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1990 Audi 100 2.3L mirror VIN: WAUBC5443L
Hello all, I need some German insight. Customer has two for these dudes. He wants me to switch the outside mirrors from one to the other. I have pulled the inner drivers panel off of one and I have scratched another bald spot on my head trying to figure out ho...
2005 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L No Start VIN: WAUDF68E25
Had a bad missfire to start off. Just had been detailed. Found p0303 in pcm codes. Swapped the 1 & 3 coil the code changed to p0301. I replaced the coil. When i replaced it i found that the coil had now blown apart. I put in the new coil and no start now.Is it...
2006 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L convertible top VIN: WAUAC4848H
Convertible top has an intermittent problem closing and opening after sitting in a cold or warm garage. When closed and attempting to open the top opens a couple of inches then stalls. If you push up on the top it will complete the opening. When helped to open...
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L Head Gasket VIN: WBABB2312N
Hello, I have this bmw that has had 2 head gaskets done to it and it seems that in about 6 months it leaks oil again. The head has been sent to a machine shop both times to be checked out. Well Its leaking again and my question is whats up with that,Is ther...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT63452
code po1093 occurs every other drive cycle. car runs perfect.o2 sensors ,air mass meter and crankcase breather replaced. fuel trim is 3.1 on both banks. i am not sure what this code relates to as far as correction time. anybody seen this before ? any help woul... Trouble codes: 1093 (controller correction time)
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USBT33443
trying to find info on code 29b6 can not find any info in alldata car will at times when taking off acts like transmission is sliping and rpms go very high test driven several times and problem has not showed up Trouble codes: 29B6 (cylinder switch off)
2005 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABW334X5
Have this 325ci in for a CEL. Car runs good but has a code 2F09. Does anyone know what this code is in reference to. i have looked in Mitchel and Alldata with no luck Trouble codes: 2F09
2006 BMW 650i 4.8L parking control VIN: WBAEH13406
pdc manual control lamp is flashing front and rear inoperative, had rear collision, I need diagnostic information ie. sensor tests and or a way to access or clear codes my modis does not support this feature
2006 BMW M3 3.2L smg hydraulic unit VIN: WBSBL93406
hello all, i have this 2006 m3 that was towed in with a no start complaint. replaced failed battery now smg light is on and starter operation is blocked due to the smg shifter position. smg faults are "hydraulic unit relay" all power imputs the the hydraulic u...
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L wipers VIN: SAJDA14CX1
Hello Jaguar Techs, This car has an intermittent wiper problem.It does have rain sensed wipers.System works fine most of the time however once in a while ,when on auto,and intermittent(rain sensed)the wipers will come on by themselves even though it is not ra...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L oodometer VIN: SALTY12471
after work was done customer said odometer started still counts the miles. it just flashes all the time. all i have for a scanner is the modius. the only code that i pulled was a p1668 some anti theft code. the dealer said this could happen if a mo...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1110251200
Hi need some help from you older mercedes techs, This 280se runs very rich all the time it fouls plugs and blows black smoke. We have replaced the plugs with platnum to reduce the fouling but was wondering if there were any adjustment to the injection pump or ...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, preignition on accel VIN: WDBCA35D2G
Timing at idle read with a standard timing light is 38 deg. Timing does not change with or without vacuum.
1994 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Unknown VIN: WDBEA34E3R
hello techs, I have this Mercedes in the shop and it's making a whining noise when going down the road and in park. The noise is coming from the transmission and is mostly heard right by the torque converter. I checked fluid level it was in range, However the ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L evap VIN: WB4MNHU3NT
I have this S500 it needs an evap. I have done many many domestic and import evaps but only one mercedes. it calls for 20 hours in my labor guide. Is this correct? How bad is it really? are there any short cuts? Thank you for all your help.
