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2002 Audi A6 3.0L Misfire VIN: WAULT64B62
Hello car came in shop w/misfire and P0305 code from different shop they installed new ing. Coils all 4 cam sensors all injectors, maf,02 sensors I chk for vacuum leaks w/smoke machine no leaks I chk.for spark on # 5 the cyl. W/the misfire no spark coil has po... Trouble codes: P0305
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L central lock VIN: WBAGD8327R
when i lock doors alarm sets and wont let me unlock after that I can get in thru passenger side crank it and wont start then unlock from trunk and starts find any help please.
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3347Y
customer also states oil light comes on after heats up, will go off after restarting vehicle, checked engine oil level, level is good, oil looks fairly new, no evidence of oil leaks, no timing component repair history, rough engine idle, misfire codes for all ... Trouble codes: P1520 (exhaust camshaft position actuator), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire), P0305 (cylinder 5 misfire)
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L whistle VIN: WBADT63462
This is a stage 1 Dinan car (exaust, large throttle and cool tube). The problem is under load (around 1200 to 1400rpm an intake whistle noise happens for a split second or two. Its pretty loud and goes away at idle or above 1400rpm. We smoke tested and found n...
1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Battery VIN: SAJNX2752R
Here is my question: can any component wired into the security control cause it to remain awake all the time? Instead of the control, could that be the cause of my problem? It seems that there will be some difficulty getting a replacement control and I'm reluc...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Stall VIN: SAJHX1244W
Driving on the highway at speed it loses throttle response, just coasts, usually when you decelerate just a bit. If i shift to neutral turn the key off then restart, it runs normal. or let it coast down to around 25 to 30 m.p.h. it picks back up. no warning li...
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Surge VIN: SAJEA71C04
JAGUAR TECHS,I have this 2004 Kitty(XJ8)that during warmup surges @ 35-40 mph(holding steady or cruise engaged). The tach surges between 1300 and 1500 rpm. I have check fuel pressure and it is steady(it does go up/down with load). Volume is good. It is a PW Mo...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L engine VIN: SALNY22292
Hello everybody! Again having problems with weird Land Rover here. It is a Freelander 2002 v6. All thre t.b. are missing. Can`t get enough info from alldata or mithell. Can anybody tell me where to find camshaft timing tools for a reasonable price? I looked at...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Unknown VIN: SALJY22222
This vehicle has a heavy driveline vibration under hard acceleration. Goes away immediately when you let off the gas. Removed the rear driveshaft and vibration is still there. Ran the vehicle in the air with just the front and can feel the vibration but not se...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 230E 2.3L CV Joints,Diff,Wheel Bearing VIN: WDB1232232
Road testing car with customer he was able to demonstrate noise at 55-60kph. drove car myself to try and duplicate noise and was able to do so. Noise occurs loudest at 55-60kph but can be heard faintly at 80 kph intermittently. Noise is a rattling noise that o...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L No Start VIN: WD8BA45C5F
Car will not start at times after sitting. Customer sprayed dist with wd40 and car would start. We replaced dist cap & rotor but car still will not start at times for the customer but wd40 no longer works. We cannot duplicate the problem at all, car always sta...
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Starting VIN: WDBFA67FGV
thanks for checking this one out! this vehiclew was towed into us with a no-start complaint. our resources are limited to alldata and a snap-on scanner. i believe we are dealing with a anti-theft problem. it will start for a second then stall. at that time it ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L will not shift VIN: WDBJF65H5X
We have an E320 that is stuck in 2nd gear, check engine light on. code present engine code. P0715 input / turbine speed sensor circuit malfunction. We are not able to get into the transmission section of the diagnostics. We are using a Baum CS2000 scan tool. W...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L fluid VIN: WDBLJ70GOX
This is a modified vehicle,6.0,with a BMW 850CSI six speed manual trans.Trying to find out what fluid belongs in the trans.Alldata says dexron 3,that is not what is in it.If anyone knows please let me know.Thank you.Terry.
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L air bag
The vehicle have a hard code, i attempted to clear it with a Boss Scan Tool,and it came right back after clearing, the scanner is working fine, Similiar to a star service tool for mercedes benz, but i don't have too much hands on with the tool or air bag syste...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61JX2
This little MB has got us scratching our heads. All scan data is normal. fuel trims are good the car runs perfect. I never feel a misfire or hiccup untill the vehicle is driven at full throttle and reaches 4800rpm's then it cuts out cylender #4 injector and ru... Trouble codes: P0304
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Rear main seal leak VIN: WPOCA29832
Hey guys, I hope someone can help me with this one. I have a boxster with a oil leak at the rear main seal or intermediate shaft cover/bolts. I have read the tsb for the updadated bolts. When removing the tranmission do I have to have the special pulley, flywh...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1LS5514T
After replacement of both O2 sensors OBD2 generic (Snap-on Brick) says absent B1S2. At idle car exhibits excess fuel. Off idle car runs without smoking or any other drivability issue. System is in closed loop operation, but with O2_Fault being highlighted most... Trouble codes: P0133

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WAUKC68D21
Changed MAF, checked for electrical ground and wiring problems as well as vacuum line. Unfortunately, as the problem only occurs ervery half a yer or less often, I have no idea whether any of the actions taken will be a fix Trouble codes: 16396 (Bank 1 Camshaft A Intake Advance Setpoint not Reached Over-Retarded), 17536 (Fuel Trim Bank 1 Mult System too Lean), 17734 (Knock-Control Cylinder 2 Regulation Limit Exceeded), 16684 (Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected), 16687 (Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected), 16688 (Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected).
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Unknown VIN: SAJHX6247V
The customer has been gone 2 weeks without further problems so I'll call this one fixed. I went back through my notes and found that the original draw was closer to 1 amp (.935). I found frayed wires at the trunk hinge and repaired. I checked the wiring diagra...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPV1249X
Well hooked up the snap-on scanner and compared known good patterns for the mass air sensor, where near the same,.inspected mass air and it was from 'something' other than a range rover,...install Range Rover MAF and vehicle ran great. Thanks for all the ...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L expansion valve VIN: WDBBA48D6J
Not a bad job allm in all. Had to flush the lines and replace the rec./dryer also. 35deg.F at the center vent. I'm pleased, owners pleased. V.
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Starting VIN: WDBHA23ENF
Thank you for all your help. The problem was a bad transmission control module, but please don't ask me how. The TCM was the only thing showing codes, about 5 of them, and as soon as you cleared the codes and cycled the key they came back. We installed a used ...
1977 Other European Silver Cloud .0L Hydralics
This one is going bye-bye. We gave the owner the news that anything we did on this car would be a 'time-for-time ' basis. Due to the liability and lack of experience with this deal. The owner understands and has declined to go any further. We also found out ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Unknown VIN: YS3FD49Y03
Thanks for all the help. We ended up changing both speed sensors in the transmission and performing a transmission flush. Its been a few weeks and i haven't heard anything from the customer so i am asuming all is well. Thanks again.
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