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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Electronic VIN: WAUEA88D2T
Customer brought vehicle in with concern of air only coming from the center vent, can not switch to floor or defrost. We checked system with VAG tool and verified fault. Fault code stored indicating problem with center flap motor, 1150 code. Vehicle will switc...
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAHE2315R
The bmw slowed and eventually died on the highway, would restart and then die again. it was towed in and i drove it slowly into the shop, hooked up the fuel pressure gauge and only got 18 pounds of pressure. ordered a new fuel pump and two filters. when cranki... Trouble codes: 1222 (1 oxygen sensor)
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Door Locks VIN: 4USCJ3320V
Customer states that door locks were functioning prior to the accident. Now you cannot unlock or lock any doors from the trunk cylinder. From the passenger door you can only unlock the drivers and trunk but the passenger door will not lock the trunk or drivers...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM333XX
I've got a 99 BMW 323i in here with a check engine light. We are the only shop in this area willing to even try looking at this vehicle, however when I pulled codes I got a p1624 and all my scanner gives me is that it is manufacturer specific. I do not have th... Trouble codes: P1624 (Manufacturer specific code - no info avail)
1990 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L trans in limp mode VIN: SAJFY174XL
I need to know what the adjustment procedure is for the throttle position sensor on a 1990 Jag XJ6 without the factory scan tool. The customer replaced the sensor without adjusting and says since then the trans is stuck in limp mode. He wants to have us set it...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L clock VIN: SAJHX1749S
Hi everyone, this car came with fading clock numbers. I have checked fuses and wiring, ok. I checked alldata for tbs and any other information without any luck. back light is ok. I do need your input if you have any experience good or bad with jaguars. Any hel...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Convertible top VIN: WDBLK70G57
Hi, all you Mercedes experts. This car has an interesting problem with the top and I was hoping to get a little heads up before start ripping into the vast realms of topland. The red light for the top (in the switch) will come on and the windows will roll down...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start
this one has been to a local shop & they are stuck. I went out on site to look & have just aranged to get it towed back to mine for a further look, and am here in hope u guys can give me a heads up. This is basically a no start. Has no injection or igniiton si...
2001 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L power locks VIN: YS3DF58K61
first, the remote does not work. The power locks works only three times, it does not matter if you wait 20 seconds between using power lock. You will need to pull fuse 25, 30 amp out to reset system and works for three time only. This system is operaterated by...
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF78K6Y
These codes have occured at various times while on a 20 mile road test. Vehicle actually stalled at highway speed then started right up. Initial code was P1264. The others happened during road test and start-up after sitting for about 3 hours. Any direction wo... Trouble codes: P1251 (air mixture solenoid circuit malfunction), P1260 (theft detected-vehicle immobilized), P1261 (cyl1 high to low side short), P1264 (cyl4 high to low side short)
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWCCZ1C5X
owner stated vw overheated.dont know if just light came on or actually overheated. customer put thermostat in and refilled coolant. when running now red temp light on dash comes on and top radiator hose is 215 temp and bottom is 197 near oil filter then turns ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Stall VIN: 3VWSD29M31
well we have this vw that we had worked on 2days ago we rplaced the timing chain adjuster at the rear of the cams.we test drove car for about 50 miles and it was quiet.but of course the customer picks it up and the car begins to act up the car runs great at hi... Trouble codes: 16490 (po106manifold/air pressure7-g71/-f96 not a plausible signal intermidate), 17955 (control valve boost press short w/ground intermidate)
2002 Volkswagen GTI 1.8L Wont shift VIN: 9BWDE1J924
Vehicle was towed in with the complaint stuck in 1st gear. Upon inspection found that it is not coming out of 1st but it is still going into the other gears. This is definitly an internal problem and I am curious if this is a common problem with a common fix o...

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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L abs/esp module VIN: WAUYP64B61
This network never ceases to amaze me, I recieved three mail replies, and two phone help replies. One of the phone replies was fron Dominic from the other side of my state, thanks dude your login and code were correct. Also thanks to the kind help from the tec...
1967 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE .0L waterpump VIN: 1080151200
much thanks to all..this was a parts source request and i rec'd some great new part is most parts for this vehicle are still available so it's still worth owning..once again thanks much to all who posted me back...
1986 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L heater VIN: WVWGB01564
thanks, the foam seal on the blend door fell apart,so cold air passed right into the vents. apply hvac foam to the doors, had the heater core ck.ok, works ok. thanks ps. i found the hvac duct seal at a hardware store
1996 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDA81H5T
The fix was thoroughly cleaning the ECU and round multipin connectors, scrubbing every pin and socket, adding some tension to each of the female plugs, and applying Stabilant 22 to all of 'em. We left the MAF alone, and advised the owner to get rid of the K&N.... Trouble codes: P1544 (Angle sensor 1 for throttle actuator G187 Signal too large.).
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B1Y
We got the car back from the customer and checked the secondary air system. Tested the vacuum lines through system and found one other line cracked at the back of the intake manifold. We also tested the secondary air pump. the pump was frozen due the water ent... Trouble codes: P0411, P1128 (o2 signal issue).
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