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2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L Temp and Fuel gauges VIN: WAUKC68D11
Thank you for taking the time reading this post. Before I rush into cluster replacement, please share your thoughts and experience. Fuel and Temp gauges are not working, all other electricals seems to be working fine. The instrument cluster on this car is th...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Starting VIN: WBADE6321V
Hi Guy's we screwed up. this vehicle came in for rear rotors and a bad right rear window,now it will not start.I am sure the anti-theft is the problem.I need to know the correct procedure to re-set the alarm system. when the crew was checking the rear door the...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM334XY
Okay, Guys & gals I have a 2000 Bmw that has the EML light on and a reoccuring check engine light with code po1580 that comes back immediately when reset, the EMl light is also on and the traction control light is on as well, I have trying to reset but with no... Trouble codes: 1580 (throttle mechanically jammed)
2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Reverse VIN: SAJEA51D83
I am posting this for another shop who is not a member yet. Replacement transmission engages reverse but will not drive vehicle. It will spin wheels on lift. Any clues?
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L hydraulics VIN: SALTL15442
Customer drove vehicle on 1000 mile trip and complained on return that when needing to stop hard, he did not have enough braking power. A test drive revealed decent stopping but if pedal is pumped while slowing, it seemed as if the power brake booster was losi...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L ignition lock cylider VIN: WDBEA30D1G
Ignition lock cylinder will not turn. I read and understand how to remove when you can turn it to position 1. Anyone have a tip on easiest way to remove lock cylinder when you can't turn it. Thanks in advance.
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L Loose left inner joint VIN: YS3ER34567
Hi all, I am posting this from Home,so the VIN is fabricated.This Saab has a very loose inner axle joint.It appears to require a bronze bushing to be replaced.It (The axle) appears to have taken out the seal, and it is leaking trans fluid.I can see the bushin...
1989 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L Hesitation VIN: WAB47OU812
Hello, got a vanagon gl that accelerates good for about two seconds then looses power. If you let off the gas and hit it again it does the same thing. The fuel pressure is good and increases on accel. The alldata says it has knock sensors, but the paper manual...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEE83A4T
This has got me going, the initial complaint was the MIL was illuminated and the emissions testing station would not test the car. Scanning revealed code PO440 Evap solinoid problem, visual inspect found the hose from solinoid softened from oil saturation, it ... Trouble codes: P0440
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Seal VIN: 3VWRA81HXT
A little help needed with the VW manual transmission issue. The transmission appears to be leaking from the shift shaft seal. My question is does anyone have any experience with replacing this seal? Can it be replaced without removing the transmission? If you ...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L No Start VIN: YV1TS90D9X
Volvo was driving, then "Engine System Service Urgent" light came on and engine died. At first no codes, but pending code for TPS. Tried several times to start, then it set the two codes P0121B (TPS Sensor) and the P1608 Mfr Controlled Computer output circuit.... Trouble codes: P0121, P1608 (Manufacturer Controlled Computer Circuit)
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVIVS2551Y
Thanks for checking this one out! Car came in with a complaint of check engine light on. It has code 1241 stored. Our testing is limited to alldata and snap-on scanner with generic obdII data. We do not have the volvo cart. With driving, the car doesn't feel a...
2000 Volvo V70 GLT SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW56DXY
Volvo Techs...Help. We work on a lot of Volvo's and are stumped on the Swedish engineering for this one. The fuel pressure is too high. It originally came in for MIL and runing rough. We found 3 Injectors leaking and the engine had no compression in 1 hole due... Trouble codes: P0171 (Long term fuel trim)

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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Camshaft VIN: WAUDC68D21
My question was if anyone had seen a broken camshaft with no other signs of problem. Rich, Alex and Terry suggested the possiblity of an oiling problem. We saw no signs but convinced the customer it would be a good idea to check. We dropped the pan and replace...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WDBBA48D9G
The car is still not repaired but it is drivable and much better. The best tip was from Alain and was to monitor pin 3 on the left fender diagnostic connector with a duty cycle meter and adjust for 40 - 50% duty cylce. The other tip that made a big improvement...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C0W
thanks for the help THE car returns next week for repair im sure the maf will fix the problem.this will save us a lot of time,thanks for the hint about the vaccum line at the reg. also Trouble codes: P0172 (pending system always rich bank 1), P1128 (manufactor controlled fuel-air metering).
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