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2001 Audi TT 1.8L cooling fans VIN: TRUTX25N81
this was bought to the shop yesturday for the a/c not working, i test drove the car and like they said it was not working, i pulled into the shop and was getting ready to hook up the a/c machine to the car and noticed steam coming from the hood, it had overhea...
1971 BMW 2002 121.3CID timing chain
customer rebuilt engine and it has run this way since (not many miles). Engine runs poorly (misses). pops through intake under acceleration. This vehicle has individual carb throats per intake runner so vacuum was checked on the two runners with ports in them ...
1993 BMW 318i 1.8L Power Windows, Sunroof VIN: WBACA6313P
Hey BMW Techs! I need your help guys. got a 318i with power windows and sunroof not working. Sunroof fuse is not getting power from the comfort relay. Relay itself is getting power and ground but does not energize. I tried energizing it manually but doesnt act...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L engine VIN: SALJY1242W
THIS CAR IS CURSED! It will sit at idle w/AC on and never overheat. Drive it at 60mph and the temp will climb and coolant will boil within a half mile. Shut off the AC or turn on the heater and it will return to normal. Removing the t'stat had no effect. THere...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L transfer case VIN: SALNY22282
ROVER TECHS!! we have a broken transfer case on a freelander that we have just replaced a flexplate on.the flex plate was making a rod knock type of noise. the new flex plate took care of the knock, but the customer only drove a few miles only to have the tra...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L frontal area VIN: WDBRN40J33
I am going to need at least the front bumper cover, front right fender, right headlight assembly (halogen), and may be the hood because of a fender bender on my 2003 C Coupe. I like the look of the clear lens design on the headlights on the 2005 & up model. I ...
1980 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 91A0141293
customer states car was running fine on freeway. when he exited & decelerated engine started smoking out exhaust badly. still runs good but fogs blue smoke always except when center left cylinder is disabled. is there anything in the pcv system that could caus...
1986 Volkswagen Scirocco 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: WVWCA0538G
Well, I've gotten myself into another one. This scirocco was just bought by my customer not running. After "helping" him as much as I could, he was able to get it running enough to say it ran. Came to me starting rough and idling poorly, not wanting to run for...
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WVWHG83A5T
Calling on VW techs. Got this 96 passat tdi in my shop. Customer complained of more than normal black smoke when car is driven hard. Does not smoke when driven gently. He says fuel economy has gone down too. Does about 30 mpg now. Check Engine light is always ... Trouble codes: P0605 (Internal Control Module ROM test error)
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3VWBB61C7W
This car idles fine but will not accalerate unless you feather the throttle. IF you stomp on the throttle it leans out badly and missfires. weve checked tps maf coolant temp intake air temp O2's and checked for plugged exhaust. You can get it to run fine if yo... Trouble codes: P1128
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81H4W
I Have this tdi that came in for mil light on pulled code 00560.Inspect egr found it plugeg shut.I removed manifold and egr cooler cleaned compledly. reset code . Light returned in a few miles reinspect egr it opens when vac is applied and holds. All vac lines... Trouble codes: 00560 (egr difference)
1983 Volvo 245 GL 2.4L alternator VIN: YV1AX757D1
Replaced wire from battery and added ground wire on alternator. still no change. I had the alternator bench tested by 2 diffrent places and they say the alternator is good and putting out 13-14 volts even with a 500 amp load on the alternator. This alternator ...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: D9X2627203
Vehicle came in on wrecker with poor idle and no acceleration. Talking with owner it has been to the dealer for Campaign 155 (Throttle Upgrade software) and to another shop that replaced fuel pump. What we have been able to determine is that the fuel system wi...

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2003 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B83
I replaced the coolant temp sensor even though it already had the updated sensor in it. That cured the problem. I then took the old temp sensor and ohm checked it while I heated it up with a heat gun and found a dead spot. Thanks for all of the help. Trouble codes: P3088 (I get two differnt code descriptions one is for aux. emmisions and the other is for excessive warm up time.).
1996 BMW 318is 1.9L Starting VIN: WBABE324TE
Thanks to all that took the time to reply. It turned out to be the rear defrost relay. We replaced it and the customer has been happy ever after!!!
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Dash lights and guages and A/C VIN: WBADN5342X
Did a couple of tests and found that the instrument cluster was bad. Replaced instrument cluster and problem was fixed.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L n VIN: WDBEB28D3N
This was not as hard as the technician was tryin to make it. somehow the lever to the pump got bent and was hitting the return spring. My son found it easily. OOPS!
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Oil Leak VIN: WDBEA32E6S
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Starting VIN: WDBKK47F3X
I had several responses indicating either the K40 relay or the ignition electrical switch were likely at fault based on similar experience. Several other responses indicated that the person did not bother to read the details of the problem and was probably res...
1983 Porsche 944 2.5L radiator and fan VIN: WPOAA0946D
Porsche school was in session and I now can pass 944-101. I received several pertinent replies with great leads,and advice. The year/model was converted to a turbo and with the charge air ducting plumbed as it would be in a turbo kit, there is no room for a 's...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L pwr windows VIN: WVWPD63B2X
Customer has not returned yet, so I am unable to follow up. Thanks to the folks that replied, it is always good to get outside views at a problem.
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