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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Instrument cluster VIN: WAUKC68D71
This Audi was originally brought to us with a customer concern of low charging voltage as noted by the instrument panel gauge. Testing revealed charging system was just fine yet gauge was inoperative. Noted panel was displaying "FUSE" message on display. Check...
2004 Audi A6 3.0L Temp Guage VIN: WAULT64B24
Came in with the temp guage not moving off cold. Replaced thermostat thinking it was stuck open. Wrong. Where do I go from here and how do I test. Thanks in advance. al
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L wont rev once hot VIN: 4USCC7321S
Car runs fine when its stone cold, once it gets about to operating temperature it will not rev past 3k rpm. Fuel pressure and volume look good. Removed the o2 sensor to check for exhaust restriction, no change. No air restriction. Has new plugs and the wires o...
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Door Locks,Interior lights,blower speed VIN: 5UXFB33503
I need help from BMW Tec. customer complain, car will not crank for a long time , when Tow truck arrived the driver try it and car started . He drove it to our shop to check out the no starting problem and indicate the doors locks now will not work with the Ke...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L battery light VIN: SAJEA51C14
Need some Help with this jag the Boss and I are at a disagreement on what is wrong The car came in on a slow to start issue and I found the battery needed to be replaced and that the alt was charging at 15.33 volts. I changed the battery and retested the syste...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54EX2
This is a strange problem and I can't see how it is related, but after doing the above work this vehicle will not start. I know it started after the ball joints were done because I started it to move it forward on the alignment rack. however, I did not start i... Trouble codes: P2034 (crankshaft sensor)
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRC33403
Hello everyone,I have a mini here with code p0271,injector cylinder 4 input high.mitchel has no info on this code,i have checked resistance and all injectors ohm out the same.If anyone has any ideas that would be great,thanks. Trouble codes: P0271
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Electronic VIN: WP1AB29P44
"Warning Brake Proportioning" on dash!!! along with engine lamp, abs lamp/traction lamp. brake lamp flshes. car will not come out of park-shift interlock not releasing. cannot get an abs module on scanner-dme/trans/cluster have loads of codes-over 40!!. suspec...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Tach erratic, OPS light flashes, ABS Yellow light VIN: WVWCD63B3X
Hello VW Techs!I have this 1999 Passat that the instrument cluster does crazy things. This vehicle has an intermittent problem. When it does happen, I noticed the tach has an erratic behavior, The oil pressure light flashes the yellow ABS light comes on solid,...
2002 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L flywheel/flexplate VIN: WVWUK63BX2
Hey VW Gurus, This past October we replaced a broken flywheel on this beast and everything was smooth as glass when it left here. The owner went on a trip to the East Coast (from Chicago)over the Christmas Holiday and everything was fine until he was in the m...
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Odometer VIN: YV1LW57165
The odometer of this low mileage Volvo is inop. The digital trip computer and fuel mileage indicator work as does the speedo, but the analog odometer is inop. I pulled the cluster to check for a loose connection (suggested by a Volvo owner that had same issue)...

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1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L steering gear VIN: WAUZL54BXY
I had a suspition in the rack but turned out to be in the steering colum. i took off one of the couplers and it was still rouph in the bearings of the colum. I moved the steering wheel down and out and the problem changed so I was able to think it was in the c...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Speedometer VIN: WBABK7321W
Thank you for all help that was given. I appreciate all of the replies. Unfortunately we had to let this one go home unfixed. However, the customer returned two days ago to let us know that the speedometer is now working. Who knows. I suspect a bad solder ...
2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L convertible top VIN: WBABS33413
Top appears symptom free so I am "Blessing" it done, Traction control problem I think arised from killing the battery while diagnosing top problem, then woke system back up with steering wheel turned slightly, Finally got a inplausible steering angle code an...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L slabs VIN: SALTY1243Y
well thankyou for for the help Slawomir from oregon,Eric from minnesota.and Bob from colorado the 3 members that helped!!all 3 lead me into the right place vec setting there you add the vin and set up for air or coil springs if its air you have to calabrate ea...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG 3.6L Hood Latch VIN: WDBHM36E8S
I received 6 replies in which 2 were nearly identical and said to go through the left inner fender to release the hood latch. I then went to a wrecking yard and examined the hood on a MB with the same type of latching mechanism and concluded the two replies th...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3VWSD68M11
thanks for all the inputs. i found out that under cold load the boost was pushing past the diverter valve causing low power and missfires. i ordered a high performance diverter valve to handle the boost. thanks. Trouble codes: P0300.
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