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1989 Audi 100 2.3L altenator VIN: WAUBB0441K
i have replaced the altenator twice and i am still not getting the battery to stay charged.
1990 Audi 200 2.2L dashboard directionals VIN: WAUFD5446L
Hello With the headlights off, the directionals work as they should. When the headlights are turned on, and either of the blinkers are engaged, the lights for the directionals blink opposite 'in the dashboard'. Also, when the headlights are turned on the 'high...
1991 Audi 90 Quattro 20v 2.3L booster VIN: WAUHE58A9M
We are replacing the hydro booster unit. We have read the tsb for this unit and understand that the replaement part is now alloy rather than cast. The unit must require the use of other pieces to properly mount to vehicle but even our audi parts dealer (not ve...
1992 Audi S4 2.2L Pump VIN: WAUHP54A1N
I'm having a problem with the power brake/steering system. On start up, the steering is assisted immediately, but the brake assist takes a very long time to appear.If the car is left to idle the steering continues to assist. The problem doesn't seem to occur u...
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Misfire, VIN: WBADT63401
I have this 01 530i in the shop which is very suspect of a computer problem. As soon as I turn the key on it starts pulsing the #1 injector continously. I would like to swap dme's from another 530i I have in the shop. My question is how many times can I sinc a...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDBBA48D1G
car came to shop, no start at times, not stalling, just crank no start, hot soak. checked coil, crank sensor ohms, good. checked voltages from all data no spark test and all voltages test good. checked crank sensor with vantage and no signal when hot. replaced...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F7V
I'm not a big mercedes guy so I need a little help. car will set code P170 after a week or two drive, could not see any problem with the car O2, MAF, CTS, ETC, look ok emissions also looked good. If some one could point me in direction thank you. John Trouble codes: P0170
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L Starting VIN: WP0AB0944H
Vehicle came in with a hard start problem. What is happening is that while cranking, the starter stalls and kicks back like the timing is way advanced. What is happening is that while cranking, the ref. sensor has a very bad hashy signal. After it is running...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L cooling fan VIN: 3VWSA81H8V
Been have the same probmle the last 5 months the cooling fan will keep running when the key is turned on.Replaced two cooling fan control mod. Cooling fan relay, temp. sensor in the rad. I rewired the red/yellow wire from the control mod. to temp senor.It work...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L cooling system VIN: 3VWRC81H4R
the fan will only come on when the vehichle reaches 230 degrees i jumped the thermal switch and the fans came on low speed i jumped the other terminal and the fan came on high,i then replaced the switch and bled the system fans still inop.so i then thought may...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L air bag VIN: WERT45HJ23
air bag light on on this car.is there a way to read code other than a scanner? if so any recomdations for a scanner that can read and code units on these carsany suggestions for a scanner with complete coverage on all systems and able to program replaced modul...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L ignition key VIN: YV1LW61J6Y
A new customer brought me in her Volvo with an intermitent problem that when you put the key in the ignition, the key will not turn at all. Most of the time, you put it in and it rotates fine and comes out fine. {unlike the common problem where the gear shift ...

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1998 Audi A4 1.8L abs VIN: WAUCB28289
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L horn VIN: WBAGD8326R
Thanks to all who volunteered their valuable time to help. Fixed two problems with the horn circuit, but created a seperate third problem. One suggested fix was to look for a problem at the steering column flex joint, as the ground wire bridging that joint was...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Steering Wheel VIN: WBAGF6326S
Turns out this is a company car; they do not wish to put any money into it until it gets worse...??? It's admittedly not a severe binding, just hope they don't wait until it locks up or breaks... More than half of the replies agreed the most likely culprit wer...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Radiator VIN: WDBDA29D1N
Thanks to all that replied and yes I found that the head gasket had deteriorated to the point of failure. I will be replaceing all the hoses and having radiator cleaned as a part of the process. Thanks to all,
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23E3V
hi to everyone,sorry for delay i had severe cold ,just came back to work. problem was maf sensor. got one from dealer and every thing is well Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim malfunction).
1998 Other European Countach 5.0L Flywheel VIN: ZA9CA05A9J
Thanks To All we are totally convinced, the flywheel will be replaced. Once Again thank you for the prompt reply. also sorry for the wrong year, the Countach is a 1988 not 1998 as posted
1992 Saab 9000 2.3L Theft System
Yuval knew exactly what to due! It's so easy I feel stupid! The drivers door lock arms and disarms the system. All I had to do was put the key in the drivers door and 'unlock' it. Thanks a lot Yuval! Now I just have to fix the problem of the belt walking o...
1993 Saab 9000 CDE Turbo 2.3L Starts & dies VIN: YS3CL48M3P
Special thanks to Yuval at Ultima LTD. in Waltham Ma. He had this problem solved and without his tips I would never have found this problem. I recommend visiting his web site at www.ultimaltd.com as I found it very interesting. He can bench test electronic thr...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DF55N9T
A surprising end to this one. I visually checked the DIS cassette and it appeared ok. Pulled the plugs and checked them. Put a fresh set of plugs in and left the battery cable off all weekend. Started it up on Monday and everything is fine. It's been fine for ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L master cylinder VIN: 3VWCA21C3Y
I ended up replacing the brake light switch. I tried adjusting the old switch but it didn't help. I also lubed all moving parts but that didn't help either. Most replies said ether brake booster or brake light switch. I think I got lucky with the brake light s...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L no power VIN: WVWGF21J0Y
This VW is finally fixed.I still don't know why there was coolant inside the wastegate vacuum valve.As I mentioned I had only 10 inches of vac at the valve I was fortunate to get anither TDI in for repair and it had almost 20 in.vac.replaced wastegate solenoid...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B8Y
Hi All Thank You for the replies, all said this vechicle is prone to vac leaks, tried smoke to check for leaks (none found). So I went back to basics, Found a plugged fuel filter, And I mean pluged. Replaced filter and test drove, did a drive cycle, and no c...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTG69M21
Thank you to all who replied! I do appreciate the guidance. The MAF sensor fixed it. Apparently they are having issues with the factory installed part. Dealer had 3 in stock, part ##071-906-461-BX. Cost $66.45. Parts guy mumbled somtething about this having a ... Trouble codes: P1152 (Bank 1 LTFT Range 2 leanness lower limit exceeded).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M31
Hello Members. Well this one is down the road and the customer was billed, paided and apologized. The car was being quite consistant in it's problem now that the other previously mentioned conditions were fixed. Anyway after reading replys and going back over ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0343, P0351.
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