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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML44E94
Thanks for taking time to read this. Help all audi techs. This A8 came in for a regular oil change a couple days ago. Came back with above listed codes. Found hose for air pump disconnected from air box. reconnected hose cleared codes and sent it on its way. N... Trouble codes: P0174, P0171
1986 BMW 325e 2.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WBAAE5401G
hey bmw techs-dont work on these things too often but were slow right now and im going out on a limb here-it has injector pulse-spark and 36-38 lbs of fuel pressure-it lites right away-and then shuts down after 1 second-and it will do the same thing over and o...
1987 BMW 635CSi 3.5L RR caliper VIN: WBAEC8401H
Car come in for sticky brake, right rear caliper not releasing all the way, if I help by pry the piston back in, it work. I try bleed the entire system the same, but I notice left front and right rear are harder to push down also they both pressure are weaker ...
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L steering box VIN: WBAGH83424
please help my boss is killing me, 2000 bmw 740 with wicked steering wheel nibble very little power steering assist (pump looks ok inside and out, belt is tight) vibration comes in about 50mph and is affected by stepping on the brake or hard slolum. runout of ...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1070441202
I have not been able to pin down root cause of intermittent stall and seems flooded on restart. Can happen cold and after short heat soak. The temp sensors (air, collant and thermo time switch) seem to pass all the tests I have performed. The map sensor is wha...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Head Gaskets VIN: WDBLJ70G11
Looking for a little MB help this morning. I work in VW shop which means we end up with a fair number of Benzs. This 4.3 came in from the dealer auction over heating and bubbling in the coolant tank. There are two things that I am worried about. First I have n...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L oil level warning light VIN: 4JGAB54E62
Hello techs Car came in w/ oil level light. Engine seems working under normal oil pressure. Checked oil level/OK, replaced oil w/ Mobil1 0W40- same problem. Checked the sensor voltage, Power/5V, Ground, sensorís output fluctuates between 0.3V and appr 1.5V w/ ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L no start VIN: WVWMA63B9X
hi techs, thanks for your help first this car drove in with customer complaint no start intermittant, car will crank but will not fire up comfirmed no start condition and was performing diagnose and problem goes away and will not come back so far for whole day...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cam tensioner VIN: WVWPD63B12
Hello VW techs- The car came in with a intermintent rattle on start-up.On one occasion I heard the noise at idle when hot.The mileage seems a bit low for these problems.Does anyone out there have a good technique (possibly short- cut) on replacing the cam chai...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M82
hello vw techs, I need your help on this one customer drive about 100 to 200 miles each month customer came in with mil on 16840(p0456) EVAP very small leak for few times I use evap leak tester and checked many times the system has no leaks (I'm almost 100% no... Trouble codes: P0456

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L blower motor VIN: WAULT68E52
Hi everbody well this car is fixed. what I did was when the blower came on once I connected a lab scope to the signal wire from the control head to the blower module and recorded the wave pattern then the next morning like clock work the blower failed to come ...
2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Engine VIN: WAUPL58E64
Thanks to all who have responded to this post. I had a few folks who suggested the dual mass flywheel. As the clutch had been replaced elsewhere, I decided to have a look. Sure enough, a new flywheel and the car is smooth again. I do wish that some people ...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Remote Transmitter VIN: WBABJ6325S
Hello friends. I wish I could say that I fixed this problem, but unfortunatly the customer has yet to return. I do appreciate all the helpful hints that I recieved. When the customer returns I will post the repair. Thanks once again for all the replies. Respec...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L abs, cbc and asc+t/dsc VIN: WBAAV33421
I promise I'm having my guys read the last Tech night transcript. I also don't have the benefit of having driven the car before the work was performed. We renew the brake fluid and inspected the calipers. We replace the rear rotors and pads. We cleaned al...
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SALTY12452
well, I think the dealer talked my friend out of buying this discovery before I had a chance to (apparently they looked up what an 02 Disc was actually worth and it was alot less than what the dealer wanted). But I think the replies I got talked them into look...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L warn lites VIN: WDBGA32E0N
Thanks to all who replied to this problem, having considered the tests I had already completed and the consenses of the replies, all with the same conclusion, we imformed the customer that a new or rebuilt instrument cluster was needed. Customer declined the ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation VIN: WDBHA28E8R
First of all thank you to everyone who replied to this post, and thank you for your patience for the fix. This vehicle is fixed and it was what all of us thought a faulty rebuilt throttle actuator. The place I originally got it from swears there is nothing w...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E3W
I ended up replacing both the fuel pump and the fuel filter. Most replies said this was the best way to go. I usually replace the filter whenever a pump is changed on other vehicles, so I recommended to the customer they replace both. Job went pretty well, ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L no power VIN: WDBHA24GXX
sorry it took so long to reply back,wanted to make sure this fix was right. Found that the power wire going to the clutch broken causing no power to get to the clutch.WHEN this was repaired the car had power.thanks to all of you.
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3FD49Y13
Thank you all for your time and suggestions. We had done everything by the book when replacing the pads and rotors. Ordered and replaced the brake master cylinder. Brakes working normally. Hard to understand why the master went out at this point. Just our luck...
2004 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1SW61T64
This vehicle ended up going to the dealer. After spending time checking the power and ground supplies to the computer, checking the harness connections at the firewall and opening the harness in front of the engine, I could not find any wiring problems that c...
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