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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L wheel bearing VIN: WAUML44E14
Audi was brought in with left rear wheel bearing bad. It made a loud growling noise and the abs light & brake light were on. Replaced bearing and speed sensor which was damaged by the bad bearing. The problem is that we still have no speed signal. We see no re...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L pump VIN: WBAAM5334X
vehicle came in with ABS light on, fault code 71 pump motor, testing with the X431 I can activate the intake valves. My information system (MOD) has no testing or diagnositcs. Any help would be appreciated.
2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L battery VIN: WBXPA9341W
Hello bmw techs, we have this bmw that the battery goes dead in about 4 or 5 days .We have installed a new battery. the draw i get is different evry time i have had 330 ma after 2 hours one day. Another day i have had 60 ma after about 2 hours. i have also see...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Stall VIN: WBDCA33D6H
Car come in for die and no start- check fuel pressure, found fuel pump relay not staying grounded, unplugged a/c compressor and car cranked, plug compressor in and car dies. Have replaced fuel pump relay and a/c control relay, leave compressor unplugged and tu...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBEA32W2R
I need a help from Mercedes Bosch HFM gurus Efi engine wiring was bad. A lot of typical shorted wires because broken insulation. After assembling a new oem wiring engine worked very well but after warming up some minutes shutted down cylinder 2 and 5. After r... Trouble codes: 058 (Ignition stage 2 T1/2 cyl 2 discontinuity), 059 (Ignition stage2 T1/2 cyl 3 discontinuity)
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Unknown VIN: 4JGAB54E7W
hi all techs this josh i have this ml in the shop. it keeps codeing a p0170 and p0173, put new air mass meters on about 3 times. 4th time put mb air mass meter on from dealer. still codeing the same 2 codes. checked all air tubes and passages, could not find a...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBJF65J61
vehicle idles rough every time it comes to a stop, it gets worse when you start the car in the mornings, the mil is not on but it had a code p0171 for a lean condition, but vehicle runs fine on crusing, take off , under load, until it comes to a stop, sometime... Trouble codes: P0717
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L instrument cluster VIN: WDBRF64J41
The vehicle battery coes dead overnight. I suspect it is the instrument cluster, but here's how i came about it. I checked all the usual suspects first: the seat modules one at a time and the the overhead control panel, and all three at the same time. While it...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L No Radio VIN: YS3ED48E9X
I had a very infrequent fault with this car spontaneously flashing the hazard flashers while parked or driving which I narrowed down to the DICE module. To be sure I installed a used DICE module and the flasher fault is gone, but the DICE module contains the a...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L low power VIN: 3VWSP69MX2
hello, this is my first post, car came in on the hook overheating, car ran, water pump impeller had come off, replaced timing belt and water pump, noticed timing appeared to be a tooth off when i set it up with proper tooling before taking the belt off, custom...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Trans VIN: 3VWSP69M42
We just reinstalled this transmission after having it rebuilt at a reputable local shop. Every thing was fine for about twenty miles. Now as soon as the trans is put in gear it makes an intense ratteling sound almost like it isn't completly out of park. As soo...

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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L compression VIN: WBAGH83421
Update: Per the customers request we replaced the engine with a used one. I am in the process of disassembly to inspect what caused the failure. I want to thank all who replied to my help request. Nasser
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L door lock VIN: SALTY12491
customer took the truck to the dealer to repair the old bcem .because they repair the old one reprogramme not require.thanks to the techs who reply
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic 3.0L 4matic operation, hydraulic pressure switch VIN: WDBED90E9P
After further testing, found out the replacement oil pressure switch from the dealer was bad. (contacts are normally closed with no pressure and should open up above 150 psi.) Tested pressure at the switch port and had 400-450 psi.(normal range is 362-522 psi)...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L hydraulic brakes VIN: WDBUF83J04
Thank you for the repplies, This car needs to go to the dealor for warranty repair, we told customer that we would take it still waiting for the customer to bring it back. MB tech told me before you do the brakes he would need to hook up scanner to make system...
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L srs VIN: WDBTJ75J55
We sent the car to the dealer, beleiving either the srs control unit must be recoded or the retractor may have to be programmed to the car, either way we could not do it with our scanners. Thanks for all of the replies
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L Engine VIN: WP0JB0925J
Many of the replies had concerns of poor quality water pump impellers, so I pulled the pump to find a good impeller. It was not a waste of time since I did find three defective t-belt rollers. One response suggested that the thermostat plate that blocks off th...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L timing chain tensioner VIN: WVWAC23B21
s car is finally running good and no nosies.Car came in with tensioner rattling on cold start lasted few seconds ( bulletin says its normal, but new tensioner does not make that noise) laud rattle would return when fully warmed up oil pressure was 22psi at tha...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: WVWSP61J63
customer had to have vehicle and has not returned for furhter testing. replies ranged from running veh for 1/2 hour after replacing filter to restriction in the supply system. Advised customer that the next step was to remove the fuel pick-up in the tank and i...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B83
Thank all for your help, vacuum gauge test found noisy timing chain tentioner. After replacment and change to proper weight oil, engine is much quieter. We found some loose brackets, gave car back to customer and is driving. We have not had reply from customer... Trouble codes: 16712 (Knock sensor signal to high).
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LS5710S
This Volvo had no command from the ecm to the fuel pump relay either when keyed up or cranked. I found no circuit faults. The fault would occur one in five starts but the engine would always start eventually. The pump on this car, like most should run for 5 se...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS53D81
Thanks for all the replies and suggestions, you're going to love this one. The shop decided to reorder another pump from the local dealer. When they did another part number [...] came up they just got it in and looks exactly like the old one they pulled out...
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