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1999 Audi A6 2.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGD68D6W
Audi Tech's I need your help. Car came in after sitting 9 months, would not start. Low compression/flooded scenario. Customer stated car slowly began starting hard and over time refused to start. I have ran into a few of these, but this one has more issues. As...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L heater VIN: WAUAC68D61
Hello Audi Techs The customer complaints that there is no heat coming out of heater, even if set at 85 degrees, ran output test with VAG COM and we had heat coming out of the vents in one of tests. Please advise what tests we should do or if you had a similar ...
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, ...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3332X
Hello to all, I have this 99 BMW 323I came to our shop with the complaint of Check engine light & "No Power or No Acceleration" I roadtested the car & I had no throttle responce, the car was surging & cutting out. Tested for codes & had BMW codes 169, 40 & 94.... Trouble codes: 169 (Engine throttle output stage after diag error.), 40 (Brake light switch), 94 (abs can data fault)
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L No Start, COLD NO START VIN: WDBED30E2P
car came in with hard start - cold. would turn over but not start. after trying for awhile car would start but with a rough idle. this would eventually clear up and car would run and start great the rest of the day. when 1st came in, car was flooding. after co...
1985 Porsche 911 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WPOEB0918F
This Porsche bucks and jerks under light and heavy load, (worse on heavy load)idles perfectly, revs perfectly with no load. Symptoms seem like breakdown in primary ignition circuit to me but wondering if any out there have had experience with either cylinder h...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWDA81H5T
replaced compressor with reman unit (reputable manufacturer) drier and expansion valve. evacuate and recharge system charge system 29 oz r134a Does not cool high side sits at approx 110 psi all times low side sits at 80 psi drops to 60 psi when engine rpms in...
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...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M51
Owner brought car in to see if it could be repaired cheaper than dealer quote of $900. Scanned vechicle, found catalytic convertor to be running below threshold, replaced with universal catalytic convertor and welded. Turned off check engine light, owner calle...
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1LS5719S
i have a 95 850 turbo volvo which has a problem at idle.. if you let the car sit at idle for 5 minutes the idle climbs to 2500-3000 rpm and stays there. i have tested the throttle position sensor, the idle valve , the air mass sensor and all test good.. i am r...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L parking lights VIN: YV1LS5542V
The parking lights remain on. The only way to turn the lights off is to remove fuses number 23 and 24 under the hood. I disconnected the headlight switch and the lights stay on. I disconnected the burned out bulb sensor control in the trunk and the rear lights...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L cooling fan VIN: YV1LS5677W
Hello all, The other Volvo is here I'm pretty sure from past experience that we have a bad thermostat and coolant temp sensor running the cooling fan excessively. My problem is that MOD tells me that the diagnostic connector is under the change tray and shows ...
2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L VVT Pulley VIN: YV1RS58DX3
The boss is gone, and we cannot make sense out of the Volvo Vadis instruction manual for setting the VVT pulley. We have the holding tool on the back of the cams, have the crankshaft aligned with the mark (Vadis says to use a holding fixture, but the boss neve...

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B91
Well, we did find the problem and it was a self-inflicted wound. Several of you recognized (as we did) that the camshaft sensor circuit was involved. There are two sensors in this system and the one we had problems with was in the rear of the driver side cylin... 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 and thanks, it was the vacum check valve, the customer is quite happy that it was not something major. thanks again George
1998 BMW 323i 2.5L Accessories VIN: WBABJ8322W
Sorry for the delay on the fix Wanted car to be gone for a while to make sure car was fixed. We cleaned all pin switch and adjusted window height. What I do not understand is why would the windows go down with the top open? There should not have been any...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01CYF
Hi, Thanks for the replies. They were split between monitor the O2 sensors and the cats do go bad. We sent the customer to the dealer as he is still under warranty for the cats. As of now we have not found out what was done to the car. I think it needs a new c...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L PRNDL Switch VIN: WVWAA63B0W
Well this car is gone forever (I asked them to never bring it back... j/k). Many great replies, but Mark and Rafael nailed it. I had this car in years ago for power window problems, and moisture under the drivers carpet had corroded wires. Well, as suggested, ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3VWSA29M5V
Thanks for the help MASS AIR FLOW was the cause. Call the dealer and had one sent over. Put it in, did a major tune up and sent off.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSF29M3Y
Upon rechecking injection pump timing i found it to be incorrect.Thanks to some of the replies i received i was able to get this vehicle running properly and returned to the customer.
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L Shift into reverse VIN: YV1LS61J7Y
The customer called me today and let me know that she has traded the car for a new Honda. She did say that the trans hasn't acted up again since I posted the request. Anders mentioned that there were software upgrades available and some known valve body proble...
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