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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L converter VIN: WBACJ8323W
Hi BMW tech's, we have this noise that occurs as car warms up to operating temp. Strarts out low and gets louder to the point you have to shut it down for fear of damage. It sounds like a bearing locking up in a lawn mower, sqauling sound and when you shut the...
1983 Saab 900 S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3AE43S4D
this saab came in with a hot and cold ruability we have the car running great when warm or hot .just when it is cold start we have the problem as we had noted in the related repair history .we are at road block as what to do next .simply we need your help. tha...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L door lock VIN: WVWMA63B6X
We've had several of these come in lately with the driver's outside door lock falling out of the handle assembly. The one we did last week was a 1999 beetle. On that car we were able to pull the plastic plug from the door and found that the screw was loose. We...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L instruments VIN: WVWPD63B1X
This car has a bad instrument cluster. Customer brought me a used unit. I need to recode the used unit but I cannot find the login code in alldata. I have the coding from the original unit but I need the login code. Any help would be appreciated.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Heater Core VIN: 3VWSD69M81
After my experienced technician has already spent 8 hours trying to replace the heater core on this 01Jetta 1.8, I give up and beg for a little help from other, more experienced VW Techs. I did see a recent post on a similar car, but all of the replies talked ...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L electric window VIN: YVITS90D51
We do not see a lot of these in the shop. This one comes in and nothing on the right front door works not the window,locks or mirror. We checked the fuses and the wiring what we could see of it and found nothing wrong. You could tell that both front door power...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L expansion tank VIN: WAUEA88D3T
Finally got car back in to test. Luke was right about the electric fan not coming on. Although it was working the last time I checked and when I changed expansion tank. Tested fan circuit by jumping at radiator switch and fan worked on high and low.While testi...
1997 Audi A4 1.8L Long Crank VIN: WAUCB88D7V
Thanks to all who replied, I was able to get rid of the code by going into the basic setting on the snapon scanner. I also did a motorvac for carbon build up and injector clean, as well as tried a coolant sensor. It was suggested to replace the throttle body i... Trouble codes: 17972 (Throttle Adjuster Valve), P1564 (Same).
1980 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.7L a/c output VIN: WDB1070221
I recieved information from David [...] telling me about Cooler Air in TX. After speaking to Jerry I removed the blower motor to reveal the problem. The Diavia a/c system uses a drop down door to close off mixed air. This door is only moving about 30% and ther...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L inop VIN: WDBHA23E6V
Hello Group, Vehicle is fixed in that cruise works with smaller tires at rear of vehicle.Vehicle has 2 sensors up front and 1 in rear located at diff pinion area. Will the ecm relearn a mismatched set of wheels ? I was told NO! Why hasn't the ABS system thrown...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L frt w/wipers VIN: 3VWJA81H5W
sorry for not closing this sooner, the problem seems very intermitent and getting the car back when the problem is there has been difficult. l will repost the fix at a later date. thanks to all that replied.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L no power VIN: 3VWCF21C2X
This is car is finally fixed. Most of you pointed to the MAF sensor, but unfortunatly we had to verify with data because the customer is a good guy. Originally our MAF readings would peak out at 380 mgps. After we uplugged it, it would go into default and go t...
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