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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L alternator VIN: WVWTH63B51
I don't usually work on European cars but, have this Passat with a bad alt. Alldata just says to remove bolts and remove alt. Well it isn't that simple, so from someone who has done this how do you get clearance to get the bolts all the way out of alt, and wha...

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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Trunk latch VIN: WBADE5321V
We spent an hour or so checking the obvious. No broken/frayed wires at trunk hinge area. We could activate other components with our scan tool like door locks, dome lights etc. By monitoring the wire at the latch that triggers the latch, we saw a brief 12V spi...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WDBEA32E8R
Sorry for the delay Cam timing was off. advanced 8 dergrees. Enough so the intake vavle would slightly hit top of pistons. Engine vavle probly would have been ok. I had no leak down throu cylinders, but replace intake vavle anyway. My luck intake head would ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H6W
found weak vac supply to ldp . re hosed and clamped all sources and a- ok thanks for your input guys !! Trouble codes: 440 (evap malfunction), 442 (evap small leak).
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L brake booster VIN: 3VWCF21C0Y
Thank's to everyone who replied. Most everyone said it is the booster so we have ordered one and are currently trying to locate the tool to remove the clip from the pedal to the booster. I suspected the booster but really couldnt find the 'smoking gun' proving...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L engine VIN: WVWCE63B05
Boys,boys, boys, we have success. Thank you first off for the serios admonishment to Bill Bennet for kicking me in the direction of the fuel supply. Fred [...] also sent me towards the fuel. But some folks sent me towards the bodyshop work area. You guys r...
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