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1997 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Cannot Charge VIN: WAUAA88G2V
To whom it may concern; It would be great if someone can help me with this one. I am having trouble recharging the air conditioning. According to Alldata the only service port is the high side. I have never experienced this before. I followed the directions to...
1998 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUAA88G9W
Car came in for some basic heater hoses ,ck ,ect. codes where p01106 po401 po171 po174 found vac leaks ect repaired cleared codes test ran ok. no codes at time.moved car in shop .then had a crank no start. ck. All fuses all ok, scan for codes no codes ,...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L shift, speedo VIN: WAUED64B61
hello all, vehicle came in with mil on and speedo works on light accell, when giving gas to accell speedo will fall on it face. with scanner hooked up and driving scanner data will show same speed as speedo. we then proceeded to replace vss and test drove. sen...
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E14
This one has got us. Car came in with check engine light flashing and idling poorly. Car will idle well for about one to two minutes after start-up, then start missing. Can discern no boost from the turbo. Pulled codes with Vag-Com. Codes are listed below. Ins... Trouble codes: 17705 (P1297 Pressure drop between turbo throttle), 16684 (P0300 Random misfire all cylinders), 16685 (P0301 cyl 1 misfire codes for all other cylinders also), 17544 (P1136 fuel trim too lean)
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L instrument cluster VIN: 4USCJ3320V
Hi: I have a Z3 here that won't let me fix it. It came in with an inop cluster after being stored. Indicator lights work, illumination works, mileage display very dim. no gauges. I have checked powers and grounds on everything, connected to the cluster and dis...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L ABS warning light on VIN: WBAAN37411
All of a sudden, ABS/DSC warning light on with two faults present: 5DF4 (board net voltage); 5E43 (steering angle sensor. These are hard codes that won't reset. I checked fuses, connections & wiring with no results. I sent the ABS controller out for repair...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L No crank VIN: 5UXFA53593
Customer came in to have charging system checked. They left the vehicle running, so when I went to test I never had to start it. I checked alternator voltage, good at 14.07 volts. I did not check amperage output though. No warning lights were on on the dash pa...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Suspension VIN: SAJHY1748M
well, this one has me stumped, for the moment. came in with a whirring noise at rear left wheel--sounded like aa bearing. put it on lift but could not duplicate. decided to go after left rear bearings. they loked fine as soon as i had them out and of course th...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L A/C control head VIN: WDB1260441
Need Help!!! The car came in with A/c not working, but we put an A/C control head unit and it was working fine. Customer pick up the car and two days later the car caught on fire. Wondering if anyone had this kind of problem with the 1985 Mercedes 500SEC. Than...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Stall, Hard to restart VIN: WDBEA30D5M
Thanks for any help ahead of time. This vehicle belongs to a used car lot. It was brought in on hook. Will start up and run for about 2 min. then stall out. Will restart but very hard to. When first start up cold runs decent but starts to flood & stalls out. C...
1997 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3VWEK01H2V
this car was towed in from another garage,it barely starts,runs for about 5 seconds and stalls,as soon you step on throttle it will also stall. tried new plugs a known good computer,the hall effect in dist.,is good ,the timing belt is lining up proper.this is ...
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Misfire VIN: WV2EH8703X
We dont work on these vehicles alot but we have tested the ignition system , fuel injector & compression. all seems good but still have dead miss on cylinder #2. any direction would be great. Trouble codes: P0302
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L oil pressure VIN: 3VWSD29M71
Ok guys the first thing your gonna say is ,fool why did you take this in. This vehicle came to me on a hook with bent valves. Apart, cause the dealer didnt want to fix it. I did the head repairs and put a new oil pump in it. Looked at the bearings and they did...
1998 Volvo V70 R 2.3L Differential VIN: YV1LW5242W
car is emitting a scraping noise that sounds like a shaft is rubbing against a piece of metal or like a brake pad that is rubbing against a rotor where the pad has gone to metal. noise is only apparent when car is rolling and is speed related. we listened with...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L heater fan VIN: YV1CZ91H24
customer states that heater fan ran all night, killed battery. he pulled fuse next day, drove car, found it fogging up, reinstalled fuse, fan barely worked, very anemic. later fan worked properly and has worked properly since arriving at shop. fan also turned ...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ91H74
Hello This car came in for ck engine light with a code PO 030. I can't find any info on PO 030. Has any one ever seen or heard of this? Trouble codes: P00, 030

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH54B8Y
Thanks to all who replied. The fix ended up being a bad ecm. The new ecm coded correctly and all warning light are off. Any special coding required for the central locking? Thanks again, Greg Trouble codes: P1543, 1545 (throttle activation fault), 1171 (angle sensor 2 throttle motor).
2001 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAC68D11
We reset the cam timing.checked the cam sensor and cam acutator. test drove for two days with no problems.Thanks for all the help and replys. Trouble codes: P0012.
2001 Audi TT 1.8L Electronic VIN: YS3FB49S84
Thanks to all the obviously seasoned pro's who relpied. I really had to use all resources to figure this one out and I found some excellent sources for technical information in doing so. firstly Bently publishing had all the info I needed on there 3 day web su...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Wipers VIN: WAUZL64B81
Thank you all for your inputs. I found the wiper gear box or some call the transmission binding. The sytem can be tricky if you are not familiar with them. the motor and gear box are differant item. I replaced the gear box and works great.
1997 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX6244V
The replies suggested coils, spark plugs (already replaced), a possible arcing situation between the coil/plug and the head, and a possible MAF. The reality was more pedestrian, and arose out of "technician error", my own, in fact. When I changed the O2 sen... Trouble codes: 00300, P1313 (Catalyst damage misfire bank 123), P1314 (Catalyst damage misfire bank 345).
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRC33402
Did an engine flush and found a bad intake valve. Customer wanted to take vehicle as it. Will keep all posted on any further information regarding vehicle. Thanks Trouble codes: P0201.
1998 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L fuse #9 blows VIN: YS3DD38N3W
Every body said the same thing, that I must have a short in the wiring. After completely diassembling the interior to check the wiring and finding nothing, I told the customer that I could only guess what was wrong (possibly the trans range switch). Customer...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSG69M81
Thanks to all for your inputs. It turned out to be a bad plug wire. I replaced the wires and the car runs excellent. I could hear the # 5 plug wire arcing down near the plug. Thanks again Mike
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