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E61
Veh came in with code p20e3 stored and throttle completely inoperative. Data stream values appeared to be normal. I cleared the code and the system functioned normally. I recommended replacing the Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor to the customer even though t... Trouble codes: P20E3
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L battery, trans in limp mode VIN: WDBRH64572
Car came in on hook due to dead battery, replaced battery started car all seemed good. Customer came to pick up car then we found trans stuck in limp mode, check engine for po702. later found a battery draw that drains new batt. over nite
1983 Porsche 944 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WPAA0946DN
Hello Friends I have this 1983 Porsche 944 -2.5 Lt. The customer complains that after a long trip , when he comes to a stop the engine oil light comes on and the RPMS go down and the engine quits. I just drove the car and started checking it and found that ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Powertrain CAN VIN: 3VWCC21C4Y
This is a long & in-depth one, any input is appreciated. Sorry for a second help request so soon after my last, this one has been a long time coming. This is the first time I've seen this car. Please see tests and repair history for the hard info, but basica...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L 3-4 shift VIN: 9BWDD61J41
This problem has been posted before twice but, neither car was fixed. I was hoping someone had repaired this problem and can lead me in the right direction. Previous posts talked about a locking torque convertor problem, fixing it ranged from new convertor, ne...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 3-4 shift VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
Car shifts good in all the gears except the 3-4 shift. It doesn't slip but there is a delay in the shift that almost feels like you are taping the brake for an instant. If it would just shift you wouldn't feel it. When you run it in tiptronic mode you can see ...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1LS555XT
car came in w/ missfire #5 cyl oil in spark plug tubes and #5 plug ( auto lite) came apart ? is can i take off valve cover with out taking off t belt and worry about cams jumping time thanks all

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Turbo exploded VIN: WAUED24B2Y
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. It was much easier than it looks to remove the drive train. The engine, tranny, and subframe including the struts drop right through the bottom. Thanks to Joseph from Jersey for the contact,Nat at Eriksson Industrie...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUDC68D11
Strangest thing ever--the wiring harness to the fuel pump was badly rusted, repaired the wiring and the outside fuel cover--however, now, the high speed fan will not shut off.
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Accessories VIN: 21TET90920
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Horns VIN: WDBGA32E7N
Thanks guys! Mouse chewed wires below L.F. head light was the cause. The power wire to horn goes to the L.F. horn then back out to the R.F. horn so both didn't have power because break was at L.R. horn therefor power couldn't go to the other horn either. Also ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Accessories VIN: WDBLJ6562W
thanks for all the responses turned out to be simple it was a 5 amp fuse located in the trunk of car Thanks to Dang from VirginiaMay 6,there's a 5A fuse in the trunk fuse box ,which blows and caused the symton you mentioned. Locate the fuse first and remove t...
1973 Porsche 911S 2.7L oil leak VIN: 9113404399
Thank you for the help. The leak is probably from the upper case bolt. I changed the thermostat O ring and put on new oil light sender without changing the leak. My customer wants me to repair the car but I won't be able to start job for at least a month so I'...
2003 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L Timing Chain VIN: WP0CB29853
Thank you all for the replies. We will be replacing the engine just not right away. The customer is aware that the cost of the repair will be greater than the value of the car. For future info on these M96 engine problems: Get the December 2008 Porsche Exc...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Stalls no start VIN: 3VWCC21C6Y
Replaced crank sensor,working fine cold but lost connection hot. Thanks again
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L 2-3 VIN: YV1LS61JXY
thanks for all the help. turns out that the bolt was removed at the top of the trans to fill. repaired and vehicle is doing great.
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Brake Pedal VIN: YV1VS2557Y
Hi everyone- I'm sorry about the slightly late close, and thanks again for your help. Unfortunately, this car is still not fixed. The customer was finally able to leave the car at the end of last week, but unfortunately, we have been unable to duplicate the pr...
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1SW53D21
Hello to everybody . yes we did install the 53 engine as the replacement of 58 engine and have driven vehicle for several days, we did use all original transferable parts but the turbo that is from the replacement's , vehicle has less power now than before tha...
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