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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64BX1
Hello World! Had this very nice vehicle in for a check engine light...the code was P1139 and the long term trims were in the + 15 range. Smoke tested the induction...good and the frt & rear O2 sensors were also behaving. Following the suggestions in the TSBs ... Trouble codes: P1139 (Excessive long term fuel trims)
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L door VIN: WBACH9342Y
This is one for you Beemer guys...2000 Z3 drivers door will only open intermittently from the exterior door handle. Customer says when it first started happening, one out of every ten times the door wouldn't open from the exterior door handle. He could go arou...
2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: WBXPA93425
We are in need of some assistance on this 05 BMW X3(M54). It has a strange surge on hard accel between 3k-4k rpm. We suspect a problem in the DISA valve on the side of the intake manifold. Where does this valve get its vacuum? There is a small port on the bott...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Soft top, Roll bar VIN: WDBFA61E7P
Hello! We have been fighting this for a while now. The customer came in from another shop (actually 2 shops before us) with a recently repaired soft top module that he wanted us to install and intitialize. We did, and it did not work. We performed testing on a...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBUF70J23
This system with the direct drive variable displacement compressor has a "grumble" when engaged that sounds similar to the older style compressors when they are either run low on oil or just old and tired. Noise is there immediately on engagement, slowly goes ...
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTJ56J06
After we replaced the Balance shaft and timing chain on this car it is setting a P0011 code. We replaced the actuator with no change. We found that if we energize the actuator on the right intake cam it clicks but no change in the way the car idles. Any of the... Trouble codes: P0011 (0271 camshaft adjuster right intake incorrect position)
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Hesitation VIN: 4JGBB86E66
Customer delivered this ML350 with MIL not on but with misfire fault cyl#1, he described the condition that with misfire the injector was shut down until key was cycled and it returned to running on 6 cylinders until misfire occured again. Checked freeze frame...
2005 Porsche Boxster 2.7L windows, convertible top, spoiler VIN: WP0CA29815
This vehicle is placed in storage for 2-3 months at a time as the owner does not live here full time. When in storage (his garage) he puts it on a trickle charger. While gone recently there was supposedly a power spike that ruined the charger and eventually se...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Electronic VIN: 3VWBB61C5W
Does anyone have a source for the transmission speed sensor harnesses part #'s [...] that are listed in TSB's 0107-16 and 0107-17? These are obsolete from VW and if I can find some I'd rather go that way than building a harness. I have a P00...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L impropper shift VIN: 3VWCB21C62
One of our students hooked the battery up backwards and melted the battery fuse panel and the alternator wire. We repaired the damage and the car seemed to run and drive well, but had ECT code. After replacing the ECT the operating temp was too low which was c...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L reverse VIN: 9BWBB61J82
some time gear stuck in reverse. chek all things looks ok clutch work fine , fluid ok

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L oil level message VIN: 5UXFA535X3
thank you guys for your help, it did turn out to be 2 different problems. After taking the rear light boards out and replacing a few sockets the problems has not returned. I spoke the next day to the customer and he reported that the oil level message was also...
2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L unknown VIN: WBABW53434
Tensioner pulley and idler pulley were the issue.thank you for the help.
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Compressor Operation VIN: WDBBA480XH
sorry for the late post, yes this car was fixed, what really bugs me is the fact that i still dont know what i was missing to make the system work, really the push button control was just a crap shoot, i was taking a wild ass guess, and it did the trick but st...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L No Start VIN: WDBHA29G1W
You guys are great!!! I started with our auto lodgic to see if I could see a crank signal but it blanks out when cranking so I got out my trusty actron $79 dollar palm scaner and cranked while looking at the data. You guys nailed it!!! no crank. further testin... Trouble codes: P0???.
2010 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic 5.5L Service reset
Hello Everyone, sorry but the customer as not returned to the shop. His lease was up soon he must likely left it alone. I know it can be done with out a lap top from the dealer. I have seen someone doing it on a 2010 s class at another shop. I have not done it...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Timing VIN: 3VWSF71K85
Yes group, Many of you hit the nail on the head. When comparing old upper chain to new one, you could see a very minor stretch in comparison. Dough it wasn't much it was stretched. Went ahead and replaced both cam pulleys, tensioner, both guides and upper c...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWST71K56
Fixed! What was found was the turbo wastegate actuator had been bent on the mounting bracket at some point causing the linkage to bind and keeping wastegate open. Thanks for all the replies! Trouble codes: P0234 (Boost Pressure Regulation - Overboost Condition - Intermittent).
2004 Volvo S80 2.5T AWD 2.5L rear shocks VIN: YV1TH59H14
I didn't find Nivomat to regular shock conversion kit. IPD or Volvo dealer didn't provide any help. Unless Rod from Ontario will give me more information. I quoted customer price for new Nivomat shocks and upper mounts. At this point the owner is trying to get...
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