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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Turbo turbocharger VIN: WAUCB88D2V
hey this one is driving us insane i really need some help, as this is my personal car. We replaced this cars stock turbo with oem replacement at 140k because the wastegate went bad. Also at this time we replaced the oil feed line with it. at 165k the replaceme...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01P32
Another late evening trying to get a handle on this problem Jag. Customer had driven this car just 5 days since purchase when it would not start and he towed it to another shop that had very recently replaced the fuel pump for the previous owner. They replace... Trouble codes: P1260 (Theft Detected), U1262 (SCP Bus communications error)
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL (Car) 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBCA25D9J
vehicle came in with cel on and code 4(air flow position sensor) and 5( o2 sensor) and had no run problems. Ran tests and found bad air flow sensor. replaced just the sensor and now code 10( throttle valve switch idle contact) is setting. tested throttle valve... Trouble codes: 10 (throttle valve switch idle speed contact)
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWBB61C9W
Car shuts off while driving but will restart with no wait time and drive off. no codes found can drive for days and not do it. I have tried airmass meter with no luck replaced coolent temp sensor and seemed to fix for about two weeks. I don't know where to go ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Battery VIN: 3VWCC21C1Y
Battery draw 170 ma, testing with amp meter in series negative post to neg cable, hood latch closed windows up key out, doors locked, will start out at 270 ma within 5 min drops to constant 170 ma draw. Waited 2 hours still the same, replaced comfort control m...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hood Latch Release VIN: 3VWSC29M0Y
We cannot get the secondary latch to release. Black plastic release lever is supposed to "jump" out through grille when primary is released. Primary releases OK, but with new latch, secondary "tonque" does not jump out. We can reach in and grab seconary "tongu...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No throttle response VIN: 3VWDT31K56
This vehicle came in from another shop with an issue while driving you loose throttle response. You will be cruising down the hiway and your throttle will just go away. It will idle no problem and after a while of attempting to get it back even cycling the key... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft position sensor implausible signal), P0542 (Sensor reference voltage a circuit low intermitant), P2016 (Intake manifold flap position sensor bank 1 short to ground intermitant), P0227 (Throttle pedal position sensor signal too low mil on)
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWNT81K96
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. This vehicle has an underboost condition. DTC P0299. Here's what I have inspected so far: - There are no leaks in the turbo ducting. - Wastegate actuator and rod functions fine. - Wastegate regulator valve work... Trouble codes: P0299 (Turbo Underboost Condition)

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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDG74F65
Thanks for all the replies. We contemplated pulling the fuse for the low pressure pump but didn't feel comfortable with that. We were able to contact someone with the Rosstech VCDS and they helped us out. We punched in Group 140, activated the test with the en... Trouble codes: P2006.
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAGH834X1
I got this thing started. Thanks for the replies and I should of given more info as some of you stated. I thought that the PRNDL indicator was my tale tale in all this and it was. The EGS module was not recieving a signal from the L1 line from the neutral swit...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB33574
sorry it took so long to reply but this one is fixed,it end up being a vac leak problem.both val cover gaskets,both acuatorwators seals on top of the val cover,and a oil cap.thank to all of u for your help.. Trouble codes: 10062 (misfire detec sum above max threshold), 10057 (misfire detection cyl 2 above max threshold), 10055 (misfire detection cyl 3 above max threshold), 10052 (misfire detection cyl 4 above max theshold), 10272 (error disa below min threshold).
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L headlights VIN: WDBBA48DXK
Sorry its taken awhile to close this but as many of you know things can get very busy and out of control in a hurry in a small shop.Anyway about the benz i have finally traced the problem back to the owner,after hours of testing, cleaning,retesting i gave up o...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L A/C Compressor VIN: WDBUF26J76
had local mobile dia. service come out . 3 codes stored all cleared works great
1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC 2.8L Horn VIN: WVWED4507N
Thanks Robert , Richard and also Robert. What Richard and Robert were talking about location is the window module, as far as I can figure. We found the alarm module in the dash: -Left side dash, right side of steering column, mounted to door-lock module, moun...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Engine VIN: 9BWBS21J61
Thank you all for your help and constant technical guidance. As most of you were right on the money, we had to do a head job and 5 valves needed to be replaced the others were machined and re-installed. The car ran great after the fix of head rebuild, water pu...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWPD63BX2
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