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1997 Audi A6 2.8L no 4th gear VIN: WAUJC84AXV
shifts through all 3 gears ok clean fluid no debris in pan car well kept. tested selonoids all seem ok.trans is a 4hp18.
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SUXFA53533
Ok folks I have an x5 here with a pair of rich codes. I do have alldata and their information is scant. Most of these seem to have a lean code and according to other sources they throw maf sensors at these on a regular basis. Alldata did fax me additional info... Trouble codes: P0172 (system too rich bank 1 alldata correspoding bmw code 226), P0175 (system too rich bank 2 alldata corresponding code 227)
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Cam timing VIN: SAJDA24624
Car came in with no compression. Found the left side intake cam advanced and not returning to non advanced position. Has anyone seen a bad VVT from Jaguar causing cam not to return or anything else causing it not to return The restricted performance light come...
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280sl 2.8L wiring VIN: 1130441000
This low mileage 280 sl was repaired after a front end hit some 15 years ago but never finished. there was a direct short on fuse 6 transmission controls which turned out to be the 2 wire harness bn/wt & bk / gn /rt wire had been routed to the left headlight n...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L camshaft VIN: WDBFA66E7M
a piece of the guide broke and jamed the sproket which caused the cam to brake.ive puled engine,pan,intake,and heads.is it possible the valves did not hit the pistons?.anythoughts before i reassemble.i'm completing this job that was started by another m/b tech...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L Lack of power VIN: WDBGA57E8R
The car seems to be running on 6 cylinders. The car had been off the road for several years and we were told it was running fine when parked. The intake boot on the right side (for the left bank) was ripped and we replaced that. The cat on the right side is ru... Trouble codes: 224 (closed throttle position switch)
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L battery VIN: WDBHA22EXS
need the spec's for battery draw and how long for any module time out
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L electric window VIN: WBDFA67FXW
we have a sl500 with two problems one is the power antenna that has a broken mast with some of it still inside of the assembly, can it be removed or does it need a new motor. the other problem is the passenger power window, it goes up and down ok , but it does...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2EE0708S
Hello, All. First is some confusion over application... Build date is 5/94... Vehicle Owner's Manual says '94... Warranty and Maint Booklets say '95... VECI says US and California '95 M/Y L/D Trucks... Titled as '95. What am I really working on? Are there any... Trouble codes: 1344 (None found), 2411 (EGR System OR EGR Temp Sensor Open/Short)
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L all VIN: 3VWRA81H7X
I donít know if this is a problem or not the battery has a draw of 2 AMPs that last less than 1 second every 20 seconds i know about the sleep mode, so does any one know if this is normal or is this the security module taking power to stay active, owners had r...

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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Electronic VIN: WAUEA88D2T
Right on target, thanks for the replies. What most suggested was NOT to remove the dash pab, but instead to remove the radio and part of the center console. Once the radio and the glovebox are removed you can see and access the servo motor in question. The mot...
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHE6310R
thanks to every one who replies to my message,every one suggested that this vehicle needs intake manifold gasket,throttle body gasket and pcv base gasket behind manifold.customer was informed ,due to cost , she decide to drive as it is and save money to do rep... Trouble codes: 12 (o2 sensor out of range bank 1), 13 (o2 sensor out of range bank 2).
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJGX2744V
Hello everyone: I would like to say that finally this is a fix. First the C2A part number for throttle body is less expensive than the LCC one. A big difference between $350.00 and $1200.00. The dealer told me the C2A part works. The complete part numbers are ... Trouble codes: P1229 (p1242-), P1242.
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Odometer VIN: WDBHA22EXT
Thanks again, Marie hit it on the head it was the over protection relay, Thanks again... Put this in your file
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L evap VIN: WP0CA29951
Just talked to the owner of the car. She has been driving it for a week and says the noise is gone. This is a nother one of those you spend a lot of time on and the payment is that you learned something. My first mistake on this car was when I initially replac... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap emission control system vent control circuit malfunction).
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B1X
The leak detection pump did fix this vehicle. I powered the outer terminals in the connector and heard no noise and assumed the LDP was bad. Before I put in the new one I did the same test and it was also quiet. So my test was incorrect but a new pump apparent... Trouble codes: 1476 (17884 Leak detection pump circuit malfunction/insufficient vacuum).
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L ign.switch, VIN: 3VWCC21C6X
All 13 replies hit the nail on the head. There were no relays installed in this lighting system. I installed 2 relays and did somme other wire swapping. I went one step further and tracked where he grounded these lights and that the funny part. I tracked then ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWSB69M51
Well the customer said after the last time that we looked at the car it never acted up again! We did remove wires of the coil to check maybe one was loose?? If it comes back we will probally recommend a coil based upon what all said, and what we saw. Trouble codes: 16684, (P030, 16686.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69M41
thanks to a general concensus of the 5 replies i recieved, the maf does determine whether or not the charge pipe is leaking. the new maf did the trick for both codes. thank you all again!! Trouble codes: 17705 (turbo/throttle valve connection pressure loss), 17545 (bank 1 long term fuel trimm too rich).
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS554KW
I have had suggestions of installing a small filter inline between the purge valve and the cannister as small particles are supposed to foul the purge valve. The main thing I learned is that several faily strict requirements must be met before the evap self te... Trouble codes: FET61.
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