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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L shifting VIN: WAUKE5444L
good evening: this car has been comming to my shop since new. it is on its 3 owner, and now has a auto trans problem. it seems to be in a gear when in park, and will not back up when the car is cold, also it seems to be in two gears sometimes,and will be in a...
1999 Audi A4 1.8L Timing Chain VIN: WAUGB28D5X
This vehicle was driven for a year without an oil change. It came in three qts low on oil with the rear timing chain rattling. Filled with oil and it still rattled. I tore the engine down replaced chain tensioner, blew shop air to clear the oil galleys. And re...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED54B2Y
Hi Guys, I hope someone can help with this one! As previously stated we replaced the instrument cluster & sucessfully went through adaptation for the odometer & navigation systems. We also replaced the throttle housing for a recurring fault code p1171 for the... Trouble codes: P1690, P1676
1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L heater VIN: WBAGJ6328S
I am posting this for a local used car lot we do a lot of repairs for and have not looked at this car. They are just wondering if anyone has run into a common failure on this car. It blows good heat from passenger side but none on drivers side. It has dual cli...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3DDS8N01
Here is a stumper. I have a very clean and nice 1999 Saab 9-3 sedan that just does not want to start when the outside temp gets down in the teens. Will start and run fine at 30 F and above, but on a cold day like today 18 F, the car just cranks. We were able ...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L no upshift VIN: 9BWGD21J71
It appears that everyone loves imports until it comes time to diagnose issues. This vehicle came in with a no upshift issue which seems to be defaulted into second or third gear. Reverse is good. I drove this vehicle two weeks ago for just a maintenance servic...
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1FA8842M
Help Needed from Volvo techs. Symptoms, Vehicle will bogg down to 5 mph and will not accelerate ( popping from air box and missing on acceleration)at that time it idles fine about half the time. This will occur with no pattern and can dissapear as quickly as...

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1986 Audi 5000 CS 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUHD0443G
THANKS, FRIENDS!! Unfortunately, I havent had time to look further at this problem. This is a secondary car for my customer, so I was able to use this car as 'filler' work and will get back on it when we slow down. All responses were sensible. My thinking is t...
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Air Suspension VIN: SALPM164X1
Hello! Most of the suggestions was to replace air pump, air bellows and even valve block. It was difficult for me to sell $3,000 work. Owner could not believe, that after 37,000 miles and three years the car would need such work. Still, I did find out, that th...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBBA48D6G
hello all.sorry for the wait. the fix for this vehicle was a new cis-e control module. i found a used one. installed it & adjusted co% and car runs great. mb wanted $2500.00 list for that little box. i also could have gotten the customers rebuilt, but opted fo...
1997 Peugeot 406 2.0L Starting VIN: VF38BRFVE8
The delay on this post is because sometimes the fault did not show for quite a while and I didn't want to jump the gun. The car ended up in yet another main dealer who said that he had experienced this fault before and replaced the pickup antenna for the remot...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L camshafts VIN: WVWMA63BXE
Thanks to my responders. I made my best judgement and started counting pins just to the left of the notch on the exhaust cam. The way the sprocket was indexed on the cam meant it seemed vague to a 1st timer. Car runs well. Jason
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L airbag light VIN: 3VWSE69MXM
The never ending story: Today, we installed the new control unit, with the OLD colour code: 1C0 909.605F /004. Ross-Tech software read: Control Module Part Number : 1C0.909.605.F Component and/or Version: 04.AIRBAG.VW61. 0202.003. We went to RECODING and Ros...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L cooling system VIN: YV1LW5543T
Thanks for all 18 replys. i-ATN is a treasure. Got the car back this AM to check heater core (You were correct...mea culpa). Sure enough there was green coolant running down the side of the tunnel. Comment from the disgruntled customer...'I guess I bought a le...
1997 Volvo 850 T-5 2.3L no symptoms VIN: YV1LS5724V
sorry people but this one is leaving in the same condition that it came to me in...though not by my choice. the customer declined any repairs when they found out what the cost of the repairs would be if we replaced the the battery, o2 sensors and turbo...btw, ...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L poor start VIN: YV1LS5583W
Guy's thanks for all the great advise, but this one is solved! and the worst part is I did it to myself... About a week or two ago this car had a 'wont heat up' complaint and I replaced the thermo, I usually replace the coolant temp sensor (known to fail) same...
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L cruise control VIN: YV1LS55A8X
I am not sure this is a fix but so far it is - We cleared the fault codes & test drove car - the cruise is working fine & it did not turn the CEL back on so not sure how long this will last but only time will tell. Thanks to Anders for his reply about ABS modu...
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