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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 56XD548652
this vehicle came to me from auction, at first it wouldn't stay on, and i had the P1545 for throttle body (i think that's what the code is for)so i cleaned the throtle body, tried again and this time the car stays on (very low idle, you have keep your foot on ... Trouble codes: P1545
2001 Audi A4 1.8L Engine VIN: WAUAC68D71
This audi came in with two complaints, First the check engine light was on and second there is a loud knocking noise coming from engine at idle when warm. The dealer cleaned the mass air flow sensor but did not here the knocking or ticking noise coming from th...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Rear brake noise VIN: TRUUT28N01
Ok.. this TT's driving me nuts!!! Middle of January we replaced the rear brake pads with a set from Worldpac. Early February the car came back with a squeek from the rear brakes. We than replaced pads again and replaced rotors. End of February is back again wi...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L air bag VIN: WBAFB335X1
Code 4, Ignition circuit zk3 passenger airbag. Code 12 ignition circuit zk11 passenger airbag stage 2. No information on No Data, Nothing on IATN. We have been into the dash twice on this one for AC repair. And have married this veh. airbag lite was on before....
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USBT53413
found with autologic scanner code #299a can fault managment found we are unable to comunicate with transmission egs tryed to reprogam dme and egs worked for one day then came back with same problem car runs fine drives fine transmission shifts and works fine t... Trouble codes: 299A (can fault managment egs)
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L upshift VIN: WDBJF55FXV
I am having a shifting probelm with this MB. Going uphill, it will gear hunt between the 2-3 upshift 4 or 5 times before it lands in 3rd. The 3-4 also hunts 1 or 2 times but is not as pronouced. This probelm is not as noticable at flat driving, but is very unp...
2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F8Y
Hello Friend I have this 2000 Mercedes SLK 230, Kompressor, 2.3 engine that came with a Engine Light on, checking the System with a Modis I find Code P1235 Recirculation Flap Signal Output Current Store code i try to clear the code and it came right back, i r... Trouble codes: P1235 (Recirculation Flap Signal Output Current Store Code)
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Service VIN: WDBUF56J86
Hello all, I am trying to replace the pads on my customers E350. I understand that the system needs to be deactivated to service the pads on this vehicle. I have a couple of questions. 1) Can I have the system deactivated and then drive the vehicle? (I have...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L compartment lid VIN: WP0CA2981W
Hey guys, The cover over the covertable top stowage will not unlatch on the driver side. The pass side unlatches and can hear the motor inside working. I guess my question is does anyone know how we can manually unlatch the driver side of the cover so we can g...
2002 Porsche 911 GT2 3.6L back up lights VIN: WP0AA29952
This 02 996 has no back up lights. Car is automatic and according to mitchell the switch is in the trans, I looked nothing on the outside, my guess is that is on the shifter or inside the trasn. I need to know if there is a common problem with this or I have t...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: YS3EF48ZXY
Hi this sabb was towed in. The car ran off the road/ minor accident. While talking to the police the car started to overheat and overheated so bad it was towed to a garage. They replaced the radiator and said it was craked. About a week later it did the same t...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Timing chain/Balance shaft chain VIN: YS3DF58K72
This Saab came to our shop for a whirring noise. It sounded like the timing chain and per a tsb the hydraulic tensioner was checked. It was above 15mm so we did a new chain, guides and tensioner. The balance shaft chain, tensioner, guides and sprockets were re...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3VWVA81H3V
came in with misfire replaced dist. cap and rotor, plugs and weak coil. NGK plugs other parts NAPA. Tow back in with melted plugs, put hole in piston, replaced engine not knowing what caused first engine to fail. Any hints what could have caused this problem?
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L timing belt VIN: 3VWDD21C92
Hi all, My question is when replacing the head on one of these VW's mitchell says to line up timing marks using the fly wheel marks, these marks are almost impossible to see! when i replaced the belt i used the marks on the dampner pully, marked the correct lo...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L air bag controller VIN: 3VWSK69M94
This car was in an accident and the body shop installed a used Air bag module. The part # they installed is correct but apparantly the software is incorrect. They don't have the old controller so I can't find the software ID from that one. The dealership gave ...
2003 Volvo C70 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: V23JUTYHN3
Help to all the Volvo Guru's out there, I have this C70 throwing a P1550 fault code. But with Alldata it really doesnt give a proper explanation of what it means... Anyone out there seen this before? If so, please give me a direction to go. Thanks in advance- ...

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1999 BMW 328is 2.8L tcm VIN: WBABG2336X
Thanks for all the help but the customer picked up the car and replaced all the transmission solenoids but he told me it still blows the TCM. I will keep in touch with him.
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start VIN: 107044-12-
OK Guys, Thanks so much for your very informative replies! What we decided to do is replace the fuel filter, and clean the throttle real good and run a couple BG 44K's through the gas. Almost all replies stated that we have "goo" and "sludge" causing mechanica...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L Mechanical VIN: WDBJF74H6X
Thanks to everyone that replied. The general concensus is that the engine is burning oil at a level that is still somewhat concidered normal for this AMG engine. My customer will live with it, and continue to have his synthetic oil changed/serviced every 6k...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J91
after clearing the codes, the same codes came back...not really sure why i was getting these codes because it was a misfire. customer washed the engine and i found water in in the coil towers...cleaned all 12 coil towers and problem solved. thanks for the he... Trouble codes: P0250 (catalyst damaging misfire random cylinders), P0252 (catalyst damaging misfire cyl 2), P0254 (catalyst damaging misfire cyl 4), P0256 (catalyst damaging misfire cyl 6).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTH69M12
Hey yall, sorry for the late reply- The fix was a new MAF from VW- I held out for a new one and not a reman, and they gave it to me for reman price- as I so kindly put it- just because the manufacturer cant get their s*it together, doesnt mean my business sho... Trouble codes: 81165 (maf).
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWND63B93
Thanks to the 4 who replied, I was unable to verify the concern of turbo underboost while the vehicle was in my shop. I did learn after repeated grilling that this car had been to several shops for a number of different codes over the last 12 months, even to t... Trouble codes: P0299 (turbo under boost), 16683.
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