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1994 Audi 100 S 2.8L engine VIN: WAUEJ88C9R
Hi. The owner of this Audi complained that the oil pressure warning light had been remaining illuminated. This vehicle does not have a gauge. The VAG dynamic oil pressure warning system is installed. I verified the complaint, the light but not the buzzer sound...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D91
This vehicle originally came in with a P1128 code and fuel trims out of spec 25%. This to me was a classic case of a MAF sensor bad. I changed the MAF sensor with dealer unit and by request of the customer the upstream 02 sensor. I really don't think it needed... Trouble codes: P0135 (02 heater circuit), P1103 (02performance), 16519 (17511-), 17511 (testing and results)
1983 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L fuel gauge VIN: SAJAV1342D
both fuel gauges are inaccurate. replaced left sender, now reads 3/4 full when full, replaced float on right sender , now reads 1/2 when full. left and right tank switch works, switching valves in truck have been replace with a tee. tanks balance out if not fi...
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 296CID No Start VIN: 1070441200
This vehicle was running took for a drive and turned off. Went to restart and hasnt started since. checked for fuel ok checked for spark no spark. Has knew tuneup. Have power going to coil but not out replaced coil same affect replaced resister block, block ge...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Unknown VIN: WDBDA2803J
We replaced the head gsket on this car and put about 30 miles on the vehicle. The car then started making a whining noise which turned out to be the timing chain tension was too tight removed tensioner and installed proerly. shortly after vihicle would not idl...
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L a/c VIN: WPOCA29905
Hi techs, I have this one, that came with a leaking evaporator. I Replaced it with an aftermarket new one and the expansion valve and drier, charge with 1 pound and 14 onz of R134a. Start engine and turn on A/C, put temp. control knob at max cooling position, ...
2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: YS3DP35G51
Car came in originally w/ an irratic surging idle. Replaced throttle body and idle problem solved, returned car to customer. Several days later car returned for slight shutter or uneven acceleration most noticable between 2000-2500 rpm, if rpms are maintained ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L radiator VIN: WVWAA63B6X
Need a removal procedure for this radiator as Mitchell has no information in this area. Does the thing come out the front , or out the bottom ? Any and all help appreciated. TIA, Kenny
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L fan VIN: 3VWCF21C2Y
hi, this car came in with a dead battery and found that the coolant fan was running as soon as the key was turned on and wouldnt shut off after it was turned off. fan will go off when fuse is removed. i checked thermal fan switch and fan module, both good. fan...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWBC21V51
This car was sent to me from another shop which just replaced the clutch.After replacing clutch vehicle starts and stalls but will not continue to run.They towed it to me and what I found is I am losing injector pulse like as if the security system is killing ...
1991 Volvo 940 GLE 2.3L Lack of Power VIN: XYV1KA874X
Hi, group! Got one here that has me at my witts end. This Volvo acts like restricted exhaust or plugged fuel filter. Fuel pressure is to specs and there is no exhaust back pressure in front of the cat.I have also replaced the fuel filter. Ignition checks out o...
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Pinging VIN: YV1RS61R32
Hello Volvo Techs, Our problem is two-fold 1)We have an S60 in the shop with a pinging problem only when cold. 2)We are looking for a good European Technician(to any one interested),we lost him to his own shop. My other techs are not familiar with volvos at a...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3342Y
Thanks to all that reply to my help post. I ended up sending it to the dealer. i did find out that the throttle and the DME are commend failure on these cars. But i didn't have the tools to diag or repair it. the problem was the DME and the Throttle body. At l... Trouble codes: P0601.
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Loss of coolant VIN: WBAGG83451
Thanks for all the good replies. We found the valley pan to be the cause of the leak. I will keep the other tips in mind next time we run into a leak of this type.
1990 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Compressor, Blowers VIN: SAJFY1740L
Many thanks to all who responded to my post. Malcolm from British Columbia made the biggest contribution by simply stating 'IF THE BLOWERS ARE NOT RUNNING OR RUNNING AT THE WRONG SPEED, AL [...] KINDS OF MAYHEM WILL ENSUE. POINT IS: YOU NEED TO FIX THE MOTORS BEFOR...
1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L market not set VIN: SALLPAMJ3V
Thanks guys I had a rover tech come out and set up the bcem. All is now good. A bit of a shame that there is no local dealer withthe tool to do this work. May be an oppertunity for me?. thanks again to all replies.
1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 4.5L Servo VIN: 1070241202
Wow, I received 15 replies. Most suggested a sensor problem. I tested the sensors & the were within specs. However it seams that some radio installer had broken the fitting for the in car sensor aspirator hose.But that was not a big problem. A friend whom ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23EOV
Thanks to everyone that helped this ones fixed, the MAF was indeed no good. Replaced it and fuel trims are back to normal. Trouble codes: P0170.
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA24G1X
Thanks to all that replied. Most of the replies mention either the oil separator at the top of the valve cover or the PCV system. We have the oil separator on order and will replace when the parts arrive. The customer isn't considering a supercharger replaceme... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim code).
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWVB81H5V
Thanks for all the information. I looked real close at the evap purge solenoid like most suggested. I worked it off and on 10-15 times. Noticed some dirt coming out of the one port. Possibly from the canister or exhaust feedback. Cleaned it out and tried it so... Trouble codes: 442 (small evap leak).
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Radiator / Engine Cooling VIN: YV1RS59V84
Thanks to all that have responded. We let the car sit overnite. The next morning we found that the coolant in the resevoir had slowly made its way in to the engine. We topped off the resevoir and ran the car for a while and that seems to have been it. I will u...
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