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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L 2-3 shift VIN: WAUDH68D51
vehicle came back to shop with gear ratio error code(cant remember number)slips into third;aborts to failsafe mode.also noticed slow into reverse.
2002 Audi S6 Avant 4.2L Electronic VIN: WAUXU64B82
This car came in with no a/c compressor engagement. Scanned with VAG com and found code for evaporator outlet temperature sensor open circuit. Cleared and the code returns immediately. We ordered the sensor from the dealer and it was very inexpensive. The prob...
1991 BMW 318is 1.8L camshafts and lifters VIN: WBAAF9318M
I would really like some help with this vehicle if anyone could shed light on the situation it would very helpful. The owners sister in law has brought us this car with a blown head gasket so we took it apart and sent the head in for valve job and to resuface....
1992 Jaguar XJ12 Vanden Plas 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNW484XC
This came to me a no start, found no fuel pressure. after locating the pump relay I found it was switching OK. sO I remove cover to tank and found the wires to the pump. I noticed what looked like a splice a couple inches away from the conecter to the pump. I ...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L 2-3, 3-4 shift VIN: WDBDA28DXJ
Hello all you Mercedes Techs, I have the car from hell here!!! Customer came to me to install his supplied used transmission,(88 190E 722.4 transmission) thought no problem. First used unit did not work at all, now the second unit at least moves but I am havin...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L bas/abs VIN: WDBJF65FOW
Help mercedes technicians. The bas/abs, traction light comes on at times, This happens intermittenly. I have got a brake switch code in the past with a generic scan tool. I have already change out the stop light switch twice with o.e.m. parts. One time while i...
1988 Other European SILVER SPRIT 364CID Seat Belts VIN: SCAZS022B4
This vehicle is equipped with automatic seat belts that ride in tracks above the front door openings. They were working a little sluggish and some WD40 took care of that. The problem is that the passenger (R/S) belt does not retract when the passenger opens th...
1999 Saab 9-5 3.0L fluid VIN: YS3EF4824X
Our local Saab dealer is out of Saab ATF fluid which must be used in this automatic. Is there a alternative synthetic ATF I can use. I have Mobil #1 ATF in stock but do not know if it is compatible. Thanks
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WVWPD63B3X
VW Techs I have this 99 2.8 Passat here from another shop. Right side cylinders # 1 2 & 3 are weak at idle. The exaust stinks. Above idle @ aprox 1000 rpm it seems to smooth out. The check engine light oil & red brake warning lights are all blinking at the s...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C7Y
Car came in with overheating complant. We found that it had no coolant movement, pulled the waterpump and found that the plastic impellers had broken in half. When we pulled the timeing belt the cam was off 1 tooth, when we installed the new belt we put it bac...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWSS29M51
what am I missing? you can feel the engine miss. vantage ignition tester shows 0.5 power kv on cylinder one. cylinder 2,3,and 4 have 11-14 kv. vaccuum is low. live data on vag-com shows constant miis on one and intermit miss on 3. I feel it something mechanic... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L horn VIN: WVWPD63B21
we have this 01 Passat, has a four spoke steering wheel, the part I changed is the cruise set/res/cancel switch, this also is the little brain that the radio controls go through, the horn goes through, and the cruise control. I got the radio working, got the c...
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L gauge,cooling fan VIN: YVILS5545T
Hello Volvo Techs, Got what seems like might be a simple problem but this is the only Volvo I've seen like this. Customer came in with a CEL on ;pulled a Po115 engine coolant temp circuit malfunction. MOD got me confused right away as I didn't know if it is a ...
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L piston rings VIN: YV1LS5648V
engine has too much crankcase pressure. i have replaced breather box all hoses and air intake orifice. replaced rings with new volvo rings. cylinders looked perefect factory hone marks and no lip or ring wear. rings were a little cruddy in piston grooves so i ...

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1980 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out
Many thanks for the 10 replys of help. The answer came as I rechecked the airflow meter signal, when I grounded my vantage to the body of the airflow meter I got many drop outs, even tho the harness ground wire to the air flow checked out good. Running a groun...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY15XYA
Thanks to all that took the time to reply. I hooked up the labscope to the crank sensor wires at the ECM and observed the voltage. It turned out that the crank sensor had a weak signal as the engine warmed up, enough to keep the engine running but not enough t...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L rear ride control VIN: WDBEA90D2K
Well I guess you guys dont work on many old Mercedes! One reply from wrench, thank you very much, was helpful because it led me to solution. What we found was the lever broken off of the rear air ride sensor causing it to go to full height. Re-attached lever, ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L power windows and suroof VIN: WDBJF72F8V
thanks for all of the help it was the controler located under hood with all of the others. type 210 theft and locking runs the windows and sunroof again thanks for the help...found used on for fifty, windows working perfect...
1992 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: HDHFBUF48R
it turned out to be a bad ecm,the igniter had shorted out and messed the ecm up thanks for your help guys.
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