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2000 Audi A6 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL4BXYN
This vehicle has been a nightmare for me. Long story short. The heads were rebuilt after a cam chain tensioner failure which caused many MIL codes. $3700 later,... including all gaskets relavent to a head job replaced with new. 75 miles later the above lean co... Trouble codes: 17536 (fuel trim lean bank one), 17538 (fuel trim lean bank two)
1993 BMW 850Ci 5.0L rear sway bar VIN: WBAHD6321S
if anyone knows the correct time to change this rear sway bar it would be a big help. alldata pays one hour, the dealer wants about twenty plus an alignment. i can tell you that the rear subframe assembly must come most of the way out of the car, if not entire...
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L clutch VIN: WBAHE1317R
Any good BMW techs out there. This is my first BMW I've ever owned. Vehicle drives perfectly except that every time I drive usually at a stop or almost a stop the vehicle makes a howling noise for a few seconds up to a minute. The noise will go away sometimes ...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAGH8342Y
I have this 740il that we did a valve job on. It had burnt exhaust valves and smoking bad. We cleaned engine, it had the worst slug I have ever seen in a engine. I ordered the tools to lock the cams and set the cam sensors. The trouble is I keep getting a 034 ...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGH83411
car has a random message "trans failsafe prog" that will disappear at key shutoff and not return when presented to us for do you extract history codes or data stream from this car. i have snapper 2500 and mastertech.any clues?
2003 BMW 540i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBADN53433
Hello all, We are trying to locate a part for this BMW, dealer is of no help. On the floorboard of right front area is a small black box, 3"X 3"X 1" tall this is some kind of Motorola communications device according to the chip in the box. It also has a small ...
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L blend door VIN: SAJNX2743S
vehicle came in with evap leak after replacement upper servo wont allow blend door to open for center dash vent removed dash again to double check and all is as it should be except no operation of upper servo alldata offers little help please jag guys help me
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L pads VIN: SALJY124XV
Hey Guys!! I have a peculiar complaint regarding this Land Rover after our shop performed a routine front brake job. The vehicle came in with failed brake pads due to wear and scored rotors. We replaced the rotors due to lack of thickness and install new a Wan...
1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L eas VIN: SALLPAMJ4V
Suspension malfunction,compressor don't start up, air springs are empty of air . System is resting on rubber stoppers. I've noticed a new pump is installed . Open ignition switch and indicators light X 4 (ride hight positions) flash for 30 second then stay on ...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L ignition wires VIN: SALTW12471
thanks in advance. i'm finishing up a head gasket replacement and i was told the coils are number which they are (1234, 1234).i have mitchell on demand and i'm trying to locate the correct ignition wiring for the spark plug wires. i have the two coils that sit...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L long shift from 1st to 2nd VIN: WDBBA45ABE
Hello Mercede techs... I have this 84/380 SL Auto. I just changed the pan gasket because it was leaking and filled it up with standard Dextron ATF. Now the customer complains of late shifting from 1st to 2nd gear. she swore that it shifted perfect before the ...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L Electronic VIN: 1WVAE0705S
This eurovan is kicking my butt. The a/c system will not engage electrically. It has is small leak somewhere, but at this time the system is full. We charged the system before customer left on vacation and it worked for about 15 miles and then just totally qui...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L oil pickup VIN: 3VWCA21C9X
This Beetle came in with complaints that the check engine light was on, oil light was coming on and had a rough idle. The dealership had informed this customer that the oil light coming on was "normal". I found a new oil pressure switch had been installed and ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L moon roof VIN: 3VWCC21C3Y
Moon roof works most of the time sometimes starts to close then opens back up cant find any wiring diagrams for this vechile opens fine every time when closing it hits the sun shade and then opens back up it has me stumpped first time asking for help so if you...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Unknown VIN: WVWCD23B0Y
hi techs,can anybody help me with this a/c,i don't get any cold air from the a/c inside,pressure is good,compressor works and the high pressure line gets ice on it pretty quick , but nothing inside,it has a climate control system,if you can give me some help t...
