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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAUED64B6Y
Hi guys, i got this 2000 audi A6 2.7L, came in with cylinder#1 is misfire, after inspection&diagnose we found cylinder#1 compression reading is 90PSI & the rest is 150PSI. we pulled the engine out send the head to the machine shop install new OEM valves , put ...
1993 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBACA5310P
Hello, The problem I'm having is a no start. I have no spark and we checked the fuel pump by jumping the relay and the pump runs fine. When I went to try to start it with the relay jumped the cylinders were full of fuel. We pulled the plugs and cleaned the cy...
1999 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG8338X
car had a non communication issue & ABS/ traction light on we replaced & recoded the ABS control module & can now communicate with all systems. The problem is the check Engine light comes on & there is a code P0500 speed sensor A in the DME. We swapped the 2 s... Trouble codes: P0500 (speed sensor A BMW 120)
1994 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L valve train? VIN: SALHC1345R
Hi this Rover is well maintained , is very clean inside motor . You can start it with a fresh oil change and there is no noise while its pulling oil pressure or after it gets pressure and is quite for about 10 minutes then it gets what sounds like a lifter t...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Valve train noise VIN: SALPV1449T
This rover has intermitent valve train noise coming from passenger side valve cover like under lashed rocker arms. The noise comes and goes and is louder at times then others and it will do it hot or cold. we have had rocker cover off while running and everyth...
1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Radio VIN: SALPV1448W
Jumper battery became disconnected from vehicle while battery was being replaced causing radio to need recoding. Have correct code to enter as we have been asked by owner to do it for her in the past and not had any problems. Started to enter code but pushed t...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22282
Assembled engine. Starts but runs like cra**$#. Timing marks are dead on( except on the rear head, the intake cam look like it is off half a tooth)Impossible I know - even with the adjustable pulley on the front. It has good compression, spark, plugs are good ... Trouble codes: P1775 (gearbox fault)
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22273
After following the TSB about the Variable Intake System (VIS) motors we are replacing them. We recieved the new motors from the dealer in opened boxes. The balance VIS with the rectangle hole was no problem to install but the power valve VIS with the drive pi...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L delayed shifts VIN: WDBFA67E9R
hello guys I have this sl500 in the shop that's driving us nuts. About a month ago we rebuilt the transmission and the vehicle left our shop shifting great. Customer came back apprx 2 weeks afterwards with a complaint of delayed shifting. We test drove the car...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L trunk release wiring VIN: WDBRF61J42
Does anyone have the wire position diagram for this? The wires are white, brown and tan/yellow.
1985 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8L low oil presure light VIN: 1VWD0170FV
car came in with oil light coming on randomly. cust declinde diag. replaced all oil sensors. light still comes on randomly. removed all 3 wires going to oil sensors and re tested. oil presure light still comes on randomly. suspect dinamic oil presure ctrl unit...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3VWNN01H0R
Car came in with a stalling problem when driven and foot taken off of pedal, car would always restart. Suspected torn throttle body flange but I had replaced it previously, and checked it again (it was OK). Discovered that the coolant temperature sensor was ou... Trouble codes: 00282 (Throttle valve position)
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L alarm system VIN: 0WVWNA63B0
This vehicle was brought in for alarm intermitantly sounding. First had code 1333 rear left door module no communication found broken wires at both rear door harnesses. Repaired wires alarm working properly no reoccurance of codes or alarm sounding. Customer c...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCF21C2Y
VW gurus, This beetle cranks over but wont start,it will start on substitute fuel,I have NO fuel discharge from the injector lines at the rear of the pump...the pump is turning,at least the timing belt is. I cant find much helpful info from alldata on this thi...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L hood release VIN: WVWPD23B6Y
Hood will not open. I can hear the release cable operate at the latch, but catch does not release. I have removed the grill, but can gain no access. Does any member have a suggestion, short of using a large prybar, to release this hood? Thanx for all suggestio...
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L fluid refill VIN: 3VWCM31Y15
hello to iatn group. thank you all in advance. have a 2005 volkswagen beetle, trans fluid was drained by my tech before check proceedure, obtained fluid from vw and new fill cap, does anybody know what value of fluid to be added to start vehicle, volkswagen sa...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L RR Brake Caliper VIN: YV1LZ5640W
Hello everyone, I have my mom's 1998 V70 XC AWD with this recurring problem. The ABS modules were replaced due to thier common rear ABS codes and the brake master because it was leaking/spongy. Lately though, we're on our second RR brake caliper which keeps ...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS97D6X
I checked the archives but I only found one previous postings (from myself on a differt car)of a non turbo S80 that moved out of the area (saME CODE) to texas so the dealer there is going to inherit the problem. There ARE no driveability problems or fuel econo... Trouble codes: P1152 (sensor indicates rich switching issue bank 2), P0160

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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAURD68D41
Thank you guys for suggestions. After calling and e-mailing every possible shop and parts supplier, I have learned that torque converter needs to be beefed up (TC clutch goes bad)and clutches should be replaced with carbon-fiber material. Also valve body needs...
1988 BMW 635CSi 3.5L spark VIN: WBAEC8413J
found that someone had switched ref signal wire and crank sensor wire. also computer died ,replced ecu and now runs great.thanks for all the help! chuck zingakie
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACB4322R
As Jonathon from New Jersey and James from Rhode Island said, we disconnected the ABS module and was able to communicate and found that the SRS module had shorted out and Knocked out the data link. After replacing the SRS module and having it reprogramed evryt...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L gauges Fuel, MPG, Oil pres VIN: WDBFA66E0M
Thank you all. Almost all the the replies agreed that the Insturment panel was missing a ground, or was just bad, many gave information on where I could have the insturment panel rebulit. However when I told this to the customer he decided that he would live w...
1992 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L Accessories VIN: WVWPA01GXW
I would like to thank everyone for the reply. The correct code came from Paul [...] Again
1971 Volvo 164 3.0L fuel and temp guages VIN: 1641360515
Sorry for the long wait- several posts suggested the the 240 v reg was the same - $5 from Worldpac- tried it but the guages now read too high - temp near red when warm, gas pinned when full. Sent the cust home and awaited more replies. 19 so far! Suggested rep...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L radio,a/c controls VIN: YV1LS5516S
Since this post was opened by a previous employee who no longer works here (unauthorized access) we do not know the status of this vehicle as it was never in our shop. However I will summarize the replies as it may be of some use to others in the future. Her...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L climate control VIN: YV1LW55A9X
I think I've gotten to the bottom of this car. First, I was wrong, it's not a turbo it's a Denso non-turbo but I don't think that matters. What I ran into is that once you try to get the damper motors to self-adjust and fail, not only does nothing except the f...
2003 Volvo S60 AWD 2.5L remote lock/unlock VIN: YV1RH59H63
Thanks to those who replied. There was a problem with the hood micro switch. this pid can be viewed on vida. no parts where needed to fix vehicle, found evidence of light body damage in left front and radiatior support just needed a tweek to get the hood closi...
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