Care - Maintenance Resources

Welcome to the Care and Maintenance Resources section of German Car Depot. Here you will find articles about common problems associated with Volkswagen and Audi vehicles, as well as the possible repair solutions. Check back regularly, as we will continue to add more articles pertaining to the care and maintenance of your import.

Audi:

Diverter Valve: If you are the owner of an Audi with a turbocharged engine and you have experienced a noticeable loss in the boost you get from your engine, it could be due to a problem with the diverter valve...

Coil Pack Repair: A backfiring of the exhaust, or a misfiring of the engine, could be signs of a failing coil-pack. If your engine starts to labor at high speeds or sputters and coughs intermittently, this could also be a sign.

Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) System: If you are the owner of an Audi and suspect that you may have a problem with your vehicle's PCV system, there are a few warning signs to look out for...

High Pressure Fuel Pump and Cams: If your Audi is struggling to accelerate or you experience a fuel cut where the gas pedal is being pressed down to no effect then this could be a symptom of a worn out cam or cam follower.

Oil Leaks and Excessive Oil Usage: A few things that you can look out for to determine if your car is burning off oil is too pay attention to the exhaust, drive ways spots, and...

Volkswagen:

Oil Consumption: If the low oil light is coming on frequently, one possible cause could be a faulty reading being sent from the low oil sender to the gauge. Another reason could be that the oil pump's regulator valve is shot. Other symptoms could be...

High Pressure Fuel Pump (HPFP): A failure of the high pressure fuel pump (HPFP) to deliver pressurized fuel will cause the engine to stop running. This failure may be due to a breakdown of any number of parts in the system...

Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) System: If a PCV valve has become plugged, then pressure will begin to build up and oil seals and gaskets may begin to fail...

Coil-packs Repair: The first indication of a problem would be if the engine is misfiring. If the vehicle is sputtering at high speeds or...

Diverter Valve: In early models, the diverter valve had a reputation of failing quite easily. Here are some symptoms and solutions...

Mercedes Benz :

Mr Goldberg's S 550 was diagnosed with a bad transmission from both the dealer and an independent Europeans repair shop. After 4 hours using a Mercedes factory diagnostic logic chart we deemed the speed sensor was bad.Most time when a sensor is bad we will find a code when the Transmission control module is scanned.We used a lab scope and data logging then looked back when the jerky shifting was happening and narrowed it down to the $240 speed sensor. Total cost for repair $670 that sure was better than $9000 for a transmission. Call Now

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