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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAUED54B5Y
Hello all. Having troubles with this Audi. On start up, the Oil temp gauge will read approx. 70 degrees then will drop to the bottom and read 60. At that time, The warning light will start flashing and beeping. I replaced the oil level sender, the one on the b...
2006 Audi A4 2.0L Mechanical VIN: WAUAF78E16
We are replacing the engine with a new Audi unit, Alldata says to remove the starter then the torque converter bolts. We cannot find any torque converter bolts, how should we proceed? Thanks in advance for your help.
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Misfire VIN: WBAGJ8326V
this car came in with the complaint of steering wheeel pulsating when turning and dome lights flickering at the same time after about a 3 mi test drive the steering wheel started to pulsate with me and the dome lights where flickering on and off dim brought it... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L gear selection VIN: WBAGN63443
When trying to shift into R or D with the lever on the steering column, letters light up and then it slips back into neutral. I can hear and feel the transmission ingage. Once in a vhile it goes into gear and all is well. There are no codes in the transmission...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63453
After these repairs the vehicle started to come up with a code 27bb camshaft control outlet vanoso.and the vehicle ran rough started missing in bank 1 all cylinders,hesitation/poor idle. Trouble codes: 27BB
2004 BMW 760Li 6.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBAGN83444
Gas found in tank vent system and pours out from right rear fender well. The car stalls at stop lights . At idle the engine drags down and missfires but not all the time. No present codes.The car starts everytime the way it should.
2008 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L Engine VIN: WBXPC93448
Car came in with a really bad noise from the engine found at the crank case pressure have negative pressure so bad as we cannot open the oil cap, as sune as we open the oil cap the noise goes away, check all the crank case hoses, the engine don't have an crank...
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L temp. & fan activation VIN: SAJEA71C94
After the radiator replacement, the customerreturned to the shop to report that the elec. cooling fan is coming on when she had not heard it run before during normal driving in moderate temperature weather. The fan also runs after shut-off when she says it nev...
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALAD25456
Getting beat up on this one. Came in from local shop that could not dignose or scan. code p0171 ltft1 10-14% ltft2 6-9%. Found pcv valve bad first and replaced. no change in fuel trims and kicked code pretty quick. Smoked intake found excessive smoke at egr. s... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1)
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L automatic transmission VIN: WDBGA32E5T
The transmission goes into gear & moves normally for 20 feet then it feels like it is in neutral & won't move foreward or backward, If i turn off the ignition & then restart the car it will go into gear again until it goes about 20 feet & then neutral !
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L Misfire, Sparg plug damage VIN: WDBRF52HX6
First saw car aprox. 5,000 miles ago. Found cyl.# one spark plug ground electrode bent down and contacting center electrode. It was the correct plug for the car. No evidence of any damage or debri on the plug or in the cylinder ( used bore scope ) Installed al... Trouble codes: P0301
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Engine VIN: WP0AA29941
When cold, engine has lifter type clatter in right rear area. Gradually quiets down as engine warms up. Not very familiar with Porsche engines, looking for any suggestions and ideas on where to go with this one.

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L left dynamic cornering light VIN: WAUDL94FX5
Even though I didn't get very many replies on theis one. I decided that the car needs a headlight. I priced one out to the customer but, he has not gotten back to me. If he does and it does fix the car I will post about it. Thanks,
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Steering angle sensor VIN: SALME11443
Thank you, Paul (Louis?), Larry and James. The fix was to first program the new module and then calibrate. I did not realize that it required programming. Also since I use a Rovacom for the Rovers, I had to upgrade my system before I was able to do this. CAN...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L Wheel Speed Sensors VIN: SALSH23446
We had another 06 sport in the shop so we plugged the module/ECU from the other sport cleared codes and drove it.It didn't set any codes.We plugged it into the sport that we had installed the used ECU into and it now doesn't set any codes anymore.I have now r...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBFA66E9M
Hello, sorry for the delayed closing response. The problem was not related to our repairs. The timing chain/guides were so bad, that apparently during extended cranking while trying to start car after repairs, it jumped time. I went over and over everything un...
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L instrument cluster VIN: WDBSK75F64
Ok, the car is fixed. Thanks for all the information., Turns out it was as simple as clearing codes after replacing both batteries and verifying charge at both. Got myself all spun up with all the programming and factory battery notes, Didnt check the simple s...
2006 Smart Fortwo Passion .8L Glow plugs inoperative VIN: WMEAJ00F46
Well, I sold the car before I could fix the problem, but I do believe the the ECM was the problem. I checked all wires from the glow plug module all the way to the ECM and they were all OK. The black/yellow wire i referred to in the origional post, does have p...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L master cylinder VIN: 3VWPG71K75
The customer has not brought the car back yet. We believe that the abs hydraulic contoller maybe the problem. Thank you to all the technitions that gave us their time and effort trying to help us.
2008 Volvo S80 3.2 3.2L key fob
The fix on this one was the lock motor in the dash that works the key fob ..replaced with a new volvo unit Thanks ...Dave
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