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1988 Audi 5000 CS 2.2L Don't know VIN: WAUHE0444J
Hi iatn Fellas, This one is for all of the Audi Techs. I normally do not work on Europeon vehicles so I need some help. I have replaced the clutch, slave, and clutch master cylinder. It shifts fine and idles good but it doesn't have any power when I shift from...
1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Hard rshift into gea VIN: WAUBG34D5W
Audi Techs, Thanks in advance for any and all help and sorry for the length of this post. This car 1st came in about a month ago for odor from AC vents & water sloshing noise from inside vehicle and an intermittent no crank condition. The AC odor & water slo...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L windows & Locks VIN: DM17898GJ8
Hello, This BMW is becoming a problem. I have scaned it for codes with no luck using Snapon and BMW software. The problem is the doors will not lock and or the windows will not open intermitantly. I have removed the drivers door pillar conecter and checked for...
1989 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L no spark/no inj. pulse VIN: SAJKY1548K
First off, I dont do driveability on Jags,MBs,or BMWs.This car came in for brake pedal drop to floor. Customer had to jump car to get it here as battery was dead. Once here pulled it inside and diagnosed brakes as master cylinder. Battery too weak to restart, ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs module VIN: 4JGAB54E4W
we have a 1998 mercedes benz ml320 with a code of c1319. i have replaced abs module and the code still keeps coming back. can anyone please help me? brian aime's auto repair fall river, ma
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H2V
VW techs? Tell me how this works, Mitchel is of little help to me on this p1613 Code? Question: is this a programable used ECM that could have been used on an Automatic Transmission Car? Check this out, Came in on a hook after Lightning strike on a tree near t... Trouble codes: P1613
1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDB81H5W
This Volkswagen has NO Spark, No Pulse width and NO Fuel Pump Running. All Fuses Checked with Test Light. If you Jump the Fuel Pump relay the Fuel Pump Runs. The wire also off the fuel Pump relay ( red/blue) feeds the Injectors and other Misc Components comes ... Trouble codes: 16824, 00750 (Warning lamp Inop)
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L Air Bag VIN: 3VWDC21V81
Good afternnon fellow techs having a problem with this VW that came from an auto body shop with an air bag problem and of course a salvage car we don't do much with German cars but this was I thought was pretty straight forward. Well what happened was came in ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWSB69MI2
Thank god for volkswagen This car was towed in customer bought it on ebay he said it ran when brought in on trailer when they backed it off trailer would not start.I understand he bought another jetta 2002 and used parts to put in this jetta.Anyway he has the ...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56DOY
This is one of my customers son , he called wanted me to look at it as the dealers could not fix it ??? anyway when it came in there was black snowflakes coming out of the tail pipe very very rich .. start the car car up cold car runs fine.. scanner shows temp... Trouble codes: P0134, P0137, P0037, P1171, P0171

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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E9Y
Thanks for all the input on this ML. After going through and double checking everything that I had done and eliminating the crank sensor, cam sensor, mass air flow sensor, fuel pressure and fuel volume. Performed back pressure test on left cat. test was very b...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Surge VIN: WDB708RT53
thanks to all 3 mb techs who sent replies.we think the actuator is faulty,but after driving car 55 more miles we can not verify customer complaint. we wil update when we find a fix.thanks to all 3 techs, for your time .
1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L suspension VIN: YS3DF78B3S
Fixed but not fixed. The customer decided to fix the car at some later date, no matter how many phone calls I made in trying to convince him to deal with it immediatly. Thanks to all who replied, I am suer that your hints will guide me to the solution when tim...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3VWSA81H5T
Decided to try fooling with the MAF by disconnecting it first. Results were inconclusive so the next move was to clean the interior of the barrel with carb cleaner and blow off with compressed air. Doing this to the MAF had amazing results. Kind of reminded me...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L radiator VIN: 3VWBB61CXW
Thanks to all who replied. The consensus was to pull the front apron and fenders which we did. Wasn't as bad as it looks but use two people to lift the fenders off.. Thanks again.. Beck
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L lack of power VIN: WVWSP61J33
hey guys, followed the overwhelming suggestions for the intake being plugged, had a look, yep it was plugged, vehicle still had warranty so off to the dealer it went and now it is better than ever. thanks.
2004 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L 1-2 upshift high rpm VIN: 9BWDE61J34
problem unresolved... car is under warr but dealer refusing to pursue issue until 'it gets worse'. directed customer to contact vw. while synchro issue is likely problem, no one has been able to provide tsb's or factory fix info... thus unable to provide custo...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L no upshift VIN: YV1LS5525R
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I figured out how to pull codes out of the vehicle via the underhood connector at the RF and found a code 3-1-3 stored for incorrect gear range position. I replaced the PRNDL switch and all is good. Thanks ...
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