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1996 Audi A6 2.8L brake VIN: WAUJA84A7T
Greetings friends, This Audi has arrived upon our doorstep with a complaint of 'Rattle in the dash.' The car does this when it is in park with the brakes NOT applied with the engine running. I hear a clicking/vibration in the dash area. It does this only when...
1997 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBB88D7V
Vehicle was towed in with customer's complaint of running rough and skipping. When we went to pull vehilce in it started and is running ok at this time. Check engine light is on. Checked for codes. Has a P1338 CMP open/short. Cleared fault, Faults comes back a... Trouble codes: P1338 (Bank 1 Camshaft position Sensor Open circuit/short to ground.)
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L dash lights
This car is a good customer of mine. This car always has issues, always something new this time the dash lights will not light up to its full intensity. When the car goes over a bump the dashlights dim and go bright but geneally stay the same which is dim. I b...
2000 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2L Monitors won't set VIN: WBSCM9346Y
I am working part time at one of our emissions testing sites trying to help a client with a BMW that will not run the monitor self-tests. The problem has been going on for more than a year. A dealer replaced the ECM in an attempt to fix the problem. The drive ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L srs VIN: WDBHA29GXY
i have no information on the code i pulled..the code is 34 discription is digital crash output wiring faulty...if i cancel the code it comes right back..before i start tearing things apart to test i would like to know if anyone has a clearer discription of thi...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L check engine VIN: WDBRF81J13
Vehicle came in originaly with customer request to replace spark plugs. Replaced all spark plugs and shipped vehicle. Customer had vehicle towed to dealer 1 day becuase we were closed due to misfire condition. The dealer said they needed to replace the sparkpl...
1971 MG Midget 1275CC transmission VIN: GAN5UB9407
After a long period of hunting for some hard to get parts, the transmission was reassembled with all new parts except for two items that were unavailable new. They were the mainshaft, which had severe wear on the spigot (the tip end fitting into the 1st motion...
2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3L Battery VIN: YS3DP75G61
Hello all thanks ahead of time for your help. This Saab has come to the shop a couple times with the same problem. After two days battery is dead Volatage at 2.37 volts and car obviously will not start. This problem occured after a couple years of car being ne...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA81H5T
from the very begining, this vehicle would have a difficult time starting. it would just crank for an extended amount of time and eventually start and run. when it ran and you got on it, you could definitely feel a miss. ever since i replaced the cap and rotor... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire 1), P0303 (misfire 3), P0304 (misfire 4)
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L SRS light on VIN: 3VWDD21Y83
Need help on this one has code 1739 pass, side crash sensor. Where is it? as usual Nulldata no good. Thanks

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1989 Audi 100 2.3L No shift VIN: WAUBB0448K
Hey all. I put in a used valve body to see if it would fix the problem...and it did!!! Most of the replies I recieved had mentioned either the valve body or the govenor valve would be at fault. I did take apart the original one and cleaned it out, and for what...
The part that made this repair difficult is the lack of information (with out going on factory website) available the actual diagnosis was simple. we simply swapped the solenoid pacts from left to right & the problem switched sides. we than ordered & replace... Trouble codes: 185 (function exhaust vanos bank 1 fault frequency 49 p0013 B cam position actuator), 178 (cat converter conversion bank 1 fault frequency 1).
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Harness
A summary of the previously received replies can be found in my update. I have received no further input, but I have not yet fixed this car. Among the many causes, the holidays, the owner's not needing the car for his primary transportation, and the fact that ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01C4Y
We gave customer price on removing intake maniford for further inspection and repairs. Customer stated he would have the work done here but has yet to return. I got some great replies 12 in all, they are as follows. Reply 1 of 12 From: Monte from Minnesota... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Rt. bank), P0174 (Lean Lt. bank).
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L Stall VIN: YS3EF48E3X
The stalling problem was caused by the vacuum check valve between the throttle body & pcv at the valve cover. The port broke off from deterioration and caused a vacuum leak. Replaced check valve with Saab #43 01 669. I am replacing the thermostat & temp sensor... Trouble codes: P0116 (ect performance problem).
1975 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Cuts out, Stall
Thanx for all the help, but so far still stumped. Fuel pump failed on Dec. 22nd. Waiting on new pump & filter to continue diagnosis. Not expecting pump til after new year so I'll close this for now & give updates later. Hope we all start new year off great, se...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB81H5W
I fix the 1998 Jetta as most every one indicated the P0322 was the RPM or CKP sensor. I ohm tested it and found no ohms. and replaced it without a problem. First fix no problem. Next was the P0411 seconday air injection faulty flow. I found the conditon of the... Trouble codes: P0322, 16706 (Engine Rpm sensor-G28 No signal Error occurs intermitantly), 16795 (seconday Air Injection system Faullty Flow P0411 error occurs Intermitly).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: VWSP29M11M
Thanks to all who replied. This problem I had tested all components. This is a major engineering flaw!! The pcm monitors the glow plug resistance through g/p relay. This resistance tells pcm of g/p fault. Also pcm monitors coolant temp, for how long indicator ...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Shifter Knob VIN: 3VWCD21C53
Thanks to George. He nailed it right on: Push down sleeve of selector lever, then while depressing knob - remove by pulling up
1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L Engine noise VIN: YV1LS5342W
Well, I got the kit and dropped the pan and replaced the pick up o-ring and the other o-rings for the pan that came in the kit. Although the o-ring that I took out didn't seem to be that loose, there has been no noise since the repair which we did a week ago. ...
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L brakes VIN: YV1VS27503
Thanks for all the replies.It was unanomously reported that the aux vacuum pump has a problem and there is a recall or some other warranty from the dealer on this.I gave this information to the customer.Unfortunately he left for vacation and I won't hear back ...
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