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1998 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAA88G9W
reocurring p401 ,no success 3times fixing Trouble codes: P0401
1999 Audi A4 1.8L power windows-door lock system-power sun roof-abs VIN: WAUCB28D7X
i dont have enough info on controller location,does the controller in the trunk also control power windows and sunroof??? im stuck !! i was told there can be a controller under the drivers seat and or in the center counsel, i have not found any in these locati...
2002 BMW X5 4.6is 4.6L stereo VIN: 5UXFB935X2
There is limitted info about this system. I have researched T.S.B's and found no problems in the areas indicated. Any help is appreceated.
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L oil pressure VIN: WBAD543453
Customer complains of red oil can light and warning display indicating low oil pressure. This happens after driving constant speed for 50 miles and coming to a stop. Light and warning come on, but turn off as they accelerate from stop. We have tested oil press...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Heater core VIN: WDBJF55F9T
Vehicle has come in with a problem of steam or moisture appearing on windows.This vehicle has no smell of coolant.No signs of coolant leaking inside our outside of vehicle.System pressure test fine.Driving the vehicle windows just steam up with moisture,howeve...
1979 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: GHN5UL5005
Car came in for flooding. Found the plugs on Cylinder 1 and 4 to be soaked with fuel and plugs on 2 and 3 to be OK. The choke wasn't opening correctly and that was corrected. I still have excessive fuel in cylinder 1 and 4 and much less in 2 and 3. The carbure...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L hard cold start VIN: 3VWRF81HOV
Car came in for hard cold start. Checked glow plugs. Glow plug circuit not working. Unplugged coolant temp sensor per alldata tests. Glow plugs work with sensor unplugged. Replaced sensor and glow plugs still do not work. Will work with coolant sensor unplugge...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L door locks VIN: 3VW3A81H2W
this is my personal car and i am living at 9200 feet above sea level and it gets cold like negative 15f and on these cold mornings i cannot open the doors. it has one keyhole in the driver side door and one in the trunk. it has central locking and when i unloc...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAC63B41
Vehicle came in with timing belt broken and bent all of the valves. Sent head to machine shop, had resurfaced all valves, guides and seals replaced, cam timing chain and tensioner. Everything is now assembled and the car runs well with this exception: In orde... Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam Position Sensor Circut Range/ Performance)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L 1-2 Shift etc. VIN: 3VWDD21C41
Greetings VW experts. I am just looking for some direction on this particular issue. Customer is 4 hours away, car is here at dealer and he got the $5400.00 phone call / estimate for replacing his automatic transmission. I don't typically work on a lot of VWs ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 1-2 shifts VIN: 3VWSE69M42
we replaced trans with used 5 speed automatic. original trans would not shift at all. the new used trans will shift, but 1-2 shit is very hard, 2-3 shift slips initially then goes in . all other gears are fine. is there adjustment or updated programming for co...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L instrument cluster VIN: 3VWVH69M33
This car was towed in with a no start condition. Discovered the dash was blank-no digital display for odometer and most warning lights and gauges inoperative. Also the illumination lights in window switches inoperative as well as windows inoperative. Instrumen...
2005 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVGBG77L95
Hello out there, The client stated that the vehicle did not crank and did not start over the weekend. On Monday however, he was able to crank, start, and drive the vehicle to our shop. On his way, the MIL came on. Our initial findings of the codes were P0171,... Trouble codes: P0171 (Long Term Fuel Trim Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Term Fuel Trim Lean Bank 2)
1992 Volvo 740 2.3L Speedometer VIN: YV1FW8831N
Hi fellow techs. Thanks in advance for your help. I am working on a '92 Volvo 740 wagon with a bad speedometer. The problem the car was brought in for was that the speedometer, after driving for awhile, would work fine up to about 60 mph, then drop off to zer...
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L rear drivetrain VIN: YV1SZ58D42
This is a good customer of ours.They are a bit mifted that this fine piece of Swedish engenering is eating drive line stuff like crazy.We are a little anoyed ourselves. Fluid levels and such have stayed good though out the serviceing periods we've done. Any i...

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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L rear door locks, gas door VIN: WBAGJ8325V
New body control module above the glove box fixed the locks. All 4 locks work as designed. disconnected the gas door motor and set gas door lock to unlock to prevent destruction of new BCM
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Hesitation
Thanks Jeff and Chang you hit it on the nail. After doing a lot more research i found an article that also help. so i went out and got the part and replaced it, cleared all codes and test drove her for a few ... Trouble codes: P0150 (O2 s circuit B2S1), P0155 (O2 s heater circuit B2S1), P0173 (fuel trim B2), P0507 (I A C system revolutions per minute higher than expected).
1992 Saab 900 S 2.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3AK36E0N
Well This one was A case Of someone being there before us. After running through some more tests fuel pressure, o2 sensor, and so on we went back to electrical tests and found some one had done some wiring to the ignition ecu and there was a ground that had b... Trouble codes: 12223 (air fuel mixture lean), 12112 (incorrect air fuel ratio at idle), 12111 (incorrect air fuel ratio driving), 12241 (air fuel mixture fault).
1979 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) 1.5L flasher unit VIN: 1793448889
thanks to all who replied ! i believe i mailed all personally . relay was bad and is the only 3 pin relay in the block . thanks guys lewis
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 9BWDE61J82
Thanks for all the help everyone. We think it is fixed. We had a po301 misfire code which a visit or two ago was a po303 and we moved the plug to #2 hole and the coil to #1 hole. With the return of a misfire where the pack was now located we changed the pack a...
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