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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WAUCB88DXV
Got a head scratcher here, car idles fine in park or nuetral, but when you drop into gear, idle surges between 400-700rpm, occasionaly stalls. Live data shows throttle at about 5% in nuetral but when in gear it fluctuates from 1.9-9.5 rapidly you can sit there...
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L warning light comes on VIN: WAULD64BX2
Hi Fellows ,we've this Audi A6 here to replace both turbos. After we changed the Turbos & put back the engine everything work fine except the aut. headlight adjustment . It will adjust the xenon headlight as soon you turn on the key.I know for sure it was work...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDAAMS332X
vehicle came in with misfire codes for cylinders number 2 and 6. compression is 175 in all cylinders. plugs looked very old so changed out plugs and changed number two and six coils. runs good at any speed above 1500rpm but at idle it misses and backfires on o... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306
1985 Porsche 911 3.2L additional defroster blowers. VIN: WPOEB0911F
The additional blowers in the defroster ducts slow down and the relay buzzes if the defroster lever is lifted at all. The larger the electrical load the slower the blowers go and the more the relay buzzes. The whit and green wire to the relay terminal 86 buzze...
1987 Porsche 911 3.3L engine VIN: WPOEB0937H
We are looking for the spec. for the camshaft, like the touque, valve clearance and timing, we have all the other specs. for every other Porsche, but this one. The engine numbers are 930-68. If anyone has these specs., or knows where we can find them so we can...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: YSBEF48E1X
This vehicle came in at the end of March for an intermitant no start. (see previous repair history) This was differnent than the last time it arrived in November. Last time was a hot soak, whereas this time it occurs after the car is sitting in the sun with th... Trouble codes: P1460 (Immobilizer Acitve)
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V1Y
hi, some help on this one would be nice, car came in for timing belt and water pump, replaced both set timing tdc and i fired it up and i get cmp sensor out of range ,so itook every thing back apart and tried again same thing and it also smells rich and runs l... Trouble codes: P0341
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L clutch release VIN: 3VWSE29M4Y
Car came in with no clutch operation due to a disc damping spring adrift in the clutch. Replaced the clutch components with the appropriate Sachs kit, had the flywheel surfaced by an experienced machine shop, and the clutch dragged on startup. Bled the hydraul...
1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Surge VIN: YV1FA8953L
this is quite a long story sorry the car came in with a complaint of surging and cant get above 20 MPH. confirmed pulled codes 234- TP switch at idle. confirmed faulty TP switch. replaced and adjusted. cleared codes and ran car with the same surging condition ... Trouble codes: 223 (IAC valve signal absent or faulty), 234 (TP switch signal in idle position faulty)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1988 BMW M3 2.3L suspension VIN: WBSCD032XW
This is what we replaced: 1. Both front struts were junk. New Boge struts installed with upper mounting plates and new sway bar link pins 2. Both complete lower control arms with ball joints. All joints were junk. 3. Both motor mounts were broken in two. Alt...
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L compressor VIN: WBAHE2311R
WE tried all the things that you sent us but the cop. still cuts out of idle every time. cools good at idle. replaced drier expanstion valve and checked every thing we can think of. we will have to send him to the dealer.
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBHA23G3W
The engine control unit is vin locked to car it is in. The customer found the money and we ordered reman dealer control unit. Car now starts and runs and everything should go as planed. Beckman did not repair or check this unit. Dealer only. Thanks for your he... Trouble codes: P1570.
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L Passenger side door lock VIN: 1WVAE0705S
1 reply to check for broken wires at door hinges, which I did before I posted. 2 replies for sliding door, which I stated in my post this is a motor home and has no sliding door. I did not get what I was looking for such as info on operation of the system, bet...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L compressor VIN: 3VWCC21C91
checked the three fuses on the battery. had 12v but not enough amperage to module. found #1 fuse output side starting to melt plastic board. clean terminals and retest. now compressor turns on and ac works like a champ!!! thanks for the assistance iatn rocks.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWSB69M52
Thanks folks for the tips. It is the water pump. We took it out and the plastic propeller was broken. The vehicle had an extended warrenty but they would not cover it because vw covers it till 60000 miles. Vw would not take it back apart so we had to put the o...
2003 Volkswagen New Beetle 1.8L Coolant temp light
The car came back early this week. I checked the ECT color, it was black. Replaced the ECT with the updated green part, and the problem was fixed. Coolant lite worked as designed during post-repair road test. Thanks to all of you who helped. Brad
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