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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L mirrors VIN: WAUYP54B01
hello audi techs, i have a 2001 allroad. the mirrors are inop. no illumination either. looking at the wiring diagram it looks like the mirror memory control module may be at fault. the illumination lookes like it gets it's feed from the cluster. the fuse that...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L expansion tank VIN: WBABM5343Y
found oil in the expansion tank mix with coolant.check the tranny cooler hoses no coolant.the customer never complain off over heating and car run good.I want to know if any one has this problem before.possible crack head or bad radiator.thank you.
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Coolant Temperature Gauge VIN: WBADN63412
Vehicle came in, it had been overheated (I dont know to what extent) it had lost most of the coolant from a broken reserve tank broken due to it freezing solid from a lack of enough anti-freeze in the system (and more water). We replaced the reserve tank and p...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBJF20F5T
greetings, i was just handed this problem from another shop, vehicle stalls when cold. i was told that they replace glow plug relay located on the inner fender well, and all the fuel filters. i did notice some fule leakage at the injection pump lines going int... Trouble codes: P1480 (preglow control), P1520 (cruise control switch)
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Battery symbol VIN: WDBSK75F63
Hello, what i have is a fairly clean 03 SL500. 20k miles... I did a lot of fun work, including repairing troubled R headlight and glovebox lock(whoever tried that one, will know). We replaced 2 batteries since both AGMs plainly refused to hold charge.. Then BA...
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L traction control VIN: WPOCB2961L
I have a 1990 C4 with a traction control problem. I have checked codes and there are none. On sharp left turns, when the 4 wheel drive kicks in, the traction light and brake light comes on and the car beeps. The owners manual states that this is an indication ...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L Monitors won't run VIN: YS3DD75B0T
This car failed the Massachusetts emissions test because it hasn't run the OBD-2 monitors - any of them. Cat. converter, O2S, EVAP, etc etc - not a single one of them will run. Engine gets up to normal tempurature quickly, goes tight into closed loop, but two ...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L door locks VIN: YS3ED48E1Y
Good afternoon everyone. I have an 00 Saab 9-5 that i am actually selling and the power door locks dont work. I have noticed that sometimes they will work and it seems that that happens when it sits out in the sun (this is just a guess) When it works it will w...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L radio VIN: 3VWRB81H2W
Got code from dealer but will not work. Keeps locking up radio. Any thoughts?
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSF29M0Y
Hi Guys, This 2000 Jetta TDI was towed in. Cranks and does not start. Recent Timing Belt. Customer complained of LOW POWER before and after T-Belt. T-Belt likely was installed correctly, IMO, as cranking sounds dead on and compression sounds good. Plus, custo...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWPD63B51
No dealer maintained however quick lub oil changes with conventional oil. Showed up w/ oil pressure warning symptoms, confirmed 1.5bar oil pressure at idle and 2.8bar at 2k rpm. (spec 3-4.5 bar at 2k) Removed oil pan suspecting a plugged pick ... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L lack of power VIN: 3VWSP69M01
This car has been a nightmare. It came in as an 80,000 mile service (timing belt, filters, fluids, etc). I have done this job probably 10-15 times. It started after an error I made in doing the timing belt. I forgot to tighten the camshaft sprocket bolt after ...
2003 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L timing belt VIN: 9BWGP61JX3
needs a little information on this vehicle we would like to put a timing belt in the vehicle with the water pump found out there are several special tools needed to do this can it be done without these tools and if so what can be used to hold the cam and injec...

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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D91
First Thanks to everyone that replied. As stated in the update cleaning the throttle body and changing the jet valve got rid of the drivability complaints. The high fuel pressure seemed to be in the rail itself. There is a sharp corner in the rail before the r... Trouble codes: P0135 (02 heater circuit), P1103 ([...]), 16519 (17511-), 17511 (testing and results).
1989 BMW 535i 3.5L Stall VIN: WBAHD2314K
found fuel regulator was leaking.I decided to do smoke test,when i disconnected the fuel regulator vacuum hose then i found gas in the hose and regulator.replace the regulator and car run good.
1982 Jaguar XJS 5.3L 1-2 shift VIN: SAJNV584XD
I installed an adjustable modulator valve and backed the adjustment 3 turns counter clockwise to cure the harsh shift. Thanks to all who replied.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Turn signal flasher relay VIN: WDBEA34E2P
I'm a little hesitant to call this vehicle fixed. We installed a combination relay from the Mercedes dealer. After 3 weeks the problem has not re-occurred. Customer reports the turnsignal flasher sounds louder than before, so there must be some real difference...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L battery VIN: WDBJF65F3W
thanks for all the info guys, most everyone agreed 50 milliamps was acceptable, I found by disconecting the phone system we hade no more draw, we left phone disconected and cked and cleared all cods in all modules. We normalized all windows and seats and let t...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L shift knob VIN: 3VWSE69M02
Thanks to Scott from New york, Bryan from N.Dakota and William from Oregon who offer help. Special thanks to William with the precise instruction on how to pull out the knob. I got it out and completed the job. Thanks again/Charles.
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L loud rattle noise VIN: YV1LZ56D7X
Thank you very much to all that responded. Most responses told us to check the joint on the front of the Drive shaft. We did and that was the cause. We replaced the CV-joint end with a kit available from World-Pac. Car sounds great now. Thank you to all who me...
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