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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Starting VIN: WDBKK47F3X
This car is in the shop for the 3rd time spanning a year with the same complaint. They drive somewhere, park for a while and come back and the car won't crank. There are no idiot lights on the dash when this happens except for the SRS light. As if the key is n...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Timing belt VIN: YS3EF48Z4X
I have some unclear info on setup of the two idlers and tensioner for this engine. I think I get it but was hoping for confirmation from somebody who's been there before. Thanks in advance! Robb
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Unknown VIN: WVWMA63B8X
Hi there, This is a nice clean Passat that belongs to the daughter of another shop owner. In a nutshell, if you drive the car & the torque convertor clutch locks up (which it apparently can do in most gears according to Vag-com) and then you take your foot ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Shift quality, gear selection VIN: 3VWSE69M92
To the many VW pros. We are at a loss here. Customer came in reporting extremely harsh shift at times, spouse says is sticks in 4th gear. Also states trans doesn't seem to have ever shifted right since they owned this car (aprox 1.5 yrs) but getting worse late...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L cooling fans
Both rad fans are on all the time and run so long after the vehicle is shut off as to kill the battery, dtc's P0480 and P0481 are set within 60sec of clearing the light they are "fan citcuit faults 1 and 2" resources for the vehicle seem to be largly unavailab...

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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWVD63B72
The replies were almost unanimous that the power booster is bad. And as it turned out when I went to adapt the throttle for another complaint there were power booster malfunction codes. Who'd have thunk there was such a code!!! Customer also stated that the ...
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