bit, and have the customer drive the vehicle for 2-3 weeks before declaring it corrected. On the suggestion of many we replaced the purge valve with another new unit and that se... Trouble codes: 4308 (Volvo ECM-4308 - Large Leak Evap System).
2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS56D9Y
All the responeses discussed the misterious code as being a trim code. Most suggested the cause is a vacuum leak. A few referred to a faulty air mass meter. When the vehicle returned, there was a new code, P1171, another Volvo proprietory. The customer stated ... Trouble codes: P1174.
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