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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Surge, Cuts out VIN: WAUCB28D4W
On acceleration the vehicle will buck/surge. Oiginally I had a P0302 (misfire on cyl 2) code. Replaced #2 coil and that code has not come back. On acceleration, when boost hits 12 psi, the vehicle will buck and surge severely. I also have P1555 (17963) excessi... Trouble codes: P1555 (17963 - excessive boost pressure)
1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L radio VIN: WBAGK2325W
This car was brought in by a used car dealer. The radio does not respond to any input or function. The owner had purchased a used radio ecu in left rear of trunk and a used control panel. Neither of these helped at all. We have tried to check for all power and...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L control unit VIN: WBADM6340Y
Thanks for taking the time to read this. I have a 2000 bmw 528i in that the trans goes into fail safe operation while driving as well as at a stop. The only code stored in trans control unit is code 80 or p1749. the description from my auto logic is "control u...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Cooling fan VIN: 5UXFA53543
Hey all i need some help on a 03 X5.The problem i have is 2 different.My alldata is down so im here for help is number (1).The auxillary fan will not run the fuse is good and i have power to the fan.But i dont have a ground to the tan wire at the connector.I h...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Brakes VIN: SALPA1241X
Good morning. Thanks in advance for any and all help. We have a 1999 4.0S Range Rover that the customer states that when he backs out his garage in the morning and applies the brakes the pedal is real low. Then they work fine for a while. Then the pedal will g...
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450sl 4.5L No Start VIN: 1070441200
Hi every one got pain car fixed no fuel pump problem 100 miles ago. know has no spark cant find any relations to what i have done, I had replaced #3 relay . I am not getting power to coil need to find transistor ignition unit dont know were it is & how to test...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Fan operation VIN: WDBBA45AXB
This vehicle has fan operation in defrost, anytime you push the defrost button. The fan will not work when you push the bi-level, Auto high or Auto low buttons unless the A/C switch is turned on. If the A/C switch is on the fan will work in all positions
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L airbag VIN: WDBLJ65G1X
Really need some help from you benz techs, The car came in for a code 004 air bag light on. Code was defined as high resistance driver airbag squib. found a test procedure and ended up replacing the airbag and clock spring air bag was used clock spring was fac...
2002 Mercedes-Benz SPRINTER 2.7L No Start VIN: WD2YD34132
Hi all hopefully someone can help me with this one. This vehicle was brought in unable to start no matter how much you spin it over, but once you hit it with a little starting fluid or silicone spray it starts right up and runs fine until the next time. The co... Trouble codes: 14810, 14810, 14810, 14810, 14810
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Accessories VIN: 3VWRA81H5W
help, vehicle came in for wiper and interior heater fan working intermittently. well not only do they not work the the rear window defrogger also does not work. now when i have the headlights on and pull the dimmer switch in and hold it the wipers work, blower...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L cylinder head VIN: 3VWCP21C11
could someone tell me the easiest way to get the head off this diesel. we pulled it with manifolds attached but it was a very tight fit. do i need to move the motor somehow or what to get more clearance.
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L head VIN: 3VWSE69M24
Thanks for any help, Sent head out for valve job after assembly on start up ran rough but smoothed out . Test drove several times all ok. Customer picked up and drove 100 miles then started misfiring. When we got it back #1 injector and insulator where melted!...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L hard start VIN: YV1TS97D5X
Replacing the amm seems to have solved the running issues. However the reason for this post is a starting problem hot. I ran into this exact same problem with another 99 s80. A car lot brought it in. It had had a trans put in about 2 months before. When it get... Trouble codes: ECM26, ECM27, ECM2A, ECM2B
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L 2-3 shift
customer is complaining with a shift flare during the 2-3 shift and the check engine light is on. The codes were P0785. Shift/Timing Solenoid Malfunction but my modis does not have any diagnostic procedures and mitchel does not show the code at all. Any inform...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1SZ58D81
good day and thank you in advance. this vehicle has a defective ecm. a new ecm is $1400.00. the customer cant afford that. we offered a used ecm as an alternative. we have been told by the volvo dealer that the ecm can only be programed once, and can't be repr...
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS27583
This is a car that another tech in the shop replaced the engine in.Transmission has had some repairs also.After work was completed the C.E.L.came on with a p0335b code.The RPM sensor has been swapped and the shield around the sensor was transfered from the old... Trouble codes: P0335

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2002 Audi S8 4.2L Recaro Seats
Thanks for the help everyone. I ended up ordering the zipper pull from Germany. It took 3 weeks to get here. The car is done and the seat cover looks great.
2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Compressor VIN: 5UXFA13524
I had another X5 and a E36 325 come in the 2 following days...I hadnt noticed that the condensor fan wasnt kicking on and causing the system to get hot, pressurize and shut down as a safety. I've now found out that these condensor fans fail regularly and afte...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBCA24E8M
adjusted the fuel mixture, i also replaced the oxygen sensor and spark plug which helped HC .
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65F1W
well sorry guys i couldn't get this one fixed. checking scanner pids parameters for setting code is map voltage should be between 2.2 to 4.7 volts. I had 3.7 volts showing on scanner so i don't think it should be setting code so had to send to dealer and I rea... Trouble codes: P0105.
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Poor performance VIN: WDBKK47F0X
The fix was pretty straight forward. We sent the PCM in to Beckman and it was indeed bad. We inspected the magnetic clutch for the supercharger and did not see any rubbing or loose bearing once it was apart. We did replace it anyway as part of the job since th... Trouble codes: P1235 (Recirculated air flap signal output stage), P1236 (Compressor output stage magnetic coupling), P1420 (Air pump switchover valve), P1525 (Camshaft timing stored actuator).
2004 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L 1-2-3-4-5 shift VIN: WDCYR49E84
Thanks for the help everyone. Based on the replies, we are pretty sure the transmission electronics plate is the problem. We won't know until the owner finds someone to pay for the job; Mercedes won't help her and neither will the dealer that sold her the vehi...
2008 Mercedes-Benz c350 3.5L instrumentation VIN: WDDGF56X68
thanks to all but i found the asnwer on youtube,
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCB29882
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L compressor VIN: WVWAK73C27
Thanks to all for your help, I replaced the compressor and problem fixed, apparently it had a deffect from the factory. the other shop has change the compressor 3 days before it was brought to me. we all think because is new the problem was some place else, bu...
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