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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L heater VIN: WAUDH68DXY
Customer reported that warm air turned to cold air from the vents on a road trip to Chicago. Now only has cold air. Basic check of system found coolant full, temp guage and engine temp normal. heater hoses hot. No codes stored. Activated vents could hear stepp...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L air bag light on VIN: WBADD6323V
car came in shop with airbag light on scan for code and found 20 left satellite sensor for side airbag try to clear light but it keep comeing on back could some one help me with this problem???
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L rear brakes VIN: WDBGA43G4V
Hi all, one of those jobs that drives us crazy...We did the brakes on this car, front and rear(pads and rotors), came back a few weeks later complaing of brake squeek only in reverse??? and noise coming from the back brake area. We disasembled the rears cleane...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Engine, Chassis VIN: WDBJF25HXX
When the car is first started in mornings and put in reverse with brake depresessed a very bad idle vibration occcurs and can be felt throughout the car. The engine rocks to and fro and is much more pronounced when in reverse; but the motor mounts check out AN...
1986 Porsche 944 2.5L blend door VIN: WP0AA0943G
Looking for the part number for the blend door rod clip at the blend door motor. 2 different dealers dont know what I want, parts illustration doesnt show rod clips. Thanks for the help
1987 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWGA9160H
Will not start cold, found no power to the cold start valve. Then, went back to the thermo-time switch, found power on one side but not to the other so I by-passed it for a couple of seconds on startup and it starts perfect and idles good. So I replaced the th...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L coolant temp guage VIN: 3VWTD81H1V
Cant seem to fine any real good information on how to correctly test temp guage without vw testers. When key is turned on guage goes up to middle of range and when it is warmed up it shows overheating. Any suggestions from you vw guys on how to test instrument...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCZ21C1X
Got a head srcratcher here, car refuses to start. solenoid on pump is getting 12vdc cranks good, tried new GP relay and bypassed the main power relay. checked basic timing, all marks line up, can someone tell my what measuring block with a vag-com monitors glo...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5509P
I am having no luck fixing this 93 volvo 850. i have no spark from the coil see my repair history for details
1997 Volvo 850 T-5 2.3L engine oil VIN: YV1LW5726V
Customer has complained of higher oil usage after new turbocharger was installed. He also says he has some smoke out the tailpipe after inital start up in the morning. We have inspected the vehicle for signs of oil leaks. Oil cooler lines seep, but not signifi...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L hard start cold VIN: YV1VS2557Y
thanks in advance for taking the time to read. this volvo s40 is hard to start any time it sits for an hour or so. i've smoke checked for vacuum leaks, found none. i checked fuel pressure and it is good but residual pressure slowly drops to about 5 psi over a ...

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1991 Alfa Romeo 164 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: ZAREA43L0M
i am going to repost this post. i only recieved 3 responses. i am looking for actual specs for the airflow sensors (voltage specs at different rpms). to date we have not continued and are just looking for any experience with lean runnning engines, i am suspe...
1992 Audi 100 CS 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUDJ54A7N
Well we think we have fixed the car. After all got quiet we started at the begining and checked everything again. All sensors checked good ohms and wave forms (including the speed sensor in flywheel I had missed) power and grounds were rechecked. Then another ...
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC28D2Y
hello gents this code 1137 was fixed by replacing the suction jet pump. it was clooged thank you very much mark Trouble codes: P1137.
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L ews VIN: BMW4562654
this is now this works Bmw has a list and is able to make up to 6 key for any one EWS unit that was originally with the car. ( this is the begining of my problem ) the key should have worked but due to the replacement of the EWS it did not. think of EWS as two...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L vents VIN: SAJDA01C0Y
we are going to try another control head. from recent replies we replaced the control valve located at the reght of radiator. checked for failed harness under air cleaner and left fender. swapped temp sensors at upper left of heater box, checked operation and ...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA01D71
Thanks again for the great help. The replies confirmed the cylinder washout. I have limited jag info but my hunch is that the crank sensor failed and so no spark was administered. My thinking is that the fuel injector trigger is gathered via cam info, so the i...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Unknown VIN: 1070441205
thanks to everyone that replied. special thanks to Rex from Florida who took time to answer some of my questions! The problem ended up being the A/C SERVO. i was confused at first because i unplugged the two electrical connectors at the servo (but i unplugge...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L no kickdown, stack shift VIN: WDBGA433E9
Hi everyone , I will repost a submit an answer when I get one. i wiil send this one to a trans shop. I do believe it is internal. I removed both valvebodys, checked the check balls and were all good. the kick down valve had voltage and when applied ground, it ...
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