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1997 Audi A4 2.8L hard start VIN: WAUEA88DXV
This vehicle came in as no start. It had no power to the starter in crank mode. Replaced ignition switch. Still vehicle would not start. But it had power. Replaced starter and vehicle would start, but not well. Tested fuel pressure and found that it had 78 psi... Trouble codes: P0102
2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L abs VIN: WA1YD54B62
This car had the typical flasher clicking after replacing the hazard flasher relay. So we replaced the directional switch. When we removed the steering wheel, the inner spool of the clock spring came with the steering wheel and coiled wires sprung out. We got ...
2002 Audi A4 3.0L heater controls VIN: WAUJC68E73
where do we go from here? i don't want to tear apart the dashboard to find out what to do. this is the first time i have encountered the electronic heating. we do quite a lot of VW and AUDI work. please help me before i pull out what is left of my hair. thanks...
1994 BMW 318is 1.8L drive train VIN: WBABE5328R
thanks in advace to anyone who has any ideas. this vehicle has a vibration on acceleration the harder you accell the more pronounced the vibration. the vibraton only happpens between 22 to 28 mph. the more weight the vehicl is carring the less you feeel the vi...
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Timing Chain VIN: BW75465G8J
I want to thank you guys in advance for your help. I am working on a 1996 BMW 740iL. Where i am having problems is in positioning the rigt cylinder head intake sprocket. I found this information on Mitchel's on Demand, but it is still confusing on how to posit...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L suspension VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
aloha, we have a rear suspension clunk in this car... i have r&r the strut and dis-assembled with no obvious problem in the tower bush or strut. all suspenion joints appear to be ok. link maybe a little loose. are there any common problems with the rear suspen...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L starting VIN: SALJY1246V
vehicle was in car wash and died, now it won't restart no fuel pump signal. first you must turn and hold key in start position for 5 or so seconds then iy will crank but no start. we believe this is a security issue but have little information as to what we ca...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L timing chain VIN: WDBHA22E0T
I am having trouble installing the cam gears on this one after timing chain/guides head gasket replacement. This vehicle came in with several problems. First was a heavy rattling coming from the timing cover area. Second was a rather large coolant leak comin...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J91
Hello everyone, car has no power but if u clear codes it will run fine for a few seconds. my benz software for somereason will not access the pcm on this car. i cant find any info on these codes... i know that the car is only running on 3 cylindes. need some m... Trouble codes: P0250 (catalyst damaging misfire random cylinders), P0252 (catalyst damaging misfire cyl 2), P0254 (catalyst damaging misfire cyl 4), P0256 (catalyst damaging misfire cyl 6)
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54EX1
this vehicle was towed in, died out for customer, when vehicle arrived at shop it started. scan test (modis) coded up Cam Sensor fault, found TSB for fault code pertaining to 2004-2005 models only. I deciced to replace Cam Sensor, after 15min running dies out,... Trouble codes: P2034 (Cam sensor fault)
1985 Saab 900 2.0L Pressure Plate
I put a new clutch kit Rhino Pac #21-006 and a new slave cylinder, Raybestos # SC37936. Had the flywheel resurfaced too. Works good except that when the pedal is all the way to the floor there is a rubbing/grinding sound. It releases good and grabs good though...
1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC 2.8L Accessories VIN: WVWEE4500N
This Corrado was has been in our family for at least 15 yrs. my brother sold it to his young brother in law . He says he changed the outside door handle all was good . the battery went dead and he changed the battery ,EVER SINCE the power windows are both inop...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Trans VIN: 3VWCC21C1Y
We have this New Bettle that cam in first for high rpm at freeway speed (4000rpm @ 70mph). I test drove it with the Vag-Com while monitoring the trans. Even though it would go into 4m (in the block value) it still still was at 4k rpm. I scanned the PCM and got... Trouble codes: P1545, P1579 (Adaptation not started), P1565 (Lower stop not reached)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Driver's Air Bag VIN: 3VW5K69M72
Hello VW techs, I am trying to remove the driver's side air bag on this Jetta. I have looked up the procedure on All Data and Mitchell on demand. Both have the same description and similar diagram. I can not release the tabs to release the bag. After a lot of...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Valves VIN: 3VWCD21C93
After reinstalling head, started engine and let run for about 10 mins then it developed a valve train noise. Rechecked cam timing. Good. Removed cams and found 3 exhaust valve stems broken about 1/16" from keeper grooves. 2 valves from one cylinder and one fro...
