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1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L tcc VIN: WAUBG34D8X
Overhauled trans with all new soft parts, factory new pump assy, factory new electronics, good quality rblt convertor, cust brought back after install with complaint of TCC hunting. Verified when driven in normal automatic mode, TCC appeared to apply & release...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68DX1
Car sets code for camshaft actuator ckt intermittant, checked wireing- ok, tried new actuator, no fix, no driveability issues, Ran output test with VAG-COM, solenoid clicks, confirmed activation with lab scope, ran camshaft control test in basic settings group... Trouble codes: 17939 (camshaft position actuator ckt intermittant)
1983 BMW 633CSi 3.2L No Start VIN: VBAEB740XD
Got this vehicle in on a hook as a no crank/no start. Correctly diagnosed starter mounted solinoid. Now the car will crank but, still no fire and no fuel. We have no injector ground pulse or coil fluctuaing ground. attained and printed wiring diagrams for inj....
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L no a/c VIN: WBADT63462
A/C compressor will not activate when you press the a/c or defrost. I changed the pressure switch at the rec. dryer. No codes that i can see with the reteriver. I have tried 3 control units all used so I do not know if this is the problem. From what I can see...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L fuel injection VIN: 108.18-12-
I am trying to locate some OE parts, does anyone know the phone number to the classic Mercedes parts line. Our local dealer is uncooperative to say the least. One part in particular is the filter that is attached to the injection pump, our dealer says that it ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Oil Cooler VIN: WDBGA32E7N
Hi! This car came to me with much of the engine in boxes. another shop tried to replace the head, and broke one of the camshafts off. I removed the rest of the engine and sent the whole thing to a Rebuilder. When the engine returned the oil cooler (unit th...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L code 24 crank sensor VIN: WDBGA51E29
Help, I have a reoccuring code 24 thats set in the dm module. Swapped other known good modules such as, LH1, ezl,basemodule, dm module. Installed new crank sensor twice. Inspected fly wheel for broken timing tabs or windows. Also visually inspected wiring. In ...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DF78NXT
customer replaced radiator,it was leaking,after he drove it he noticed white smoke out of taipipe,thats when we ended up with it,the two middle cylinders were full of coolant,had head repaired,it was warped badly,reassembled engine and roadtested,runs rough at... Trouble codes: P0300
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L condensor VIN: WVWEE83A8T
Thanks in advance for your help. I am trying to replace the evaporator on the car . i have the r&r procedure from alldata and mitchel and have repoved all bolts but the air bod is still in ther and does not want to move. i dont want to pry and risk breaking ai...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3VWBA21CXX
This vehicle runs great after it has run for a couple of kilometers. When you first start up cold (below 5 degrees c.) the engine starts fine but if you take off on the road right away and attempt a medium to heavy acceleration the engine falls flat on its fac... Trouble codes: P1128 (lean bank one)
1999 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDE31J1X
Car came in with code 1340, incorrect correlation between crankshaft sensor (G28) and cam sensor (G40). Car was also stalling once it had been driven 10 or 15 minutes. Replacement of the crankshaft sensor corrected the stalling problem. We replaced the plugs a... Trouble codes: P1340 (Camshaft Position Sensor G40 / Engine Speed Sensor G28 Incorrect Correlation)
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L passenger door VIN: YV1RS61RS1
hello thanks in advance , this volvo as soon as you open the drivers door you hear a relay going off in the passengers door, the outside light under the rear view mirror flickers with the relay sound, also the power window on that same side goes down but only ...

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1997 BMW 318is 1.9L Misfire, hard starting VIN: WBABE8322V
This car is still not repaired. I replaced the coolant temp sensor and made sure the idle control valve was working properly I checked fuel pressure,45 psi while cranking.This morning it still won't start. I went to check the cold crank compression and it is g...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L interior lights VIN: WDBHA29G8W
Thanks for all your replies. This car drove me nuts. After I posted the help I cleared my head and went over everything I had done. I then realized that I did not check the door switches. The right rear door switch was completely gone. I now feel really stup...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Intermittant fault VIN: WDC1631542
Thank you to those who replied. The problem was in the transfer case shift motor. Talking with the owner he never uses the 4WD. I suspected a build up of resistance in the transfer case shift motor position sensor due to lack of use. I cleared the fault and en...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L cv joint boot VIN: WDBJH82F1X
Thank you robert and bob the part no [...] is the correct part worldpac shows as cv boot kit with no picture and no description in guide as to outer and inner, imc shows picture of 1 boot and the guide says outer left/right for the front we ordered a kit ...
1988 Saab 900 2.0L turbo VIN: SA998UHYJT
well - after talking to many of the rebuilders I was directed to by membvers of the network here, I came to the conclusion that the turbo was servicable and I am currently running it. Thanks for your help guys
2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L fuel filter VIN: 9BWDE61J63
Hey, Thanks to all that responded! After carefull examination of the the retaining clips, I was able to see the small protrusion in the clip. Released fuel pressure, pushed the fuel line toward the filter, depressed the plastic clip, and off she came. A very e...
1984 Volvo 245 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1AX8856E
i RECEIVED 8 replies appears that these had problems with the wiring harness rubbing thru around the intake area,with the temp sender, never was never able to get real true to life specs,tried 4 reman from aftermarket and the all tested different. customer dec...
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L warning lamp VIN: YVISW53D31
I found that this light is common on these vehicles and is usually followed by a lack of power complaint which it was, the car died on the customer a couple of times but didn't act up while in our care.. The failure is usually the throttle control module,(elec...
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