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1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L Battery draw VIN: ZARBC57OXJ
This car will run the battery down in about two days if it sets. When I originally checked for a draw I was taking the cable loose and measuring about 60 milliamps. I noticed the radio would play with the key off so I took the radio out and found that key on i...
1998 Audi A6 2.8L ABS module VIN: WAUBA34BOW
This vehicle needs the ABS module replaced. I would like to know what other sources (re-builders ect...) are out there besides the dealer. Please include website addresses and or phone numbers.
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBAGF6328S
Hello all, We have a BMW in the shop that has a problem we have never encountered. When the engine is hot and the vehicle is driven between 40 and 50 mph under a slight load (i.e. up a slight grade) the engine will make a low rumbling noise for a few seconds ...
1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L engine overheats VIN: WBACG7324T
This came from another shop with overheating after about 20 minutes. Cooling system holds liquid and pressure, but temp gage rises to mid point and sits stable for about 10 minutes and then just keeps rising. Top radiator hose is very hot; bottom hose is cold....
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L compressor VIN: SAJHXI248W
A/C compressor quits working after a while, clutch is fine, system is full of freon, took to Jaguar dealer has code 5 stored in A/C contorl module and jaguar says there is no such code, does anybody know what code 5 is or have any ideas, system will come back ...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJGX2041X
Hello everyone I have this jaguar that intermintly miss on cyl 3, the injector recives battery voltage from the black and red wire but the computer does not ground the injector. some times it workes fine then other times it doesnt. the scanner says fuel system... Trouble codes: P0303
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L 3-4 shift inhibited when hot or when under hard lo VIN: SAJDA01C0Y
hello jaguar techs we have a 2000 s type that will shift fine when cold ( unless extreme throttle pressure is applied "wot" )will inhibit 4th gear when it gets up to temp after about 8-10 miles of driving read all posts on valve block failures and 4-3 pre stro...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Blower Motor VIN: SALTL1542Y
Hello fellow Techs I am Keith I work for Jimmy at Statesboro Imports. This Land rover came in with blower motor not working I found no power at blower fuse number 7 passenger compartment fuse box witch is fed by fuse in under hood fuse box. I have power comein...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L moniter tests VIN: GA57E0TA31
car came in failed local emmisions test. moniter tests for o2 sensors,air.twc,evap not performed we replaced all o2 sensors we performed all activatiois passed them all we use the gm drive cycle test after about 4 hrs with out shutting the car off it performed...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L fuel &glow system VIN: WDBJF20F8V
hi evryone, this is what i get this time, 1997 e300d that most of the time runs ok but there are the times that engine sudenly cuts off or try start the car in cold or hot engine crank but wont start ,and at all this glow plug light stays off ,and some time af...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Cluster Illumination VIN: WDBJF70J01
Vehicle brought in for no cluster lighting. We found fuse f11 in light switch fuse panel blown. This is a circuit 15 and it has a direct short. We replaced cluster and the problem was resolved, for a short period and it blew the fuse again. We are trying to tr...
1976 Other European Longchamp 351CID Alignment specs VIN: 8928THLCNR
Need alignment specs to align after rack replacement.
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 3.2L srs light VIN: WPOCB2980Y
SRS and Seat belt lights do not come on at all, car will start. SRS light comes on dim, car won't start. Recycle ignition a few times, will start.We replaced an ignition switch about a month ago, as we were able to duplicate problem. Now customer is back and w...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CB29884
checked codes & checked long term fuel trim -15 replaced AMM & long term fuel trim went to 16 , reinstalled original AMM ,cleaned throttle plate smoke tested intake no leaks found Trouble codes: P1275 (aging of 02 sensor ahead of TWC), P0133 (aging of 02 sensor ahead of TWC), P0153 (aging of 02 sensor ahead of TWC), P1276 (aging of 02 sensor ahead of TWC)
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.5L 4th Gear VIN: WV2EE0708S
Hey VW Guys. This Eurovan is not shifting into 4th. It does not appear to have any other drivability complaints as it has plenty of power and shift points for all other gears is great. First problem is there does not appear to be a way to pull trans codes with...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWWB81H1V
This vehicle has a check engine light code #p0442. We have sealed off the evap. system using the purge valve at one end of the system (removed purge valve to bench test and confirm proper operation) and manually close the breather valve (vent valve) with a jum... Trouble codes: P0442
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCF21CXX
I want to thank everyone in advance. Customer complaint cranks no start, Tested for codes no codes, tested scann data ok, coolant temp, air temp, tps, batt voltage, all within spec. Tested battery ok, found started dragginr pulling 285 amps and only cranking v...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L low power VIN: 3VWSF29M0Y
vehicle runs well idles well has power but not like it should. Hope someone else can steer us in the right direction on this car. As I see it Hittler is getting his revenge now. Trouble codes: 1248 (injection control start deviation)
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Light Chime VIN: WVWVD63B71
The headlights do not turn off when the car is shut off. Also the warning chime doesn't sound if the light switch is left on. Customer has run the battery dead several times. Customer says he thinks both things happened at the same time. Couldn't find much in...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L parking lights VIN: 3VWRB69M31
my front parking lights are staying on , turn signal indicators stay on , turn signals dont work, red led by door look stays on, power looks dont work . there was a code p0606 ecu defective and a p1142 load registion limit exceded,and the trunk release motor w...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L fuel gage VIN: WVWTH63B52
Are there any VW electricians out there??? We have a 4motion glx,the fuel gage only reads 3/4 when the tank is FULL. The gage is accurate when on Empty. This car has three fuel sending units. Sender 1 (G)located on the rt.side under back seat.Sender 2 (G169)...
2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L Driveline VIN: YV1RH58DX2
HELP! This s60 feels like a 4x4 truck while driving around our parking lot. It also feels a little like its being held back while driving at most speeds.We have checked fluids and set tire pressures to the sticker in gass flap.all tires are the same and close ...

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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L No Start VIN: WAUBG84D8V
Checked first thing this morning, to see if any one had a chance to respond to my post. As of 8:00 there were not any responses. I eventually did manage to install the fuel pump module, but it fought me every inch of the way! Some things I would like to pa...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Electronic VIN: WBABK8338X
everyone was right. i got a new ac control head and had it programmed, kind of pricey but it all works, thanx for the replies!!!
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L blower motor VIN: WBABN53461
final stage resistor found to be defective. replaced,works well. thanks to all. And special thanks for the few of you,who gave a brief description of operation...
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L engine VIN: SAJDA14C2Y
Thanks to all, I tore the engine back down, lightly flex honed the cylinders and replaced the rings. Hopefully this will be a permanent repair and not a band-aide, I guess time will tell. Thanks again
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBBA45A8B
The vehicle was fixed after the ECM was repaired. The new oxygen sensor was defective, so it was replaced with another one that worked properly. Thanks for all your help.
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L sensor VIN: WDCAB54C21
Considering the hints I received from you and local dealer, problem should be the system module. Client declined changing module because of the price. As it is a intermitent problem he will deal with it. Thanks
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Suspension VIN: WP1AA29P54
Hi, techs I have gotten 6 replies in all, someone shared me their similar experiences, someone suggested me to refer Volkswagen Touareg. Yes, you are right! The problem was caused by air pump itself and the problem seems to be very common on Volkswagen Tou...
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