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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Air Flap VIN: WAULC68E23
The outer dash vents blow ice cold, the center dash vent blows smoldering hot. I reviewed the Air Flap positions via VAG-COM and the "left and right center vents" (block 003/004)are not receiving a command as far as I can tell. No faults are stored in the mod...
2004 Audi S4 4.2L Mechanical VIN: WAUPL68E44
This S4 has a very pronounced vibration felt at idle and while driving. The vibration increases as it moves up through RPM ranges and there is a whine type noise heard from the PTO unit. At first we thought is was coming from bell housing area and were thinkin...
2004 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJC68E54
Hi Audi Techs ! Car came in has check engine light on P0722, P0706, P0507 & P0378, clear all except P0706 came right back (Range sensor) bought one but could not locate range sensor(Safety switch)anywhere, some says switch inside transmission, is it true ? Ple... Trouble codes: P0706 (Range sensor fault Park neutral safety switch)
2005 Audi A4 1.8L ABS light on VIN: WAULC68E25
2005 audi a4 abs light on,brake lamps would stay on replace switch from dealer,fixed brake lamp problem,no more drains,abs light will come on,code o1435 brake pressure sender. 1-g201 reset system a few times after test drive light will come on.need some help w...
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L Blower Motor VIN: WBAGF8322V
Car came in no blower motor checked the fuse it was good. We have had this problem before and it usually is either the resister or the blower motor. We took out the blower motor and check it and it was bad. So we changed the blower motor and the resister. Once...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBAEV33463
car came to me after it was run hot.expansion tank cracked replaced it and found that cooling fan does not work.replaced fan assembly still does not work.it will work with the a/c on.had code po128 replaced th coolant outlet sensor in bottom hose.dealer said t...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Radio VIN: SAJEA01U13
Hi Jag tech's or anybody, I'm posting this again, we thought it was repaired. By this I mean that the radio shop found a couple of problems with it. But once the customer got the radio and installed it, it has the same problem. I'm sorry I posted this as repai...
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1070441201
We got our yearly visit from this Benz last week. When it rolled out of the shop last year, it ran beautifully, plenty of power, great idle, dialed in real good. This year, when car reaches operating temp, our fuel pressure drops. Starts at 60 psi when cold, a...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Misfire VIN: WDBEA34EXR
Vehicle came into shop running rough. upon inspection found some fowled plugs so i started to test for fire on the plugs and found that right side coil not firing. found that the wire/ small on that controls the field is not pulsing like the other coil. i have... Trouble codes: 008 (Camshaft sensor open/short)
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Right Side Window, Seat, Mirror VIN: WDBLJ65G1X
Hello everyone. Have a Benz in here with some electrical problems. The complaint is that the right side power window, seat, and mirror don't work. I also noticed from my own observation that the brake lights are on all the time when you turn the headlamps on; ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Starting VIN: 4JGAB54E6Y
Need some help with this ML320. The starting system just acted up out of the blue. The battery is good but when you turn the key to the start position there is a short lag before the starter tries to start. this has been a normal thing but now the starter only...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Vario Roof Does Not Cclose VIN: WDBSK75F93
Vario roof does not close, opens properly, when closing the rtrunk lid does not close. The side flap motor does not work, the entire assembly was just replaced. Everything esle works. trying to find out which limit switch controls the operation of the side fla...
2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L compressor VIN: WMWRE33424
hey guys im lost 2004 mini a/c inpo. no snowflake or rear defroster light when button is pushed, grounded #16 at pcm comprssor will run.
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Power window / Power Locks VIN: YS3FB49S23
Not that much info on Alldata about the windows system. The right rear window and door lock are inop. Have have checked the power to the module and check the window motor both are ok. I would just like to know if anybody has a way to test the module before I h...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L clutch
hi techs i got this jetta. when i press the clutch i can hear a noise like clutch bearing noisy.but it is not the bearing.it is shield between the engine and transaxle.because when i press the clutch, fly wheel and whole crank shaft moves to the forward.is it...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 3VWDT71KX6
The car has rattle noise in bell housing.when I was turn the engine over by hand you can hear the rattle when turn it back and forth.I'm thinks it the flywheel.Thanks

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Timing Belt Tensioner VIN: WAUED64B81
Well, upon close examination, we discovered the “New Genuine Audi” part was not really even made in Germany. It was a generic part in an Audi box- who knows how this happened. The tensioner had lost its tension, and thus had allowed the timing belt to slip o...
1991 BMW 850i 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: WBAEG2315M
first of all thanks to all who contributed, it turns out the mass air flow was shut i actually had power at the oxygen sensor but was alway lean but what i could not undestand was that it smelled rich at the back probably because of misfiring due to lack of fu...
2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Control Unit VIN: 5UXFA53563
The connection at the exterior air temp sensor was intermittent. Repaired it and HVAC function was 100% again.
2006 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L abs VIN: 5UXFA93596
Thank you all for your replies, thanks Eric for telling me about the air shocks, I let the car seat over night and the left front went down, I used soapy water and found that both front shocks are leaking, replaced them both and the car is fixed. Thanks aga...
2007 BMW 328i 3.0L MIL Lamp on, only goes to 2000 rp VIN: WBAWB33507
Dear BMW Friends, we removed the valve cover and inspected the VVT drive and could not see anything wrong, we test the VVT motor and it seemed find, however we replaced it, because better safe than sorry. Anyway, we coded the new DME over the internet with IST... Trouble codes: 2A3F, 2A77.
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, no throttle response VIN: SAJGX2048X
sorry it took so long on this car the custermer cam with the money and we replaced the throtell body with a new one. so far so good Trouble codes: P0121.
2003 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L passenger door VIN: SAJDA14C43
after watching a graph reading hz i noticed there was a different reading each time i opened the rf door on tne + scp line. i found a bad connection at the right front kick panel where the door harness plugs to the body harness.
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L MIL Lamp on
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Lighting VIN: WDBRF40J14
thanbs Rodrique from Quebec, should have looked in the owners manual. switch posiyion that shows doors open actually in the light permanently off mode. Turn switch to center position all all is okay
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Evap Temp Sensor VIN: WDBTJ65J35
The problem was the push button control, it had something sticky inside all over the circuit board causing the evap temp sensor fault. I got a used control panel and reinstalled the original evap temp sensor. It is cooling to 46 degrees while moving and in the...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Turbo VIN: YS3DD58HYY
Thank you all for the info and great advise soo nice to know that there are good people out there willing to help out a complete stranger. The turbo was JUNK replaced it cleaned out the hoses while it was out now running good as new! Thanks again Godbless and ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Noise VIN: 3VWSK69MX2
Well, the customer is frustrated and did not yet bring the car back in. After considering the 7 replies I received, it seems this bearing replacement can be done successfully-but I have not done one yet. Interestingly, Clark from Texas said the noise is co...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Cooling Systems VIN: WVGBC67LX4
Thanks for replying guys. I finally found a drawing of the housing and was able to remove it and then remove and replace the thermostat in about 2 hours. Not in a friendly location for sure. Dealer had quoted for removal of transmission.
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