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1988 Audi 5000 S 2.3L Ignition Switch VIN: WAUFC0440J
ignition switch and lock cylinder broken. I have the parts but mitchell is useless on procedure. Anyone know how the cylinder comes out? Column removal requires dash removal which is quite difficult. We were able to drill the lower pin out but cylinder wont co...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Blower fans VIN: SAJNA5840K
The is an early car with an HVAC control. I have very little experience with this system and don't know what might keep the blowers on with the key off and out of the car. Is this a problem with only one or two likely places to look for the failure? My concern...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 1-2 shift VIN: WDB2100352
We replaced the conductor plate and relearned the TCM but the problem remained. When started cold in the morning or after sitting the car for some time, the transmission just would not shift out of 1st. But it would shift out of 1st if you stopped the engine a...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L dash VIN: YS3ED58EX1
i dont like saab so i will love any came in with oil leak,found that the water pump failed and the pully cut in to yhe timing cover.we removed water pump and fixed the cover.put the car back together and started it and check for leaks and shot off to ...
2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3FD49Y97
Hello Saab Techs! I have 3 questions on the 2003-2010 9-3ss auto trannys: 1) Does anyone have a actually photo of the proper set up on the tranny cooler lines to perform a flush? The picture on WIS shows that I just remove the tranny lines off the trans and ...
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWBA81E1T
Tow in, crank no start - seemed flooded so I replces plugs and it started. Noticed wires arcing so new cap, rotor, wires. Now when 1st cranked cold it will not start, saw arcing at coil/wire connection-bingo replace coil=no more arcing. When 1st cranked in mor...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L CV Joint VIN: 3VWST81K16
This Jetta TDI recently had the flywheel replace at a VW dealer. After driving for nearly 1500 miles, it has developed a ratcheting type noise at the right front wheel area when turning left. The noise come and goes at 1/2 left turn, or, 90 degrees left, as if...

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2006 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML44E06
Thanks for all the help. I finally got this car back at the shop long enough to test the fuel pressure, it was at 90psi, should be 60psi. I got the fuel filter from World Pac, made in [...] POS! Replaced it with a fuel filter from Audi , made in Germany and fu... Trouble codes: 17537 (fuel trim bank2 too rich), 17535 (fuel trim too rich bank 1), 16825 (evap incorect flow).
2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Adaptive Headlights VIN: WBABW53404
Well this one is fixed. Everyone had great suggestions, unfortunately we had already tried them all. These were genuine BMW headlamps with two modules on each lamp assembly. The Root problem was the "VEHICLE CODING CODE DIDN'T CONTAIN 522 - XENON LIGHT & 524 -...
2006 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4.4L Radio VIN: SALAG25476
Thanks to Jason, James and the other James for all your helpful comments. Today we just happend to have 3 LR3s along with a Disco at the shop so we took Jason's information about the fiber optic network into account and assumed that network was running since ...
2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport 3.0L Starting VIN: WDDGF54X58
Good information from all the replies. The steering lock ESL, was the fault. The customer wanted to replace the ignition switch as well and I obtained both parts from MB with the orange workshop keys for each one. Important to install these in the correct orde...
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L Starting VIN: YS3FH49Y64
There is some kind on disconnect switch on the positive cable and the cables did have very slight corrosion on them...not much though. I bypassed that switch and cleaned the post...started great after that...they must be way too sensitive on the Saab thanks
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