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1996 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAA88G2T
this one is really beating us up. regular client, towed in due to noise.. turns out ignition key is sticking in start position, causing starter to stay engaged, there is tsb. replaced switch and cylinder, client picks up vehicle. gets 20 minutes down the road,... Trouble codes: P0303
1997 Audi A4 2.8L dome light VIN: WAUEA88D6V
Hello, This car has an intermittent problem with the dome light and door chime going off at different times when driving and the windows not working at times. They also say the voltage meter fluctuates from 12v to 14v. We could duplicate the dome light comin...
2002 Audi A4 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E62
Hello Audi Techs This car came in with the codes listed below, plus a misfire code for cly 1. We replaced the coil for #1 and cleared codes, but after a short drive a miss returned and the same codes were stored. WE checked the wiring harness for damage but n... Trouble codes: P3301, P1356, P1057
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L flywheel VIN: WBAHC2314L
have a problem with flywheel teeth keep getting damaged.we have put 2 bosch starters and 2 flywheels in this car and its damaged again.each time they sound good after installing them but only last two weeks.flywheel actually is slightly bent each time after fa...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGF8321W
Car was towed in as a no start. Battery was DOA. Recharged, and tested ok. Found a bad starter which was replaced. Now for the fun. No cranking at all or signal to the starter .The relay does switch but there is no main power feed to it. I have almost no info ...
2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L Head Lights VIN: WBAEU334X2
I'm hoping that there are some BMW Techs that have seen problems with the High volt head light systems. This vehicle will intermittantly have the right front head light go out.the customer states that if you turn the key on and off a few times it will come bac...
1982 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L No Start VIN: ZFAAS00BXL
Hi Folks The vehicle was towed in no start. I have very little info on this vehicle. I do have a wiring schematics for the ECU ,but thats it. I have checked all the power and grounds at the ECU, also checked distributor pulse at ECU pin 1 is good. With noid li...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L oil leak VIN: WDBEA32E6S
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F0T
We have a customer that has been very patient with us,but I think that she is starting to loose it. She has been to our shop about four times with her check engine light on with the code P0302. Every time I go through the vehicle,spark plug #2 is always cracke... Trouble codes: P0302
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Readiness monitors VIN: WDBGA70E4T
Hi All, I have an interesting situation with this Mercedes. It won't set readiness monitors. Not even one. And, (Get this) I can't find the parameters for running them. After doing a google search I found this article: ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L condenser fans VIN: WDBJFSSF3V
vehicle came in with condenser fans locked up and no power to the compressor. e.c. light on, on the control head, replaced refrigerant temp. sensor, reset control head. also, replaced condenser fan assembly. after these repairs, the compressor engages, but no ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L St. Angle Sensor VIN: 4JGAB54E0Y
I can not reset C1140. BAS light on
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L srs light VIN: WDBRF54J21
Hello, I have an 01 c320 in the shop with the srs light on. code b1075,can communication is faulty, can not find any info on the code using alldata. With my autologic scan tool,checked for faults on live data,no faults found,checked can bus lines in that part...
2002 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L compressor VIN: YS3EB49E62
OK guys, I need moral support here. I have 2 of these cars driving around out there, with identical intermittant failures. Temp gauge goes to cold, and A/C turns off. Mil sets with a low coolant temp code. I have changed the coolant sensor on both cars. I know...
1958 Triumph tr3 2.0L crankshaft VIN: TS36726L00
40 miles after returning vehicle to owner after crank rebuild customer complained of a sudden intense engine vibration.Engine ran on all 4 cylinders and oil pressure was good. Dropped pan and found crank in place but broken in 2 pieces.Break is at area where ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWBF61C3W
really need help on this one vw techs out there, we don't work very often on these newer diesel cars with electronic input. this car came in with a complaint of poor running condition/stall. the car starts right up and revs hi for a second and stalls right awa... Trouble codes: 1268 (quantity adjuster-n146-lower stop value)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSD29M5Y
vehicle was towed in for no start. when cranking it would give a quick fire, but will not continue to fire. power and ground to fuel pump is good. fuel pump runs. fuel pressure and volume is sufficient. spark is good and strong. injectors are pulsing. timing b...

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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Radio VIN: WAUDH28D4Y
I replaced the unit and it seems to be fixed. From other member notes it seems that the radios of this vintage have internal problems that were corrected by the remanufactured version from Audi (indicated by a X following the part number). Unfortunately the un...
1994 BMW 740i 4.0L front suspension VIN: WBAGD4323R
HI out there this car had us pulling are hair out we droped the cradale and lubed joing and checked on difrent lifes like evry one sugested we were pride on any thing we could get onto and nothing showed up whith the elctric ears on we could here the nois on b...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L no start VIN: WBAAM3345Y
Thanks you to all seven who responded. I wound up getting a new key and trying that first. I didn't think it would work but I only had one key anyway. Well, it fixed it. Nick, Erik,Eddie and Dana all mentioned the key as a first place to start. I have read num...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L vents VIN: WBAET37452
thanks eric you nail it. vehicle was low on freon. didnt find any leaks did install dye to check further. thanks a lot works great at this time.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBCA35E2K
thanks to all that replied, it was the crank sensor on the trans bellhousing, sure enough when the car would not start the sensor would read open and show no signal on the lab scope. Louie
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L Stall VIN: WDBED30E3N
Hi folks I am very greatful for the responses I recieved on this problem. The fix for this vehicle was grounding the purple wire at the ECU. That raise the RPMs just enough. Customer and I are very happy. Thanks
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Check Engine Light VIN: WDBGA33E6T
We decided to just put in another bulb after checking that the V drop did not go down at the conector for the harness. thank you all who replyed.
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Speedometer VIN: WVWBA31J2X
Finally gave up and took the car to the dealer. They found the computer was the problem. Coolant had leaked (we replaced temperature sensor o-ring about 1 month before problem started)onto sensor (it was faulty as we orginally tested)& connector plug, then...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWS29M51M
thanks everyone, we flushed crankcase and installed proper oil, replaced air filter and took car on a good hard highway run. smoke has seemed to nearly disappear. customer will monitor consumption. thanks again
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69MX1
Well I'am sorry to say we weren't able to fix this thing. The customer pulled it out to trade it in on another car.. Basically the replies we received recommended replacing the petal assem., but we found out the dealer had already done that two months earlier.... Trouble codes: 16610 (petal position sensor signal not plausable--1/2-679 g185), 16990 (defective ecu), 00777 (trans- petal pos. sensor signal not plausable), 18554 (unknown).
1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L Unknown VIN: YV1LW5647W
Thanks to all who replied, after reading Derrick from Ohio post.We decided to ship it off to the dealer.Hate to do that but Derrick made it sound like a can of worms best left unopen.
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