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Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for January 9, 2006
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1998 Audi A4 1.8L low beam,turn signal,wipers VIN: DOWA154993
heys , guys... this a4/ quatro,,has no lights/turn signals, or wipers.and heater controls...all out,,,RELAY NOT KICKING IN, JUMPED IT., ALL ITEMS START TO WORK, REPLACED RELAY WITH O.E.M/AUDI RELAY NO LUCK ,SAME PROBLEM TRACED BACK TO IGN. SWITCH ELECTRICAL PA...
2001 Audi A6 2.8L hydraulic chain tensioner VIN: WAUEH24B4Y
This vehicle came in to our shop for oil leaks; After degreasing and washing the engine, we gained access to the front of the engine to monitor leaks; The two areas leaking were from the oil filter adapter seal and right where the driver's side chain tensioner...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Wiper system VIN: WBAGF632SD
Hi All, Got this BMW here with non-functioning wiper system. No shorts or blown fuse. No power is coming thru electrical harness to motor. Occasinally, washer motor would pump fluids thru the nozzle toward the windshield, but no wiper action. Dig deeper be...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
Here's the deal. This car has been to 5 other shops with no luck. The complaint is that at 45-50 mph the engine bucks. I do not normally work on Jag's but agreed to take a stab at it. When I was evaluating the conditon of the engine, I noticed that there was a...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Alt, V.regulator VIN: 1070441205
I need to locate the regulator. cutomer replaced the alternator, with new-rebuilt alt. I only have battery voltage when running. I have followed the wiring from the Alternator, and it just goes into the cabin. Some resources have said the Alternators now come ...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Unknown VIN: 1070441205
i have a 450 sl mercedes that came in for an electrical problem. there is a key off draw of 373 milliamps. i have pulled every fuse and have also unplugged the a/c module on the firewall of the engine compartment. is there any other fuses on this car? any hel...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L codes VIN: 4JGAB54E7X
HELLO I have this ML320 in the shop came in with complaint of check engine light on got into vehicle and no light scaned codes with launch x-32 scan tool engine codes came out with PO156 O2 sensor down stream TWC (g3/5), PO720 read ETC fault data and a P0700 r...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBHA29G0Y
Cars has somewhat less then a smooth idle. Customers wife thinks ok, husband notices. Car has no codes, drives well. I had noticed that my Snap-On Mercedes cartridge has a section to monitor engine smoothness. It shows no misfires but has a field for each of ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C4Y
WE by all means are not a euro auto repair facility, but a customer pushed a new beetle to us with a no start condition. Our initial inspection found the battery cables loose. When you crank the engine it will fire and then stall with no throttle response. Thi... Trouble codes: P1543 (throttle actuator valve signal low)

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1999 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28D1X
Hi .This car is gone .Almost every one told me you had to use the bar across the cams .I have this bar and it was used.Three diff techs checked the timing marks and all agreed they were correct. What I think happened was when the idler bearing went. The loose ... Trouble codes: 17930 (bank 2 camshaft adjustment malfunction).
1988 BMW M3 2.3L Diesels When shut of VIN: WBSAK0303J
We are very confident that we will be able to fix car whenever it gets back here.Didn't know that this vehicle doesn't have on board diagnostics like every other BMW.It seems that we will have to go over idle adjustments as many of you recommended..Thanks!
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Slabs code VIN: SALTY1240X
Thanks Eric and Andy. I brought the vehicle to Expedition Autoworks in St. Louis Park MN Eric [...] reset the codes and I was on my way. If anyone needs Rover work in MPLS this place is crawling with them. He has it all for Land Rovers. Thanks MARK
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Transmission VIN: SALTW16423
I coulndt fix it but I did the diagnostic, replies recieved were very usefull besides confirm this model has no towing fuse also help to do a procedure to confirm that the trans has mechanical internal problems. I disconected fluid lines in radiator and checke...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA34E8P
Unlike my 1st request for help, where most responses spoke of fuel injection problems, all the several responses this time discussed the ignition system. I experienced the condition only once this time, and it was the same as when the problem originally came i... Trouble codes: 19 (shorted or open circuit to injectors).
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBEA92E6S
There weren't too many responses, 1 of you got it though. I suspected the over voltage protectiion relay as the cause of this intermitant condition, and that was the problem. Thanks to George [...]...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L ABS/ASR light Roll Bar Light VIN: WDBFA67EXS
I'd like to thank everyone for there help and quick responses. It looks like it was the wiring to the third brake light at the right hinge. Thanks expecially to Rafael [...] from Rubin's Imports for that tip. I went back there wiggled the harness, the lights...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Low washer fluid display VIN: WDBRF61J72
Good advice from all who helped, got dealer OEM sensors for both coolant and washer fluid, had dash program checked and updated, repaired wiring near coolant sensor. Working ok now. I believe the trick was to use Dealer part only.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L pressure plate VIN: 3VWSF29MXY
Thanks for all the information and advice We replaced the clutch assm. with o.e. parts and cleaned the flywheel and all is well. I.A.T.N. is the best Thanks Again
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L cooling system VIN: 3VWSA29M4Y
I have to thank everyone for the help. You all were right on. The impellar cracked and was freewheeling on the shaft. Replaced pump and all is great. Thanks again. IATN is truly a great resource.
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