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1997 Audi A4 2.8L Heater
Audi miseries!! Lol. It came in with a complaint of CEL and heater not getting hot. I scanned it and got a po116 CTS performance. Test drove it temp didn't come up much and heater was pretty much cold. I searcehed iatn archives and found a few cases of t/stat ...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L rpm, fuel, temp, turn lights, dsc light on VIN: WBAAM5347Y
car came in with cluster non op: rpm, temp all the way to red, speed not correct, fuel gauge incorrect also the gt1 will not connect and gives a terminal 15 fault, had to set up manual comunication I tried disconecting the dsc module and the cluster still act...
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV534X1
Car was recently purchased from individual who claimed CEL was never on. Customer drove home and next day when driving to work, CEL came on.Diagnostic tests showed lean on both banks. Ran smoke test to check for vac leaks- found air boot to be cracked.Replaced... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean condition bank1), P0174 (Lean condition bank2)
2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L light on VIN: SALAE24486
Hi all I need to pick a few brains i have a Landrover that has not been serviced for a couple of years. I have 3 issues one is an airbag light with code B0091-81 left side restraint invalid serial data recieved. I cant find any info on alldata or shop key can ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Windshield Heater Core VIN: WDBFA67F9V
Vehicle brought in due to coolant leak. Pressure test revealed large leak at the firewall just below the windshield from 3/8' tube. Alldata list a "heated windshield heater core" but has no information except a labor time of 2.2 hrs. Any info, or direction to ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF65J63
first time : fault codes for open circuit after cat comes on after 2 to 3 months . intial issue found was corrosion at connector. (open heater circuit after cat bank 1 and 2 ) was cleaned repaired and o2 sensors replaced . *using genuine Bosch o2 sensor. not ... Trouble codes: P0141, P0161
2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3L Surge, Misfire VIN: YS3DP75011
I got this saab with slight misfire, the history on it car came in with oil leak from the head gasket, install new gasket & reseal the timing cover, after that we have a slight misfire, new plugs & new igintion casset are replaced, check the timing chain is ma...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Brake lights VIN: 3VWSA69M44
Just want to see if anyone has seen this problem before: Customer brought car in stating that brake lights don't work "at times". (They work ok at this time) What I did notice is that with the key on, the brake lights stay on very dimly, even with the brake li...
2006 Volvo XC70 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV4SZ59216
Need help on this one, Volvo techs. Car has came back for the third time. Twice the car had no drivibilty problems but the light came on. Twice the car surges and the light is on. I know you can reprogram for a false MAF codes, but this car has the symptons of... Trouble codes: 120D, 121B, 216D, 21E0

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Abs VIN: WAUDG74F7S
Thank you all so much for the help. It turned out to be the usual suspect ABS module. The reason we didn't pull the trigger to replace it is because it showed different symptoms than a lot of the others when going bad. Plus it's a fortune to replace for the cu...
2007 Audi A4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBF78E87
Thank you very much to all who replied. I did smoke the system under 7psi with a modified smoke tester, found no leaks in the intake from the mass air flow sensor up to and through the intake, just that valve on the vacum pump on the back of the head. I tested... Trouble codes: P0299.
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 1-2 shift VIN: WDB2100352
Hi friends, Thank you for your helpful advices. I replaced the conductor plate and erased fault codes. The transmission still operated in limb home. The only code I had now was constantly 147. My X431 could not check the adaptations. My Star diagnostic was out...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Convertible top opening VIN: WDBLK65GX2
We had already checked all the items recommended by folks who responded to this help request. We finally gave up and sent the customer to the dealer, with the hope that we will receive a report back as to what the problem was. Thanks to everyone who took the...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBU476J05
as always-thanks to all who responded,it seems even if you have all of the correct documentation,it is up to the discretion of the parts dept.on what they will and wont sell you.
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Clutch VIN: WP0AB29961
Owner towed to dealer. I have tried a couple of times to get info on what the problem was but he says they still haven't taken it apart. If I find out what it was I will post the info. Thanks for all the input.
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1KS9603T
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