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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Radio VIN: WAUDH28D4Y
We replaced the radio for an intermittent "dead" unit. The radio works fine, intermittently it will not power on, everything is dead. If I unplug the connectors and plug the unit back in the radio comes alive. The connections are fine. I can't believe I have 2...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on, supercharger engagem VIN: WDBKK47F1W
After replacing supercharger and learning a bit more about how this system operates along with secondary air and control of the system via o2 readings I am getting a bit further on this. Given the O2 (heater codes) I am going to exchange these in morning. Supe... Trouble codes: 1420 (air pump switchover y32), 806 (magnetic coupling output stage compressor), 805 (air flap recirculated signal out put stage), 135/1, 1525 (camshaft timing current accuator), 443/4
1985 Other European 308 GTS 3.0L cooling system VIN: ZFFUA13A5F
I have a 1985 308 QV ( a usa model ) with an overheating problem. The temperature gets up to 220 to 250 depending on the temperature outside. Both of the fans are comming on and is turning the right way ( pushing air into the radiator) the fans are comming on ...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YS3ED48E21
We have a saab that first came in with noise in upper end. we found 6 of the lifters down so replaced and did a oil pressure check (30psi@2000rpm). still had noise droped oil pan and checked the pick up screen and it was allmost pluged up. so cleaned it,checke...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L losing coolant VIN: 3VWSR69M44
This vehicle came in about 3 months ago complaining of a low coolant dash light coming on. The coolant reservoir was down approximately one quart. We added coolant and pressure tested the system. No apparent leaks showed up so we ran the vehicle with the cap o...
2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L noise VIN: YV1TS92D93
hi all you volvo technicians,ihave a question on the crankcase ventilation system on this car.i have never seen a closed pcv system before and need to know how it works.can't find any information.also this vehicle i am working on is making a moaning sound afte...

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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBAHD632XS
Thanks everyone for your help. Good old fashioned skill, luck and determination fixed this large headache. Got the correct ecm with silver label. Engine immediately fired to life and stayed running. BUT was not 100%. Still sick. not 100% smooth. I rev'd the en...
1994 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L front camber VIN: SAJMW134RC
All replies were helpful in determining the most likely cause. I should have mentioned that the front end sits a little lower than it should. This is consistent with the suggestion that the springs had relaxed over the years and need replacing, so I'll start w...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L ignition VIN: WDBRN40J13
Good morning, thanks for all of your help. I did try a crank sensor on this vehicle. made no difference. I could not get compression back up. I had a tech from mb dealership come over and look at it. he thought needed an engine. Customer opted to take car to d...
1999 Saab 9-5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF8Z1X3
The code evidently has to do with the electonic throttle body.What happens is it goes into limp mode.What i did was searched the archieves and found one which had a similar problem.What they did to repair it is to reset the electonic throttle.It took me severa... Trouble codes: P1260.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Unknown VIN: WVWMA63B8X
Tried the Base Setting, used VOA fluid, cked the barrel connector (have had range selector codes after puddles on other cars with bad barrel connectors)...liked Mark from Mass' reply the best...clean the cowel vents,dry out the passenger footwell, open the TCM...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWSK69M32
we removed the water pump and the plastic impeller was split at the hub, the impeller was slipping on the shaft of the water pump, we replaced the pump with metal impeller, timing belt, tensioner and thermostat. this was a first time for us but we had 24 respo...
1982 Volvo 244 GL 2.1L AC drain VIN: YV1AX4944C
Thanks for all the replies- here's what we did: verified that the fresh air intake (outside the car, under the windsheild) was clear, made sure recerc was functioning- both are ok, no leaves or debris anywhere. This car does have an aftermarket blower in it (t...
1999 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS56DXX
First, as always thanks to all who responded. For the short answer, it appears new oxygen sensors with the updates harness extensions and an evap valve fixed this car. Read on for the full story. The same day this car was in for repairs, we also had another 19... Trouble codes: ECM28, ECM43, ECM (280a- front heated oxygen sensor h02s bank 1 - faulty signal.), 261A (long term fuel trim bank 1 upper limit intermittent fault.).
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