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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Unknown VIN: WVWPD63V32
I normally do not work on Audi's. This car belongs to a friend of mine and I would like to steer him in the right direction. When you are slowing down the car feels like it downshifts too early. Almost like a manual transmission when you down shift to early a...
2003 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L abs VIN: WAUML44D53
hello techs i have code 01119 gear recognition signal intermittent. and 01435 brake presure senso 1 intermittent. all data is vag it says ck brake lite switch this does work if it did not car would not shift out of park. and lites are on. and no cdes in trans....
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L heater VIN: WBAGJ8322W
Hi All, Customer came in complaining of no hot air from heater. Outlet hose from heater core was not warm to touch. I replaced the mono valve and now the outlet hose is hot but the air out of the vents barely reaches 100F Using my autologic scanner if I comman...
1999 BMW 328is 2.8L tcm VIN: WBABG2336X
The customer brought in his 1999 BMW with the transmission light on and the transmission in fail safe operation. We pulled the following codes: P1746 Transmission Control Module Output stage Module: Manufacturer specific P7C05 (05) Module: Auto transmission (...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L fluid VIN: WBAAM3336Y
We replaced a thermostat and wheel bearing on this car and it remained here overnight, outside, in subzero weather. When the customer came to pick up the car we brought it into the shop and let it warm up. After idling for 15 minutes there was a puddle of tran...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L abs VIN: 5UXFA53543
bmw techs please help. i have no idea in what direction to head on this 03 x5. it's here because of 3 lights on on the dash: in the center of the cluster there's an amber exlamation point inside a triangle inside a circle; to the right there's an amber light t...
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Radio/ CD changer VIN: 5UXFB33593
Car came in cause customer states that the radio stays on with the key off/removed. Recoded radio, and it seemed to behave as predicted, no codes, can turn radio on with autologic. Came back in later, same issue only now it seems tied to the cd changer, key ...
1999 Jaguar s type 3.0L operation of air con VIN: SAJACOIE3X
Hello everyone,this car intermittantly blows hot air, if you stop the car and start it again the system appears to reboot and go back to air con cycle .I have no way of scanning the car myself and our regular mobile diagnostic techs are reluctant to get involv...
1999 Jaguar XJR 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJPD184XX
Thanks in advace. This jag came in on the hook as a no start. Hooked up fuel pressure gauge and no pressure. Checked fuel filter and was completely plugged . Replaced filter still no pressure. Removed all the trunk liner to get at tank. Tested power at fuses 7...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBGA43G6V
thanks for the help in advance. this 1997 s420 has good spark no inj pulse, every once in a while i get a pulse (flash) upon initial start. no codes in system because there is no commuction with 32 pin connector with exception to global obd2 in the dash on mod...
1994 Other European 348 3.5L control panel VIN: ZFFKA36B00
A/C control panel and clock stoped working. All leds are off. Checked all fuses and after disassembled a/c control panel checking for connectors loose contact. As I donīt have wiring diagrams I'm not able to check positives and grounds at connector. i aprec...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L idle surges VIN: YS3DF58K92
no codes, surging idle to 2000rpm with hunt comes and goes, intermitantly especially when put in gear checked for vacum leaks found non data stream checks out replaced temp sensor on a wim 'reprogramed" at our other facility ran ok for one day got dumped in m...
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YS3FD46Y23
I've not done many of these new style 9-3s but a 30k interval service is usually easy, just follow the list. That's what I did and everything seems fine except that the gas mileage readout came down from 25-26 to 21 mpg. A generic scan shows no codes and the ...
1991 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWGB4319M
I'm normally well versed in these systems but I'm about to go home at a loss, At an idle the lower chamber pressure intermittantly spikes from 86psi up to 96psi,(as if it were in decel fuel cut mode, this causing a missfire) The ECU is supplying 0mA to the DPR...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Engine VIN: YV1AA8842L
Hello fellow techinians: This is for the Volvo techs out there. I have owned this Volvo since 2001. It has always been a reliable car. However, it has always had an engine noise. I would describe it as a klacking noise. I had to pick up a customer with it the...
2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV4CM59246
This vehicle came into the shop as a low on power problem. scanned for codes found none. Ran fuel pressure test it would start off at about 60 psi and drop off to below 20 psi on hard accel. Talked to dealer they said they had problems with pumps on these vehi... Trouble codes: P0089

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L noisy pump/filter VIN: WAUJC68E13
Ok, here we go. It's fixed, two bad fuel filters in a row... The filters that I installed were sourced from WorldPac, Audi part number 8E0 201 511G. They were manufactured by Hengst, which is an OE supplier. Both filters were noisy however. Ordered an OEM fil...
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7330W
we replaced cam sensor and all is well must have been a bad one Trouble codes: 112 (bmw code for cam sensor).
2000 BMW 750iL 5.4L abs traction control and brake light VIN: WBAGJ0348Y
I don't have the proper tools to diag or fix this problem taking the car to dealer and let them deal with it . I thank you both for your time and input . Mark
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L abs VIN: SAJHX1749S
I got some good advice from the three gents that sent help . cheacked the wiring for wheel speed sensors in turns it seemed fine . I also cheaked the two pin harness and did n't have the specs of 3.5 ohms .Had to send the car to dealer they scaned for falts a...
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L Misfire VIN: WP0AA0941F
I have to close this request. My boss has elected to have a temparary tech come in and do the work on this thing. I have been told by plenty of people, a bunch of things. Two things have stood out. #1, check for a vacuume leak. I have used carb cleaner, and Sm...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWBH63B21
Thanks to all that replied. I did a little research after viewing the posts and based on Jake's tip on the TSB (and others about the reflash)I took the car to the dealer to do the reflash/ecm upgrade that apparently widens the parameters the ECM reads from the... Trouble codes: P0431, P0421.
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L fuel gauge, door locks, power windows VIN: WVWUK63B83
Mike [...] you rock hit the nail on the head checked fuel pump module for water found module sitting in pool of water. Disconnected fuel pump module and cleared code & re-checked found no can bus codes returned. I am still going to have to find cause of wate...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Cuts out VIN: WVWGCM77L2
The car was taken to the dealer, I know the people there. The fix was two things, the first was that the both fuel modules went bad. Paul was right on the mark. They went on a test drive and it still acted up. So they went back and relearned the computer.All i...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L cruise control VIN: WVWSR61J35
Sorry, almost forgot to close this one. Amazingly just a clutch switch repaired this one. I was unable to get accurate information as to why. It is only an on-off switch according to the schematic. My feeling is that in the software it needs to see the clu...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1LW5541V
Well! I talked someone I know(my wife) that has the same ecu into a little hot ecu swapping. Ahem... Well, all it took was dinner out offer. Because I was worried about the client car damaging another ecu, I put the problem car ecu in wife's car. runs fine. No...
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55A5X
Thanks for the help, As all the postings said an OEM sensor is a must, I still don't understand the reading that i was getting.. I think the front sensor is of the liner type (air fuel sensor)so the reading from the sensor does not cycle like a normal o2 senso... Trouble codes: P0135 (o2 sensor heater circuit sensor one).
2000 Volvo C70 2.3L convertible top VIN: YV1NC53D6Y
Hi and thanks, we got the top closed and are sending to the Dealer. On the motor in the trunk there is a slotted button we turned clockwise till it stopped and the top closed. Thanks again
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