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2002 Audi A4 1.8L on highway, from stop VIN: WAUJC68E12
This car feels just like a coil dropping out, only at 1500rpm to 2000 rpm. Otherwise CVT trans works perfect. Looked at injector pulse width and mass air flow values they good, no dropout on a graph while on the road. We replaced the motor mounts due to the...
1996 BMW 328is 2.8L Door Chime VIN: WBABG1326T
Thanks for any help I might get on this. We have this problem after replacing the IGN lock and housing asmy. Got part from local dealer and installed no problem. Customer returned saying key in switch chime when door opens, chimes, when key is not in the switc...
2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L No Start VIN: 5UXFA13575
hello we have a 05 x5 and it has an intermitant non start. customer says the starter does not crank sometimes. in the past week the car has been started 20-25 times and not started about 5 times. car has no codes and we have not been able to duplicate problem....
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBDA29D5K
Hello all. Car came in on the hook with no start. Needed alternator and battery charge. Once we got it running it had poor power, poor acceleration and would stall with throttle application when cold. During full throttle acceleration when warm, there is ver...
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L heated seats VIN: WP1AB29P24
both heated seats innop, fuse 22 (right hand fuse panel keeps blowing with ign on, what info I do have does not give me much reference, hoping their may be a common failure, any help would be great, also the passenger front door ajar/interior lamps come on/off...
1993 Rolls Royce Silver Spur II 6.7L Stall VIN: SCAZN02D0P
This car intermittantly stops operating the IAC valve (or possibly entire control unit stopage), I have located and watched over voltage protection relay during symptom, relay stays engaged and voltage at relay output is battery voltage. I am in possesion of I...
2008 Smart Fortwo Passion Cabrio 1.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WMEEK31X88
Begging for help from any and all "Smart Gods". I don't really have a direction to go with this car. There are no codes, but it feels like it has a misfire. Tried unplugging one coil at a time, all seem to make the same difference. The exhaust really smells wh...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21Y13
Intermittent lean code and pressure loss that happens randomly on decel, covered common problems such as PCV and Diverter valve, smoke checked with no results and checked all connections, live scan data reveals when problem occurs, lambda(B-1,S-1)drops from 2v... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Lean), P1297
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L communication VIN: 3VWCD31Y95
No Communication with car. High and low can lines seam to have action however the K line has no action. Disconnecting all other modules does not change condition. The car had some battery problems which is about the time that this problem arose. It still has...
2004 Volvo S80 2.5T AWD 2.5L rear shocks VIN: YV1TH59H14
I have a customer with limited budget who just got this used car. The right rear shock doesn't hold at all. Unfortunately, it has self leveling Nivomat system. One shock cost over $500.00 and most likely soon will need left side as well. People have converted ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L power door locks VIN: WAUDH68D21
Thanks to all who replied. It turns-out the pump in right rear of vehicle gave a last gasp effort to work. It made noise long enough to find no air being pumped out to either of the lines. There was no water intrusion...just a broken down pump. Customer does n...
2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1YD64BX4
As it turns out, we replaced the amm. Even tho it seemed to be within specs, it was out just enough to set codes. New AMM has been on for several weeks now, and everything seems to be fine, and it did bring int. air temp down. I guess that should have been ... Trouble codes: P0175, P0172.
2010 Audi A4 2.0L Oil Pressure VIN: WAUAFAFL0A
So the rest of the story...We went to the body shop to see how hard the timing cover was hit and they showed us the box of parts they include the oil filter stand...which still had the valve unit sitting on it. This belongs under the oil filter. ...
1989 BMW 735i 3.5L Timing Chain
Thanks to all that replied. Bosh double platinum strikes again. The rings were washed out and it appeared to have no compression. Let it air out and replaced plugs and it started right up.
2005 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L head light VIN: WDBUF76J85
As stated in my message, I definitely have power going into the motor via its electrical connector, this is why I was suspecting a failed motor. However I was able to manually turn the lamp in the straight forward position. I will leave it like this while i tr...
1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L anti theft VIN: YS3DF58N0X
No matter how we tried applying power and ground to the switches or removing fuses, because all the ecu's are interconnected, we could not move the seat. Because the seat was all the way down and back, we couldn't get to the motor connecter, so we ended up cu...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M7Y
thank to all who replied,the problem ended up being that the aftermarket coil pack failed. replaced with an STI coil pack. cleared codes and test drove,all good. follow up call to customer finds no issues at this time. Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P1255.
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L cluster
well after much frustration, and after looking over wireing diagrahm for cluster to see what i was missing. i found that the vss, ect, & fuel sender shared a common ground at the engine block under the intake. the wires were broke!! what makes this so intere...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L alternator VIN: 1XV4255672
had another 02 jetta in today,probed small wire,12v koeo.13,5v.running so I guess it does power up the alt.initially,replaced the batt.cable from the alternator to the fusebox( on the problem car ) above the battery ,old cable was corroded and grey in colour t...
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