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1994 Audi 100 S 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUEK842AR
Customer complaint is that when driving above 65 mph car will sputter lose power and die, after sitting for two minutes he is able to drive car, when he goes above 65 mph it dies again. after the second time he stayed at 55 mph and drove for 90 miles with no p...
2000 Audi S4 2.7L air bags VIN: WAUDD68DXY
this vehicle had passanger side colission damage, repaired colission damage by replacing doors, rocker post , side air bag and curtain air bag. air bag light stays on. due to lack of factory scan tool no way for me to access srs codes. is there any way to rese...
1994 BMW 525i 2.5L Suspension VIN: WBAHD63262
94 bmw 525i has a fairly bad front end shimmy at about 45 mph. vehicle has new struts which did not help the shimmy. the steering linkage and suspension components check out good. i would appreciate any advice or help you have to offer. thank you very much.
1996 BMW 850Ci 5.4L nys inspection failu VIN: WBAEC4323T
trying to run a nyvip inspection on this vehicle - evap, o2 sensor, o2 heater, cat and secondary air monitors will not show ready. i performed a drive cycle exactly how alldata described for this specific vehicle. tested front o2 sensors with scope - voltage ....
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE6327V
Upon completion of work described in REPAIR HISTORY, SES came back on durring the drive cycle to reset monitors. (We always complete readiness monitors, them take the car to test ourselves). At low seed we found the P0500 (bmw 120) had set, but we can find no ... Trouble codes: P0500 (vehicle speed sensor a bmw 120), ABS33 (wheel speed sensor), ABS31 (wheel speed sensor), ABS05 (wheel speed sensor)
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Suspension VIN: WDBJF82J7Y
How does one go about compressing and then reinstalling the front springs on this car? I have multiple compressors but none seem to fit this car. Does anyone have an idea, or has fabricated something to do this? Should be a simple service, but this is stump...
1991 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L Convertible Top VIN: YS3AL76L5M
What is everbody using for oil in the convertible top pump. I used to use 10w motor oil I found a section in repair portion of All-Data that gives a Saab part number & states not to use motor oil any longer. When I called the local dealer and gave them the num...
1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDB4505L
MIL light came on code 4311, replaced relay cleared code, code has not returned. Issue is that now the MIL light flashes, slow at idle, faster as RPM's increase. We used a VAG-COM to pull codes, which is the VW scan tool. I am aware this car can flash codes by... Trouble codes: 4311 (Secondary Air injection pump relay)
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3VWVA81H0V
Hello, got a Jetta here that runs great after repairs, (Just did clutch, t belt and fan control module.) with the exception of idle quality. With A/C on it surges badly (stalled 2x)A/C off, it is perfect. Timing marks are correct. (with the exception of notch ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB81H4W
HELP!!! We have this jetta from hell. We replace the motor. Now MIL lamp is on. The battery Charger Was defective it put out a lat of current and Burn the computer. We replace the computer now the car start But the Mil light is on. code P1613 as soon you clea... Trouble codes: P1613 (Mill Call-up Circ. Open/ Short to B)
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L trip meter/mpg VIN: 9BWPGG61J5
We have a problem with the trip odometer not switching to any other funtions on this car. My local VW dealer says it is part of the cluster and the cluster must be replaced but the customer took the car to a VW dealer where he lives and they said it was the sw...

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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Accessories VIN: WBABM3347Y
Thanks for all the replies. All 7 said that the instument cluster needed to be coded. Not sure why the dealer told me that it did not need to be coded. Thanks for all your help, I appreciate all of the responses.
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L roof VIN: WDBSK75F03
hey, thanks to all. i had the shop re-adjust the pull down motors and customer is content for the time. fyi, no components of the top mechanism is serviced seperatly from mb, the complete roof assy is about 9k however it comes painted. nice of them, huh. just ...
1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YS3DD55B9S
Thanks to the many that replied to my request for help, I appreciate your time and knowledge! Many of you hit it right on the money, Cam timing was off. I readjusted and it was alot better, in conjunction with a collapsed front lower motor mount, which I repla...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L abs-traction control VIN: YV1LS5675W
Thanks to all you guys who lended their helping hand, everyone here is top notch... as most responded, the cure was the ABS control module, I was reluctant to condemn it due to many reasons, including: cost,lack of scanner info,limited alldata information, and...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Hard start VIN: YV1LZ56D5Y
Thanks to all who replied. This car had three problems. #1: The anti drain back valve in the pump was bad causing residual pressure loss. #2 The battery voltage would drop too low during extended cranking (while fuel pressure built up) causing low B+ to the EC... Trouble codes: P0422.
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Starts and dies VIN: 1V1LW56D6Y
Vehicle went to Dealer and have'nt heard any thing back from them or the customer. Thanks for all the help.
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