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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L heat VIN: TRUUT28N81
customer brought car to us because of a no heat concern,just bought this car from an auction, when in the shop we noticed that the temp gauge was running hot and vehicle had no heat. we replaced water pump and timing belt and found that the impeller from the o...
2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ABS/ESP Module VIN: WA1YD64B93
Vehicle came in with all zeros for coding in brake module. While trying to find the correct code to use was mislead by one website and coded the module with what we now know is the wrong code. Now that we have the correct code the module will not let us recode...
2003 BMW 745i 4.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAG263483
read above. Trouble codes: 27BC
1978 Fiat 124 Spider 1.8L Master Cylinder
Car came in pulling to the right when braking. Found the mast cylinder had less pressure going to the left caliper. Replaced Master cylinder and found the car still pulls to the right. Replaced the brake pads and car started pulling left when braking. Replaced...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L wheel bearin VIN: WDF6398132
this is a 639 series mercedes viano diesel,have noisey front wheel bearings,mercedes only sell complete hub units for a lot of dollars,has any one stripped a bearing from these hubs and found a replacment bearing from a bearing company,a part no would be good....
2007 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L fen motor VIN: 4JGCB65E77
Star diagnostics shows a fault with HVAC, possible buttons sticking but doesn't give a code. I apollogize for lack of fault tracing but don't know where to start. I believe this car has a feature that runs the blower with key off if the cabin temp gets too hig...
2008 Mercedes-Benz R350 3.5L Balance shaft VIN: 4JGCB65E78
This request is for information. We have an R350 here that needs a balance shaft, timing chain and tensioner replaced for codes 1208 and 1200. We work on a lot of these engines, but always seem to have fixed them with cam magnets, so this will be our first bal...
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF33577
After replacement of exhaust vanos gear asm and solenoid car came back with code p 0014, we checked and reset cam timing, since then code p0014 is gone but now have the code p115c,2b56.and 2515. We are not sure if we have a possible mass air flow concern or st... Trouble codes: 2B56, P115C, 2515 (differential pressure intake manifold plausibilty)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L door locks
Hi VW techs, looking for advice here. I am installing an astrostart and found that the door locks won't work with the factory fob when car is running. Would like to be able to get into car while running and I know that the switch in drivers door will run the l...

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2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L brake control unit VIN: WA1YD64B93
We ended up finding the correct coding for the module on the ross-tech website which was very informative and helpful. Unfortunately we had first tried coding it with what we thought was the correct code that we found on alldata and now even though we do have...
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L abs VIN: WAUDG74F2N
Thank you for all the replies, Richard hit on this one. Replace abs mobule resolve the problem. Thank you and happy holidays.
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L head light washers VIN: WBAGH83431
Thanks for the info I replaced the windshield waher pump for a short code. I cheked for the light on signal at the module it was getting the signal. I removed the module and the headlight washers still worked. I pulled the wheel arch liner down again and found...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L reverse VIN: 3VWCF21C8X
Thanks to all 8 who replied;the problem is an internal gear worn out and customer declined repair because of cost.
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V81
first, thanks to everybody, we cleaned the grounds under the battery tray and performed global reset, reconnected and test drove the vehicle, when we scanned for codes we found codes for air injection system fault and coolant temp. fault, as it ended up we had... Trouble codes: P1225 (Cyl. 1 fuel inj. Circuit short to ground), P1226 (Cyl. 2 fuel inj. Circuit short to ground), P1227 (Cyl. 3 fuel inj. Circuit short to ground), P1228 (Cyl. 4 fuel inj. Circuit short to ground), P1255 (Engine coolant temp circuit short to ground), P1451 (Secondary air system circuit short to ground).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSD29M81
found no vacum leaks, all timing marks ok,found dead mouse in air cleaner box, clean old mass air flow sensor, fuel trim still lean around 29, install new mass air flow sensor did throttle plate relearn, know the fuel trim is at o, car run great, the only thin...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L engine VIN: WVWRH63B42
Thank you everyone for all the replies. Sent the vehicle to friend of mine that has the tools and experince to do this job. Replaced themostate, tensioner, and cam seals. All is well. Thank you. Happy Holidays, John [...], Transmissions America, Roanoke, Va.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L speedometer VIN: 3VWRK69M73
thanks to all the good information i recieved, i was able to fix this vehicle. i replaced the ect sensor and harness. same problem. i looked into possible coolant migration problem,. didn't find any other connectors with issues besides the ect. the next step i...
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