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1991 Alfa Romeo 164 L 3.0L brake lights VIN: ZAREA43L6M
Hi. I need the wiring diagram for brake lights on this alfa 164L. Thank you in advance
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUEH24B3Y
I need to replace the cam adjuster seal in this Audi and would like to know if it can done the same way as a 1.8 turbo VW which I've done. And will the same tool work in this thing? Thanks very much in advance for any help.
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6321V
Secondary air pump codes. Pump getting no power and we cannot find relay. Some data is wrong, we looked everywhere. Does anyone know where it is? Trouble codes: P4121, P1423
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L airbag VIN: WBACN33441
ok need some help from u bmw techs. this car came in for me to check the drivers window. it does not row down good, i looked and found that it was binding up. to make a long story short ,car has been in a collision at one time and the nuts holding the regulato...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Key Remote/ Alarm System VIN: WBABS53431
Hello, I need some help. Customer provided new remote key from dealer and asked me to progam remote. key remote will not program. Fault code: ZKE "007 anti theft system, siren, radio, tilt alarm sensor" I cannot find any info on this fault code. Please help
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA51CX4
Hello fellow techs, ive got this wonderful jaguar giving me a headache like always with jaguars so here we go this car was towed in as a no crank no start also car will not come out of park so tested battery it tested gd i noticed car had no brake lights worki... Trouble codes: P1146 (Generator load low input/generator c line low input), P1582 (Flight recorder data is stored/ electronic throttle data is stored), P1629 (Internal voltage regulator/generator front right line failure), P1338 (Fuel pump circuit low high input), P1637 (Can link ecm/abs control module network malfunction), P1643 (Can link ecm/tcm circuit network malfunction)
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L oil consumption VIN: SALEM11464
This vehicle smokes from the tailpipes at start up and while idleing. I can't see it while driving down the road but if I rev engine while vehicle is stationary it smokes a little more. It is not a huge cloud but it is enough to be noticable. I am quite certai...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L windows mirrors trunk
Hi all, I just got in a clk 430 which was at another shop for over a year for a no start. Well we got it started and she runs beautifully, now here is where it gets weird, b4 it started we could communicate with all modules. Now we can only access engine and t...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Eis VIN: WDBLK65G21
any help is greatly appreciated. car was towed in as a no crank no start, key would not turn in EIS. assured proper battery voltage of at least 12.6 volts. using autologic looking in the eis module noticed that the key being used wasnt being noticed, customer ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L air bag VIN: WDBUF70J63
This car has had the passanger rear bag replaced twice, Iam having a problem with the fact it needs to be replaced again. The reason for the replacement is the fact the bag is out of position again. What could cause this and what is the cure?? The system will ...
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Unknown VIN: WMWRC334X4
vehicle came in with complaint of o/2 sensors having been replaced each year for past four years, found TSB for using updated oxygen sensor installed updated sensors and same code happened again for down stream reviewed tech forumns and found map sensor causin...
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L xenon headlight VIN: WP1AA29P44
Dear Cayenne friends, this one gives us a little trouble. 1 month ago, the right XENON headlight did not work. Headlight was FULL of water due rain. We checked it out, sealed headlight unit and replaced (on customer request) headlight control unit with used u...
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Not Working VIN: WP1AB29P54
Alarm system is inoperative and since this symptom occurred the tail lights are on all of the time and they drain the battery.
