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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L intake VIN: WAUED64BX1
vehilce came in with noise (soft whistling) which appears to be from intake at about 3,000 rpms. checked codes and found po300, p1131, and p1113, i cleared codes and pulled apart air filter system and changed filter. also cleared codes, drove and codes did not...
2004 Audi A8 4.2L Parking Brake module VIN: WAULL44E04
Hello Audi techs. Car came in with parking brake light on, everything looks and works fine, brakes, parking brake, scanned with vag-com for codes and found code 16347 (control module eeprom error) I could not found any info in Mitchell or Alldata for this code...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAGF6322S
Hello all, This car came in with a rough idle. Scanned car only code 210 can bus control (do not think related to problem). Check spark plugs found oil on plugs. Smoked intake no leaks found. Replaced VALVE COVER GASKETS and INTAKE MANIFOLD CAP. Tried a new ai...
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L headlights, fog lights, flash to pass, 3rd brk. Lt VIN: WBANA535X4
My boss has a 2004 525i that doesn't have any headlights, fog light, no flash to pass, no turn signals,no upper brake lights. I told him he needs to find a beemer tech, but he wanted me to research a little. I looked on Mitchel but didn't find what I was looki...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L ignition lock VIN: WDBDA24A5E
I need some Mercedes Tech experience with ignition lock cylinders. Customer had a problem turning ignition key several years ago so I replaced the lock cylinder with a non-coded cylinder from MB before it became a real problem and I would have to replace the e...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBDA29D9N
please help, i'm not a euro specialist. i have good vacuum to "solenoid valve, have battery voltage to red/blu wire. i have no signaled ground to brown/blu wire to activate solenoid what so ever. mitchells wiring diagrams and diag. lack. one page in mitchell s... Trouble codes: 16 (egr syst.)
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Compressor VIN: WDBEA34E3P
Thanks for any help IATN guys.I have read a bunch about the wiring down to compressor,I have checked it well, no broken wires.I do have an AC voltage of .245 volts and the speed sensor ohms out at 675k ohms.Is this in specs? In some old posts it says min of .3...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Trans Pump VIN: WDBEA92E1R
Appointment was made to address a whirring rotational noise while driving, but by the time the vehicle had arrived it also suffered from a transmission fluid leak @ the front of the transmission. Prior to removal of the transmission we verified good fluid leve...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L door locks VIN: WDBFA68F17
Door locks will not unlock. When driving the vehicle the door locks lock. When you stop the vehicle, shut off engine and remove the key, the doors will not unlock. have to manually unlock vehicle. Have very little info on this car. Any help would be great. Tha...
2001 Mercedes-Benz a14014 1.4L engine VIN: WDB1680312
hello all, thanks in advance for any replies. this car came in to us with timing chain broken, valves bent etc,- all now fixed. now will crank but no spark. accessed fault codes using brain bee diag equip. p0335 crank shaft sensor- replaced. now we are getting...
1949 MG TC 1250CC e-brake VIN: XXXXX10240
This relic of an automobile came in, new customer who has a rather eclectic car collection and I hope to be maintaining his other cars if this job goes well. Anyway, the e-brake ratchet on this car does not work. The e-brake does seem to apply the brakes when...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L power steering pump VIN: WMWRE33526
Journeymen good evening. We are a Porsche only shop working on a friends Mini Cooper. The power steering pump doesn't run. We have confirmed that the b+ line from the fuse box has continuity, but htere is no b+ at the terminal at the back of the fuse box. We h...
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L driveshaft VIN: WP1AB29P04
Porsche techs, please help. Mitchell gives no info for rear driveshaft replacement. I have heard mounting bolts are "torque to yield" & must be replaced but have no torque spec or angle. I also heard there is a special tool for centering the driveshaft. This j...
