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1990 Audi 90 Quattro 20v 2.3L Brakes VIN: WAUHE58A1L
Hello Audi Techs. I have this wonderful audi, which when I apply the brakes are hard the first apply then on the second they operate, however the brake light comes on momentarily. I've found that the Hydroboost pressure switch is causing the light. Has anyone...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L pending code VIN: WBADD632XW
After replacing the O2 sensor, and then researching this on IATN (my first mistake), this has what seems to be the dreaded "honker valve" problem. Has a pending lean run code. Idles OK, but when I take off the oil fill cap, it starts to stumble. Not the loud h...
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Cooling Systems VIN: XXXBW60041
Ok this is a weird one ... Car came in on a flatbed due to a massive coolant leak. Pressure tested system, and found coolant expansion tank and overflow nipple on the radiator leaking. Replaced expansion tank and overflow nipple on radiator, filled cooling s...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L no acceleration VIN: WBAAM3335Y
Good afternoon BMW techs.I am having problems with this old 323i.The check engine light,traction control light and eml light are on.I have a continuous code 169,(motor drive throttle valve output stage cutoff after diagnosis fault).Alldata has no info for code...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L power steering VIN: WBAGH83481
Replaced 2 hoses and the power steering res. because of leaks. Customer returned complaining that it's harder to steer than before. Rechecked all previous work and found no problems. Service writer went on a long test drive and at some point it was growling fr...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L reverse VIN: WBAFB33581
Hello and thanks for reading! We have this x5 that has no reverse, all forward gears are good! I have driven this truck to work a few times and on 1 occasion the check engine light came on and the warning screen displayed with" Transmission Failsafe" when this...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBAEV33482
Ok, I really need some info...thanks in advance. I have this 02 325i with 2.5l. It came in with top hose blown off at connection before radiator..has green I pulled tstat and w/pump flushed engine and installed new waterpump with metal impeller, n...
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L a/c control VIN: WBAGN63414
My personel car has an unusal a/c issue. When the ambient temperature is below 74 degrees the a/c unit performs normally. When the temp rises above that point the air out of the drivers vents begins to get warmer. When this happens the system automaticly adds ...
2006 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Misfire VIN: WBXPA93466
Vehicle was in to do brakes. After completion of brake job we lowered vehicle (had been on the lift all day waiting for parts) and started it to drive it out of the shop. When we cranked (1-2 seconds of cranking) it up there was a loud bang and now we hear a m...
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L temp control VIN: SAJNX2743S
Thanks in advance to all who help us on these crazy cars!..The heater on this car will blow hot air to the defrost and side vents, but dumps cold air thru the floor vents and center dash vents, irregardless to which position is selected, defrost, auto, etc. Sh...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALJY1244X
Hello all, this rover is giveing me the blues. Towed in for no start. Started up of course, drove into bay. Found intermitantly would loose check engine light and would not start. check engine light would flash or dimm out in time with relays under pass side d...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L tires monitor VIN: WDBNG75J54
This car came to us after they replace the tires, they went from 17" to 18" zise wheels. i conected it to the star system and i find a problem with the left tire sensor so we replace it and reset the light but the light came back. i dont know if we have to do ...
2004 Maserati Spyder GT 4.2L clutch VIN: ZAMBC38A34
This is a shot in the dark here, hoping someone has seen something like this on a rather unusual car. This car has an electronically controled manual trans and clutch system which does all the shifting and clutch engagement automaticly as you drive...The probl...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Convertible Top VIN: WPOCA2986X
Hello Everyone, I am in desperite need of some help from you "Porsche Techs". I have a customers car with no convertible top operation. Found emergency brake switch faulty, I used a jumper wire to jump the two terminals of emergency brake switch. Emergency Bra...
