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1998 Audi A4 2.8L 2-3 shift VIN: WAUZZZ8DZW
vehicle was initially booked in for an oil leak coming from engine rocker covers & tensioner gaskets. cam belt was also replaced. Since carrying out these repairs the vehicle has developed a major slip betwen 2,3 shift. scan for codes in engine & transmission ...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL54BXY
Hi Guys, This vehicle's variable induction shafts are seized in the halfway position, both stage one and stage two. Has anyone encountered this? Any ideas are greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jason [...] Trouble codes: 16684 (Random/Multiple misfire detected), 16692 (Cylinder8 misfire detected), 16537 (O2 sensorB2 S1 Response too slow), 17538 (Fuel trim Bank 2 System too lean), 16517 (O2 Sensor B1 S1 Response too slow), 16689 (Cylinder 5 misfire detected)
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE6320R
Hello group, thanks for reading. This car came in with a hard start cold issue. Seemed to run o.k. warm/hot. Had mass air flow code and o2 codes. Mass air flow giving low readings so replaced it. Now vehicle starts good however once intial fuel inrichment is o... Trouble codes: 12 (oxygen sensor cyl 5-8), 13 (oxygen sensor cyl 1-4)
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on, low power, late shft VIN: WBADD6329V
My banker is looking to buy this car...we have no data for testing these codes, nor what they mean in real world. They will come back after clearing at once and the car has very low power and must be forced to upshift by feathering the throttle...even then shi... Trouble codes: 14 (ABS Valve Relay), 38 (Pre throttle valve control), 57 (TPS signal from DME), 19 (ASC interface), 154 (can tps), 25 (Pass seat Occupancy Sensor)
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L fuel gauge,srs,turn signals VIN: WDBRF64J21
Hey guys, I'm still having problems with the replacement of the eis modules in two c320's. I have replaced the eis module because of a no-start and no activation condition. Upon replacement I inserted the "green key". The key lit up momentarily and after a min...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L headlights
The vin is [...]. For some reason this system didn't reconize it. This vehicle is constantly blowing headlight bulbs. About one a month. I've checked power and grounds and the charging system and all is good. Curious if anyone has found a fix. Than...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs VIN: WVWMA23BOY
Hi everybody,i need help with a passat abs system, i hooked up our modis diagnostic computer recieved a couple codes P1649 and P1848 the P1649 is a Data Bus missing message abs-ecu i realy dont know were to start with this, i realy apreciate any help i could g...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23BOY
this car had code p0422 was check by different shop.customer requested to me replaced o2 sensor after cat. this was done a month ago clear code. there was no light till three weeks. after three weeks ckeck engine light on again. check and found same code. car ... Trouble codes: P0422
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L #3 solenoid VIN: 3VWSS29M51
Vehicle was in a wreck...body shop brought to us to replace transmission fluid. Vehicle goes into limp when it wants to and sets code 262 #3 solenoid open. We tested and replaced the ribbon cable that goes to the solenoids due to bleed through. The new ribbon ...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L airbag light VIN: 3VWSE69MXM
Dear VW friends, We replaced all faulty SRS parts and the airbag control module, therefore we have to CODE the new control module. Our Bentley CD goes only til 2003 and therefore I can not find the correct coding #. -) E-bahn -) Jetta 1999 -2003 -) Body -) ...

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1990 BMW 535i 3.5L powertrain VIN: WBAHD2316L
The car is fixed. I'm sorry it took so long to respond, but the head gasket failed and required replacement before the vibration was addressed. The fix was a new driveshaft. The driveshaft has three joints, a rubber flex disk in the front, a u-joint in the m...
1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L Surge VIN: WBAGK2329T
i had to return the car to customer no fix replaced all the brains in the car the battery the alternator no fix no charge my policy expensive lesson on a 750 merry christmas
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L trailer hitch VIN: WDB1070461
Thanks to the 6 members that responded. There is some very good information. We will pass this on to the coustomer. Jose
1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L ads VIN: WDBGA57EIN
the customer had to pick the veh up because there other veh developed a more pressing problem,we are going to wait until we get another veh in w/ads for ' a parts doner car' we suspect the ads control unit-but not 100% sure-will add any usefull info when we wo...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L dash lights VIN: 4JGAB54E5Y
Found the dimmer switch,is part of the trip meter. Thanks for all your help. Put this one in the easy fix column.
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WPOAA2956H
thank you guys very much for all the replys. the problem end up being simpler than what I thought : a defective ignition wire (from a brand new set!!!) sparking to ground. never trust a new part!!
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WPOAA2990X
Dear Friends, car went for now in winterstorage. Yes, we checked the little oil breather hose at the rear of the engine and we also smoked the engine and could not find any vaccum leaks. Thanks for all your replies and as soon I find out what the Cycle Flag me...
1991 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16-Valve 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WVWTJ21G9M
As it turns out the ECU chip the customer put in was the problem. He removed it and all is right. Thanks to everyone
1986 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FX8847G
thanks to all who responded to my post regarding the 86 volvo. most of you guessed it correcctly. it turned out to be the hall effect switch inside the distributer. replaced with a reman and the volvo lives again. i tested voltage on the coax connector going t...
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