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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L cam seal VIN: WAUBA24B2X
Any Audi Techs...Need a source close to Florida for cam seal extractor and seal installer. We have to TDC locks and cam tools .Baum,SIR and others do not list. It's an Audi A6,AHA 2.8L.
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L All Systems VIN: 5UXFA53592
This truck/suv has a VERY INTERMITTENT problem the battery will be drained or it seems to be drained... I have only wittnessed this once on this truck/suv we jump started it and checked charging sytem all was good, we then charged battery and checked for a dra...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SUXFA53533
Ok folks I have an x5 here with a pair of rich codes. I do have alldata and their information is scant. Most of these seem to have a lean code and according to other sources they throw maf sensors at these on a regular basis. Alldata did fax me additional info... Trouble codes: P0172 (system too rich bank 1 alldata correspoding bmw code 226), P0175 (system too rich bank 2 alldata corresponding code 227)
1982 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Heater VIN: SAJAV1319C
Hi group, we have this Jaguar XJ-6 series III with heat & A/C servo problem. The servo doesn't moove. I tryed new amplifier no difference,the two in line fuses are OK, tested the temp. wheel, reads "0" to 9K homs,it looks OK. EVerything works on selector contr...
1988 Other European Esprit 2.2L Pressure plate & disc VIN: SCCFC20A2J
If I adjust the pedal and actuating rods to be putting pressure on the release (throwout) bearing and pressure plate diaphram fingers at rest (out of normal adjustment) ...Then, when I depress the clutch pedal the trans will go into gear. In other words the pr...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD55N3X
we've checked vacuum - ok - engine performance is good - long term fuel trim is at 0.00% - code started at 96k miles - new ecm installed at 100k miles - code came back at 101k miles - all services up to date - car runs great - anybody experienced this? Trouble codes: P0130
1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Blower switch VIN: WVWNF431XP
Hi everyone, I need some help from the dedicated Volkswagon crowd. I have a 93 passat wagon that the blower switch gets very hot when on the higher settings. The blower seems to work normally, is there anything that typically causes this switch to get very ho...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L 1-3 shift VIN: WV2MC0706P
transmission shifts erractic when tach starts bouncing around if tach does not bounce the car shifts great ireplaced the switch on the side of the transmission to no avail. the digital shift indicators under tach do not go out when it is acting i missing...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L engine VIN: 3VWSP29M41
i got this difficult one, it takes tooo long to start in cold mornings below i'd say 10 degrees celcius.(i think thats like 50 or so.) if its warmed up its fine.left inside overnight, fine.outside about freezing or a little above, takes a min of 5 sec to start...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Cooling system
Got one of those vague cooling system problems. Thanks for taking a look. VR6 Jetta came into the shop low on coolant. There were signs of leakage at the waterpump, so it was replaced, and the coolant topped up with the correct VW pink using a vaccuum filler....
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L brake lights VIN: 3VWSE69M92
When the ignition is switched on, the brake lights are on and the shifter is released. Knowing that VW has a problem with brake light switches, I just put one on it without any diagnosing. That did not fix it. You can unplug the brake light switch, but the bra...
1999 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LS53D6X
Hey fellow techies, I have a 99 Volvo S70 2.4l that was towed into the shop. Cust complaint is that he stored the vehicle for 3 weeks and left the trunk open. he charged the battery and obviously it wouldn't start. Scanned the car for codes, none found, car c...

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2002 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L reverse gear VIN: WAUZZZ4DZ2
This car has a ZF5HP gearbox.I visited a VW dearlership,the technical manager showed me the shop manual of Audi gearbox.If the culprit is incide the gearbox and can not be solved with replacing the valve body.the whole gearbox should be replaced. The conditi...
2004 Audi A4 1.8L Safety VIN: LFVBA28E14
I thought only immo 4 Audi need to be sent to the dealership.But all who help me told me all immo1-4 should be sent to the deadership because the dealership can not give SKC anymore.We sent this car to the dealership 400 KM far away and solved the the problem....
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L starter VIN: WBABF4329R
Thanks for Noel [...] Maryland & Shawn from Michigan. This car is not equiped with EWS so bad key is not apply to it. I want to give it up when cust. call this morning & ask if i can really fix it or not (difficult question !).I told her just pick up the car & ...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Drivers seat VIN: WBAGJ82000
Hi guys, Well this Beemer turned out to be a fairly straighforward repair. Bob from South Carolina hit on the answer. The fault was that the wiring harness plug had become dislodged from the main switch on the drivers seat. It looks like the harness could beco...
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA76F1T
Unfortunately the replies to my help request did not yield any fix for this problem. I have checked both switches at the brake pedal as suggested results good.The vehicle will be going to the dealer at sometime in the future I will update when possible as to t...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Starting VIN: WDBJF65J2Y
Thank you for all the replies. Yes the K40 is in the ecm box on the pass. side under the hood. The starter relay in internal in the relay/fuse strip. I started with replacing the crank sensor. Of course this had nothing to do with the engine not cranking most ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L kompressor VIN: WDBRN47JX2
did some research,found a company called magnusen products,they claim to br the only factory authorized rebuilder(eaton authorized)they offer a life time warr. as opposed to the 1 year offered by benz.cost was about the same,so the cust opted for the magnusen ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ABS module VIN: WVWMA63B9X
Goodmorning and thank you to all the tecs that replied so quickly. I was informed that the kit I can purchase is the electronic part of the ABS system, which is the only thing that goes bad on these babies.. It's awesome having this stream of info available to...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Battery Drain VIN: 3VWSA29M2Y
Thank you,Thank you!,Igot few replies from Fred,Dennis,Agostino,Stuart,Jim and Tim [...] of you said to check the door locks and the Moonson amp,the amp was my problem and the customer did not want to spend the $460.00,so I cut the Battery feed wire to the amp ...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3VWCP21C63
Sorry that this is a summary, I have not been able to get the client back in for further testing, suggestions were to check the intake for plugging, which I had done already, also to try a new maf, coolant sensor, check the cold start injector which can be don...
1998 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Blown fuse #5 VIN: YV1LW5375W
Thanks to everyone who replied to my post. Special thanks to Bruck from North Carolina and Mike from Northern California who told me to check the pcv preheater in the air intake tube coming off the MAF. Sure enough moving the harness caused the fuse to blow. U...
1998 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: YV1LW537XW
High marks to Seth [...] for your information on this no start repair. I removed the fuel pump relay and inspected circuit board and solder connections? Some looked pretty bad on pc board. Ordered a new one from dealer, installed it and tr...
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