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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Misfire VIN: WAUCB88D5V
I have been working on this one for about 2 weeks. It came in with a miss replaced plugs,and 1 coil still no luck.think it may be ecm not sending signal to coil to fire.thanks in adv. Trouble codes: P0302 (missfire cyl 2)
1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24BXW
Hi need some help on this audi as you can see by repair history I tryed just about everything. Im thinking it might be in variable valve timing but dont know alot about it, Im going to pull valve cover off can anybody tell me what I should look for on the chai... Trouble codes: 0300 (random misfire), 0301 (misfire cyl. 1), 0302 (misfire cyl.2), 0303 (misfire cyl.3)
1999 Audi A4 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WAUCB28D8X
Howdy, have a NOx failure here, recently in Colorado ,they have lowered the limits on NOx allowances, this is one of many I am dealing with right now, but don't have much to go on. There is no EGR system, it does have a type of variable valve timing, which doe...
2003 Audi A6 3.0L thermostat VIN: WAULT64B43
we have this a6 quattro non turbo that is not heating up, the guage shows its running cold after 15 miles. after a cold start up the needle just barely moves off c,to the first line way under the normal position. we replaced the right side front o2 sensor la...
1997 BMW 840Ci 4.4L evaporator VIN: WBAEF82030
Hey, I have to change the evaporator on this 840 BMW. my info says it takes under 3hrs to do the job! But it looks like the dash has to come out when I have looked at it!!! I would appreciate any insight about this job so that I can quote a sensible figure to ...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L ABS pump VIN: WBACD4322W
First timer. My name is Chris. I've got this 98 325 that is driving me crazy. Car came in for abs light on at times. Replace front wheel speed sensors for related codes. Car left, came back a day later, light on at times again. Checked codes and found 145 pump...
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L wont run VIN: WBADT43442
Please help me BMW people ,Multiple problem situation.This car was taken to the quick lube place around the corner,the owner,used car lot dude, asked for an engine flush.So they drain the oil and put their ju ju in.4 quarts, and crank the engine and observe th...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1740T
Engine cranks over but will not run. Previous fault code of camshft postion sensor and cyl 3 misfire but the misfire was experienced and cleared up while driving in heavy rain and these codes have not reappeared. While intermittent car never cut off while driv...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SALTY1243Y
the car was towed in but the vehicle will run for 5-10 mins and then just cut out and then will not restart... and in the time of the no start i lose communication with the scanner. has anyone seen this issue before?? and are there any areas to look at?
2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L engine VIN: SALNM22243
Hi Landrover technitians! Unfortunately I made the mistake of taking a Landlover to my garage.. It was a first Landlover I took, I have 18 years of experience working on German cars, but I have never seen problem like this. Customer towed the car here in a "n...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SD 3.5L valve lash VIN: WDBCB34E9M
I rebuilt this engine do to that fact it was consuming oil and had other mechanical problems...any way I need to know how to adjust the valves , I have called dealers in and out of state, I also purchased a 198 dollar repair manual to get this type of informat...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L seats VIN: WDBEA34E1N
heres a funny on for you merc techs. i have a 1992 e400. this car came in with a drivers seat inop. tested wiring system and found that the seat module was working properly. we had another e400 and swaped seats and seats works. replaced control module and all ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL on VIN: WDBRN40J53
Hi Guys, This C230 komp. sport coupe turned on it's MIL and presented with three faults stored P2004 which on my launch has a suffix 160 and altitude pressure sensor description; Generic obd-2 P2004 with coolant temp. sensor description. P200A-004 maf sensor/t...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L 4 zone acc VIN: WDBUF70J85
This is a regular customer for all his cars for 15 years.He is complaining of heat coming out of rear passenger registers after driving for awhile,but not always, even though cool air is requested. Refridgerant level is fine according to onboard computer. Fron...
1997 Other European DB7 3.239L compressor VIN: SCFAA1111U
Hey I am after a system description and wiring diagram for this Aston Martin. The system has worked but now the compressor will not engage. The condenser fans work all the time and not sure whether they should or not. It think it is a red herring but a fuse i...
1980 Volkswagen Rabbit 1.5L no power
this car has been in several times over the past few years and we have actually completly re-built this motor once. Customer runs SVO (Straight Veg. Oil) in this car and we have related this to the prior leak issues as well as several others. However... this v...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWSK69MX3
Ok here we go, we have this jetta that we had recommended some services on a while back. (struts, brakes, cv shaft, plugs, fuel filter, cabin air filter, and coolant flush.) We had a mid-level tech do most of the work on saturday. Now come monday (yesterday) t...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: VWCM21Y44M
This vehicle was towed in to us with a no start/no run condition. It will start then immediately die. the only code in the vehicle is the above p1570 (17978) ecu blocked. There is no code listed in my mitchell diagnostic repair and my modis has no trouble shoo... Trouble codes: P1570 (17978 ecu blocked)

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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Electronic VIN: WAUDA24B8X
Problem was in the replacement TCM that I got from a salvage yard. I was able to get another from a different place that actually checks them to besurethey are good. Thanks for all the help.
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on, VIN: WBAGJ832XT
Thanks for all of your help, customer had oem cats installed. No more CEL. Trouble codes: 420 (bank 1), 430 (bank 2).
2008 BMW 320i 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVG17038
BMW will give a renew software to solve this issue .Maybe a half year or so.Thank you for your help.IATN is helpful. We should use update software.
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Hesitation, Low Power VIN: WDBJF25F1W
Hello Fellow Techs, Thank you for your help. The problem turned out being a plugged fuel filter. One response reminded me not to forget the basics and although the main filter didn't look that old and the pre-filter was clean, I replaced them both, test drove ... Trouble codes: P1470 (Pressure control flap vacuum transducer).
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L steering sensor
well i would like to say that i am sorry in my delay and that this car has been fixed most said to perform the steering angle relearn wich i had done multiple times with no positive results here is what i did i installed the old noisy clock spring and the stee...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4JGAB54E02
Thanks to all of you that replied, the customer ran out of patience and I ran out of time. it's headed to the dealer. some of the suggestions I got were egr problems, and I was told that the egr does dump into a common port, and not individual ports like for... Trouble codes: P2050 (po300 misfire damaging cat), P0256 (po303 misfire damaging cat 3).
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L A/C clutch VIN: 3VWDD21C82
A big thanks to Larry from Ohio. I pulled the temp sensor out of the coolant hose on the drivers side of the head and was a bit dissapointed to see that it was the newer style green sensor and that it had the same part number as my replacement part and the res...
2002 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L power seat VIN: YV1RS53DX2
yup its off to the dealership . the dealer confirmed that the controller for the memory seats had to be replaced and they also said the switch needed replacement .. i think the switch is good . to the tune of $1ooo yikes !! thanks for the accurate info g...
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