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1998 Audi A4 2.8L crank pully bolt VIN: WAUED28D0W
Hello guys, We're in the middle of doing a t-belt, water pump, cam tensioner gaskets, etc on this Audi. The question we have concerns the crankshaft bolt. We need to change the seal and would like to know what kind of problems people have with this. Do we hav...
1986 BMW 735i 3.5L Turn Signals VIN: WBAFH8409G
This 735i turn signals are completely inop. Turn signal fuse #4 is good and has 12.6 volts with igniton key on. Bulbs all check out ok. Turn signal switch checks ok. I have not been able to locate the flasher unit on this car. My repair information for this mo...
1990 BMW 750iL 5.0L warning system VIN: WBAGC8312L
Brake bulb failure displayed, no bulbs out, all matching osram from bmw, connections appear good, bulb control unit replaced, Any ideas on what goes bad that would cause false bulb failure notices?
1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ63285
this car came in mil lamp on srs lamp on..replaced seat belt receivers took care of srs codes.intake was sucking oil out of motor replaced valve on back of intake resolved that problem.mil lamp was on with code 13 replaced o2 because bank 2 was fixed at .45 vo... Trouble codes: 13 (oxygen sensor bank 1)
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L engine will not crank VIN: WDB5250000
Dear BMW gurus, I have an intermittant problem with this BMW E39.The customer has been complaining of non cranking.He has carried second key in car and this hasn`t helped.He has trying moving gearlever from P to N etc.If he leaves the car or carries on trying ...
1990 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L Bearing
Hey everyone, this one is making me loose my hair. :) This is my own car. A few weeks ago, My trans cooler line broke. While waiting for the lines, I replaced my radius arm bushings with the harder "Hot Rod" polyurithane bushings. Since then, I get a very no...
1997 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Starting
Hey guys ,I have a 4.0 Range that is killing me.It will not start and the dash says press button.The key fob is dead.I have an Autologic,but the Becm is showing that the market is French and won`t allow me to change anything.I`m told by Autologic that the unit...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L 4 matic lamp on VIN: WD8ED30E0P
this vehicle is owned by one of the township officials. he states that after a short trip to a local home improvement to purchase some mulch and plants he noticed on the return trip home the 4 matic lamp came on and is still on to this day. i checked the basic...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSF29M3X
I think I have a strange problem for a diesel. this Jetta starts good cold but when you get it up to operating temperature does not want to start it will but you have to crank for an extended period of time. If you take the car for a drive turn off the engine,...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Stall, Misfire
hi friends. car came to garage works fine on idle. when i try to accel it is stall. check for codes and change sprak plugs. clear codes got the car for drive nothing change. check for code found new codes 16684 misfire occured. 16685 cylinder 1 misfire, 16687... Trouble codes: 16685 (cylinder 1 misfire), 16684 (msfire occured), 16556 (bank 1 fuel trim system too rich), 17536 (bank 1 long term fuel trim mul system too lean)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M32
Customer brought vehicle with a MIL. No other symptoms. Used MT2500 to retrieve codes, found 17057/P0673. Checked archives found only one post that even listed this code but it also had other issues that we don't have. Recorded and cleared codes, drove vehicl... Trouble codes: 17055 (shift solenoid e stuck on), 17056 (shift solenoid e stuck off), 17057 (shift solenoid e intermittent electrical)
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L alignment VIN: YV1VS255XY
Hello Volvo techs. Have a 2000 Volvo S40 here that came in with a pull to the left. We did an alignment to it but still pulls left. We realigned the car making it pull harder to the right. .3 deg camber to the right and .3 deg caster pulling to the right. Now ...

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUGD28D7W
The Car goes away and everyone is happy! The fix was a good old purge of the intake tract with Delco X66P (STRONG STUFF) Purging has always been one of my first choices for runability problems on BMWs, but now I'm going to put Audi on that list too. Much thank...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L Steering Angle Sensor VIN: WAUDC68D11
Thanks to all who attempted to help with this. As it turns out when you replace the steering angle sensor on an audi equipped with ESP, it removes the coding from the abs control unit. Jay [...] hit the nail on the head with the exact information I needed to ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L timing chain VIN: WDBGA32E6N
Thank you to Pete [...] and Fairhair for outstanding descriptions and pictures of how everything goes. Belt when back on and car started beautifully. TL
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L intake trac VIN: WDBJF82JX1
Thanks for the responses, It turned out that the noise was from the steering shaft bellows was 'off' out of position. Once it was reset no more noise...
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WPOZZZ92ZJ
We had some suggestions as follows, Check for Vacuum leaks - ok, Fuel pressure regulators go, (we replaced it last year), Check Main grounds ( all found ok), Swap coils and check TDC (since it has two coils). We quoted customer for the coil swap idea, plus the...
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L remote locking VIN: WPOCA298X2
the head they were refering to was the key chip. had to go to the dealer for a new key head and reprogram. no other information was offered except the key head is a common failure item. thanks for all responses
1996 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L Accessories VIN: 3VWRJ01H7T
most everyone was right, the switch on the filter housing closes to ground the curcuit and when the engine is above 2200rpm it requires this gound signal or it sets off the warning alarm, replaced the switch and all is good, thanks
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C6Y
The combination valve has a one way valve in it. (should not allow flow in either direction with no vacuum applied. should only allow flow in one direction with vacuum applied). The old one was allowing flow in both directions with vacuum applied. Also we beli... Trouble codes: P0411 (secondary air system flow problem), P1196 (bank onesensor one heater element circuit).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L All Power Windows VIN: 3VWSE27MOY
Hello, And Thanks to all 11 of the men who responded. Thank you. The first thing to say is that ... When one sees the TV commercial where the silly willy boy is all thrilled at seeing all his windows and sunroof open at the push of a button ... One can not h...
1998 Volvo C70 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1NC56C6X
Thanks for all your help,I fogot to mention checking for induction leaks (this car did not have the vacuum hose by the themostat). A new MAF sensor cured the fault.I also reset adaptions This has been very helpful. Good luck and happy diagnosis to you all. And... Trouble codes: 261A (long-term mixture reg.lower partial throttle at stop).
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L rear brakes VIN: YV1LS5574W
Thanks to all who replied! Almost all of you have recommended the same repair which is to install a shim kit on the rear pads P/N 272272 (as per TSB# 5-51-803) to stop the vibration. I will make this repair in the following week and i feel confident of the rep...
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