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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L crankcase vent valve VIN: WAUZL54B4Y
Ok well what i at first thought was a tensioner gasket problem, turns out the oil is spraying out of the crankcase vent valve (black round shaped valve directly above throttle body). The vent direction faces towards the passenger side tensioner assembly. It wi...
1992 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBACA531XN
As I stated this vehicle came from another shop , customers states vehicle was sitting in his drive way for about 1 month when he tried to startup it just cranked . The crank sensor has been replace and i pulled the ecu to inspect i see no water damage or corr...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAGD832OR
Noticed car idle quality is poor. After idle for a few minutes white smoke (coolant) coming out of tail pipe. Did notice any water in crank case . Engine runs at normal temp. Does this engine have problems with intake manifolds? I noticed they are plastic. Am ...
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L timing chain VIN: WFD10239X1
I am trying to time this engine back up, but i'm not positive one the location, or setting of the VANOS.. My book says retard the vanos and lock, but I can only do it, and have the camshaft move with it... Is the cam supposed to be 20* off when the crank is at...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L wipers VIN: WBAEP33493
Looking for a little help on this BMW. It came in on the hook with a dead battery. Customer said car had sat for just over a year and when they parked it, the wipers would not shut off. I put a new battery in it, and sure enough, when the ignition is on, the w...
1995 Jaguar XJR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJPX1149S
This car has stored the above codes. The P0116 seems straightforward enough, but the codes relating to EGR are a mystery as the car has no EGR valve. I ordered a new one to make sure that I wasn't missing something, but there are only air injection pipes comin... Trouble codes: P0116 (ECTS out of range likely thermostat), P0420 (Poor cat efficiency A Bank), P0430 (Poor cat efficiency B Bank), P1401 (EGR out of range vtge either high or low), P1409 (EGR drive circuit out of range.)
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Alarm triggered message in dash VIN: SALPV1245T
This vehicle has a beep that goes off in the dash as you drive down the road and the information display in the cluster reads "alarm triggered". I can't figure out what is causing it and/or how to reset it? Any help greatly appreciated.
1966 Mercedes-Benz 230S 2.3L Hesitation VIN: 1110101209
This car was a total mess and after sorting out most of the problems still have a bad off idle hesitation. Carbs have been rebuilt, points are new, timing is 40*@4500. Dwell is right. The car is very close to right but still have a bad lean miss when accelerat...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Door Locks VIN: WDBFA66E8L
Hello Fellow Techs. I have a 1990 Mercedes 500SL that was dropped of last week with a bad ignition switch. The Ignition Switch was replaced, which was a challange in itself. The vehicle was brought back to me today, with the customer stating that the keyless ...
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L fan stays on VIN: WPOCA29963
Hello porsche techs. This car has a problem with the engine fan staying on after driving, key off. I pulled codes and it had a P1675(engine purge fan). I have replaced the relay for the fan in the fuse box and cleared adaptations the same problem came back aft...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCF21C0Y
car has had a cel almost since day one, now NH wont give sticker till light is out. so here we are, re-scan and had P3130. P3130 "EGR System Regulation Limit Exceeded, also a glow plug mon fault, we knew the egr was full of soot, so over the past year we got t... Trouble codes: P3130 (EGR System Regulation Limit Exceeded)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3VWSP69M92
this car will not start with out starter fluid. smokes severely,no power, adjusted pump timing and checked fuel quantity. my question is what is a good pop off pressure for a used injector i have 3 at 2500 and one 2800 spec shows 220bar= 3190psi ? looking for ...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWND63B93
Good morning all: I have this passat with dtcs 16683 and p0299 I think they are the same but there is no info in Mitchell. Anyone seen these codes and know what they mean? Thanks, Artie Trouble codes: P0299 (turbo under boost), 16683
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L valve train VIN: 3V3SP69M93
hey all,i just got beat up by this is my daughters car came in with "cel" on.found a bad glow plug,replaced all four.noticed coolant leak,water pump,tore it down,installed water pump all timing idler's tensioner and belt.tdc' motor before dis assembly lo...
