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2001 Audi A4 1.8L engine oil VIN: WAUAC68D21
Hello group, I have this Audi that makes a loud lifter clatter or chain rattle from the valve train only after the engine is warmed up and below 1500 rpm. Cold start has a small rattle and then goes away. I have read several TSB's on these issues but have no ...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Loss of Can Comm. ABS lite comes on, Speedometer q VIN: WBADP6338X
Start vehicle & go thru a complete drive cycle. Shut vehicle off for 5 to 10 min. Then restart, as soon as you put in gear to take off-message appears-(Transmission fail safe mode) the ABS Lite comes on,speedometer quits working,check engine lite comes on, and...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L starter VIN: WBAGH83491
This car came to me with a no start. I have B+ at the starter but neither of the solenoid wires would power up when i turned the key so i went to the starter relay i swore that i had all the proper voltages yesterday, also all-data says that the relay is under...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBAAN374X1
We have tried disconnecting a/c pressure sensor, radiator outlet temperature sensor,fan module checks okay. Alldata wiring and system function information inadaquate.We are unable to determine what information the ECM uses to operate the cooling fan system.
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBAEV33422
Good morning BMW techs.I have a problem with this car.It came in overheating.Trouble code 125.cooling fan.replaced fan sensor in the lower rad hose and the cooling fan,wires were rotted off behind module,Fan still does not work. I have power and ground to the ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Timing chain VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
Hello all, I am looking for a little insight. This Jag came in in the hook for a no start. The complaint was that he parked it and the next morning it wouldn't start, just spin very fast. Compression was low at 20 psi so we squirted oil in the cylinders and th...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51D63
Hello everyone, This engine caries two knock sensors, one under the intake manifold (engine top)and one on the side of the engine (engine side). ALL DATA & SHOPKEY show the location of the one under the manifold only and I have spend hours looking for the othe... Trouble codes: P0333 (knock sensor)
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY12441
hey there techs, i have this vehicle with an intermittent misfire at start-up on cyl 3 after you rev it a few times it goes away. vehicle came to us after another shop had chaned the plugs, wires, both coils, even the #3 injector, and intake plenum gasket. i d... Trouble codes: P0303
2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L Head bolts VIN: SALNE22222
We are replacing headgaskets on this Land Rover and want to get some reassurance on the torque settings for the headbolts. Alldata and Mitchell both show 18 ftlbs, 18 ftlbs, 18 ftlbs, the additional 180 degrees. We want to make sure its 18ftlbs then to 36ftlbs...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Low Power VIN: WDBGA51E2S
Hi Guys, As usual the ghost stops here again, This 140 body has "low power" on accell. Idles smooth, runs good other than lack of real power. Trans kicks down but Dont go anywhere. Scanned & No codes or check engine light present. We first thought cats clooged...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Power Windo VIN: WDBFA63E9S
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. We have this 95 convertible in and the drivers window only works very intermittenly. We pulled the door panel and could not get any power to the motor regardless of switch position. We swapped the window swit...
1983 Porsche 928 S 4.7L No Start, Stall VIN: WP0JB0928D
Car will not start periodically and has stalled once on the road. We have been unable to catch it at a time when we can do any testing. The only thing we can verify is that fuel pressure seem good. Can anyone give ,me any direction? Any common problems I can t...
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L convertible top VIN: WPOCA2996Y
Hello have a 2000 996 cabriolet with a stuck roof,roof is down and does nothing when switch actuated,this vehicle usually has a hard top installed except for the summer months. There was a bulletin for adjusting micro switches I tried that with no results.Soft...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L compressor VIN: YS3DD75N3X
Good morning everyone, I have a 99 Saab 9-3 that came in for no a/c. I have no power to the compressor but I can jump the relay and turn on the system and it works fine. My problem is that at the relay I have power on pins 85 & 86 instead of a power and a grou...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L turn signals VIN: YS3EF45E5X
Hello all, this saab has a problem, but don't they all.. When you turn on the RH turn signal with the head lamps off the LH headlamp and tail lamps flash with the turn signal. if you turn on the head lamps and RH turn,, the RH turn signals flash very dimly bar...
