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2000 Audi TT 1.8L Reciever/drier VIN: TRUUC28NY1
Does anyone have a trick for removing the upper bolt to the drier without ruining the condenser? I don't understand why Audi/Vw in their infinite over-engineering wisdom uses a steel bolt on top of the drier and and a fancy anodized(?) bolt for the lower hose....
2002 Audi A6 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B12
This is actually my personal car no repairs have been made recently i thought a cam sensor was bad so i swapped them around with a know good sensor since i was not sure which one vas bad all i knew was bank 2 but everytime the misfire codes come back along wit... Trouble codes: P0300, P304, P305, P0306, P0345
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L abs VIN: WBABJ6325R
This BMW has code 34 in the ABS computer. The dealer tells me that the control module will have to be replaced at a cost of over 2,000.00 Is there a procedure for checking the system further or can the outlet valve itself be replaced.
1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L loping idle VIN: WBAGJ639SD
This vehicle came in with a complaint of a "rough" idle. After the initial inspection, found the following. Found a bent electrode on one spark plug, found the idle speed control sticking, found a lot of oil in the intake. We replaced the spark plugs and check...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBACA6324S
Hello, this bmw will not start turns over and then acts like the timing is way out grunts knocks and then cranks normally. Check exhaust back presure 0. Getting lots of fuel and spark when on the scope it seems to losing and adding sparks randomly. Cam to cran... Trouble codes: 42 (Knock sensor 23)
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADR6340Y
The customer stays that the check engine light is being on for long time, but this time the car came out with the code P1622 which I don't even have any information about it, even for the other two All Data don't give me enough info. for the testing and I woul... Trouble codes: P1175 (p1174-), P1174 (p1622-), P1622
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L compressor VIN: WBADL81000
When you turn the AC on , it cools well but after 15-20 min working it no longer activates the compressor coil. Have checked data stream for all temp sensors working properly and showing normal parameters values, checked also compressor coil condition is well....
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51C4Z
this vehicle came into the shop with misfire codes on drivers bank,rough run and some engine noise. found fuel in oil& fouled plugs.checked compression(fine) replace fuel fouled plugs,changed oil,cleared codes. on road test ran fine at first and then same misf... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire), P1314 (injector shut offto save cat), P1316 (injector shut offto save cat)
1995 Land Rover Range Rover County Classic 3.9L No Start VIN: SALPV1240S
Car starts & runs fine. If i shut key off & try to restart it cranks but won't start. I need to wait 20-30 seconds & it will restart. Spoke to several Rover dealers & they could not explain how the computer sees the RPM's. Is it the crank sensor, cam sensor, i... Trouble codes: P0727 (Engine spd input ckt no signal)
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBDA28D2H
Hey fellas,this car came in running but with a bad miss.It had a hole in the #4 piston so I replaced the engine.The used engine I installed did not have the fuel distributor on it so I took the one off of original engine.Now it will start for 3 or 4 seconds be...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
first time cust. i dont normally work on benz car has a recuring egr dtc
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L 4esp VIN: 4JGAB72E0X
The park brake warning chime and warning light are always on, I have replaced the park switch and have tried disconnecting and jumping the terminals.using a scanner to se the ABS actual values shows the the switch is always closed. this means the ESP is sendin...
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L esp bas light VIN: 4JGAB57E84
Hey fellow mercedes techs, this ML came in with esp bas light on intermittently. Only symptom customer was experiencing was selector lever was locked in park if esp light was on. Code 1201 came up which was bas release switch A7/7s1. Did some checking, and acc...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG 5.5L PS Pump VIN: WDBRF76J55
The customer has owned this car for app one year and has had issues with the dealer about the following problem since day one. On cold start up the PS pump whines very loudly and the reservior vibrates enough to give my hand a nice massage. The dealer supposed...
1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L Clutch VIN: YS3DD75B2S
I am replacing the clutch on this 900. Any recommendations or shortcuts on this job? Alldata says to drop the subframe. Is that necessary?
