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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 ...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Battery Light VIN: WBADE5327V
This BMW is not charging at times. Battery light flickers at idle, but alternator is charging OK. When revved to 1500 RPMs or above, light comes on bright and alternator quits charging. Replaced alternator (seemed like the logical thing to do) and car does the...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Timing Chain Jumped VIN: WDBBA45A9C
This car was towed from another shop where they were doing tune up type work and the driver's side cam gear slipped what appears to be 3 teeth resulting in major bent valves on that side. They had not opened the motor at that point and decided they were over t...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.3L ign VIN: WDB1240231
i cant find any info on this vehicle, the vehicle came in in january with a no crank, we replaced the ign switch and it worked fine. customer brought vehicle back today and it would not shut off with the ignition switch. would finaly shut down after several mi...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L auxilary fan VIN: WDBHA23EXV
hello mbz guys,this c230 has me stuck.. the problem is the radiator fan runs all the time. i checked it for codes. it had the code for the pulse module. unplug the module and the fan stops obviously.the pulse voltage is 9.51 and a pulse width of 28.1 even if t...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: WDBJF20FXV
Greetings to all,I recieved this mercedes from a reputable transmission shop.This car does not shift out of first gear so the trans shop over hauled the trans but to their suprise it still would nit shift so they over hauled it again and still no shift.I retri...
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L right front VIN: WPOCA29802
customer came back 8000 miles after brake pad replacement complaining of high pitched squeal coming from front of car when driving. noise was diagnosed as brake noise by local dealer. i removed all trace of ridge on rotors and replaced pads. backs of pads were...
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L noise in right front VIN: WPOCA29802
customer came back 8000 miles after brake pad replacement complaining of high pitched squeal coming from front of car when driving. noise was diagnosed as brake noise by local dealer. i removed all trace of ridge on rotors and replaced pads. backs of pads were...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L overdrive VIN: 3VWCAO1H9X
hello, I have a troubled car automatic golf that when you go on a drive on the highway the overdrive on trans works until you come to a stop.after you stop and start going again it will not shift to overdrive.If you read codes you get 00258 solinoid valve 1 o...
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 ...
1991 Volvo 940 GLE 2.3L Safety VIN: YV1KA8753M
Hellow fellow techs. I am not able to locate SRS connector for clearing codes. Mitchell shows location however it is incorrect and location is a typical view not actual. Much thanks in advance,Shawn
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YW1KW95O1N
We need a volvo tech. this car came in for an intermintant no start condition. The volvo dealer spent 40 man hours on vehicle and could not properly diagnose problem.computer has been replaced with known good one and now the vehicles at my shop.now the vehicle... Trouble codes: 141
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Cuts out VIN: YV1TS94D6Y
We knew what the problem was and used VADIS to install new software to the car.The problem is that we were not able to get the downloads into the car.We e-mailed Volvo and informed them about the problem and we have yet to hear from them.If anyone has any info...

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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Drive-axles VIN: WAUDA24BX1
I would like to thank all who responded to this post. For all future audi repairs, here is the number for the front to rear driveshaft, front c.v. joint. 923 332 032 00. This fits a 1974 to 1989 porsche 911 inner and outer axle joint. From worldpac it cost abo...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L battery VIN: WBAGJ8324V
Replaced alarm siren. Problem did not happen again. Not convinced this was a cure but old siren was inoperative. Customer took car and will get back to me when and if problem happens again.
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L transmission VIN: 5UXFB33513
Well this one is done i can only take half of the credit on the repair the other half goes to oyster bay bmw.I went over this vehicle twice to double check myself.Vehicle was in limp mode and stuck in 4th not 5th. When the PRNDL stick was put into Drive and pu...
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Diagnostic Connector VIN: WPOZZZ99ZR
Dear friends, In my coutry (Brazil) the information is very expansive, So I have this TECH mail ,and I fixed this car with sucess Thanks a lot Toni
1994 Saab 900 S 2.1L Excessive Emissions VIN: Y3SAK75E7R
Replaced the catalyst and all was good to go. I appreciate all the input. The o2s is good. I told the customer that I think there is still some underlying problem with his starting, but he's happy enough having current tags and a car that no longer has a camsh...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: YS3EF58Z5Y
Sorry for the delay on the fix. We have been fortunate enough to have extremly busy in the past few weeks. The vehicle was fixwd with a crank sensor as recommended. The turn signals were fixed with a fuse my tech overlooked. Thank You all for the replies Trouble codes: P0337 (Crankshaft Position Sensor No Input).
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L starter inop VIN: 3VWRA81N9T
Many thanks to Don [...] which I followed the procedure he has found in archives and forwarded to me. That is the most eaziest and fastest way to replace the ignition switc...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Surge, Stall VIN: 3VWSE29M8X
I got some helpful information. The throttle body unit is a common failure part. Most common causes seem to be the connector they use for the tb wires at the ecm; and people who drive with their foot constantly on the brake. After scoping the accelerator ped... Trouble codes: P0420, P1142, P1545.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M6Y
The lower timing chain was off by two teeth. We had to remove the engine timing cover to discover this. Trouble codes: P1340.
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Power steering VIN: VW2.856789
I have not fixed this car yet I suspected pump all along and after doing 1400.00 dollars of regular maintence on this car I promised customer I would post his problem and get feedback as to the commoness of these pumps to fail and inform him to ease him into f...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L inst. cluster VIN: 3VWSE29MX2
Two replies mentioned fuses and aftermarket radios as a cause, and I guess the fuse idea was the most logical so I went back to basics and verified power flow. The dead cluster was caused by a broken wire in the engine bay, as a result of the collision. All fu...
1999 Volvo V70 R AWD 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LV62D2X
I recommended customer have cat replaced under warranty the next time code came up and that was the case. Dealer did so without a problem(our local dealer is often reticent about warranty stuff) which indicates that this is a solid diagnosis. If PCM wants a ne... Trouble codes: ECM48.
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