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1987 Audi 5000 CS 2.2L idle too high VIN: WAUHD044XH
Hello Everyone, This Audi has come in with an idle of [...]. The idle air valve is good. The idle control unit is good. Both coolant temp sensors are good. When the idle air valve hose going to the intake manifold is pinched the idle goes down. Wh...
1995 Audi S6 2.2L Ride VIN: WAULA84A7S
At high speeds, about 75 and up, if you hit a average bump or even a crack in the road, this car will begin to shimmy like you wouldn't believe. It's almost as if you blew a tire it's so violent. You have to hit the brakes hard and slow down to get it to stop....
1974 Mercedes-Benz 280C 2.7L a/c blower VIN: 1140731210
we have this vintage 280c which came from another shop, somebody bypassed the change over valve, connected everything back to where it belongs, now we have a a/c fan thats inop. in desperate need of a/c electrical diagrams before we tear apart dash and condemn...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.2L starter, wipers VIN: WDBEA32E1P
This vehicle was towed in for a no-crank condition. I immediately noticed that the wipers work when you turn the key to the on position and do not shut off. Bypassed starter solenoid and vehicle cranked and started. Checked grounds as well as I could. Replace ...
1996 Other European f355-gts 3.5L airbag VIN: ZFFXR42A6T
during repair of this vehicle the battery was drained low. when the vehicle was cranked over the airbag light must have set a low voltage code. does anyone know how to reset the light without the factory scanner. I live in winnipeg with no ferrari dealer. I do...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2982W
this is my bosses car he replaced the oil seperator for the reason stated above now it idles rough sometimes cleared codes they came back after 3 drive cycles performed memory clear by disconecting the battery and putting the cables toghether to clear all memo... Trouble codes: 1124 (1126 -), 1126
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Master Cylinder VIN: 3VWSC8H8RM
Hi there, this jetta came with a customer complaint of long brake pedal travel. Replaced master cylinder and adjusted master cylinder pushrod properly. Pedal still feels low no matter what we do. Readjusted pushrod to no avail. Any ideas?
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Fault code #00545 VIN: 3VWFA81H3T
This vehicle was sent to us from another repair shop. The customer recently bought it from a corner used car lot. The customer's complaint was hard starting when cold. The other shop tuned it up and sent it over here for a fuel injection cleaning. The "CHECK E... Trouble codes: 00545 (Engine/transmission electrical connection short to ground)

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1981 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, VIN: ZARBA5413B
Thanks to everyone who replied to my question about fuel/air mixture adjustment for the 81 Alfa Spyder. The consensus is that special tools are needed and the proceedure must be followed correctly. Because this is the only Alfa that we occasionally work on and...
1995 Saab 900 SE 2.5L 5th bow latch VIN: YS3DF78V1S
Thanks for the replies. A couple replies said you can't do anything without a tech 2. The others said to try hitting the tonneau cover in the area where the motor lives while activating the switch. If that doesn't work, pull down the carpet cover over the bag ...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L radiator VIN: 3VWCA21C3X
Thanks to all. The water pump pulley was broke like many of you suggested.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L windows VIN: 3VWCC21C8X
only received 3 replies, but got it fixed anyway, the problem was in drivers door. had two small broken wires at the window module, thanks to those who tried to help.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L electric VIN: 3VWRC29M3Y
all the replies ware excellent.they range from crank sensor,coil,battery to key.john from ontario is winner. it was the key that had to be re programed at the dealer at tune of $410.thanks again to all of you who took their time to help me.iatn is the best too...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWSS29M51
tHE PROBLEM TURNED OUT TO BE 2 INJECTORS. The number 1 injector ohmed good and spray looked all right,but when we moved it to number 4, we moved the miss. we changed it out and the miss was gone. While it was out I noticed that when you powered the key number ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L horn VIN: WVWPD63B21
Thank you David [...], I ended up sending this to the dealer, the lead vw guru there rigged up a bypass and got the horn working, they were not to clear on details. Next time if I lose an electronic component and cannot get the exact same pa...
1999 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L check engine light on VIN: YV1LS56D1X
The simple answer about the fix on this car is that it was a transmission control module. The details are that with this code it was unclear as to which speed sensor was the issue so we had started by replacing both speed sensors. when this did not cure the pr...
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