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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Mechanical VIN: WAUZL54B8Y
This is a weird one, and I pretty much need another brain to pick other than my own. Last week this vehicle filled it's fuel tank with water. I pumped all fuel and water out of tank and prepared to remove for cleaning. I cranked the car over a few more time t...
2003 Audi A4 3.0L Misfire VIN: WAULT68E63
I hope some one can help me .This audi will not fire cyl 1 no spark swaped coils still no spark. power and grounds ok coil is getting signal from ecm nice clean sig. not sure where to go from here. Thanks for any help you can send my way Tom [...]
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L radio VIN: WBAGJ8329T
car was brought in with no radio volume. checked codes in radio circuit. had code for ibus collision. had another car, so we swapped out all radio componetnts and amplifier, disconnected phone, still no audio. has anyone ever heard of this problem before? than...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L whistle VIN: WBAGH834XY
Hi guys I have this 740 and it has a very loud whistle at idle or sometimes cruise. If I pull up the dip stick it goes away. I found alittle info on the pcv system but I don't know what to get or what its called. The dealer metioned a oil sep. or a sucking jet...
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Electronic VIN: 4USCN33442
Need some input on a code in the A/T module. I have a Code 151 CAN Brake signal. I checked the wiring diagram and the A/T module uses the same brake contact as the brake lamps, could the brake switch still cause this code?
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L mil VIN: WBABS53432
Car came in with a check engine light. Pulled codes #P0740 Torque Converter clutch circuit open #P0741 Torque converter clutch circuit performance or stuck off. Are these cars having problems with the actual converters or is it a programming issue? We reprogr...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy
hello techs! i have a land rover that failed an e-test. it failed on CO 4x the limit amount at 2500 rpm. car is running rich. O2 voltage is .920v steady, i ran the vehicle with a vac. leak, it made no changes. any ideas guys? thanks. Trouble codes: P0130, P1158
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L abs VIN: SALPC1443X
The ABS light is on and has been an issue for the customer for some time. We have seen the vehicle on and off and at times the light is not on. Now it is. We have scanned the ABS system for codes and have found one code?. It is 62, 83, 0, 01. vehicle is not ex...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L 1-2 & 2-3 shifts VIN: 1161201201
Initial 1-2 and 2-3 shift points are above normal. After that , all shifts are considerably higher speed if at all. The solenoid at the right rear corner of trans (I think is the kickdown solenoid) has a brn/grn wire going to it and there is another solenoid o...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Compressor VIN: WDBCA25D7L
No A/C operation. Evacuated and converted to R134. Ran A/C but no compressor engagement. No voltage at compressor. Compressor operates and A/C blows cold when jumped to B+. Jumped across pressure switch no change. Checked for voltage signal into ecm. Voltage p...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L battery VIN: WDBRN47J82
helo to all when i remove the fuse #1 cable at the front pre fuse box drain goes down to 120 m A . this pwr. to interior fuse box. driver side left of dash. when i remove fuse 21,22,30,31, goes back down to 120mA . nothing is constant.install 1 or more goes to...
1986 Porsche 928 S 5.0L T-belt
I am about to do a t-belt and seals on this "porch" It appears that either the crank or the oil pump seals are leaking. Usually when I do any t-belt I always do the seals. I have never done a V8 porsche and I wondered if there is anything wierd or that needs s...
1990 Porsche 944 S2 3.0L Tachometer VIN: WPOCB2944L
Good evening Porsche techs.I have a customer which has just purchased this 944 S2 cabriolet which has had an engine swap for a 89 turbo S engine and all the electronics that go with the engine,computers, both spark and DME modules etc.The problem is that the t...
1973 Volkswagen Karman Ghia 1600CC valves VIN: 1131100111
I am looking for parts vendors for good parts to repair this engine. Looking on the web, all i've found is milasian and south american. Who is a good parts vendor and can you still buy good valves and guides anywhere?