1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1FX8848K
Hope you Super Volvo techs can help with this one, again. Please take the time to carefully read what's already been done. The exhaust readings I posted are during the state emissions test, idle results = 15mph dyno test w/50% load, cruise results = 25 mph dyn...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KS9613S
Techs: have no spark and no noid light flash. Have signal from impulse sensor but none from camshaft sensor. Have 12 volts going to the camshaft sensor but no signal when I check with oscilloscope. Customer says camshaft sensor is new so he gave me his origina...
2003 Volvo S60 2.4L service lamp VIN: YV1RS64A23
Hello again I bought a used volvo s60 and I am servicing the car and found the message center has a oil change reminder and I want to reset it. The dealer wants 24.95 to do this and I am roughly 50 miles from a dealer. is there anyway I can do this with a snap...

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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D7X
I'm calling this one fixed. I tried switching the coils to see if the miss follows and it didn't. Many replies said the power output stage (ignition module) can cause a miss on any cylinder, not just #2 as is most common. The module fixed the miss and it has b... Trouble codes: P0301.
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L flywheel VIN: WBAHC2314L
thank you everyone.sorry for delayed reply our shop got real busy.all dowel pins were in place,no crankshaft play,we finally determined that the torque converter was the problem.a european tech told us this isnt common on bmw's but mercedes benz do it.
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Steering VIN: WDBCA39D8G
Wow, Thanks for all the help on this one and yes the overwhelming census was in fact the steering damper. The old one was dead and that stopped the shuddering but the cause of the shudder, what really caused it to start is a bad tire. To the naked eye the tire...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Climate control VIN: WDBHA28E1R
This customer is considering selling vehicle so I am closing out for now. I received several replies pointing toward the heater control valve (duo valve). Thanks for all help.
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E5W
this one was a real pain,the 02 sensor bank 2 sensor 1 was losing ground for the 02 sensor heater intermittenly. we traced the wires to terminal # 34 at the ECU & the pin was pulled from the connector. the wires to the 02 sensor were pulled back in the connect... Trouble codes: P0150 (front left O2 sensor), P0460.
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Lack of power VIN: WDBKK47F6W
Customer decided to trade vehicle as is. The problem was shorted supercharger clutch causing failure of driver in ME control unit. The clutch also had damaged the snout of the supercharger. Found several suppliers of supercharges through internet search but wh... Trouble codes: P0806 (Magnetic supercharger clutch malfunction.).
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 3.2L abs VIN: WPOCB2988Y
Reinstalled unit a second time, must have had a faulty connection. now all is well, thanks for the replies.
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L ready monitors VIN: 3VWRA81H2T
Thanks to all who responded. The fix was a bosch front oxygen sensor and to disconnect and join the battery cables. It took three trips from dead cold to set the monitors.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3VWPD69M01
thanks for the replies, i can always count on help here. it was not an egr problem, the misfireing showed up at higher throttle/ rpm/ boost. the maf was changed twice with no difference in running. the spark amplifier / ignition module, spark plugs, and coils ... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position sensor bank 1 circuit malfunction), P0300 (multiple cylinder missfiring), P0301, P0303 (cylinder 3 intermitant missfire), P0304.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M73
well it's fixed! thanx for all the helpful info. i ended up calling identifix and was told to monitor info block 010. there are four bits of data there, observe these bits in third gear (if it's a manual) stab the throttle at around 35mph. first is maf, that s... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow insufficient).
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L losing coolant VIN: 3VWSR69M44
Hello, Thanks to all who responded to this post. Of the 15 responses 9 flagged the egr cooler. We did replace it (not a bad job) and according to the customer this did repair the slow loss of coolant that he was experiencing. Thanks to all for the help especia...
2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L cooling fan VIN: YV1RH58D32
Thanks to all the sharp Volvo Tech's out there. Almost all said the fan control module was the culprit (Dealer informed us this vehicle did not fall under fan control recall), The vehicle has the new silver/chrome fan control module and when I disconnected fan...
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