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2000 Audi A6 2.7L Goes to limphome mode VIN: WAUZZZ4BZ1
This European A6 2.4 has intermittent no upshift problem, after driving for a while(starts and shifts Ok, after applying brakes with ABS activation goes into failsafe mode). After shutting engine off and restart all OK, until next ABS application. The only cod...
1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGK2324W
We have been fighting this problem for two months. The left bank( 7-12 ) goes too lean at times at idle. WE have resealed the intake manifold and replaced all of the breather seals on both sides . The car runs perfectly. I don't know where to go from here. Any... Trouble codes: 27 (additive mixture adaptation idle)
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L ace VIN: SALTY1246Y
This truck came in last week with the ACE pump failed and the pulley rubbing on the pump houseing and the belt cover melted. Replaced the pump, pulley, belt and cover and within a half of a day the truck is back with a blown hose from the pump to the cylinder ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E220 cabrio 2.2L No Start VIN: WDB1240601
Hello, all I will have coming in from the body shop a 1995 Mercedes Benz E220 cabriolet (grey market),The vehicle was at the body shop for the last 2 months after front end damage,I am told when body work was completed it would not start.It has the MBZ factory...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L tps VIN: 3VWRA21H2R
Ok folks, This is a stupid situation but I might have inadvertently been beamed into a parts twilight zone by forces unknown while working on this poor old jetta. I believe this car needs a transmission TPS because it sends that code sporadically and acts a...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB69M11
We get the check engine light on in five drive cycles, i sheached the fix database at there are two that fixed it with a mass sensor so i bought one and stuck it in. at first we had a lean code after we did the mass now we have a rich code. i checked for fuel ... Trouble codes: P0172
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L rear axle VIN: 9BWGP61J31
We have to replace the rear axle beam due to accident damage. Our local VW dealer sold us the bushings and the beam, as the new axle beam doesn't come with them. The new bushings have to be indexed in the axle beam, but the dealer can't seem to come up with an...

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1998 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Airbag Light On VIN: WAUAA88G1W
The solution was to reset the computer. Had to toake it to the dealer to do so. The air bag was disconnected when the ignition switch was turned on. Thanks for the help. Thanks to Jim [...]...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L remote trans VIN: SAJDA23C5Y
thank you for all the replies, most everyone said, pull hi beams, put key in ign. and turn to pos.1. Pull high beams 5 times or tll red led flashes on console, then press red buton on remote. You will here a chirp after the procedure. I had tried this several ...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L shift VIN: WDBAB30A6B
yes it has a modulator. it was broken off so cleanly it looked like a switch. the info i recieved helped to resolve the other trouble. this was not my job to start with but i do feel stupid.thanks guys
1981 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L wont shut off VIN: WDBAB30A4B
well guys you hit the nail on the head it was vacume line thanks to all of you for your help
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBGA51E9S
Okay, Thanks for all the help, The wiring harness looked good,I usually cut it open to check the condition of the wiring,this was okay,so I stopped there,That was my mistake,after swapping componenets with an S420 (1994) I was still where I started,no spark no... Trouble codes: 17 (can communication), 38 (with baum scanner can reception from ez1).
1995 Other European FLYING SPUR 6.75L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SCAZG03C7S
The problem was a vacuum leak we traced to the oil filler cap. Upon repairing this the engine idled well and the check engine light did not come on again. One fellow mentioned a rocker switch which I did find in the glove box area. There weren't any codes stor...
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L High Side Pressure VIN: WPOABO913H
Well at this point, the vehicle never returned for further analysis. However, many tech's reported that the rear deck must be closed in order for proper cooling of the condenser which indeed makes perfect sense had I known before that it even had a rear conden...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81HXV
Sorry for the delay on this, the customer has not told me if the light has come back on or not. Most replies suggested disconnecting ECU for a few minutes, one suggested ECU replacment. If I get any more info I'll let the group know. Trouble codes: 65535 (control module malfunction).
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L nospark to cylinder VIN: WVWMA63B6X
the problem with my diag was when the power module was plugged in i got a flat pattern but with it unplugged i got signal from the a new module solved my problem.also i had issues with coolant sensor wires which had turned green at the ecm plug.i g...
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