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1999 Audi A4 2.8L headlamps VIN: WAUED28D4X
replaced multifunction switch. problem still there. tail lamps and clearance lights operate normally,just no headlights.bulbs are good.when pulling turn signal lever towards driver bright lights operate as long as you hold lever.when released lights go out,whi...
2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L compresssion good VIN: WAUFL54D8Y
car camein smoking,so we removed the heads, and had them sent to machine shop to replace stem seals.also replace pvc . the air diverters were frozen up, so we removed them and fixed the shafts so they worked ok. replaced plugs, and various hoses. there is oil ...
2001 Audi TT 1.8L starting VIN: TRUWX28N81
Car start and immediate die. Error - 17978 (P1570) 035 Engine Control Module Disabled and Blocked .Customer has only one key, I need some info. Can I re-program new key with Vag-Com or AST PC-Retriever or it has to go to the dealer ? Dealer sell blank remote k...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E63
Hello everyone, This Audi has been in and out of the shop every other week for the last 3 months with different issues every time. It all started with engine missfires and lean fuel trims. That visit, we replaced the jet suction pump and other various hoses a... Trouble codes: P1479, P3081
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L compressor VIN: WBACB4310N
Good morning everyone, I have a 92 318i that came in because the a/c is not working. Another shop diagnosed it as a bad compressor but this is incorrect. We can power up the compressor and it works fine but I am getting no power to it. The schematic shows the ...
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Starter VIN: SAJKX6043X
I never thought I'd see the day when I would have to ask how to remove a starter but how the heck do you get to the top bolt on this thing? I couldn't find any specific information on my JTIS disc. Does anyone know any tricks you could share? Clues on getting ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Alternator VIN: WDBTJ65J83
This vehicle was towed in for no start, customer stated the message on the cluster said to take vehicle to workshop and battery sign was showing. I jusmped it and car started, battery voltage with the car running was 11.7 at the battery posts and behind alter...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L alternator VIN: 3VWCF21C3Y
This Beetle will charge at 14.43 volts at any rpm up to 2500 then the charge light comes on and the voltage drops immediately to battery voltage - rev again and it drops at 2500 again let off and charge volts are normal and light is out --- we replaced battery...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWSC29M1Y
Hello everyone, I have a customer that complained about a intermitten stalling condition and a intermitten no start condition. Check for codes and found 16684 & 16685 cleared codes and codes did not come back. Check resistance on crankshaft position sensor it ... Trouble codes: 16684 (random misfire), 16685 (misfire cylinder 1)
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGCM67L54
vw tech, please help. car been in accidient at front end 1 months ago. check engine light come on since accidient. we run basic setting 77, test not kick on at all. run output test, air pump & solenoid kick on & off. I assume system is normal. erease dtc, ligh... Trouble codes: P1423, P1411
2005 Volvo XC70 2.5L Blower Motor VIN: YV1SZ592X5
Car has an intermittent operation of the heater/AC blower motor. Motor will not come at at times, or will shut off during operation. Car is always on, with engine running when this occurs. Tech noted that the green LEDS around the blower speed switch will stay...

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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L timing chain VIN: BAGH83491D
Thanks for all the replys, everyone answered my main question about the guide being worn, for all the bmw shops, try for all your bmw parts, diagrams and prices. ...Rob
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJX6046XC
Thanks for all the great advice. I'm going to bite the bullet and replace chains, guides, tensioners, pump etc. I want to thank all who responded for their comments and advice. We've got a good thing going here and I hope we all continue to help one another s...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L throttle acuator VIN: WDBGA51E9S
I have not yet fixed this vehicle, it has not been a priority for my customer. Thank you for all the responses. Some feel that it is the accelerator pedal potentiometer, others think that we fried the E-Gas module with the shorted throttle actuator, and I am i...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA51G6V
Thanks for all the replies. One suggestion was to check the wiring harness for insulation flaking, however most 1997 vehicles are not affected by this issue. Another was a bad cat, usually you have downstream oscillation when the cat is bad which was not the ... Trouble codes: P0153 (Left O2 upstream correction parameter exceeded), P0160 (Left O2 downstream ageing).
1998 Volkswagen Transporter Van 2.8L No Start
first and foremost, thank's to everyone who reply. the problem with this one is the park/neutral switch. i already replaced it so i was serching for something else. guess what, the part i receive from the VW dealer, was defective. so i order another one and th...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 3VWRFG1H3W
Thanks to everyone who replied, but no quick cure here. Parts to expensive to guess, if you know what I mean. Now I know why I don't usually work on euro vehicle's. Mitchel was not much help. I have ordered a Bentley manual on CD and will order the Vagcom int... Trouble codes: P1247.
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C92
[...] all; Thanks for helping with my problem, as I suspected I still had an air leak. I was not aware how the fuel trim numbers worked and now that I know I understand how 10.9% was too high. I found the diaphram blown in the turbo recirc valve and also a split ... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean).
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L battery VIN: WVWYH63B42
Thanks for all of your help. turns out the left front door mechanism/module was the culprit. The interior light would occasionally come on when the drivers door was open, eventually leading us to the module. once again thanks for all of your input.
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