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2002 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVT64B32
This A6 came to the shop with mil on! pulled code p3041 a data bus code! test on MOD ran me through some what of a trouble tree but all check well with my solis! never seen this code and don't have much avalible on this! if any one has seen this code and can l... Trouble codes: P3041 (Data bus drive incorrect temp. message from instrument cluster)
1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7328T
MIL lamp sets multiple random missfie codes on acceleration. MAF cleaned, plugs changed, coil pack and wires changed, cam timing checked, no apparent vaccum leaks. Driveability is good with no engine stumble. Trouble codes: 300 (Random Missfire), 302 (Random Missfire)
2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L Drive-axles VIN: WBAEW53423
Only when under load car has a really bad vibration. it feels like it is right under the seat. it is at all wheel were just replaced and the front end is tight.We are thinking drive shaft? Any info will help. thanks
1992 Saab 900 S 2.1L heater VIN: YS3AK76E3N
hi saab techs,customer complaint no heat running hot.perform inspection no problem with overheating at this time.found both heater hoses hot into heater core but no heat.flushed heat core clear,installed new heater control vavle,thermostat & waterpump.filled c...
1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DF78N8X
Car stalled while driving down road. Will not restart. No spark to plugs. Rpm will register on scanner after cranking for 5 seconds. di cassett does not smell burnt. First Saab we have had to work on, any help appreciated. Can hear fuel pump run.
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Unknown VIN: YS3FD49Y03
HOWDY. Hope you guys can help. I have this 03 Saab 9-3 with a transaxle light on the dash. Customer took to dealer and they said they need a new transmision. After doing some research, i found that there is a problem with cross contamination with the coolant d...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Antifreeze VIN: WVWMA23B2Y
This car came into the shop last week with the coolent system full of oil. The oil was two qt. low. We replaced the oil cooler and cleaned the coolent system. The customer said that since he picked up the car he has driven 500 miles and had to top up the coole...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L Stall VIN: 3VWPD29M61
Originally the car was intermittantly stalling when backing out of driveway when cold in AM, starts right back up and no problems afterwards but now engine light came on about 3 weeks ago and car is running fine, besides the intermittant stall in AM. The MAF i... Trouble codes: 1297 (turbo/throttle valve connection pressure lost), 1137 (bank one LTFT system too rich)
1981 Volvo 242 GLT 2.1L No Start VIN: YV1AX4557B
starts good cold and runs well all day long, shut down,restarts good if within a few minutes, wait 15-20 minutes and NO-GO,crank,crank,crank. I shot a small amount of carb cleaner into the intake thru a vacuum line and it starts right up and runs good. I have ...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L HVAC Blower VIN: YV1V529511
HELP! Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. Working on this Volvo for family is the 1st problem. There is no blower motor operation. Tested and found B+ to both sides of blower. Tested resistor/module and found it open. Replaced resistor, still no blow...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1987 BMW 325es 2.7L No Start VIN: WBA85406H9
Thanks for all the help, I am sorry but I wasn't clear, the 120psi was just dead head pressure. I installed a used motronic computer and it didn't start but then a little later it did after wiggling the DME relay and it died once, so I unplugged the DME while ...
1990 BMW 735i 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WBAGB4315L
i think problem is solved.I burned the vehicle just kidding.i was suspecting maf thanks to mat & gerald i didnt replace it but rapped on it & double checked door movement,after that all was working ok cust said its the best its run in years. Trouble codes: 10 (o2), 28 (o2).
1996 BMW 328is 2.8L hood cable VIN: WBABG2325T
Received two replies. Lloyd said he felt my pain. He replaced one where the cable had broken and took a circuitous route, replacing the center cable too. Bjorn said to take the front bodywork off (bumper, corner lights, headlights, grill facia) for access. Y...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy
thanks to all that replied. the owner of the vehicle is trying to find a cheap air mass sensor for the vehicle. he will let me know when he gets one. thanks again guys. Trouble codes: P0130, P1158.
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L ABS Light VIN: SALTL12451
Hi, The customer did not want to go any further with repairs and the vehicle is still not fixed. The replies I received indicated that a new ABS ECU would probably fix the car. Apparently the new ecu is programed to not be so prone to flag wheel speed sensor c...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBDA28D2H
THANKS GUYS!!! For my first time using the resources of pros on this program,I was very impressed.The four guys that replied,thanks-a-million!! I removed the fuel distributor and check the flap acuator and it was fine.I double checked for vacume leaks and all ...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L doesn't move VIN: CA3503JA36
Thanks for all the help.Diagnosis led to needing a teardown and instead we put a used unit in due to money.Car is back on the road.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBDA29D3N
The fix was fuel pressure too low as all responses told me. Mitchell On Demand says system pressure should be 28-52 psi. This in INCORRECT!!! System pressure should be 75psi minimum. Found 1 of 2 fuel pumps dead. Replaced with Bosch pump and it started right u...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBRF64JX1
hi, guys thanks for all the input and help, car was fixed by replacing the front ecm that is the ground for the fuel pump relay.true that the relay is mounted on the rear sam but does not use rear sam for ground. pete
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 4JGAB75E42
Thanks for everyones help on this car. I went as far as i could go without dealership information. Tried a known good MAF, TPS, and checked all of the voltages from the throttle actuator , and the MAF. Also pulled fuel sample prior to the post. Also heat teste... Trouble codes: P20D4 (load limit is active).
2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L service A VIN: 4JGBF71E37
N.B. The instrument cluster buttons involved are on the steering wheel. 1 Turn key in electronic ignition switch control unit to position '1'. 2 Press system selection button (1st lower left button)repeatedly until the basic display (mileage or temperature...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YS3ED48E3Y
Thanks for your great response.My question was based on fear of replaceing a not broken part.After replacing the turbo and check (retorqe)the head bolds the oil consumtion is gone.Thanks again for your great and fast response.Keep up the good work.Martinus Rui...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF55K52
ok, guys thanks for all the replies and even received 2 phone call from 2 diffrent saab shops. The timing marks we had where perfect, i did learn that with the tensioner out and the engine set at tdc there should be 15 links between both cams. So we had good t...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C3W
Thanks Everbody , The problem was the radio instalation. The harness connector the radio shop used sends 12 volts down the K-line of the DLC. The Fix was removing the radio and cutting this wire from the harness. I was E-mailed a web site that walked me throug...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63D42
Thank you all for your help, I did need to sell the timing belt for normal maintance and added a waterpump and t-stat. The timing chain counted out correctly with sixteen rollers when starting job. After the job was almost complete during reassembly we found t... Trouble codes: P0011.
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LW5501R
i found there was a slight hole in the air tube from the air cleaner to the throttle body. the hole was on the bottom of the tube which caused the mass air flow sensor to read out of spec. thanks to all that tried to help.
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