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1996 Acura TL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4UA2659T
No power on road sounds like popping back maf. O2 shows rich .9. Plugs fouled. O2 not sooted up. Tried new one, no help. Changed plugs, tried new maf, no help. Powers and grds at ecm ok. Exhaust unresricted. Secondary waveform ok. Injector waveform ok, 30 ms o... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0141-), P0141 (testing and results)
2000 Audi A6 2.8L transmission VIN: WAUZZZ4BZ1
This Audi always pulled and drove perfectly until the customer fitted a new set of wheels and tyres. Old ones were to low profile for our rough country roads. My first question to him was 'do you still have old ones' (answer no). Customer said new wheels and t...
2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L dash, heater cont. VIN: WA1YD64B02
vehicle belongs to elderly couple who keep playing with all buttons, wont leave anything alone- now have gotten the dash and heater displays to show celcius, cant get to switch back. cust lost manual, alldata- cant find info, dealer wont say anything exept bri...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Lid operation VIN: WBABK8329T
This is a semi-auto top with the small rocker switch w/no light. Starting in the closed position. Lid fully opens, top lifts then the tension bow is raised to vertical position. This is where it stops. The lid will not close. The top will retract back down th...
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7327W
Need a known good cam and crank waveform. Anybody out there that has a 1.9 in the shop or happens to have a waveform saved and would be so kind to shoot me an email with it or just upload it to the waveform library. It will be much appreciated. luis@euroasiang... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position circuit A ckt)
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBADE5329W
Looking for some guidence... when engine is hot, oil pressure warning light comes on only at idle. as soon as you touch the throttle to raise the RPM's, the warning light disappears. The car is running OE BMW 5w/30 oil. We installed a new oil pressure sensor (...
2006 Buick Rainier CXL 4.2L Front drive wheels VIN: 5GADT13SX6
Hey guys, This Rainier is throwing a bit of a curveball here. The customer brought it in for the front wheels seeming to bind up on sharp turns-in the way that the cross style u-joints do when seized on a 4x4. This Buick is automatic awd with CV joints up fro...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G6CD53B8P
My turn for a little help. Customer had car towed in said check engine lite came on and stayed couple days ago no differce in running. This morning while driving engine started missing running rough. Code 48 stored for egr, needs solenoid code 52 long term mem...
1998 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KF5491W
i ran test for icm wiring all passed replaced icm no change in code surges at idle and intermittent code for pcm memory code any help would be great Trouble codes: P1376
1991 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY2388M
Customer states vehicle battery died in driveway. He charged battery and drove down the road 16 miles and back and parked vehicle. Now it wouldn't start in driveway. I tow it in and charge battery and start diagnostics. Fuel pressure good 40-44 psi, got spark ...
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L engine VIN: 1GNET16S45
Hey there we got this vehicle from another shop today they drove this car in for a power steering leak diagnosed it as a rack. The next morning went to pull it onto the alignment rack made a loud clunk and then the motor wouldnt turn over. They say they pulled...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Electronic VIN: 3C4FY48BX3
vehicle came in with harsh, irractic shifts. dtcs po740 and po944. dropped pan and inspected, brass in pan, removed trans and replaced torque converter. serviced trans and flushed. did trans quick learn. no sel all trans shift normal now, except if you bring c...
2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GM68455
Help guys, have this vehicle that came in with broken motor mounts and running rough. Replaced motor mounts and found that under the left front motor mount, when it broke it pinched the number 2 harness going to the pcm. repaired wiring damage to harness, no c... Trouble codes: P0205 (Fuel Injector 5 circuit)
2006 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L EVAP System VIN: 2A8GM68426
Not sure where to go here now. Checked all evap systems lines from the tank up and all are tight and not cracked. Possbly fuel filler neck seem?? Not sure. Trouble codes: P0457
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L MIL Lamp on, inoperative VIN: 1B4PG54LXW
Hi, The owner said that the gas, RPM, Speed and all guages just stopped working and the ABS & Serv eng lights came on. I checked for codes and then checked for poser at the fuses. No TSB's for this symptom and not sure where to go now. The body & trans compute... Trouble codes: P1695 (No Body CCD message), P1698 (No Trans CCD message)
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4HK28NX1
always cranks, most often will not start or if it does start runs ok for a minute or so then begins to surge and die, revving engine will keep it running longer but even then eventually dies and then likely will not restart, tho sometimes it will restart. when...
