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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED24B8Y
Car came in with MIL on, had 3 fault codes the 2 codes for rear O2s lambda control (17584-5)and, 16826 (P0442)small evap emission control system leak. Found both turbo by-pass valve diaphragm broken, replace both and run readiness codes in the shop, all readin... Trouble codes: 17585 (P1177-Bank2 O2 Lambda Correction Behind Catalyst Control Limit Reached), 17584 (P1176-Bank1 O2 Lambda Correction Behind Catalyst Control Limit Reached)
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L abs VIN: WBAGG834XD
Hello, and thanks for your time. This BMW arrived with a yellow ABS, Brake, and triangle lights illuminated only after driving for approximately 10- 15 minutes. Running codes found 105 brake light switch signal and 81 pressure sensor circuit. Any help is appre...
2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L cLUSTER VIN: 5UXFA13545
Hi guys, I have this customer that came to the shop with the complain of a noise while driving in the freeway about 60 miles/hr. I test drove the car and found a vary noise brake pads. I removed the wheels and the brakes were gone, i talked to the customer and...
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L No Start VIN: SAJHV1646J
Vehicle was towed in, cranks ok, no start. We have no spark with no signal to the negative side of the coil. We also have no injector pulse. We can hear fuel pump running with key on. We replaced the crank sensor with an aftermarket one. Still no spark or inj...
1972 Mercedes-Benz 250c .0L No Start VIN: 1140231200
vehicle ran fine after work was done, drove it on friday for about an hour, then on monday i backed it out and parked it. one of the other guys went to drive it but they said it would not start, so i pushed it in and found that there was no spark. the coil was...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L compressor? VIN: WDBHA29G7W
The air on this vehicle will blow cold about 10 percent of the time. The rest of the time it either blows ambient or slightly cooled air. Given that this is a variable displacement compressor, I am assuming that whatever is controlling the swash plate is not m...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Electronic VIN: 4JGAB54E4X
Hi group, we got a ML320 Mercedes Benz, with AC on, hot air blowing from all vents, AC system works perfect, when I touch suction piping it is freeze cold, but heater control, there is no mono valve. when i ground one of the ac head unit wires blender door mov...
2002 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDCYR49E12
Hello everyone, I need some information on this Evap. system. When the vehicle first came in, the Purge Valve had power and ground, but the valve didnt work. Got a new Purge Valve from the dealer, and now the valve is constantly open KOEO and the engine at op... Trouble codes: P0443
1988 Other European Silver Spur 4.0L Inop VIN: SCAZS02A7J
System got very cold after repair and retrofit. Car came today with no fan not working, compressor not getting power. Looked at compressor relay and replaced, looks like it got very hot. Inside blower come on when powerd from relays, A/ C compressor also, Freo...
1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WVWCB5157N
I have a 1992 volkswagon cabriolet 5-speed 1.8 that is giving me a problem. I hope somebody can help me-please! The vehicle came in for an overheating problem. I found the upper hose plastic housing had a hole in it. I replaced and test drove, it overheated ag...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWDD61J71
car runs great no problem found driving car runs great canot clear code for control unit is control unit bad alldata gives no test say replace whats wrong with control unit also has abs light on with code for r/f speed sensor cust does not want to fix abs coul... Trouble codes: P1387 (control module faulty), 17795 (control module faulty), 16490 (man. air pressure not plausible)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L overheating VIN: 3VWRE69M84
this car will go to 190 degrees fast then when you drive it it will peg the gauge the fans run.i thought it was the t stat,its not the system is bled. i also did a leak down test to check head gasket its fine do these have water pump impeller problems? thanks ...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L drivetrain VIN: YV1SZ58K71
This car has developed a thud or clunk as you pull away in a straight line just before it selects 3rd gear. It appears to be worse when cold.It happens on medium throttle at about 20km/hr. It is repeatable and is always just before it shifts to 3rd. It is gett...

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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Unsure VIN: SAJHX124XW
Eric hit the nail on the head. TSB related to the exact noise. We replaced the new steering coupler, but did not see a need for the power steering line to be replaced. Customer is happy, thanks everyone.
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L no upshifts VIN: 108.18-12-
The trans is a 4 bolt K4C025. It has the kickdown linkage on the right side. I manually moved this numerous times, engine off, and also removed modulator again and used a small pick tool to slide the modulator valve back and forth. I'd like to say I know which...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Outlet temperature VIN: 4JGAB54E1W
The fix was the temp.blend door motor. The customer ended up taking it to a mercedes shop and they were able to idenify the problem for sure. Thanks to all that helped.
2006 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L almost all systems on car VIN: WP1AB29P66
well to start I would like to thenk those of you that noticed that I had started this diagnosis all wrong, and I thank you all for youre candid responces in telling me that this as a toureg would give me wrong data and codes. So we started making som...
1993 Volvo 240 2.3L warning lights, gauges VIN: YV1AS8806P
This one is down the road. It was what you call a cluster problem. The fix was cleaning the fuses and the alternator exciter wiring, as well as a bad ground for the unit. several of the answeers were right to the point(s) of this problem. Jim [...] an...
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