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1974 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0L oil pressure
The oil pressure guage reads in the lower 1/3 when started from cold, as I rev it up the needle starts to rise and then drops to below 0, basically the rest point w/ key off. Guage pegs when I ground the sender wire to the block. I replaced the sending unit - ...
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air ride VIN: 1234566777
Hey everyone thanks for looking.ihave a auction allroad that leaked down at the dealership,it got to me and i just put the airride through its paces and it wont leak down any more,just wondering if anyones seen lotrott get to these cars.the only thing ican fig...
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBRIE38573
BMW Masters, this one has me scratching my head... 745 comes in for leaking valve covers, Do the job- no problem, also do spark plugs at the same time... Finish car, start car- idles a little rough.. Go and drive car- clears up and runs great... Get back to th...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L inop VIN: WDBLK65G33
Hi Benz Gurus I have a cabrio with an inop roof. Car came in with top switch lit up, no codes stored in vario roof module. Windows will not do the express up feature, will express down when top is unlocked or express down feature or comfort feature is used. T...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Climate Control VIN: WVWTH63D01
No heat with climate control in automatic mode. A/C compressor and condenser fan on continuously in automatic mode. In economy mode heat works, compressor off. I am wondering if the compressor control is correct, I am unclear on what the reading should be on E...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWBS61J31
OK well have this volkswagen that came in 2 months ago with check engine light ON. Scan PCM retrieve 3 codes P0101,p0172,p0171, replace mass airflow sensor and perform maintainance tune up ( plugs, wires , fuel filter, air filter). Now car back again with P017... Trouble codes: P0172 (rich condition)
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L shifter handle VIN: 3VWSB69M12
this car came in with a broken shifter handle. i located one at a bone yard and am about to replace the unit. my question is , is there a trick to putting the handle back on it seem like there is a small rod that needs to go thru the top of the plastic. i don'...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Valve Timing VIN: 3VWTH69M62
Greetings VW Techs. I am looking for a specification for the range of the intake and exhaust cam variable valve timing. A source for this information would be helpful also. Thanks for any help on this!
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L right front wheel VIN: WVGCM67L84
Vehicle arrived with complaint of thumping under vehicle during a turn, forward or in reverse. Have verified the right front wheel binding, based on what we can see it looks like the axle is ok as in the air it does not bind. The suspension sagging in the air ...
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1984 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L windows VIN: YV1AX8843E
Group, I hope a volvo expert is lurking out there. I am volvo dumb. I have no power to the main window switch. I checked the fuse that aldata shows controls the windows and it has power. The alldata shows a window relay but it is doesn't give the location. Can...
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L not charging VIN: WAUDC68D31
thanks to all of you that replied. so I was using basic logic and grounded the field wire - no charging. I gave 12 volts to the field wire = not charging. In alldata the wiring diagram shows the field going to the i.p, but does not show how it is controled. 90...
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L No Boost VIN: WAULC68E54
Talked to the local dealer who suggested looking at the turbo blades on the cold side & making sure the nut was still holding the fins in place. Turns out the fins are mangled. Not sure if something went thru them or if they wandered off axis. We havn't don... Trouble codes: 16683 (boost range).
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGL63442
I sure appreciate everyones reply's. iatn is the best tool in my toolbox. unforuneatley i did not fix this car. it seems to hav oil pooling in the intake after it idles for more than a few minutes and the car is warmed up, then if you rev it up it will shoot a...
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1993 Volkswagen EuroVan CL 2.5L shifting, DTC codes VIN: VW2HC0702P
Hello everyone, First, many thanks to 5 very helpful responses sent from Don/NC, Robert/OR, Larry/OH, Mark/BC & Robert/FL. Don [...]/NC pointed me in the right direction that was the right fix in the end to a complex problem. FIX: R&R Ultrasonic cleaned al...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Engine VIN: 3VWSD29M4Y
Thanks for all the help and tips, the Jetta is alive again. Replacement of Turbo and 2 bent valves in cyl 4 was the problems.
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L rear brake pads/rotors VIN: 3VWGG71K17
FIXED!!, AFTER SOME LOCAL HELP FROM A VW SHOP AND SOME INFO ONLINE WE REPLACED THE PADS WITH OEM PADS. WE FOUND THAT WHILE INSTALLING THE PADS IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO "BOTTOM OUT" THE CALIPER PISTONS WHEN WHEN RETRACTING THEM OR THEY CAN STICK. AFTER BOTH OF T...
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