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2003 Audi A4 1.8L limp mode VIN: WAUAC48H43
This vehicle has code 17090 or P0706. It goes into a limp operating mode at times, the check engine light comes on and the shift pattern indicator lights flash. This is the CVT variable / no gear transmission. If the vehicle is shut off and re-started the prob...
2003 Audi A4 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WAULT68E03
We are trying to replace the garnish (accordion) in the shifter assy & cannot seem to figure out how to remove the handle. Please help.
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L english/metric VIN: WAULC68E14
We need help changing this Audi from Metric back to English! The car was just in for an oil change and the customer asked if we could reset her service light. While our tech was trying to reset her light, without the owners manual, he somehow changed the odome...
2007 BMW 328i 3.0L steering wheel VIN: WBAWL1354P
I am attempting to install a wood trim accessory on the steering wheel and I need to remove the horn pad/air bag. The trim was purchased from the BMW dealer and I have located 3 torx head screws that are accessible from the back of the steering wheel but the h...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA01N02
hi people. we have this 2002 s type 3.0l v6 jaguar that cme in on the hook. customer said it died while driving, and then would start and stall. for us it will not start at all. we have sprayed starting fluid in the intake, and it starts right up then dies. i ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L central locking system VIN: WDBRF81J73
Central locks inop. intermittently with remote works continously from door lock switch in vehicle. Replaced batteries in remote & replaced 1 remote Replaced rear SAM & version coded - still has intermittent lock operation with remotes. Only seems to work fr...
1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3007586W
Hi folks- I've got this Saab which fails inspection due to cel being on. Had po133 as well as misfire codes. Did plugs, cap, wires and a front o2 sensor. Car came back with cel on and po133 again. Misfire codes gone. To make it more interesting my Modis will n... Trouble codes: P0133
2003 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L traction control VIN: YS3EH45G43
Customer concern of a momentary lock up of right rear wheel when turning. Checked for codes with Tech 2, no abs or traction control codes stored. Technician took it on a couple of long test drives, felt fine. Sent tech out with tech 2 and customer driving. Cus...
1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWFE83AXV
Customer complaint is intermittant erratic tachometer which is accompanied by a lack of power. Only lasts for a few seconds. Scan reveals no codes for cam or crank sensor or misfires either. Quick exam only possible on this vehicle as customer is shift worker ... Trouble codes: 16795 (Secondary air injection system-incorrect flow detected.)
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVWMA63B6W
1998 VW Passat came in as a no start died while driving. replaced cyl head and timing belt ran perfect, picked up by owner three days go by get a call that battery is dead,Towed into shop replaced battery now will not stay running unless throttle is slightly d...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 3VWRFG1H3W
Vehicle had been sitting for two years,replaced battery,added new fuel, started and ran fine, put about 20 miles on vehicle,still ran fine and no codes but water pump leaking. Changed timing belt while replacing water pump. Glow plug harness broke while discon... Trouble codes: P1247
1987 Volvo 240 2.3L Stall VIN: YV1A8859H1
When you start this car it runs for 15 - 30 seconds and dies. Fuel pressure goes to 145 lbs.(pegs out my tester)the drops to 110 lbs. and the car dies. We are not losing injector pulse or fire. This has to be fuel related. HELP!
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Lock-up VIN: YV1SW53DX1
Hi everyone. Thanks in advance for your help. We have an issue with this '01 V70 T5. First, the history- We first got this car in with the transmission completely nonfunctional. We pulled the transmission and, upon disassembly, found a broken clutch housing o...

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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L oil smoke VIN: WBAGH8346Y
car fix and gone as it turned out it was the sepaatior in the lower timing chain cover it was cracked and the oil was running in from the chain. so two days later and 5000. to the cust the car runs like new. we did all the chain guides while we were in there t...
2002 BMW 330i 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, Lack of power VIN: WBACA42020
Fault code was for faulty intake cam sensor. NW-E was an abreviation of the german word for cam shaft-intake. I was misled by a code description that refered to NW as network. Replaced sensor and all is well. Thanks to those that replied. Merry Xmas. Trouble codes: 65 (nwe - error).
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L battery VIN: WDADT53472
Ok fellow peers! Special thanx to Ray and Ronni, both from California. You guys know your Beemers! In fact, the EWS3 module was right under the left knee bolster as you said. This 02 E39 came in with a .759 mv draw after it went to sleep. I pinpointed fuse f1...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPV154XY
On cold start the air pump did run like it was suppose to. After going back through the entire system and retesting again with same results I unplugged and cleaned all connections at bottom of fuse box and changed the relay for the air pump. We cleared codes ... Trouble codes: P1412, P1415.
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L a/c vac hose VIN: WDBCA3901H
Thanks to all and merry christmas.there is a fuel economy guage on the cluster.Kyle [...]
1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBNG75J8W
Guys, I am going to close this for now. I will reopen when I get the trans controller... I got two modules in and it helped get the can back up. I did some research and the floor shifter goes through the trans module, so until I get that, we are at a stand s...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J82
Thanks to all you great tech's that sent me your input. I and did agree with you. The customer wanted to send the car to the deal. (**Well I dont know if this will ever help any one repair a mercedes-benz.**) So we did, after three days at the dealer, dearer r... Trouble codes: P2036.
1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.9L Mechanical VIN: WV2ZB0250F
Well to start with Thank You everybody. I think the problem was that I wasn't using a pressure bleeder. What I did to fix it was, pinch off one rear brake hose and bleed the other side. Then the same on the other (only the rears). I never saw the air pocket bu...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L srs,data bus VIN: 3VWCC21C4Y
Almost everyone said to unplug the aftermarket radio first, then if the ABS code repeated, unplug the ABS module and see if it cleared the codes. The radio was installed by young Tom Edison and his crew. We unplugged it, cleared the codes- none repeated. Thank...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L abs module VIN: WVWMD23BXY
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L starter VIN: YV1LS5723T
thanks for the help. i was not able to get this car to malfunction again, but i was confident that the problem was in the anti-theft system because of the pattern i discovered. i removed the anti-theft relay, which is a pink double relay under the left side of...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L 1-2 upshift VIN: YV1SZ58D11
Thanks to everyone who replied all replies were valid and helpful, even tho this vehicle has been to a dealer they can't tell me if a adaptive reset was performed (even dealers can be flakey)so going to another dealer for reset/relearn,if there is still a prob...
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