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2002 Audi A4 3.0L alarm,windows,dome lights VIN: WAULT68E22
we have this audi that seems to be possesed,intermittently,whether you are driving the car or it is parked the alarm system will go off by itself.when this happens the dome lights flash on and off,the windows wont work correctly-they will work,but the express ...
1994 BMW 750iL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGC8314M
i have 2 of these cars one runs fine the other some times i start it and its fine then it goes onto 1 bank not always the same bank when i checked the side thats not running found good spark but weak injector pulse .swapped all the computers from the running c...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBADM6345Y
Hello Tecs, this car was recently bought,it is in good shape overall,the customer states that the car when is cold right after started, it starts to cough for few minutes during the warm up, then stalls once and then it's ok, I tested it cold, after appx. a mi... Trouble codes: P1622 (Map cooling thermostat control circuit electrical.), P00, 305 (Misfire cyl 5), P0306 (Misfire cyl 6)
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBBA45C3F
car was towed to our shop, it would shut off after running for few minutes, and fuel gauge did not work. car had sat for the last six months, we checked the fuel and tank, gas was spoiled and sending unit was stuck from the bad fuel. we cleaned tank and replac...
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2995X
This porsche has a oxygen sensor heater faults. We need to update the dme fault software ME 7.2. My local dealer gave me the old dme code. How can I get the new code? No one seems to know anything about the TSB that porsche put out or anything about the new re...
1995 Saab 900 SE 2.5L Engine Mgmt? VIN: YS3DF78V8S
The car at times... cold will not start ..cranks well, eventually will start and run great. Mostly this fault shows up after it has been run and is left to sit for 30 or so mins. then will not start ... leave it a few mins. then it will start... the one consis...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3DD58B8T
Car will not start when it is cold outside (40 degrees or colder), however, it will run on carburetor cleaner. We will push car into heated shop, and after about a half an hour, it will hit around and try to start. When car is warmed up to room temperature, it...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L headlights VIN: 3VWTD61H3W
This VW came in for no low beam problem and brake light on instrument is on as well as ABS light is on. Also air condioner and fan blower is not working at the same time. But when flip and hold the hi beam switch for few seconds, the brake light and ABS light ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C11
PO411 recurring, insufficient air injection flow. Have smoke tested, replaced all vacuum lines and rechecked. Tested combination valve for air injection, flows only one way when vac applied, closed when no vac. Vac switchover supply solenoid opens with activat... Trouble codes: P0411 (insufficient air injection flow)
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGP61J41
MIL Light on, read out code, but it is not something that I can reference. P0183 - Fuel Temperature Sender - Interruption short to positive P0380 - Glow Plugs - Fault in Electrical Circut What does "Fuel Temp Sender" refer to on a VW? My local dealer has no...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L door lock/unlock VIN: 0001112455
I am installing an after market remote starter (design-tech) in this vehicle. I have used the wiring instructions from 3 remote starter manufacturers to determine which wires I should connect for the door lock/unlock feature. There are conflicts between what e...
1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L front cv joint VIN: YV1LW5645W
Hello volvo techs- we have a 1998 AWD (not XC) here today- it has the "burned up boot" on the front u-joint of the drveshaft that goes to the rear wheels (from the angle drive to the visco coupling). We would like to replace the u-joint only. I've done it on a...
1999 Volvo V70 AWD 2.4L Blower Motor VIN: YV1LV56D9X
Sorry guys, nothing annoys me more than a lack of diagnostic info, but this is one of those situations. All of my bays are full, the customer stopped on his way to work and I gave him an appointment for Wed. There's only so much diagnosis you can do in the par...

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1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L ABS Unit VIN: WVWJD4313P
THIS ONE IS OUT THE DOOR.I should always trust my gut feelings.But it sure is nice having you guys around to help when your in dought. Michal from Czech Republic was a big help by confirming the pump relay gets its ground from the presure switch and Agostino f...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L Radio VIN: 3VWVH69M93
Thanks to all 9 of you who offered help. We've fixed the radio problem by REPLACING RADIO, after trying a couple of the suggested unplugging and basically allowing for 're-boot' with no help. As for the 'EPC' light, we replaced the Brake Light Switch...a commo...
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