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2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Forward Gears VIN: WAUFL54D2Y
Hey everyone I have this Audi A8 Quattro that doesn't have forward gears the only code stored in trans is P0730 Wrong Gear Ratio, the ECM has an evap code i believe was from gas cap loose and O2 sensor codes but those are the least of the customers worries. Th...
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L engine VIN: 0XLBC90347
hello group, need a little advice on this bimmer. i am a honda dealer tech by trade. i did tbelt-fan clutch-drive belts-tstat and hoses for a good customer of ours. car ran fine before above mentioned items. all was done as preventative maint. (i.e. no overhe...
1995 BMW M3 3.0L No Start VIN: WBSBS9328S
Would not start.Found fuel tank sucked in.What causes this condition?
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L abs light VIN: WBABH8323V
Hi folks let me start by saying I have very little experiance with Euro cars this car belongs to my boss's wife he bought the car and it had 245/40z/r18 wheels and tires installed and they rubbed the struts sometimes so he had removed material from struts to g...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L rev VIN: WBABM3340Y
Problem with transmission. Won't go into reverse at times. When goes in reverse works fine doesn't slip. There are no codes in trans or engine computer. Forward gears work fine. Any ideas with this problem
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23E1V
Car came in last year with same code. Replace with Bosch universal. Was ok for 6 months, then came back with same code. Warrantied Bosch sensor with Bosch sensor, cleared adaptations. Car came back with same code for slow response. Replaced with OE Mercedes se... Trouble codes: P0133
1999 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9L LF power window VIN: WVWGF31J5X
Power windows giving me grief. Here's what I have- LF window(4 door)is inop, all other windows operate from their individual switches but are dead from driver's master switch. Inspected wiring harness from car to door and no broken wires found. Tried disconnec...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B8Y
Hey VW Masters I need your help as you can see the list of codes this one sets. I have checked over and found a dirty air filter, and secondary pump hose to air filter housing off by an inch, but o2s look good on scope what am I missing, sec pump operating cor... Trouble codes: 17965 (p1557 turbo super charger over boost condition), 17521 (p1113 b1 sporadic sensor 1 internal resistance too large), 19795 (p0411 secondary ait inj. system incorrect flow), 18011 (p1603 internal sporadic control module memory checksum error), 17522 (p1114 bank 1 sporadic sensor 2 internal resistance too large), 16527 (p0140 o2 sensor circuit b1s2 no activity detected)
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L battery VIN: WVWRH63BX3
Customer had trouble with battery going dead so they replaced the battery still went dead so they brought it to us. Alt was charging good couldn't find any unusal draws. We charged battery fully and sent back to customer.One week later car is back for dead bat...
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Air intake hose VIN: YV1LW5640V
Car is building up pressure in the crankcase and blowing oil out the filler cap, dip stick and into the intake, typically this is caused by a clogged oil seperator/crankcase vent sys. Also when trying to accelerate above 2500 RPM the intake hose will collapes ...

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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4324W
In the replies I got I was told that the shutoff valve is located under the spare tire and it is common to go bad. I was also told to check the tank presuure sensor located beside the fuel filler neck inside the right rear fender. I did check to make sure that... Trouble codes: 253 (Shutoff valve vent system jammed closed), 222 (Insufficient Coolant Temp for closed loop fuel control).
2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Airbag light VIN: SAJGA53CX3
Thanks for all who replied and confirmed what I thought. It was a code 13 - Crash memory full. Replaced the RCM and then had a code for driver seat buckle tensioner. I guess this one fired the buckle and the RCM. Parts replaced - all codes now clear. These are...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Blower Motor VIN: SALME11433
The fix to this one was the front blower motor control unit. Some may call this the blower resistor. It is accessible from under the glove box. Test the blue\red wire for varying voltage - 0-8 volts depending on fan switch position. Test yellow\green wire f...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Rear end sag VIN: WDBGB34E7N
No real way to modify this car. Steve [...] gave us part numbers for heavier springs. I informed customer about the best we could do was put in correct springs and some new Bilstein heavy duty shocks. He has not made up his mind if he wants to go that ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L blower speed VIN: WDBEA51E5N
thank you all very much. the blower current regulator was bad. my speeds all worked great. i got the part from world pac, for about 260.00. sorry it took so long for me to close this... thanks again all...jeremy
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, lack of power VIN: WDBJF72F5V
After checking rear Oxygen sensors input wires which was 75v, but reading of fixed 1.25v output at both sensors,I check all Oxygen sensor wiring to make sure there were so short circuits. The problem was clogged Cat Converters.I did the temperature reading bef...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L ignition lock VIN: WDBRF64J01
Thank you for your replies. I decided that without the proper scan tool that I really didn't feel like getting involved. I shipped it. Thanks again, Tom [...].
1964 Mini SPRITE 1200CC Charging VIN: 64HAN7L368
i want to thank everybody that took the time, i had some great feedback from a lot of you hope i can return he favor.thank's KURT!
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WVWMA23B1Y
Thanks everyone for your replies.I thought I close this but realize I gave a update instead!! I will remember next time. lol
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