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1999 Audi A6 2.8L seat memory/dash display VIN: WAUDA24B9X
working on third comfort module symptoms are seat memory no functional & dash display shows three doors open, both pass. side & driver side pass.when disconnecting black conn. w/15 wires from module (located under mat in front of seat) dash returns to normal. ...
1986 BMW 325e 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: WBAAE5409G
Hi BMW Techs & Fellows ! customer call to tow car in but then was able to drive car in for check why engine was cut off & black smoke.We were able to bring car in shop for diagnosis no code found.car seems runs rough found cyl.#5 only 2kV .replace wires set,ca...
1988 BMW 528e 2.7L A/C & Heating
Hi BMW Techs & Fellows ! Car came in for A/C not getting cold (easy stuff !).Recharge A/C system highside up to 150psi still not see compressor clutch kick on.check & found 25A (fuse 14) was blowing out (big trouble ? yes it's !)Replace with another fuse and w...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start VIN: WBACC9324V
Hello all, this BMW has no spark, no fuel pressure, no injector pulse when malfunction occurs. If you crank it enough times?? it will eventually start and run fine in the shop. As soon as you pull out and take off in first gear...car dies. Push it back in and ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on, Engine noise VIN: WBADM6347Y
Hello group, This car came in w/ the above mentioned codes. Oil level was low, so we changed the oil & filter & set to correct level, then cleared the codes. Upon driving less than 20 yards, the light re-appeared w/ same codes. Visually, everything appears in... Trouble codes: P1519 (BMW FC 103 Intake cam position actuator), P1520 (BMW FC 104 Exhaust cam position actuator)
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L battery draw VIN: SAJHX1045X
i got this jag into the shop with a battery going dead. checked for a draw. test showed 954 ma on my flute. got it down to 206 ma. i found when i took the spare tire out there was a junction block for the positive side cables. on the left hand side of the junc...
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L engine VIN: SALTY15422
Hello group, I've got this Discovery w/ several problems which I believe to be unrelated. Engine will crank, but NOT fire intermittently. Ususally wont start when cold or sitting awhile on the first try. After that it will usually start normally. I suspect a ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Diesel injection pump VIN: WDBEB28D0M
I guess this letter is asking more of WHY than WHAT. I've never encountered this problem yet. The diesel injection pump "exploded" out its side & engine oil is leaking out of it. Has anyone seen this happen before & why would it happen? Is this going to be jus...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4JGAB54E9W
Tow in Broken belt and tentioner, after replace car star and cut off, several try it star but cut off at idle. replace spark plugs , try air mass meter still problem,plugs flood out. Please help! Trouble codes: P0110 (Intake air temperture circuit malfuncion)
1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 3.3L Low Boost VIN: WPOJBO93XK
Car is not up to normal power. Will only boost to .6 bar.(.8 spring in waste gate). Also boost seems to come on slowly. With hose from intercooler to waste gate pinched off will only boost to 1.1 bar. (1.5 is normal) Have pressured up intercooler and diverter ...
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L fuel guage VIN: WVWCB5158L
Hello VW techs I have determined that the fuel sender is bad. The problem I am having is finding the part. I have contacted two dealers, one said it is $266.00 and does not include the transfer pump. The other said it is $389.00 and is the entire fuel deliver...
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on, LACK OF POWER VIN: WVWBB81E2T
checked timing belt, cam/crank on marks, dist rotor off slightly, reset, still sets code right away, runs ok cust complaint of low power. scoped cmp signal with vantage meter, signal does not match example given in vantage, example is a definite square wave, s... Trouble codes: P0341 (cmp out of range)
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81H8T
Vehicle came in for a clutch replacement and a transmission replacement along with new ball joints,brake pads and rotors, the problem i am having is the check engine light wasnt on when it came in it was running rough and there were alot of rattles when depres...

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1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Hesitation VIN: WBAHE6325S
Thanks, All you BMW people for helping especially Hamid from Canada who helped us analyze the multipicative values and determined that the fuel system was ok, he concluded that the e-prom update would most likely fix the problem, his theory was that the multip...
1969 Jaguar E-Type 4.2L Heater Core Pipes VIN: 1R10125XXX
The heater core is easy enough being out in the open. Its the time to replace the pipes I'm looking for. The customer has agreed to just have me replace them and bill for my time. Thanks to those who responded.
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX5240W
Well, thanks to all the fellow techs which replied my request, A small leak in the fuel drain hose leaked some fuel on the trunk well causing the fuel odor complaint. In the other hand the code P0452 was caused by the Evaporative pressure sensor. Thank you all... Trouble codes: P0452 (Evap system pressure).
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D2Y
#4b is the pass. rear cyl. (we had been touble shooting the wrong cyl.) found low on compression . Boss decided to send back to action instead of fixxing. Thanks to all. Trouble codes: P0304.
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L compressor VIN: SALPV1446X
This A/c is fixed and it had to do with the -40 degree display on the control head.All you had very good tips and I persued each one agressively. In the end John [...](no relation to Jack) had the tip that did the trick.He said to get in and drive it. Well as ...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBBA45A80
This took a while to repair. We found a leaking fuel accumulator right away by removing the line from the accumulator to the tank and pinching it of--then starting the vehicle---obvious drip, drip, drip from the accumulator nipple. But--this was not the fix. A...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Fuse 12 VIN: WDB1070461
I wanted to thank everyone specially alexander from Georgia, Jorge from Honduras, David from Arkansas and [...] for taking the time to e-mail me. The short to ground causing fuse no 12 to blow turned out to be red wire with white stripe going to curtesy ...
1977 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L No Start
i hook the wires up white to the + side of coil and white/black to the - side and a 12v ign wire to + and it started right up. Thanks to everybody that replied.
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L no driveablity VIN: WPOCA2996X
crank case boot was torn causing my check engine light
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS94D5Y
Thank you for the replies, I got several with the schematics that I needed. It unfortunately confirmed my suspicions that the TCU (trans control unit) was smoked. Costs, about $500.00 at the dealer. Trouble codes: 1A61 (TCM communication fault permanent fault).
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Transmission service required VIN: YV1SZ58D81
With the information for code 0023 (speed sensor) we removed the sensor and found some metal particles on the end. We cleaned the sensor and reinstalled it, after test driving 5-6 miles the light reappeared. Rescanned and same code, 0023 (speed sensor). We ord...
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