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2000 Audi A6 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAVED54BOY
Oil leaking from left front Cam Adjuster Solenoid area. I have not re-sealed one of these before, is it necessary to R+R cams, is there special tools necessary to get the job done. If so what- i will buy them first. Labor time? THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP & Time!!
2001 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L a/c system
greetings iatn members,working on 01 audi a/c not blowing cold so found system lo on freon charged system with proper weight,forgot to mention on this system it has 2 seperate controls,so its only blowing cold from passenger side,there's about 20 degrees diff,...
1999 BMW 318ti 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACG7337X
The first 2 pumps that were replaced were seemingly damaged by water entering the pump via the valve. When the 3rd pump was installed, a new valve and seals were installed with it. The mill light is back on with a secondary air system fault. The air pump will ... Trouble codes: 080 (Secondary air system)
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB335X1
vehicle came in with a no start condition. The battery was dead. Replaced alternator and charged battery. vehicle is fixed...upsold valve cover gaskets and power steering pressure hose...i test drove 46 miles and all of the sudden vehicle lost all power and mi... Trouble codes: 33 (misfire 5), 35 (misfire 8), 36 (misfire 6), 37 (misfire 3), 38 (misfire 7)
2001 BMW M3 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBR934X1
Hopefuly one of you BMW techs can chime in and help an Audi guy. My dealer took in this used car "as is" runs very ruff, cuts out, many misfire codes, the fuel cap code I think has been taken care of, and the mystery BMW# 139 code - "Interruption, tempomat op... Trouble codes: 139 (Interruption tempomat operation), 181 (Fuel cap open missing), 199 (12 total misfire codes w w/o cutout), 198 (204 -), 204 (197 -), 197
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L coolant leak VIN: 5UXFB335X3
My question is has anyone ever had to fix a coolant leak on a x-5 4.4 L that was leaking out of the bell housing?? The back of the heads and and Intake look dry but are real hard to see up in there. Is there any thing that can leak coolant in the back of the b...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Unknown VIN: WDERG54G6V
Attention Benz Masters, I need some help on this crusty S320... It seems to be stuck in 3rd or 4th gear and naturally takes forever to accelerate. The only code stored is a P0763 relating to 3rd and 4th gear... Is there a solenoid that goes faulty in the valve...
1997 Ferrari F355 Spider 3.5L Soft Top VIN: ZFFXR48A9V
Hey Guys, Soft top will not completely open, reservoir is low and I can see no way of topping it off. Anyone know how to do this or is it a closed system? Does not beep when stopping so I assume there is no fault in system. No obvious leaks that can be seen. T...
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L headlights VIN: WPOCA29992
working on 2002 porsche 911 carrera 4. neither low or high beam headlights work. drl lights work and high beams will work in the flash position.have checked power and ground curcuits at headlight switch and combination switch. have power at term. #30 at all ti...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSG29M71
A customer bought this car on E-Bay as is and had it towed here because it would crank but wouldn’t start. First off, we were unable to communicate with any modules and there’s no damage to the DLC or any of the wiring. Because it wouldn’t even fire, I tried a...
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1AA8845M
Gentlemen A new customer brought this car to us for a no start. History given to us was they had a complete tune up, plugs, wires all filters,etc. They had most of the exhaust system done. Car had set for some time before they bought it and had the above work... Trouble codes: 231 (lambda adjustment / chech intake manifold check fuel pressure), 232 (same as above)

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B01
Thanks to all who replied! Mark from Connecticut had the best answer..(Audi tsb 26/05-04 is a reflash that "loosens" the o2 storage requirement and,if the car is under this tsb,should buy you time before the code comes back. Mark) Our local Audi Dealer is no... Trouble codes: P0421.
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB3359Y
Thanks to everyone that replied to my help request.I checked for sludge in vanos system and checked cam timing since I had to do valve cover gaskets anyway .Both checked out ok.I then scoped all three sensors the cam sensors had a good clear signal but the c... Trouble codes: P1522 (A camshaft position actuator bank 2).
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: SAJAV1347H
Thanks for all of the helpful replies. Our relative lack of experience on these vehicles makes IATN and invaluable tool. What we found... We had narrowed our symptoms to the VAF meter, so with information that you guys shared and some tests we found in Mitchel...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L 2-3 VIN: YS3FB49S63
Well first of all thank you to all of those that attempted to help. I finally started to dig deeper into the individual control modules and found that the infotainment control module (ICM)was reporting the vin incorrectly. I then reprogrammed the ICM. Furthe...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L speed sensor VIN: 3VWSK69M41
thanks to all that helped me with this. ifound that the red wire leading up to the tcu was broken. customer oped to replace harrness as there 21 year old kid will be taking it to collage once agian thanks to all
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS96185
I checked all of the things everyone told me and found no problems, the customer can drive a week or two before it resets, I put an o2 sensor in it to see if it would fix it and it did not. The customer does not want to proceed any further with the problem and... Trouble codes: 221.
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