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1999 Audi A6 2.8L power windows VIN: WAUAA24B1X
When the car is parked the windows all go down by themselves after it sits a short time whether you use the key or the remote to lock or even if you don't use anything and just let it sit unlocked.
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L door locks
can anyone tell me how to program a key to operate remote security system?
1969 Jaguar XKE Series 2 4.2L Frt. Brakes
Hi Everyone, We are looking for help from the Jaguar guys. This post is under the no VIN category, yet I have a number that is written in the owners repair manual that matches a metal tag on the driver pillar. The number is 1R10224. I doubt this will help, bu...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300CD 3.0L glow plugs burned VIN: WDBAB53A4E
I wonder if anybody had similar problem. We did so many glow plugs replacement, but never like in this car. Customer purchased car last year. October'05- replaced all glow plugs (all Bosch [...]), checked timer- ok. February '06 - all glow plugs burned. R...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L engine/trans VIN: WDBJF0WA65
this turbo diesel vibrates through the whole car in reverse while stationary. It's very smooth in drive, park and neutral. All engine mounts and exhaust hangers are intact and dry. loading or unloading in forward then reverse on the lift show little movement o...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Starting VIN: WDBJF65J19
Went ahead and replaced the Starter, but no start. After found there is no signal with starter relay and replaced the whole unit with starter relay assembly. I need help. What to look for next. ONLY WAY TO START THE VEHICLE TO JUMP THE RELAY FROM 85-86 Pins an...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L load signal VIN: 3VWTD81H6W
car has code 00545 engine trans electrical connection short circuit to ground permenant fault - this code will clear but return immediately when the car is driven - we have checked and cleaned all grounds under battery tray - tested the electrical wiring betwe...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Radio VIN: 3VWDC21V4Y
Can anyone help with the code for this radio? Battery power was lost and the radio is in safe mode. It is one of my regular customers and I would like to help them out. The serial # is [...] Model # 1JM 035 157A Thanks in advance for any help.

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1985 Audi 5000 S Turbo 2.2L Unknown VIN: WAUHC0447F
The engine was grossly overfull of oil. Yes, Basics first. I got a lot of very good responese though. Reply 1 of 11 From: Steven from Delaware turbos are a common problem, do not remove the oil supply unless you want to burn out the turbo bearings. clean out...
2000 BMW M5 5.0L vanos VIN: WBSDE9342Y
We had three replies to this question. Two said if you just remove the solenoid valves nothing bad will happen, the other warned against removing the whole unit without putting it in service position first. We also got a call from a tech in Minnesota who thoug...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L no 5 th gear shift VIN: SAJDA01D5Y
special thanks to jason [...] who spent a half hour with me on the phone. the information that the computer is only looking at the duty cycle of the solenoid was very important. it turns out that fingers of the coast clucth that turn the o.d. spag were broken ...
1963 Porsche Model S 1600CC Brake drums
Thank you all for the fast and accurate information!!! I was amazed! We finished the inspection, and found some parts availability thanks to Stu in Sacramento, my first reply. Thanks also to Will,John,Patrick, George,Don,K and M, Bob, Marc, Frank, and Brian. A...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L headlights VIN: 3VWSE29M5Y
Here is what I found, the plugs for both headlamps were slightly melted-and wouldnt you know, VW has a TSB and repair plugs with pigtails. I followed many for you advice and made the ground connection extra HD. I also used the VW lamps and made sure not to tou...
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