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1999 Audi A4 1.8L air bag light VIN: WAUCB28D6X
I have this Audi with an airbag light on. I get a communication failure with my Genisys. Any known problem with these modules? Do I need an OEM scan tool for this? All help is appreciated.
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Heater Control VIN: WBAGJ8326T
Hello BMW experts. I have a 740il which currently has the heater control/display in Celcius. For unknown reasons it went from Farenheit to Celcius. Does anyone have any ideas on how to program this back to Farenheit? NOTE: This vehicle has the series E38 contr...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Rough on cold start VIN: WBADT33441
BMW Techs please help! I have a 525i with a complaint of roughness on cold start. I have not seen this condition and yes I know the first step should be to verify customers complaint but the powers that be (aka service writers) have not suplied me with a cold ...
1985 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start, Stall VIN: SAJNV5849F
Have two of these beauties in the shop. The problems are virtually identical. Both cars will start and run fine cold. After ten minutes they will shut off and not restart or run without adding extra fuel(carb cleaner in the snorkels). Fuel pressure is in spec ...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1242V
Hi, This Rover sets a p1179 engine code. The computer wants to lean the thing out. The fuel trim codes, both short and long term, are all negative. LTFT is about -24 and short fluctuates but is always negative. Fuel pressure is good and holds at rest. I have ...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L rear rotors/pads VIN: SALPV1543Y
Thanks in advance to anyone that can help,don't work on many Rovers at all. Replaced rear rotors and pads 9000 miles ago, they were metal on metal,prior to this i have never seen this vehicle before. Vehicle is back metal on metal again,caliper pistons and sli...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L radio VIN: WDBGA32EXP
vehicle has "wait" on radio display, checked all fuses, limited resources on mercedes, hopefully someone has the anwser, thanks in advance, john.
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Delayed/double shift VIN: WDBGA32E5S
Car was towed into shop ,transmission would not pull.Took tranny apart and found front main piston, twisted springs and etc.. tore up.Replaced front main piston replaced all clutches seals and any other affected parts.Cleaned valve body,seems to be OK.(just fo...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L engine/trans controls VIN: WDBNG78J71
We have a 2001 S600 that was towed to our shop after the owner went through a drive-through car wash. Warning lights came on, the car would not shift gears, and the enigne was in limp mode with emergency throttle operation. The car is an original-looking, stoc...
1990 Saab 900 2.0L master cylinder VIN: YS3A175L5L
The master cylinder was replaced due to low brake pedal & previous attempts to bleed system. The vehicle is only used on weekends in summer & sits all winter & brake fluid had not been previously been replaced. Thanks to all who reply ( mike).
1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L fire & fuel VIN: WVWCB5155N
Hello And thank you for what help you may offer. I have been asked to resolve an issue with this 1993 VW Cabriolet. The vehicle did have a 95 ABA 2.0 Liter installed along with the correct fuel management computer, and I see that the speedometer cluster wi...
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WVWEE83AXS
the hesatation happens at wide open throttle only, it you let up on gas just a little it is fine, give a little thottle & it acts up. i have vag com tool hooked up and the injector pulse go to 21 ms of time. way to much fuel!. if you run the car in the bay in ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L exhaust valve VIN: 2VWSA29M7X
Used car lot called and said they need a valve replaced. I did a compression test and the results were #1 125, #2 0 psi, #3 175, # 4 175 psi. I pulled the head off and #2 was bent bad. #2 valve I pulled out and tried lapping the valve and found it was slightly...
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2MB47001
Guys and gals Im at my witts end this euro van has 1 code always p0171 system to lean. I have done everything under corretive actions from bently and chiltons. ck fuel psi and delivery on the money 36 with vac 42 with out. smoke ck this car many times I find n... Trouble codes: P0171
1992 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AW8800N
Began diagnosis by scoping crank sensor, No signal when scoped as "modis" instructed but did have signal when reversed leads. replaced sensor, still had no spark. Followed mitchel diagnostic sequence and found alot of inconsistancies with flow chart and what w...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1994 Audi 80 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUZZZ8CZR
well I guess unfamiliarity got me here. I got to the point I was sure the isc wasnt operating, but it didnt seem siezed & it had the right resistance. I was thinking the idle switch might have been not signalling correctly so i went to the ecu to do some back ... Trouble codes: 00519 (intake manifold pressure sensoor sporiadic), 00575 (intake manifold pressure sensor).
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L condensor fan VIN: WAUED54B21
Thanks to all who replied! You where all correct. the primary fan motor was bound up but not by an obstruction , the motor just failed internally. As well the fuse was also blown.The customer and tech had not noted any temperature issues. A new fan and fuse an...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L information center VIN: WBABN33451
Well we replaced lighting control module, all indicators out! according to BMW you must code module when replacing so we coded it with our Baum, and guess what! lights came back on! CRAP! so vehicle is going to dealer today to get coded! If anyone out there ha...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, No power VIN: 4JGAB54E9W
Wow. 22 rapid fire replys...20 of them telling me to replace the Mass Air Flow Meter. It seems that this vehicle sets code P0170 and P0173 (both banks lean) when the MAF goes bad. Of course a blocked fuel filter or bad fuel pump or regulator could also set the... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173.
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L shifter VIN: WDBLJ65G21
brake light switch repaired this mb. thanks alot for all your help
1958 Other European Silver Cloud 3.0L Brakes
I want to thank everyone who responded to our request. Seems to be a lot of you who know about these old relics. The best way to bleed this system is to go directly to the master cylinder using a pry bar to depress it while opening the bleed valves. The 'boost...
1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WVWCB5151N
Thanks to all that replied! Oil jet was replace at #4 cam journal.Problem solved.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L No Power VIN: 3VWBF61C2W
Ok this one was interesting. We checked out a bunch of things and found everything working properly. The MAP, MAF, and everything was good, but we tried used ones anyway. Finally we tried some used injectors and we seemed to get a bit more power. So we sent th...
1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L no spark VIN: YV1FX8844H
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I received many replies about failed hall affect switches and radio suppression relays. I, however did have good injector/noid light operation, which indicated to me that the hall effect was working as well a...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Cuts out VIN: YV1LS5505P
first off i have to once again thank everyone that replied. i have driven this vehicle for more than 300 miles since the cam position sensor was changed.it has run flawlessly the customer has given it back to his daughter and she has had no problems. again...
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