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2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.8L battery VIN: WAUKH68D71
we found that the vehicle shows a parasitic draw of 6-7amps (yes amps, not milliamps)that alternates every 7 seconds. going from 6-7 amps to no-draw and back & forth continuosly we took every fuse & relay out of the fuse box and the problem still occurs. we th...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Stall VIN: WBAGJ8322W
Ok so after replacement of MAF sensor, reman unit from NAPA/A1 Cardone part. Vehicle will idle from anywhere from 10mins to 5 hours and stall. No vaccum leaks, no more codes. Inspected intake area for vaccum leaks none found, checked fuel pressure. Back probin...
2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L Clock VIN: WBAEU33452
Battery was replaced, but we can not find the method to set the clock. I've checked the owner's manual, and with my local BMW dealer, they do not not have a suggestion. What makes this odd, and is perhaps the source of the problem, that most of the BMWs here...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Door locks, windows ect. VIN: WDBHA24G6X
Hi Cedes guru's, this one we think is due to one component. The front windows do not work, the key fob and door locks, trunk lock and mirrors all inop. Is there a module that goes out on these? It all started with just the locks not working and went from there...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Ignition key VIN: 4JGAB54E5X
Vehicle was stolen and recovered a day later. We are missing the key and fob. I am told by local Mercedes Shop that all cylinders must be replaced at the same time and parts come from Germany. They take 2-3 weeks to get and parts cost 678 coco and 580 coco for...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L security,starting,windows VIN: WPOCA298XW
Car towed in,no crank or start windows inop,checked alarm module under seat first because this is a known failure item due to water.module and plugs extremely coroded cleaned plugs no change,ordered new module,towed to local porsche dealer for programing,tech ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWCA21COY
Hello everyone im replaseing the engine on this beetle, 1 manual says engine comes out thuogh the bottom side, and my other manual says it comes out the top side, any info would be appreciated very much.
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Hesitation VIN: WVWPD63B29
HELP VW TECH'S!! Our shop primarily a performance shop. My cousin has a VW Passat 1.8 Turbo. I replaced the head gasket, sent the head to the machine shop naturally to get pressure tested and surfaced. It came back good. I set the cams in correctly and chain t...
2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L cruise control VIN: 9BWGR61J14
vw manual has no pinpoint test concerning inop cruise control. wiring diagram is poor for diagnostic purposes. no problem found with wiring, brake switch replaced recently with no change. cruise control light goes on in dase with switch position in on. cruise ...
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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2000 Audi A4 1.8L ABS module VIN: WAUDC68D0Y
The short story: It's the ABS module, replace it with a new or reman unit. This is a very common problem with VW's as well. You will need [...] recode the module. Charge 2.0 hrs r&r plus coding fee. The summary of all 24 replies: Only one person said it was th...
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Charging VIN: WBANA73514
Thanks for the help on this one. I gave up and am adviseing customer to take it to the dealer. I was able to determine that it was charging, but something on the engine was intermitantly coming on and draining the battery. As long as I disconnected the battery...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L SRS Light VIN: WDBJF83F42
Thanks for the many replies fellows. You must have the Tele Aid module present or the SRS light will come on, indicating a communication problem with Tele Aid. We verified this with another 210 chassis in the shop, but disconnecting the Tele Aid electronicall...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Unknown VIN: WBANFJUTHE
A special thanks to all who helped with this one... everyone nailed it with the front control arms... Replace both the control arms on the right side and noise is gone... Thanks again
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWRA21H2R
Thanks for the replies, wasn't a common ring on this one - some guys said water pump impeller/did not have an overheating problem - could see and feel the impeller with t-stat out/cast iron impeller - have to rule this out as a problem - we replaced the t-stat...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWCC21C6X
Thankyou everyone for your time. All of the replies I received were very helpful. A few suggestions revealed this cars ugly problem. After spraying some glass cleaner on the coil,it was obvious that the coil had an issue. Upon removal of the coil,two small cra... Trouble codes: P1649 (Powertrain data bus missing message from controller), P0422 (Main Catalyst bank 1 efficiency belo threshold).
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cooling Fans VIN: 3VWRC29M6X
hey everyone! Thanks for your help. What i did on this car was go ahead and replace the relay and the control module for the fans. we are far away from a dealer and even though the control module was expensive compared [...] the relay the customer gave us the ok...
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