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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Thermostat VIN: WAUBA24B7X
This car needs a thermostat, my question is, can i replace thermostat without removeing bumper ect and timing belt, i have confirmed that it does need a thermostat. Thank you, roland
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WAULH24B3Y
I've got a oil leak on the left front side of this engine. I thought it was a the left side camshaft seal, so I took the front end all apart again to the timing belt to find the seals are good. There is oil around the left bumper support and all around the oil...
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L master cyl VIN: WAUML64B92
Can't remove mc. Hits cowling in front of it before it clears the booster. Master cyl goes waaaay up inside booster. Don't want to remove booster. Any tricks?
2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L directionals VIN: TRUWT28N72
directional don't work, but emergency flashers do. Based on other help posts, it looks like the hazard switch is also the flasher. Seems to be a common problem. Question is, can anyone tell me how to get it out without taking half the dash apart? Thanks, ken ...
2009 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Brake VIN: WAUMF78K19
Clacking sound from front brake pads on hard back up. I noticed the original pads were glued to the caliper on the finger side. When I installed the new pads I lubricated this surface, and put heavy lube at the edges. It was quite for a few days and its back. ...
1999 BMW 323is 2.5L cooling VIN: WBABF7339X
Hi all, I have this BMW driving me crazy. The water pump blew apart about 4 weeks ago and took out the fan too. I replaced the pump, fan, clutch and coolant and gave it back. It came back last week with the upper hose broken off the radiator. I reattached th...
1993 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Door locks VIN: SAJHW1748P
Hi,[...] outthere) I got this l993 Jaguar XJ6 With door locks issues. When I click the key fob to unlock the doors( they all do it with no problems. But if I do it two more times, and try to unlock them, the doors will unlock normally, but after a few secon...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA66EXN
This car has a rough idle until you put a load on it. Ac on idle gets smoother then put it in gear and its dead smooth. No missfire just rough and shaking. One other thing when you drive it it has gobbs of power but at high rpm the tach quits over 4500 rpm. I ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L code p0410 VIN: WDBHA24G6X
car came in with this code p0410 secondary air. solenoid was stuck. i replaced it and the car came back a week later with same code. seems pretty simple system but need some pointers what am i missing? thanks in advance for any help Trouble codes: P0410
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBRN40J33
pulled codes found po123 cleared codes test drove did not come back. the customer is stating that when you put it gear it stumbles and shakes real bad and dies. i got the car to do this one time. when it does this can put it in park it will stop doing it until... Trouble codes: P0123
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWND23B1Y
A week or so after the car got its timing belt & water pump replaced, the MIL came on. Scanned it today and got the code listed above. The customer had just bought the car and a part of the deal was a discount for the t/belt job. I have turned the MIL of and a... Trouble codes: P0431 (Warmup catalyst efficiancy below threshold bank 2)
2007 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L wiper inop VIN: WVWFV71K47
Dear fellows, I can't figure out ,what's wrong with the wiper system since it runs over LIN-BUS. This 07 GTI 2.0 was brought us from a local body shop. They did fix the front left fender, headlight,new hood,rediator-support... After they've done the work F/L ...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29531
Thank you for your help in advance. This vehicle arrived at the shop with only two codes, P0304 and a P0420. No complaint of overheating, only a "shake" when accelerating, and a flashing check engine light. Found misfire. Found coolant low, asked customer if ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire)

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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAEV33493
Thank you again everyone who had given suggestions. I did apply pressure to the cooling system, and found moisture in cylinders 4,5,6. There really was no need to try and retorque the cylinder head after that test. We informed the customer of our findings, but...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Suspension VIN: SALME11403
Hi guys, so the car again just came back again for the previous problem, i will be replacing the air suspension compressor for now and see what happens. I need to close this post for now and probably open one again if i figure out the problem. For now thank...
2009 Other European ForTwo 1.0L No Start VIN: WMEEJ31X99
Thank you all for your suggestions. The immobilizer system disables the starter also, so I knew this was not the problem. It turned out to be a bad ground as suggested. I had a hard time finding it (which is sad since it is such a small engine). There are 2 g...
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Ignition System VIN: WVWCB515XL
Thank You iATN members for your help. I received a number of very helpful responses. The test of checking the center terminal on the hall sensor for spark was the most common test reported and the one test that provided the most simplistic answer. [we did in f...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRP69M23
Thanks to all that took the time to read & respond. Conor & Mikey hit this one. THe Anti-diesel vac valve on the intake was sticking shut blocking air flow & flooding the motor. The other response was a oil pump overpressurizing the lifters & loosing compre...
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