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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L power steering VIN: WAUDT48H74
power steering noise especially when cold. we bleed system noise was gone. noise returned in a coule of weeks we flushed system used`audi fluid bleed system noise gone. two weeks later noise and small air bubbles returned. not low on fluid have fluid 10mm abov...
2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E36
This is for any & all Audi Tech's out there: This car has driven me nuts. Customer complaint is that it has a very rough idle and sometimes will stall out. I checked for codes with my MODIS- 08583 - "Undocumented" 05634 - "Undocumented" can someone tell me wha... Trouble codes: 08583 (Undocumented), 05634 (Undocumented), 00022 (Warm Air Flap), 01089 (cabrio roof switch)
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADD6323V
Thank you in advance for all the help you can give with this one. The engine cranks but wont start, car was towed in. After testing most of the circuits in the fuel/ignition systems, we made sure the control unit power supply is ok, fuel pump gets power when i...
2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L possible frt. axles,bearings,transfer case VIN: WBCPS73404
Car starts hesitates in 2nd or 3rd from approx: 25 thru 45 MPH going up hills only.Feels almost like misfire. Disconnecting VTG connector eliminates hesitation completely. Next step we're planing to inspect frt.CV joints and inner bearings since there is a noi...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Misfire VIN: WP0CA2983W
Vehicle has a misfire cylinder #1 swapped ignition coil and spark plug problem still at #1.Checked fuel pressures good. Checked injector is getting power and pressure drops when we activate #1 injector.Performed compression test 135 lbs across the board.Alldat... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire)
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Turbo VIN: YS3EF48Z81
Vehicle came in smoking badly, removed intake and exhaust of turbo and it was full of oil. Oil coming out of tailpipe! Compression good and leak down test showed marginal leakage through rings. Replaced turbo and cleaned piping, Engine still continued to smo...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21C81
Hey everyone, I have a 2001 beetle 2.0 that came in the other day with the mil on it had 9 codes most of them shorts ive checked the wiring every thing seems to be good no shorts that i can find. I replaced the fuel pressure relay and the ect with the "green" ... Trouble codes: P1425 (Evap purge valve n80 short to ground), P1117 (oxygen Lambada sensor heating circut short to ground b1s2), P0135 (oxygen Lambada sensor heating circut malfunction b1s1), P1435 (Secondary airpump relay j299 short to ground), P0102 (MAF sensor G70 signal Low), P1296 (Error in mapped cooling system)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSE69M62
Where is the transmission fluid level check plug? is it the 19mm. Plug near the left axile ? just bought the car for my son. Can not find the info in mitchell. Has a automatic with manual shift option. Thanks.
2004 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 4.9L Starting VIN: WVGGH77LX4
car came in for an oil change. when it was time to start the engine, ratcheting noise coming from steering wheel area was heard and warning lights are all off. "move the steering wheel" message would pop out on screen. steering would stiffen up while moving th...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L crank no start VIN: WVWSR61J65
the car came in for a crank no start...found the secondary pump in the tank was bad...replaced it still no start...replaced primary pump(no one would test it)...still no start...check ohms on injectors, all check out at 0 ohms...tested injector also...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Hesitation VIN: WVWEK73C06
Transmission feels like it is slipping between first and second gear Sometimes the P R N D Lights stay on. I cleared codes and they both came back a few days later. Any help would be appreciated Thank you very much Trouble codes: P0642 (Senseo reference voltage A Circuit low), P2004 (Intake manifold runner control Stuck open bank 1)
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) 2.5 2.5L Radio VIN: WVWAR71KX7
This vehicle has poor radio reception. We swapped the antenna and base from another Rabbit.It made no difference.We also tried a radio from a Jetta.Still bad reception. Is there any pattern problems on these things.
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Cvvt VIN: YV1CZ59575
Hi Volvo Techs can anybody out there provide any information regarding the setting up of the VVT hubs / Cam gears on a 2.5T Volvo XC90? The Cams where locked with the locking tool and the gears removed to replace cam seals, How do we set the pulley's in the co...

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1969 Jaguar XKE 4.2L fuel tank
Thanx to everybody for their help.John from B/C, thank you for the web sight to get the new one we need.Yep,crushed like a tin can.Shop will smell better with NEW fuel in it.
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Charge light VIN: SAJEA51C02
This customer has been a real pain in the neck. It belongs to a used car lot and this guys don't want to replace the alternator with a Jag unit (too expensive) they had it replaced with an aftermarket alt.($77.00) and still have the same problem, don't even w...
2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L Air Suspension VIN: SALAE25416
Hey guys, thanks for the responses. I think what this is was a case of fear of the unknown. I replaced the right rear air bag and all is right with the world. Sometimes it's best to just go with your first guess. Thanks a lot guys, I love Iatn...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Electronic VIN: 4JGAB54E4W
It's been several weeks since the customer picked up the car. All is fine. Thanks to Andrew and Steve [...] narrowed down the problem. The weather warmed up, so first I placed the TCM in the freezer for a few hours. Reinstalled it and the Benz shifted fine. Next I...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M53
Well all, thank you so much for your help. The general concensus was the water pump impeller is slipping. However, we may never know. The customer took the car to the dealer, long pause (sorry I had to go shower after saying that) and they promptly replaced th... Trouble codes: P2181 (Cooling System Range/ Performance).
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ58DX1
First i want to thank everyone who took the time to help me with this volvo. you were all pretty much right on. I took the bosal cat off and installed an original equipment cat. Problem solved. Thanks you cedric for the front o2 sensor explaination. Trouble codes: P0422.
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