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1999 Audi A4 2.8L radio VIN: WAUED28D6X
I was hoping to get a radio code for this audi from an available dealer on the network. The vin number is [...]. Thank you in advance, John Accel Automotive inc.
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SE 3.8L timing chain
hello there.well i have another fun one.this mercedes is for my boss's dad.normally i would ship it down the road but,anyhow here is my question.i was told that a timing chain was put on about 2 months ago. i pulled the cam covers off,set the crankshaft pulley...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L 3rd gear VIN: WDBDA29D9L
The car willdrive perfectly in 1st and 2nd gear, but once it shift up to 3rd it will slip like some someone has shifted in to neutral manualy. I have remove the transmissin from the car. Have removed the front pump, the K1 clutches,the multidisc brake B3 discs...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L ads VIN: WDBGA57EIN
we have this 600 w/ads,the car rides like a truck,both the frt and rear suspention are extremly stiff,we have changed the rear accumulators-this car does NOT have frt accumulators,seems to be stuck in sport mode.there are no codes stored in the system-we can g...
1981 Porsche 924 2.0L Hesitation VIN: WPA0AA0934
Hopefully there is a turbo porsche expert out there who can help with this problem. First a little history on the car: it was towed in after sitting for at least 5 years (information that I didn't have when I agreed to work on the car). The tow driver ripped t...
1991 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L Cuts out VIN: WVWEB0313M
Hi there, car brought to me after two other shops! runs good for couple of minutes-starts to run poor and eventually quits-will start up imediatley, traced to fuel pressure, pressure approx 100 p.s.i. running good, starts to drop steadily after approx 2-3 mins...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L no compression #4 VIN: 9BWGPG1J01
Hi every one, Two of my techs recently attended a VW class. They were very impressed and brought home a bunch of good information. One of the things we are doing now is verifying the problem, removing the intake manifolds and remove all the carbon from TDi's....

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1997 Audi A4 1.8L No Start VIN: WAUBB88D5V
Most all of you were correct - I needed to reset adaptation after battery was disconected and I had the tool all along. I have the vag-com I purchased from Rosstech.com for VW and didn't realize I could use it on Audi without any other adaptor. There were no c...
2000 Audi S4 2.7L cambelt tensor bolt VIN: WAUDD68D4Y
Most of the replies concerned questions about torque wrench accuracy,similar instances where they had bolts break,but no answer to why this happens, or what to do in the future. we decided to continue using the audi tensioner kit and torque to the factory spec...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L Accessories VIN: WDBCA24D3M
This problem boiled down to two things. One was the connector X34 at RF door area. This connector was reversed with another connector. This was determined after we looked at the connector on the driver side. this changed the drain but did not eliminate it full...
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L fog lights VIN: YS3FH46Y04
The solution is simpler than I expected. This is because when you remove the spash guard at the corner a grey cover is exposed that pops out revealing the fog lamp. Remove the lamp and insert (carefully around the light deflector) a thin long air nozzle ( I ha...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Almost starts VIN: 3VWCC21C1X
Thanks very much for the replies I received for my little problem. I really apprecaite all the help the iATN gives me. The problem was indeed the computer which needed to be re-set with a VW compatible scan tool. The dealer was the only one in the area I was... Trouble codes: 1543 (Throttle actuation potentiometer signal too low), 1580 (Throttle actuator B1 malfunction. Only saw this one once after one erase).
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Accessories VIN: WVWRH63B21
Thanks to all that replied, we recoded the central control module with the VAG-COM after reading carefulley the correct way to do this, also programed the key now all is working great. We purchaced our VAG-Com system from Ross-Tech and had to find the right pr...
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