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1996 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA88DXT
coolant temp low intermittently ground appears ok wiring harness spades not bent or seperated wiggle test no changes in scan tool reading i have a snap on red brick & a mastertech readings the same i do not have the european set up going off of obd 2 global do... Trouble codes: P0116 (ect cicuitrange/performance problem)
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Evaporator Drain VIN: 4JGAB54E5Y
Ladies and Gentlemen, A/C on this vehicle works well, blows hot or cold out of all the proper vents at all the proper times. The one problem is with extended A/C running, clear water starts running out of the lower foot well vents. (on a clear sunny day) I am ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L power door locks VIN: WDBRF61J91
Greeting i-ATN members, Not a Mercedes mechanic so I'm a little skittish about where to go. Problem via customers own description; Car locks itself, then electronic key will not unlock, must use mechanical key which sets off alarm, start car to silence alarm....
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L alternator VIN: WPOCB29852
Good morning group. I have an 02 Boxster S that came in because the charging system light was on. We checked the charging system and it was not charging at all. We checked all of the fuses and cables. We then determined that the alternator was bad. We ordered ...
2001 Renault Laguna 3.0L Door Locks VIN: VF1BG0D0B2
Vehicle has two keycards, will lock but struggles to unlock with both cards. I have replaced batteries in both cards. More often than not I have to use the emergency key which triggers alarm until card is inserted. Car starts fine. I notice the light on the ca...
1993 Saab 9000 CD 2.3L Unknown VIN: YS3CK48B7P
Hello. The vehicle will not produce braking pressure at the right front wheel, and minimal pressure at the left rear. We cannot get any brake fluid to bleed from right front wheel. Right front brake hose was replaced. Any help?? Thanks.
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L 3-2 shift VIN: YS3DD75H2Y
Hello fellow techs, thanks in advance if anyone has encountered this problem. Trans shifts fine up thru all gears but will not downshift from 3 to 2 unless you push gear lever towards 1st and then will slide right in to 2nd. It does not grind. Checked shift li...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L 4-3 shift VIN: 3VWRA01HXR
help please. this car was brought into our shop because trans shop could not get to operate properly after rebuild. tcm was shot, as car would not start in first ever,while known good unit would. however, car works fine when left in 3rd, or no forced kickdowns...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Brakes VIN: 3VWSE69M22
As near as I can tell this car binds up the brakes intermittently on the highway. Communication is a little sketchy about mechanical things with this driver but her sons seem to agree the car apparently wouldn't move forward (auto trans). Of course everything...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5548T
Hello Everyone, This car has been in the shop for a while and I just can't seem to find the problem. Everytime I reset the check engine light it comes back on right away for P1307. The accelerometer, A/C pressure sensor, and tank pressure sensor all share the ... Trouble codes: P1307 (Accelerometer Signal Low), P0450 (EVAP Pressure Sensor Malfunction), P0455 (Evap Control System Gross Leak Detected)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Overboost VIN: WAUCB88D3V
We won't see this car for a while so I guess I'll close out before I get in trouble. A lot of comment about cleanliness & continuity on the intake side and control hoses. Someone suggested inspecting the inside of the boost control valve even though it clicks,...
2004 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E52
As everyone seemed to agree, the MAF was the item needed. Thank you for your support guys. The customer is very pleased and the cost of a remanufactured MAF from Audi was nominal. Trouble codes: P0102, P1857.
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L clutch VIN: WBAHE1317R
Hello, sorry took so long the close but vehicle wouldn't make noise. Grant from Virginia hit the nail on the head. The noise was coming from the expansion valve. There is a TSB on these for this problem. Thanks again to everyone who replied.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBCA24D6K
The fix was the ignition coil.Thank you very much to each and every one who took time out of their busy day to reply to my cry for help. We Got 14 replys and a few said that the ignition coil will fire the plug out side the cylinder but will not fire under com...
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L soft top VIN: WDBFA67F7T
Thanks all for your responses. My tech made this post and there were a few things I want to add to this for anyone that might encounter the same problem. The windows did not operate, the sot top did not operate and the roll bar did not operate. When the codes ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBJH82F9X
Consensus was the plug wires even though we couldn't provoke them. Car's been good for a few days. The different mixture adaptations (with the single air mass meter) is likely different back pressures on the two cats. We'll let that dog (OK those cats) lie unt...
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L oil pressure VIN: WMWRC33434
Thanks for the replies raul and john were right to tell me to look at filter in the cap there is a spring and then a plastic insert that pushes on filter to hold it down the plastic insert was missing there is a oil drainback valve in the bottom of the filer h...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L Starting VIN: YS3DD58BXT
Hello all, The virtual tall cold one goes to...Claude [...].Obviously when we checked the Ignition switch,we did not check well enough,or it was'nt acting up at the time.We replaced the Ignition switch over a week ago,and I called the client up today and...
1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWFB81HXR
Thanks to all who replied. Turns out the Bosch coil we installed two months ago was just not getting the job done. Installed a new coil and the car runs great.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD23B8Y
thanks for the replies, after attempting to no avail from directly on top of the sensor, i ended up pulling the air intake, and was able to slide an o2 socket on. i used a long extension to break it loose, but still had to get someone with smaller hands to bur...
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