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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUBA24B8W
Would anyone know if 2.8L engine from 1999 VW Passat would fitt? The engine code is same "AHA". The one in 1998 Audi is bad internaly, so I can use most parts if needed. The used engine place is saying it will not. Thank you. Jerry
2000 Audi TT 1.8L Quits running VIN: TRUUC28N5Y
This car came in with a blown fuel pump fuse checked all circuits back to the fuel pump checked ok. Replaced the fuel pump and filter installed new fuse ran fine test drove several times ok. Customer picked up and it quit 5 miles from our shop. we towed it in ...
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L trans VIN: WBABB52305
this bmw 325-i is in good shape all service has ben done.the costomer drove the car into town about 15 miles at the 20 minit mark the trans went into neutral. after a 20 or so minet rest the 325-i will drive fine then systom reapeats. thank in advans for any h...
1995 BMW 840Ci 4.0L reverse gear VIN: WBAEF6323S
Return back to my "no reverse" problem. we just rebuild tranny and valve body. Now transmission shifts perfect (all gears forward). But when I shift into reverse gear, noting happened until I increase RPMs to 1500 quickly (with brakes applied). With computer ...
1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L AC Blower VIN: WBAGK2326W
Guys, We have this 98 750 iL that came in with no blower activity at all in any position. After reading through the archives I think I can safely say that either the regulator or the blower or both are the cause but I may be wrong on that too. We are a Benz sh...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBFA52070L
This X5 here is triggering these codes P1350 and P1343, when this happens the vehicle would misfire reallly bad, the MIL light would come on, now here is when the sucker gets tricky, you turn the car off ,wait for about a minute restart and good to go. The pro... Trouble codes: P1350 (Misfire on cyl.5), P1343 (Misfire on cyl1)
1995 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L missing misrouted VIN: YS3CF65M6S
help anyone that knows saab this 9000 is a real piece have found lots off broken and roted vaccume lines got all fixed but one and can not find were one end goes the ends that i do know locations of are one goes to intake then runs over to air bypass valve for...
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L 3-4 shift VIN: WV2KH2704X
Customer returned van after above repairs and test drive proved the delayed shift described above. No codes from 5052. Any comments or advice appreciated. Keith [...] Autobahn - Rick Strotz
1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AX8840K
car came in with no power and rough idle. when givin throttle the motor surges . occasionaly popping through the intake. fuel pressure is good. cat is not pluged. disconected 02 with no change. maf was repalced with known good unit with no difference. throttle... Trouble codes: 223 (idle air control)

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L No Start VIN: WAUED24B6Y
Ok the audi is fixed. Special thanks to Nick [...] from motorsport alternatives who took the time to call me at work and give me some ideas on what to check etc. I found that the fuel pump relay had power to the switch side and power to the coil side but the...
1998 BMW 318ti 1.9L transmission VIN: WBACG8328W
Good morning fellow technicians.The problem was definitevely the transmission .I gave the customer the choice between a rebuilt or a used and he chose the used unit.Installed and all works well.From what I am told a code 100 is death to these transmissions.It ...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L battery VIN: WBDBA45C0F
thanks to all who replied THE PROBLEM WAS THE POWER ANT. MOTOR CUSTOMER HAS NOT AGREED TO FIX THE RADIO AND ANT. JUST UNHOOKED i did find that the power ant. was the problem when i disconnected it the draw went away and the motor was warm to touch the radio wa...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L no communication VIN: WVWPD63B52
After talking to the head tech at a local dealership he asked that I refer the customer to him, as this is a warranty issue. As far as the replies I received, all the suggestions I got were repeats of everything that I had discussed in the original and update ...
1993 Volvo 960 2.9L pings VIN: YV1KS9511R
Thanks for all the info on this one. To stop the pinging I decarboned the engine with good old GM top engine cleaner. The misfire was caused by hairline cracks in the coil insulation near the spark plugs. All six had cracks and replacing them fixed the inter...
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