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1996 Audi A6 2.8L cooling fans VIN: WAUJA84A1T
customer came in with complaint that vehicle overheated to the 4th notch when she was sitting in traffic in chicago. she said her coolant level was fine and as soon as she started moving, the engine cooled down to normal. she also said the a/c is blowing cold,...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L temp VIN: WBADD6325V
Hi guys. Have this 97 528i, just finished the cooling system work, customer leaves for trip. after 11 hours of driving, temp begins to creep up in city traffic. He notices, with a/c off, the aux fan is not engaging, with the car almost in the red. I have a few...
1998 BMW 323i 2.5L soft top VIN: WBABJ732XW
Hi guys, We have a soft top that won't initialize or work at all. Soft top light flashes. No codes in soft top control unit, all fuses good. Codes in ZKE(general module) 02 fuse, central locking; 03 fuse power window; 011(ob)FT aggregate or open circuit; 013(o...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Hydraulic hoses VIN: SAJGX2043X
Hello Jag techs ! This is an easy one for you! We are replacing the hydraulic hoses for the convertible top operation. It is a pretty big job, the plastic hoses run from the front piller post back through the interior to the pump in the rear. This will be a fi...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWDD21C7Y
I need help with this beetle. It shut down and will not start back. I can not get the computor to connect with vag-com and when I turn the key on there is no mil light. I have checked all the fuses and they are good. I think I may be loosing ground but don't k...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L shifting VIN: WVWPD63B82
Good evening, this Passat is stuck in one of the higher gears. Even with the turbo spooling, you can just barely get the car to move from a stop. There are no codes, and the PRNDL indicator is lit up completely (I'm not sure if only the gear selected is supp...
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5640V
Confounded by this vehicle. Clear the code and within 10 miles MIL back on. No discernable vacuumn leaks. Replaced O2 sensor - no change (sensor functions perfectly). Tried new MAF- no difference. Volvo-specific scanner doesn't help with fault listings.Cn you ... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1)

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1995 Audi S6 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUKA84A68
Cheers to [...] who thought the fuse was for the ignition coils, and it was. After disconnecting the two ignition modules (one for 2 cylinders, one for the other 3) and power feeds I measured the coils and wiring in the valve cover and found that ...
1998 Audi A4 1.8L abs VIN: WAUCB28D3W
Customer deciced not to fix the problem, we verified and concluded the problem was at the ABS module. It has the voltage from instrument panel eventhough the cluster was fading. The Dealer want so much money for the new ABS module, and after research we found ...
2000 Audi S4 2.7L Lighting VIN: WAUDD68D68
What we found was a problem with the wiring, solved with splicing in a used wiring harness. Time consuming, but done with solder and heat shrink tubing the repair looked like new. Audi uses about 36 very small connectors in this harness, they are servicable or...
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L oil p ressure warning VIN: WAUXD68DX1
Well this was a wierd one for sure, Replaced the OP switch- no fix- replaced the wire to the switch, problem became very intermittant. added bypass ground circut, became even more intermittant. finaly replaced the instument cluster (reman from Audi)(hmm, reman...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Brake lights VIN: SAJAX1248W
Hi guys...thanks to those that responded. I finally went with my gut feeling and pulled the security and locking module out of the vehicle and opened up the case and sure enough loaded with corrosion. The only way to see the corrosion was to open the case all ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA32E6R
I am still working on this benz. Iatn says I have to close this so I will not be able to keep you updated. I am waiting for the customer to approve a wiring harness. I had a couple questions regarding it but they will not allow another update. Thanks to everyo... Trouble codes: 5 (EGR Not Detected).
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBJF25H9X
This is one of the rare ones, the new part - new motor, was defective! Strange but true, it squeaked and vibrated, even when sitting on the floor of the car. The power cable is long enough to run the unit sitting out of the housing. Replaced with another n...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWCD21C0Y
thanks for all the input. everyone knew exactly what this beetle neede. i pulled the thermostat back out to gain access to the back of the water pump where i found the impeller in three pieces. a new pump, timing belt, and drive belt got her back on the road a...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF39MXY
Thanks for the many replies.Looks like we are really going to focus on the glow plug harness and relay setup on tis one.When we can finally get the customer to bring this unit back in to finish it off,I'll post the repair info.Thanks again people,this is an in...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L no power VIN: 3VWCP21C81
all the reply's that i recievied said to look at the maf sensor that it is a problem with these cars.i unpluged it and drove the car and it ran good,so after replacement the car ran excellent the owner was very happy.thanks to all that replied it was a great h...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAC63B61
Well, after exhaustive research on this P1103 code, we have not heard of any positive fixes. We have found from hearing feedback from techs at the dealer that they have had the same problem/fault on several cars there and HAVE NOT been able to fix them, tellin...
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