2004 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.7L Differential VIN: 1D7HG38N74
Customer came if with the truck binding on turns. He said it started after the transfercase was replaced (Its a car lot car and I think it was already their). When test driving the truck the "rear" tires will squeal/chater when cornering or even slightly turni...
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L Temp Air Distribution A/C And Rear Window Defoger VIN: 3D7MS48C55
Help!!! good day all fisrt off we do mostly saabs and volvos and this is my personal truck. Everything was working great except the seat motor. Removed the seat replaced the motor seat works fine. Drive home pushed the a/c button. It did not light and the rear...
1998 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No OBD Connection VIN: 1FTZR15X7W
I have performed tests for fuel pump; fuse, relay, inertia switch, etc, but biggest concern is that neither my nor a friends OBD readers will communicate with the truck. Mine is a laptop program and I confirmed that it works by using it on my wife's Subaru, co...
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMYU24X0X
Im am putting this out there to see if anyone has seen this before..cust. called and said that the truck will go foreward,but wont roll backwards(kinda like a stuck brake shoe)he called a tow truck and had it towed to shop when truck was dropped, cust. got in ...
2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15E31
THIS TRUCK HAS CODES 0171 AND 0174, BUT RUNS OK WHEN COLD. AFTER IT WARMS UP IT LOOSES POWER AS THOUGHT A CAT IS BLOCKED. WE CHANGED THE INTAKE GASKETS O2 SENSORS AND FUEL FILTER, also did a bg injector cleaing and fuel filter. it will run fine for quite awhil... Trouble codes: 174 (lean bank 2), 171 (lean bank 1)
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Pump VIN: 2FTZF17261
Hello everyone, I had this F150 come in with a noise that sounded like a bearing was bad in the AC compressor/clutch. At least that's what we thought. The compressor was replaced and the noise was still there. The noise, as best as I can describe, is a rattle/...
2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAHP24105
Car showed up on the hook customer states she was driving car quit and would not resart sounded like charging problem but car has power but no starter actuation. Checked all the normal stuff no trigger at starter was found. No pcm codes.ipc and abs show abs co... Trouble codes: U1900 (Abs can communication)
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L trans. shift VIN: 1GKDT13W9X
Vehicle came in with a toasted trans., couldn't get a good test drive because of slipping from the start. Did notice that Trans. would skip 2nd gear., as stated earlier fluid was really bad. OK installed Jasper Reman. unit still skipping 2nd gear and really do...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5652X
Vehicle came in with the mil on and customer complaint of misfiring. Pulled codes p0301,p0325 and p1259. First we checked the knock sensor and it was damaged so we replaced it. Knock sensor code fixed. Second we replaced the vtech sol assembly and cleaned out ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl 3 misfire), P1259 (Vtech system malfunction), P0325 (Knock sensor 1 circuit b1)
2006 Honda Ridgeline RT 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HJYK16546
Honda techs this one is for you, truck was towed in w/ no start condition once it arrived cranked right on up. Idles really low and will shut off when given any throttle, dtc's indicate ect sensor 1 to have a problem and low idle, i suspect the throttle body b... Trouble codes: P0506 (Ect sensor 1 circuit high input), P0506 (Ect sensor 1 circuit high input)
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB12B33
Repeat return with this code active. charcoal canister and valve have been replaced and all lines checked for clogs. valve tests good. Trouble codes: P0446 (canister close valve fault)
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L ecu VIN: JNKCA31A41
looking for a shop to flash a 01 nissan/infinity ecu for the imobilizer. From what I read the key would need to be programmed into the new ecu. I am in berlin and looking for someone local with a consult II to do this and how much. hate going to a dealer for t...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GW58S1X
Vehicle came in for an inspection for a long road trip. Replaced spark plugs, drive belt, thermostat (housing leaked), changed oil and primary o2 sensor (had code and also damaged wiring). Customer picked up car and started to go on the road trip. Stopped for ...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7234Y
Cannot duplicate problem have droven for hours with scan tool connected. Will almost leave customer stranded. Customer complains of stalling issue, hesitation and hi idle at times. Only comuter code is a p0101 mass air flow sensor code. Sensor was replaced by ... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass air flow circuit performance problem)
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L steering VIN: SALPM16482
Thanks in advance for your help; 02 Ranger Rover 105,000 miles, nice rig, well maintained. This rig drives straight, tire wear is great but when you hit a bump the front end shakes violently. You would think the ball joints were wiped out or something obvious ...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Misfire, #6 & #7 flooding out VIN: WDBBAA5A7D
have read other simalar concern reports and feel that there are multiple problems going on with this vechile
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: WDBFA66E4M
Hi every one I have this mersedes with idle problem car will die on idle but drive fine on cruise i ck vacumm leak and replaced some vacumm hoses and no change I ck idle valve and supplied power and click but when I ck power to the idle control valve ignition ...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Compressor VIN: JA4MW51R52
After replacing the compressor and necessary components I let this Montero go with an output temperature around 65 degrees. Been around 100 degrees outside lately, and I was happy with the final result. Vehicle shows back up a few days later with the customer ...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Computer VIN: JN1CA21D9T
Hello all my fellow techs. Hopefully someone out there can help me with this Nissan. Car originally came in with no power to A/C compressor, after testing we found ECM not grounding the A/C relay. Replaced ECM and all is well, car comes back about a week later...
