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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Speedometer & Tachometer VIN: TRUWT28N61
We have just completed replacement of clutch disc, pressure plate and throw out bearing. Job was routine with no surprises. After completion, vehicle was started and discovered that there was no Tachometer or Speedometer operation on instrument panel. Scan too...
1989 BMW 325iX 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WBAAE0301K
vehicle came in with a buzzing noise (spline slippage) when in gear but no power was being transfered to wheels. narrowed noise to transfer case area. checked fluid condition, there was no fluid in it! took transfer case out and tore it down, initial findings ...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L accessories VIN: WBADD62060
Hi all, we have a E39 BMW with multiple body faults. The brake lights are on all the time, even with the switch disconnected. None of the steering wheel controls work, eg radio, airbag, cruise control or horn etc. The RHF window is inop although the other thre...
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE6328W
Dear Bmw Friends, this car has codes p0170 and p0173 fueltrim bank 1 + 2. I don't remember these engine have problems with the airmass meter. i went through the knowledge base from 95 to 2000 and could not find a single complain with a fuel trim code. does an... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L brake light failure VIN: WBACD4321W
brake light failure message and check control light comes on after car is warmed up and driven a short distance / replaced all brake light bulbs and swapped out check control unit with a used unit / still have same problem / any insight would be much appreciat...
1999 BMW 328is 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABG2330X
Using a new Genisis scanner, read data stream, both down stream sensors stay at or near .96 volts, showung a 99.2% trim. I can't believe this unit needs two new down stream sensors! What am I missing?? Trouble codes: 1421 (mfr specific auxil emission), 1423 (mfr specific auxil emission)
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG83451
Vehicle has a misfire problem that is intermitant. We recently performed the intake reseal and seperator plate repair and the car was fine for two weeks then it came back with two codes P0301B &P1343. We cleared the codes and drove the car for two days with no... Trouble codes: P0301, P1343 (Ignition misfire with fuel cut)
1994 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SALJY1249R
This Rover runs rich all the time. It has a pulse duration of around 4 miliseconds at idle and will intermittently richen up to 10 milliseconds for no apparant reason and stall. There are no trouble codes present. I looked at the air mass meter with my modis a...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: WDBBA45C3F
Good day, I have this 380SL that starts in 1st gear then tries 2nd but skips over & engages 3rd gear then shifts to 4th normally. It acts the same whether at low throttle or foot to the wood. There is no slippage at all. If low is engaged manually it will shif...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 3000CC Mechanical VIN: WDB1260201
Hi Thecnicians,this is the first time for me to work on Mercedes-Benz,i face a serious problem on Mercedes 300 SEL, 6 Cylinder.the problem is classified as engine idle falls down &sometime engine shut down,when attemping to turn the steering wheel to full lock...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA26D7M
Hi everyone, first post here. Have a problem of car starting and running good in morning, or after a few hours of sitting. Then when it gets to operating temp it starts to run rough and die. Then it does not want to start. Have good fuel pressure and spark.Als...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Engine block VIN: WDBEA30E9N
Doing a head gasket, leaking coolant and oil pretty bad. Thing is, after removing gasket, there is some pretty deep rusted out pitting between coolant passages in block, enough that the rust had pushed up against the gasket. Hadn't seen it in the past few we d...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA92E7S
the check engine light is on all the time, code 5 for egr inopeative. we checked the egr valve and it is operating. we removed the egr valve to check the pipes from the intake and the exhaust to the egr valve and they are clear. we can blow air back though the... Trouble codes: 5 (egr inoperative)
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L no vacuum at reg. VIN: 4JGAB54E5X
Hey guys, I have this ML320 and I noticed there is no vacuum at the fuel pressure regulator at the fuel filter. Fuel pressure is at 70psi, if I apply vacuum to regulator it goes to 60psi. No codes stored and no symptoms. I traced the vacuum back a little and f...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L oil VIN: WDBRF81J15
Was going to do simple oil change-mitchell does not list any info-no owners manual-does not appear to have a dipstick???-I know some benz do not have trans dipsticks-but never have seen an engine without dipstick-anyone who can shed some light on this???
1992 Volkswagen Golf 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWFA01G6N
I wanted to know what the 02 voltage output from the ecm to the 02 connector under the hood is when disconected from the 02 sensor? This computer has an output of about 1.3v KOER. Is that a normal voltage reading? I have tested the airflow sensor, coolant sens...
