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1983 Audi 4000 1.6L coil spring VIN: WAUFH0810D
Hi VW/AUDI PRO's, I'm looking for RIGHT HAND FRONT coil spring for 1983 AUDI 4000 diesel, automatic...The dealer does NOT make this spring any more...my regular suppliers can't find one as well... Is some one out there aware of supplier for this spring(s)... ...
1996 Audi A6 2.8L radio VIN: WAUGA84A0T
hi i could use some help i have this audi that the battery went dead in now the radio is in safe mode i dont have the code bought at auction the audi dealer is 2 hrs away i have the radio # [...] thanks for the help dave
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L transmission VIN: WAUZL64B81
Trans goes into limp mode as soon as instrument panel gear indicator goes from highlighted gear selection to highlighted background. This usually happens within five seconds of start up. When trans remains in highlighted gear selection, the trans works properl...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L horn VIN: WBAGD8326R
We have lost the column ground for the horn. We have voltage from the horn through the column and through the four switches in the horn pad when the horn buttons are depressed. Just don't have a ground. Artifically grounding the column doesn't help. Our questi...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Misfire VIN: WABFA535XI
Help. This truck is breaking my stones. At 70k I did a motor saving oil service and replaced spark plugs (plugs PM only) Truck is a neglected piece, but did run good. Customer stated it was misfiring at times after service. I got cyl Misfire codes w/fuel cut o... Trouble codes: P1343, P0300, 08 (Mass air flow sens), 90 (Cat codes), 104 (ABS inter. down)
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, no spark, poor idle VIN: SAJAV1647J
as you can see this one is a real bitch...if anyone can help please let me know...i have tried just about everything i can think of..my next move? thought about checking the crank sensor and cam sensor for refernce and output, but b4 i do i hope someone can st... Trouble codes: 3 (circuit 3 failure), 1 (circuit 1 failure), 138 (brake pads low), 215 (abs failure)
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Cranks, but no start VIN: WDBGA33G0W
I have this 98 MB S320 that came in on a tow with an no start/cranks condition with a start error coming up on r=the display. The next morning it cranked up at least 50 times. I checked for codes and a code 1570, CAN signal from DAS control module to engine co...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L differential VIN: 4JGAB75E52
Dear MB guys, this truck has a bad whinning noise which is coming from the differential. It seams it gets louder as longer you drive it. You can hear it under load and off load (truck pushing the engine). -) So, it would say PINION BEARINGS are going! (Sounds...
1994 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L radiator VIN: YS3AL76L2R
Hello,I am having a heck of a time trying to replace a radiator in a 1994 Saab turbo convertible,with a 2.0 4 cyl. automatic.ALldata has no info on this repair.Oh yeah the only info was in the labor guide and it gave like 1.7 hrs.or something like that.At this...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Stall VIN: YS3DDS5N3X
This vehicle has a very intermittant stall at idle. immediately it will just shut off, as if engine was turned off. also it will sometimes dip down on idle and catch itself and surge up and down for a while. when it does this it never stalls. please, any shari...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Reverse lamps VIN: YS3EF48ZXX
Reverse lamps stay on at all times when ignition is on!! Alldata is vauge on switches-but we have had the main safety switch dissconnected on trans (two connectors at battery tray area), theres also a two wire switch on top of trans-lamps stay on, if we work b...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C1X
Engine will start and die. If you spray choke cleaner into Throttle it runs . It must have a lack of fuel situation. I have good spark and noid light signal at three injectors that can get to easily. Being a Nissan dealer I have no access to service Manual and... Trouble codes: P1543 (Vehicle Speed Idle Control)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L g254 sensor
good evening: customer brings the car with both front air bags blown up, from a front end crash. we replaced the airbags supplied by the cutomer, but the computer keeps giving the 01639 code. crash sensor side airbag rear passenger side g257 , fault 3-00 the...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YV1AA8848L
Hi all! We've got a Volvo thats giving us problems cold. This car will foul plugs cold. When warmed up, it will run fine. O2 crossing fine. Coolant temp sensor reading normal both cold and hot. Scoped MAF, OK. Had a couple of leaking injectors. We replaced wit...
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5717R
I HAVE read the archives and dont know what to do next. This car will set the the light after @30 miles. I dont believe I have any vacuum leaks. Car is in good shape mechanically. Less than 2000 miles on an electrical tuneup. Any suggestions would be appreciat... Trouble codes: P0172 (system too rich bank 1)
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Timing Belt VIN: YVILS5503R
Hello all I am trying to find the timing marks on this Volvo.I use shopkey and the pictures they show don't match.I have not been able to locate any marks on the cams or crank.Do I need a special tool or am I just blind? Thank you all for your help.

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L abs & brake light iluminated on dash VIN: WAUED28D0W
Esteemed Audi & VW Techs Unfortunatly this post cannot be closed with a fix. However the consensus of opinion is a defective ABS control unit aparently a common problem on this vintage A4. There was much good advice offered. Never overlook the basics Physicl...
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBAHK2318R
Hello!! Everybody!! I fixed this BMW. 3/4 replies hit on tne head. The problem was a heater control valve which is located driver side firewall. The valve has two solenoids which open & close and also the pump for more coolant flow. I removed the valve from th...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L abs VIN: SALTW12471
Thank you all for all your help. Most of the replies stated that aftermarket pads are used very frequently with no problem. A couple of you, however inidcated that Land Rover suggests that aftermarket pads can present a problem. Aidan in CA had some useful inf...
1992 Porsche 968 3.0L interior and trunk VIN: WPOCB29XMN
The 100ma draw has vanished but I'm not quite sure why. Received 3 thoughtfull replies from Uli in Ontario, Rich in Florida, and Steve in New Mexico...THANKS guys! Uli even went above and beyond and faxed me a wiring diagram. Since I was at a loss as to th...
1992 Saab 9000 CD Turbo 2.3L Heater Control VIN: YS3CL48M4N
First, I want to thank everyone that took the time to reply to our request. Unfortunately, we were unable to repair this car. The climate control system can do a self diagnostic by depressing the auto and vent button together, then releasing, and wait about 30...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Low Power VIN: 3VWRF81H9W
Have not yet completed this TDI. Everyone have been very helpful though. We did find that the plastic inlet pipe to the turbo was cracked. Can hear the turbo spool up and 8 psi of pressure. Also found that the EGR solenoid was intermittently not working. C... Trouble codes: 0560 (EGR System Control Difference Intermittent).
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWBC31J8X
Hello All Thank you all for all the great reply, i won't be able to post a fix right now, the Dealer send me the wrong ECM, this is a Calif car and the last 2 letter's are different, I also had a medical problem wish stop me for a while, i should be ok, i wi...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L check engine light VIN: WVWPH63B01
most of the replies, gave me the correct code information as a problem with the secondary air flow. i finally got into snap on scanner help and they verified what everyone told me. they couldn't tell me where to get a copy of the code conversion, although they... Trouble codes: 491 (undocumented), 492 (uncocumented).
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