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1997 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L reverse VIN: WAUCB88DOV
Hi Audi techs, vehicle came in with complaint of no reverse at times.Atsg had us isolate the problem to an electronic one as if you disconnect the selenoid connector to the trans the trans has reverse all day. the problem is we have a very poor circuit diagram...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Battery VIN: TRUUT28NX1
This Audi came to us with the complaint that the battery goes dead in 2-3 days. The customer told us that he had it at the dealer a few times and no one could fix it. We installed a new battery (while other one charged)and checked charging and all was o.k. Whe...
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L noisey VIN: WAULC68E44
Hello fellow audi techs. I have this 04 A4 that came in with a noisy fuel pump and a lack of power. fuel pressure would drop off when accelerating. replaced the fuel pump and the filter and now it runs just fine. there is however a noise when cranking. sounds ...
1990 BMW 535i 3.5L door VIN: WBAHD2316L
This 1990 535i needs a left front door. We are going to put a used one on. According to the BMW parts catalog there is a part number change at 11/91. Does anyone know the difference bewtween the early and late doors? The later doors are plentiful; the early do...
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...
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L Auxiliary Water Pump VIN: WBAGF832XV
This 740 came in with a complaint of hot air from the defrost vents with a/c on max cool and a code 45(aux. water pump). I found no power to the pump or water valves. The Mitchell wiring diagram, and also what looks to be a factory wiring diagram Mitchell e-ma...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L head gasket VIN: WBAAM5334X
Hello BMW Techs, I really need some input on this 2.8l engine. I have a 328i in our shop that came in with the low coolant light on. It was low on coolant. After inspection we found that the radiator tank had pushed apart at the seam. I was told that these sys...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3349Y
hey, i have a 2000 bmw 323i that is killing me. i replaced the throttle body for codes 172 signal, pedal travel sensor, potentiomenter 1/2, short circuit(in throttle) and 169 a9 engine throttle out put shutoff after dig, error. i dont now what those cades real... Trouble codes: 172 (169 -), 169
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Conv. Top VIN: SAJGX2040X
Hello to all, Got this XK8 Conv. Came in top got to the point of close but would not latch, rear 1/4 glass down. I latched it manually, no go. I manually unlatched it, open the valve on the pump, pushed down the c-pillar cylinders, and manually opened it. It w...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L engine drivability VIN: SALNM22252
This truck came in with overheating issue over a period of time, found that the themostat was bad and leaking. After, replacement of thermostat the engine started missing sometimes randomly, but mainly cylinders 1 and 3 of bank 1. I started my test by examming...
1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1070441205
Thank you in advance for your assistance. Normally I do not work on these vehicles but because it is a loyal customer, I took on the job. This car runs fine when cold but when it gets warm, the idles go down. Almost to the point of stalling. Especially when yo...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L gauges VIN: WDBJF55F5V
Hi mercedes tech. I need some help with this car.Costumer satate all gauges on cluster are not working when he start the car this morning on his way to work, Costumer call to my shop to ask me if is posible a fuse problem, I tell the costumer to stop by and le...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L compartment VIN: 4JGAB54E2W
Vehicle is making a very odd noise. It sounds like it is coming from the engine compartment at times and from the dash at other times. It almost sounds like flapping plastic but with more acceleration it sounds like a vibration. This noise happens almost alway...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF25H6X
Hello everyone. I have a 99 Mercedes 300E here at the shop and I am having a tough time getting good info for checking out this trouble code PO180. The vehicle had a fuel leak about 11 months ago and I replaced the fuel cut off valve and all of the plactic hos... Trouble codes: P0180
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65FDW
hello guys.please somebody help me with this problem.this mercedes is driving me crazy.engine runs great until when temp gets up to 93c.it will set check engine light and starts mis firing on #1 cylinder.good spark but no injector signal from ecm.i really hate... Trouble codes: P0300 (ramdom mis-fire detected.), P0301 (1 cylinder mis-fire)
2005 Renault clio 1600CC timing belt VIN: 3BNBB2J6X5
Help import guys this vehicle came in with a broken timing belt, I have a feeling I may have bent valves but am trying to figure out the timing marks on this little puppy I have the cams with the arrows up and locked in place and cannot find any marks for cran...
2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED49203
vehicle came in w/ misfire code on #3 cyl, unable to feel any misfire at all after test drive, no customer complaints about misfire or miss,noticed that spark plugs had not been changed so went ahead and replaced spark plugs, customer picked up vehicle and cam... Trouble codes: P0303, P1303
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L abs VIN: YV1LS56D2Y
So far I have perform scan test whitch came up with a P1550. Test all wheel speed sensors,open circuit in driver side front wheel speed sensor replace sensor.Came in with speedo not working sometime test & replace trans speed sensor drove car over the weekend ...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L blower motor VIN: YV1SW61R62
Before I proceed with diagnosis on this vehicle I thought I should ensure this symptom is not in fact normal operation.When the key is turned to position "1" the blower motor runs at a very slow speed.Of course this is with the climate panel turned off.This ve...

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1997 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEA88D3V
Check engine light has not returned after replacing the intake manifold gaskets and injector o-rings. About 5k [...]. Thanks for the help.
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Fuel Pump VIN: WBABR3340Y
Thanks to all who replied to my request for help. I am not one who believes very strongly in coincidences, but in this case, I must. It was just that, a coincidence. I unplugged the fuel pump and the fuse did quit blowing. I also traced those wires to make sur...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAB533422
thanks for all the help. The car ended up going to the dealer. They replaced the engine harness to the DME modgule that seem to fix the problem Trouble codes: P0413 (secondary solenoid valve circuit).
1990 Jaguar XJS Classic Collection 5.3L Brake lights VIN: SAJCW4824L
The most common response was to check the 3rd brake light wiring, and I did, even disconnecting the circuit at the block plug. I examined the wiring very carefully and it was not damaged anywhere I could see it going forward from the trunk. Also, the short d...
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1249X
The land rovers misfire recognition was recognizing one or two misfires at a time despite no rough idle or loss of power. The recognition was switching between different cylinders and not specific to anything. We tried a different set of coils that we had, a... Trouble codes: P1316, P1314, P0300, P0304, P1313.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBDA29D4N
Well thanks again. The rest of the story is that the car overheated badly and this started. found the boot below the air flowmeter cracked and a small crack in the idle air bypass hose. repair both and now all is well. Thanks a million for your input
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Mechanical VIN: WP1AB29PX4
No real answer on the lifters and the check valve in the cam holder primarily because there is no issue with this part. The actual noise on this Cayenne was not lifter noise in spite of the 100% consensus of all who heard the noise that it had to be lifter n...
1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WVWCA0152K
We checked the pressures at the warm up regulator and all were in spec. We tried the tapping in the brass plug as suggested it did not help,in fact it made it worse. I had another warm up regulator so i took it apart and bent the springs down farther than the ...
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