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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.
1981 Volkswagen Vanagon 2.0L Charging
prior to replacing alternator we verified condition of grounds and B+ wiring from starter. all very good condition. charge indicator on dash is working perfectly. the odd thing i am finding is the the blue wire is getting 14 volts. faulty alternator? or am i m...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 1.8L internal oil leak VIN: WVWPD63B73
Car came in with no oil on stick, and she had put in a quart 2 days before. I checked and oil pored out of intercooler hose. I immediately thought, turbo leak! YEA!!! Good money!!! It took two weeks to get back to it, and during that time it kept eating at me....
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Conv.Top VIN: 3VWCD31Y15
Open roof light blinking,top works fine up & down. Checked right front micro switch & also replaced with new one. Noticed rear latches don't latch. Checked for power & ground when putting top down, can't figure out what makes rear latches work
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWJK73C17
Thanks for reading this. Car was just purchased used. Code p0016 & p0642 were confirmed codes when I got the car. Code p0016 was also a pending code. By request I cleared the codes & road tested the car. Upon the very first restart after clearing, (cold engine... Trouble codes: P0016 (Ckp correlation b1 sensor a), P0642 (Ckp sensor ref voltage a circuit low)
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1TS97D3X
First of all,thanks in advance! Car was brought in no start, no run. Customer had found that the car would run on starting fluid. This is true. I tested and found that there is power from the relay to the injectors, but the ECU does not ground them, so they sq...

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2004 Audi S4 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUPL68E64
Well at long last...the fix was the cam timing solenoid on the left bank. Repair required removal of drive train from car to replace. Ball breaker of a job. $5500 later it's fixed. Customer very happy his machine is up and running again. Trouble codes: P0021 (Intake Cam Position Sensor Over Advanced Bank 2), P0300 (Random misfire).
2003 BMW 760Li 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN83403
Well we were all wrong. customer need the vehicle done faster then I could figure it out. So off to the dealer it went. Been there almost a week now and the customer has kept me in the circule. First they told him it need all the coils replaced because a b... Trouble codes: P0444 (Vent control), P0300 (Muli misfire), P0303 (Misfire 3), P0309 (Misfire 9).
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L radio VIN: SAJGX224XW
well this nightmare on madison street is finally fixed!!sorry it took so long to close this but custemer picked up car for a while.i was hoping he wouldnt bring it back!!HA HA but to the point thank you for the replies steve from new mexico sent me on the que...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L ignition VIN: SALPM16472
We bought a used body control mod and had it reprogrammed by the dealer and everything works and is good as new. Thank you to all who helped out and we appreciate your time. [...] Auto
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Vibrate VIN: WDBUF65J85
Thanks for everyones help. The driver motor mount was leaking and tran mount was bad. Replace 3 mounts and car runs smooth. Thanks again.
1987 Volkswagen Golf GTI 16-Valve 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1VWDB0175H
She is fixed! Thank you all for the informative suggestions. Special thanks to Doug [...] for going above and beyond. It ended up being the factory foam in my fuel cell was coming apart (small particles) and starving me for fuel. After being suggested by a f...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Ac VIN: 3VWSK69M14
I received alot of responses from members indicating that the problem is possibly a blockage in the system. It would appear that this system uses an expansion block system. The customer has not brought the vehicle back and has indicated that she will wait unti...
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