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1985 Audi 5000 S Turbo 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WAUHCO449F
Hello to all, we are having a very hard time with this Audi. Customer complained that car would not start when hot. Seems to start almost every time cold (ambient temp approx 0 celcius). Brought car in and checked fuel pressures. All ok except residual. Change...
1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L 4-5 shift VIN: WAUBG34D5X
Help Audi experts.This vehicle has been at the dealer for 3 weeks and has 40 hours labour tied to it. I sent this car over for a shifting problem.Intermitantly between the speeds of 50 and 75 km/hr the tranny will hunt between 4th and 5th gear causing the engi...
2001 Audi TT 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: TRUTX28N31
to all you great techs and soon to be great techs. we have this tt in with a code 0172, rich bank one. on the intake hose from the turbo, there is alot of oil. it looks like a turbo failure. is there any other valves or oil separator that can let oil into that... Trouble codes: 0172 (rich bank one)
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L maintenance VIN: WBAGH8348Y
customer request transmission service-our info states trans is sealed for life, however a filter and gasket are available-is this a good idea, and how do we refill the trans? thanks for your help
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L brake lights,front windshield defroster VIN: WBADM634XY
this vehicle was purchased over the internet.the brake lights flicker and eventually drain the battery.the switch was replaced under the recall when it was issued.the defroster for the front windshield doesn't defrost it very efficiently at all.all other modes...
1991 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L No Start, Cuts out, STARTS THEN DIES VIN: SALHV1242M
It ran fine for a couple of days once I repaired the ignition problem. I replaced the coil because there was two sitting in the truck when I bought it. 1 was what appeared to be the original bosch which was rusted to the bracket and disconnected, the other was... Trouble codes: 3 (main relay circuit problem)
1998 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Service Reminder Light VIN: SALPV124XW
Hi, I have run into a little problem. Customer came in with a 1998 Land Rover Range Rover with the red Service Engine light on. Mitchell says the reset button is under the passenger front seat but I am unable to find it. I have looked under both front seats an...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300CD 3.0L engine VIN: WDBAB53A3D
I've got a used MB engine that we are installing in an 82 Benz. The michigan economy isn't doing as well as the rest of the country so we tend to take on more of these engine swap jobs than we would otherwise. Apparently, the customer provided engine is a ye...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Cuts out, Stall, ENGINE DYING ON TURN VIN: WDBDA29D2M
we have removed the gas tank and checked the pickup tube for leakage all ok. we have preformed a complete tune up no help this vehicle will die whe you are making a normal right or left turn. when it starts to die it will make a slight backfiire noise and the...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBJF72F2V
Ok folks, I've never had to post a request before, but now I'm stumped. Please help me if you can. This Benz came in with a steady misfire on cyl 5, and intermittant misfires on the opposing bank. We swapped the coil for cyl 5 with cyl 6 and the misfire follow...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E9X
I read on previous posts about trying a new key. I wanted to run this by all of you. When you turn the key it starts and stalls as soon as it starts. Other times it wont crank, the warning lights stay on with no starter draw indication.If you turn the key nume... Trouble codes: P1570
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED58E81
SAAB TECHS HELP PLEASE! I have a 9-5 wagon that I have been fighting lean codes for a long time and this customer sure deserves her car fixed. This car has plagued our shop with oil leaks and chech engine lights. The customer is dropping the car tomarrow for t... Trouble codes: 1181 (fuel trim at max value Long term), 1171 (system lean)
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: WVWGG83A0T
serv eng light came on driving, drove fine until car sit and gor cold, will not start cold, excessive smoke out exhaust---has new glow plugs, relay, ecm, harness, coolant sensor--still won't start---any help would be appreciated. thanks, gary paschal, [...] au... Trouble codes: 1248 (fuel/air metering malfuction)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L starting VIN: 3VWRC29M8X
VW techs, I am a GM tech and am trying to give my daughter assistance (she lives out of state) on her vw. The jetta only has problems starting when it is cold. If it is marginally cold, the car might take 5 or 6 attempts, then start, stall when put into gear,...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L timing belt VIN: 3VWSF29M9Y
need help, vehicle towed in with customer complaint of vehicle making loud noise and stalled. found timming belt loose making tapping noise. remove timming cover to find that timming belt tensioner failed and belt very loose. old timming belt was aftermarket b...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3VWSP69M91
This Jetta was towed in after a dealer, which doesn't normally service Volkswagens, assembled and installed a factory rebuilt engine, with a factory exchange diesel injection pump. They never spun the motor, and wanted to be sure the valve-timing was set corre...
