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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Misfire, "Shudder/Miss" VIN: WAUGD28D8X
Following the recent tuneup work and misfire code car came back with slight shudder/miss feel to it. Occurs mainly under light load, light throttle cruising around 50 mph. Feels like you're hitting expansion joints on a concrete road. No codes being thrown, al...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L cam timing belt VIN: WAUED54B8Y
im gonna shoot this car, it all started when we pulled engine and replaced turbos (twice because of faulty parts)also replaced clutch assembly and water pump/timing belt and components at same time. now vehicle exhibits a timing belt rub only untill engine get...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D51
Thanks in advance for any help you can give. iatn is the best thing happening right now. I got this audi running with a knock after warm up and over heating bad. It is an original owner well maint. etc. It originally had code p0012 when it came in. Make a long... Trouble codes: P0012
2002 Audi A4 1.8L radio VIN: WAULC68E82
hello, i bought a used radio for this car but it is locked, i have the radio number and the vin, if someone could give me the code i would appreciate it very much, thanks vin is [...]
1986 BMW 325e 2.7L ride control VIN: VBAAB6408G
i'm at my witts end. cannot figure out why my e30 vibrates. no vibration from 0-39 mph , from 40-49 acute vibration, but can hardly feel in steering wheel. from 49-70 vibration still exist, but not as harsh. this condition exist at all conditions; vehicle in d...
1985 Fiat X1/9 1.5L Valve adjustment VIN: ZBBBS00A9G
Does anyone have a valve shim removal/installation tool for one of these gathering dust that they would like to part with? I'm willing to pay a fair price. Alternatively does anyone know where I can get one? I've already tried Difatta Bros., International A...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Conv. top VIN: SAJJA42CXY
This time, the car came in for its 50,000 mi. service, and the owner said the top was not working again. Sure enough, the reservoir was down to no visible fluid. I filled the reservoir, but this time, there is no pump activity at all. I have checked the fuses,...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: SALJY1249T
Mitchell and Alldata don't have a bunch of info on this truck. Truck will cut out and misfire like crazy after 1500 rpm after running for a few minutes. Seems to run OK on cold start, but only for a very short length of time. The codes relate to the misfire a... Trouble codes: P1316 (p1314-), P1314
1996 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L cylinder head
I work at a Toyota dealership and I have no information on this vehicle. I need the cylinder head bolt torque spec./ tightening procedure. I have a set of new bolts. I apologize for skipping just about every prerequisite for making a help request post. Thank y...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1245Y
runns good down the road but is slightly rough at idle was worse before did plugs wires and induction service, scan data we had dead right side o2 sensor, and mass air flow reading @ 7 should be 4-5 have been in contact with identafix, we are to the point of p... Trouble codes: P305
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA36E0P
The check engine light come on with the key off or out. The battery will then drain. We have replaced the fuel injection wire harness on the engine because the insulation was desintegrating. We have replaced the ea/cc/isc control unit because there were variou...
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Automatic operation VIN: WDBSK75FX5
Posting for the tech next to me. We're in a GM dealership so service information is limited to Alldata. Retractable roof doesn't work in the manner described in owners manual. With rollbar in full up position, lifting the roof switch, the decklid opens and we ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBK21C41
This car came back a second time with rich and lean condition codes. I found the mass air flow sensor was no good so replaced it a second time. Now it came back and I only found a lean running code stored in computer. Fuel trim is @ 20.1%. I cleared the code a... Trouble codes: 17560 (Adaption limit reached lean limit p1152), P0171

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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS33461
thanks every one taking the time to respond,I decided to replace spark plugs,pcv system and all connecting hoses and tube from dip sitck far I have had no problems customer to drive and repaort(I wish this customer did not run vehicle low on gas all th... Trouble codes: P1346 (cylinder miss during start up), P0174 (both banks lean), P1342, P0300 (random miss), P1351 (number 5 miss), P1344 (number 2 miss).
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L Cruise control VIN: WDBCA24D9L
Thank you all gentlemen for your input but, due to the high possible labour time and eventual parts involved ( price wise that is ) customer decided car can be driven without this option. Won't want to pay for labor to check wiring harness or to re+re actuator...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L transmission VIN: WMWRC33403
Thanks for all the post. I ended up using a fluid evacuator and dispenser, similiar to a gardan sprayer. I also had to build my own fitting to put into the gearbox. The fluid was slow going in but it eventually went in. Yes I did use the correct fluid. We...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L timing belt tensioner VIN: YS3EF48Z1X
This one is down the road with 12 new intake valves. The original problem with the timing belt seems to have been taken care of with another SKF tensioner and new belt. Several inquiries to various parts distributors showed no had warranteed any of these...
1989 Volvo 740 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1FA8757K
Thanks to all who responded. For those of you who mentioned an air leak post turbo, thats what it was. The turbo to intercooler hose had a soft spot on the underside which balooned out and leaked at high rpm. We replaced the hose and tested the vehicke for emi...
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