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1999 Audi A4 1.8L clutch? VIN: WAUCB28D8X
This car first came to us with the clutch at the end of it's usefull life (severe slipping).I installed new sachs clutch kit and new flywheel.All went well and worked well. After driving for about four week's the customer reported what he thought was clutch sl...
2001 Audi TT 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUTX28N41
really can not find anything wrong with this car except for the 02 sensor volts sporadically staying still. i checked freeze frame data for the fuel trims both were normal even though that code popped up. anyone have this problem before? if so , help would be ... Trouble codes: 1297 (unknown fault), 1137 (long term fuel trim system too rich)
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L intake or head gasket VIN: WBAGJ832WD
Need a little help from any BMW techs out there. This one has been leaking coolant for quite a while, and we have been unable to find anything. Last night i left it with pressure on the system and this morning I had a puddle in the intake valley about two inch...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L power steering VIN: WBAGJ8323W
Thanks in advance to all.This BMW came in w/stiffnes in steering when turning either direction,feels like it is not getting full assist.If you pull upward on steering wheel slightly,steering appears to get easier.Found upper column brg.bad,steering angle senso...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L battery draw VIN: WBADM6348Y
This vehicle has a battery draw. It only goes dead once or twice a week. The customer has driven it and parked it and within a few hours the vehicle would not start. The battery was replaced with no difference. Alternator is charging good and pattern looks goo...
2003 BMW 330i 3.0L starter VIN: WBAEV53433
Car came to us with a dead battery and a no-crank condition. Battery was quick to take a charge and load tests ok. Car will not crank even with our jumper battery. Suspect the immobilizer system is causing this, but found little information to go on from eithe...
1980 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L No Start VIN: 124CS00017
a 1980 fiat spider 2.0l sefi came in with a no start! i do have power to the coil, but no spark out. i cant find any wiring diagrams as to how the system works. does anyone know how the ignition system works?
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L climate control VIN: SAJHX624XW
I need help with this Jag's climate control system. The display comes and goes along with rear defrost and assoc. buttons on panel. When the panel has power the blower switches between high and low. I can hear clicking noises at the same time the blower acts u...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Failsafe engine mode VIN: SAJHX1242W
I hope you guys can help me. I don't know where else to turn. The car came in in limp home mode for a trans failure. One snap ring blew out of the clutch pack. Had the trans rebuilt, installed it ourselves, everything good for about 75 miles. Customer picked u... Trouble codes: P1637 (ABS to TCM CAN circuit failure), P1643 (TCM to ECM CAN circuit failure), P1797 (CAN circuit failure)
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTL154X1
Hello all, This car came in with the check engine light on.The codes P0171&174 are air flow meter related the code that I am having trouble with is P1481 DMTL heater power stage signal missing.I think the DMTL heater is part of the evap system but I can't find... Trouble codes: P1481 (DMTL heater power stage signal missing), P0171 (Mixture adaptation factorfra bank 1), P0174 (Mixture adaptationfactor fra bank 2), P1668 (Anti theft alarm serial link fault)
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L engine internal VIN: WDBNG75J9Y
Hello everybody.I have s500 ,It has a serious vibration in park or neutral when you rev rpm from 2000-3500.Also vibrates when you drive 30-50 mph and accelerates hard.I've checked mounts{all ok},harmonic ballancer pulley{replaced whith new one},torque converte...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Hesitation VIN: WDBNG70J12
Hey Mercedes techs, this Benz has a throttle actuator problem and hesitates badly after driving a while. Pedal sensor voltages look good when problem is occuring, but throttle actuator voltages do not. Sensor one at actuator should increase from about .5 volt ... Trouble codes: P0120
2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Bixenon headlamp right side only VIN: WDBRF64JX3
Hi MB techs, I have concern with right bixenon headlamp. Intalled laptop to check for fault codes. had code for igniter, after installing a new igniter vehicle came back and now right headlamp is not working at all, and now has fault code 1009 right front head...
