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1990 Audi 200 2.2L No Start, Hot Restarts VIN: WAUHD5440L
The car will not restart hot. Cold starts right up. Residual pressure good this is not a leaking injector! All the car needs is a more gas at cranking of the starter. Cranking enrichment! I cannot figure out how this car adds extra fuel at cranking on hot engi...
1995 Audi A6 2.8L Reverse Lights VIN: WAUGA84AXS
Hi Group, We have this Audi for state inspection,back up light doesn't work, or works at times. I am checking the reverse light switch (part of neutral safety switch)All-Data has wrong wire color description) I suspect either the switch or light module. Switch...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L in safe mode VIN: WAUZL64B71
help all audi techs!! customer came in with the vehicle going into fail safe mode- would not accelerate over 30 mph. we tested with vag com and found fault codes listed below. we tested and replaced the throttle pedal, reset system and all seemed fine. custome... Trouble codes: 18047 (accelerator position sensor implausible signal), 18264 (throttle potentiometer- error from ecu)
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Starting VIN: WBAGD8320R
Thanks every one for your input. Customer complains car won't start. Found battery dead. Replaced battery and checked charing system. Charging system okay. Battery dies over night. battery is draining. Found that black insulated wire connected to positive batt...
1995 BMW 530i 3.0L hard start warm VIN: WBAHE2327S
Hello all; Car starts well cold and hot but has very long cranking after about 90 minute cool down. Starts better with throttle slightly cracked. Rough idle at all times. Runs well off idle. Cannot pin idle problem to any specific cylinders. Found and fixed a ... Trouble codes: 68 (knock sensor 3)
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L fuel gauge VIN: WBADN53452
I'm hoping you BMW pros can clue me in to what may be going on with this vehicle. Originally this 540i was a repaired crash victim that had gone over a median or curb and pushed the fuel tank upward enough to damage the right fuel level sensor. I did the initi...
2001 Jaguar XJR 4.0L engine VIN: SAJDA15B01
This vehicle has an engine knock at idle when cold. Noise is louder when in gear at idle. Noise will go away fairly fast when engine is warming up. Customer has been driving it this way for awhile. My best guess is piston slap. If anyone has seen this before I...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Unknown VIN: WDBGA51E9T
i have a 1996 s500 that is giving me a problem,first off i dont do much with transmission.The transmission is in limp mode only givng me 2 gear take off and reverse.I pulled the transmission code and i got p730.I can reset the code go for a test drive it will ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L dash VIN: WDBRF61J74
this c240 has an intermittent no power when you turn the key to position 1 or two. but if you turn the key to start the vehicle then the power comes on.just for good measure we installed a new battery. i couldn't verify the customer complaint so far since it h...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L cnv. top VIN: WP0CA2990X
to all you great techs and soon to be great techs. we have this carrera in for left rear roof cylinder leaking. replaced cylinder and added fluid. when we push button to open top it acts like it trying to close. when we try to close top, it just gurgles at the...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Smokes VIN: 3VWRF81H8W
Car floods and will not start unless cold start injector is unplugged. Injector can be plugged in once car is started and it will continue to run but has low power, no boost. After decel, starts running poorly and smoking from tailpipe. Unplug cold start and p...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWMA63B4X
towed in a no start (unless we jump the #12(185)starting interlock relay-alarm system)we have no dome light /the rear trunk lock is not working properly/and the driverside door alarm light blinks constantly/also abs and brake lights are on /any help would be g...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Shift
The car I assume is in "Limp" mode. Starts out in 2nd or 3rd and only shifts once. The shift select indicator does not show what gear it's in. The manual shift is inop. I get code PO762 (Solenoid valve 3 short to positive) and code P2716 which Alldata does no...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1992 BMW 735iL 3.5L drain on bat VIN: WBAGC4315N
i had 6 replies to my help & all pointed me in the right direction and that was the final stage unit or sword as several techs referred to it as. I replace this and drain was gone. the car set up all weekend and no problem starting on Monday morning. thanks fo...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Delayed engagment VIN: WDBGA43GXV
Vehicle went to dealer and was reprogramed. problem solved, thanks to all who helped IATN is the best tool i have ever used!!
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L fuel system VIN: WDBJF82H5X
I have replaced the Crank Sensor today, all is working perfectly. I would like to thank everyone who replied in such a timely manner, with accurate information and such discriptive approach to a successful repair.
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L Cooling Systems VIN: YS3DDS8BXV
Thanks for all the advice. It ended up being residue from the headgasket replacement. Strange, it did not show up until about 1000 miles later.
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