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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Starting VIN: WAUDT74F65
Hello everyone. This vehicle will be hard to start. If you you use the start button it will crank a number of times but will not start. If you hold the key in the crank or start position it will crank a number of extra times and then start. One time it crank a...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGF8328W
A/C pressure too high, low side-40psi high side 350-450psi untill fan comes on then low side 32psi high side 275psi. outside temp today 90 degrees. vehicle cools ok vent temp 45-50 degrees. I have a leak cant find it. Charged system with dye 2 weeks ago when c...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L cooling system VIN: WBABR334XY
help bmw techs. This vehicle came to me after having been at several other shops and I am not a bmw tech. The thermostat has been removed new rad cap installed radiator flushed. I checked with scan tool and the vehicle does get hot. I dont believe the engine h...
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 5.0L FSS reset VIN: WDDDJ75X06
We recently had this vehicle in for basic oil change and general maintenance. however using All- Data supplied information we we're unable to reset oil index service indicator.FSS. i'm sure ther's lot's of smokin euro tech's out there that can shed some light ...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L electrical issues VIN: WMWRC33465
Customer says that his wife was on a trip, she reached her destination trouble free, came out the next day and the car would not crank, called a local service center for a jump start, from what I understand they were unable to jump the car, Husband drives to w...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L aut transmission VIN: WV2EE0702S
hallo iatn members, we have a 1995 vw eurovan aut, and the transmission exploded inside,sungear ring pignon etc damaged. Is there anyone who have suggestions to find a: 1th rebuild aut transaxle 2th used aut transaxle 3th a rebuildable core for a automatic tra...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L no reverse VIN: 3VWSP29M21
Customer states was driving fine then all of a sudden lost reverse. Wrong fluid has been put in trans but level is good at 35deg celcius running on hoist. All forward gears work fine no slipping, wrong fluid does not seem to adversely affect other shifting ( s...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B14
Vehicle Came in With Rough Idle. Runs Fine while Driving. First Thing I Saw was the oil filter was pouring oil out of it. Turned out to be the wrong filter. Second Checked All Coils and all were firing and all are updated. Installed New NGK Laser Plugs. Remove... Trouble codes: P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0171

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGD28D3X
you guys were right the air pump and was missing all the rivets and the air valve had a vacum leak. replace the valve cover gkts and the plugs and wires and it ran perfect. thanks Trouble codes: P0411.
2003 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAULC68EX3
TURNS OUT PCV VALVE BROKEN INTERNALY,REPLACE PCV AND ALL IS WELL.THANKS EVERYONE. Trouble codes: P1297 (connection charger-throttle valve/ pressure drop upper threshold exceeded), P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire cylinder 1), P0302, P0304, P1136 (bank mixture adaption system too lean upper threshold).
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L 3-4 shift VIN: SAJDA01D8Y
I would like to say thank you to everyone that replied to this post. But I would like to give an extra big thank you to James [...]. It did turn out to be a spring broken in the valve body. We replaced the spring and all seems to be working well. Thank you f...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22E7S
Thanks for the response we ended up finding a vacume leak at the vacuum block located on the passanger strut tower. This block has six vacume lines going to it and one of them that goes to the transmission had a crack in the connector that mounts it to the blo... Trouble codes: 22 (limp hiome mode/ air leak), 35 (lean condition).
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L power steering VIN: WDBLJ65G4X
It's good to know that help is so close. I had multiple replies within hours of my post. Indeed it was a bad steering gear. The likely cause is a broken spring on the spool or control valve inside the box. It was not moving properly which was preventing fu...
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L convertible top VIN: WDBTK76G36
It looks like the customer jammed something in the trunk and damage the plastic cover which activates a micro switch. Bypassed the micro switch and the top will operate. unfortunately the customer strong armed the top mechanism which now has several bent pie...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRH335X5
Dan from North Carolina hit the nail on the head, the adaptation limits needed to be reset for the o2. Unfortunetely I do not have a scanner capable, off to the dealer! Trouble codes: P2096.
2004 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L Cannot fill past 3/4 VIN: WPOCB299X4
Sorry for the delay, Just waiting to hear back from our customer. Looks like this one is fix. She has filled the tank twice with out any issues. It looks like it was an there was a slight clogged in the fresh air vent line up by the filler neck, spider n...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M7Y
I replaced the MAF sensor and the vehicle ran the same. I tried a second new MAF and the engine is running fine. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire), P0301 (Misfire), P0302 (Misfire), P0302 (Misfire), P0304 (Misfire).
2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWTH23BXY
went ahead and replaced the relay and have yet to have issue reoccur. cant exactly call it a fix but for now it appears to be one. thanks for your reply gent's Trouble codes: 18010 (voltage supply term 30 too low).
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA69M94
Jason and Dan had the answer within hours of my post. The variable cam timing solenoid was damaged from the cam coming to abrupt stop when the timing belt broke and valves jammed (bent). Replaced the assembly and immediately the code went away. The timing ha... Trouble codes: P0011 (Camshaft retardation adjustment spec not reached).
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Decklid VIN: WVWSL61J14
The fix ended up being the micro switch on the new handle. Replacement handle has a European micro switch that is incompatible with U.S / Canada vehicles. Micro switch from old handle or a new micro switch will need to be used on new handle. Part number for n...
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L compressor VIN: YV1RS61R82
Thanks who all replied! We end up taping up the evap. sensor for now so the customer can take the car for a couple of weeks on vacation and have the a/c work for him until then. Now the compressor stays on longer to cool off the cabin, I made sure it cycled of...
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