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1996 Audi A6 2.8L auto trans VIN: OWAUGA84AT
Hello Everyone, This vehicle will intermittently die at stops. No harsh shifts noticeable. Atf fluid level is on the money. When coming to a complete stop the Rpms sometimes come way down to 200 and intermittently to zero. When the car dies ,you dont even noti...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L Sunroof,Power windows VIN: WAUED28D6X
This car had been previously at the dealer for short associated with the central locking system which also affected the sunroof operation and use of the 4 power windows.The dealer fixed this problem by installing a self reseting fuse into slot 38.The car worke...
1985 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: WBAAC7406F
This is going to be a long one so please bear with me. The customer dropped the car off complaining that it would stall and would not restart. We went for a road test and got only a short distance before it died on us. We swepted the air meter and it had all k...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8340Y
Vehicle stores the above fault codes, o2 sensor heat. They are not stored at the same time. Originally the code 05 was stored indicating a fault in heater circuit on bank 2. Circuit tested, heater power and ground good, replaced sensor. Code reappeared after t... Trouble codes: 05 (o2 sensor heater before cat conv bank 2), 13 (02 sensor heater before cat bank 1)
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L driveshaft/diff VIN: WBAGH8348Y
Good afternoon, The above described vehicle was towed in Monday morning.Customer claimed it does not move when put into gear. I tried it, sure enough, it would not move, forward or reverse. You could actually push the car fore and aft while in park.I slid un...
2002 BMW M3 3.2L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAEV1106K
The customer brought the vehicle to our shop when the Dealer gave up on it. The vehicle can be driven around up hills etc, and no cooling problem; however the temperature gauge will suddenly move from halfway to red line in seconds for no apparent reason. The ...
1985 Fiat x19 1.5L head bolt VIN: ZBBBS00A5F
Does anyone know where I can locate a head bolt for this Fiat? I'm replacing the head gasket and one head bolt is bad. I've looked everywhere that I can think of with no luck. This thing had been sitting in my shop for 2 months while I find time to work on it ...
1982 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: SAJAV1248C
car runs great when cold.when hot lack power under load(bog down)
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L governer VIN: WDBGA433E9
does anyone know how to remove the transmission governer on this unit. I still have the unit in the car. Alldata says theres a pinch clip but I don;t see one. the trans book says it comes out, just pry alittle. I tried and no go. I did not remove the rear driv...
2005 Mercedes-Benz SMART CAR .8L Service light VIN: WMEAK00F55
I talked to one of the Techs at Mercedes about resetting the 'Oil' or 'Service' light. I must have lost a step or two in the conversation. Anyway the first service was done without resetting, would like to get the light off for the 24K service. Any help would ...
1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Quattrovalvole 3.2L No Start VIN: ZFFXA20A4G
Been in this business a long time. First time working on a Ferrari. Timing belt jumped, vehicle was towed in to shop and I removed old timing belts. Here's the problem, I was handed a manual by the owner, it showed the cams/dowel locations and this positioning...
1999 Other European ARNAGE 4.4L Door VIN: SCBLB1E2XC
Anyone who has worked on a Bentley, I have a right rear door that does not open from inside or outside...any suggestions would help, also need to turn off "service required lamp". Ta,Ta, Grey Poupon Steve
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on, P0170 VIN: 3VWDD21C01
hello and help. car was in for check engine light, had codes for front o2 and p0170 stored, installed new dealer o2 sensor, cleared codes and test drove. car runs great, has power. no other problems but code p0170 returns. twice. tested fuel pressure, vacuum ... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim)
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L power windows VIN: 3VWSP29M73
Customer complaint is that the power windows do not operate by holding key turned in driver's door lock cylinder anymore. They do operate normally with every switch inside the vehicle indicating that the communications bus is good. All lock and alarm functions...
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L door locks VIN: YV1LS5725T
With remote of keyless entry system first if I unlock driver's door , everything is OK , only driver's door is unlocked then if I press unlock button second time within 30 secondes ,the 3 other doors unlock but they lock back immediately ... If I press the rem...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L ABS Module VIN: YV1TS97D4X
Has anybody seen this before? It is hard to believe that we have 4 failing or faulted control units. We have also grounded out battery terminals to erase any adaptive memory to the computer. This actually worked for a period of time but faults still returned. ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Tailights VIN: WAUBA24B7W
Thanks for the replies, Dan from Ohio hit this one right on the head!Wow, its always the simple things that bite you. Many suggestion sockets, wiring and ground problems, which makes sense. But Dan suggested a small, easy to overlook fuse. Sure enough, my sk...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SUXFA53533
Vehicle is fixed for the moment. Replaced all tune up related parts. Plugs, 2 02 sensors. Air and fuel filter. Air filter upon close examination may have been clogged with a very fine dirt. No way for me to check the flow rating but after I did all the work en... Trouble codes: P0172 (system too rich bank 1 alldata correspoding bmw code 226), P0175 (system too rich bank 2 alldata corresponding code 227).
1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Heat/cold distribution VIN: SAJNX574XR
The responses were all in agreement that the lower servo would be the cause of the fault symptom. Sure enough, when I tapped the servo with the system in full heat mode, the lower vents began to blow hot air instead of cold. The fix was to replace the servo. T...
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Trunk lock VIN: SAJHX1749R
After testing the relay it appears the problem my be in the control unit. Client did not want to spend any more money on the repair. The trunk does unlock from the remote. Thanks for the help!
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L a/c compressor VIN: WDBAB33COF
Great thanks to everyone who helped on this vehicle.Turns out that when you order a 'new' overload protection relay and expect it to work, that is not always the way it is. We changed the relay again and it works!!! Nothing like a good 'ol mind bender to make ...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2EE0708S
Alrighty, then... Running out of time so will close with summary and append as total fix is realized. Alldata is woefully inadequate and Shop Key is virtually useless for this vehicle. I finally found a set of used Bentley factory manuals on Amazon for about... Trouble codes: 1344 (None found), 2411 (EGR System OR EGR Temp Sensor Open/Short).
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start, long crank VIN: YV1KS9518N
The replies received were very good and Im certain they will steer us in the right direction. Customer wants to wait until after the holidays, unless it up and quits on them first, to bring it back in for further testing and repair. Thanks. Trouble codes: 111 (no diagnostic faults).
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L stop lights VIN: YVIJS8312R
Thanks to all that replied. The problem was the bulb check relay. I guess I was the only one on the planet that didn't know about this relay. The college students mother says thanks to all who responded, we were able to pick up a used one. Merry Christmas and ...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L low power VIN: 17S1063448
Ok Guys!!! First of all Thanks for the help really appreciate it!!! Well most of you hit the ball out of the ball park. It was infact the Mass Air Sensor... Like you all said... Testing the MASS Air Sensor was about impossible...Replaced the sensor and car was... Trouble codes: 232 (lambda lean at idle).
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L PS pump? VIN: YV1LZ5646W
Thanks to Bruce and Dominic. It was that motor mount. New mount took away the noise. Now if I could get the customer to pick it up - he owes me 1300 dollars. By the way he's a lawyer.
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L control unit VIN: YV1TS97D4X
I told the customer about the responses I got here and they agreed to have me install my unit. Volvo told them they wouldn't offer any warranty on the part. I got some responses about other suppliers but went with world pac because I wanted to get it done quic...
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