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1996 Audi A6 2.8L compressor VIN: WAUJA84A3T
I have a 96 A6 quattro with no current getting to to ac comp. I have checked the circuitry and everything is good until the relay needs to be grounded. That's not happening. I don't have all of the proper diagnostic equipt for this year Audi.[it's an early 96,...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, readiness codes VIN: WAULC68E63
When setting readiness code, test 107= value goes to -25%, and test stays on. test 191 for sec air= test causes engine to stumble, sounds like exhaust leak, but there is no exhaust leak when sec air is not running. Already checked combi (EGR) valve and it is c...
2003 Audi A6 3.0L Timing VIN: WAULT64B03
Hey guys I need a little help from a 3.0 guru- This car came in after the intrepid owner attempted to change the timing belt on his own. There are no markings for cam or crank positions and he's accidentally moved both! We've never had to dead set time on a 3....
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L abs VIN: WBAGT8327T
I have this 96 740 i That came in with abs and traction control light on, We replaced all the abs sensors at the wheels due to them all being damaged. Now the ABS light is off and speedo works good. Our problem is with the traction control light is on. We scan...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L door lock VIN: WBADM6349X
Hey BMW Techs, This should be a easy one for those in the "KNOW". The R/Rear door on this vehicle will not open from inside nor outside. The lock button sometimes goes up with the klicker, but the door will not open. When manipulating the inside door handle I...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDB1260221
Vehicle has been identified by referee as a 1982 280SL, 2.6L Eng. O2 sensor was found not connected. Need a wiring diagram that shows location of computer and which pin the O2 sensor connects to according to this application.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L Engin VIN: WDBEA26D7M
This vehicle came in "No Start" We have check'd the timing chain. It is somewhat loose but still in time. We have Spark, and it cranks good. Ran a compression check on all the cylinders and some were low, but all above 90 psi. added some oil to the cylinders a...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Unknown VIN: WDBGA43E3T
hello, all you techs out there i am haveing this problem with this car and is driveing me crazzy, first off when these lites are on in the dash (asr abs brakelining and brake) all comes at same time the vehicle stay in first gear. and want shift. next i have ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L engine VIN: WDBHA28ESF
M-B techs, I am replacing a timing chain in this vehicle and cams have jumped, we are in the process of putting it together and need help indexing the cams and installing the chain properly. Thanks so much.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Stalls VIN: WDNG70J4YA
Customer stated that the car was stalling out after warm up.We drove it for five miles without a problem.The next day drove 50 miles,no problem.Third day it stalled on me after 2 miles but restarted.We installed a crankshaft sensor wire and plug kit that the M...
1992 Saab 9000 Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3CL55MXN
Hello helpers, This vehicle/customer is passing through and I am trying to help her get home. The TCS system started to malfunction intermittantly and now is completely dead. I first checked all the power and grounds using my Mitchel 1 system as a guide, howev... Trouble codes: 12251 (signal from the throttle potentiometer is incorrect or missing)
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD58N6X
Vehicle presented with cel. Inspection revealed a failing map sensor. Replaced map sensor and cleared codes. Ok on our test drive. Cel came back on a couple of days after customer picked up, same codes. Customer reports gas mileage worse when cel is on. Smoke ... Trouble codes: P0106 (map sensor fault), P0171, P1171
2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3ED49Z82
Hello saab techs I have a tranns issue on a 9-5 3.0 L turbo. We have a po 720 output speed senser vehicle shifts fine for about 10 minutes then goes into a neutral slips, after vehicle sits for 10 minutes car shifts again. Fluid red, not over heated. Any help ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3VWRP29MX1
Well TDI tech's,here i go again.I installed a set of european injectors(complete units)in this jetta for more power.I went with only one size bigger and i was told by the rebuilder that they were the size put in the TDI's in europe.After fighting with the old ...
2001 Volkswagen bora 2.3L transmission shifts VIN: SDFR411454
Hi, My client(also mechanic) has aproblem with his clients car in not idling properly and the trans shifting harsh through the gears. After performing a codes check he kept on getting engine code: P0102 mass airflow meter (G-70) he has repplaced 3 meters/...
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWUK63B73
this VW passat came yesterday with check engine light on and fan staying on for too long( about 10 minutes) after engine is turned off. We have code p0599 stored in system for the eclectric thermostat circuit too high, code comes back on after the first key cy... Trouble codes: P0599
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5529R
Good Morning Volvo techs. I have a short question to tell me if I'm on the right path. This vehicle was towed in for a no start, having no spark or injector pulse. I am suspecting there is an rpm input issue by looking at the wiring diagram. When I read the ge...

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2002 Audi A4 3.0L vvt cam gears VIN: WAUVT68E12
thanks to all replies. especially michel who keyed me in on all of it. i was mainly concerned of the cam gear adjustments beacause i did not feel movement. evidently that is normal. car is fixed all is good thanks again.
2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L L-F Wheel VIN: WA1YD64B43
Hello and thank you all, one of you said the right wheel bearing. So we replaced it and the noise is cured. We took the bearing appart and could see the bad spot on the race.The noise sure sounded like the left side, the customer is glad to change them both. T...
1995 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBAHE2325S
Thanks to all that replied- I should have mentioned in the first post as I did in the update that the irratic signal to the coils was the ground from the DME.Based on our thoughts and Kevins input we did double check engine management harness and determined th...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAGJ8322W
Thank you Mark for your help, I am still amazed that it took an hour for the modules to go to sleep, after that the parasitic draw droped to .015ma. According to bmw website the car should go to sleep after 16 min., but I guess as the cars get older it vari...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBAET37453
Well time has run out on this post and the customer says it still runs good. We did a BG induction service and put in a fuel filter, we also told the customer to use only top tier fuels. I highly recommend to anyone to check out for details.All ... Trouble codes: 239 (misfire cyl 2), 238 (misfire cyl 1), 243 (misfire cyl 6), 242 (misfire cyl 5).
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SAJHX1741T
Hi all, I got this one fixed. I want to thank Charlie V and Marcus for the feedback they gave. After many hours with no luck I started to back track to see what I had missed and it jumped right out at me. The reluctor wheel on the balancer had a tooth broken o... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303.
2001 Jaguar X - type 3.0L Transmission end float & noise enquiry VIN: SAJAC59E22
Thanks to all who responded with their personal oppinions. I rebuilt the transmission and it all seems to be going fine. I would say the problem with the noisy trans was the restricted trans filter. The torque converter clutch was not damaged and ...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Blend air VIN: SAJEA01T03
Thanks to the guys who replied. Most of the 5 said to replace the heater control valve. The other said make sure it was full of freon. The used car dealer that owns this car fortunately had another Jag that we could swap valves from. That didn't cure the probl...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69M61
No fix on this one, looks like we might be going to the dealer. If something breaks I will update this request.. Thanks to all who took there time. Trouble codes: P1297, P0300.
2001 Volvo V40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW29571
After double checking everything we have done and verifing the parts we put on the tech pulled off the map sensor on both the turbo and the engine and found some debris in the map sensor on the engine. We reinstalled the map sensors and road tested for 40 mile... Trouble codes: P0102 (p0107-), P0107 (p0131-), P0131 (p0101-), P0101.
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