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2000 Audi S4 2.7L oil temp gauge VIN: WAUDD68D6Y
Hi guys, I got this 2000 Audi S4, I'm trying to replace the oil temp sensor but i cant find it, according to alldata suppose to be above or near the oil filter area, but no luck, is anyone replace one of these sensors, I would like to know what kind of job is ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3348Y
hello every one this car came in it had 3 codes 1 for each cam sensor and 1 for evap leak at gas cap. i put in 2 cam sensors and gas cap costomers complaint was car stalling intermitently. after replacing parts testdrove car all was fine i gave car back to cos... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Cylinder block VIN: WBAB235144
Has anyone ever time-serted these blocks with the baums jig and tools for repairing a stripped head bolt hole?
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Heater control backlighting VIN: SAJHX1249V
The center console buttons for the HVAC (mostly) are dark when the other lights are turned on. The dash display and the radio panel are lit. I can find no info in Alldata and don't know whether these lights are repairable, never having had a car come in withou...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SAJGX2247W
I feel like I'm on fly paper! The harder I fight, the further I fall! The car was brought to me with the original concern of raw fuel smell in the garage when the car was parked overnight. This was the main concern of the customer. As a side note they mention... Trouble codes: P1226 (Jaguars Desc. Control Sleeve Sensor Malfunction/ Alldatas Desc. Mechanical gaurd circuit range/perf.), P1227 (Jaguars Desc. Wastegate Failed Closed over pressure Alldatas Desc. Mechanical gaurd circ. low input)
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L failed emission test VIN: SALPV1449X
this rover 4.6l will not pass the va emissions test. keeps failed for catalyst, evap, and o2 monitors not complete. client ( friend of course) has driven the vehicle over 1500 miles since any emissions related repairs and can not get it through. gone to 4 diff...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPV1249X
Hope everybody had a good holiday weekend,.this vehicle will sit and idle just perfect,.off idle there is a constant missfire, induction backfife, and repeat codes for cylinder missfire on the right bank,.cyl 2,4,6,8,...exhaust was dropped and no change, t...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L remote for alarm VIN: SALTY12444
We have this Land Rover and both remotes do not work, dealer says they have to be resynced, I'm wondering if anyone has run into this. thanks
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L transmission VIN: SALMF11464
After about 10 minutes warm-up-drive, transmission goes into limphome-mode, especially entering coasting after an acceleration. Recycling ignition-key resets failure for the next couple of minutes. Other then that, trans shifts and runs perfect. No engine code...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA33G0X
Two days later car comes back with black smoke pouring from exhaust and a flashing CEL. Customer blames us for this issue, a very untrusting man. Cel is p0136,300,and misfire on all cylinders, R+R plugs, sooted badly, clean plugs and drive to test maf and vac,... Trouble codes: P0136
1977 Other European Silver Cloud .0L Hydralics
Customer "inherited" this fine piece of British craftmanship with no brake pedal. We are not familier with this system at all. It appears that someone has replaced the brake hard lines and hoses. The pads and calipers in the rear look "new". What the custome...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L no 5th & reverse VIN: WPOCA2984W
car has no 5th gear or reverse. shifter will not move over to the right far enough to select reverse or 5th gear, no info on the iatn or interfix. is there a common linkage failure that you can tell me about. we do not get many boxsters in my shop. thanks for ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on, Rough idle at times VIN: 3VWSA29M4Y
We have been dealing with this stalling symptom for about 18 months. It seems to come and go randomly. It will happen in the deep of the winter as well as the heat of the summer and all in between. The engine will stall during the first start of the day befo... Trouble codes: 16824 (EVAP Control System), P0725 (p01780-), P1780, P1850
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Pistons/valves/timing belt VIN: WVWMA23BXY
This passat broke the timing belt at apparently a high rate of speed. We got the head off and noticed some pretty good marks on the top of the pistons near the piston edge where the valve hit them. I am wondering if anyone has had a problem in just letting the...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Cuts out, immobilizer light VIN: 3VWCP21C41
VW guys and Gals HELP P1650 hard code? the car starts every time, clear codes and restart, will set p1650 [18058] every time now, was intermittent a couple of months ago, restarted a few times and the intermittent p1570 [17978] came on and the immobilizer ligh... Trouble codes: P1650, P1570, P0234

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L No Heat VIN: WBAAM533XX
I have not repaired this car yet. I do believe we have a plugged passage or a possible head gasket issue. If this car returns I will up date with the actual repair.
1993 Jaguar XJS 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJNW4746P
We replaced the cap, rotor and wire set and the car runs fine. We had checked the rotor earlier but replacing it alone was not enough to start the car. The cap looked fine and the wire set ohmed out o.k. but, apparently, the combination of all three old parts ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, leaks VIN: WDBEB31E8S
The hose used to replace the leaking injector return hoses was factroy braided. The replacement of all 6 injectors with Bosch remans and a 20 mile road test after a thorough clean up revealed no diesel fuel in any injector wells
1999 Mercedes-Benz E280 2.8L Blend doors VIN: WDB2100631
OK. I finally got this in to diagnose it. Thanks for the replies, and the direction. I was able to find out how to pull the fault codes without the scan tool. Got B1234, 1416, 1417, & 1418. Tested and found the coolant pump motor open curcuit, and the duo valv...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L srs VIN: WDBSK75F03
Thanks to all.I found the TSB on this problem after the first few responses.I did remove both seats and replaced connectors.I feel good about this fix especially when our local dealer (WHO KEEPS NOTHING ON HAND)had eight kits on hand.I cleared codes test drove...
2003 Porsche 911 GT2 3.6L starting VIN: WPOAB29923
Just needed a fresh face. Another tech in the shop found a bad connector at the theft module. thanks for the excellant input.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Accessories VIN: WVWEH63B31
All replies indicated that language could be changed with scanner-advised owner-owner has yet to return so we can attempt-must not be too concerned??-Thank's to all who replied-will post additional info if owner comes back-Deke
2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 9BWGR21J74
This car is fixed; thanks to generous help from the VW techs. The customer had noticed the absence of the fuel pump prime noise when he started the engine, so I persued that. I checked for power supply at the fuel pump/gauge sender unit which is easily acces...
1991 Volvo 940 GLE 2.3L Heater Fan VIN: YV1KA8753M
Hi and sorry for that late close, we found that it was the resistor module.Thought is was the control head but tried a good used one and still had problem. So we tok aprt the resistor and it would work when we twisted the board. Thanks again for all the help G...
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LS5712S
Sorry for the delay,but I still havent figured it out yet. One reply from aber57 explained to me about the starter causing a magnetic reaction messing with the crank sensor. I remembered the guys at the local dealer had one that was eating them and then a tech... Trouble codes: P0117, P0336.
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