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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAULC68E83
my customer came in with an engine light on, she had no complaint of drivability. I performed a scan tool test and found 17705 Throttle Valve, and 17544 Fuel Trim Bank 1. I reset the engine light and wanted to monitor what came back. Two days later engine ligh... Trouble codes: 17705 (Throttle Valve), 17544 (Fuel Trim Bank 1), 16684 (Cylinder Missfire), 16688 (Cylinder 4 Missfire), 16687 (Cylinder 3 Missire), 16686 (Cylinder 2 Missfire)
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63443
Good afternoon BMW techs everywhere.I have this big 745li that had codes for both valvetronic motors.After further diagnostics i see that I have no power at the 40 amp fuse on the integrated supply module(ivm)so I continue to check and the valvetronic control ...
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Smoking VIN: WBAGN3404D
Greetings Group, This 745 came in with a complaint of severe white smoke out the exhaust. The BMW dealer had installed the updated right valve cover and separator plumbing about a month prior. Car was fine for 3 weeks, then problem resurfaced. I test drove th...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L Mechanical VIN: SALSF25466
car has rattle noise in front of engine on first startup lasts 2 seconds then goes away replaced main timing chain tennsioners no change has any body seen a problem with vvt acuator ford style i nave only seen noise when hot
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBHA24G3X
Hello guys. I'm posting this on behalf of another tech in our shop. It appears the service advisor has a friend of hers' Mercedes that won't idle. As soon as the engine starts, it struggles and then dies, like a faulty IAC valve not doing its job. Just wonderi... Trouble codes: P0105 (p0410-), P0410 (p0100-), P0100
1974 Porsche 914 1.8L No Start VIN: 4742908376
Thank you in advance for help on this old Porsche. I have a no start when the vehicle sits from one hour to 2 weeks. I have verified and what is happening is I am getting no fuel pump power when in the " Cranking " position. If the pump is jump or the Air Flow...
1991 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit 6.7L Both power seats inop. VIN: SCAZS02D2M
One of those "I wished I never touched it" cars.. Customer stated that the right power seat had been inoperative in all but the up/ down motion but now the power side mirrors and drivers seat do not work at all. There is nothing loose in the center console and...
2000 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on, secondary air system VIN: WV3AH4706Y
To all; I have a p0411 that returns every second startup from cold. Somes sets in pendind other times turns the light on. The pump, check valve and vacuum solenoid seem to work and there are no air leaks between the pump and check valve, and no vacuum leaks. M... Trouble codes: P0411
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEK93C16
Hi Fellows, This Passat came to us after several shop can not fix it or won't be able to give them an accurate repair estimate. The initial complaint was CEL is on and failed emission test. Including the VW dealer can not give the customer exactly what's wrong... Trouble codes: P2187 (System too lean at idle-Bank 1), P2279 (Leak in intake system)
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L rear calipers VIN: WVWLK93C27
Hello al VW techs. I have this vehicle that came in. the parking brake light stays on and I believe it flashes. There are two hard codes present and will not clear. the codes are 02433 and 02432. these are codes for left and right rear caliper supply voltage. ...
2008 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Parking Brake VIN: WVWAK73C98
Replacing rear pads and rotors on this '08 Passat. Bought the Mac scan tool that is supposed to retract the pistons on the rear calipers. Never used the tool until today, followed directions to the tee. Heard the calipers retracting then pistons ins calipers p...
1988 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1AX8841J
This car fails smog check due to NOX. I have fixed many of these problems cars, but this one is tough. All the basics are good. Lambda calculator says mix is proper, but the NOX just won't behave. Removing vac. to ign. module helps somewhat.Vac. line removed f...
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L 2-3 shift VIN: YV1SW53D31
Hey and thanks for any help I may receive, we have a 2001 Volvo S70 which came in for irratic shifting after warm-up. We originally rebuilt the valvebody and replaced the b4 valve with a sonnax kit. Had a 3-4 flare. Then we rebuilt the transmission as the 4th ...
2004 Volvo S40 1.9L Vent VIN: YV1MS38294
The evaporator and heater core where replace by another tech a few months ago that is no longer employeed by us. Customer has been complaining of low a/c performance since repair was performed. At idle center vent temp is about 57 degrees. If the heater hoses ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2003 BMW 330i 3.0L Trunk VIN: WBAEV53473
When this car was under warantee, the dealer told my wife she needed a new latch. So like a knuckel-head I bought the $85 latch before I checked it out. Yes indeed it was about 5 broken wires, kind of weird that they all broke at the same time though. Anyway t...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L no communication VIN: SAJEA51C74
Problem solved. We checked the resistance of the CAN lines(battery disconnected) and had 60 ohms. Also check both lines seperately and the were okay(no shorts). ECM and ABS had communication. So did Climate Control and Instrument Cluster.TCM was dead and it pr...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY1244Y
Sorry about the delay, but crank sensor did fix truck. Thanks for replies. Trouble codes: P0705.
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L Mil VIN: YS3EB49EX3
This one is still in the shop, waiting for the valve body to come back from the transmission shop. Justin told me that the problem is caused by debris in the trans, and it is an interesting science project to clean it out. He said that they never replace a ...
1975 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1552012280
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L turbo VIN: WBAAC741F0
The turbo was missing a few brackets and the line itself had one bracket. No way to really tell except time if these will help. Thanks everone who replied
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Hard Engaugement VIN: 3VWSE69M52
Hi sorry this took so long. Needed ok to tear down. we found that the K clutch exploded. So replaced clutch ass. and rebuilt the rest of the trans. and all is good. Thanks again
2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L jerk shifting VIN: 3VWCD31Y04
Thamks to everyone for there help after reinspecting everything found small crack in diverter valve.Replaced valve good went away. Trouble codes: P1200, 17608.
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L drivers power window VIN: 3VWCD21Y84
yeah it's fixed. my service writer ordered a window motor/module for a hard top. Hardtops don't require the window to drop when you open the door. Put the correct motor in and initialized, and everything works now!!! Both of the motors look the same, just h...
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