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2003 Audi A4 3.0L Misfire VIN: WAULT68E63
I hope some one can help me .This audi will not fire cyl 1 no spark swaped coils still no spark. power and grounds ok coil is getting signal from ecm nice clean sig. not sure where to go from here. Thanks for any help you can send my way Tom [...]
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Check Engine Light VIN: WBADT63402
This car belongs to a personal friend of mine & came in with the Check engine light on for Fault Code P0741. I cleared the code and test drove the car on the interstate to find the TCC works fine until you drive about 20 miles then the lock up quits working li...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBHA23G8W
Hi all, This car came in last week with a intermittent no start at times/intermittent no window/trunk & door lock operation. When car came in battery was dead. We charged battery and car ran fine. Started to check window operation and windows were not working... Trouble codes: 1570 (das to ecm n3/10)
1982 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Heater blower VIN: WP0AA0910C
Hi all in IATN land. The problem here is the lack of info fron Aldata or Mitchel. Customer complaint is no heat, no blower. Ouestion is on this modle year is there more than the one blower in the engine compartment? Also how does the AC system interface with t...
1992 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L ABS lamp VIN: YS3AL76L2N
I can't seem to fix this one. ABS lamp is on. It is being turned on by the ECU. On occasion it toggles either off or on when traversing a RR track. No ground problems found. condition does not indicate a bad diode. I have wiggled various connectors with no joy...
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Radio VIN: YS3DF78K53
Radio goes from no volume to at least 70% with a single input on either the steering wheel or radio volume control knob. There are no codes present in any system. Data stream shows correct input from volume, bass, treble, fader and balance. resolution is one u...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VSWSB81H7
car will fire one time when car is turned off.tried disconnecting ecm but no difference. thanks in advance jimmi [...] Trouble codes: 1582 (fuel adapt), 1240 (injector 4 unplugged)
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Cruise VIN: 3VWDB61E2X
Hello I am trying to accurately diagnose this cruise control on a 99 vw cabrio. I have checked all inputs, powers and grounds and all are ok. I have used a smoke machine to check the vacuum system for leaks and found none. I am down to it being in either the c...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Air Bag light on VIN: WVWNA63B6X
The code is 588 Drivers side Air Bag Igniter 1. We have Alldata and the info there is of no help. I faxed them and the info they sent was the same as I found. We have an OTC scan tool and I'm unable to read any scan data. Any info would be helpful thank you.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L external mirrors VIN: 3VWCD21C4Y
the mirrors switch would not operate in all positions. also in one particular position of the switch it would affect the internal lighting. tested with vag tester and it was showing that the signals were all there we replaced the switch and it does the same th...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP29M43
towed to shop-has sat for two weeks, will crank no start, we found no engine lamp or glow plug lamp with koeo, have fuel at injectors when cranked, but cannot get comunication through OBD plug. have checked fuses, all appear good and power at applicable fuses,...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L radio VIN: 1G4NV55M5C
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L gear selector switch VIN: YV1LS5514S
Hello Volvo experts! I am in the process of replacing the gear position sensor (also called neutral safety switch) and for the life of me can't get the connector out of the plactic connector housing. I'm afraid I'm going to break it! The male connector is conn...
1999 Volvo C70 2.3L Head Replacement VIN: YV1NK53D7X
I am replace a head on this C70, it has hydralic lifters. I need to put a head on it because it overheated and is warped over 0.10in 0.028mm. I have a later model head here at the shop but it has solid lifters. Is there any reason that I could or should not us...
2000 Volvo V70 R AWD 2.3L Timing Belt VIN: YV1LV60D6Y
Hi group, I received this Volvo V70R AWD with a B5244T motor. A machine shop had rebuilt the motor. Another shop had done the installation. When it came to us it was running rough and the machine shop thought the timing belt might be out of time. I proceeded a...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 Audi TT 1.8L guages VIN: TRUWT28V14
this one is getting a new cluster. according to a dealer tech, these batteries have to changed by removing the pos. post on the battery and touching it to the negative post. when installing the battery, install the positive post first and then the negative pos...
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L pedal travel VIN: WBACB3318N
Even though the clutch was not worn replacing it did the trick, must have had a pressure plate issue the height of the diaphragm when bolted to the flywheel was significantly lower and the slave cylinder now has some room. Customer states the clutch now feels ...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L wiper motor VIN: WBADE632XV
well, sorry i can't post this as a fix. the customer took the vehicle and has not been back yet. they are good customers and will be back, i just don't know when. he said when he gets his bike out the car will come back. they are not the most responsible auto ...
1985 Fiat Spider 2000 1756CC no acceleration VIN: ZFRAS00B0F
Thank you iatn, Many solutions to the problem included, clogged exhaust, crank gear walked on key, timing, maf, fuel volume as noted by fuel pressure drop on accel. The fix was the airflow meter. The fix took so long because the crank bolt was a right hand thr...
1998 Jaguar XJR 4.0L abs/tccm VIN: SAJPX1840W
Sorry for the delay in posting the fix, owner went on vaca and forgot to close. We replaced his ABS controller with one he supplied, did not work. We sent his original to be rebuilt by BBA REMANUFACTURING IN MA, 1-[...]. Installed, all is well.
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L coding for ME1RE VIN: WDBGA51E5T
hello and good morning to everyone,this vehicle was one of those that was only built on this year ,identifing what i was working on was very confusing but we was able to figure it out the production date is 10/1995.for we had to used 1995 and 1996 to complete ...
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L lights VIN: YV1AA8852M
hi, and thanks to all who replyed,customer was not interested in paying diagnostic time,really car was not worth its gone withno fix,but of interest to all,relay under hood is NOT the headlight relay,it is the step relay only,used for low/high beam ,it w...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L left side damper motor VIN: YV1LS5675W
Sent vehicle to dealer due to not having the scan tool. The dealer replaced the other three motors, the module, and recalibrated the system. That's how they do it, replace everything! Hey whatever works. Thanxs for the replies.
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVIT990D6Y
I want to correct one test that was given out as wrong info on our end. The crankcase pressure was neg 3 millibars and not positive 3 millibars. We had our test line on the wrong port of the Magnehelic gauge. If you recall, we thought the throttle angle seem... Trouble codes: P1132 (Front heated oxy faulty signal signal too high. intermitant fault), P1152 (front heated oxy B2 faulty signal signal too high intermitant fault).
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