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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L cannot fill fuel VIN: WAUZL64B91
I have a this A6 here that has me kind of in a bind. The complaint is that when refueling you have to start and stop becuase the tank is not venting. I have accessed the charcoal canister and disconnected the lines and tried refueling it and still overflowed. ...
2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAC48H24
vehicle came in with code for lean mixture & loss of boost between turbo & throttle body. short term fuel trim was fixed at 25%. smoked intake, found leaking diverter(?) valve on back of valve cover. replaced valve, no more code for boost loss but still gettin... Trouble codes: P0171
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Control Head VIN: WBAFB33591
In the initial inspection of the vehicle the IHKA (HVAC control module)was operating and A/C was blowing cold. After pulling the module out of the dash and checking connections the A/C and module went dead altogether. I have verified my power and grounds to th...
2005 BMW 545i 4.4L steering wheel VIN: WBANB3354B
We received the car in our shop after a dead battery was replaced and multiple malfuntion indiators remained on (ABS, active steering). We reset and initialized the steering angle sensor with our diagnostic tool as well as outlined in the owners manual. The fa...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L harmonic balancer VIN: SAJHX6244W
sorry to ask such asimple question,I'm trying to pull balancer off with astandard puller,not budging!looks like this balancer is split ring design.don't want to break anythhing trying to pull.am using snap on harm.bal/steering wheel puller.works fine on older ...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALPV1645Y
Hello Land Rover Specialists I have a no start problem with this vehicle. The fuel pressure is good and I have injector pulses but no spark. The ignition relay rl-2 is energised any time the battery is connected, and I have 12 volts feeding all the way back t... Trouble codes: P1510, P1551
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1070441200
Hello everyone, I have a Mercedes-Benz here that is really giving me a tough time. Customer brought this 450SL, stating it is a 1972 model year. I have found that they didn't make one in '72 so I am guessing it is a '73. There is no emissions sticker under the...
2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L Hesitation VIN: WMWRC33516
Customer complained that the vehicle has been using more gas than usal, about 50 miles to a quarter tank and has low power. Our test drive revealed low power like clogged exhaust or late timing. We did an exhaust back pressure test and found little to no press...
1985 Porsche 928 S 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WPOJB0920F
this 928 has a rich concern, looked for fuel pressure regulator leaks none found can someone tell me the specs on coolant temp sensor this has 2 switches on thermostat housing, the one w/ 2 male terminals exposed shows open no ohms? is this a sending unit or t...
1992 Volkswagen Passat Syncro 1.8L coolant VIN: WVWKE0314N
Vehicle came in for a intermitant temp light coming on, found severe oil contamination in coolant, removed and tested oil cooler (at filter adaptor). Are these bad for cracking heads or head gaskets? First time we've seen a supercharged VW. Just looking for an...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L AC compressor will not come on VIN: 3VWSE69M32
Scanned with VCDS,not automatic ac so no codes.AC is lit on control panel when pushed on,with motor running can turn recirculate switch on and brake light on cluster comes on,blower works in cabin,no fans at radiator.Has ac charge.Checked all fuses for ac.Goin...
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L Engine VIN: YV1VS29542
Thanks in advance for the help. We had this volvo come in with the complaint of noise when starting and driving, most when takeing off from a stop. When we gave the engine gas the motor jumped. We checked the mounts and they were all broken, we replaced the mo...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2005 Audi S4 Cabriolet 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WUARL48H65
First of all, I would like to thank everyone for their advice. As it turns out, the #3 cyl has piston to valve contact. I removed the spark plug and used a bore scope to find the damage. We are not really sure how it happened, but cannot continue until the cus...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L lights VIN: SAJDA01P41
The vehicle has two BCMs the one under the dash I suspect got wet. We replace it no more problems,Thx to all
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L Compressor VIN: WDBCA24DOK
The custoner has elected not to repair car at this time. The problem with the ac is the compressor is going bad, the rpm sensor is shutting down the power to clutch. Every one was very helpful. All the ideas, and with the test chart for the compressor circut T...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Starting VIN: WDB2102652
Thanks for all the replies. I checked the CAN system as suggested by one reply, all looked fine. Even sprayed grease on the flywheel as per another. The fix with this one was a new EIS. It seems that intermittently it wouldn't send the start enable signal to t...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L High adaptation numbers VIN: WDBJH82F2X
After reading the replys and doing more research adaptation numbers in the 180s is high for a 6cyl and life expectancy is questionable, relayed this to customer and thay are not going to fix. Thanks for the input.
2002 Mini Cooper S 1.6L engine VIN: WMWRE332TD
Thanks for all the imput, Nicolas hit it right on the nose. The five amp fuse was blown. We seperated the power steering cooling fan from the engine cooling fan with a new circut and the car is fixed, agin thanks
2002 Mini Cooper S 1.6L cooling fan VIN: WMWRE33442
well kids, the good news is that the car is gone, but the bad news is I won't call it fixed. The boss decided to farm the car out to a "wiring specialist" who after messing with it for a day, decided to wire in a fuse and relay from key-on power to the high s...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSK69M22
OK I had both the original cluster PIN code and the new (used) cluster PIN code. If you don't have those or cannot locate a way - legal or not - to get them stop here, it ain't gonna happen. Ross tech wiki has a section on immobilizer and specifically cluster...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Starting VIN: WVGEM77294
thank you for the replies, car has been stay here for 5 days, we try unplug different relays and modules as well as alternaor wire, but still drain. we finally give up and customer take car [...] dealer, they say problem is the accsess/start control module, hope ...
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, stalls first start VIN: 3VWCM31Y75
well the cust. had to pick up the vehicle. replaced the maf with factory unit but no change. the customer decided to trade in the car. but thank you all for your input if any new info comes up with this car will postit for all to see. Trouble codes: P0302, P0303.
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