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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L clutch, awd. VIN: WAULD64B92
customer brought this rocket ship by he said it slips when you drive hard if tou drive it normal it feels fine. I drove it hard doesnot feel like its slipping in first. second gear around 3ooo rpm to 4000 rpm it slips it then feels like it catches. third gear ...
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L No Start VIN: WAUAT74F15
This A6 will not start sometimes. Problem is getting worse. Sometimes the starter just starts working (maybe for 1 or 2 seconds) but will stop. Sometimes no line 50 signal at all. When I first receive car it has just code P3053 on memory. After trying to sta... Trouble codes: P3053 (starter activation term 50 short or open), P3054 (starter mechanical malfunction)
1993 BMW 740i 4.0L rev in n at times VIN: WBAGD4321P
fluid shows signs of heat (brn). trans at times will back up in n. will try to trans brake at times when pulling foreward shift linkage has no play matches scanned & shift indicator. have not been able to find info on egs code 105.trans is a a5s 560z (5hp30) t...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L shift, engagement VIN: WBACA632XR
Customer complains of slipping trans. After 2 mile drive trans feels disengaged. RPM's flair ,no pull. Slow to a crawl and i feel the trans engage. Throttle causes a buck, jerking feel and it disengages. Let engine idle and trans engages. Stop, turn off key, l...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L engine VIN: WBAGF6322S
Hello all.The vehicle came in for engine running rough but started every time.Checked over wiring found couple of wires below PCM corroded,i disconnected the PCM to gain access to the wires,after the repaired now the vehicle will not turn over,no click nothing...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Alarm VIN: WBAGF632XS
Todays Quagmire BMW Alarm system goes off whenever - Temp Chage or Rain seems to cause it - Draws Battery Dead Our good customer bought this car - Real Clean High Milage He only has the Valet KEY (the prior owner only had this key also) The goal is to disconne...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L recharging pump VIN: WBADM6346Y
Hello group, I have this 2000 BMW 528i that has a light on the dash. Its a triagle, exclamation point in the middle, with a counter clock wise circle around it. My info tells me this ia a problem with the traction control system. I'm using a Launch x-431 scan...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L rotors VIN: WBAET37442
while driving car left side brakes get hot , right side cooler. scan of abs codes with modis - 5d91 wheel speed sensor l/f , 5e24 pressure sensors. traction control does not appear to be activated . it appears the leftside brakes are staying engaged. problem g...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L telescopic column VIN: WDBCA35E7M
Help!! Any MB techs help would be appreciated. Had another shop replace evap core and since telescopic column will not work. Have checked all fuses and grounds and replaced seat memory module. Mitchell and Alldata wiring diagrams not much help. Cannot tell pro...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Misfire VIN: WDCAB72E2Y
This car had before problems with cyl 8 injector being shutted-off because misfiring code. Engine was disassembled and we found a bent rod on cyl 8. Obviusly a hydrolock happend sometime probably because a leaking injetor. Changed piston/rod and assembled en... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire damages twc), P0305 (misfire damages twc cyl 5), P0306 (misfire damages twc cyl 6), P0307 (misfires damages twc cyl 7)
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L srs VIN: WDBJF82J82
Mercedes Techs, What did we do? Performed sceduled maint "A", replace l/side tie rods and did a wheel alignment and then noticed the SRS warning lamp on. Scanned for codes and got B1059 - pssgr seat belt buckle, faulty codeing. Tried to cleared fault code but...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN40J73
We have followed all guided tests for this code. Our information suggests that a leak in the intake system is the most common cause. The partial load ventilation hose is usually the main cause. It has been replaced. We have also tried an new MAF sensor,air rec... Trouble codes: 201C0
1974 Other European silvershadow 6.8L Mechanical
Hi, I have a problem with the rear brakes not releasing hydralic pressure.After driving a short distances this will happen when i open the bleeder on ether rear wheel pressure on both wheels is released.Not sure were to even start! any help would be greatly ap...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L driver window VIN: 3VWSA81H6T
hay you v.w masters we have a vary good costemer that has a intermitten drivers window that stops working when the car is running all of a sudden it stops workin then when you shut the car off it works fine it done it for me once i pulled it into the shop and ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Radio VIN: 3VWDD21C1Y
A question for all the V DUB guys out there. After recent ECM replacement, cust. picks up car and comes right back saying her radio does not work now. Well we never thought to try it out, and right away figured we would see "SAFE" on the display and just have ...
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L No Start VIN: YVIL56IN5Y
this one is nuts. car came in with broken timing belt and bent valves replace all bent valves and belt and plugs car started fine drove around fine service engine light was on code p1670 after we turned engine off car would not start. now if u unplug the cam s... Trouble codes: P1670
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Sun roof/map lamps VIN: YV1TS90D8Y
Hello all and thanks for taking the time to read this I have a 2000 Volvo in my shop customer complant was sun roof non op and map lights where not working as well no other problems so I checked all fuses and relay and all seems well took down the unit and tes...
2003 Volvo S60 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS64A93
Volvo in a cold start situation floods itself. Has good spark, volvo plugs, fuel pressure good when happening. Will not clear itself with pedal to the floor. Unhook injectors and crank, car starts and then dies, hook up injectors and car runs well and stays ru...

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1999 Audi A6 2.8L low power fails to r VIN: WAUZZZ4BZX
Thanx to all who helped, I was able to correctly recode ABS ECU with my solus & information from Robert [...]. I went round in circles with throttle adaptation, please add to this if you know otherwise but throttle adaptation is not necessary on this 2.5 tdi ... Trouble codes: 00550 (injection start control deviation from desired value intermittent).
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L washers VIN: WAUYP54B01
Replaced wiper switch on steering column, operate normally.
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L timing chain guide VIN: WBADD6328V
Thanks for the responses, we were able to replace broken guides on this BMW without pulling head by removing the timing cover. We also did not have to remove oil pan. The tricky part is setting the vanos - you have to get the bmw special tool. Beyond that a...
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Electronic VIN: SAJNX2748S
flush the transmission clean the transmission module connections,clean all gounds, drove the car & seems fine , I waited a week & i called the customer & he said its working like a champ
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L brake hydraulics
Thanks to my single respondent. I will look into getting a power bleeder. Since, I did not have a power bleeder I used a Vacu-Tech and sucked out the air starting in RR,LR,RF and LF re-filling the master along the way until all I had was good clean fluid with...
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