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1991 Audi 100 2.3L No Start, starts cold VIN: WAUBC544XM
I have this Audi that starts OK cold but has a long crank time warm and has gotten progressively worse. Today it wont start hot at all.Has spark and fuel pressure and I tried lifting the sensor plate up and still nothing.I used the cold start injector by power...
1997 Audi A6 2.8L Power sunroof VIN: WAUE88D5VA
Hello to all the Audi tecs. I have an intermitent problem with a ghost in the sunroof. My customer told me that it was raining the other day and the sunroof opened on its own. She tried to close it but it wouldn't work. After driving for a while the roof close...
1998 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation VIN: WAUCB28DXW
Hi group I recently performed major repairs on this car due to broken timing belt. I have done this procedure 5 or 6 times in the last year and not had any problems. After giving car back to the owner he returned stating that after coming to a complete stop ...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L no shift VIN: WBAGD8323R
Intermittenly the "Trans program" light comes on in the dash - when this happens the transmission will not down shift or shift at all - seems to stay in 1 gear - can turn the car off - restart and the trans operation is normal Help Thanks Brad
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Outside Temp VIN: WBABS53442
This lady run over something in the road and tore off the left triangular plastic piece in front of the wheel that houses the outside temp probe. I have tried to locate the remaining wire harness or connector with no luck. The temp indicator reads +122. There ...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Module VIN: SAJGX5246W
Good Day Group, This vehicle was apparently jump started & the ABS light & stability control fail warning message are on. Also the radio was not working. I tested all fuses & found 2 blown, both related to radio & antenna which now works fine. I have tested...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L ABS system VIN: SALJY1247V
Hi techs, I have a bit of a problem and need some help. Customer came in with the ABS light on and wants it off. I looked on the FIX database and found that the wheel sensors on these models set a code when dirty. I took all sensors out, cleaned, and put back ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Exhaust VIN: WDBGA51E8N
This car smokes out tail pipe on a cold start or accelleration after sitting at stop. and is consuming engine oil. I have inpected the air pump galley cap in the left cylinder and it is intact. Ideas welcome for why this car would start burning oil after a cha...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Shifting VIN: WDBJF65J71
I realize that this vehicle belongs at the dealer and may very well end up there, but I'd like an honest attempt at fixing it first. The MIL is on and the trans appears to be in limp mode (3200 rpm @ 30 mph and no shifting). When shifting from park to revers...
1978 Other European Silvershadow 412CID blower/ comp. VIN: SRG3364111
after job was done, took vehicle for a test drive and system turned off, check fuse blown, replace fuse, still no power to compressor or blower; Does anyone in the i-atn family have an a/c wireing schemactic for this vehicle for me to follow. Thanks a million ...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L Surge VIN: YS3DD55B5R
Hi all. This is a first owner car, that ran faltlessly since it was registered. On Friday the owner called for help as the car surges and the road assistance doesn't want to touch Saabs. It was towed in, with the engine surging randomaly. It happens while driv...
2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Engine VIN: YS3EH48G7Y
Hello we dont work on many Saabs but this problem didnt seem to hard.Customers complaint was awhining noise underhood.Thought the noise was coming from the engine belt & accesories but it isnt.The noise is still there with the belt off.After the car runs for f...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L brake pads, rotors VIN: 3VWBB61C5W
THIS CAR EATS BRAKE PADS, one side at a time. hello, first time we repaired this vehicles was 6/11/04 the customer had just purchased it, the right rear brake pads and rotor were shot, the left side looked new, we replaced the caliper, rotor and pads for the r...

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1997 Audi A4 1.8L transmission fluid VIN: WAUBB88D8V
Thank for everyone help me, this vehicle never change transmission very dirty, I don't know why the dealer said this fluid is lifetime. And I found out this website show me how to change ATF and filter.
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WBAHD63XNB
The vehicle is fixed. The new MAF did it. I did check the MAF output with the new MAF and it was still reading 2.3 volts. That part I dont understand.Thanks for all the help.
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L drive clutches VIN: WBAGF8320V
One person mentioned a stuck ball in the valve body (which I had read about and thought this would be the problem). In fact all the replies mentioned a problem of some kind with the valve body. Steve Switkop seemed to be the most knowledgeable on this transmis...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22EXS
Vehicle has not as of yet returned to conclude the fix. We will be looking closely at the air shut off valve and the operation of the oxygen sensor on live data as you suggested. Will post when vehicle is fixed. Trouble codes: P0411.
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Oil in intake VIN: WPOAB0966K
The car will be back when the customer has time to deal with it. The most logical response I got back keyed on the dirty oil issue with excessive moisture in the bottom of the tank. We may have had an ice blockage problem in the bottom of the tank! Since the t...
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L climate control VIN: WPOZZ99ZSS
I finally figure it out thanks to Dominique at Eurosport. The problems with alternator could cause the A/C module to burn out. The alternator was passing fine on avr tester, but on the scope the diode pattern at idle was jumping all over the place. I did volta...
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