1994 Porsche 968 3.0L speedometer VIN: WPOAA2962R
Good Morning, This vehicle has lost it's speedometer and subsequently the ABS light is also on. As we are not Porsche specialists I'm wondering if there is a pattern failure with this model. We have checked the speed transmitter in the rear axle for continuit...
1991 Saab 9000 S 2.3L temperature/fan controls VIN: YS3CK58B8M
We removed the glove box to look at the rear of the control. Dont see any bulbs. Is this lighted by a led? Do we have to replace the whole panel? Thank you for any assistance. Pete
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Low power VIN: 9BWGF21J5Y
Car came in from other shop who replaced injection pump with dealer unit, based on the dealer's diagnosis. Shop said car runs worse than before pump was done. They replaced again. Same problem. I got the car and verified cam/crank/pump belt timing, and injecti...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L loss of power VIN: 3VWSR69M44
this car has been an ongoing curse for me. car originally came to us with an p0411 egr fault, performed guided fault finding with 5051b scan tool and came back egr soleniod was out of range-replaced egr valve and car came back with the same fault code-after ta... Trouble codes: P0234 (turbo/supercharger overboost condition control limit exceeded)
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D9X
Car runs good although at times it blows black smoke. It has the MIL light on always. I can clear codes and in about 100 miles they return. Costomer states that if he leaves the car idle to warm up for about ten minutes when he returns and drives away it will ... Trouble codes: P0134, P1171
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L warning lamp VIN: YVISW53D31
Hi All, This Volvo has a warning lamp on that says Engine System Service Urgent. We can't find any info on this. I suspect it's a service reminder but would like someone to confirm that for me. Also what is the reset procedure? Thanks as always.

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1995 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start VIN: WBABE5321S
Most responses went over old work but still good responses, cam, crank sensor...fuel pump quiting and so on. The two or three others had it right on. This car is prone to water getting into the ECM cavity, and there is really no way for it to drain. There is a...
1990 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L Steering Box VIN: SALHV1242U
Thanks for all the help, We looked at the leaks a little closer and told the body shop about them. They decided to replace the steering box, so the vehical went back to them. Thanks Again for all the help!!!
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L guages and starting VIN: WDBFA61E2N
instrument cluster rebuild cured the problem. the car had an intermittant ignition switch glitch as well which was complicating the diagnosis. thanks to all the techs who responded.
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Dash lights VIN: 4JGAB54E41
Turned out that the body guy did not hook up the ground behind left headlight properly. fixed ground and all symptoms were gone
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WPOCA2986X
Thank you for all the great replies they all said the oil seperator at the top right rear of the engine was a common problem with this Boxster and that is what was wrong with this car, all the smoking is gone and the fuel trim codes are cleared.The seperator c...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: VWZZZ8DZ76
After hard work on engine electronics without results i tried to examine exhaust.First i look on catalysator and found that he was partialy clogged so i just removed him from car(in Bosnia,very ecological country i must say:)there is no need for catalysator on... Trouble codes: 023F (intake manifold pressure-deviation), 023F (intake manifold pressure-deviation).
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPH63B41
Hello to all. The defect on the vehicle turned out to be an engine coolant temp sensor that had leaked externally. This caused coolant to wick its way up the temp sensor harness due to capillary effect. The coolant reached the ECU and shorted some of the ter... Trouble codes: 17950 (angle sensor throttle motor).
2004 Volkswagen Mexican Beet 1.6L No Start
Thanks for all the replies. Found an imobalizer(?) that had a short in the wiring harness. Basically just bypassed the imobalizer and rewired system.
1998 Volvo V70 R 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5242W
Most of the replies were spot on. A small vacum elbow behind the power steering pump was broken. Repaired it and cleared the code. Thanks again for the help. Trouble codes: P0232 (Long term fuel trim at idle).
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