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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUED28D2W
Here is the Situation we changed the engine in the shop set all the timing marks did leak down test everything is great. Put the engine in car accelerates runs and sounds good, except when the car is fully warmed up and engine idle drops down to normal rpm 650...
2000 Audi TT 1.8L Fuel Gauge VIN: TRUUC28N6Y
Hello: The gas gage shows full while the “Low fuel" warning light is on. We have substituted a variable resistor in place of the tank sending unit but there is no response from the gauge. At one point, the gauge went to zero but the tank is nearly full. The...
2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L Surge VIN: WAUKC68D51
Hi to all. Thanks for reading my help request. This car is giving me fits. When accelerating the car will surge, not a hesitation. The turbo spools up and shuts down, then spools again, this happens every 750RPM or so after 2000. Watching on the scanner I can ...
1996 BMW 318is 1.9L Electronic VIN: WBABE7325T
This 318is came in with customer complaint of the radio & the heater fan not always working. I drove it and got an idea of what is happening. The fan did initially work in the shop, but during the road test it quit (not sure when because I also had the radio o...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Starting VIN: WBADM5344Y
Hi there, go to clients address, no start-no crank, battery good, install booster pak-no crank. push/bump start and return to shop, once warm, starter operates. remove starter-send for local rebuild, upon installing and re-connect battery. car cranks great-no ...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1241W
this car has had a cronic problem over the years with a no start only when at approx 32 degrees. we have replaced the cam sensors 3 years ago, and last year after deflooding engine we sent it off to a jaguar dealer for a recall on the throttle sensor and the l...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Unknown VIN: SAJDA01D1Y
Hi, this one baffels me and I can't seem to find any other help anywhere. This jaguar came in for what was thought to be a blown head gasket, because of excessive smoke from the tail pipes. I started the car and let it idle in the parking lot just in case it w...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01C5Y
vehicle runs well and mil is on. no warning messages. vehicle will consistently set trouble codes 135 and 155 after 2-3 key cycles sitting in the bay. both upstream heater circuits have battery voltage and good ground koeo. heater elements ohm good in both sen... Trouble codes: P0135 (h02s heater ckt malf. b1 upstream 11), P0155 (h02s heater ckt malf. b2 upstream 2.1)
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300CD 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBAB53A8E
Hi,thanks for reading this- I've been struggling with this Benz for about 9 months now- When I first got this car, it was sluggish from a start and would only get 27mpg tops- (We have a rusty old '83 300SD that we use around town for the shop, and it's heavier...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, hard start VIN: CA35D5HA31
Customer brought car to shop complaining of a no start cond unless he turned the mixture screw on the fuel dist and then car would start and run fast, we verified complaint and found what seems to be a vacume leak under the fuel dist. We got some vague info ab...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WPOCA2987X
CAR is in for lack of power and customer also complains of a bad odor, almost like a rotten egg smell. I have checked d.t.c with no codes found no pending codes either, have checked the archives no similar problems found. I am leaning towards an air mass meter...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Valve guide seals or Turbo seals VIN: YS3DF78N2T
I would really apreciate some advice from the Saab Guys out there. I've got this good running 900SE Turbo that belches out smoke that is obviosly oil only on a cold start. If it didn't have a turbo I'd say valve guide seals, but since it has a turbo the turbo ...
1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Hesitation VIN: YS3DF78N9X
Hello everyone hope someone can help. I replaced the tubo on this 93 saab. Motor oil was getting pass the turbo and it was smoking from the tail pipe, also the wastegate has a small crack in it, no issues with performance @ all. Once i installed the used turbo...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Power Window VIN: 3VWBF61CXW
Hi There, This Beetle came in for what we thought was just another broken window switch. WRONG!! Both switches in the driver's door operate BOTH windows just fine. But according to Vag-Com the passenger window switch in the passenger door AT REST POSITION c...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Steering VIN: 3VWCA21C7X
Hi there, We have a very unusual problem here with this New Beetla. The car has high miles on it (134k) and is driven regularly on the highway. The problem the car has is a slight jerk in the steering wheel intermittently, but seemingly happening more often a...
1994 Volvo 960 2.9L Misfire VIN: YV1KW9510R
need some help with this volvo. a friend of mine just replaced the engine and it will only run on 3 cyl. 2-4and #6 cyl have no power to the coils. switched coils arround, all coils are good. I dont have a wireing digram for this car.thanks in advance. Ted Trouble codes: 131 (rpm signal)
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: YV1TS94D5Y
Car came in last week with cel on and would die when driving. Checked codes and replace electronic throttle module. Volvo sent out mobile tech to program it.Car ran fine. No lights Car came back with uneven idle in park. No codes. Volvo said to clean pcv syst...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Navigation/ Ipod VIN: YV1SZ58D71
We are installing a Volvo OEM IPOD interface. The car has factory navigation and no satellite radio. After installing the cables and ipod interface the factory navigation gives the error message that the cd changer for navigation is disconnected and the interf...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 Audi A6 2.8L climate control panel VIN: WAUBH24B1Y
OK, I'm not the one that fixed it, but it now fixed. The customer picked it up after I informed him I couldn't do the repair due to my inability to interface with the control head and advised him to take it to the dealer for analysis. I have been waiting to po...
1993 BMW 325i 2.5L valve train VIN: WBACB4312P
This car is fixed for now, if the head holds up. Most everyone suggested that the head be replaced but customer did not want to go that route. As most supected there was a valve clearance issue. After using a thicker gasket and using the proper tools to set ti...
1993 BMW 318is 1.8L Airbag SRS VIN: WBABE5312P
When I first read code I interpreted it as a power failure. I discovered after reading Alldata, followed by your help request, that the problem was 'supply line' to the drivers side airbag. I inserted the 1.8 ohm resistor to confrim that wiring and clock sprin...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Alarm System VIN: SALPV1443X
After hours and hours of trying to clear the faults for whatever reason it just worked after a few hundred tries... The only thing that was found was that someone had used the wrong bolt to secure the possitive battery terminal, causing it to be very loose. Po...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L monitors VIN: WDBJF55F1T
replaced thermostat - allowed cat and o2 monitors to run thanks!
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Leak VIN: YV1AA8857L
Thanks for the replies, we're calling this one fixed. The replies mostly pointed to an overfull condition which can be caused by the having the wrong dipstick. Others suggested plugged up cooler or bad radiator leading to overheated fluid, or missing baffles u...
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