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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Timing belt VIN: WAUDH68D01
Since we have not had experience in replacing timing belts on this v6, we are hoping to be able to ask for help before we accept this job. We have priced the tools needed to be about $400 dollars from Baum tools.The most expensive is the cam gear puller. First...
1984 BMW 633CSi 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBAEB7409E
Hi fellow techs. I have an interesting BMW problem here. THe car came in with a stall/ very poor running problem. It will crank right up, run for very poorly for a second or two, and then stall. It won't even stay running when revved immediately. A previous ...
1993 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBACA6308P
This vehicle can in for a simple parking light repair, and has now become a no start. Ran the car out last night, no start this morning. No spark ,no fuel. No check engine light on KOEO. Main relay OK, main powers, and grounds, to computer OK. Cam and crank si...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L No comunication VIN: WBAAM3334X
I have no communication with engine and transmission (BMW Plug). I am able to communicate with ABS, AC, Airbag and Instrument. There is no light ON on the dashboard and car drives beautifully. Fuses are OK. Car can't pass inspection with no comm. and I know th...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L 3-4 shift VIN: SAJDA01D9Y
Hello all and thanks for reading this. the issue i have here is after i repaired the engine in this jaguar the 3-4 shift slams hard if you are on the throttle at all when it shifts. if you are coasting it is just fine. it also seems when you florr the car that...
1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Radio VIN: SALPV1448W
I couldn't close a previous request for help coding the radio because the customer was out of state for an extended vacation and the vehicle was unavailable to us. The time allowed to close a request expired. I've opened this request so as to be able to post ...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L climate controls VIN: WDBFA61E1L
hello everyone, i have this merc 300sl. the ac only blows cold and comes out of center vents when thumb wheel is turned to low. as soon as it comes off low air comes out of the foot area and blows warm air. i have very little info on this car. i was thinking i...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E3Y
Vehicle stalled on customer three times yesterday morning.After sitting a few minutes it would restart.No codes, fuel press. @ 57 Psi.We drove the vehicle several times and cound not duplicate stalling.Suspect crank sensor,but again, we could not stall the veh...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L shifting VIN: WDBHA24G1Y
good morning.have this c230 sport that came in on a hook with left rear wheel folded under car.control arm ripped from subframe and everything else twisted.found low milage complete assym from local european salvage yarg and installed.had to swap a few items f...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWXA81H3V
can anybody give me more info on this p1176 17584? alldata tells me nothing and the modis tells me nothing. I'm not quite as concerned about the p0442 because i have information on that one, although i would appreciate any info on related repeat failures on th... Trouble codes: P1176, 17584 (same), P0442, 16826
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start, hard start VIN: 3VWCP21C11
Hi there, we have a problem child, car in for hard start-long crank time, have replace glow plugs and harness for code setting, we replace fuel filter. Iv'e read the archives about slow starters-shut off flaps and fuel stops, all appear good, car towed to shop...
1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1JA8748M
This Volvo keeps setting codes 312 and 131 in the fuel ECU. Code will set after a few key cycles. Mitchell says check voltage at ECU. I have .96 volts at pin 28 on fuel ECU with key on. I have 5.5 volts at pin 1 with engine cranking. According to mitchell this... Trouble codes: 312 (KnockFuel enrichment signal missing), 131 (Ignition rpm signal)
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L power window VIN: YV1SW58D11
after replacing window regulator, Window will not travel all the way down.When switch pushed to auto up it goes to the top and back down about 3 inches.old regulator was damaged due to customer trying to operate when frozen.There are no obstructions and tracks...

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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA88D9T
We replaced the MAF with a known good used unit. Most of the responses blamed the MAF. I haven't seen many hot wire type MAFs go bad at least not as many as the hot film type. Customer has not reported any problems since the used MAF was installed so I'm going... Trouble codes: P1101 (o2 voltage low/air leak bank 1 sensor 1), P1106 (o2 voltage low/air leak bank 2 sensor 1).