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Timing chain or cam phasers maybe rod bearings VIN: 1N4BA41E84
Howdy, New customer says engine has been noisy for 14 months or so, ( I know right?). She says she has been changing the oil more often because it gets quieter after the oil change. It has clean oil and a "Premium Brand" oil filter on it. When it starts there ...
2004 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Compressor VIN: 1G8AJ52F24
2 months ago the customer supplied us with an internet reman compressor. Old one failed due to clutch noise. Admittedly we did not flush the system or replace filter screen. (cheap customer). Complaint is worked for two days and quit cooling. Compressor is r...
2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 4S3BH806X1
Customer brought in vehicle stating engine was overheating,temp gauge will go into red after driving for some time.We performed a coolant system diagnosis,and found H/C combustion gas entering coolant system,coolant expansion tank will start to bubble almost i...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L windows VIN: WVWMA23B9Y
Volkswagon techs I need help please. Windows not working also keyless remote not working. No diag info here. Please assist Thanks Henry
2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI 2.0L Misfire VIN: WVWAE63B25
This is pd tdi that is setting code p1261 17669 intermitently and is also misfiring intermitently. He does use his own home brew bio diesel. I have read a post saying that bio diesel can cause this but it didnt give anyway to test it or what the bio diesel doe... Trouble codes: P1261
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L abs, steering, trans. engine VIN: WVWAK73CX6
car shuts down. The ABS sets DTC for all 4 wheel speed sensors and 1/2 pressure sensor. In scanning the entire system the ABS is affecting all the other control units. To the point where the speedometer will stop working and the steering will go into limp mo...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L Electric P/ Brake VIN: WVWEU73C96
We used a mac tools epb102 to retract rear caliper pistons for a rear brake pad replacement,pistons were not retracted far enough to fit over new pads,we attempted to force pistons back per alldata,unsuccesful,we had to remove calipers,remove p/brake motor & m...

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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Odometer VIN: WAUBA34B1X
I dont know how the miles change but I sent the cluster out to have it corrected and all is well. I got the radio code from the internet after paying $40. Thanks for all the help.
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Air Bag VIN: WAUYP64B61
1998 BMW 318i 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBACC0329W
Many thanks to all who tried to help fix this BMW. Most of the suggestions had been already tried, others that hadn't yet were tried with no improvement. Car still runs very poorly for 15 seconds then shuts down. The only likely cause at this time is a faulty ...
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Throttle VIN: WBACH9340Y
Aloha, friends, After many, many hours of frustration, testing, and research, I was able to fix this car. I'd like to thank the many pros at this site, and also those at Bimmerforums General Mechanical forum, for their assistance and ideas. Luckily, I was ab...
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L multiple problems VIN: 1G6KD54Y51
Thank you for the replies & thank you to Jaun for the wiring diagrams. I found that with the drivers seat module unplugged I had two less modules show up on a module status check, the drivers seat module & the $6C unknown module. I ended up unplugging that mod...
2006 Cadillac SRX 3.6L No Start VIN: 1GYEE63746
pcm it was. installed and reflashed started right up. Key comes out of the ignition and everything is good. Thanks for all of the help Trouble codes: U1300 (Class 2 data link low), P0318 (Rough road sensor), P1629 (Theft deterent signal not received).
