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2001 Audi TT 1.8L traction control VIN: TRUTX28N81
Hi Audi Gurus , We can't find the G200 lateral acc. sensor. We did removed both front seat's carpet,center console... Call dealer & they fax ETKA Illustration No. 927-00 the Part-30 on picture AudiPN- 1J0 907 651 A Part should locate on rear right axle area. W...
1992 BMW 535i 3.5L stuck in 3rd gear VIN: WBAHD6319N
hi everyone, its a friends car and intermittently mostly when cold the message center on the vehicle will display trans. program. and then it will not shift. if veh. is being driven the trans will begin to slip then if the light goes out which it usually does ...
1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L Engine Cooling VIN: WBACG732XT
HEELLPP! This little Beemer came in over heating. We immediately checked flow of the radiator and saw none so we replaced the water pump. (the old one looked fine, plastic impeller but not broken or spinning) We noticed that the expansion tank (overflow bottle...
1997 BMW M3 3.2L Cylinder Head VIN: WBSCD0326V
Pulled head for leaking coolant into #4 overnight. Found crack in head between intake and exhaust valve seats on #4 cylinder. the crankcase and engine are in good condition. The head is not worped and all looks normal. The engine was overheated due to a failed...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L cooling system VIN: WBACC9328V
Two days after replacing broken coolant tubes, customer came back with car overheating.I put new antifreeze by vacuum method (and vacuum held steady), pressure tested cooling system OK, tested for the presence of combustion gases in coolant OK, started the eng...
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L compressor VIN: WBANA53584
Hello european techs,have 2004 525I that has a delayed cooling issue. A couple issues with this car are,after sitting overnite,it takes about 5-10 minutes before compressor begins to work. After short duration shutdowns,it only takes a minute or so before ac s...
1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 4.5L No Start VIN: 1070241202
Help all Mercedes Techs! This 450 slc will start and die after a hot soak 30- 60 minutes. With extended cranking and no throttle application it will start and idle low/ rough for the first minute or so.the system pressure is 5+ bar. Cold pressure is in range a...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Start and Stall VIN: WDBEA30D2G
At first cranks no start, installed new over voltage protection relay, now starts at first try, without hesitation, then engine dies in about 10-15 seconds. Immediatley try to start and will not. Let sit for an hour, same thing will occur. This time when start...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L thermostat VIN: WDBCB25D9H
this vehicle was brought in for a overheating issue, another shop did all prevous work to it when i got it it acted like the thermostat was stuck cause it had exstream pressure on top hose but the thremostat was replaced, i removed it to inspect and it looks l...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Surge VIN: WDBEA32E1R
Hi guys, We have a 1994 E320 that originally came in with a bad transmission which we repalced without incident. However, the customer also had a severe surging issue at start up idle that persisted until the vehicle warmed up. It only went away under load or ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L power windows and door locks, turn signals, power VIN: WDBJF65J72
Hi all, Vehicle had the right rear window regulator go out and the customer opted to have someone else manually raise the window and disconnect the regulator. I am only mentioning this as I suspect it has something to do with the current issue. Everything work...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Battery/Alternator VIN: WDBRF64J73
Checked on history and found the alternator voltage regulator has problably been defected.
1989 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WP0JB0925K
Numbers before the cat at 15mph with Air injection off are: HC-234 NO-1351ppm CO-.13% CO2-15.2% O2-2.9% Vehicle is failing CA Emissions Test with Excessive NOx and high HC. O2 sensor fixed lean but will respond to propane, No Vacuum leaks, Injector on time 3...
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 3.6L Unknown VIN: WPOAA299XV
We have a 993 here with the complaint in the climate control. Heater - A/C both work fine, but intermittently there appears to be a door in the air box that closes, then the pressure of the air builds up and opens again. Here is the problem. I tried to access ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L a/c clutch VIN: 3VWTG69MXI
customer came in with a/c blowing warm and no codes. climate control seems to work fine fans coming on. a/c clutch not engaging. system pegged on low side and 0 on hi side. there is voltage to compressor but mitchell has no info on what tests to run. from the ...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 14368790H2
cooling system
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Door locks VIN: 3VWBM31Y04
Hi guys please help I have this 04 beetle thats kicking my butt! Ok To start at the beginning this car was a water damaged car which i did not have the pleasure of fixing to start with. A local car lot had it fixed and sold it. This was like two years ago. The...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L upper timing chain VIN: 3VWRG71K55
the intake cam seems to have skipped a couple of teeth or the adjuster moved. cannot find any info on what the problem is as far as replacing the chain or hydraulic tensioner, or intake cam adjuster. then no one seems to have any info removal or install of the...

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1995 Audi 90 2.8L Electronic VIN: WAUBA88CXS
so i ohmed all wires to and from the tcm. all ok. replaced the 2 trans speed sensors, and the neutral safety switch. the display on the dash has all numbers but D and 1. it starts in 3rd. if i manually put the shifter in 1 i will have first. if i shift out of ...
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L engine VIN: WAUDH28D9Y
Thanks for all of your replies, but i have this one fixed. after market cat converters for the win. the exhuast mount for the left side converter is welded in the wrong place so who ever replaced it decieded to not hook it up. watch out for after market fit...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L blower motor VIN: WBACD4329W
Thanks to all who responded. The fix was in fact right on with the replies we received. The power stage or resistor assembly was the fix. We did not have any good wiring diagrams from our on-line information site and could not access the blower motor easily fo...
2007 BMW M6 5.0L multiple VIN: WBSEK93537
Customer and I are both out of time, money, patience, and resources, and vehicle will be sent to the auction. One reply questioned water saturation (intrusion). Yes, the engine was replaced due to hydro-lock, but the vehicle nosed-in and sucked water. A g...
2005 Jaguar XKR 4.2L alt. VIN: SAJDA42BX5
after finding proper wiring found white and blue wire at alt connector should have battery voltage as well as white and red.Traced wire back to fuse #2 at under hood pdc.fuse good flipped panel over to inspect,found wire corroded off.
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L compression VIN: SALTW1943A
Thanks to those that replied, but I did end up digging deeper and continuing with disassembly untill I found the problem. My theory: Cam bearings #3, #4 spun and "walked" out of position, blocking the oil feed holes. Without lube, the rear half of the cam seiz...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L ride control VIN: WDBFA76E5S
thank you for the replies. for all who run into this problem. the seals are replacable on the valve. my friend new a parts guy at mercedes that was willing to do some extra searching. i removed the valve from the assembly and sent it to the dealer where they f...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDC2030452
Ok guys sorry i took so long with this one. I replaced the harness and so far so good that customer is happy, guess the oil got into the harness and wes causing issues as the motor warmed up. Trouble codes: P2031 (032- G3/2 before CAT O2 sensor at off sensor signal error P0130).
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L ABS Module VIN: WVWMD63B7X
After continuity and resistance tests to and from ABS and Engine Control Modules, I came to the conclusion that we should try another ABS module. Unfortunately, customer needed vehicle and will bring back at a later time to switch modules. One reply suggeste...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L convertible top VIN: 3VWCK21Y63
Hi everyone. First let me apologize for taking so long to get back with you all. We became short-handed and I've been in and out of town. Now to update you on what course of action I took with the 2003 VW Beetle...I did the Window Pinch Protection Reset,...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGBC67LX4
We dropped the engine assembly out the bottom and took the top and timing cover apart. the inside was all baked sludge and the chain was stretched. we replaced the upper chain and that fixed the problem. my readings for the cam degrees are now 0 and +1 with no...
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