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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L tach, fuel gauge, temp gauge VIN: WAUKE5448L
This is how the customer explained it to me. He thinks it is connected to the seatbelt somehow. If the seatbelt is not connected and the seatbelt light comes on and flashes, it affects the fuel gauge and temp gauge. They will go off and on. Now it is doing thi...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L Rear coil springs VIN: WAUGD28D2X
A lot of noise while driving, the inside of the rear springs are rubbing on the struts. Springs seem to have an S curve to them causing them to contact the struts. My question is why? Should I suspect the rear springs are shot??? I cant see anything that is o...
1985 BMW 318i 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WBAAK7400F
Cant figure this one out, on cold starts the cars idle is extremly erratic, its idles up really high to start with then drops sometimes the engine dies sometimes it just chugs and lugs tell the idle serges way back up again. This goes on for about 2 min tell t...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L No start VIN: WBACB4326R
BMW experts...I have a funny one here...at least its funny to me. it came on on a hook today with a no start complaint. The customer says they started it to move it out of the way and it has never restarted. It has been sitting now for 3 months. I do not have ...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L low brake fluid
replaced front and rear brake rotors and pads Instaled new sensors.After couple hours drive low brake fluid warning light on. Flushed hydraulic system and refilled with dot 4.Reset cluster with Baum CS2000 light goes off when abs reseted. After drive 15/20 mil...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Tach VIN: WBADM5337X
Hello, I need some serious help,I have a new customer recommended by a very good customer.They just came from the dealer for Tachometer not working, $1700.00 and a new cluster later, now the Tach still does not work, a/c does not work, reverse light do not wor...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM42070
Gday fellow tech,s , I need help with this the vehicle came in for a service and it was perfect i had driven the car in so i know ,i had lent the car to my auto elec to held diagnose another vehicle (ABS faut)all he did was remove the abs control module to con...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L cams VIN: WDBHA23G6W
keeps breaking cam. after tchain and guides and tensioners replaced. not overly familier with this vehicle line is this common, is there something that you mercedes guys know that i need to know. i didn't do the original work but am about to be left with this ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG78J72
We have a 2002 Mercedes S600 that has been in and out several times. The latest problem has become a mystery. The car is running on only the left bank (cylinders 7-12). The right bank (cylinders 1-6) is dead. The car runs very smooth but has very little power.... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 heater problem bank 1 sensor 1), P0155 (O2 heater problem bank 1 sensor 3), P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire), P0300 (Rand cylinder misfires)
1980 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L oil pressure VIN: GVVDJ2AG52
1980 MGB, customer concern is that oil pressure is not within spec while driving. We resealed Oil Pan and replaced gaskets at Oil filter housing - updated with spin-on filter some time ago. New engine oil 20W50. Customer complains that oil pressure is low acco...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD55H5Y
This Saab came in with a check engine light and code po722 out put speed sensor signal. Not much information found with manual transmission. Speedo, tach, both work and the data on the scan tool seems to match also. Only gobal OBDII information. If someone has... Trouble codes: P0722
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L power window VIN: 3VWDC21V3Y
Car came in with pass window stuck up. Installed new window reg and now it works. Problem is that now that it works the windows will go up about 3 inches on pass side and about 4 inches on drivers side and automatically goes down. Was wondering if anyone has r...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B12
we have a car that at times will die and not start. no spark and no injetor pulse code po322 po321 po011 comes back hard test sensor sensor it is within range remove sensor and inspect no problem seen .remove ecm test wiring to sensor all is ok. 1.8 eng awm Trouble codes: P0321, P0322, P0011
2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L rad cooling fans VIN: 9BWDH61J13
we need some help from one or more of you german electrical geniuses. customer called early in day - stated a/c not working, then called back several hours later - states engine overheating, towing it in. vehicle came in with 40 amp fuse blown in the above b...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 3VWCT71126
This little 06 Jetta Tdi is the victim of a teenager without a brain. Yes you guessed it he put about 7 gallons of GAS in the tank. We don't normaly work on diesels not to mention VW's so my question is what is normaly done in a case like this. What is the bes...
1999 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L abs VIN: YV1LS56D3X
Vehicle originaly came in with ABS light on and stored code BCM-0011 front wheel speed sensor faulty signal, BCM 0010 Front wheel sensor signal missing, and BCM 0092 yaw rate sensor signal faulty. Tested left front sensor resistance, Sensor tested open. Replac...

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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Cylinder compression VIN: WAUBA24B9A
Timing...The intake cam shaft was in fact off one chain tooth. It was difficult to tell since the tensioner compresses when the engine is rotated, but sure enough it reads 190 psi in all cylinders now that the marks line up and hae 15.5 or 16 (depending on how...
1991 BMW 735i 3.5L Misfire VIN: WBAGB4315M
hello techs, we tried vaf,adjust valves clearance,cap,wires,rotor.and plugs.NO fix.I will repost if we ever fix this one. thank you all rick
1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 4.5L No Start VIN: 1070241200
I recieved 2 replies on this old beast(not bad) from Steve and Rob both from Florida. the relay was right where they told me in the right hand kick panel numbered 1 on the wiring harness. Thanks again guys for the time and your very valuable knowledge. Ron
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L vacuum diagram VIN: 1234567123
Thanks for coming through again guys. Special thanks to marvin for sending me the diagram.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L no gauges except temp VIN: WDB7A66E1N
The response from Steve in Florida was quick and accurate. ://www.beckmanntechnologies.com Took his advice & the problem was resolved. Thanks to all that replied. Sorry for the slow closing
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB5432X
Thanks all you guys for the info it was a cloged egr flex tube. cleaned tube reinstalled put through drive cycle code did'nt return once again thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0400.
2000 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L cooling fan VIN: WDBHA29G8Y
Unfortunatetly,we know from customer ,that they get it fix for free from the dealer because the car is under recall for known coding issue.Customer also try to blame us for some noise under the dash (since we try to fix cooling fan !) It didn't make since to u...
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