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2005 Audi S4 4.2L Clutch VIN: WAUPL68E95
customer drove vehicle in with clutch slipping/burning smell. Removed damaged clutch plate, slave cylinder(boot burnt off) Ordered LUK replacement, installed FTE slave cylinder -since then pedal has free play top end about half way down gets firm then a 1/4 of...
2006 Audi A3 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUHF78P26
thx in advance to all audi techs.car came to us with complaint of not restarting and setting check engine light & also fuel cap light after filling up.car will restart after 10 to 20 minutes but will run rough & finally clear up after a minute or so.checked ev... Trouble codes: P0171, P0507
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L computer VIN: WBADM6337X
2 questions,im working on a bmw 528i 1999 i retrieved trouble codes 005 sol. valve main pressure and 104 voltage supply to eds and mv.from transmission computer.has anybody seen these codes.no information available from mitchell.checked all wiring for shorts o...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L engine noise VIN: WBAAN3345Y
vehicle starts up fine, check engine light is on and randomly vehicle starts making a loud ping or clank coming from the intake manifold, bring idle up and noise does not comback, found 10 codes in system, 7-mis fire related codes and 3 fuel control codes/evap...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L reverse VIN: WBABM5342Y
Vehicle just lost reverse one day. The zf trans has internal issues for this, but this is the gm trans. I'd read a few blogs about the tcc solenoid screen clogging and affecting reverse because it acts as reverse lockout also. So I replaced it and the filter, ...
1999 Other European ARNAGE 4.4L Suspension VIN: SCBLB51E9X
New owner of this Bentley brought car in for rattling in rear suspension to find out the top of shock tower was torn out we set to body shop for proper repair and replaced shock which was also damaged for car being driven on flat tire and car has a very harsh ...
2001 Other European Arnage 6.7L Hesitation VIN: SCBLC31E31
I had posted on this car a few weeks ago thinking we had transmission issue we now think we have a engine hesitation and the customer interpreting that it is in transmission I was wondering if these engine have issues with TPS or anything else that would cause...
1973 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 00SRA13418
Can someone direct me; i have no information about Rolls Royce in my data. i'd like too know if someone can send me the vacuum diagram & the procedure too adjust the carberator. when the car is first turned on cold, there is a slight hesitation, misfire, & it ...
2005 Saab 9-2X Linear 2.5L differential VIN: JF4GG61645
when turning tight turns vehicle binds as if diff is locking at all times. Doesn't have locker in rear, not sure about the front diff. Any one seen this problem and what the causes may be?
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, lack of power VIN: 3VWRF29M6X
Customer states car lacks power at all times. Idles rough at all times. We found after start up and glow plug turn off car runs rough. We did injector test by Alldata standareds, found all injector nozzles plugged. replaced nozzles, same conditions. has alot o...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 1.8L fuel gauge VIN: WVWVD63B24
The fuel gauge in this vehicle reads empty all the time. I'm not sure how much fuel it has in it. I do not have a scan tool that I can access the insturment cluster with. I have Mitchell and Alldata, but I can't find a diagnostic procedure for the fuel guage o...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L Fuel tank VIN: YV1SW61RO2
Good customer with well taken care of non-turbo V70. Problem is a fuel (gasoline) smell at the RR that is becoming stronger. If car is left in our shop overnight, fuel smell fills the entire shop by morning. No codes have been set and all evap tests show to ha...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L starting VIN: WBACB4320S
Problem turn out to be a key, went chasing problem all over I realize` has a transponder so ask customer for a key and start right up
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Drivers seat memory VIN: WBAGH8343Y
Thanks Scott from Missouri! Indeed the window switch was the module. After receiving your e-mail and testing we ordered new switch.System is working again.Want to thank Jonathan for input also.
2008 BMW 128i 3.0L rear tires VIN: WBAZL73588
Thank you for all of the helpful replies.The consensus is there is something mechanically wrong with the car and a second opinion at another dealer is advised. That was what I told the customer initially,but I just wanted to verify.Thanks again
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Misfire VIN: SAJNY5840K
Thanks for all your usefull information, especially Mr Stewart Rosen for his assistance over the phone. As per the initial posting the engine speed sensor and TDC sensor did get the engine to fire off, but only on one bank, as there is no way to confirm pcm g...
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.5L heater core VIN: 1090561200
Holy Moley. If you ever get one of these just say no unless they have lots of money to spend. The steering column and ign lock need to be removed as well as the brake pedal assy.Total time could be 15-23 hours. Thanks for the help though.
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Accessories VIN: 4JGBB86E36
It was just plastic retainer which I just pushed out. I repalced complete unit (They sell complete unit as actuator with latch assmly.), and problem(door lock was cycling on & off) was solved. Thanks again...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWAC63B51
This will need another motor ,or lots of internal work.It cranks but smokes the whole yard and shop up,oil and antifreeze.I haven't seen or heard a motor run right yet,of VW, that the timing belt broke,or was over heated and needed head gasket.If it has 100kmi... Trouble codes: 16725 (CPS implausible signal).
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