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1985 Audi 5000 S Turbo 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WAUHCO449F
Hello to all, we are having a very hard time with this Audi. Customer complained that car would not start when hot. Seems to start almost every time cold (ambient temp approx 0 celcius). Brought car in and checked fuel pressures. All ok except residual. Change...
1997 Audi A4 1.8L Water Pump VIN: WAUCB88D2V
This A4 came in, customer says it overheats. Found leak at water outlet rear of cylinder head and replaced it, put in a new thermostst, blead cooling system by sliding the heater hose back to expose bleed hole, raised coolant tank, bled all air out and still o...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L idles rough VIN: SAJNV4842K
After the heads were removed and replaced to renew the valves, the engine was brought to as high a state of tune as possible. New spark plugs, cap, rotor and plug wires were installed. The engine was smoke tested for vacuum leaks even before the 1st start-up a...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1240X
Hello and thanks to all who are taking the time to read this. I have this Discovery that has failed the state E-test for having current DTC's. Codes stored are P0440 and P1596, AllData lists little info on either, I have a Land Rover manual and it covers a lit... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap control system), P1590 (Manufacturer Specific Code)
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L cam timing VIN: WDBGA433E9
Hi guys, need alittle help, Have a 1986 mb S320 with a code p1341. I just replaced the head gasket and thought I renstalled the cam gears correctly to my marks but must have made a mistake on the intake cam. Does anyone have the cam marks for this 3.0 engine f...
1973 Porsche 911 2.4L pedal assy VIN: 9113501350
We got this car with the pedal assy in a box,the only way we can see to put it together the clutch pedal spring pushes down on the pedal,do any of you porsche tech have a picture of the pedal assy fax # [...] any help will be greatly appreciated
1983 Porsche 928 S 4.7L alternator & voltmeter VIN: WP0JB0926D
We took this car in to check for a drain in the electrical system. What we found out is that the battery was not being charged. At times the gauge would show 16 volts or mybe 10 volts or less but an actual battery voltage was around 12 volts or less. We remove...
1970 Volkswagen beetle 1600CC master cyl VIN: 8474754949
my customer installed a mc, bench bled, bled car and still cant get a pedal. Is there some specail bleeding procedures for beetles?
1996 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9L cluster
hey out there i,m way out of my element here. i don't know the first thing about vw's. my friend's 96 golf just started to flash the engine oil warning light , at the same time the tach quit working. otherwise the car seems to operate fine. any ideas would be ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69M22
Car is hard to start in cold temperatures and then smokes heavily when it does fire. Also the injector pump is extremely noisy, it makes a loud clattering noise that is louder than the engine at idle. Also #4 glow plug is stuck in the head and the hex part is ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Surge VIN: 3VWSE69M22
we took the vehicle for a long test drive and it seems that once in about 30 tries, going uphill (mediun grade), at about 3/4 throttle and at about 3200 rpm's the car will start to surge,not miss, the rpm's go up and down about 200 rpm's. it feel as if you are... Trouble codes: P0300 (miss), P0301 (miss 1), P0302, P0303 (miss 3), P0304 (miss 4)
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M73
Hi All this 2003 VW Jetta with a 2.0 engine runs fine, the ck engine light intermittently comes on. vag codes stored = 17763, P1355 code = cyl #1 open circuit-- iontermittent, vag code=17766,P1358 code = cyl #2 open circuit-- intermittent vag code= 18613 P218... Trouble codes: 17763 (P1355 code cyl 1 open circuit-- intermittent), 17766 (P1358 code cyl 2 open circuit-- intermittent), 18613 (P 2181 Performance malfunction in cooling system)
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1LS5542T
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2001 Audi TT 1.8L gauges VIN: TRUUT28N01
I checked all the fuses and removed the instrument cluster and tested all the connection. I also checked for broken solder joints but all looked good. I ended up sending it to the dealer for a possible new instrument cluster as I was not comfortable with my kn...
1993 BMW 325i 2.5L Warning Buzzer for Lights VIN: WBACA4316P
I received several replies, THe most informative was as follows: The problem is with the waring buzzer itself, there is a bulletin on how to fix it. Need speical drill bit from bmw to drill side of cluster then a speical spray to cean contacts or just replac...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L cooling fans VIN: SAJGX2747V
Thanks for all the help.We had put in an aftermarket thermostat,so we replaced it with an o.e. one and the cooling fans are operating as designed now.Thanks again
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Medusa hose VIN: SAJJA42C84
After reading the replies, including the one that expressed no knowledge of the 'o ring' at the medusa hose, I decided to do the smart thing and replace everything, since to do this required removing the intake plenum to do the job right. All rubber hoses in t...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L headlights VIN: 3VWWA81H8T
Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. The problem was actually a loose electrical connector/plug on the backside of the fuse box.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPA81H7X
Thanks for all the reply to this message. On this Jetta I clean the throttle body put a set of spark plugs and took the car to a friend that has a VW friendly scanner and relearn the throttle adaptation,so far the car is ok after 1 week, no code p1582.Thanks T... Trouble codes: P1582.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRP29M41
Wow this one was a doozie! I didn't get any good replies. We tried Idenifix Hotline and their diagnostics actually smoked the computer in the vehicle. All I have to say about VW's is beware! There is not alot of good help available for these cars! The fix wa...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L hard start cold VIN: YV1VS2557Y
thanks to everyone who replied. i did check the fuel pressure regulator for leaking from the vacuum connection before i submitted a help request and it was dry. after a couple of replies suggested checking it i decided to check it again and this time a couple ...
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