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2002 Audi A6 3.0L belt tensioner VIN: WAULT64B12
replacing surp. belt and new belt tensioner ass. How do you compress the spring assembly and get bolts started? Regardless of it being compressed from box still not enough to install 3 bolts without mass destruction
2006 Audi A3 2.0L no power VIN: WAUHF78P66
Hello, Everyone. Please let me know what I need to do with this. I have a code P0087 and P2293. fuel pressure problems No power on car. Dealer said it needed a fuel pump on the engine. Could some one tell me what is involed in this fix. I understand that there... Trouble codes: 0087 (low fuel rail pressure), 2293 (fuel regulator)
1995 BMW M3 3.0L fuel pump VIN: WBSBF9320S
Unfortunately this is more of an inquiry for more info if anyone has it. This car has no power to the fuel pump. The fuel pump relay is working fine, but the circuit is open between the relay and the fuel pump. If I put power directly to the fuel pump, the car...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Charging sys VIN: WBAGF6328S
This BMtroubleu is busting stones. Replace aftermarket bosch alternator due to not charging at idle. After reading some iatn postings on this topic, I got nervious and installed an OE unit for $225.00 more. I ended up with the phone call I didn't want. Dead ba...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L radio code VIN: WBAHD6325S
Hello BMW techs,I have the 525 hear with radio inop.I need a radio code.Here the serrial#[...].Thanks for your help
1995 BMW M3 3.0L steering lock not releasing VIN: WBSBF9323S
The steering lock is not releasing when the key turns. Ignition switch works but the steering lock will not release. I used a piece of hard wire (1.5 mm or .060 thou) to try to remove the lock cylinder and it wouldn't come out of assembly. Bently manual says t...
1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L Door Locks VIN: WBACG82060
The only fault left now is that if the doors are locked and you put the vehicle into reverse the doors unlock. Is this normal for these vehicles. Thanks for your help.
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L radiator VIN: WBADM6335X
inherited vehicle repair. vehicle history of installing 3 radiators in the past 18 mos. all for leaking at the radiator core to tank seal. hoses, cooling fan, water pump have also been replaced. have block tested the car for head gasket leak and has passed tes...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L ABS Module VIN: WBAFB33581
Car (truck) came in with all Brake warning lights on, no speedo, trans in fail safe. Replaces ABS module and coded it with AL. The speedo now works, trans is shifting properly. All tithe warning lights are still on and I cannot initialize the steering angle se...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L battery VIN: SAJKCO1F6Y
Battery going flat due to 1.2amp current draw - relays staying on in rear fuse box - isolate out relays draw gone. Have read Jack Russells fix which would appear to be my problem but I have no information and none close, have spoken to Jaguar they say send it ...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, HARD START VIN: SALJY124XW
Hello Land Rover techs. I have this Disco that is giving me some problems. First problem is My scan tool is not very good in LR's Second is that Mitchell sucks for LR's. I have seen this vehicle before for the same problem but, it is getting worse. The problem... Trouble codes: P1316 (misfire causing excessive emissions), P0300 (random multiple misfire), P1177 (fmfr correction max positive/negative valve), P1178 (amfr correction max positive/negative valve), P1179 (amfr correction max positive/negative valve)
2005 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Rear power window VIN: SALNY22225
Good afternoon fella's, 2005 Freelander, replaced battery, rear window goes down. Window goes up with switch then immediately goes back down. Performed calibration procedure right out of Land Rover GTR, numerous times. Still, the rear window will not stay up....
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG78J31
Vehicle came in with numerous codes PO208F, P2003, P2050, PO2052, P20C9 P2013 P20E0 P20A5 P020C6. Cleared codes test drove, replaced ignition coil module and plugs for both banks and missfire codes for all cylinders have returned at different times, along with... Trouble codes: P208F (Cylinder cut off valve 4 tripple 4), P0300, P0305 (cylinder 5 miss), P0309, P0312 (cylinder 12 miss)
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L infared key VIN: WDBRF64J21
Hello an interesting one this. Customer is reporting that the car will start initially with the insertion of the infrared key but after a short trip the vehicle will not start upon re-insertion of the same key when the weather is very cold. It is reported that...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF65J93
Not sure where to go with this one. Alldata has no info for this code. P2096-post catalyst fuel trim system too lean, bank 1. Scan data shows .045 volts for this sensor but the bank 2 sensor is giving the same reading with no code set. I find no vacuum leaks e... Trouble codes: P2096 (Post catalyst fuel trm system too lean bank 1)
1960 Other European S2 Continent 6.0L Misfire
I have recently completed a thorough overhaul of the fuel system including complete rebuild of the carburetors, cleaning of the double diaphragm fuel pump, cleaning of the fuel tank and unfreezing the gauge sensor in the tank. During all this I have been using...
