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1996 Audi A4 2.8L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA88D21
Hello all... We have a 96 a4 2 wheel drive, engine code AFC, 2.8 12 valve v6. Our customer claims that very intermittently, the car will be very hard to start, has to crank six or seven times until car fires, has happened in both warm and cold weather. He says... Trouble codes: P1611 (trans ecm short to ground mil request active), P0306 (misfire 6)
2003 Audi A4 1.8L limp mode VIN: WAUAC48H43
This vehicle has code 17090 or P0706. It goes into a limp operating mode at times, the check engine light comes on and the shift pattern indicator lights flash. This is the CVT variable / no gear transmission. If the vehicle is shut off and re-started the prob...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01NX1
This problem started when a coin was dropped into the cig. lighter. The power wire shorted, got hot along it's whole length. Another shop removed the wire and taped spots on other wires that were touching it and partially melted the insulation. The car now has... Trouble codes: P1580
2006 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Electronic VIN: WDBNG7CJ56
mercedes tech, please help. car only got 1st gear, not able [...] communicate with trans module. engine code p0600 serial communication lik malfunction,p0237no or incorrect can message from control unit etc module. abs co...
2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L brake booster VIN: WP1AC29P05
This vehicle has a warning message on the dash when the vehicle is started that states “Brake booster Failure" we tested and checked the vacuum line and the electric aux, vacuum pump, The brake booster holds vacuum. Brake pedal feels normal and vehicle stops o...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Hard start cold VIN: WVWRP61J33
Hi all, I'm hoping to gain some insight from some VW techs. We have a diesel Jetta that keeps giving us fits. It came in a couple of months ago with a hard start problem. We found the intake and EGR passages almost completely choked off with carbon. Removed in...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L timing chain, cylinder head VIN: 3VWPF71K05
Need VW tech help on this one. Vehicle came in from another shop. Customer said the other shop told them it had broken timing chain. When we got the car, it would not start, and did not have any compression. When the engine was turning over, we could hear a cl...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Maintenance required VIN: 3VWDT81K96
The problem we have is reset information for the maintenance reminder that comes on at mileage intervals. All the info we could find told us the reset HAS to be done at the dealer. We did find a few matches on other models that uses the buttons on the cluster ...
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FA8842M
ok guys I got this car here starts fine cold but will not start on hot restart!! when cranking hot vehilce has good spark 45 psi fuel pressure and injector pulse. if I give it a little shot of fuel through one of the vacuum hoses it will start right up and run...
1993 Volvo 940 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1JS8838P
after doing unrelated work, car now will not run properly,when cold car will not accelerate, has no power and i have to feather the gas to keep running .after the vehicle heats up it then runs and drives. i have a code but cannot find the description of it. th... Trouble codes: 122 (unknown)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1996 BMW 318i 1.9L Blower motor VIN: WBABH8323T
Hi and thanks to all who replied. The blower motor assy was successfully installed on Saturday. One suggestion was to be patient, VERY IMPORTANT. Others suggested heat and possible bending the opening a little. So with shop heater, warmed up blower assy. No ro...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L vvt VIN: SAJDA01CJY
so i ended up reflashing ecu and that did'nt do i took out the solenoid for bank b.there is two screens on either side of it.1 side was ok and the other side was missing half the screen and wedged itself in the solenoid itself,maybe from lack of re...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Cuts out VIN: WDBGA70G6X
Thank you all for the help. Almost all the replies said put a new crank sensor in. So we installed a new crank position sensor from the local Mercedes dealer and the vehicle started right up. Once again thank you. Trouble codes: P0355.
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L Speedo, Tach, Temp, Charge gauges VIN: WPOAAP943H
Thanks to those who replied. We ended up getting a used instrument cluster. All gauges are working properly now.
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L rt rear floor VIN: YV1LS55AXX
Replaced the right front door frame seal and the car's been through 3 heavy rains now without any water.
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