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1998 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Master cyl VIN: WAUAA88G3W
I have this Audi Cabriolet that keeps loosing the brakes. The first time it came in the brakes were locking up and would not release so the first master was installed. Since then after a few months of normal operation the pedal goes to the floor and when you t...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5330X
I am the 3rd tech to get this problem car, so I'm apologizing in advance for the long post. Engine was replaced with a used unit at another shop - came to our shop with a laundry list of codes - first tech found 02 sensor plugs switched along with multiple vac... Trouble codes: P1188, P1189
2005 BMW 760Li 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN83595
#4 cly is a dead miss at all times, when plugs were replaced, noted #4 was slightly darker than others. Performed intake leak test, ok. Noted a good amount of carbon on intake valves, performed de carbon. Can the valvetronic fail in a way that would only affec... Trouble codes: P0304
2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i 3.0L pad sensor plausability VIN: 5UXWX5C58B
Came in yesterday for a routine replacement of front pads and rotors. All went fine, replaced parts with OE including the pad sensor. Car was showing 450 miles past due for pad replacement. After doing the work I was able to reset the front brake pad wear wh...
2011 BMW X6 xDrive35i 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WBAFG2102B
Hi, bimmer and euro techs, this car first time came in the shop yesterday. The owner told us he encounters engine dies several times every day no matter the engine is hot or cold. It occures at parking lot when he doesn't touch the gas pedal but turns the stee...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L esp control error VIN: WDB2110562
When going around a round about,the brakes come on at the same time as triangle flashing on the dash.I have changed yaw rate sensor under drivers seat. same issue with new sensor, is there another sensor some where we can not see causing fault? wheel alignment...
2011 Saab 9-5 Turbo4 2.0L Clutch VIN: YS3GN4MR8B
Towed in clutch slips-car wont barely move-alldata shows special tool to compress and center clutch to remove and install-anyone done a clutch replacement-is this tool needed?the local two dealers dont have tool and havent changed a clutch.also only part avail...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Pan gasket VIN: 3VWCK21CX3
We have this Volkswagen here. It came in with erratic shifting and delayed engagement. We dropped the pan and had found the filter had fallen out of the valve body. Put in a new filter and replaced the gasket. Came back in today with a leak so we replaced the ...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Cuts out VIN: WVWCE63B85
hello everyone, Let me first state that I by no means am a VW guy. I have a very strong backround on Cummins diesels but very limited on VW. I was at a dealer for 18 years and serviced all makes and models for the car lot, but seldom got VW diesels. I left th... Trouble codes: P0304
2006 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L powertrain data bus VIN: WVWZZZ1KZ6
car came in to us with intermitant stopping fault .found fault code p1648 powertrain data bus fault in engine ecu & all other powertrain systems ,checked all fuese & relays .checked all earths & than got it to fail for a period so i then checke measure blocks ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2005 BMW 745Li 4.4L Abs VIN: WBAGN63545
I haven't had an opportunity to try any procedures since I submitted the help request. The customer has not returned and because we have been so busy he was the furthest thing from my mind. I will give him a call and see if he wants to proceed and I can try to...
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Unknown VIN: WDBFA67FXT
We went through the rear cv shafts thinking they might be binding up and causing the skip but they were all good. Went through the alignment again and found everything right where it should be. The symptoms were happening only when the tires were cold. The ...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L shifting VIN: WMWRC33445
Replaced shifter all ok now.kinda took a shot in dark at this 1,was scary shifter not cheap
1977 Porsche 911 S 2.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 9117201516
I did get this car to pass by adjusting the fuel, idle and timing as I have done in the past. I am going to upgrade this vehicle's fuel control system within the year, As the customer will most likely do it. If this happens, I will post another help request a...
2005 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Battery VIN: YS3FD79Y95
Sorry for the late update but the car is still not fixed. The draw is gone if any part of the audio system is removed. The cd player, the main radio, and amp, the display, etc. Because they are all linked by the fiber optics,unplugging any of them, stops the c...
1997 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L starter VIN: 3VWAA81E4V
suspect issue to be in wiring,customer did not wish to spend any more $.Car left without repair.had a push button switch already in place(had been this way for awhile before bringing in for repairs)cust. reconnected push button switch to operate vehicle
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan Comfortline 2.0L No Start
thanks to every one for your help tricky one this has been removed injectors & found roller rockers on exhaust cam broke ond of lifters ,replaced all lifters & rockers & starts & runs fine suspect other work shop damaged due to incorrect timing cheers kurt Trouble codes: P1603 (Internal control module failed self test).
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