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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Turbo exploded VIN: WAUED24B2Y
My question is for all of you outstanding Audi techs out there. Is it completely necessary to remove the engine to replace the turbos on this vehicle? It is my mothers car and I will do whatever I need to but any advice would be helpful and appreciated.
2002 BMW M3 3.2L Clutch engagement VIN: WBSBL92070
After new clutch was fitted,car bunny hops and harsh engagement of clutch from standing. feels like clutch engageing too quickly and car reclutches harshly again.no fault codes present.Tried restting clutch curve point and adpations on i scan 11 scanner to no ...
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFB33563
Guys, we're going to do the intake front plate reseal and the crankcase ventilation valve (rear plate) on this X5 4.4L Question: does the intake have to be removed? we've done some of the 7 series and 5 series but never the X5. Thanks in advance for the experi...
1992 Jaguar Vanden Plas Majestic 4.0L Power Steering Pump VIN: SAJMY1746N
This vehicle had a leaky power steering pump and the steering rack was leaking as well when it came into our shop. I replaced the power steering pump & rack. The power steering pump runs off a drive gear behind the front timing cover. Alldata states the system...
2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Scan Tool VIN: SAJWA01T55
Hello all of you wonderful Jaguar Techs! This should be a simple post for you to answer. Other than the factory scan equipment, what do you use or recommend for diagnostic equipment. I would like to access air bag, body, abs, powertrain, bi-directional capabi...
2002 Other European Vanguish 5.9L Unknown VIN: SCFAC23372
To anyone with the knowledge on this topic. I have this Vanquish, that has been in an accident in the front end. We have put it back together but cannot start it because it is locked in 1st gear and will not go into neutral. I know these cars have had problems...
2005 Renault Scenic 2.0L Rear Caliper Pistons VIN: VF1JM0U063
This Renault Scenic vehicle has an automatic braking system.After exhaustive attempts am unable to find service literature on it.Apparently it applies its own brakes when you stop or cut the engine.In trying to replace the rear brake pads have disabled auto br...
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGG83A1T
Help from the VW techs out there, my mitchell system doen't give me any info on these codes, tells me what they are but no specs, pinpoint tests etc. VAG codes are 00550, 00519, 00575. This cust adopted the car from a son that went overseas so doesn't really k... Trouble codes: 00550 (start of injection deviation), 00519 (MAP sensor short with power), 00575 (MAP sensor deviation intermitent)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Blower motor VIN: 3VWSA29MXX
Hi all, thanks for your time. Got a 99 Jetta with no blower operation. I pulled the control and All-Data shows a Black/Red feed for the fan switch(as near as I can figure...German schematics and all...). The only hot wire I have coming into the back of my cont...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWDD21C01
After replacing the alternator on this Beetle this car would crank and almpost start.It seemed to be flooded and would occasionally start and run on one or two cylinders just enough to not die. While cranking it smelled flooded and would not start no matter wh...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L reverse 2-3 shift VIN: WVWSP61J02
no reverse, harsh up-shift between 2-3. no diagnostic codes stored in ecm or tcm
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L Bent Valves...Again VIN: 9BWDE61J12
A little about the way the timing belt is set up on this car: the crankshaft drives the belt which drives the exhaust cam. There is a timing chain driven by the exhaust cam that drives the intake cam. Vehicle originally came in with a "thrown" timing belt. Th...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L stays in third gear ( limp mode) VIN: 3VWSK69M01
This vehicle came in because it had a check engine light on. I scanned the vehicle using the VAG-COM scanning sofware found DTC P0606 internal ECM problem. The ECM was replaced with new one. No more codes were found. However check engine stayed on but no codes...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5572W
This vehicle was towed in for a no start. There is no spark and the fuel injector pulse blinks twice and then there is none. After clearing the trouble code it comes back right away when cranking the engine. One thing that has me concerned is that there is no ... Trouble codes: P0340
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L 2-3 VIN: YV1LS61JXY
The car came in with no problems just wanted trans oil changed. after changing oil the trans. shifts 1st to 2nd fine but 2nd to 3rd shift not engaging it spins freely unil you let off the throttle then it shiifts and stays in unless you hit passing gear then i...
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1SW53D21
Hi all techs, we are in the process to replace engine, the original engine is 2.3 turbo ( VIN 7/8=53), and the engine available to us is 2.4 turbo ( VIN7/8=58). I wonder if it is possible to used 2.4 engine in place of 2.3 turbo and what modification needed? ,...

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1995 Jaguar XJR 4.0L delayed start VIN: SAJPX114XS
A lot to be learned from this one for shops in general, but especially if you see lots of X300 XJ40s three years worth of cars like we do. First though, much appreciation to James for the big FAX, as well as James and Bob for giving the matter serious tho... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam position sensor missing or implausible).
2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 3.2L vario roof VIN: WDBKK65F02
I failed to mention in the update that along with the roof unlocking and the rear windows going down, the rear lid would unlock and raise slightly then stop while the pump was still running. Turns out the tubular frame uprights were contacting the crash lock o...
2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L Safety VIN: WP1AC29P86
Well, the car is fixed, but not by us. Thank you Sevan for your thoughts, you are always a wealth of information. I don't know where you find the time to respond. The only thing we disturbed were the rear tires. we install new rear sensors as goodwill, but th...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C3X
thankyou all very much for all of your tips and advice, this car recieved a new throttle body, and everyone is happy Trouble codes: P1565.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3VWCA21C0X
Well, the Beetle lives! Thanks to all those who contributed their time and talents. Bill, and Rob were both correct in assuming that there were poor connection issues related to grounds. This was not the cause of the .5V voltage at the primary ignition feed...
2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L Passenger window VIN: YV1CZ85225
Customer brought car to the dealer and from what I can tell it is fixed. I tried all of your suggestions and it did not fix the problem. Thanks for your help.
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