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2003 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Engine VIN: WAULD54B14
I was wodering if any of our Audi experts know if an APB engine code will work on this car that has a BEL engine. Engine ran out of oil and we're replacing it. I noticed the valve covers are different (different coils). That can be easily swapped along with th...
1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L overheating VIN: WBACG7325T
Original symptom--coolant overflowing radiator. Concluded that head gasket had failed. Removed head, had machine shop pressure test it, mill head (0.011 inch), valve job, replace exhaust valve guides. Reassemble with thick head gasket, new bolts and proper tor...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGL634X2
While vehicle was in shop prior to this visit, dme was updatted as per code recomendation 27a0 fan electronics, mil came back on after client took car. Client didnt return with vehicle till about a month later and had additional codes in system which i listed ... Trouble codes: 279D, 2761 (Secondary air system bank 2), A0B2, A0B5, D3BE, 5D2D
2005 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L T-case VIN: WBXPA73425
ABS, DSC lights on, Codes present are 5F39 (transfer case internal fault) in DSC & 5463 (mechanism faulty) in VTG (transfer case), pulled w/ Autologic. No other explanations given. Codes will stay cleared until vehicle is moved, then pop right back up. Alldata...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Won't turn off VIN: SAJGX2748V
This car will not stop running when key is turned off and removed. I disconnected both the ignition switch and the inertia switch and it continues to run. When I switch key off, radio and climate control shut down but engine keeps running. I pulled the EMS rel... Trouble codes: P1638 (Computer circuit malfunction)
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300CD 3.0L Door Glass VIN: WDBAB53A1E
We are looking for the front passengers door the glass and the rails for the window. We have searched the local dismantlers with no luck! Does anyone know of someone that would have these parts used? We need either the complete door with the glass and rails or...
1978 Porsche 924 2.0L No Start VIN: 9249202091
Car came in mostly tore apart and from the way it looks its not worth fixing. The main complaint was no power to the fuel pump. The fuse box had been pulled down and the power feed wire had come disconnected. I reconnected that and the fuel pump worked. Still ...
1987 Porsche 911 3.3L vent temp VIN: WP0EB0913H
the vehicle come in with the a/c not working. customer has already carried it to other shops that could not get the a/c to function properly. We found the condensor not getting rid of enough heat. We replaced the front condensor and drier and expansion valve. ...
1989 Porsche 944 S2 3.0L trans whine on decel while downshift VIN: WPOAB294XN
hello all porsche and drivetrain techs! thank you all for taking the time to read this. at the customers request we had pulled the trans on this 944 due to an input shaft seal leak, the customer had requested that we replace the input bearing and whatever othe...
1979 Triumph Spitfire 1.5L overfuelling VIN: TFZDW29T00
Vehicle came in with the symptoms of running rich and no idle and no acceleration. You could get it to start but you had to floor it and keep pumping to keep it running. We went through the carburetor paying close attention to the choke portion and following t...
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1592040092
Hello Help Forum, I am trying to get this Bug to pass smog. At idle, C.O. is at o.3% at cruise on the dyno it goes above 10% I have replaced the air flow meter twice with reman units- the second one I took the top off and adjusted the spring tension on the fla...
1988 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L trans VIN: YV1AX884XJ
HI guy's, symtom was overdrive inop,fault traced overdrive sol inop, it had power, sol was not clicking, ohms test was open circut, replaced sol, now I have an audible clicking of the sol but still no overdrive, I've done lots of these volvos for overdrive iss...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1L55522R
This vehicle has been an on going issue. We just cannot get this one to act up for us. The customer has had this one act up on her many times and we havent been able to duplicate the concern. This is a 1994 Volvo 850 Non turbo. The customer will be driving thi...

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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Brake booster VIN: WAUDH68D51
I would like to thank everyone that offered assistance with this problem. I'm happy to finally report I can closethis case and call it fixed. I replaced the vacuum check valve for the booster as well as the suction vacuum pump which helped the lack of assist w...
1993 BMW 325i 2.5L Stall VIN: WBACB4315P
Thanks for all the replys. Done this for the tow company thats does my tow. I wasn't able the really work on it just help out.This is probably what broke the transmission to start with, and we all know, it wasn't like that before you repaired it. It just would... Trouble codes: 100 (gear monitor), 20 (speed signal), 40 (pressure regulator), 54 (ground mag), 22 (trans oil temp sen).
2005 BMW 545i 4.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBANB33575
Thank you all for the help, I did not fix this vehicle but we think we narrowed it down to 2 possible modules, the CAS not sending a wake up line to PT-can, or a mechatronic egs unit, according to some sources, they can internally have a poor connection, bring... Trouble codes: A0B0.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L engine VIN: WDBFA66E2M
I'm closing this with a fix as we know what went wrong and will repair it soon. Thank you for all for your input. Especilly Fasthair who sent detailed instructions and pictures of the one that he did several years ago and went as far as lending me a special ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBNG75J0Y
Thanks for a wonderful team with vast knowledge. This bad boy is fixed after all. Like many suggested, we send it to the dealer to reprogrammed. Cost 190.00 and all is well. So in summary we replaced the R/F height sensor for the code we got. We replace the co...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Drivetrain shaking VIN: WMWRE335X5
This was a challenge no codes nothing to go by...We norrowed the problem down to the transmission being the issue. The last thing we did was service the transmission and right after that on the first test drive the problem happened but even worse, the drive tr...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Tcc VIN: YS3ED58EX1
Thanks for everyone's input. I finally replaced the transmission with a used one, but I still have the original problem, when hot or on a hot soak no power taking off and a real quicl 1,2,3,4 shift. Thanks again
1964 Volkswagen Beetle 1.2L starter
thanks to all that responded. customer is out of money at this time and being he did the 6 to 12 volt conversion his self we are not sure where he went wrong. we gave him a summery of all the info we were provided with and told him these are the areas that nee...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L 2-1 Shift VIN: WVWWH63B73
Well folks this one is still not fixed. Replaced valve body, flushed with OEM fluid, and swapped TCM's from a known good vehicle and recoded. Same symptom. Right now it's looking like new tranny time. Thanks for all the input, but for now this one's being put ...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Compressor VIN: 3VWDT71K66
Well folks, the crap hit the fan big time here. Had my computer upgraded to a LINUX system a few ago... and my wonderful IT guy lost all my hard drive info'...addresses...telephone sent and saved email...everything...great ! So now I am unab...
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