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2010 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L No Start VIN: WAUHFAFL8A
Hi everybody, i have this Audi that was towed to my shop with starting problem, the customer stated that he was driving the car and suddenly the EPC light came on and the vehicle stopped. I scanned it with my VCDS software and had a code regarding voltage supp...
1991 BMW 318is 1.8L Timing Chain VIN: WBAAF9312M
hello thanks in advance to all who read or respond. I have this 1991 bmw 318is. Customer requested to have timing chain replaced. Engine ran fine and was quiet. After replacing the chain and associated parts engine sounds like excessive camshaft noise almost l...
2005 BMW 745Li 4.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WBAGN63565
This one is killing me. Customer had the car towed to me. Stated that the car needed a battery. He replaced the battery and car never ran right since. I looked at the the car and noticed the alternator was not charging past 9.8 volts. I reset the battery chang... Trouble codes: 2EFE, 2A58, 2D72, 2F71, 2E95, 2F45
2008 BMW 135i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAUC73538
Hello fellow Techs. Need some help on getting this car started and back on the road. Car was hit hard in the front end and handed over to me after the body shop got done putting the front end back together. Came to me with the Engine out and parts in a bunch o...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Unknown VIN: WMWRC33493
This car came in with complaint that a/c blows warm air. Found low on freon,performed service,found high side going to high(over 300psi) do to defective aux fan. Replaced fan and the pressure is 30 low 150 high, but still poor cooling. I can't figure out how c...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: WMWMF73567
Ok MINI guys, this one has me stumped. Customer just bought this MINI used with 75k on it. It has the turbo engine in it. Shes driving along the other night and the overheat light comes on so she pulls over and has it towed in. We inspect the vehicle, no coola...
2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Multiple cyl misfire VIN: YS3FB49S25
Vehicle came in with cel on and lack of power. Found codes p0300, and p0325. Plugs were worn replaced plugs. Same problem. Checked scope patterns from all coil ionization circuits all coil patterns look identical. Fuel pressure is 40psi with engine running. Al... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cyl. Misfire), P0325 (Knock sensor 1 circuit bank 1 or single sensor circuit malfunction), P1312 (Ionization signals implausible/ sooted spark plugs)
2009 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Initially replaced rear main seal to fix oil leak. A week later, car came back with code P0302 & P2304. Changed 4 VW spark plugs and one VW coil. A day later, customer came back with a bunch of ignition codes (300, [...], 2304). The strange thing is w... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0302 (Misfire cylinder 2), P0303 (Misfire cylinder 3), P2303 (Ignition coil...), P2304 (Ignition coil...)
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L fuel pressure VIN: YV1CZ592X5
I think this one is pretty clear cut but I dont have the plessure if working on Euro imports at all so I need some info. Not much information is available none the less parts. Nearest volvo dealer is 45 miles away. So here it is. I picked this one up of the ...
2007 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L climate control VIN: YV1MS382X7
found post about wiring to heated seats but car has no heated seats or sunroof.

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2L No comm. w/ECU VIN: WAUDG68E55
Thanks for the replies guys, I really appreciate it. I ended up finding an open at the cold solder joint in the CAN (High side)bus about 12 inches down from the ECM. I cut both solder joints (High & low bus)out and replaced with new connections. Operation o...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Hvac VIN: SAJEA51C74
I removed the gloxbox assembly to gain access to the actuators and removed them. The blend door and the air direction flaps were all free to move. I tested the blend door by running the car and monitoring the air temperature through coolest to warmest and all ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBRN47J12
Thanks to everybody who helped on this. I did take your advice and try a another SDS computer. There was still no communication with the ME module. I made sure to select "Coupe".By the way, the vehicle had been overfilled slightly with oil, which caused the oi...
2007 Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI 3.0L boost pressure VIN: 4JGBB22E37
Smoke tested and found no leaks. Found exhaust pressure sensor was not completely plugged in. Cleared fault codes and it is running perfectly again.Thanks guys!
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L timing VIN: WMWMF73587
After the replies I decided to inspect the vanos control solenoid on the back of the head. Found the solenoid to be not operating correctly and replaced it. After that all operations where normal with no timing issues or miss. Thanks for all the help guys.
2006 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGZG77L66
Sorry to say I don't have this fixed yet. Since the update last I haven't put anymore time into it per customer request. But as soon as I have more info I will share it for you guys. Thanks again! Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305.
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