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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WAUED54B51
This problem just started to appear one day, now it seems to be getting worse, bottom line is fuse #32 continues to blow. It happens frequently, especially when you go up a hill or under a load, it will not happen unless the car is moving. When the fuse blows,...
2003 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L immobilzer VIN: WAULT64B43
2003 Audi A6 3.0L quattro. We went to start the car, car starts and dies. VAG codes 17978(immobilizer blocking car starting) and 18058(powertrain Bus/Cluster). Also lost instrument cluster illumination, MIL. No immobilizer light. Digital read out in cluster in...
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Sound System VIN: WBANA73544
Hello, I'm hoping someone's come across this one. I have an 04 BMW 530i with no audio output at all. The logic 7 amp is staying off and I cannot select or adjust any audio functions i.e. the treble,bass,etc... I'm pretty sure theres a connection problem at con...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L cabin heating VIN: WDBEB31EXS
"Happy New Year" to all This vehicle blows only cold air from the footwell vents. If we switch from defrost to bi level or foot well only there will be plenty of heat intitially from the footwell vents...only to peter out and eventually go to cold. This manou...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Air Springs VIN: WDBUH65J04
Hello IATN members. The rear suspension is slowly sinking down. The system does pump up, when you put the key on, and settles at a certan hight, but noticed that right side is about 1 inch lower compared to left. Also noticed one time it only pumped about half...
2008 Smart Fortwo Passion 1.0L wont shift VIN: WMEEJ31X78
as you all probably know there is very little repair info on these little smart cars. i have a 2008 hear that doesnt show what gear it is in when you turn the key on. when it does this it will not start. if i pull the shifter to drive and wait it will eventual...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L ABS module VIN: WVWMD23B4Y
We got P1649-18057 Data Bus Powertrain Missing Message from ABS Control Module We don't have the VAG connector. Does anyone know the pin connectors and numbers for the can. It is supposed to have Specified value: 60 to 72 Ohms at the pcm, but I don't know the...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B5Y
I hear the power supply relay for the ecu is in the ecu. Has anyone seen this code. Is it looking like the ecu needs to bh replaced. Thanks... Trouble codes: P1624 (35-10- Mil request signal active check tcm for errors too -intermittent), P1557 (35-10- Charge pressure control positive deviation- intermittent), P1517 (35-10- Power supply for ecu j271 or j363 electrical malfunction- intermittent)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L blend door VIN: 3VWSK29M11
so, the heater blend door is missing the lever, the dealer parts dept. thinks that a "lever kit" should be what i need to repair the problem, has anyone delt with this problem, will I need the coupling bushing on the lever, or do I need a hvac box ? thanks in ...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions
In looking over the scan data on this car, I noticed that this vehicle is equipped with an air fuel sensor ahead of the catalytic converter and a standard O2 behind. I don't have much experience with what the signal should look like from this sensor but it is ...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Mechanical VIN: YV1TS90D0X
Hi guys We did an oil change and found the oil filter cartridge had partially disintegrated into the engine. A good size portion was gone into the motor. One largish piece fell into the drain and was caught in the screen. It was pretty big. If one of the chun...
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L Cam Timing/VVT VIN: YV1LS61JXY
I am reassembling the timing components on this S70 N/A 2.4 Engine. The head has just been rebuilt with new valves and now I am setting up the cam timing and installing the new belt and idler, and tensioner. I have the cam's locked at the rear, I have the timi...

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L trans leak VIN: WAUED54B51
hello, and thank you all for your help. this nightmare is finally fixed.did not need to take the transmission offf for this repair but i did. had a bad seal between the rear diff. and the main casing.really not a difficult job if you take out the exhaust syste...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L Unknown VIN: WAUDC68D91
Thanks for all the responses after testing all the wiring and replacing the sensor in the transmission. output speed sensor to the right of all the solinoids in the pan. We determined that the ecu was at fault, it had been priviously worked on, wraped in a zip...
2006 Audi A3 2.0L temp guage VIN: WAUMF78P26
2008 Audi A3 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUHF68PX8
Dear Audi Friends, the fix was to replace the intake manifold. The intake manifold comes as an updated part with everything on it. You just have to order four fuel injector seal kits to finish the job. Yes, the intake manifold flaps "linkage" inside intake ma... Trouble codes: P2015, P119A, P0171, P0300, P030X.
1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L driver's window VIN: WBACG7326T
We have not fixed this because the vehicle has not been returned and, frankly, I'm not sure of anything to do that is different than already done. Most replies were to be thorough in installing the rubber guides (I was) and to ensure that the window moved smo...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN33442
You guys are amazing. The majority of the replies I received mentioned that the PCCV(pressure regulating valve/crankcase vent valve[oil seperator]) would cause a lean condition if it was malfunctioning. I inspected the hose from the valve to the dipstick tube ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Transmission VIN: WBANB33584
Thanks for all the help on this one. I reset the adaptations in the transmission module and all was well. I still have no grasp on why this started shifting like this suddenly from a simple fluid change.
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Battery VIN: WDBSK75F53
Thanks all for the info.I called the dealer to inquire about any updates.This vehicle is long overdue for sbc, battery control module flash updates. The client will take vehicle to dealer for flashes at this time. I'll post the outcome if I hear back. Thanks.
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L compressor VIN: YS3DF58K4Y
Fixed and down the road. Dissassembled and flushed system no metal found, replaced expansion valve, dryer and muffler installed new NOT REBUILT compressor. Failed compressor had a broken clutch, not sure if clutch failed or compressor had stuck causing clutch ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWMA63B4X
well car went off to dealer cause i dont have Vg scanner. I did find out the cause of problem. Battery received one too many boost charges. They fried the brain on car. Thanks to all that offered their help. Happy new year to everyone!
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L compressor clutch VIN: 3VWCP21C32
Hi everyone. Thank you for all your input. I am giving up on the car. Personally, I think it's the worst piece of crap that I've ever seen come out of Germany (or wherever it was put together). Near as I can tell, everything that I've been able to get...
2007 Volkswagen Passat Value Edition 2.0L Compressor VIN: WVWLK73C97
Tha was right, the 20 min of idle and driving over 25mph fixed it. Jeez, nothing like being slapped with a TSB to remind myself to read them all. Thanks guys for all the responses.
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L lock up solinoid VIN: YV1VS2559Y
thanks for the help. We replaced the trans with a used one and the problem is gone.
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