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1991 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L AIr bag VIN: WAUKE54C3M
Cutomer com[lains that the air bag lite stays on for approx. 1 1/2 to 2 minutes before going out. CLaims it went out within 10 seconds before. Is this normal Nothing wrong no ECM codes. It does take about 1 and 1/2 minutes to go out. Never blinks back on while...
1995 BMW 325is 2.5L Door Locks VIN: WBABF3324S
This 325is has a problem with locking and unlocking.1 out of 10 times which ever door or trunk you lock or unlock will manually unlock but the other actuators won't go off. I can go back and forth between locking and unlocking and move to a different lock and ...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L sun roof VIN: WBADE5329V
Hello Folks, I have this e39 with a sunroof that will only open about half way. I initialized the sunroof module. No change. With a 4mm allen I manually tried to open the roof. When it gets to that spot it stops hard. If feels like something is blocking the s...
1983 Fiat PINA FARINA 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FRAS00B2D
we cannot find much repair info on this car,customer has a repair manual,but not sure it is the right one.about 6 or 8 months ago another shop install a timing belt,then sent it to me for exhaust ran fine for a few months and then decided it did not...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: SALJY1248W
Have replaced 'Y' pipe ( catalyst ) for inefficiency threshold and all 4 O2 sensors for no activity or rich mixture reading. After repair, no activity shown for MAF sensor and load reading was @55%. Replaced MAF sensor, activity shown normal and load rate fell... Trouble codes: 0300 (Random misfire), 1177 (O2 sensor slow response B2S1), 1187 (O2 sensor heater circuit B2S2), 1179 (O2 rich signal B2S1), 1313 (Misfire catalyst damage B1), 1314 (Misfire catalyst damage B2)
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L ride control VIN: SALMB11413
Good afternoon all of you intrepid Land Rover Technicians! I need some information regarding the CAN BUS as it relates to the air suspension system. I can clear the codes in the suspension system and then the compressor kicks on for about 20 secons and quits. ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L air bag VIN: WDBHA28E9S
We had replaced a turn signal switch. The key may have been turned on with the drivers air bag out of vehicle. we are tring to get the SRS MIL turned off. We have a snap on modis with euro hardware, and can't seem to get into the air bag system. anyone have an...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L shifts VIN: WDBJF55F7V
Customer complaint, hard shifts, test drove and verified. ALL up shifts are very hard and when coming to stop, down shift to low very harsh (klunk). This car reminds me of a 123 or 126 diesel with the modulator disconnected. We pulled the pan and inspected, fo...
2001 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DF75KX1
Hey, Sweedish car lovers, here's my Saab Story: This little convertible belongs to my dentist, so I've got to get it right or I'm afraid he's going to go all "Marathon Man" on me at the next root canal. We swapped the head gasket to solve an oil leak at the ti... Trouble codes: P0300
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 ...
1999 Volkswagen Golf Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWJA81H8X
Came in with wet running problem, after wet test, replaced coil/module assembly, this is a distributor type ignition, not a distributorless (I had to enter distributorless on post as you don't allow any other than distributorless or diesel). Never ran since, t... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L rear door locks VIN: WVWMA63BXX
Net techs, We have this '99 passat that has an odd issue. Came in originally for rear door locks inop, no dome lights, and trunk open warning light on. Had codes: 00953-cabin lighting timer undefined switch position, 01134-alarm horn-H12 undefined switch posi...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Stall VIN: 3VWCD21CX4
Hey Guys, I have this 2000 New Beetle that will stall every once and a while at a light or backing out of a drive way. Also, if you gun it, it will stumble like it is going to stall and then it will regain it's idle. There are no codes. This Veh. has had a use...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5507R
Hello, We have got a volvo in here that we do not have much information about. We have a code 411, in the ignition computer only with no driveability concerns whatsoever. No codes in the fuel injection ecu. The code 411 is a hard code, clear it and it comes ri... Trouble codes: 411 (Throttle switch signal absent or faulty)
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LZ56D4Y
Hi everyone, I have this volvo that will not start intermittenly. When problem acts up we loose fuel injection pulse (noide light does not light up) We still have power to injectors but ground side is not working. We did replace antenna ring and tighten connec...

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L shift, speedo VIN: WAUED64B61
2003 Audi A6 3.0L Timing VIN: WAULT64B03
Thanks guys- the TDC position for this car is #1 cylinder despite the off positions for the cam lobes (you initially set for cyl 3 lobes up) There is a timing mark for the crankshaft on the timing cover and I used that then locked down the crankshaft. All went...
1993 BMW 325i 2.5L ignition VIN: WBACB4314P
Thanks for all the replys, the fix was the crank sensor, I didn't think a crank sensor could stop the 2 second power up on the fuel pump with key on, but the sensor was the fix, Thanks again
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L ABS module VIN: WBABK8339W
It was the control unit Thanks to ever one who took the time to help. Terry
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L instrument cluster VIN: 4USCJ3320V
Hi: rechecked all powers and grounds and they checked out ok on both x16 and x17. Received BMW wiring diagrams for the car by VIN and they were different than what was in car. They had buss lines to the Diagnostice plug, this car does not. Earlier wiring diagr...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6337X
pierre erik and richard thanks a lot.i'm not a rookie at this trade but i am on bmws. turns out that i had the wrong connector on the purge valve, i pulled it off and noticed only one pin in that connector and looked on mod and found the one that was supposed ... Trouble codes: 0443 (purge valve ckt fault).
1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Suspension VIN: SAJHY1748M
so sorry for the late post but i had to put thecar on hold for a while--luckily the customer has other cars. as most suggested, it was the stub axle bearings. thanks for all those who replied. seeing that i work on mostly older american, i never would have tho...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Wont crank VIN: WDBHA28E6R
Thanks you guys who responded, i end up going to wreckers to get the switch back harness, alldata diagram along with mitchell is very poor. Thanks
1996 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA43E3T
Thank's t all who replayed and help me fix this one.The problem was like you guys said pluged up passages.Verry expenssive repair ,but Iam glad it worked. Thank,s again.
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF82JXY
Thanks for the replys, tried grease on the flywheel, tried a crank sensor, still no start..too much other work in shop, sent this one to dealer, lost some money, but saved big headach...thanks again
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L cam box VIN: WPOAA0942F
Once again I rechecked the head and cambox for straigtness and they are perfect. I blew out all the oil from the bolt holes, drained all the oil from the cambox and reassembled the engine using a dry factory gasket and retorqued it down evenly with a dial type...
1983 Volvo 242 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8821D
hey guys. first of all, thank you to all who replied. Yesterday i finally disconnected the fuel line at the rail, made an adaptor to my pressure tester, and ran the vehicle with it connected. i would have pressure at startup, and then it would drop off. I f...
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