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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air struts VIN: WA1YD64B32
what all needs to be done after replacing air strut, suspencion light is blinking in the cluster. i have a vag com scanner but don't know how to adaptate or what else needs to be done after replacing air struts in one of these cars
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Hard Start VIN: WDBGA51E9N
This vehicle requires extensive cranking in colder weather. Cranks o.K. wants to start but takes considerable time to start. Secondary ignition has been replaced all except coils, fuel system is up to snuff, in warmer weather it is not a problem, and when it d...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L 2-3 and 3to4 shift VIN: WDBHA23G7W
hello MB tech. this car will not shift 2 to 3. did a scan with 38pin adaptor of launch x431 and got fault in the engine, the abs, and transmission. all of them are related to the rear abs sensor in differential. when i scope it with my fluke i've got a nice wa...
1987 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L Oil Pressure VIN: WV2YB0259H
after heads replaced oil light came on, changed oil to 15-40 per iatn posts, light went out then no issues untill replaced sender because of oil leakage. now with new sender oil light comes on while driving or at high rpms. as soon as vehicle comes to a stop o...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L cv joint VIN: 3VWCC2QV61
This Cabrio has a shimmy in the front end on acceleration. While cruising the vehicle has no problems. I know remaned axles are know to give trouble on VW's but was wondering if there was anything else I could check.
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L starter VIN: WV2NB47061
veichle came in as no start.check batt ok.starts with remote start power to start terminal.installed new park/neutral relay and neutral pos.switch n.g.check power at p/n relay,has power at pin 2& pin 5-key on and pin 6 in start mode.jump pin 6 to pin 8...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Stall VIN: 3VWDD21C42
The customer said that this "start stall" problem has happened before, but would always stay running after the third or fourth try. Now it will always start, but as soon as the tach. indicates RPM, the engine stalls. Customer also complained of an inaccurate s... Trouble codes: P0321 (Ignition engine speed return signal I forget the details.)
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L slams gears VIN: 3VWRE69M63
Hi there, This Jetta slams all gears all the time. There's a code in the TCM for no torque signal from the engine. This code resets instantly after being cleared with KOEO. Bentley says to check the ECM coding which I have done with Vag-com & it appears to be... Trouble codes: 01166 (TCM has no torque signal from engine)

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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6349Y
I did replace the exhaust cam sensor again on friday and the cam code did go away. The square wave on the old sensor was a little weird but not bad. The new sensor from the dealer (again) showed a better scope pattern. I did a 1000 mile trip to Vegas this wee... Trouble codes: 18 (Manufactures Exhaust cam sensor), 1397 (Generic scanner code Exhaust cam sensor).
2004 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L slow refueling VIN: SALNY22254
Thanks to all for the help. As Dan suggested, the car does have an ORVR system. The ORVR valve is no longer sold separately from the tank. We found the valve to be working properly. We found the evap canister was full of water and ice. This was restrictin...
1985 Saab 900 2.0L Pressure Plate
Well the Rhino clutch did have the wrong disc as I suspected, so I order an #8781346 kit from It included an updated Sachs 8.5 in. non-turbo disc & p-plate and it works perfect! Thanks to all who helped. Your the best!
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWMA23B1Y
thanks to all that reply turned out ecm was good abs fuse was blown never even entered my head to check that fuse started pulling one fuse at a time and found abs fuse blown replaced fuse and car started up thanks again to all that replyed
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21V51
Didn't actually fix the seemed to fix itself once the weather warmed up. Based on the replies I'd say the evap vent valve which is next to the rear bumper on this vehicle was stuck. Probably connected with the hot/cold, rain/freezing type weather we'...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 1296 code VIN: 3VWSE69M52
Almost everyone hit the target bulls eye on this one, special thanks [...] ensure DTC wasn't returning before closing, but all is cool now (pardon the pun).
2005 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 9BWGL61J95
Bob from Colorado nailed this one. I looked at measuring block 32 which measures O2 adaptations I think (good luck finding it written down anywhere) and the first block was stuck at something like 14. So all I really did was change the oil which was just abo...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Drive-axles VIN: YV1LZ5641W
one tech suggested to us that the bevel gears in the all wheel drive unit were probably the cause of the noise this was probanly the cause. After further discussing this option and the cost of repair at approximatly $2500.00 to $3000.00 I discussed it with the...
1998 Volvo S70 2.3L engine
ok guys sorry for the long wait on this fix...i have been waiting for the customer to bring it back so we can check it...all is fine,oil looks good after 1000+ so it must have been the fact that the car just sat too long without being driven to burn off accumu...
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