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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Oil cooler VIN: WAUBG34D7W
Hi everyone; Customer came in with a concern of coolant leak; We removed the timing belt covers and pressure tested the system. Coolant appears to be leaking around the oil cooler housing bolted to the engine. I am working with the Audi dealer to get all the ...
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAJNN2749S
Hi guys,tough jag here,its my car again,it runs in open loop all the time according to my scanner,snap on modus generic obd 2 mode,all my inputs are good,i even installed a maf from another car and installed mine on his car and they both read the same voltages...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBEA30D4K
Benz Techs please help! This 300e was towed in as a no start as I have just been informed this car has not been running for a few years.I love getting all the info before I have two hours invested:( I was able to get the vehicle running and drive it but I dont...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Radio VIN: WDBFA63E1R
I have a customers vehicle in which the radio nor the antenna operate. The radio will operate intermittently with the key in the key on engine off position. I have power through the fuses including the fuse through the amp. It is a bose system. Any help would ...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L needs rear muffler VIN: WDBFA67E4P
Gentleman customer needs a rear muffler but wants a performance type, better sound! Can't seem to find any one that carrys this item. Any ideas where to go? please help and your input always appreciated
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBEA34EIS
The car won't idle properly when engine is cold. The throttle position is variable from .7 to 1.8 degrees and the idle speed fluctuates from 300 -690 RPM's. Beckman technologies tested the ASR/throttle opener and it passed. They said if the problem persisted, ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Accessories VIN: WDBGA70GXX
Gents. I have this vehicle with a analog Phone factory built in showing an error 3 on screen I can't find any information on this item any one familiar with this issue , please help and thanks in advance.
1996 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.4L fuel system VIN: WV1EG0705T
This vehicle came in with hard start, rough idle and black exhaust on heavy acceration. We have checked the glow plugs and had the injectors sent out to be checked and cleaned. We did a compression test but I was unable to find and specs for this vehicle in mi...
1997 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGG83A3V
hi all, this jewel is giving me a code po380 which according to nodata is glow plug indicator malfuntion. mod shows the same but not for this year model. the indicator seems to function normally. using mt 2500 and vag software passes all functional tests. will... Trouble codes: P0380
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L engine VIN: 3VWSF29M9X
hi all. this tdi is driving us up a wall. came in with #[...] valve stuck open, bent valve, trashed lifters (all), and the cam could not be saved. just installed a new head, and within 5 min. of running, it has broken 3 lifters!!! what are we missing here? ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69M01
This Jetta has a chronic cold start problem which doesn't happen every morning but usually does. It starts right up but starts to miss and then dies. It restarts and runs perfect until it sits and gets cold again. We know of the 1.8T problems with cold start a...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L airbag VIN: 3VWSK69M14
I have programmed at least 3 VW airbags, but am at a loss on this one. It appears that VW has a new system that could require the car to be attached to their server to aquire coding information. That is basically my question. Is it possible to aquire coding in...
1980 Volvo 242 DL 2.1L Hesitation, Stall
Ok, well, I have been a long time Volvo owner/tech, but going back to this 1980 B21A, I am drawing a blank. At idle, the car will run pretty good, but as a few minutes pass, it starts to stumble, not missing, just isn't quite running right. It isn't too bad un...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L engine VIN: YV1LS5512P
This car siezed water pump and broke timing belt. Replaced belt and have no comp. on two cyls. and 135 on another. Customer was on highway when it happened. Have not removed the head to see how many valves are bent.Should we consider fixing the valves or is th...

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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Haldexclutch VIN: WAUXD68D81
Thanks To all who replied. The Haldex Clutch is an electro magnetic clutch in the rear differential on the Audi TT Quatro only.The other quatro models use a differential off the front Transaxle to drive rear wheels. Thanks again! This iatn and its members true...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L no shift VIN: WBAGD8323R
It is hard to check and add the correct amount of fluid so we did a filter change - resealed the pan and added new fluid to make sure the amount was correct - we also removed the shift control switch on the console and sure enough it was pretty gummed up due t...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L compressor, recirculation VIN: WBAHD5328S
Had two replies on this one and both hit the nail on the head. Evap temp sensor was damaged on reassembly. New temp sensor installed and all is well..
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8322V
we replaced plugs,boots,2 coils,convertor,intake cover(pcv) intake manifold, took the car to the dealer to diagnose 3 hours later still has no answer to what the problem is. thank you to all how responded. neal [...] Trouble codes: P0308 (cyl 8 missfire).
2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGN63482
Thank you for the replies,The reset for the brake lining and many other service items are done through the instrument cluster here is the procedure,with the ingnition on press the reset button on the upper left corner of the cluster for about 10 sec untill a r...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L ABS system VIN: SALJY1247V
Tank you to all who have replied. Brakes felt fine and customer wasn't worried about the [...] being on. Thanks again.
1980 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L No 2nd and 3rd VIN: 1231300121
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I checked and rechecked my vacuum to the modulator etc. I then, at the urging of a few removed the rear tailshaft to see if the governor had come loose and was rotating on the tailshaft. I found no problems...
1978 Other European Silvershadow 412CID blower/ comp. VIN: SRG3364111
AT times the smallest things can send you on a wild goose chase, I want to Thank replies received from Jim, Patric, Luke and Peter, all suggested the power source being on the right front fender, after rechecking the source we found a broken wire at the fuse, ...
1987 Porsche 911 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: WPOZZ291ZH
Gentlemen I'm sorry that there has been no fix as yet. I did recieve 7 replys and have answered them individually. This involved rechecking a number of things already done. Our conclussion is that the engine harness is at fault and a new one has been ordered. ...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Oil consumption VIN: 3VWRA81H0T
Thanks all and I'm glad you all kept me on the right track. Customer bought this thing used, and it has had the oil consumption problem since she's owned it. It doesn't seem to have been maintained all that well beforehand judging by the overall condition of v... Trouble codes: P1582 (Idle adaptation at limit).
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Safety VIN: WVWMA63B3B
well it was the airbag by using assortment of resisters to make 2 ohms and pluging it in place of airbag and reseting lite it stayed off plug in airbag lite on with same code 00588 thanks for the input guys
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L shift sequence VIN: 3VWSE69M92
Ended up pulling trans and rechecking all sensor and solenoid placement and connections. All verfiied correct. Bench tested all solenoids and found the low clutch solenoid was sticking. Cleaned it real well with solvent until it snapped open/close perfectly. S...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L oil turbo line VIN: YV1LV6O472
Gentlemen, thank you all for the replies, all excellent. It turned out to be the piston cooling valve, this unit looks like a banjo bolt and plugs into the block up over the crank pulley area. I removed the timing belt and did the job in about an hour and a ha...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1Z56DXX2
Thanks for the replies! The biggest challange for the Cross Country model is that the fuel tank is constructed in a 'saddle bag' design to allow for the rear driveshaft and diff. There is no trunk access like the FWD cars. And no, this is not access plate un...
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