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Electronic VIN: 3VWSA81H3V
This VW came in with delayed shifting - exactly as if a transmission was seeing too high of a throttle position and shifting like the throttle was close to wide open. No codes were set for engine, or Transmission. Many years ago, we used to often see this exa...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L cylinder head VIN: 3VWCAZ1C0X
hey guys..number 3 spark plug hole could not hold arrived with plug blown kit has tap that brings the hole wider and breaks into water jacket throught the spark plug sure they know this will happen because in the directions they hav...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Unknown VIN: 3VWRF29M1Y
This car came in in limp mode with codes 00518 tps signal out of range intermittent, 00660 kick down switch or tps signal intermittent,00529 engine speed signal missing, 01314 ecm no comm. intermittent . Cleared codes to check for hard codes & car is opperatin...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L cluster
hello vw-techs, having issuses with the cluster. the 4 gauges are inop, also the odometer and display will read with the key off when turning key on the odometer and display will fade out. but everything else works(indicators, back lighting) tested powers and ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69M22
This car came in with the injection pump off and timing belt off. We installed a timing belt and installed the old pump to do a compression test before recommending a new pump and timing belt kit. Compression is over 400psi on all four cylinders. We installed ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L alternator VIN: 1XV4255672
attention vw. techs, alternator was replaced at another shop,was towed to my shop with a dead battery,diagnosed alternator ,replaced with another rebuild supplied from previous shop,worked fine for a few hours ,not charging again,does the single small wire off...
1999 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LT56DXX
Cars killing me.. Customer states car will not start sometimes or starts very rough. It does start every time for us but after it starts just idles wierd. Not a vacuum leak though. Smoke test intake system and Evap system. If trying to accelerate almost acts a... Trouble codes: P0455, P0236, P0237
1999 Volvo V70 AWD 2.4L misfire VIN: YV1LV56D9X
need some volvo techs here. i've got this '99 v70 with a 2.4 turbo. she's got some miles on her. it came in running rough. pulled a code p0301. switched coils, plugs and injectors, misfire stays on #1 cylinder. it seems to be the worst at idle. held dollar bil...
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L Strange electrical VIN: YV1RS61TX4
Customer had been driving about 70 miles, felt a jerk going over a bump and wipers swiped once. 2 miles or so later, wipers came on and would not go off regardless of switch position. Customer finally played with switch until wipers stopped, but at that point ... Trouble codes: ECM51, ECM92, SRS00
2004 Volvo S80 2.5T AWD 2.5L rear shocks VIN: YV1TH59H14
I have a customer with limited budget who just got this used car. The right rear shock doesn't hold at all. Unfortunately, it has self leveling Nivomat system. One shock cost over $500.00 and most likely soon will need left side as well. People have converted ...

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2002 Audi A4 1.8L Brake VIN: WAULC68E42
Hi everyone sorry take so long before i can confirm the fix after waiting for weather drop down. but the fix was brake booster replace. thank you very much for everyone advise and time. thank you.
2003 Audi A4 1.8L cooling VIN: WAULC68E03
Thanks to all that replied looks like water pump impellor spinning on the shaft replaced w/p and t/belt all is good thanks again
2006 BMW 330xi 3.0L Start VIN: WBAUF9210P
tahnk you for all your help it was the small fuse connected to the battery
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L odometer VIN: WDB2110652
The vehicle was repaired at dealer, owner took vehicle and we paid. Somehow we had managed to switch off the warnings feature in instrument cluster. Thay reset with factory tool, all good. Thanks for tips regarding battery disconnection. Getting so hard to wor...
2002 Mini Cooper S 1.6L window motor VIN: WMWRE33452
I was not able to get motor to work even with tapping with a hammer while applying power... Had to cut cables on regulator to get window to where I could reach fasteners that hold window to reg... The fastener is a 5 mm allen but is attached to a large washer ...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Timing VIN: YS3EF48Z8X
Thanks to all for your help. first af all I did advice the the costumer about the posibility of damage to the cylinder heads so he agreed to removed them for inspection, second my last question was that I wanted to make sure about the timing, it can be costly ...
2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Misfire VIN: WVWEV71K28
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW2559Y
I greatly appretiate everyones help on this matter. However, the customer traded her Volvo V40 for a new (to her) '04 VW Passat. I was overwhelmed with the amount of responses and the number of sudggestions to check the fuel pressure regulator. That would have...
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