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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDG74F75
vehicle came from used car lot with the complaint of the check engine light on and the car "sounds rough"retrieved codes for both bank one cam sensors,checked both cam sensors w/vantage,compared signal to bank 2 sensors,seem ok. i did find a tsb talking about ... Trouble codes: 16725 (cam position sensorg40 implausible signal), 16750 (cam position sensor bbank oneg300 implausible signal)
1989 BMW 525i 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHC2301K
Car came to me for heasitation when cold. DTC 1261 stored. Can not find info in mitchell for dtc. Drove vehicle. at about 30mph and light throttle car will buck and jerk like someone shuts the key off. Check engine light will flicker on and off when occuring b... Trouble codes: 1261
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L coolant flow/water pump VIN: 4USCC8322S
need help from all of bimmer experts, vehicle came in w/ compaint of running bad and overheating. Found coolant in cylinder #2 and of course low coolant level. Valve seats leaking on head so replacement head was installed along w/ new radiator hoses,t-stat, an...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L limp mode VIN: WBAGJ8321W
need help with this one trans is on the bench apart e clutc seems to be ok any help will be appreciated
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAM3336X
calling all BMW techs--no spark or fuel pressure - no data steam on obd2 connector- have power on 16 pin to other pin has voltage on BMW conector- has data for key mobilizer but no data on trans or engine- will check power and grounds in morning- all fuses che...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L ABS code 66 67 VIN: WBADP6335X
I need help from a BMW tech! I have 99 bmw 528i. The concern originally started as a complete inop system with a abs light, at the time The code was for the left front wheel speed sensor circut (sorry I forgot the original code). I inspcetd found that the reis...
2004 BMW 330xi 3.0L Starting VIN: WBAEW53414
Hello everyone and hope you can be of some help. I have an 04 Bmw 330 xi. Intermittent no starts. Dash lights work and all is good there but no crank,if they try later in the day it will start fine. Scan test was performed found numerous burglar codes and 2nd ...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L remote VIN: SAJHX1741T
Jag techs I need your help.I have this 96 xj6 and the keyless entry does not work.I do get the one beep sound when the keyfob is pushed, but nothing happens. The central locking does work arming and disarming the system like it is supposed to. When the system ...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L oil pressure VIN: SAJKX6244W
put chains (4), tensioners and guides on vehicle. left cam tensioner had missing plastic guide. ran about twenty miles when oil light came on. oil pressure below 4 lbs at idle warm. reexammined chain, orings, changed seals on vvt guides, removed oil pan and fo...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA01N51
Customer says the car quit while she was driving. Towed to dealer; diagnosed as failed ecu. Customer supplied used ecu which was installed and programmed by the dealer. Car ran but not well and logged 17 codes. Dealer cleared codes but they returned. This ecu ... Trouble codes: P1260 (Theft detected engine disabled)
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Suspension VIN: SALME11424
front left bag has a hole in it. my problem is the closest dealer is in portalnd and they say they are not equip. to handle hazardous materials, and will not ship, other dealers into cali. will not even ship. does any one have any sources that will help the ou...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L code VIN: WDBJF70J12
Battery went dead and was replaced by customer. Radio is locked. I called Mercedes and they gave me an Unlock code after I supplied a VIN number, but it doesn't seem to work. After putting in the 5 digit code, the first number begins to flash again. Is there a...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L abs pump VIN: WDBUF65J34
We picked the car up from the customer and on the way to the shop brake warning light came on in the dash cluster. A quick brake inspection revealed nothing out of the ordinary. Everything seems fine. Scanned vehicle with Modis no codes in any module trans, or...
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L A/C panel VIN: WDBSK75F76
Hi there, have a customer's SL 500 in the shop with the A/C inop. Found the A/C operating panel dead: no LED's on, no fan control, etc. Tried to read DTC's with the Launch Scanner; no communication to ECU possible. Looks like the A/C control panel might be dea...
