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1990 Audi Coupe Quattro 20v 2.3L No Start VIN: WAUGD08B7L
Hi all. Thanks for your help. This car has been around. First the owner did not change the timing belt and it broke. He then took the head off himself and had the head checked and repaired. Then he put it back together himself and it wouldn't start. He has h...
2006 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDL74F96
We don't have VIN specific scan tool for an 06. Past experience has show the check valves& vac.lines as major issues when only one bank envolved. Any help would be appreciated. V. Trouble codes: P0491 (Secodary air issue. Bank1)
1993 BMW 320i 2.0L Misfire VIN: WBACB22090
Intermittent hard start. Engine cranks approx 2 seconds, then begins to fire, but sounds like spark is too advanced. Engine then runs roughly ( 4 cylinders ). I found coils 3 and 5 inop. Engine runs like this until switched off.If engine is restarted immediate...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L door locks VIN: 4USCH7325V
good afternoon bmw techs.this z3 has an alpine alarm system that is supplied by bmw.the problem is that i can arm and disarm the system but the power door locks no longer work when arming or disarming system.the power door locks work with the key.the alarm mod...
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L light on,runs fine VIN: SAJEA7IC04
Test drove vehicle after replacing Map,ran fine.chk engine light came on but this time [...] rail pressure sensor circuit range/performance according to scanner definition. alldata gives no description for code or diagnostic procedure---any help would be g...
2003 Porsche 911 GT2 3.6L spark plugs VIN: WP0AB29903
Vehicle is in for 48k inspection, according to the manual the spark plugs are to be changed on the turbo vehicles. How on earth are you supposed to get them out? Do I need to remove the turbo's? Or does the engine have to come out for this service. Please also...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L No communication VIN: YS3ED45EXX
Car will not pass NYS inspection due to no communication from OBDII connector. Can communicate with all bus systems using Tech 2. Have tried 3 different OBDII scan tools and all don't communicate. The rest of this post is for hardcore Saab techs. I have scoure...
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Stall VIN: YS3DF75KXY
data stream cold: idle cal load 31.3 ectc 114 f ltft -1.5 map 12.6 rpm 1242 spk adv 8 iat 77 maf .775 02 b-1 .550 with snap throttle cold engine on comming down will keep comming down until it dies restarts no problem symptom goes away when 1/2 warm it appea...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3EF48Z9Y
Hi Everyone. Thanks in advance for your help. I've got an odd problem with this Saab 9-5. It came to us with an intermittent crank but no start. The condition seems to occur when the car is cold and has been sitting for a minimum of several hours. The Check E... Trouble codes: P1460 (Immobilizer Active)
1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet Carat 1.8L No MIL light VIN: WVWDC5154N
Can anyone tell us or show us EXACTLY where the MIL (Check Engine) light is located on a 1992 VW Cabriolet 1.8L Calif model? We failed this Calif model for MIL light innop. All of our application guides, Alldata, Mitchell on demand & Calif. B.A.R. say it has a...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L 1st and reverse VIN: 3VWCP21C62
Customer complains went to back out of parking space and car would not move forward or reverse. It would move in neutral but not in gear under its own power. I have not been able to reproduce problem or find any problems. What she described does not sound like...

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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Hesitation VIN: TRUUT28N91
thanks to all of you who took the time out of your day to respond to my help request sorry it took so long. on my last update i informed all of you that i had a fairly bad leak on the hose junction block on tte passenger side of intake manifold.replaced the wh... Trouble codes: P1556 (mfg [...] boost psi regulation control limit not reached).
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAULT68E54
Thanks for the reply's techs. Yes indeed this car needed a flywheel and clutch assy. After doing some more research on dual mass flywheels I understand what shakes. The clutch surface was off center. It is separate from the engine driven piece of the flywheel...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L asc VIN: WBAGJ8326V
Thanks to all who responded I replace choke valve With a fault stored, the command will not work (Scott from Missouri) Thanks
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L rear widow VIN: WBABK8329V
Rear windows are controlled by a relay box mounted under the body control module. It had stayed on and burnt both window motors.
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB33561
I smoked tested again with no leaks found, cleaned maf, replaced cam sensor bank 1 for the 113 code, reset adaptations and road tested and all seems to be ok only time will tell...thanks to all that helped...iatn is the best!!! Trouble codes: 26 (lean mixture adaptation bank 1), 113 (cam sensor bank 1 signal fault).
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBAAN374X1
After exhausting our component testing options, we finally wound up replacing the cooling fan and module. Problem solved. Thanks everyone!
2003 BMW 330i 3.0L drain tube VIN: WBAEV53493
Thanks to all who replied, drains cleaned, evap de-oderized, customer happy.
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L compression spec VIN: SAJGX2745V
ran a leak down test and found 40% by the piston rings, still waiting to see what cust. wants to do. thanks for the info.
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Alternator VIN: SALJY1245W
Thanks for all the great tips guys. We replaced the alternator with a dealer unit and everything seems to be working fine. Also repaird a short in the wiring harness that created an intermittant misfire. Customer is happy that his truck is now fixed.
2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L Head bolts VIN: SALNE22222
Thanks for the reply the correct prcedure is torque to 18 ftlbs. Retorque with the wrench still set at 18 two more times, then 180 degrees additional. Jeff
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on, goes into limp-home VIN: WMWRE334X3
it was the harmonic balancer was in two pieces. causing erratic boost pressures. just for references tmap and map sensors voltages after car was fixed are koer at idle map sensor before comp. 2.47v and tmap after comp. 1.22v and pressures map before comp. arou... Trouble codes: P1688.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L expansion valve VIN: 3VWSC29M1Y
Sorry it took so long to get this fixed, customer had an extended warranty to deal with. Replaced the compresser with an OEM and it worked fine. Pressures were right on and cooled great. Thanks for all the help.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L interior temp. VIN: WVWWH63B31
Hey everyone thanks for the quick responses. I did mistype when I wrote that the hi side was cold and lo side was warm. Sorry for the confusion. I ended up evacuating everything a second time and vacuuming for longer amount of time. When I charged it back ...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 3VWRA69M84
Thanks for all that replied --- one person wondered why we are replacing a T/belt at 60K -- It is because the plastic impeller broke on the water pump - We always replace them with metal so this doesnt happen. A couple replied with marking the belt and tranfe...
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