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1999 Audi A4 1.8L transmission VIN: WAUCB28D8X
Hello everyone, Last week I bought an AUDI A4 1.8T Quattro. The transmission was supposedly good but there was a small ATF leak coming from the transmission pipes so I changed them and I also changed the transmission fluid (ATF from the dealer). Since, the tr...
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Suspension VIN: WBAFB3200L
HI guys this one has got me by the ears.This BMW came in with the display indicating that the self levelling suspension inop. I remembered that BMW had a bulliten gor this ,and it said to replaced the suspension module, so which I did recode it, car left and r...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBEA300X6
Hi People, Hopefully some of you have experience on this jetronic system. I have none, and have limited info on it.This car was given to me by a friend who moved out of the state. It wouldnt pass smog and had some other problems and he didnt want to mess with...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WDB2020281
Hi there,This car came with MIL lamp on , is a German spec Mercedes not an US model -so is not OBD 2 compliant-. The scanner showed lots of unrelated faults ,upon inspection the engine wiring was at fault and has several shorts , the whole harness has been rep...
1999 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L dash board VIN: WDB2200652
this car has no dash board light the boot release dose no work and nothing works on the dash board thanks jc
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWWH63B92
car was in two weeks ago with every missfire code available, plugs, wires, coils were replaced now car is back with a P2098 Post Cat Fuel Trim Lean B2 code. I am thinking I have a bad O2 sensor but I have not worked on alot of these, Freeze frame data looks li... Trouble codes: P2098 (Post Catalyst Fuel Trim Lean B2)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L 3-4 shift VIN: 3VWSP29M72
transmission was overhauled. road tested ok. customer no states 3-4 shift slips.road tested my self,does seem to slidbump when shifting into fourth. notice pressure drop every time3-4 shift occurs and depending on throttle opening slid bump can be felt. if shi...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: WVWPE63BX4
Hello group, I do not have a lot of experience with turbo diesel engines. The car came in with a S.E.S. light on,blowing out black smoke,and no power. The car barely made it in the shop. I hooked up scan tool and pulled codes P0101,P0299,and P2196. After not ... Trouble codes: P0101 (p0299-), P0299 (p2196-), P2196
1997 Volvo V90 2.9L readiness test VIN: YV1KW9606W
Hello All... this car will not complete the following readiness test:Evap,catylyst eff.,o2 heater,secondary air. We have been trying for a month. I have printed the tsb for test and followed it to the letter. The customer has driven it in 3 states in that ti...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L low beams VIN: WBADT63452
Client has not bought car back for the repairs. My tech ran this post without enough information for you guys. The car goes through bulbs about every 8 weeks. this is on low beam only. There is no ac ripple from the alt and all check out fine on the starting a...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L steering VIN: SALPV1244T
Down the road she goes. The tie rod ends did show lateral play when checked on the ground, under load so they were replaced. One recommendation was to tighten the steering box even though it showed no play so I cranked it in just shy of binding. This took care...
1979 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 2.8L No Start VIN: 1070421000
Thanks for the many responces (33) most all said to check the Accumulator for leaking by removing the small hose from the Accumulator to the dampner & blocking fuel off at dampner & letting system drain left over fuel. Then energize pump to presurize system & ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Starting VIN: DBNG70J21A
Thanks for all the replies. Most all were correct with a battery problem. The battery would light the headlights fine but I never checked the voltage. The battery was low. Chanrged and that fixed the problem. Thanks to all
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L dash lights VIN: 3VWRB01H1S
Well thanks for all the help everyone. We have learned alot about VW wiring on this one and that is to stay away from it. Most people suggested that there would be a short in the instrument cluster and after taking it apart it looked good. What the problem end...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L starter VIN: WVWEE85A7T
sorry it took so long was out sick turn out to be switch in colum thanks to post in repaire how pull it apart good help
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L refuelling problem VIN: 3VWCC21V41
We have order the surge valve for the gas tank neck. I think the Germans are still angy about loosing the war and thats why they don't supply much info. to fix there cars! I will know if this fixes the car when the parts and car get back in here.
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L electric windows VIN: 3VWDC21V12
We have tried all methods shared and from many other experiences and have found nothing to work. Client decided not to invest any more money for the diagnostics. This would have been interesting to find out and share. If the client decides to repair I will sha...
1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1JA8751M
Thank you very much for all the replies. Thank you John from New Jersey for suggesting the #6 fuse by the strut tower. I never did find this fuse but it got me on the right track. I checked fuse #1 in the fuse block behind the ash tray. I checked it at first b...
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