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1997 Audi A6 2.8L readiness monitors VIN: WAUGA84A7V
this 97-a6 was brought to us for not passing inspection due to readiness monitors. we had codes for a ho2s bank 2 sensor 1 in diagnosing this code we found that the brand new ho2s that was installed from somebody else the connector was plugged into the egr tem... Trouble codes: P0155, P1606
1997 Audi A4 2.8L Airbag Light VIN: WAUEA88D1V
The vehicle came in with a no headlight complaint. Simple enough, R&R headlight switch, reassembled and found air bag light on. The light comes on with the key and does not flash, stays on steady. I do not remember the light being on before starting repair and...
2006 Audi A4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E96
hi this is for you audi guys, got this 06 a4 2.0 turbo auto trans with these codes[ used [...] to pull codes]p0507,p2187,p2279.found audi tsb that address's these codes says to replace crankcase vent system pressure vavle and hose. got vavle and hose{we go... Trouble codes: P0507, P2187, P2279
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5332X
Hey guys have this bmw 328i the check engine light will go on and when you press the accel. nothing happens and code 1542 limp mode or something like that do i need to replace throttle body please help
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Surge, Stall VIN: WBABS33471
Hello all, this customer complains of an intermittent stall during decel. There are no codes present. I was able to confirm his complaint on an extended test drive…well; I didn’t get an actual stall but did experience a pretty good idle drop. A smoke test didn...
2005 BMW 530i 3.0L service reset VIN: WBANA73585
I am having trouble reseting the service light on this 530i. The display shows oil service, spark plugs, micro filter,are due service but I can see how to reset after work. alldata shows using the trip button. but it will not reset. Help if you can. Thanks Mic...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L electrical auxillary fans VIN: WDB1290661
when i disconnect the blue connector on engine in case of overheatinhg the fans should go on right away they do not go all ok the power side it is the control from the relais that does not work at terminal 1 and 2 or 85 86 if you prefer this is a double relais...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBJF25F8W
Hello all, Vehicle came in for a diesel fuel leak, found plastic fuel lines at fuel filter leaking,replace all plastic lines with parts from dealer. Started vehicle an noticed an immediate misfire after bleeding system completely. Pulled injectors and they tes...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L abc VIN: WDBSK75F13
this merc has been giving us hell. we have flushed the system exactly the way the dealer calls for(perform "rodeo" test to heat up fluid) and used the correct fluid. we ran about 15L of febi s161 green hydraulic fluid through it as the "pitching" test was perf...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J75
we have this 2005 benz c230 kompressor model, that we can spray carb cleaner under the intake black box and the engine picks up rpm. so we think we have a vacuum leak under this black box, we cant see how you can remove this box to see the intake manifold, and... Trouble codes: P2029 (running lean)
1993 Saab 900 S 2.1L Air Bag VIN: YS3AK35E6P
Hello SAAB 900S techs. This vehicle was towed in. First had to recharge the battery because the owner wore it down. While it was charging another Tech heard nothing coming from the fuel pump. He removed the ECM and was trying to remove the fuel pump relay when...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L keyless entry VIN: 3VWDB61E1X
Vehicle towed in no start with driver door lock broken. Repaird broken lock cylinder in left door. Customer states before lock cylinder broke alarm and keyless entry did not did not work properly and the only way to get vehicle to start was to unlock driver do...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21Y43
Hello vw fans. I have this beetle here that keeps setting a code p2187-sys to lean bank 1. I replaced the mass air flow as this usually cures the problem and has before on others. I also checked and repaired a couple vacuum lines and thought everything would b... Trouble codes: P2187 (sys to lean bank 1), P2404
2004 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: YV1SW61T74
Hello Volvo Techs. We have a misfire on #1 cylinder.We have installed volvo o.e.m. plugs,Ignition coil,pcv breather box. We have also performed a leak down test several times on a stone cold engine,a warm engine and a hot engine. The cylinder holds 100 percent...

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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L drainage VIN: WAUBG34D8W
I would like to thank Ralph for the reply he hit the nail on the head. It was the drain valves in the cabin serviced them and we are good to go.
2001 Audi A4 1.8L Release Bearing VIN: WAUDC68D51
Thank you to all who replied. This one was an odd one. Upon transmission removal we noticed the plate in between the engine and flywheel was hitting. Straigtened the plate out and put it back together and the noise was still there. Then we found that someone h...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L power window VIN: WBAVB13506
1990 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L air distribution VIN: SAJFY1741L
the Diaphrame in the center console was leaking, the whole dash has to be removed to replace it. Don't try this at home kids, LOL
2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Scan Tool VIN: SAJWA01T55
Thanks to all that replied. We have decided to go with the Autologic scan tool. It is a little pricey, but I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for. We had the sales rep come by and demonstrate the tool and feel like it will be a good fit with our...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1110251200
Thanks for all that responded it turns out that these are very easy to adjust. There is a adjusting screw at the back of the injection pump that is to be adjusted with the engine off. Harold from florida was very helpful But everyone that responded had good po...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Unknown VIN: WDBEA34E3R
Hello, techs sorry i have taken so long to reply it seems that everyone breaks down at the same time. However i did replace the transmission fluid and filter. I found the fluid to look burnt and have signs of clutch wear. After installing the new fluid and fil...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L alignment VIN: WDBJF65J62
Thanks, to all that replied, M-B make aligning these sound harder than it is. Ride hight is realy not needed once you get into the adjustments.
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L RF window VIN: 3VWCC21V91
Hello and thanks for the advise given, We tried to lub. the tracks and changed the regulator but the problem continued. The sensor in the motor seems to be very sensitive and thus reverses the window with the smallest amount of resistance. The customer has f...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L noise VIN: 3VWST71KX6
thanks guys, the car did have bad diff bearings. this was confirmed with the chassis ear. Thanks again AL
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FA8848M
After multiple repairs that did solve other problems, the wiring harness was just plain rotted out. The customer opted to trade the vehicle in as opposed to keep repairing vehicle. This particular Volvo had a great many issues, the fuel pump was ok, the CKP se...
1993 Volvo 940 2.3L hard start VIN: YVIJWSS03P
the fix was the fuel pump. the check valve is in the fuel pump and the first pump installed may have been for a bosch system instead of a regina system which we have. some posts said there is a high failur rate of the fuel regulator and vacuum leaks. we checkd...
2002 Volvo V40 1.9L pcv VIN: YV1VW29562
thanks to all you tech that replided,we were hoping for a miracle cure,but in the end we knew it needed a motor and turbo. replaced both and problem fixed. this was a high price to pay for this customer for not changing the oil or service.again thanks to all. ...
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