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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B1W
Hey guys! I'm having issues of old age, brain fade and confusion here. 1998 A6 AHA motor with missfire codes p0300 and p0305. Spark plugs had 100k on them so we replaced and checked compression 6x175 lbs. Same issue, had wires and coil in stock so swapped them... Trouble codes: P0305, P0300
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE6319R
Vehicle failed emissions test. The engine idles rough and it sounds like a vacuum leak. We looked on IATN and found many references to leaky PCV systems. Then we pulled out the oil dipstick and put a finger over the tube. Sure enough, there is vacuum and the s... Trouble codes: 1221 (1213 -), 1213
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L 1-2 shift VIN: WBADD6321V
car came in on a hook with bad water leaks.have repaird various leaks.went to test drive and car will not shift from 2 gear. has code p0730 gear monitoring.have been unable to find any info on how to test for this. can anyone give me any info on this ??? thank...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L camshaft sensor VIN: WBADD6321V
got a 97 528i with a camsensor code factory code is 65.have tried to get info on this code but no luck.have any of you run into this code before???if so ho do i test the sensor???
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L no reverse VIN: WBAAM5339X
this car lost reverse over night .there are no codes [ using auto boss ].fluid looks clean .the weird thing is that the shifter is out of sync .park is park , wheels lock , neutral is reverse , D is neutral , 4 th is drive , 3 rd is 4th , and so on .i am compa...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM534XY
customer towed car for no start. had 065-cmp sensor malfunction, 083-ckp sensor malfunction, 244-segment timing, true running disturbed, 008- air mass flow sensor. check wiring to all the sensors to computer and it is good. there is power to the sensors and gr... Trouble codes: 065 (cam sensor-intake malfunction), 083 (ckp sensor malfunction), 244 (segment timing true running disturbed)
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SAJAC22D4X
hi guys first time to ask a question! think this may be lambda sensor fault?,car starts ok,but after initial settling in runs very rough,compressions ok,spark and plugs ok, rich!.will not rev freely only code 1646,linear o2 sensor control chip/sensor bank one ... Trouble codes: 1646 (h02s bank one upstream sensor control chip)
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L startermotor VIN: SALNM22242
Car starts no problem, but once it reaches 95 degree and you shut her off she will not crank,like its not in P or N, after it cools off will crank and start no codes, engine will start if starter is jumped. Can't find anything in the manuals that could help me...
2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTL16453
Back again for this code P0441(no purge flow detected). Happened(customer says) after dealer did plugs and wires for a misfire concern. They went back to dealer and dealer said it was probably and air leak. Now I get it and I smoke test the EVAP SYSTEM.It is t... Trouble codes: P0441 (no purge flow detected)
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Rear Clicking VIN: WDBFA63E9S
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 1995 SL320 in for intermittent clicking while driving from what appears to be the left rear. At times, its fine but others it really starts to click away as you drive. It seems to get going when y...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L ignition switch VIN: WDBHA29W2W
Car towed in with key problems. Nothing happens when key is inserted in ignition, steering lock is disengaged and will not lock when removing key. Key will not turn into ignition switch, also doesn't look or unlock doors and trunk with remote, led in key flash...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L ride control VIN: WDBNG75J1Y
we have this 2000 s500 with the left front shock/strut that leaks air out when going over bumps. we want to overhaul the strut. i have purchased the tool kit(jtc-1307) for servicing the strut, but we have not taken it out yet, and we would like to have the par...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Convertible operation VIN: WDBLK70G61
Good morning techs, this time I am chewing my nails on this convertible. Car came in with top down and inop. Only rollbar goes up and down. Scaned for DTC's: B1650 was present and comes back. Checked values with Autologic. Display seems to show what the test ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Battery VIN: WDBRF64J02
After hearing customer complaint of battery being replaced, because of no start condition, customer stated that even with new battery, would come out next morning and it would need to be jump started. Swapped out battery for new one (low CCA). After reviewing ...
1965 Porsche 911 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 0000301599
number two cylinder has no power, 75lbs compression, smokes like crazy out of that exhaust manifold. checked adjustment on valves and adjusted to spec, .016" cold. i believe that this has a bad compression ring. if anyone has any other ideas i would love to he...
1993 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWFL01H7P
hey guys,basically this car came in cause customer complains of a lack of power when vehicule warms up i've tested it myself and with the pedal to the floor very slow response.many parts were replaced by customer already,maf,wires,plugs,coolant sensor,fuel fil...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 1VW7N20A73
hello all and thanks in advace i have a volkswagon here that will not start when cold has new glow plugs voltage going to glow plugs when key is turned on glow plug light comes on for a second then its right back out this has also been converted to bio diesel ...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L noise VIN: 3VWST71KX6
hi techs, this car has a odd noise at highway speeds of 100km , sounds like a wheel bearing but is not. if you vary speed 5km up or down the noise goes away. had car on ramp hoist and lifted car on suspension and spun wheels at 100km ,cant duplicate noise. any...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L engine VIN: YV1LW5543V
hello techs. wont start checked firing order ok wont run on quick start can here fuel pump run has spark to plugs compresstion test #1 180 #2 85 #3 180 # 4 180 #5 180 i can smell gas when cranking over with air cleaner off i wonder if it could be blowing back ...
1999 Volvo V40 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YV1VW1926X
This car has had an idle fault for a while now and we seem to be going around in circals. The idle at times is all over the place but mostly it just is to slow. Sometimes has fast idle cold but not always. Have had the throtle body of and cleaned out and had t...
2001 Volvo V70 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: YV1S258D91
vechicle has a skip hesitation between 1500-1800rpm only.can make the car do it in drive with brakes on,25mph as long as rpm is 1500-1800rpm, forty five mph as long as rpm is 1500-1800. at 45 car will buck and jerk. Feels like ingition coil cutting out or fuel...

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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L srs light VIN: 5UXFB53554
below are copies of the 3 replies I recieved. many thanks to those who replied. we did a battery reset(disconected cables & connected together for 5 min.) light went out, code has not returned. There have been a large number of those suvs with wiring broken ...
2005 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABW334X5
Thanks to all that replied. I ended up finding a complete list of BMW advanced codes on the net, there are a ton of them. As so many people replied the 2F09 was in fact the intake air temp sensor. After the car sat all night and before starting it in the morni... Trouble codes: 2F09.
1981 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L eNGINE VIN: WDBAB93A7B
Thanks to all the technicians that replied, many agreed that it should be an easy swap, with minor modifications. I have not done the engine swap yet, but I'm confident it will work. Thanks again.
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40JX5
Hey Guys, Sorry it took so long to respond to the help. Just got the vehcile back the other day. Problem was the breather hose. What a bear to get at. I think I'll pass on the next one that comes through the door. Thanks again for the help. Bill Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 too lean), P0172 (bank 1 too rich).
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Fuel Sending VIN: WVWUK63B13
We removed the three sending units from the tanks and found that one of them was faulty. The small metal tangs were not making contact with their electrical paths as designed and thus giving the fuel module a no signal. This only happens when at the proper ang...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L engine VIN: WVWSP61J43
After dissasembly of the engine found Piston at cylinder number one was severly damaged . When turbo was replaced and engine was running at full boost piston disinegrated around the edges due to excess base pressure . It is believed that engine damage was caus...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90DXY
thanks for the info but customer took car out and is going to wait till we get our vadis scan tool. I thought it was wierd that the dealer would tell us the evap valve needed programming when it does not. thanks again Trouble codes: P0455, P0245.
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