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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 (...
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 ...
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...
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
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.
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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