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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L abs pump VIN: WAUED64B71
audi a6 replaced front pads & rotors now on every 3rd or 4th stop just be for you stop you can here and feel abs pump kick on(normal stop).will run about 1 sec after stop than stop.customer said was not doing it before.with modis pluged in watching data will n...
2001 Audi TT 1.8L temp gauge VIN: TRUWX28N71
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Cluster VIN: SAWM2262A3
Can the LCD odometer be changed form kilometres to miles?
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: SALMF13426
This one has been an issue for the past three weeks in my shop.Only on cold start when the vehicle is put in drive it will misfire and fall flat on its face.Once you cycle the ignition the problem will go away or if you let it run for approximately 2 minutes.I... Trouble codes: P0316 (misfire on startup), P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (p0302 p0305 p0306 p0307 misfires on 1267)
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L engine VIN: WDBHA28E9S
the car has a knock noise that is consistant and not effected by engine temp. also there is a whine from the oil pump. now i have heard alot of problems with the timing chain tentioner, so i took the slack off the chain tentioner guide but the noise did not ch...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G1W
Dear Group , Please consider my latest affliction , I have read the fix archives about the MAF sensor problems common to this car . Usually with a P0170 fuel trim code this car does not have.This car has a horrific misfire and will barely pull out of its own t... Trouble codes: P0304, P0400 (EGR flow)
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBLJ65G52
I don't have alot of knowledge on these vehicles so any help would be apreciated. Idle is very rough and hesitates on accel. No stored codes. Fuel pressure is good. Plugs don't apear to be fowled. Other than idle and hesitation vehicle runs good.
2005 Lotus Elise 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: SCCPC11185
Help IATN members! We have this Lotus in with a check engine light on/ rough idle. We have tried multiple scanners and cannot communicate with vehicle.The dealer says factory tool is only way to extract codes. Anyone have any tricks or ideas? Thanks in advance...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: WPOCA2988X
Here's a real head scratcher. Customer had the car towed in a week ago for a crank but no start condition. It happened to him twice and burped for just a second another time he was driving. We got in the car and it fired right up. It sounded like fuel cutting ... Trouble codes: 108, P1602 (Supply Voltage), 21 (From the Alarm System W Lead DME Immobilizer), 49 (Alarm System K Lead), 23 (Alarm System W Lead), 25 (Alarm System Terminal 86s not detected)
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YS3ED48E3Y
Dear Doktors of moving metal. Has eny of you great minds had a oil consuming after replacing the p.c.v system with the latest update p.n [...] .I have replaced several turbo's on these cars but this one dus not look that bad and it dus not realy smoke hot o...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L engine VIN: YS3DD58HXY
this car runs perfect driving it,but at idle its very rough,the O2 sensor was saturated in oil,the computer only shows misfire #2 we have done all i know to do since i am not an import technition,looking for any help i can get.
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Unknown VIN: WVWNA63B2W
Hello VW tech's Just a quick question can you use a different ATF fluid than VW fluid? Thank you
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start, Stall, VIN: 3VWSD29MIY
we had a customer call and said car would not start after refueling, by the time the wrecker got there (about 30 mins.)it started and ran perfect,3days later at a stop light it died, towed it in,dropped it and it started.there are no codes,checked fuel pump co...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L trans VIN: 3VWRF29MXY
Attn vw techs. Ihave a 2000 Jetta tdi that the customers only complaint is of a check eng light. Upon roadtesting I found that in OD it seems to hunt as if popping in and out of lockup, although cust doesnt notice. Once clearing the code the code may not come ...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2VWDC21V51
Hello. I'm posting this for another shop that does not have internet access. They have a 01 VW Cabrio auto that came in with a p 0103 and p1580. They followed the the tsb exactly with replacing the battery and doing a throttle relearn. They also checked the ch... Trouble codes: P1580, P0103
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63D42
I'm not familiar with Volkswagons and in need of some help. Vehicle came in with no drivability problems just mil on, code p0011. My instincts tell me to pull the timing cover off and look at the timing marks but with having to put the car in service mode I'm ... Trouble codes: P0011
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L a/c system VIN: YVKS9619S1
Car has been in several times for poor cooling from the a/c. Each repair has taken care of the problem until the next problem. The last repair was an a/c clutch. The dealer sent us the wrong clutch and the mechanic did not notice this. The customer took the ca...
