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1999 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28D1X
double checked timing marks on belt and cams on bank 2. checked operation of vvt solenoid, checked resistance of solenoid 13.5 ohms spec is 10 -18 ohms. @ idle bank 1 cam reads 0 advance bank 2 reads 13 degrees advance vvt advance does work on both cams during... Trouble codes: 17930 (bank 2 camshaft adjustment malfunction)
1988 BMW 325i 2.5L driveshaft VIN: WBABB2300J
Hi guys, got this car about a week ago with a vibration and thumping on the floor. Replaced the steady bearing and support assy, noted that the u-joints have tight spots, but am not sure if this is the cause of the remaining vibration. The vibration only comes...
1994 BMW 318is 1.8L tachometer VIN: WBABE6329R
My customer claims that after an hour or so of driving the tachometer starts wigging out...It reads much higher then true rpms if reading steady and not flutuating. The customer claims the engine does not have the same power when the problem manifests itself. ...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L radio interior lights tilt steering VIN: WBADD6328W
cutomer say when useing vanity mirror radio goes off dash light goes off steering moves up and down. found cutomer right, I found same problem and you have to wait @@ 5 min. a big help from bmw guys
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SALJY1248V
hi rover techs out there. this disco came in with a hesitation under load/ no power complaint. the car starts up and idles fine but the minute you give it gas starts sputtering, missing , cutting out, and it won't rev above 1500 rpm. and it goes back to idle n...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L fuel pump,starter,etc. VIN: SALPC1443X
When the vehicle left it was running great.The vehicle then had a starting issue and the customer tried to jump start it .They hooked up the connections backwards.It was towed in to us.Now when we try to start the engine it only clicks once.we've check the sta...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBFA61E9M
Hello MB techs. This car has caused many sleepless nights. It has a slight hesitation under acceleration. Doesn't seem to matter if its light load or heavy accel. It just bogs down as you give it more throttle. After the hesitation, it accelerates just fine an...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBEA92E6S
Vehicle towed in with dead battery due to no start condition After charging, car started and idled but no throttle response. No CEL found. In morning, found CEL with key off and dead battery. Customer said he had found CEL on with key off before! Recharged bat...
1985 Other European 308 GTS 3.0L Hesitation VIN: ZFFUA13A5F
the car came in needing a major service, one bank of wires. replaced all the parts and did the major service. the car runs 99.8 % better but not 100 %. i get this hesitation at 4000 rpm. ran a fuel delivery, fuel pressure test, the injector test failed. replac...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Oil seprator VIN: WP0AA299XX
I have a 1999 that needs the oil seperator replaced on the left side of the engine. The car came in with the complaint of sqeaking noise from engine when hot or driving. We traced it down to between the engine and transmission. We removed the oil cap and there...

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1995 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WAUBL88645
First thx to all who replied. See original post for problem description. The key to this problem is understanding why the pressure prior to the rail (dead head) is so high (170 PSI). calls to Audi and Bosch yielded no useful information here. The regulator and...
2002 BMW M3 3.2L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAEV1106K
Best wishes for the new year to all, and a big thanks to all that replied. The general opinion was the water pump, and next the fan clutch. The clutch seems to work correctly, and we are in the process of removing the water pump. However with the holidays, and...
1972 Jaguar XKE 5.3L clutch
At this moment we may have to close the help request. Customer is still on vacation, so I will give answer at the summary what was the final method and time needed. Still , after my update, Doug suggested removing engine, but Ronald and David are for doing it ...
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3L Engine VIN: 1090181200
Thanks everyone for your replies and help on this one. This is the first 6.3L I have had the opportunity to actually pull out of a car and work on. Hopefully it won't be the last (I love these old M-B's). Looks like I will be getting a copy of the repair manua...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G0W
thank you for all your help due to the fact that there were two senders because of a split fuel tank we changed both senders car has been working fine thanks Trouble codes: P0460 (fuel sensor circuit low input).
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L drive cycle VIN: 4JGAB54E6Y
well finally got the monitors to set had to drive the vehicle for two trips . thanks to everyone who replied . thanks for the drive cycle rich crogen .
1991 Porsche 911 3.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WPO0CB2964
Thanks guy's for the info. Car seems to run fine and cust happy!
2000 Volkswagen bora 2.5L starter motor VIN: WVWZZZIJZI
Thank you for the replies, I found the problem to be the start wire off the back of the igntion switch. I replaced the switch and the car started up straight away.
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on, P0170 VIN: 3VWDD21C01
Hello everyone, Thanks to all who replyed, I cleared the code and car has been running great. Customer to return when the light comes back on. I will then check with the smoke machine for vacuum leaks. If that is o.k. then is off to the dealer with the light... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim).
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