1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1AX8847K
Hey This is for you volvo guys. We got this 89 240 in with a oil leak after replacing the plug in the cam, and the rear main seal also cleaning out the crankcase vent this thing wont idle.I thought that the fly wheel could be off one way or another but every t...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L engine VIN: YV1LZ5643W
Volvo techs please help.I have this vibration noise that I think is coming from the engine,but not positive.It is causing the vibration to resonate through the steering column.It is more pronounced when cold,you only feel it in the 1200-1500 rpm range in drive...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Variable timing VIN: YV1LZ56D1X
Hello Volvo Tech's, I am doing something wrong or have a bad part. I set the cam timing with the factory tool, no small purchase, and car was fine for a couple of days. Now the check engine like comes on at start up for the variable timing, I reset timing with...
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L oil consuption / smo VIN: YV1LS5649W
hi volvo techs out there. NEED some help..,we're really eating it on this one... car was brought in to the shop with the complaint of exesive oil consuption and lots of smoke pouring out exhaust. also had external oil leaks at turbo ,and oil coming out of inte...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L rear brake lights and parking lights
Brake lights appear to be on w/key on without brake pedal depressed. 3rd brake light operates normally. is there a problem the modules?

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L T-chain tensioner VIN: WAUZL54B4Y
Ok well what i at first thought was a tensioner gasket problem, turns out the oil is spraying out of the crankcase vent valve (black round shaped valve directly above throttle body). The vent direction faces towards the passenger side tensioner assembly. I...
2003 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L No Start VIN: WAULD64B73
Thanks all for the help. It turned out to be the starter. did the load test and fail when it was cold. replaced the starter left it outside over night. Checked it in the morning, after a -20F night, and fired right up. Thanks again.
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: YBADP6347Y
Sorry it took so long to post this repair but we had problems with Module Masters returning our calls. I had to get a new abs module from BMW and all is well now.Customer had had car for over a week now.Module Master refunded my 300.00 dollars for the rebuild ...
2006 Jaguar X-Type Sport 3.0L shifting problem VIN: SAJWA51A36
the problem was the trans controler located above the left kick panel. the circut board was caroded. turns out this is a common problem.
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Top VIN: WDBFA63E2S
The fix was the Soft Top down micro switch located on the left rear it is the S84/4 switch, it's a hugh black & white switch. What was happening is when you would but the hard top on with the rear lid closed'd push the button to latch down the h...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23E1V
So far I have checked for air leaks before the oxygen sensor, ok. I replaced a non functioning rear oxygen sensor but on a test drive the voltage was hanging high. That's probably what is causing the slow response code. I have no further ideas to try so if r... Trouble codes: P0133.
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VW5RA21H6
i would like to say thanks to those that helped me , although many of the replies were the same and many different problems with this vehicle that follow my symptoms,none were correct. the distributer cap was new , but it had a hairline crack in it and was bei...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L failsafe mode VIN: WVWPD63B6X
Yes this one is fixed. Like I said on the update we pulled the carpet back on the passenger side floor board and the tcm was under 3 inches of water. We pulled out the carpet, dryed it out installed a new tcm replaced the carpet and fixed the leak.(in the cowe...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCP21C61
Thanks to everyone..."loaded" fuel filter with fuel and then "loaded" injection pump with fuel and bled injector lines.Car is starting and running well now.Again,thanks for the bail out.Seems the fuel system was air locked. Trouble codes: J52 (glow plug/glow plug relay).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 3VWSK69M12
well this car sure has a deman inside, thanks to all that replied, as recommended i checked to see if coolant may have been leaking past the coolant temp sensor or possible corrosion in the connector, nothing seemed out of whack there, all the connections apai...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B73
Thank's to all, I replaced the CTS, so far so good. The car had no other problems just the 18613 code. Thanks G.T. Trouble codes: 18613 (No discription available).
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0L Power Steering VIN: WVWME63B34
Well,this one is fixed. Sorry for the delay but I wanted to make sure it was fixed and we had to get the special tools to remove the pulley. I want to thank everyone that responded,I had some really good answers to my problem.Zoran from Serbia and Michal from ...
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