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1998 Audi A4 1.8L Misfire VIN: WAUCB28D3W
cute girl says she heard a noise on highway, she pulled over and someone helped her. the clutch fan fell off clutch, so the guy pulled the broken blades out and told her as long as she was moving and not stop and go she should be fine. she says she got into st... Trouble codes: P0302
1993 BMW 318i 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire, cuts out @ +1500 rpm VIN: WBACA5312P
car idles fine upto 1500rpm, then engine starts to cut out real bad. Plugs were fouled, replaced all and problem still exist. Codes range from just "15 knock sensor" (currently) to all the codes listed above~few days ago (some of these are unrecognized). Trouble codes: 15 (knock sensor), 157 (161 -), 161 (167 -), 167 (201 -), 201 (207 -), 207
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L outlet temp VIN: WBAAM5333X
control head seems to be working properly as far as indicating that command is occurring, no change in outlet temp when temp is changed, thanks scott
1992 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJHY1745N
Hey guys, really need help with this one here, cars been here for 2weeks now, and still cant fix it. car came in for a cold start problem, fixed that problem, replaced a vaccum line. did tune up and oil change and Fuel injection service to it, and then no sp...
1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: SAJKX6241V
Hello Jag techs, this lovely british cat has become the bane of my existence over the last 6 months. When I got to it 6 months ago, it had a serious surge, bad hesitation and misfire. Corrected that with O2 sensors and the tune up(2 were dead). Ran better with...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L no upshifts VIN: 108.18-12-
This 280 sits all winter, every year. This spring, owner starts, trans. will not upshift. Engages reverse and drive normally, no slip or delay. Suspected failed vacuum modulator, removed modulator and vacuum tested. Passes fine, has good manifold vacuum to val...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L dont high idle VIN: WDB1070461
this is car my customer just bought, this car start and idle around 700 rpm ,idler control valve don't do anything,i check it if you give it power work fine and have the right resistance(3.7) ohm. the idler control valve module is burned so i replace it from t...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WDBFA66E8N
The vehicle will start and run fine. After running for 30 minutes or more in hot weather..over 75 degrees.. if the engine is shut off and sits for 10 minutes, it will restart fine but has a bad missfire nit seems like on one cylinder but sometimes seems like m...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Suction fan VIN: WDBLK70G91
I have this Mercedes with radiator auxiliary-suction fan always ON. When I disconnected AC pressure switch at the drier, the fan comes off (speed goes down in stages to stop). So I replaced the switch, charged AC with specified amount of refrigerant. Same prob...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L compressor VIN: YS3EF48E5X
we have a saab story. Customer recently had engine rebuilt, he heard a noise from engine. we diagnosed noise is coming from a/c compressor clutch. did not see any sign of contamination. we replaced the compressor with a used unit per customer request. when we ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C6W
This vehicle has a code P0440(evap. system malfucntion)I had check for leak and found no leak. The procedure involve energizing the LDP solenoid and the use of a vacuum source apply to the LDP upper diapphram in order to shut the vent. The purge control valve ... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evaporative control malfunction)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L compressor? VIN: 3VWTE29MXY
Hi everyone - i need some VW help with this one. It originally came in because it was blowing warm. when i got the car the ac was working fine, but i found that the pressures indicated an overcharge condition. i evacuated and recharged to proper level. and at ...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L transmission VIN: 3VWCK21Y33
this is a 09g-6sp transmission. thes is the history my costumer buy this beetle in a action they dont notice the problem becaus when engine is cold run 95% good. but when warm start to do harsh chift owner tellme that he remove the oil pan it was empty one qua...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS576W1
This car has ongoing MIL, Misfire cylinder 2, 4, and 5. No driveability issues detectable. When codes are cleared will repeat same codes on test drive. I found the fuel filter fairly restricted and replaced fuel filter with factory filter, no change. Performed... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire cyl 2), P0304 (misfiore cyl 4), P0305 (misfire cyl 5)
2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L ABS,Traction,MIL VIN: YV1RS58D32
Help.I need somebody help,oh; I love this song(The Beattle),but this time I can't sing it any more.I'm very limited to the vehicle,not much from Alldata or the scanner.All I have are the code P504 Switch A malfuntion and P571 Switch A & B circuit cancelation p...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
2005 Audi A4 1.8L slipping. trans code VIN: WAUJC68E85
2007 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Service required VIN: 4JGBB86E87
You reach the service menu on a ML350 by placing the key in position 1. Press the system select button (S110s3), lower left of steering wheel, until milage is shown. Then press the R button 3 times. Voltage display appears. Press S110s1 until service menu appe...
1971 Volkswagen Beetle 1600CC Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out
Ended up replacing the intake manifold, replaced Bosch plugs again with Bosch, rechecked valve adjustment and point gap, held my breath and started engine-- Runs like a new one. To establish if the plugs took care of it, swapped old plugs back in, runs just a...
1991 Volkswagen Vanagon 2.1L engine oil VIN: VW24B0253M
We found that the customer had driven 6,000 miles past the oil change date and was adding a low grade oil every now and again. We changed the oil and told her that if she did not change the oil every 3000 miles, the warrantly was void.
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on, p1176, p1177 VIN: WVWTH63B53
We Replaced both front O2 sensors. Cleared codes and let customer drive car. They called back and said the light has not come on. Trouble codes: P1176, P1177.
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