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1997 Audi A6 2.8L Key Lock Cylinder VIN: WAUGA84A4V
Need A Better Description To Remove Key Lock Cylinder For Ignition
1992 BMW 318i 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBACA5315N
This BMW came in with a no start, exstended crank condition. We finaly traced it to weak fuel pressure. Installed new fuel pump with filter, now it fires right up. Now we have a idle surge issue, 500 to 1500 rpm's. Checked the iac valve with dvom, so far ok. I...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADM6349Y
The car came in initially for wipers in-op. The customer checked fuses and the climate control was in-op after that. Arrived here and the climate control was up and running when I drove the car into the shop. checked the wipers and the nuts all tight on linkag... Trouble codes: 130 (CAN buss), 050 (Fuel selonoid valve), 069 (Fuel pump reay), 035 (secondary air pump), 126 (Tank leak pump)
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFR81HXW
hi all fellow diesel techs-here is the saga of a silver jetta tdi: -car came in with intermittent check engine light, 3 fault codes 65535 internal control module memory error-intermittent, 01050 glow plug monitoring-intermittent,00575 intake manifold pressure ... Trouble codes: 65535 (internal control module memory error-intermittent), 01050 (glow plug monitoring-intermittent), 00575 (itake manifold pressure control difference-intermittent)

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2000 Audi TT 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUTC28N7Y
Although this particular vehicle would not set or store a mass air flow sensor code, we concluded through various eliminative procedures that in fact, we were dealing with a defective mass air flow unit. Test results for fuel pressure passed. Ignition system... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302 (po304-), P0304.
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBADT43462
Replaced upstream o2's with bmw oe. Thank you everyone! Trouble codes: 228 (bank 2 permanent deviation).
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L head gasket VIN: SALHC1345P
Thanks to all who responded. The majority said to use the composite gaskets and(TTY)bolts,and the dealer only sells the composite gaskets.Therefore that is the way I went. I had the heads resurfaced(.010")used composite gaskets and the new bolts.All went well....
1983 Volkswagen Vanagon L 1.9L cooling system VIN: WV2ZBO257D
well, this nightmare ends. It left today. Thoughs that suggested crack in head were correct. We could not determine where the internal leak was coming from. Leak tests would not give answer. On leap of fail we repulled head on drivers side and could not see a...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L fuel VIN: NO VIN
Dear iatn friends. most of you suggested that there is air-leak to the intake manifold or to replace the maf , the problem with the car that after i have cleared all the codes , for the last two weeks the car is ok , no codes and the co level is ok. so it cou...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWSH63B21
This seemed to be a problem with a few different faces. First the belt was loose on the water pump from a bad tensioner. After that we flushed the heater core and used a cleaner for quite a while. Lots of sandy type material came out. Then while running it and...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine light VIN: WVWAD63B45
This Volkswagen Passat had frontal damage from a deer hit. The check engine light related to a camshaft positioning sensor code P0340. We replaced the sensor, cleared the code, but the same code came back after a short drive. Jeff replied promptly to my que...
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start, Stall
Well I guess I'm going to have to turn in my ase master cert. and head back to the oil pit. It turned out to be the ignition module that I had replaced in August. The light I was using was showing spark But I had none when I used a gap type tester. I had a lo...
1998 Volvo S90 2.9L valve lifters VIN: YVIKS9602W
It was a truely Happy Thanksgiving for me! The vehicle has been finally fix and is on the road. Many thanks go to the the techs that responded. After rechecking timing, grounds, compression, fuel pressure and fuses/relays, I went back to the basics, the car ra...
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55A9X
thanks to all who replied to my message . after i did smoke test i founf the cause ,it was the vacum lines going from the oil trap over the top of engine to the middle of intake ,the lines were collapsed over the vacum canister . again thnks to all who repliye... Trouble codes: P0171.
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