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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Pressure control valve VIN: WAUML64B42
Hello, I first saw this vehicle a month ago with the code 18223 - pressure control valve 1 (n215) short to positive, intermittent (p1815). The customer stated that every few weeks the transmission would go into limp-home mode upon cold start. The problem freq...
2002 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B02
car presented with these codes plus #4 & 5 misfire. Deleted codes test drove approx 10miles. Code 19760 returned, car idles and performs flawlessly. Check of database fix suggests cam timing off. Removed VC's cam and crank are on. (Yes I have the special tools... Trouble codes: 16399 (exhaust cam adjustment Bank 1), 19760 (exhaust cam/crank position Bank 1)
2002 Audi S4 2.7L outside temperature display VIN: WAUXD68DDX
Hello Audi Techs The outside temperature display does indicate the right temperature it is off by 5 to 10 degrees and this afternoon it was going up and down from +5 to +55 thereafter stayed in a fixed setting of 67 degrees. Besides the outside temperature sen...
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Tach and Fuel Mileage Gauge VIN: WBABB1300K
Okay BMW gurus I have an interesting one for you. I'm working on a 1989 325i that was brought in with an Inop Tach and Fuel Mileage Gauge and rough run. Customer said he was driving it down the road and the Tach suddenly died. I fixed the rough run easily enou...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L No 3-4 shift VIN: WBADD6325V
This car came in from a trans shop that had just rebuilt the transmission (it has the same problem it came in with).When engine is hot or cold the trans shifts from 1 to 2 then stays in second. If I place the shifter in first and manually upshift as I'm drivin...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L front windows and locks VIN: WBADD6323V
windows work from all switches but master, only drivers window works from master also front door locks inop but rears work ok also right mirror inop but drivers side works and both front windows work with key out of ignition.
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L abs VIN: WBAGH8340Y
Hello, I have this wonderful 2000 740il When the car came in the ABS lights were on, Hooked up scan tool and got code 73 pressure sensor, line, tried to clear code but will not stay cleared. Tried putting diffrent pressure sensor in back of ABS hydrulic unit f...
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L windows wipers VIN: WBAAV53401
customer states,he was making turn with turnsignals on competed turn and indicator in dash stayed on. Pulled over turned car off then back on still blinking. Got to destination turned off. Came back to car and started car blinker off. Noticed windows sunroof b...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Tilt Steering VIN: WBAGM63473
Hello Everyone, I have this newer BMW and the steering adjuster works randomly and when it does, only in small steps. Any one have this one?
1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAJKN6240V
high guys, this vehicle has come from another shop after failing an emissions inspection. it has high CO readings. the previous shop had installed 2 new NTK O2 sensors. we have found the sensors to be fixed at approx 200mv, with a burst throttle reading of app...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L srs light VIN: WDBBA48D1G
How can I clear the srs code from this car.There is no push button under the hood on passenger side,just the round 10(?) pin on drivers side hood. I took off the red connector near the foot brake,and disconnected the neg post on battery.Code still on. There is...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Cuts out, Stall, Starts & dies 30sec VIN: WDBBA4509H
Engine starts and in 20-30 seconds fuel pumps shut down. Ignition is not a problem,engine keeps running if fuel is sprayed into intake.Fuel pressure comes up to specs with pumps running.Potentiometer on right side of fuel distributor reacts correctly to sensor...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG75JN1
Ok got this S500 in the other day with a complaint of no power with MIL on. Pulled code p0120 Accelerator pedal sensor. The Benz website says p0122 for OEM code P20DC, but I pulled p0120 which is still the same component just different on it saying open or sho... Trouble codes: P120/
1982 Porsche 928 4.5L Ignition coil, interior and exterior lighting VIN: WP0ZZZ92ZC
Vehicle towed in for a no start condition. Found issue to be lack of spark. Cause of lack of spark appeared to be lack of ignition voltage to the ignition coil. Went to check the electrical center for poor or corroded connections and/or grounds and found the b...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L timing belt tensioner VIN: YS3EF48Z1X
This one came in with a bad noise, failed timing belt tensioner. I thought I was familiar with this setup having done about 20 of them. I got the usual stuff from the usual places (skf tensioner setup, skf idler, conti belt) and put it in the usual way with th...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Brakes VIN: YS3ED58E4Y
Thank you for taking the time to read this. This SAAB came in because the brakes start dragging after driving the car a while. It gets worse the longer you drive, until the brakes lock up completely. If you loosen the master cylinder lines, the car will roll...
