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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Electronic VIN: WAUBA24BOX
hello, tiptronic controls are inop. Both the indicator & manual gear select are inop. For a little history, customer stated he had a hard time getting car out of park one day and just yanked it hard. now no tiptronic controls work. we have removed center conso...
2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Forward Gears VIN: WAUFL54D2Y
Hey everyone I have this Audi A8 Quattro that doesn't have forward gears the only code stored in trans is P0730 Wrong Gear Ratio, the ECM has an evap code i believe was from gas cap loose and O2 sensor codes but those are the least of the customers worries. Th...
1991 BMW 325iX 2.5L Water pump/heater VIN: WBAAE931XM
Car in question is a 1991 BMW 325ix, a real rattle trap. New customer, just purchased the vehicle, and the cust. is deaf, so no known history. Complaint of no heat. Removed both hoses at the heater core, flushed core with water from garden hose. Decent amount ...
1995 BMW M3 3.0L No Start VIN: WBSBS9328S
Would not start.Found fuel tank sucked in.What causes this condition?
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L turn signal, high beam lights
checked all fuses and the 4 way flasher works the regular headlams work and i have a fog light message for the rear fog lamps if im reading right the lamp module has a fail safe that will alow the turn signals and other items to work if there is a processor fa...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L 3-2 down shift VIN: WBAFB33571
Good afternoon, This one came in with a flair up in third gear. The transmission was rebuilt. All up shifts are fine now, however there is a harsh down shift into second gear now, getting progressively worse when it heats up. We changed the filter with an oem ...
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L No Start, start stall VIN: SAJAV1344G
Hello all and thanks in advance for the help. Customer has been to other shops and want's to give us a try. We've been diagnosing asian imports but not many european imports. This one will start and then stall. It will only run for a few seconds then stall, al...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.2L antena/headrest VIN: WDBEA52E0P
hi guys with MBZ experience removed dash to find noise and fixed,after installation radio antena wont operate and rear head rests wont retract(all vac o.k.)fuses are o.k. is there a plug that I missed?!thanks
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L srs system VIN: WDBRF61J41
Installed new SRS module, still unable to communicate with module, have above referenced codes, B1690: CAN communication with ecu for air bag; B111E: CAN communication with srs. Unable to code new module, no communication with AutoLogic or Assenmacher. Marty p...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L compressor VIN: WDBRN40J93
This compressor is variable pressure type(not clutch type). An the situation is: Most of the times(not always) A/c works well after turning ON but only while you keep it running at idle, once you raise RPM above 3000 system stops cooling. I have scoped signal ...
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L starting VIN: YS3DD58H81
Good afternoon , I have a customers 2001 93 in the shop that needs a new key programmed. It all started when a friend borrowed the car and lost the key. We oredered a new key with transmitter and cover from Saab. Since then they found one of the original keys...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L starter VIN: YS3DF58K22
Vehicle came to our shop with an intermittent no start/crank condition. (however once at our shop the vehicle started "every time we tried around 100 or so attemts") After searching Mitchell for TSB's one found about poor connection at starter we cleaned the c...
1979 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1793651968
This car came to us with a no run, cranks ok and the injector pump primary wasnt able to suck fuel to main pump. We removed the injector pump and sent it to a rebuilder. He said the pump had bio diesel ran through it and the primary pump was bad, Cust said the...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS55O8R
I am new subscriber and have not had the opportunity to answer a request yet,but intend to do so. Our problem is with a 94 Volvo 850, periodic no start. Fuel pump relay and fuel pressure have been checked, OK. Power to both the ignition and injector computer i...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L transmission VIN: YVILZ56D8Y
hello and thank you to all who reply to this post. i am about to remove the auto transmission from this vehicle but cannot find any information on removal. alldata has nothing. is there a shortcut to doing this or is this going to be a pain in the tuckus? than...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L heater controls VIN: WAUJC68E73
customer picked up car before we were able to do any more work. i believe that the answers i received were spot on, the heater hoses, one was hot and one was cold. the flaps we were not able to check out. iatn rocks we are able to get information that before w...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L cluster VIN: WBAAM534XY
Thanks to all of you who replied. I unfortunately had to send this one to the dealer and have not as of yet heard weather or not the cluster was replaced. You all have been a great help! Thanks again!
1968 Jaguar E-Type 4.2L Mechanical
Thanks to every one who took the time to share their thoughts and give suggestions on this post. When i got to the shop this morning i removed the distribitor cap and found that the rotor brush was totally out of sync with the cylinders. The distribitor shaft ...
1995 Land Rover Defender 90 3.9L Cuts out VIN: SALDV2284S
Thank you all that replied. It seemed to be a lean fire condition. I did replace the fuel pump and my pressures went up to above normal and it is running great. You guys are the greatest, It is like having a shop full of experts and experience.
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L hvac VIN: WDBBA48D3J
Tried a mono valve repair kit. Repair kit corrected problem. Heat works good. Thanks for the help!
2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBPJ75J71
Thank you to every one who responded. Much to my surprise it turns out that the ABC control module was at fault. Some of you had excellent ideas and we used all of them to test. Eventually after all other options were exhausted we bit the bullet and bought ...
1991 Other European SilverSpirit 6750CC MIL Lamp on VIN: SCAZS00A8L
This Silver Spirits' engine check MIL was not being turned on by the KE Jetronic ECU but was infact a faulty display unit. John Bowling Engineering of Bolton, England repairs the display unit for 200.00 GBP approx. He tells me that this fault is well known to...
1978 Triumph Spitfire 1.5L Clutch
Thanks to the many, many replies. I had already removed the bonnet and disconnected everything from engine, so I am just going to remove the engine. Thanks John from NS for the web link. Again, thanks to everyone.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L evap system VIN: WVWSK61J92
Thanks [...] all who replied, the customer took the car & brought it back at a later date, I revued the procedure for generating the readiness monitors & found that the Tech who worked on it looked up the vehicle with the wrong engine coding & ended up with the w...
1999 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L center bearing VIN: YV1LT56D6X
thanks to all who replied sorry for the delay, against advice of some we ordered used shaft only to have 1st one lost in transit the next one was worse than the orignially bad one , a special thanks to paul, he recommended driveshaft doctors out of denver, wha...
2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L seat belt buckle VIN: YV1RS58D72
thank you for all of the replies this thing got a little more out of hand than expected due to scanner issues i can not confirm that the launch will or will not work i borrowed on from a freind but had not been updated in a long time so it was no help so we fo...
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