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1999 Audi A6 2.8L forward gears VIN: WAUAA24B0W
Came in with reverse polarity jump. Replaced battery & found charging system down. PULLED INSTRUMENT CLUSTER TO CHECK [...] FOR BATTERY LIGHT...found bad alternator & replaced ever since... we have no forward gear, reverse is fine... Checked fluid (toppe...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L controller VIN: WAUYP54B31
Car came in with "All" warning lights on and shifts hard. Found no communiction with scanner (Vag-com). Found water in trans controller (under front seat). Dried it out and now shifted OK. Still no scanner comunication. Pulled ABS controller connector and coul...
2002 Audi S4 2.7L timing belt VIN: WARD68D72A
thanks in advace to every one..this is the first bi turbo audi we have worked on in our shop.but it isnt much differnt that the single turbo as far as the timing belt goes..we have done several of those..we replaced the timing belt, timing belt idlers, tension...
2004 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTL1946A
Both front sensors read right .5v KOEO, as soon as you start the engine the bank1 reading slowly drops all the way to 0v, bank2 trys to switch at times. the pid readings match the readings at the sensors with a DVOM, found oil in connecters and cleaned out due... Trouble codes: P0130 (b1/s1 circut malfunction), P0150 (b2/s1 circut malfunction)
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4JGAB54E6Y
Good evening Mercedes technicians.I have this ML320 that came in this morning with a check engine light on and a code p0304.sprayed water on the wires and there were sparks everywhere so I decided to do a complete tune up,plugs,wires and #4 coil.After the job ...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Line Pressures VIN: YS3EF48Z41
So here is my problem. I suspect a problem in the valve body but have no information as to how it breaks down and the location of the check balls, screens, and filters(besides very carefully removing and marking them). Has anyone ran into a similar problem bef...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPB61HXX
check engine light on and no communication available. Have power on blk/blu with key on, have power on red/wht at all times, checked and supplied a good ground on brown wires. Not sure what i am missing or if something is back feeding through the gry/white wir...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L transmission VIN: 3VWTE29M8X
Vehicle was brought to me by another shop and was purchased at the auction. Has 1-2 gears and when hits 3rd gear just freewheels and has to pull over and put it in second gear. Has a 1192 tcc malfunction code. It will not manualy or automatically shift into 3 ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 3VWSE69M82
Hi Guys ! This the 2nd post , please help on this one. This Jetta came in last time with no shift when cold. You can rev the engine up to 5000-6000 rpm still no up shift.It stay in 1st gear only.Until it warm up after (5min.),then it shift properly & smooth li...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0L Power Steering VIN: WVWME63B34
Volkswagon techs we need your help. This passat is being a real pain.When It first came in,the dampner was collasped and the drive belt was very noisy.We replaced the tensioner and dampner along with the drive belt.The noise was gone for about a week then back...
2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGR61JX4
I have a VW Golf here setting a code 18009 (P1601). There are no apparent symptoms. I have checked Alldata & Mitchell and can not find any reference to this code at all nor is this relay (J317) listed in the component locater. Can anyone out there tell me 1) W... Trouble codes: 18009 (Relay for supply voltage termnial 30 Implausible signal.)

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Misfire VIN: WAUEH24B2Y
We had already checked for vacuum leaks but checked again (smoke machine) - ok. The coil, wires & plugs were replaced in the repair attempt. Turned out to be a bad spark plug! Plugs were new but this one must have been dropped? It looked ok. Anyway, running gr...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L lubrication VIN: WAULC68E33
Once again great input by all has solved the problem. Luckily customer was on the ball and stopped driving immediately when light was blinking. Replacing the clogged pick up tube and engine is whisper quiet at all speeds and tempertures. Still just some con...
2004 BMW 325xi 2.5L EWS locked out VIN: WBAEU33414
received 3 replies 2 of which said to run away from this car. I believe that this was the correct way to deal with this car; however; we were repairing it for a friend's shop.We traced the problem through the transmission control module & found that the range ...
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA14C9Y
Ok,this one is fixed. The fix was what I thought it was,the throttle body, but could not verify even with a lab scope. I had 3 great replies to solve this expensive problem.Thanks to Steven from New Jersey,Mike from Illinois and Steven from Indiana for all you... Trouble codes: P1121, P1122.
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Heating VIN: WDBA28D9HF
Well, its fixed. I first tested the vac switch valve (ohmed each solinoid) and found a bad solinoid. I replaced and it was better but not fixed. I checked all vac lines and didnt find any problems. Then did a DVOM test with info from MOD. The problem was th...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, while cold VIN: WDBDA29D6L
thanks for the help guys i did find that it was the overvoltage relay that had a blown fuse in it i replaced the fuse and the car started right up. again thanks for the help ben
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Heater-a/c VIN: WDBGA33E7S
I would like to thank David, Frank, Randy, Steve and Tom. Their responces were helpfull, providing what I needed, a simple explination of how the system worked( the "duo valve" does indeed controll the heat,regulating coolant flow via a regulated ground from ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4JGAB54E8Y
This car never did return, but we had more suggestions come in after the update went out. They included spraying the intake with carb cleaner (did that), try drive cycle to set adaption, NGK plugs, engine harness, cam sensor, contamination in the fuel rail, en... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0303 (Cyl. 3 Misfire).
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L electronic ignition switch VIN: WDBLK65G01
Thanks to all who replied to this ignition problem with a customers CLK. As per your suggestion I double checked the fuses in this vehicle. The original key worked the locks but would not activate the eis. I also had no ability to communicate with eis without ...
1989 Sterling 827 SL 2.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAXXS83H5K
Thanks for all the great responses, Dale the "Sterling Fixer" was very informative. I removed the catalytic convertor and it was not the problem and rechecked the coolant temp sensor and it was fine, now that I knew the specs, thanks again Dale. I went back to...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hydraulic system VIN: 3VWSA29M3X
Well, the fix was very simple, many members have suggested power bleeding. I do not have a unit so I took the car to a friend's shop. After power bleeding the system, I was left with a good brake pedal. Thank you very much for all the great replies. It just ma...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L camshaft adjuster VIN: 3VWCD21C2Y
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KS9601T
Well, got the crank gear off and sure enough the splines were rattoed away on the crank gear causing the gear to shift on the crank about 3 teeth, So, when we checked the cam and crank gear alignment it was fine, it was when we compared the cam marks to the cr...
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