1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC 2.8L Starting VIN: WVWEF450XP
This car was towed to our shop with no start condition. This is what is does when switch is on all spark plugs ignite without cranking the engine, when I crank the engine only one pair of spark plugs ignites and the other do not( remember this engine is distri...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWRC81H3R
volks techs a question im dealing with very intermittent dieing problem it will start right back up.i have volks software code 513 engine speed sensor g-28.i cant duplicate, lab scope pattern looks fine at the moment.i have read on posts about fuel pump & ecu ... Trouble codes: 513 (engine speed sensor g-28)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L instrument cluster VIN: 3VWCD21C2Y
Does anyone know of a way other than spending $17000 on a VAS5051 to adapt keys to immobilizer,or replace instrument panels in 2000) VW's.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on, noise VIN: WVWRH63B21
I got this handed to me from another tech and am looking for some help. Problem is MIL on and code p0340 and a noise on accel up to apx. 3500rpm. The noise sounds like a chain rattle or mettalic tapping, I know there is a chain that connects the two cams. I am... Trouble codes: P0340
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, dies when cold VIN: 3VWRK69M24
came in vibrating when in drive or reverse. replaced motor mounts,now vibration not as bad,but will die when put in d or r maf seems good,good fuel pressure cleaned throttle plate.trans overhauled twice before it came to me. is it possible that something in tr...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: YV11S94D6Y
Hello Guys, Have a S80 here that surges between 1500 and 1700 RPM Has major hesitation in this area, intermittantly No codes Tested fuel pressure OK Mass numbers appear OK Any ideas, Thanks,
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L compressor VIN: YV1SW53D31
This car has had an intermittent problem for several years of the A/C not going on. Now it is finally a permanent condition. When starting up the car, the A/C compressor will run for about 10 seconds then shut off and never turn back on unless you turn off the...

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1999 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4D0907551A
Sorry for the delay , but I am scheduled [...] replace the converters this friday 3/14/08 due [...] use aftermarket converters in this application . The converter company "DEC" in Calif. was very helpful and professi... Trouble codes: P0422, P0432.
2000 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L No Start VIN: WBSCK9341Y
Thanks to each of you who helped with this post. As most of you said, the ecm is fried on this car. No communication was possible using either of the diagnostic connectors (16 pin and 20 pin). Customer is getting his own parts to fix car. He's been looking for...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Surge VIN: WBADM5340Y
Hello and thanks a million, First thing we did was remove the idle air valve and sure enough it was pretty carboned up. So we cleaned and wala she's a purring machine:-) Thanks again
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L doorlocks VIN: WDBHA28EOT
Hi everyone, I did what Alexander , James and Jose told me to look at quess what they was right, pull outside lock cylinder guide out the rotary rod was missing in action. Thanks Alexander , James and Jose.
1981 Other European DMC12 2.8L Blower Motor Resistor VIN: SCEDT26T0B
all four answers were correct -- just inboard of the blower motor . I did however clean my glasses also as I saw the wiring but assumed it was headed to the motor. Many thanks for the help
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L no deceleration VIN: WVWDH23B91
Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply, I really don't have any info on the fix. The customer took the vehicle back to the dealer, she was going to let me know the nature of the problem, but no info yet. I will update after I contact her. Thanks again ... Trouble codes: P0441.
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L reverse VIN: YV1SZ58D92
With the info recieved found that the problem in foward, feels like drops in to netrual, should be repaired by a software update and trans service with factory fluid.but in our case we still have the heavy shutter in reverse. After pricing out this trans custo...
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