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1998 Audi A4 Avant 1.8L Exhaust valves VIN: WAUBB28D9W
After doing literally dozens of these 1.8 liter engines, I have been chewed up and spit out on this one. Vehicle came in with a stripped timing belt and many bent valves- as they usually are when the owners go over 65k on a timing belt (unfortunately with th...
1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L convertor ? VIN: WAUBG34D9X
complaint is an engine surge . seems to be associated with lock up convertor. surge feels more like convertor on-off-on-off to me. while looking at transmission measuring block 07 i can see tc command on and rpm gooing from 0-300 i think the rpm reading is tc ...
2005 Audi A4 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUJC68E75
Hello,I need to remove the engine assembly for the body shop next door for frame repair- Alldata or Mitchell do not give any procedure with regard to whether the engine is removed through the top by itself, together with the transmission,or possibly both are d...
1988 BMW M3 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDSCDO32XW
This car runs perfect. It must be driven in the area of 100 miles before it will trip this code. It has new ox sensors and has had two different Cats installed(Direct fit). The scan tool always shows active ox sensors. The code will usually set while driving a... Trouble codes: P0270
1994 BMW 740i 4.0L propeler shaft VIN: WBAGD4322R
This car came in with a slight vibration. Found carrier bearing was shot, replaced carrier bearing and guibo joint. The u-joint in the shaft looked like it was hitting the heat shield. We found the rear trans mounts and engine mounts to be shot and de-lami...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6344Y
what i have here is 528i that is making me pull my hair out. i have done the testing listed and can not find the cause of this condition. the ft is going over 25% on accel until the long term hits 11.7 then they mostly stay -. if i clear the adapt's they go ri... Trouble codes: P1188, P1189
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX6049X
Vehicle came into shop with MIL on and operating in limp mode. Checked for codes and found P1642 CAN related failure. Unable to clear code continous? Searched FIX database with no help. Alldata and MOD offer little help or explanation found no other codes to i... Trouble codes: P1642 (CAN circuit malfunction.)
1998 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L high idle VIN: SALPA124XX
thanks in advance for any help; this vehicle came in for valve covers. after i completed the job and test drove it thouroughly, we realeased it. the customer drove it 400 miles and the following week called and said it wasn't driving correctly. i took it on a ...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L power windows VIN: 108018-12-
Vehicle is in for various minor repairs, but one of them is inop. power windows. There is no power to any of the switches. There is no power to one of the accessory fuses underhood on right side. If I feed power to supply side of fuse, all power windows work. ...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1070441202
this is the same unit i was working on last week the cust came by this morning and said it is running great but in the morning after driving quarter mile or less when he stops it smokes bad ,but it will only do it once a day after it sits over night.the unit n...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E7W
Now three month later veh come again with exactly the same symptom, Start and die, clear codes and P1570 shows again. Owner has only one key and he said he parked veh one night at his garage and the day after the prob showed itself. I really need a good advice... Trouble codes: P1570 (DAS to ECM interrupted N3/10)
1991 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3L failsafe VIN: WPOCB296-1
car is in failsafe is zf 50/01 how to scan
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WPOCB29822
Car runs fine most of the time. Someimes it surges, sometimes it almost cuts right out. Usually upon acceleration. Sometimes the thing will almost not want to go at all and when you get back to idle it will stall. No Codes. The only thing that looks funny on t...
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L pump VIN: WP0CB29822
After a street curb shock with left front wheel the result was a wracked wheel, damper and a LEAKING STEERING PUMP. It is possible to see there is steering oil leaking from the "base" of the pump, between pump and engine block. The leakage is enough to drain ...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YSED58E1X3
car came in for check for tune-up.I put plugs &induction service on the car then the car started to getting misfire code.can anyone help me with this. Trouble codes: P0300
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L starter VIN: WVWEE85A7T
need pin out a color of wire from key switch and transmission prnd switch and were is relay i found panel left under dash by fuses what spot is starter relay in
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L fuell injection VIN: WVZZZ3BZ2E
Got this strange problem and see it for first time in 10 years of expyrience.Car came in workshop with oil lamp flashing.Found 6 litres of liquid above the maximum line- oil mixed with diesel fuel.Checked fuell injectors and found broken o-rings,damaged housin...
1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, electrical sys malfu VIN: YV1AX8842K
Car belongs to a friend who recently purchased it from a car lot on a "cash only clearance" deal, which means heap that we cant get rid of otherwise... had car about 3 months with no problem and then complained of battery dead/jump start needed even after driv... Trouble codes: 143 (knock sensor/circuit fault)
1998 Volvo C70 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1NK5376W
Car was towed in for a no start had spark and fuel press. cap and rotor are newer and look good.Mass air is new pulled the plugs and are wet with gas.Hooked up noid light to inj. after replacing plugs and i get a flash at first and it fades out as we crank ove...
1999 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L check engine light on VIN: YV1LS56D1X
car came in with check engine light on and transmission arrow flashing. Had engine code ECM-530d and Transmission code TCM-001F stored vss problem. the speedometer works fine and there are no abs codes stored. after consulting with a tech line we replaced both...
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L headlight bulbs VIN: YV1R561R62
we have had to replace headlamps on both sides several times. three times on one side, twice on the other. Have checked TSB and archive fixes for any similar problems. checked for shorts. checked charging system for weak system. unable to locate any obvious pr...

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1997 Audi A4 1.8L steering column VIN: WAUBB88D5V
Thanks for all who responded. Steve from Michigan was correct. We removed the column assy. Found that the lower shaft was splined, after removing we were able to push the shaft in farther turn it so the spline lined up and out it came. We found this out the da...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L No Start, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4VSCJ3329V
customer had recently replaced his own battery and never tightened the battery post extra lead terminal that carries current to the computer etc.the wire was left just touching the top of the battery terminal and the floor covering piece was holding it aganist...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L 1st shift VIN: WBAFB33581
Dear BMW friends, Dimitri [...] hit the nail on the head: x5 needed a new a/t. I guess when something goes wrong the 'speed sensor' picks up the slipage right away, and sets a fault code. Did a little bit more reasearch: Apperently, the torque converter...
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L SRS Fault VIN: SAJDA24C6Y
Hi, I'm closing this post with a fix although the customer never brought the car back into the shop. Most replies suggested the spiral cassette as the culprit. When the customer was informed of potential costs he decided to live with it. Thank you.
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II LE 4.0L No star when cold
I'm sorry took me so long to close this help request. We took the car to dealer and they said that they had to reprogram the security system. Picked up the car and the next day same thing, didn't start again. Then we took back to the dealer and they kept the c... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 system lean), P0174 (Bank 2 system lean).
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: WDBGA32EXN
Thanks to all of you that replied to my problem. Most of you suggest that coolent sensor could be the problem or timing chain alignment, I have double check both possibbilities and still have same problem. I have sent the vehicle to MB specialist, its been a w...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy, lack of power VIN: 3VWCF21C8X
This problem is fixed! The culprit turned out to be restricted intake manifold. The trick was the blockage was in the part of the manifold that can't be seen! In our shop we will now check the manifolds with a bent piece of wire the 'feel' past the turn in the...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1LZ56DXX
sorry it's been soo long to close this help request. I was wanting to make sure i gave the customer some time to see if it came back. It appears that the pig tail cables and a good cleaning is what it took to keep the problem away. Thanks to bruce from north c... Trouble codes: 280A (Front O2 sensor bank 1 - Faulty signal), 261A (Long-Term fuel trim bank 1- upper limit), 262A (Long-Term fuel trim bank 1- upper limit).
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