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2002 Audi A4 1.8L timing chain VIN: WAULC68E42
intermitant noise from timing chain removed cam cover can depress tensioner about 1/16" with engine off i think it is the tensioner but not sure aslo should the chain be replaced at the same time?
1994 BMW 318is 1.8L radio VIN: WBABE6324R
Customer just bought this bimmer. On the trip home (he bought it in Fla and lives in Pa) he noticed that the radio didn't work. He has the 5 digit code, but when I turned the radio on, the display lit up but no letters came up. Needless to say, putting in the ...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Safety VIN: 4USCJ332XV
This BMW came with the SRS light on. We pulled codes and found code 25: passenger seat occupancy sensor. Alldata has mostly bailed-out on this system and apparently has decided that since the information is contained in the MoDiC system, they won't or can't of...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L ABS module VIN: WBADN62060
When vehicle slows down to 20 kph brake pedal pulses. All rotors and pick-ups and sensors seem to be fine. At all other speeds the brakes are fine. It feels as though the pulse of the brake pedal is coming from the ABS system.
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L top VIN: WBABK8331X
Vehicle came in w/ top that previously worked fine and upon opening one day it would only go up to the point where rear storage boot is supposed to open- but wouldn't. Top stops there. We checked fuses and pulled release lever under rear seat. Motors sounded l...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAGH83461
Hi there, client complaint that starter stays engaged on rare occasions-have placed test lamps to starter and had car couple of days-no fault at shop. return to client-car returned same complaint-again cannot reproduce at shop. hoping somone may have some insi...
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L air conditioning VIN: WBADT43482
i have this 02 525i with a funny sound only when you turn on the a/c compressor it is like a slide flute noise from low to high.its like the system is equalizing pressures and makes this noise.i dont want to take it apart without knowing what the problem
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Brake pressure VIN: SAJNV4842K
The car had the red brake light come on. Within 5 minutes, the pressure hydraulic system failed, leaving a hard pedal and no power assistance. Pulled the code 11, which reads that there has been a "redundancy circuit failure". The only repairs cited are to che...
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L abs system VIN: SAJDA14C11
Hi group! I'm stuck on this abs/trac problem. The car came in with trac inop, gearbox fault, diminished performance, asc inop, c.e.l.. Codes in engine were P1638 and P1642 (both for CAN comm problem). Found defective cluster, replaced, had dealer syncronize, a...
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY1242X
This is a strange one after it warms up bank 2 will lean all the way and start missing. you can rev engine up and the o2's will 0 out and then start leaning on bank 2. I have checked for vac leaks ive evan added fuel o2 changes. Ive cleaned inj's and adjusted ...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Misfire VIN: WDBEB33D2H
Car came in last week for a fuel leak at the top of the injection pump. We found that it was leaking out of the delivery valve where it goes into the pump. I ordered 6 o-rings, 6 copper sealing rings. We pulled all of the delivery valve apart and put in the ne...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L compressor VIN: WDBHA22E45
No compressor or fan engagement. Lots of codes, to many to list, No european scanner, just using the control panel function. No air blowing out of the center vents. I read the archieve emails, mine is reading in celcius, is this correct? Good customer and goin...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Electronic VIN: 4JGAB54E9Y
While driving, ESP/BAS/ABS/Brake Pad Warning/and red brake lights all come on. At the same time, speedometer goes to zero. If the car is driven a second time, mil light comes on as well. Found following codes: Engine codes P0720 output speed sensor, P0500 vss,...
1986 Other European Silver Spiri 6.7L shift actuator VIN: SCAZS42A2G
Hello Gentlemen, I am searching for a wiring diagram for the circuit board that controls the transmission shift actuator. This is mounted on the left side of the trans. This vehicle has some major corrosion issues with the circuit board and a digram would be v...
1999 Other European Arnage 4.4L Service indicator VIN: SCBLB51E1X
Help request to Rolls Royce and Bentley techs. Owner has requested that I service this car. I need help with resetting the service indicator. Is there a manual procedure as with a lot of cars, eg hold trip button and switch on ign ??. This car has the round BM...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L calipers VIN: WPOCA2981Y
This Boxster has a really strange feeling brake pedal, spongy then firmer as more brake pressure is applied. The car stops fine but upon releasing the brake pedal fully the brakes "hang" momentarily. When the vehicle first arrived at the shop It had a very low...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWVD63B72
Hi there, This customer just bought this vehicle. He states that on the highway the brakes will gradually apply themselves until it affects the performance of the car. The brakes appeared fine when he bought it in to my shop allthough the brake pedal did seem...
1983 Volvo 242 DL 2.1L No Start, MIL Lamp on, fuel pump runs w key VIN: 1YV1X8845K
Hi, volvo came to us with a no start. We had spark, fuel, compression, pulled a plug and they were a bit worn and fuel fouled, we changed them and vehicle fired up and runs ok. Check engine light was on, in shop key manual states to check codes us self tester ...

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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Body Vibrati VIN: WBABK8325T
We have refered this customer(potential customer,She has never been here before)to a local tire store that has a 'Hunter Road Force' machine and at last contact with tire store she is a NO SHOW.The ball is in here court and she has apparently left the game. Th...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Stability VIN: SAJHX1243W
Thank you to all who offered help. We removed the Teves ABS Controller and sent it to BBA Remanufacturing in MA. They were helpful and friendly and I had it back in one week including shipping for $150 which was much better than the $1200 the Jaguar dealer wan...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, VIN: 4JGAB54EXW
Most everyone said the crankshaft sensor was bad. I replaced it and I have not heard anything back. Thanks for all the help. Glenn
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L service msg VIN: WDBRF40J85
Thanks for the replies from Larry,Greg,Vince and Nicholas. Basically the procedure listed in AllData for resetting is incorrect. I use the procedure that Nicholas and Greg sent me and all is well. Thanks again, Don
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWB21CXXM
Hello group. I would like to thank all who replied to my help request. Randy,Charles,Atul,Jared,Nicholas,Peter,Johnny,GKROGERS,Ran dy R.Mark,David,Don,Robbie,Brian,and Mark [...]. all replies were very helpfull. It turns out that the first airflow meter we purchase... Trouble codes: P300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M41
thanks to all who replied, put a mass air flow meter in it, at wot now well over 100g/s 4 days and counting since we fixed it and haven't heard a word from the customer. thanks again Trouble codes: P1152.
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L ac off light VIN: YV1KS9504N
thanks to all who replied i was able to retrieve codes and it needs an ambient temp sensor.Thanks Ed,Magnus and Peter your instuctions were perfect and I appreciated the help.
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5548T
Turns out the ALL-Data connector view of the ECM module is inverted in their picture, and when I tore into the harness & traced the wire to the appropriate cavity & retested the continuity of the ground wire, it was ok after all. Nuthin will waste time more th... Trouble codes: P0103 (Mass air flow voltage signal high.).
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L outer CV VIN: YV1LW5241W
Thanks to MAgnus, Peter, George, Autodoc,Joe (did I leave anyone out) this thing is fixed. I have fixed this problem on 3 cars in 2 weeks. The 1999 and up FWD and AWD Volvos have a 10mm bolt in the axle stub instead of the earlier giant nut. It doesn't hold ...
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