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2NB47031
The vehicle returned with all above listed codes this time. Customer complained that vehicle would miss at idle, and would hesitate/ runn rough and refuse to move hardly at all, and then stall. Vehicle would start right back up and drive fine, but CEL and ASC ... Trouble codes: 17560, P1152 (LTFT Additive Air Bank 1 Rang 2 System too Lean), 17573, P1165 (LTFT Additive Air Bank 1 Rang 1 System too Rich - Intermittent), 17550, P1142 (Load Calculation Cross Check Lower Limit Exceeded - Intermittent), 16485, P0101 (Mass Air Flow Sensor G70 Implausible Signal - Intermitent), 16684, 16689, 16687, 18256, P1848 (Please check DTC Memory of Engine Controller)
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B12
the check engine light came on 1 month ago, but the customer had no driveability problems. 2 weeks after it was on she started expiriencing an inter. no start condition. after cycling the key a few times the vehicle would start. now the vehicle has a no start ... Trouble codes: P1340 (cam pos. sensor/engine speed sensor incor. correlation), P0341
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 3VWSE29M82
car came in with a not 1-2 shift when cold, scan tool shows 3th gear but car is on 1st, there aren't any codes, so when car is warm there is a harsh 1-2 shift and all is fine.This is my second similar case with a Jetta Turbo 5 speed tranny the last one i could...
2004 Volkswagen Mexican Beet 1.6L No Start
New customer, 2004 mexican produced old style beetle. There is no service info I can find. Cranks but won't start most of the time. There is an audible click in engine compartment area, if this click does not occur will not start. Starts okay if hear click w...
1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1AX8848K
customer brought vehicle in complaining of poor acceleration, we have not been able to start the vehicle at any time. we checked for spark-had spark at the plugs. we checked fuel pressure-its in spec. checked for injector pulse-had injector pulse. pulled plugs...

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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Valves VIN: WAUEA88D3T
This vehicle is back home with its owner, YEAH!!! Several replies indicated needing to replace the lifters whenever the head is disassembled. I replaced all 12 valves, valve springs, retainers, keepers and lifters/cam followers. Overkill I realize, but just ho...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L electric window VIN: TRUUT28NX1
Thank you all for the helpfully ideas! First, I got into basic setting. Use a piece of wood 8-10cm and placed between the window and upper molding. Close the window using 'one touch' feature. The window is going to hit the wood and reverse the movement. Do tha...
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L door locks VIN: WBAHC2310L
Sorry for the delay of the fix. I didn't have the chance to finish working on the car because I was sick for one week so they turned over the work to one of my co-mechanic. They replaced the switch for the lock and he said fixed it. I don't know how but my con...
1996 BMW 318is 1.9L Electronic VIN: WBABE7325T
I checked the ignition switch etc but did not find the problem -it went to the dealer and I have not heard what was wrong.
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L air bag/ sir VIN: WBAB553462
Customer took car and will live with the light till we can get wiring diagrams for it. Rick thanks for stating the easy way to test bag module by swapping sides (test good). Sevan the tsb you talked of was for 2000 and i have a 2002, maybe carries over, but i ...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Window & Locks VIN: SAJJA42C2Y
I did not receive any help on this one. I did replace the right door module to no avail. I switched modules side to side, no joy. I did notice that right module had been replaced previously. After numerous times of disconnecting & resetting limits the darn thi...
1994 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L No Start VIN: SALHC1349R
Replaced fuel pump second time. Let's see how long this one lasts. Dealer would not warranty first pump. Oh well.
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L slabs VIN: SALTY1246Y
Well I got three responses on this and two of the three said it would need to be VIN coded. I decided to refer the customer to a Land Rover dealer or a specialty shop that has the proper equipment. Apparently there are alot of problems with these ABS systems a...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Alt, V.regulator VIN: 1070441205
well at the time i requested help, i was in an accident. lucky me. Anyway,... as it turns out, the regulator, IS part of the brush assembly. Therefor the customer's alternator was defective. We ordered a another rebuilt, and this one truned off the battery lig...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBHA22E6T
we just raised idle at idle control switch... i am sure it is in wiring. we had done previous wire repair on ignition coil.. wires to idle valve were all corroded..
1976 Porsche 930 3.0L front strut VIN: 9306800092
Thanks to everyone who replied on this. As I thought it is a staight foward procedure. He are the instrubtions from Richard at VAP. It seems counterintuitive but the strut insert essentially goes in upside down on a Bilstein strut on a Porsche. The replacement...
1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Hesitation VIN: YS3DF78N9X
Thanks to all the replies. We adjusted the wastegate so it opened up more and release the build up pressure. In the being it was to much turbo. The vehicle runs normal and the most important thing the customer is happy.
1996 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L glow plugs VIN: 3VWWRJ01HX
thanks to all who replyed.the customer came in today and told us her car starts great.For others who may experience this problem in the future;use OEM glow plugs,current draw is 32amp,after intial surge,plugs stay energized for 2min after engine starts.there i...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L Multi-Function Switch VIN: 3VWVA81H1W
thanks to everyone that helped out, it was the wires that go into the fire wall and go over body seam. i replaced all 6 and all is well.
2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Lighting VIN: YV1TS92D42
Thanks for all the information. I replaced the four tail light bulbs and the message cleared its self.
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