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L windows VIN: WVWBC81E3S
This car is a VW Cabrio Convertible 2.0 single cam 5 speed stick. It came in with a broken timing belt .It had been setting for a while and the battery was dead. When I put a booster box on it the horn started sounding, the security system was activated. I use...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L keyless entry VIN: 3VWSS29M11
this is my vehicle & we don't work on european vehicles here yet i would like to fix before sending out. key fob battery went dead, replaced batteries and now keyless entry doesn't work. is there a special syncronization procedure we can try? or is this going ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCB21C11
customer stated check engine light on scanned car found codes 18058 / p1650 data bus power train missing from instrument cluster, and 17978 / p1570 engine control module disabled. cleared codes car has no drivability problems everything works fine code 18058/p... Trouble codes: P1650 (18058 data bus message from instrument cluster), P1570 (17978 engine control module disabled)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSR69M44
sorry for long post but before i get responses telling me to do what i have already done i thought i would give as much info as i could.this cust. says he has had this problem for 2 years and about 35000 miles. when the out side temp goes below 30 degrees f. o... Trouble codes: P0128
2005 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS61295
Hi guys, I am loosing my mind on this one. This volvo was towed in as a no start. I determined it wasn't getting fuel. It would start and run w/ starting fluid. checked all fuses related to fuel pump. All ok. I could not get the car in the shop when I diaged i... Trouble codes: 261A (Fuel pressure system faulty signal signal too high/low), 260A (Fuel pressure sensor faulty signal), 3400 (Cam sensor intake /knock sensor faulty signal / signal too high/low), 3502 (Misfire emission effecct misfire cyl 12345 misfire at least one cylinder/ multiple cylinders)

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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWT28N81
the customer brought the car back for a test. I found a freeze frame MAF reading of only 40 at 2500RPM with pedal to the floor from 1500 RPM. There was a lean misfire from 2500 to 3500, then MAF started coming up, but not anywhere near enough. The contributors... Trouble codes: P1136 (Lean adaptation).
2005 BMW 325xi 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBAEU33485
After lifting this all wheel drive on the lift and watching the right rear axle vibrate with excessive movement..we were sure rebuilding the axle would take care of the vibration under acceleration issue...not so grasshopper! After proper inspection of the ot...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01P82
we replaced all 8 coils and fixed the problem. thanks for everyones intel. Trouble codes: P0300 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304 (p0306-), P0306.
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Battery VIN: WDB2100701
Hi dear friends, finally i catch the draw with the help of Juan [...] from Chicago, he has experience same problem in another cars, problem was the alarm siren, i have a code on pse neumatic system about siren alarm not installed or incorrect coded, i change c...
1988 Other European MULSAINE .0L front brakes VIN: SCBZ502B8J
Thank you to everyone who sent me phone numbers of dealers. I wish there was a good aftermarket source out there, but there isn't. I was able to cross the front pads to a bd330 part number and order it through my local carquest, who thought I was nuts when I...
2006 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WA607P1AB2
this one is fixed,thanks thanks for the help guys.i did try a second key before going on with further diag.the left side fuel pump which i now know is the main pump was faulty.very little info on these porsches.was using vw touarage and audi Q7 wiring diagrams...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L unknown VIN: VWCA21C7XM
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L radio VIN: 3VWCD21C4Y
Thanks to those who replied, Removing the radio assy found a blown fuse located in the rear of the radio unit. replaced fuse radio now functions mike
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L 2-3 shift VIN: 3VWSE29M0Y
thanks to everybody that took their time to reply. like most everybody suggested even if there's a specific problem on the valve body; the damage and debris is all over the trans; so trans replacent w/rebuilt unit is imminent. we will probably open it up here ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start, NO CODES VIN: 3VWCP21C21
have found valves apear to be comming through the valve tappet top. found this by accedent looking for cam timming. We will start removing the cam today. this one got me. thanks everyone.
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L hard start
the customer says he will wait for now and fix it later when he has the money, from the tests i did and what people are telling me, its most likely the fuel pressure regulator above the fuel tank. i tested both the crank and cam sensor with new ones and that d...
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