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2007 Audi A4 2.0L Surge VIN: WAUDF78E47
This vehicle has a rapid rythmic surge (approx. 200 rpm on the tach) on accel or decel between 25 and 35 mph. We have scanned the trans, trac control and engine and there are no codes and all readiness monitors are complete. During extended test drives with th...
2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Top operation VIN: SAJJA42CXY
A previous repair had been done to replace the hydraulic lines from the pump to the top latch. After that repair, the car returned once after a few months for low oil level in the pump reservoir. When it came back a second time after a longer interval, the oil...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBCA25D9L
Tha air conditioning is working, but it is not usually cold. I have replaced the compressor because of a leak, charged the system (converted to r134), but not very cold, maybe 70*. Feeling the evaporator pipe after the expansion valve, it was not cold. Pressur...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L shifting VIN: WDBJF55F5V
A tranny shop sent us this E320. Following a tranny rebuild, the car intermittentley has harsh downshifts and while cruising, it will downshift on its own without warning. No trouble codes in engine, transmission or ABS controllers. Speedo works fine yet the ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Front airbag VIN: WDBNG75J4Y
Have a used car lot that would like me to help him fix this benz. The right front strut airbag will not air up, we can hear a leak which sounds like it may be the strut or air bag. My question is since all data is not very helpful, is there a known issue, one ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L No Start, Stall, NO POWER VIN: WDBLK70G0Y
We have a CLK 430 here, that has interrmittent low fuel pressure. Car was towed in for a no start. Of course the car starts virtually every time. Only when the car is at operating temperature, if you turn off the engine, wait approx. 10 seconds and attempt to ...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L locks, antitheft VIN: YS3ED45E4Y
Hello SAAB guys, got this 2000 9-5 that came in for a bad oil leak, found oil pressure switch separated and leaking badly. Ordered switch from dealer and in the meanwhile, waiting for the next day delivery, disconnected battery negative terminal, removed start...
1974 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1582032939
We just put a reman engine in the beetle. The problem is that its hard to start and the tailpipe when its running runs real rich, I have a feeling that the temp sensor in the drivers head is bad because I found a resistor in the wiring of that sensor, So I hav...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWCC21C6X
A few months ago customer had car towed in after driving through a puddle. Car had sucked up water into engine, shattered a few lifters and bent the #1 and # 3 rods. We replaced all the rods and bearings, and did a complete valve job. Started the car and drov...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine VIN: WVWPD63B42
Theis vehicle came in wiht an erratic heating condition. The Temp gauge registers hot and there is gurgling in the tank. We initially replaced the thermostat with no luck and then checked for exhaust gases in the cooling system. We got a reading of 308 ppm and...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB69M22
I am not very familiar with the VW. My diagnostic scanner software is not the best for this either. I was able to retrieve the listed codes as well as some data stream. I did verify the ECT problem, it will intermittantly show -40 degrees F. and then return to... Trouble codes: P1296 (Man. Controlled Fuel and Air Metering), P0118 (ECT Circuit High Input), P0420 (CAT Efficiency below Threshold)

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2000 Audi TT 1.8L window glass VIN: TRUTC28N8Y
Hello AUDI Techs As per advise on most of the replies I received they said to cycle the window up and down, hold the window switch in the up position, thereafter in the down position, now window works perfect. Thanks a lot to all the people that sent me re...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L leak from weep hole VIN: WBAGL63422
Hello BMW Techs: We got several responses and all of them were weighed out. It was suggest by one or two responses to take it to the dealer and forget about it... and not to mess with it! I got one response from a guy that I have great respect for and he reall...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBDA28DXH
I first want to thank all of you who quickly responded to my request. The iATN group is the best. I did not have much fuel come out of #4 line at top of distributor while running. This is why I went after the distributor being at fault. I decided to pull the d...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Power to Compressor VIN: 3VWCB61E9X
Thanks for ALL your assistance. It turned out to be TWO issues. First, the throttle body DID have to be reset. Used Ross-Tech's VAG-COM software and within 90 seconds we had power back to the compressor with a group 98 reset...who'd athunk it? Alas, the rebu...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B53
Thanks to all who replied. Matthew from Oregon was right on. We found that the turbo bypass valve was stuck. There was no movement when vacuum was applied. The client had recent turbo work done elsewhere so we had to send her back to the dealer for warranty. Trouble codes: P0299.
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Misfire VIN: WVWAK73CX6
Can't get the customer back in. I think the consensus is that there's a crankcase vent issue that runs it too lean on startup. I'll post if he ever shows up. Thanks for writing
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