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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Timing Belt VIN: TRUUT28N11
During routine Timing Belt replacement, I can't get the new belt (Continental Contitech) back on the pulleys. Replaced the Water pump & Tensioner pulleys and hydraulic tensioner. Verified that Tensioner and Water Pump pulleys ARE of the correct diameter and th...
2004 Audi A4 3.0L 1-2 VIN: WAUJT68E83
Just had transmission rebuilt,vehicle has been running great.Just had it return customer complaining of transmission shuttering upon take off.If you take off normally it does shutter,but if you take off at a slightly i mean slightly higher rpm it does not.Has ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Popping noise VIN: WBAAM3342Y
Good morning everyone this car came from a local BMW dealership. They had told the customer that it needed a new engine and he didnt like that answer so he brought it to us. The car had multiple misfire codes and runs very rough. The car has a loud popping sou... Trouble codes: 0300 (multiple misfire), 0301 (1 misfire), 0302 (2 misfire), 0304 (4 misfire), 0306 (6 misfire), 1520
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLJ65G9X
Customer tells us that this Mercedes CLK has been back to the dealer at least 3 or 4 times over the past few years for "check engine" light and for complaint of hard filling of fuel tank. Sometimes gas nozzle will shut off 20+ times while refueling. Sometimes ... Trouble codes: P0455 (evap leak - large)
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Stall, hard start VIN: WDBNG70J5Y
The vehicle came in with an intermittent stall condition when coming to a stop. Once stalled, the vehicle would either re-start immediately or re-start after a 10 min. shutdown. Either way, once re-started the vehicle will run normally. During the no-start co... Trouble codes: P1570
2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L battery VIN: WDB2200732
Hi Team This is a new car to my shop and has been back to mercedes several times. The problem is that the battery will go flat overnight intermitantly. It may only do it once a month. the key is always removed from the ignition and the car is always garaged a...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSS29M61
this car has had repeated rounds of setting p0134 no activity code and p1128 fuel tirm code this trip in it set p0134 no active code set checked fuel trim in block 32 it was + - .5%, block 33 was + - 4% and fluctuating voltage was fluctuating between .1 and .9... Trouble codes: 16518 (p0134 no activity b1s1), 17536 (p1128 long term trim lean b1)
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L air bag VIN: 3VWSBB21C9
tia, firstly alldata and the vw dealer shows/says there are front impact sensors. remove headlamps and front clip and there. well i pulled fenders, liners, front clip and headlamp and no sensors. i looked up on wiring diagrams in alldata and mitchel and does n...

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L ABS/DSC Lamps on VIN: WBAAM3341Y
Hi all. Thanks again for all info. I was shocked at the absolutely spartan level of diag info in MOD or ALLDATA regarding what is apparently an important component for traction control and ABS. They barely have CODE coverage for ABS much less godo descriptions...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Surge VIN: WDBDA29DLF
thanks to all the members that replied! the fix was that we changed the over voltage relay
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L no start VIN: WDBEA32E3R
Thank you for the 4 quick and on the money replies.Ken from Mass.,Rich from Fla,who suggested checking for hairline cracks in a fuse,and Frank from Nevada who pinpointed it right to fuse #5. Fuse 5 had the tiniest of hairline cracks at he tip.It was a com...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L none VIN: WDBEA32E9R
thanks to all the members that replied! the fix was the fuse number 5 was cracked,we changed the fuse n it worked
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EF48E7X
thank you for all of the help. The customer did not want to spend money if we were not sure it would fix the car. She went to the dealer and they charged her 3000 dollars. They put an alternator fuel pump and a computer and that is all they told her so no tel...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L a/c relay VIN: YS3FB49S03
customer cant return vehicle,but I feel confident that the trionic module is bad as I had swapped out the relay with no change and with codes cleared trionic couldnt activate with tech2.hope this helps someone in the future and thanks to those who responded.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C1X
Thanks to everyone for your help but David from California was correct.Replaced throttle body & issue was corrected. Thnx again. Trouble codes: P1580 (mfr ctrl veh spd idle cntrl aux inp).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L door ajar indicator VIN: WVWSP61J52
Thanks for the help guys, replacing the driver door latch solved the door open audio chime, and the driver door inner lamp problem, but it also took a new rear hatch latch to solve the door open annunciator lamp on the panel. the rear latch also solved the pro...
1997 Volvo V90 2.9L ABS System VIN: YV1KW9603V
This car is fixed. The problem was a poor connection at the right front ABS speed sensor. Replies also confirmed that Volvo specifc software is required to access ABS error codes for this car. Speed sensors should test 1000-1100 ohms. A couple of replies sugg...
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Air quality sensor VIN: YV1SZ58D82
Hi everyone. We have fixed this car and it is gone! The A/C compressor problem was simply the clutch gap, which I discovered soon after posting this help request. We have had to adjust the clutches on some of the older Volvos, but this is the first one this n...
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