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2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUFL54DXY
original problem car ran ok cold but as it warmed up began to idle rough ck eng. light on many misfire codes intermit replaced spark plugs and #[...] it was leaky ran better but still rough when warm also seemed a little sulgish did smoke test on intake sy... Trouble codes: 0300 (misfire), 0302 (2 misfire intermit), 0304 (4 misfire intermit)
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L vanos VIN: WBADD6320V
Customer brought me this car with check engine light on. Code 212 vanos jamming. Another shop had installed new vanos unit. I found cam timing out of specs. I have redone my cam timing procedure 3 times. Code 212 reappears after 2 drive cycles. This is a singl...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Reinstall VIN: WBADN63445
Hi, first time help user. I bought an engine from a used parts dealer. When I went to pick it up he turned the engine over just fine. When I brought it back to the shop, and was almost done I got stuck on the last flywheel bolt, the engine doesn't want to turn...
2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L timing cover VIN: WDAGL63422
hey everyone, im removing the timing cover on a n62 for the first time to replace the o-ring for the bypass pipe. ive done some research and found that some techs will do this repair w/o taking the heads or oil pan off. has anyone tried this? if so, anything ...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAA233413
Is there something else that can go wrong to make this thing think it's 02 connectors have been swapped? Is there a common intermittent issue that will cause sec. air codes? I have very little info on this vehicle, and nothing is making sense. Trouble codes: 296B (02s after cat switched P0041), 2761 (Secondary air P1412), 28F3 (bank1 status adjustment control P2098), 28C6 (Lambda sensor after cat bank2 system check), 28F2 (bank 1 status adjustment control), 28C5 (lambda sensor after cat bank 1 system check)
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALPV1447X
Hey fellas, I have a customer in Seattle who needs the use of an Autologic or Testbook. We need to see if the BeCM and ECM are programmed correctly. I believe the BeCM has lost its programming. Anyone in the Seattle area know of a shop besides the dealer that ... Trouble codes: P1230 (p1668-), P1668 (p1672-), P1672
1999 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA32G8X
Car came in with no check engine light and idling rough, we cleaned out a very dirty throttle body, and it ran perfect. a couple days later the check engine light came on for p0507 higher than expected idle. I cleared it because it idles at 750 rpm and 2,000 m... Trouble codes: P0507, P0306
2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F5Y
Have a good customer with this m/b 230 kompresser with these turbo boost codes,have no way to do any testing to find out what the problem is. Hope someone out ther has ran across these codes before and can help lead me in the right direction to figure this one... Trouble codes: P0205, P0236, P1619
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBTJ75J73
this car came in with the a/c not cooling. we replaced the evap temp sensor and now the a/c will only cool after the engine has reached 1500 rpm. after that it will blow cold no matter what the engine speed until you turn the car off and restart it then you ha...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Alternator VIN: WBA2030401
Hello group, I am looking for a simple test to confirm the alternator pulley clutch operation. Could not find anything in WIS. Seems simple enough, a one-way clutch design, I understand it is to lock in one direction and freewheel in another. The word freewhee...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUTX28N91
Suffers from the two codes mentioned for Air Pump. Every time vehicle is here, the Electric Air Pump works just fine and no codes are set. Codes are cleared and vehicle is sent on it's way. We changed the Air pump relay last time it was here, but both Air Pum... Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary Air injection cyls. 123), P1141 (Secondary Air injection cyls. 456)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWSA29M1X
Customer brought car in with very intermittent stall. Sometimes when cold, sometimes when hot, at idle or while driving. Starts right up after stall. No shaking, as if someone pulled the plug on the ignition module. I was not able to duplicate the symptom. Cus...

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2005 Audi A4 1.8L Misfire VIN: WAULC68EX5
Hey all, thanks for the help. #3 ignition coil was an aftermarket one, we decided to replace it with the OE updated part (the other three had been updated), the missfire is gone, we are working on the slight sag at times while accellerating heavy, the sag is ... Trouble codes: P0300 (multi cyl misfire), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire).
2006 Audi A6 3.2L Accessories VIN: WAUDG74F16
Well, had to take to the dealer. The dealer found the radio itself to be the problem and changed the coding to get the MMI up with no radio. We then had them put a radio in it and all is well.
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L cluth VIN: WBABN53461
thank you all for your help, the problem was a warp fly wheel, replace with new one, all ok.
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L unknown VIN: WBAAX13463
Hello BMW Techs The customer decided to take the car back at this time, therefore we did not complete any repairs, but I received 5 replies and they advised to check evaporator for freezing, heater valve if stays open and blower final stage, if customer brin...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBJF25F8W
my apologies for not closing sooner, i wanted to make certain it was repaired. I installed a good used injection pump and vehicle returned to normal operation. Still never figured out why number one cylinder did not work,but the pump fixed it.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Driveshaft VIN: WDBNG75J2Y
Thanks to all who replied. I replaced the transmission mounts and the car is fixed. ...or at least we fixed the complaint it had at that time. It has started doing a high speed vibration/noise that we will get into later. Most replies said to replace the ...
2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33454
Yes, I beleive this one is fixed. Back to the basics again.. We found a small burn hole in one of the lines from the purge valve(not sure how this happened). Vehicle did not have enough vacuum for Diagnostic pump switch to activate. Repaired line and it ma... Trouble codes: P1477 (leakage diagnosic pump reed switch did not open).
1992 Saab 900 2.1L drivers side upper control arm VIN: YS3AK75E1P
Thanks for all the input. Did not have to pull engine. Removed both mounts and exhaust from engine and was able to "scoot" motor over enough to get control arm out.Be careful when quoting this job. Activant said upper right side 2.8 hours with no labor time on...
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