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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L abs module VIN: WAUED64B01
help audi tect's,,, this audi is braking on the right side only when first starting out after sitting, both the right front & rear brakes are coming on thru abs. You can feel then viberate & grab sometimes real hard. After letting it run at idle for a min. or ...
2002 Audi A6 2.7L Driver's VIN: WAUZZZ4B92
I cannot get the driver's door open on this A6. I've tried locking and unlocking the door many times, to no avail. It feels like the door is locked when trying to open from the outside. I can hear and see, the release button moves fully up and down, that t...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L Headlights VIN: WBAEU33443
Hi all and thanks for your effort to try to help me. This vehicle has zennon headlights. It had a problem with them when it was under warranty and they replaced some stuff. I don't have a record of what parts were replaced but I have the same problem again. Th...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L ride control VIN: WDBNG70J11
benz had 4 tires put on & when the vehicle was lowered back down(lifted on hoist from body) front tires tucked into fenderwells.rear looks higher than normal(vehicle was fine before being lifted). asked local import shop for some ideas & they suggested pulling...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Calipar, Front Brake VIN: WDBUF65J83
If you press the pedal you hear crunching noise in the calipar area. We pulled off calipars and cleaned all slides and greased the pad edges. Still makes the noise. The calipars are aluminum. Do these go bad from stress stretching? Any ideas will help.
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L hazard lights VIN: YS3FD49Y74
first off thanks for reading this.i have this saab 9-3 that turns on the hazard lights about a minute after locking will drain the battery doing this.i have a tech with saab software and it says hazard switch is off.i have also removed hazard switch t...
1976 Volkswagen Transporter 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2262099586
This unit was brought in no crank/no start. Replaced starter and relay. got running, found clutch and most related parts, cables etc. worn, replaced all. been diagnosing its drivability ever sence. smoke check for vacuum leaks, repaired and replace hoses, co...
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5715R
After repairs resett the ECM check engine light comes back on in less than 5 miles with same DTC 1-4-3. Engine runs smooth, no knokings or missfire, check wiring connections, Gounds all the flueds and it seems normal. KS position is as all data shows and repla... Trouble codes: 143 (1-4-3 front knock sensor signal)
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Monitors VIN: YV1LS5727T
This one will run monitors, then when turned off, goes back to "Not ready". Checked all fuses - are good. Will have to get into this one Monday morning and I'm not that familiar with Volvo. Any advice is greatfully accepted. Thanks!and have a great weekend...
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L abs, mil VIN: YV1SZ59H74
Hello Everyone: ABS, Check Engine and Brake Failure messages. Cruise will not engage. OBD II Code P0571 in memory and pending. Code is for Brake Position Switch A. Direct-Hit says switch on brake pedal bracket is for stop lights, cruise, and shift interlock, ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L codes VIN: WAUBA34B0W
This vehicle is fixed. Thank you for your quick responses. The gentleman who mentioned the fuel pump relay was correct. The relay fixed it right away. Thanks again! Trouble codes: 999 (12 codes see description).
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L p/windows and open door indicator VIN: WAUEH54B51
Thanks to all who replied.The dome light fuse was blown but cause is intermittant and could not be reduplicated. I had inspected the comfortcontrol unit for corrosion and it seemed ok. I do beleive the fault could be in the drivers seat as some had mentioned b...
2002 Audi A4 3.0L Camshaft VIN: WAULT68E72
Thanks for the replies.I did wind up doing this job.Once the cams & crank are locked down it's not that bad a job.From what the dealer told me they don't fool with cams they just replace heads app $1500 + labor per side.They don't like the liability.This is no...
1988 BMW 735i 3.5L p/s fluid message VIN: WBAGB3312J
Hi, unfortunatly I was not able to fix this car, the customer didn't want to spend any more time & money. I want to thank all of the tech's that replied to this case & I want to let you know the results of all of your suggestions. Douglas [...] asked me if ...
2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L evap core VIN: WBXPA93455
members want to say sorry for the long delay on the fix,customer hasn't returned with the vehicle, he wasn't sure if he wanted to spend the cash.i agree with most of you that the evap core is leaking,my rule is if you don't see any die or visual signs and snif...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Electric Window VIN: WDBNG70J42
Thanks to everyone that took the time to respond to my help request. Everyone had good suggesstion, and I am happy to report this vehicle has been successfully repaired. As it turns out, the problem was an INCORRECT window motor, which was purchased from Wo...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L no start VIN: WPOCA2996X
After talking to dealer module has to be programed at the dealer. one sorry dealer did everything they could to avoid this car .telling me they had to replace all modules all wiring harnesses all abs sensors and that it may burn 2 or three confort modules. ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWSP69M12
thanks to all 4 that replied. your replies were swift, and informative. the problem was where the wiring harness is attached to the block on the corner, the wire to the shut off valve had chaffed he block rubbing a very small hole in the cable. when the engin...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WVWPD63B33
well i would like to say thanks to all who replied i pulled the pan and found pickup clogged replaced oil pump and pickup lights quit coming on removed timing cover timing was dead on and car actually started running 90% better still feels a little sluggish o...
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