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1998 Audi A4 2.8L radio code VIN: WAUED28D9W
Hi Fellow ! We've this Audi A4 came in for dead battery. After fix the problem.We call the dealer & try to get the radio code.Of course the car has to be by the dealer that they can give us the radio code.They want to charge it for $150 for the service. Here's...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC63E12
OK, Here's the thing. I have an impoverished customer with a cat efficiency code. (So what's new?) I put on 2 different aftermarket cats, 2 new O2 sensors and I still have a cat efficency code. OK, so we have to step up to the plate & get the real thing from...
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53402
Code 68 (BMW) or PO444 (Modis generic) present. Using the modis & Alldata does not allow me to test the purge valve. KOEO with purge valve unplugged,I have 12 volts at one wire & 3.8 volts at the other wire. KOEO with purge valve plugged in, I have 12 volts wh... Trouble codes: P0444
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Safety VIN: WBANA73564
This vehicle has the airbag light on. We scanned with Solus and it doesn't support airbag, our Carsoft 1.1 shows SIM and pulls a code F93FC but has no description of this code. When we erase the code it says it has erased the code, however, the light is still ...
1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start VIN: 107.044120
car came in on a hook and customer said the vehicle had set for some time but didn't know how long. wants it to run . after inspection we found several fuel hoses broke and bad fuel in the tank. repaired hoses and cleaned tank . found fuel pressure regulator l...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C180 2.0L electrics VIN: WDC2030352
Hi everyone,this car is new to us and presented with numerous problems.Various pieces of equipment either work intermittantly or not at all.Items affected include mirrors,windows,lights,indicators ,dash lights, radio, central locking,hazard lights and others.I...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L auto door close VIN: WDPJ75JX3A
Hello everyone. The drivers door auto close feature is not working. Passenger side does work. I have signal input from the switch in the latch assembly to the door module. There is no signal to the switching solenoid from the door module and no signal to the P...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L coolant VIN: WDBRF40J15
Hello,we have an 05 mercedes c230,with oil in the cooling system,has anyone ever had this problem before? could it possibly be an oil cooler issue or a bad headgasket?any info would be greatly appreciated.thank you...
1982 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, RUNS TOO HOT W/AC VIN: WP0AA0912C
this 911sc gets real hot after about 20 minutes of driving in summer heat with the ac on, typically i've seen these cars run around 200 to 220 degrees under these conditions, air cooled engine and all, but this car is getting around 260 to 280 degrees at the e...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L battery low charge VIN: 3VWSG69MX1
see related repair history/ alterntor insuficiently charging
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L compressor engagement VIN: 3VWPD69M01
compressor only operates when fan speed is on low. any other setting and the A/C light on A/C switch goes out, compressor disengages, and aux fan shuts down. Turn it back to low, and everything comes back on. All the fan speeds work correctly, as well as the f...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Speedometer VIN: 3VWSB69M02
Car came in with no speedometer. I replaced both speed sensors and still inop. I then checked the waveform pattern out of the sensors and both seem good and consistant. I hooked up the ASSENMACHER and check the trans module code which was 00000. The dealer sai...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L misfire low oil pres. VIN: 3VWDD21C52
Hello to all and thanks in advance. Towed in, died while driving. Teardown: sheared can sprocket key, bearing and journal consumption of exhaust cam, bent valves, noted poor oil condition. Replaced head with new, new belt sprocket tensioner, etc. New cam timin...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L cooling fan VIN: YV1TS909X1
cooling fan is inop on this t6. have checked power to fan and grd, ok. it has "famous" cooling fan module in front of fan. not sure on testing due to limited info from alldata. seems the fan is pulse width modulated from the pcm, im not sure on the signal from...
2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Hard Start VIN: YV1TS92DX3
Hello, This S80 was towed in as a no start. The vehicle had no fuel pressure, power to the pump was OK. I replaced the fuel pump with a factory pump from the dealer. The car started and ran fine. After sitting for approximately 1/2 hour the vehicle exhibited ...
2007 Volvo V50 2.4i 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1MW38277
vehicle was towed in with left front spindle broken from wreck. replaced spindle has fender damage but nothing to severe. It will crank but not start has no fuel pressure.Has spark. Also curtain air bag blown. Ck fuses ok f74 ck relay only has battery power fr...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1995 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, backfire VIN: WAUBL8862S
thank you all for your help - once again this has proved to be an invaluable site! as for the backfiring - turns out there were a few additional vacuum lines that needed to be repaired, but more importantly i guess when we had the injector rail off something ...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Frt Brakes VIN: WAUED64B01
Sorry it took so long to close.Just wanted to make sure it was fixed.Thanks for all the replys.I am not a big beliver in brake stop squeak but after spraying the rotors with squeak relief and waiting to hear from the customer for 2 weeks it worked.It puts a co...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Alternator VIN: TRUUT28N51
Well the car's been gone for a week and I have not heard from the customer so far. I could not measure the amps since my amp probe is broken ( I have since ordered a new one). The only thing I did was clean off both battery terminals and the connection at the...
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Window regulator VIN: 4USCJ3328W
Journeymen thank you for the replies. Sorry about misidentifing this as an M it's a Z3. Andreas [...] faxed us some pages which our venerable fax machine rendered useless. All the text was there, but the brightest light and youngest eyes in the shop couldn'...
2004 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L a/c VIN: SAJEA01U84
Thanks for all the help in this matter. As was pointed out to me the coolant bypass valve was not recieving a ground from the A/C control head to close the valve so that there would be no heat at the heater core. The customer did not wish to purchase a new con...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L ACE Pump VIN: SALTY1241X
As stated previously this vehicle is in another shop. The other shop has not been able to fix the noise and vibration issue with the ACE system. What they do report is that the noise goes away above 30 mph. At lower speeds the noise\vibration varies with en...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L compressor VIN: WDBBA4808J
The compressor control module (KLIMA) was functional. It was not detecting the raise in idle from the idle control module. Repair of the idle control module raised the idle upon AC request, therefore the compressor control module will now allow the compresso...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Steering VIN: WDBNG70J2Y
The pump got our pressures up to the right range, however, the center section of the steering radius is still not receiving the full effect of the power assist. With your help we told the customer that we would need to replace the rack and he did not want to ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDB1704662
Time is up, so I need to close this post. I found that the resistance of some high tension leads increased to 2.5k when engine is hot. I have ordered a lead set. Trouble codes: P81F3 (I have no info for this code), PC246 (I have no info for this code).
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4Matic 4.3L Starting VIN: WDBNG83J33
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L reset VIN: 4JGCB65E66
Well, we finally got it reset. When we finally got the vehicle back to try again, it did it no problem on the first try. Unfortunately , I cannot pinpoint what the issue was. I'm sure it was something in the details, a door not closed all the way or something....
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L Power steering VIN: YV1LW55A4X
Thanks to everyone who replied. We installed a third rack "FACTORY VOLVO", that solved the problem. I will only ever recommend installing a factory rack in the future. I never had so many problems w/ reman. & aftermarket racks before now. (Just a note, rehu...
2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1RS61T93
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP-WE HAVE INSTALLED A NEW FUEL PRESSURE SENSOR AND CAR HAS NOT RETURNED-THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR HELP Trouble codes: P0192 (fuel rail pressure sensor failure), P0194 (fuel rail pressure sensor intermittent), P0089 (fuel pressure regulator 1 performance).
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