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2003 Audi TT 1.8L Shift quality VIN: TRUTC28N63
Hello VAG experts, I have this Audi which will occasionally shift very hard. I pulled codes from the tranny controller and found p0845 or VAG code 17229. The code description is pressure sensor 2 intermittent. I have been unable to find a location for this se...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L abs VIN: SALJY1248W
This Discovery has Antilock light illuminated with fault code 2-8 which according to Alldata is no power to an ABS solenoid. We also have what seems to be low brake pedal which will not get any higher by bleeding but does not bleed off while not running like a...
1973 Mercedes-Benz 280C 2.8L Power antenna VIN: 1140731200
I wonder if anybody remembers how to replace power antenna, which is mounted on right front fender. Is there any shortcut, or fender has to come out? It is older 1973 model. I did find book time 4.7 hours in old Mitchel book for other model 450SLC. Is it the s...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBBA48D8J
The vehicle will occasionally stall while driving. When it stalls, the engine will crank but not start. Also all instrument cluster lights are illuminated. After about five minutes the engine will restart and drive normally, and typically it will not stall out...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Excessive Emissions, black smoke VIN: WDBRN40J73
On start up cold you get black smoke for about 50 sec. During this time the secondary air valve is open, If you close off the valve the car runs fine. This model uses air from the supercharger for air injection. does anyone know how the ECU know how much to le...
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L AirBag;Roll bar Light VIN: WDBSK75F85
Hi, I'm having an intermittent issue with this 04 SL 500. Customer complained that the SRS light and the roll bar light would come on at start up and go out and would always reappear both at the same time. Also the radio/navi would also not come on. Scan codes...
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Starting VIN: 4JGAB75E85
Car will crank and run for one second and cut off. Two more tries it will do the same. Battery is up, alarm test is inactive and the message"start error" is displayed on cluster. You can not try to restart again untill battery is disconnect for 10 seconds and ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA29M3X
Howdy, working on this 99 jetta no start,it will barely run after exessive cranking at WOT, but just sits there and chugs,(acted as if timing was ways slow, or exhaust plugged) customer has replace plugs, wires and coil pack, the installation of these parts ap... Trouble codes: P0301 (1 missfire)
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L harsh 1-2 shift up and down lazy 2-3 upshift VIN: WV2MH2705X
this van came in with the engine stuck due to broken timing chains. the customer informed us that the trans had shifting issues and wanted the trans rebuilt with the engine. got the van back together and the trans still has a hard up and down 1-2 shift and a l...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Abs VIN: 3VWSE29MXY
Sorry about this being long but here it goes. Car came in with complaint of ABS/ASR lights on. Had fault code for left front wheel speed sensor. Erased code and test drove with scanner attached, showed equal speeds on all wheels. Pulled front wheel speed senso...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ58D22
Looking to see if anyone else has had a similar problem before going any further. Info of DTCs says there is a short to ground. Problem is, we cannot find the relevant info in SOMEDATA or VIDA. Have looked to see what the pin values should be, but can't find t... Trouble codes: ECM40, ECM40

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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L rotational rate sensor VIN: TRUUT28N01
Could not verify any cause for the issue , so I replaced the only part of the system I could not test , the Rotational speed sensor (yaw sensor) ,that was a week ago , so far so good ! I don't like not being able to prove the component is bad but ,sometimes y...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Oil pressure / no start VIN: SAJGX2746V
I removed the oil pump pickup. The rubber cover over the screen was petrified, so I did not want to remove it to view the screen. The visible portion of the screen was clear. Shaking the pickup made no noise. However, after I banged the pick up on the ground a...
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L timming VIN: WDBWK56F36
Thanks for all the info. It ended up being the ecm and i used they only charged like 650 with shipping and i didnt have to reprogram it.unit runs great now and is back with the customer for over a week.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L fuse 42 fuse 14 fuse 15 VIN: 3VWCC21C9X
Sorry its been a while but finally getting artound to closing out. Ended up being cd changer, left unplugged dealer can no longer get one.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Electric Fan VIN: 3VWCD21C7Y
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L electric door locks VIN: 3VWDC21V81
Okay, I this one is taken care of. Pertaining to the replies I received: The mechanical part of the lock cylinder to the door switch assembly was intact and working. There were no broken wires found in the door jamb. The problem ended up being two actually...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WVWHC63B61
Thank you to everybody's posts! Lou, Mark, and several others hit the nail on the head. Even though I used a pick and knocked every piece of debris out of the pickup screen before I installed it, all of the sludge still swirling around the block passages and...
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