2006 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L almost all systems on car VIN: WP1AB29P66
Alright here goes this Cayene was dropped in my lap after the deeler had for a little over three months. For same problem I willl out line below. The deeler changed the DME (ecm) aswell as the main power relay and brake switch. When the car was first brought t...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L Shiting VIN: YS3DD78B4V
Hi everyone, and thanks in avance for your help. We have an unusual problem with this SAAB that has us scratching our heads. The customer tells us that suddenly, with no warning, the car started shifting hard. We were unable to get the car to act up in the sh...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48E1X
Durning diagnosis of this code i noticed that the MAF and Temp sensor readings on my scan tool are not normal, the MAF reads 243 g/s and the temp reads -26 degrees, I replaced the faulty wire with my own but the code has reset. before i condeme the ECM i found... Trouble codes: P1135
1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: WVWCB0154P
No change, vehicle will crank fine has good spark all the time but injector pulse only shows up with LED test light - will not light bulb on grd side. Noid light shows good for a few seconds and then goes out. Power is present at all times to injectors however...
1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWFA81H3R
Vehicle has intermittent cut-out like your turning key off for a second. Can happen on light tip-in which usually results in stall. Will also happen on moderate to heavy accel. and only lasts a second or less. Had "known good" coil/module assy. and that didnt ...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L general information question VIN: 3VWHD81H8W
Does anyone have any knowledge as to where I can find info on an engine that as far as I can find does not exist? This car came in today with a WRD VR6 3.0L engine in it and I cannot find any listings for it. Is this a "grey market" vehicle maybe? Any informat...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCF21C9Y
Here we go... Car towed in. Just starts and dies.Immobilizer active. Another shop ordered ignition keys/tumblers...but not to VIN#(key not cut to original).They replaced the key/tumbler because the owner broke the off in the tumbler.I guess they never heard of...
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L starter VIN: YV1KW9603V
The power wire from fuse #6 over by the battery is not supplying power to the starter relay, air pump system or the air conditioner compressor clutch fuse. The fuse has power but not on the other end at the upper fuse box. Is there a junction block or connecto...

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2000 Audi S4 2.7L 1st and second shift VIN: WAUDD68D6Y
thanks to all who replied. the problem was the 1 second slider gear. jason sent me the above link, and i will order the parts today. also will replace the clutch. thanks again to all.. e.w. [...]
2002 Audi A6 3.0L shifting? VIN: WAUJT64B92
Hi Again everyone, and thanks to all who responded. Unfortunately, we were unable to personally fix the car so we recommended the customer to a dealer and haven't heard back from him. However, here is what we learned- First off, someone posted that t...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37463
Most reponse mention about lifter problems and causing missfires, Several replies mention about intake pcv plate leak, but i smoked test and did not found any, nor due i get a vacuum in the oil dipstick tube. My best guess will be the pcv plate , might be in... Trouble codes: P1345.
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Air suspension VIN: SALME11483
Thanks to all who replied. We took it to the dealer and had them clear the codes for the air suspension. Message has not returned and suspension works properly now. We also replaced the LF brake wear sensor again. That got the brake warning to stop going o...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBANG83J6
Well thank you all for your advice. Surprisingly enough, what fixed the vehicle was a simple oil change. It is my understanding that the "VANOS" was not operating properly on Bank 2 cams because the oil was Sludgy. After the oil change, it immediatly started r... Trouble codes: P2050 (Misfiring damages TWC P0300), P2052 (Misfiring of Cylinder 5 P0305), P2055 (Misfiring of cylinder 6 P0306), P2057 (Misfiring oc cylinder 7 P0307), P2043 (Misfiring).
1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L convertible top VIN: YS3DD78B1W
Thank you IATN, this one is fixed. I want to thank everyone who responded and a special thanks to Travis in Oregon for all his help.Travis was willing to go the extra mile to help me. Now the fix,this car had several problems contributing to the top not workin...
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS94D61
2007 Volvo XC90 V8 Sport 4.4L tie rod end VIN: YV4CT85257
Thanks for the responses. This isn't actually a fix, because we were asking for opinions on the proper testing procedure for the tie rod end. Everyone agrees that if there is play in the tie rod is bad. Regardless if the ends are loaded or unloaded. T...
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