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1997 Audi A6 2.8L Transmission VIN: WAUJC84A7W
This car's an old beater that we see once in a while. The Torsen differential broke so we put in a used one from another 98 A6 & it works fine. However, ATF drips from a little vent hole in front of where the Torsen bolts up to the automatic. Did we screw up ...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L power windows, sun roof VIN: WBACB4320S
We replaced the starter on this car and now the windows and sun roof will not operate. checked codes with i-scan and found the following; 058($3A)relay sticking MFBA signal to ground; 061($3D)relay sticking MFBZ signal to B+; 061($3F)thermo switch FH BT active...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBACD22070
Car drives perfectly, but idle quality deteriorates after idling a short time. Engine visibly rocks. I use Ediabas for diagnostics. Sensors and switches seem to have correct values for idle. Rough running display shows number 1 cylinder fluctuating 700~2000, c...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WBADE6328V
hey guys, here's whats going on, this car once warmed up will stall intermediately when put into reverse or drive. i have replaced iac valve twice no difference. replaced rear crankcase ventilation diaphram and tube. no difference. checked for lower intake vac...
1998 BMW M3 3.2L Pilot bearing VIN: WBSBG932XW
The pilot bearing came out when removing the trans.I am unable to find info regarding how deeply it should be installed in the crank.Alldata shows a tool,and,drive it fully home.Do any of you know how far in home is?I have found no end of removal tools,which I...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDAO1D3Y
HELP! - This Jag is kicking our collective butts. Came in on hook as no start - cranks ok. Has no fuel pressure. Removed rear seat and checked voltage at main fuel pump = ok. Jumped curcuit CA101-12 at rear electronic control module to ground and had fuel pres...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01C0Y
P0174 .Fuel trim is at 45- 50 % both banks, ONLY at idle. Fuel pressure is 32 psi at idle 40 psi at cruise.Is that correct? I cannot find specs for fuel pressure. Smoke check reveals nothing. Propane reveals no leaks either. New MAF didn't change anything. Car... Trouble codes: P0174
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L trans controls VIN: WDBHA23EZV
This vehicle limped into our shop with no upshift (limp home) tested codes P0758 engine module 114 trans module. Cleared codes and road tested to find only the P0758 returned. Tested wiring from controller to transmission, found fluid in connector at trans, an...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4JGAB54E8Y
Please help, this thing is kicking us hard. This is our second post on this car addressing a seperate but related issue. The first concerned plugged exhaust. Now we have a persistant missfire on #3 that varies in intensity only at low RPM/low load conditions. ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0303 (Cyl. 3 Misfire)
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L noise VIN: 3VWBK31CX4
This vehicle came to us after being overheated the water pump failed. It got hot enough to mess up a valve in the head. We repaired the head, installed valve seals, water pump, timeing belt. The car ran great for two days. Customer returned with a strange wist...
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 V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Evaporator VIN: YV1LZ56D8X
Hello my fellow techs. I wanted to post this help request before I actually start pulling what little hair I have out of my head. I got this Volvo with the a/c system that freezes. All the lines freeze and the evaporator turns to a block of ice. If anyone has ...

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1997 Volkswagen Golf K2 2.0L Start and stall VIN: 3VWKB81H4V
Thanks for the replies. Checked vehicle further, checked timing marks and found that crankshaft pulley had jumped 3 teeth on the timing belt. Installed new belt, properly adjusted tensioner and it runs fine. Thanks again for the replies. John
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Oil filter VIN: 3VWCA01H0X
Thanks for all the replied, I drove the vehicle for almost a week, oil pressure as I mention before 18-60 PSI at hot and 80-100 PSI max at cold or minus 20 degree C. Oil pressure is normal, oil leak out at oil filter gasket due to oil cooler( warmer ) not tru...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Electronic VIN: WVWNA63B2X
Well, I got nowhere with this car, the customer is looking for used computer #2 and I am waiting to see what happens. At this point I am closing this post since I am running out of time, but I did have another passat come in with the same year and the coding ...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L overheating VIN: C2XM463044
Thanks for all the help. This morning I block test the car and it failed. Blue turn to yellow in 30 seconds. Did a second block test and it pass. Third test it also pass. Then I use the smog machine to check for Hydrocarbon,zero HC.Remove the water pump and fo...
1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1JA8751M
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L AWD unit VIN: YV1LZ56DOX
Well finally finished this one. HAd to deal with an extended warranty company I should start charging an administrative fee for dealing with these people. Three used angle gears later(all supplied by warranty company )we finally got one that looked ok in the i...
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