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1999 Audi A6 2.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUBA34BXN
Vehicle was towed in for valve train noise and low oil pressure. Tested the oil pressure on a cold engine and had an initial reading of 42 psi. Immediately after the secondary air pump was finished cycling as the idle returned below 1000 rpms the oil pressure ...
2000 Audi TT 1.8L No Start, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: TRUUC28N2Y
Hello folks, Long time since my last post but here it goes. We have a problem with this TT 1.8liter turbo Audi when then car is cold. Upon startup in the cold weather, 0deg F, the car just cranks over normally and makes no attempt to start at all, releasing th...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Air supply line VIN: WAUYP64B31
Hey everyone, Have this 2001 Audi Allroad with a small leak in the air supply line for the front drivers air shock. I was wondering if there is any kind of repair kit available for these. This line runs from the shock, through the wheelwell, through the fire w...
1988 BMW M3 2.3L MIL Lamp on, no data stream VIN: WBSCD032XW
this car has check engine light on and no data stream. We have tried different scan tools. Have checked at plug for OBDII and data is not being transmitted. We have serviced this car in the past and know we had active data stream. Car runs perfect. Thanks for ...
1991 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJKY1744M
Greetings: Well, its been a while since I've been knee deep in a problem child but now that danged George Lucas is giving me fits and keeping me up at night. This 91 Jag XJ6 is a cranks no-start. There is no spark from the coil. Noid light on injector connect...
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA24C3Y
This car was towed in with the complaint of a intermittent no start,which has turned into a no start.Somebody has put in Two cam sensors and a PCM for this problem.I do not have a scan tool that gives enough data (only obdII).I have 45 lbs.fuel pressure,no cod...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L parasitic drain
Hello fellow techs, maybe someone has seen this, I have a s type that keeps four relays in the trunk powered up all the time. Can't recall what Alldata said they were for but nothing specific, "ignition???" Even though they are active, nothing in the car works...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Headlamp VIN: SAJEA51D93
We have a 2003 X-type here with a inoperative low beam headlamp. It has the High Intensity Discharge system. I'm looking for some help in determining what is bad; bulb, ignitor, ballast, or ?. Anyone have any troubleshooting charts available? AllData just tell...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L ESP light VIN: WDBRN47J82
This vehicle cam in with an air bag light on for the drivers side airbag resistance high. I removed the door pannel and found that there was a bad connection on the airbag. I repaired the connection and reassembled everything. The air bag code erased and staye...
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L pads and rotors VIN: WDBSK75F83
quick question for any mb techs out there.i have an sl500 scheduled for pad and rotor replacement thursday and, having never done one,was curious about the sbc system. from the minimal info system i have at my disposal and asking a couple of fellow techs i kno...
1997 Other European F355 Spider 3.5L Flywheel VIN: ZFFPR48AXS
Hello all Have a clean 29k mile F355 that needs a clutch,I have it all apart and ordered the parts from Ferrari but can't find anyone locally that can Surface the Flywheel--basically need to know if they is any shop/machine shop in So Cal that can surface this...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48Z5X
I have this 99/9-5 V-6 Auto. The misfiring code 0300 keeps coming up on my Tech 2. I have replaced new NGK plugs, 2 IDMs, checked for air leaks, Evaps leaks, fuel pressure, replaced MAF sensor, crank sensor,Timing was on the money, Engine Compression is good. ... Trouble codes: P0300 (mis firing code)
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Electronic VIN: WVWNA63B2X
This car came from another shop in the area. They rebuilt the transmission which had a no reverse condition. It is owned by a used car dealer (CHEAP). The car came here for a no shift condition. I used the modis and had no communication with the transmission c...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M52
The car came in with the mil on, it had a code P0030 for the downstream O2 sensor.I went thru the flow charts in mitchel and came up with the rear O2 sensor. We replaced the sensor with a bosch sensor. Test drove the car with no problems. The customer picked u... Trouble codes: P0030 (B1 Probe1 heating circuit)
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L ABS/CK engine Light VIN: YV1SW61RX2
Hello, I have This Car that was in here A week Ago with same problem.I am limited On scan tool Info But Had talked To tech down At volvo and said I needed To replace both speed sensors on transmission with New harness Which I did. Customer drove for A week An...

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2004 Audi A4 1.8L tcm VIN: WAUJC68E64
Sorry to close without a fix, although I believe I know that it does need a TCM. Thanks for all the help. The customer has opted to take the vehicle to Audi because it is covered under a 8/80 emissions warrenty.
1995 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE2328S
Hey Gang, Thanx for the great response. Gerald [...] and others hit it right on the head with the intake vacuum leaks. Upon smoke testing the induction it looked like a leaking "Tea Kettle". We went ahead with the intake gasket repairs and then it got ver... Trouble codes: 203 (Oxygen Sensor Control 2), 13 (Oxygen Sensor 1), 12 (Oxygen Sensor 2), 201 (Oxygen Sensor Control 1).
1995 BMW 530iT 3.0L MIL Lamp on
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM333XY
after not being able to find any other info on code p1520.veh. was sent to dealer and they are recommending replacing all of the vanos parts in front of engine. Trouble codes: 104 (control-v v t end postion outlet-camshaft), P1520 (oil condition sensor level measurement /m52b camshaft position actuator bank 1).
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L drivers seatbelt switch VIN: VWCB21C01M
Thanks for the replies guys. Here's what I did. Keep in mind, this is my personal vehicle and I was just wanting to see if I could fix this one rather than replace. I would never sell this as a fix to a customer. I disassembled the buckle and removed the switc...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Entire Vehicle VIN: 3VWSK69M53
I couple of replies suggested that the problem might be clutch or internal engine which is what i was thinking but we also recieved quite a few replies that suggested that the vibration was caused by the aftermarket axle shafts. As a last resort we installed O...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L no start , lost compression 3 cylinders. VIN: YV1LZ5606X
Thank you, Thank you, and Thank you!! The problem was cylinder wash down as you all agreed. I put oil in all cylinders as instructed, connected a booster pack and jumper battery and cranked the car for approximately 3 minuets with the gas pedal on the floor. I...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L camshafts VIN: 1YVTS97D6X
this job was not as hard as it looks or as it seems by reading all-data. I was able to time without the tool, and it was dead on, no codes for camshaft timing, or anything else once I got the coils wired right. the #5 coil goes on backward and the connector t...
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