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1998 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAA24B0W
Okay, well I have this 30 valve 2.8 A6 audi with a misfire code for all cylinders on Bank 2. Codes come back once vehicle has been warmed up and driven for a few blocks. Vehicle must be driven under light or heavy acceleration. There are no symptoms felt behi... Trouble codes: P1392 (Cam sensor b2 intermittent open/short to power), P0300 (Random Misfire), P0304 (Misfire cyl. 4), P0305 (Misfire cyl. 5), P0306 (Misfire cyl. 6)
2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L motor/clutch VIN: WAUDC68DX1
This is an odd one and we could really use some help on it . The car has a vibration that is related to engine rpm not drive line rpm . It varies in intensity with engine rpm and possibly engine temp. We pulled the belts and there was no change . The vibr...
2003 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L serp belt tensioner VIN: WAUVT64B63
The bearing on the belt tensioner went bad and the pulley fell off. I got the old pices off o.k. The book says to remove the front bumper, radiator, and cooling fans to replace the tensioner. Anyone know of a quicker and easier way to replace the tensioner? Su...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF823WD
So as you can see, numerous oxygen sensor codes. not hard codes. we just installed a rebuilt transmission. not sure if codes were present before the transmission job. (cannot switch oxygen sensors front to rear.)replaced the front oxygen sensors and codes / ch... Trouble codes: 018 (oxygen sensor bank 2 before cat), 013 (oxygen sensor bank 1 heater before cat), 005 (oxygen sensor bank 2 heater before cat), 014 (oxygen sensor bank 1 after cat), 004 (oxygen sensor bank 2 after cat)
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGH8330X
car has a shake at idle with no codes - car ticks or knocks at idle from right front of engine will go away around 1000rpm. have already replaced everything that was recommended for the noise but it still remains not sure if its a bad lifter or spring has a me...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L ventilation VIN: WBAABS3340
I have an E46 car and the complaint is little or no airflow out each mode. I have done the tsb with update software control module but no change. Blower works great and is turning correct direction. No prob with mode, temp, or fan speed just poor volume of air...
2006 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53511
Vehicle came in from another shop with mil on. Had misfire codes for all cyl. Code 227 and 228 for O2s. Checked air mass meter output - max reading 130K/hr. under full accel. Car accel. very slowly with low power. Replaced air meter, reset faults. On first tes... Trouble codes: 23824, 227 (o2), 228 (o2)
1992 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L chime VIN: SAJHY174XN
Good morning- I.ve got trouble with the wife's Jag and hope I can get some help here. Car's been running fine until she came home from work the other day. Before starting she hit the inside door lock switch (she's never done that) and when she started driving ...
2004 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Hesitation VIN: SALNY22234
Vehicle comes in with running rough when cold. After it warms up it runs better, but still misses. Found codes for missfire and intake problems. Found power flap broken on intake. Did not change intake manifold just changed spark plugs and started car up. Runs... Trouble codes: P0304, P0306 (missfire cylinder 6), P1471 (intake), P1472 (intake), P1472 (intake), P1775 (unknown)
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: WOBBA45A6E
Engine still has same noise as before cam replacement-not real up on these older benz's-cancelling cylinders has little or no effect on noise-do these engines have piston slap/carbon knock issues?Well maintained-very clean inside however it is not driven very ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBNG75J3Y
vehicle came in with a hesitation problem under a full load situation (almost as in limp home or failsafe) when you restat the vehicle seems to be ok for awhile until you need heavy acceleration example getting on highway. i checked adaptions and found them t... Trouble codes: P0455, P1542 (b37 accelerator pedal stored sensor)
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L ride height VIN: WDBNG75J0Y
hello fellow techs. we have this s500 that was lifted up on the hoist for tire work. was up for about 3 hours. when lowered it sank mostly in the rear. lights on dash say not to drive car ride height to low. scan codes came up with c1517 no info available in a...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WPOAA2995X
Car hesitates under acceleration, seems like its choking itself. Tring to figure out an accurate way to diag oil seperator on rear of engine. Intake vac at idle is around 17. Fuel pres ok. no vacuum leaks. Checked with smoke tool. When oil cap is removed, engi...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L battery / check engine light VIN: 3VWRF8144W
Vehicle came in with a complaint of slow cranking and check engine light... 00527 code for manifold temp sensor... 01117 code for alt. load signal terminal not plausible signal... Ran microvat on 2 yo (interstate) battery and came up... Battery needs charge......
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B44
hello, having problems with evap on a passat. does anyone know if connector on leak detection pump should emit smoke while unpluged. i replaced pump for this problem but light came back on with p0442,p0455 again found new pump leaking at connector too same as ... Trouble codes: P0442, P0455
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L MIL on VIN: 3VWDC21V91
I have smoked this vehicle and found only leak coming from the vent on the passenger side wheel well. we had to supply power to the purge solenoid on the canister to close the system, This was done with a 9 Volt battery. Again I need some info on how this syst... Trouble codes: 16839 (Large fuel system ventalation leak)
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L door locks/mirrors
Hello VW techs, Car came in with a complaint of always having a dead battery Checked system and found a huge power drain. Isolated systems by pulling fuses and relays and found draw at cicuit breaker #37 which feeds the central comfort module/door locks and...
