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2007 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH74F97
Car came in running terribly with check engine light on and I ran the test for fuel pressure and for cam position sensor. Fuel pressure did not vary by a substancial amount at idle or on acceleration but rose above indicated value on decel. Cam position sensor... Trouble codes: 00135 (fuel rail pressure too low), P0087, 00838 (cam sensor bank 2 range performance intake), P0346
1995 BMW M3 3.0L vanos VIN: WBSBF0326S
Ok so my customer came in and had a grinding noise from the valve cover so we suspected the tensioners had gone bad. So we replace the outter and inner tensioners along with upper chain guide along with the upper chain, and vanos. Checked vanos and saw bolt th...
2003 BMW 530i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT63423
i have 2003 bmw 530i with only code 226 (p1193)o2 sensor bank2 after cat trimming .. i did replace new o2 sensor ... is this mean cat is bad? .. thanks for any help Trouble codes: P1193
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L transfercase VIN: 5UXFB53514
reploaced both front axels due to torn cv boots but it did not correct problem when making sharp turns feels like clutches might be slipping in either differential housing or in transfer case fluid looks good in both and is full the 4x4 light is on did have a ...
2000 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA23C5Y
I know that it has a misfire. I just need to know which is cylinder position #3? i.e. what position on the engine. My database does not include Euro cars. This is my own personal car. I appreciate any help that you may offer. Trouble codes: P0303 (3 misfire), P0353 (Mfgr. ign coil C), P1313 (Ign coil), P1316 (ign coil)
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L timing cover
Gentlemen my question is this; Is there a front cover gasket on the 450sl, and if not won't the oil pressure be lost between the front cover and block? I wanted to replace the seals while I have the engine out but can't find a timing cover gasket, just the two...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBJF25H7X
Customer recently purchased vehicle and came in with no power. It barely made it inside our bay. We checked the basics and replaced the fuel filter because it was very heavy and seemed like it had not been changed in a while and the air filter because it was f... Trouble codes: P1220, P1223
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Electronic VIN: 4JGAB54E9Y
customer said that the brakes are appling on their own at times and that the bas/esp -ets -abs lights and the warning triangle light are on. checked for fault codes. fault code c1200 and c1103 were stored. checked and replaced the brake light switch. checked t...
2005 Other European Passion for2 .7L engine oil leak VIN: WME4503321
engine oil leak seen at throttle body and intake tube. i'm assuming turbo seal is leaking. i hope i can get some help with "where to get more information" since my current resources do not include smart cars. thank you in advance.
1999 Saab 9-5 3.0L oil cooler VIN: YS3EF48Z8X
vehicle came in about 6 months ago, oil in overflow bottle and all hoses soft, there was also transmission fluid in coolant, we replaced the radiator and oil cooler, all hoses, thermostat and flushed system several times. all went well, customer would come in ...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Auto Trans VIN: YS3ED58E4X
This 4-cyl SAAB 9-5 wagon is my own vehicle. The automatic transmission started slipping going into third gear, and I have decided to install a used transmission and hope for the best. I have not been able to find any trannies for the 4-cyl model that don't ha...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L no compression VIN: M32M172110
car was towed in with no start. we cranked it and it sounded like no compression. check compression and found low and two cylinders at 0. did leak down found leak in exaust valves at 90%. removed valve cover to check timing and found ok. valves are closing all...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L speedometer VIN: 9BWGK61J22
customer brought vehicle in with complaint that at 70 mph the speedo jumps from 65-75 mph. no hesitation no check engine light no running problem just an intermitten spike in mph after driving for about 5 minutes. changed vehicle speed sensor, vehicle speed se...
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Shifting and Gear Selection VIN: YV1SZ58D22
First OFF I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE IN ADVANCE.We replaced transmission fluid at 166,000 on A volvo v70xc. Fluid on the vehicle was never changed prior. Before you yell at me I know I should have just left it alone. Since then we have codes po748 po798 po...

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1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 26VAU38735
Thanks for all the reply but I replace the Knock sensor clear it and it went away. Again Thanks for the reply.. Trouble codes: P1589 (control module self test knock control test pulse bank 1), P1386 (control module self test knock control circuit bank 1).
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAGN63443
I took a pump pressure reading & it was moving up & down with engine RPM. I started by removing the pan to see if I could find a leak (filter, Valve body ect). I didn't find anything but noticed that I only drained 1.5 quarts of fluid from the trans. I insta...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEV33413
Customer wound up taking the car to the dealer and getting the PCM flashed to the latest program. That took care of the trouble codes reoccurring. Thank you for all your input. Trouble codes: P2240 (Positive control circuit open Bank 2 sensor 1), P2237 (Positive control circuit open Bank 2 Sensor 1), 2974 (O2 sensor interruption Bank 2 Sensor 1), 2973 (O2 sensor interruption Bank 1 Sensor 1).
2002 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01PX2
I am not sure that the car is fixed: After fitting the 3 coils I have sent the car for 2 drive cycles and then scanned for codes - nothing flagged yet. Unfortunately, the car has spent the last 2 weeks over at the bodyshop. The customer has just received... Trouble codes: P0065 (Air assisted fuel injection AAI control.).
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTW194X4
Thanks to all that responded so quickly you confirmed what I was avoiding. It was a leaking cylinder liner. Very common to the 4.0 and 4.6 block with steel sleeves. Dealer keeps 2 blocks in stock and at 4500.00 each they must know something duh! Trouble codes: P0306 (catalyst damaging misfire cyl 6), P0300 (emission relevent misfire multiple cylinders), P0306 (catalyst damaging misfire cyl 6), P0300 (emission relevent misfire multiple cylinders).
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Cuts out VIN: WMWRC33404
replaced spark plugs and wires. they did not last to 100k like dealer recommended...cleared codes and road tested... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl 1 under pending and current no mil).
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L smoke low powew VIN: WVWPE63B24
Thanks for the replys. The Fix for this car was a broken hose to the throttle body, I thought it would be more obvious but as the car warmed up it opened up more. I even smoked the intake system and never saw anything, I caught it by mistake. Thanks for the re... Trouble codes: P0101 (Maf sensor low), P0299.
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L Fuel gauge, Tach, Speedometer, Temp gauge VIN: YV1SW61R72
Thanks for the many replies and suggestions! Most suggested the Drivers Information Module, known as the DIM, or the SRS unit pulling down the data bus. The SRS unit is located under the center console cup holders, in a prime position for spilled drinks. It w...
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