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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Headlights VIN: WAURD68D11
Headlight stay in the down position. I'm looking for test information on the system. All help wuold be appreciated. Thank, Mike
1992 BMW 850i 5.0L excessive crank case psi VIN: WBAEG131XN
cust came in,said his eml light came on and car lost all power,test drove veh multiple times,never saw eml light ,however on the last test drive the pcv hose on the drivers side blew off of the rsv valve,put hose back on and it blew off again,we removed the oi...
1997 BMW 318is 1.9L cold compression VIN: WBABE8322V
Good morning BMW techs.I previously had an e-mail open on this car for a no start cold,it was always flooded.I am still having the same problem with this car but I have narrowed things down.I warm up the car to operating temperature and turn it off.I emptied t...
1998 BMW 323i 2.5L Oil pressure light VIN: WBAAM32030
Hallo,I have not seen this before,but it might be a common thing,or even be a normal feature.I hope any of you Bimmer specialists might be able to enlighten me!The oil pressure light comes on normally when you turn on ignition(KOEO)ie red oilcan.Then when you ...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6325W
Checked powers and grounds at PCM. With connector to camshaft unplugged, it still has only 2.4v coming from the PCM. Is this correct?? According to Alldata, there is a 5v resister on that line. Do I have any reason to look at the camshaft gear itself? OR is it... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft posion sensor)
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L timing chain VIN: SAJDA14C3Y
removed right valve cover and found secondary timing chain broken. after inspection we found the cover from the timing chain tentioner jamed in sprocket and had broken the chain. we are going to replace both secondary chains and tentioners and wonder if we s...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II LE 4.0L No star when cold
The car came in the shop with the complain of no start when engine is cold. The engine starts ok if sprayed with starting fluid. I checked for codes and found codes P 0171 and P 0174, both banks running lean. Checked for vacuum leaks and didn't find any leaks.... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 system lean), P0174 (Bank 2 system lean)
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L ignition tumbler VIN: WDBBA45AXD
Thank you in advance for your help. This Mercedes came in with an ignition switch that would not turn. In the past we have had to destroy the ignition tumbler and replace the column lock along with the tumbler. We were able to remove the ignition tumbler on th...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L alarm system VIN: WDBEA30D7L
Thanks for reading and maybe replying, The factory alarm system will disarm from the trunk and pass door only with the key if you unlock from the drivers door the alarm will go off.. alldata is kind of vague I think it must be in the door lock/unlock switch is...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F5W
Help! I have this 98'M-B SLK230 Kompressor in the shop with MIL codes po809 and po410 and not sure how to proceed. Im not a mercedes expert by any stretch of the imagination. Car came in last week with an engine noise complaint. I diagnosed this by disconnectn... Trouble codes: P0809, P0410
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Surge VIN: WPOCAZ986W
We are a BMW shop but agreed to work this 1998 Boxter for a good customer. Car surges between 1200RPM and 2100RPM at all times hot or cold there are no faults in the system and so far have not found any vaccum leaks. Any ideas would be appreciated Thanks Natha...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63B8X
Customer stated that hard to start after being gased up and then dies and rough idle with ck. engine light being on. Brought in shop pulled codes checked all over for vac. leaks none. There are lots of replies about MAF but this only does it after gas up. Car ... Trouble codes: 17546 (fuel trim bank one too lean P1138), 17544 (fuel trim bank two too lean P1136), 16839 (EVAP sys. large leak P0455)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69M41
This car came in 2 weeks ago with multiple codes but ran fine. Erased the codes and p1638 [18047] returned after a short drive. Noticed the battery was discharged and replaced the battery and alternator [charging too low]. Codes did not return for two weeks. S... Trouble codes: 16686 (missfire 2), 16685 (missfire 1), 16684 (missfire), 17705 (turbo/throttle valve pressure loss), 16486 (mas), 18047 (throttle petal position sensor)
1988 Volvo 760 GLE 2.3L fuel guage/speedo VIN: VY67689345
Kind of funny how things come in pairs, but right now i have two of these cars in the shop - one of them the fuel guage is intermittent and the speedo, after a jump start has gone all the way around and is sitting against the pin that it would normally rest on...
1998 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Cooling Fan VIN: YV1LW5374W
The engine cooling fan comes on when the AC is turned on. this happens sometimes immediatly and sometimes after 2-3 minutes. The fan continues to operate after the AC is turned off. The engine must be turned off before the fan will go off. We had a diagnostic ...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS295X1
vehicle came in chk engine light on and bad miss under accel. we checked had not ever been tuned or fuel filter replaced so we replaced plugs wires and boots fuel filter and did a motor vac. still misses on # 3 cyl, so I switched coil #3 and #4 and missfire we... Trouble codes: P0302, P0303

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1991 BMW 318i 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBABA7317M
Thank for the fast replies it is great to have this network of people to help when you run in to trouble. I received many replies saying to check the crank sensor and the harmonic balancer for delaminating. We tested the crank sensor again and saw the ac volta... Trouble codes: 16 (Camshaft Position Sensor).
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Filter housing VIN: WBADD6320V
Hi-all, Want to thank the 8 respondees who took the time to set me straight on this leak. Seems there is no way of replacing the seal without removing the oil filter housing. Seems that replacing the whole housing is the popular and smart fix considering it ca...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L maintenance VIN: WBAGH8348Y
Thanks for all the replies-pretty much a split, half reccommend service and offered helpful tips on doing so, half say don't touch it-We left it up to the customer and to date he has not made a choice, so we are closing the post
1961 Other European Silver Cloud 6.2L Master cylinder
I now have a pretty good understanding of the braking system on this car thanks to all the good folks out there in iATN land.This 61 is now stopping quite well. As suggested by many of you, I replaced and adjusted the servo. Some suggested this might be a job ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Blower VIN: 3VWBB61C2W
Thanks to all who replied - took 2 weeks to get part from VW, but finally fixed it. I was sure of fix but customer wasn't, your replies made them want to pay.
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L maintenance VIN: WVWEK93C76
According to all the responses, it is necessary to use a factory scan tool to reset the oil change reminder light. Thank you all for your help. -Dave
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YB1LZ56D6Y
i tried disconnecting the battery and clearing the adaptive memory as a few of you guys suggested. that didn't fix it. the light came back on the next day. this time my customer decided to go to the dealer. the dealer replaced the 'throttle module' under warra... Trouble codes: P0101, P0172.
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