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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2L Key Coding VIN: WAUDG68E25
Hello Audi Guru's, we had to put a engine control module in this one, lost the engine side of the old one. Can still read the immobilizer on old one. My question is has any one had luck with coding the key? I have the VAG software, or is there something out th...
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2005 Audi S4 4.2L Engine assy VIN: WUARL48H05
Has anyone removed a 4.2 v8 from an s4 without the use of an engine lift table? is it possible to separate the engine/transmission and remove it. The dealer says they come out as an assembly using a special table. Thanks.
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2008 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L radiator VIN: SALMF15408
This car was towed in the customer said it was loosing coolant when we inspected it we found the coolant tank and radiator full of engine oil. I suspect the oil cooler to be the problem it is sandwiched between the block and the oil filter.It has two coolant h...
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1999 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L 1-2 Shift VIN: WV2MH8701X
Alright fellas. I am at wits end with this thing. It came to me from an outside shop. They put a OE rebuild transmission in this thing at the customer request while doing the timing chains for what I understand was a harsh shift throughout. They got a new TCM...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L engine VIN: 3VWCP21C61
Car came in with rough idle, had a P1248 start of injection timing regulation control deviation. Dynamic timing was off and timing belt had a lot of slack in between cam and injection pump. Replaced belt set timing with a AST# 6800TDI timing belt tool. Idles f...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWBK31C44
Customer states her car has stalled 3 times in 1 day, as she was slowing down/coming to a stop. We've scanned for codes, and there were none. During 1 test drive, we experienced an increase in engine rpm's as were trying to slow down, to make a turn. There wer...
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta City 2.0L Cruise control VIN: 3VWTK49M88
I am having problems with this Jetta ,in that the cruise does not work. I have checked all fuses ,tried new brake switch ,new cruise switch and even tried a known working throttle body with no change. This car came from the auction with cruise inop,no repair h...
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2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L Lighting VIN: YV1SZ59H04
After dipping from high to low beam it waits 7 seconds and lowers way down into backing mode. Display reads error when this occurs. Code CEM-8f15 says l light motor bad. Would that short the bus and cause this to lower both lights? DIM had no fault codes. Had ...
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2004 BMW 325xi 2.5L Vibration VIN: WBAEP33474
Ok, this one is finally fixed. To quote Sherlock Holmes: "when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?" There were two problems. First problem was a collapsed passenger side engine mount. Fo...
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2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Quarter glass VIN: SAJJA42C1Y
Yes; this can be done without removing the convertible top. As Dana and Robert said, proceed with caution. James and Francis added a few more details related to unbolting the top mounting bracket and prying it inboard to allow the regulator to clear it. Again ...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L blower motor
Thanks to all who replied, it was like most replies said it was the Regulator, we replaced it and all is good car has been gone for about a week again thanks to all
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L A/C compressor VIN: 4JGAB54E4X
I'm going to classify this as "kind-of fixed" in that the solution was to wire in a fused and relayed switch for the A/C compressor instead of changing the AAM. The customer wasn't ready to throw that kind of money at the module and reprogramming, so at least...
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