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1992 Audi 100 S 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBJ54A7N
Hi Everyone, I'll thank you all in advance. Here is the problem. Car was towed in with no spark and there is injector light though my scanner doesn't cover European vehicles. I tried to get codes by jumping the diagnostic connector, however it is supposed to h...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH54B91
P1522? Vehicle runs great, but check engine light on with P1522 code, cam actuator bank #2. Need to know where to start as All Data gives no direction (they say to check intake system) when code seems to mean either the cam actuator isn't working or the timing... Trouble codes: P1522 (cam actuator bank 2)
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L blower VIN: WBAGD8325R
car came to us with blower operating all the time. will go off when key is off or when blower relay is pulled. it will also run even after the blower switch is unplugged, however it appears to slow down to the next level. i noticed that when i click just off m...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L goes into neutral VIN: WBADN6334X
am dealing with the original problem when the vehicle originally came in.
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L 4th gear shift VIN: WDL3459284
I really need help with this tranny. I have checked everything I can think of and I can't seem to get it right.
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L ignition lock VIN: WDBGA32E6T
car had an igniton switch problem. my tech took it apart replaced switch in the housing all was fine. tried to install assembly back into car and now having a heck of a time getting it to fit into the steering wheel lock assembly. this is a dash mounted igniti...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Sunroof VIN: WDBNG70J5Y
Sunroof in express close will pop up the rear tilt slightly. Have tried synchronization. UCP scan with Baum CS2000 brings up code B1879 (hall sensor 1/2 open or short circuit). Code does not clear. Roof operation otherwise normal. Any help appreciated. TIA.
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L wheel speed or communication error VIN: 4JGAB54EX2
Hope someone can shed some light on this concern, very limited data retrieval, only Global OBDII for engine system, concern is very intermittent, but when concern happens ABS and traction control lights come on, speedo becomes inop, transmission locks in last ...
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...
1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WVWZZZ1EZS
firstly this car has normal distributor & ignition coil, was not an option in the list. Now, when it gets hot, this one coughs, splutters, misses & stalls. Has recently had new coil, module & distributor hall sensor replaced, as well as plugs, leads & cap-this...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H8W
Good afternoon,need some help from someone more versed in VWs than myself.This Jetta was in two weeks ago,failed state inspection due to CEL on.Testing per All-Data found the LDP resistance way out of range.Replaced LDP (OE from dealer) and Vaccum hose from pu... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evaporative emmissions small leak detected)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWPA81H1X
hello guys need your help on this one... car came into shop for pm timing belt was replaced water pump was also replaced(leeking) after repairs it will not start no spark rechecked timing belt ok checked for injector pulse we have pulse have 12 volts to coil a... Trouble codes: P1300
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L shift lever VIN: WVWAC63BX1
Hi Group This car shifts fine in automatic mode but stays in automatic mode when shifted to manual mode. There are no fault codes. I believe the problem is in the shifter but am unsure which part needs replaced. I removed the shift knob and cover assembly an...
2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L fuel filter VIN: 9BWDE61J63
Hey VW Gurus, An easy one for you. Fuel filter replacement on 2003 GTI and alike. Looked in all-data and description was very poor. Does it require a special tool or just special knowledge? These retaining clips are foreign to me. Any help is appreciated.
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out
This vehicle has us mystified. Driving down the road, the vehicle will randomly cut out as if you lifted your foot off the accel pedal. Then, as the vehicle coasts, the throttle will kick back in as if nothing was wrong. We have VIDA and cannot come up with an...

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1995 BMW 530i 3.0L Engine sounds loud VIN: WDBHE132XS
An easy one, embarrassed that I even had to post this. The 2nd time my technician took a look at the problem, he found the boot on the firewall where the steering shaft emerges was displaced. This engine swap (manual trans) was one of the tightest fitting ones...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L wipers VIN: WBADE62060
Thank you for the replies, I suggested to the customer before we replace any parts we are going to use the BMW scan tool to reset the wiper rain sensor. If it appears to be faulty we will replace it.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L ABS, ASR lights on VIN: WDBGA43E0P
Received replies to check tire sizes, recheck sensors, or replace ABS module. Customer picked up the car and will return for further study later. When finally fixed, I'll post an update. Thanks to all who replied.
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBEA32E3S
Is Fixed!!! It was the overvoltage protection relay located next to the PCM behind the battery. It has a 15 amp fuse on it. I duplicated the no start symptoms then swap the relay. Car starts right up. I put back the bad relay and it won't start. Reinstall the ... Trouble codes: 05 (EGR System), 09 (Intake Air Temp), 17 (Data Transfer).
2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Bixenon headlamp right side only VIN: WDBRF64JX3
did not fix concern, vehicle has returned to dealer where they will diagnose fix the problem at no charge to customer. If I find out more about the repair, I will certainly pass it on. Thank you for all the help!
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WPOCA2987X
Thanks for all the replies, Most thought that catalytic convertor was causing the problem of the rotten odor. I replaced the air mass meter and istalled a set of spark plugs. Car runs real good, customer has not said anything about the odor again, but speakin ...
1991 Saab 9000 S 2.3L temperature/fan controls VIN: YS3CK58B8M
i got 3 replies, much appreciated. control unit pops out by releasing 4 tabs. after unit is out, it comes apart, 3 bulbs inside, fairly easy. thanks for the help! pete
1993 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L alternator VIN: YS3AL75L1R
Finally solved the Saab puzzle. found high resistance in charging light circuit.replaced bulb socket with new-problem solved. thanks for all your help.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L valves VIN: WVWNA63B6X
thanks to all that replied. i removed the cylinder head and found bent valves as i expected. everyone said that i would find 12 bent valves. i found 20 bent valve and all the exhaust valve are embeded in the cylinder head. i told the customer that she needs a ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L electric steering VIN: 2789548975
well folks - i was wrong, no electric steering here - the problem was in the lower control arms, of which there are two. I found out that there was a recall on them, for premature bushing wear I assume. Wierd setup on these cars - Can't say that I find it to b...
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