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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B91
Vehicle came in with a coolant leak, we removed the intake manifold to replace the aux water pump. We re-assembled the intake manifold then took the vehicle on a road test. Within 1 mile, the MIL light & ABS light came on. We noticed a loss in power. Brought i... Trouble codes: P1392 (Camshaft Sensor), P1338 (Camshaft Sensor), P1633 (Accelerater Pedal Postion Sensor 2 Signal Too Low), P0237 (Charge Air Pressure Sensor), P0166
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L steering,brakes VIN: WAULD64B62
Hi all Audi tech's, This one is strange and not always there. If you steer to the right or apply the brakes there is a strange high pitch tweating noise if you shut the enginre down it will go away and as soon as you start back up it comes back. I thought it w...
1967 BMW 2000cs 2.0L alternator
Okay Vin Number is [...] this is a 67 BMW 2000Cs with a bosch alternator and seperate voltage regulator from all I have gathered this is the same set up on a 67 2002. This will not charge even with a rebuilt Bosch Alternator and new Bosch voltage regulator, ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L compressor VIN: WBAAM3339Y
Happy new year all. This is a used car BMW 323i. Noise from the compressor. I was quite intermintent but now is pretty much all the time. Bad knocking , rattle type noise. Always between 1,000-2,000 rpm with about 1,500 being about the sweet spot. Definately f...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Temp Control VIN: WDBCB25D6G
Owner states he can start car and heat is there, drive and shut off for a short time, restart and heat is gone. Air delivery is always correct. Even in defrost no heat. In our shop we could not get any heat even after several test drive cycles. Mono valve has ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDBKK47F9W
Good day everyone. Today we have a 98 Mercedes SLK230 in the shop with a very intermittent problem that we have not been able to duplicate as of yet. The problem occurs when the engine is warmed up, and happens maybe once or twice a week. While the customer is...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EE48Z2Y
Intermittent multiple warning lights ( TCS OFF, BRAKE, ABS) ck engine light also on p1925 no bus comunication with tc/abs. When happens speedo is inop. I do not work on saabs very often,problem is intermittant, wondering if someone has seen this before i dive ... Trouble codes: 1925 (no bus comunication with tc/abs)
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L cluster VIN: 3VWCA21C9X
hello vw techs this 99 bettle has a drain of 13 ma ?aprox.this car will drain the battery overnite . the only thing i see on w/key off is the milege numbers and the trip counter in the center of the cluster.i pull fuses one by one and drain still there,the onl...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L ign/starter VIN: YV1TS90DXX
car wont crank over I checked starter relay and its good I can jump relay and make it crank with key on but still wont start. All fuses are good its like a neutal switch but mitchell doesnt show one and they are not much help with this one. Ign. switch checks ...
2001 Volvo S60 2.3L Bearing Growl
Thanx in advance to all the Volvo guys. I have this S-60 with a growling noise in the serpentine belt drive area. Noise lessens greatly when you slightly unload the tensioner. Replaced the alt. with a Bosch because it's output was less than 60A. Now the electr...
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L Surge VIN: YV1VS29532
please help volvo techs o2 volvo s40 has codes po101 mass air sensor circuit a perforamce and codes po107 map sensor code. vehicle fuel pressure is 45psi key-on eng off and 32 psi key-on eng run. vehicle at idle goes up and down. labscope maf sensor and map se... Trouble codes: P0101 (mass air flow sensor), P0107 (map sensor)

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1994 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBACA6325R
due to holidays havent had time to check all replies but thanks for the input purchased a rebuilt dme from our ecms no flashing needed vehicle started right up no tcs just made sure compartment in firewall was sealed properly and advise owner to stay out of ca...
1995 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start VIN: WBABE632XS
Thanks for all the replies. Most said that moisture problems with the ECM will cause intermittent problems. We told cust. that the ECM needed to be replaced, but since we dont have the equipment to reprogram the new module to this vehicle, the customer took it...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L windows, turn signal indicators, wipers, lack of c VIN: WBADD6324V
Well I received lots of helpful replies. Michael from California said to check the drains under the cabin filter on the right side of the car, they were plugged and sending water into the Right lower kick panel. this caused the Lamp Switching Module to get W...
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L clutch VIN: 2155456K41
sorry for the delay, the customer never showed up for the repair. thanks for all the replies. maybe this will help someone else. everyone agread on two things. that it has a duel mass flywheel, that often needs replacing due to weak springs of poor surface. an...
1985 Fiat paninfarina 2.0L timing belt VIN: ZFRAS00B0F
Thanks again,iatn and Donald. This is a straight forward t-belt job. Cam marks are on the gears and a braket that has pointers just for marks. Put crank at tdc and jack shaft pointer toward the belt tensioner bolt, cam gear marks on pointers. Engine should be ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SAJDA01C0Y
Thanks to all the help. It was the crankcase vent hose under the intake manifold. I did have to also replace the air flow sensor. I think that it someone had tried to clean it three or four times and may have damaged it. I have never found cleaning them to be ...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L air bag VIN: SAJFAO1NX1
I would like to thank everybody who took the time to reply. I put a battery saver in the cig. lighter outlet and diconnected the battery. I had to unbolt the seat and lift it enough to get the nessecary clearance to make the repair.When I was able to get at th...
1963 Mercedes-Benz 230SL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1130241000
Thanks for the help, sorry for taking so long to close this, but the holidays were hectic, and with all the surrounding hoopla and what not, I'm just getting back to it now. Anyway, this car had several vacuum leaks, but after repairing them all, and verifyi...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L planetary VIN: WDBGA51EOV
Hi Group, The update on this planetary syatem involves changing the bushing between the input and output shafts to a needle bearing design. This necessitates relacing the output shaft to accomodate the different diameter of the bearing. The update parts are ar...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Unknown VIN: WDBJF65H9X
Well, I put a mass air meter in and that appears to clear the engine codes. We did a trans service on the car and cleared all the codes and gave it back to the costumer and we will see if the trans codes come back. Thanks to everyone that replied.
1984 Porsche 944 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WP0AA00942
Wow great responce, I was sure this would fit, but it's great to get a confirmation as solid as all your replies. I found a tranny (not hear yet) for $250.00-sounds good price. will close this as a fix and will be sure to ammend if any problems once we install...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Starting VIN: WPOAA2992X
Hello Every thing we looked at pointed to the ecu. With unit checking in at 2 grand we sent to dealer and they pulled out a doner unit from used car and it started. They have ordered one and all should be well. Thanks for all the help.
1992 Saab 9000 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3CL55MON
The car has been abandoded here. Thanks to John, Travis, Bill, William, Yuval, Swedecar for answering my question. No rebuilt Di/APC units are available from any source. We may be forced to do used. They are pretty reliable so when the customer returns my call... Trouble codes: 429B0, 25772 (LH fuel system - signal from throttle position sensor absent - vacuum leaks), 42450 (fuel system - found vacuum leaks), 78390 (ETS - throttle control faulty), 24260 (ETS - singnals from TC / ABS and gear box speed sensor transmitter do not coincide).
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L vibration VIN: 3VWBC21C3Y
Sorry for the late reply - We were closed between christmas and new years - this car has been delivered back to the customer - I got a 1.8 turbo beetle in the shop and felt its vibrations and although less noticable than the 2.0 they were in the same places - ...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L SRS light on VIN: 3VWDD21Y83
Well the vote was three to six for the front bumper. The clincher was the Nulldata 04 information that shows the sensor inside the frame rails behind the bumper, That's where it is. Thanks to all that responded.
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