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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WAUCB88D1V
customer complains that mileage dropped from 30 mpg to 18-20 mpg in August & has stayed low He replaced sparkplugs & coils - no change we checked long term fuel trim & it is 4 to -4 & car runs well with no hesitation & normal pick up Customer is convinced th...
2008 Audi A4 QUATTRO 2.0L transmitter VIN: WAUDF78E48
I'm trying to find the procedure for re-synchronizing the keyless transmitters, I have the VAG-COM scan tool, thanks in advance for the help. Bernie.
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L abs VIN: 5UXFA53512
The ABS system on this vehicle seems to activate too soon. In other words the pedal pulses and the ABS system makes noise at rate of deceleration where one would not expect it to do so. The car stops straight but it just comes on too soon and too oftern. Has a...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling system VIN: WBAEV33463
Thanks in advance for any help, pulling my hair out on this one. Customer came in with an overheating complaint and check engine light, was at the dealer and they replaced the water pump, thermostat, auxillary fan, and radiator hoses to try and remedy the prob...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Xenon headlamps
Hi guys. Have a 2004 325 with the customers complaint being hard to see at night. Test drive at night showed little light coming from headlamps. Vehicle has Bi Xenon headlamps, which uses one lamp for high and low beam, and uses a door/flap in the assembly to ...
2001 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.6L air suspension VIN: SALPL16491
After sitting a few hours air suspension leaks down causing vehicle to drop a few inches. On start up vehicle pumps right up and all is well. Suspect small air leak in lines or sensors on air bags. Any one know a way to locate small air leak on this system? Th...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L ignition switch VIN: WDBRF61J21
Original complaint was customer climbed in to start, and key would not turn. The first thing we did was have him bring the extra key. No dice. New key from MB. No dice.This new key, when inserted brings a message up on the dash that says "computing data, pleas...
1990 Porsche 944 S2 3.0L No Start VIN: WP0CB2940L
Got this 944S2 eating my lunch. You can see all the parts in the repair history that have been replaced. This car will go for 2 or 3 weeks without a problem then it will not start. It is always a no start, once the car is running it never shuts off. This car h...
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L abs/trac light on VIN: YV1LS5722T
Hello everyone i have a 96 volvo 850 turbo the abs and trac light on i put auto logic on car and got code for brake switch change brake switch and reset computer but lights will not shut off i check power and grounds to abs module all are good i disconnect bat...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L rear wiper
two relays cotrol system,both work. there is no park function,wipers stop where they are when switch is turned off. wiring diag. doesn't show a park function.also int. function, they are random where they stop 1 sweep,1/2 sweep/ in the middle,upright,radomly.d...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDL19XX4
customer never returned was moving, if she ever returns will replace all pcv hose and look long and hard at the hose that gos to the dip stick tube. Thank you for your time and help. Trouble codes: 238 (misfire cylinder 1), 242 (misfire cylinder 5), 241 (misfire cylinder 4), 239 (misfire cylinder 2), 228 (o2 bank 2 control deviation), 227 (o2 bank 1 cotrol deviation).
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 3.0L DSC warning light VIN: WBACN53401
Fuse # 5 supplies term 30 power to steering angle sensor. Manual, Alldata, & the 'picture' card in the fuse box make no mention of this. I found it while studying the wiring diagrams. Shame on me for not replacing any and all fuses before proceeding with diagn...
2007 BMW 328i 3.0L steering wheel VIN: WBAWL1354P
Thanks everyone for the helpfull replies. I talked to my "friend" and they ended up going to the dealer to have the trim piece installed for 1/2 hr labor ($60.) I am confident that the replies I received were what I needed. I had already located the soft dimp...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L rear shocks VIN: SAJHX124OV
Thank you all very much for your time and a special thanks to john from California. First of all you can not/do not remove the assembly and put in a spring compressor, its just not that style of shock, bottom of spirng sits on control arm. However I have found...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDB1240361
Thanks for all the replies, which where varied and many. Many suggested checking the harness, a valid point however one bank is stronger than the other, this can be seen by pulling all the injectors of one at a time, LH bank is weaker than RH bank. Also I me...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L ride height VIN: WDBNG75JX1
this one turned out to be easier to pinpoint than we thought we simply swapped the lines at the valve block from the front & rear & left the car out in the cold. The next day the front dropped. We did an estimate for the customer & he just needs to come up w...
1999 Peugeot XSARA/CITROE 1761CC a/c blower VIN: VF7N1LFZMX
Hi,Members This 1 was fixed - and the main reason to this symptom was voltage drop in the ignition switch...After repalcing it the system works great and for all the time...let me thank to Iain from GB Norris from Missouri and Daniel from Pennsylvania. Benzi f...
1988 Volkswagen Scirocco 16-Valve 1.8L calipers VIN: WVWCB053XJ
Thanks to everyone who offered help, what i suspected to be the problem turned out to be the problem. The rod in the brake booster that I replaced earlier in the year was about an 1/8 inch longer than the original. I made a shim to space master cylinder out an...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Ignition Switch VIN: WVGZC67L24
BIG thanks to Dan from Mississippi. The scanner comunicated after stepping on the brake pedal for 20 seconds. The Immobilizer had 3 codes: 00087, Terminal 30 for starting relevant consmers; 00668, vehicle voltage terminal 30; and 00288, steering lock activator...
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