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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L heater core VIN: WAUDH68D71
No heat on any setting. Heater hoses read 130f degrees at inlet and outlet going into the bulkhead. Are these cores known for failing? I recall a post where the baffle was dislodged. Engine temp shows 96c
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L guages and diplay VIN: TRUWT28N61
Hello Audi tech's, The customer had to jump the battery and since then the instrument cluster does not work properly, the tach and the display, temp gauge and fuel also inop ,the display reads 0 in all boxes, Found codes in the instrument cluster portion 00668...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L tachometer VIN: TRUUT28N81
customer states the tachometer will fluctuate from 0 to 7000 rpm, and at times will indicate 1000 rpm with engine off, or idle at 2000 rpm, although actual rpm is 850. no onboard diagnostic codes, manual activation of gauges is normal. suspect intermittent clu...
1995 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE2328S
Hey Gang, I may already have my answers, but I'd like to run this by the "Brain Trust" to see what your thoughts were. The car came in with a poor engine idle condition, hesitation, ocassional stalling and MIL on. The above codes were registered, the O2 volt... Trouble codes: 203 (Oxygen Sensor Control 2), 13 (Oxygen Sensor 1), 12 (Oxygen Sensor 2), 201 (Oxygen Sensor Control 1)
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4322T
We have searched the forums and many posts point to a bad pump and valves. The funny part is my pump runs sometimes and I can jump the relay terminals and the pump will run fine. It appears the ECM is not energizing the relay. From what we could find the pump ... Trouble codes: P1421, P1423
1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Cruise control VIN: SAJNX2732R
The cruise control doesn't come on when the switch is turned on. Voltage at the switch, from fuse #2 in the left side fuse pack (5v.)is very low although tested at the fuse it is normal. The test light glows at normal brightness when testing the fuse, but at t...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L abs VIN: SALPV124OT
This Rover was towed in with a hard brake pedal and three warning lights on. Brake (red) ABS (amber) Trak (amber). Reading through all the past repairs (with iatn) it seems that rf wheel sensor is most common after jumping #5 and #15. When I jump these two the...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDB1260371
Hello mercb techs, vehicle came in with misfire. Customer bought the vehicle about a week ago and could not provide any history, we found fouled spark plugs rich with gas, disconnecting each fuel line one at a time shows no changes except on cylinder number si...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.5 2.5L Fuel injection block/intake manifold VIN: WDBD26D1HF
This is just a quick question. On this 86 190 Diesel on the injection block there are a 5 spring loaded solenoids,(not sure what they are called) that the o-rings are leaking on. I have never done one of these and everyone else can't remember how to do them. I...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S350 3.4L no start VIN: WDBGB34E1R
Costumer called in a no start problem . AAA came to the resque. And put a gallon of gas in tank of her diesel benz. Gotta love them AAA guys.Never started or cranked it over. Towed in glow plug light not on. No power to glow plugs Fuses ok. I have no info for ...
