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1998 Audi A4 2.8L forward engagement VIN: WAUED68D7W
Hello everyone, This 1998 Audi A4 Quattro Automatic will not engage into forward gear.Reverse is perfect.I did retrieve transmission code 00297 P1324 idicating fault in G38 transmission speed sensor.I replaced this sensor which is to rear of valve body althou...
1985 BMW 524td 2.4L No Start VIN: WBADB2408G
Hi, I know whats wrong with this vehicle. It has a bad tank transfer pump. The problem is its only available from the dealer as an assembly, for $600.00/jobber. You know what I'm talking about, that little pump we can get for most other cars for 30/60 bucks....
1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Starting VIN: 4USCH7328T
now window will not roll up with #6 fuse blown help!!!
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L blower VIN: WBADE5322V
Here is a good one. car came in with climate control blower motor on even with key off. checked what wiring I could, and relay's. service manager advised to replace control head with no change, blower still stay's on with key off. any idea's? could not get acc...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on, no increase in rpm VIN: WBAAM333XX
Hello BMW Techs This car came in late friday night before closing and we only had time to retrieved codes that were stored and look for testing procedures in our database, but could not find any. The customer concern is that she steps on the accelerator and th... Trouble codes: P1580, P1510, 01 (ABS no code description), 5 (SRS Firing circuit belt tensionerdriver), 6 (SRS firing circuit belt tensionerpassenger), 16 (SRS driver side belt switch)
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L blowing black smoke VIN: WDBBA48DXH
Blowing black smoke out the tailpipe. This car came in with poor idle quality and blowing black smoke real bad. Obviously running full rich. I have checked all the vacuum hoses and linkages and they look good. Car idles fairly good for running so rich. I am su...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA32E3S
Hey fellow techs, I've got one for all you Mercedes gurus. This vehicle came in with mil lamp on and four trouble codes. Three were oxygen sensor codes and one was coolant temp loose contact code. Wire harness is good in this vehicle and we replaced o2 sensor ... Trouble codes: P1131
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Monitor won't run VIN: YS3ED48E0Y
Hello Saab Techs - This 9-5 can't get a state inspection sticker because the OBD-2 readiness test or monitor shows a persistent "Not Ready" when scanned with my Tech 2 or at the state inspection station. When the car came in a month ago with a bad ignition cas...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, VIN: WVWNA63B6X
Hello VW experts.I need some help on 99 VW Passat1.8 l. turbo.The problem is:after sitting over hight it won't start.You have to keep cranck it for a long time & push gas pedal. After running for a minute,it will start good.Another problem is: no power when ac...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cuts out, No power VIN: 3VWCC21C7Y
This engine starts & idles OK. BUT, absolutely no power w/ the slightest touch of the gas pedal as if no fuel pressure or TPS way out, both checked fine. This engine still has the throttle cable design (opposed to electronicly controlled throttle) Checked TSB'...
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...

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1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBBA45C3F
first, thanks for all the replies. we checked all the fuel returns and regulator valve, which were free and clear, we tried unplugging the 02 and checking all inline fuel screens, we finally found that we had a stuck fuel dist valve, once we freed it up the ca...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L central locking VIN: 4JGAB54E0Y
All locks working correctly. I had 4 replies all were helpful however Bill [...] hit the nail on the head. The #42 fuse, in the fuse box under the hood, for the central locking system was blown when the actuator failed. Thanks to all.
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L fuel gauge,srs,turn signals VIN: WDBRF64J21
Hey guys, thanks for the help on this one. You advised me that I had a programming problem with the eis in this vehicle, which indeed was the problem. I found that our Baum cs2000 was not capable of recoding the new eis, so we sent the vehicle to the dealershi...
1993 Peugeot 405 2.0L Cuts out VIN: VF34BRFX27
No replies received that I hadn't already considered ie ECU is going to be suspect in that it has been imersed water and the only real way to test is by substitution. However when the car came in I read the codes with vehicle speed sensor and knock sensor code...
1994 Peugeot 306 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: VF37CLFZ23
Thanks to those who replied to this request. I had tried all suggestions and some others such as EGR valve leaks don't apply as it doesn't have one. Anyway I will try and get the car in sometime when there is an opportunity to swap the ECU. In the meantime I s...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3DD58B8T
Garry [...] hit the nail on the head when he e-mailed me and asked about the running temperature & the heater output of the car. Come to find out, the thermostat was stuck open, causing the vehicle to run around 140 degrees F. The computer adapted to the low tempe...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Interior VIN: WVWRH63B43
I am, as usual, once again impressed with all my esteemed colleagues and their willingness to take the time to address these problems. I wish you all were engineering and designing rather than just repairing. Our world would be a better place. As directed by a...
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