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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Charging VIN: WAUEH64B61
We are in the process of replacing the alternator. Service manual states to move the " lock Carrier " to service position. Is anyone familiar with the lock carrier. I can't seem to identify this component. We have a Passat for a timing belt that references the...
2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Smokey exhaust VIN: WA1YD64B43
Hi there guys I got a smoking Audi here. The customer complained that he started the car to let it warm up in the morning and let it run. Came outside and there was blue smoke out of the tail pipes. I looked it over and found that the left side intercooler ha...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Wiper Blades VIN: WBAAM5339X
Intermittently the windshield wippers stop working, they never stop mid wipe just sometimes don't turn on. When it acts up it may be for a minuite or a week, until we go to test the vehicle it always starts to work, sometimes the wipers will work for weeks (in...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33441
Vehicle came in with MIL lamp on. Code P0455 (large evap leak) I checked the gas cap (ok) I have performed a visual inspection but have not gotten to deeply into this vehicle yet. I was hoping some of the BMW guy's may have a common fix. Trouble codes: P0455 (large evap leak)
2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L Driveline VIN: WBAEU33412
Help! Car came in with bad vibration on a pull at road speeds anywhere from 20 - at least 70 mph. After the car cools off it takes about 15 minutes of drive time (in ~50 degree ambient) to start vibrating again. It literally feels like the left front wheel is ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L engine VIN: SAJDAO1D3Y
I have a s-type jag that came in from another shop because it was hydra-locked. I replaced both head gaskets and reassembled the engine. After I was already into the job I found that the crank locking tool for a s-type is different than one for a xj8. We did n...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L air suspension VIN: SALPA1246X
I just have a couple of questions, has anyone pulled one of these solenoids out of the eas valve block and done a clean and reseal on them . If so what is involved . Also what are the chances of it being the eas controler . Has anyone figured out a way to deci...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Stall VIN: WDBEA51E3N
thanks for replies if i get any. this car will stall out & not restart, let car sit & will start. drive car for 3-4 days without problem. i have done no repairs or parts swaping. i dont want this to turn into a dart board.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L lacks power VIN: WDBGA57EXN
Hey Mercedes techs out there, I've gotten into a mess here with this 12 cylinder. Don't see but an occasional one, but this one came in with no power. To start with I saw the throttle cable was adjusted up so the idle contact switch wouldn't ever close, correc...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L serrpentine belt VIN: WDBHA28EXT
Hi Guys Sorry to post such a mundane problem but I'm out of ideas. The serpentine belt on this Mercedes C280 squeals when cold and under load when warm. It has a new tensioner and belt idler, the alternator bearings were replaced. An original Merecedes belt wa...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLJ70G61
I have very limited info on testing for this code. Mitchell and All data do not list a trouble shooter for this code for this vehicle. Thanks for any help. Trouble codes: P0451
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L Leaks VIN: WVWGG83A4T
I have never done a Diesel Injection pump on one of these before. I'm not sure if it is something that I should tackle. I do have a Snap-On scanner with German software. Thank you in advance for any assistance any one can offer
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSE69M53
Hello, this jetta came in as a stall / no start condition. Had no spark, no injector pulse, checked codes got no response from engine controller,checked for power at ecm power supply relay, no power, koeo or when cranking. Using a circuit breaker, put power to...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L blower fan VIN: YV1VS29561
HELP! Customers concern: heater fan doesnt shut off. Inspected and found that the fan only works on speed 4 (?). I can only assume its speed 4. This is a ECC system that has an automatic and manual fan control. The fan blows a particular speed (believed to be ...

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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L xenon directional headlights VIN: WAUDG74F85
Thanks to all who replied, especially Paul, from Georgia, he gave me precise directions on how to do it. The problem however was that the body tech forgot to install the power output stage!!! The old headlight bucket was in pieces and he didn't notice it until...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L light control module VIN: WBAFB3341Y
thank you for all who relied. still could able program the lighting module. followed all the instruction at bmwtechinfo faq and bought the 20 pin adapter to go in. it doing a same thing. so, i'm thinking that pass thru interface could be defective. i'll try to...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L abs fault VIN: SALLJRMM3T
Hi there, I have fixed this vehicle and special thanks to Janos [...] who sent me the complete electronics manual in PDF form which is just fantastic. This vehicle ended up with 2 faults. To get the ABS fault codes you link pins 5 and 15 on the OBD II plug. T...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L abs/bas/esp VIN: WDBJF703J3
Thanks everybody for the info. I am having the same problem after replacing the stop light switch with a OE. and replacing the pressure switch. The C1000 and the C1141 kepps coming back.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L goes into limp VIN: WVWRH63BO1
No I didn't fix this one. The multifunction code 706 kept returning, I checked every pin for shorts and opens and did not find any. I was requested to reassembly the volkswagen and it was to to go a VW dealership in another city, over the phone they said they ...
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