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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Stall VIN: WAUDA88D7T
This Audi wants to stall and usually does when you come to a stop and shift into park. It wouldn't stall if it was in gear, but, believe it or not, I repaired a vacuum leak thinking that would solve the problem and now it wants to stall more and will stall in ... Trouble codes: 1504 (possible vacuum leaks)
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L ABS unit, Master cylinder,New rear caliper VIN: WAUZL64B8Y
First time using this help request. I have this Audi A6 brought to me from a local used car lot. Sold this car, customer broght it back to them for a brake problem. Pedal would almost go to the floor before any brakes were applied. Was told by the lot mechanic...
2001 Audi TT 1.8L Haldex ECU VIN: TRUWX28N71
The anti spin warning light(yellow triangle)is comming on when the car reach about 12 MPH or so, it stays on until the ignition switch is cycle off/on. See list of DTC below ABS Group 08/125 show no comm with AWD ECU (0 value) AWD Group 08/125 shows ok comm...
1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACG8327V
I am getting a cam sensor code even after sensor replacement. The 108 code I cant find any info on it. Can someone give me some direction?? Thanks very much. Trouble codes: 112 (cam sensor), 108 (continous voltage)
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...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01C1Y
This Jaguar(Ford) runs fine but MIL is on. Retrieved P1587 and consulted jaguar manual which says likely cause is open, shorted or high resistance in wiring between PCM and TACM. Consulted JTIS for PCM location and access. JTIS showed PCM under dash on right s... Trouble codes: P1587 (PCM to TACM throttle command redundancy circuit failure)
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1246X
this vehicle has a code for canister vent solenoid blockage,according to mitchell.i have checked the solenoid by physically jumping it to the battery and seems to function properly.i have power with key on.but,i can't figure how to force the monitor.and my sca... Trouble codes: P0446
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 2.8L engine dies VIN: 1130441201
I have many 'old' wiring diagrams. However, not for this one model Mercedes. Input from someone who might have had this problem, and the fix, or a wiring diagram that shows how this neutral safty switch is wired.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L valve train, chain VIN: WDBFA66E7M
Hello; Vehicle was running fine after caps & rotors. Customer went to start car after one hour stop and heavy "thock" sound came from engine, rotating at camshaft speed. Car drove ok. We pulled lower oil pan and no terribly unusual items were found. We took bo...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA433E9
hi guys, this car is nothing but a nightmare. I have had it for 2 months. can in with a bunch of problems and a check engine light. original code was a lean code. had an oil leak from the head gasket, repaired. since then i have had a interitant p1341. on the ... Trouble codes: P1341
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Surge VIN: 4JGAB72E2X
Customer complians that the car excelerates (surges) on it's own at speeds under 20MPH. I have not been able to repoduce this condtion. However the second complaint, I have seen, that is the Idle will go to 2300 RPM in PAREK or NEURTAL. If you shift from PARK ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Air Bag VIN: WDBRF61J21
This car came in with A/B light on.It was purchased in auction.Obviously it was in an accident and body shop before .We scan it and found three codes:B103f-RR window a/b squib,B1033-RR tension sqib,B1031-RL tension sqib.All these components where exploded and ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L wheel speed or communication error VIN: 4JGAB54EX2
Hope someone can shed some light on this concern, very limited data retrieval, only Global OBDII for engine system, concern is very intermittent, but when concern happens ABS and traction control lights come on, speedo becomes inop, transmission locks in last ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B71
Engine light comes on with code p0411 sec. air system incorrect flow detected.??? Help. Trouble codes: P0441
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YB1LZ56D6Y
hello Volvo Gurus, i have smoke tested the intake for leaks and the only one i can find is out of a small hole in the bottom of the intercooler that is obviosly made that way, but my question is. should ther be a plug in that hole?, or is it a calculated leak?... Trouble codes: P0101, P0172
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L heater fan VIN: YV1SW58DO1
Water entering heater fan housing. We have sealed everything possible and checked all drains, even added drain to cab air filter housing. We have this car apart three times checked all body seals and still can't solve the leak. It has been raining alot here A...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1998 Audi A6 2.8L L/R door latch VIN: WAUAA24B6W
Finally got this one done. No matter what I did I could not get it to open without tearing the door apart. So here's what I did: Removed the b-pillar trim, removed the front screw in the door panel, made a special very-low profile screwdriver and removed the r...
1979 BMW 528i 2.8L instrument cluster
Thanks to everyone who responded; and quickly too. Most of you were right on the money. There was a knurled screw by the speedo cable. Once I found it the cluster came right out. Thanks again for all the replies. Rick [...].
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300CD 3.0L engine VIN: WDBAB53A3D
Thanks to all that replied.Especially, Steve, Patick,Don, and Richard. Basically, most respondents said to remove the rear sensor and commence swapping. It took aload off my mind knowing that I wasn't going to run into the proverbial can of worms. Again, thank...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L cam timing VIN: WDBGA433E9
Thanks everyone After setting the cams to the head with a 4mm drill bit and the crank to tdc, I sent the advance full counterclockwise (looking from the front of the car)and installed the chain.
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E9X
The customer took it to the dealer. Most likely it needed a key and reprogram. Thanks to all of you for your answers. Trouble codes: P1570.
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Valve guide seals or Turbo seals VIN: YS3DF78N2T
Well Im posting this answer as reqested by IATN even though Im still waiting for parts to arive that I ordered about eight days ago. The customer originaly dropped the car off for me to inspect and diagnose. We checked the crankcase breather system witch seems...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H8W
Thanks to all who replied,every point was checked and all info given was correct.1st of all,the purge valve was operating electricly but not sealing at times.2nd,the aftermarket gascap was replaced with a factory cap.The valve at the bottom of the charcoal can... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evaporative emmissions small leak detected).
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Low power VIN: 9BWGF21J5Y
For those who don't want to read all of the fix, it was the air mass meter. I know, I know! VW air mass meters are all bad! But what threw me off was the correct amount of measured air and the fact that I put on a different known good unit, which in retrospect...
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