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2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Valve Timing VIN: WAUPL68E44
Hi all, I am doing a valve job on this car. I have a play movement back and forth on the left head Varible valve timing sproket. On the right side, there is no play. Does this tighten up with oil pressure?? I did'nt find any reason why these valves leaked in t...
2007 Audi A4 2.0L Surge VIN: WAUDF78E47
This vehicle has a rapid rythmic surge (approx. 200 rpm on the tach) on accel or decel between 25 and 35 mph. We have scanned the trans, trac control and engine and there are no codes and all readiness monitors are complete. During extended test drives with th...
1993 BMW 325is 2.5L freon VIN: WBABF4314P
i just need to know how much r134 this vehicles system holds. the dealer says they don't have that information and there is no refrigeration sticker. thanks for reading my post. iatn is the best tool i have.
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L ABS/DSC Lamps on VIN: WBAAM3341Y
Hi all. The BMW in question is a shop body job. Certain customers here we do referral work when they need body or upholstery. This one was handled for the customer, now its got ABS/DSC lamps on when driving, and I have to fix it as body shop has no clue. (Not ...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX5747V
2 wire knock sensor, i should have 0 volts on pin 17,18 from computer. pin 27 is a ground. koeo i got 4.5v with sensors unpluged, koer pluged in 1.8v tested at sensor and pin 17,18. i think bad pcm any thoughts? p0328,p0333 i did ck wires for short none found ... Trouble codes: P0328 (ks sense cirt. out of range high voltage a bank), P0333 (ks sense cirt. out of range high voltage b bank)
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJGX204XX
no fuel pres power and ground are there. bad pump. my? is alldata says remove fuel lines underneath they even show a picture. there is no room they are above the rear. do I have to drop the rear and frame. next ? is the 3/4 of a tank going to drain on my head....
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJDA01D8Y
I have a s-type 4.0 with a noise I am having trouble finding. Sounds like a cracked flywheel but after pulling trans I dont see anything on flywheel or torque converter.The noise is a clicking noise that will change with rpm. Has anyone had this? The trans is ...
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJDA14C11
hello everybody i have a 2001 jag w/ a zf5hp24 transmission which i rebuilt about 2 weeks ago at that time it had a broken planet did full rebuild and worked fine after that the customer picked it up and about 2 weeks later they came back with the complaint th...
1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L Mechanical VIN: SALJY1241S
We have this 3.9 discoery in and engine spins over like broken timing chain. compression 60 lbs on 4 of the cylinders we tested. timing chain has alot of slop but marks line up and piston is up on #1. the cam gear is plastic molded to steel. has anyone seen on...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Electronic VIN: WDBCA25D9L
This car has given me a lot of trouble with the MAS unit. It should receive a signal from the pushbutton unit to turn on the A/C compressor. I have replaced this MAS unit with 3 units to get one to work when it came in with the compressor not coming on. It was...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L lockup VIN: 4JGAB72EXY
hello to everyone. i have a 2000 mercedes ml 430 that we did a complete overhaul on the transmission. now the problem is everytime i shift from park to reverse or to drive, the engine stalls. i pulled the valve body out to check for any problems, but everythin...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Starting VIN: WDBNG70JXT
Car came in from a body shop with a no crank no start. Pulled stater k40 relay and jumper it and the car started and ran fine. After looking farther it seems that the eis sends a message to the ecm to engergize the stater relay. With our launch scanner you can...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBUF83JX5
Hello, I replaced the right rear half shaft and when I lowered the car to the ground, the rear went all the way down. The front went down but after starting it pumped up and leveled off. I have replaced the left rear half shaft and it was down when I did that,...
1993 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Radio VIN: YS3AL35T1P
I need help with a radio problem. I replaced radio for what seemed like a defective radio. The original radio would not accept security code. After replacing the radio with a new one, it was able to accept security code and play. So after the car sat for a we...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L blower motor VIN: YS3DF58N6T
The blower motor is stuck on high as long as the key is on. I am very confident that it needs the fan control module, part # 7495930. I went to order one today($124 list), but my Saab dealer tells me these are on backorder from Saab with no estimated time of a...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L traction light VIN: WVWMD63BOX
I need help from vw technicians, the car question is for 1999 VW Passat, with the traction control light flashing on (ASR)while driving.The car loses power over 50 MPH. on freeway. Scanner can't communicate with the traction control computer diferente scanners...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M9Y
HELP!!! We have a 2000 Jetta with a P0411 or 16795. We replaced the vacuum hoses to the diverter valve and the soleniod (worn & cracked on the ends. The Pump blows like crazy. When you energize the valve and apply vacuum lots of air goes thru the exaust. We ev... Trouble codes: P0411 (secondary air injection), 16795 (secondary air injection)
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L turn signals VIN: YV1TS97D4X
Help. I got this Volvo here because the left front turn signal does not work. I have removed all bulbs from the left side and checked them all by swapping them to the right side. They are all working fine. I switched the shunts under the dash and did not get a...

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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L Shifting VIN: WBAAL31020
Hi everybody, thanks for everybody who helped me on this car, they asked me to check the faults in DME module, to change the air mass sensor but the customer decided not to repair the car for now. Thanks again Regards
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53452
customer declined any more work at this time but will return later. I will post additional information when he brings it back. thanks to all who replied Trouble codes: P0313 (missfire detected with low fuel), P1093 (pre cat fuel trim system too rich bank 2), P2098 (post cat fuel trim system too lean bank 2).
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT63412
Genuine, OE cam sensors seemed to fix the fault. I first used aftermarket (German company) sensors. I had several replies that stated there were problems with non OE sensors. The car was back after two weeks with no codes or pending codes. The concensus is USE... Trouble codes: P1397 (Exhaust Cam Sensor BMW/Manufacturer Code 18).
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L no crank VIN: SAJHX1243V
New BCM was bad out of the box. Replaced with known good part for local scrap yard. Seems odd that I had the exact same symptoms with both BCM's.
1994 Volkswagen CAMPER VAN 2466CC Aux. Battery VIN: WV2PD070XR
This camper had 2 Auxillary Batteries in the left rear, cleverly hidden under the closet.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWCC21C6X
Well we scanned again for codes found none, went under car to check for anything that might be loose, there is no sheild on oil pan, the cat sheild is tight but the cat is hollow but still not the problem.. The vibration is most pronounced when yo drive the c...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L module VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
I want to thank everyone who responded to this. I posted this via a friend of mine who was unable to communicate with his 5 year old Launch x431. He brought the Passat to me and I use my x431 which is a few months old and updated. I too was unable to communica...
2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L fuel filler VIN: YV1RS61T53
removed the gas vent filter/berather and found spider nest clogging end of line. Thanks for the help!
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