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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L engine VIN: WBADE6321V
This 8 cyl BMW has lifter noise runs good no codes just a lifter type noise off idle pulled the valve covers and looks very clean but some of the lifters felt spongy. This would be a big job to replace lifters I would value any opinions thanks to all Duane
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L A/C system VIN: WDBJF20FXT
Good Evening, Thanks in advance for reading this rather long request. A customer shop brought me in to look at this 1996 Mercedes E300. The complaint was that when the vehicle was operated at slow speeds, the air conditioning quit cooling. The customer shop r...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F3V
Hello group, Really need your help with this one. We replaced the headgasket on this mercedes last week, and since then we've got a code p0809. We've taken the engine back apart 7 times and checked and re-checked the timing marks and timing chain. The car run... Trouble codes: P0809
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Starting VIN: DBNG70J21A
hello there. i have a wierd one. I have a merc that came in for an oil change, after the oil change i started the car the check the level and all was well. when i went to restart it to pull out of the bay the starter just clicked. it sounded like it wanted to ...
1987 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L cylinder wall VIN: WPOJB0920J
We have this 928 with a cracked cylinder wall in the # 4 cylinder, allows coolant into cylinder, and into exhaust. Has anyone had this problem? repair possibilities? Thanks for your consideration. Best Regards, Bill
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L shift sol. VIN: 3VWRB21H9R
Hi all. I have a 94 jetta that came in making bad noises in the transmition. Our tranny tech diagnosed the planetery gears as bad. The customer bought a new car and gave this one to the tranny tech. He replaced the planetery gears and now the tranny sounds fin...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA21H9R
The car came in with a check engine light on - we scanned for codes and came up with a 00515 code - Camshaft position sensor - we tested the cam sensor and appeared within specs - we replaced it anyway and the engine light is still on - we have tested the cran... Trouble codes: 00515 (Camshaft position sensor G40)
1997 Volkswagen REALTA 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV3AH8708V
cannot find any info on this vehicle.any ideas ? Trouble codes: P0411 (secondary air injection)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Cooling Systems
hey guys! thanks in advance to anyone who replies.i have a 00 volkswagon jetta 2.8l.the customer drove in complaining of overheating and coolant loss.i found a bad head gasket leaking right by the motor mount.i changed the head gasket and also new waterpump,th...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L theft system VIN: 3VWSP69M52
Car was towed into our shop, it won't start. When trying to start the car the theft light flashes. When testing for codes we found that the ecm has a code p1570 stating ecm is blocked. I think this has to do with the theft sytem. Is there a way to unblock the ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M22
Have this low mileage VW with Check engine light on and no running problems. Cannot find definition to VW code (from vag tester) 19537. Global OBDII code P3081 (not a missprint). Any insight would be useful and most appreciated. Thanks in advance, Trouble codes: 19537 (Unknown VW specific), P3081
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KW9602T
hey guys got a good one here. customer complains the vehicle runs rough under 40 mph,and smooths out around hwy speed.they also stated that they have replaced the MAF about a year ago. test drove vehicle and vehicle feels like it has a dead spot in the tps,veh... Trouble codes: 448 (air pump), 442 (air pump system), 121 (maf sensor), 451 (missfire cyl 1), 453 (missfire at least 1 cyl), 545 (missfire at least 1 cyl twc damage)
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L transfer case VIN: YV1LZ5641W
Hello Volvo techs: We have a '98 V70XC that has mismatched front to rear tires--the difference in diamter ruined the transfer case (bevel gear). Customer is trying to find a good used unit. Our question is: Will a 2000 or later case fit a '98-'99 car? There ar...

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD28D8W
I think this one is finally fixed. I replaced the air pump relay & the MAF. I also checkd the vac check valve & found it restricted. I replaced it also. So far it's been over a week & the cel has not come back on. I appreciate all the advice I got with this on... Trouble codes: P0411 (secondary air injection).
1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUBA34BXW
Tahnks for all the help I removed throttle body and cleaned carbon & residual oil from it put back on and it idles really good thanks again.
1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B9X
thanks for all the replies, had to let this one go to another shop that has the proper scan tool to reset idle. not many audi around where I live. not worth the 900.00 snap on wanted for the software. THANKS AGAIN TO ALL BILL Trouble codes: P1545.
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Battery draw VIN: WBAGJ8328V
Thanks to Mark from SA and Matthew (phoned also) from CA for sending helpful diagrams. After disconnecting every switch and module (one by one) connected to the dealer-supplied new General Module, we still have a 640 mil draw. Cust was anxious to get the car s...
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L compressor VIN: WBAGJ8325B
Thanks for all the helpful replys. Tuns out all sensors were good (evap, outside air, heat exchangers) came back the a/c control unit. Pluged in unit and the system works well and is gone for 2 days now. I am not sure why or how it did not work before it was t...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L none VIN: WBAGH834X1
well, customer decided to take car back,he needed the car. he is going to bring it later on. thanks to all the ones that replied. this is the firt time that i request for help and it is very useful thanks again and i will let you know what fixed the car.
2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: SALNM22263
Thanks to everyone that replied some very good info. We installed new throttle body problem got worse. Checked on connector found connector had been replaced but has crimped incorrectly I guess it deepens on technicians ability to crimp properly. We cut all cr... Trouble codes: P1636 (throttle position adaption short circuit to v batt.).
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDFA76F3VF
Thanx for all the help!! I swapped throttle bodies and the problem followed. Replaced throttle body and retested, all ok! Trouble codes: P1580 (Right EA/CC/ISC actuator), P0507 (ISC rpm higher than expected), P0312 (Cylinder 12 misfire), P0300 (Random misfire), P0309 (Cylinder 9 misfire), P0030.
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: W00AA2998T
Thanks to Lewis, Sherman, and Greg for your speedy reply. Following their advise, checked the air mass meter. Turns out the car sat for a while, an animal of some sort got through the air filter and living on the other side. Luckily it was not there at the tim... Trouble codes: P1140 (Load Sensing).
1994 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3CN65R7R
car is fixed and down the road the fix was to replace the throttle body,as I posted in the update the vacuum system could not be the the problem as the problem would occur with the engine off,that left electrics,after reading how the system operates several ti... Trouble codes: E7590 (safety valve system fault), P0120.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L hand brake light,abs light, rpm surging VIN: WVWPD63B4X
after replaced oem abs modulator, ars light stay on koer, thought have another problem. found out abs modulator need to be code. i didn't know one of my friend work at vw dealership. i call him up n he help code abs mod,problem solved. thanks to iatn members, ...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D9X
repaired faulty wiring at 02 sensor. thanks for the help! Trouble codes: 42.
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2552Y
Hello Impoverished Technicians everywhere: This one is fixed, finally. We spent hours looking for an evap leak, and I'm disappointed in my smoke machine. This is what we found: --battery acid from an old leak had dripped on two evap lines hidden in the left fr... Trouble codes: ECM, 68 (evap system major leak intermittent).
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