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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Rear Dampers VIN: WAUZZZ4B13
This vehicle, which is fitted with air suspension, has failed its annual MOT test due to "offside and nearside rear shock absorbers have negligible damping effect". The garage which failed the vehicle for the above told the owner that they were unable to carry...
2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Cowl switch VIN: WBABS33413
Customer managed to get this top up before he got here. now I need to get it back down to test/repair switches at front edge of cowl. Has code 1F, cowl lock switch open or shorted to ground, data from convertible top module shows S142 and S145 as both "no"s wi...
2004 BMW 745i 4.4L Park VIN: WBAGL63424
A car lot bought this BMW at auction. It came to us with the transmission in fail safe, no reverse. Cleared the codes and the transmission performed good until it was parked and restarted. the codes returned. We read the TSB on the park release cable. The cabl...
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L hard top VIN: WDBFA63F6V
Customer complains of inoperative top, hardtop is on right now. Also, says battery light (not confirmed yet) and antenna inop (I think it's dead). My problem is that, after clearing the RST codes (there were two for window switch problems but I ignored them be...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L key remote VIN: WMWRE334X3
during a supercharger replacement i had to disconnect the battery to remove the alt. after the repair everything was fine. gave the car back to the cust and when he returned home the key remote stopped working. the remote key will sometimes work fine and then ...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED58E41
The cam position code is most likely the result of the ignition problem (according to Saab WIS & a very good ITAN post). The car does pass the IDM test that the TechII can run on the ignition cassette. The first step with ignition problems is to make sure the ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam position sensor malfunction), 1312 (Combustion detection cylinders 1 2), 1334 (Combustion detection cylinders 3 4)
2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Hesitation VIN: YS3ED58E01
This well-maintained Saab wagon came in with a hesitation issue. When driving in the city, it will intermittently have no throttle response when pulling away from a stop. It began as a once a week occurance, then three times a week, now three times a day. Whe...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Power Steering Fluid VIN: 3VWDB61E8X
This car was brought to us, to repair the power top, it is leaking, all of our service information tells us to use vw fluid g002000. This is the same fluid that it says to use in the powersteering, customer has told us that web site tells him to use power stee...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L camshaft timing VIN: 3VWVH69M93
I need some help! I have this jetta with a vr6 24 valve engine,BDF engine code. When it came in the codes that were stored are p1340,p1347. I removed the valve cover to find the lower gear on the intermediate shaft worn down and the chain stretched. I also use...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L ABS module VIN: WVWVE63B54
Need the login to proper code the ABS module with VAG/COM Thanks, Eric Reynolds
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L lines VIN: WVGZC67L94
System has been charged with dye for last three years, twice last year on the second time this year, have followed all lines, compressor, have the cowl off grill out, cabin filter out, can see one side of evaporator, are there any common leaks on these?
1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW56D5X
This Volvo came in to the shop with a very intermittent surging at idle and the ecm4308, 91a7. and 91f0 codes stored. We replaced the throttle body and downloaded software into it. I had some problems getting the software downloaded. the first time it failed a... Trouble codes: ECM, 4308 (ecm 91a7 -), ECM, 91A7, ECM, 91F0
1999 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: YV1LW56D9X
original complaint, run rough, cuts out, top speed 40mph. Code p1238. Looked like original plugs about .015 over. Did plugs and coil boots, runs better, check for locked up turbo, it blows lots of air and surges up and down,(not a accurate test I know), no air... Trouble codes: P1238
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Electronic VIN: YV1TS90K5Y
Dear friends, this Volvo driver complains that the A/c not working. came to workshop and everything is working well. checked for codes and found none. asked him when it is not working he said at the start of drive , after the car stayed at place from time per...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ58D5T
Vehicle came into shop with a cylinder 2 and 3 misfire. Customer told us that he couldn't remember when the spark plugs were changed, and he wanted us to replace them anyway. So we did and the misfire was still there. I then checked to see if there was any spa... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 Audi TT 1.8L 1-2 shift VIN: TRUUC28N4Y
Thanks to all who responded. Don [...] suggested "1st and 2nd gears are part of the synchronizer hub with operating sleeve. If this has stripped out then only 3/4/5 and reverse will operate". The customer picked up car and will return when she can afford to put...
2007 Audi Q7 Premium 3.6L Windshield VIN: WA1BY74LX7
well the dealer fessed up under warranty with no reason found.a lot of good replys but most were saying external this was between the front glass panels like lookin thru a glass building block. thanks. p.s. this is my own auto and it happend in a week that the...
1974 Jaguar XKE 5.3L Hydraulic system
Replacing the master cylinder solved the problem. I did test both the hydraulic and vacuum part of the master cylinder, and found that after many applications of the brake pedal, the hydraulic pressure would build-up and apply pressure to the servo. There was ...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L alarm VIN: 3VWCDZ1Y03
hello and thanks to all that helped. ended up replaceing hood alarm switch.
2007 Volkswagen Eos 2.0T 2.0L Oil Consumption VIN: WVWFA71FX7
This is being closed as a fix, but the final results will have to wait until we get some miles on the car and verify oil consumption reduction. I appreciate the replies. When I did the valve I had not read the bulletin and did not replace the hose 06F 103 22...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Compressor VIN: YV1TS94D1Y
After checking the inputs to the engine control module and reviewing with a local Volvo technician we have concluded that the ECM is at fault as it reads the refrigerant pressure and controls the compressor clutch engagement. At this point the owner does not ...
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