1999 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2GIFP22K9F
Thanks to all for the help and suggestions. I removed the alternator and the coil pack which made it much easier to see everything. This also made it unnecessary to remove the front injectors. (drivers side needed a little wigglin) Pulled the rail, changed ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK29121
Never did get it to reset the group 2 codes. We sugested new injectors and/or inspect harness under valve covers.Customer did not want to spend any more money on trk.She was going to sell it Thank for all the help Trouble codes: P0202 (Short2), P0203 (Short 3), P0205 (Short 5), P0208 (Short 8), P1265 (Grupe 2 disable).
2002 Chevrolet Tracker ZR2 2.5L Smokes At Start Up VIN: 2CNBJ73432
WANTED TO WAIT BEFORE CLOSING THIS REQUEST TO MAKE SURE WE WERE SUCCESSFULL. ADAM FROM WISCONSIN we had one with the same problem a couple years ago. We did the heads on it, and the same problem was still there. Take the valve cover off (with pcv) and remove...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L right turn signal VIN: 1G1JF52462
many tell me sockets, many tell me multifunction switch, some say flasher. i found what apears to be burnt sockets however minute. i ordered new rear sockets but the problem has yet to return nor has the customer. thx
2005 Chevrolet Aveo LT 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL1TD62645
I have found the problem, after spending a ton of time we checked all the 5 volt refrences with 1.2 v on the tps and ftp sensor. So we disconnected the pcm all the sensors to the pcm, we checked for a rough road sensor, acoording to all data the sensor is mou... Trouble codes: P0122 (Tps low voltage), P0342 (Cam sensor low voltage), P0449 (Evap vent preformance).
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1Z53FX6F
Well guys thanks for the help. I didnt end up fixing this car. The customer wanted to take it back to his home town. He is a college kid and beings the car was still driveable his parents wanted their local shop to fix it. But I did end up with some more info... Trouble codes: P0300.
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 3C8FY4BB41
Thanks to all who posted. although the harness looked ok externally and was not damaged, there was an internal short somewhere. We ran a new 8 volt wire from the pcm to both sensors and everything is good now. Jim Trouble codes: P0320, P1391.
1995 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L shifting/speedo VIN: 1FV3HTJC5S
Sorry for the delay on closing this post. The governor was indeed "hung up" as everyone said. I tried running it to 20mph in manual 1st and shifting back and forth to manual 2nd. No luck. I pulled the unit back out to make sure the tubes were in place and ...
1994 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMCUDNXVX
Good evening everyone.Thanks to all of you who responded even though many just repeated things i already had done to this vehicle.Anyways,it ended up being a couple things.I had to do some rewiring do to some intermittent rubbing an causing no communication an...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Rear Lower Control Arms VIN: 1FMDU74E12
Thanks again to all for your help as usual lots of good ideas. Sorry to take so long to close. I installed New Rear Aftermarket Monroe-matic Ready Struts Complete ready to bolt in. They even come with 3 new nuts for upper strut mount & 3 nuts for Rear Lower Co...
2003 Ford Windstar 3.8L Power sliding doors VIN: 2FMZA56493
I would like to thank all of the people who answered my cry for help. Unfortunatly none of the responses were the problem. All though they were execellent suggestions which I tryed with no success. The problem were the door contact plungers (the ones on the do...
2007 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP53U07
Thanks again to all who took the time to reply. After getting all the replys I decided to go back and start over since it really seemed like a classic case of electrical interference to the computer. I checked and cleaned many grounds to body and engine, batt...
2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: 2FAHP71V88
i think glen was right the day this happend it was raining really hard it must have got some water were it wasent supposed to be since it hasent come back i think it was a moisture issue thanks everyone for your help
2000 GMC K2500 Sierra SLE 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTGK23R9Y
Hey all I have to apologize, because my mechanic didn't time the engine according to all data. That meens it was timed on cyl.1 but distr. was also # one but it supoused to be on #8. I asked him several times about that, and he said it's good. Thanks again Re...
2001 GMC Yukon Denali XL 6.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, reduced engine power VIN: 3GKGK26G61
This roach is fixed! thanks for every ones help. most of you said throtlebody was junk, and sure enough it was. been running fine for about a week. thanks again everybody! Trouble codes: P1220, P1221.