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Air Bag light on VIN: WVWNA63B6X
The code is 588 Drivers side Air Bag Igniter 1. We have Alldata and the info there is of no help. I faxed them and the info they sent was the same as I found. We have an OTC scan tool and I'm unable to read any scan data. Any info would be helpful thank you.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB69M01
This one is eally annoying, I'm hoping someone has seen this before. Vehicle came in about 6 months ago with a catalyist deficiency code. Hooked up the matco scanner graphed the B1S2 sensor and it was definitely getting too high a switch rate, so ordered a dir... Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK29M31
Thanks in advance hopefully some of you vw guys can tell me what I am missing the vehicle came in with code po1o2a air flow sensor problem we tested power to sensor v ref and ground to sensor out put voltage at idle was about 1.3 to1.4 we smoke tested the air ... Trouble codes: P0102
1985 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1DX8744F
Thanks in advance, this Volvo starts fine in the morning, however after it is warm it will not start, nothing is missing as far as fuel pressure, spark, injector pulse, & MAF readings. Upon intial inspection I found that the fuel pressure was @ 120 psi.After r...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5646W
came back in today saying when came to stop car died and then would restart but have no power mil came on - only happened that one time . he drove the rest of the day and this morning to here with no problems . we pulled codes and test drove with no problems a... Trouble codes: P0102, 121 (mass air flow circuit low input)
2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Poor Idle VIN: YV1RS58D43
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this S60 in with the 2.4T in it and intermittently, the customer will be sitting at a stop and the idle will start to skip and blip here and there. I have experienced it and its like it falls lean mome...

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1984 BMW 633CSi 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBAEB7409E
Hi again, fellow techs. Unfortunately, as higher priority jobs have prevailed, I have not had a chance to get this car back in and check out the advice offered. Thanks to all who responded.
1991 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start VIN: WBAAF931XM
Thanks for all the help. I found that the inj. ballance test was low. Veh had been sitting up for over 2 1/2 years. Screen in inj. were blocked up and after cleaning veh ran ok. Thanks once again Louis
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L power windows VIN: WBAGJ8327W
thanks for all the info. i replaced the window switch with one from another car of the same (that worked) with no results. bought a new switch and all is ok.go figure
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L trans program VIN: WBABS33482
After checking connections we decided to reprogram computer with latest updates. It has been on the road for a week and a half. So far no problem.Will post on it again if unit comes back.
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L abs VIN: SALPV1447X
Finally found someone to scan the truck and it turns out that the abs pump switch had failed, we replace the pump assembley with and used one and all is good
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Starting VIN: WDBA45A4DB
Well this one is fixed..would like to thank all that responded. Most suggested that the neutral safety switch was the problem. After jumping the 2 #50 pins the vehicle still did not start. We dug a little further and found the fuse going to the neutral safety ...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L central lock vac. pump VIN: WDBDA28D5P
I ended up replacing trunk lock assembly and vac. pump motor to solve the power drain problem. Thanks to the five guys who responded to me, your help was very much appreciated and very useful.
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBEB31E9S
ok,thank you to all who responded there were some very good ideas & the support was wonderful.Heres the deal,my friend & other shop foreman drove the vehicle with me monday 4/23 & felt as if was a timing issue.I removed the valve cover again & inspected the ti...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Clutch VIN: 3VWRA81H2W
Hello: Great advice from everyone! The final problem was the release plate had the center 'button' missing thus allowing too much movement in the release rod. The trick to removing this transaxle is to pull off the right side flange. Removing the center rubber...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Turn Signals
This problem was fixed by using contact cleaner in the 'headlamp dimmer switch'also known as the turn signal switch.Thanks for the replies
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L upshifts cold VIN: 3VWCS21C11
Vehicle is gone and she reports all is well. While scanning data/measuring blocks on Ross Tech...in data block 6( in believe) I saw a reading under 'Sport Mode' that showed 89.9%. Well after I cleared codes(there were no codes, but I go thru the step anyhow)an...
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L secuirity
hello guys i changed the igniton switch and programed keys using my auto logic scanner. thanks for your help most replies lead me to ignition switch.
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