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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L front oil leak VIN: WAUDH68D4Y
Car came in with a substantial fluid leak. It appeared to be a power steering leak, but we narrowed it down to the bell housing. (The trans fluid is the same color as the P/S fluid, making it a bit confusing.) It leaks very little while running on the lift, bu...
2000 Audi TT 1.8L fuel gauge VIN: TRUUC28N34
We replaced fuel pump module back in may It may be a possibility that the gauge was not working right before that repair,did not see customer all summer until car came back on a flatbed with a stripped tbelt.completed that repair and cust said by the way I don...
1987 BMW 325i 2.5L a/c VIN: WBABB2302H
have replaced every thing but evaporator core. suction pressure still won't come down and I don't know what to do.
1998 BMW 318i 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACC0324W
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Immobilization mode VIN: SALTY1243X
Hello. I have this Discovery's II starter doesn't crank. Alarm diode is off. Two weeks earlier the Customer could not start the engine, so after disabling alarm with Autologic, there was no problem for two weeks. ( Customer did not care about alarm- it seems n...
1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Steering VIN: 107044I204
Hi all, Generaly i only work on British cars opps. We installed a steering knuckle on this car and every thing seemed fine customer brought car back after another shop said we had installed said knuckle improperly and after they had installed a turn signal swi...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBGA51EXN
Hello mercedes techs! Compressor engages 2 seconds upon starting vehicle. Suspect compressor rpm sensor. Test wiring from rpm sensor to base module connector pin 40 & 41 - ok. Resistance value 180 ohms - ok. Lab scope sensor output 300 mv ac signal. I'm not su...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA34E8P
Customer states that after car sits for several days, it runs poorly for a day or 2. Car looses power, seems not to be running on all cylinders and idles poorly, even stalling sometimes. Before I see the car, it's running great! Finially car was left with me. ... Trouble codes: DM, 3 (no lambda)
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4JGAB54E1X
This SUV has a extended crank intermittently, some times it starts fine, sometimes it doesn't start until next or after next attempt, ETS light is on but i've not been able to get ETS codes because i have a generic scanner, just OBD II. I've changed Crank sens...
2000 Mercedes-Benz VITO 113 P 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: VSA6380942
Hi All This Van was brought in with owner complaining of poor running. Vehicle misfires after 4000rpm, poor acceleration, If held on full throttle surges & starts to die,then idles roughthly for a while & then idles smoothly again. Checked exhaust no restricti...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L steering pump VIN: 4JGAB75E42
The pump sounds like it it low on fluid, but it isn't. The steering works fine. The noise is worse when cold, but will make it hot when the engine rpms are raised. You can hear it while going around a corner and accelerating or you can make it happen by reving...
1985 Porsche 911 3.2L No Start VIN: WPOEB0919F
Hi Techs, I have a no start condition on this Porshe. Have no spark or injector pulse. There is power at coil but ground is not being interrupted. I have read alot of tech mail and most say that the DME relay goes bad. Look at testing and results for my voltag...
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L sunroof VIN: WPOAB0945H
Customer came in with the sunroof unable to lock in the down position - we checked the cable and motor - the cable was wound out of the motor assembly - we attempted to wind the cable back by toggling the sunroof switch but the cable kept winding out - the mot...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B7X
this problem was told to me by my customer that it started to flash the check engine light and like a hesitation when i first checked the codes on it it had p0303 cyl #3 misfire detected the denied the work and told me that they would fix it somewhere else now... Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl misfire detected 3)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD29M2Y
I have 2000 Vw Jetta 1.8L Turbo with a couple problems. Code P0411 is stored in memory. Clear it once and it came back after a week. Check all vacuum hoses and did as much diagnostic as possible with no euro software. Now Im having problems after a hot soak, v... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Air Injection)
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L abs code VIN: 4ERER12SDF
I had to replace the ABS unit on this passat and now trying to code it well thats where I am running into trouble I need the login code and the software coding number for this car the info that I have does not cover the 2003 modle v6 with ESP front wheel drive...
1999 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Cyl. head replaced VIN: YV1LW53D1X
Replaced cyl. head assembly with reman. unit, had one burnt exhaust valve #4cyl. After that engine would run hotter than normal under different circumstances; driving for awhile under moderate to heavy conditions, a/c on or off. Will not overheat under any cir...

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1988 BMW 635CSi 3.5L Steering & S VIN: WBAEC8417J
thanks for help could not fix the problem, the customer brought the car to BMW guy in long island
1990 BMW 325is 2.5L Brake lining lite VIN: WBAAA1309L
Ok, Thanks for all the replies, which all pointed to to a failure on the cluster circiut board. I was unable to pinpoint an exact failure so I resoldered every connection on the board and viola! Light is off. Thanks, Bart
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L battery VIN: WBADE632XV
Thanks for the replies, The 'parasitc draw' is caused by the General (ZKE3) module. Remove fuse #48 Antitheft alarm system, and draw drops to 60ma. The antitheft is part of the ZKE module, cleared the codes (numerous set likely due to repeated boosting and my ...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4320W
Car has not returned to us to finish up. General concensus is that aftermarket catalytic converters wont work on these cars. We have installed them on 2 cars and come to think of it both of these cars have come back with the codes for efficiency.In the future ... Trouble codes: 253 (Shut off valve activated-charcoal filter jammed shut), 234 (Cat overall efficiency 4-6), 233 (Cat overall efficiency 1-3).
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L throttle VIN: WDBGA51E6R
Thanks for all the help. The problem ended up to be a defective throttle actuator which took out the asr controller. I replaced the asr control unit and the throttle. After that the throttle worked and my asr light went off.
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F9W
thanks to all that responded. I replaced the mass air sensor and the air flap. Its been almost 2 weeks and all is good. it might have just needed the mass air but i didn't want to take the chance so i did bouth. Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim malfuntion), P0803 (Air Flap/Air filter actuator).
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Misfire, stumble VIN: YS3DF78N9V
thanks to all that did respond.in my request i didn't mention that the charging system and a smoke leak test were also done.Steve Garsec and Joseph [...] both mentioned that the vacuum readings were low.due to chain strech the timing marks were slightly off ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0300.
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