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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L drainage VIN: WAUBG34D8W
Thanks for the help up front, I am not a Audi tech and have one from a good customer here and it sounds like water in the dash and the ac isn't cold. I have only been able to lacate one port on the ac and havn't been able to find the drain for the ac.
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABB1301K
Vehicle does not have spark or very, very little spark out coil. Not enough to go through coil wire to cap. We have a Snap On Modis and do not have attachments to retrieve codes or monitor ECM data. Lab scope shows proper looking pattern and power to the ignit...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Convertible top inop VIN: WBABJ532XS
hello everyone ,,i need some bmw experts over here i have this 95 BMW 325I Convertible the top wont go either up or down ,,,i have checked motors and jumped them they work fine fusses are ok ,i have checked all the switches like trunk ajar problem is t...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L VANOS system VIN: WBAAM5347Y
Vehicle was towed in for overheating, and "while you have it, my check engine light is on, see what it is". I replaced the broken water pump. The impellor had broken off and the bearing was smoked. Lost the pump, belt, pulley and fan blade. On to the MIL. Had ...
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L convt top VIN: WBACN33421
the top on this z3 does not work properly,when you unlatch and push up it is suppose to break contacts in top and allow top to retract,if you hold top up enough to break contacts and dont let go till it gets about half way back it will retract the rest of the ...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L underhood release VIN: WBAGN63403
When pulling the hood release cable, it will not release the hood. The cable release inside by the kick panel seems to function, but not underneath the hood. How can I access the release under the hood.
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L park to reverse VIN: SAJGX2741V
This car came straight from an auction house to my shop so we have no service history or drive history. We pulled the trans to replace the rear main seal and the trans input shaft radial seal. I've double checked the fluid color and level to be sure that isnt ...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L oil pan gasket VIN: SAJEA51D93
I'm asking for some info on changing an oil pan gasket on this Jaguar X-type. I have read some posts on doing this with 3.0 engines. I have a 2.5 L. Are they essentially the same? Having never done this before I'm wondering if I need all the special tools for ...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L memory VIN: SALPM16432
Hello all. I have this nice HSE in for routine service. The driver's seat will move with the controls but immediately returns to the previous position. As soon as a button is released the seat goes back to its original setting. Becm? Any suggestions welcome. T...
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Misfire VIN: SALTY194X4
Vehicle Flags P0304 After driving 20 mins or so. Vehicle Came to us from dealership, who had diagnosed problem as a bad ign. wire. Customer stated He had a coolant leak and also wanted an estimate to replace the lower intake gasket. Decided to replace the gask... Trouble codes: P0304 (Missfire Cylinder 4)
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.2L no shut dwn VIN: WDBEA32E0P
vehicle came in intermittant no start and check engine light on when key off and out of ignition. While in nostart found over voltage protection relay bad, Replaced relay starts fine but wont shut off,found #7 fuse has voltage on both pins when fuse is out and...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Unknown VIN: WDBFA76FOX
Hello Everyone, I have this SL600 that the left front brake will RANDOMLY act like the abs system is engaging. Sometimes when it happens I will get traction light flashing, but not all the time. It generally happens when making a right turn or slight right mov...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L torsion bar/spring VIN: 4JGAB54E8Y
We need to replace the right side cat convertor. Our observation and Mitchell says remove torsion bar. We have not done a ml320 Merecedes before and Mitchell info and illustrations are different than whats on the car. Could any of you techs that work on Merced...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C320 4Matic 3.2L tailgate VIN: WDBRH84J94
Ever since glass replaced, open tailgate warning light on. Latch closes securely on second stage; doesn't hold on first stage. I tried adjusting the body eye but it made no difference. Has this something to do with the rear SAM? Any help will be greatly apprec...
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L transaxle VIN: WMWRC33444
Hey all, I working on a 2004 Mini. Problem is that when the car is in a turn there is a severe popping in both front cv axles as if the transaxle is binding up. We have only worked on this one Mini and am not very familiar with them yet. I removed the transmis...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Injector Pump VIN: 3VWRF81H0W
This TDI has a fuel leak coming from the bottom of the injector pump. Possibly from the fuel cut solenoid? We don't have any detailed info on the injector pump for this VW, so not sure exactly what would be leaking. Looks like a white plastic piece attached to...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L transmitter programming VIN: 3VWDB61E1X
This car is equipped with high security keys and the keyless entry remote is shaped like a key and is seperate from the vehicle key. It is not a fold out or flip key and the keyless entry transmitter is not in the key head either it is compleltely seperate. Cu...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M7Y
We checked the MAF sensor and the voltage was close; however, it was a little high at idle. Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire), P0301 (Misfire), P0302 (Misfire), P0302 (Misfire), P0304 (Misfire)
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L compressor VIN: 3VWST71K65
gentelman i am in need of assistance i have a volkswagen jetta that will not cool, im not familuare with this system i have checked freon capacity and it is full i have good power and ground to the a/c compressor regulator valve i just want to know is that all...
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, won't idle VIN: YV1FA8749M
Well we have a good one, I have read through pretty much all the database here with no real help from what I can read. we have a 740 turbo that will not idle. among other issues is there any way to manually retrieve codes because check engine light is on. chec...
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Engine VIN: YV1LW571XR
Thanks for your time guys. This Turbo Volvo is a crop duster (blows smoke) when you let off on the accelerator, after accelerating. Smells like burning oil. I do not see many turbo cars period. Not many Volvos. I have read about the issues with oil leaks and t...

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1996 Audi A6 2.8L air bag light VIN: WAUJA84A8T
Well, I am closing this one for now. After removing the center console and inspecting the wiring I could not find anything wrong. So I buttoned up everything and charged the battery. We road tested it over 50 miles and no light. I spoke to a local VW garage an...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Exhaust VIN: WAUED24B2Y
Excellent! After two days of driving it finally cleared out. I did end up drilling a hole in the muffler to drain it out and my estimate on how much oil there was was off buy a quart. I welded the hole and all is well. No ck engine light but I warned the cu...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L starter VIN: WAUED24B7Y
The issue turned out to be with the central locking module as I had originally suspected. The second issue I came across was that my Autolgic didnt program the new unit correctly and therefore still would not start. We sent the car to our local Audi dealer for...
2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L Starting VIN: SALTL16493
sorry took so long to get bk but turned out to be the crank sensor
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
I changed the fuel filter & gave the car back to the customer. Havent heard back yet. Thanks to all that helped. Louie Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel adapt), P0173 (fuel adapt).
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: YS3EF48Z91
The prevailing opinion was to simply duplicate the circuit by runnin new wires to replace the questionable ones. Car works great and the job was easy, easier that digging out the junctions again... Thanks to all Trouble codes: P1320 (Ignition discharge module not powered Bank 2).
1998 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L instrument cluster VIN: 3VWPA81H5W
problem was the ignition switch...the radio and instrument cluster are always illuminated and that is normal replacing ignition switch took care of the electrical draw
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L engine starting VIN: 3VWAA81EXW
most of you nailed it. i replaced the coil with oe coil and all issues are resolved. thanks!
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWUK63B73
Sorry to take so long to respond guys but this job is very intense and take a long time. We replaced the cam gear/adjuster on bank 2 intake and that did correct the problem..BUT...MAKE SURE TO DO ALL 4...We recommended all four to the customer but the approve... Trouble codes: P0021 (intake a camshaft position timing over advanced bank 2), P0018 (crankshaft position/camshaft position correlation bank 2 sensor a).
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