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1997 Audi A6 2.8L heater temp VIN: WAUGC84A8V
Hi to all, and thanks for reading this. Audi came in with very low heater oulet temp. Checked and replaced thermostat. That raised operating temp from 160F to 180. No change in heater output. Heater hoses are @ 120F on top hose and @ 80 on lower hose w/heater ...
1998 Audi A6 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUZZZ4B2W
hi anyone seen this customer complains of non start & flat battery prior to vacation. after two weeks holiday calls garage to attend car. attempt to start - engine turns over at 10000 rpm - sounds like cam belt snapped - towed back to workshop. check belt - no...
1987 BMW 325i 2.5L timing belt VIN: WBABB2304H
Hi Guy's BMW is not my forte' but I took on this project for an old friend. Is this engine and interference engine, will I dammage by spinning it over, or is the valves already damaged by the belt braking. Is it worth my time in cranking it over with a new bel...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Wiper Gearbox VIN: WDBJF82H3X
Noise is swoosh-swoosh rubbing sound from wiper gear box. Disassembled gear box and reassembled lubing all parts, except we were unable to disassembled the plastic gear/shaft that is in charge of moving wiper arm in and out. Noise has changed after disassembly...
1985 Other European 3500 3.5L ignition
Owner states vehicle was running and being used on a regular basis. Failed to crank and battery was replaced (Wal-Mart battery replaced by owner). Engine will crank and start but will not run in run position although voltage is present at coil and fuel press i...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WVWEE83A1T
This VW is stumping me.It runs horribly rich.When it came in I noticed that the Crankcase breather assy. was broken off and dangling so I advised the customer that I would have to start with this repair.It did not fix the driveability problem. I think that the... Trouble codes: P0133, P0440, P0103
2000 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Engine VIN: WV2MH470XY
This van has a very loud noise coming from the engine, sounds like a bad timing chain, tensioner or guide. I am aware of the noise problems on VR6 jettas from the tuning valve in the intake, but the intake is different on the eurovan and I don't see any place ...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L brake calipers VIN: 3VWCP21C82
Hello fellow techs, This car belongs to my next door neighbor. She came to my home tonight and asked me to take a look at her brakes because she barely made it home from a short local trip. All four calipers and rotors were very hot and burned brake smell was...

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2000 Audi S4 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD68D2Y
thank you to all who replied.fixing the air pump hose that was melted on the end in the diveter valve and the diverter valve itself[even though it seemed to work ok,and wasn't leaking at the time]took care of codes p1457,p1131,p1460,p1461.on code p1476 [ldp sy... Trouble codes: P1457, P1476, P1113, P1131, P1460, P1461.
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBABK832XV
Well, the replies for this one were one of three problems. Alot of you stated that the immobilizer and key were real issues with these. I must slap myself on the ass for forgetting to mention that my scanner (which is european capable), would not communicate n...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAFB3343Y
Thanks to those that gave their input; especially to Dave from CA who called confirming what I already suspected: it can't be done. Several knowledgable master techs disagree as to when a used DME can be aligned to an EWS. It seems to me that the break occured...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L headlamps,brakelamps VIN: WBAGH83461
Steve from New Jersey & Erik from Texas gave the winning advice although the other respondants were very helpful.We repaced the light control module(water intrusion) & brought to our friend Alan Anake of Bridgewater Motor Works for recoding.The car is equipped...
1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L memory seats VIN: SAJKX6246V
Thanks to all who replied.Consensus was either the motors or seat ecu being the problem. Either way the cost is prohibitive in the owners eyes and will forego further repairs at this time. I did receive the following diagnostic aid from Paul [...].Hope...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L right front door VIN: WDBGA43E7R
Two replies just said replace the pump, Kevin from North Carolina suggested possibly an actuator leak or microswitch adjustment or function causing problem. I had checked actuator and microswitches already, so I installed a new pump. Replacing the pump did not...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E6X
Hi everyone, thanks for all of the replies, almost all of them stating that the MAF's go bad on these. The MAF voltage was about .2V below spec, replaced it, ran a drive cycle and all's well! Thanks a bunch! Trouble codes: 0173 (fuel trim malfunction bnk 2), 0170 (fuel trim fuel trim malfunction bnk 1).
1999 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L srs VIN: WDBGA51G0X
Thank you all for the replies. When we had tried to clear the SRS codes for the passneger seat occupancy sensor , after replacing the sensor. The code remined in the SRS memory. The module was thought to be faulty , and replaced. Upon recoding the new module, ...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L Clutch Cable VIN: 3VWVA81HXV
With help from several requests I found that the adjuster released quite easily if you use 2 people at once. One pulls on the end of the cable while the other pushes down and pulls up on the pedal. When pulling up, the adjuster releases and the bellows at the ...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D7X
The customer has taken the car so we have no concrete fix but we suspect that it was a problem with our Vadis DVD so we did not get proper downloads. We now have a new DVD. Thanks for all the input.
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L long crank VIN: YV1VS2552Y
After letting the vehicle sit overnight with two pressure gauges on it the pressure droped to 10psi. John [...] was correct on checking the fuel pressure regulator at the fuel rail. It was damp with fuel, I just installed the new one and it starts perfect. ...
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