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1998 Audi A4 1.8L lacks power VIN: WAUCB28D4W
Vehicle has no power on accel!!! Runs great, idles smooth but just has no power from a stop!!! Cannot hear turbo kick in or waste gate releiving either!!! Checked turbo, spins freely by hand and while engine is running, waste gate rod moves freely by hand!!! A...
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGJ8326T
I replaced both heads and when I reassembled the motor I had put paint marks on all the cams and the cam sensor gear on the right bank. When I went to start the car it would not start until I disconnected the cam sensor, with the cam sensor disconnected the c...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHY1740M
we had this car in with code 44,o2 sensor was cross threaded so we removed pipe repaired threads installed a new bosch 02 sensor.at this point the 02 was still at 930mv,it does move about 10mv up and down from here ,on decell it goes to around.03mv so i know i... Trouble codes: 44 (02 sensor not switching)
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L tie rod end VIN: SAJDA01CYF
Hey techs, Not to much of diagnosis here but we are trying to find a part for this car. The right inner tie rod end on this vehicle is shot and all my local resouces tell me the rack has to be replaced. I really hate to charge my customer 1500 dollars for a 30...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L battery draw VIN: SAJDA01N71
Vehicle showed up with amp draw issue and battery will go dead overnight. Tested for amp draw and found all four swithced power relays in rear junction box remain energized. Replaced rear electronics module as per identifix, problem remains. Installed new driv...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTLI5451
This vehicle has me scratching my head due to the lack of information available to me, both scanner wise and repair info. MIL will flash when under load , comp good, plug is good, wire is not leaking, and no other codes are present other than the lean codes. O... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0301
1988 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L shift
customer came in with recently purchased car. he told me he drove it off the lot and approx. 50 miles later transmission went out (no forward or reverse). he takes it back to the car lot where they rebuild the transmission and replace the torque converter. aga...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBGA51EON
This vehicle will intermittently when hot, stumble, backfire, stall and then not restart and backfire while cranking and the smell of fuel out tailpipe is pronounced. With Snap On mt2500 no service codes were found. with Launch x431 code 24 ( crank position ) ... Trouble codes: 24 (crank position sensor)
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG75J1Y
Hello everyone and thanks in advance. The MIL light is on, after scanning we pulled code "P0410 - Air Injection malfunction system logic chain" After testing and noticing the air pump was not running we tried to activate the pump with the scanner but to no ava... Trouble codes: P0410 (Air Inj. Malf. Syst. Logic chain)
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E52
Hey fellow techs, this ML came in running poorly with check engine light on. He was in a hurry to get car back same day. We scanned codes showing misfire on sixth cyl. recommended service first which we did, plugs, fuel and air filter. He came back the next da...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF58Z11
Any help would be appreciated. This car runs great,have done all repairs in related repairs history. Does anybody have a clue what else other than the catilitic convertor would cause this code to keep returning. These catilic convertors are after market and no... Trouble codes: P0420
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWNA23B0Y
Please Help Got a VW in the shop and We don't normally ever work on or see German cars But got a trouble code po411 secondary Air injection incorrect FOW detected has any one else seen this and found a problem or know for now I cleared the code and asked the c... Trouble codes: P0411
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M5Y
simple mil diag. find a code p0340,a lousy cmp pattern and a loose belt (that is said to have only 20k on it)Piece of cake right? buttoned up in record time...but still an instant and constant p0340 for cam sensor signal inplausable. Sensor tests nice and squa... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M41
we have this lovely vw jetta that has not been co-operating. had lean fuel code 6 months ago. replaced maf sensor. found no vacuum leaks. came in yesterday for check engine light problem. found cat. convertor inefficient code. replaced cat. and test drove. now...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Lighting VIN: 3VWCP21C73
Hi. VW techs. This car came to my shop with customer complaining for the left directional lights staying on from time to time on his car. He mentionned the problem happens with the engine running as well as with the engine and ignition off too, which causes b...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L no mil VIN: YV1TS97D0X
Hi Volvo tech's, Got this car in with SRS and Tran's lite on, cleared both and srs stayed off, but tran's came back, show's two solenoids not responding. The problem we are having is no check engine lite, pulled instrument cluster to check curcuit board and bl...

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B51
i originally had a code po442 stored in the ecm and a check engine light on...i cleard this code and smoke tested to check for leaks to the evap system but found none except for smoke coming from the ldp pump filter.. several members alerted me that this was n... Trouble codes: P0442.
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air suspension VIN: WAUYP64B01
Thanks everybody for the help. It ended being the front airbags. The would not leak until the hit about 60 percent inflation. We installed new struts and all is good. Thanks again. JEFF
2001 Audi TT 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, intermittent VIN: TRVWX28N91
Thank you for all the help. I have fixed this car by replacing the jet suction valve and cleaning throttle body. Car runs great, thank you very much you are wonderful. Trouble codes: P1297, P1137, P0300.
1984 BMW 733i 3.2L Electronic VIN: WBAFF8401E
Hi and thanks for those who responded, There is a test for temp control that you test at the control unit, pin 4 and 12, and you can watch the resitance change by operating the temp wheel. Found that we would go open at full hot also the control unit has a lev...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Cruise Control VIN: WBAGD8325R
A big thank you to everyone who responded. After I spent some more time checking wires, I bit the bullet and replaced the cruise actuator, ouch!!! The local dealer said they had sold 5 last year and none of the modules and only one switch. The problem was evid...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Lock up VIN: WBACD4321W
Eric, Dan and Bill were right and pointed me in the right direction. Special Thanks to Bill who helped me out with some questions I had. Now going strait to the bone, i did find the tsb about the code 111 and did a call to the BMW dealer closest to me and I di...
2005 Mercedes-Benz smart .8L emergency brake VIN: WMEAK00F85
No more problems since inspection and found all in perfect working order, customer phoned ad told me he had washed the car and especially the wheels that afternoon then we got down to -5 and he went early in the morning to go somewhere and you know the rest of...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L abs /brake light VIN: WVWMD63B8X
First of all I recieved 20 posts. Thanks for everyone replying. I unplugged the abs module when the problem was occuring and the tach started working and the oil light stayed off. I ordered a new module and was able to program it with my SOLUS. since I have th...
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