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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Gear selector switch VIN: WAUZL64B3Y
Hi, we have a code for the gear selector switch and trans in limp home mode. In the vag com data it says 4th gear regardless of where the shifter is. This switch looks like it has been replaced recently. Does any body know a test for this without the test box ...
1989 BMW 750iL 5.0L Electronic VIN: WBAGC83161
hi bmw tech s i got this 750il that has been sitting for 2 years coustmer says that ever since he arced aplug wire to the fire wall trans wont move car unless you jump the battery display on the speedo says trans program he says he has already replaces trans e...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Steering VIN: WBADD6323W
Hi Guys; We have been trying to figure this problem out for several months. This 528i intermittently will have an area of resistence in the steering when turning right at slow speeds. It is more prevalent when backing. The wheel is harder to turn toward the en...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WBAAM5348Y
was watching iat temp. found it strang that it was 49 degrees out and iat said 91 degrees or around there on scanner any help from bimer techs thanks tom
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1249T
Hello folks, I need some assistance regarding a Jaguar no start / theft recovery project. I've tried to get help from the nearest dealer but they will not give me the time of day. This jag was sitting outside a repair shop in another state (for repairs related...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L low compression VIN: SAJHD6048X
customer complained car bucked continued driving few mins ran normal parked a while shopping. returned car turns over but will not run. has strong gas oder sounds low compression. removed spark plugs ( fouled with gas ). used compressed air blew out cylinder...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SALJY124XW
Today friend "I'm beggining to wonder" calls and tell me the discovery is all over the place, hunting for an idle, dying at stops, intermittent lack of power. Friend claims he has tested everything. Ive read the post in the data base concerning carbon build up...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBDA41055
I have an 1988 Mercedes 190E that has very poor starting- especially after a hot soak. I made a test fitting to monitor the fuel pressure and it starts out at 100 when the pump is running (this fitting is just a "T" so it does not "deadhead" the fuel pumps- ju...
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L valve lifters VIN: WPOAA0A949
Good afternoon Porsche techs.I have this old 85 944 Porsche that on start up the valve lifters on cylinder #2 overprime and I have no compression on cylinder #2.All the other cylinders have good compression.I have replaced the 2 valve lifters on the affected c...
2002 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L Misfire, long crank VIN: YS3EB49E72
car has (very) intermittent long crank, more when the car is cold, but also warm. 2 months ago was getting check engine light with codes that indicate ignition cassette, so we replaced it and the spark plugs, since then no codes, just the long crank. Swapped i...
1983 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup 1.7L rear drum brakes
left rear wheel cylinder blown out, shoes warn to rivits, replace all parts in rear, now left rear shoes over adjust and shoes draging
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L procedure VIN: 3VWRA81H1T
Thanks in advance. My alldata is not clear on procedure to remove engine. Do I need to remove front end sheeet metal to remove engine? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Ronnie [...]
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Almost starts VIN: 3VWCC21C1X
It came to us by tow truck, towed with the FRONT wheels down. (The driver didn't know VW Beetles are now FWD.) It had sat derelect for 18 months while the bank searched for it prior to repossession. The tranny went out, so the "owner" quit making her payments.... Trouble codes: 1543 (Throttle actuation potentiometer signal too low), 1580 (Throttle actuator B1 malfunction. Only saw this one once after one erase)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VSP69M52M
Customer states car is hard to start on cold am. Dealer says needs starter. However battery, starter, and alternator test out ok. Found a couple of archives on older vw that mention injection timing and crank rpms should be 300 to 350. This sounds a little hig...
1990 Volvo 760 GLE 2.8L parking lights VIN: YV1GA6940L
Bulb failure light never came on but will come on if I remove a brake light bulb and step on brake. Lights just will not work. Headlights and dash lights work normally. I do not have a good wiring diagram but would greatly appreciate a copy of one. Is there so...
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L timingbelt VIN: YV1LS5715R
this is not a real technical question but i was hoping someone knew of a website where i can get a clylinder head for this volvo cheap.because the timing belt broke and bent all the valves and its to expensive to replace them.someone did give me asite for ahea...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ5642W
This problem has been ongoing for approximately 9 months, it is getting progressively worse, during the 9 months, there were instances that the stalling and cutting out would disappear for weeks at a time. The first MAF change resulted in the longest time with... Trouble codes: 121 (mass airflow sensor signal), 231 (long term fuel trim part load), 414 (boost pressure control), 433 (rear knock sensor out of range)
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: YV1V52555Y
Mil light on ,code p0304 missfire cyl number4.Put plugs, new coil pack and wires.Still giving a miss when under load and cruising. Trouble codes: P0304 (Missfire cyl number 4)

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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L LF Suspension VIN: WAUDC28D2Y
The 4 replies and a search of the archives indicates that the Audi front suspension noise is typical, and the best advise is to replace all the links. From this experience I can't help but agree. My customer has decided to postpone the repairs until the noise ...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L headlights VIN: WBADM6341X
we were unable to convert this vehicle from the oe xenon headlights to correct the problem with only having low beam headlights and no signals. we found as some of the members have suggested that there is no easy way to install a oe wiring harness in order to ...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA76E3P
Replaced leaking purge valve on left side that operates right side cylinders and now runs great. thanks for everyone for all of the help. Trouble codes: 007 (ignition system DI1).
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Stall, CUTS OFF AFTER START VIN: WDBJF65F1W
I would like to thank all of the 12 members who replied to my post. Although the customer has been unable to return for further diagnosis/repair, I now have a clear strategy. Several members noted that the overload protection relays were a problem on this mo...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Power steering VIN: WP0CA2986Y
The p/s pump continues to make noise but the customer (a regular) hasn't returned for repair. Most replies indicated a faulty pump. I verified that none of the suction hose fittings were allowing air into the system. It was also suggested to me that the reserv...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Auto Climate Control VIN: YS3EF48ZXY
Sorry to have been so long in closing. Parts had to be ordered and work rescheduled. Thanks to all who replied, especially Justin [...]. The repair required replacing the entire heater box assy as laid out in the Saab bulletin which covere...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L acc fans VIN: YS3DF78K33
Thanks very much for all your help. It was the fan control module behind the glovebox attached to the evaporator housing - replacement took a half hour and all is working properly. Apparently this is a common problem.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Engine noise VIN: 3VWSE29M6Y
First of all thanks to all of you guys out there who responded to my request. We live in a small rural community and don't see very many VR6's. Several of you guys zeroed right in on the problem. I would like to give a special thanks to Ed [...] who recommend...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B51
the replies were right on the money, one ask about running the smoke machine which we have but forgot about, we found the vac line to the combo valve was dry rotted it was hard to see with the protected lining over it, but you could see the smoke coming throug... Trouble codes: P1479 (brake vacume boost), P0411.
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