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2000 Audi A4 1.8L Compressor VIN: WAUDC68D0Y
Hello Audi Techs, We have a system that isn't cooling efficiently. The high side stays at 80 PSI at idle and higher RPM. The vent temp 60 degrees on a 75 degree day. The compressor is noisy. We are wondering if A/C hoses are known to collapse internally on the...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Vanos VIN: 5UXFA53552
This X5 had someone try to rebuild the vanos. We find the engine code PO 014. After initial B/S we tore this down and found the small left handed bolts broken off from previous mechanic (or whatever he was)he just put new bolts in and left broken ends behind c...
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L coolant VIN: WBADN63432
Vehicle came in with a complaint of having to add coolant, pressure tested cooling system and found that the Water Pump was leaking. Replaced pump and thermostat. Now there are no leaks but after driving or running the engine for a period of time the 'check co...
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L Drivers Seat VIN: WBADT434X3
Hello BMW Techs, The drivers seat right rear drive makes a ratcheting sound when it reaches the top of it's travel, it drives the customer nuts. The seat does travel in all directions with even movement but the one sound has to go. The question is what do we n...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Surge VIN: WDBCA35E3K
With one exception all socket box tests are good, the exception being ECT, ohm values are perfect both sides of sensor KOEO, with the key on the fun starts,the CIS side voltage drops to about half, the KOEO ref. voltages are just under 5 volts, it will not go ...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L radiator fans VIN: WVWAK73CX6
Looking for some info on radiator fan operation. Had a check engine light on with a P2181 (VW Code 18613) performance malfunction in cooling system. On the earlier cars I replace both the coolant temp sensor and thermostat to cure this type of code. But checki...
2008 Volkswagen Eos lux 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWFA71F18
EPC light on, when cold problem seems worse. According to Mitchell I checked voltage at the low pressure fuel pressure sender. Mitchell says I should have ground on 1 term, 5 volt on another, and bat voltage on 3rd term. I have ground on 1 and 5 volts on both ... Trouble codes: P0087, P2296, P0300, P0304, P0302
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5529R
Attention Volvo Tech's ; This car came to me with a crank , no start. The previous Technician replaced: all ignition components; Cap, Rotor, Ignition Coil, Ignition Wires. tech also replaced Crank Sensor, Cam Sensor. Tech also replaced; The Relay above the rad...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D8Y
This Volvo was putting out tons of smoke as soon as the car was started. I checked the turbos and the turbo on the driver's side had oil soaked the exhaust pipe that comes out of it. That side turbo came out and it had damaged compressor blades and a broken sh... Trouble codes: P0237 (turbo charger boost sensor A circuit low), P0236 (turbo charger boost circuit range/performance)

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1998 BMW 318ti 1.9L ses light on VIN: WBACG8325W
Took a stab at a resister and put in a 40 ohm 5watt and code has not returned since and it has been 4 days. Thanks for all who helped.
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Engine VIN: WBAFB3351Y
The PVC valve fixed it. It just took awhile to cook out all the old oil. I tested the old valve and was bad, I'm thinking you could possibly check the diaphragm on a running engine by checking the small vent hole on valve for vacuum. No vacuum should reach the...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L no compressor operation at idle VIN: 3VWCA21C2X
Did idle relearn to fix problem. As suggested. thanks for all the help.
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Clutch VIN: 3VWRZ71K48
Well, after a long drawn out process this car was repaired. I just wanted to add that I removed the slave cylinder and checked operation while an assistant worked the pedal. No problem found, slave piston is extending and retracting as designed. Bled line as w...
2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Cooling Fan VIN: YV1RS61TX3
Thanks for all of the help offered on this topic. Ended up removing the ECM fuse for thirty minutes to reset. Put fuse back in and fan worked as it should.
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