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2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Timing Belt VIN: WAUFL54D11
We have Mitchell and Alldata. Both show special tools to change the timing belt. After reading some of the posts here from other mechanics changing this timing belt, I see it's a 50/50 split on using them. I decided to try with out the tools. I pulled all the ...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L brake light failure VIN: WBACD4321W
brake light failure message and check control light comes on after car is warmed up and driven a short distance / replaced all brake light bulbs and swapped out check control unit with a used unit / still have same problem / any insight would be much appreciat...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Lacks power VIN: 3VWSF29M8X
Vehicle towed in, customer says it quit while in the mountains. 2 cam followers had collapsed dinged up the cam and bent valves. Replaced bent valves, all new cam followers and a new cam. Replaced the head with new gaskets and test drove. Vehicle runs great, b...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L Radio VIN: 3VWVH69M93
Need help from VW folks, Just purchased this vehicle at auction, so have no history. The radio in this vehicle is powered up and displays a staion (88.5 I think), and is not simply in anti-theft mode, but will not play at all, will not respond to any commands ...

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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L wipers VIN: WBABK7329V
The 5 replies I received were pretty much evenly distributed opinions. Wiper motor (park switch), wiper relay, wiper control module and wiper switch were all represented. Due to the unpredictability of the ocurrence and the necessity for rainfall AND the car b...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 3VWSA81H2T
hello all, I am posting my fix today because time on this request has run out. However, this car was released to the customer six days ago and so far there have been good results. Thanks to all who replied, all made good points. One that I particularly fou...
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