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2000 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULH24B5Y
Vehicle has had two purge valves replaced by the dealer last summer. I replaced a defective purge valve and the LDP pump in October. I have smoke tested the evap system and the intake for leaks. None were found. I have tested the purge valve and found it to b... Trouble codes: 411 (Incorrect purge flow)
1973 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Hood VIN: UD1L716178
Hello Jag Tech's. We have a strange one here. One of our customers is restoring this '73 Jag, and cannot get the hood open. It was sitting in a garage for 20years. The body is in perfect shape with no rust, but everything else bolted to it is seized and rust...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L wont shift VIN: WDBGA43E3T
i am going to appologize in advance for the length of this forum, do to the work performed and the problems. when this vehicle come in a while ago. would not shift found the trans contr. mod. to be completely full of trans fluid. cleaned module performed trans...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBJF25H3X
Let me preface this with the admission that my Mercedes diesel experience is very limited. Last week this car was towed in for a no start condition and a fuel leak. I repaired the fuel leak which was a leaking fuel shutoff valve and a couple of leaking hoses c...
2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB57EX4
customer came in with a driveability problem. sometimes the car will stall. sometimes it won't even start. mil lamp on all the time and got code po335-crankshaft position sensor circuit malfunction and po456- evap emmission control system leak very small. i ha... Trouble codes: P0335
1994 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L shifter VIN: YS3AL4R700
Car came in to shop for ignition switch complaint.key would turn but sometimes would not start,switch felt like it was in a bind.removed housing and replaced ignition switch , lock tumbler assy ,and key.I also replaced linkage gears between switch and tumbler ...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Cuts out, dies when cold VIN: WVWMA63B1W
when this vehicle is cold, at or below freezing it will start idle well then die in 10 to 15 second. injection pulse goes up around 20ms and vehicle wont even try to start. turn key off wait about to minute start and will try to hit on a couple of cylinder. Ar...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDE31J6X
Hello VW Techs, Tis Vehicle came to our shop with the check engine light on and we found PO342 DTC in the Pc's memory. We checked the power to CMP sensor and we got 12 volts 5 volts in the other wiring and ground in the 3rd wire as expected. The customer has r... Trouble codes: P0342
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Engine ID VIN: WVWEK93C86
Hello Fellow Techs. We are having a big trouble of locating engine number on 2006 VW Passat 2.0l turbo We must find this number in order to register it and get license plates. Can anyone give me detailed description of engine serial number location on 2006 VW...
1998 Volvo S90 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9604W
Hi This car failed california emission test because of MIL on (code P0455). I tested purge valve and shut off valve , seems to me good.( valve cost ~ $180.00/ea and up ) evap system all fuction s o.k. CP valve engaged after few min, with idle. gradualy up to ... Trouble codes: P0455

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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L vanos VIN: WBABM3349Y
2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA51D53
This one is fixed,jason and brad got it right and i never would have figured it out with out there help.the car cranked just fine but the batt wasnt putting out enough amperage to fire injectors or coils.after installing a new batt the car starts and runs grea... Trouble codes: P0335.
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L No Start, Misfire VIN: WDBBA45C8F
Thanks for all the replys. I wanted to make sure it was fixed so I waited for the vehicle to get some mile on it. I replaced the coil and rotor with oem bosh parts all seems to be ok. Thanks again for all the help. John
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBEA90D7J
This car turned out to have a bad oxygen sensor. I don't why, but for some reason I go stupid and forget to check basics on some of these old European cars. Thanks for all the help. Glenn
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Timing chain tensioner VIN: WDB140051X
Thanks to all that replied. Everyone suggested replacing the tensioner. New tensioner installed. Engine rotated safely. Job completed.
1999 Other European 355F1 3.5L Mechanical VIN: ZFFXR48D00
Thanks to members who replied. It appears that clutch life is a function of how the car is driven with some owners reporting reasonable lives of over 70,000km. My next challenge will be finding a scan tool that can talk to these cars. Thanks to iATN I may h...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1VWDC21C01
Thanks for the multiple suggestions. We tried them all. ...additionally we replaced the ECU, O2 sensor, Cat, air pump, combi valve, mass airflow sensor, cleaned the throttle body and readapted and cleaned the head ports. We got it to past the test but the c... Trouble codes: 16795 (P0411 035 Sec.Air Inj.Sys - Incorrect flow detected).
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Dash Air Flow VIN: 3VWCP21C12
We found out that a TSB concerning vent flow was not properly done. Redid the TSB, and showed the customer with an airflow meter her car, compared to another VW we just happen to have in the bay beside her's convinced her that air flow is now proper. There wer...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M52
Thanks for all the help from everyone. We were diagnosing the rear oxy sensor. The vehicle came back in this morning and we tested the front oxy sensor. The sensor had an open heater cicuit. We replaced the front oxy sensor and all seems to be fine. This is th... Trouble codes: P0030 (B1 Probe1 heating circuit).
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: WVWSP61JX3
Well we definetly have located the problem after many hours of research and after performing many test and consuling with many techs Paul from Washington advised to check fuel quality again,Vehicle did have gasoline added to fuel system even thogh appeared to ...
2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: WV3AB47063
Well, with the information we received, which suggested Crank Position Sensor as well as a post from Gene which I will include, we decided that both us and our customer would be better served if he took it to the dealer. He said he would let me know what was ... Trouble codes: P0010 (Camshaft Actuator Circuit Bank 1 Position A), P0753 (Solenoid A), P0758 (Solenoid B), P0763 (Solenoid C), P0768 (Solenoid D), P0773 (Solenoid E).
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L dashboard` VIN: YV1LS55A9X
Thanks again to all who responded. Everyone had great insight into exactly what I was up against. I ended up calling up peter at Sweedish car clinic in CA.He explained in perfect detail how it's done. After removing the top pad,passenger air bag,and glove box ...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Electronic VIN: YV1LZ56D4X
The only way that i could get the dampers to program was to install ECC controller into another vehicle and program to that controller and then reinstall ECC back in to problem vehicle,then eveything was ok,untill i tryed to reset dampers again just to see wh...
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