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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: WAUCB88D4V
Thanks for reading this Im in serious audi trouble.the car loses spark at an idle and runs very poorly.on snap acceleration it boggs down and usualy dies, if u accel very slowly it seems to be fine and accelerates great after 3000 rpm. itfelt like a mass air s...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Surge VIN: WDBJF55F9T
Just had the trans overhauled at trans shop. Got vehicle back and the rev limiter kicks in at 4500 RPM going down the road at 1-2 and 2-3 shifts. Need to know at what RPM the rev limiter is supposed to come in. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 2FG45Y7812
timing belt jumped on this bug and killed eng. replaced with salavage unit. eng runs smooth and will cruise at 70 mph no problem. light accel runs fine and no codes. but car is sluggish on hard accel it acts like turbo kicks in then backs off.scanned sensors d...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Brake Booster/Mastercylinder VIN: 3VWSP69M22
Hi Group I need some help on this one. Around 5 months ago this VW TDI came in with low power complaint and strange hot smell, it was diagnosed with a bad brake booster. I had seen this problem before and after several test drives we were able to experience t...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L low pressure VIN: WVWRH63BX3
This car came in for regular routine oil/filter service. She came in regularly for any service since she bought this car. The next day she called that while driving on freeway she noticed the warning sign saying to stop the engine/car, as it detect low oil pre...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L interior lights VIN: 3VWCM21X74
This vehicle came in with complaint that interior light are not working. Upon inspection we found all back lighting for switches and instrument cluster not working. Removed dimmer switch and checked for voltage and ground. Switch has three wires. We have volta...
1992 Volvo 740 2.3L brake lights VIN: YV1FS8833N
Sorry posted info in repair history.
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L engine VIN: YV1LW5725T
dear automotive brains. this customer states that he loses 1 quart of oil in 400 miles . didn't fint eny leaks on the outside exsept for a litlle drop under the turbo.took the filpipe of the intercooler expecting to find a lot off oil in there but non is there...
2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L Starting VIN: YV1TS91DX2
need some help installed a rebuilt transmission [ 4t65e]in this volvo 1 week ago customer complains of long cranking before engine starts. no codes are present. once engine runs it does not stall. we replaced crank sensor on top of trans [ reads off flywheel] ...
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L no start VIN: YV1SZ59H04
We have a Volvo that intermittenly will start then die after about 2 seconds. If customer removes key, locks then unlocks door it will start about 90% of the time. Problem is very intermittent. It acts if the key is being turned off. We replaced the key antenn...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Alternator VIN: WBAAM3335X
First let me thank you for taking time to help me. Although this one is not fixed, due to the fact that the customer decided not to continue persuit of the smell, I still have a feeling they will be back soon. Thanks again for your help, Robert
1983 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L fuel gauge VIN: SAJAV1342D
found 2 problems.I noticed that the volt gauge was reading low and windows and wipers were slow to move unless engine was running above idle.Checked connections and grounds. WHile the alternator was in spec I decided to change alternator. Volt reading came rig...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L auto trans VIN: SAJEA51D22
this was another lesson in humility. there is a large plug on the back side of the trans just above the left axle, on factory trans it is a 24mm plug a lot like a lot of fill plugs on aftermarket trans it's a large 'e' socket, inverted torx. THIS IS NOT A FILL...
1994 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L Charging VIN: SALJY1247R
I would like to thank all 11 technicians that responded to my post. The service writer got another reman from NAPA and it was worse than the unit I had just pulled from the vehicle. I made sure there was no voltage drop and made sure of all my connections. All...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Doesn't operate VIN: WDBEA66E5S
This turned out to be a real challenge. We spent 20 plus hours on this one. I can't possibly list all the steps, test results, etc, but I will try to summarize. Our initial testing pointed to problem with soft top control module, so we got a new one and the co...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L door locks VIN: YS3ED48E1Y
I have some new information but i have already posted an update and you only get one. What i have found is that i can unplug the twice unit and when i plug it back in the locks work fine for about a minute and then stop working until i unplug it again. I am as...
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AA884XM
Sorry it has taken awhile to post the fix between customer approving repair and busy time.Thanks to all who replied Paul [...] from Cary NC you were a great help I dont think we could of did it with out you you pointed us to the Coolant Temp sensor under #3 in... Trouble codes: 224 (Coolant Temp).
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