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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L crank/cam timming VIN: WAULC68EX3
please help, have this car where the timming belt gernated,i have had the head rebuilt. (all data) shows the timming mark for the crank to the timming cover on the front of the motor not through the bell housing like i am famillier with. however on the car its...
1993 BMW 318i 1.8L electric windows VIN: WBACA6322R
I have a 93 318I that came in for no power windows and no sunroof. I have checked all of the fuses and they are fine. From my research it seems that this is a common problem and the usual cause is the comfort relay. It is supposed to be located under the dash ...
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Radio VIN: WBACN53441
I have a 2001 BMW Z3 with a locked radio. Serial # [...] my local BMW dealer gave me 63241 as the radio code, it doesn,t work. The serial of the car is [...] Thanks for you help.
1975 Jaguar XJ12 L 5.3L no injection signal VIN: UG2R553710
Hopefully some help from technicians that are familiar with the fuel injection triggering system. Rotor in distributor was replaced before I got the car with one that does not have the magnet on the rotor. This unit uses a trigger board with 2 reed switches. I...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: WDBE345T6N
Attention Benz Diesel Masters... Need a little help on this one. Car comes in about a month ago with a fuel leak from the delivery valves- No big deal, order the seals, Replace the seals and torque them back down. All leaks are gone but customer mentions the e...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Starting VIN: WDBJF70J01
car was towed in. car died while driving. key would turn in ignition switch, but will not turn over / start car. we read the diagnostics. no power to the control module (113 153 00 79) ordered new module from Mercedes Benz with VIN number. MB sent new module. ...
1975 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 6.8L master cyl
Master cylinder was low on fluid, no brake pedal, found fitting left loose from previous shop, tightened. Trying to blead brakes, this system is odd, appears has mechanical booster and dual front calipers etc. Has anyone messed with one of these? Also anyone n...
1993 Saab 9000 CD Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, Red TCS light on VIN: YS3CL48M8P
Initial diagnostic: Codes: P0113 Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor short at bank 1 or open circuit P0120 Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) all embarking for TPS operation P0130 Front heated oxygen sensor all embarking for heated oxygen sensor operation Cleared ... Trouble codes: P0113, P0120, P0130, P0105 (MAP sensor), P0105 (MAP sensor), P0110 (IAT sensor)
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L Fuel Guage VIN: YS3DD78B7V
Customer states that when he fills the gas tank the fuel guage will read full, after driving the vehicle several miles the guage drops to empty. There is no in-between reading. We removed the back seat and gained access to the wiring connectors for the fuel se...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M2Y
Howdy Techs, here is a weird German VW problem, When cylinder # 4 was misfiring, fuel pump relay would click rapidly causing multiple misfires. Pin testing relay socket no problems found. Has anyone come across this ? Want to ship the vehicle out. Have driven ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire), P0302 (Cly2 Misfire), P0303 (Cyl3 Misfire), P0304 (Cyl4 Misfire)
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L battery VIN: 3VWST71K85
vehicle has a 2.1 amp drain in electrical system.all modules communicating with scaner. connect dvom meter ,set alarm retested after 5 hours still 2.1 amp drain. removed fuses one at a time. when removerd fuse 24 in battery fuse box amp drain went to .25 amp w...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L heater blower motor VIN: VV1LS5511P
Thanks in adance for any help. Heater blower on high all the time with key on, ECC module does not seem to operate at all. The A/C off and REC. lights do not work. Customer said he smelled burning when the problem started. Check power and ground at ECC mod. te...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: XV1TS90D4X
Car will start and run, idle a bit rough, check engine light on. Poor acceleration, be do not feel a missfire all of the time, but on accasion it will bump like a plug or coil?? We did test both of the front o2'S, and tested bad. replaced both with no good res... Trouble codes: P0155, P0134, P0300, P0306

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L coolant reservoir VIN: WAUED64B7Y
This case was opened to help a fellow co-worker. Using all suggestions from others, he was able to eliminate the oil cooler and was suspecting the turbo and or internal engine leakage. The customer chose not to persue further diagnosis of this concern and pic...
2008 Audi RS4 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WUADU98EX8
I found the ecm codes in the second ecu, after some investigation the customer brought the car back to Audi, since it was still under warranty, they seemed to think it was a software issue. Trouble codes: P1923.
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBAGH8349
Thanks to every who replied.I think the problem was the vanos cam adjuster,but since we didnt have any of the special tools,and they seemed pretty pricey, we decided to send it to the dealer.Thanks for everyones help ,especially Tom from Illinois with the help... Trouble codes: P0011 (CAMshaft pos timing over advanced or system performance bank 1), 033 (inlet camshaft control function bank 1), P0171.
2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L 4wd VIN: SALNY22243
Thanks for the replies. The one reply back from Anthony pointed us in the right direction. We have returned the truck to the customer. The problem was an alingment issue with rear sub frame, drive shaft and the engine. All were out of place. Like I stated ...
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