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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Cylinder compression VIN: WAUBA24B9A
I am getting low compression on all of bank 2, cyl. 4,5,6 ranging from 105 psi to 115 psi. Bank 1 is reading 180psi across the board. Most sources are telling me that bad timing is to blame, which has been checked OK. I am also told that these head gaskets rar...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L Block VIN: WBABM5343Y
We have a winner here, this vehicle came back with a complaint of the coolant level going down we pressure tested the cooling system and found no leaks so we topped off the system and sent the customer on his way. The vehicle a week later started running hot a...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Engine idle VIN: WDBBA48D7G
Before i take this engine apart, i want ask any bo dy out there if they experienced this problem. Car idles rough at idle, # 8 cyl. doesn't fire at idle. As i said above # 8 cyl. compression is little low but this cylinder should fire.I checked spark plug & wi...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA24G8X
Hey Guys, We replaced the supercharger for a failed clutch and damaged nose of supercharger. We get the above code that comes back every second start of vehicle after clearing. The only test we have is a voltage test at ME pins A2 and F21 11-14 volts when supe... Trouble codes: P1236 (Compressor output stage magnetic coupling)
1984 Porsche 944 2.5L fans not working VIN: WP0AA943EN
Both blower motor fans are not working at all. MOD5 wiring diagrams don't really match what we have (seems generic). Have constant ground to both fans. My tech is lost...help please!! Thanks in advance, Michael
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L turbo VIN: 3VWCF21C2X
This vehicle lost the water pump and timing belt and ran extremely hot{melted the plastic in valve cover and glow plugs} We replaced the motor with a salvage unit. Turbo was not replaced. Upon start up the car ran fine for about 5 miles then going up a hill we...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1SZ58D91
greetings to all,this here volvo came to me from another shop.it came in because of a no start tests showed that t belt jumped there for bending the valvas.we had the head completely rebuilt,my question to you techs is can i put the timing belt on just by goin...

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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air ride VIN: WAUYP64B01
Sorry for delay, Wow this one kicked my butt. I found water in air pump connector. There is a tsb for this. After fixing connectors and replacing fuse that I was originally searching for. All is well. Thanks again to all !!! Nate
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L power windows VIN: WBABK5326S
Thanks to all who replied It was an intialization issue by doing what a few of recomended it fixed it thanks again.
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L clutch switch VIN: WBADE5324W
I have the problem figured out. It is a part number problem. There is a production break at 9/97, which happens to be the build date for this car. If a part search is done using the vin, the wrong number comes up, a friend at BMW did a part number history sear...
1999 BMW M3 3.2L cooling fan VIN: WBSBK0331X
after finally getting some help from the dealer the color of the relay was violet, thanks for the help anyway!
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L whistle VIN: WBADT63462
Ok, gonna ship this one to Dinan Dealer here is why. First this lady didnt ADD this system to this car its a S1 and she has owned it since new and Ive seviced this car for years(so you guy's that say thats just the way it is are wrong). Second Ive pulled and R...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E5Y
Hi floks: Thanks for all the help. I recieved 16 replies. Everyone were right on. It is bad mass air flow meter. Special thanks to Gerald [...]. He offered me a accurate testing for air flow meter. He suggested to get car up to 40 MPH and floor it with scanner... Trouble codes: P0173, P0170.
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L engine VIN: YS3ED48E4Y
After numerous attempts to correct the problem the engine failed on final test drive, problem not known. Thanks to everyone who responded your input is appreciated
1997 Volkswagen Cabrio High Line 2.0L spedo and tach VIN: 3VWBA81E6V
I just wanted to say thank you to all that replied! Every body seemed to be on the same track with the insterment cluster. Thats what it was and now i have a tach and spedo that work fine. Once again thanks.
1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L ignition system VIN: WVWFE83A3A
once again thanks for information but have a new one here. noticed no cel on and then checked cel ground at ecm to be good. just happened to hear a rattle in ecm. Opened ecm to find a prom chip had come loose from main board. Go figure!!(Would have probally be...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L Stall VIN: 3VWPD29M61
Cannot get customer to come back to inspect and perform repairs. Once I have the fix, I will update post. Trouble codes: 1297 (turbo/throttle valve connection pressure lost), 1137 (bank one LTFT system too rich).
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L ABS Module VIN: 9BWDE61J82
Thanks to all for the help. I replaced the sensor in the left front wheel that was dropping out and all is well. Mike
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