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2008 Smart Fortwo Passion Cabrio 1.0L Thermostat VIN: WMEEK31X18
Was hopin' to see if any members have changed th engine thermostat in one of these vehicles.. Mitchell doesn't give any estimating time, online i found a forum that said 3hours.I want to fairly quote the job. I appreciate everyones time Kevin
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Fuse #14 VIN: 3VWTE29M9X
Came in for a no start condition. Customers "Mechanic" already replaced the starter and ignition switch on a whim. When it got to me I found that the 10amp fuse #14 was blown. Replace the fuse and it starts and runs for a few minutes then blows the fuse and di...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L Battery light VIN: WVWGH21J0Y
Battery light comes on while driving, off and on. More so when at idle.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Stall
Hi VW Techs, I have the vin number for the vehicle but for some reason it does not take when i enter it into the vehcile info page ...the vin is [...] we have a 2000 beetle 1.8 turbo engine that came in for an constant stall when coming to a stop... Trouble codes: P1136, P1557
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V12
this is an interesting one. The car came in on the hook. It would idle all day long but when you would accelerate the car it would do fine but after about 5 seconds it would just shut off, restart just fine and do the same thing over again. It had 4 stored cod... Trouble codes: 16795 (secondary air incorrect flow), 16555 (sys to lean), 16486 (MAF input to low), 16500 (coolant temp malf.)
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L Horn/Lights VIN: YV1SZ59H44
The car is parked unlocked during the night the outside lights will flash and the horn will blow (not the siren) for 25 seconds then resets itself then will go off again sometimes during the night sometimes three times in a row no codes stored in any system an...
2005 Volvo V70 2.5T 2.5L oil pressure VIN: YV1SW59235
Vehicle came in with oil pressure warning in information window and intermittant low oil pressure. We tested oil pressure and after running till warmed up the oil pressure would drop. We have seen this problem before caused by cracked sump seals so we replaced...

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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB33574
this one is fixed it end up being bad ingition coils,never seen that before.Thanks to all of you who replied.NO MORE BMW FOR ME. Trouble codes: 10062 (misfire detection sum malfuction above max thehshold), 10057 (misfire detection cyl 2 /above max threshold), 10056 (misfire dection cylinder 7 invalid signal), 10055 (misfire dection cyl 3 above max threshold), 10053 (misfire detection cly4 above max threshold), 10272 (error disa blew max threshold).
2007 BMW 650i 4.8L parking assist VIN: WBAEK13557
thanks everyone for help. trevor from california got me to right direction and this bmw finally fixed and gone. thank you trevor you are the man... i removed the bumper and check all wiring harness and all connectors.all seems be okay..double checked connector...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L central locking VIN: WDC1631132
Thanks for your input everyone, sorry for the delay in closing ,I had a bit of a health issue over the christmas break.This car has separate opening and locking circuits activated through relays by the AAM.The AAM was not showing any fault codes but the tailga...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L Front heater VIN: WV2MC0700P
Sorry took so long to close, have been gone. Thanks for all the great replies, after further inspection the problem was the seals & insulation inside the heater box coming apart and not sealing the blend doors Customer did not repair at this time Thank You
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1WVAE0703S
Thanks for the fedback on this VW engine. It took sometime to find the opening on the bellhousing so I can see the timing marks so I could set the timing. With out your help I would still be looking every where. Thanks again everyone.
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Parking Brake VIN: WVWAK73C07
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Rear Calipers VIN: WVWAK73C07
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