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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L dash board air flaps VIN: WAUVT68E73
good morning. working on this A4 - the position motors for the air control flaps in the dash board keep moving when the system is off. the climate control system has 4 to 6 codes that restet after being cleared & the problem is allowed to cycle several times. ...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L cabin temp display VIN: WBAAM3334X
I have this 323i that reads the cabin temp as -40 to +122 degrees F. The warning system beeps each time the temp changes and I seem to be able to effect the display by shifting and or working the brake pedal as I shift. I can't seem to find any info anywhere e...
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Engine Oil VIN: WBADT43472
Hi Tech. I need help. This BMW consumes 1 qt. engine oil every 500 miles. We can not see any leak or exhaust smoke. Thanks for your assistances.
1990 Ferrari 348 TB 3.4L Hard to start VIN: ZFFFG36A0L
Hope somebody can help, This car is hard to start or it starts and it doesn't. We replaced the fuse box because the relays were clicking while trying to start. When it doesn't start both fuel pumps stop working. We would like to know the wiring system that fee...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Misfire VIN: WDBGA43E2S
Hi techs, This 1995 Mercedes S420 is a real strange one. Customer complain the vehicle would run rough for 2 mins or so after parking for certain amount of time. He left the car to us in the morning and we left it sit in the parking lot for the whole day until...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Instrument cluster
Only one fuse blow at the F1 fuse relay box, Im looking for a fuse box under dash, according with michel ther is one. Please help
2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L driver window, seat switch VIN: WDBNG75J63
Hello, need your help with this 500S. Customer lost all power to the driver door. No mirrors, power window operation, no lites, etc. Is there a fuse or circuit breaker for the door or some common problem. I looked in archives but did not see anything related t...
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Misfire VIN: WPOCA29923
customer brought car in for check engine light repair.(see codes) customer took car to another shop for prior work. they replaced the spark plugs. replace ignition coil (cylinder 4) and fuel injector (cylinder 4) now brought there problem to us. cleared codes ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P1371, P1362
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L turn signals /shift lock VIN: 3VWCC21V41
Hope someone has seen this before 'cause I'm pretty lost. With the key on, engine on or off , flip the turn signal switch left or right and the shift lock solenoid thumps in time with the flasher. step on the brake solenoid stops. In reverse the signals do not...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWPD63BX3
Can anybody help we have this 02 passat with 1.8T Found cam tensioner had broken nylon on lower slide, replaced tensioner still has same code. removed oil pan checked oil pump pick up someone removed screen, also check cam bearings they are good.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Runs out on power VIN: WVWSP1J63W
Hi VW tech's, this one got us a little mifed, there are no codes, but what happens is we loose turbo boost above 3k rpms. As the boost drops off the reading on the boost valve (N75) drops from around 90% down to around 50%. But what bothers me as that when the...
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Temp VIN: 3VWRW31C56
When customer brought vehicle in, he indicated the message center stated "temp high" upon start up of vehicle. There is not a temp gauge on the dash. While test driving, we monitored the coolant temp sensor and it was functioning within spec. Coolant condition...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L clutch assembly VIN: 3VWGT31K66
vechile came in with an intermittent vibration at idle with clutch pedal depressed. the dual mass flywheel was diagnosed as the problem. when vibration occured loading the motor slightly in first gear erased symptom. we replaced the D.M flywheel with an afterm...

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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Smokes VIN: WBADT63421
Thanks to you guys We have got this 530I back on the road.I replace the oil seperator & hoses with the updated ver. to fix this vechile. I have learned BMWs have oil seperators instead of PCV valve & if you ever have a BMW that smokes to check the vac. @ the d...
2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Overheat VIN: WBAGN63482
Thank you for all the replies. The problem is the air in cooling system. The procedure [...] min speed. auxiliary water pump will come on until ...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L driveline VIN: SAJEA51CX2
We did not fix this vehicle yet. I am waiting until problem is more pronounced. Replies suggested driveshafts, which was replaced, tires which have been balanced and moved numerous times to no avail. possible damage of couplers and axles due to road damage. I ...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Will Not Start VIN: SALTW15451
Found to be a bad crankshaft position sensor. Thanks for the input on this. Checked all powers and grounds all were good to ECM and fuses also just cranked and not start. Vehicle out the door running. Need correct diag. tools to work on this vehicle. Customer ...
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Safety VIN: YS3FD59Y26
First I want to thank everyone for their help, especially Justin [...] What fixed the car was: 1. New CIM (Central Informa...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWMA63B7X
We replaced the crank sensor after scoping it. Also replaced the fuel pump relay after confirming it had two circuits one for pump one for injector.The car was out for two weeks and i got a call saying it died again.The customer did not want to bring it back i...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WVWPD63B54
Of course, everybody here was right. I should have followed my first instinct. I was waiting for the PCV valve to arrive, but I had a hard time believing that that little valve could wreck havoc so much. Plus, when I replaced the elbow hose on the block, I che... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfires), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304.
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