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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAUED64B91
We have oil leaks. The center of the engine valley was full of oil which was running down the rear of the engine. we pulled the intake and replaced the plate/cover that bolts to the center of the engine.(Part of pcv system I think)Vehicle back now with multipl...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Suspension VIN: WAUYP54B61
well this one is back! this car is a pain! it came back after replacing front springs with complante system is inop?! pulled codes and found 01772-signal wire pressure sensor open/ short with ground!! evry time i clear the code pump works fine, then code comes...
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...
1997 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSCD0322V
Hello, We have a 1997 BMW M3 with a recurring engine check light and code # 251, but no symptoms. The first time in, the customer was in a hurry, so we replaced the fuel filler cap with a factory one and cancelled the code, which turned off the check engine l... Trouble codes: 251 (Minor tank leak)
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Ignition switch &| Shifter VIN: WBAGJ8322W
Hello Group, We have a 1998 BMW 740iL E38 in the shop with the steering lock/ignition switch stuck in the on position. Key can also be easily removed from lock cylinder. Gauge cluster is active and shifter can be moved through gears. Key can't be turned at al...
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...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L air bag light VIN: WBABM3346Y
I have a BMW with air bag light on and a fault code of 0D DRIVERS AIRBAG STAGE 2, can't find any info on this fault and dealer won't supply any help? Fault code is being read with Modis scanner.
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBB328DF22
Hi, all members: I got a 2001 BMW X5 3.0L, the engine occasionally die or lose power when the DSC/CHECK ENGINE/BRAKE..5 warning lamps come on. Once you start engine again then the power is recovery. I got code from DME: IDLE SPEED CONTROLER FAIL MECHANICALLY...
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA24C9Y
After engine repair on this thing. cust. returned after two blocks with an amber light and restricted performance message. It lasted ten seconds with no performance issues. I drove him to work in his car(twenty five miles) and then back with no probs. After th...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Shifting through the range VIN: WBA45A70B0
Car came in because it was smoking profusely. Fixed the smoke with a new/ improved modulator valve from MB. The car shifts from 1st directly to 4th after about 15 mph. I don't know much about automatics so I would like to know if there is any external adjustme...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L door locks VIN: WDBGA51E4T
Has new pump, several months ago, no system codes. Can see infrared sensor in mirror flashing when remote operated, but sometimes doors lock/unlock sometimes don't, also intermittant with key in door lock. Recycle #9 fuse, sytem may or may not operate for a fe...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L code VIN: YS3DD78N0X
this saab came in with the MIL on, had evap leak and cam code p0340, i have only generic obd2 on this car and it dose not have a cam sensor, what is this code trying to tell me? i suspect it may be related to the ignition system, it has a direct ignitoin coil ... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B21
Original codes were 16688 - #4 Misfire & 17887 - Brake vacuum system mechanical failure. Found bad coil on #4 cylinder and replaced the coil. 17887 has not returned. Car came back with 16687 & 16688 (#3&#4 Misfire detected) Replaced all four coils - no change.... Trouble codes: 16688 (4 Misfire), 17887 (Brake Vacuum System Mechanical Failure), 16687 (3 Misfire), 16684 (Random Misfire)
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L horn VIN: WVGBC67L54
Fuse, Cruise, SRS all O.K. Lack of information from NoData and Mitchawana. Neither one shows the inside of the "Vehicle Electircal System Control Module" It looks like it must be a relay but can not find it or how it is supposed to work. I do not think it is a...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Electronic VIN: YV1LZ56D9X
Spedo and odometer goes off, check engine light,ABS, and SRL. Check engine codes with otc scanner found po722a output speed sensor circuit no signal. P1550 control modual communication fault. P1618 Dtc in anouther modual our buam scanner is down and OTC will o...

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2001 Audi TT 1.8L no fuel injection VIN: TRUSX28N81
Gentlements ! This car's fix but we misdiagnosed by the fuel pressure.Mechanic just think good wave form will bring good pressure.but the basis tell you:a good fuel pump is only! when it's spec. pressure & deliver correct amount. No fuel - no fuel injection !!...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAULC68E53
Most replies said clogged oil pick-up tube. When oil pan removed found lots of carbon particles and sludge that did not drain during the oil change we did. Replace pick-up tube and oil pump. Problem solved. Recommened another oil change in 700-800 miles to cus...
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L 1-2, 3-4 upshift VIN: SAJKX604XX
The Jaguar is delivered. I was incorrect in identifying the fill port. It is on the passenger side at the rear right corner just above the pan, with an 8mm hex plug. I followed the Mitchell fill instructions and all the shift problems went away. Thanks to the ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L 3-4 shift inhibited when hot or when under hard lo VIN: SAJDA01C0Y
sorry for the delay in closing first of all thanks for all the responces, have logged many miles to verify repair as we replaced the solinoid block asembly and all is well. thanks again to iatn members for this and past help steve
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: SAJDA24C9Y
Customer left it with us to figure this one out. Turned out the passenger side cam advance mechanism had failed. It caused all sorts of weird codes and driveabilty problems. Replaced cam mech. and retimed that side. Test drove this car for over thirty miles an...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WDBHA28E2V
The problem was the crank shaft sensor,was soaked with coolant froam a bad heater hose
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: WVWSP61J12
Well, I finally got the injection pump timing dialed in. I was able to view the timing and fuel temp with the Modis, although it took me some time to find it. I was not able to find any info in Alldata in regards to pump timing and adjustment. Michael from Mit...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L brake slowing drag down after driving awhile. VIN: 3VWSP69M32
thanks to all of your help, the vw master cylinder and booster was it the napa booster and cyl must have caused a bleed when the pedal was bouncing i can think of nothing else that could have caused it. customers happy with his vw and i told him only factory p...
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