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2000 Audi TT 1.8L Misfire VIN: TRUSC28N31
car is own by foreign students and they just want to be able to drive.with misfire it is very bad.
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Coolant Temp Gauge VIN: TRUUT28N41
Coolant gauge in dash reads hot intermittently since t-belt & water pump were replaced at another shop. We were unable to duplicate temp gauge problem at first, so we installed a thermostat at customer's request. While the t-stat was off, I verified that the w...
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L Electronic VIN: WAULT64B62
This Audi came in with a dead transmission ecu. We have procured an exact replacement, but need to know the process required to code the new module. I believe we have the capability with the Launch X-431 that we have. All help greatly appreciated in advance. I...
2004 BMW 745i 4.4L Navigation, Telephone VIN: WBAGL63404
Customer's complaint is no audio from navigation system and cannot hear voice on incoming phone calls. Car has BMW Bluetooth module installed. The radio, navigation and phone systems seem to operate properly. Audio from radio is ok. We are using Autologic scan...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Unknown VIN: SAJEA51C54
Had this vehicle towed in from a shopping center. Customer could not get out of gear and gear box fault warning light message. Scanned for codes with launch. No transmission or engine codes. Will not crank in park or nutral.Will not come out of park with out r...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBJH65J1Y
We have this E320 in with a complaint of a stall when cold. Outside temperature must be 50 degrees F or less. Car starts fine, perhaps idles a bit high, then stalls when put in gear. Will do this 3 or 4 times, then is fine for the rest of the day. When you put...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on
head work done 5 months ran that tech is gone & car dumped in my lap.sorry for crying.always misfires at idle only on driver side bank only,which led me to believe it was the coil assemly.but of course you can't reduced misfires on #8... Trouble codes: P0300, P00, 307 (cyl 7 misfire), P00, 308 (cyl 8 misfire), P00, 309 (cyl 9 misfire), P00, 310 (cyl 10 misfire), P00, 311 (cyl 11 misfire)
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L timing chain VIN: WDBRN47J52
we did a head gasket on this engine. alldata said line up damper marks at 20-30 deg. lock cams and mark chain. all good so far, then as we went to push car out of bay we turned key on and accidently cranked the motor. now upon assembly alldata says line up mar...
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L hvac VIN: WP0AB2964L
This car came in with the heater not working at all, I found the fan switch is bad, and installed a known good HVAC automatic temp. controller unit, and regained some fan operation. The manuals I have are vague at best, and I was wondering if anyone knows of a...
1992 Saab 9000 Turbo 2.3L Engine VIN: YS3CL55M7N
This Saab was driving down the road when it started smoking profusely. Was so bad customer had the car towed in. We confirmed the smoke was engine oil by it's color and smell. When the car is started cold there is no smoke until it starts to warm up. If you ...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Charging VIN: Y53ED48E7Y
looking for maximum parasitic draw saab has 108 milli amp draw at present time goes away when disconect dice module driving me nuts thanks
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: 3VWCP21C62
Need some help on this TDI. Was towed in yesterday, starts OK but heavy white smoke and wont take fuel- died when trying to move. Nursed it into the bays- filled the building with smoke so nursed it back out again. Suddenly about 1 min run time -she cleared up...
2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L keyless entry inop VIN: 9BWGR61J44
car came in for keyless entry inop. Replaced batteries and relearned remotes via adaptation channel 01. I did first clear them via channel 00. The adaptation went ok for both keys, i only have 2. The horn sounded for both keys when i adapated them and it said ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L crank/cam timming VIN: WAULC68EX3
thanks for the help. so the mark to go by on this car was the small dimple on the timming cover that the mark on the crank pully lines up in. at about 12 oclock. just a little extra info for anyone in the future. if you have a timming belt gernade please reses...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Brake warning Light VIN: WBAFB33501
Thank you to everyone who responded. I have not solved the problem yet. It is definitely not the pad sensors or fluid level sensor. The customer has been refered to the dealer so they can risk replacing the ABS unit. The code in the instrument panel definitely...
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L abs/ traction control VIN: 5UXFB33522
thank you all so much for the helpful info we ended up useing the ista diag software found at the softwasre was a pain to install and is very slow in use. but was worth the effort. was able to perform a full reset on the steering angle sensor a...
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBANA53544
Idle air control was the problem changed the unit and problem fixed thanks all
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Engine
Replaced both front motor mounts and the customer was extrememly happy about having no more vibration!
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L upshift delay VIN: WDBHA28E1R
First I'd like to thank all of those that responded to my help request. The customer declined the repair. To gain clearance to the vacuum actuator you need to remove the crossmember and rear transmission mount and lower the transmission. You also need to care...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Lighting VIN: WDBUH82J35
Thanks for the help especially edger form nevada turns out customer tryed to set clock and in the process ended up changing the light preferences that are found under setting / lights / day time running us models only. Sometimes its the simple things, The comp...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L oil in coolant VIN: WDBUF26J45
Thank you gentlemen for the replies and good ideas. Everyone agrees that the head gasket is bad. It seems these engines had problems with head gaskets and an improved one is available from Mercedes. We plan to pull the head in the next several days and see ...
1975 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 6.8L master cyl
Got correct fluid,in process of trying to bleed found hole in brake hose, have hose ordered, Ill keep everybody posted, this will deffently be a one time deal. Thanks for all the good input.
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L intruments VIN: WVWMA23B5Y
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGD61J31
Thank you for the 12 replies. The vacuum suction pump valve was bad, also the PCV plumbing was bad. I received greif for lack of information and not smoking the PCV plumbling. I'm sorry for that, I'm not familiar with europeon cars are not very abundant in ... Trouble codes: P0170 (Bank One Fuel Trim).
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDC21V12
Thanks for you help. I have found the problem ground wire from immobilizer. Repaired the ground wire, everything works fine. I had to code airbag module though. in this vehicle, immobilizer is not part of the cluster. It was mounted right next to steering colu...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFT71K46
This one is fixed. What we found was the purple signal wire from RPM sensor was broken. It was broken in the main wiring harness on the front of the engine.Suspect manual transmission linkage movement broke this tiny wire. We are going to reroute the harness f... Trouble codes: P0726 (Engine RPM input Circuit), P0322 (Engine Speed Sensor).
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