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1999 Audi A4 2.8L 3-4 4-5 shift VIN: WAVDD28D8W
This car came in with atf in the cooling system. Replaced radiator and flushed system. Added atf until ran out of filler hole at 45 degrees C. Drove car and it flares up between 3 and 4 and 4 and 5 shifts. Removed pan and did not see any thing abnormal. Are th...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L front of engine VIN: WBAGF6326S
The car just came back in agian with the same noise. She says it seems to happen when she is on decel. She also comlained of losing water, and ck engine light on. The codes were 13- o2 sensor 1, 12- o2 sensor 2, 203- o2 sensor control 2, 201- o2 sensor control...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Alternator VIN: 3VWTE81H3S
Hello everybody, we need a little help on this one. Vehicle came to us with a dead battery, we replaced and checked charging system. Found NOT charging, checked wires to alt (only 2) 12+ batt and D+ to light. We found a break in the D+ wire at connector near b...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C8Y
VW Techs please help! I cant find any info on this code 17978 ecu locked? I understand what to look for with a po171 lean code but dont want to start diagnosing this car until I have an understanding of the codes setting the mil wich is the customers complaint... Trouble codes: 17978 (p1570- engine ECU locked), 16555 (p0171- B1S1 fuel trim too lean)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69MX2
Customer had Jetta towed up to us and brought in his own instrument cluster to install. the cluster went bad and immobilizer would not allow car to start. We are a new dealership that has just opened up and do not have all the special service tools available t...

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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Mechanical VIN: TRUWT28N91
hello, well alot of guys said matco has this tool on their truck, but i dont have any matco dealers in the area, and my snap on guy didnt have one. the next two most common ideas were baum tools and assenmacher specialty tools, since i already own some ast stu...
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBACB3317N
Thanks to all who replied. I checked everything that was mentioned. We found that the pcm had been wet inside. We replaced pcm and problem is solved. Thanks Bruce from Oregon! Mike [...]
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L ac blower VIN: WBAFA535X1
Thanks for all the help I have recieved for the blower motor resister. We had a hunch that was the problem but the customer wanted us to place the problem on here before he would spend any money. Thanks, Glenn
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L timing chains VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
First of all,Thanks for the help on my request.I didnt know if vvt should be spring loaded or not.The gear is not spring loaded and right bank vvt should be rotated full clockwise position before chain installation.Car runs great after spending 1 week waiting ...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WDBEB28D1C
well, we decided to pass on this job due to a number of reasons. thanks for all your replies, but were passin on this one.
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E2X
John in Illinois, Did a volt from batt. to fuse 26 while cranking, had a .5 volt drop.Put power from batt. to fuse 26 bypassing Ing. switch.Engine started ran good. Looks like a bad Ing. switch.Will let everyone know when I get the switch installed.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L airmatic suspension VIN: WDBNG75J1Y
i have replaced the pump/ valve body/ fuse/ relay /filter- i let the car sit for a few days and it is still up- tried finding leaks using soap and water- (not a good way)- no ome had any better ideas though!! will give car back to customer and see what happens...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: YS3DD55B7T
This is one of my other techs where I work problems but we did get the vehicle in running condition. The fuel pump on this works on a venturi system to draw fuel into the fuel pump canister. It was not working for some reason. The replies I got were about the ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L aux fan VIN: 3VWSE69M32
well thanks to dave [...] from california i was able to progress on this problem, he took the time to call me too, so it seems that the fan mod was also bad because ac fan were not comming on on ac request, but main underlying problem was , no flow water pump...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRP69M63
First off thank you to everyone that responded to this help request. What we found was a major amount of carbon in the intake system. We removed the EGR valve to expose the top intake manifold, which is approximately 2.5' in diameter, but with the carbon build...
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L odometer VIN: YV1LS571XS
thanks for all the replies ! I would like to especially thank : david [...], you guys were right on the money the small gear was broke that drives the odometer ! removed cluster and changed out gears, not a real tuff job! thanks...
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