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1998 Audi A4 2.8L communicaton
car came in last week with code 0123= elect. connection between abs and inst. cluster intermittent no signal. we cleaned the connections on the abs unit, and reset the code. customer said light came back on, and he took it to the audi garage. they say the con...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L drivers' window VIN: WAULC68E72
Need some help from Audi techs on this one. Intermittently, the drivers' window will malfunction in the following way. When trying to lower the window, it will go down partially, then reverse and go back up. Sometimes you can stop it by hitting the switch in ...
1984 BMW 325e 2.7L low beams VIN: WBAAB6404E
hi bmw guys, i have only limited experience with bmws so i am at a loss. the high beams seem to be working fine, along with the low beam bulbs, but when you click the high beam switch over to low beams the headlights stop working. the parking lamps are still w...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L abs,traction control VIN: WBAAM333XK
Good evening BMW techs everywhere.I have this E46 323i that was in last week for a complete brake job.the only light that was on was the wear sensor light. after finishing the job I started the car and the abs and traction control light and the red brake light...
1985 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start, Stall VIN: SAJNV5849F
Have two of these beauties in the shop. The problems are virtually identical. Both cars will start and run fine cold. After ten minutes they will shut off and not restart or run without adding extra fuel(carb cleaner in the snorkels). Fuel pressure is in spec ...
2001 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, No acceleration VIN: SAJDA24C71
Vehicle came in with customer stating it would not accelerate. MIL on,indicator on dash reads tracs. not available,engine in limp mode. Performed all tests available including pin checks and ground checks. It seemed evident that car needed a throttle body. Ord... Trouble codes: P1229 (No throttle response engine in limp home mode)
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V2Y
no power/bogs under heavy accel.if eased into throttle drives ok.idles good.scaned but values in scaner are very slow to respond.called a mobile diag guy who has oem scan tool.his dose the same thing slow response.i can manualy check maf and o2 and tps with va... Trouble codes: 1128 (fuel system lean)
2003 Volkswagen Toureg 3.8L Lighting VIN: VWGB67L84D
This is a two part request. First, I'm trying to replace the headlight bulb. I saw the retaining screw for the lights. The case moves outward. I don't want to break anything, so what else is holding the case in? I'm working on the right side. #2 Customer is c...
1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L no spark VIN: YV1FX8844H
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this old Volvo. I have little experience with them and need help. The customer was dragged in with a no start condition. We found no spark, but good injector drive. I checked for spark at the coil and the plug wires..n...

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1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L door locks VIN: WDBGA51E4T
Smoke tested vehicle, found cracked fitting at one of nipples on vacuum lock pump, replaced pump, still had problems with power closing of trunk. On a whim, replaced trunk closing vacuum actuator, worked fine since Monday.
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L gas cap door VIN: WMWRC33433
Grand prize goes to Erik [...] of Akin Bimmer Works in Brentwood,TN. He is the only one who responded. He graciously faxed 5 pages of info on removing the LR inner fender liner and gas tank filler tube to gain access to the filler door.
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3DF78KXY
sorry for the late post, my tech did'nt know how to post the fix. thanks to all of the techs that suggested the oil seperator on the back of the block. in addition, after replacing it, we found that the intercooler was full of oil, again, after flushing it twi...
1986 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWGA0164G
Thanks for all those whom replied to my message. After repairing all the problem's that the customer had provided me by working the car themselves I was able to perform diagnostics. After reading the replies I was tipped that the vehicle was a mass air flow sy...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L oil light VIN: 3VWSC81H0R
Many thanks to Jose [...]. What a wealth of in...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WVWRP61J63
Sorry I left this open this long. I recieved 6 very good replies, But I think Aaron from Oregon might have the answer. 'From: Aaron from Oregon Date: Oct 2, 2006 9:42 PM Air can sometimes enter at the 'T' fitting at the fuel filter. If you haven't done so ... Trouble codes: P1248 ([...] start of injection timing regulation control devaition).
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