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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Alternator VIN: TRUUT28N51
Hi members, I have this TT in here that seems to have a problem with the charging system. The car is from out of town and broken down here. When the car came in the battery light was on and was not charging. The customer said he has had the alternator replace ...
2006 Audi A3 2.0L transmission VIN: WAUNF98P56
we have an A3 in the shop that the automatic transmission will not shift. car has over 60,000 miles. (out of warranty) read the diagnostic codes with an Autologic scanner. codes present: DME 18032 / P1624 request for malfunction indicator lamp on. TRANSMISSION...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L ac VIN: WBAAM3346Y
This car belongs to the daughter of a long time customer. It has been in the shop several times with the complaint that the AC does not blow cold, but rather warm or hot air. However every single time they've dropped it off for diagnosis, it has worked properl...
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFB335X2
Hi guys, Here again I need your help trying to figure out this one. This BMW X5 came in with CEL on and codes 080-Secondary air system Bank 1,098 -Activation vent valve and 188 dmtl minor leak.Did all functional tests all check Ok air pump is comming on and cr... Trouble codes: 080 (secondary air bank 1), 098 (activatin vent valve)
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63432
I have a 2003 BMW 745LI that was brought to me with a check engine light on, and rough idle. Fault Codes stored in DME are P1046 (BMW Fault Code 285F) VVT, Internal Fault, Control Unit, Bank 2 and P1062 (BMW Fault code 2865) VVT, Power Limitation in Limp Home ... Trouble codes: 285F (VVT Internal Fault Control Unit Bank 2), 2865 (VVT Power Limitation in Limp Home Operation Mode)
1994 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L No Start VIN: SAJMX1340R
hay all you jag masters this v12 came in no crank no start custemer said he would start the car off the white signal wire to the starter has been doing this for awhile then it would start and run fine .then suddenly it wouldnt start so we got it. tested p/n sw...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L oil leak VIN: SAJEA51C12
Hey Guys, I have what looks like an oil pan leak here, can this be done without pulling trans? It look like front wheel drive unit is partialy covering oil pan bolts. I have another 2000 S type 3.0 here with an oil leak as well in pan area, is this common for ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, Stall, VIN: WDBUF65J13
This car will intermittently drop cyls 1 2 and 3 turn on CEL for misfire. It will barely have enough power to move the car, and then will suddenly clear up and run fine. My data shows cylinders 123 as negative number on effiecency scale. Cycling the key off an... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4Matic 4.3L Starting VIN: WDBNG83J33
customer came in yesterday with the complaint of weird electrical problems,such as brake lights on all time one reverse light on all time the rear window screen going up and down at times.i noticed front passenger carpet was wet so we started there and worked ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L sam VIN: WDBUF65JX4
This car came in from the auction with no documented problems. The young guy at the shop was changing the oil and checking the brakes when I left for lunch. When I got back the kid was all freaked out. He said while he was working the wipers came on and the li...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Overheats in 10 min VIN: WMRE334X3T
When the vehicle is started cold (i.e. after sitting overnight) the temperature gauge operates normally for approximately 10 minutes then you can see the gauge go into the red area fairly rapidly. When the engine has been running in the shop, there APPEARS t...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L clutch pedal VIN: 3VWCF21CXX
vehicle came in with no clutch pedal,the brake master cylinder was also low.I found the clutch master and slave cylinders were leaking.We replaced both of them and tried many times to bleed clutch,still no pedal.I noticed the clutch hose was ballooning and mov...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L lights, locks, windows, truk VIN: VWSCSC29M7
hi everyone. 00 jetta, customer states: jump started now windows and locks inop with remote but alarm activates and trunk opens when lights are turned on. verified complaint, trunk opens when lights turn on, windows inop at all controls, locks do not functio...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD63B72
Hello and thanks in advance for any help. We replaced the engine with a new reman, & now we have no spark or fuel pressure. checked it with snap-on scanner. no codes. It ran before replacing engine.We checked all fuses. checked all connections. Not sure if som...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L cooling fans VIN: 9BWPH61572
Vehicle overheats cooling fans will not come on. No engine codes and fuses in cooling fans circuit ok. Car dealer brought it in to us. Think I may need to scan the cooling fans module but our 7500.00 modis withn the 1200.00 Asian package doen't let us do that,...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L left rear window/regulator VIN: 3VWCK21YX3
hey vw guys, i have an 03 beetle convertible and i need to remove the rear panels to replace the rear window/regulator assembly. any tips on taking off the trim panels, and removing the assemby? any help appreciated.

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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Transmission VIN: WBADE6328V
All 3 replies had to do with the selector switch at side of transmission. It was one of those riveted type of switches so we did not take apart to look in . We decided to try a used one a transmission builder buddy of ours had and after a 100 miles so far it h...
2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Top operation VIN: SAJJA42CXY
I was able to get the top to work again by manually lowering it and then trying to raise the top electrically. The pump worked, but after a little time, when I checked the reservoir, it was empty. Here's what I think is going on: The pump reservoir was low ...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Belt VIN: 115.117-12
Thanks to all you replied. Lots of good ideas. And as one replied the alternator drive belt system on this vehicle is quite poorly engineered. If I didn't have another customer with the exact same vehicle (go figure) who has never had any trouble I would have...
1978 MG Midget MK IV 1.5L speedometer drive VIN: GAN6UG2042
Thank you for the many replies.I'm always astounded by the many MG techs that are still out there. It's a toss up whether the drive gear can be removed in car,so I am going to give it a try without pulling the trans.Right now its on the back burner,but when...
1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L Evaporator VIN: YS3DD55B6S
Thanks to all that replied. We were waiting for the customer to decide concerning the repair. Haven't heard from them in a couple of weeks. Justin,Vince,& Jeff answered the question that we had by letting us know that the new kit from the dealer comes with tub...
1997 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L Auto door locks VIN: YS3CH68M8V
All the replies indicated that there was as switch on the inner portion of the lock mechanism which needed to be replaced. I have returned the car to its owner without doing the fix as it was needed for immediate transportation. I am confident that the posts I...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Compressor VIN: 3VWCC21C1X
Thanks to David from California for steering us in the right direction. The problem was that the radiator fans have 2 speeds with 2 different sets of brushes. The compressor would kick on & run, but the low speed on the radiator fan motors was burned out s...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M9Y
All good suggestions, but all tests were negative. I suspect the driver in the PCM is not commanding the air pump on. I have recommended either a PCM replacement or a trip to the dealer for a second opinion. Thanks again for the help Trouble codes: P0411 (secondary air injection), 16795 (secondary air injection).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRB69M92
Thanks for the replies, I did have communication with all modules except ecu. I tryed using different keys with no change and the key light was not flashing. I ordered and intsalled new ecu. I then had power on the the 5 engine fuses that I did not have before...
1998 Volvo S90 2.9L no start VIN: YV1KS19601
thanks to all who replied... the alarm system locks the doors and disables crank ! found bad crank sensor that scoped good. replaced crank sensor... fixt it
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Stall VIN: YV1VS29591
thanks to all of you,finally it was the iac valve, completly stuck, thanks again for the help
2003 Volvo XC90 2.9L Vacuum Booster VIN: YV1CZ91M63
Well I finally got the car back and installed the new vac booster and all is well. I found no other option to repair the leaking/squealing booster other than replacement of the entire assy, and I found no other source for the booster other than the Volvo deal...
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