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2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L air bag mil VIN: WAUPL68E54
Hello gentlemen. This 04 S4 Audi came to us from another shop. They installed an Alpine Nav unit(IVA W505). After the install the Air Bag MIL would come on 10 minutes after every start up of vehicle and would stay on until ignition was turned off again. The ot...
1972 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 108.109-12
This is customer's s"baby" and he brought it to us for no start. We replaced the fuel injection pump and it started. We then test drove the car, and it will run for 15-20 minutes then stall. We put a fuel pressure gauge in the line and noted the fuel pressure ...
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L Limp Mode VIN: WDBTK75J55
I have this 05 CLK500 with no shift from transmission it does not slip but does not shift its in limp mode, found P0600 which is serial communications failure, could not communicate with transmission control module, we believe we need to replace transmmission ...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L vibration VIN: YS3DD78N2X
The alignment tech in my shop is throwwing in the towel on this one so on monday morning it will be my problem The owner of the shop requested that I write in for help.This saab has a front end vibration on the highway.The tech has replaced the lower control a...
2000 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3L inner tri-pod joint VIN: YS3DP35G9Y
Hello Saab Tech's In the process of replacing the inner boot on the LH axle I found that when removing the boot the tri-pod did not slide out as with other Saab joints. I went to WIS for info and it said for a B235R to pry back the plastic retainer in order to...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L brake booster VIN: 3VWDC21C21
this car will not have any power brakes after it sits for a while or overnight. i tried it after sitting 5 hours and it worked fine, but the customer states every morning it will happen. we replaced a bad hose to the booster a few months ago for a more constan...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Surge VIN: 3VWSE69M22
this jetta was bought at auction and has two problems i need help with. this car is 1.8 turbo and seems to run great except for surge under load. it idles normal and drive normal on level roads but under load it surges . there are no codes and no apparent air ...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L body VIN: WVWPD63B83
Thanks in advance for the help guys well; this car came into the shop vibrating when the transmission was put into drive or reverse when car is not moving and the vibration goes away when put in park or neutral , sounds like somethig is touching on the body , ...

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L abs module VIN: WAUED64B01
well guy's this one's fixed but it's a long story. First thanks to mark (jake) for the info was the best. Jason we had check the wires before but a good sugestion & Trevor we have a vag con a autodigs & snap on modis the scaners are good & I like the vag con b...
2002 Audi A6 2.7L Driver's VIN: WAUZZZ4B92
I would like to thank the 4 people that replyed for reading and offering help. No one offered a solution to our problem and the struggle goes on. What we did not know at the time was that the car got broken into by smashing the glass on that door. As we have c...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Starting VIN: WDBRF64J51
Thank you for all the replies, This is an auction car from another shop and they decided not to put anymore money in it, so we did not install switch. It also had water damage and harness corrosion issues. We now have the correct info to do this job in the fut...
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FD49Y73
Thanks to all that replied . Most that replied though must not have looked at the car model correctly because they suggested that the problem was in the ignition cassette. This car is a 2003 Saab 9-3, known to most as a SS or Sport Sedan,model code 9440, not a... Trouble codes: P2304 (Ignition coil trigger Cyl 2 circuit open/short to B), P1340 (Combustion detection signals CDM-T8 open/short), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire detected).
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5715R
Thanks to all for shairing the thoughts. The knock sensors with the wiring updated from Volvo were replaced before, did not solve the problem and by replacing ECM near right fenter well took care the problem. So it was the ECM. Thank you again. Best Ravinder S... Trouble codes: 143 (1-4-3 front knock sensor signal).
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