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1985 Audi 5000 S Turbo 2.2L Unknown VIN: WAUHC0447F
Vehicle smokes very badly on acceleration. We suspect turbo seals. Does any one know of a way to isolate or by pass oil to the turbo and dissable it? We don't know a lot about these turbo Audi's. Or can any one elaberate on what most commonly causes this condi...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L compresser VIN: 1W3X875765
hey guys have this audi. installed a cust supplied ac compresser last year. all was well till it started leaking. cust warr compresser on his own. new compresser has a slightly different casing but fit no problem. charged system with 700g of 134a. both high an...
2003 Audi A4 3.0L transmission VIN: WAUZZZ8H13
Hello, We have this Audi A4 Cabriolet V6 With Automatic Transmission. THe vehicle intermitantly loses reverse and has a flashing light on display.It also has code 17090 Transmission range sensor F125 inplausible signal loged in fault memory.Can anyone tell me...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Traction control system VIN: WBADD6324V
Hello bmw techs, I have this 528i with a traction control warning light, I have checked codes and the only code i get is bmw code 38 -Pre throttle valve control. The problem is i have no info regarding this dtc and i cannot get the vehicle to communicate in gl...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN5338X
Thanks for you help in advance, Vehicle has 100k miles on it. The car came in originally for CEL, laundry list of items (belts, a/c noisy etc.) and service (inspection II). While doing service noticed oil had filled s/plug ports respective to the cylinders th... Trouble codes: P0300, P0300
1999 BMW 323is 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABF7337X
Vehicle came in with a code 253 shutoff valve vent system jammed closed(p0446 evap vent solenoid problem). Unable to locate any usefull diagnostic information on mitchell. We decided to replace both evap solenoids, the gas cap, reset the pcm, and let it go. Ve... Trouble codes: 253 (Shutoff valve vent system jammed closed. Factory code.), P0446 (Evap vent solenoid problem. Generic code.)
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6346X
Customer complains the SEL light came on recently, Has DTC P0491, P0492 for B1 and B2 secondary air system failure. Freeze frame 680 RPM 100f, 0MPH, 2.7% load, LTFT 1 +9.4%, LTFT 2 +5.5%, STFT 1 -8.6%, STFT 2 -8.6%. Suspect Probable secondary air pump fail... Trouble codes: P0491, P0492
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on
Hi, I have this bmw that is driving me crazy, 3 days ago I got this car with evap small leak and large leak codes as well as secondary injection low flow codes. So we repaired evap problem with new fuel cap, secondary air injection was also repaired due to rup...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAZ33483
I don't know if I'm blind, stupid or crazy! I have changed dozens of BMW fuel pumps [haven't we all] the past few yrs, but this one has me going...This 2003 325I fuel pump access is nothing like I've seen before! SmallData gives pics and instructions that look...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBFA68F1X
Hello benz techs This car starts and runs good then suddenly shuts down like someone just switched the ingition key off after 3 to 7 min. I have confirmed that the fuel pump gets no power when it dies but it will not run if fuel pump is hot wired with another ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L battery VIN: WDBNG70J72
Greetings All, This is the second time we have seen a 220 chassis Mercedes that kills the battery intermittently.This car was brought to us by a dealership with the complaint that the battery goes dead after sitting about a week.When they connect a booster pa...
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L power seat and windows VIN: WDBRF52H96
Ok, Here we go. One of my customers (a salvage yard owner) bought this merc at an auction. The car has been in a flood. The water supposedly only came up to just over the door sill plate and there was about 6 inches in the drivers side. Car came in with two pr...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Lifter VIN: ES3ED48E2Y
Car came in with head off, sent head off to machine shop, resurfaced head and did a valve job. Put head back on with new chains and valve guides and tensioners, and gasket set. Engine now runs good but has lifter noise. Engine was not slugged up at all, change...
