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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L driveline VIN: WAUDH68D91
good afternoon all i was hoping an audi tech or someone with audi experience could help us out here.we have a 2001 a4 quattro that has developed a severe driveline vibration when accelerating hard from a stop.you can also feel the vibration when accelerating n...
2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L compressor will not operate VIN: WAUPL68E24
do these compressor regulating valves have a high falure ratio? this comp. is shaft operated so control valve controls variable displacement. scanner shows 65% duty to control valve, still no change in pressure. next step is to remove front bumper to check sen...
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABB1301K
Vehicle came in with little or no spark. Another tech found ECM faulty and installed a used one with same number. Vehicle will now start and run but when started from cold start it idles poorly and when trying to accelerate is hesitated, stumbles and sounds li...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L blower motor VIN: WBACD4329W
does anyone have imformation on a undocumented trouble code number 00254 alldata stops at number 250
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L coolant system VIN: WBAGJ8320W
two days ago car came in w/ coolant leak. But never ran hot. I replaced the leaking valley pan. I refilled the system and bled it. when I roadtested it got up to the red within a few miles. I tryed bleeding the system the way other readers described in other p...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L air bag VIN: WBAAM3334Y
This car is from a used cars dealer with the air bag light on. They swapped driver seat with another car and then saw the light on but don't know if it was on before, the other car is fine. used my snap on brick to scanner but NO communication. Had a friend co...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L battery VIN: 5UXFA53542
customer complains that every couple of weeks the battery will go dead overnight and need jumped, condition carrys on for a couple of days and then quits, did a amp draw test and always checks good no draws on the batt, customer also states that sometimes the ...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01N42
We have pulled our hair out on this jag, we found a tsb on the intake lower and upper gaskets, it states that these like to leak and cause a dieing and a mil light for a lean problem. We are using jag parts only and we installed all gaskets and also a Maf sens... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1990 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L Alternator VIN: SALHV1248L
This Range Rover will only charge for a few minutes when 1st started cold. Customer has replaced alternator 3 times (last November & December) before it came in for no charging and burning up alt belts. I replaced the alternator (& belt) with a Bosch Reman in ...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L abs modulator VIN: SALTY1241X
hi land rover techs. need some help with this vehicle. it came in with scored up front rotors and pads with no lining left. we replaced front linings with all new rotors. the calipers were damaged due to the pistons were pushed almost out of the caliper housin...
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L compression VIN: SALTW1943A
Vehicle engine died while driving down the road & came to shop as a no-start. Sounds very much like it has jumped valve timing. Ran a cranking compression test on all cylinders, 1 & 2 have about 170psi, 3-8 none better than 50psi. Decided to pull timing cover ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E3V
checked o2 sensor voltage with a dvom and found to be switching within the range of 300-1100mv.spoke with identifix throughout process last time and determined that by adding a redundant ground on the sensor ground it pulled the voltage down to 60-900mv. added... Trouble codes: P0130 (o2 sensor circuit malf)
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L ABS module VIN: WDBKK47F3X
Hello everyone, I'm having a hard time with this Mercedes. ASR/BAS comes on at approx. 20 MPH. It sets code c1025 in the BAS module, and c1401 in the ESP/ABS module. Alldata doesn't really seem to provide a lot of information, or maybe I just don't understand...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL600 5.8L suspension VIN: WDBPJ78J72
Customer came in with ABC light on,used the Launch and found code for low system pressure-found leaking orings at power steering pump that feed suspension and leaking o ring at driver side front accumulator,replaced accumulator. refill system with proper pento...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Oil Pressure VIN: WP0CA2982Y
Hello, this boxster when running for about 15 minutes drops oil pressure from 20 psi to about 10 psi, and I am gettimg a loud noise almost like a belt squeal seems like from the front of the engine. Also oil light starts to come on.Searched the archives and fo...
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1S3DD58H21
I hope someone can point me in the right direction here. Car came in on the hook after stalling out on the highyway. Got it here in the shop and it would crank no start. checked for spark and had that but no pulse. found code p1230 Throttle Position Sensor 1 a... Trouble codes: P1230
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L all gauges, clock,odometer VIN: 3VWRF81H6W
Customer towed his newly purchased tdi jetta to my shop for a new head and timing belt. Both cust and I dont know for sure the status of the gauges prior to my repair but we believe the dash and gauges worked fine. Now when you insert the ign key the odometer ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L lack power VIN: 3VWSF29MXY
car came in to me lack power drove with customer drives like it is a no turbo idles fine normal driving feels OK when you punch it feels like no turbo can hear turbo removed intake cleaned was plugged cleaned egr when i had apart turbo spins OK no play i have ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L 01M Transmission VIN: 3VWCP21C61
My boss purchased this beetle from a woman who had snapped the timing belt (so it wasn't test driven before purchase). We repaired the head and replaced the timing belt, so the engine is running fine. Now, the problem is the transmission doesn't want to engage...
2004 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Hesitation VIN: WVWZZZ1KZ4
A customer has had a VW golf FSI for 4 years now. Earlier this year he experienced a problem where the low fuel pump failed. During the dealer's test drive of this problem the car backfired and missed for over 20 minutes whilst driving the car back to the work...
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: YV1SW53D71
need to find out what p1238 is about the volvo dealer here doesnt or will not give me info wants me to bring in car runs decent on excell but at idle is little ruff, double check belt after head install, new plugs and one new coil , double check valve adjustme... Trouble codes: P0300, P1238

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L vanos VIN: WBAHD6322S
Customer opted to pick up car without digging deeper. We did clean the oil filter housing, but no change. From the replies I was leaning toward the check valve in the head bleeding down. Will update if I hear from the customer.
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L audio VIN: WBAFB335X1
Not exactly a fix. On the rear sub woofer speaker, I unplugged the lower set of wires, I'm assuming comne from the amp. the noise went away and the speaker still plays.
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SAJNA5845K
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L CAN Com's VIN: WDB2030452
Thanks for the replies, as the problem is intermittent I am not 100% sure that we have sorted it yet. With the key on and the ABS ESP relay removed the driver information display came up with the same message. We have replaced this relay and are keeping finger...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L cooling fan VIN: WDBRN47J92
This vehicle is going to the dealer,we tried used ecm but as all of you stated is not an option,hopefully dealer will be able to fix this one,thanks for all the replies.
1989 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPAO1G5K
Well, i did test Robert from ontario sugested because it was a simple test and when i went to plug dist. back in the hall sender crumbled so i installed rebuilt dist and found that most of the time when it wouldnt start by the time i did the test it would rest...
1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet Carat 1.8L Starting VIN: WVWDB5154N
I found that i had 2 wires coming from air bag module there is 2 black with red trace.I had them crossed.Thanks for all your help.
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRC81HSM
Thank you for all the replies. Byron got this one, fuel pressure is not relate [...] this problem. We totaly forget the basic, spark plugs is the problem. 4 new bosch plugs fix this one. car start right up everytime now, customer happy. Once again, thank you.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWCA21C0X
What we found out on this is that if you have 2 scanners you should try both of them the matco scanner showed false readings, the snap on scanner was showing right readings, the car had a bad water pump and customer declined repairs at this time due to money. ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L parasitic draw VIN: 3VWSP29M32
Well I'm going to close this help request for now. I wasn't able to find a problem now with the vehicle. I'm going to take the advice from Bryon from Ontario. I have enlisted the clients help. He is going to pull the radio fuse and try that for a few weeks. If...
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