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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L convertor VIN: WAUED54B01
I have an 01 Audi a6 Quattro, complaint was that the car vibrates at freeway speeds at around 45-55mph? The car also had a check eng. light on, code 17125 Torque converter clutch circuit. We ended up removing the torque converter and sending it to a tranny sho...
2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN33402
The car came with mil on find code 241 cylinder 4 misfire but runing fine.Only cool starts first 20 sec misfire cylinder 4 and mil on, but I turn ignition off and restart the engine and runing fine.Or when first start up mil on I clear the code with engine run... Trouble codes: 241 (misfire cylinder 4)
1966 Mercedes-Benz 230S 2.3L Horn VIN: 1110101207
This is a very clean low mileage car,all original.The problem is intermittent,when making left turns the horn will blow by it's self,turn steering wheel back it stops. This is a very simple circuit, 2 wires, a horn switch and a horn ring.I have had the steerin...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Very high idle VIN: WDB1070451
Seems to be doing fine then the idle goes through roof. None of the linkage seems to move. Turn the key off-restart & idle is fine again for a while. This happens at least twice a day.
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F4T
Check engine light on,car runs and performs flawless except for code 17CAN.Checked for B+ voltage at terminal#2 at mass air flow sensor as to B+ voltage with key on had .6 volts difference,should be less then.3 volts,wiring looks good,this car has relay module... Trouble codes: 17 (CANFailure between control modules)
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1LS55AOX
Vehicle intermittently stalls at idle. Most of the time will start right up and run then stalls shortly aferwards. Acts like fuel problem or crank sensor issue. Thinking this may be a common problem with vehicle. Anyone had any experience with this? Some time ... Trouble codes: 1081 (720A communication fault - vin code)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L no accelleration VIN: WAUDC68D51
Well, what can I say. Thanks to all who replied your replies were all valuable. My technician told me the turbo turned freely when he had the vehicle apart. After a lot rechecking with how this vehicle went together double checking everything 2 and 3 times it ...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBABE6329S
Thanks guy's for the help,I got a diffrent code reader and it worked,I got a code for fuel injector problem,but the customer decleint any work, he wanted to traded it in,same old story,Thanks Ralph
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L starting power windows and wipers VIN: WBAGJ8326V
Thanks for all the replies. I knew of the lack of info on BMW's as well as other European cars but i'm amazed at the misinformation that's out there. Especially with AllData who we send $250.00 a month. Recently wasted an hour on a 2001 325ci with their bad in...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L code info VIN: WBABJ7334X
This vehicle had an improperly installed aftermarket stereo. We chose different power supplies for the radio and the problem went away. Thank you for all your help.
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L ABS and Speedometer VIN: WBAGH8339X
Thanks to all who replied. Everyone said that the modules go bad. That is kind of what I was thinking as they seem to be the same Bosch module that goes bad on Audi all the time. Unfortunately the customer cancelled his appointment. The car gets stored for...
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1098765432
Thanks for everyones replays. The fix was ABS module. When the RPM gauge stop working and temp gauge reads full hot I disconnected the ABS module and the gauges started to work again. Replace the module and it been two weeks and customer hasn't return. Thanks ... Trouble codes: 221 (CAN timeout ASC/DSC), 220 (CAN timeout EGS/AGS), 140 (Map cooling).
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L readiness VIN: WDBJF55F1T
First off - Thanks to all who replied - the majority of help responses indicated that the ECU in this early Benz most likely required an update to resolve this known inability to get ready. Well after 300+ miles of driving, it finally got ready.. However, thi...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L key off drain on battery VIN: WDBJF72F4V
Thank you everyone..Charles from Pennsylvania was dead on..The Multi Function Module had failed and was causing the wiper motor to activate randomly with the car off and key out even with alarm set, after 3 to 4 days of non use the wiper would activate for abo...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L r/rear strut VIN: WDB2201672
thanks to edga and rodger,i repaird air - matic suspension,now cruise control works fine,
2004 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L reverse VIN: YS3EH45G54
Thank you to all that responded. After trying to see if there was bushing wear or any adjustment that could help we ended up pricing out a reman. The customer is going to dump it in lew of spending $3900.00 to replace the transaxle. I thank you all for your...
2008 Volvo XC70 3.2 3.2L Mechanical VIN: YV4BZ98258
I was given a few different responses, none of which I liked. Some said to jump the wires to retract pistons, others said that any scan tool should do it, some said they did not think it was possible without factory tool. I opted not to attempt repair. I have ...
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