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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Stall VIN: WAUED24B7Y
Fuel is not being transfered from the drivers side to the passengers side of the fuel tank. Fuel pressure is OK. Cannot find any info on this problem. Any help would be appreciated.
1992 BMW 735iL 3.5L drain on bat VIN: WBAGC4315N
customer complains of drain on battery. after checking for drain, found that pulling fuse #20 in engine compartment fuse box removed drain on battery. after more diagnosing, found a 30 pin connector(X-251) under left side at dash. i could unhook that & drain g...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L abs fault VIN: SALLJRMM3T
This vehical came in with the ABS light On. Checked for codes and found code 2-8 whick is no voltage to ABS solenoid valve,faulty valve relay AB14 or wiring. I have replace the three ABS relays and cleared the codes. The fault keeps coming back but not stright...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SALPM16482
This is a land rover with the 4.6 ford engine. Concern is the engine appears to be loading up with fuel causing a hard start condition and rich exhaust smell. Hegos show about .90 volts and holding. when a vacuum leak is introduced, they do switch to .10 Volts...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Cuts out VIN: WDBEA34E1N
The car seems OK when it is cold but problems still exist when hot, the harness was completely shorted out all wires bare . Is it possible it ncould have damaged the computer? or am I missing something obvious.Is it possible either crank sensor or cam sensor c...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L window and locks VIN: 3VWSC29M1Y
this vehicle came in with a dead battery. comfort mod. staying awake and creating a draw. also has this electical problem. all windows and switches work ok from all other switches except from master switch. when you push down button the windows will go up. win...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L mil- on VIN: YV1VS29581
Sorry about having little info, this is the first time I have seen this car. The car runs and drives fine no shifting problems that I felt, but the mil stays on P0700 and will come back as soon as it is cleared. The up shift lights stays on blinking all the ti...
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61R92
guys and gals I have this S60 that is giving me fits. The only time I can get it to act up or that I can prove it does is imediatly upon a cold start. Just for a second or two it will missfire. it is obviously missfiring and then its gone, this to my knowledge... Trouble codes: P0302

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation, Sluggish VIN: WAUBB88D6V
we had put a updated timing kit on the car and the timing mark on the cam sprocket was not correct. thanks for everyone who replied.
1998 Audi A4 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUC2A8D8W
I am going to close this right now for the time being. Just a little update. This vehicle is non obd compliant it came directly from Germany, as soon as i get cable will reopen and let everybody know how it goes. Thank you all for your replies. I got anwswers ...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L dash lights
sorry i have taken so long to close the customer never returned, and i have a feeling he is trying to repair the problem himself
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Electronic VIN: WBADM6348X
special thanks to greg [...] who hit the nail on the head. although the center panel thumb wheel was in the hot position it had become disconnected when it was in the cold position. the wheel was not actually moving from hot to cold. we only had verified ...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L compressor VIN: WBADM6630X
when the bmw came back in the compressor noise was much worse. now knowing the problem was in the compressor, i wanted to know why the premature failure on two compressors, keep in mind both came from bmw dealer. so talking to the shop that did the repair orig...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L vvt VIN: SAJDA01N71
very sorry, i guess i can't wait for the customer to get his reprograming done to see if that is all it needs.this had very different responses.most agreed on the possibility of poor service intervals causing sticky a vvt. i recently seen his other vehicle whi...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22282
Thanks to all who replied, and a special thanks to Paul from Virginia and Tony from Minnesota who told me the 'SAFE' timing mark is not actually a timing mark at all. Once I lined the cams up where they should be and the lower crank case hole, the engine runs ... Trouble codes: P1775 (gearbox fault).
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDBKK47F9W
Hello everyone, I apologize for the delay in posting this fix, but the problem was very intermittent, therefore I wanted to make sure that the problem was indeed fixed before posting. Well I got 10 replies, and several of you were right on the money. It turns ...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Door locks VIN: WMWRC33413
Well this car is fixed. Pulled door pannels and check for power and ground singanl from BC1, good signal. In stalled 2 new door lock latches in both front doors and all is fine now. Not sure why all 3 servos failed at the same time, well two failed and one was...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA2981Y
Thanks for all your input, however, none of the tips solved this issue. After trying different options of adaptations, compare readouts...we pulled the ECU to have it checked out. That seems to be a problem as well, because nobody (programa i.e.) are dealing w... Trouble codes: P1502.
1988 Volkswagen Scirocco 16-Valve 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWCB0537J
Thanks for the help. Customer sent vehicle to VW dealer shortly after I posted. They determined knock sensor controller faulty (supposedly different from knock sensor control unit, according to customer?) $1200, customer wisely declined repair.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Battery light VIN: 3VWTG69M61
Thank you everyone who responded to this help request. Most of the replies pointed right back at the alternator. We found that the rebuilder had installed the wrong regulator. They replaced it with the right one and the car is fixed.
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L Timing Marks VIN: YV1VW2558Y
I finished the car up today. I found out from a Volvo tech here locally was that once the cams and crank are locked in using the special tools the CVVT unit just bolts on, hence why there are no timing marks on the CVVT unit. The two replies I received said ju...
2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L VVT Pulley VIN: YV1RS58DX3
Thanks to Iatn technicians, my guys were able to get this one delivered to the customer while I enjoyed a well deserved vacation. The explanation in the Volvo Factory service manual takes some interpretation, but John made it clear as a bell for them- and this...
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