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Help Request Answers
1995 Audi A6 2.8L dash/cluster lights VIN: WAUJA84A5S
Audi techs, Several cluster illumination lights were burned out. I slid out the cluster and with all the wiring connected, proceeded to replace them one at a time while watching to make sure each new bulb worked properly. The first three were fine but when I i...
1995 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WAUBL88645
Car came in with intermittent stall and occasional minor rough idle. Managed to get car to stall in shop at idle. Pulled IATN archives and advised customer of upgraded BOSCH style idle control valve. Decided to pull VDO unit and cleaned (looked clean to begin ...
1997 Audi A4 1.8L No Start VIN: W9UCB88D3V
car came in last july with a no start and plug fuel flooded. just came back to shop today 12/05 with same problem. removed the plugs, blew off plugs and car restarted. anybody seen this problem before?
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Specail Info Request VIN: SALTY1247Y
Hello, Thanks for your support. This LandRover is in the shop down the street ... With the shop owner asking if I can help with information that is NOT available from any ordinary source. The vacumn lines on right top of the engine ... have melted. From: B...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L transmission VIN: WDBRF61J41
Hello group. The first time this car came in we flushed all the fluids because it is a salvage title vehicle. The trans shifted fine for one month. One morning the car was towed here not shifting out of first gear. Customer stated that it shifted fine until it...
1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L covertable top VIN: WPOCB296XN
this porsche came in with a inoperative convertable top, upon inspection found the main stanchion arm was broken in half and the cable was twisted apart. replaced with new arm, transmision w/cable, and drive motor. after repairs had vehicle sent to get new con...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21C81
Hello techs, I have a new beetle with the following codes- 16610 po226 throttle/pedal position sensor/switch 'c' circuit range/performance. 18560 p2128 throttle/pedal position sensor/switch 'e' circuit high input. 18565 p2133 throttle/pedal position sensor/swi...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LW5543T
Hello , Happy Holidays And a good new Year Have This volvo Towed in A no start/Customer drove This car home went To Leave and would not start.I have A cam sensor code/I Changed the cam sensor after talking To the guys A t volvo/Still A no start/I have read ... Trouble codes: P0340
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Surge, POOR PERFORMANCE VIN: YV1LZ56D9X
This car seems to have poor performance.seems sluggish on acceleration and idle surges just abit.It also has been loosing coolant but will not leak under pressure,or at all when at our shop.Customer has not seen any in his garage.this car is also run low on oi...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L interior heat VIN: SAJDAO1D4Y
First of all thanks to all the guys who tried to help.The customer was not a regular cust and I has let us down because they would not bring the car back,I thought I could win them over by being honest(asking for help) and not throwing money into the car but t...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L stop lights VIN: WDBEA30E5S
Many thanks to Frank fr Nevada. Bill fr California, Sleiman fr Nigeria and specially to Darren fr Arizona, You were right on center with the poor solders in the ext lamp monitoring module. Somehow the colors of the wires didn't match, but looking close at the ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L abs/esp VIN: WDBRF64J01
Thanks for all your fast replies.ABS/ESP not available meesage were reset by turn steering wheel from left to right end & with engine's running. Car still has bat. current draw & get totally empty over night. This morning i turn key on & notthing was left. I'd...
1988 Other European Esprit 2.2L Pressure plate & disc VIN: SCCFC20A2J
Hello everyone, First, my opologies for not getting back to you all sooner!! I don't get too much time to work on this car since it's mine. John form Great Britain recommended I check the crankshaft end play. I did just that and found aprox. 1mm movement back ...
1996 Saab 900 SE 2.5L Mechanical VIN: YS3DF58VDS
'The V6 engine on this car ingested the timing belt cover seal into the timing belt and caused it to jump time. All the valves are bent and possible other damage. I have repaired a few of these engines over the years and do not want to do anouther. I need an e...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L smoke VIN: 3VWDD21C8Y
This vehicle is getting a low mile used motor due to the extent of damage to the head & a worn out turbo.
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ59H13
Thanks to all who replied. Mark from Wiscoson said start with gas cap. Well I know these systems well enough to know that if a code is set that says a device is not working, like for example when you get 02 heater open code it is a fairly dependable code. When... Trouble codes: P2407.
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