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1997 Audi A4 2.8L dome light VIN: WAUEA88D6V
Hello, This car has an intermittent problem with the dome light and door chime going off at different times when driving and the windows not working at times. They also say the voltage meter fluctuates from 12v to 14v. We could duplicate the dome light comin...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L Convertor VIN: WAULC68EX2
Hey guys, This car has all the techs in the shop stumped, so hopefully one of you Audi Techs will get this. Car comes in w/ the complaint of a loud noise around 40mph. The noise the customer is complaining about sounds like a sub woofer in a car, like a loud ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6345Y
This car is really babied, the owner is planning on being buried in it, he tells me that the mil comes on while he is driving in city traffic, but doesn't know exactly when. I am not sure about what is setting the codes, each time I have it in the shop,it does... Trouble codes: 1188 (O2 sensor malfunction), 1189 (O2 sensor malfunction)
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L pads VIN: SALJY124XV
Hey Guys!! I have a peculiar complaint regarding this Land Rover after our shop performed a routine front brake job. The vehicle came in with failed brake pads due to wear and scored rotors. We replaced the rotors due to lack of thickness and install new a Wan...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Unknown VIN: SALPV1244X
Hello, I have a 99 Land Rover-Range Rover with a transmission code P0741. Customer states loss of power. Alldata has limited info on this this vehicle to diagnose this code. Has anyone come across this code and knows how to find to the problem. Dose the transm...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL 3.8L lines VIN: WDBCA33A8D
This vehicle looks to have been well maintained until we get to the (original) fuel filter/ pump/ accumulator area. The one line connecting these components will be destroyed if I try to disconnect. I have had it sprayed up for three days now- cannot get a han...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBA28D5JF
Hello MB Techs This car will not start due to missing overvoltage relay, but overvoltage relay is a 4 pin relay which is no longer supplied and the connector has only 4 holes and will not accept a 7 pole relay. My question is what do you do to use the 7 pin re...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Hesitation VIN: WDBGB34E3P
This car came in for "no power as soon as the car warms up" according to the customer. We first test drove the car and discovered that within the first 5 min of driving the car lost most of it's power. We brought it back to the shop and put new fuel filters ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLK74GX2
please help.misfire on all cyl. on driver side. o2 sens. on bank 1 have high volts.bank 2 are low.m.a.f sensor readings are within specs. injectors are working.can clear codes,test drive,first cly #8 misfire then #5,#6,and #7will hit. Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0306, P0307, P0308
2003 Peugeot 206 GTI 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: VF32CRFNF4
Fellow Techs, WE have this Pug that is giving us grief.The car came in with check engine light on & displaying messages"catalytic convertor fault" and "anti polution fault" on center display.WE have limited scanner access.Two codes in memory for missfire on c...
1980 Porsche 928 4.5L alternator & gauges VIN: 92A0811417
With limited knowledge and information we are searching for a main relay or fuseable link? All fuses test good. Any help would be appreciated.
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Flashing ABS, ASR & Brake warning lights VIN: WVWVD23B5Y
VW techs (David, too) Car arrived with flashing ABS, ASR & Brake warning lights. Retrieved following codes (descriptions may include Alldata): 18057 (ABS communication fault) 01203 (open circuit between instrument cluster & hyd unit contact 10) ASR: Error ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C7W
This car runs fine but will set codes for sec air flow and misfire on #3 after 3 or 4 drive cycles. Right now i'am focusing on the sec air code. I'am testing for motor operation when the engine is cold. It comes on sometimes on initial start-up and I tested at... Trouble codes: P0411, P0303
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L cooling fans VIN: 9BWDE61J72
cooling fans don`t come on when a\c is engaged.checked all related fuses to a\c curcuit.manually operated cooling fans ok.replaced fan module.scanned no codes.help.
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Trailer Lights? VIN: WVWTK73C37
Question for the VW experts. I have a customer here with a VW Passat Wagon that needs a trailer harness installed. Called VW, they said they do not make one, however the dealer put on an aftermarket hitch, no aftermarket company I have contacted said the h...
1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1FX8848K
Hope you Super Volvo techs can help with this one, again. Please take the time to carefully read what's already been done. The exhaust readings I posted are during the state emissions test, idle results = 15mph dyno test w/50% load, cruise results = 25 mph dyn...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L speedometer VIN: YV1AA885XL
Speedo and odometer not working. Just send speedo out and had it repaired. Found out by accident the speedo works when coasting with engine not running and ignition on. Exact same result with another instrument cluster I had. Car does not have a tach, so the w...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5543V
Unable to pinpoint large Evap leak evidently at tank. Can guarantee lines from engine, thru canister to tank hold perfect vacuum. Fuel cap & filler neck also are 100% tight. Lowered tank to visually inspect all lines, all appeared connected & in good condition... Trouble codes: P0455 (Large EVAP system leak)
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L ecm-225 VIN: YV1LZ5645W
MIL on: ECM-225 (A/C pressure sensor signal out of range) This is a XC with B5254T. Alldata has a very strange description of the diagnostic tree: Vehicle Level-Powertrain Management-Computers and Control Systems-Testing and Inspection-Trouble Code Diagnosti...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L brake lamp on instrument panel flashes VIN: WAUAC68D21
Thank you for your help, The fix for the brake lamp flashing on the instrument cluster was due to a brake fluid level sensor that had failed during our brake system flush. It did not store any ABS codes, just made the lamp flash. By unplugging the connector ...
2006 BMW 550i 4.8L Oil Reset VIN: WBANB53536
Thanks to all who replied. The ultimate procedure was provided by Dana [...]. The procedure is simililar to the earlier models except the button was in a different location and the sequence of presses was a bit different. Here is the procedure: Maintenance se...
1982 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L No Start VIN: ZFAAS00BXL
Hi Folks Thank you all very much for your input. I feel kind of foolish for misdiagnosing this car. A lesson learned. The problem turned out to be a faulty ignition module. Again thanks for all the help. Mike
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L shift interlock VIN: WDBGA43E9R
What I found was an interlock cable at the ignition switch/lock cylinder that had come out of its threaded cam actuator. I screwed it back in and voila! Step on the brake pedal and shift it out of park.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B1X
The owner is taking the vehicle to the VW dealership. I found that none of the wiring diagrams I had from ebahn or mitchell matched this vehicle. Without the proper pin outs it would take more time than the customer had to redraw a diagram for the vehicle. Tha... Trouble codes: P1338 (Cam Position Sensor 1 shorted to power), P1392 (Cam Position Sensor 2 shorted to power).
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWHC63B41
Hey guys. This one is finnally fixed. It was the ecm power relay intermittenly loosing power through the relay. I cannot take credit for this fix. I had help from Jim Guarido. I had monitored the ground side of the cam adjuster solenoid and sam that the ecm wa... Trouble codes: P0010 (variable camshaft adjuster circuit).
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: D9X2627203
We advised the customer that the consensus was that this car needed the throttle body replace and that it was under warranty. She took the car back to the dealer, who had just done the software update, only now they told her that what it needed was an addition...
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