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1998 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUCB28D3X
good morning audi techs. i have this a4 4x4 i have never changed a trans on one of this cars. is there somthing i should know about befoure i start this job? alldata states 8 hours is this corect? thank you all for your help.
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Blower Motor VIN: WAUDC28D1Y
Hello I have a 2000 audi a4 quarato with no heated seats or nav system and the blower for the heat will not shut off. I have put in a used switch with no luck and have checked all the fuses. Their is 2 codes 01273 and 00677. Thanks for the help in advanced
1985 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WBAAK7407F
Hello all, thanks in advance for any help offered. I have a 85 BMW 318i giving me fits. Vehicle originaly only exhibited a misfire at cruising speeds, then progressed to dropping all cylinders at speed. Car will now die after driving or idling after a few mins...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGJ832XV
The car was running great but had a weak batt. Replace Batt now the car cranks great but will not start it has no Fire. We normaly do not work on european cars so no BMW diag. software only OBDII Gen. That shows no codes and 165 cranking rpms . I armed and dis...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L window programing VIN: WBAVB13596
good day i have installed a window regulator and am trying to initilize the system in the right rear door following the instructions in mitchell with no luck does any one know of a better way or perhaps a differeny way to do this thank you in advance
2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L engine won't start VIN: 5UXFE43528
Hello all, I have a bit of a strange one here. The vehical was towed to us after having the oil changed at a local oil change center. After which the engine cranks but will not start. The engine sounds as if it has no or low compression. The engine has the co...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Battery VIN: SAJDA01C71
Hello Fellow Iatn Techs. I have here a 2001 (according to VIN) Jaguar S-Type 3.0L V6 in the shop right now that has a large battery draw/drain. I starts out drawing about 1150mA and then about 1 hour later, it drops down to 380mA. I pulled all fuses in the En...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNM22252
Losing injector pulse from #1 and 3 cylinders after about 20 secs. Of vehicle running. Replaced vis motors on intake. Performed compression check on all cylinders at 160 lbs.ive swapped injectors and coils, replaced all spark plugs, problem comes back to #1 an... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire)
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Starting VIN: SALTY6433A
When it is drove till the engine is warmed up.Turn Engine Off and Sometimes it won,t start back up.It will crank but not start.Then after a few minuts it will fire right up and run fine.No Codes.And they won,t the gas filter replaced and I Can,t find the gas f...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L park lock VIN: WDB2100652
hi, have fitted new EIS unit,every thing works,but the park lock connecting cable slot in new switch is a different shape than the old switch,so when cable is attached cannot get out of park or remove ignition key,disconnect cable and key returns an extra 1/2 ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBNG70J0Y
Hope someone can point me in the right direction. I had this car come in on a hook and the customer states that he went through a carwash and the passenger floor flooded with water.There is alot of water for that to be true but stranger things have happened. L...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: WJGAB54E5Y
Car towed in for crank no start, first thing I checked is to see if the little red LED blinks when you turn the ignition on, and it blinks. So tested fuel pressure and found none, due to relay not activating. found relay to have proper 12 volts on circuit 15 a...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Battery VIN: WDBRF40J64
Customer Complained That Light Was Coming on saying Visit work Shop . Light comes on and of in dash while driving. Then Battery went dead While driving. We replaced Battery & Alternator and still having same problem. Found code P0620 Generator control circuit
2004 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG 5.5L active body control VIN: WDBPJ74J74
this car was brought in with leak from power steering pump with active body control. it had a red active body control warning light on the dash. did not check for codes at that time. i had found leak & thought new pump would fix the problem. installed new pump...
1993 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L Running on one Coil VIN: WP0AB2961P
Car came in and is very hard to start. It's running on one coil. The rear coil is not firing. I switched the wires (green and black) from the firing coil to the dead one and it fires, so both coils are ok. Car also came in with a dead battery and the owner sai...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Forward engament VIN: 3VWRH29M51
Hi group. This Jetta neutralizes when brake pedal is released. We rebuild totally the transmission because it slips in 4th gear (K3 frictions & steel were burned, melted). The reverse is perfect. With trasmission harness disconected the problem is the same: ne...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L 1-2 Shift VIN: 3VWSP29M12
Need a lttle help from the VW guys out there!! The trans in this Jetta shifts absolutly perfect on the highway and for the first 10-20 miles. But then when driving in town stop and go the 1-2 shift will slide bump with a hard bang at end of shift (harsh 1-2 fo...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Unknown VIN: 3VWSK69M63
The customer's concern was that the transmission wouldn't shift out of second. I found that it would start out in second and shift to third at 40+ mph. never would shift to fourth. I could get first manually, but not in drive. I retrieved codes with the snapon...

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2003 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L Valves VIN: WAUVC68E13
Sorry for the late close, here's what we found. The oil pump did fail causing the lifters to pump up. We were left with a miss in #4 cylinder due to a broken valve spring not returning the valve with enough pressure to adjust the lifter. All springs were repla...
2004 Audi A4 3.0L timing belt VIN: WAUJT68E44
Hi All Thanks for all 19 replies. Greatly appreciated. All but a couple said I Defently need the special tools to lock the cams. John at west coast garage was Willing to let me borrow the tools required. So thank you all for your time, and a special thanks to...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L vibration VIN: XXXBW57032
Not sure if I should post this as a 'fix' or not. Although the vibration is not completely gone, I'm confident that it is a tire problem. Suggestions ranged from balancing the wheels on a road force balancer, nice suggeston, but I don't have one, and AFAI...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAFA53561
Replaced Oil Separator/pvc assembly with hoses & Cleaned IAC valve , ( AIC valve was really dirty and sticky) . Problem went away , Vehicle runs great now .. Thanks to everyone !! Trouble codes: 222 (O2 Control Inactive After Timelimit), 204 (Idle Speed Plausability Leakage).
1999 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L wiper arm VIN: WDBGA33G2X
Thanks for the help, especially "Avinash from Tennessee" I was able to instruct my brother on how to remove the wiper arm, Thanks again.
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L power windows VIN: WVWGC21J3Y
The central comfort control module was the problem.Many replies said the module was on the floor pan but it is elevated above 13 fold fuse panel behind headlamp switch. There was no corrosion nor evidence of water intrusion inside the module so I guess she jus...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Battery VIN: WVWPD63B01
I waited as long as possible to close this post since the otiginal excessive parasitic current draw problem had been random & I had my doubts that it was fixed. So far, all remains well, though I can't claim to fully understand what seems to have solved it. As...
2002 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Engine VIN: WVWUK63B52
We ended up removing the other side valve cover and found the timing marks also off on that side, but not as much. According to the replies I received, engine work on these cars is at best difficult and filled with peril and liability. Engine must be removed ...
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