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2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L misfire VIN: WAUKC68D41
This car is testing my will. Car arrived with water on passenger floor, and a cooling system code. cleared out a/c drain, replaced t-stat and temp sender, like a hundred times before. After warm up, found inconsistent heat, could only get good heat at fast idl...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Wheel Angle Sensor, Lateral Acceleration Sensor VIN: TRUUT28N91
Hey guys, this TT Quattro came in with the Traction Control light on with codes 01423 and 01542 for the Lateral Acceleration Sensor and Steering Angle Sensor. I tested both sensors with resistance and monitoring sensor output with a Launch scantool, both were ...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB3357Y
Customer came with check engine light, abs light, brake light,trans fail safe ON and when trns fail safe light comes on temp gage goes all the way to red or goes back to normal even when engine is not over heating. transmision starts in 2nd gear when trans fai...
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY12462
Hey guys thanks in advance for any help you can give me here. I have this 02 disco 2 that will not start. On arrival it would crank but no start this was after we charged the battery and finally got the key to move in the ignition switch. From past experience ...
2005 Lotus Elise 1.8L door locks VIN: SCCPC11175
I have no repair information and can not find any at all for this vehicle. ALLDATA does not have any wirng or anything. Does anyone have or know of a place to purchase repair information for this vehicle? I'm assuming that pushing the remote button to un-lock ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L roof VIN: WDBKK49F61
we have a slk230 with a hydraulic oil leak at the retractable roof / windshield frame. my question is what is the procedure to adding fluid to the roof pump at the right rear corner of the car. It does not have a traditional style reservoir. do you remove the ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L turn signals VIN: WDBUF65J83
I need some help on this Mercedes. The left front signal is inoperative. I have checked bulbs fuses and wiring. The turn signal wire goes right to the SAM. It is the grey black/wire it ohms good all from the SAM to the bulb. There is no voltage coming out of t...
2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L braking performance VIN: WMWRE33444
Hello all this is to any Mini specialists.Good customer ,is a student asked me if i could change his brake hoses with braided stainless ones.Changed the hoses and bled out system per minis instruction with a brake pressure bleeder,used dot 4 fluid.After road t...
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWBB81E4S
vehicle origanally came in a month ago with a interminent no start. start every time with slow crank, sold battery, sent them down the road. came back a week ago same deal no start, starts every time kid says it happens after a hot soak. car will crank but no...
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...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L rear window regulator VIN: WVWAC63B71
need wisdom and a trick to change rear window regulator or more specific the nylon pin and secures glass in the regulator. i have done three or four of these and have had great trouble each time. has anyone found a trick to get the pin in the glass when it has...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cylinder head VIN: WVWPD63B22
I have this car and the timeing belt broke and bent ten valves. What im wanting to know is can I put a head stamped AEB on the car that originally had an AWM head the only thing I see different is the egr port and the valve timing solenoid. Yes I know it will ...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L ac VIN: 3VWSE69M44
04 jetta manual ac not cooling, sometimes will cool air duct temp might get down to 54. has new compressor, drier, expansion valve and system flushed. dealer told customer had bad compressor when i first looked a vehicle readings were low side 90 high side 100...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L No Start VIN: YV1TS94D1Y
cranks over forever, turn the key back and then try again it cranks over faster and starts right up. I found one post on IATN and he replaced the antenna ring, so I got one from volvo, it was only 40bucks, I installed it , and thecar starts beautiful, 1 second...
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L radio VIN: YV1CZ59H74
because this is random and intermittent and has no codes, and because it is fiber optic im asking if anybody has a handle on approaching this problem. Have any late volvo techs seen this problem before? Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L driveline VIN: WAUDH68D91
thanks to everyone who replied,your help was invaluable.we removed the driveshaft and found the cv joint on the rear of the shaft had dried out grease and had a lot of play in the joint.we sent the driveshaft out to a local company that rebuilds driveshafts fo...
2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA934X4
The cause of this fiasco turn out to be the "adjuster unit". It's a flap mounted on the intake manifold above the throttle body with 2 T40 torx bolts and actuated by an electric motor. The purpose of the valve is to essentially increase the intake runner lengt... Trouble codes: P2240 (P2237 Bank1/bank2 oxygen sensor precat), P0304, P0300 (misfire multiple cylinders), P0171, P0174.
2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA24C03
I checked the AAV valve and cleaned the throttle body & checked the harness as others suggested, but the code came back. I recommended that the customer see the Jag dealer, especially since it seems like it may require reprogramming. Thanks for everybody's hel... Trouble codes: P0065 (Secondary Air injection fault), P0066, P1649 (fuel pump module).
1990 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L Alternator VIN: SALHV1248L
I am calling this one fixed - at least mostly fixed. Thanks to everyone for their thoughts on what I might be missing. Special thanks to Al and Steve. I ended up following their suggestion to send it out to a rebuilder to have him check it out with the idea...
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280se/9 3.5 3.5L heater core VIN: 111.026-12
thank you guys!!! the replies were very helpful in decideing what path to take. my original issue was a coolant flow question. the car is hotter on one engine bank versus other. i had the radiator cleaned, since request, 10% restricted. just installed...s...
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L Misfire VIN: WDBRF52H76
thanks for all of the expert responses--listed recommendations are below--we did an adaptation on the sensor ring per responses--corrected the problem for 1-2 weeks--reoccured--rechecked sensors and coils--ulitmately replaced the air mass meter to fix the prob... Trouble codes: P0306, P0302, P0303.
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Brake Lights, Transmission VIN: WMWRC33402
Located splice connection at the right front A-pillar that split the brake light ON signal between the BCM and the other module using that signal. Disconnected and isolated each branch, each is showing 1.2 volts on signal except the ABS circuit. Connected all...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Oil Pressure VIN: WP0CA2982Y
Well most of you recommended engine replacement. Customer was checking online and found out that this was a common problem. He declined any repairs and decided to trade car in. I thank all the techs that took the time out of their busy day to give a hand.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTE29M9Y
Well it was a fun roller coaster ride but this car is finally fixed. After checking everything I could think of I decided there was no mechanical problem and re-assembled the engine. I was half hoping the misfire fairy would have magically fixed it but there w... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected).
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Valve train VIN: 3VWSE69M04
Hi guys I am SO glad to close this post! The initial bent valve was probably a tight valve stem on the new valve.After that I finally looked closely at the keepers and found a ding on one of them.Then assembling the valve spring retainer and keepers on an ...
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: YV1SW53D71
found the problem the shop that put the head together didnt put the cams and such back on right marks put on right align runs great and found one hose broken Trouble codes: P0300, P1238.
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