1996 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L control panel/compressor VIN: Y53CD68U3T
This vehicle has been in before with a bad compressor. (no significant output pressure) Customer supplied a used unit which worked fine at the time, though it would not engage the compressor in the auto mode, only in economy mode. Customer returned this week w...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWVA81H7W
Hi All Kind of puzzles here. Working on a 1999 2.0L Jetta, that runs/idles great when cold, after running for about 1 minute is will start to sputter and cough, sometimes even dies. Restart in right away and it will sputter,cough etc... if you let if cool down...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
this 2000 Passat came in with EPC, check engine, emmissions workshop, engine workshop lights on. also the car had erractic idle and lack of power. codes were 18084 , 18098 . we replaced the Mass air flow sensor and changed the trottle body and did a manual ada... Trouble codes: 18084 (18098-), 18098
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L Heater fan VIN: YV1LW5579W
When driving with electronic climate control on, temp controls low, A/C on, fresh outside air coming in, The heater fan will shut off after a few minutes @ highway speeds. When I slow down fan will start coming back on @ 25mph & be back to normal speed @ 15mph...
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS275X3
This happened immediately after I replaced the T-stat and CTS. The code was not present prior to that. I have quadruple checked that I didn't pinch any wires and best as I can tell this is a wierd fluke. I have verified correct mechanical timing of cam (Not w... Trouble codes: ECM62

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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L tach signal VIN: WAUDH68D91
Thanks for all the replies. The problem was in the A/C control head, it was taking out the RPM signal somehow and also made the tach inop in the cluster. New A/C module and all is well... We got the cluster back and it is working great as well. Thanks again,
2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0L MIL On VIN: WAUAT48H04
Customer has not returned for futher diagnosis. The Info still is very vague on this system. Woul like to check electrical connectors for water intrusion being this car has a drop top. Thanks for the help.
1993 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start VIN: WBABE6316P
Thanks to Wayne,Ralph,Michael,Luther,Dan,Erik and Bert. The final fix was to have the DME coded,and to restore connections (corrosion) at pin 26 (+) and pin 28(-) that prevented the coding sequence. This vehicle did not have the EWS l (ELECTRONISHE WEGFAHRSPE... Trouble codes: 1444 (no fault).
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Air Bag VIN: SAJHX1249W
Thanks for the replies. I replaced the wiper motor with a good used one and Also cleaned the ground at the battery to body conection. the air bag lite is still on and we are taking it to Jag speacial list in harvey Ill. thanks again. Chip
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Air bags VIN: SALTW12441
Thanks to all that sent information. It ended up being the air bag. After loading the backend with weight and bouncing the truck it started to leak at the seam at the top around the sealing ring. Thanks to all for the help
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L crank shaft VIN: SALNM22282
thanks so much for taking the time to help me my thanks to billy [...]. i have to wait to get this parts for now [piston rod bearings and crank bearigs] becouse is not easy to gethem the information that i found is landroover is no...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Compressor VIN: WDBEA34E3P
Thanks very much to the folks who replied.With some more testing before I changed the Compressor & speed sensor I found the push button Control unit not fiunctioning properly.I had a used one available to me & tried it,and all's well.AC compressor works on def...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33493
Thanks for the replies. After duplicating the P/T, light-load fuel trim several more times, and confident we had no ground, vacuum, fuel delivery or input issues causing it, we opted to replace the front o2 sensor and see what happens. Remember, duplicating t... Trouble codes: P2096 (Post Cat Fuel Trim Too Lean).
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L power steering pump VIN: WMWRE33526
Journeymen, this car was an obvious case of no product knowledge. After replies from Steve, Dan and Gerrod we knew where to look and what to look for. Bloody simple after that replaced the 80 amp Fusible link and up, up and away. Test driven today and all is ...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YS3ED48E1Y
I had a few responses about this but most didnt seem to understand what I was saying. Several said that I had a cracked piston or broken ring but like I posted it ran fine and the smoking went away when I disabled the crankcase vent system. I searched and foun...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L automatic shifting VIN: 3VWRC29M7X
thank you everyone for your assistance. I have not fixed the vehicle at this time, but everyone's help has enabled me to narrow the problem to needing a new transmission. Thank you everyone.
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No crank VIN: YV1TS94D8Y
Well I left friday and came back Tuesday am, Went thru the cam set up procedure and all was in time. I checked to see if computers were plugged in all the way, they were. I unhooked battery and put cables together and reconnected, still no start, I could get c...
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