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1997 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Stall VIN: WAUAA88G0V
Need an Audi tech. The car came in with a complaint of stalling at times. I scanned it and found no codes set. I started the car cold and it ran perfect for 1 minute and shut off I restarted and it run perfect ran at idle for 1 minute and shut of again. I conn...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED54B21
I have a quick question for the Audi guys. Its the dreaded friends car. ses lamp on, secondary air pump appears to be seized up. I have found the 40 amp fuse dr side under dash. My problem is I cannot locate the air pump relay. The diagram I have on alldata pu... Trouble codes: 1411 (low secondary air flow), 1423 (low secondary air flow)
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Rear hatch VIN: WBADP634XY
Manual release for hatch releases latch Actuator for rear hatch opperates when jumped Switch inside actuator knows when it is open or closed Latch reciever rotates and pulls hatched snug Switch for release operates latch reciever May or may not be related to ...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L steering rack VIN: SAJHN124XV
HI JAG GUYS,we have a problem with this xj6,it pulls right,we have checked and adjusted wheel alignment,we have rotated the tires and we still pull right.this car has servotronic power steering rack and pinion which makes the steering heavier at speed and ligh...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L steering angle sensor VIN: SAJEA51C92
Hello Fellow Techs, We successfully installed a used engine in this car,however we now have a hard code,C1278,which is steering angle sensor failure. We double checked the engine harness connectors and all are clean and tight.Did have the upper column discon...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L charge light VIN: WDBKK47F8W
This vehicle came in with the battery light intermittently coming on. We test drove it with a voltmeter hooked up and when the light came on, the alternator output stayed the same, around 13.4-13.8 volts. We concluded that the regulator was starting to fail an...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L Air Suspension VIN: WDB2110651
Hi everybody, i have this E320 2002 model with air suspension system, the car will remain as it is will not go up after starting it, even if i press the button to raise it up it will not move and it is showing air suspension visit workshop on instrument cluste...
1979 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1592006503
this thing runs pretty good, emissions at idle decent but once you open throttle or put under load goes very rich, fuel pressure ok, this does not run a lambda sensor, temp sensor reading ok, new air flow meter, valve adjustment ok, timing at 5 degrees, the pr...
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWEE83A9S
Okay this car came in for a leaking heater core. dash had to came out and many thing had to be unhooked, at and near the fuse/relay box.I put it all back together and the car started and ran fine while doing my final road test i noticed the turn signal indicat...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L abs VIN: BXXE497674
ok iam lost now, i have no way of checking abs codes,nobody around does,this town knows very little about a volkswagon.customer had axels and both outer tierods replaced.what happens is that when you go around a curb say 50mph alight in the dash flashes ,its n...
1993 Volvo 240 2.3L batt light VIN: YV1AS8803P
These cars are so basic, I'm embarrased I can't find this one. Car came in not charging and batt light on dash stays on when key is off. I checked all engine grounds, battery negs to engine and frame, and have ohmed circuits fromm alternator and battery to ins...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L valves VIN: YV1TS90D3Y
the vehicle was towed in with the drive belt wrapped around the harmonic balancer.we replaced the belt started the engine and it sounds like there is no oil in the engine(it is full of oil) has a bad clattering noise coming from the top of the it pos...

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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF6327S
Hello to all that responded to this request and thanks for your input,Pierre [...] explination led me to the root cause. it turn out that the plastic housing was damaged and loosing contact to the injector on the left bank. Reposition harnist housing and ret... Trouble codes: 201 (sensor one), 203 (sensor three).
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L ABS pump VIN: WBACD4322W
Was told by many that the module was no good. Checked with module masters and bba and both said will not rebuild this module. Got used module from wrecker because this model does not need to be coded. Worked great for almost a week and light came back on. C...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L No Start VIN: WBABS534X1
This vehicle is not finished yet but i wanted to close this. It ended up that the BST was fine. The way to check these is just to shove the cable back into the terminal. The little wires i was concerned about were just for transporting the vehicle. The rea...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L stuck in drive VIN: WBAAZ33493
thanx for all the replies the probelm was a bad connection at the connector plug on the trans, yeah i know, another case of overlooking the forest for the trees, thanx agasin fjor the help!!!
2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L engine VIN: SALNM22243
First I would like to thank to all guys that replied to my request for advice.. I knew that the problem will be oil related, because the cam shaft seazed as it was starving for oil. I removed the oil pan and I found oil sludge which clogged the oil pump. To me...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L seats VIN: WDBEA34E1N
well sorry it took sooooo long to fix, but this car had a faulty control module from the factory and benz covered it under parts wattany. thanks to all and god bless.
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72F2V
I cant tell u all how hard i smacked my forehead when i heard the word "catalyst". one of the simplest checks when dealing with a single bank misfire. I wanted to eliminate everything else before i got into timing. the last thing i tried was to disconnect t... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.
2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L air bag VIN: WMWRH335X5
The mini is done, the repair is to replace the complete cable assembly. The only way to get the part is from dealer only. When the air bag poped it sent the resistance for the air bag quid way off the scale. That is why you have to replace the whole cable set...
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