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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Battery light VIN: WAUEH64B71
The Battery light stays on on startup until the engine is revved up. Then the system works fine. Quite a few older vw/audi charging systems have exibited these symptoms if my memory serves me correctly. The alternator is a reman unit that we just replaced. Whe...
1989 BMW 735iL 3.4L Suspension VIN: WBAGC42020
Fellow Techs, We have this 735iL that keeps displaying "suspenion leveling" on the dislpay in the instrument cluster.From my understanding the only electronics on this system come from the camber switch on the rear control arm.Does any one have a testing meth...
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L battery VIN: WBAHJ631XN
Hello BMW tech's, we have battery that is going dead overnite. Did a draw test with a test lite and the lite is bright, we happen to have the exact car in the shop and did a draw test on that one and the lite is not on at all. So we pulled all the fuses and mo...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No reverse VIN: WBAFB335XY
No reverse. It doesn't even seem to try. Have GT1. No codes. Live data seems OK. Can hear solonoids clicking when using activations. Note: this is a A5S440Z transmission. Is this one of those transmissions where the ball(s) in the valve body fall apart?
1988 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L forward application VIN: SAJKV1540J
this 1988 jaguar with only 105k was towed into shop does not have forward gears at all not even a attempting to creep forward does have reverse application and that feels normal.. removed the pan found alot of soft very fine black material in pan checked the v...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01DIY
This vehicle has a engine code P1388 - Camshaft timing bank 2 too retarded. Removed left side valve cover to find secondary timing chain had a lot of slack in it so we replaced the secondary tensioner and reassembled it. Car runs fine but check engine light co...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Unknown VIN: WDBGA32E4P
Vehicle has hard upshift(all gears). Vacuum at upshift delay switchover valve. Vacuum pressure between 8-10psi at idle. Do not have specs for testing valve. No Vacuum out of switchover valve, but not understanding when valve is suppose to open. Can Anyone tell...
2002 Other European ARNAGE T. 6.75L oil capacity VIN: SCBLF34F92
i need the oil fill capacity w/filter, location and oil type specifications
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPA81H3X
Looked for vacuum leaks(can't find). No obvious running problems (smooth & has good power). (vehicle is in Atlanta GA, 1,400 miles from here...) Trouble codes: P1476 (leak detect pump), P1582 (idle adaptation at limit)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSF29M6X
good evening; this vw tdi refuses to start when the engine is hot. will start first thing in the mroning, and in the evening if it is let set all day. after the engine is warmed up, it is very hard to start. it will start faster if we unhook the coolant temp ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCS21C41
Car has come in with a long term lean code. I have checked fuel pressure (at specs)residual pressure. Checked for vacuum leaks. Cleaned mass air flow and injectors. Replaced the front O2 sensor. I am stumped. Hopefully someone has seen this before and has a fi... Trouble codes: 1128 (Lean Bank 1 o2 sensor)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP29M22
Replaced all glow plugs with Bosch 10MM plugs. Not too fimiliar with VW. Was told that this shift solenoid E is the #4 cyl glow plug? I don't understand why the code set after the engine is running for 10-15min. More so after the cust. gets on the highway? Eng... Trouble codes: P0674 (Or 17058 Shift solenoid E intermittent)
1989 Volvo 760 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1GA8750K
This vehicle came in for poor idle/ stalling and a intermitent no start. Some times this car will stall while driving. both hot and cold. The car also will not start sometimes unless you put the gas pedal to the floor. black smoke comes out of tailpipe/ floods...

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1989 BMW 535i 3.4L Poor Idle Quality
I do thank those that took time to reply to my post. Many of you mentioned things I had already tried before posting. I did adjust the AFM back and forth looking for good results and received none. The customer has chose to drive the vehicle as is. Some replie...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: WDBCB20A2D
Although replies had good info, none proved to be the correct answer. I am almost to the point of replacing the entire trans. If I do find something I will update my findings.
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBHA23E9V
The main 'FIX' was installing fuse #23. My theory is that this fuse had blown and had been replaced. But it had blown again then simply removed before being towed to our shop. I believe that the shorted radio,R.F. door lock button rod stuck under door trim... Trouble codes: P1570 (Fault in DAS to the ME-SFI control unit).
1984 Other European Silver Spur 6.5L No Start VIN: SCAZN42A4E
Thank you for the replies, most suggested it was the engine run sensor. I was never able to find the rascal. I did find another Bosch (standard type) relay below the ignition column marked engine run and it had no power fed to the 30 terminal. I believe it wou...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Power Widow VIN: 3VWSE29M1Y
Thanks to all who replied to this post. After attempting, with little success to find a complete wiring diagram of this system, and running several inconclusive tests, my Buck knife turned out to be the tool that diagnosed the problem. That's right, While the ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L clutch VIN: 3VWTG29MX1
Thanks for the 3 replies, this was a weird one, I could not find any problem externally, I decided to remove trans and check the clutch, when I unbolted the pressure plate the ring of the pressure plate fell into several pieces, what was happening was the cent...
1996 Volvo 850 2.3L no readyness VIN: 25T1273455
Thank you all for your kind replays.This customer is not the most cooperative. Sinds i had no idee what or were to repair this automobile i printed out your replies and gave them to the customer.After several calls to him with the request to upsate my and so f...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L mil light VIN: YV1L5557XW
Thanks to all that replied I was asked if I had a permanent fault or intermittent fault. This was a permanent fault and it was a high faulty signal. As Anders said all three codes are sensors that are powered from the same wire at the ecm we had replaced the p...
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