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2003 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L No Start VIN: WAULD64B73
Hello to all, I have this Audi A6 that will not start when it is cold (30 Degrees F or colder). I put a new battery in it, the old one was bad. The car will start fine except when it sits overnight outside. If you jump start it, it will start right away. When ...
1993 BMW 318i 1.8L air bag VIN: WBACA5318P
Is there any way to retrieve trouble codes from this beemer using a test light, or without a BMW scan tool? If so what is the procedure? Thanks!
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABJ6326R
This car came from another shop - they gave up I guess. Car came in with no start. No communication with dme( computer ) and no ck eng light with key on. Traced down defective dme and now I have a ck engine light and can communicate with car. Datastream is per... Trouble codes: 66 (antitheft system signal DWA)
1999 BMW 740i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG8338X
I had never done a timing chain on a M 62 engine. Installed new chain and giudes, I locked cams and used lock pin at transmission. Never removed cams or gears or anything having to do do with vanos.. Put all back together and now runs but rough at idle with ch... Trouble codes: P00, 21 (A Camshaft position Timing over advanced or system performance Bank 2), 034 (Launch tool Function Inlet-camshaft control bank 2)
2000 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L No Start VIN: WBSCK9341Y
owner connected battery posts backwards. no start afterwards. He replaced alternator hoping to cure it. No go. I started checking and saw no Check Engine light illuminating. No communication either. I checked for the appropriate power feeds and grounds.I also ...
2000 BMW 750iL 5.4L abs traction control and brake light VIN: WBAGJ0348Y
hey guys trying to get this car out to acution but the boss wants the lights off .I can't find alot of info for the codes i have 88 and 89 precharge pump and precharge pump pressure sensor any info would be a help thanks in advance Mark
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L abs VIN: 5UXFA53543
bmw techs please help. i have no idea in what direction to head on this 03 x5. it's here because of 3 lights on on the dash: in the center of the cluster there's an amber exlamation point inside a triangle inside a circle; to the right there's an amber light t...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L intermittent discharge VIN: WDBED90E5M
This car is puzzling, intermittently it will discharge while running and it doesn't matter if there is a load or no load. I have pulled the voltage regulator and found the brushes are fine lots of life left, I cleaned and tested the slip rings, they seem fine,...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Throttle control module VIN: 3VWBB61C2W
Vehicle will not stay running. It starts and runs for approx. two seconds and then dies. Code p1543 was present. Checked voltage at the module and had none to occasionally a very erratic reading. Replace the module (which is the whole throttle body,sensor,and ...
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAB81E6W
For all you VW techs.any info is really appreciated.This vw failed smog check for check engine light on and code p1613. Mil light works properly, able to clear code but code comes back on 2nd trip.ECM is coded for automatic transmission which this is a automat... Trouble codes: P1613
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWBH63B21
This car came back with cat efficiency codes after about a week and we suspect cat but wanted to post to see if any one had any ideas. I am nervous about changing the cat and having light come back and some other problem. Is this a common problem? VW guys, do ... Trouble codes: P0431, P0421
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L reverse VIN: 3VWSP69M04
Have no reverse engagement until about 2000rpm then have gentle engagement and car backs up fine. all foreward gears work fine. fluid level OK. no codes. Any help will be appreciated.
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L fuel gauge, door locks, power windows VIN: WVWUK63B83
thanks to all that can help with this one. This vehicle came to us with fuel gauge ino, intermittently IP will go dead for about 1 second, power door locks work then stop working, power windows work then stop working. Door will lock & unlock on own. Checked DT...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5545T
Need to know how a pulsed evap line is running a fuel pressure regulator, they are on the same line. With a vacuum pump on regulator, brings pressure down, fuel trim goes down. Any help please, where are the Volvo guys? Trouble codes: P0172
1999 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L center bearing VIN: YV1LT56D6X
came in with driveline noise and found center bearing noisy, volvo says they will give you the shaft, sorry i mean sell you the complete shaft for a low cost of $1000.00 are no service parts available? can someone supply center bearing only? still trying to re...
2000 Volvo C70 2.3L convertible top VIN: YV1NC53D6Y
Hello Volvo Guru's, This car was in a front ender but not bad enough to blow air bags, the top retracts ok but on closing it stops about 2 to 3 inches from latching. I do not know how the customer got closed in the first place, she probably forced it, we have ...

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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Accessories VIN: 5UXFA53572
Thanks to every one who helped me on this one , Special thanks For Harold from Washington. I recode the same cluster & everything is fine now.
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4JGAB54E6Y
Good morning Benz techs.I took an appointment at a friends garage who has the oe software for benz and did flywheel adaptation and all is well.A few of you gave me a procedure to relearn itself manually but I couldn't get it to reset itself.What I find funny i...
2004 Mercedes-Benz Smart car .0L oil change VIN: WMEAK00F05
for those of us not initiated into the world of mercedes benz "topside oil change" was unleashed in the 90's , obvious solutions are some type of vacume fluid exchangers , several to chose from.And I am sure there is a brilliant german engineer who has a perf...
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L battery VIN: WPOCA29961
Quite a few people got this one. I just needed to get my blinders off and see what was going on. After setting overnight with the battery disconnected, Hooked up battery this morning and within 15-20 minutes, the alternator was gaining tempature. After 30 minu...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L water pump
Sorry for the delay of post, still havnt saw this car since before the posted question. Although im still sure that it is still seeping. Customer didnt have time for repair at that time, as he was planning trip to FLA. He purchased GRAF pump from local CQ...
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