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L cv joint, axle, wheel bearing VIN: YV1VW2558Y
I have a noise/vibration on acceleration that has gradually been getting worse and worse over the past 2 weeks or so. sounds like its coming from the left front and the noise sounds like a typical bad wheel bearing (see below). only on acceleration though, noi...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L tailgate VIN: YV1SZ58D61
We do not have access to a Volvo scan tool and I suspect this is a problem within the CEM but cannot through the data available from shopkey make heads nor tails of this problem.We have inspected fuses, wiring, etc but the message continues to display!

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1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: ZARBA5643H
This one has me officially stumped. I've checked everything I can think of several times, and keep scratching my head. The injector pulse width is stuck somewhere between 8 and 12 mS depending on the input from the CTS. At this point, I'm waiting until I g...
1995 BMW 318is 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBABE62030
Thanks to those that replied. This is a euro spec car. Code 207 for this vehicle refers to faulty knock sensor. Recommended fuel is 98 octane. Customer was advised to use 91 octane by salesman. When questioned further he described pinging but did not realize t... Trouble codes: 207 (I have no info re this code).
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHE6324S
turns out cylinder number eight has an exhaust valve leak. We are in the process of tear down and will be inspecting the entire engine per some of the info i got from all of you. thanks for all the help and especially to steve for the pictures. I think they wi...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L srs VIN: WBAAM3332X
sorry about delay in fix-car lives 120 miles away. code 10 was for drivers side seat belt buckel. repaired bad connection at drivers side buckle. cleared codes-ok.
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L whistle VIN: WBAGH834XY
Thank you to everyone who replied. I didn't get the part numbers that I asked for but I did get some good descriptions since I didn't even know what it looked like or where it was. I replaced the plate on the back of the intake. It is called: pcv plate,cover,b...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43481
First off, thanks for all the replies. We cleared the codes to see what would come back. Got a call fromt the customer and both codes came back in a few days, but the customer didn't come back for repairs. Thanks. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L radio VIN: 5UXFB33573
After much tinkering updating softwear and general hair pulling The problem curiously went away. Not due to anything we did unfortunatly. So this was a free trip for Mr. customer this time. I think Shawn from Ontario was most definitely on the right track. Thi...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Unknown VIN: SAJWA51C15
Thank you all who replied. Jayson was on the spot from the start the Pass side axle has a weak copper clip and broke. The axle was a little chewed up and boots looked old. We installed a new axle with a steel clip and all is well
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L ign lock VIN: YS3EF48E9X
thank you all so much.chris from oregon was right about it being the lock cyl,willfinish it up tomorrow.
1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Oil Warning Buzzer VIN: 3VWFC01H0R
Well thanks to everyone who contributed, I have replaced both sensors and still the problem exits, My next step will be to replace the bottom switch with the Diesel 'low Pressure switch' as this seems to be the most likely solution, Thanks again for all of you...
1983 Volvo 242 DL 2.1L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: 1GHGH1GH1G
sorry for the delayed fix. the fix was a new (used) idle control computer. the engine harness had been replaced and all the wires were good. i unplugged computer and was able to manualy open and close the idle valve by jumpering the control wires. thanks. Keit...
2000 Volvo V70 R AWD 2.3L Timing Belt VIN: YV1LV60D6Y
Thank you to all who replied, After triple checking the timing marks and using Volvo's specialty tool to set TDC, the vehicle was sent to the dealer. They informed me that there was a wiring problem. They think it was the original shop that did the install. On...
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