1978 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L No Start VIN: 1582017717
Hello all and first off thanks,This car towed in no start after checking over found to have good spark good fuel pressure , the first shop it was at put in new points and new coil still no start . I don't have a lot of experience on air cooled VW . So first th...
1993 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWRL21H7P
looking for correct upper radiator hose on this 1993 jetta. problem is all of the hoses from dealer and aftermarket parts places are different. Hose itself is the same shape, but the hose on this car comes with a port for a sensor on it. all of the ones reciev...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Mechanical VIN: 3VWTD81H6V
vw tech, need help. car came in with a misfire code, replace coil, wire & plugs. 2 days later, still misfire on #5. perform compression test, #1,2,3,4 &6 have 150-165. #5 has 145psi. perform leak down on #5-no leak. perform running compression #1,2,3,4 &6 has ...
1998 Volkswagen New Beetle 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VW4867847
First off, yes I used cam locking tool, re-adjusted cam pulley and used vag-com to check ignition timing. Came to me with overly advanced injection timing, no known reason as to how it got that way. It was very clacky and running rough when it arrived. One ro...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L all gears VIN: WVWSE61J62
This car came to us by a frustrated first time customer to our shop after failing to be repaired at 2 other shops. She was recommended through a friend of mine and I want to do right by her. The transmission slips and shifts badly and often goes into neutral w...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSE61JX2
Thanks in advance . This car came in with a check engine light on and a code p2181 present. checked flowchart , tsb's and fix database. all pointed to coolant sensor. replaced sensor with updated green from black but light came back on . Any help would be appr...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWSP69M12
car was towed in for quitting. the computer said the selenoid shut off valve was shorted to gorund, or open. we ordered a new valve from the dealer, and replace it. the customer left with the car, and was towed in late that same evening. today we check it out ...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Cooling Systems VIN: WVGBC67L54
this car came to us with the cooling fans on all time even with the key out of car, killing the battery . checked for codes and found two. p3081- Engine temp too low P0480- Fan 1 control circuit. i replaced the coolant temp sensor, no change . any ideas wo...
1983 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L ignition VIN: YV1AX8856D
Hi this one is strange, the key when first started and shut off works fine, but when you run engine for a while it won't shut off without pulling the key out of ignition switch. So we replaced the complete assembly, still does it. We can unplug the switch at t...
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FA8741M
Volvo starts good cold but usually won't start hot unless give it a shot of fuel (carb cleaner), then it fires right up. Spark was a little weak (25K) so replaced coil, have 40K now to plugs but no help. Fuel pressure good - 44 PSI during cranking. Injector pu...

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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUKE5441L
Hi sorry it took so long, we did a pin check and found all was good. Tried a good ECM and it took care of it. Thanks to all
1998 BMW 328is 2.8L contol head VIN: WBABG2320W
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Oil tailpipe VIN: WBAGH8335X
Well thanks to all for your help, Agian a great learing process. Steve [...] was a great help and wad dead on with this one. Customer okayed work. Went to remove cam covers and what a surprise, well not really, Major sludge every where. I had warned the cu...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Power window and sunroof VIN: SAJEA01U53
Thanks for the responses. Especially to Dan, who offered a lot of advice. But, after trying to initialize the windows, do a hard reset (disconnect the battery) no luck. Called a dealer and they said they have more problems with the drivers side master switch t...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L engine VIN: SALTY1247Y
Thanks for your assistance - Further investigation, removing timing cover and finding marks bang on, problem being cam gear bolt loose causing groove in cam shaft. Have not fully installed but I do have confidence this is the problem.
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L evaporator VIN: WMWRC33454
Not really a fix but a procedural item. thanks to the two techs who responded with the info I needed about removing the instrument carrier Now that I have performed the job I can see why there isn't a shortcut as the HVAC is attatched to the Dash There are con...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B71
hi fellas , thanks for the help. i tested the maf sensor with my modis . old sensor had low voltage on test 2.86 volts , installed new maf sensor & tested 3.96 volts , i could not check the fuel trims , i hope that this fixes the codes . car is with c... Trouble codes: P1479 (bk. booster vac. sys. mech. malfunction), P1128.
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1RS61T44
thanks to everybody that took their time to reply. we went ahead and downloaded software upgrades into the engine control module, transmission control module and central electronic module. the electronic throttle module already had the latest software installe...
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