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1987 Audi 5000 S 2.3L No Start VIN: WAUDC0447H
This Audi 5000 Quattro came in as a no start. We replaced a blown fuse and vehicle started up. It died after about 3 minutes of running. We still have spark, pulse to the cold start injector, but no pulse to the distributor assemly. Should there be pulse there...
1998 Audi A8 3.7L Blower
First off let me say my shop dosn't work on German vehicles (and for good reason), but I'm trying to help a friend out. Basicly the blower motor continues to run after the car is turned off and the key is removed. It has killed the battery numerous times befor...
2003 Audi A4 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WSUAT28H93
I have car with p1423 and p1411 code i cheack for vacume leck looks like all vacumme are ok air pump is pumping ok I pull out change over valves and they work ok no carbon buildup plactick lines from valve cover are in good condition enyone know what other thi... Trouble codes: P1423, P1411
2005 Audi A4 1.8L Power Window VIN: WAULC68E85
Drivers window inop. and remaining windows only work from the master switch. I can watch all the window switches function on the data blocks of the central convienence module (46). I'm using Vag-com and cannot communicate w/ any of the door modules. I've got 4...
2002 BMW 330xi 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAEW534X2
hello BMW GURUS i am working on this car problem is this cooling fan is on all the time when you start the car in 30 sec it comes on and stays on unless you turn the car code look around under no luck . any idea where to start please help me out thnaks
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGL63442
hey techs...need some help here..vehicle came in with cel on and found lean codes.checked for vacuum at dipstick.found app 8-10 " .check pcv diaphrams and found them to be leaking.Repaced leftside with new one.Replaced r/s valve cover as per bmw update.Had ref... Trouble codes: P2177, P2179
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Accessories VIN: WBAGN61080
Car came in with the same issue four times--fuel level displayed on the instrument not right.Checked with GT1,had a code of right fuel sensor faulty(current code).Each time we replaced the sensor in the right fuel tank could solved the problem for some time.Bu...
1991 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Starting VIN: SAJKY174XM
car came in for a no start after for a few days of sitting checked draw on battery 70 ma turned on head lights and blower fan to load barrery down to check alt diode starter then just had rapid clicking then dash lights went out no crank no dash lights windows...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L cooling fan VIN: WDBHA24G2Y
Original complaint is intermittent cooling. Found A/C charge to spec, compressor runs, pressures are good. When sitting still, air from vents is not cold. One mile above 35 MPH, vent temp approaches 40 degrees. Come to a stop, 70 plus. The compressor runs as i...
2007 Mini cooper 1.6L air bag light VIN: WMWMF33507
Good day everyone! I need to know if I can turn off the airbag light, or read the code somehow. The seat belt light stays on also even with the belt buckled. I do not have a scanner that will communicate with it. I have fixed the bent terminals under both seat...
1979 Other European Corniche 6.7L Blower, compressor
This Rolls Royce Corniche, serial #[...], has automatic climate control problem. With key On, engine OFF, both heater blowers work fine and compressor clutch is on. When engine is started, the blowers and compressor come off after couple seconds of running....
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L oil leak VIN: YS3EB59E73
Car came in with a belt off and a bad oil leak. We cleaned up all the oil and replaced the belt. Let it run for a few minnits and the oil started to run. Its coming from a small cap at the right rear of the engine.It is just forward of the top rear idler pully...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L starting system VIN: YV1TS97D4X
Car arived with a charging system problem. checked alt and replaced same. after charging batt tryed to start car and it would not crank. ign switch, fuel pump, all fuses, crank relay all test good. have discharged all systems and installed a new batt, however ...

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2002 Audi A6 3.0L DriveTrain? VIN: WAULT64B12
RE: Vibration Starting @ 45-55 mph Thank you for all the replies and helpful suggestions. We ended up swapping the rear axles from side to side and the vibration seem to have disappeared. Had the customer drive the car for the weekend with no complaints of vib...
2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAB553433
Thanks for all the help. I found the canister to be FULL of gravel dust and goo. All the wiring seemed to be ok back to the DTML. I replaced the module, canister and gas cap and all seems to be well. The canister and module was available as a kit whitch worked... Trouble codes: P1445 (p1448-), P1448.
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L abs VIN: SAJHV1646J
Many thanks for the quick reponses. The "circuit 1 failure" indicates a blown fuse in the circuit 1 fuse panel. This is in the right front kick panel. Circuit 2 is left side and 3 is console. We indeed had a blown cig lighter fuse in the #1 fuse box. I just ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Infrared control VIN: W202020AE3
Thank you to all members who help with this fix, the problem was the batteries on the key, i change the batteries and lights come to work ok. thank you so much.
2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L srs VIN: WDBPJ75J51
This one is fixed thank GOD. Dave you were right about pin seven it was corroded and I was able to clean it up and then I had communication. It was located right were you said in the channel at A pillar level. There were signs of water on that side of the car ...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA81HXT
all the marks were lined up but the balancer must have turned. Stuck a screw driver into cyl 1 and with the piston at tdc, by the screw driver not the balancer mark, the cam was off 4 teeth. Finally found the tdc mark on the flywheel, had to use channel lock...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: WVWPE63BX4
Big Thanks for the input,Byron [...] went tru the same thing,The problem is the after market shafts,we finaly put VW shaft in there and it is smooth,I measured the oem and aftermarket but did not see a diffrend.It took some time to figure it out but its ...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L compressor VIN: 3VWST71K65
1999 Volvo V40 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YV1VW1926X
Hi,Thanks for thereplys. Most sxujested an air leak or idle motor. I had already check for air leaks. I replace the idle motor and It has solved my problem. I sure the idle motor was working at times though beacause sometimes you coulds notice the idle changin...
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