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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L oil leak VIN: WAUED64B91
This car was checked at the dealer for severe oil leaks. They recommended cam adjuster seals replaced. We peeled a few layers of the top and inspected the cam adjusters; no leak there. Found leaks at front of engine, at the back between engine and transmission...
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L no power VIN: WAUDC68D41
This car has no power. Almost like the turbo starts to work, then it just dies out, like there is no turbo. At times it will start to work for a few minuts and it has all kinds of power. I also removed the cat converter and road tested without a cat. Still no ... Trouble codes: P171
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF6323S
this is a question for the people using the autologic for bmw,we currently have the ast retriever and the i-scan for bmw-but are not able to code any control units,looking at the autologic-wanted to know what you guys think about it,does it live up to your exp...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Cam shaft specs VIN: WBADD6329W
Hello BMW techs. Just getting a cylinder head back from machine shop. I can't find the torque specs for the cam shafts anywhere. If anyone would happen to have the specs, please let me know. You can fax to [...]. You can respond h...
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1972 Jaguar XKE 5.3L clutch
Hello Jaguar experts. I have this vintage 1972 Jaguar XKE with v12 and 4 speed manual transmission. It needs clutch. What is the best approach to remove transmission : with engine OR lower rear suspension and remove transmission without moving motor? The owner...
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1979 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) 1.5L engine ,diesel 1.9 can it be install! VIN: VW23467890
This car belongs to friend of mine. He wants to put a 1.9 diesel engine in it. Is it easy to modify one? where can he get a long block or new one? Can he use a newer 1.9 and take out the turbo and modify the injector pump so that no electronic system will be u...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L long crank VIN: WVWPD63B7X
This Volkswagon Passat is experiencing an intermittent long crank cold problem. 9 times out of 10, the vehicle will start and run fine. But on the that 10th time, it will have a very long crank, and once it starts, it will chug for about a minute, then it will...
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1995 Audi A6 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUFA84A3S
Thanks to everyone. This car now runs. The cam timing being off caused the no spark/no fuel condition. All replys were very helpful. Special thanks to Douglas from North Carolina for suggesting making our own cam bar and also to Dan [...] Carthy for his thorough ...
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Electronic VIN: WAUEA88D5T
good morning: i recieved two replies on this one. both were very helpfull, however i found the blue lever blend motor was not running all the time, only once in a while. i believe it is the control that is bad. sometimes the motor runs if i reset the control...
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D41
Thanks for the help--the timing was off one tooth. 16 was the correct number. Thanks for all the replies Phil Trouble codes: P0011 (Bank 1 Camshaft advance adjustment Specified value not obtained.).
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L i VIN: WBAHD6324S
well the fix is in the trans pos sensor was one problem after replacement all was well then on start up trans prog would come on again and when key was turned off. the check control mod fixed that problem all is well ! thanks again guys your the best . have a ...
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1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L Fails Emission test VIN: WBAGK2323T
the consensus was this car was not gonna pass the Oregon DEQ test(readiness codes) without new ECMs, the customer(another shop and used car dealer) elected to take the car with no repairs, da boss's sources at the local BMW dealer agreed, the only way to get t...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L air bag VIN: WBABJ8332X
Hello,The car is fixed.The code is for passenger seat occupancy sensor,open circuit.This is a very common fault and not too hard to repair.The sensor is in the bottom of the passenger seat,inside tge cushion.It can be replaced without removing the seat.First t...
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2005 BMW 330Ci 3.0L dsc light on VIN: WBABW53435
Hi, The big thing is having a GT-1. The dealer in town was not correct saying, 'if you go more than 10 miles the modual will be junk.' A dealer in Detroit had the car for one morning. They reinstalled the original part, read codes from that part. Reinstalled t...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L governer VIN: WDBGA433E9
Thanks for your help But I will leave it up to the trans guys. I sent it out for repair..
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBJF25F8W
Tested and replaced the battery, vehicle started after fairly lengthy cranking period. Left sit overnight, had second tech crank engine over next morning while I watched the fuel lines for air. Discovered air in the fuel filter supply side line. Advised custom...
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1987 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L No Start VIN: WV2YBO254H
A new power supply relay fixed this one. I made a mistake by assuming it was functioning because I could hear and feel it 'click'. To test, I left it plugged in and put a test light on the output wire that supplies power to the digifant computer, only then I...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No ac clutch VIN: 3VWSS29MX1
the fix was to take the vw to have the ecm reprogramed. it seems that if the battery was disconnect on the car the ecm will not allow the ac clutch to engage until it has relearned certain parameters. the key here was that we had an extended crank that i forgo...
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