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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Oil Pressure Light VIN: WAUED68DXW
Oil pressure warning light came on and stayed on for customer on cold startup, two weeks after we replaced the oil pressure switch for a similar symptom. We have never had a symptom here. Car is perfect for us. We have checked pressure warm and cold over thel...
1994 BMW 320i 2.0L efi VIN: WBACB22070
Hi Gents, I know this car for 10 years, and have replaced oxy sensor coolant sensor engine ecu and service the vehicle reguarly every 5000km. The car has a new problem in the mornings the engine will not rev over 4200rpm it appears to shut down a cylinder. As ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L a/c VIN: WBAAM3347Y
Hi BMW Techs & Fellows , have this Bimmer E46 here to pull my hairs off. Car was in for A/C not blowing cold air.check & found compressor was not running,so give power direct to A/c clutch and able to check low pressure 50 psi,high side 350 psi.But it get cold...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L fluid VIN: WBADT434X1
We have a customer who is nearing the termination date of his lease. He has asked us to fix several items the lessor has pointed out as extreaneous wear incurred during the term of lease. On such problem was damage done to the automatic trans oil pan where it ...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX224XW
Car originally came in for intermittently cutting out about every 5-10 minutes. But would restart and run like it never had a problem. Fuel pressure was ok when the car died. Found p1336 pending for the crank position sensor. Replaced the sensor and code did n... Trouble codes: P1336
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Clean power mega fuse VIN: SAJDA01CGY
Hi Guys, Help!!! I have a 2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L that is a friends car. Came in on a Hook. Wont crank.he said that a few weeks before the car Died. he had noticed that at certain times the dash lights whould dim and the radio lost power.?? Radio is working no...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SDL 3.4L Broken T/Chain VIN: WDBCB35D9M
Timing Chain broke. Had to remove cover to get broken chain out and replace the broken guides. Cannot find alignment marks for injector pump. Cam and crank marks are lined up but I do not know what position to put the injector pump gear on the chain. Mercedes ...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L abs VIN: WDBFA61E7P
This car came in last month with the ABS/ASR lights on. We noted other dash functions such as a speedometer, tach, etc. were also not working. After checking the IATN knowledgebase we found numerous reports of this fault and understood that a defect existed ...
1997 Other European 355 3.5L seat runner VIN: ZFFR486000
Diagnosis shows that the passenger seat runner position rheostat is faulty. Can this be replaced/repaired without access to a factory diagnostic to program the ECU?
1992 Saab 900 2.1L No Start VIN: YS3AK36F7N
Hi and I would like to thank you that reply in advance. This 1-92, 900S non-turbo was towed in by the customer. I have no experience on this system and need a heads up. The customer guessed at the fuel pump and was wrong he then quit guessing. My preliminary b...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L power window VIN: YS3DD55B8V
LF power window(auto-down) While repairing an erratic window close condition (click sound inside door only..had to play w/ switch), I removed the regulator/motor assy & disassembled the motor (no problem found). (Problem was a poor connection in the door-to-bo...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Limp home mode VIN: 9BWGP61J71
According to the customer, this car has been going into limphome occassionally for about a yr. They would shut the car off and upon restarting it - it would shift fine. This spring they brought it to us because it stayed in limphome mode. We pulled codes (0077... Trouble codes: 00777 (tps), 00660 (Kickdown), 00529 (Speed info), 00545 (Eng/trans conn), 01314 (Data bus wiring/connectors faulty)

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAUED64B91
Sure enough, the right side turbo was leaking oil big time into the intake, and causing the 'mosquito bomb' appearance- lots of smoke. I was able to remove the access pan under the engine, and removing the two turbo tubes revealed one with about a pint of oil ...
1984 BMW 318i 1.8L exhaust backfire VIN: WBAAK7404E
As mentioned in my original post customer stated that recent tune up had been performed.Such was not the case however.BMW has new specs for this motor regarding timing and plug gap in their tsb,s.Replaced plugs cap rotor and set all specs as per tsb.I am confi...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L no forward VIN: WDBAB33C2F
thank jc the problem was the b-2/rear band broken a part.i take the trany down and replace the band,and thank all for help me.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBCA35E6K
Hello MB Techs First I like to report that the fuel differential pressure was OK, 6.4 bar, we had the fuel gauge hooked up wrong, but the real problem was the ignition distributor had a broken spring for the centrifugal advance and that made the spark to be ou...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Cuts out VIN: WDBCA35E9M
As Robert [...] suggested, wiggling of fuel pump wires did it. There was a bad connection at one of the pumps. Cleaned and attached new connector and car is running well. Also pumps are less noisy. Thank you all. Jerry
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Stall VIN: WDBDA24C3F
I received several good replies that mostly focused on the importance of proper setup of fuel mixture through the EHA current, the idle control system and the impotance of a healthy OVP(overvoltage protection relay) relay. The customer returned this morning to...
2000 Mercedes-Benz Vito Van 2.2L Fuel pumps VIN: VSA6380942
Thanks all you guys for the suggestions. Apparently the trick is to crank like crazy till she fires...not only did i do this but assisted with shop air in the tank (thanks Richard)but to no result. Cranked for up to 2mins !! til starter smoking. What a system ...
Hi Guys This was a very difficult problem in how it presented itself and took some time to get to the bottom of. After following a routine faultfinding i changed the MEMS ign and injection unit along with the main relay box that it is associated with. This did...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C7W
Thanks for all the replies. The fix was pretty typical for a VW. We replaced the mass air flow sensor, and the throttle body. The cruise works fine now and the check engine light is off. Also the vehicles performance is greatly improved now. The customer h... Trouble codes: 01165 (throttle valve adjuster J338 adaption did not happen), 17973 (throttle valve adjuster lower stop value J338 not reached), 00540 (knock sensor 2-G66 signal too low), 00524 (knock sensor 1-G61 signal too low), 16487 (mass airflow sensor G70 signal too high).
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L tach VIN: 3VWAA81E1W
Thanks to all who replied. Simple fix...odometer cannot be rolled forward to correct milage..Unlike the Jetta and Golf .. the Cabrio instrument cluster will not respond.. Bill from Oregon had the first and best answer to our problem: 'the instrument cluster do...
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