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1993 BMW 318i 1.8L mixture formation VIN: WBACA42000
eng starts ,runs normal,when acelerating from rest under full throttle sticks in 3rd gear will go into 4th after driving a few kilometers at normal throttle,then pull up to idle engine surges badly then will cut out,wait a few moments then restart all okay til...
2005 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L Airbag light VIN: WBABT32050
Hi, This vehicle has a permanent air bag light on with a stored DTC of 98F6. The seat occupancy sensor (apparently a common fault) has been fitted with a new plug in occupancy simulator but has not cured the problem. After clearing the codes the airbag warning...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B83
we smoked checked the intake system. the new vent valve diaphram was blown again. we replaced the diaphram again and it blew again. i found a collapsed vac hose to evap system. Does anyone know what would cause the vacuum vent valve to keep going bad? are the ... Trouble codes: P1136, P0171, P1111
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Compressor VIN: 3VWRL71K49
Customer states he will only get warm air from A/C but after driving for 20 minutes starts working. Checked vent temperatures @ full cold 85 deg. F. Checked A/C for DTC’S no codes stored. Connected pressure gauges found 90 psi. on both high & low side no chang...

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2003 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.0L sticks VIN: WAUVT54B73
this car is fixed. I was emailed lots of great information, From possible vacuum leak, to possible throttle body to it needs to be taken to dealer. The repair was the floor mats, the cust moved the mats and all is good, Thanks everyone Mark
2004 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Right Side Catylist
many thanks to all who replied , using a small 13mm wrench worked best on the bottom 2 nuts , the top nut got with the double extension and swivel combo , did not need to drop cradle there seemed to be enough clearence it was tight coming out but when it got i...
2002 BMW 330xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEW53492
thanks to all who replied.i installed a new disa valve.the valve mounting sufaces is silicone impregnated in plastic valve.the valve could have been sealed with rtv and fixed vac.leak as suggested.i assume the valve is original do to the condition of silicone.... Trouble codes: P0174, P0171.
2007 BMW 530xi 3.0L Warning Lights VIN: WBANF73527
Gentleman, The fix for this was the replacement of the ABS/DSC module. It was a can communication problem within the unit. Thank you for your replies. John
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L Signals VIN: WMWRC33425
Thank you group for replies - the vehicle returned on thurs 3-28 for further inspection. I removed the cover for the rain sensor to inspect it and found the 4 wires torn out of it from the recent windshield replacement. Separated the wires & all systems not op...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L power windows VIN: WVWSB61J02
We are washing our hands of this problem child Jetta. Most of the replies we recieved told us to check the wires in the door jambs. The tech working on the car had checked continuity on the driver's door, and did check the other three. All were ok, no open...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L battery VIN: WVGCM67L94
Hey everyone, so i got a very mixed collection of info on what the specs should actually be. Seems that .040amp is the most common so if anyone is every in need of the spec i would go with .040. I had a very hard time charging and checking this vehicles batt...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L Heater Core VIN: WVWSR61JX5
Thanks for all the replies, quoted job at 7hrs plus O.E parts.
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L electronic traction control VIN: 3VWHG71K67
Thanks to those who responded. Robert and Charles were more or less on the right track. Let me back up here to clarify something I neglected to mention. The original customer concern was noise from the front of the vehicle that increased in intensity with spee...
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