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2001 Audi A4 2.8L remote transmitter VIN: WAUAH68D21
Hi guys, this vehicle was in an accident and hit in the rear. My friend at the body shop tells me they repaired it and replaced a module in the quarter panel that was smashed. He said that module controls door locks, windows, sunroof etc. Everything works exce...
1997 BMW 318is 1.9L bell housing VIN: WBABE8321V
High pitched squeal coming from bell housing area. Noise goes away when load put on transmission, example: squeals in park or neutral, put in any reverse or forward gear, squeal goes away "if load on transmission". If you accelerate there is no noise, as soon ...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Electrical VIN: SALME11413
Hello Rover Techs, This vehicle has a no crank condition, and we noticed that the check engine light does not illuminate when the key is turned on. The power door locks function normally using the key remote, and the interior switch, but do not operate when th...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBDA28D5P
Ok all you Mercedes fixers out there. This car is driving me crazy. It came in with the plugs black and the injection computer disconnected. Someone replaced the fuel distributor with another one and disconnected the computer so there was no lambda adjustment ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L lights on dash VIN: WDBUF65J63
We replaced front and rear pads and rotors w/ new sensors. After work was done the abs light came on and 4 malfunction abs see workshop brakes see workshop bas see workshop and esp see workshop. All light will reset when car is shut off. After driving for abou...
1979 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L refrigerant
I need to know R-12 Factory fill capacity for this old Beetle. My AllData doesn't go back far enough, Identifix has no information, the owners manual is no help, the local VW dealer moved a year ago...(not that they would have helped anyway), and the factory f...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.5L clutch VIN: WV2EE071SH
Hello all. This post is for information. It's obvious that this van needs a clutch by the way it slips. My question: I have not done a clutch on a Eurovan, I've done them on Vanagons, those were not difficult by any means. Is there anything about these I shoul...
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Stall VIN: WVWFE83A8S
this is a very weird issue. when vehicle is put into drive or reverse when cold the engine will immediatly stall ..just like u dropped the clutch on a manual trans.as it warms up it slowly gets better and will not die but still drops rpm excessivly...900rpm @ ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Cuts out VIN: WVWAC63B91
vw & audi tech, please help. car tow in & cut off at idle. unable [...] communicate with 3 different scanners [...] communicate with engine during key on) ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSG29M01
customer parked the car a week later when he went to start it it would start and then die. he ran the battery dead and had it towed in. we charged the battery and found the problem as he had discribed. i had him bring in another key and the problem is still th... Trouble codes: P1570 (computer blocked)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M82
we have done alot of work on this vehicle. customer told us that the coolant code (see below) has caused the light several times in the past and that she has had it at the dealer before. she can't remember what all they have done but says the light always come... Trouble codes: P2181 (cooling system performance), P0301 (pending- cylinder 3 misfire)
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L no start/immobilizer codes 233 & 234 VIN: YV1V52557Y
this vehicle came into our shop with the immobilizer light flashing in the instrument panel. the vehicle will intermittently crank (little short cranks) but will not start. i have been able to retrieve several codes from it from variouse systems and have thus ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1996 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L starter VIN: WAUAA88G9T
The replies were great but I believe the car is probably possesed by demons everyone mentioned the 18 relay panel yet the panel I had in this particular car had spaces for about 8 relays and some of those were what I would call a double relay (not shown that w...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAM3342Y
Well we backed up and decided to forget about the belts and treat it as a no start and found out that the MAF was bad. Dont know why it ran fine until the belts broke but that was the customers story.
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: WBABN33411
This vehicle went to the dealer because we thought we had a security issue. It did not a new Mass Airflow sensor was the fix.
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L key fob VIN: Y53EF48241
found out the car has remote start and a aftermarket alarm so only 1 key the one one with out the fob will work to start the car and the key with the fob wont start it but the fob works to open the doors and trunk so the customer took the car to the alarm plac...
1980 Volkswagen Rabbit 1.5L no power
Ok... this one sucked really bad... I wound up having to time this car one tooth at a time on the injection pump by loosening the tensioner, moving the slack in the belt to in between the cam and the pump, then rolling the pump over one tooth, counter clockwis...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L all gauges VIN: 3VWDC21V81
Hello and thanks for help I have not seen this car back yet but most of you say it is still in cluster. We will be sending it back to bbr for a recheck after double checking my basics .I will update this fix when I come to a fix thank you Mark
2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L engine timing VIN: WVWEU73C66
You guys were right. On the RO it said the oil pump sprocket bolt broke. It was in the shop for 24 days and from what we heard, they had to take pictures of the oil pan to show VW tech support and from that pic they determined that the engine was salavagable....
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