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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Compressor VIN: TRUWR28N11
I've got this TT that came in for a no cooling complaint. Compressor wouldn't engage, pulled & cleared code 00792- A/C press sensor problem. Checked sensor (G65) output & got a clean square wave. Compressor now engages, cond fan stays off, Hi side 210psi/ Lo s...
2007 Audi Q7 Premium 3.6L Windshield VIN: WA1BY74LX7
When you sit in this car it feels like you put on a weak set of eye was not like that when i took it to them.has anyone ever seen audi glass de-laminate. Its like looking thru collision wrap. Thanks in advance
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACC9328U
I need help with this one The car has come in severla times since last October with a P0420 I put 4 cats in and the last time in I put in a themostat it was not getting up to operating temp. It does need plugs. The cats keep rattling I put in afer market cats.... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat efficency)
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA51C92
I have a Jag that the odometer has quit, all other functions are working. Since the closest dealer is 3 hours away, The customer said why dont you get a used speedo cluster, so I ordered the cluster in. This is when the problems start, the used unit will light...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SALTW16433
Hello everyone, and thanks for taking time to reply. I have this vehicle in my shop with the above code. Now the problem is not that I can't diagnose or am incapable of doing repairs. The problem is our shop has a verus scanner and it does not communicate with... Trouble codes: P0335
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Surge, Low power VIN: WDBEA30DXJ
Dear euro techs, this mercedes starts ok but surges and has very low power under acceleration only while cold.recently had a new iac valve replaced at another vacuum leaks found. Fuel mixture was checked and reset recently with no results.please point ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Shut off VIN: WDBJAF20F0
This diesel came in for a mil set with code p1622, electrohydraulic shut off actuator. Customer stated sometimes prolonged shut off time. System sets code if time of 2 seconds is exceeded to shut dowm. We had power as valve worked. We replaced actuator and mul... Trouble codes: 1622 (Electrohydraulic shut off actuator)
1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Current Draw VIN: WDB2100702
Hallo Mercedes guru's.I hope someone can help me out. This car has a .3amp current draw.We have so far been unable to find the offending user. We pulled fuses etc. Do these cars have any particular electrical problems I should be aware off? Thanks in advance, ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Lighting VIN: WDBJF65F4W
Vehcile has no signal lights on both sides, but the four way flasher is working (bulbs and circuit are fine). Checked signal light switch and it functions good, voltage is going to it and voltage through resistor is going out. Checked on Mitchell on Demand and...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Mechanical VIN: WDBKK47F6X
Hi all European Techs. Car towed in 04/2010, won't start, found intake cam was broken,I replaced cylinder head with cams,and then 07/2010 tow again in won't start, found broken intake cam again ! This time I replace head with cams &also with tensioner, is it t...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L wheel shake VIN: WDBRF61J92
Customer complaint: Wheel sahake on braking and turning corners. Found rotors warped .006, replaced rotors and pads, balance front wheels. Test drove hard braking, nice and smooth with no pulse or shake in steering wheel. At speed, 50 mph, very light brake ped...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: BVWB81144W
Hey vw guys out there I have this 98 jetta that has a po411 code air injection sys incorrect flow the problem is that this car doesn't have a air pump system there is no wire off the harness that would let me believe that a pump was there before or a check val... Trouble codes: P0411
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Left rear tire pressure data not reading VIN: WVGBC77L04
This Touareg came in with a TPMS warning light on and exclamation point/warning triangle icons at each wheel in the dash display. The initial inspection of the vehicle revealed the following: -Left rear antenna adjustment bulletin HAD been performed -Control...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAK73C66
Have a passat here with a inter. missfire mainly under load and warm keeps returning missfire for #4 cylinder car runs great all other times and it has to be good and warm before it starts and it is very intermitant tried switching the new coil to #2 cylinder ... Trouble codes: P0304, P0300 (randon missfire)
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L ac compressor VIN: YV1LW5714S
The ac compressor clutch is not engageing when activated from the dash. I can activate it by supplying battery power to the clutch wire and it will stay engaged when I release the battery power and the system operates properly. The AC and REC lights on the das...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L No Start, long cranking VIN: YV1LZ56D3X
Hi volvo techs out there. This V70 xc has an intermittent long crancking condition before it starts. Checked the fuel pressure and noticed that it drops to zero inmediately after shutting off the engine. There is supposed to have a fuel pressure regulator on t... Trouble codes: P0013, P0014, P0118

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1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1070441201
Okay, so we found on the hot soak hard start issue, that the MAP sensor was bad, when hot the secondary winding resistance was way out of spec. Ordered a reman unit from German Star and installed it a couple of days ago, let car sit in the sun last couple day...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L timing chain VIN: WDBGA51GXW
This pig is fixed,No one could tell me if this job was do-able without O.E. or aftermarket specialty tools as all responders had these tools for this repair. I was told it was a valve bender but I went through the valve clearance on all valves and they were wi...
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L cim/scl/ism VIN: YS3FB49S04
After pin testing my way through every connection I could think of that might have relevance and doing parts swaps I finally broke down and ordered up another Cim from the dealer. everything went perfect and the car was up and running in 10 minutes. so, bad ...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L deceleration noise VIN: 9BWDE61J92
thanks to all for the help.thanks james from virginia,it's the simplest things sometimes. unbelievable, an air cleaner box. thanks again
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Starting VIN: YV1TS90D3Y
Did try all response questions and still have no communication from all nodes,totally dead. Disable alarm which was totally stupid to install on this car. Customer decline to investigate any more and decided to donate car. Thank you to Peter,David,Richard a...
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