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2004 Audi A4 1.8L instrument panel
This car has a fuel cap warning lamp. Apparently there is a sensor in the filler neck that detects the presence of the fuel cap. Seperate from an evap self test. Any info pertaining to operation, testing, repair would be appreciated, Thanks, Mike
1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L head gasket VIN: WBACG7325V
Hey, Bimmer experts, we need your input. We have a 318ti that was towed in with a blown coolant fitting on the rear of the head. Customer said it had a coolant leak that developed on the highway. It has about 6" of coolant in the radiator (that is 14" high on ...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM5337X
Hello, have a customer with this bmw, we work on all his vehicles [north american] not this one normally other than tires. It was actually towed here last night, if I had gotten a call it would be a the bmw dealer. Any way it is here and he would like me to at... Trouble codes: 176 (pedal travel sensor), 170 (ecu internal problem), 119 (throtle valve mechanical problem)
1982 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: ZFAAS00B9C
Big help would be wiring schematics, any other advise as well. Fuel pressure reads 32 @idle,40 on acceleration, timing set @ 10 degrees, have a lot of "noise" on scope pattern-especially on #2 cylinder.Previous shop replaced fuel pressure regulator, air flow m...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Stall VIN: SALTY12345
Vehicle towed in from another shop after repair vehicle had stalled and wouldn't restart. No spark, but injectors firing. While attaching scope lead to crank sensor signal circuit with ignition on I inadvertently grounded signal and heard injectors and coil fi...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L engine VIN: WDBJF65F6W
Hey Gang, This one should be easy for those of you who've run across this problem before. The problem is a engine oil leak below the front face of the left cylinder head. It appears to becoming out from behind the serpentine belt tensioner and running down be...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L heater VIN: WVWYH63B82
no heat at idle,no restrictions,works fine off idle,no coolant flow through heater hose at idle.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L abs VIN: 3VWSK69M83
This vehicle came in with ABS lamp on and red brake lamp flashing. Found code 01130. If I erase code it comes back immediatly. Code description "ABS OPERATION IMPLAUSIBLE SIGNAL1". I have visaully inspected wiring and tested all power and ground to ABS control...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L all VIN: YV1TS90D0Y
Customer had car jump started after it sat for a week. Now nothing starter. no dash lights. no flasher. no remote entry. no lights *except* front door warning lights. When battery is disconnected, alarm beeps for a while, then sometimes twice.!? Dome ...
2000 Volvo C70 2.4L timing VIN: YV1NC56D1Y
Vehicle towed in with broken t/belt. Removed head and had machine work / valves replaced. I can not find where to time the crank for timing belt installation! I see the two notches in crank gear but no where to place them. Does the # 1 piston time at TDC ? All...
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS59V24
We have this 2004 S60 turbo with codes: ECM-130A AIR INTAKE LEAKAGE & ECM-262A LONG TERM FUEL TRIM BANK 1, LOWER LIMIT. A week and a half ago we replaced the air mass meter. The light came back on a couple days later and it is back with the same codes. VIDA co... Trouble codes: ECM13, ECM26

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi TT 1.8L vALVE TRAIN VIN: TRUTX28N11
I wish to thank everyone that took time from their busy day to help with this Audi TT. The timing chain tensioner was appearently damage when the engine was overheated. The oil pressure was to specification and the tensioner had no signs of visible damage. ...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, readiness codes VIN: WAULC68E63
Vehicle was sent to dealer, they found a bad ECM. Replaced under warranty. Hindsight is 20/20 and a waste of several days diagnosing. Rob.
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L abs VIN: WBAGH8342Y
Fix thanks for all the help everyone as all of you suggested the abs module, I replaced, code and steering calibration to new module got new module from world pac (great price) thats why I didnot go rebuilt special thanks to Dana giving code ID because I ...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD58N6X
Sorry for the long delay in response to your help. Had a hard time getting customer to give up the car again. We rechecked all of the readings, normal. We then re-spliced the grounds as suggested, the codes came back as before. We then put in a canister purge ... Trouble codes: P0106 (map sensor fault), P0171, P1171.
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWBB61C7W
I chose to have the customer take it to the VW dealer . Thanks for all your responses, but I dont have the the scanner to accomodate that car .
2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Surge VIN: 9BWFP21J83
after many hours we think surge could be from torque converter.tried changing fuel quantity with vag com,new maf,n75 valve,checked all hoses,timing,tps,finally gave up.
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: WVWSR61J65
Hello, thanks for the wait. this VW jetta has taught me a lot about diesels... The final story was that there is a TSB on this exact problem, and even some dealers don't know about it. TSB number 97-05-03 and 97-05-04 refer to the symptoms we had. (ie. code 1... Trouble codes: P0361 (Engine Speed Sensor).
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1RS58D41
Well sorry for the late close, but I was waiting to see what the customer decided to do. For now he's gonna probably trade the car in on something else. He didn't want to drop over $3000 in the trans. So, what I compiled from the 9 replies that I got is... A...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L drivers side curtain airbag VIN: YV1SW61R91
hi guys thanks for your help. for the thought of blowing air bags from a resitance ck i have never seen, and have done it many times they do not bolw it takes much more to set one off. i was just looking for and idea. which a few came up with about the control...
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