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1995 BMW 325is 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBABF4325S
hello i have a 1995 bmw 325is with a intermittent problem. every once and a while when you go to drive the car it feels like its in limp mode. no power at all,has only a very low gear, also does it in reverse.turn the car off and its fine. checked the fluid le...
2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L air temp VIN: SAJWA01T05
Need some help. We have a 2005 S type with 3.0L. A/C will blow cool to warm air when at a stop - as soon as take off, blows cold - system charge is correct, replaced the expansion valve/evaporator assembly and drier insert - with the same result. right after s...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L a/c VIN: ABCDEFG123
To all my MB guru's out there, i hope that you can help me out... This car came in for a check over and A/C not cold. Found the system to be empty, so i retrofitted it to r-134a. However we did not replace the reciever/drier. I added some oil that was supplied...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L battery VIN: YS3DF58K62
I have a crazy question. I have 2002 saab that i finishing eng. swap from another shop . Did not remove eng. but installing it. been nightmare but i cant find where the pos. battery cable goes to other than the starter and alt. Cable has one that goes to start...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L a/c VIN: 3VWSA81H4W
Customer complaint is a whistle noise when A/C is on only. It is very intermittant. Sounds like it's coming from the right side of dash area (in hvac box?). As soon as you turn off the A/C it goes away. It doesn't make the sound with engine off key on in A/C m...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L no reverse VIN: 3VWSP29M21
Customer states was driving fine then all of a sudden lost reverse. Wrong fluid has been put in trans but level is good at 35deg celcius running on hoist. All forward gears work fine no slipping, wrong fluid does not seem to adversely affect other shifting ( s...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Central Locking VIN: WVWZZZ1JZ2
I have a 2002 VW Golf tdi with an intermittent central locking fault. It will sometimes only unlock, but won't lock. I've checked the fault codes and there is only one in the convenience (body) unit : '01038 - central locking thermal protection activated'. The...
2006 Volkswagen Passat Value Edition 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWGK73C96
Came to us for maintenance service and check engine light. New Bosch (factory spec) plugs. Because of misfire codes in cylinders #1 & #2 swapped coils with cylinders #3 & #4. After sitting for a while the engine misfires slightly on startup and for 30 seconds ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1), P0302 (Misfire cylinder 2)

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2002 Audi A6 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJT64B12
sorry it took so long [...] work on it.same codes have returned po300/po305/po306 misfires and 1136 /1138 lean codes both banks.the only way [...] act up is not on test drives but rev it ...
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA24C6Y
I tested the Oxygen sensor heater relay using and amp probe and found that the relay was failing a times. thanks for all the replies Alan J. Trouble codes: P1646.
2003 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L A/c VIN: SAJEA03V83
Hello Group, Sorry to post this without a fix for now but owner can't return car for a few weeks. I never did find out what component the a/c driver heater sensor is but one reply said that this system has problems with the evap discharge sensor. Seco...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L No Start VIN: WDBHA28E9T
Well, this is why I hate taking on someone else's work (I'm not the tech that started working on this benz, btw, I'm Leonardo) Right after I took this job over the other guy I proceeded to check for crank signal, none, ohm the sensor and it is within range. ... Trouble codes: 64 (crank position sensor signal L5 not recognized/implausible).
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJH82J0Y
thanks after replacing a number of items on the mercedes we smoke checked the car and found vacuum line behind the intake old and suctioned shut Trouble codes: P0400.
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L head lamp VIN: WDBUF82J94
Cut apart an old wiring harness and built jumper wires - jumped the 3 pin and 4 pin headlamp connectors from the passenger side of the wiring harness over to the driver's headlamp. It worked - proving that the fault was within the passenger headlamp. I pulle...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, no power VIN: 3VMP2PM21M
we sent the parts out and had them cleaned. they returned looking like new. amazing job by the carb shop in maplewood mn. we reassembled the car, started it up and let it idle for awhile. road tested and we were very satisfied with the results. this TDI will a...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L power window VIN: 3VWCK21Y33
Most of the replies centered around a body controller reset either by battery disconnect or resetting windows by unlocking and holding the key in the driver's door, then locking and holding the key. Tried this but no luck. Danny from Ga confirmed my suspicion....
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Gas in diesel VIN: 3VWPL71K49
Thanks for all the quick responses. Unable to drop the tank efficiently due to all the plastic shrouding under vehicle. Was able to access fuel tank under rear passenger seat. Slipped hose pass loosened fuel sender and drained 14 gal from tank. Reinstalled...
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