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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAURD68D71
I work at a used car dealer and inherited this audi s4. Has misfire at idle. Runs great over 3000RPM. Compression drops to 75 PSI when misfiring all other cylinders 175psi. Tryied Motorvac, plugs, and coils prior to compression checks. Not sure of service hist... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0012 (Cam Over Retarded), P0340 (Cam Sensor Fault)
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L sensor VIN: SALTY124XY
customer brought in speed sensor and asked us to replace rf abs speed sensor. curious where the best routing is for harness from wheel to ecm ? around firewall or ??? alldata does not address this. any thoughts ??thanks
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA63F9V
This car was brought in for inop soft top, but obiously was worked on by 2 other shops in area. Was able to to determine leaking piston lifts at passanger rear pillar(which we replaced).The car was shipped out to dealer for flash/reset with STAR scanner.Every ... Trouble codes: P0100
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Compressor VIN: 4JGAB54E71
Customer picked up truck and returned in approx. 15 min. - A/C not cooling. Compressor was short cycling. Evacuated and rechecked for correct charge -2.5 lbs -ok. Compressor coming on at 70 lbs/off at 50 lbs. We can not access sensor / switch readings w/our sc...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L steering wheel buttons VIN: WDBUF87J16
can came in with inop horn and steering wheel buttons (radio, telephone etc.) We have replaced the clock spring, and the button module (located along side the airbag). we have volatge and data to the button module thru the clockspring. When looking at the v...
1998 Peugeot 406 3.0L Cruise control VIN: VF38BXFZP8
This cruise control only works intermittently and more often off than on. The dealer have diagnosed it with their scan tool without detecting any fault. I tested the vacuum pump and valves hoses etc on the bench and all seems ok. I thought the brake light swit...
1977 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1572095727
Hello All, Vehichle came in with a lean condition at start up. I found the cold start injector had no pulse. Changing the computor solved that problem. From ther it only got worse. Vehichle would not start the next morning, turned out to be the pump relay. Now...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC29MOY
VW Techs- Subject vehicle was in storage for a number of months. It was brought to us for brakes and the like. It ran fine when it was brought to us, but as we were repairing inspection items, it started running poorer and poorer, until it just can't be driven... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWWH63B62
This passat has code p2096 Post catalyst fuel trim system too lean bank 1. cleared several times and comes back in couple days. have used vag to set all readiness and all system complete and pass. have done all adaptations. have done "stuck on stupid" removed ... Trouble codes: P2096 (post catalyst fuel trim system too lean bank 1)
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L cam timing VIN: YV1LS5545T
When cylinder head returned from machinist both camshafts and cam gears were unmarked and put into a box. It appears to me that the cams are not interchangeable nor are the cam gears. I have checked Mitchell and Alldata and they assume that parts are marked be...

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L radio code VIN: WAUED28D9W
Thanks for all the replies , but it didn't not help me further with radio code, the customer has to go to the dealer ! If any Audi & VW tech want to get pay for the time they spend . Please do not hesitate and let me know ! Thanks !!!
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Reverse gear VIN: WAUDC28D9Y
The problem turned out be internal to the transmission. A replacement tranny solved the problem. We believe that the Reverse gear would disengage due to an internal leak that pulled the line pressure down. When disconnecting either the multifunction switch ...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L tank leak diagnose pump VIN: WBABM3348Y
Unfortunately this car ended up by the dealer to test the tank leak and some another electrical test. I can't wait until the car is fixed due to the time. When the car is fix and pass the emission test , I'll repost the fix. So far thanks to all the replies, ...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Transfer case VIN: SAJEA51C94
Thanks to Clint, Stan and Daniel. All three agree that we screwed up when we pulled the right inner shaft all the way out of the transfer case thereby damaging an internal seal that is not serviceable. Therefore, we get to install a $1955 transfer case on this...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L dies VIN: 4JGAB72E3X
Thanks to Mike for his suggestion to check engine wiring harness, removed all engine covers and started "wiggling" harness with engine running, chaffed on right side, started blowing fuse. Repaired harness, suggested replacement, but with 281K miles customer ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L auto door close VIN: WDPJ75JX3A
This one is fixed. Turns out the latch was the problem. The actuator for the door closing had a leak. When the PSE detects there is a leak, it shuts off that leg. I made the mistake of assuming that since the door locks worked ok that there wasn't a problem wi...
1987 Saab 9000 S 2.0L Surge, Stall
thanks to all who replied--some with some excellent, detailed information. it seems as though the throttle stop was set way to high, causing the iac to stay open. backed off the screw and cleaned the valve and throttle body and that did the trick. thanks again...
1975 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L No Start, Floods VIN: 1352138625
John from California hit this one right out of the ball park - THANKS!. Turned out that one of the injectors was internally shorted to ground. This would back feed the ground to the other injectors and open them all up. Disconnecting them one at a time until t...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M82
this vehicle is finally fixed. It turns out out didn't change the pcv on this car. I changed the suction pump which I was told usually takes the place of the pcv, but this car actually has a pcv and it looks like a pcv. It was staying open causing my probl... Trouble codes: P1297, P0171.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD63B72
Well, finally we got this car running. Not exactly did we do it. After calling a tech line to make sure we had all the possible causes tested, we determined that the engine module was bad. We tested all the feeds to the module & all the out going power suppl...
2000 Volvo C70 2.3L engine VIN: YV1LZS6Y2Y
Recommend replacement of catalstic convertor OEM as many replies said. Our local Volvo repair facility suggested trying 93 octane fuel might keep light off. Our customer, a car dealer, is going to try that first. Fine with me. Thanks to all members who replied...
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