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2001 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAC68D11
We have checked the camshaft sensor to crankshaft corolation. It appears the the camshaft signal comes in just before the crankshaft rising signal. so we tried to check the camshaft timing but alldata has us a bit confused as to how to time the camshafts. We a... Trouble codes: P0012
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Oil system VIN: 4USCD2329T
Thanks for replies in advance. Customer states vehicle getting hot, car has oil in coolant, oil/coolant mixture looks dark, smells like engine oil however this transmisssion takes some funky mineral oil,It is hard to tell what it is. I have sold a head gasket ...
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L limp in VIN: WBAAV53421
hey guys this bmw came in a couple days ago for shifting issues. i drove it and it seemed to be in limp in mode starting out in a high gear, but when you get to the sweet spot of that gear it seemed to run just fine. the transmission indicator and check engine...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNV4849K
Went this far and got stuck. New ICM $900+. All wiring at Marelli ICM checks out save the idle switch which is inop. I have inj pulse both speed signals in and one out of the ICM yet I have no spark on either coil. When measuring the primary signal it drops do...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L door lock VIN: SALTY12491
hi techs I have this 2001 dicovery here every time when I operate the power lock from the switch at the dash it kills the engine and if I use the remote door lock the rear wiper move and not all the door lock will lock I thought a ground problem . wonder if an...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L camshaft VIN: WDBCA39E4M
Hello fellow mercedes techs. I have a 1991 560sel in my shop. the customer was refered to me by another shop who diagnosed the car as having a collapsed hydraulic lifter on the #3 exhaust valve. I'm not sure how they came to this conclusion. I inspected the li...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA26D0N
Originally brought to me with no code, pulled from another shop. Client said car was setting check engine light with code for O2 sensor. I assumed it was code 5 and so installed an additional ground strap to O2 sensor, and set lambda using EHA current method. ... Trouble codes: 17 (Oxygen sensor signal wire shorted to positive or ground)
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L power door locks VIN: WPOJB092XJ
Hello Porsche experts. We got this car last week with the drivers door actuator disconnected because was acting weird(locking and unlocking by it self) . I've removed the drivers door panel and reconnected the actuator. Locking and unlocking from the passenger...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFA81H3W
Hi VW techs, I 've got this 98 golf that keeps setting leak detection pump code p1476. I checked the pump per the tests in alldata and everything checks fine, pump ohm readings and power and wire checks to pump. I checked vacuum to the pump from the inline va... Trouble codes: P1476 (leak detection pump insufficent vacuum)
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Drive axles VIN: 3VWBC21V81
Vehicle operates normally at cruising speeds. When accelerating a thumping feeling / noise is felt from the front of the vehicle.If maintaining a steady speed noise is not heard / felt. No shimmy felt in front end at any speed. Can not produce symptoms on lift...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 3VWSR69M54
As stated above, car came in on the hook. Went ahead and attempted to start vehicle as soon as it arrived, fired right up and had a little rough idle. Took out on road for test drive, vehicle cut out and wouldn't restart. Went back to shop to get scanner and f...
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L instruments VIN: YV1LW5719S
Greetings fellow techs.Vehicle came to shop with no fuel,temp,speedo,tach gauge operation.All other warning lights operate.Scan tool at test connector (A) shows no faults.Test connector A,pin 7 will not operate gauges,if this model will support it.Checked powe...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML54DX1
Well folks it's been a few weeks now and the car remains fixed.I hate not knowing the exact complexities of the issue the why's and the whats but, like in testing the mass air flow fixed the problem,no codes have returned.Why just a misfire code on one or two ... Trouble codes: P0305 (cyl 5 misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire).
1984 BMW 528e 2.7L Dash illumination VIN: WBADK7307E
Vehicle is fixed. Two of the the replies were correct. It was the printed circuit board. I was able to repair it though. The solder joint on one of the pins for instrument illumination had come loose. A solder gun and a drop of solder and its fixed. Also, I wa...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L brake lite indecator VIN: WBAAU3341F
first off i would like to thank you for the helpfull info. i did not know about the resetting off the brake lite. i was taught the only way to reset one is to replace the sensors that was bad. i dont have any of the vehicles here to try and find out if that f...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L starter VIN: SAJEA51C53
Thanks to Don, Brad, Jason and Long [...] checked for bad grounds and broken cable end and were ok. Load tested battery and it was not OK. Installed a fresh battery and problem solved. I guess these Jaguars are known for this. I normally dont work on them but this...
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22263
Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0304, P0306.
1994 Mercedes-Benz C200 2.0L engine VIN: WDB2020202
thanks to all who replied ,removed throttle body and found broken wiring going into idle control unit .repaired and cleaned ,car performs good .thanks again to all .
1968 Volkswagen Dune Buggy 1600CC 1&3 Cyls
Thanks for all the help everyone. I'm 99 percent sure the cause is a "wild cam". We even went in and put the biggest jets we could find in the Carb and still the engine misses on 1&3 cyls. The customer does not want to split the case and change the cam, They'r...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WVWPD23B9Y
This one's going down as a fix, thanks to everyone for their replies. I pressure tested it overnight, no leaks. I found out they filled it when they first got it about a month ago. They also overfilled it. I put a new cap on the surge tank as a precaution, and...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L timing belt VIN: 9BWGD21J01
Wow! Lots of help offered almost immediately. Really appreciate it. Car is now back on the road. Special thanks to Brian [...] who emailed back and forth with me making sure I had correct part #s for eveything. I Believe that we got a defective belt the fir...
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