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1998 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L temp gauge VIN: WAUAA88G4W
Group I need help from a vw guru. This car came in with a broken timing belt. It had melted the front cover and when torn down found water pump and idler pulley bad and locked up. Advised customer of possible valve damage which of course it had bent all the va...
2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Cruise control VIN: WAUDH68D41
Cruise control will not set, this is my familys vehicle and we have replaced the abs module recently but the cruise did not work before then, we have replaced the air bag clockspring because of no horn condition, the turn signal switch assem. has also been rep...
2008 Land Rover LR2 SE 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: SALFP24N08
Vehicle came in barely running. Scanned for codes found codes for intake timing, and throttle actuator malfunction. Recorded codes and cleared. According to customer the vehicle began to do this upon starting this morning. Checked all data found one tsb for th... Trouble codes: P2105 (Throttle actuator control system forced engine shutdown intermitent), P0012 (Intake camshaft position time over retarded bank 1 history code), P061A, P2118 (Throttle actuator control motor current range performance intermitentent)
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Battery VIN: WDBLK70G8Y
This vehicle is a real problem. The drain on the battery is from fuse 16 in the under hood fuse box, when removed the drain is gone. There are early and late models within this year model. Both Diagrams are wrong. The early diagram shows fuse 16 feeding the st...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Starting, Body functions VIN: WVWPD63B82
Ok VW techs, got an 02 Passat with a no start concern and no interior electronics... Vehicle came in months ago as a no start, found fuse #14 blown, preventing the CCM from working and causing no start. Weeks later, fuse blows again and again until we finally ...
2003 Volkswagen Transporter 2.5L No Start
Hi all, help needed for a problem caused by me. We have a VW van with a 2.5 diesel with engine code AUF (Not sold in usa/European members help please) Van came in for service/timing belts replacement. Replace timing belt for cam/crank and replaced water pump, ...
2007 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEV71K57
engine idle surging, codes p0016, p0300, lack of power Trouble codes: P0016, P0300
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L cooling fans VIN: 3VWDZ7AJ3B
The cooling fans don't work when stopped. The condenser fan also does not work. All fuses check out ok. Road tested with a scanner since the car has no temp gauge and the engine runs at a steady 185 to 190 degree temp while in cruise.
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L abs pump VIN: YV1VS2555Y
Vehicle arrived with hard pedal and poor braking. I found the vacuum pump fuse blown and continued to blow repeatedly. Installing a new vacuum pump and fuse improved proper braking, but I sometimes hear the abs pump operating for a few seconds after braking. F...

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2006 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Battery VIN: WBAFB72000
Ok, fixed this but went the long way about it... Firstly, the bus systems on these use the IKE (Cluster) as gateway. That's why F43 for Cluster stopped the draw... Summary below --- 1. Removing F43 (IKE) allows car to go to sleep after 17 mins a. T...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Ignition switch VIN: SALMB11483
Found that the steering column module was missing. Told him that it needs a new module and reprogramming. Customer didn't want to install the new one.
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTJ75J94
Well...I am calling this one fixed. Being that the SCM is actually the clock spring it makes sense that it would fail. All of the symptoms and communication failures would be consistent with an SCM failure and due to the fact that it happens intermittently...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Stall VIN: 3VWSP69M82
I suspected the ecm for awhile but its hard to get the dealer to reprogram them for you I have a shop by me that regularly has them reprogram them for there shop(used) and they helped me get it done .The car runs fine now with no stalling Trouble codes: P0725, 00529 (no rpm signal from ecm trans code).
1998 Volvo S90 2.9L Alarm, no start VIN: YV1KS9605W
Hi Guys I have not had time to work on this car since we have others to use. I am concerned the computer needs to be reprogrammed because the battery was disconnected for 1.5 years. I will check the door wiring before I look into that. Have a great day! ...
2006 Volvo S80 2.5T AWD 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TH59216
The problem was the fuel pressure sensor. We replaced it a few weeks ago and the light has stayed off. Trouble codes: 212D, 21ED.
2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Hesitation, No Power VIN: YV4CN592X6
I removed the intake tube to the turbo and started the engine. I could see the turbine spinning while the shaft was not. I then removed the turbo from the engine. Upon inspection I found the shaft was broken into several pieces. I also looked at the boost pr... Trouble codes: 602D, 126B, 9820 (ECM Load Signal).
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