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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L engine VIN: WAUDH28D9Y
car came in with a vibration from 1600 to 1800. another tech replaced the front brakes and balanced the front tires. motor mounts checked out ok, swapped harmonic balancer. vibration happens in gear, in neutral, sitting still, on accel. seemed like the dualmas...
1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L Engine Cooling VIN: WBACG732XT
HEELLPP! This little Beemer came in over heating. We immediately checked flow of the radiator and saw none so we replaced the water pump. (the old one looked fine, plastic impeller but not broken or spinning) We noticed that the expansion tank (overflow bottle...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L No CAN communication VIN: WBADD6325W
This car got check engine light on and trouble code P0303(#3 cyliner misfire). In order to check ignition system, I removed #3 spark plug and look at the sparks for 3 second after grounding spark plug. After that, I got electronic transmission control module l...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAGN63493
i have a bmw that we change alternator and battery alternator was not charging after we change it everything was ok in about 30 minut the care stall and i coud not start it in about 5 minut it started agien and stall agien after another 5 minut it started agie...
1990 Jaguar XJS Classic Collection 5.3L Brake lights VIN: SAJCW4824L
The initial complaint was that the turn signals had stopped working. When a replacement fuse blew soon after its fitting, more inspection narrowed the fault to a short in the brake light function. The switch was replaced but the short remained. I have pulled t...
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
2005 Jaguar XKR 4.2L alt. VIN: SAJDA42BX5
this jem was originally brought to the shop for a drivability problem from body shop.Was hit in left rear.found poor fuel and replaced plugs.Fired up ran great,went back to body shop for paint.came back on tow truck with what customer thought was a security pr...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPM16432
Hi Gang, Intermittent P0101.Monitored MAF and TPS using Autologic and have identical readings versus a known good system. Not much info out on this code.Hope somebody can help.I'm out of ideas. Thanks. Trouble codes: P0101 (Air intake not matching throttle position)
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Start and Stall VIN: WDBEA30D2G
At first cranks no start, installed new over voltage protection relay, now starts at first try, without hesitation, then engine dies in about 10-15 seconds. Immediatley try to start and will not. Let sit for an hour, same thing will occur. This time when start...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L seat occupant sensor VIN: WDBGA51G5W
using star diagnosis I ran a short test after my tech put back the seat. I pulled occupant sensor program faulty. So I reprogram the module with passanger air bag, seat belt buckle, occupant sensor, and air bag off light set to yes and teleaid set to no. cycle...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L sunroof VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
we can not seem to get the sunroof to synchronize for auto opening and closing. we have no auto open or close function. if you hold the switch it opens and closes fine, but the "one-touch" feature is inop. we have tried many times to normalize or synchronize t...
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L lifters VIN: WP1AB29PX4
This 4.5 liter engine runs well but has lifter noise at idle and up to about 2000 rpm where it seems to clear up. Pulled the valve cover on the left side as it seems to be louder there and only see perhaps a little evidence of poor oiling but it is currently a...
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L Water pump VIN: YS3FB49S74
The water pump leaks. We have not done one before. Can anyone tell me if the special Saab tool 8396103 to hold the timing chain in place, is the same as the Kent Moore tool J43651 for use on the EcoTech?? Thanks in advance Keith [...]
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L overheat VIN: VW3L5YL9NB
hi all tech this car drive me crazy. came in overheat temp. light flash. check engine light on found waterpump propeller broke and code 117 low cooling temp .replace waterpump, thermonsat, temp. sensor . customer came back next day overheat again code 3081 tem...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD SE 2.4L Unknown VIN: YV1L256D4Y
Thanks in advance for your help. This car has only exhibited this problem twice in two years, but our customer is quite concerned. He regularly drives up to the mountains and the car performs perfectly, but on two occasions the engine temperature climbed to ...

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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Wheel Angle Sensor, Lateral Acceleration Sensor VIN: TRUUT28N91
We let the car sit over the weekend and drove it some more on Monday. So far the light has not come back on so I'm assuming the car had to calibrate itself to the new sensors, so I'm considering this one fixed until I hear otherwise, thanks for all the advice ...
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABB1301K
I received good feed back from several people. I ran a upper intake cleaning through intake to clean intake and valves. Found some oil blowby sitting in the air meter and hosed for throttle body. Cleaned out all intake hoses, air meter and idle air control val...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L Misfire VIN: WBABK5325S
Thanks for the help. I very much appreciated. I showed the customer all the replies. We will try an new harmonic balancer next spring (NO MONEY). The car still need alot of work. I will post the fix for sure till then. Again Thanks
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJDA01N91
Thanks for all replies, Bottom line is that the husband and wife were on 2 different worlds. we found after talking to the wife is that the car would stumble and hesitate leaving a stop light. after driving this car for more than 20miles it would miss-fire. we...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALME11414
Thank you to all the awesome techs that responded to my problem on this 04 Landrover. My mechanic did not switch the coil packs as was supposed to. Finally got the vehicle back in shop to correct these misfires. Put brand new coil packs back in affected cylind... Trouble codes: P1300, P0304, P0308, P0307.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, ignition pop VIN: WDBEA28E6P
Frank from Nevada hit the nail on the head: "1) check the basics, 2) check the basics, 3) check the basics, 4) after all of the above, check the basics." "Replace the leaking valve cover gasket, replace the plugs, replace the ends of the coils and the wires... Trouble codes: 065 (HFM - Magnet Missing / teeth implausible), 025 (DM - starter ring gear / crank pos. sensor defective).
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L ABC system VIN: WDBNG75J11
Yes, we replaced the oil distributor component because there is an oil pressure valve in this component which keeps the return oil at a certain pressure. In document # GF32.50-P-2000A W.I.S. there is a very good explanation of how it works. We had no problem ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L Console Cover VIN: WDBTJ76H73
Thanks to everyone for their input. George from PA directed me to Alldata which strangely enough had pictures to cover this exact procedure. Once you learn the correct combination of pushing and pulling levers and buttons it all comes together. Learning how ...
1987 Porsche 911 3.3L No Start VIN: 9306181230
Hi all. let me say first thanks for your time on this one.I'm still working on it but am required to close this help request. Dave [...] all had helpfull info.I replaced the air flow pressure relay ( yellow) and now the the ...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KS9601T
I did not have a lab scope to check the starter motor. Amp draw on the starter motor was not tested either. As stated in the beginning of the post new crank and cam sensors made no difference/change in symptom. The vehicle would not start. We put a new star... Trouble codes: N0NE.
2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ91125
We replaced the boost pressure sensor. The customer has been driving the car for several weeks now. We have not heard back from him. We have tried to contact him but have been unable to do so. I'm going to have to believe the car is fixed. Thanks to all w...
2006 Volvo XC90 V8 Ocean Race 4.4L Mechanical VIN: YV4CZ85256
We found no information regarding any common issues and decided it was better to replace the engine rather than take on any liability by trying to fix this neglected engine. We finished up the job today. Thanks to all who offered help on this one. Scott
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