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1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Unknown VIN: WAUBG34D1X
This nice A8 came in about a month ago with no reverse gear. We diagnosed an internal problem and replaced the transmission with a used wrecking yard one. The transmission shifts ok except for one little quirk, when warm it surges when it appears to be in lock...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L start & stalls cold VIN: WBACD4328T
hey fellow techs. i have this bmw with a cold start prob. when you first start veh after it sets up over 6 hours or more the veh will have an extended crank time. will start and then stumble for .5 sec and cut off. you can restart veh and will start and stumb...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Alternator VIN: WBAAM3335X
I've got this Bmw here, customer complaint of a burning smell like rubber. I smell something similiar to an electrical circuit burn smell, like a toasted pcm. The smell seems to be coming from the drivers' side engine compartment at the alternator. Although th...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J32
Auto has check engine light on code p0410 air injection malf. this car uses the supercharger to put air into exhaust the air solenoid activates the air valve allowing air to enter exhaust when engine is cold.the system seems to be working propely .tested sole... Trouble codes: P0410 (air injection malfunction)
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWBC82E4S
Check engine light comes on intermittently, and when it does the engine runs rough and surges, then light goes off and car runs fine. Had two codes 00515 Hall sensor-G40 open circuit/short and 00513 engine speed sensor no signal. Cleared codes and drove car an... Trouble codes: 00515 (Hall sensor-G40 open curcuit/short with power error occurs intermitently), 00513 (Engine speed sensor on signal)
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Air bag warning VIN: WVWMA63B3X
Hello all, we recently took this car in from another shop that got the car into them from a used car lot. Had a faulty clock spring & code, replaced. Then the air bag module also had an issue, replaced with a used unit. Then we replaced the trigger harness fro...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L hard start (cold) VIN: 3VWSP29M11
When cycling of glow plugs, Glow plug lamp only illuminates for approx. 1 second. If i unplug coolant temp sensor, glow plugs seem to operate (according to light) properly. When scanning data coolant temp appears to be reading properly. Unplugged temp indicate...
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L cruse control VIN: 3VWDC21V52
Volkswagen experts please help!!! Hello everyone. I have a 2002 VW Cabrio w/ 2.0 litre, A/T. The cruise control is inoperable. I have no power exiting transmission control module--this is at the black and green wire exiting the control module which goes to fus...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L coolant VIN: WVWPD63B02
This vehicle just came into our shop. It blows steam out the exhaust like a steam engine. The engine is clean with no foam in the valve cover. The engine oil is clean. I have checked for hydrocarbons in the cooling system...no hydrocarbons whatsoever. The cool...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 3VWCP21CX2
have checked bypass valve as per vw repair cd and tryed a new valve.same problem. also have checked turbo output with vag scanner and all is good till it sets the code.but if you cycle the key it will be ok till it resets rhe code again.usually in high gear un... Trouble codes: P0234, 16618 (vag code)

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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L miles VIN: WBAAM3336X
All the information I recieved and investigated shows that the vehicle has to go to BMW to reprogram. No solution outside of that has been found! Thanks to all those that responded! BMW says it's impossible!
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1130441201
Hi and thanks for all the help we got this car to the right mixture by setting all the linkage rods and adjusting the mixture screw. Thanks again George
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L 2 much thrtle trvl VIN: 1MBGC34275
well I am sorry for late post. 91 300se...as per prior posted info and question...the throttle linkage is NOT directly linked to the throttle plate..in a test, due to no info that made sense of my situation, I proved that the vehicle runs and can be made to ...
2002 Peugeot 206 1.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: VF32ANFUF4
The consensus on this problem was that coils packs where faulty along with a wiring loom problem to the TPS. I have not been able verify this because the customwer has declined to spend any more $$$. Obviously the driveabilty was not that bad. Apart from a ver...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA81HST
well this ones back on the road again, seth from jb euro tech took the time to call me & explain how this sytem worked & as always was simple once you understand what to look for. the power for the blk with red trigger wire comes from the power stage / coil un...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFA81HXW
Thanks to all those who replied. The problem was the ignition coil. I feel a little embarrased but we tested the coil using a spark tester and followed the coil test procedure of VW that was on Alldata. Test results were good but when we sprayed a light mist o... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1), P0302 (Misfire cylinder 2), P0303 (Misfire cylinder 3).
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Mechanical VIN: YV1CZ59H64
Thanks to all who replied. We have gotten the basic information on the mains from several, and a fax from one member that included the entire engine assembly information that also proved helpfull. If anyone is interested, we discovered that there are no oversi...
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