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1998 Audi A4 1.8L Interior heat VIN: WAUCB28D9W
This car will not produce any heat in the passenger compartment. A local VW/Audi luminary said 'water pump impellar disintegrating or clogged heater core'. This was after replacing the thermostat when the owner reported the guage seemed lower than normal. I h...
2001 Audi TT 1.8L Unknown VIN: TRUTC28NX1
Hello Audi tech's, this one's a strange one, there is a knocking(just one knock is not continuous) noise upon braking and in first and reverse when you first accelerate forward our backward and when you first hit the brakes. Sounds like something in the sub-fr...
2002 Audi A4 3.0L alarm VIN: WAULT68EX2
hay audi tecks same audi as last post car came in with no window operations or dome light and alarm going off for no reason door open or closed locked or unlocked doesn't matter replaced conv mod well all windows now work and dome light but alarm still going o...
1993 BMW 525i 2.5L window reg VIN: WBAHD6317P
this is one of the worst designs i've seen - and that's saying something - car came in with the driver's window stuck - we cut the rivits holding the regulator and motor assy to the door and got it out on the bench - even out on the bench the motor would not m...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBADD6327W
Customer called with a dead battery issue. Took the jump box and a coworker to get the car. Put the box on it and tried to start it. It spun over / hit and shut down. Coworker works the throttle with a light touch. Car idles so we head back about 2 miles to th... Trouble codes: P0101
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire VIN: WBADM6332X
On cold start up, after the car idles for a few minutes, injector #5 cuts out, but the ignition pattern remains normal. If the car is restarted it runs fine and never misses again until another cold start. It sets a code for cylinder 5 misfire. The injectors a... Trouble codes: P0305
1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L No Start VIN: 4USCH9330X
This BMW Z3 2.5 cranks but doesn't start. Fuel pressure is good but there is no spark and no injector signal. Crank and cam sensors test ok. The customer said the vehicle sat several months and the battery went dead. He replace the battery and it wouldn't run ... Trouble codes: 209 (EWS Anti-theft system)
1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.8L Cuts out VIN: 1110251200
The problem with this vehicle is that after replacement of ignition points, they get contaminated and the car won't start. This was a problem with these older MB's and we used to put IKAR points(which I cannot find now) in to solve the problem. Usually it woul...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4JGAB54E0W
Vehicle came in for missfire, poor idle, hesitation, will not exceed 15 MPH. EMC is shutting injectors down to Cyl. #4,#5,#6. Vehicle has had new cyl. #6 coil and MAF sensor. Customer also has complete tune up before it came to our facility. Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0305, P0306
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L transmission VIN: WVWMA63139
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L transmission VIN: 3VWRF29M8Y
We got this vw in for a rattle in neutral, the boss said it was either the slave or master cylinder. When the car came in the clutch peddle just barely was off the floor before engaging. I replaced the slave cylinder and bled the system but there wasn't a lot ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L goes into limp VIN: WVWRH63BO1
It came in by wrecker, with codes 11750/18034/1626/18158/221,cleared these codes and it started right up and test drove for days without a problem. Then one evening the check engine light came on and the transmission went into limp mode. The tps code was there...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Unknown VIN: WVWPD63B12
Just got a call that the car was stuck at a gas station with all brakes locked up..is this possibly a bad booster assembly.. i know there is no air in the system.. havent got much info or repair data on these any help would be good..
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVE63B04
check engine light on, code po674 stored in computer. Erased code, it came back. Tested glow plugs with test light-ok. All Data shows no disgnostic tests for this code. Any help would be appreciated Trouble codes: P0674
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L temp control VIN: YV1KS9610S
system only blows heat when set on max.anything below 80' blows cold air.every once in a while,when set on auto and 72 or so it will work ok untill you change setting.then it goes back to cold.air direction from all vents is ok.could i have a bad in car temp s...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L codes VIN: YV1TS97D6X
This vehicle comes in for regular maintainence...always has check engine light on. We have scanned the ECM for codes...P1618 & P0722, as described below. I cannot find any information on our AllData program as to what these particular codes pertain to. Anyone ... Trouble codes: P1618 (manufacturer specific code), P0722 (output speed sensor circuit no signal)

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1993 Audi S4 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUHP84AXP
Thanks for the responses. This one played with my sanity a little! When the car is cold (or more specifically the ECM is cold) the car would run for longer, up to 2 minutes sometimes. Tested this theory by putting ECM in freezer. I double checked everyones ide... Trouble codes: 513 (engine speed sensor).
1984 BMW 325e 2.7L Starting VIN: WBAAB6406E
thank's to every body for there time, as i was backprobing different relays, i acccidently jumpered two wrong pins on the main relay! and guess what. yeap! computer was not happy, and catch fire! dont ask me how never seen it before, but i had to yank the glob...
1996 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBG932XT
after checking with customer on all that had been done on this car including the air mass meter, coils,engine temp. sensor, catalytic convertors and o2 sensors it sounded like everything had been thrown at this problem..no one had mentioned this to me when i s... Trouble codes: 227 (fuel trim control at limit), 228 (fuel trim control at limitat limit).
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L blower motor VIN: WBAFA51061
Hi Guys thanks for the response... I had already checked the resistor because i too had suspected that but this one went a little further...I eliminated the signal wire to test and see and the blower shut off so that let me know there was something else. I hav...
1977 Other European silvershadow 6.7L a/c clutch VIN: 00SRF30435
i was able to get a wiring diagram from a local shop and there was a connection someone had made in the wiring harness. it had gone bad and i repaired it. thanks for the help dan
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWTH69MX2
Thanks to all who responded with help. Some recommended idle adaptation, some fuel pressure, etc... The problem ended up being fuel contamination. MUD IN BASE OF TANK. Fuel pump sock restricted by mud. Cleaned tank and replaced pump module and runs great. Agai... Trouble codes: P1152.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L power mirrors and door locks VIN: WVWVD63662
thanks for all the help. we tried a known good comfort module to no avail. we then sent the car to the dealer, and after $800.00 and a door module they said it was fixed. customer came to pick the car up and it still didnt work.
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L atf VIN: YV1CZ91H64
Owner informed me today that a trans shop has fixed the problems. I don't have the particulars yet but will post them when I find out.
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