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2004 Audi A4 1.8L Safety VIN: LFVBA28E14
We need to replace the cluster of this 2004 Audi A4 1.8T.The part number of the old cluster is 8E0 920 900 N.But the parts store sent us a 8E0 920 900 LX.Someone said the 8E0 920 900 LX is a new version one and can be used to sustitute 8E0 920 900 N.Is that ri...
1984 Other European Biturbo 2.5L Alternator VIN: ZAMAL1106E
The alternator is not getting any voltage on the small wire that goes to the voltage regulator in the alternator. (I assume it goes to the regulator) when I apply voltage to the small wire it charges like it should. Looks like this wire goes back to the Check ...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L recode VIN: 3VWCA21C5X
Car came in as no crank, blowing fuse to Comfort module. Replaced Comfort module and was able to start engine. Set three codes for throttle body. Tested throttle body - TPS no good. Replaced throttle body. Still setting two codes for throttle body. Tested all ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Electronic VIN: 3VWTE29M2Y
This one came to us today with shift quality concerns. On the roadtest, the shift between 2nd and 3rd is as if it slips, then hits 3rd hard - once in 3rd, no slip and holds solid. A quick review of TSBs uncovers a TSB# 03-01 dated July 23, 2003. The TSB has to...
1976 Volvo 242 2.1L Clutch VIN: VC24545E10
Just replaced the Clutch disk,PP,TB,PB. Used a F&S kit(original volvo). Also got an exchange flywheel(allready resurfaced). My parts guy says that all 8 bolt volvo flywheels are the same. I miked the replacement and it was .015 fatter than the old one.Just wha...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L PS pump? VIN: YV1LZ5646W
Vehicle came in with various noises. Noise one was the carrier bearing on the right drive shaft. That noise is gone. Noise two is humming noise that only occurs when the vehicle is in drive. Although the noise is traveling through the rack it is noisiest at a ...
2000 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L oil pressure VIN: YV1LT56D3Y
When the vehicle first came in we replaced an o2 sensor due to it's failure and on the test drive the engine oil light came on so we tested the engine oil pressure (manual test) and found it to be below specs.We removed the oil pan and found alot of sludge in ...

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1986 BMW 735i 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBAFH8409G
Thank You, To the many fellow techs who responded with excellent suggestions. I must also mention that it seems as if some replies were made without reviewing all my data. This is not the first time I've noticed this. So, to those who suggested checking thin...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Stall VIN: 4USCH7325V
I thank all of you who read and the four techs who answered my call for help. Most of the replys were about the idle speed control valve. Thank you but a complete check of this system showed no problem and the auto would run and idle fine with mass air meter u...
1990 Volvo 760 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Oil leak VIN: YV1GA8749L
Thankyou Ray from Washington & Dee from Texas.This vehicles crankcase ventilation system and everything else has been thouroughly examined.The turbo is leaking internally.We ended up finding a used Mitsubishi unit & it worked well.
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