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1998 Audi A4 2.8L digital display VIN: WAUED28D1W
Customer reports the intermittent loss of the central digital display in the instrument cluster other guages all normal want to do a little homework before I look into this problem Anybody been there?? thanks for your time reading this post Cheers Joe
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Engine
We are now getting coolant in the oil,Might of exsisted before blown head gasket.There isn't any coolant in the combustion chambers ,but loosing alot in the crank case.I'm thinking something like timing cover because of the coolant entering just crank case. If...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBAB33C0F
Hello, This vehicle has a long term intermittant problem,basically it seems if the vehicle is parked overnight With the nose down hill the customer starts to drive and in less than a mile the rear brakes lock so that driving without causing damage is not an o...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L compressor VIN: WDBEB31E4S
have checked all sensors through push button controller & they are good.tested compressor cut off relay per alldata tree and it checks out ok.the a/c blows cold @ 40 degrees w/relay bypassed.when i plug in relay w/system switched on the compressor will operate...
1987 Porsche 911 3.3L alarm integration VIN: WPOJB0938H
I have a Turbo that will not start. I have no fuel pump(s) operation. I am in need of an alarm system diagram as it relates to the fuel pump op as I believe an alarm fault is causing the fuel pumps to not be activated from the relays. The fuse/relay panel cove...
1979 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L oil leakage from crank pulley VIN: 1592029862
We found #3 cylinder had only 60 psi and #4 only had 90 psi. We removed the heads with the jugs to a machine shop. The shop said the guides were shot. The cost for new jugs ad pistons was so low we replaced them all. We replaced the push rod tube seals, rear c...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWWA81H6T
Hi Group This car runs fine but has MIL for P1476-Leak detection pump malfunction. I have checked the basics and don't see any obvious problems, gas cap appears OK, no broken vacuum lines, purge valve checks OK. I found a tech bulletin that mentions this car ... Trouble codes: P1476 (EVAP Emission control LDP ciircut malfunction/ Insufficient Vacuum)
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Compressor Clutch VIN: 3VWRF81H7W
Thanks in advance to all that reply. This VW has an interesting little problem with the A/C compressor clutch operation. On cold start the clutch will engage but will automatically disengage after 15-60 seconds (varies depending on how long it sits between sta...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC29M7Y
Hello all, Sorry, long post. I have this VW with a PO455 code stored in memory (large leak). I am not too familiar with this system and only have a snap on scan tool to use (will only work in generic OBD II mode on VW). I was able to hook up the smoke machin... Trouble codes: P0455

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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L traction control VIN: WBADM6343Y
well another one is done. thanks to all whom replied specialy eric. Eric [...] from Ca hit it on the nail. after installing the new angle sensor it HAS to recoded and caliberated with the ECU. Otherwise; Well code 104. Vehicle is running great now. Thank y...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L trunk lock VIN: WDBNG70J5Y
The trunk works perfectly! I took the advice of all who responded: unanimously everyone recommended that the fuse in trunk be disengaged to allow the module to reset itself. I did this and the trunk then closed itself as it should with light pressure on the tr...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L l/f power seat VIN: YS3DF55N4V
Thanks to all who responded. You were all correct. It was the memory seat switch. Luckily I was able to take the switch apart and clean the button contacts with a pencil eraser and it works flawlessly. Thanks again
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