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1990 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L speedo VIN: ZARBB32G2M
Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the speedo on this. One of my guys checked this and sent out the speedo for repair. Still no speedo.
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Reverse gear VIN: WAUDC28D9Y
Car drives forward just fine in all gears. When shifting to reverse, after 2-3 seconds, there is a slight "thump" and reverse disappears as if the car was in neutral. Shifting to Neutral(or Park)and then back to 'R' and the process starts again: A few seconds ...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L Warning Light VIN: WAUDC68D51
The red brake warning light in the cluster beeps for a few seconds and continuously flashes. If you put the parking brake on the light is on steady. I have checked for ABS codes, no codes stored. I have disconnected the Brake fluid reservoir switch, no change....
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAULT68E54
04 Audi A4 Quattro. Runs rough. No CE light. Vibrates at idle. And no power. Audi dealer scanned and no problems??? If I was a guessing man I think it runs on 5 cyls at best. No CE light. I have never driven a 3.0L A4, but I know a 99 4 cyl that is a rocket. ...
1998 BMW 328is 2.8L contol head VIN: WBABG2320W
installed new control head on this vehicle and everything is working except the actuators for the inside air ducts. vehicle will only blow out of defroster or floor. dash units not working. does this unit need further programming? thanks in advance
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L oil reset issue VIN: WBAET37494
We recently serviced this vehicle for a regular customer and are unable to reset the oil reminder message. ALLDATA and/or the vehcle owners manual does not advise on how to reset the oil reminder message. The manual says it should be taken to the bmw dealer. ...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Stall VIN: SAJGA51D23
This vehicle stalls intermittently. It happens randomly at stops only and at any temperature. The throttle plate was very dirty so I cleaned it using a presurized spray, being sure not to move the plate at all. The problem is still there. When this car stalled...
2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L Unknown VIN: SALTURJNEU
Ok Rover guys, here is a good one... This sport has a intermittent case of the shakes. You can be cruising down the highway and then for no reason the whole truck starts shaking violently- the only way to make it stop is too come to a complete stop and start o...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L air suspension VIN: WDBNG70J5Y
When putting any of the Mercs on the lift that have the "Airmatic" or air suspension when you take them down they sag to the ground. We have seen this over and over and were wondering if their is a procedeure to stop this from happening. We know that with rove...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L left headlight VIN: WMWRE33475
hello Have 05 Mini S just out of the body shop.Left headlight self adjust fuction is inop light is working ,washer is working and passenger side is fully operational. Any help is would be great. Bruce
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWCA21C1Y
The customer reported A/C not cold. Tested pressures on 85 degree day. Low side 60/70 lbs and high side 200/250 lbs at idle or 2000 rpm. The discharge temp was about 70 degrees. The radiator fan would cycle on at 250 lbs and off at 200 lbs. I replaced the expa...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Cam timing wrong VIN: WVWPD23B12
Many other conditions the enginners have not listed could set off codes. Could a sticking Camshaft pos Solinoid cause the cam not to go back at lower rpms and trigger this code. Trouble codes: P0343
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCR31CX4
VW TECHS I Need some help this beetle lets my customer set after he runs it 15-20 miles and shuts it off and trys to start it after about 5min. It never just dies going down the road or at idle its just at hot restarts. wait sevral hours and it will startup. I... Trouble codes: 1570 (engine start block by imobilizer)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSR61J74
second time for coolant below regulated temperature, new tstat- always at normal operating temp. Trouble codes: P0128 (coolant t-stat below regulated temp)
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWCM31YX4
This gem came in from another bodyshop, wrecked LF they repaired car also recharged A/C brouyght it in compressor inop, no power to compressor. I replaced fan controller and still no compressor operation, I have a 12v pulse of power comming thru terminal 10 GR...
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW2555Y
We've been fighting this V40 off and on for months. The main problem has been recurring ecm-25 codes (long term fuel trim rich). After many parts replacements, we think we have discovered the main problem--a leaky anti-surge diaphragm on the turbo causing a le... Trouble codes: D1M06

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1992 BMW 750iL 5.0L Alternator VIN: WBAGC8312N
Thanks to all that replied. This was a major over sight on our part. After checking for voltage drops and all wiring we found the belt was loose and the alternator was barely turning when the engine was running. Tightend belt and charging system works great...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L seat VIN: WBAFB33591
customer is satisfied with level of vibration after mount replacement.(seems I'm the only one who isn't)Thanks for the replies. Suggestions were to ck for anything that might cause a misfire, ck for broken fan blade or something throwing engine out of balance ...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L nav,radio VIN: WBAGL63422
Thanks for your responses, I have purchased the "most" bypass tool from dealer aka loly pop (16$ part 61 13 6 917 541), since svs(voice control module) was the first unit to have no communication according to the autologic I bypassed it and radio and nav ca...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Door Locks VIN: WDBEA30D8K
Well, There were actually 4 replies to my request for help. The simple side of things is this: My post was too confusing. It was too long. ***. But to respond to the two fellows who offered their thoughts and positive suggestions. 1: Yes, The fuel pressure...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA30D7L
Hey Gang, Thanx for the input. This repair was reactive rather than proactive. A new coil, Cap n' rotor and ECT sensor did the trick. The intermitened nature of the problem was likely caused by the ECT sensor and associated FA mixture during warmup. The car...
2002 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L window regulator VIN: WDCYR49E12
Really not a big deal. The trick is to remove the attached bracket at the bottom of the window glass and bolted the new updated style regulator in. Thanks for the help. Jeff
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBF61C2W
Well, this turned out to be an experience. The vehicle began measuring data from the correct channel and running better. (I think I posted the wrong data channel number) After setting the pump to specs with the scanner, it ran even better still and no exce... Trouble codes: 00550 (P1248 in Alldata Injection start control deviation from desired value intermittent).
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L starting VIN: 3VWCB21C72
Thanks for the emails, but the problem was the key, the valet key was used to start the car and caused the car imobilizer to stop the car from running (yellow dash light comes on and engine starts then shuts off), the car then would not identify the correct ke...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L fuel pressure VIN: YV1LW5548W
Thanks everyone. The fuel pressure regulator is indeed located by the fuel filter in the right rear of the vehicle. Available only as part of the fuel line assy. Car is fixed. Your help is appreciated.
1998 Volvo S90 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9607W
Thanks to everyone who replied. What I found was that the EGR was sticking open slightly and causing this vehicle to run the way it did. What through me off was It is not in a great area and easily seen, it is in the back under the intake and looking at it one...
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