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2000 Audi TT 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: TRUUC28N6Y
Audi techs please help! I have a TT in my bay that will fuel foul spark plugs and eventually not start at all. If I replace the plugs the car will run ok for a couple of weeks but gradually become to be difficult to start cold.This is a car that we have on our... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire)
2001 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUDC68DX1
hi guys vehicle towed in, customer says lost oil pressure. started car up, no oil light on, let it warm up and went on a road test, about 5 mi down the road oil light comes on and starts smoking out the exhaust real bad (oil).have seen prior reports of oil p...
1987 BMW 325 2.7L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAB5401H
replaced torn boot between air box and throttle body. idle surges at cold idle. less at warm up.tune- up good. no vac leaks found.emissions ok.used flow charts for problem. replaced all temp sensors and idle controll unit.still have a slight surge to idle afte...
1991 BMW 750iL 5.0L Door Locks VIN: WBAGC8310M
This one has a few problems. I wanted to know if anybody had come across these. First is the door locks. They will intermittently lose their syncrnization and customer will have to use emergency unlock from passenger door. When syncronization is lost doors can...
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAHD5315N
when you drive this car it runs fine. When you first start the car it starts fine. you drive the car until good and hot. shut it off, after about 15 min. the car will not restart. it will crank, has spark and fuel. but no start.once it cools completely down it...
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L door locks VIN: WBAHE6310R
Once again, thanks in advance for the help! We are a used car dealer as well as a service facility. This one has me stumped. I've looked thru alldata and see there are several modules involved and cannot isolate the effected one. The information is vague. I ha...
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBAHK2318R
Hello, Everybody!! This customer complains that the hot air coming from passenger foot or defrost when he is using air conditioning(cool air). I comfirmed the problem. Turn the AC on, set lever to face(vent), nice cold air. Set lever to foot or defrost, now ho...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5343Y
this bmw has a mil on i know it has problem with secondary air system, the air pump works removed and checked manually. all the fuses are good as far as i can tell, i cannot locate the relay. the pump does not run its test when i first start up the vehicle. al... Trouble codes: 1423 (Secondary air system bank 1), 1421 (Secondary air system bank 2)
1983 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L electric windows VIN: SAJAV1346D
we have this xj6 and the windows and sunroof don't work. there is no power to switches. mod says relay is by driver's kick panel, the only one we found is for the door locks. wiring from mod does not match the car. does anyone have correct wiring, location of ...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L No 2nd and 3rd VIN: 1231300121
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this customer in with his 300D. He said suddenly, he felt that it would not shift out of first. I drove the vehicle and it revs up to about 15 mph and seems to just reve like it is not upshifting to s...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.3L ign VIN: WDB1240231
i cant find any info on this vehicle, the vehicle came in in january with a no crank, we replaced the ign switch and it worked fine. customer brought vehicle back today and it would not shut off with the ignition switch. would finaly shut down after several mi...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L code p1700 VIN: WDBHA22E0R
got code p1700 upshift delay switchover valve control. Dealer replaced control pressure bowden cable assy, but check engine light still on. Checked for vacuum leaks all hoses ok . Don't know what turns on y3/2 solenoid and voltage required Requires some help i...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L turn signals VIN: WDBNG75J71
battery went dead; replace batt, now hazards flash crazy and no turn signals.fuse all good. had additional battery connected at all times during batt replacement so i did not have to reprogram anything.
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L Heater flap VIN: YS3EF48E4X
I have a vehicle here with the yellow arm on the drivers side heater door that is broken. It sounds like the motor is still working. I know there is a bulletin out there for it but do not know what the number is. I have checked previous posts and the number is...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L no ignition VIN: 3VWTD81H2V
we replaced a clutch on this vr6 engine jetta. ( no flywheel removal ) just pressure plate & disk. now eengine will crank but we have no spark from coil pack- all plug connectors are in the correct location & tight. Tech said he only removed two plugs @ rear o...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M3X
Greetings VW gurus, this is a very specific code, ( P1395 ) and has returned. Died once at idle for customer, runs rough sometimes and at certain RPM,s, I need some education, it looks like because the code is for a stage 3 fault. Is this an ID just for the th... Trouble codes: P1395 (vag 17803)
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cam shaft VIN: WVWMA63B7X
Car came into shop no start condition. Found intake cam 4 teeth off. Rear cam shaft chain tensioner wore out. We replaced the tensioner and aligned timing marks to spec. Vehicle ran fine for 20 miles, then when revved engine 2000rpm and accelerated the engine ...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Timing Belt VIN: YV1LZ56D5X
Could someone please tell me the correct timing marks for this Volvo. According to Alldata there is a mark on each camshaft in the 12:00 position facing the passenger side which line up w/ the back of the timing cover. There is also an extremely tiny mark on t...
2000 Volvo V70 2.3L Surge VIN: K912076736
I have a few questions for the Volvo specialists.Customers complaint is that on travelling at constant speed revs go up and down.I have been unable to duplicate today,traffic was to busy and could not travel at highway speeds.Car seems to go ok.Customer also r... Trouble codes: 94B7 (Throttle valve control syst sluggish/faulty), 530D (Trans errorThis code is in eng management)
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, 1st. AM startup VIN: YV1SW53D81
Without any codes, not sure where to start.
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Misfire VIN: YV1SW58D11
Customer just bought car recently, no history. Runs rough. Only code was for intake air leakage. As we drove the car, more codes came up, mainly for misfires. First was cyl #5- ckd spark and injector OK. Drove car, more misfires, cyls # 2& 4. Compression OK, s... Trouble codes: ECM13, ECM53

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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L alarm VIN: SAJHX124XW
Received one reply on this car. Based on the info I received and studying the wiring diagram, I believe that the key needs coded to the car as well. This was a repo, the car lot had a key made at a locksmith, and there was no transmitter. The car was sent to t...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Air suspension compressor VIN: SALPV1648Y
Hello, I only received 3 replys to this post.two suggested that the desecant sack in the filter/dryer had burst. I removed the filter/dryer and when you shake it that same greyish granulated powder comes out of one end.I connected the two lines to the filter...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBEA67EOR
Great help everybody!!! This one is fixed! This morning I went in and cut open the wiring harness at different places and all looked ok, (may have been previously replaced), checked the fuel pressure regulator, it too was ok. I removed the distributor caps and... Trouble codes: 19 (fuel injector circuit fuel control).
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L No Start VIN: WDBHA22EXT
Hi guys, customer took car, $22oo for the wiring harnesses scared him a bit. If you have bad harnesses, they really need to be replaced before any tests can be considered accurate. The customer did not have another key, which should be your first try. It appea... Trouble codes: 100 (CAN problem- no data from diagnostic module), 116 (CAN problem- no data from RCL IFZ), 117 (Attempt to start with RCL IFZ locked).
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