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2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L No Start VIN: WAUAC48H94
Customer states that occassionaly the car will not start. If she let's it set for an hour or so it starts and runs fine. Lately it has stalled on her and not restarted until she let's it set. By the time it's towed to us it starts fine. One time we were able t...
1991 BMW 535i 3.5L converter clutch VIN: WBAHD2319M
Hello we have one here that is clogging the shop...we can never get the thing to act up, but as soon as the cust takes it bam the trans light comes on and into limp home it goes. Scan shows code 54, torque conv. clutch. We cleared it once and let it go. We dro...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6345Y
hi guys got stumped on this on im not a bmw tech. With alldata i get no type of repair procedure, only a code description. i have pulled both actuators off for the vvt and tested them on the bench and they will push your finger out with the plunger. if u stick... Trouble codes: P1523
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGH8340Y
Customer complains of no start, however, after you leave the key in the ignition switch and in the run position for about 3 to 5 minutes the car starts and runs with no problem. If you shut the car down, the problem will re-occur and if you repeat leaving the ...
1987 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L ac VIN: SAJAV1345H
ac slow to come on, no blowers for 5 minutes in high mode, then come on with blower speed increasing and then works for about 10-15 m inutes then switches to heat mode. May stay in heat mode 5-10 minutes then switches back to ac, this is constant. AC temp swit...
2004 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L seat back VIN: SALTP19414
New customer wants to install a child safety seat in rear but neither rear seat back will lock in upright position. Release handle is in "up" position, showing red portion, with seat back upright; returns to this position with spring pressure when pushed down....
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L 2-3 upshift VIN: WDBGA33E2S
Hi Fellows, This is my own car and I don't know how to fix it (of course!) The best thing is WE ARE SPECIALIZING IN GERMAN CARS. (Don't tell it loud!) It only happens the first 3 minutes,when the AFT is still cold.After that no complain about the shifting at a...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Limp In Mode ( Fail Safe ) VIN: 4JGAB72E7X
Hello fellow M.B.techs i have one here that currently only codes #51 gear implausible or trans slipping & # 147 gear implausible or trans slipping. I know that one is a hard fault and the other intermittent fault but basically the same code. I check the tires ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L cooling fan VIN: WDBJF65J8Y
Coolig fan inop. Owner replaced fan control module. Have Star diagnostics and tried to activate fan but could not. Checked all fuses,OK. Activated fan with a hot wire and checked amp draw, 25 amps. This sounds about right? Unplugged ME module and did pin drag...
2001 Other European Arnage Red L 6.75L Trunk lid strut VIN: SCBLC31E51
Hi, I have replaced two times in a row the trunk lid struts which hold and lift the trunk lid up when opened. The problem is that when it is cold, they loose pressure and won't work. When it is hot, they work great. Even with brand new ones... According to t...
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L pinion shaft
hi guys sorry about the vin client doesnt want his car info to be realesed,any way this sounds simple rebuilding the diff in the boxter pinnon gears broken and chip the rollpin that holds the pinion shaft in place is blind so you cant tap it out any techs no w...
1991 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L Electronic Shock Absorbers VIN: SCAZN02D9M
Automotive Technicians of the World, We have a very low mileage 91 Silver Spur II in the shop which the customer is complaining that the car is "bottoming out". About six months ago we replaced rear hydraulic pressure spheres which is the normal cure for a ha...
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Key Won'T Turn VIN: YS3FB49S63
Car came in for transmission solenoid problem , done test on trans and determined bad solenoid, battery was dead and would not take a charge, installed another battery and now the ignition switch won't turn to on and steering is locked. A message is displayed ...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L battery VIN: WVWPD63B82
thanks everyone read this help request. this car battery will dead after park 2 days. i think it has a module won't go to sleep mode. i check the obd connector # 7 has 5 volt all the time. i check the wiring diagrams for info bus system. i see there is a diag ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Clutch, gear engagement engaging, reverse gear VIN: TRUWC28N12
Most replies said it was an internal problem and that our conclusion. It appears that the transmission has failed internally. They had an extended warranty through the Dealer so we forwarded them there. Attempted to contact owner. We'll update further if we h...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L Igintion VIN: WBABK6329S
We tried everything we could think of and checked everything that everyone suggested. If you read through the 16 replies and my original post you will see we checked a lot. After all was said and done the car would still loose ignition intermittently when cran...
2004 BMW 325xi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33414
I was told by sources on iatn responses that the possibility of driving with both feet could cause this problem and customer admitted to doing so occationally. have not seen car since. Trouble codes: 120 (pedal travel versus brake signal).
2004 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNE22284
Hello there I found the problem with the o2 sensor. One of the pigtails was pushed out enough to not make contact. As for the VIS code it does not turn the check engine light on and it passed emissions. Thanks for all your help. Trouble codes: P0056, P1470.
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L seats mirrors tilt steering VIN: WDBFA67E0R
Thank you fore your replies . The problem was the number 8 fuse.
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG70J81
All great suggestions. Unfortunately, the customer doesn't seem terribly concerned about the issue and isn't willing to have us spend time diagnosing the problem. The possibility of oil contamination in wiring is interesting, and I'll probably check just for... Trouble codes: P0130 (O2 Sensor B1S1 open circuit), P0150 (O2 Sensor B2S1 open circuit), P0136 (O2 Sensor B1S2 open circuit), P0156 (O2 Sensor B2S2 open circuit).
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L noise left VIN: WPOAA2992S
This one took quite a while to figure out, but in the end it was the driver front bilstein strut..defective...
2002 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWUK63B52
special thanks to john [...] on this, i checked the history on this w8 passat and the oil had not been changed in 20k, blew a hole threw the oil filter and clogged my timing actuator for bank 1 intake cam adjust. changing to lightweight synthetic and cycling... Trouble codes: P0011.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63B42
Well! Thanks for all the help.After several hous of beating my head against the wall and checking the experts advice.I ended up re timing the car.After finding that it appeared to be correct.I too kthe advice of some others and decided to pull the left valve c... Trouble codes: P0348 (Cam sensor circuit high), P0304, P0305, P0306.
1990 Volvo 240 DL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YB1AX884XK
I'm helping a friend,and I can't find a adater for pressure testing,I can't scan,and self test mode shows nothing.He is tring to decide to let someone hang a known good MAF to see,I think the air tex pumps are faulty.Thsnks for all the help.
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