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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L engine VIN: WAUED64B31
coolant dripping under pressure from openings in bottom of bellhousing. originally found a leak at heater hose connection underneath rear of intake manifold that was dripping on top of bellhousing but after fixing this i still have bellhousing drips. I took of...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E13
Good day Gents, I need some help from you VW/Audi techs on this one. This car came in with a check engine light and unstable idle. we checked the codes and had a P0171 lean bank 1, p0328 knock sensor circuit high input, p0300, p0301, p0302, p0303,p0304 all mis... Trouble codes: P1297, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WBAAM3347Y
hello I have this BMW I went to replace the head and the rear head bolt pulled the threads out of the block as I was torquing the bolts my question is if anyone has every heli coiled an head bolt before and if it worked out. If anyone has an alternative to thi...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBRN40J03
runs very rough missing on all 4 cyls did not check cam timing yet have checked the advance mechanisms alls ok except did not check position sensor Trouble codes: P0010, 20540
1968 Volkswagen dune buggy 1.6CID Mechanical VIN: 13C6785437
Does any one know the trick to dissassemble a VW beetle transmission. I got the tail cover off, but i can,t get the intermediate cover to seperate from the main case
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWFT71K26
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I have this 2006 turbo diesel VW in from another shop and has yet to be fixed. This vehicle has the vegetable oil bio diesel system installed on it, but the customer has not ran it on oil for several months. Some hints o...
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start, stalls hot no spark VIN: YV1TS94D11
this car has this problem like clock work, stalls hot no restart, was running engine at 3000rpm to get it hot after crank sensor and engine shut off as if you turned it off. good fuel pressure and has no spark. will restart after it cools. im a merceds tech at...
2004 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Low Compression/VVT Setup VIN: YV1TS92D04
Greetings Techs and thank you in advance for your willingness to help. Vehicle came in with blown head gasket. It was obvious so didn't do a compression test before dissassembly. Block is good, head reconditioned, and all appears well. Installed head. Setup ca...

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2003 BMW M3 3.2L key remote VIN: WBSBR93433
Unfortunately the customer didn't bring the car back for me to test, but I did try to initialize the keys before and that didn't work, since both keys inop. and one is brand new I think that the problem is in the zke module. If customer decides to fix car I...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBGA43E2E
Finally, this S420 is fixed. Fixed, I mean, the "CHECK ENGINE" did not stay on and it passed CA smog check. Before posting for help, I have covered most of the basics, i.e. oil change, performance baseline, two new cam solenoids, no blown fuse at fuse panels e... Trouble codes: 024 (cam adjuster solenoid), 025 (cam adjuster solenoid).
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L camshaft timing VIN: WVWPD63B41
removed valve cover and cams for inspection. someone hit the nail right on the head, when they said check the camshaft journals for damage. rear intake camshaft journal damaged causing oil pressure drop to chain tensioner. head will need to be replaced, havent...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L 1-2 shift, etc. VIN: 3VWCK21Y43
No codes after clear and test drive,trany has strong jolt and harsh shifting,after consulting with trany guys and searching archive,TSB etc.we decided it has internal damages and recommend complete reman at $5k. waiting for customer approval,thanks and I am cl...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L steering gear VIN: WVWTH63B03
I should note that I already had the plastic cover removed. I was able to move the heat shield downward a small amount and that allowed me to reach the banjo bolts with tools and fingers. As you said, not as bad as it initially looks. Now if I can only get at ...
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L Front coil spring mount VIN: YV1VW2551Y
All suggestions centered around adapting a Branick spring compressor to grip one of the spring seats in addition to a coil to gain enough distance to effectively relax tension on the shock piston. I have a buddy's old Branick that has plates instead of hooks ...
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