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1997 Audi A4 2.8L wont start VIN: WAUEA88D1V
hi every body need help please i have this 97 audi a4 2.8l wont start i have no spark and no injector pulse timing marks are right on double checked i installed a cam sensor and car ran fine for 1 day next morning same problem instaled a second now wont start....
2002 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML44D92
hey guys, im wondering if anyone can tell me what criteria has to be met before the air pump will kick on & run on this audi. description/operation info. is very limited, any help would be appreciated-as i mentioned, ican run the a/p with the laptop just fine,... Trouble codes: P1423, P1411
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L front fender marker lamps & right front turnsignal VIN: WAULT68E54
Our tests show low voltage at the bulb sockets. Bulbs are good and no other faults are found. The diagram shows a J519 Vehicle Electrical Control Module on board with these connections feeding these lamps. Our intention is to replace this unit however it's hig...
1995 BMW M3 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBSBF9329S
Car idles poorly at all times, has aftermarket header and exhaust (O2 sensor placement is aft of transmission, however other regular 325I in shop has similar location in stock form), will not go onto closed loop, due to O2 sensor heater relay not being grounde...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Starter VIN: WBADD6322W
Hello fellow techs, This car has me stumped and I could surely use your help. Car came in with a no start condition with no starter operation. Suspected the security drive away protection system mainly because the customer stated that this has happened before ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L speedometer VIN: WBADM6347Y
Customer brings vehicle to me to check into why the speedometer does not work intermittently and multiple warning indicators on dash. After repairing locked up idle pulley, clearing codes idleing engine for 1+ hours and test driving for @2 miles codes for idle...
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Surge VIN: WBAGN61020
Car came in with complaint of intermittent surge.We clean the fuel injector,deposit on valve because the gasoline here is poor.But it become permanent surge.Checked the fuel pressure and found it normal.Tried with new gasoline to no avail.Have repaced the spar...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L wiper arm VIN: WDBEA34E9N
replaced wiper motor, worked ok for a while, wiper arm wont park when you shut wipers off
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBJH82F7X
Mercedes-Benz experts, I need some help on this one. Customer brings her car in and complains that every time she puts it in gear, the car stalls. I verified the complaint, and it does not matter how long you let the car idle. As soon as you put the car in rev...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L warning lamp VIN: WDBNG75J22
Stupid question here but does anyone know the procedure to reset the pad waring light after a pad replacement? I do not have a scan tool that will read it unless it can be done through generic OBDII. Also is there a way to disable the air ride to jack the car?...
1986 Other European Volante 5.7L No Start VIN: SCFCV81C2H
The fuel system was cleaned, new filter, new pump. Fuel pressure is optimum. New plugs and wires were installed. The car ran great, went back to the body shop for final finish. Then the car started to run rough, fouled the plugs. New plugs were installed and t...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWDD21COY
Domestic mechanic looking for europian help.I have this Beetle that came to me with water leak I found a leak at a water outlet that is on top of the head that the upper hose is attached to. Replaced o-ring leak fixed. Take car for test drive car runs hot repl...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L runs good VIN: 3VWSD69M61
I first tested the circuit and had power where I needed it and replaced the camshaft sensor. This did no good. The code came back. I then tested the 3 camshaft sensor wires for continuity and they were good. There are no shorts to each other, none of the wires... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft sensor circuit)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWSB69M72
hi techs,i'm having a problem with this jetta no-start condition.i don't have power to the red/black start wire on solenoid.i checked the starter relay,have voltage from ignition switch,when in the start position.i'm having issues with alldata on the wiring sc...

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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L no heat VIN: WBABN53451
Thanks to all who offered help. The problem was in the expansion tank. The heater core flows directly into the bottom of the tank. There was a piece of what looked like the foil that comes on top of a new gallon of antifreeze blocking flow. Since we had the ta...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L alarm VIN: EB33DOKA29
alright I let this one go. I did remove the alarm module and after initially hooking up the battery, I would get a draw of about .500 amps and then would drop down to .008. The draw would then go back and forth from .8 to .9 like something was running off and...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J95
thank you for the responses. sorry for the delay. cust took car and didnt bring back till today.since the car left we have upgraded our scan tool from the baum iscan to the autologic. autologic came up with a p2004 code not the p0235 code the other scan tool p... Trouble codes: 0235 (altitude pressure sensor signal).
1984 Other European silver spirt 412CID Hydraulic VIN: SCAZS42A4E
Greetings to all, This particular leak is solved thanks to several very helpful replies. I didn't know there was such a large group of Rolls technicians in IATN. Every one agreed the pumps were a trouble spot and the repair was straight forward. Special than...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1LW5528R
The owner of this vehicle has decided to take his car to a dealer due to it needing this fix along with abs brake problems. I want to thank all of the guys that replied, all good ideas. Tim asked is this a raw fuel smell or a rich exhaust smell? why would you ... Trouble codes: 511.
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L all intruments VIN: YV1LW5530S
instrument cluster circut board failure unrelated to vss replace cluster intermitant failure and tracks lite gone
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