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2002 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVT64B72
Intake air temp reads -40 all the time pluged in or not assuing i have a brokenmwire somewhere howwever i would like to know if i am missing a fuse or somthing here cant fid a wiring problem. help me out please again and thank you Trouble codes: P0113
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L starter
The starter drive is bad on this E36 Bimmer...looking from underneath and from the top, cant decide the best method to attack this starter. Am I gonna have to remove the intake plenum to get it out? Just need a little guidance here, thanks Mike
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Charging VIN: WBABN53492
This car came in with no charge condition. Verified battery voltage at output wire at rear of alternator, have power at both small wires. Replaced alternator, charging system voltage lower than I liked, but acceptable. car came back next day with dead battery,...
2003 BMW 330i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAV53473K
Has lean mixture, pending po171 & po174 codes; no obvious vacuum leaks Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2004 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L Misfire VIN: SALTY19484
what is the easiest way to change the plug wires on this vehicle it is a 4.6 v8 with plug wires back behind motor crammed between firewall and back of engine cant even see them do you just fight it or take intake off or what. they call for 3 hours to do
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Alarm VIN: WDBEA34D5N
Hello everybody out there, first time customer, dropped in, with an alarm coming on by itself while driving, he said. Since the alarm horn was on, he pulled off and disconnected the wires at the horn and kept on driving to the shop. There's a clicking sound fr...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WDBFA67FXW
came in for stalling condition replaced crank sensor and cleaned throttle plate was ok for a week when car came back it had a knock sensor code and stalls when at a cold idle thanks for any help Adam [...] Trouble codes: 1386 (knock senser control from ecm)
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Mechanical VIN: WDB3876901
please help i canot find fill plug for super charge = i wanted. to add oil for it!!! thank you and mery max to all ( make noise inthe mrning when cold
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33405
hello group, this mini has p1477 listed and 09216 - clear codes - go to function test - leak detection pump - run test & 09216 resets, every time. i have limited info from alldata, i have looked over system, looked for leaks & found battery voltage at pump, re... Trouble codes: P1477, 09216 (evap leak detection pump control circut failure)
1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L hood cable VIN: WP0AA0955G
a question to porsche techs out their. my servise writer just purchased this car and the hood cable broke i cant see how to get the thing open anyone have any tips.
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Heater VIN: WPOCA29941
This 911 has no heat from any vents, hoses to the heater core are hot.Alldata shows no heater valve, but a temp mixing valve. There are two motors I can see from the right lower heater case, one with a pink arm and one with a green arm.These seem to move back ...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: YS3DD5836T
hard star cold fuel psi with gauge 39.5 idling. scan tool reading [...] were does it get this reading also coolant temp reading -40 jump sensor goes to 245 did tune up plug wire cap and rotor.the coolant temp should give more fuel cold reading -40.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWPD63B32
car came in with broken timing belt, valves were bent. replace valves, belt, replace the transsmision mounts,engine mount look good. now car runs good, but vibrate in drive and reverse at idle , I have a snap on modis but dont know how to reprogram idle system...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Engine VIN: YV1TS97D1X
Seasons Greetings! This Volvo intermittently makes a noise like a bad idler bearing or power steering pump low on fluid. It begins 5-15 seconds after starting the engine from cold and continues for usually several minutes. Lasting longer when engine is colder...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L esp VIN: 3VWSE69M02
while testing the yaw rate sensor with key on and engine off, i noticed that the yaw rate signal would fluctuate between 1.63 to .54 volts even though the car was not moving or being touched also the acceleration sensor was reading .38 , i checked ohms for the...
2004 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJC68E34
Thank you for everyone who responded. Most said to clean the throttle and reset adaptations, others said to check the intercooler for leaks. I had done all this (reason for pulling hair out). I found the crankcase pressure relief valve (pancake, pcv) which I h... Trouble codes: 17705 (pressure drop between turbo and throttle).
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L warning lamps VIN: WDBEA34E6P
thanks to all for your help and time.as it turns out the alternator was the problem not charging . rebuilt alternator and all lights went out. thanks again
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Door locks, Bonnet release, interior lights. VIN: WPOCA29872
Well I would like to thank everyone who took the time to help me on this vehicle. Sorry for the late close, but being the nature of the problem I needed to give it time to make sure the fix worked. I started my search for the problem by doing as Joseph from O...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Starter, Lighting, Windows VIN: WVWVD63B72
Well I'm sorry it took so long for me to close this request, my stepfather passed away dec. the 8th and I had other things to take care of. Anyway I tried a new Comfort module and it fixed the problem ,now all I have to do is get the key fob reprogrammed thank...
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L Unknown VIN: YV1KS9608T
Almost all "nailed it". It was the PNP switch. My scanner did not pick up the codes in the TCC so I borrowed a Volvo scanner and the codes were revealed. Replaced the switch and all is well. Now that the vehicle is out the door and the customer is happy, I'm g...
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