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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Unknown VIN: WAUBG34D4W
This Audi has a strange noise heard in the vehicle when the climate control is on. I would describe it as a whiring or moaning noise that is not related to engine speed or blower speed. It goes away as soon as you turn the climate control off. It does not come...
2002 Audi A6 3.0L Engine VIN: WAULT64B12
Hi Audi, VW techs, We got this one with a tapping sound comming most pronounced from the rear of the engine. It does not appear to be there when the engine is cold. When its hot it comes & goes. The noise appears to be isolated in the bottom of the engine, Not...
2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L rear brake pads VIN: WAUML44E84
Hello everyone, I have this A8 in the shop to do a simple brake job on the rear. Question, is there any way to retract the rear calipers WITHOUT using the eletronic tool?
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WBABK8325W
Hi Guys, Vehicle came in overheating with a leaky head gasket and cracked head. Replaced head, waterpump, thermostat, coolant fans, radiator, upper and lower hoses for radiator. Customer drove vehicle on a long trip over 800 miles no problem. Came back to area...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABM534XY
Hello BMW Techs Another shop has recently done a valve job on this car, I think that they did not set the vanos correctly and that is the reason is setting this code, the engine runs fine, but the check engine light is on, I would like to get the procedure to ... Trouble codes: P1520
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L brake light
Hello All. I recently did a standard four wheel brake job on this beemer unfortunetly the check brake lining light is stuck on! I Did replace the brake lining sensors with BMW sensors. I did some wiring test to make sure the sensors were good and I also backpr...
2002 BMW 330xi 3.0L rear axle assy VIN: WBAEW53472
Hi hopefully someone can help me, I recently replaced the rear pinion seal and it's leaking again after 200 miles I have checked the vent and it's ok and I used an oem seal any suggestions.
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Gateway VIN: WBAGH63403
Hello BMW Techs, we've got a Techs dream here, a 745 Li towed in from a body shop that is limp home (it runs). We did find that the body shop just threw the battery in the back of the vehicle and left the cables loose and arcing. We tighten the cables, hooked ...
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L error display VIN: SALPM16471
Checked power across fuse, has power, all components that would be affected by fuse 8 are operational. Error code will not clear. Anyone seen this before?? We have seen this on another Rover and it comes and goes randomly.
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L airbag VIN: WVWCB5155L
the srs/airbag light is on in the dash cluster. the car has not been in a accident, so i assume the light can be reset or turned off. i am aware that vw wants you to return vehicle to the dealship when the airbag system is ten years old for a check-up. so i am...
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWHG83A3T
Cannot find any tests, don't want to replace control module without verifying it is a problem. MIL is NOT on when key turned to on position. As soon as car is driven, MIL comes on with code above. Shut car off, turn key back to on, no MIL light, cycle repeats ... Trouble codes: P1111 (control module malfunction)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no converter lockup VIN: 3VWSA29MOX
vehicle came in limp home mode. had output shaft sensor code-repaired wire from sensor to tcm and cleared codes. test drove and now have 1,2,3,4 shifting but no lockup. At 60 mph revs at 3000. will adaptive resets give me lockup, if so does anybody know what b...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD63B22
when i first checked secondary air pump by jumping out at relaythe pump was stuck banged on the pump and freed it up.Ever since then whenever the code returns i check the pump and it works fine.I changed the relay,checked the hoses and checked the grounds and ... Trouble codes: P0411
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L 2-1 downshift VIN: 3WRB69M12M
need some help vw gurus out there: on this jetta we installed a rebuilt trans from trc since on the previous one the diff was locking up. now with the new rebuilt trans the car runs/shifts properly but the problem is on 2nd to 1st DOWNSHIFTS where it BANGS. i...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRR69M04
my friend took her car to vw dealer for some warranty repaires including mil on. vw states " perform 5051 fault check and retreived code p0128 thermostat regulating temp to cool, note: cust running biofuel. due to different heat burn with biofuel. causes engin... Trouble codes: P0128 (thermostat temp below spec)
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L Starter VIN: YV1LW5573W
Customer towed car in no crank. Said he parked it,did something,came out,wouldnt crank,no sound,smelled burnt. I dont smell anything(was a day later it was towed).Checked the solenoid lead to starter for current during crank position and am getting battery v...
2003 Volvo S60 2.4L No Start VIN: SAJAV164RT
Car was in accident deployed side air bags now no start. I have cleared codes in the CEM and REM (no phone) only remaining code in the srs is for the side air bag. The big question is what do i need to do to get the car to start? engine turns over no fuel pump...

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1996 Audi A6 2.8L compressor VIN: WAUJA84A3T
Thanks for all of the help. It ended up that the vehicle had been in a collision and the ambient temp sensor in the front grill area had been eliminated.I thought that it was strange though that I still got an "ambient temp" reading from the onboard diagnostic...
1997 Audi A6 2.8L hard down shift 4th to 2nd VIN: WAUJC84A5W
Thanks to all who responded. Range Switch did not make any difference. In the end we put in a used transmission. Phil
1999 Audi A6 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA24B5X
Thanks to all who replied, removed pass. side valve cover and sure enogh, found lots of pieces of the underside chain rail. the intake cam is advanced about 3 links. have not recieved word yet on authorization of repair. Once again, thank you to all. This show... Trouble codes: 16684 (misfire recognized), 16685 (misfire cyl.1), 16686 (misfire cyl.2), 16687 (misfire cyl.3), 18014 (rough road spec engine torque ABS-Engine electrical problem in circuit).
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF8324W
well guys this thing still isnt fixed ! loosing alot of hair over this one !the replies i recieved were great there was some confusion on the engine type and that was on my end i didnt note that it was the m62 engine. i did remove valve covers about 4 times an... Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK8334X
I replaced the pre and post oxygen sensors on bank 2, cylinders 4,5 and 6. The vehicle has over 500 miles on it now. Thanks to those who responded. Trouble codes: P0173, P1189.
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L Accessories VIN: WBADT43463
Thanks to all who replied. Some of you have seen similar problems. I gave the owner 2 different options. One being replacing the rear window and the other replacing the diversity amplilfier. Thanks to all who armed me with this information. I'll keep you poste...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1243Y
hi all first thanks for the replies both were right on the purge solenoid was replace and the customer called and the light is still of we did check the new one and it hold vacume not like the old one hope this will help some one in the future happy wrenching Trouble codes: P0455.
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WVWZZZ3BZW
Thanks guys for all the replies. I have fixed this car. It was the air flow meter which was the problem although it set no codes. It also surprised me the way it just came good at times. On advice from some replies I disconnected the air flow meter while it wa...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW55A7X
This one worked out great. Most of your responses were helpful. thanks to everyone once again. I replaced the #5 coil, put a set of spark plugs in it & had the computer reflashed. Drove it all the moniters ran, passed North Carolina state inspection. Once ag... Trouble codes: P1081, P0350 (ignition coil primary/secondary circuit malfunction), P0355 (ignition coil e primary/secondary circuit malfunction).
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