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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WAUCB28D3X
vehicle came in for a routine lof and fuel injection/induction system cleaning. we use BG's System and did both cleanings. After the service, the vehicle won't idle without surging. Idles ramps up and down approximately 200 rpm consistently when hot or cold. t...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L no forward and reverse VIN: WAUJC58E63
I suspect a probably bus problem even dealer said to customer problem is internal, i can not communicate with ECM with my 1552 so i think is the ECM or maybe a bus wire problem i'm cheking that right now because the ESP codes i found are related with a bus pro...
1987 BMW 325 2.7L No Start VIN: WBAAB5402H
customer came in with no start, tried to repair himself. he replaced ecm with a used one, didn't work. i checked spark, injector pulse, crank sensor signal ok, wiring ok. (ocassionly will start). always had power on injector with original computer, used comput...
1994 BMW 740i 4.0L forward motion VIN: WBAGD4325R
Removed trany again and put another used trany in rev fair but forward gears are slipping bad and there is a whine in forward gear. Trany fluid is filled properly and with the expensive fluid. Stupid Question are these trany all junk or is there something I ...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L power mirrors VIN: WBAAM5104Y
Both power mirrors will not work USING THE MIRROS SWITCH. Mirrrors are working ok when seats/mirrors MEMORRY SYSTEM are used, what show they electric circuits/motors are normal. Tested mirrors switch on other car and it is ok. I don't have E46 electrical dia...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L extended crank VIN: SDJDA01P91
The car runs great, the only problem is an extended crank time after hot soak. The car starts after aprox 5 seconds of cranking, it does start slow and runs a little rough for a couple of seconds. Once started it starts in less than one second untill it is lef...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L no 2nd gear upshift VIN: WDBGA42E5N
I need some help on this 722.3 benz trans. This thing came in with multiple transmission problems. First it was starting off in second gear and it had an extremely harsh downshift slowing down and accelerating. It had a broken reaction valve for the rear brake...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Lighting VIN: WDBJF65H8X
This car came in with BAS/ASR light on, scanned it and came up with shorted stop lamp..replaced switch and have no brake lights, still have BAS light on. Also replaced brake pedal travel switch. Also said CAN communication problem at stop light switch.Any sugg...
1988 Porsche 944 2.5L Front flex coupling VIN: WPOAB0941J
I have a question that may not make any sense. We have a Porsche here that has a terrible noise underneath the vehicle from a flex coupling that is part of the torque tube? Since the engine is in the front of the vehicle and the transmission is in the rear of ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29MXX
Vehicle came in with intermittent misfire. Trouble code was P0302 for cylinder #2. Tough to catch it happening because it seems to clear out after it misses for about 30 seconds, then it will come back. Have good spark but tried a new wire and plug anyway with... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire.)
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L compressor VIN: 3VWCD21C8Y
The problem im having is that ac compressor is inop.The only time compressor comes on is when the cooling fan comes on to cool the engine.Ac has the correct charge of freon.Looked in alldata and wont give me location for ac relay.Have not worked on many VWs,An...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Water pump VIN: 3VWSD29M9Y
Thanks in advance for your help. I specialize in Subaru repair, but my step daughter choose to buy a VW :( Any way, car over heated, I used the IATN arcives and waisted no time in diagnoiseing a broken water pump impeller. I have also heard and read the horror...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L master window switch inop VIN: 3VWSS29M31
We scanned the comfort system and got two codes, 01329-comgort system data bus in emergency mode AND 01331 door control module , drivers side faulty. We know the door latch/module is faulty because the dome lite does not come on and no response on the vag. We ...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YV1FA8856L
Heja Volvo! We're A Volvo shop BUT not familiar with REGINA vehicles. This wagon, from Texas, cuts out after driving for 10-15 minutes (sometimes). Feels like it instantly loses ignition. After sitting for a minute and cranking 3-4 times it starts up and drive...
2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS56D0Y
This vehicle has a very intermittent start and die followed by a crank no start condition. During failure the vehicle has spark, Has approx 67 PSI fuel pressure and pump is running while cranking but has no injection. Baum CS2000 scanner installed – No engine...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Climate Control VIN: SALPV1643Y
Well Thanks to all who replied, I got 2 replies. One outlining the reset procedure for the BCM and Two suggesting to check all the power supplies from the ignition switch in various positions. All Power and grounds were checked at BCM and power supplies were v...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L No Start, CONTAMINATION VIN: WDB1070541
Okay, here it is, I once again took the fuel distrbutor apart and it looked clean, the little spring bushings in the upper half didnt look right so I turned them over. Now no more hesitation and I just need to adjust the cold mix. I set the warm idle co at .8 ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L Cylinder head VIN: WDB1400422
Well...most of you said the oil feed tubes to the lifters were the problem & sure they had become dislodged but Don from Alabama was spot on. The centre idler gear had a piece of damaged chaind guide wedged in it !! New chain & guides and of course the oil fee...
1990 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WVWRA21G0M
Hello, This one is fixed! All of the replys said to look at the o2 sensor since the heater was on the same circuit as the fuel pump. I found the o2 sensor wiring laying under the intake piled on the exhaust manifold. It burnt through and was gounding out. Repl...
1989 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: YV1AX8857K
Thanks guys we have got this volvo out the door and running great.I had 11 replies all said that the flywheel could be installed incorrectly. The proper index was to put the engine at tdc then align the flywheel pins in the 2&4 oclock position.The pins were co...
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