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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B4Y
car came in the shop for nys inspection no check engine light because the light bulb is out so i decided to check for codes and found 5 codes po120,p1137,p1139,p1113 and p1131 i check for any help tips on fix data base but did not came up any thing on these co... Trouble codes: P0102, P1137, P1139, P1113, P1131
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Block and heads VIN: WAUEH64B21
This car uses about 1 quart of oil in 1400 miles. Local franchised dealer tells us that this is considered normal and even down to a quart in 700-1000 miles is within the acceptable range. I am looking for a TSB or other data which might help support this. The...
1996 BMW 318i 1.9L water pump ?
Hi fellow techs. Sorry about no vin but I am posting this from home. Customer complained about overheating in about five miles of driving. Coolant level was low, lots of small bubbles coming from bleeder screw, coolant overflowing from radiatot with bleeder sc...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6332X
good day car towed in customer had tryed to replace battery himself and gave up (you have to take the terminal caps off) okay easy enough remove caps from terminals and cables go on .put car in lot cust picked up drove short way and returned car will not accel... Trouble codes: 209 (ews sensor malfunction), 118 (throttle vlv signal inconsitent), 169 (throttle valve), P0601
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L compressor VIN: 5UXFX53562
I have this 2002 bmw X5 in my shop that came in with the a/c compressor not activating. I evac. & charged the system to its full capasity. Also have checked all (60) fuses and they check out ok and the outside temp. sensor is reading fine. Please Help...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBDA29D74
Vehicle will not start,fuel pressure is effecient by mercedes standards, battery and starter are working properly and have power, there is no spark from the coil, replaced the crank sensor with a new good working one, but we cannot further test due to lack of ...
2001 Saab 9-3 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: TS3DD58H91
This Saab was here a couple of week ago and we found the solenoid for the bypass valve bad and replaced that. We also noticed that the vacuum hosses where pourus so we replaced them. The customer took the car and the light came back on in 2 trips. I don't have... Trouble codes: P1110 (Charge Air Bypass Valve)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWSE29M08
gents have this 00 jetta came in the other day with tow truck. Cust states car died on highway, so she towed it to her house, next morn she started it up and it ran for 1 min and died. car towed to my shop. Tried to start, cranks but no start, found fuel gauge...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine VIN: WVWACC63B8
This car makes a rattling noise on startup that stops after a few seconds or when you rev the engine. Once the noise stops it usually doesn't come back until you shut the engine off, let it set for a few minutes and then restart it. It sounds like a loose timi...

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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Oil Leak VIN: WAUBA24B1W
Hi guys, Sorry it took so long, you guys are the best ,& you hit it right on , replace new tensoiner seal&gasket & that took care of the problem...Thanks a million
1986 BMW 325e 2.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAAE54056
First thanks to all who responded, the sucess was the coolant temp and O2 sensors. We took the ohmic values for the ECT and they started at 1350ohm @ 30^C, and dropped to 345ohm @ 70^C. When we disconnected the O2, we were getting a steady reading of .7V with ...
1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNW4844L
thanx to all who responded it was all in the coils being damaged from arcing between the coil towers there were ash marks on the towers burn thru on the rotor changed cap rotor plugs and coils and it is happy until its next scheduled breakdown
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Memory Seats VIN: SAJHX1744T
Hi I received two replys of which both were pretty close and they certainly enabled me to set the controls. What one does is start the engine and set the seat, mirrors, steering wheel to where one wants them to be. With the engine still running push the me...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.8L Misfire VIN: 108018-12-
Thanks for all the replies, as I found out by cleaning out the vacuum source at the throttle body which is extremely small, the vacuum supplied to the distributor is actually a vacuum retard. It only is applied at idle when the throttle plate is completely clo...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBHA28E2S
We do several of these wiring looms every year as they are all rotten in the loom. The ignition repair harness is around $60 from the dealer. I fabricate the rest of the harness and charge about $600.00 labor. This car did not come out of surgery as they usual...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Service Reminder VIN: WDBJF70H4X
most of the replies were redundant instructions that i had already described in my post. I have reset hundreds of MB service reminders over the years. A helpfull service manager from he mercedes store suggested disconnecting the instrument cluster for 20 minut...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Park VIN: WDBR61J41F
Customer has not returned for repairs I suspect that the front sam module is faulty as per 2 replys when car returns I will sugest replacment and will post repair thanks to all that replyed
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Rotor VIN: WDBNG75J22
Well, thanks very much for all the replies!! The problem of brakes squealing from the front brakes while backing up seems to be a common thing w/ MB's. We've talked to the customer about it and he decided to live with it unless it gets worse. Most of you said ...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L odometer VIN: YS3DD55N0X
As you all stated the mileage can only be set forward. This is the first instrument cluster we have had to replace in the later model Saabs. Next time the customer will have to decide if they want to spend the $ for a new one or get a used one that may show hi...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Starting VIN: WVWPD23B7Y
Thanks to all that replied. This vehicle had a bad alternator. Since there are several vendors I have to remove the unit before ordering. The drain went down to 145mA after disconnecting the alternator. I think this is on the threshold of acceptable but I have...
1982 Volvo 244 GL 2.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, HIGH IDLE VIN: YV1AX4949C
thanx to all who replied... gave customer estimate for harness and controller... checked all temp sensors and such.. gonna go with harness and controller... waiting for customer ok... thanx to all
1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L Stall VIN: YV1JA8758M
This vehicle is fixed. I had thirteen replies. Out of these, 6 mentioned a high rate of ignition switch failures. I checked the wiring from the ECM to the switch. I noticed when I would shake the wiring at the switch my meter would show an open circuit. I put ...
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