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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L washers VIN: WAUYP54B01
Complaint no washers, headlamp, rear, or windshield. All wipers operate normally, Have plugged in a wiper switch for test purposes, no change. Have checked fuses 36 & 37, replaced both, no change.
1986 BMW 535i 3.4L clutch VIN: WBADC74046
hello bmw techs have a problem with this 5351,while customer was driving the other day clutch pedal went to floor and would not return, car was towed to us and all is ok.have checked all hydraulics and they look ok (no leaks)clutch operation ok. customer says ...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L 2-1 downshift VIN: WBACA42020
Owner complaint - engine intermittently sluggish when moving from rest. Found trans not shifting to 1st when vehicle stops.Same in sport mode but will apply 1st if manual 1 selected. I can watch trans operation with diagnostic equipment. Live data for inputs l...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJDAO1D8Y
The MIL light is on, the fault code is P0307, and the problem is not caused by an ignition coil. We installed a new coil, moved coils around, and the fault code is always P0307. After the engine was running, and the compression built up again, we did a compres... Trouble codes: P0307 (Missfire 7)
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Left rear tail lamp VIN: WDBRF40J73
With cars like this is it any wonder why Germany lost the war. The left rear tail lamp works intermittently. When it acts up the auxillary bulb kicks in on both sides. When I switched circuit boards side to side the right side acted up. I put on a new Merce...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L adjust timing VIN: WV2EE0703S
I'd like to check/reset the timing on this Eurovan. I've looked through Motor, MOD, gotten an 8 page fax from the factory manual, and googled for the info. No where can I find a detailed description of the timing marks and how to set the timing using a timing ...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB81H8V
Bulb matches other bulbs in dash (orange) have attempted to use black, blue or tan instrument lamp bulbs to vary resistance in the circuit - lamp is powered through general instrument cluster power bus and receives its ground through the computer ecm. No other... Trouble codes: P1613
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Securtiy system VIN: WVWMA63B5X
This vehicle will not start after replacing window regulator. I removed the regulator but did not have the new one so I started and moved vehicle out and back in with everything unplugged including the door lock assembly. Installed the new window regulator. Ch...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L valve train VIN: 3VWCA21C1Y
This car has a L O U D upper end. Car runs fine and has not set any codes. Does not sound like noisy lifters. We have heard a lot of noisy lifters before. It is loud through all the rpm range. We removed the valve cover and the cam. The clearance of the cam sa...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L cooling system VIN: WVWDH21JXY
any help would be appreciated to keep sanity.alittle history.car overheats while driving.upper hose hot lower hose and radiator cold.timing belt and waterpump replaced with oe parts.tstat and radiator relaced.cooling system filled with air lift tool.block test...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L coolant VIN: WVWND63B34
This car has 2 symptoms: 1) a gurgling noise coming from heater core area (can be heard inside car). The noise happens when rpm is raised. especially after first started. 2) The coolant gauge will fluctuate from 90F to 200F drasticallly up and down. For exampl...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: YVILS5509P
we bought this volvo when the customer blew the engine and decided not to fix it.we replaced motor and have been driving it for 3 years now. intermittently it will not fire, has no injector pulse or spark. the problem existed before engine swap, and the custom...

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1997 Jaguar vanden plas 4.0L head gasket VIN: SAJKX6248V
Thanks to all the advise!I was a machine shop failure(I had to send to diffrent/certified machine shop)-they diag and determined incorrect valve guide clearence.Shims were missing and even installed improperly.So,the other guys are buying me a new head and my ...
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L Limp Mode VIN: WDBTK75J55
I thought I had closed this request, but I havent, thank you all very much, it seems the ignition switch module had to be replaced, I guess it was reseting some code that would not allow proper coding of the trans control module. So after ignition switch repla...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L head bolt VIN: YS3ED58E9Y
Thanks to all that replied. Anders from California had a link on Saab head bolts. A picture is worth thousand words. Saab used 3 styles of head bolts between 1984-2002.The head that I used were aftermarket FEBI/REINZ same as the old style 84-97 no washer neede...
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Stall VIN: WVWFE83A8S
after sending it back to the trans shop they checked the tcc boost valve and found a worn seal and installed a new tourqe converter clutch valve kit. after valve body repair stalling is no longer present. and car is happily back to its owner!thank you to all w...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWSK69MX3
Installing the OE shaft took care of the problem. It appears that the shaft we pit in was a problem It was a new not reman shaft but was made in CHINA. The shaft part of the axle was solid not hollow like OE . This transfered engine vibration to the car. Stay...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L shifter handle VIN: 3VWSB69M12
got the handle on . the button must be pulled out much futher than seems normal. it does go on thnak for all the help
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Glass VIN: 3VWCK21Y33
Thanks to all . Every one seems to think that a new assembly is the only way to go so with not being able to fine a training video to even show how to repair I have ordered a new unit. Thanks for the help!!! Mickey
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Ignition VIN: YV1LW5710R
Most of the replies suggested checking grounds, replacing cam and crank sensors, and checking for bad wiring. The big clue here was that the CEL never lit up. I replaced the defective bulb, grounded terminal B7 at the engine computer, and verified that the la...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Left Rear Taillight VIN: YV1KS9608T
Sorry for the delay in closing this, customer just return from a trip with the car. Fix was the bulb sensor (located in the trunk by the gas tank filler tube) was defective. I got power that far, but not further. From this I learn a few things... 1. On Volvos...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Mechanical VIN: YVITS94D5Y
Thanks for all that replied. We got the side cover off on this Transmission and removed the valve body gaskets and steel balls to see if they are in proper place, all check out ok. We removed the TCC apple valve and found that the o ring was alittle rough (Tha...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L oil pressure VIN: YV1VS2555Y
Thanks all who responded. Anders was right on. Found oil passage between ops & filter blocked with melted parts of filter reinforc ment. Oil passage to cams clear. Removed pan & filter. Trying to dissolve by spraying paint remover into passage. It softened up ...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L Electronic VIN: YV1SW58D12
Problem was two issues,for the delay with the shift lock we found that the brake lights were also not coming on which turned out to be a defective brake lamp switch,for the lamp for the shifter indication that was a brunt out bulb. Thank You for those who res...
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