1998 Volvo S70 2.3L engine
Hey Guys,need a little help with this one.We have a car that we bought from a customer after he neglected to replace the timing belt and when it broke it pretty much distroyed the engine.i replaced the engine with a used engine we got from a very reliable auto...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Cooling Systems VIN: YV1CZ91H34
Thank you in advance for your help. This cross country is losing coolant into the oil pan. We eliminated the oil cooler as a possibility, leaving the most likely cause to be a leaking head gasket. We checked the cooling system for hydrocarbons, however, and fi...

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2003 Audi A4 1.8L motor has a ticking noise VIN: WAUJC68E73
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L rev VIN: WBABM3340Y
Transmission needed to be replace. Transmission was defective.
1999 BMW 740i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG8338X
Well I ordered all the proper tools for setting the vanos to spec. Took back apart the upper covers bank 1 and 2 used the ohm meter to adjust vanos to left stop, the used the jigs to set the sensor plates all while having the chain trestel on bank 1 to keep te... Trouble codes: P00, 21 (A Camshaft position Timing over advanced or system performance Bank 2), 034 (Launch tool Function Inlet-camshaft control bank 2).
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB61H4W
OK, first, thank You all for Your help. It Was the LDP and the purge valve that were the problem. Replaced with original from the dealer and no codes after that. What a pain this little VW was:) Trouble codes: 442 (EVAP leak).
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Clutch VIN: 1GKEK13Z73
Thanks to all who responded with most saying there was a problem with release bearing or push rod seal leaking on to clutch. A couple did mention possible pressure plate problem. In talking with my rebuilder who has said he has seen problems with the pressure ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3VWRF29M9X
I would like [...] set injector timing right on the money. Vehicle has not ran that good for years, Probl...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L turbocharger VIN: 3VWSD69M1M
thanks for the excellent help. it sounds like it is easier to remove the exhuust manifold before the turbocharger. if i have any more useful info after reassembly, i will repost. thanks again.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L reverse VIN: 3VWSP69M04
Time for an overhaul or replacement transmission. O1M trans is apparently not in it for the long haul("junk"). customer can not afford repair right now.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L battery VIN: WVWRH63BX3
Had to give car back to customer. Only had 20 milliamps draw after sitting aprox 10 minutes. we had no water leaks in car but one note the computers are located under the carpet in front of the driver and passenger seats. This can b a real problem if the drain...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3VWSP69M92
tested new injectors they pop at 3500psi. installed 4 new injectors and runs great no smoke. thanks for the help
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L oil consuption / smo VIN: YV1LS5649W
thanks to everybody that replied. I did r&r intake manifold and replaced pcv box wich was totally plugged up. also had to replace the lines going to the turbo, from the pcv box , wich were plugged solid.(the big plastic pipe that connects to the turbo hose in...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L idle up down VIN: YV1TS90D3X
thanks you guys for the help, i sent the car to the dealer, since then we did hear back from the customer, so i think they took care of it. thanks.
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L cam timing VIN: YV1RS53D41
I never was able to find the timing marks on this one. Like I said I have done these before and have always managed to find them but not this time. Luckily I was able to borrow the special tool that locks the cams in place and finish the repair. Usually we pai...
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L No Start, no crank VIN: YV1CZ59275
thanks to all who sent me info on this car.heres what we did.first off,I wanted to see if the network was up and running.pins 6 and 14 were in fact showing that CAN was up and running.but as far as the low speed line,nothing was there.we looked up what modules... Trouble codes: ECM44, ECM71, E003.
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