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2001 BMW 540i 4.4L noise VIN: WBADN63431
At cold start up there is a knocking noise, sounds like from the left bank. Removed valve cover to inspect vanos and guides, vanos tight, no guide debris. Main timing chain appeared loose. Then removed right valve cover & sub oil pan to inspect, no debris foun...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJK06846X
I have p0400 on this supercharged XJ8. Alldata does not list this code or description of it. Has anyone had this problem? Car runs great no driveability issues. Where can I find a better source of information for Jaguar than alldata? Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR flow)
2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Vehicle power VIN: SAJDA14C72
Hello everyone. This Jag has been here twice for the same issue. Customer says the vehicle will intermittently die when coming to a stop, usually when coming off the freeway. Apparently the vehicle loses electrical power as he says nothing in the interior work...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WBDRN40J73
rough idle and stalls intermittently, short term fuel trim close to normal and when acting up short term fuel trim at +25. dont see any air leaks. i dont work on many of these cars, any help would be apperciated Trouble codes: P0101, P0302 (misfire 2 cyl), P0301, P0304
1986 Porsche 944 2.5L battery VIN: WP0AA0940F
car came in for not starting. battery dead after overnite sit. checked draw on first day,found it to be 0.05 amps. cannot find any problem in the system. i dont know if thier is some thing turning on after time. please bare with me for this my first time askin...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L front pump VIN: WP0CA298XW
Iíve a Boxter with what looks like a pretty good leak at the trans front pump area. It appears that I can get the torque converter seal but Iím not having any luck finding the pump to case o-ring or gasket (?). With the mileage, Iíd hate to not reseal every po...
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Mechanical VIN: WP1AB29PX4
Porsche guys...help!! This 4.5 has lifter noise in the left head. We removed all lifters, disassemled and cleaned, found some metal content and thick oil/additive in the lifters. They all cleaned up well and we reinstalled them with two new ones. The noise ha...
1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3DD58B8S
The SES lamp lights,engine cranks,but won't start.Can't get the Modis to comunicate,Has Fuel but no spark.Trying to get a flow chart or specs. on this vehicle...but not much out there.Any help would be great.The car will sometimes start when cold,and if it doe...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L blend door? VIN: 3VWCA21CXX
hello techs, this beetle came in shop with shelled compressor. we replaced compressor,dryer etc. ac working normal, we have 2 problems. has 2 speed fans and seems when fans switch from high speed to low speed, the dash vibrates bad!! definetly feels like its c...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 3VWCD21C2X
vechile came in approx 3 weeks ago with eps light on and complaint of loss of power and check engine light on, found a code 1559. replaced the throttle body assy and performed a throttle adaption using the euro software, came back customer very upset, ohmed al... Trouble codes: 1559 (idle speed control adaption)
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B52
Ok, I need help with this one. I recently replaced the camshaft chain tensioner on this 1.8T passat for a noise complaint and MIL light. After replacement, the car ran fine, but set code 16396, camshaft over-retarded (before it had code 16395 over-advanced). I... Trouble codes: P012/
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSR61J34
customer complaint mil on no power. code p0403 only code in pcm. egr valve appears to be working properly, there is carbon build up in intake. wiring appears ok, proper voltages and grounds, no shorts to ground. are there any common problems with this vehicle ... Trouble codes: P0403 (egr circut malfunction)
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L folding roof VIN: 3VWCM31Y84
Hello Fellow VW techs. These convertible beetles have been the bane of my existence since there introduction. Since leaving the dealership I haven't had to deal with them until now. With this one the top opens about 3/4 of the way and stops. If you release the...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 1.8L Compressor inop. VIN: 3VWSE69M45
HELLO! Having problems with this Jetta getting the AC compressor to function properly. Vehicle comes in for no A/C, freon is filled to proper spec. but compressor isn't turning on. When accessing Cooling Fan Control module, my input from the AC switch is a gro...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L ECC control unit VIN: YV1LS5504P
Ok guys i have a strange on here.The ecc control unit will not do anything.No fan or anything.If you touch a test light to the metal part of the case on the control unit it is actually powered up.Never seen this before hope some one can help.Thanks in advance.
2005 Volvo XC70 2.5L ride control VIN: YV1SZ59215
Hey folks, this car develops a shake in entire car at 70 - 80 mph. Feels like rear tires out of balance. Rotated and balanced tires - no change. Found some play in r/f drive axle inner joint. Replaced r/f drive axle - no change. We've had other volvos same mod...

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2001 Audi S4 2.7L noise in steering VIN: WAUXD68D1A
thanks for the helpful replies it turned out to be both front lower forward control arms even tho both had been replaced only 10000 miles ago custmor had to drive car 20 minuets before noise would occur we sprayed water on ball joints to cool them off and the ...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD523XV
Thanks for all the responses. I check the air pump valve it was clogged and replace it. It fixed the problem thanks for all the responses Trouble codes: P1421, P1423.
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB3357Y
Thanks everyone for their input.I replace trans oil cool hose, replace radiator. but car still run bad. After checking everything I disconected the abs control unite and notice the trans shifts ok,coolant temp gage act normal so I replaced abs control module w...
2003 BMW 760Li 6.0L Hood VIN: WBAGN83463
Hello Fellow Techs, I'm sorry to say that I haven't been able to get the hood open on this vehicle. I appreciate the suggestions I received, and I tried the following: I tried visegrips on the hood cable at the release lever to no avail, I removed the LF fend...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L hub bearing VIN: SAJEA51C14
Thanks everybody for your replies. This car had actually been fixed when I posted this problem. The reason for the post was this such a weird condition. I hope our findings are helpful to somebody in the future. Chris [...]
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L starter VIN: SALJY1242V
Thanks for the help. I got 2 replies, one of which mentioned resetting the theft module. What I did that I am not sure actually fixed the complaint was I removed the neutral safety switch to inspect the mechanism inside the transmission. After I installed the ...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L eas VIN: SALPN1645Y
want to thank everyone for all the help.we grounded the black/purple wire and system started to work as designed. found that thermal switch is bad andneeds a new compressor. we were able to convince customer to install coil spring conversion.eicle woul havenee...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNM22252
This is my wifes car. We both said no more money in this thing. I replaced the mass air flow and the fuel trim #'s came down, but the F4 came back also. I did find out that it only happens over 55 mph. So i think it is something with the intake runner. But th... Trouble codes: P0174 (lean), P0730 (incorrect gear ratio), P0000.
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDDDJ75X96
The job is done! First of all I would like to thank the 4 who offered assistance. They all said to release the pressure carefully at the pump connection. We were able to locate 2 large hose connections coming off the top of the Air spring. We then attempte...
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L lifters VIN: WP1AB29PX4
The majority stated that the 0w30 or 0w40 oil is critical to these lifters. We went ahead and changed the oil even though they had just put that weight in it, we did this because they had also added a Lucas oil treatement. Nothing changed so we tore into the...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRF81H1W
ok, after 25 hours here's what I've got. I got on vw tech support and we ended up putting another injection pump on, wich fixed the no start concern. the lack of power concern was still there. after several test drives base timing changed again. removed timng ...
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