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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air suspention VIN: WAUYP64B11
Hello adi techs !!! This audi came in to the shop with the air suspension lamp on.All four corners of vechile are bottom out. on visual inspect i can see that the lr air strut in completely deflatted and the other three have some air in them. the compressor d...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L airbag VIN: WBAGJ8328W
I removed drivers door panel and airbag to acess latch for outer door handle. After reassembly of door airbag light stays on ( and will not clear even after disconnecting the batery ). I did turn ignition on to move window position while airbag was not connect...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L gauges VIN: WBABK7328W
Hi guys with BMW experience,have this 98 328is conv/car tow in water pump broken damage rad.replace all parts ,car would not start due to after market alarm(customer did not know about alarm)remove alarm car starts instrumet has no temp ,gas,rpm,odo also get m...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E9Y
This car started with just a slight misfire on accel and MIL light came on- it had 3 of the 4 codes listed above. We cleared the codes and road tested. #6 came back, we replaced plugs and wires on that cylinder and everything was fine. It came back missing wor... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire 5), P0306 (Misfire 6), P0307 (Misfire 7), P0308 (Misfire 8)
1987 Saab 9000 S 2.0L Surge, Stall
hi saab tecs could sure use your help. this old beauty has been acting up for a while only now it is more consistent. upon cold startup the idle will fluctuate and then die. it takes several key cycles to get the car to idle, and as of late, its been really s...
1999 Saab 9-5 3.0L rev limits in gear VIN: YS3EF43Z0X
Good Morning!! Thanks in advance for your help. This vehicle if brought to approximately 4,000 RPM in any gear or neutral will rev limit by cutting fuel. RPM appears correct on scan tool, scan data shows correct gear selected. Due to the lack of information in...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L a/c clutch signal VIN: 3VWSC29M7Y
vw techs. this jetta came in w/ no a/c concern. check of vehicle showed no power to comp. clutch. check of wiring diagram showed signal comes from cooling fan module.the power feeds on 14 pin t4 and t9 are fine. the ground on t6 is fine.all power feeds to the ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Blue smoke VIN: 3VWSE69M02
I think I have a bad turbo seal but would like another opinion. Under very hard acceleration, probably under max boost, I haven't checked, there is a lot of blue smoke out of the exhaust. It will actually lose power, make an odd "cracking" noise (this is the b...
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L Trunk latch/lock VIN: YV1JS831XR
The lock cylinder and mechanism sounds like it's working. The key lock feels as if it's rod is still connected to the latch. The problem is the handle rotted out and we can not get in to the trunk. Does any body have a way of "breaking-in" to the trunk that ...

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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L trans control module VIN: WBAAM5334Y
thanx to everyone who replied,all were good suggestions.Scott confirmed that the mdk was another term for the trottle body.i replaced it and it took care of 3 codes,then the cam sensor was replaced and all of the engine codes were taken care of.the trans compu...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, EPC Light On VIN: WVWTH63B92
This vehicle was repaired with a new throttle body assembly. While several people reported these being available on the aftermarket, all of our usual sources were on a severe backorder, so we purchased one from Volkswagen (PN: 078-133-062-B). 3 of our 4... Trouble codes: 18265 (Load Signal Error Message from Engine Control), 17950 (Throttle Actuation Potentiometer Range/Performance), 18047 (Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor 12 Range/Performance), 17579 (Throttle Actuation Potentiometer Signal 2 Range/Performance).
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, run circuit issue? VIN: 3VWCK21C42
Thanks to all that have helped with this. The intermittent "run circuit" problem was a wire to the ignition switch had corroded. I dropped the steering column trim and looked at the electrical switch for the ignition and found the wire that was not behaving. I...
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