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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B7W
We have had an ongoing battle with a 1998 audi A6 sedan(newer style). for the last several months. everytime we fix it, it breaks again. Over the past several months the car has had; New front 02S both banks, new throttle body, new ECT sensor, fuel pressure re... Trouble codes: 17547 (fuel trim bank 2 system to rich), 17545 (fuel trim bank 1 system to rich), 16795 (secondary air injection incorrect flow detected)
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Wipers VIN: WAUZL64B81
Hello everyone, I have one that the wipers will randomly not work especially when it rains. I have been able to reproduct this once on a test drive when it was not raining but very cloudy. But we have not had rain lately and the customer dropped it off for the...
1989 BMW 635CSi 3.5L battery VIN: WBAEC8418K
how are u gentlemen, vehicle came in with a dead battery. customer explained vehicle has had several battery's replaced as well as several techs already looked at vehicle. checked for any type of a draw pulling approx. 0.67 milliamps key out of ignition. seems...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L starter VIN: SA3EA51C7W
hello all and thanks in advance for any help with this car. car has been in several times with and intermittant no start condition. condition has been duplicated by me 1 time, for a single turn of the key and no time do any voltage checks. what happens is when...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start, Stall VIN: SALPV1443X
hello,after replacing maf seemed to be ok ran vehicle for one hour.shut off would not restart.checked for codes with autologic scanner. gave me code for ecm box fan power stage.checked power to fan its ok but computer does not seem to be tripping ground for fa...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L warn lites VIN: WDBGA32E0N
This car came in with a complaint of dash lites flickering when the wipers were set on intermittant. The problem occurs only when the wipers sweep and for just a milisecond, and with the headlites on low beam. The illumination lites remain on but the fuel gaug...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65J52
Car came in with cat efficiency codes. Before replacing the cats I decided to replace the sensors first. Ever since replacing the front o2 sensors we get code P0135 right front o2 sensor. Replaced it again thinking it was defective to no avail. Trouble codes: P0135 (Right side o2 before cat)
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBJF82J31
hello mercedes techs we have this e320 4matic that under heavy load or accell misfires on cyl 1,2,and 3we have swaped wires coils plugs and injectors to bank 2,3,4 it also had a amb temp code which was fixed with a new mass air flow. we have checked for vacuum... Trouble codes: 301 (misfire 1), 302 (misfire 2), 303 (misfire 3)
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Surge, Stall VIN: WDBJF65W91
Hello I'm getting a "ghost" 02 sensor code. I'm calling it ghost because it is not followed by a P01XX O2 sensor related OBDII code. There is just the description "plug connection of the 02 sensor is wrongly connected". Sometimes it will set this code for the...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L door locks / keyless entry VIN: WVWNA63B9X
we picked up this passat wagon with a totally dead battery after it sat for a couple months. after charging and load testing the battery [passed] we moved the car and locked it up with the key fobs and set the alarm. when the customer came to pick it up the ke...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS53D81
Looking for Volvo Techs, I am posting for another shop. This car came in with fuel leak at fuel pump, shop replaced fuel pump with dealer part (looks updated pump) and now it won't start. Check new pump,runs but no fuel pressure. Called dealer talked with serv...

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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUCJ58C8P
Most of the replies hit the nail on the head. It was airlocked, even though it was blow good heat out the heater. We had to blead it 3 or 4 times and keep heating it up and finally coolant started flowing through the Radiator. Thanks
1998 Audi A6 2.8L Auto Climate Control VIN: WAUAA24BXW
Thanks to jeff. The basic settings needed to be reset. It is easy if you have the group and display numbers. Basic settings-04-display 001. Thanks again for the replies.
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, knock in intake VIN: WBAAM5331X
Borrowing a smoke machine from a neighbor we found that there was a small crack in the valve cover and in between the halves of the water separator. Replaced both of the components and retested operation and no more cam sensor codes or popping in the intake ma...
2003 Fiat Stilo 2.4L aircond auto VIN: ZFA1920026
Hi Team Thanks for all replies. The problem was infact a blocked TX valve and had nothing to do with the battery change.just waiting for parts now .The air con does not require resetting after a battery replacement. Thanks again
1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Power Always VIN: SAJNW8XNC1
This vehicle is so fixed. A big thanks to Larry out in sunny Hawaii. He said most likely with the marelli ignition system the car is running only on one coil and he sure was right. The rear coil was not working. We replaced both coils due to the fact Larry sai... Trouble codes: FF13 (Map sensorManifold pressure doesnt change on engine starts or manifold pressure is out of range.).
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L dcs VIN: SAJDA01D8Y
Well I thank all of you who replied. I fixed the problem with this vehicle that turned the light on but, because I don't have the factory Jaguar tool or, a tool capable of re-initializing the abs system I was unable to turn the light out. I unfortunately had t...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Hesitation VIN: SAJDA01D2Y
Ok guys, sorry for the long delay but this was a weird one for me. First of all, thank you for all the help. It's extremely appreciated. Like I previously stated, the oil leak was repaired and the plugs were replaced. Finally convinced the customer to repla...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01N71
Thanks for all the help. Fuse # 7 was missing and the owners manual said it was supposed to be blank. Thanks especially to Alturo [...] who hit the nail on the head. I apologize if I left anyone out and thanks to all that answered. Trouble codes: P1633 (Keep alive memory voltage missing).
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBJF72F7V
Replaced oil bridges (now quiet valves), replaced map sensor, both knock sensors, coolant and air temp sensors. Is better, but not right yet. Customer is sharing her daughters car and comes to pick it up from time to time. Limited time here at my shop. I apolo... Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary air injection malfunction), P0300 (Misfiring Damages TWC), P0307 (Misfiring of cylinder 7 damages TWC).
1999 Other European Silver Serap 5.4L coolant light VIN: SCALA61E7X
After reading the electrical schematic this light is controlled by the clusters computer and this light appears to working properly oddly enough. I thank you for your responses. Stewart [...]
2000 Other European 3200GT 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: ZAMAA38B01
As I did not get a efi diagrams I searched engine wiring for shorts to ground. There was a contact of efi wiring to rear of the right valve cover causing insulation damage to some wires. Because of this fuse was blowing. This one is finished!
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Warning Message VIN: YS3FB45SS5
Thanks to all who took time to read and reply, iATN is the best as always. Tom was correct in that the seals between the cam and the ps pump were shot and engine oil was entering the ps system. Due to possible contamination issues the district rep has authoriz...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B93
Hello everyone. Well this one eluded me. I went through all the basics, Spark, new NGK plugs, swap out coils. Fuel pressure was good at 58psi, should be 3.5 to 4.0 bar. Air smoke test, no fail, took many vacuum lines off to check them, all ok. Sent this o... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple misfire), P0301 (Misfire cyl 1), P0302 (Misfire cyl 2), P0303 (Misfire cyl 3), P0304 (Misfire cyl 4).
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L instruments VIN: YV1LW5719S
New instrument cluster board fixed vehicle.To test check voltage on pin # 16 red/blk wire for power.This also runs to instrument voltage regulator.Pin 17 blk wire is ground.Pin 15 brown wire is also ground.If these are good a board is needed to fix instrument ...
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