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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUED64B21
I can't get this car to act up customer states that they drove car three times and let it set for fifteen to thirty min. and came back out and car would crank and not start. after letting it set an aditional ten min. it would start. I have drove car and recrea...
2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Starter, ignition switch VIN: WAUPL68E44
This is the second time i am working on this car, same problem. So the customer finaly got back in the state and took car to the dealer ( had it there before during the warranty and same problem and they said " no condittion was found at the time"). After brok...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Driveshaft VIN: WBADT63482
Got the car in today. Customer stated the car has vibration, like the whole car is shaking when getting it over 35mph. Tested it but the wind is over 60mph today so it is throwing the car left and right on the road. Did the alignment, ballancing and rotation-v...
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L clutch VIN: WBADN53472
vechicle came in with slipping clutch. we replaced and followed instructions in box with a new first seems okay but started to get worst trans would not go into 1st and reverse ,if it did it would grind.also there is asmell of burning clutch.we nev...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L steering angle sensor VIN: WBABN33442
Hi BMW techs I hope someone can help!!! This car was in for a MIL light T-stat code after that was fixed the ABS light came on after the test drive for the MIL light.I check the ABS for codes with autologic scanner that we have at the shop now let me be up fro...
2002 Fiat PUNTO 1.2L timing VIN: ZFA1880002
hello ! after i removed the head and install the head and timing i crank the engine wont start and it look like and sound like thier no compression. mybe valve stuck ? timing ? thanks
1971 Mercedes-Benz 300sel 6.3 6.3L Reverse VIN: 1090181200
Thanks for reading this. Reverse gear became inoperative one morning. I sent the transmission to a shop that has been excellent in the past, but after they went through it, it still had no reverse upon installation. This is the only car that uses that partic...
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Hesitation VIN: 1070441201
need to know what fuel pressure spec is
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L controlls
Help . i have very little info on this system. alldata is of no help.if the pressure switch on the dryer is grounded the clutch engages.if the blue/red wire at the klima relay is grounded it also engages.i think this is the signal from the push button controll...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, on-off ratio VIN: WDBEA90D8J
I'm trying to check the on-off ratio with my working Hartmann tester. With the motor running and warmed up, the needle remains at 0 when properly connected and shows battery voltage with a dvom at pin#3. In the factory '88 YMB, it states the CA model ecm isn't...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG 3.6L cruise control VIN: WDBHM36E3T
Strange. The cruise control ony works consistantly at speeds bellow 60 mph.. Occationly it will work above 60 but rarely. While attempting to activate cruise function you can feel a momentary surge in the throttle. It's trying. ALL inputs from switches, sensor...
1983 Volkswagen Vanagon L 1.6L Mechanical VIN: WV2ZG0258C
I don't really need help here, I'm looking for someone who can find an engine code for me. I have a replacement engine with the code letters "VC" and I can't find any information or even a listing for that code clear back to 1977. I don't know if this was a no...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Cruise Control VIN: 3VWSA81H7V
Hi All! Could use a little help with this one. I bought the car from auction knowing it had no A.C. but everything else checked out. I know I had cruise control before replacing wires from a.c. switch to fan resistor/switch and a.c. relay. After reapir I disc...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Clutch VIN: 3VWRA81H2W
Hello: This one came in from "another shop" with a pretty good imitation clutch cable end retainer on the release arm of the transaxle. clutch would not release fully. Customer stated that the original retainer fell off. I replaced the cable and new retainer a...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L abs VIN: 3VWHD81H8W
Car came in with a mess of codes for ABS. We replace module with a used unit, checked coding, bled brakes and test drove. Had code 01276 and would not clear. Checked fuses and did basic trouble shooting, problem pointing to bad pump. We got another complete mo...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L immobilizer VIN: 3VWSK69M11
i am a volks tech in norcal and ive got an issue. i have replaced several instrument clusters and coded several immobilizers on volkswagen and audi vehicles with and without the use of factory scan tools. i have a vehicle that has such a fried instrument clust...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L shift quality VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
had found metal in pan couldn't find origin so tore trans down still no evidence or obvious problems mechanically r&r trans. for salvage unit still have same problem only this trans has pump whine swapped valve body assy. still no difference had originally fou...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D1X
Hello all techs, thank you to all who replied to my request.everyone said MAF.It's been two weeks now since I replaced the MAF and the code didn't comeback.But the car cameback for something else,it has a misfire on #2 cylinder.replaced the power output stage ... Trouble codes: 17545 (long termfuel trim adaptivebank 1system toorich).
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WBAGJ8326W
Thanks to all that replied. This one is done. Many of you suggested we repair the unmetered air leaks first. While I do agree it is a problem and it must be fixed, it just didnt seem to be enough of a leak to cause the symptoms we were encountering. Some recom...
1986 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Speedometer VIN: SAJAY1348G
Hello group, Thanks to all who replied. Special thanks to Don [...]) who does these conversions for a living. John was at a funeral in the UK and I could not reach him before I had to release the ca...
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Hesitation VIN: SAJKD6043X
Thanks for all replies ~ cleaned MAF, no change. Boiled down to TPS, dealer list: $1200. Customer did not want to pay this. Customer then ordered throttle body over Internet -- wrong for that year of car. So like a lot of people who buy a car over the Internet...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L battery drain ,interior lights VIN: SALME11483
well I am 90% sure this is fixed as the truck has started for the last week and would not have gone so long with no problem .thanks to all the guys for your help .I tried a fan resistor no go and the wiring tsb did not pertain to this truck. I installed a rela...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L lights VIN: WDBJF55F2T
ok guys this one is fixed.patrick from georgia was dead on.i checked the volts right at the alt. and found 14.0 what i was doing wrong was checking the volts at the batt. using the batt. terminals which gave a bad reading because the - batt. end at the body wa...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Instrument Cluster VIN: WDBFA68F1X
Firstly, thanks for all the help received from the members that replied to the post. After taking the car to the dealer for diagnosis and being told that the Instrumant cluster itself was the problem (the service advisor said that the cluster is coded specific...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L service light VIN: WMWRC32070
the procedure I had said ignition position, instead of position 1, but i got 5 replies all explaining the correct procedure which I am more than thankful for. anyway, here is the correct procedure. 1. Push in Trip button and hold. 2. Turn ignition key to posit...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L cylinder honing VIN: WP0CAJ987W
Considering the hints I received I realized that nikasil/alusil cylinders have a special honning process. The honning marks are not noticeable. In my particular case the cylinder have no signal of wearing. I will assembly just using new rings. Thanks
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 3.2L gas fill slow VIN: WPOCA2984Y
well thanks to every one who put in there help i took the filler neck out for a close look all the way to the tank to inspect the flapper valve and for a switch or another valve no such luck no option m466 there is a manual vent valve when you screw down the c... Trouble codes: P0446.
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1V1FA8841L
It turned out to be the crank sensor. Thanks for the help. Keith
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