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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA88DXT
Hi all you Audi Tech's. Have this A4 with a coolant temp sensor code, on the data list it shows running at -14c , so rerplaced the temp sensor and still shows -14c. The wiring checks out. Has anyone seen this problem before? This engine will stall at stop's at...
2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Starting VIN: WA1YD64B42
When the car is cold it starts easily and every time. When it is warm and you shut it off, if you try to restart it immediately or after just a few minutes, it seems "flood" and you can smell raw gas. If you wait for 10 or so minutes, it will start up normally...
2001 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3411EX2014
Hello bmw guru. this M54 is giving me some trouble. when it's on load, on hiway let.s say, in 4th speed at around 6000rpm, sudenly the engine come in safemode, with a code 129 for cat protection. the 2 other code (174 and 175) will also code. i have also a cod... Trouble codes: 129 (cat protection), 174 (fuel system diagnosis bank 1), 175 (fuel system diagnosis bank 2)
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJJPALG3B
Hi gents, This car was towed into the workshop for no start. The ignition coil was disconected so we could check for spark and the car started. I managed to get a fault code p1621 but I do not know what that stands for. now the car starts all the time any sugg... Trouble codes: P1621
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L No Start VIN: SALNM22272
I am a former Land Rover Technician (before the Freelander came out) and now have my own business. I have the Testbook T4 Mobile+. I was trying to reprogram the ECU, T4 erased the ECU and then tried to reprogramm it. It won't reprogram it, it keeps failing. I'...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L fuel mixture VIN: WBX67WMB89
Car came in after some one tried to adjust the 3mm allen mixture adjustment screw in fuel distributer. After they tampered with it, the car would not start. I need to adjust screw back to base settings in order to get close enough on mixture for it to start, a...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L evaporator VIN: WDBGA33E45
OK Mercedes techs, heres a easy quest for you, but Ican't find info on. after charging and running a/c system, (car came in empty but passed leak test)the drain water on floor has dye in it. ok put on lift and this thing has 2 drains and 2 evaporators. my dye ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Compressor clutch VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
Ok Guys I have this ML 320 that the compressor wont kick in on reading the archives i arrived at the decision the all activity module may have a problem. I am using autoengnuity on euro stuff and we dont do too much of it but this is a really good customer and...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L running VIN: WDBHA24G0Y
the car was brought in with running problems. put fuel gauge on and test drove. car shut down and fuel pressure dropped from 55# to 45-50# of fuel press. put crank sensor on, and test drove. shuts down more often and fuel press bottoms out tack goes down with ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: WDBHA24G8X
Car came in with customer complaint of check engine light (p1236 current and comes back immediately upon clearing) and lack of power. supercharger clutch is engaged at all times (even below 2200 RPM) and works fine when voltage is applied and removed. There se... Trouble codes: P1236 (Supercharger magnetic clutch function)
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L a/c compressor VIN: WMWRC33443
ok guys. hope some mini tech are listening. have a mini with inop a/c clutch. this is after repaires for water damage to the general control unit, and air bag system. we have verified that when you push the a/c button on the heater/a.c contol panel that the mo...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Intermittent w/fob VIN: 3VWSP69M00
Car came in with intermittent key fob operation. Replaced both batteries and performed synchronization. Didn't help. Locks work with key in door and with master switch. Cannot scan convenience module address 46 with Ross-Tech or Launch. Cannot scan address 35 ...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L timing belt VIN: YVIVS2552Y
Check Engine Light is on with the ECM's 32, 62, and 78. ECM 32 indicates CAM; ECM 62 indicates Variable Valve Timing; ECM 78 Crank. We are unable to clear the codes. The Cam and Crank Sensor signals are OK. Thank you for your help in advance.
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ58D72
Thanks in advance- This Volvo has no driving symptoms, but mil is on. It puts out p0030. We have little experience with Volvos does anyone have a good starting point or a silver bullet? Jason [...] Trouble codes: P0030
2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Cycling VIN: YV1CZ91H73
Hoping the Volvo experts have seen this one. After driving to normal operating temp and then shutting off, the turbo control valve continues to cycle on and off. This valve looks like an electric motor and is located in the LF corner under the hood. Couldn't ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L traction control VIN: WBADD6320V
Thanks to the two people that replied! The problem was found at the control module connector. There is a series of spring style pins that will make contact with the pins in the controller. Compleating the ground for the module. Visual insp. did not revele this...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.3L top VIN: GH36790GHG
Absolutely was the shear pin - the Ujoint looks ok, has a minimal amt of play, but I will replace it with the upgraded version provided can locate one - is it dealer only item, or can anyone recommend good aftermkt source? thanks to all for your help and exp...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3VWPA81H7W
I replaced the throttle body and adapted to ecu. seems to be ok Thanks for all your help.mark
1998 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3VWPA81H7W
I replace the throttle body. Seems to be ok. Thansk for all your help . Mark
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L glow plug system VIN: 9BWBP61J21
Thanks to all that helped. I found 2 bad glow plugs and replaced the power relay (109) and the car is fixed.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, No Power VIN: 3VWSP29M71
Well it turned out to be a faulty ECU! Replaced it, programmed the key, and made the automatic ECU a manual and away she went! Spun the tires on take off! Both Paul and I concluded that it had to be the ECU because we both tested everything. Thank you to P... Trouble codes: P1252 (Start of Injection Solenoid Circuit Open/Short to Ground), P1619 (Heater Relay Circuit Open/Short to Ground), P1441 (EGR Valve Circuit Open/Short to Ground), P1549 (Boost Pressure Control Valve Short to Ground).
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L ignition VIN: YV1SZ58D71
Thanks to every one who replied i ordered the key and tumbler from the dealer with proper key code and it worked great,thanks again.
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