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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L timing VIN: WAULT64B32
hi audi techs i am doing timing on this audi and i have these snapon tools for adjusting cams. i just dont understnad the procudure of adjusting exhaust cams. i tried to turn exhaust cam nothings move . is that normal? everything else is aligned. please help \...
1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L brake VIN: SAJNW4848L
need to see if anybody has had xjs pull to right when braking moderatly, but when braking hard doesnt pull to right cabliper and rotors and brake pads look new, is the abs pump a common problem with this vehicle
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Battery VIN: WDBJF65FWA
Battery goes dead in two days,removed all fuses,relays,no change 99mamp draw.unplugged lighting module(roof).seat mod.(both),,phone.ins. Cluster,bcm,trans,sam,still no please!!! accs. Added
2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 4Matic 4.3L Instrument Cluster VIN: WDBNG83J55
Hello Benz technicians, I have this 05 S 430 4 Matic with the instrument cluster illumination going crazy. All the warning lights and gauges are working ok. Must of the cluster illumination is out, a portion of it goes on at times and you can ear a frying soun...
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Misfire, Vibration VIN: WPOCA29941
car starts and idles smoothly. runs fine to just above 3000 rpm, then vibrates, makes strange sounds out exhaust and looses power till below 3000 rpm. then smooth running. sometimes it will continue to miss on one or two clyinders untill switched off and resta... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire- fuel system), P0301, P0302, P0304, P0395
2002 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L Clutch VIN: WP0AB29952
Clutch pedal went to the floor, clutch reservoir is empty, clutch fluid (chf 11s ) leaking out from left front fender. I refilled the reservoir and had an assistant pump the pedal, the fluid is squirting out from the reservoir. There is a tsb for modifying the...
2001 Renault clio 2000CC no spark VIN: VF1CBOMOF2
this car came in on tow no spark and no communicatoin with any ecu when pluged into.I have cheched all fuses(ok)there is no voltage to ign coil on top of engine i removed ecu opened all looks ok i also fitted new crank shaft sensor and wiring harness any advic...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSE29M9X
Ok I give, Need help please!! Sucks to be me, could be fishing for salmon about now..arrrgg. Just going to love this one "the true classic". Vehicle brought in on a hook, Customer just purchased car, States that car stalled now won't run. Performed basic test...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall
My question is:There is possible to perform a throttle body adaptation without WAG-COM,or any other scan tool,on 2001 VW Jetta 2.0 eng.with electronic throttle body ??? Thanks for the help!
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD63B83
repaired several vacuum leaks, replaced 3 coils and all spark plugs, customer always runs 87 octane when premium is called for we alwayws fill with premium and it ran well. now the rough idle will not go away in closed loop. runs well down the road with plenty... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0171
1998 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW534XW
Vehicle idles fine for about 3-5 minutes, then you see a surge of the RPM gauge, when this happens ECM light comes comes on. Check codes and P0102 is recorded. Flow chart for codes was done according to Mitchell. The input signal reading in Ohms is .6, mitchel... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass Air Flow Signal bLow Inputy)
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L CV jount? VIN: YV1SZ58D92
This car vibrated on hard or moderate acceleration, after the "testing" list of repairs below it seems to be much better but still has vibration at moderate accelleration. One of the archived items suggested a front mount for the same or a very similar fault.

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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA34B5X
Unfortunately, the customer could not go any longer without his car, and we had to button it up with a check engine light. I really hate to do it this way, but you gotta do what you gotta do. Many of the posts were very helpful, and I definitely learned more t... Trouble codes: P1392 (CMP Bank2).
2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L central locking VIN: TRUUT28N02
Hello everyone and thanks to those that helped. This vehicle had a bad central locking control module(I suspect VW's version of a body controller). I got a used one for this vehicle and everything seemed to work good. I had to program her keys to the module...
2006 Audi A4 2.0L Misfire VIN: WAUAF78E86
Thanks for all the help! It was the #4 fuel injector.Installed new injector and no more misfire.Checked the coil connectors but they were good. I think the injector was the trouble all along. Thanks!!! Mickey Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0304 (4 cylinder misfire).
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L tension cables VIN: WBABK8326T
Thanks to Steve Brotherton who send me the complete trainings manual and to Stepan [...], with the idea to book in another customer car to have a look. We looked at a another cabrio to figure out the routing. The drawings are terrible in the manuals. Thansk...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L left front suspension VIN: WBADD5321V
After several hours of playing around I have come to the conclusion this customer needs a steering rack. The price 1850.00 our cost. The kilometers on this vehicle doesn't warrant a repair like this according to the customer. I want to thank everyone who repli...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L ABS control VIN: SAJNV4842K
I have delivered this car. At the owner's request, I drove the car for several days after the complete flush. The pedal was better, i.e. more firm after the flush than it was before the flush, and there was no hint of a "pedal to the floor" failure during my t...
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L cylinder #6 VIN: SALTW12462
Cause of the water intrusion was from the # 6 liner to block. I did not have to press the liner out of the block. Sean from NY has had experience with the warranty company. Yea they threw me right under the bus! more on this at the end of this "fix" post. Th...
1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S 2.2L glass seals VIN: 37Z7514552
Thanks to all who responded, I have seen one of the vendors listed but some others I have not. I will now be able to locate parts to this car-it'll be a beaut when done. Thanks again guys-you make this site worth while! Charles [...] Stratford, NJ
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L Driver's door switch VIN: 3VWPA81H5X
The replies were divided mainly between the window control and a possible broken connection in the bundle running between the door post and the door. It was the door post connections I went to first due to that being the proper 1st step. Eliminate the wires an...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on, No Communication VIN: 3VWSB69MX1
Thanks to all that replied,it was the aftermarket radio we unplugged the radio and communication was restored.Customer had the vehicle into the dealer last year to have this same problem fixed,but they did was to unplug it and inspect it. Thanks Marty
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTG61J82
Thanks to everyone that respnded. The fault code was P0411. We had thought of the relay and fuse idea, found that if the relay craps out it creates a fault for such. The fix for this was the actuator for the change over valve on the intake. Part #[...]...
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L hard start VIN: YV1JA894XM
The problem was the check valve and the under carriage fuel pump on the outlet side of fuel pump. Ordered one from Volvo ($25.00 us). Separated easily. Previously clamped off return so I suspected pump but thanks to Alfier,Bruce, David, Robert and Doug for you...
2003 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L window motor VIN: YV1SW58D93
Thanks to all who replied and you DO NOT need the VIDA in order to solve our problem. Special thanks to Barney [...] for the following: KEY ON WINDOW UP LOCATE THE CORRECT FUSE FOR THE DOOR YOU ARE WORKING ON. PUSH ONE TOUCH DOWN BEFORE THE WINDOW HITS THE B...
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