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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBJ58C3P
Hello VW /Audi Tech - I am pretty much ready to push this Audi in the ditch and cover it up -- What a nightmare for me. It is a crank but no spark, no injector pulse, but fuel pump (1 sec) prime . I read most of the previous nightmares with all the problems wi...
1985 BMW 325e 2.7L dies hot- no start VIN: WBAAB5402F
this condition has not been duplicated while car is here-we have done everything we can think of-all systems test good- customer states after driving from 15- 50 miles engine will stall and crank but not start- another shop had the car for 30 days and could no...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43481
raeplaced sensor per a friend of mine that is a bmw tech this is a commonly replaced item by bmw but now he cant help me anymore code resets after inital cold start immediately any help would be appreciated thanks steve Trouble codes: P0014
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L outside mirrors VIN: SAJDA01D5Y
this vehicle has outside mirrors that do not operate. i went as far as to test the output from the module to the mirrors themselves but no output from the module, i don't have a way to test the switch itself, i do have power going to the module. all fuses are ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L engine internal VIN: WDBNG75J9Y
Hello everybody.I have s500 ,It has a serious vibration in park or neutral when you rev rpm from 2000-3500.Also vibrates when you drive 30-50 mph and accelerates hard.I've checked mounts{all ok},harmonic ballancer pulley{replaced whith new one},torque converte...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L headlights VIN: WDBRF45W01
Hello Sometimes headlights will turn on with lights switch on off position. Sometimes will turn off, sometimes will keep on untill ignition is turned off. Is it a typical SAM module problem? Thanks
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Blower VIN: 3VWBB61C2W
Hey VW techs - this is a "sinceyou" that i am trying to validate. blower works only on high speed, I am almost positive it's the resistor (under glove)But customer swears this resulted from a minor front end collision (new radiator, support & bumper cover. acc...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L park switch VIN: 3VWCC21V31
the problem we have is that the car will not come out of park. it only happens after the car has set for awhile. do not know if the brake lights do work due to the fact that the car is so intermittent. i do know that vws are prone to have brake switchs go bad....
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Long Crank to Start VIN: YVIVS29501
Vehicle will have a long (7-10 second) Crank to start after sitting all day or overnight. The problem comes and goes Customer commented that it was better after we adjusted the throtle open a little. Problem came back over a couple of months. Has anyone seen a...

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2000 Audi TT 1.8L Fuel Gauge VIN: TRUUC28N6Y
It was the cluster. The dealer supplied a reman unit (watch the part numbers) and the gas gauge is perfect. Be very careful when coding the mileage into the odometer... You cannot undo a mistake. Thanks for the helpful responses.
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ride control VIN: WAUYP64B11
Please read my update. Replacing both front axle shafts eliminated this problem. The parts were hard to locate. Parts from Audi were 2-3 days. Local rebuilder was 2 days. The hollow shaft was allowing the water to stay collected inside the axle and run into th...
2001 Audi TT 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: TRUTX28N31
this car is not fixed yet. I received 3 replies. one said that the code we had can only be for a maf sensor, which is a common problem with the tt's. our maf redings looked good at the time. another reply said some oil in the intake hose is normal. ours is not... Trouble codes: 0172 (rich bank one).
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L brake lights,front windshield defroster VIN: WBADM634XY
Sorry to say that we had to send this vehicle to the @#*! dealer because we didn't have the scanner and software in order for us to communicare with the bcm or any of the modules.We did all we could but it came down to that.Hated to do that but...Thanks to all...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23GXW
Customer has not returned yet for further inspection. Received several replies with helpful ideas. Recommendations were: Check compression (already did and is good), check injector for #4 cyl. (plan to do this next), replace airmass meter, and last, check wiri... Trouble codes: P0304, P0460.
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L door locks VIN: YS3DD78B3V
Found the driver side microswitch to be bad. Unplugged switch and everything returned to normal. Switch must have been sensing that someone was tampering with door handle. Replaced switch and all is good. Thanx to Mark at Ardsley motors in New York state. He w...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L door locks VIN: YS3DD78B3V
Thanks to all who replied. The problem was the left door handle alarm microswitch, it caused all the crazy problems with the central locking system and alarm! It's very fragile, but is an important part of this system. Thanks again!
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