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1996 Audi A6 2.8L brake pedal
ok guys...car comes in with RR brake hose split & since the others were the same condition all hoses were replaced..now have very low pedal initally but once pumped 2 or 3 times pedal seems great.Tried pressure bleeding but no difference. Replaced master,bled ...
1997 Audi A8 3.7L Limp home VIN: WAUAF84D7V
This one came to us with brand-new TCU in luggege compartment.We installed it and coded according to coding table from ElsaWin for US model with 3.7L (AEW), 01V (CJZ)trans,Front-wheel drive: 00004.But TCU does NOT accept this code.TCU accepts only 00000 and 00...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ride control VIN: WAUYP64B11
This vehicle has auto ride height control and can manually be controled. The highest ride height setting will only operate at speeds below 20 mph. The lowest setting is auto controled above 75 mph. The vehicle will vibrate at freeway speeds when the ride contr...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L wipers VIN: WBADE62060
Hi, I have this bmw and the rain sensor does not work. When I click the wiper on to position one they start working continoulsy. I checked the relay in the fuse box and i can not fault them. I scan the car on the launch scan tool no faults found. I beleave the...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAGJ8328W
vehicle was towed in it has a major coolant leak under the intake plenum(comes out as fast as you pour it in) im just wondering if there is a common item i need to look for as i work mostly on asian imports im pulling the intake tomorrow anyhoo thanks in advan...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L cylinders VIN: WBABN334X2
Ok BMW guys, I have a 02 325CI that the customer was driving when it died. Customer had it towed in. Tried to start, car tried to crank but it was like it was vapor locked. Pulled plugs and found to be soaked with oil. Found major amounts of oil in all cylinde...
1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJNX27425
need help on this one jag techs out there: this jag has a miss / hesitation during idle / partial load. other than nthat the car revs fine. I was able to scan the car with generic obd and found only one code for: egr valve. knowing that usually cause trouble t...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D7Y
hello everybody a friend brought me this car for internal engine noise. removed right bank valve cover found secondary timing chain broken. replaced all chains and tensioners. started the car and found a check engine light on with cam sensor codes 340 and 341 ... Trouble codes: 340 (cmp sensor circuit malfunction bank 1), 341 (cmp sensor circuit malfunction bank 2)
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Remote Door Loc VIN: WDBJF55F1V
Remote door locks dont work at drivers door.Tried new battery in remote and it didn't matter.You used to be able to open by pointing remote at rear view mirror and that doesnt work either.Can system be scanned? Dont have any info on how this system works.
1976 Other European AMV8 5340CC Power assist. VIN: 0011553LCA
Car came in running lumpy and no heater and poor brake stopping power. Fault found to be atmospheric air being drawn into the manifold thru. the brake boosters (2 remote boosters).lowering vac. in the system to zero. We have taken off both servo's and replaced...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L airbag VIN: 3VWCC21C3Y
Car came in with code 1218 (P4144) side air igniter passager side N200 resistance value to high. I tried to reset the code just to see what would happen but I was unable to reset the code says it is a permanent code. I have never seen this code and cannot find...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M83
Car came in 1 week ago, mil on, code p2181, (cooling system performance). I was unable to find any repair info in MTOD, cooling system seemed fine, no leaks, fans working, customer stated it was not overheating. I cleared the code and it has reset. MTOD says I... Trouble codes: P2181 (cooling system performance)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L air bag light on VIN: WBADD6323V
Thanks guys, 2/3 replies suggested to check for moisture under the drivers seat carpet. Sure enough when we removed the seat and carpet, it was a fish tank under there and we had to find 'Nemo'. It was under the sea. Replace the sensor and clean the fish tank ...
1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L starter, ignition switch
had some good replies on this one, suspects are switch, relay and starter, and aftermarket equipment, trying it in gear after looking at a diag seems to rule out the switch and relay, so when it's time to take it out of storrage this spring i'll be taking a lo...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L 1-2 shift VIN: 4LGAB54E8W
Everyone said that I really needed a factory/enhanced scan tool to fix this vehicle. Based on the information I am pretty sure it was the rpm sensors however could not be sure without seeing what the computer was reading. Had customer send to a shop that has a...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J82
Thank you to everyone who responded with their assistance! There seemed to be some confusion as to what type of fuel pressure regulator this vehicle was equipped with, vacuum or electronic? I was able to determine that it was in fact electronic and working pro... Trouble codes: P0171 (testing and results).
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