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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Valves VIN: WAUEA88D3T
This vehicle came to me with a coolant leak and I replaced the surge tank and refilled the coolant. A month and a half later the car came back with a misfire on cyls #4 & #5. Inspection and a leak down test showed a blown head gasket between the two cylinders....
1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L starter, ignition switch
looking at this jag for an old family friend, sorry about no vin. I used to work at a shop where we did some jag work, but never too much electrical, and that was about 7 years ago. the description of the issue is simple enough, as soon as the ignition switch ...
1991 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L No Start, Cuts out, STARTS THEN DIES VIN: SALHV1242M
It ran fine for a couple of days once I repaired the ignition problem. I replaced the coil because there was two sitting in the truck when I bought it. 1 was what appeared to be the original bosch which was rusted to the bracket and disconnected, the other was... Trouble codes: 3 (main relay circuit problem)
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Warning Message VIN: SALPV1244T
When this vehicle is being driven, a warning message will appear in the display that says "select neutral". If you select neutral it then says "slow down". I looked in the owners manual and it says that "you have made an attempt to change gear ranges without t...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Alarm System VIN: SALPV1443X
Battery was disconnected and keyless entry remote could not be resynced (dead batteries in the remote maybe?), vehicle was locked/unlocked/started manually for about a week or so without any issues. Somehow the alarm system became armed and manually unlocking ...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L abs module VIN: SALTY1540Y
Hi everyone, first request here. I've got a Land Rover Discovery that had a brake job done at another shop. Now the ABS lamp, Traction Control lamp and HDC amber warning lights are all on. My Snap On scanner doesn't support this vehicle, but I was able to get ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Maintenance reminder light ?
Customer was sent over by a body shop to have radio removed so the customer could swap it for a reconditioned unit and they didn't know how to get it out. While he was there he asked about resetting the FSS, I call it the maintenance reminder. I followed the p...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Intermittant fault VIN: WDC1631542
The owner's complaint is that the transmission will intermittantly switch to emergency running when starting off. They feel it is worse on hotter temperature days. The fault is remedied by pulling over, switching the vehicle off and starting again. Some days i...
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L code 00596 VIN: WVWEE83A5S
it says short circuit between value wires i did check for short there is no short . the resistence on the wires would make a difference? thank you all
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Heating VIN: WVWTH63B91
Hello all, the Passat has high milage came in with no heat. Back flushed heater core (2 times), has good flow and removed trim to inspect/test flap controls. Still have no heat, self test passes, only has vehicle speed sensor code immediatly return. (There are...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L cooling fan VIN: 9BWDE61J82
We are trying to help a cust out. His son is in florida at college Miami Shores area.He is looking for a shop that can repair an inoper cooling fan on his vw.Can anyone refer him to a shop in this area?
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L obdii VIN: 3VWSK69M53
Hi guys, We're trying to get the evap monitor to run on this VW with no luck. Has to pass NYS OBDII inspection, but evap monitor will not run. Does anyone know the drive cycle for the evap monitor for this vehicle? Thanks in advance!

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1995 Audi A6 2.8L dash/cluster lights VIN: WAUJA84A5S
I recieved three responses for this request, and all pointed to the cluster as the problem, which turned out to be the case. Apparently, As I moved the cluster to change bulbs, poor internal connections worsened to the point of losing all the lights. We sent...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWT28N91
Thanks for all the replies. We cleaned the main ground connections at the back of the head and at the drivers footwell area. No obvious problems seen. Had vehicle for another 3 days, drove over 15 times(woa yea) and over 30 miles. Customer has had vehicle for ... Trouble codes: P1287.
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5332X
Thanks to all who replied! Gerrad From CA,was right on abot the O2 sensors cross wired. Engine Runs Smooth as silk and no more Miss Fire Codes. The valve train issue is another story. As I stated this unit had been worked on by another shop before we got the t... Trouble codes: 104 (Control Vanos End Position Fault Exhaust Camshaft), 238 (1 Cyl Misfire), 239 (2 Cyl Misfire), 240 (3 Cyl Misfire).
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDB2010141
All of the members replies seem to help. Started checking all the output signals while running the vehicle on the dyno. after running for a while found temperature sensor start to drop and then increase sudenly. The mixture would change some but not enough to ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Block VIN: 4JGAB54E2W
Small Hole on left side of block is in fact a drain for the valley under intake. A leak Under the Intake was found and draining to the drain hole. Thank You for the speedy responses. You guys were all on track. Frank
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