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1993 Alfa Romeo 164 Sport 3.0L wiper, blower VIN: ZAREA33E8P
Hi group! This Alfa has no wipers, no blower motor, brake light on dash, anti-theft inop. Brake lights work, coolant light not on. There is power to all affected systems, no ground. Traced back to ground connection under steering column (g143) all OK. Found bl...
2002 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.0L camshaft bearing plate VIN: WAUVT64B72
After reairing motor i have a pretty good oil leak seems top be both sides coming from the camshaft bearign plate where it meets the head there was and isnt a gasket that i could find. What is the proper torque on this plate? or is there somthing that i am mis...
2003 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L drive line VIN: WAULT64B13
After replacing torque converter there is a vibration at highway speeds 55-75mph. I didnt notice it until the final test drive (which was to meet the customer) and I just assumed it was a tire vibration. The customer said it wasn't there before. My question ...
2004 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJC68E34
This Audi is kicking my butt, it is the AMB 1.8t. When started, it misfires horribly, the ECU sets a 17705 code, but no CEL yet. after a few minutes, the CEL comes on with only a P0300 (random misfire) under OBD2. ODB2 does not even recognize the air/fuel/boos... Trouble codes: 17705 (pressure drop between turbo and throttle)
1999 BMW 318i 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Hesitation when cold VIN: WBAAN92040
Hoping you BMW guys can help out. I have an 1998/99 E46 318I that hesitates badly when cold and lacks power over 4,500 rpm on the open road when hot. I tried and Airmass sensor & reset Adaptation & since then the idling in gear is erratic - is there a process ... Trouble codes: 141 (Oxy sensor), 057 (39 No Desription), 000 (No description)
2004 BMW 320i 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WBAET16020
When start this BMW first in the morning it will shake (rough), after some time if you turn off and then on it will run ok.NO air leak. PCV good.
2003 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, runs rich VIN: SALTY16473
Hello all and thank you for taking time to help me with this land rover. i have a problem with this vehicle burning up oxygen sensors or so i think? to make a long story short both front 02 sensors were replace about a year ago by the dealer due to rough runni...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Mechanical VIN: WDBGA43E4R
I need help on 94 Mercedes S420 I need to know how to time the timing chain Not much help from Alldata, not clear pictures. Thanks Marco
1999 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WDBHA33GXF
This one is giving us a headache. This vehicle when cold, will fall on its face under medium to wide open throttle and will not rev up. It will start missing when it is hesitating and turn on the check engine light showing misfires on the right bank. Once the ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 Misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 Misfire), P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire)
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG 5.5L Engine VIN: WDB1631752
Hi Guys, We have a customer whose ML55 has put a conrod thru the block, no warning!!!. We are looking for a reputeable Mercedes used parts supplier in the States who is likely to have a complete engine for sale, any AMG 55 engine should do. Can you recommen...
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AB29P04
aloha fellow light on f4 fuse good tested relay for bank 2 air inj. pump ok hoses and piping intact. checked resistance of inj. pump bank 2 1ohm . mitchele on demand mentions filters for pumps but not finding any. any input would help thanks ib advan... Trouble codes: P0492 (secondary air injection insufficient flow bank 2)
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Starter, Lighting, Windows VIN: WVWVD63B72
Hello Group, I have this Passat that won't start at times when it's cold (35 F or colder). At the time it won't start the key fob will not unlock the car, interior lights don't operate and niether will the elec. windows. Sometimes if I hold the key in the star...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L ignition barel VIN: WVWZZZ93Z4
Hi all, i hope someone can help, i need instructions on how to remove the ignition barel from a beetle, it seames that over the last few weeks it has been getting jamed and canot turn the key unless you wiggle it, but now it has jamed completly and i need to r...
1998 Volvo V70 R 2.3L rear axle VIN: YV1LW5242W
I suspect the viscous coupling is the cause of his fault but no one here has had to do one before. I spoke with the biggest dealer around and he couldn't describe this as a fault he's seen. Nomally they fail the other way and just slip. The car also has a limi...

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1997 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L block drain VIN: WAUGC84A3V
Well, we did finally get the block to drain. I took everyone's advice and put pressure to the block passage. It started to get wet, and I probed it with a piece of 1/8" wire. It never flowed out with what I would consider "great" flow, but we were able to flus...
2003 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WAULD64B83
Well its one of those, I guess its fixed they havent called. All the help responses were good and could have been the issue. Another shop put in the new green temp sensor, so yea I left it alone. Well i finaly checked it and it looks the same but no VW audi sy...
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAGH83451
My tech help question was just about the engine wiring harness on this BMW. I thought it had been repaired by splicing in a section of harness. Now I know that this is actually the way it came from the factory. To close this post I'll explain the diagnost... Trouble codes: 130 (drive by wire TP monitor), 134 (drive by wire controller adapter), 148 (EWS signal interface).
1994 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L ignition VIN: SAJMX1344R
Well after a lot of good help from everyone I found the fix for my problem. On the passenger side of the firewall are 5 relays. The relay closest to the center of the firewall, closest to the driver's side, (in this case it was a blue relay) was bad. I had ...
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 3VWCM31Y15
I had one reply and Jimmy hit the nail on the head, thanks! I replaced the Tiptronic switch assembly which turns out to include the PRND gate, the circuit board with shift position indicator lights, and the sliding "accordian"/dust cover with integrated magne...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L battery VIN: 3VWST71K85
finaly repaired thanks to all that replied. the problem was a broken can bus wire in the drivers door harness that wouldn't let the body module go to sleep. the windows, door locks& alarm operated properly, found it by disconnecting drivers door harness at doo...
1991 Yugo GV Plus 1.3L cv joint VIN: VX1BD1625L
Thanks to the help of Jon [...] at CV Source in Buford, GA, we have finally fixed the Yugo. I shipped the axles to them and they found the parts we needed, when no one else could help. Thanks again Jon
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