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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L Timing belt VIN: WAUKE5448L
Hello, We have 1990 Audi V8 that has timing belt issues. The timng belt was loose and not turning the water pump causing an overheating issue. We are trying to locate the proper timng marks for this engine. Mitchell has info, but is not correct for this engin...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGD28D1X
Greetings, This Audi will reaquire the P0411 code every couple weeks but has always passed the basic setting test for the secondary air injection in the shop. The only thing I've noticed is the bank #2 O2 sensor reacts slower than bank #1 and when I open the c... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Air Injection Incorrect Flow Detected)
2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L rotors VIN: WA1YD64B53
This car is coming back for the third time for front brake pulsation. We've checked and serviced calipers, checked hub run out, used good quality zimmerman rotors and oem pads. Each time the brakes seem fine for 1k to 4k miles and the customer complaint return...
2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Charging VIN: WA1YD64B24
OK guys, this one is fun. Had a new customer come in with a 04 allroad with the 2.7 biturbo. Cust complained that it lately had had issues starting. Cust would start it and it would either crank right up and start, crank for a good ten seconds and start, or cr...
2006 Audi A4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, CE light on always VIN: WAUDF78EX6
Vehicle originaly had engine codes p2008, intake manifold runner position sensor, and p3138, intake manifold runner flap motor, implausible signal. Replaced the intake manifold runner flap motor and now only have the p3138 code. Basic settings function was pe... Trouble codes: P3138 (Intake manifold runner flap motor implausible signal)
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SAJNA5845K
i recieved this jewel from another shop it went to thier shop because the ignition amplifier had burnt up. wires were fried up to the unit. at the other shop they replaced the pickup, amplifier and rotor. the car was running but she got upset with them so i go...
1994 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJMM134XR
Car idles high-surges from 1000/1500 constant. had been sitting long time, alternator was siezed, replace alt & battery. (client reported surging before parking vehicle). have checked for throttles closing correct, no vacuum leaks, idle switch/potentiometer ap...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L No Start VIN: 4JGAB72E4Y
Mercedes ML 430 got towed from used car Dealer with no start.Hook up Autologic scanner and found code P1570 and no communication Key to DAS. ordered new Key form MB Dealer.New Key read by DAS engine started, road tested vehicle,all OK,vehicle got PU ,received ... Trouble codes: P1570 (Start enable of DAS not send), B1040 (Engine control CAN Com), B1086 (AAM CAN Com.), B1739 (DAS Module fault external EPROMModule replaced)
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L range switch VIN: WDBLJ74G01
Hi MB techs / specialists .we need infos or wiring diagram or how to check gear position sensor / neutral safety switch .Any help would be greatly appreciated ..thank you
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Lighting VIN: WDBKK49F21
just to start mercedes not my favorite so vehicle came in late so just getting started.bas/esp light on dash is on.tried to go into bas system with snap on scanner no communication checked fuses no problem found. started vehicle light is out until you step on ...
1987 Porsche 911 3.3L No Start VIN: 9306181230
Hi all, So I have this 1987 porsche 930 turbo. no spark, no fuel pumps running. when I first looked at this car I found that the cdi unit was not buzzing.I checked for power to terminal #15 no power. If I jump out the delay relay term S to L I would get power ...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Manual Raising VIN: WPOCA299XS
Can the rear spoiler be raised from a dash switch, I don't see a switch. Alldata mentions an Active Spoiler Switch but no location. I need to replace the rear plastic curtin. Thanks
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WP1AB29P14
The leak look as if it is coming out of the bellhousing but i can also see it running down on the left side of the block.Where it looks like it is coming from is a block under the left cylinder head.Like i said though the majority is coming out of the bellhous...
1989 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPAO1G5K
Vech wont start intermittently after vech has been run. Engine temp doesnt matter if it ran 2 minutes or 20 minutes, but when you shut it off it wont restart until it sits for a while, and that time varies also how long it has to sit. Vech has never stalled an...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Suspension VIN: 3VWCD21C5Y
Hey gang, Hopefully there are some VW Beetle tech's that can enlighten me on my lack of knowledge I have on these cars. I just recently acquired a customer I go to church with that has this 2000 Beetle that needs some repairs. The first thing she did was hit ...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L auto feature for windows and radio code VIN: 3VWDC21V01
Vin [...] Need code for this please. description of how to reset the auto up/down feature for both front windows. Thanks in advance for any help on the matter. Eric
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Stall VIN: 3VWSG69M21
we have a jetta with a 2.8l--it cranks over and will lite but shuts down-start-stall--start stall--sometimes it will catch- is there a idle valve that could be faulty in the throttle body? no codes-it has good fuel pressure-any help would be great-thanx brian
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 3VWCP21C62
hello everyone,I would like to ask for your help on a diesel beetle. it came in with a miss fire with a code p0301. I swapped injectors and the code followed, so i put in a new injector and it ran great. gave the car back to the customer and a couple days late...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L timing chain VIN: 3VWTG69M12
Hello VW techs We have this jetta with a VR6 engine code AFP, the upper timing chain was rubbing on the upper timing housing cover and it made a hole in the housing, my question is what we should replace in addition to the upper cover, upper timng chain, chain...
1996 Volvo 850 R 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1LS5824T
Hello all, This vehicle started to leak oil only from the oil cap, leaving the oil to run down the back of the block. The customer has recently had us replace the PCV system with all new OEM parts, as well as the turbo inlet pipe due to a crack. We removed th...
2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L gas guage VIN: YV1TS92D23
Original customer complaint was clock and turn signals not working on intrument cluster. Also fuel pump out. We replacted fuel pump and put in a used instrument cluster, we did not have it programed it seemed that everything was working except for the milage b...

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1997 BMW M3 3.2L #2 exh valves VIN: WBSBG9322V
I wish to thank everyone who responded to this post. I just received word my insurance company turned down this claim (which was fine by me) In case this ends up in court I wanted the insurance report stating they thought the claim was bogus, also most who res...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L No Start VIN: 41XC031356
This vehicle is now fixed. I was able to dig a little deeper and found that Ignition Fuse was blown. Installed new fuse, and car started with a cylinder misfire. Checked codes and it was a coil short. Decided at this time to uncover the coils on passenger ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CL600 5.8L Misfire VIN: WDPJ78581A
finally fixed it, found a lot of broken breather hose around mass air flow area and center of intake but the real problem was the right coil pack had to wait for customer to digest the pill about the price it took a while but finally decided to give the ok tha... Trouble codes: P0306, P0305, P0310, P0307.
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L no blowwer motor VIN: WDBJF65J72
thank to all turns out control head shorted out I ges you really dow need to disconect the battery when removing ac head. It goes to show you even the littel jobs can git you in big trouble
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 3VWCS21C91
Thank you all for responding to my help request. This car is a student's car who is quite responsible. He initially checked the fluid level and condition. His check was incorrect. I rechecked the fluid and found that it was 1 1/2 qts overfilled. I assume by th...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M34
Hello group this post was opened by another tech that has left. The fix was a stuck pcv valve. Had vacuum in the crankcase at idle. Trouble codes: P0171.
1989 Volvo 780 2.3L ballast VIN: YH1HA8723K
We ended up using the turbo wiring harness, bypassed the ballast, used the non turbo injectors, and ran a jumper wire for full throttle circuit.
1997 Volvo 850 T-5 2.3L ft end VIN: YV1LS572XV
all info suggested we have tried to no avail.we don't have a scanner that can communicate with the abs.we are going to try volvo pads thinking maybe the friction material is different and the aftermarket pads are causing the abs to engage at a low speed. this...
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