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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L cooling system VIN: WAULT64B92
hello all . i need some help on this one . i got an 02 a-6 in for a coolant leak . i dont have the bottle pressure adapter but i am unable to see any obvious leaks . filled system and brought to normal operating temp . system seems to have alot of air in it . ...
2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L L-F Wheel VIN: WA1YD64B43
Hello Audi Tech's, We have this Allroad that has a noise similar to a wheel bearing on the highway turning the car right. This is at about 65 mph. No noise at slow speed turn's You can hear it a little on steering to the left but not as much. We tried a wheel ...
1993 BMW 325i 2.5L ignition VIN: WBACB4314P
This car came in crank no start, died in customers driveway. There is no Ignition power up, the main relay clicks and I tried a known good one, the fuel pump relay has power, not getting ground feed from ecm to activate. Checked power and grounds at ecm, best ...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L Fuel gauge VIN: WBACA6324R
I had posted before on this same vehicle and thought that it was fixed but it is back again with the same problem. The left side tank stays almost full and the right side goes empty first. I have verified the fuel transfer from the left side to the right and s...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF8324W
well guys this bmw came in with engine noise left bank "rattle" cheaked it out found chain guides all broken up from lack of oil apparantly it was a leese car and the oil wasnt ever changed it was full of sludge could bearly see the cam lobes after valve cover... Trouble codes: P0340
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6337X
hey all you guys who work on theese all the time i have one of theese bmws i did the intake gasket on in order to change a funny looking tube and pvc plastic looking box under it.i found a broken vac line under it too but now it still sounds a little hissy and... Trouble codes: 0443 (purge valve ckt fault)
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Shift VIN: WBADT63481
When Comming To A Stop Then Accelerating The Trans Almost Goes Into Nuetral Then Back To Drive Harshly, like It Is Starved For Fluid. Getting Codes 049 Sympton,gear Monitoring,053-Gear Monitoring 3(P0733, Pulled Pan It Was Clean,Fluid OK And Full Even Pulled V...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA43E6S
Got this 95 s420 that came in for check engine light and occassional ASR. Had code 14 stored in IDLE, ASR, ABS and had code 30 stored in DM. Checked the archives for this code and a lot said that the actuator's and the harness goes bad. Cut open the harness an... Trouble codes: 30 (esc-ISC), 14 (no communication ASR EA ISC)
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L stuck in 1st gear VIN: WDBHA23E4V
We have this 97 Merc. Benz C230 that came into our shop with the trans. slipping and the fluid burn't to a crisp. We installed a new trans, w/ converter from the dealer and flushed the cooler lines. Now the trans. is stuck in 1st gear and will not shift. Any h...
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L seat headrest VIN: WDBRF52HY5
customer came in with 2006 C230. backed into a pole. no body damage, but the front seat head rests popped open. how do you reset the head rests? thanks in advance
1985 Saab 900 S 2.0L cooling fan VIN: YS3AH46J9F
We have had this saab in our shop for about two weeks with an overheating issue. The problem is simple, cooling fan is inoperative. The complicated part is that we have been unable to locate an accurate diagram for this circuit. We have started to make our own...
2001 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Convertible VIN: YS3DF75K41
All help is appreciated. Convertible top doesn't retract all the way. My scanner doesn't read any helpful info. Took to friend who had more European testing equipment, but not Saab. Couldn't get any helpful info. Mitchell is limited on info. There are no leaks...
1983 Volkswagen Vanagon L 1.9L cooling system VIN: WV2ZBO257D
hello techs I am having a problem with this 83 vanagon. It came in the door for an oil leak i found that the radiator fans were not working. I put in a fan switch and took care of problem. after fixing oil leak i had to fill and bleed cooling system it took al...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L smoking VIN: 3VWCD21C6Y
Just installed a Jasper reman engine in this beetle with a new aftermarket turbo from turbo international. Install went smoothly and road tested the car for oveer 20 miles before giving the car to the customer. Engine was replaced due to engine smoking with ex...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C31
Thanks in advance. This 1.8 Ltr has a P0170 Fuel trim I cant get rid of. It returns within 50 miles. I have replaced the air mass sensor, fuel pressure regulator, cleaned the throttle body and have smoked out the engine for any vacuum leaks. Does anybody have ... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L ride height
Hi , is there any vw guys out there. this 01 jetta 1.8 turbo came in for new coil springs,someone had taken the torch to the old ones in an attempt to lower the vehicle cheaply.i have installed the new ones and the car looks a bit tall , maybe just in contrast...
