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1996 Audi A6 2.8L fuel gauge VIN: WAUGA84A3T
hello fellow techs hope you can help out with this one . customer came in with a fuel gauge that reads accurate only to half a tank does not register anything over a half . vehicle had fuel level sender replaced at another shop for same problem . still has pro...
1988 BMW 535i 3.5L drivetrain VIN: WBADC7400J
This one is for the BMW techs. Iíve changed the clutch assembly and resurface the flywheel. Also replaced the two transmission mounts because they were broken and the flexible disc because the original were cracked. Costumer took the car and brought back compl...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGJ832DL
Hello to all. Thanks for all the help in the past, this is a great tool. I have this Beemer that is fighting me. It will crank for a long time before starting. Somtimes you have to stop the automatic start and try again. srange feeling not controlling the star...
1998 BMW 323i 2.5L starter VIN: WBABJ7325W
Now that we have replaced the housing assembly, all the plug in's including the loop antenna around the ignition key, The car wont crank, no signal to the starter. all the dash lights some on as they are supposed to. The black & yellow wire out of the ignition...
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L belt tensioner VIN: WBABN53432
Hello, all- This car has a light rattle in the front of the engine at low rpm, which we can duplicate by letting out the clutch. When the rpm drops below normal the noise appears to be coming from the alternator/power steering belt tensioner assembly- at least...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.8L Misfire VIN: 108018-12-
I need basic tune-up specs, point gap, dwell, timing. I have an older Mitchell repair manual from 1970. It indicates 30 btdc for the 68-69 280se. It doesn't make clear whether this is with vacuum connected or not, but this seems like a ton of advance. Also, th...
1978 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L cc blower motor VIN: 1231301209
Hello there. This vehicle originally came in with a blower that would not shut off. all signs pointed to a bad control panel so it was replaced. now the problem is a little different.at first,the blower will only work in defrost and will shut off just fine. af...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBFA66E4N
This vehicle came to us after being in another shop for several weeks. The complaint is after driving for several miles the A.S.R. light will illuminate. Right after this vehicle will loose power & then stall. Sometimes it will be hard to start after that. *NO...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L ecu id 961806336 VIN: YS3FB49S53
im having trouble as to which path to follow next. when trying to remove the cim module using the tech 2 the tool gives me an error (-12), ssa fc write error ecu id [...]. i need some guideance on where to go next?
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWMD63B8X
alright ladies and gents, got a very weird one here. lady came in for a hard start after putting in gas. went out and put 1/2 gallon of gas in it and what do you know, hard start. runs fine after it starts and no check engine light on. i don't even know where ...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWRH63B83
Car was running fine.Came in with a coolant leak which required a new radiator and lower hose with some little sensor on hose.We replaced radiator, hose, switch and oring. Bled cooling system now car wont start. It cranks for a few seconds then a warning comes...
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AA8249M
i got a volvo that came in on the hook for a no start, cranks fine. has no spark or injector pulse. my apprentice replaced the ignition module, still won't start. i went through alldata and read through some diag charts, and found a bad rpm generator. i replac...

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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUDA88D9T
thanks for the responce-unfortunatly, the vehicle has not returned for any checking. if car returns-fill add comments, thanks again, Brian [...].
2001 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68DX1
OK its fixed!!! this one stumped the chumps. Listen up, code 17939 (p0010) has nothing to do with where the camshaft is! It is a code that is set when the ECU detects a problem with the CURRENT going through the actuator circut. Careful examination of the scem... Trouble codes: 17939 (camshaft position actuator ckt intermittant).
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L timing chain VIN: WBAGH83471
Car is still at shop-hoping to find used motor for client, pulled cam covers-bent valves. have not stripped motor as off yet. will add an update if we get the job. thanks again, Brian [...].
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY16413
I am very sorry I did not close this sooner. This lady appears to have dissapeared off the face of the earth. She did not keep her appointment and did not call. Thank everyone for the information. Hopefully the insight provided will help someone else in the fu... Trouble codes: P0130, P0139, P0171, P1171, P1412, P1481.
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E6Y
Thanks for all the replies. Most suggested the crank reference sensor which I replaced & returned the car to customer after a lengthy road test by me. Didn't hear from her for a week, when she said that the car had just quit running after hitting a speed bum...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L code stored VIN: WVWMA63B5W
Thanks to all who replied. The problem was the cruise control module. The vss signal was weakened just enough that the ecu would not recognize it. The odd part was that the comfort module did recognize the signal and had a speed reading in the data block. By u... Trouble codes: P0501.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWWH63B21
thanks for all the replies. several said cam timing was out ( either belt or chain) the chain was aligned as per alldata with 16 roller link to marks, the crank and cam had alignment locks installed. so i replaced the timing belt again ( another vw/audi belt).... Trouble codes: P1522 (camshaft adjustment bank 2 malf. 17930), P0300 (random multiple misfire 16684), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire 16688), P0305 (cyl 5 misfire 16689), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire 16690).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L long crank time VIN: 3VWSP69MX2
Thank you for the quick replies. Several focused on cranking speed and this brought up a symptom that the car had but I did not included because I dismissed it as irrelevant. the starter did sound laboured and sometimes the bendix drive skipped as the engine t... Trouble codes: 16502 (Engine Coolant Temp. Sensor G62 Signal too High), 17978 (ECU blocked).
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