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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Engine Misfire VIN: WAUBG74D3W
Hey Audi Techs, I've got a problem child A8 that I can not figure out. It has been passed around to 3 different Audi techs prior to me and none of us can come up w/ anything on this vehicle. Customer states that he was driving and then the engine began to m...
2006 Audi A3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUNF78P96
hey audi techs! got an a3 here w/ 2.0turbo. exhibits a misfire and severe lack of power w/ po301 and a solid mil [not flashing?] checked the few audi posts and saw the one about a pcv system malfunction on the 1.8 a4. pulled the dipstick and found vacuum but n... Trouble codes: P0301
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L airbag light VIN: WBAAM3345Y
repaired fairly minor front end damage, replaced airbag(deployed) and left seat belt pre-tensioner(code), light still on. checked codes MODIS 0B Battery disconnection. Can find no data on Mitchell about this code. Any info would be appreciated, I have the BMW ...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Driveshaft VIN: WBAFB33531
Less than 50 miles after axle shaft installation, the transfer driveshaft bent and destroyed the transfer case. No obvious evidence of failure of shaft causing event. BMW dealer is claiming that the axle that this shop installed popped out, and that caused the...
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANA535X4
Help. I cannot communicate with ecm to check code and reset service reminder. I have a snappy modus with BMW softwear good to 05' Car is 04' The scanner vin input does not list my vin. When I input the engine and chassis it will not communicate. (Vin is a mis-...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L timing chain VIN: 61655465HJ
had a head checked 4 bad valves all ok replaced all chain and tensiners , now starts and dies,backfires through intake,will idle porly if mass air flow is unpluged, fail safe and restricted performance is displayed im message center. i was wondering about timi...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L front tube VIN: SALMB11483
hello,i just would like to know if anybody knows where if at all .you can get just the front tube. instead of replacing whole front diff. dealer says you have to replace . thank you
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J31
#5 cyl does not fire. changed plugs, swapped wires and coil, spark is strong. checked fuel pressure and volume, checked spray pattern with rail pulled up and swapped injector. compression is good and no intake leaks. checked crank sensor ring teeth and any ava... Trouble codes: P2043, P2049, P204D, P2017, P2086
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L suspension program VIN: WDBRF61J51
I can't seam to find information on the stability control system. Any information on the system or advice on what to do to correct the error message would be great. I'm not sure if the voltage draw is related but one thing at a time I supposed.
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 3.2L 1-2 shift VIN: WDBKK65F91
2001 SLK320. thanks in advance. cust had car at dealer to check out noisy cats. they told him when went to drive car to verify it wouldnt come out of first. they told him it needed an egs module. cust brought to me. pulled 4 codes mentioned. i decided to repla...
2001 Mercedes-Benz Smart .8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMEAJ00F86
Hello all, This little smart car has 3 issues.The first one is that the Smart car dealership will not return our phone calls.The second I'm hoping is relatively easy. How does one reset the maintenance reminder light? And Lastly, this car had low power and a ... Trouble codes: P0402 (excessive EGR)
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBRN47J42
Hello, this vehicle came in as a no start after it had been sitting overnight. We tested fuel pressure & there was none. Checked power to pump & found no power, ground was good. Fuse was good so we went to wiring diagram to check circuits and found a melted co...
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L Misfire VIN: WP0AA0941F
Help! Misfires when cold most times. Will smooth out after it's warmed up. Untill you drive it, It will misfire when you shift from 1st, to 2nd, and it will misfire till you get the rpms back up. I have ZERO knolwdge on Porsche Products. I narrowed it down to ...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Coolant Loss
Hello and thanks to all who reply to this. This car came in with a broken belt/bent valves. Customer took car and tried to do timing belt to no avail. Customer brought it back and did head gasket/ valves. Car keeps coming back for low coolant message and cool...

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Electronic VIN: WAUED54B91
Hi There, as we suspected, the wiring harness was open. The brake pads are new and the sensor come with the pads. Got three reply must of you said the something. Customer decline repairs now as she had $3000. K in repair bill this time. Thank you all for your ...
2000 BMW Z3 Coupe 2.8L heated seats VIN: 4USCH93474
Thanks for the help- got a couple responses from techs with wiring diagrams- explained that the timing/control features are built into the seat switches themselves. The customer lives quite a drive from here so we ordered the part and mailed it to him to plug ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01C0Y
Everyone was correct.There is a PVC elbow under the intake manifold, that was leaking. The elbow is on the other end of the pipe that you can see at the rear of the intake manifold. Smoke will not always escape, because it may seal when not under vac. I recomm... Trouble codes: P0174.
1984 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBDA24A2E
sorry i have not posted before this. the engine acually came from another year vehicle, and had been adapted into car, and the more we looked the worse the wiring nightmare got. we did find some debris under cap and cleaned car ran fine after that.
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Remote Control operation VIN: WDBLJ70G6X
Thank you all for your help. Most of the replies centered on bad door contact(s) and/or incorrect coding of the PSE. Unfortunately, the customer has not yet returned for us to check out these suggestions. I will update this post when I get a fix.
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF58NOV
Well, it has been a few weeks now and no engine light is back. It ended up being a faulty ABS module. I especially want to thank Anders from California who took the time to explain how the system works and what each wheel speed sensor does. I checked the si... Trouble codes: P0502 (vss no input signal).
1976 Triumph TR6 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Misfire
First of all, I apologize to all for this thing somehow being posted as a TR6 2.5L. It is actually a Spitfire 1500 and while that little bit may be trivial, sometimes it does matter. Second, are you all nuts? You know this much about old, little, British, c...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWWTD81H7
Thanks to everyone for the help. Someone mentioned that they have come to learn that Volkswagen diagrams are usually wrong. That turns out to be true- we got VW wiring diagrams from about 4 different sources and not a single one was accurate. I guess they just... Trouble codes: P1455 (Secondary AIR Injection circuit short to B).
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V22
Techs; This VW is fixed. Thanks go to Luke, Gene, George, Lou, Bradley, David, Fermin, Keith, Paul, Randy, Mark, [...] and Curtis. These gentlemen offered suggestions ranging from failure in the ECT circuit, mechanical failure of the water pump, failure in t... Trouble codes: 16500 (ECT circuit range/performance), 17704 (cooling system malfunction).
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L Engine VIN: YV1LZ56DIX
Thanks for all the help! It was a lot easier to put the engine back in from the bottom!! I guess Alldata was blowing smoke!HA! Thanks again we have learned a valuable lesson! George
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