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2000 Audi A6 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAVED54BOY
Oil leaking from left front Cam Adjuster Solenoid area. I have not re-sealed one of these before, is it necessary to R+R cams, is there special tools necessary to get the job done. If so what- i will buy them first. Labor time? THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP & Time!!
2006 Audi A6 3.2L service message VIN: WAUDG74F16
Yo all; I am trying to find the procedure to reset the SERVICE! message in the center of the instrument cluster. I have checked Mitchell and this model is not yet available and I spent about 20 minutes in the owner's manual without success. Any help would be a...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L convertible top VIN: SAJGX2740V
Convertible top will not operate due to "Hood latch fail" message displayed in cluster. Rear quarter windows stuck in down position. Have lowered top manually, and disconnected battery for hard reset. The top will raise with switch and close all the way. Upon ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Heater VIN: SAJDAO1C2Y
Hi guys, I got this 2000 Jaguar S-Type , came in 2 weeks ago & the complian is no heat, we flush the cooling system renew the thermostat & the dual heater valve, result was okay heat but not hot enough, customer took the car then because he was going overseas,...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBGA43E3P
Hey everyone, this one has got me stumped. Car came in initially with low idle (300-400 rpm) and we tracked it down to the throttle body motor. Replaced throttle unit with along with tune up items and the idle returned to normal. Customer stilled complained ab...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Blower motor control VIN: WDBEA34E6P
I have a problem with the blower motor fan speeds on my 1993 Mercedes 400E. The fan motor stopped working about 2 weeks ago, turns out the motor was bound up. I also replaced the blade fuse on the driver's side firewall. The fan now blows on high speed when th...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L slip/ limp VIN: WDBJF74J61
This E55 will drive perfectly fine if you drive normally, but it has issues if you stand on it. One time that it happened for me, I got limp mode, second gear only. Once I stopped and cycled the key, I got normal operation. I have noticed that if you ease into...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Oil cooler leaking VIN: WDBNG78J42
Thanks to all the Mercedes techs for their help in advance. This v12 is leaking oil from the oil cooler. We have never performed this repair before. I am looking for wisdom from experienced techs as to the most effective way to perform this repair. The informa...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33493
Need some help with P2096 on this MINI Cooper S. No references in Archives for this DTC. TSB found, but useless. Says don't replace O2 sensor, and check everything else, swap injectors and other known good parts. Right. I'm really sharp with domestic fuel tri... Trouble codes: P2096 (Post Cat Fuel Trim Too Lean)
1997 Ferrari F355 Spider 3.5L clutch VIN: ZFFXR48A7V
Car will run and shift fine for several days. Sometimes in a morning, it will select a gear then suddenly dump the clutch, 1st or reverse, the red "rear deck" warning light will flash sometimes. The deck latch is OK, car works fine all other times. Is this a h...
2003 Other European Vanquish 5.9L Trans VIN: SCFAC23323
Hello, A client brought in his 03 Vanquish. If you are familiar with these, you have to have the e-brake on and then put it in neutral to start. Well everything is normal up to the point of trying to put it in neutral. When I try to put it in neutral the 1st g...
2005 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Electronic VIN: WP1ZZZ9PZ4
hey porsche techs guy's i have just replaced front disc brake pads & rotors on this vehicle. now i cannot turn off the brake wear indicator light. is there a special sequence or am i missing something.please help regards andrew
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWSA81H9T
car barly runs.injector on time is 10 20 mil sec. ignition kv 40-45. charging voltage 13.8 . if alternator disconnected catr will idle great, will not accept any throttle or is runs very rough/ and wants to stall. replaced alternator to rule it out.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Stall VIN: 3VWSE29M0Y
Noticed when I start the car cold it will only read about 6in of vaccum and then all of a sudden the vaccum will go to 15 or 16 in. Checked the valve going to the brake booster and it functions correctly. Checked that the flapper in the intake was not stuck an...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L key fob,air bag,roof control VIN: 3VWCM31Y54
will not program key fob.manual way,adaption will not work either,i do not know which channel to go to,to see key for working,roof control is intermittant with code 02000-008. air bag is 00532-002...01317-004.have checked power and grounds at air bag module lo...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63B54
Not sure if this car needs a throttle body or sensor at gas pedal.readings at block 62 seemed normal until full throttle,then indicvated a sys malfunction.side note all fuel trims were below plus/minus 5%.however maf reading was 8.6g/s untill i cleared codes.E... Trouble codes: 17595 (angle sensor 2 implausable signal), 17950 (angle senor 1 implausable sigal), 17551 (load calc cross check upper limit exceeded)
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L air bag syst VIN: 3VWCD31Y64
hello and thanks to all that offer help! car came in with air bag light on, scanned with assenmacher retreiver and got p14645 unknown code! tried to find some information or direction on it with out success. can clear code but eventually comes back in a day or...
1979 Volvo 242 2.1L No Start VIN: VC24245M11
car came to us after it has been sitting for many years. had no fuel pressure-dropped tank & cleaned. replaced both fuel pumps (inline & intank)& filter. pressure now at metering block inlet nothing out, removed & cleaned metering have only #3 inject...
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CM59245
To all; I hope someone can shed some light. I have this Volvo, check engine light is on, no drivability problems. I have been unable to communicate with the pcm. I have tried my Genysis,in generic and model specific, a generic code reader and my inspection mac...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L 2-3 shift VIN: WBADD632XW
the left front speed sensor fixed all the lights except for the srs lamp (air bag). the sensor had bare wires and was causing the trans to go to a default. the abs controller is a high failure rate item but i didnt need one this time. thanks guys.
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Regulator VIN: SALTY12401
Thanks to all who replied. Because of the time between the first repair and the subsiquent regulator failure, I was unable to see if the original regulator had these limiters. My solution for this was to build up a bead of weld at the end of the regulators tra...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L conv top leak VIN: WDBFA63E9S
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. This was an easy job. As all directed...the top latches on the left and right are on the top of the upper windshield frame. You do not have to remove any of the trim around the map lights etc..only take out the stuff ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C320 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDC2030462
This car is fixed although i am scratching my head at the result. I again replaced the AFM with very little result. I carried out adaptation again & seemed to fix most of the acceleration & backfire issue's. It was still rough at idle with no other symptoms. ... Trouble codes: P2043, P2044, P2046.
1994 Mini Cooper 1.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: XNNAYNBD09
I received three replies that were somewhat helpful. Information on this system was very hard to find. Mini Forums were my best source. The map sensor is built into the ECU and cannot be checked without a dedicated scan tool. After checking all inputs at the E...
1995 Volvo 940 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1JS83105
The best thing I did with this was walk away last night after posting the request for help. This morning I came in, read the replies, took a long deep breath before getting back in there, popped it up out of the hole, rolled it toward the rear keeping it below...
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