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Help Request Answers
1998 Audi A4 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUC2A8D8W
hey all you audi guys i got this audi that is non obd compliant so no codes until i get the vag com in the mail. this car when you try to start it cranks over and you can see spark, injector pulse, and if you crank long enough will eventually start. When you g...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L engine VIN: WAUED64B61
Hey All, I have this audi (2001 A6 Quattro) that is smoking out the exhaust pipes like crazy. If this was a BMW V8 it would definetly be the crank vent plate on the back of the intake manifold. Do you think this has a similar crank vent problem caused by a ve...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Electronic VIN: WBADM6348X
thanks in advance for the help. this bmw has auto climate control and the heat fades in the panel position. on any other ventilation position the heat is fine. mitchell lists no self test info. any info on how to test would be helpful.
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L trunk VIN: WBAGN63423
trunk will not open - have tried release inside car and remote control - all other functions of remote normal - live data with modic shows no function of internal release button when pushed - but also shows an open rear hatch contact switch - anyone have any s...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Door locks VIN: WMWRC33413
Hi, first of all thanks for any help. I have a 2003 Mini cooper, came in with front Left and Right door lock servos inop with remote and when switching door lock switch. (2) Grinding fuel door servo. I replace the gas door servo, grinding noise is gone and ser...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Brake booster VIN: WVWPD63B3B
This vechicle first came in to my shop in November. The brake pedal was frozen and could not be depressed. The brakes were not stuck on, only the pedal would not move. After removal of the master cylnder I thought I found the problem. The booster was half full...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L clutch pack VIN: 3VWSP69M42
at cruise speed 40mph-60, can feel surge and see rpm change. control valve was replaced due to trans code. no light is on now, same problem
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L unknown VIN: WVWVD63B62
Customer complaint is of an intermittent hard brake pedal. At present and after road test vehicle did not exhibit this condition. Customer stated vehicle had a very hard pedal and was difficult to stop in the morning for the first few stops and one time in the...
1987 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: YV1AX8853H
I believe that I am on the right track with this one. This is a volvo that I had posted on about 2 weeks ago running very poorly. The customer had hit a large bump and the engine starting running on randomn cylinders. I replaced the distributor with hall sende...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5547T
car has come in , good customer, tested tps at sensor,tuned car up completely , tps sweep with modis shows perfect sweep no drop out or glitches , don't have capabilties to test at computer , sorry , checked all connections and seated computer , car left shop ... Trouble codes: P0123 (tps), P0120 (tps), P0300 (misfire 300/301/302/303/304/305/), P0301
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L Timing Marks VIN: YV1VW2558Y
Hello Everyone, I am replacing the CVVT unit on this vehicle along with the timing belt. We have Alldata at the shop and the info on there for setting the timing marks and adjusting the CVVT and intake sprokets doesn't seem accurate. specifically the CVVT unit...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
2001 Audi TT 1.8L Unknown VIN: TRUTC28NX1
Hi and thanks for all the help, well it's in the diff, have not disassembled yet waiting for authorization. Either the diff came loose or bad gear. Thank you all did not want to wait for customer before closing post.
1993 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBACA5310P
Thank you to the 11 people who responded to my request. The overwhelming consensus was water damage on the DME (engine computer). I didn't have to go any farther than this because when I removed it from the car and took it apart, the bottom of the circuit boar...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L trans program VIN: WBAHD6329S
thank you all for all the great responses. we did get the customer to commit to doing a flush. upon removing the pan i found a lot of debree in the bottom and the magnet looket like a chia-pet. there were also some large chunks of metal (steel) in the pan. thi...
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L wipers VIN: WBA6F8327V
i changed the double relay and had the same problem.customer needed the car so he took it and has not returned as of yet.before he left i did ceck the signal wire at the wiper motor.there was no pulsing of power with the wipers on so from what i have been told...
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L air bag light on VIN: 4USCH7332W
thanks for the replies on this one. one tech said remove battery cables & touch them together, but I'm scared of that. Besides I'm afraid of having to recode the radio to get it operational again. so I went ahead and spent money for european upgrade on modis. ...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L steering VIN: WDBCA37D6F
thanks to all the teches that answer.i did not find the vibration problem.sand car to dealer they could not find the vibration problrm.thank you all
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L delayed shifts VIN: WDBFA67E9R
All right guys I finally fixed this car about a week and a half ago, didn't want to reply too soon (test drove alot). We ended up pulling the B1 servo for inspection and sure enough when compared to another used one out of a tranny we had in our shed it was ab...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WPOCA2984X
i belive it is a software issue with my scaner it starts at the -40 then goes up after it is running for some time thanks for the input
1985 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8L low oil presure light VIN: 1VWD0170FV
customer finnaly oked so diag. thanks for all the replys it ended up being the dinamic oil presure ctrl unit after learning how this system worked it was easy to diag. thanks agian
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L alarm system VIN: 0WVWNA63B0
Found Alarm to always be set by left rear door. Swaped control unit/window motor left rear door no change. Swapped left rear door lock assembly no change. Customer opted to take vehicle to dealer. Have no further information on status of repair to vehicle...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Immobilyzer VIN: 3VWCS21C81
I just love iatn! If I knew what she looked like I just might marrie her.LOL I know thats bad ...You guys and gals are just to smart!!!Thank You for the replys. All were very helpful.Most siad the 7 didget SKC is no longer generated by the dealer.Which is what...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVE63B04
Thank you for all the replies. After recieving all the helpful replies I ohm checked all the glow plugs,1,3,and 4 had .7 ohms resistance and #2 had 237 ohms. I also checked for voltage to all glow plugs on startup-ok. We installed a new glow plug in #2 cylinde... Trouble codes: P0674.
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L Cooling Fan VIN: 3VWH69M44M
Further and detailed inspection at the fuses located on top of battery showed the 40 amps fuse blown -as pointed out by Robert, Charlie and Carlos- I really overlooked it since the tiny crack on the fuse was hidden by the dust over the fuse. It was my test lam...
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L Door Locks VIN: YV1KS9608T
Sorry for the delay, but had to wait for the customer to return from vacation. Car is FIXED. Peter [...] nailed it by saying that it was a broken wire in the driver's door wire harness. His suggestion for diagnosis was ... Disconnect the harness under the ...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Cuts out VIN: YV1TS90D2Y
After getting all the help request, and thanks one and all, I had not updated the software in our used ETM. We had swapped the CMI11 fog light relay on the CEM with the CMI12 fuel pump relay. After driving car for 20 miles we did not experience any dieing prob...
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