1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Electronic VIN: 3VWFA21H2R
This vehicle came in yesterday taking off in 3rd gear when in the O/D position. Will take off in 3rd in man 3 and 2nd in man 2 and low in man1. Whatever gear you take off in, you can man shift to 3rd, but no higher. Will not go to O/D or shift on its own. Will...
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L master cylinder VIN: WVWDE83A7S
The brake pedal was going soft about every two weeks. There was no fluid loss but when the system was bled there was air in the right rear caliper. Now the pedal goes to the floor when held. It sounds like master cylinder but the dealer has never replaced one ...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA81H7T
Hello to all. I have this Jetta that came in as a no start. Customer stated he seen sparking by the coil. We found a cracked coil. Replaced the coil now we have no spark. I can make it spark by applying power to the small signal wire to the coil. Appears as no...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTD81HBV
I normally do not work on VWs, but got stuck with this one. It is setting a PO411 Incorrect secondary air flow. There is 14 volts to Secondary Pump motor and it is drawing 25 amperes. After 15 seconds it starts making a loud noise, so the pump will be replaced... Trouble codes: P0411
2000 Volkswagen BORA 2.3L flywheel VIN: WVWZZZ1JZ1
Hello, I am looking for a torque spec for the flywheel mounting bolts. It is a V5 Manny thanks Regards Adan
1989 Volvo 760 2.3L alternator VIN: YV1GA8745K
alt does not charge at idle until revved to about 2000 rpm then charges 14.0 volts at idle. battery light on dash does not come on when key is turned on or any other time. tested koeo power to instrument panel and ok. swapped alt light to high beam socket and ...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5676W
Vehicle came in for Smog Inspection. Found MIL on, customer states that he has taken it back to Volvo serveral times, only to have MIL to relight. Customer requested to have ECT sensor replaced. New sensor was installed, with scan tool watched data stream to v... Trouble codes: P0116 (Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Signal)

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1998 Alfa Romeo 146 1600CC timing VIN: ZAR9300000
THank you all guys, We removed the timing and then cam pulleys in order to reach the noise due to discharged lifters... CUstomer brught in the parts and vehicle sounds like new. Kind regards to all that helped us on this Jean
1988 Audi 5000 S 2.3L wont run over 1,000 VIN: WAUFC0441J
The problem was repaired by installing one missing fuse, replacement of dist. cap and rotor,{ 2nd. new set} new spark plugs, and installing a new set of spark plug wires. Thanks to all for your responses and input. Hope this fix is helpful to others in the fut...
1992 Audi 100 S 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WAUBK54A2N
Thanks for the help on this one. The problem was the o2 sensors and disconnecting and driving did make the problem stop. Once they were replaced they were very active on the scope again and the car ran fine. I was fairly certain that they were causing the prob...
1992 BMW 318is 1.8L abs light on VIN: WBABE5311N
I learned a lot of valuable information while fixing this vehicle. The problem was a bad (infinite resistance) right front wheel speed sensor. The fix was comparatively easy. Arriving at the fix? Quite interesting. Lets start with a summary of the replys I rec...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L temp gauge VIN: WBAFA535X1
Thank you all for your effort in listening and helping with my problem. The replies I recieved were divided. Some warned of a blown head gasket which I gather is quite common for this engine. However, this car has only 33K on it and is perfect in every way. A ...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Wipers VIN: WBAFB33541
It's fixed the bolt behind the lever on the motor backed out. It jambed the trans and would not let the wipers work. Cleaned and locktited all the bolts and it works great. Wiring diagrams are available at autorepairmanuals.biz if you need. Thanks to Erik and ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SD 3.5L belt tensioner shock VIN: 1260351200
Sorry for the wait I became a parent for the first time and took some time off.As always, thanks to all that replied. As some of you may know the M603 has a nasty history of internal engine issues or just issues in general. I investigated this issue and spok...
1994 Saab 9000 CDE Turbo 2.3L Serp belt VIN: YS3CN48M4R
I think I have solved the problem. A piece of the shredded belt had wound so tightly behind the power steering pulley that I had to pull the pulley off to remove it. I noticed when I went to attach the puller that the pulley wasn't tightened flush with the fro...
1973 Volvo 144 .0L hard to start hot VIN: 1446363-40
The lady decided she did not want to spend any more money on an old car and picked it up. We were unable to try any of your suggestions. We really appreciate all the responses and hope we can continue to help all of you in the future. Thanks, Lonny
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Accessories
This challenge is now down the road. Got a call from Assenmacher and a couple of faxes on the codes. The information from the service manual was really quite useless. I was however able to acheive a certain measure of confidence about the problem being in the ...
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