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1997 Audi A6 2.8L Crank No Start VIN: WAUGC84AVN
We have found that there is no ground through the computer drivers for the injectors, there is a crank sensor signal but we cannot find acceptable values so don't know if the crank sensor is in fact OK. Cam sensor tests OK, there is no current input to the har...
1987 BMW 635CSi 3.5L Stall VIN: WBAEC84OIH
this vehical will intermittenly stall at idle. or when starting to accelerate will cut out for about half a second, if at idle, this half second cut out will cause the car to die, but when accelerating it drops out and then back in, at times it will due this f...
1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L engine VIN: WBAGJ6325S
i just recieved a bmw 740i in the shop and found exsesive crank case pressure. i have replace the valve on other 740i do to the pcv being bad and pulling to much crank case but this is diffrent. with the car running and i try to remove the oil cap and alot of ...
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L drive clutches VIN: WBAGF8320V
I guess I'm just wanting to confirm in my mind that this BMW transmission has reached its "lifetime". The customer brought it in this morning complaining it sometimes wouldn't accelerate. I tried to test drive. It backed out of the driveway (downhill) and then...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: SALJY1243W
Customer's vehicle is new to our shop. Vehicle was towed in. Customer complained that vehicle "just died in his drive way and would not restart." No previous problems known. We test fuel pressure and there was none. We replaced fuel pump and fuel pump relay. V...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBEA26D5K
failed emission test after repairs for nox tooooo high.car had rough idle ,replace air duct rubber plate under fuel distributor.car runs great now hc and co readings ok nox way too high. do you think it is the converter, this car does not appear to have an egr...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L starter VIN: WDBJF70H5X
Hey fellow gurus, I've got this benz that came in with an intermitent starter engagement problem.The starter activates momentarily and then cuts back out and the tachometer jumps up sometimes over 2000 rpm. The eis module had a trouble code b1021 and I can't f...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E5Y
vehicle came in for a misfire. had all codes listed. erased and test drove #6 came back. the longer driven the more came back. now #6 will reset in the stall. I noticed that after it misfires for a few seconds, the injector shuts off. I tried it on another cyl... Trouble codes: P0306, P0305, P0304, P0300
1999 Saab 9-5 3.0L cam marks VIN: YS3EFF48Z9
HI all I hope someone out there can help me with the cam marks on this saab .cams have moved and there is 2 sets of marks on the cams .alldata is useless.Please help if you can. fax [...]
1974 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L brakes VIN: 1542611254
Brake pedal OK when first started cold. After driving and stopping at the first few stops, the pedal goes to the floor, no brakes. Everything has been replaced, except brake lines. Master cylinder has been changed twice. Fluid has been changed, bled several ti...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs light
I got this 99 passat ,came in with abs light on and brake light flashing. Replaced the abs module . The abs light still on and the brake light is flashing ,customer states that when he slams the brakes the car skids (brakes lock) . My question is does the abs ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L starter VIN: WVWAC63B91
Hi everyone, I have a 2001 passant 1.8l turbo that has a intermittent starting problem. I have not had the vehicle act up for me but from what the customer states, it sounds like the starter either does not engage or just partially engauges. The specific gravi...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L caliper/pedal VIN: 3VWCP21CB2
Greetings from the Lone Star State . We have a vehicle in that's causing some problems . Originally , this car came in , from another shop , with a brake problem . The other shop informed our customer that she needed a new master cylinder . After trying two ti...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWR529M61
we have had this vehicle in twice now for this problem. the first time sensor 1 was not switching. we replaced the front o2 sensor and all fuel trim values returned to normal and the o2 was switching properly. now the vehicle has returned with a p1128 as a cur... Trouble codes: P1128 (manufacturer controlled fuel and air metering), P0134, P0139, P0172, P0137
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L engine VIN: 3VWSD69M01
our customer was going down the road when he noticed smoke comming out the rear. he brought us his car for for a checkup. we found after a short warmup, smoke would come pouring out the tailpipe as if it was an old truck with 300000 miles on it, this vehicle w...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Steering Rack VIN: YV1TS9004Y
Techs Mechs: We are struggling with setting-up this steering rack. The car originally had a speed sensitive rack on it. The customer wanted to go OE so we got the rack from Volvo. The new one is supposedly NOT speed sensitive, but comes with a (2 pin Bosch) c...
2000 Volvo V70 GLT SE 2.4L Misfire, ERRATIC ECM OPERATIO VIN: YV1LW56D6Y
engine cuts out at cruise, idle OK, under acceleration OK.like one cylinder dropping out but no misfire codes. disconnected MAF to see if ECM would set code. drove 13 miles with MAF disconnected, ran fine, no CEL, no code set. shut off, restarted, engine ran f...

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2002 Audi A6 4.2L Cooling System VIN: WAUZL559YN
The customer took the vehicle to the dealer for repair, they say it is the thermostat which is what most of you thought too. Thanks again, Dave
1999 BMW 740i 4.4L starter VIN: WBAGG8338X
problem was bad battery. it would hold charge, we even put a jump pack on it and the charger and car would not crank over. put new battery in and car started up. thanks for all the replies
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Coolant Level Light VIN: WDB2020241
Hi Everybody, thanks for the help i made a mistake and i used the old model of windsheild wash level switch 140 540 00 17 while the correct item is 210 540 00 45 after fixing the correct switch the light went off. Best regards.
1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: WDBJF20FXV
Sorry for the deley but I referred customer to go to mercedes dealer because I dont have enough expierence in changing the valve body which contains thse soledoids and the customer just let us know all is well.Thanks to all.
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cooling Systems
As stated earlier the vehicle had long since been fixed. My overall curiousity was to see if anyone had been through a simmilar issue from an aftermarket thermostat installation. Anyhow thanks for the input that's what this place is all about. Bryan [...]
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS97D9X
I find it extremely hard to believe that I overlooked the basics, again! The fix was a battery. I installed a new battery and drove the car extensively over the weekend and everything including the ABS seems to be operating fine. These S80's will not tolerate ... Trouble codes: ECM33, ECM33.
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L ignition key VIN: YV1LW61J6Y
Almost everyone suggested I replace the ignition tumbler assembly. Special thanks to Rita, John, both Pauls, Carlo and Joe. Volvo makes the tumbler set available for about $115.00 coded to the original key. The downside is that I have to wait 10 days for them ...
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