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L No Start VIN: TS3DF78N5X
Car has fuel pressure and pulse,but has no spark to plugs.Has no +or- voltage reading from terminal #7 at the IDM module/cassette,however wiring harness test's good from ECU toIDM. We know that theese cars are prone to multiple IDM malfunction's,however we sti...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCZ21C0X
Can't get this Beetle to start,I have just bought the VAGCOM setup for VW's and this is my first time using it.. Anyway, I have a tank vent problem & MAF problem... I wonder if there is a way to temporarily trick the computer to bypass the MAF in order to get ... Trouble codes: P1425 (tank vent valve), P1472 (short to ground), P0102 (maf)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on, wrong ecu coding VIN: WVWMA23B7Y
This is my own personal vehicle. I recently did a manual transmission swap after the automatic transmission died. I have everything up and running and am driving it, but I need to recode the ECU so it will recognize that it is a manual transmission car now. Th...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L hunts VIN: WVWDH215SY
cars idle,hunts up and down in gear, with air on. has any body had this problem on a vw
1998 Volvo V90 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KW9609W
This vehicle came in for failing smog inspection for codes P0455 Gross evap leak, and P0500 vehicle speed sensor. Another shop replaced the speed sensor. When we recieved the vehicle, only the P0455 was in memory. Tested evap system, found no leaks. Tested pur... Trouble codes: P0455 (Gross Evap Leak), P1307 (Accelerometer signal low), P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor signal)

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L power steering VIN: WAUED68D3W
Hello Fellows I let this one go as the car needed the usual $2500 list of things that this vintage Audis eat. I suspect that the problme is in the rack but because the pump is leaking also and the reservoir is damaged, it could have been a costly endevour wi...
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4YUSCH9340
Hi all, thank you to those who responded. It did end up being a purge valve. Replaced it and let the car go, customer has put about 500 miles on the car already ( traveling sales ) and has had no more problems. I tried to catch the purge valve in the act of me... Trouble codes: P0441 (incorrect purge flow).
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN33452
After removeing the thermostat and inspecting it a broken part of the old thermostat housing was stuck in the new thermostat. Thanks for all the help.
1986 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: SAJHX1249T
Hey guy's thanx for your input.What I finnally ended up doing was replace theUCU with tested known good used unit and even though main +fuel pump relay's tested good I replaced them also.Since then problem has disappeared Thanx again.Look forward to getting an...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Hydrraulic VIN: WDBBA4805M
Hi all thanks for the Good advice ,Eric nail it! The Master cylinder had to be replaced, replaced the master and bleed system ,sent the car down the road!Also special thanks to Eric,Robert,Richard,Glenn,Jason,Paul,and Byron. Thanks Marty
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L head gasket VIN: WDBFA63E5R
Thanks to all who responded to this request. Most of your suggestions referred to brand of head gasket. I looked into what brand we used on this repair previously. It was not elring or oem mercedes. The cylinder head was machined, as you suggested for a new pe...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G1W
Many sincere Thanks to everybody and my hat is off to the 9 who made this operation a sucess with the correct answer of MAF.Some other good ideas were to ck for restricted cat., Crank signal , vacume leaks.Wonderful people like Curt [...],Richard... Trouble codes: P0304, P0400 (EGR flow).
2003 Porsche 911 GT2 3.6L fuel tank VIN: WPOAB299X3
Hi, Members: I got 7 replies and helped me a lot. Mr.Dennis from Ohio, Marty from Texas, Wade from Colorado, Frank from New York and Frank from California actually gave me the right direction to solve the problem. I found the ORVR valve circuit under the b...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Convertible Top VIN: YS3DF78K32
Hello everyone and thanks for the input on this one. This one ended up being one of the lines to the right side power cylinders. The line was basically kinked over in one spot and was leaking. We had a big struggle getting the dealer to help us identify the co...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs VIN: WVWMA63B2X
Thanks to all that replied. I really wanted the wiring information for the powers and grounds since we did not have a good wiring diagram. Someone verified the 4 power and ground wires(2 red 2 brown you know which ones they are when you take the connector off ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M5Y
Well fixed is..We had to resort to parts swapping though. You must never forget that the ecu can have problems that there are no trouble trees or tests to run. You have to substitute known good parts. This ended up being an ecu that kept too close an eye on th... Trouble codes: P0340.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L door locks VIN: WVWTE61J83
information was correct the auto lock is now disabled
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L gear selector switch VIN: YV1LS5514S
Replaced the switch, and was able to remove the connector cover with a thin tool made from a Snap on toolbox drawer release tool. Probably could have made it from a .010 feeler gauge as well. Pried the blue tab back, inserted the tool, and it popped apart with...
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