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2001 Audi A6 2.7L booster VIN: WAULD64882
vehicle has no power assist, checked booster for fluid checked intake manifold vacuum- ok, check for codes in brakes & engine control units -none
2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air suspension VIN: WAIYD64B02
came in with complaint; "rear of car sags overnight" started car, air pump very noisy, pump timed out, pulled car in, reset pump, no noise from pump, pump up normally, no codes. Car sat overnight, rear down in morning, started car, system pumped up normally, n...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Computer issue
We do Forensic Mechanical Investigation, and I need a vender to read some information on a PCM for a 2002 BMW X5. Specifically, I need the mileage that was on the vehicle and the ID of the key last used to start the car. The rub is that the vehicle was involve...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L steering wheel VIN: SALLMAMA43
I need to remove steering wheel. I trying to discover how to do it. On the rear of both sides of steering wheel switches (radio, cruise switches) there is a little hole on the plastic cover. I suppose I have to remove both switch assemblies in order to reach...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L reverse and all shifts VIN: WDBGA33E9T
vehicle came in slipping and harsh shifts. we rebuilt the transmission with a oem kit. replaced converter. now in reverse you have to let it slowly engage. it will neutral out under throttle. forward real light throttle we will get a 2-3 shift and 3-4shift. th...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E4W
I need some help on this ML mercedes techs. I got this vehicle from another shop that replaced the battery, after it was towed in to them. The tow company towed it only lifting two of the wheels off ground. After replacing battery the vehicle would only start ... Trouble codes: P1570, B1040
2003 Porsche 911 GT2 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAB29943
How do you clear trouble codes without a scanner
1991 Saab 9000 S 2.3L clutch cyl VIN: YS3CK55B8M
the clutch system gets air into it. And the customer stated the last time it happened the brake fluid( feed off the same) was low. Has anyone had problems with the abs system pushing fluid out to make problems with the clutch system. Any ideas and help is Grea...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: YS3DD58N34
good morning: this car will sometimes die unexpectly at idle only. we discovered that the purge valve is open all the time. if we unhook the purge valve, and loosen the gas cap it is ok. the purge valve is working fine, but do not know if it should be open whe...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFA81H2W
car came in with VAG dtc 16725 -- cam position sensor range performance or circuit problem. Customer complained of hard starting and it was very hard to start. I checked for voltage between pins 1 and 3 at the distributor hall sensor got system voltage. The di...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, egr value difference VIN: 3VWSF29M4X
Customer brought car in for Check Engine Light proble. Code read by Tech with vag was 17811 - EGR Value difference. Tech cleaned EGR Valve and Intake System. Reset code. Car was driven approximately 70 miles by tech and light came back on. Subsequently, we... Trouble codes: 17811 (egr value difference)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C2Y
Hi group, we got a 2000 VW new beetl, with check engine light on. P0605 or VW code 16990. Replace EFI module(PCM). On left top of the dash. No resault. Clean battery cable replace battery not fix. Not much help from Alldata. Any help on this will be appreciate... Trouble codes: P0605
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L serp belt VIN: WVWPE63B04
Hello vw techs. This passat has a BHW Diesel engine. Customer complaint serpentine belt chatter. Between the Alt. and power steering pulleys the belt tends to flop around causing noise and chatter when parking at low engine speeds. The noise lessens when the e...

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1990 Audi 80 Quattro 2.3L Accessories VIN: WAUEC58A2M
Thanks for the replies. It ended up being a broken left front door switch. I didn't notice it right away.
1995 Audi S6 2.2L brake pedal VIN: WAULA84A5S
thanks to all that replied- sometimes we look so hard for complex issues we over look the easy stuff. the front caliper pins were siezed and the booster push rod was adjusted improperly. thanks again to all- greg and crew
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33431
OK, so i gave looked at the car, the air filter was dirty and dammaged, so replaced it, have ordered the new fuel filter that seams to have a built in fuel pressure regulator. I think it has a vacuum leak that i can hear but not able to determine where from ( ... Trouble codes: P0128, P171, P174, P0313.
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L shift solonoid VIN: SAJDA01P81
thanks very much for all your help. the idea of fooling my scanner into thinking the jag was a ford worked great since the trans is a ford product.the brown/white wire as well as the rest of the wires were fine and signals coming from the ecm matched scan tool...
1994 Porsche 911 RS America 3.6L cyl head gasket VIN: WPOAB2965R
Thanks for all replies. Greg was very helpfull. It seems that Porsche had a redesign on thier head gasket arrangement in order to solve some sealing issues.I could not find any source for original style gaskets. In order to use the new style gaskets, you have ...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Lighting VIN: YV1SZ58D21
Thanks to all who replied most were right there was an upper bulb on rear tail light burned out on both sides so it looked normal replaced all rear bulbs with propper wattage and problem was solved.
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