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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Alignment VIN: WAUYP54B31
Hello Everyone, I have an Audi allroad that needs some front end work to include tie rods etc. I was looking through some tech info and it says that special tools are needed for the alignment. I have none of the special tools, however are they really necessar...
1999 BMW 318ti 1.9L Misfire VIN: WBACG8335X
this car came in with a misfire and check engine light. the code was p0301 misfire #1. so i checked the plugs ,which were bosch platinums.the one in the #1 spot ohmed really high ,so i replaced the plugs and wires. wires had rot at the coil pack #4 cyl connect...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WBABM3343Y
a customer brought in this car and said that it would stall. to get it to restart he would shut off the key totally, and restart it. he said it would not respond to throttle input ,it would run rough and possible stall or clear up and run. problem is I cant ge...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L fuel gauge VIN: WDB1290582
Hi All I have a SL500 it runs out of fuel,fuel gauge reads 1/4 tank .Gauge works ok on actuations.Pluged in new senor unit and operated it outside tank manually,with igition on engine off when senor moved from empty to full position readings ok.With engine run...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Ac Compressor VIN: WDBRF40J75
Ac compressor clutch is keep broken. Replaced compressor 3 times with original part. No metal inside ac system. I think something causing the ac compressor goes out. What can be the problem?
1988 Porsche 924 S 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WPOAA0923J
Hello automotive brains. this car runs the cooling fans both at full blast ever sinds the replacement off thermostat heatervalve and lower cooland hose. Is it possible that the fans run full blast because of air in the system?Find it strange that even with the...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Headlights VIN: 3VWSD29M71
VOLKSWAGEN TECHS! customer recently bought aftermarket headlight assemblies, a dual Halo projector style. looking at the electrical diagrams, i can seem to pinpoint where the 10 pin conector for the headlight is, and which wiring is for each part. i need to...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Master Cylinder VIN: WVWTH63BX4
Complaint is brake pedal leaks slowly to the floor when applying steady pressure. There are no fault codes for ABS, car stops good, but if you hold moderate pressure on the pedal it slowly leaks to the floor, it does not loose all the brake power, car will not...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Overboost VIN: 3VWMJ71K56
alldata info very vague on this code,info supplied just lumps into 4 different directions with all turbo sensors.this sensor is held in with 2 phillips screws in front of engine into plastic housing that is part of intercooler intake.can anyone elaborate on th... Trouble codes: P0238, P0106, P0304, P0234

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1975 BMW 3.0Si 3.0L low pedal
hey guys,the bmw is gone (for now,needs tons of work)i got 10 replies overnight.most relating to bleeding,which is what i asked fori was told to let it sit 24 gravity bleed with all three open,to pressure bleed with all 3 open and about every combinat...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L smokes VIN: WBAGL63482
Thanks to all that took the time to reply. We removed the valve covers due to leaking gaskets and inspected for sludge build up while in there. Also replaced the crankcase pressure regulating valves. The smoke has diminished but did not go away 100%. Customer ...
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L Unknown VIN: 4USBT33463
As many of you suggested, I replaced the expansion valve and this fixed the problem. I origanally thought the compressor was bad. thanks for all your replies...
2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L starter VIN: WBAEW53463
Hello BMW Techs We replaced the ignition switch electrical portion, realign EWS but also found Fuse # 29 was burned, after doing this the car started fine, did not need to use another key. Thanks a lot for the advise.
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L No Start VIN: SALNY22262
Thanks for the replies.Ecm fixed it. after having it programmed at Land Rover.Thanks for all the help Trouble codes: P1470, P1472, P1475, P1477.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Stall VIN: WDBDA28D9N
Well this one is down the road. Richard [...] nailed it on the head. The ignition module was not sending a signal to the fuel pump relay to tell it that the car was running. However, it still ran the ignition system. Used ignition module on drivers inner fe...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Unknown VIN: WDBLJ70G0X
Well, here's the scoup. The first transmission gave us the 110 code, the second transmission had a 110 code as well but it also created a 147. We eventually with all the responses decided to replace the TCM. After installing the used TCM the second transmis...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L fuel gauge VIN: WDBNG75J4Y
Thankyou all. Had the dealer program the rear sar unit & all is well
1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L engine VIN: WVWCB5157N
we found what looked like a piece of gasket material in the small hose leading from the top of the radiator to the resevoir. after removing it , coolant flow was reestablished and the fans turned on avoiding overheating. a big thanks to all that helped, i cant...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Water Pump VIN: JTEHF21A92
Thanks Everyone, It turned out to be the water pump. Itwas impeller broken off the hub. Replaced it with a metal impeller, thermostat, timing belt, & cooling fan assembly. I re-checked the cooling fan & the large blade fan is still inoperative. Thanks ag...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Belt Tensioner VIN: WVWSR61J05
Thank you all for your input. Car has not returned to our shop, expect it back this month. We'll check your recommendations first, sounds like we're on the right track! Thanks again to you all for your informative help, and will let you know when the car co...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L fuel in coolant VIN: 3VWST71K44
This car was bought by my son in law out of state with no repair history. It turns out that the fuel my have been put in the radiator by mistake. After checking the injectors and the pump, we drained the fuel out and all seems good now.
2002 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L cluster VIN: YV1SW58D02
Well I bit the bullet and got a new cluster from Volvo. I was going to try a rebuilt, but the dealer gave me a real good price as it was my personal car, and I didnt want to wait for a rebuilt. Desided not to wait after the wife casually says last week..." oh ...
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29502
Thank you for all the replies, we try a fuel pressure regulator, but it didn't slove the problem. Customer just running out of patient, we recommend him [...] dealer or volvo specialists. Will post update if he bring it back. Thank you for everyone's time. Have a... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire).
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Cooling System VIN: YV1CZ91H14
Hello Everyone, Thanks for all the responses,After pressurizing system overnight I had coolant reservoir empty and pressure loss,no coolant externally leaking. I removed all 6 spark plugs and check cylinders for coolant w/camera,no coolant in cylinders. I...
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