1994 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L 3-4 shift VIN: WVWJF4314R
This VW has limp in, no fourth, no codes and no auto shifts When put into Drive starts in 3rd and will not shift (up or down - believe this is limp in ) -- Will manual shift fine but has NO 4th gear (either by manual shifting or while in Drive) - Sets no code...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L oil light VIN: 3VWSC81H0R
help!!! the oil light comes on after 1/2 hour driving, flashes, and is accompanied by a beeping tone. i have checked oil pressure when the light comes on and all is well there. the cylinder head gasket was replaced for a " milk-shake" condition in the cooling ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L low power VIN: 3VWSP69M01
Hi Group, This VW did not respond to our normal test of unplugging the air mass meter,so we went on to more involved testing. I disconnected the fuel return line from the injection pump and had a strong flow coming back out of the pump so I figured the fuel s...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: WVWSP61J12
Hello folks, I am working on a Jetta TDi that was originally towed to my shop from the dealer for a leaking injection pump. The dealer wanted to sell the customer a complete pump. I felt that her pumped could be resealed. With the engine running fuel was leak...

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Engine Oil VIN: WAUGD28D1W
Thanks to everyone that replied so quickly. I apologize for posting so late. Just about everyone recommended first verifying that the breather system was functioning properly. Second, was possible valve seals. Unfortunately, we will never know what was the cau...
2000 Audi TT 1.8L electric windows VIN: TRUUC28N6Y
Thanks for all who replied. I had to close all doors then put key in door and turn to the left and hold until the windows rolled down, this reset the one touch system.
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53581
Thanks for all the input guys. Eric for tennessee , scott from Hawaii and Steve from Mass go this one. I do know better than to use aftermarket parts on bmws but the customer wanted the car back the same day after he brought it in at noon, if you rush it it wo... Trouble codes: 18 (camshaft position sensor exaust).
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJGX2041X
hiya everyone, it turned out the problem was a bad ignition coil. I did try pulling the coil out and using a spark tester to test the coil as part of my first testing and it fired just fine when the injector lost it's signal so i ruled out the coil the first t... Trouble codes: P0303.
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L a/c hose VIN: S3JSIKK987
Thanks guys for the help. The issue was I needed a tool to unlock clip around hose, the tool I purchased from NAPA for $5.00 is just a plastic insert that wraps around clip pushes in spring then you can turn and release hose. Very easy once you know how! Learn...
1995 Land Rover Defender 90 3.9L No Start VIN: SALDV3288S
It seems the area around the windshield is leaking. We found a corroded wire in the dash around the leak. Thank everyone for their help. Customer asked if we could unlock the radio so it would work. anyone know a way to do this ? We still have the vehicle. Cus...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: SDHJSDHJKS
well it runs after all my test i installed a used computer and it ran,the main problem from what i can tell was that when i washed the engine down i got the coil wet and it was cracked so either the water caused it to spicke through the case and whent into the...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L TAILLAMPS & license plate lamps VIN: WVWPD63B5X
The License plate bulbs were both burned out. The taillamps are still broken. The customer is trying to reschedule. I dont have power to the taillamps on either side. They are on seperate wires. I dont know whats going on here today but seems like something st...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCS21C41
I recieved 19 replies and 18 said to replace the mass air flow sensor. Also that cleaning this particular one does no good since it is a film type not wire type. The problem is now gone. thanks alot guys. Trouble codes: 1128 (Lean Bank 1 o2 sensor).
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L cam position sensor VIN: WV2NB47021
The symptoms seem to have subsided on their own. The MIL has not returned and cust. reports improved but still slightly diminished power. She will not return for further diag. unless light or power loss returns. There is no doubt in my mind there is still a pr...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L drivealbilty VIN: 3VWSD69M71
As my boss and many members said it was the MAF. Substituting another one from another vehicle cause the problem to swap cars. Thank every one who offered help.
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, HARD STARTING VIN: YV1FA8841L
Well thanks to everyone. I am now a happy camper as well as my cust. The car had 2 problems. First off the Mass airflow was defective as well as the coolant temp sensor. I replaced both then performed a second direct injector cleaning and the car is running PE...
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