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L Mechanical VIN: 4V1KS9500N
Help Guys, I have a Volvo tale of misery to share and hope one of you guys can help me. A couple of weeks ago this vehicle was towed in as a DOA-crank, no start. The engine free-wheeled too easily so the timing belt failre diagnosis wes pretty easy. A quick b...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L No Start VIN: YV1TS90D0Y
Car came in with a trans problem. Unhooked ecm and tcm to check resistance on trans solenoids. Hooked the computers back up and now no start. I did not unhook battery before i unhooked the computers. Is there a relearn? Thanks Jon
2005 Volvo XC70 2.5L cluster,locks,turn signals VIN: YV1SZ59H64
Customer called from the road...stopped for gas...upon restart he had no instrument cluster function,doorlocks,turnsignals,. I had him wiggle the ignition switch to test electrical portion of switch...no change...I had him reboot the REM with no luck. He chang...

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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUML44E84
So here it is, everything in the upate is BACKWARDS. Pump 1 is on right side(passanger side) and transfer pump is left side(main pump). The main pump was bad, replaced, all is good. The signal drop is correct on the relay in the trunk. Thanks greatfully to...
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L water pump VIN: WBAHD5316N
Most replies involved replacing fan clutch and fan. Also had replies to check belt tension. These are the things I believe will fix this car. I also had replies concerning head gasket faliure and other posible leaks. The car has never over heated to my knowled...
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L brake pad warning VIN: WBAGG83421
Thanks for all the replies on this issue. So what I've done to prevent the pad warning light to ever come on again was bridge the wires at the connector plug right at the instrument cluster. Although resisitence was good (at the time) I bridged the wires anywa...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Auto Trunk Lid VIN: WBAGN63403
Thanks alot! It turned out to be a faulty HKL module, we installed a 'updated' part from BMW, no coding or programming was needed, trunk lid operates as designed now. Still confused a little though, because we found a TSB on Alldata describing the exact symp...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Mechanical VIN: SALME11444
The fix for this one was the left side secondary chain adjuster at the top of the engine between the cams was defective. We discovered this by cranking the engine over with the v/covers removed. It was as plain as day, The tensioner would pop up and down 1-2 t...
1995 Lotus Esprit S4s 2.2L No Start VIN: SCCFD30C4S
Hi everyone. I wish I had better news but this one is going to the Dealer probably for an ECM replacement or possibly inmobilizer reprogramming. Thank you to all of you who responded, specially Jim [...] who very willingly provided me with the wiring diagra...
1973 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 00SRA13418
first off, thank you too all the iatn memebers who helped me reach my solution. the problem was the carborator was starving for fuel. what we found out, someone pinched the fuels filter line.
1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L Lighting VIN: SCAZN42A5G
big thanks to mike from spain only one to offer any good help that i was looking for the web site rolls royce club australia has all the diagrams and repair info. found the right rear door switch at the door latch causing the dome lights to stay on all the tim...
1986 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L Stall VIN: WVWGA0169G
i did not get to fix this one. i fist said it needed a ecm because it smelled burnt. next i recimended fuel pumps both. next was the temp senser. since i ran ok when i added fuel to intake.
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L speedo/cruise VIN: 3VWBF61C7W
Thanks to all who responded, the majority of suggestions was to check the speed drive gears, but we had already checked them right from the start before changing the sensor. The customer wasn't ready to drop 600 dollars on a pedal assembly if we weren't sure...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B13
well I can't say this one is fixed but is intermittent will throw this code back on. I did pull pan to inspect pick up and it did have some debre and carbon. I cleaned the tube and screen ran for a 20 miles and had code back on. What i do think might be an i... Trouble codes: P0011.
2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L shifts VIN: 3VWCD21Y73
thanks for all your help, we removed the trans and went back through it to ensure we did not miss any thing.We could'nt find any thing so we went ahead and ordered the valve body ,put it on and it shifted like new.I took the car to a v.w guy we know and he had...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 1.8L fuel gauge VIN: WVWVD63B24
Thanks to everyone for responding. I am sorry to say that we had to refer the customer to the dealer this time. Initially she had told me that her fuel guage didn't work, which we verified and had begun testing. After finding the three sending units (the wir...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L air bag light VIN: 3VWRF71K96
hi all thanks for the replies we ended up trying all 9 wires possibilities and we got it the wires were crossed all data information was wrong !!! all is good thanks again for the help
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Coolant gauge inop VIN: YV1SW53D41
I went to try a used computer but of course it wouldn't start, so I reinstalled the old computer to let it run and get up to temp and then try the used computer to just see if the gauge worked. But after letting it run, the gauge worked perfectly fine and has ...
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