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1984 Audi 4000 S 1.8L cam timing VIN: WAUFA0815E
Hi all in IATN land. This Audi came in for running rich. O2 sensor was out the door. Replaced and dialed in the fuel system. Test drive revealed poor power. Struggled to make 60mph. Pulled timing cover to find the cam was 4 teeth slow. Confirmed TDC. Moved tim...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH64B21
This car is adding to my gray hair. Vehicle came in with engine noise, rough idle and mil lamp on. We found p0300, p0304, p0305, p0306, p1347 and p1522 stored. Left bank timing chain tenisoner had failed. We replaced that along with the timing belt. The engine... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301 (missfire 1), P0302 (missfire 2), P0303 (missfire 3)
2002 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Cooling Fans VIN: WAULC68E12
Hello All, I have this Audi that overheats in traffic. Checked coolant level etc. OK, Tried turning defrost on then AC on to kick fans in, they still are inop. Obtained wiring diagram, everything to the fan control module checks out except the red wire with th...
2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUML44E84
Hello to everyone; I have a A8L here that will start with no problem and then stalls after 30 seconds. It will start right back up as if nothing has happened. It will do it everytime, run for 30 seconds then die and restarts immediately as if nothing was wrong...
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBAD12942
This is from a used dealer lot, The vehicle was sold and customer drove 10 miles and vehicle stall on freeway. Tow to shop and it's pouring rain out today. Their is no spark. Attempt to communicate with 0bd , no communication and during this process, I notice ...
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L radio VIN: 4USBT33413
Good afternoon BMW techs.I have a Z4 that was brought in with a radio problem.Turn the key to accessory or on and the radio works just fine.Start the car and the radio will work for approx 5 seconds and the speakers turn off,stall the car(put car in 5th gear a...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Mechanical VIN: SALME11444
Hey BMW/ROVER Techs, Hopefully Someone can shed some light on this one, This was traded into us with a bad head gasket, We never got to run the engine long enough to determine its status. Replaced both banks gaskets, Correctly installed the cams & vanos. We us...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Radio VIN: WDBCB25D4G
Car was in storage for 9 years and the radio has lost the coding. Alldata says that the radio should come up asking for code (I don't believe I have the code). The radio only comes up with straight bars. Is there any way of obtaining the code and inputting it ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L No gear engagement VIN: WDBRF84J83
Hey guys ...we have this mercedes in the shop ..vehicle came in lost all gears ...when you have it in drive sounds like something inside is grindin and it wont go in any of the gears even reverse...Check engine light came On Code P0730 pulled which is incorrec...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Cruise control/Brake lights VIN: WMWRH33556
Hey everyone, I need some help. This mini cooper came in with cruise control inop and no brake lights. Had code for brake light switch intermittent. Replaced switch, cleared codes and test drove 35 miles without failing. Car comes back a week later with same p...
2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3L Clutch VIN: YS3DP35G42
We haven't had the symptom occur for us, but the customer states that after driving on the freeway for 30 to 45 minutes, the clutch pedal will take approximately 50% more effort to push and disengage. The only thing I can think of is that perhaps the heat caus...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L vibration on acceleration VIN: WVWMA63BXX
Whats up...I have a passat that has a bad vibration on acceleration. I replaced the left motor mount and the front stub mount is real good. The right mount doesnt look too bad and the axles look great. This is an automatic, are these known for a torque convert...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCP21C23
I checked all glow plugs, grounds, and bridge circuit - can't fine anything wrong. Vehicle throws the code immediately upon starting. Only weird thing I noticed is that bridge circuit voltage is on only for a split second when key is turned to start position. ... Trouble codes: P0671 (1 Glow Plug Circuit)
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D9X
This car was towed to our shop barely running. Replaced and re-programmed ETM after retrieving numerous throttle codes ( car is past 10 year warranty period), replaced brake pedal height sensor ( also for trouble code relating to same), replaced accelerator pe... Trouble codes: ECM90, ECM91, ECM90, CEM1A, CEM2E
2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Transmission VIN: YV1TS92D92
We have a high pitched whining noise coming from the transmission. It only happens at idle and goes away when raising the RPM. If RPM's are raised or the vehicle is being driven the noise goes away. It doesn't matter if the vehicle is in Park, Neutral, Reverse...

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2006 Audi A4 2.0L ONE Intake valve VIN: WAUBF78E86
OOPS! I'm late! This car went directly to the back burner. We're awaiting the results of the customer vs. insurance company discussion. This is a strange one, and there were suggestions of overpressuring the lifters with cold oil, valve stuck in the seat (...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L cam gears VIN: WBABK6328S
Thank you to all who replied, and yes there are special tools to set up the cam and crank timing, one is a block that bolts to the back of the cyl. head to hold the cams in position, and the other is a pin that goes thru the block and into a hole in the flywhe...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L door handles VIN: WBAFB3340Y
Tnank you for all the replies, everyone was dead on the money about replacing the "carriers". customer elected to replace the front door carriers and the repair worked well. some cheesy engineering by bmw will likely result in lots of these carriers breaking a...
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L air bag light VIN: 4USBT33483
Thanks for all your replies! Avinash [...] nailed it in the head. I did check the power & wiring before deliver the car to the dealer for part warranty. Check the power to the seat recog. detector module at the yellow connector under passenger seat,so I fig...
1997 Saab 900 SE 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YS3DF75NXV
Thanks all for your help, vacume lines were off at two locations and fuel filter was clogged. Simple but When another shop toutches the vehicle first and left all bolts to fuel tank loose makes your head spin. Tks again. Robert Trouble codes: P0106 (manafold absolute pressure/barametric sensor performance), P0300 (multipule [...]).
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L ecm VIN: 3VWSK69M84
thanx to everyone who replied,cluster was bd,replacd with new one.
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