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2001 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D01
This is a head scratcher but here we go: This is a 1.8 AWM motor. Brief history: We installed a new cam adjuster at 60000 miles about 9 months ago for being noisy on start up. About 3 months ago, the customer took it to another shop to have a timing belt done....
2003 Audi A4 3.0L window VIN: WAULC68E03
Divers window inop. Have power and ground.All other windows are working.Replaced drivers window switch and module still have same problem.Jumped window motor directly to power and ground and motor does work.Did not find any wiring problems between switch and m...
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E84
This customer came to us on referral after having quite the ordeal at another repair facility. First off, the customer has no qualms with the way the vehicle performs and the fuel mileage remains quite good. The only complaint she has is that the check engine ... Trouble codes: P1136 (17544 fuel trim bank 1 add system too lean p1136 upper limit reached), P0507 (16891 idle speed control system rpm above desired value p0507), P1111 (17519 o2 sensor regulation bank 1 system too lean p1111 lower limit reached), P1297 (17705 turbo/throttle valve connection pressure loss p1297)
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L antenna VIN: WBAGG83441
Dear BMW Friends, this car is equipped with a "telephone roof antenna" (BMW Code in WDS = I01042. The antenna is broken and we just want to replace the antenna which is mounted direct to the rear of the roof and we can not figure out how to remove the antenna...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGL634X2
Vehicle came in with CEL mil on, feels like slight misfire accelerating from idle, feels like car lacks power. Dtc 279E: output stage, exhaust flap is current-will not clear. No other faults recurring, no misfires recognized, fuel trim and sensor values all wi... Trouble codes: 279E (output stage exhaust flap), 27CC (Tank leak diagnosis DMTL-tank leakage detected)
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L brake light VIN: WABAD54348
The red brake light above the fasten seat belt light is staying on and the service brake pads message is displayed on the information center. I have tried leaving the key on for over 5 minutes and light does not reset. The fluid level sensor is working normall...
2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L door locks VIN: 5UXFA13555
tried to open from outside with coat hanger by pulling inside handle but would not open doors from driver's and passager's door also, is there a way to open or put power just enough to open with remote somewhere on car thank you this must happen a lot because ...
2005 BMW 745Li 4.4L Surge VIN: WBAGN63575
hi all we having an intersting problem with this car when you get to 80 mph the is a messege in the instrument cluster that says "drive moderatly"and then the car loses power we need to slow down stop the car and wait a few minutes and then the car have power ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Vent Temp VIN: WDBJF72F2V
Hello all, Two weeks ago we replaced the evaporator and compressor due to leaks; we also replaced the drier and expansion valve at the same time. I broke one of the blend door vacuum elements so I replaced only that one. I have it back in the shop with a com...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4Matic 4.3L driver window VIN: WDBJF83J31
HELP !!! My Dad bought this thing (WHY) ? Well, The Drivers glass goes up and down in "Baby Steps" you have to hit the up or down five or six times , goes like 2 inches and stops. hit it again, 2 inches and stops. I put an amp clamp aroung the power wire to th...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L eis VIN: WDBRF64J72
vehicle sat for 2 years. towed in with no battery, install new battery and found bad fuel pump, drain tank, replace fuel pump and filter, battery. vehicle ran ok, battery went down over night. charged battery, key will not turn, gear shift will not move, steer...
1978 Other European cab 2.2L not known
A good mcustomer bought this vehicle without asking us to check it out or if we could work on it, Our fabrication guy fixed all the rusted out body and supports, Customer stated that the brakes stopped ok but pedal was low and felt a little soft, checked brake...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L a/c VIN: YS3EF58Z51
thanks for checking this one out. this saab has an inop a/c compressor. system is fully charged. i have no ground signal to a/c compressor relay. supplying ground at this point does engage compressor. i have calibrated system. tried disconnecting battery. no c...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L crankshaft gear VIN: YS3FB45S63
we have found metal and a timing chain guide mounting bolt in the oil pan, removed oil pan and valve cover and front timing chain cover and investigated and could not find bolt missing anywhere, but did find metal tabs broken off of the inner crankshaft gear t...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCB61E5X
My question is when using launch scanner under 01 engine electronics and 04 settings and pressing 153 to run ldp test I get 7.56 ms. It's the same when I plug the hose from ldp to vapor canister. When I put my finger over the ldp suction line during test I can... Trouble codes: P1582, P1476
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WVWWH63B43
Hi fellow VW Guru's Thank you in advance, I could sure use some help. I have an unusual problem child on my hands, which Iíve never seen before. The car came to us from another shop trying to fix this problem; they have replaced 2 complete coil assemblies (No...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L abs VIN: 3VWRG71K25
O.k. I need information. I have a launch scanner, and a snap-on verus with euro. I have used them for some time finding the code numbers for basic settings and such as needed. This 05 abs module i coded just fine. It needs the lateral sensor, angle sensor and ...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L locks,windows,mirrors VIN: 3VWSG71K75
help!! car came in with complaint of no window, door lock or mirror operation from left front door. i saw tsb on harness problems. i found 8 broken wires in the door hing area. at this time the new harness is on national back order. or so i was told. i repaire...
2005 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L Lighting VIN: WVGZG7705D
I don't work on vw,but the customer wanted help. The turn signals and hazards lights work ok. The only thing he said they used to make clicking sound that went away and now silent,also the seat belt gong stopped working. I wanted to know if there is a common f...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1LW5543W
Hey fellows, Thanks in advance for the help. I have this volvo with hi nox readings. The front o2 sensor was not working so we replaced it but it did not bring the nox down. I have checked the fuel pressure, the cat(intrusive test). The cat seems to be cleanin...
2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L brakes VIN: YV1RS61T03
hello fellow techs i have a 2003 volvo s60 that is making a buzzing noise when brake pedal is depressed or let up.found the noise coming from vacuum pump for brakes.also vacuum pump cycles without touching brake pedal. if i unplug vacuum pump switch/check valv...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1990 Audi 90 Quattro 20v 2.3L Brakes VIN: WAUHE58A1L
Turns out it was the ABS controller unit causing the hard pedal. I believe a solenoid/valve was sticking in the closed position thus not allowing the brake to travel. the bomb was still a problem, however not THE problem. I pulled the ABS relays and all was we...
2000 Jaguar XJR 4.0L dipstick VIN: SAJDA15BXY
Thanks for the info.we got a dipstick from the mercedes dealer and set the fluid level.
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Trunk & Top VIN: WDBSK75F74
Well! It's fixed! Most replies suggested water damage to PSE pump- they were right on. Also suggested was harness damage. Apparently there is a problem with the harness on the right trunk strut that causes similar problems. Found the PSE pump under water-...
2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L Unknown VIN: YS3ED49Z33
Thanks to all. I was able to find the vent and found that when the battery was put in the tube was pinched. We rerouted the tube and all is fine. The lost of coolant was the water pump. Thanks
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 3VWSA29M3Y
I recalibrated the trans ecm for the 2nd time and ALL tranny shifting returned to normal, even the very bad 3-4 shift. This is hard to believe, it was the last effort before pulling tranny. it has been 2 weeks and all is still great. thanks for all the repl...
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