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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUBJ08C0P
Hi guys, another brain teaser. This customer complains of poor idle. Here's the history on it. The cylinder head gaskets were replaced to cure oil leaks. The machine shop resurfaced the heads with a fairly course cut which led to the car using coolant & the cu...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B51
i have this 2001 audi a6 in the shop,owners father in law..we dont work on audi's usually so i dont have any info on this car..the car came in with the check engine light on.. pulled code po442.. small evap.. leak.. i smoke tested the vehicle and found no leak... Trouble codes: P0442
1997 BMW M3 3.2L Misfire codes VIN: WBSBG9324V
We proceeded to disassemble the valve cover and Vanos unit to check cam timing. Everything was way off, set cam timing correctly with cam and cranklock tools installed, reset secondary timing chain correctly. Upon closer inspection we noticed that the head was...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Radio Speakers VIN: WBAGJ8322W
Radio plays only through tweeters.Can't find any wiring diagrams.Fuses checked out good.Anybody run into this before?
2001 BMW 330xi 3.0L airbag VIN: WBAAVS343U
we have this bmw in and snappy modis is giving a code 07 for pass rear air bag. this car was bought red light at the auction and we believe there may have been water damage. we have replaced the pass. rear door air bag and the srs light comes right back on and...
1983 Fiat PININ FARINA 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 2FRAS00B2D
a local shop has this car and is installing a new timing belt,we can't seem to find a timing mark diagram for it. it is a dohc 4 cyl.with a balance shaft 2.0.if any fiat guys can help it would be much appreciated.the local import shops & parts stores have neve...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHY1740M
we had this car in with code 44,o2 sensor was cross threaded so we removed pipe repaired threads installed a new bosch 02 sensor.at this point the 02 was still at 930mv,it does move about 10mv up and down from here ,on decell it goes to around.03mv so i know i... Trouble codes: 44 (02 sensor not switching)
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L battery draw VIN: SAJDA01N71
Vehicle showed up with amp draw issue and battery will go dead overnight. Tested for amp draw and found all four swithced power relays in rear junction box remain energized. Replaced rear electronics module as per identifix, problem remains. Installed new driv...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTLI5451
This vehicle has me scratching my head due to the lack of information available to me, both scanner wise and repair info. MIL will flash when under load , comp good, plug is good, wire is not leaking, and no other codes are present other than the lean codes. O... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0301
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L ignition lock cylinder VIN: WDBDA29D9N
Hello Mercedes Mechanics! The ignition lock cylinder is worn out on this car and I am trying to replace it. I have followed the shop manual instructions closely but the cylinder will not come out. Specifically I have turned the key to position "1" to line up t...
1973 Porsche 911 2.3L Charging VIN: 9113301140
This vehicle came in for the alternator light flickering. We tested the charging system and found that it was not charging. Mainly I am looking for info on how to full field this alternator for testing purposes. I do not have a very good wiring diagram and no ...
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L starter VIN: WPOCA29923
Hello Porsche techs,I'm a GM fuel/elelctrical guy in need of advise.My good friend and doctor has a large mouse nest on top of engine,near starter area[almost can't see starter].Our shop is doing a insurance claim for mouse droppings in pass. compartment,nest ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Alternator/Tensioner VIN: 3VWSP69MX2
This diesel Jetta has a click or snap noise when first started that lasts about 10 seconds and goes away. It almost sounds like a loud electrical snap. Pulled serpentine belt off and noise went away. Replaced belt thinking belt was stretched and tensioner was ...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L power steering pump VIN: YV1VS29531
On this S40 the serpentine belt routes over the power steering pump pulley, it is plastic. As a result the AC Compressor failure has destroyed this pulley. Dealer & aftermarket both show the pulley is only available with a replacement power steering pump! Has ...
2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS61T63
no start cranks ok has no codes stored. Injector pulse ok. Fuel pump inop. pump resistance is1.3 ohms. remote feed and pump does run. check feed and grd to pumd control module on top of tank, grd ok but no 12+ feed on blue wire. where does feed come from? All...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L abs code VIN: WBADT6348T
Customer opted to take car to dealer will ammend post when customer lets Me know after repair. several responses suggest a steering angle sensor but du to no software sent to dealer.
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L supercharger, electrical VIN: WDBKK47FXF
Thanks! To all that replied: You all hit it right on with the k40 relay, which we already had on order. Replacing the relay and clearing the codes fixed the car.
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L cnv. top VIN: WP0CA2990X
there is a micro switch by the left hinge and hydrolic cylinder that is difficult to see and was unplugged. oncepluged in the top worked perfect. bleeding is simply running the top open and close a few times.
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DM35B5R
Of the three replies rec'd, the one for disconnecting the battery for a few minutes turned off the light. Two other replies included... - Using a scanner with Saab Software - Rigging a switch to ground the correct terminal (3rd from right on top row of the dia...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L oil cooler VIN: YS3DF55N4T
Got lots of replies. Advice included: ** buy a new oil cooler ** buy a used oil cooler ** rig up a 12v fuel pump and pump solvent through the cooler to flush it ** Use a product from LubeGuard called Kooler-Kleen. The easiest one to do was use a can of Koo...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21C82
Thanks to all who replied. Ted pinpointed the evap code issue. Even though the car had no apparent body damage he suggested pulling off the fender liners and inspecting the canister. Sure enough there was a large hole in it where it had been hit. We replaced i... Trouble codes: P0420, P0455.
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