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1990 Audi 90 2.3L Ignition Lock VIN: WAUZZZ8AZL
The ignition barrel on this vehicle has snapped off the tab at the rear, causing the ignition switch not to turn. I've removed the instrument cluster and lower trim panels but can't work out how to release the barrel from the lock assy. Has anyone come across ...
1996 Audi A4 2.8L radio/cell phon VIN: WAUEA88D6T
Hi All, This vehicle came in with a draw of about 100ma. I started by removing fuses and found it went away when I removed fuse no. 27 (I believe), it was the fuse for the radio (draw went to (50ma). The customer took the vehicle for a few months and has not h...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L airbag light VIN: WBABH732XV
Good morning BMW techs.The airbag light is on in this car.I have retrieved the codes and I have a code 5,Drivers belt tensioner firing circuit faulty.Alldata has no info on this system I am pretty sure it needs a seat belt latch but I am checking just to make ...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L a/c system VIN: SAJDA01N61
customer came in with no a/c complaint. for 2 days a/c blew 40 degrees. after driving vehicle a/c quit working. no ground at relay. somedata does not have any wiring diagrams. swapped relays. worked for 2 min then no a/c again. need help...please!
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.5L timing chain
Hello all. I am putting a cylinder head on this little "baby Benz" but I am not sure how to time the chain on the injection pump. I know Volkswagen diesels very well, but this is a different animal. I purchased several tools from Baum, which I think is what I...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L display VIN: WDBUF65J63
Dear Fellow techs I have this MB that has no display except errow message no display .No gaudges no turn signals no 4 way flashers no remote truck release from door or fop.I have shop key but no wire diagrams and I do not have scan capabilties to scan body cod...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L service msg VIN: WDBRF40J85
Hello to all members again, we have this MBZ C230 in for regular service and the service wrench message schedule 'B' cannot be reset according to the procedures found in AllData. Using the buttons on the steering wheel- scroll to display mileage on multi-funct...
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L power top VIN: WPOCA2990Y
I have been working on Porsches for over 30 years and the design boys never cease to amaze me with their updates. Looking for anyone who has had the pleasure of replacing the drive motor and drive cables for the rear clam shell on the power top with the update...
1989 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Cuts out VIN: YS3AT76L4K
Yet one more saab story. This car has been to every shop in town and we are its last resort. Vehicle starts and idles well. Upon light acceleration vehicle cuts out and will hunt from idle to 1500 rpm. Needless to say vehicle cannot be driven. We have found th...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48E2X
car came in 2 weeks ago with a blown motor, purchesed a shortblock from saab and had the head rebuilt and motor assembled at local machine shop, after installation and transfer of misc. sensors and such, motor started and ran fine. during initial test drive ve... Trouble codes: P1300
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3EF48Z91
hello, this saab has been to a couple of dealers and independents for this problem, and now i get to try my hand. It randomly dies and/or runs poorly. It's been doing it for a couple of years, and sometimes it will be 6 months inbetween failures. It ran very p...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L no start VIN: WVWMA6332W
This car is in a friend's shop, and it's his son's car. Recent complete overhaul with reman cylinder head. Car ran one day, not the next. Engine spins as if there is no compression. The shop suspected a blown head gasket and jumped right into it, headfirst (so...
2000 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2KH470XY
HELP!!! Van from (Germany) This customer has been a very good one thanks in part to having five kids who all drive VW's.:) The complaint was/is van is stalling all the time. SES light on, scan it with my modis code P1582 pops up, go to Mitchell not alot of inf... Trouble codes: P1582 (Idle Control Adaptation at limit VW 17990)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions
420 code, checked mode 06 data, replaced converter with new aftermarket converter, code returned, rechecked data, precat o2 just barely failed,but no code set. replaced o2 sensors with vw parts. dealer was waiting on six backorder converters so i tried differe... Trouble codes: 420 (catayst efficiency)
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDI 1.9L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3VWCR31C05
Customer brought the vehicle in for cutting out at higher enginge speed. The problem had been intermitant but now happens every time you accel. Customer replaced fuel filter thinking it was plugged. The problem was still there and brought it in to me. I'm a li...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1989 BMW 535i 3.5L Door locks, power windows, & sunroof inop; wipers VIN: WBAHD1313K
The general module was the fix. Thanks to all who replied.
1995 BMW 318ti 1.8L Stall VIN: WBACG5327S
Well, I think I have this one fixed. Seems the i.a.c. was sticking, and just needed to be cleaned.Customer has been driving for a few days with no problems.Never figured out why the v.s.s read what it did, tried another scanner, same readings.By the way,these ... Trouble codes: 81 (unknown).
1999 BMW 318ti 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACG7331X
Good morning lads 20 great replies pretty much all with the same message: replace the converter with OE! I did try one from DEC in CA first to have the same result. Interestingly, it seems as though these 318tis run so clean before the converter even has to ... Trouble codes: P0420.
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L srs light on VIN: WBADT63401
This one seems OK now, we got the light to clear out finally. Seth from michigan called again and suggested as did most others that the codes were for sensors and squibs. Most common are the belt tensioners and the seat occupancy sensors as they reside under t...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Brakes VIN: SAJNV4844K
Thank you for all of the replies, as of yesterday I received authorization to replace master cylinder/valve assembly. After replacing the ABS solenoid it the pump stopped running but still had pressure problem..not an inexpensive fix around $4,400.00 dollars t...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Unknown VIN: SAJEA51D42
I received several suggestions - thank you. The alignment was fine though we did adjust the toe a bit. The vehicle could not be driven with the rear drive shaft disconnected. It was a front inner cv joint that was not running true and causing the engine to shi...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L warning lights VIN: SALTY1241X
The shuttle valve code is caused by shuttle valve problems inside of the ABS modulator, under the hood. Sometimes the entire modulator is replaced, which cost approx $2000. Land Rover bulletin 70/01/06 describes how to troubleshoot the shuttlevalve and how to ...
1974 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Two rear brake lamps
Hello fellow techs, The little bug is fixed-Brake lamps working. Thank you for the in depth replies on the specifics with proceedues on pevious relay bypass circuits for starting concerns to the pillar wiring loom problems to the fuse holder corrosion. Reviewi...
1979 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Hesitation VIN: 1592027560
I could only choose 'fixed' or 'not fixed,' but I would say this one is 'half-fixed.' I adjusted the valves (a few were off a bit), backed off the ignition timing 2 degrees, and replaced the head temperature sensor. It is noticeably better than it was - it can...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWWH63B92
Ok this car has been gone for some time now and I am confident it is fixed, because the customer would have definatly been back, I installed an O2 sensor down stream, I did not get much help on this one and I knew I was in trouble when a dealer tech e-mailed m... Trouble codes: P2098 (Post Catalyst Fuel Trim Lean B2).
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L A/C Clutch VIN: 9BWBB61J62
Alright guys, thanks so much for your help. All of you were right on the Fan Control Module, come to find out I was fighting 2 problems. After swapping out the fan control module the problem became sporadic. If I put the blower fan on 'high' it would run for 1...
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