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2009 Audi A4 2.0L service due VIN: WAUSF78K29
We have reset the oil change interval on the radio/ center info panel. The message for service due is on the center speedo display. I can see the a message for mileage since last inspection on the radio display but not able to highlight it for reset. I took 2 ...
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L Wipers VIN: 4USBT53403
The wipers on this vehicle run continuosly, regardless of wiper position, according to the customer. Of course we have not been able to duplicate this yet in the shop. I did have a code in the GM: "33 wipers: interlock active", but I have no information about ...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Balance shaft? VIN: SALNY22282
Hello all and thanks for reading this. This vehicle has a tube that runs from the front of the engine to the back that comes out of the front timing belt cover. Loud growling noise coming from the front tube but the dealer is not able to tell me what this part...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Interior VIN: WDBJ055AB3
Hellow group we have a 1997 e320 mercedes central locking only works from all doors not key when you press the button. Has no codes in all control units and not able to acticate red/green lights with factor scanner. Check all fuses and customer has 2 keys,we s...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Blower Motor VIN: WDBHA24G7X
We havent had this problem before, Customer complains the interior blower motor will not come on after sitting parked in the hot sun for 6 or more hours. After driving a short distance the blower motor will come on, We have checked for DTC's(none). Checked pre...
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L fuel tank VIN: WPO9929922
Complaint of unable to fill fuel tank. We have per Porsche TSB, removed tank sender,check lines and not blocking outlet of fuel into tank. Check with Durametric software and activated evap solenoid but this does not activate other solenoid that is for fuel fil...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Electronic VIN: 3VWSP29M11
Have checked and no power to the cooling fans and to the ac compressor .. have checked fans and only one fan is able to run , will the a/c fan control module shut the system down if the fan circuit resistance is wrong ??.. i know it will if the a/c clutch is o...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L steering wheel controls VIN: 3VWSK69M82
I have a steering wheel controls that are inop, radio and cruise control,horn too (not working). checked other posts and found that sun visor are a common problem with the built in door openers this is not a option on this vehicle. checked all fuses and are ok...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L head lights VIN: WVWSL61J74
Vw techs this one has me ripping out whats left of my hair. The condition is with the light switch in the off position the low beams work and flash to pass will work. With the light switch turned on the high beams work and flash to pass works. This is only a t...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Lifter VIN: 3VWDT71K66
I was wondering if anybody else have seen a calpsed lifter on TDI diesel engine before. This one came in with a popping noise out of the intake. I removed the valvecover an #4 Exh. lifter is loose (not pumped up)An it has wear marks on the cam wear the cam is ...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Steering VIN: 3VWDT71K06
Hi, This car came in with a noise in the front end. I Came to the conclusion that the noise was a wheel bearing. I replaced the bearing with a premium aftermarket bearing. The noise is gone now but the steering assist light is illuminated on the dash. Amber in...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Fuel Tank VIN: 3VWSF71K66
hello, I have an 06 jetta that will not take fuel at the pump. acts as if it is not venting. does anyone know if there is a fix for this other than replacing the tank? --has no evap problems. Thanks, Matt
1993 Volvo 240 2.3L Noise
During road testing , vehicle ran fine,at stop, upon acceleration a loud audible air pressure noise is present ,sounds as if air is escaping somewhere in exhaust,lasts for maybe a minute or so then noise disappears and normal performance ,no change in performa...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L Transmission VIN: WBSBL73481
Well this BMW is fixed... And perfect, thanks to you!!! I was unsure what to do with this vehicle once the trans was out and I saw that the clutch had been replaced. I was unable to get ANY information of dissassembly of transmission which ended up being g...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63443
First of all I would like to sincerely thank the 4 members who took the time to respond.General concensus is that new is always better bet used will work!!!,Ipassed this by my customer and he opted to buy the used one instead seeing that he is planning to get ...
2005 BMW 325xi 2.5L starter VIN: WBAEU33475
Thank you to all that took your time to respond to my help request. It did indeed end up being the key! Simple!!! The other (spare)has worked flawlessly for 2 weeks. Thanks again!
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L no cooling VIN: 123JDFJOC4
2006 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF26J86
It seems as though the customer is a frugal individual, he felt more than qualified to replace his own fuel filter. Once I had the new filter in hand I discovered that the old filter was less than sealed around the water sensor o-rings. Customer now reports ... Trouble codes: P0087 (Fuel rail pressure low).
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L tpm VIN: YS3FH79Y14
The fix was 2 new wheel sensors. The old ones were destroyed by fix a flat. When we moved the working rear wheels to the front the TechII showed that the wheels being read were in the rear. That got us. The Saab information stated that the TPM system would ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 3VWCD21C6Y
Well I still have no boost but replaced the diverter valve because it would not hold vac. I pulled the intake hose going to the turbo and it was full of nasty oil and the turbo felt real loose so I advised customer it was gonna need a new turbo. It was just pu...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 337 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 9BWDE91J12
Replaced all four coils still no change. the car runs like $#%@ at idle then when off idle it runs great. I don't get it, more ideas would be helpful. I also checked all grounds found a bad ground fixed it still nothing. HELP!!! Trouble codes: P0130.
2002 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L timing VIN: YV1RH58D72
We ended up redoing the timing belt, it appears the guy who did it didn't have the timing lined up. Apparently he had the two cams retarded and the timing was just off a tooth on the crank. Thanks for everyones replies.
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