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WP1AB29P54
hi porsche techs, we've got this cayene yesterday with coolant leaking at the bellhousing. look's like the leak is coming from the back of the engine, in the top, and running down the bellhousing. i've removed all the covers in the engine but it's hard to look...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81H2T
checked ohms in evap regulator valve. came up as 25ohm also checked all vacume lines check ok. the intake had oil in the throttle body, mass airflow and induction hose. cleaned all oil out. it idles at 840 rpm. code still come up Trouble codes: 17990 (idle adaptation at limit)
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSB81H7W
Older gentalman friend of a customer has a vw jetta that won't start after sitting overnite if you just turn the key if you recycle the key 1-3 times it will usualy start and be fine the rest of the day of course if it' wet he spary's the coil with wd and all ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L battery VIN: 3VWCA21C6Y
battery drains after car sits 3 to 4 days,battery new cant find anything on tried dissconecting alternator still has slight drain checked tsb s found 1 talking about brake light switch problem but called dealer no recalls on this one also tried pulling 1 fuse ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Entire Vehicle VIN: 3VWSK69M53
This 2.0 liter Jetta came in originally for a loud exhaust and clicking on right turns. We replaced both axle shafts and the midpipe to repair those concerns. The customer now is complaining of a vibration that resonates through the entire vehicle between 3600...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Poor start VIN: YV1LZ56D6X
Hi there Volvo guys Got one here that is taking me for a ride. The customer complaint is poor starting and sometimes no starting. What happens here is that it cranks but then locks up sometimes. Sometimes it cranks over smoothly and starts... more times it c...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L camshafts VIN: 1YVTS97D6X
I am replacing the cylinder head on this 6 cylinder, and am having trouble going back with cam cover and realigning cams,and pulleys and belts. I am trying to follow all data instructions, but the position it has me put crank and cams to tighten the cam cover ...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L mil VIN: YV1LS5509P
This car after the valve job done come back 20 days after with code 644A we remove the timing belt and install back acording with alldata iformation, did not fixed. Replaced trhe variable cmashaft valve with new did not fixed.We checked the wiring and the conn... Trouble codes: 644A (camshaft reset valve slow response ctrl)

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2000 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUKH68D5Y
I want to thank all that sent replies to me I am (at the advice if others)sending it of to the dealer for the reflash. I would be curious to know why the cross counts on the rear o2 Sensors are so high on these cars. But I guess VW will keep that to themselves... Trouble codes: P0431.
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WBADE6320W
Thank you for your replies! I had smoke tested this intake more than once and found no leaks but with propane I could see a change in 02 readings, also I noticed the valley pan leaking so the intake had to come off anyway. A set of intake seals fixed this ride...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L ac control VIN: WBAET37402
thanks to jerry in cali hit it right on the head . the ebox blower was blowing the fuse. it's in the left front lower floor.thanks to all and merry christmas
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L airmatic VIN: WDBNG70J6Y
sorry for delay in posting a fix. as most things turn out, it seems to be the simple things in life. if suspension sits low, it's leaking. and thats what it turned out to be. leak at line fitting to left rear strut. special thanks to dang for suggestions and i...
1996 Other European 4.6SEh 4.6L Imobiliser VIN: SALPE1243S
This vehicle left the shop soon after the post. I tried the suggested method for reprogramming the key, that is by putting it into the door and holding it in the position (lock, for instance) that I was pressing the remote's button for in an effort to get the ...
1993 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWFR21H8P
Well we finally fixed this thing. The 12v to the injectors was a wild goose chase. I was testing them with my meter hooked up to the injector plug which was disconnected from the injector. With the plug connected to the injector and back probed we had good inj...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFR81HXW
THANKS TO ALL THAT GAVE INPUT. WE REPLACED THE AIR MASS SENSOR AND THAT CURED THE HIGH BOOST FAULT AND LOW POWER CONDITION. THEN WE FOUND THAT #2 GLOW PLUG WAS FAULTY CAUSING THE GLOW PLUG MONITORING FAULT. DROVE THE CAR 250 MILES AND NO FAULTS RETURNED AND IT... Trouble codes: 65535 (internal control module memory error-intermittent), 01050 (glow plug monitoring-intermittent), 00575 (itake manifold pressure control difference-intermittent).
1983 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L engine VIN: YV1AX8853D
My customer has put the project on hold for now. Most of the replies suggested the wiring in the engine compartment. I have checked everything else that was mentioned plus the flowchart in the Mitchell Manual for a No Start. If I get to fix it, I will post ...
1998 Volvo V70 R 2.3L leak VIN: YV1LW5241W
Thank You to everyone that replied. All but 1 responce suggested looking to the oil filler cap gasket becoming hard and or the tension tabs of the cap weakening causeing the seal to leak, running under the plastic cover covering the VC, then running off the l...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Oil Pressure VIN: YV1SZ58D21
We installed a Used Engine in this car.. Cust & I did not want to start spending money chasing an apparent elusive problem. Sent the old engine to machine shop for a quick look. It appears this engine was not as well maintained as we first thought even th...
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