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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Drive-axles VIN: WAUDA24BX1
A simple post today. I am looking for a source, application, and or part number, for the c.v. joint on the front of the driveshaft for this 1999 audi a6 avant. This is the shaft from front to the back of the car. I understand the joint alone is replaceable fro...
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L head lamp washers VIN: WAUGD28D1X
Head lamp washers are inoperative By-pass wiper/washer intermittent relay and give headlamp washer motor power, and it operates. Check power on pin #15 ok, and pin#13 ok w/ key on. Pin#17 has good ground. I suspected the wiper/washer intermittent relay was no ...
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1991 BMW 750iL 5.0L Door Locks VIN: WBAGC8310M
This one has a few problems. I wanted to know if anybody had come across these. First is the door locks. They will intermittently lose their syncrnization and customer will have to use emergency unlock from passenger door. When syncronization is lost doors can...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L alarm VIN: SAJHX124XW
Hello group! This Jag was towed in, dead battery, lots of yellow paint on windows. Turns out it is a repo car, used car lot sent it to us to get it running again. The only key for the car is one that was just made, (not by us or a dealership) and there is no r...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L shifting VIN: SALTY1248X
code 705 park,nutural switch problem,vehicle is going in to limp mod. tested harness wiring is good.switch out park switch no change.Qustion pin 5 from park switch to body control uint pin 11 what is it for? note shift light in dash work in park & revers only!
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L confirmation leds VIN: WDBHA22W5S
This car has the remote control sensor and confirmation leds (red and green) located in the driver outer door handle (older version). The remote control are locking and unlocking normally, but the green and red leds are flashing always togheter after the oper...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L No Start VIN: WDBHA22EXT
Hi guys, Have a 96 C220, will crank, have only initial injector pulse, then car dies, no injector pulse. Will run with propane. Cannot communicate with ATA (Anti theft alarm) control unit(I beleive I am supposed to be able to access this) with my Baum I-Scan. ... Trouble codes: 100 (CAN problem- no data from diagnostic module), 116 (CAN problem- no data from RCL IFZ), 117 (Attempt to start with RCL IFZ locked)
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1992 Porsche 968 3.0L interior and trunk VIN: WPOCB29XMN
This car was presented with a current draw that was killing the battery. The customer also complained that the dome light would stay on with the doors closed. Measured the current draw at 1500ma. Removed fuses and found that 1400ma was going through fuse #8 (...
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1988 Saab 9000 S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: YS3CS55D8J
We have been servicing this vehicle for many years. Customer has taken good care of it. It came in with a complaint of a high idle. We checked it & replaced the idle control valve, no change. Smoke checked for vacuum leaks, none. Inspected & replaced throttle ...
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1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DF55N9T
Car came in with an erratic idle, and check engine light on. Also had eratic ABS light on intermitently. Does not stall but fluctuates from 1.5K to about 2K (rapidly). Checked for codes and had a misfire code (DIS cassete?). Cleard code. This was yesterday. To...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L starter inop VIN: 3VWRA81N9T
This VW won't crank when try to start. Starter will crank with remote starter switch. No juice on start position at the solenoid. No juice coming from ignition switch on start position. Trying to replace the ignition switch and got trouble to remove the switch...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Surge, revs fast VIN: WVWPD63B7X
Hi again all of you vw people. You sure helped me on a couple aready. This one has got me spumped.This car will rev up all by its self and it doesnt care if it is in gear or not. When it does this, it just takes off like put the throttle to the floor. Can hard...
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L no power VIN: WVWGF21J0Y
Good morning VW techs.I have a 2000 Golf TDI which has no power whatsoever.checked the air mass meter and replaced it.car is a little better but nothing to write home about.I checked the turbocharger wastegate valve and it has onlt 10 inches of vacuum and it g...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L oil leak VIN: WVWWH23B2Y
has oil leak at valve cover area & at at front of left head at oil plug ball
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Power steering VIN: VW2.856789
Hello and thanks in advance to all who reply.I have this 2000 vw passat 2.8 litre v6. customer brought in for routine t belt service and said by the way steering is noisy when sitting at idle say at a light so after the scheduled work was completed we flushed ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L inst. cluster VIN: 3VWSE29MX2
This car was operating just fine before replacing the deployed airbag components. I had to drive the car to an area for the airbag repair, so I know it started and ran normally. The battery was disconnected for approximately 1 1/2 hours. After replacing the la...
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1985 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Fuel Gage VIN: YV1FX8856F
Ok, so, my fuel gauge is the problem. I suspected the cause was the circuit board. Ok, no problem there. My speedo went for a crap, so I put another complete instrument cluster in also hoping to get a circuit board that was working, but, the cluster I put in, ...
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1988 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Clutch VIN: YV1FA8757J
Put a new clutch in 4 months ago. Customer calls and says pedal has no pressure suddenly. Figure its just hydraulics. To my surprise,the clutch slave cylinder piston has partially popped out of its housing,cocked itself so that it is stuck in its bore, and is ...
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1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L Valve train VIN: YV1LS5811S
This Volvo is quiet @ idle but as soon as you come off idle there is noise like lifter clatter from beneath the cam cover. I found a TSB in Alldata which referred to a newly designed set of valve tappets but there was no indication as to why the re-design. I'm...
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L steering-cluster switches VIN: YV15S97D7X
I'm hoping theres a Volvo Guru out there that can help on this one. what we have here is a customer complaint of turn signals, information dial, sterio controlls, cruise controll and windshield wipers inop at times. the only complaint I could verify is cruise ...
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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L No Start VIN: 4USCH7326V
Thanks foe everyone that wrote...this morning i pulled the engine module relay out and checked for power to the relay i had no power on the coil side or the supply side terminal 30 on the relay.i looked every where to find the loss of power it gets it power fr...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBASM3330X
Most people asked about other codes, transmission etc.. No other codes were found. Our CS2000 version was 5.04 and should have shown a code. MIL light went off but on a road test vehicle stalled and restarted with MIL light on. Rechecked everything we could po...
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1980 Porsche 928 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 92A0810552
The starting cold problem was fixed with the cleaning of the tube from the back of the heads. I am still fighting a rough idle when fully warmed up. I have replaced The air meter the o2 sensor to no avail. To Steve, If this is an egr system then why is the col...
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L cold,shifts VIN: YS3DF78N9V
this car never returned for service. the help info i got was mostly check in the valve body for proper operation of the pressure valve, and make sure the fluid is flushed out. vic said it might lead into a total tear down to replace the bands and or clutches. ...
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