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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L No Start VIN: WAUED64B91
We are replaceing an engine in this vehicle. We bought a short block and a new cylinder head, had the remaining head remaned at a local machine shop. vehicle will not start.We have good compression(170psi) on all cylinders.Engine cranks like the timing is adva... Trouble codes: P0346, P0341
1988 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBABB2305J
This one is very random loss of spark and injector pulse. After checking the archives I checked and cleaned the mcu connector and even tried a good used one. On the rare occasion that it didn't run I would get some strange readings but then it would start runn... Trouble codes: 53 (full load switch), 38 (asc intervention)
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHJ6316N
hello . i need help on this 525i wagon the customer told me about 2 years ago he replaced the 02 sensor and nothing changed, so i checked the heater relay , it's working ok with ground signal from the ecm and power to the 02 sensor.thinking he may have had a b... Trouble codes: 70 (02 sensor control or knock sensor on motor sport engine)
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L mil VIN: WBAGJ8324W
This car came in for a 60K mile service, and had the MIL lit up for p0300, p0308, p0306. It was running terribly. After tune-up and road test: misfires come back after one drive cycle. Shut off & restart to reset computer -okay for another cycle. Technician se...
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L starting VIN: SAVJAV1345
This Jag came in the complaint was had starting, but fine once started. No running problems at all. It take 30 to 60 seconds of cranking to start the car. sometimes it just won't start. once running it is fine. I have replace the fuel filter, the air filter, a...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L head pressure VIN: WDBCA39E6K
1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start, Misfire VIN: WVWJD4316P
This car came to me from another shop on a hook. Runs good until it dies. Then will restart right away. Know of the computer failures on these, but am leaning toward ignition switch. Owner has added a start button because the switch doesn't always energize the...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Radio VIN: 3VWFA81H9T
Hello, I have a customers Golf in the shop that she recently purchased with an inoperative radio. The radio is locked up requesting a security code. The code in the owners manual will not unlock the radio. We pulled the radio and the serial number on the rad...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no start VIN: 3VWWA81H8V
Probably an easy one for Volkswagen guys. Car was towed in as no start. Red light next to door lock was blinking, disarmed theft system by unlocking doors with key and vehicle started. tried starting again and it would not. red light was flashing again. unlock...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH23BOY
Ok trying to help out family members car with MIL on for OBII test. I am a RI emissions facility. This car is registered in Mass. Both banks for cat efficency codes come up. However the car runs perfect and has near zero emissions so obviously the cats are doi... Trouble codes: P0421, P0431
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 3VWCD21C7Y
Vehicle first came in with broken timing belt and 18 bent valves. Did a valve job and replace timing belt. Two weeks later the red coolant light start flashing and we find oil mixing in the coolant. After looking in the archive most people said oil cooler are ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSS29M61
thanks in advance- this car came in april with this code (p1128) at that time the intake air boot was damaged and we replaced also cleaned the maf and replace the plugs-came back last week with same code-so we ran fuel pressure test and it is good and we saw l... Trouble codes: P1128
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L a/c system VIN: YV1LZ5645W
This Volvo came in with A/C inop. It was low on refridgerant so we recharged it. With it recharged the compressor will not come on. I pulled the A/C relay out and jumped power to the compressor and the system works great as long as you have a fan in front of i...
1999 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS56DXX
06/15/06 Vehicle was brought in with Check Engine Light illuminated. WE FOUND CODES: ECM-280A FRONT HEATED OXYGEN SENSOR (H02S), BANK 1 - FAULTY SIGNAL. ECM-4308 LEAK DIAGNOSTIC, MAJOR LEAK - MAJOR LEAK. ECM- 261A LONG TERM FUEL TRIM, BANK 1, UPPER LIMIT, I... Trouble codes: ECM28, ECM43, ECM (280a- front heated oxygen sensor h02s bank 1 - faulty signal.), 261A (long term fuel trim bank 1 upper limit intermittent fault.)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML54DX1
ORDERED NEW SENSORS $200 EACH. OHM'D OUT AT 9.5 OHMS, ABOUT THE SAME AS THE ONES IN THE CAR. 1.5hrs EACH LABOR REPLACED THEM. SO FAR CODES HAVE NOT COME BACK. DID NOT GET MUCH HELP ONLY TO TRY NEW SENSORS. EASY TO GUESS AT IT. WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. Trouble codes: P0130 (p1113 17521 b1s1 heater high resistance), P0150 (p1131 17539 b2s1 heater high resistance).
1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L major oil leak VIN: WBAGJ6325S
Thanx to all who replied. Had alot of great responses. Most were right on about anything leaking from above the valley will drain through the bell housing due to the two drain holes(after finding the hard way). We were not able to get a solid fix. We found tha...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L ews module VIN: WBAGF8323W
I found (after much searching) a dealer who would sell the unit coded. then it was just a matter of plugging in and performing the re-aligning procedure. Without a dealer willing to sell the coded unit we would not have been able to do it. thanks to dana [...] ...
2003 BMW 760Li 6.0L power steering VIN: WBAGN83483
I woulld like to thank all that responded. With out you taking the time to read and share your knowledge/ EXPERIENCE I would still be scratching my head! Moving forward, the problem was corrected upon the next visit which was this past Saturday. Put vehicle on...
2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L convertible top forward latch, message center, rea VIN: SAJDA42C91
Thanks to all who replied - I had the hoses backwards ! and got fooled by it, I suppose due to its twice having 'seemed' to catch properly. With the latch hoses connected backwards, and the top ram hoses unchanged, the switches on the two different sets of h...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L abs codes VIN: SALJY1249W
I'm calling this one a fix, so far. I thought that Land Rover were just like any other conventional ABS system, I was wrong and I apologize. The light will go off only when the vehicle reaches over 5mph. After I put the tires back on and backed it up the light...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Unknown VIN: WDBBA48D1G
The fix turned out to be very simple. The vacume actuater for the center vent had a small leak it would only hold vacume for about five seconds and then close. Thanks for all the great responses. most of them pointed at poor vacume supply since the defrost on ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 4JFAC72D1Y
hello and thak you 17 out of 17 can not be wrong i install a new mass and air filter from M.B. (oem) and problem fix. than you all
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Misfire VIN: 3VWSG29M11
Well I'm a bit embarrased to say it was the spark plug wires. This was a VR6 motor and the plug connectors had a plastic handle attached so as not to damage the plug wires, but they must have been so brittle inside that when I moved them aside something happ...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L head VIN: YV1TS90K5Y
I have recieved an emence amout of information for this vehical and speacal thanks to Johnny [...]. The info was all very helpfull and the car is on its way back togeather. There was a very helpfull respose by Terry in the fix f...
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