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1999 Audi A4 1.8L scan tool VIN: WAUCB28D9X
Car came in after being worked on unsuccessfully at other shop. Engine has a hesiation. My main concern is car wont communicate with my vag-com. Vagcom works on other vw's here. Car does have afermarket radio, but it was not shorting the #7 lead to 12V, but I ...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37403
hey guys,i need your help on this one i got this vehicle came in smoking all my shop it is actually just throwing white blueish smoke, im pretty sure is oil instead of coolant does not overheat and has no coolant loss.But it does have the 2 banks running lean,... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L no 2-3 shift VIN: WDBFA66E9M
Hi This car came out of over winter storage . Cust shut car off at car wash would not restart. tried to jump start with no luck had local Amoco gas station put starter in . Would not shift out of second . Has reverse . We changed fluid and inspected and test...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L compressor VIN: 4JGAB54EXW
This vehicle came into my shop for A/C not working at all. First scanned system for any codes found P1584, P1491, B1232, C1200. I evacuated and tried clearing the code with my snap on Verus scanner and the codes would not clear. Removed & replaced the refriger...
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Convrtible top VIN: WDBSK75F34
Mercedes tech, please help. Car came in with convertible top open a small gap and not able [...] close. Install das,no dtc in convertible system. Found blown fuse, replace and once we activate the pump with the switch, it blown again. Try replace relay, same fuse...
2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDDGF54X58
to all M/BENZ gurus out there. got this C300 that has codes P0170 & P0173 - fuel trim codes. have smoked the intake and no leaks found. is there something that am missing??? Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
First off customer drove this car for several weeks with this problem before bring the car to us. Had codes for miss fire all cyl. and air mass meter code, will only accelerate to 4k We found the upper timing chain rail broken, so we reset the cams which wer...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L long crank time cold VIN: 3VWCC21V5Y
When cranking the engine after it has been off for 30 minutes or more, it cranks for 3-4 seconds before it starts. When this happens, the square wave from the cam sensor in the distributor takes a couple seconds before we see it on the scope. Within a second o... Trouble codes: P0102
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L chime for door,headlight VIN: WVWAC63B21
Hi to all, We have a Passat that the door chime will not go off. The headlight chime stay's on all the time with lights on while driving. We tried a new door latch ,headlight switch, load reduction relay,chk'd fuses and to no luck. Any idea's will help, a wi...
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Ac VIN: WVWAK73C77
customer complains AC is not cold enough. 93 degree day it cooled to 55 degrees (front doors open, AC full blast on recirculate. Simialar car (2006 Jetta Tdi) cooled to 47 degrees (same day, same circumstances). Pressures on this car were same as pressure on...
2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L Tpms VIN: 3VWPG31Y88
this car sits for months at a time and when it came in for service the TPMS was on and the tires were all low, they are all now at 34 psi and we have not been able to turn the light out, and we have been given a multitude of ways to do so, like drive car 20 mi...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L p0171 VIN: YV1SW61R22
I have this volvo with code p0171. I cleared the code and it came back on the same day. Fuel trims are good. Right around +- 1-2. Theres no vacuum leaks. I checked for excessive vacuum when removing dipstick tub to see if the oil trap was bad but there was no ...
2006 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L vacuum pump VIN: YV1RH59286
Dealer originally diagnosed a defective vacuum switch which in turn burned out the original vacuum pump- common problem. Verified same and replaced both switch and pump. Used Worldpac components, was an OEM Hella pump- looked and had all symbols of the origina...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Engine VIN: WA1YD54B63
The consensus was that the head gasket or head crack was the cause of the overheating, However, I am in agreement with Mark (jake) that at 126o C is boiling and that would produce bubbles that I see. I agree with him that checking hydrocarbons in the reservoir...
2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge 3.6L blower VIN: ZFFYT53A52
Thanks for all the help Mike and Jeff were right .The blower resistor was bad. Quite pricey (850.00 from dealer)Thanks again Mike
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L No Start, No communication VIN: WDBEA34E4N
My thanks to Tim he was basically right on with the poor connection at the positive battery terminal. the connection in our vehicle was tight just corroded. we had to disassemble and clean the connector. Thanks Again
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L condenser fans VIN: 4JGAB72E8X
many thanks to Marc who took alot of his time helping me, thanks to the others that responded as well, this one was more of a ignorant chase than failure, the condenser fans do not come on until the high pressure gets to 290psi, during the time i was testing i...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CB298X1
Thank You kind folks for the information. It doesn't surprise me that for 1 stupid little scheet metal screw you have to remove the alternator to get to it. I found a great spot above the bell housing to securly mount the new vacuum resevoir. The entire proces... Trouble codes: P0410, P1411.
2005 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L compressor VIN: WP1AB29P05
Thanks for the help guys, the compressor regulating valve was not getting a consistent signal and the PWM line that grounds was staying at 12v when the air wasn't working. Jumping the wires and manually grounding the line would instantly make the compressor wo...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L no A/C VIN: WVWGC21JXY
thank you all who replied to my post, advice was to check a/c compressor clutch-coil circuit was open, I was advised on pcm strategy to withhold power from coil if damaged, I was also told to check fuses and fuse box for melted connections, all answers very mu...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L evap temp VIN: 3VWCD21C1Y
client has not returned yet to let us do further testing. we will update when vehicle returns and fix is found. thanks for all the replies.
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEK73C96
Thanks for the 10 replies! Most of you mentioned about the air leak some where,but we smoke test it couple times and can't find any leak. After replacing the N249 turbo cut off valve 06F 906 283 F, the buck down problem improved. But if you accelerate hard the... Trouble codes: P0299 (Boost pressure regulation-control range not reached-[...]).
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWAK73C86
I'm doing it now! Timing belt broke. Missed a step when I first checked it. Compression test. I've been bit by that before. I've pulled valve cover to check chain. This had a timing belt done 10 kmiles ago? How do I check the chain out? You can't see it withou... Trouble codes: 00484 (vehicle position recogonition control module j603).
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