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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED54B1Y
Hi guys I got this 2000 audi a6 Bi-turbo came with check engine light is on code P1453 Exhasut temp sensor in th pcm memory , Is anyone heard of this code & where's the exhaust sensor on thes cars? Thanks Trouble codes: P1453
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01C4Y
I have a vacuum leak at, what I think is the PCV valve plumbing under the back Left side of the Intake manifold. There is about a 3/8" poly tube coming from the throtle body area with manifold vacuum, it goes to the back Left of intake there is a rubber elbow... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Rt. bank), P0174 (Lean Lt. bank)
1997 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L instrument panel warning messages VIN: SALPV1247V
Hi folks my customer had this vehicle detailed. engine compartment cleaned and interior cleaned. After this a warning message "GEARBOX OVERHEATED" "DO NOT EXCEED 35 MPH" and the "TRAC" AND RED "BRAKE LIGHT" stays on. I use an alldata system which has very lit...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBGA43ERA
car was brought in with a no start condition. customer informed us that it just lost power going up an incline and just stopped running. we pulled codes and found nothing so we ran a fuel test and found everything to be good and in spec. so we moved on to comp...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L low coolant lite VIN: 3VWBB61CXW
please help vw tech with a 98 vw beetle. low coolant lite in dash always on. have replaced coolant tank. inspected coolant level, ok. all data wiring schematic is vague, could use circuit description and/or wiring schematic. fax number is [...] need hel...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Heater VIN: WVWBH63B21
Ho Gang This Passat V6 has very low heat output. Thermostat is fine, temp gauge warms up to 190 quickly and stays there, But heater output is very low. It has electronic climate control, I did a diagnostic test and performed a basic setting with no change. On...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L all shifts VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
Greetings VW Experts! I really need some help on this car. This car came in 2 days ago with a rough run/MIL and "trans problem" I discovered bad plugs and a bad MAF (no surprise there) and replaced them. The customer came back today saying that it started fine...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L 3-4 shift VIN: LSVCB49F33
This car came in with complaint of 3rd shift could not shift to 4th gear when cold.This often happened when first 5-10 mins after start in the morning .But when it can shift all day long it works ok. Sometimes it can not shift at 40KM/H when hot. Check the cod...
1979 Volvo 245 2.1L Hesitation
i hope someone can help me here. this car bogs down real bad like a lack of fuel. filter was clogged up tight and i changed it but no goo. although, every once in a while, she will come back to life and run. but then, bog. pressure good. tried to clean injecto...
2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L odometer light VIN: YV1RS58D42
This Volvo has a odometer light that is out you can see the led are on but no back light , before I start taking this thing apart I would like to know if these bulbs are serviceable? Thanks

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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L start & stalls cold VIN: WBACD4328T
Hey Fellow Techs. Sorry couldn't give you anything on this one. The customer chose to take the veh. He was supose to return with it two weeks agao but hasn't returned. Prob. went to dealer. Thanks for all your help. This is a great group of people. Louis
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L electric height control VIN: WBAFB3345Y
Hello,This issue is fixed.Before repairs I was reading through the archives about similar suspension issues,and read about the left being right and right being left,so that was the whole idea behind my post.As it turned out right was right and left was left,so...
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L convertable top VIN: WBACN33421
Sorry for the long delay on this one. The reason the top would not fuction properly was due to a faulty micro switch on the drivers side near the door. On this model only one switch does both the lifting and closing.
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L body VIN: SAJDA01D6Y
Sent vehiole to Jaguar dealer for diagnosis. They said the transmission was bad. We R&R transmission, noise is still there. We checked the aux water pump, not the problem.
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L engine? VIN: SALTY124XX
Thanks for all that replied, turned out that once we did a compression and leak down test, we found #6 cylinder to be only operating at about 60% effectivness. Computer did not pick it up and we unfortunatly overlooked this issue because the engine had been ov...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1070441202
thank you for all the help car had several problems first we had a bad idle air control valve next we had a power supplie problem to the cold start valve which was causing a extended crank problem, also had several small vaccuum leaks which needed attention.
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK49F71
thanks everyone for your help sorry for the delay the car was a filler after testing the mass airflow it was ok found a vac line off on the bottom of the air inlet thank for all the help the car is 100% now glad it was a cheap fix Trouble codes: P0101.
1992 Saab 9000 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: YS3CK55BON
Thanks to all that replied. Everyone gave me the answer I was expecting. It ended up being cam timing that was way off. I am still very confused though. I set #1 and #4 to TDC manually and then I checked the timing mark on the flywheel and it was at 27 degrees...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L 4 gear VIN: 3VWRAB1H6T
Thanks to all who replied. The problem was fixed by replacing the strip wiring harness that attaches to the solenoids. It is designed like a printed circuit board harness and very flimsy. (not cheap either!) Thanks again for all who helped
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 2FG45Y7812
first off thanks to everyone (james, harold,dale,dewey and david)i feel like this one is fixed. customer has had bug since last tuesday and no word.most replies pointed to turbo and pipiing, vaccum leak, blow over soilinoid and vavle.appied air pressure to pop...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3VWSC29M7Y
this one is down the road - ron [...] who said the keyway wears out - either way be sure to check these crank sprockets seem like a poor casting and can cause...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 9BWBP21J31
I have not seen this car back at our shop yet. Most replies mentioned motor mounts. We may be getting garbled info from the customer as well. The egr tube has definately broken 3 times now, fixed by the dealer so we have not been able to get a handle on the ca...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Brake Booster/Mastercylinder VIN: 3VWSP69M22
Hi Gang Well I fixed it but I am certain not all of you will agree with how I fixed it. I added a spring to the pedal to help it return. I noticed that just removing the brake light switch (I had already replaced this switch twice) was all it took to keep it...
2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L Starting VIN: YV1TS91DX2
sorry for the delay- still have the starting problem- i have sent to a volvo tech for a evaluation. i am working with him and the customer to rectify the problem. volvo has stated it may be a reflash problem. thanks for all the replies involving grounds, i als...
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