1995 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L Tappets VIN: YS3CD65U1S
The head was removed for head gasket replacement. The head was sent to the machinist for surfacing and broken exhaust stud extraction. He was asked to comment on the tappets' condition. As he removed each tappet, he placed them on his bench and pressed down on...
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L steering angle sensor VIN: YS3FD49Y33
Thank you in advance for reading this. This car has a re-occurring steering angle sensor code. C046000. "Steering angle sensor not calibrated or faulty" After re-calibration and viewing data the sensor values change from 500 -0- 500 as is correct,and the yaw...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSS29M01
Hello group, today we have a 2001 vw jetta with a 2.0l aeg motor. It came in running terrible. Missing, stinking, hardly drivable. Maf reading, injector pulse, load readings going nuts. Unplugged the new maf, and running the same. Have codes for cts, b1s2,thro...
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L ignition switch VIN: WV2KB47042
Hey Guys, Here's the deal on this Eurovan: Put the key in the ignition, turn it clockwise--all the way---but the starter isn't commanded. If we remove the ignition switch from the lock assy, and turn it with a screwdriver, the vehicle starts. Simply put, the k...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YY1FA8852L
HEEELLLLPPP! Hello and thank you Volvo guru's! This one is kicking us! Came in on the hook- would run but barely. Code shows 113 (lean run condition) Tested fuel pressure, found almost no pressure or flow. Since this customer is interested in keeping this vehi... Trouble codes: 113

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1987 BMW 325 2.7L brake pedal VIN: WBAAB5400H
well i get to take one for the team for using reman master cyl on a bmw yes a dumb ideal!!! that said david and gordon were right on money!!! i plugged master cylinder and found that the seals were failing so i ordered a new master cylinder and bench bleed an...
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Starter VIN: SAJKX6043X
Humbled again! I followed the advice of John from Tennessee and Michael from Qatar to use a half-moon wrench to break the bolt loose and then used a 1/4 inch drive socket and extension to run it out as Robert from Virginia recommended. This turned out to be th...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L shift interlock VIN: SAJEA03T53
Thanks for the help. Turns out that Jaguar troubleshooting manual is incorrect. Replaced J-gate assembly and fixed car. Coincidentally, second one came in while waiting for part on first one. Identical problem and fix! Thanx again!!
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Door locks, windows ect. VIN: WDBHA24G6X
Hi and thanks, this car is not in the shop so I will have to get it back and scan and test what we can. I will repost it when we have more info. Thanks again
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L radio and key fob VIN: WPOCA29852
Thank you Sevan and the rest of the techs who responded. Got this one done. The radio ended up working fine. Had to use the tp button and it was the tune knob instead of volume you turned to get the additional information the dealer was able to get a 8 digit n...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C8X
I want to thank Earl,Peter and Barret for providing me the information to go ahead and do this repair. The Trans code for this unit was ECV. The p/n for the gear is 01m-409-187 and you will need the retainer 095-409-190 we replaced the pinion gear and and the...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L alternator VIN: 3VWCF21C3Y
Thanks for all of the great ideas on this Beetle - we removed the alternator ( not one of those fun jobs) and found the one way clutch on the pulley was loose. Replaced entire alternator- just for reference Carquest, Napa, AC Delco alternators do not include t...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWDD21COY
Thank you to all that responded I took thermostst back out and the waterpump was bad you learn something new everyday.
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Lock-up VIN: YV1SW53DX1
Hi everyone. Unfortunately, I have not been able to get back to this car, partly because we have not been able to get much info on it, so we're still not completely sure what exactly is wrong with it. It appears, from the replies we received and the other i...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Noise VIN: YV1SZ58D81
Hi everyone, and thanks for your help. I'm happy to report that this car is fixed. I pulled the turbo back off and discovered that both the intake and exhaust impellers(?)(or fans, or whatever exactly you call them) were hitting on their respective housings u...
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L drivetrain VIN: YV1SZ58D92
The Fix was a combo of worn axle shaft inner joints and the front hydraulic engine mount.A Big Thank You to all that replied. Dave...
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