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2001 Audi A4 1.8L engine VIN: WAUDC68D81
Hello, I have this audi that was towed to my shop story is. Customer went to start and it would not start battery was dead,called aaa and they tried to jump start it cranked but no start.We installed a interstate battery and it cranks but still no start.I no...
2006 Audi A6 3.2L Accessories VIN: WAUDG74F16
The MMI panel in the dash will start to boot when you use any of the radio control buttons on the right side of the console or the navigation buttons on the left side of the console. It will display the first screen for perhaps 10-20 seconds and then it will s...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L slips VIN: SAJKN6048X
I maybe posting this to soon, but have done very little diagnosis on this vehicle. Wanted to get everyone's opinion first. The car came in and was test drove. There are no codes present. The amber light on the dash comes on stating "Gearbox Fault" and when thi...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L can bus VIN: SALME11443
Hello Rover Techs, Desperately need help on this one.Vehicle driven in after hitting a large pothole which shattered the right front wheel,bent the spindle and strut on that side also.Air suspension and hill descent warning light are on.Scanned using Autologi...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L steering pump VIN: WDBEA66E0S
customer complaint of noise under hood,diagnose noise coming from power steering with chassis ear,replace pump and drive belt noise still there,very high pitch,not like a laboring noise or air,something else.thanks for your help//jeremy..
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22E7S
Hi could use some help frome you mb techs. Have tested intake and all vacuum lines for leaks along with the rubber spacer between the tb and the intake. Found small leak at connector for six way vacumm valve on pass strut mount. Fixed and cleared codes mil lig... Trouble codes: 22 (limp hiome mode/ air leak), 35 (lean condition)
2005 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Valve Train VIN: WP1AB29P25
Vehicle came in from a used car lot. Complaint of severe lack of power and knocking noise. It sounds like a completely collapsed lifter but the noise varies dependent on RPM and is sometimes much quieter than others. Vehicle has a severe lack of power like a p...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Limp home shift activated VIN: 3WVAB81E4X
A little history. This car came in a few months back with the transmission in limp home mode. TCM had code stored for Transmission speed sensor G38 - no signal/open. We replaced the sensor and the code stayed away and the transmission shifted fine. About a mon...
1987 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L steering VIN: YV1AX8857H
moderate shudder w-turning steering wheel at idle or very low speeds. Will happen w-turning either direction. Replaced pump with new (OE Volvo), no leaks from system, no air bubbles visible in reservoir.
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L 4th and 5th gears VIN: YV1SZ58D61
Hi everyone. Thanks in advance for your help. We've got an unusual problem on this V70XC. The customer recently bought the car so we don't know its history. He discovered that the transmission fluid was very dirty and scheduled an appointment with us to get i...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1990 Audi 100 2.3L mirror VIN: WAUBC5443L
Good Day Everyone!!! I finally got the Audi's done! A special thanks to Barry, Adli and Chuck. Thank You every much. I made the job a lot harder than it should of been. The first mirror I tried to remove, I pulled the mirror base out of the rubber thinking tha...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUYP64B01
Thanks for all the info...I was in between customer and dealer and the customer was upset the dealer had charged them so much and never repaired veh...so they decided to trade it in without repairing...thanks again! Trouble codes: P1176, 17584 (bank 1 lambda correction downstream).
2004 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L 1-2 shift VIN: WAUML64B74
did some more homework, and followed the other techs advise. Found no water damage to harness's. Doing adaptive resets actually made problem worse which did help in diagnoses. I believe it to be in the valve body. The problem only occurs in the brief time the ...
1987 BMW 535i 3.5L Clutch VIN: WBADC7406H
thanks for everyones help. turned the slave cyclinder upside down to bleed and clutch pedal feels fine now.
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L Head Gasket VIN: WBABB2312N
Hello, We took The head off and Sent Out To Machine Shop.Machine Shop said it was good.We checked the block and it is Also ok.We put A factory gasket with new head Bolts And we are going To let it go. Most people said check block with strait edge and use fac...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L camshaft sensor VIN: WBADD6321V
Thanks for your help , the cam sensor was bad , replaced and runs fine. Our diagnostic machine needed to be re programmed .
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L 1-2 shift VIN: WBADD6321V
The transmission is bad ,andwas sent to a transmission shop for repairs. We were told it was an internal problem
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L cam sensor timing VIN: WBAFB33561
the customer has not returned . we feel that there is a concern with the vanos unit . when we turn the crank by hand to tdc ,at the moment we stop,the vanos unit on the right side moves approx 1/2 inch while the vanos unit on the left side [ the one we work...
2005 BMW 530i 3.0L service reset VIN: WBANA73585
Thanks for all the help on this one. The lights are reset but the dealer did it. He had to go to dealer for a srs recall so they reset them. From what the dealer said if you go 80% over on any service then the reset has to be done with dealer scanner.I did get...
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L wipers VIN: SAJDA14CX1
Unfortunately,this is a non-fix.First,the rebuilt motor that I installed was erratic.When turned on it would first go left a few inches and then right,making it impossible to adjust wiper position on the windshield.It also would not turn off sometimes despite...
1995 Mercedes-Benz G320 3.2L Transfer case VIN: WDB4632311
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I lowered the rear driveshaft down and the front U joint was not smooth and binding. The rear was not as bad but not plumb to be certain. The parts are quite hard to come up with unless you order a new dri...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L shifting VIN: WDBHA28E2T
My thanks to Alain and Dave both of California for their responses. Turns out transmission would have to come out and be disassembled to replace the reaction valve as it will not slide past the drum. So rather than tear down a box with over 100k for a repair t...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Convertible operation VIN: WDBLK70G61
Just a few responses on this one. The hydraulic fluid level is OK, as is the trunk switch. The customer has chosen not to spend any more time/money on this problem for now.
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L engine VIN: WDBNG70J81
The problem was that the new fan was turning in reverse. This was a genuine Mercedes fan from a dealer. I was told by my parts place that these fans are in back order and are not avaialable from after market precisely because of this problem. The fix is to rev...
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Alarm, battery VIN: WDBSK75F74
Customer took car to dealer, they replaced alarm horn and customer reports no more problem.Thanks to all who replied. Do not know if replacing horn changed key-off draw.
2006 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L compressor VIN: WDBNG70J36
Thanks to you all who offered help. It bothers me that I did everything by the book according to the diagnostic info and Mercedes factory star tester, yet still had an issue after compressor was replaced. I traced the signal wire from lf sam to rf sam. it goes...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, limp mode VIN: 3VWSP29M31
Thank you to all who have replied!!! I appreciate all the great ideas and input. I finished testing the circuit I had been focusing on, with the solonoid plugged in, key on, was getting B+ all the way through circuit to ground side at ecm. This concluded th... Trouble codes: 17660 (P1252-Start of Injection circuit open or short to ground), 19561 (valve flap to intake manifold open or short to ground), 18027 (P1619-Glow plug heater relay circuit open or short to ground), 17957 (P1549-Boost pressure control valve short to ground), 17849 (P1441-EGR valve circuit open or short to ground).
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