2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWDE61J43
hello volkswagen techs we have a 03 gti 1.8 turbo with a code p1340 or volks code 17748. we have tested both the cam and engine speed sensors both check out good. also swapped them with known good ones. timing belt was done about 3 months ago we are suspecting... Trouble codes: P1340
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: WVWSR61J65
Greetings, help needed on this VW diesel. Died on highway, no start ever since. Been to VW dealer with no luck. European shop also no luck. Car cranks fine, seems to try to start on first few revolutions, Almost sounds like a car out of fuel. Been problem solv... Trouble codes: P0361 (Engine Speed Sensor)
1983 Volvo 242 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8821D
this volvo was towed in. no start. sometimes, every ten or twenty key cycles, it will start and run for a second or two. otherwise, nothing. if i spray brake cleaner into the air intake, it will start every time. Fuel pressure is good, good spark, good injecto...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1RS61R01
Need some help on this vehicle if anyone has ran into this before. Customer compliant is when starting vehicle sometimes idle is very high (4K RPMS) then will idle down so low it will try to stall. Cruise is inop. CEL is not on but has a stored code P1620. If ... Trouble codes: P1620 (MIL requested by the throttle unit)
2001 Volvo V40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW29571
This vehicle came in in September with the complaint of not able to idle and we found the IAC bad. After the repair it ran well. It came back in a few weeks later with the check engine light on. We pulled codes P0102 and P0107. We repaired a vacuum leak and re... Trouble codes: P0102 (p0107-), P0107 (p0131-), P0131 (p0101-), P0101

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B7W
thank you to everyone who took the time to help us. The car is not fixed yet, but the customer had to pick it up. We will continue with it next week when he can bring the car back to us; I will post what we find then. Thanks again. Chris Trouble codes: 17547 (fuel trim bank 2 system to rich), 17545 (fuel trim bank 1 system to rich), 16795 (secondary air injection incorrect flow detected).
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH54B61
Hey Gang, Checked "everything" from top to bottom the hard way and the LDP did not meter properly, replaced same and and sent this one on it's way. The system was actually functioning properly, but set this stupid code because the the pump was open circuited... Trouble codes: P0441 (EVAP poor throughput).
2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML44E94
Thank you to all 11 replies. Most said to replace the maf sensor and they were correct. some said to make sure we had the vac line on the back of the box was connected and it was. as well as making sure that the air filter was installed right. thanks again for... Trouble codes: P0174, P0171.
1970 BMW 2800cs 2.5L Poor Idle Quality
well i recieved 4 replies any of witch would fix this car if the customer was willing to drop a few dollars it sits, i just turned up the idle to avoid stalling.sorry to waste your time.(and mine)D.W.
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L all elec. VIN: WBAGH83461
Thanks for all the replys to my request.The customer did not want to wait or spend the money to find the problem at this time. We went ahead and put a kill switch in the circuit for the blower motor to see if the battery would draw after a few days of sitting....
1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SAJHW1742P
Hello all, Those of you who said crank sensor can pick your free beer up at All Around Auto Care in West Branch, Iowa. I too had thought crank sensor. And I also thought I had ruled it out. I checked its wave form and got a decent wave. Not really kno...
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L HVAC control head and Radio VIN: SAJHX1744R
I just want to say, everyone who answered helped out so much, the car is fixed, the customer is happy again and life continues. the fix was in the accessory relays. the relay that controls the HVAC and radio was not making a good connection anymore. disassembl...
1999 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L battery VIN: WDBGA51G0X
I really goofed on this one. The car owner gave me the impression that the battery was fairly new so I didn't test it. It was weak enough to go dead after a few days with the draw it had. New battery was installed and I haven't heard from the owner in 2 weeks....
1985 Other European silver spiri 6.5L pump VIN: SCAZS42AXF
sorry for delay, pump is a gm pump, could not locate correct pump(parts supplier tried getting various pumps-one was very close but pulley fitment was incorrect, sent pump for rebuild, alls well. thanks for all advise. Brian.
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L No Radio VIN: YS3ED48E9X
I had hoped to close this request after I got the car completely finished but I haven't as yet because I'm still working on purchasing the saab software for the Tech II. In summary the answer to my question is "Yes", the used module can be programmed without a...
1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.8L Cruise Control VIN: WV3AH870XV
Thanks to all that replied.This van is actually a motor home and it sits for a period of time,after bench testing pump motor,I went for test drive and cruise control worked.Installed new pump motor from VW and all is well.Pump motor is located on drivers side ...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L ABS system VIN: YV1SW58D51
Replaced the ABS controller with a rebuilt unit (bet they only re-soldered the internal board connectors) and every thing is fine after a test drive. As Vadis advised, it didn't need recoding. If any other issues spring up, I'll post it.
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