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1993 Audi 90 CS 2.8L clutch master cylinder VIN: WAUDJ58C6P
A a co worker called me on this problem and told me he was attempting to r&r a clutch master on this vehicle. He said the access was very limited. I took a look and found it also to be very tight especially trying to access the removal of the steel line. If an...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Pedal Positon Sensor VIN: WBACB4327R
Hello everyone, this vehicle has been a little of a problem child around the shop, the customer as well. We initially pulled the codes on the ABS and got 73 throttle position sensor, 132 brake pedal sensor, and 209 throttle valve electrical defect. After doing...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L windows, turn signal indicators, wipers, lack of c VIN: WBADD6324V
It was raining when I pulled vehicle into shop, wipers were inop. When I got into the shop I noticed that windows were inop. I turned wiper switch on High so that I would know if they started working. I got out of car and went to get scanner(Autologic). Upon r...
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Navigation VIN: WBADN63442
Hello, we just finished installing a supercharger system on this 540. We connected the battery to start her up after 5 days of the battery being disconnected and now we have the word Code and four dashes in the cluster, and it will not crank. In addition the N...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBDA28D1P
Sorry for not enough information on vehicle,resources are limited to a mercedes,scanner equipment not able to receive data,snap-on and bdm.This car came to me as a cold start.When its cold out car starts up fuel pressure 80psi then drops down to 74 psi idle co...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4JGAB54E5X
1994 Porsche 911 RS America 3.6L Interior Lamps
Removed speedo head to connect speed pulse wire. Database states 8 pin plug. Pin 4 green wire. Removed cover on plug to identify wire but all pins came out. Put them back how I thought was correct. Although no speed pulse for sat nav speedo works fine. However...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Starting VIN: WPOAA2992X
This car came in with no starter action. He tells us the car ran after the battery was installed. There are no codes in any control units, the fuse in imobilizer is good, door locks work with both keys and the lights blink like the alarm is setting. The dme is...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L anti-theft VIN: YS3DF75B1V
hi there have this saab 900 in the workshop which is a no start i think due to the immolbiliser being active ,the story is the battery went flat repeatedly over a period of three days (customer kept jump starting car)the car has two tear drop remotes which h...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBF61C4W
This car sets a code saying that the map sensor and baro sensor do not match at KOEO. The test just says that they should be within 30 mbars of each other. If they are not replace the baron (which is in the pcm $$) My question is does anyone have a spec on wha... Trouble codes: P1156 (Baro sensor malfunction)
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRB81H1W
Very poor maintenance on vehicle. Would not start, towed in. I have spark, 150 lbs of pressure in every cylinder. I don't have the feul pressure readings, but hit it with starting fluid with no difference. Spark plugs are new.
1999 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9L Mechanical VIN: WVWGF31J2X
Need some advice on replacing timing belt. I have done many of the old 1.9s but the new ones are very different. Can they be done with out the special audi/VW tools. Also this belt was done recently by anoter garage who we suspect did it incorrectly vhicle lac...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWMA63B4X
I am sure the problem is in the ignition control module but I just want to make sure I am on the right track. This has a p1300 code . I only have a snappy scanner with generic software. So it will not tell me what p1300 is. Also my shopkey repair will not tell... Trouble codes: P1300 (generic scan manufacturers specific)
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M53
car keeps getting code 2181 set cooling system performance?? it isnt overheating or anything else just setting light.have replaced water pump and checked out full system and found no problems any advise as to why this code keeps appearing would be appreciated Trouble codes: 2181 (cooling system performance)
1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L Engine noise VIN: YV1LS5342W
Hi All, We've got a 98 S70 T-5 here that is making a whirring noise similar to a aerateing pump or a dry bearing/busing. The car never made the noise when it was warmer, but now that its getting colder at night, the noise has developed. The noise occours on c...
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on, NOISE VIN: YV1RS61R12
vehicle came in for a mil light on and a loud space ship type noise under hood.scan test found p0171(system lean code),freeze frame had fuel trims at st +15% lt +24%.noise could be heard coming from under timing cover very loud screaming type sound(like could ... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean)

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1985 Audi 5000 S Turbo 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Fast idle VIN: WAUHCO445F
thanks to all the techs help. we replaced the idle controll valve an idled just fine.
1997 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: WAUCB88D4V
Hi every one,I still havent fixed this one.Ijust havent had much time to work on it,customer is in no rush and im slammed with other cars that arent so hard to figure out.Any way i was able to check a few things like coil ground and injector to see if signal w...
2003 Audi TT 1.8L no 4-5 or 6th gear VIN: TRUTC28N23
once again,thanks to all who took the time to reply.we did check to make sure the trans ecm was not flooded and it was not.we were fairly certain it was a mechanical failure,as two of the reply's indicated.the customer is undecided if they are going the fix th...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACA6324R
I received 4 replies and the two that seemed relevant said to check the fuel filter for clogging which could weaken the transfer jets function. The fuel filter was free of any restrictions and there was no specific problem found. I replaced the left side fuel ...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L srs VIN: WBABR3343Y
Many Thanks to the 4 Techs who took the time to reply. Sometimes you must not start a job late in the day when your mind isn't 100% Found fuse #11 in fuse box above glove compartment (5amp) blown. Replaced fuse and comm was restored. I was then able to code ...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: WBAFA71062
Good friends It's gone... As usual a chain of damages is always hard to find and if you don't have all the information things gets worst. Code 1470 charge air pressure control is related to a big difference between ECU desired boost pressure and actual b... Trouble codes: 1470 (charge-air pressure control).
1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L abs VIN: SALPV1449W
After noting an irregular reading on the LF wheel speed sensor using a DVOM in the ABS ECU, I continued with pulling the LF apart(again). Looking down the sensor mounting hole the reluctor teeth looke dfine. With the cv joint out and looking across the teeth, ...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L engine VIN: YV1LZ56D8Y
Once again, a big thank you to all that replied! I decided to take my chances on pulling the motor out the top. This was suprisingly easy. What I did was (after the cylinder head was removed from the old engine) pull the right axle shaft out of the transfer ca...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1TS94DGY
Two valves were slightly bent. You must have the specialized tools to set the cam. These are expensive. Setting the vvt cam is slighty tricky so take your time. Also 1 head bolt broke off in the block. With penetrant, picks, dilgence, and persuation I was able...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L Torque converter clutch
Thanks to Glenn , Gerald and especially to Bruce who took the time to answer my post . Mr Swint dropped off his wagon and I was able to test drive and duplicated the bumping in the rear feeling while waiting for green light or releasing brake pedal after a com...
2004 Volvo S60 R 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS59V64
Owner took car to dealer on my suggestion, pushed hard for emissions warranty coverage. Wife is very upset with dealer and states that they tried to charge her hundreds before finally covering repair. I have asked for details as to what repairs were performed ... Trouble codes: P2177 (volvo code ecm-532d emissions impact faulty signal).
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