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1996 Audi A6 2.8L control head VIN: WAUGA84A9T
i have an audi that with the key out of ignition switch will continue to stay on. i also noticed that the flasher back lite stays on also. customer has had the problem before but they could turn off the control head manually but now that those not work. i scan...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L no forward gears VIN: WBADM634XX
Car was towed in with no forward gears, after a few checks we replaced the trans. from a known good rebuilder that i have used for years. We flushed out lines and cooler to avoid any problems. About 200 miles later the customer calls and says she has no forwa...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L FM antennae
Hi everybody. I have this customer that asked me to install an aftermarket Sirius radio in this BMW 528i sedan. The installation was very clean, not a visible wire anywhere. Since he hadn't subscribed yet I was not able to test his system. The standard FM ante...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN33452
This vehicle came in for a check engine light with code 168 for engine temp. too low. Replaced complete thermostat with heater. Now the vehicle came back with a check engine light and the same code. Coolant is full, fan clutch seems to be working correctly, po...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L power steering VIN: WDBBA48D1G
power steering works normal but park car turn off restart and sometimes when restarted steering wheel very dificult to turn drive car few feet and steering back to normal. sometimes steering very hard going slow inparking lot
1999 Ferrari F355 3.5L starter VIN: ZFFXR41A7X
Hello Group, The starter engaged while customer was driving and ran until starter melted down. I checked ign switch and starter relay but both are working fine. Replaced starter and have not been able to duplicate problem. There is no remote starter system or...
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 ...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L fog lamps VIN: YS3DM58B2R
The front fog lamps operate even with the hi beams turned on. You may think that sounds minor, but it does not pass PA state inspection that way. Owner's manual says they will go off on hi beam. When I check terminal 5 (ye/rd L42) wire at fog lamp relay, it is...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L not ready VIN: WVWGC83A8T
This car has come to my shop for the last few years, and every time, it has failed the smog test coming up not ready. I have personally driven this car a few times on my standard hiway loop that I have used on many not ready cars to no avail. I have a vag-co...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L window VIN: 3VWCD21Y93
The driver door window glass will not drop slightly so the glass clears the roof seal making opening and closing the door difficult. The passenger side glass drops when the door handle is lifted. I read the Bently CD wiring diagrams carefully and looked throug...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L no mil VIN: YV1TS97D0X
Hi Volvo tech's, Got this car in with SRS and Tran's lite on, cleared both and srs stayed off, but tran's came back, show's two solenoids not responding. The problem we are having is no check engine lite, pulled instrument cluster to check curcuit board and bl...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi TT 1.8L abs module VIN: TRUSX28N31
thanks for all 4 replies all say to try diferent scanner. so i had to send this to the dealer,scanner will not code vehicle.i am waiting for customer to call me back with a fix,but thanks again for the replies.
1986 BMW 325 2.7L tach&speedo VIN: WBAAB5400G
thanks for all of the info i got on this bmw. we put a c-board in, sorry it took so long for a reply but the customer has not gotten back to me untill 2 days ago,but the cat is fixed & every one is happy. thanks again for all help.
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L high beams VIN: SAJHX6049X
I was unable to find problem with this vehicle & had to send it to the dealer. The first response from Bruce was opposite , the bcm was grounding the high beam relay causing the high beams to activate. The second recomendation was taken several times which hel...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SALPV1248T
We finally got an admission from the engine supplier that they were subletting the engine remanufacturing and that they found out that the remanufacturer they were using was not properly securing the cylinder sleeves. The cylinder sleeves in both engines that ...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L master VIN: SALPV1447X
Thank you all for the over whelming support. this vehicle was a huge learning experience. The many replies were varied and helped give me direction. The first thing was to bleed the system with the key in the on position, secondly turning the rotors may not ha...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L blower motor VIN: WBDCA39016
thanks to everyone who responded to my e-mail. problem turned out to be cracked inline fuse at shock tower. check fuse again after techs. response & found that fuse was cracked.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBGA51EON
Thank you to Richards from Florida, and Alabama. Both gentlemen hit it on the head. Both distributor caps were cracked internally and suffering from severe carbon tracking. Since replacement last week no further symptoms have occured. It is embarrasing to admi... Trouble codes: 24 (crank position sensor).
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: DRBN47J52A
Well brought vehicle back in and did the cam solinoid update, cleaned oil trap, induction tubes and replaced pcv. replaced couple other hoses along the way also. cleared the secoundary air injection code again. delivered vehicle. (had only passed 5 of 7 readin... Trouble codes: 410 (air injection system malfuction).
1987 Porsche 924 S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WP0AA0928H
Thanks to all who replied. The response that referenced the troubleshooting guide at Clark's Garage was extremely good. In the end, turns out we messed up on the basics. There was a vacuum leak that was missed. We removed the intake manifold. With that out, we...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 3VWRA81H3T
Hello guys, Well here it goes. It ended up being a bad new Napa coil. I will tell you how I arrived at this point. As I already stated we put the new coil in, ran but terrible. Cts was ok. Tried new mass air did not change. I spoke to a tech at a local VW de...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSE29M4X
Well thanks for all the replies. Over the weekend he took the intake off of it. He said it was easier, because there is a bracket that comes from the air pump to the intake that goes across the whole engine. After he pulled that off he said that the head has b...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs/brake lite VIN: WVWVD63B43
Ladies and gentleman of the jury the car is fixed heres the story and above all thank you for your input.Well where the code originated I can't tell you ,you could clear it and within 5 hits of the brake pedal it was back.I noticed if the car was off key on co...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L limp home VIN: YV1LS5508P
potential fixes were=chafing wire under speedometer cluster,bad speedometer cluster,abs computer not sending signal to trans. computer,bad trans. computer,code taken from wrong obd connector port.none helped. customer found a used transmission for $950. howeve...
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