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3336X
At these point I'm still waiting for customer tocome back.(got new Honda Accord).According to TIS,code #100 is an internal failure of RAM,ROM and Flash prom.Code #169 indicates that the MDK was shut down after a diagnostic error,it is an internal DME test and ... Trouble codes: 148 (CAN DME/DDEengine torque not adjustable), 169 (MDK output stage control after diagnois failure), 100 (ECU self test), 133 (CAN signal), 217 (can sigal).
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L module VIN: BMW528IABS
thanks to all that replied .Informed customer of plan to have his repaired at module master.He will schedule soon.I think it is bs that these manufacturers are continully trying to cut us independents out of the loop.Whats going to happen in ten years when the...
1991 Jaguar XJS Classic Collection 5.3L Cuts out VIN: SAJTW584XM
Thanks to all! Changed the thermostats and dist cap and rotor, car runs well-returned to customer. Customer called and said there is an erratic idle for a time and detonation after hot soak? Next try will be the ECT! Any other suggestions are appreciated!
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Suspension VIN: SAJGX2743V
Thanks to all who responded. I did get the job done with out the special abs ring socket- which I priced out at BPI for $250. I was able to knock the abs ring off with a chisel. I did lose a few of the raised nubs in the process.Pressing out the hub & bearing ...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L engine wont shut off VIN: SAJDA01N92
Thanks to everyone that helped.The problem was the two wire connector in the trunk that was corroded.
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA81H5V
to all you faithfull tech's; this car is fixed. i am sort of ashamed to admit what the repair was but i feel i must. before i continue i must thank all those that replied including dan, william, ivelin, roy, stanley, kyle, brad and iew and seth. Especially set...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine VIN: WVWNA63B4X
Thank you all. I work on a lot of Saabs and should have know that this was a turbo issue. They have oil pickup, oil starvation issues, as well. I replaced the suction jet pump without any inprovement. It was restricted. The hoses are all routed correctly. I al...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Hesitation VIN: WVUAF61C1Y
thanks to all the people that wrote in. after checking the specs on the maf and seeing it fine on the scanner...and then having 9 replies saying to check the maf...i figured i missed something. so i checked it again and all was fine. i popped the air horn off ... Trouble codes: P1128 (Long Term Fuel Trim B1 System Too Lean).
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSC29M7Y
hello again-had alot of feed back about the fuel pump relay going bad on these-we replaced the relay and the car stopped shutting down-put about a hundred miles on it and it runs fine-thanx for everyones help. brian.
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L converter VIN: WVWRH63B43
Well thank you to all who replied. i did fix the vehicle however i am not sure if it is permanent. i dissasembled the valve body and found nothing wrong. put it all back together with a new filter and regular old dexron 3 fluid because i assumed the tarnny was...
1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1FA8951L
The customer does not want to go any further. I traced the cts sig rtn to the spark module under the left dash. that is where it ends, Never makes it to the fuel computer. My next step would have been to trace the 4 signal wires to from the ICM to the ECM up u... Trouble codes: 123, 211.
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LS5712R
The final analysis is the following list: The fuel pump, filter, delivery pressure and hot running pressure were all right. The voltage drops had been checked and cleaned. The smaller primary battery wire end had it's eye and bolt and nut cleaned of corros...
2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE 2.4L Misfire VIN: YV1LS56D9Y
Ok this one is fixed. Thanks to all who replied. I was unable to access missfire counters on this vehicle with any scan tool. Seems Volvo does not make these available. The fix was to replace the NGK platinum plugs with OE spark plugs, which by the way were ch...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Starter VIN: YV1S29501F
Ignition switch fixed this one, luckily the problem was not in the immobilizer system. I recieved GREAT info from ALL who responded, you know who you are. Thanks again for your time and expertise on these cars. Also, thanks IATN, this site is a great asset to ...
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