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1991 Audi 100 2.3L Sunroof VIN: WAUBC544XM
I checked the archives on this and there was a good post but it was from the time when the replies were not logged by iATN so I could not read the replies which would have probably be sufficient for this fix. For my benefit and all those who will come after me...
1988 Volkswagen Fox 1.8L Fuel Pump harness VIN: 9BWGA0302J
The fuel pump on this car has screw-on wiring connectors. The pump itself has male plastic threads with a single post electrical in the center. The old wiring harness ends are badly corroded and cannot be reused. The know I could make some modifications to get...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation
Car came in with distributor unbolted was setting code for being out of sync. Set it up @ TDC still had code. looked @ it with vantage was 0 Hz @ idle. Would buck going 40 in 4th when you floored it. Replace dist with used one. No code but at Cruise car has a ...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L battery VIN: 3VWCA21COX
The car has a 140 m/a drain. At times it fluctuates from 200-900 m/a. WIth the blue connector at the radio disconnected, the drain is steady at 140 +/- 5 m/a. If #14 fuse is removed, the car has a steady 13 +/- m/a drain.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63BOX
Customer brought this car in stating that MIL is on and running poorly. Road test verified this, has slight miss-fire and some detonation under load. Hooked VAG 1552 up and found 14 DTC's, a couple "random miss-fires,caused by fuel level to low", "fuel level t...
2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L Timingchain tensioner VIN: WVWUH23B1Y
VW-Techs,I have noise that comes and goes from drivers side timing chain tensioner and also oilleak betwen tensioner unit and head.Could anybody give me some info about what could cause the noise to change in strength and also what time should be charged for r...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L oil VIN: YV1AA8841L
ever since the head gasket replacement, the customer has been bringing it back very low on oil. the first time it was almost out of oil, i changed it with an additive and it seemed to help a little, but he brings it back weekly usually 2 quarts low. do not see...
2000 Volvo V70 GLT SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW56D4Y
mil lamp on-code p1332 vvt solenoid. replaced solenoid light still on. has anyone seen a common problem with these? thanks!!! CAR WAS DRIVEN APPROX. 800 MILES AFTER PREVIOUS REPAIRS SO I DON`T THINK IT WOULD BE RELATED. Trouble codes: P1332 (variable valve timing solenoid)

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1996 BMW 328is 2.8L Clutch Hydraulics VIN: WBABG1328T
Well, I tore this one down to the flywheel to make sure that everything was OK. I found in the bell housing a plastic pivot pin that was cracked at the top, so I replaced it. I re-lubed throw-out, pivot, and splines. I took the slave, master and all lines off ...
1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L engine VIN: SALJN1286S
Hello All, Several replies said it sounded like a blocked oil passage.One person suggested adding a quart of ATF to the engine.He said it has a high detergent content and it might help clean the oil passageways .I talked to the customer 2 days later and he r...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L trans VIN: 3VWRA81H1R
The fix was a used TCM and ribbon cable. The second used TCM I tried had a code the solenoid 6 was bad but it was 5ohm.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF29M1Y
well it took awhile to fix, i had one reply hit it on the head jeff told me to check the egr valve and intake manifold for clogging and sure enough thats what i found, to do a good job i would recommend taking off the intake manifold and cleaning it less cha... Trouble codes: 17964 (charge pressure control negative deviation).
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Brake Light Dash
Thanks to thoes who replied, problem solved! closer examination of wiring diag. and circuit testing, replaced DTR relay, again thanks to KOKOMO and BUGMAN your insight was very helpfull!
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L none VIN: 3VWSE29M82
OK finally customer picks up the car to send it to dealer, i can not help him with this problem, the responses talks about VAG COM convenience for me, reason why i'm agree. Trouble codes: 1300 (Instrument panel code unknown without communication), 1300 (Instrument panel code unknown without communication), 1302, 1303, 463, 467.
1987 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L Rotors VIN: YV1AX8859H
I want to thank everyone who took the time to help us out with this problem, and for being patient to hear our results. I wanted to make sure the rotors stayed straight after doing the repairs and returning the car to the customer to drive for a few weeks. M...
1987 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8854H
pretty much everybody told me to check the same things that i had already checked so i havent had any new ideas on this car. it has spsrk, the fuel ecu is GOOD it ran two other cars with no problems. the relay is GOOD but was also replaced with a new relay and...
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5718S
Pretty strange, this one: --Two wires in the main harness under the starter had nicks in the insulation. When the engine got hot, the wires would move ever so slightly so that the nicks lined up. Then when the engine was torqued backwards,(in forward gear) i t... Trouble codes: 543 (misfire), 455 (and 555 misfire on 5), 542 (misfire), 155 (injector failure 5), 114 (break in mode selector circuit [...]), 142 (abs--brake switch circuit break).
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