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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L reverse engagment VIN: WAUYP64B31
I am working on 2001 audi allroad with a 5hp19 transmission in it. It has a great reverse for about 3 seconds, then it loses the engagment. If you selected a difffernt position then go back to reverse you have reverse again for another 3 seconds. I have replac...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E52
Hi Guys ! This car drive us nuts for more than a week. The vehicle first came in for random misfire and cyl.2 +4. No problem ! We replace all 4 ign. coils & plugs. Test drive over 5 mls with no complain .Customer picked up car & call back after a week with sam... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire detected), P0302 (cyl. 2 misfire detected), P0304
1998 BMW 328i 3.2L top is inop VIN: WBABK7332W
Help BMW Techs!! this convertables top will not operate. We tested system found fuse in trunk blown. replaced and verified correct power and ground to top control unit. Top control unit will not communicate with gt1 or auto logic so it was replaced but we stil...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L hard and soft tops VIN: WDBFA61EXL
hardtop releases from front latches only.removed top manually,to see if softtop would work, it also does not work,pump is running and has plenty of fluid,it had a lot of codes numbers 6,7,17,18,20,28,29 i erased them,tried again to operate top,none of the code...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L pressure VIN: WV2EE0704S
This van came in with a locked up compressor head like I have seen before. We replaced the compressor and drier and check the system for particals and blew through all the lines to check for blockage. There was no signs of debris in the system so we sealed it ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L overheats VIN: 3VWSK29M93
Hello VW techs,I'm a GM fuel/electrical guy with this Jetta that has a customer complaint of lamps on dash are on(epc,mil and hot indicator).Coolant was about a 1/4 of a litre low.Cooling fans both are working.Scanned with modis and pulled P0117 cts circuit er...
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L Low coolant indicator light VIN: YV1LS5714S
Low coolant light is on. If you tap on the coolant tank, the light goes out. I replaced the level sensor, but the light still comes on.
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5645V
I usally do the work on this car but I do not have a smog license in CA. so when it was taken to smog the code came up when they did the high idle test. It will do it everytime when you run the car at above 2000 RPM for about 45 seconds with no load on it...in... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF or VAF CKT Range performance problem)

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED24B8Y
I have not seen the car in 3 weeks, the customer reports no MIL. I will be posting an update at a later date if this problem comes back. More important is to understand what this 2 fault codes 17585(P1177)and 17584(P1176)actually means. The de... Trouble codes: 17585 (P1177-Bank2 O2 Lambda Correction Behind Catalyst Control Limit Reached), 17584 (P1176-Bank1 O2 Lambda Correction Behind Catalyst Control Limit Reached).
1993 BMW 325is 2.5L freon VIN: WBABF4314P
First of all, thanks to all who replied. The correct amount of R-134 for this vehicle is 1000 grams + or - 25 grams for a round tube condenser. 825 grams + or - 25 grams for flat tube condenser
1998 BMW 318i 1.9L tcs VIN: WBACC0325W
aloha , sorry for the delay in closing this post, apparently someone had tampered with the adjustment at the bowden cable that runs from the actuator to the throttle plate, this would set the code, and then control unit would reduce torque available resulting ...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJGX204XX
job is done car runs! Stan from florida and Mike from illonois nailed it drop the 8 bolts for the rear frame on the sides (dont touch the back supports it will hold the rear) and it makes room to get your hand to release the lines. the tank has check valves...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L compressor VIN: WDBRN47J52
Thank you for your advice Richard. I made the job like you said, custumer has his vehicle since one week ago, the system is working fine. Best regards, Rolando.
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L radio,sos lite VIN: WDBLJ74G82
i havent fixed my sos problem/ radio issue!!! but i have more info to add and hopefully as more people have this issue maybe all of us can fix our vehicles! i just wish there were mercedes techs on this service and maybe they could of told me that i have to ta...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L alternator/battery VIN: WDBRN40J53
Bradley mentioned the battery could be sulfated. It was the original battery and my feeling is that may be what it is. It was a little low on water and the plates looked pretty bad. I filled it using battery acid thinking maybe that would wake it up. I'm u...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Starting VIN: YS3EF4823Y
Sorry this was a dead ender for me and the customer car is dead in my shop no one here on the island has the program to reprogram this car getting the twice will not be a problem but the reprogramming i was hoping that there was another way to get this car out...
2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L starter wont crank VIN: YS3EH58GX1
fixed. thanks to all that helped... a common problem..neutral saftey switch intermitantly after hot run looses continuty at starter signal.. replaced switch and havent heard from customer since..starter did not solve this problem
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWPA811H1
Sorry about the late close. Everyone was right about the igntion switch. So I replaced that and the customer wanted the car back ASAP. So they decided just to keep it only starting in neutral. I did try adjusting the cable a little more, but it did no help. Th...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Stall VIN: WVWSE61J42
thanks to all who replied, we ended up replacing the j271 relay and the customer hasn't had any problems since. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0562, P0688.
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