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1996 Audi A4 2.8L expansion tank VIN: WAUEA88D3T
Car runs at normal temp. after hard driving (highway or long city drive) coolant spits out of expansion tank after car is parked and shut off. will not do it all the time. After it pushes out about 1 pint ( just below minimum line) it will not push out any mor...
1993 BMW 740i 4.0L No Start VIN: WBAGD4323P
The car will sometimes start and other times not start. the customer told me it use to cut off while driving, wait 2mins, restart and go. when it started taking 30mins. he thought it needed a fuel pump so he sent to me. his new pump installed and no start. i c...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Wipers VIN: WBAGH8349Y
Intermittently the wipers stop working while the customer is driving (in rain-light or heavy), must pull over and wait, he has tried shutting car off/on, wiggle level/control switch, bang on dash (his idea- out of anger!). Does not start occuring until driven ...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L car won't start VIN: SALPV1247T
could any one help me i am going crasy with this one try to clear codes only one come back witch is p1622 on dash disply it says trans fault try to check for codes from trans comes back with no communication check iatn for help one email i read said to check b...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: SALTY1243Y
we have this dico ll in and the problem is in the crank sensor. the veh. came in running and then died after hot. lab scope on crank sensor at the ecu and the signal flat lines when dies. lab scope on crank sensor alone and no signal. cool sensor off and it st...
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L soft top VIN: WDBFA67F7T
car came in with rollbar light on dash and center consol also softtop light on in center consol.pulled codes found f129 with my carsoft scaner.dont no what this code is top will not go up or down and rollbar is in the up mode.we put a new /rebilt controler in ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F0X
Hi. This little Kompressor motor (111.973) has got me stumped. This car has been in occasionally for several years. Two months ago he called, MIL on. He stopped by, I recorded and erased the DTC P0170 (fuel trim malfunction). Another month and the MIL is on ag... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim at limit)
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L rear suspension VIN: WDBNG70J1Y
Dear MB Guru's this S class drives as nuts it makes a "double click" noise from the rear suspension. when starting off and or when going back and forth (like in a parking lot). It almost sounds like the parking brake, but with parking brake more or less fully...
1979 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: GHN5UL4955
Does anyone know what temp the cooling fan switch operates at. I have just rebuilt this engine & replaced all cooling system components except radiator(customer had rad. cleaned) I replaced cooling fan switch & gauge goes right to the edge of the red area befo...
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA29941
This car has a P1671 dme fault code. All the info I could get was computer monitoring:reset fault. Have anyone seen this fault or have any repair information? Thanks.
1995 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Wipers VIN: YS3DF75N0S
Morning, this car has got me going crazy!! Wiper motor works fine but when i but the car in reverse it keeps blowing fuse # 31!! This fuse also controls reverse light and head beam adjustment! I've unpluged reversing light relay under dash, still blowing fuse!...
1992 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L engine VIN: WVWPAD1G8N
We have a interesting one-gas engine! replace some drive belts(p/s and alternator), clutch cable, did front brakes. The car has developed a nasty engine vibration at about 4,000 rpm! we have disconnected the belt, exhaust and clutch cable but will not disappea...
1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWFB81HXR
This car will bog down and stall when accelerating. It happens at idle but only if you rev the engine quickly, but in gear it will bog and stall no matter how much you try to feather the the gas. Fuel press seems ok 36-43, no codes stored, had new bosche cap/r...
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L compressor
greetings from Texas. i have an ac problem that is really causing me grief. a customer brougt in a 1995 vw cabrio for a compressor replacement. it was checked by a person i trust who said the seal was leaking. i replaced the compressor, new not rebuilt, drier,...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWSB69MI2
Thank god for volkswagen This car was towed in customer bought it on ebay he said it ran when brought in on trailer when they backed it off trailer would not start.I understand he bought another jetta 2002 and used parts to put in this jetta.Anyway he has the ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69M41
Jetta with a P0172 system rich code. On the first visit we did the normal tests, vacuum, fuel pressure and MAF readings. Fuel trims at 14%. MAF was out of range so we tried cleaning it with a recommendation to replace it. Cleared adaptives and trims were arou...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L radio, cruise VIN: WBAGK2325T
Vehicle is fixed and working perfectly! After triple checking all power and ground inputs to multifunction steering wheel control module and continuity through all signal wires from module to steering wheel we decided to replace control module($80.00), Bingo. ...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L SRS Module VIN: WBAGN634X3
Thank you to all who replied and even called me. I learned a lot about this system, but probably not even 1/8th of what the system does and is capable of. Based on the replies which you can read, this system uses one central SIM or Safety Information Module an...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E71
Hello,thanks for the replies. I was not comfortable digging into this one with the limited experience we have in Mercedes.The vehicle was sent to a Mercedes dealer. We received 3 replies witch talked of checking the amp draw at the fuse while disconnecting com...
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WVWCB5158L
Sorry that this has taken so long for me to reply back. First let me thank all that replied to this problem. It took me almost two weeks to get vehicle back into my classroom, as suggested we checked all grounds and found them clean and tight. Smoke tested f...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C5Y
Unfortuantely the customer has taken his car and has not yet brought it back. I cleared the codes and the light has not yet come back on. So he doesn't want to pursue the problem now at this time. Eventually he probably will. (Like the next time the smog comes... Trouble codes: 16795 (Secondary AIR Injection System).
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L Air Bag VIN: 3VWDC21V81
Well the volkswagen is fixed there was a ground wire behind the dash that wasn't tight after tighten down the wire the vehicle started still had a air bag light on but that was easy to fix now that the scanner was reading again put in a new clock spring and co...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B82
Hi, This vehicle is fixed. We found the grounding of the engine was not correct. there was 1.4 volt difference in the grounding between the battery and engine itself. Check and clean all we could find, with not luck. Then added a new ground wire from the batte... Trouble codes: 16687 (random misfire), 16687 (random misfire), 17647 (inj circuit 3 open circuit. generic code p203).
1991 Volvo 940 GLE 2.3L Charging VIN: YV1JA874M3
I recieved many replies about changing the printed circuit board on the instrument cluster and so thats what I did.The customer called last week said all is well but ac not working so I have to look at that.
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