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1991 Audi 90 Quattro 20v 2.3L inop compressor VIN: WAUHE58A9M
Hi and thanks for checking this one out! This audi came in late last year with a bad compressor clutch. We could lightly tap on clutch and it would engage. Our customer declined repair at that time. He now came in and requested a new compressor. We installed n...
1994 Audi 100 S 2.8L Ignition Switch VIN: WAUBK84AXR
I am replacing the ignition switch and by looking at the new one, with the two tabs on either side, it looks like it snaps in place. Is this true? I dont see any screws that secure the old one and it doesn't seem to want to pull out of the lock assembly. Or I ...
1997 Audi A6 2.8L Crank No Start VIN: WAUGC84AVN
We have found that there is no ground through the computer drivers for the injectors, there is a crank sensor signal but we cannot find acceptable values so don't know if the crank sensor is in fact OK. Cam sensor tests OK, there is no current input to the har...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D81
timing belt broke bending valves, replaced all valves & belt. hard start (took several crank cycles) set code 341 on second start. replaced cam sensor wheel from four slot to one slot wheel, vehicle starts great but on every second start code 340 sets if cam t... Trouble codes: 340 (cam shaft position sensor malfuntion), 341 (cam shaft position sensor unplausible)
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L ABS module VIN: WBADM6336X
Hello BMW Gurus, This BMW came into my shop with the ABS lamp illuminated.I scanned with my Modis and came up with the following codes: #33 WSS Lft F # 30 WSS Rear Lft. # 112 Open Circuit to Instrument panel Also has an inop. Speedometer. I replaced the ...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAFB33531
I have a litle problem. I dont remenber where is the barometric pressure sensor at the BMW x5 2001 4.4. How can I fix it? Trouble codes: P0107 (barometric pressure circuit low input)
1974 Jaguar XKE 5.3L Cylinder Liners VIN: UE1S244160
Hello, Group, We pulled the heads on this 12 cylinder E type to do a valve job. After reinstallation, found coolant in the sump. Removed oil pan, found coolant leaking where a few cylinder liners meet the block casting. Some of the liners did move when the he...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L hvac VIN: SAJDA01C6Y
This car came in with the complaint that the output from the left and right vents, which are controlled separately, was hot (left side) and cooler (right side). When out on a test drive, the system initially put out refrigerated air from both sides with the te...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBJTF55F9
okay, This one was towed in from a body shop,hit very hard on right front,enough to crush exhaust against transmission. mostly repaired,but does not start. Vehicle will crank,I have spark and fuel but no injector pulse, cam sensor failed resistence test.instal... Trouble codes: 65 (crank position sensor/magnet or teeth missing)
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Radio (audio) VIN: WDBNG75J0Y
Found code N1111 in audio system. Audio off message displayed on startup. Customer states radio went off while driving. Manual says to check connections and fiber optics. Don't know where to start. Just wondering is anyone has seen a failure like this before. ...
1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWEE83A1V
This passat has a problem when it shifts into 4 mechanical, at times. Customer originally brought it in last week and we couldn't duplicate the complaint and it had no codes. We sent it and now it's back with the same complaint and has two codes stored--00652;...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Rear Toe VIN: 3VWCA21C3Y
I need some advice from any VW techs who have done rear toe adjustments on these VW's. Hunter machine shows rear toe adjust by loosening rear beam axle attaching bolts and moving the whole axle to acheive total toe adjust. It recommends new bolts in the proced...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1KS9608T
engine runs fine & no problem there , no check engine light, fuel pressure is good & ignition coils tested fine, car when comes to stop it shakes & idles surge & shuts down restart right away. any help will be greatly appreciated

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1991 Audi 90 Quattro 20v 2.3L booster VIN: WAUHE58A9M
Thanks for all responces. We located the tsb in alldata and had a piece just called the intermediate piece and a clevis that were required to use this updated hydro boost unit. Thanks to all whom took time to read and respond. Part #'s are available in this ts...
1995 BMW M3 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBSBF9322S
Thanks for the replies. We received 5 different ones with some useful info. We were basically looking for some insight from someone who was familiar with these cars and could give some specs for what the gas reading should look like. The best info that I recei...
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Misfire, VIN: WBADT63401
This one is fixed. I learned that there is no such thing a s syncing a new DME. Syncing is done when replacing the EWS unit, it has to be synced to the DME. This unit had to be programmed at the dealer in order to operate. With that done the vehicle runs good.
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Safety VIN: SAJHX1743T
Thanks to all who replied, - As it happened, the prospective customer never showed up with the car. I had one message stating that it's apparently possible to extract some codes using a Ford-type scan tool. Frank Rupp British Car Service
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L code p1700 VIN: WDBHA22E0R
Certainly would have missed the fix if it wasn,t for Carl [...],Andres and Richard. Carl said --look for a slight fracture where the vacuum bore is sealed by a steel ball on the distrubition block . Well that was the problem , Epoxy glue crack and drove vehi...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ABS & Brake Light On VIN: WVWMA23B7Y
Hi there, Several people suggested that the ABS control modules are a problem on these vehicles. We ordered a used one (because of cost), installed it, and got several DIFFERENT codes from previously. We plugged the old one back in and got the original codes...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWR529M61
thanks to all who responded! you all nailed it. we ordered a mass air flow meter first thing this morning and i have installed it, cleared the fuel trim and now all o2 sensors are switching properly and the fuel trim is normal. no codes have returned. a few of... Trouble codes: P1128 (manufacturer controlled fuel and air metering), P0134, P0139, P0172, P0137.
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS97D8X
We have a fix! It was the throttle unit! Sorry about the difficult to understand update last week, the post was re-formatted between typing it in, and how it appeared on the iatn. Here's the deal- TNN's 28-41, 37-22, 37-24, 37-25 all deal with the networked ... Trouble codes: 902A (throttle), 928C (ecm), E000 (ecm), 903C (throttle), 903F (throttle), 912A (ecm).
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