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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1YD64B72
Hi, I have an '02 Allroad in my shop that I can't figure out. the vehicle came in with a check engine light and SAI insufficient flow codes. I originally found several split vacuum lines and replaced all of them, a smoke test also found a tiny split in the int... Trouble codes: 17831 (Secondary air injection system bank 1 insufficient flow), 17819 (Secondary air injection system bank 2 insufficient flow)
2004 Audi A4 3.0L No throttle VIN: WAUAT48H24
Customer had one experiece with no throttle respose after and before CVT transmssion was put in Drive for 20 min, car was towed in and we could never experiece problem. No codes were found, only problem found was transmission mount defective and causing to muc...
2007 Audi A4 2.0L warning lamps VIN: WAUAF78EX7
vehicle from body shop had srs,abs,traction,& brake lamps on. new srs components incl module(which was not coded).body shop has already disposed of old module so I coded module using info found on ross tech vcds. with [...] airbag light goes off but abs,...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF6326S
customer states ck engine light on rough idle at times hot replace # 2 ignition coil replace spark plugs customer drove for 20 miles before repair with misfire performed smoke test no leaks,15" vacuum at idle steady
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L abs VIN: WBAGJ8327W
This car has a code 86 Changeover valve, rear axle I can not get any information on troubleshooting for this code Any help would be appreciated Thank you
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4USCH9345Y
Looking for a mechanic in the 72315 Blytheville Ark area. I sold 2000 BMW Z-3 on e-bay to a customer that lives there. When I had the car here in Florida it acted up with multiple misfire and ran as though it was plugged fuel filter. There was also a vacuum no...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5UXFA53502
we towed in this car today. it has been in the 20's the last 2 days.customer complaint, black smoke from tailpipe. it started up eventually for us blowing white smoke from the tailpipe. did not smell like antifreeze. checked plugs, black and sooty. compression... Trouble codes: 240 (misfire 3 cylinder), 243 (misfire 6 cylinder)
2002 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBR93482
hey guys. i have this 2002 m3 killing me. it came in with a check engine light with code 170 secondary-air quantity too low. i have smoked system for leaks. no leaks found. i have visualy checked to see if there were any cranked hoses or hoses loose. none were... Trouble codes: 170 (secondary-air quantity too low)
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAVB33526
car came from body shop with damage to front bumper.cars imobalizer system is in lockup mode.there is a sign on instrument panel with a steering wheel and a lock.shifter will not move and car will not start.does any one know how to rearm without dealer scan an...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L frt inner tie rod VIN: SAJDA01N22
Greetings fellow automotive professionals. This S-type has a bent frt. inner tie rod. We believe the tow truck driver pulled it onto the flat bed with the hook around the rt. side tie-rod. My question is does anybody have a source for these inner tie-rods. We ...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Speed sensor VIN: SALTY1240X
I am stumped on this! I had this Series II Disco come in with the 3 abs lights on and a broken wire code for the R/F speed sensor. Replaced speed sensor with the updated unit with wiring to computer. Then the code for the R/F sensor changed to air gap too larg...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Seat heaters/adjusters VIN: WDBUH65J34
I have a very nice customer here who loves her car and it is very well maintained. Whatever she is told she needs to do (service repairs etc.)she has done. I have been unable to duplicate the problem, but have checked and found some similar problems but MOD do...
1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: VS3DM58V3R
car is not taken care of its actualy heavly abused came in with a quart of oil and thats normal for them but its a good customer. have the codes 21 61 81 disconect the comp to clear codes i dont even have to run the vehicle and it will set those codes imediatl... Trouble codes: 21 (air flow sensor), 61 (o2 sensor bank 1), 81 (evap purge valve)
1995 Volkswagen Golf Sport 2.0L Cuts out, UNABLE TO PUMP GAS VIN: 3VWBC81HXS
vw tech, please help. customer complaint not able [...] get gas in. gas gun keep cut out. remove filler neck breather valve, top off gas no problem. replace breather valve ...
1989 Volvo 760 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1GX6941K
We took out engine from the car to fix leaking oil pan gasket. Also we replaced front crank seal and timing cover gasket. We didnít move timing chain. After installing back engine, mechanic by accident shorted the ground hot red wire from battery to the starte... Trouble codes: 6 (6 flashes from test from test point yel-red wire)
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5580W
do not know if this has anything to do with the problem,but the customer went through car wash, turned off vehicle to pay,and it would not re-start. symthom: vehicle tries to start, but fails to run. no codes, there is sufficient fuel pressure (48 psi), pulse,...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2552Y
thank you before you look.i custemer comes in with check engine light on. has been o for awhile(maybe a year)scan car with vadis and get code ecm-5a three-wat catalytic converter efficiey poor..perform test on both 02 sensor.ok?has anybody out there had the sa... Trouble codes: ECM5A

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1991 Audi 200 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUGES446M
Thank you for all the replies. A failed crank sensor was found. Replaced sensor and fixed the vehicle.
1995 BMW M3 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBSBF9329S
Cylinder head was in fact cracked and had been leaking in the cylinder for a while, and block was damaged as well, customer is seeking out a used engine. Thanks to all for replies.
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Heater Core VIN: WBAGF8327W
Thanks to Mike and Justin, Alldata was incorrect, Their core for the M73 is closer. Beware the labor time on Alldata is way tooo low, 12 hours, I was able to bump the customer to 18 which is warranty time, and then add a few more. Thanks again
2001 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.6L air suspension VIN: SALPL16491
We replaced the front air shocks and o-rings in the valve block. Still has leak down over night. Replacing rear air shocks on Monday this should do it. Thanks.
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG78J31
Thanks for your replies, we completed all tests needed to determine the cause of the problem. Removing the O2 sensors was not enough when testing the cats. With the o2s removed the car still ran the same, after checking all other concerns found in the replies ... Trouble codes: P208F (Cylinder cut off valve 4 tripple 4), P0300, P0305 (cylinder 5 miss), P0309, P0312 (cylinder 12 miss).
1995 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L Tappets VIN: YS3CD65U1S
There were a lot of replies that seemed to contradict each other, from those who agreed that the tappets were a likely cause of the noise to those that said they had never replaced tappets. Some made mention of the timing or balance shaft chains, low oil press...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L harsh 1-2 shift and flare2-3 shift VIN: 3VWCA21C7Y
I bought a launch scan tool to reset the TCM basic settings. No change. So a call has gone out to the junk yard to get another transmission. I thought I would close the file because they have to locate me another trans. Thanks for the help Jim McGar...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L heat VIN: WVWYH63B5I
Car left today fixed. Happy to see taillights. Reaplaced water pump,t\ belt and stat. Flushed core with CLR chemical and recycling machine. I used Air Lift tool to suck sys. into vacuum and refiled with OE coolant. During 1st road tset heat was pretty good but...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L steering/suspension/drivetrain VIN: YV1VS2555Y
Many replies for axles and a few for mounts. I had the car back in for an improper fueling problem caused by ECT sensor and checked the mounts - could feel no play. After long drive to verify fueling concerns were repaired I am in agreement that it is the righ...
2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: VV1TS92D82
Hi,Thanks to all who replied,my buddy gave the car back to the owner unfixed the customer took it to the dealer and was told he needed an engine. Thanks Marty Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire 1), P0302 (Misfire 2), P0105 (Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit), P0171 (System Too Lean Bank 1), P0174 (System Too Lean Bank 2).
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