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2006 Audi A4 3.2L RainSense Wiper VIN: WAUAH78E16
I have a customer (glass shop) replaced a windshield in this A4 because it was cracked. They used an Audi kit to re-atatch the sensor on the windshield. There are no bubbles between the adhesive and the glass. Now the wipers work as if there is no rain sense s...
1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No power VIN: SAJNW4847L
Trying to do my good deed and it's not cooperating,Engine is getting no spark to pass side bank. Nothing from coil,I switched wires from upper to lower coil and I then have spark.I do have power and ground at both coils but I am not geting a signal/flash at th...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L reverse VIN: WDBEA92E3S
Customer came in with complaint of no reverse when vehicle got to normal operating temperature. Replaced trans assy with used unit with 79000 miles. Serviced with new filter, fluid. Test drove vehicle and lost reverse again ! I can hear it go into reverse but ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Lack of Power VIN: 3VWSP69M12
Hello all. Hoping for some advice from some experienced TDI gurus out there. Customer has complained of slightly rough idle for over a year. Recently, the rough idle has gotten worse when the engine is warm. Also, there always seems to be a lack of power now. ...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Skips VIN: WVWPD63BX2
Ok-car feels like its misfiring on decel codes,no vac leaks found.checked intake and turbo hoses appeer was hit in rear and customer states this is when this happened-i dont see how but customer is always right. Any info would be great
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCP21CX3
Had code P0672 for glow plug #2 problem. Found problem in glow plug wiring bridge. Replaced glow plug harness and good for 2 weeks and now code P0670 for glow plug module control circuit fault. Only one fix in archives and they replaced everything in glow plug... Trouble codes: P0670 (Glow Plug Module Control Circuit)
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWPE63B44
Vehicle came to us died on the road. Crank no start. Pulled the 2 o2 codes but feel they are unrelated. noticed right away there was a lot of air in the fuel after the filter. Installed a pressure gauge with a clear hose before the filter, still air in the fue... Trouble codes: 18628 (O2 B1S1 too high P2196), 17586 (Linear O2 sesnor pump curent open circuit P1178)
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L ABS module VIN: 3VWST71K26
After a wheel alignement, I hooked the Vag-Com scantool to reset the steering wheel sensor, and I accidently turn on the ESP system fonction test. I tried to turn off the test without succes. So I'm looking for the procedure to complete the ESP System function...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAK73C26
Hi guys this jetta idles fine but has no power mill light on codes oo1o camshaft sensor 08851 fuel pressure regulator valve N276 00135 fuel rail pressure low, 08567 system lean fuel pressure is 85 psi pressure sensor reads 2.8 volts and drops to zero as press...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L Heater Hose VIN: YV1LS5672W
Has anyone else run into this? Have had two genuine Volvo heater hoses (both PN 9186847) fail at the crimp where the rubber hose is crimped onto the end of the hose that snaps onto the heater. In other words, coolant is shooting out of the crimp! Each hose las...

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2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML54D71
Customer has not brought the car back for us to finish diagnosis. There was a lot of good suggestions I hope to have the opportunity to follow up on. Thanks for all of the help Gary Trouble codes: P0101, 17549 (Load Caculation Cross check implausible P1141).
2007 Audi S6 5.2L differential VIN: WAUGN74F47
After checking the fluid levels and not seeing anything wrong we have decided that the vibration is normal and advised the customer of this. Thanks for all the responses.
1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L Compression on Startup VIN: WBACG7324T
There were many theories of what is going on here. A head gasket issue where coolant was quenching the spark, washed down cylinder walls, carbon buildup jamming up some valves, simply worn out valvetrain components causing a leak when cold, and my own hydraul...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADD6323V
Thank you all for your help. Replacing the DME was the correct desicion, programming was the issue. First we extracted the programed and the basic numbers from the old DME, we started a sesion using progman vss and entered those numbers when asked, after the c...
2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGN634X2
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Ars dynamic drive VIN: WBAGN63443
We were waiting for the customer response to authorize repairs on this one.The problem ended by being a blown right rear shock.we took the lines off at the pump and the left side of the car came down completely.we in turn blew up each side but we could hear a ...
2004 BMW 645Ci 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WBAEK73424
At this time I have cleared the codes and road tested this vehicle multiple times. The codes have not reset and the vehicle has performed as it should. Explained to the customer that if it occurred again and the vehicles battery had not gone dead in the mean t... Trouble codes: 0X29A, 0X278, 0X278, 0X27B, 0X279, 0X27D.
1988 Ferrari 328 GTS Quattrovalvole 3.2L Hard start VIN: ZFFA20A7J0
Thank you all for the wonderfully informative replies. We are using a reference from the replies to order a replacement fuel head. Have already replace the fuel pump ck valve with no improvement of the pressure drop & since this head has been apart at least 3 ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBEA32EXS
Hi Everyone, after must of you suggested to inspect the harness form the throttle body to the harness connector. We done that and found the wires damaged inside the thick harness near the throttle body. We got a re manufactured unit and now all is back to norm... Trouble codes: 17 (Na), 9 (Na).
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