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1997 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L alarm
hi.. customer complain's of alarm sounding on warm days if she locks doors, has not done it at shop and appears to function normally whenever its here in the shop. i'm not familiar with this type of car but suspect one of the door switches, but could be anythi...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L starter VIN: WBACD3328T
vehicle was towed in for a no start condition, customer stopped to get gas. put key in and no start had vehicle towed to shop tech found that fuse 31 blown replaced and depressed clutch and vehicle started but then will blow fuse while running can change fuse ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L abs module VIN: SAJDA01DXY
The ABS lite originally came on intermittently when warm. L/F speed sensor code. Live data shows L/F speed sensor 0mph and other sensors were off also. Found l/f wheel brg loose, and r/f brg noisy. Replaced front wheel hub assemblies which come with new sensor...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F4X
Vehicle emissions test is due. Readiness codes not set with pending code 0455. Tested purge valve function, valve working. Performed smoke test for air leak, found leak from fuel shut off cannister, replaced cannister. Check engine light does not come back on ... Trouble codes: 0455 (purge control system major leak or voltage supply of fuel tank pressure sensor B4/3)
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L radio VIN: WDBSK75F83
radio buttons do not light up all fuses ok cluster lights up and can be ajusted ac lights up and shifter lights up. hard to see what button to select at night when no back ligh. supect radio defective in detecting signal u58d
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L Alternator VIN: WMWRF33445
had a mini cooper come in for battery going dead, found alternator not charging even though no light on in dash. initial testing, with what little data could get from all-data, showed 2 alternators, a 2 wire valeo, and a 3 wire denso, our engine harness had 3 ...
1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Ignition Switch VIN: WVWEE83A7V
Ignition switch failure. Initial replacement switch lasted for a few months. Second replacement switch lasted sbout 3 weeks. Aftermarket swiches were used both times. Have not found any shorted wires. There is an aftermarket alarm system tied into the harness,...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on
This car is killing me! Last year car came in for coolant loss and overheating. I did t-belt water pump,stat,coolant outlet at rear of head. Also plugs and chain tensioner gasket. The car has been running great till last week. Here's what happened, customer wa... Trouble codes: P0011
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Ignition lock c VIN: 3VWSF71K76
I am trying tom change the ignition lock cylinder on this Jetta. I am following the procedure from Alldata. I have all of the components removed except for the cylinder. Alldata says to insert a 1.2mm wire into the hole next to the key, while it is in the ru...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: YV1LS5542T
Hellow all volvo techs any help or insight would be appriciated. This volvo has got me at the end of my ideas I have replaced plugs wires cap rotor with oe parts tried diffrent maf crank sensor have checked compression and did injector balance test and still n... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305
2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L Shifting,intermittant VIN: YV1RS58D12
Intermittantly when warm trans will have irregular shifting. Will down shift to soon and be harsh, will flare on upshift (mostly 3-4), will feel like in neutral when going around corner then engage harsh when gas applied, will feel like drag or load on car mos...

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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Oil in Coolant VIN: WBAFA53511
First thanks for all the quick responses. Andrew and Mark were right on it. I removed the trans. cooler and pressure tested it. And sure enough its leaking. Going to have a happy customer, no head gasket here. Again thanks to all, Pat
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L convertible top VIN: WBABS33452
Thaks for all the info, I want to thank Dick he was a huge help he spent the time on the phone with me to sort out the problem it was a broken wire in the top where it folds at the drivers head. I fixed the wire and the top opens and closes the way it should. ...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Stall VIN: SAJEA51C32
The next day the shop called me up saying that they were on the car till midnight the night before with a friend in the UK strange midnight here is 5:00 there. Well anyway he stated that there is a scantool less procedure and it is listed in the owners manual ... Trouble codes: P1229 (p1224-), P1224 (p1582-), P1582.
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Forward Gears VIN: 4JGBB86EX6
First, thanks to everyone who took the time to share some great info about these transmissions. The consensus seemed to be that a used transmission cannot be reprogrammed to work with a new vehicle, and that the valve body would have to be swapped over. Since ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L starter VIN: WVWMA23B5Y
Mukesh [...] you so much removed the padding and found that one wire was broken with loom and causing the problem .
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L starts and dies VIN: 3VWSK69M42
Thanks to noah,jay,jim,norberto,trevor,justin,nicolas,roger,antoine for the suggestions and replies, a co-worker posted this request, he did not end up fixing the vehicle. But we did establish(without the proper equipment not 100% sure) we believe it was the d...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVE63B84
So this car is finally fixed. The company that we bought the turbo from ended up sending us another turbo and we put a timing belt on it. So somewhere between the new turbo and the timing belt it fixed the problem. Guess that goes to show you can't even trust ... Trouble codes: P0299.
2008 Volkswagen Golf City 2.0L headlights VIN: 9BWEL41J38
as previously stated i found the hazard switch to be faulty and both low beams burnt out. thank you al for the help
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