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2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L indicator VIN: WAUFL54D4Y
thanks in advance. i have a real odd one here. 2000 audi a8 we just replaced timing belt and water pump last week and the customer called back complaining that the trans is shifting into second gear when driving. well thats not the case. the problem is when yo...
1999 BMW 318ti 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACG8334X
Can anyone shed some light on this bmw code 2? Or p1145. I'd like to know what this solenoid does Trouble codes: 2 (running losses solenoid)
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6346Y
this car has had a new booster and rear intake manifold breather seperator in the last 2 weeks. i have smoked the car thoroughly and no exterior leaks - readings as follows: mixture adaption @ idle: (ms) bank 1 -6.98 bank 2 -6.98 mixture adaption multiplicat... Trouble codes: 028 (mixture adaption bank 1 additive control limit reached), 029 (mixture adaption bank2 additive control limit reached)
2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33482
new customer, serv eng soon lite came on no drivability problems, next day lite went out, pulled code p0171 with genisys scan tool. alldata doesnt have much info on it. any info would be appreciated. Trouble codes: P0171
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, while cold VIN: WDBDA29D6L
will not start while engine is cold. (runs normal at operating temp) i have checked the cold start injector for proper operation there is no power going to the injector itself. i also have checked the coolant sensors they ohm out at 1000 ohms the coolant temp ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WDBEB28E8N
hello techs i have this mb that came in smoking extremly bad all the time. blue/grey smoke and it smelled like diesel fuel.engine oil level was good.car also knocked at idle and sometimes under acceleration.i cracked fuel lines and had no fuel from two cyl,s #...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L blower speed VIN: WDBEA51E5N
hello, this car came in with no blower motor function. i got to the blower motor and with system turned on a tapped lightly on the motor. the motor started to spin but not very well, it was noisey and didn't look to spin very freely. i replaced blower motor no...
1997 Mercedes-Benz c200esprit 2000CC stuck in first gear VIN: WDB20202F5
came back now rechecked codes 13 109 our scan tool says rpm n3 not detected - i have no futher information - spoke to auto trans specialist and Auto electrican and worked out to send to auto electrician - Auto elect came with same codes but description was spe...
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...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hydraulic system VIN: 3VWSA29M3X
Hi fellow techs. Just had this VW in for regular brake service. However after replacing rear calipers and rotors, I cannot get a good brake pedal. Prior to brake service, this vehicle had a good pedal. Find it hard to believe that the master cylender would ta...
1999 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9L LF power window VIN: WVWGF31J5X
Power windows giving me grief. Here's what I have- LF window(4 door)is inop, all other windows operate from their individual switches but are dead from driver's master switch. Inspected wiring harness from car to door and no broken wires found. Tried disconnec...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KS9601T
Need some major help on this one guys. This volvo was towed in with a customer complaint that the vehicle started running rough, then would not start. Original diagnoses was a bad crank sensor - pattern was bad. Replaced crank sensor - still no start. Heres wh...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L No symptoms VIN: YV1LW5544W
Thank you in advance for all those who will take time and make efforts to respond. The client took the vehicle to emissions testing center. Wherein, the vehicle failed due to "incomplete drive cycles." 1. No MIL on. 2. No trouble codes are in the system. 3....

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2001 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L interior lighting VIN: WAUML54D0I
This audi is done, the draw was the #624 relay in the passenger side relay box. Now the total vehicle draw is down to 39 mil.amps. Thank you to everyone who to the time to reply. Mark
2006 Audi A3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUNF78P96
Sometimes a po301 is just that. I had a bad coil and a plug, caused by water intrusion down the spark plug tube. Sort of lost my mind when I couldn't get the air cleaner off and got out of my diagnostic routine. With the cover off and coil out it became obviou... Trouble codes: P0301.
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1244Y
Thanks for all the replies. The fault of this vehicle turned out to be no ground signal from the ecm to the bank 1 sensor 1 O2 sensor. To find this I compared all voltages and grounds from the bank 2 sensor. found red/black wire had ground (12v) on bank 2 ... Trouble codes: P0134 (O2 sensor CKT inactive Bank 1 Sensor 1).
2001 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.6L air suspension VIN: SALPL16411
First off, thanks to all that replied, after getting a basic understanding of system & making some basic checks, we determined that control valve block was leaking. After explaining situation to customer [and cost] they decided it wasn't that big of a leak aft...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA30EXN
This pig is fixed. I would like to thank : Scott from texas, Dave from Hawaii, Dave from CA, Dang from virginia, and larry from Hawaii for taking the time to reply. During diagnostic I found that with key off and out of Ignition that CIS-e module was still app... Trouble codes: 17 (Unsure of proper description).
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L reverse lights VIN: WDBEB31E2S
Wire harness at park/backup switch had a broken +12vdc wire. Water entered cable from small cut in plastic harness covering and coroded connector. Connector was a rectangle shaped 11 pin plug on driver side of transmission, "nothing like the 4 pin round I exp...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBRN47J42
Thank you Emir, I had gotten ahold of a Mercedes tech through a friend that hooked me up and even programmed that SAM for me. I appreciate your reply!!! The fuel pumps on these cars apparently will spike a draw at different times. It's almost impossible to cat...
1982 Porsche 928 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WP0JA092XC
Thanks to everyone that replied. I appreciate you taking the time to help. The problem was indeed the thermo time switch which powers the cold start injector. I just checked with the customer and it has been starting like a champ and we have seen single digit ...
2005 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVGBG77L95
Thank you all for your input. The vehicle needed fuel pump and ECM as well. Our theory is that the problem started when the alternator output varied significantly, which caused both over charging and under charging, as well as creating heavy draw to the batter... Trouble codes: P0171 (Long Term Fuel Trim Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Term Fuel Trim Lean Bank 2).
1957 Volvo 444 1.6L Cooling VIN: 0000192544
In reply to Carlo from California : The owner of this one does indeed want to keep it all original, so far as is practical. In my experience, the other good reason for staying with the B16 is that it revs faster and more cleanly. The B18s and B20s always so...
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