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L door locks VIN: JHMES26731
Thank you all for your quick responses. Mental blocks allowed me to disregard the possibility of all four actuators being bad. But the overwhelming response to that fact was indeed the case. Replaced all four door lock actuators. Working properly now. Tha...
2002 Honda Civic DX 1.7L antitheft VIN: 1HGEM21582
sounds like i'm just going to tell customer to go get it done at dealer thanks for the input..
2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0L code p0741 VIN: 1HGCM66554
well we replaced both linear solenoids and the torque convertor, reset all values and test drive. all working ok now. we are going to put some 80 miles on and recheck. thanks for all your commen ts and idea's.
2004 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L no compression VIN: KMHCG45C64
Thanks to all !! Bent valves! should have known better than to think I might get lucky!
2005 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8JM12B55
Thanks everryone for your help. Unfortunately it did not fix the problem. I checked continuity on wires from both upstream and downstream sensors right to PCM. All under .5 ohms.. Sensors scoped fine at sensor and PCM. Checked and cleaned all the grounds, ... Trouble codes: P0133 (Lazy o2 b1s1).
1993 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Clutch VIN: JACDH58V5P
We ended up having to shim the slave cylinder with washers. The vehicle had an aftermarket slave before and I don't know if it had the wrong push rod or what but the push rod was too long. when fully installed (even with the slave cylinder not hydrauliclly c...
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Timing VIN: JTJHA31U24
had all timing marks set engine assembled. had 4 cylinders with 22% leak down. the truth be told she massively overheated car now needs motor. if she would of told the truth instead of saying died in parking lot we would of had no issues. thankyou all for all...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SD 3.4L wont shut off VIN: WDBCB34D8M
Owner ordered parts from Mercedes and was to get back to me for repair. Have not heard from him so consider it a fix. Thanks for infornation.
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L shift VIN: WDBHA24G6Y
I want to thank all 8 replies that i recived. The transmission control module was the fix. P0720 has not returned and the transmission is shifting good. Like most of you stated, plug and play. Easy fix. Thanks again
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L cylinder VIN: 3N1CB51D85
Thanks to all who have responded. first thing this morning looked into plug wells and cylinder #4 has a puddle of coolant laying on top of piston. I guess 7 hours wasn't enough yesterday. I looked at the tsb for the cam/crank sensor and doesn't apply for th...
2005 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L fluid VIN: 1N6AD07U85
Well don't I feel like a dumba$$, I took the bolt out of the fill tube cap and whaddayaknow... a dipstick (kinda like me)I would have bet my life that I had checked that on a previous visit and there was no stick just a cap. Anyways live and learn, thanks guys...
2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3L Serpentine belt
Thanks guys. I took belt off again. Cleaned and checked every pulley and groove. Looks ok, i just don't know this is happening. Maybe previous installer damaged belt? I took it for a beat run and used ac, still perfect. I'm gonna send her home. Thanks for the ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB49S44
i was able to get a p0304 dtc out of the ecm (replaced cly #4 coil) i have have gotten good service out of the snap-on verus it seems to do very well on all cars except jag and saab, i also have a auto land scaner this one im not such a big fan of (hence why i... Trouble codes: B2AAA.
2003 Suzuki Aerio S 2.0L timing chain? VIN: JS2RA41S63
Thanks for the 3 replies. Customer declined repairs, until they come up with the funds. I did remove valve cover, the chain is WORN OUT. There was no oil sludging. They have only owned the car a few months, so who knows how well it has been maintained. Replies...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Drive gear VIN: 3VWSF29MXX
We "borrowed" a driven gear from another car in the shop and same thing. Does not turn when car is started (and put in gear) so the problem is definitely the drive gear. Seems to be more common with automatics than standards for some reason. The automatics can...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Side view mirror VIN: 3VWTG69M72
After a lehgthy conversation with tech support at rosstech. I was informed that the door module was not codable. So I was sent back to look at the parts installed. Well, to make a long story short, it was determined that the wires on the mirror assembly were w...
2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Alternator charging lamp VIN: WV2KB47073
Thank you all so much for your insightful replies. The problem did turn out to be one of alternator speed. Apparently, at one point in the past, a rebuilt alternator with too large a pulley diameter was put on this van. Swapping to the correct size cured the s...
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