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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGD28D7W
dear iatn members, need a little input on this one. car came to me with complaint of rough idle stalled on highway ect. pulled the codes and heres the list. 16684- random cylinder misfire, 16685- cyl #1 misfire, 16686- cyl #2 misfire, 16688- cyl #4 misfire, 16...
2002 Audi TT 1.8L Convertible top VIN: TRUTC28N72
The top open warning light on the dash is on constantly, vehicle has been to the dealer twice for this problem, since dealer is 200 miles away she doesn't want to make the drive again, the last time the light came back on before she even got home. Anyway, tryi...
1988 BMW 750iL 5.0L water pump tube VIN: WBAGC8314J
Hello everyone, I have this v12 engine that was leaking out the oring that seals the tube that goes under the intake between the water pump and the back of the engine. we resealed the front but now when we pressure the cooling system it seeps out the back of t...
1993 BMW 318is 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBABE5311P
The problem is this car will not pass Ca smog test on dyno for excessive Nox emissions. This car came to me after another shop attempted smog test without doing a pre-test, so we have a gross polluter. The owner took car to muffler shop for new cat converter, ... Trouble codes: 76 (CO Potentiometer)
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADS43451
Hi, fellow techs, I need some help on this 525i wagon.The vehicle came in with multiple codes.I have replaced B2 S1 O2 sensor and broken PCV hose from crankcase vent valve to oil dip stick tube to fix lean codes and O2 heater code.Now,I have a problem checking... Trouble codes: P0313, P0155, P0171, P0174, P0491, P0492
2005 Land Rover RR Sport Sup 4.2L Misfire VIN: SALLSAA345
Range Rover Sport Supercharged (4.2 V8 390hp) - Engine is "same" of Jaguar S-type R This car after starting will, sometimes, be like misfiring. Problem is possibly related to low fuel pressure. Watching fuel pressure values at scanner live data is abnormal. I... Trouble codes: U3E22
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Dashpanel VIN: WDBKK47F9X
Is there anyone else that has experienced this problem with the dashpanel, consol and all plastic parts inside the SLK vehicles? Thanks for your help. I haven't been able to get any help from Mercedes. If you email me I can provide photos. This vehicle was pur...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L manual trans VIN: WMWRC33412
Mini Gurus...this is an information gathering post. Trans is locked up solid. Previous check out determined it had a chipped gear which is not uncommon as the gears inside are soft or just not hardened enough from manufacturer.BMW/Mini offer a rebuilt unit as ...
1983 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L camshafts VIN: WPOEA0918D
Car was towed in with 6 bent valves, failed chain tensioners. I pulled heads & sent to machine shop. Machine shop pointed out cams were pitted. My boss called customer and had him deal directly with machine shop.To make a long story short, heads came back with...
1990 Porsche 944 S2 3.0L Accessories VIN: WP0CB2943L
This is a friends Porsche its a convertable with 5 spd trans,he is in love with this car. Its not a beater is in great shape, but I have a wierd problem that Im having a problem with mainly due to the wiring diagrams in aldata, not the best. The concern is the...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Loss of Boost VIN: 3VWSF29M1Y
I did some work on this car for a customer who then sold it to another customer. The issue is every once in a while the car will seem to be loosing boost. Normally you can hear the boost whoosh when accelerating. Sometimes you do not hear it as much or see it ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L Brake Light VIN: 3VWPD69M81
This seems like a very rudimentary question but it is a condition I have never run into before. I have a Jetta with a blinking red "Brake" light. Customer states it has been on for about a week. No external leaks detected. I have inspected calipers and lines, ...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L long crank VIN: 9BWGB21J92
Sigh...OK came in with multiple codes because aftermarket radio was attached to the k line. Fixed that, re adapt throttle and on from here. code p-1338 (vag 17746) cam position sensor (g40) open or short to plus. Rreplaced cam sensor, same code immediatly on c... Trouble codes: P1338
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Unknown VIN: WVWYH63B04
Good Evening, This car is a Passat GLX 4 motion. It has a strange metallic sound from the flex plate/torque converter area. The noise is pretty loud at idle and goes away when you throttle up. I can see the flex plate really wobble (runout). Before I take th...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3VWRA69M25
First off I am not VW savy, just trying to help out somebody that is down on their luck. This Jetta sounds like it is starving for fuel when you accellerate from a stop. I asked him if the fuel filter was ever change and he has never changed it.I got the OE fi...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 1.8L pistons, rod bearings & bolts VIN: 3VWSE69M55
Hello group, Let me first say thank you for taking your time to read this post. The timing belt failed on this engine and the hydraulic tensioner has collapsed for the belt tensioning pulley. For clarification this engine has five valves per cylinder the archi...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L abs module VIN: YV1RS61R21
Car came in with abs message. Checked with Vida. Had abs-0070. This has always been an abs control module problem. Removed abs control unit and performed in house repair. We do this repair at least 2 times a week on 96 and up. After reinstalling repaired unit ...

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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L unknown VIN: WBAGL63452
Just as all responses indicated the weep hole leak was indeed the coolant pipe o-ring, the customer was out of BMW warranty but called and complained to BMW. They said BMW would do the job for them and share the cost at 50%, so car towed 50 miles to dealer. Th...
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L supports
Thanks very much to Michael, Jeff, and Thomas who took time to offer help. I'll be tackling this over the weekend. This is the wifes car and after she got banged in the head, it became a critical issue. I'm really glad that the headliner can stay put.
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L radio VIN: 5UXFA53513
Thanks for the replies!!! You guys were on it! William from Pennsylvania wrote: Check for water damage in connectors at the amplifier or anything else (depends on vehicle options) that is located in the LR cargo area. I have seen multiple times that water le...
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L temp control VIN: SAJNX2743S
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. Robert, you were right about the servos. He said most problems were with the servos and pots and very seldom the ecu. We found that while signals at the ecu were correct, it didn't mean the devices were responding.....
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L radio VIN: SAJDA01C91
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Radio/Nav VIN: SALPM16491
Thanks to James from New Hampshire, Who was Correct, the fix was the DSP behind the Sub housing. After monitoring the inputs to the DSP from the head unit with scope we found the signal present. replaced the DSP and all good! Thanks to all that replied.
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Misfire VIN: WD3HAZ8E1R
Thanks to all, we are putting a new loom in this car. Just waiting for the parts. thanks again George
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L Surge VIN: YS3DD5H841
Dear responders thank you all for takeing time to think with me. Most off the reactions were to check the timing,it was as stated in request dead on.Vacuum readings were 15 in hg and not fluctuating.The problem in my case was(thank you Peter from New York) the...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Air Bag VIN: 3VWSP69N73
We all agree. Control module is the culprit. Dealer will send out to be cleared and try the plug and play fix. I did follow advice and kept the coding info just in case... Thanks again for helping.
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSR69M24
This car had a hairline crack in the cover that holds the front crankshaft seal. Turns out the customers wife had struck something with the oil pan,and he repaired it himself with JB Weld. I didn't find this out until I had replaced the crank seal twice. With ...
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