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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L heater VIN: WAULC68E82
the car is right up to running temperature, the olny way to get the coolant moving through the heater core is to rev the engine up to 4K rpm. when the engine is at idle you can remove the lines going to the heater core(firewall) and olny a small stream comes o...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Steering VIN: WBAAM3342Y
Vehicle is hard to steer and only makes noise when when trying to steer. No noise with wheels in straight ahead position.P/S system is full of fluid.I pressure tested the pump and pump is working, but pressure is flucuating very rapidly,so much so that it is d...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Stall VIN: CA3503HA32
car brought for an intermittent stall and i has not stalled yet since we got the car. no codes found and no visible problem that we see. customer stated that sometimes it takes a few days before it happens. do you have input on these problem? it drives fine an...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L display defetive lamp warning on VIN: WDBJF65J51
Car came in with left DRL(fog) not working and a complaint of smoke from left side of dash/instrument panel. Upon inspection found lighting module/headlamp switch had shorted due to overheating. Replaced module, 2 connector bodies, and all terminals for both c...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3ED55E91
I was reprogramming the ECM in this thing and within 20 seconds of being done the programming stopped and gave me an error code. It offered to retry, I said OK and tried it probably 15 more times. It would stop at different points and never finished. I was us...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L will not set monitor VIN: YV1LZ5640W
Clear code for coolant temp sensor after replacing coolant temp sensor can not run the monitors to run the smog, have tried setting it up with tech service bulletin 0059 after two consecutive trips zero monitors set and no codes come back, have tried removing ...

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1993 Audi 100 S 2.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUBJ84A4P
found sticking oil relief valve from meatl from rod bearings customer declined repairs thanks for all the help mark
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Instument cluster VIN: TRUUT28N51
We should have payed more attention to the finger prints on the "new" cluster. We did not enter the milage. Someone previously had done it. The Audi dealer supplied us with a virgin new cluster, and the milage was entered with no problem. There were a lot o...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L Unknown VIN: WBACD432XZ
Thank You for the help.I wasn't able to do anthing for my customer as I didn't have any capability to scan this car beyond obd. Does anyone know of a good tool for BMw Volvo Mercedes. I have VCDS for VW Audi work. I had been looking at an X12 I think?? I need...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63B12
I only recieved 3 replies & was not able to get customer to bring car back in & leave for an extended period of time. I do not think there is a reflash as Lou stated. I am not sure what Dave meant about a flow sensor in the front O2 sensor- it passed monitor t... Trouble codes: P1176, P2096.
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD63B04
Hey guys, thaks for all the help, lots of good advice, the problem was actually tech error, the cam retard code and the computer locked code set us off the trail. we went back to the basics and found the fuel pump defective, it would pressurize, but would not ... Trouble codes: 16395 (spec not reached for cam retard), 16555 (short term fuel trim lean), 17536 (long term fuel trim lean), 17978 (control module locked).
2003 Volvo S60 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS61T83
The fix was replacing the fuel pump control unit, not the pump. I did not have use of VIDA or VADIS which could have narrowed it down, but my dealer contact says they have problems figuring these situations as well. I did remove the pump and bench test it, wo...
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