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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L 1st and second gear VIN: WAURD68D41
Hi group. I have a customer with this Audi S4 that has had the car for 1 year now. The car is in the shop for the condition that he cannot get it into 1st or sec gear. The Shifter seems ok. The other gears have a positive engagement, all thou Reverse gave us a...
1991 BMW 318i 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBABA7317M
Need some help on this BMW. When cold it idle and revs up fine but once warmed up when reved it cuts out. When it cuts out code 16 pops up which refers to camshaft position sensor. Wires to and from cam sensor and computer tested okay. We checked and replaced ... Trouble codes: 16 (Camshaft Position Sensor)
1993 BMW 318i 1.8L Convertible VIN: 123ET83264
Hi to all BMW experts, We have an E36 with the roof half way up and not moving at all. The fault code is 3 (not permissable roof position). It happened while the customer was demonstrating that the rear flap was touching the roof while closing. As the roof sta...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBAET37424
Hi everyone, this is my brother-in law's car. He was driving on the highway when the trans neutraled out. When it came to the shop it would move, but I noticed that when I moved it to drive the display said neutral. I got codes and they were 1887 (hydraulic pu...
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County 3.9L ABS Pump VIN: SALHV124XP
Customer said ABS pump ran non-stop even with key turned off. The next morning had to jump start because pump ran battery down. Said when he pulled out of garage and hit brakes the pedal went to the floor and barely would slow the truck down. When vehicle arri...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Oil Pressure VIN: WDBFA67F5W
Customer complaint was oil pressure gauge fluctuates. Checked oil pressure with mechanical gauge. Found pressure in spec and steady. Installed new sender. Customer returned about 2 weeks later with the same problem. Re-checked with mechanical gauge and found o...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB81H0W
Hi all, I have fixed this car with help from the archives and in particular Byron from Ohio(I will post all the fix info along with additional info later). However I have some nagging questions. First as with all of these Evap. situation it seems that "brea... Trouble codes: P0442 (fuel evap small leak)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Battery VIN: 3VWSE29M9Y
This Jetta has 180mA total draw & the battery will go nearly dead in 2 days. We have determined that about 50mA is in the radio. We have read earlier posts and this is NOT a Monsoon with the suspect amp, but it does have a trunk mounted CD changer. When we dis...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: VWMA23B7YP
Setting P0411 code along with blown 40Amp Air pump fuse. The pump tests good with normal amp. draw on the bench or in car by jumping relay. The wiring to the pump seems to be good with no grounds or breaks. We replaced both tubes to the pump. The output had a ... Trouble codes: P0411 (Aux. Air no flow or improper flow)
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L air bags VIN: WVWCE63B05
Hi folks.We have a Ford mechanic working on this VW,so this could be interesting. A friend of mine purchased this 05 passat as an insurance write off.So he fixed the body and everything.Then he goes ahead and buys a new module and used air bags from ebay.All t...
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS64A84
This vehicle came into us on a hook, customer bought car cheap (good thing!) Car was involved in a major front end accident, it was put back together minus a few DOZEN electrical plugs, we also found the mass air sensor missing. There is also alot of other com...

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD28D8W
After a lot of checking it appears to be fixed. The air pump checked fine. Plenty of volume & no leaks. Smoke tested the lines to the combi valves with no leaks found. I removed both combi valves a cleaned all the carbon out. One of them was actually stuck sli... Trouble codes: P0411.
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L air bag VIN: WBAAM3333X
Well this should have been a no brainer. The connector for the BST was knocked loose during the battery replacement. It is behind the feltish trunk covering, and not initially visible. It threw me intially since the scanner said left rear air bag. Same code fo...
1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Readiness monitors VIN: SAJKX6241V
Sorry for the late reply: just got the car back last week. Only had three responses on this one. Two said that there are known problems with getting monitors set on later model Jags. With that in mind, I called New York State DMV and was referred to the 'Clean...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L code 24 crank sensor VIN: WDBGA51E29
By changing out the wiring engine harness help clear the crank sensor code, thank you guys.
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA433E9
after check the harness, and no problem found, I returned it to the customer. 3 weeks later it came back running badly at idle. I posted help for this also. the find was the advance ring in the end of the cam was sticking out and not returning the intake cam t... Trouble codes: P1341.
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA33E9T
Alian from california was real close to the problem and I thank him for the info. What had happened after checking all the harnesses and found nothing , To me it felt like a timimg issue so I went and pulled the valve cover and checked cam timimg. I also pulle... Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Sunroof VIN: WDBNG70J5Y
Thanks to all who replied, especially Kevin who mentioned the little tab breaking off of the sunroof frame. Customer declined repair as the frame and labor were too expensive.
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E41
Well i would like to thank every one for the inputs. I retested every thing i wrote about, my feul trims were good my vacum reading was good while accelerating and idle my compresion readings matched other good cylinders the oxy sensors were removed and the ex... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple miss fire), P0306 (miss fire 6), P0303 (miss fire3), P0304 (miss fire 4).
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L tires VIN: WDBLK70G22
Mercedes Itis.: where poor engineering meets the world of overpriced failure. Google should put MEBE right under you know who. What a sick joke. I was able to get the next available approved MEBE oem tire. A conti sport contact 2. This comes with a tread wea...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L oil lite flashes and beeps VIN: 3VWRA81HRM
Thanks for the many relpies. I Installed new switches and still had the same problem. I did an oil pressure test with manual gauge on cold engine 65lbs and on warm engine over 2000 rpms 38lbs. I did a continuity test on the wires from both switches to the inst...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L starting VIN: 3VWRC29M8X
Hi vw techs, Well, this jetta still has us bewildered. We have replaced the coolant temperature sensor, maf sensor and ignition switch...no help. To recap , this 99 jetta will not start when it is below 20 degrees, When it is warm, it starts and behaves norm...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: C11M407989
looked for vac leaks none found, replaced air pump pump quit and obdII ran test and pessed! so i think it is fixed! thanks for all the help ps. 3 of the rivet that hold the pump together where broken [i think that was the leak] thanks again for the help Jeff Trouble codes: P1424 (Sec. air leak).
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Shift interlock VIN: YV1VS2552Y
All outh there told me that the micro-switch at the brake pedal and the shift interlock solenoid are sold as an assembly. Replaced em both as a unit and the Volvo now shifts into drive.
2001 Volvo V40 1.9L long crank time VIN: YV1VXW2956
Good Morning All negleced to mention in post. mind running faster than fingers. had removed vac line at FPR with no fuel present. but after a 100% replay to post of the FPR being the culprit! went back must have started, ran , stutoff, removed vac line an ot...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Long Crank to Start VIN: YVIVS29501
Thanks to everyone who replied to my request. Most of you told me that the Fuel pressure reg. was at fault and it appears to have solved the problem. The customer delayed the process by not returning right away to have it replaced. We replaced the f.p. reg two...
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