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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L cooling system VIN: WAUBA34B5X
I am working on a 99 audi a6 quatrro 2.8 the car is over heating and there is no heat, I change the thermostat twice water pump, bleed the system, change the radiator, the temp sensor that is on the bottom hose. also did a block test the color did not change a...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L top is innoperative VIN: TRUUT28N91
We have this 2001 TT. The convertible top does not work. The switch tested good. It appears this vehicle does not use a top control unit. The switch signal goes to the central locking control unit and then to the relay on the pump. The switch tests good. If we...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 265D5HJ100
was told BMW swapped injectors with no change to misfire. exhaust backpressure checked and cats are not blocked. compression is good, smoked checked intake found no leaks. car was in over a year ago with the same codes and the connectors for the injector was f... Trouble codes: 62 (misfire several cylinders), 50 (misfire 1), 75 (misfire total w/ cylinder cut out), 63 (misfire 1 w/ cut out)
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Wipers VIN: SAJWA71C04
Hey everyone, my problem is with my 2004 XJ8. When the wipers are in the high speed and it's raining, when I come to a stop the wipers switch to the low speed. If I'm in the low speed they will switch to intermittent. As soon as I accelerate from the stop they...
1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L camshaft VIN: WDB1070441
Greetings, We perform a lof last year on this vehicle. Car driven about 600 miles. Vehicle is stored most of the time. The engine developed a ticking noise from right cylinder head area. Camshaft lobe worn. Appears to be starved for oil??? Is this a common pro...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L won't shift VIN: WDBJF82F7W
Good morning Mercedes Benz techs everywhere.I have a HUGE problem with this benz.It was brought in here with just about every light on in the dash,check engine,abs bas esp.the car will not shift,engages very hard in forward and reverse gears,no speedo,engine c...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF64J71
yes this is the actual mileage of this car. thats what has me stumped. this merc is super clean, was in storage for a few years and purchased by our customer. well we put a brake light switch in it at 8700 miles and cleared all faults. the only complaint is th... Trouble codes: P2017, P2086, C1142, C1202
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG 5.5L Surge, Stall, Violent acce/decel VIN: 4JGAB74EX1
OK, here goes.. On the test drive the truck drove normally, shifted fine, etc. until I gave it almost full throttle. During full throttle accel it will decelerate/accelerate violently from about 3500 to 4500 rpm's, then shift to the next gear, then repeat this...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L panoramic roof VIN: WDBRN47J32
This is a 203.747 2dr. sport coupe with panoramic glass roof. Roof was rebuilt last week and works EXCEPT when the wipers are on, then it instantly loses normalization. Also, the overhead control panel (OCP, N70) switch illumination flickers, it clicks and cau...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 4Matic 3.2L Electronic VIN: WDBRF84J83
Hey everyone..customer came in for a complaint of a noise coming from the lower steering column ..We have checked it out and the noise is the lower vent flap (for the feet)keep opening and closing for about 20 seconds then it stops ussualy happens when the veh...
2005 Other European fortwo coupe .7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WME4503321
Hey guys, I am having so much trouble with this Smar Car because I simply do not have information on it, no wiring diagrams, code definition or trouble chart, etc. I cannot communicate with the PCM on this vehicle. I tried six different scanners. I was able to... Trouble codes: C1301, C1300, C1311, B1015, B1021, B1019
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...

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2006 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Electronic VIN: WAUDG74F86
Customer Had sent out the ABS module to be rebuilt/programmed, installed the new unit and it was fine. no codes, no drive ability issues. car left the shop about a 3 weeks ago, hasn't been back yet. thanks to all who helped, sorry for the long response time.
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM634XY
well how can you argue with the fact that the o2 sensors were swapped. look at all those replys. we had checked the rear because those are easy to swap. well it was the front that were swapped and we overlooked it because the o2s harness is kinda molded so ... Trouble codes: P0173 (fuel trim), P0130 (b1s1), P0170 (fuel trim b1), P1189 (fuel control), P1188 (fuel control), P0150 (b2s1).
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB3359Y
thanks to everyone who replied, and sorry it took so long to post this fix. the car hasent been a priorty so i didnt get back with it until yesterday. anyway, the problem seemed like it might be electrical because the code instantly came back after being clear... Trouble codes: 033 (cam control bank 1), P1519.
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Battery Light VIN: WBADT63492
Ok this one is fixed. After arguing with the alternator shop to check this alternator again they found the voltage regulator bad. They replaced it under warranty. It is now charging @14v on idle. Thanks for all the help.
2007 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L low brake pad warning light VIN: 5UXFE43577
Thanks for everyone’s and everybody’s replies and affords , who took the time to help me on this one. The fix was really possible from the effort of Scott from Missouri, and Paul [...], who hit the nail in the head. Since this is the new body (E70) ,- that ...
1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Headlights, Low Beam only VIN: SAJKX6246W
All of the suggestions that i recieved were logical yet they did not help in finding the cause of the problem with this car. the weather has turned colder and so the problem stopped happening. I expect that this car will return with the same issue when summer ...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Cuts out VIN: WDBBA48D2G
Just want to say thanks for the help. As most of you told me it is a strainer. and gess what it was cloged so just to be safe i pulled the tank and yes it was real rusty. i am going to repace the tank also.I found out that the car had been parked for about thr...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L ride height VIN: WDBNG75J0Y
thanks for all the help. what I found out was the tech working on it had left the key on, on the hoist and let the battery run completly flat. then tried to boost it on the hoist. What I guess happened was the ride height got a little messed up. What tipped me...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L sudden acceleration VIN: WVGCM67L84
Thanks to all those who replied. We kept the car for 2 weeks and drove it daily without incident. The floor mat definatly was not the problem. I did re-adapt the throttle on GP.I think they will trade it in. There were several other expensive visits for unrela...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Timing Belt VIN: YV1LS5675W
First thanks to everyone that replied. I could see the marks on the cam gears but the part that they lined up to was missing. The car came in with the tensioner bad, I aligned the crank to the mark and found the exhaust cam pointing to 4 oclock, the intake wa...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L No Start VIN: YV1TS90D0Y
Thanks for all the quick posts. I unhooked battery removed the computers and checked for bent or damaged terminals. Replaced them and held the battery cables together for a few minutes. Turn the key to the run position and reistalled them. Cranked engine ...
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