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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUYP64B41
I have a recurring fault P1423 and P1411. Secondary air injection, low flow, Bank 1 and Bank 2. I can force the test and it always passes but when it runs it's self it fails. There are no vacuum leaks in the system. Usually, in group 77, I see a data block ref... Trouble codes: P1423 (Secondary Air Injection low flow Bank 1), P1411 (Secondary Air Injection low flow Bank 2)
2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L AWD/Haldex VIN: TRUWT28N12
Customer complains of wheels binding w/ full lock turning at parking speeds when car is cold/ has been sitting. Nothing binding w/ brakes or suspension. No tire clearance problem.Found broken ground strap to Haldex unit & repaired...seems to have improved but ...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Door Locks, Interior Lights, Hazard Lights VIN: WBADE6329V
So this car came to us with an intermittent alarm/central control module problem that has been plaguing the customer for quite some time now. The problem really shows itself in two different forms: 1. Engine running, doors locked, does not seem to matter any...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L dash lights, brake lights VIN: WBAEU33483
This one is weird, The car on its own turns its brake lights on, dash warning lights( all) and the key is not in the ignition or even in the car. When this happens you can operate things like the power windows, wipers, radio etc, just as if the key were in the...
2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L speed sensor VIN: WBAFA12010
have just replace r/rear wheel bearing in this E53x5,straight foreward repair,pull hub off axle,remove 4 bolts on bearing retainer,replace retainer ,comes with bearing installed,tap hub on axle till enough axle thread is visable,then pull hub on with axle nut,...
1997 Ferrari F355 GTS 3.5L Air Bag VIN: ZFFXR42AZV
This car came in with the air bag light on and I would like to know if there is a way to pull codes and reset with out the factory scan tool.
1997 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Ignition Coils VIN: SAJDKANS4B
Hi,JAG's Members I'd like to ask for some good information for this Ignition System - this car came in from another shop without any coils (DIS System)and spark wires...I really need some help about the firing order and about the coils with the no' of every cy...
1997 Jaguar XJ 6.0L ignition sys VIN: SAJDKANS4B
Hi,JAG's Members I'd like to ask for some good information for this Ignition System - this car came in from another shop without any coils (DIS System)and spark wires...I really need some help about the firing order and about the coils with the no' of every cy...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L abs VIN: SAJEA53D82
looking at a jag with a abs problem all wheel speeds look good abs kicks in at almost every stop.had a c1145 rf wheel speed sensor circuit open and bent rims replaced sensor and wheels and tire with know good,abs still kicks in will not set codes after 20 mile...
2003 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY16443
please help. we have replaced camshaft,lifters,timing chain and spark plugs. we have good spark,fuel and valves seem to no be sticking,good compression and does not drop. what would be your next step? fuel trim all reads negative by the scan tool. Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0304
1986 Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.5 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WDBDB26D8G
Please help with pump timing. This car belongs to a family member who is rebuilding the engine due to a chain failure.I can't find good info on pump timing even though we have ordered the timing pin tool.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L cam timing VIN: NDBEA51D8L
Greetings, Customer brought this car to us complaining of low power. Car runs good, but is very sluggish on acceleration. Head gasket was replaced approx. 15K miles ago at another shop .Car has since been to several more shops before coming to us. Based on th...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L steering rack VIN: WDBRF64J91
We have a 01 C320 that had run over a curb, smashed oil pan, broke front rims, bent sway bar and rt.inner tie rod end. We performed the repair and four wheel alignment (no problems). Now if you put slight tension on the steering wheel (to the left when turning...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33483
My customer called on a road trip, Said the check engine light came on and the car lacked power. Also said there was a rubber burning smell. They were using cruise control. I picked up the car and the light was off and the car ran great. Stopped and checked t... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M2Y
Howdy Techs, here is a weird German VW problem, When cylinder # 4 was misfiring, fuel pump relay would click rapidly causing multiple misfires. Pin testing relay socket no problems found. Has anyone come across this ? Want to ship the vehicle out. Have driven ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire), P0302 (Cly2 Misfire), P0303 (Cyl3 Misfire), P0304 (Cyl4 Misfire)
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS56D7X
Has been sitting a while and it will run like all's fine when cold, and at same time just shut off at idle,while feathering gas pedal can get to run till warmed up then shuts off and will not start till cooled off.I see spark is still there,and fuel pressure i...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Interior light VIN: YV1TS94D7Y
This car came in and interior ligths stay on and also has a message that say's right rear door open. I installed new door latch assembly on the right rear but still have same problem. The left front door need's a new lock/latch assembly but has been like this ...

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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Misfire VIN: WBADE5322W
Feeling pretty stupid right now- always remember the basics!! The customer had ran it out of gas and for some reason that we don't even understand two spark plugs failed.One word of advice- never use the coil testers from mac or snap -on that look like a fly s...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Engine VIN: WBAAM3348Y
Thanks to everyone for the replies. I did remove the transmission first as everyone suggested. I then lifted the engine out from the top instead of lowering from the underneath. I took the studs out of the exhaust pipes and removed the radiator(it was cracked ...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L reverse VIN: WBABM5342Y
Well- everybody had good advice, and some probably right, but my customer, a wholesaler, opted to stop and try to take vehicle to the auction. I believed the problem was in the valve body. Even with the electronics unplugged, I still had no reverse (no limp in...
2004 BMW 325xi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33464
Hey Guys, Nothing really solid was recommended except for the DME up date. Unfortunately the lady is currently in Arizona, so I can't check the DME number right now. Once I get this puppy straightened out I'll open another help request to share the inform... Trouble codes: P0491 (Bank 1 cat), P0492 (Bank 2 cat).
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L won't shift VIN: WDBJF82F7W
First of all I ant to thank the 10 technicians who took their valuable time to respond,All responses were very helpful.I first checked for oil contamination in the connector on the transmission and then the tcm.There was no leaks.I then checked the pins form t...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L strut reseal VIN: WDBNG70J21
thanks to the 4 replies was unsure how much pressure was needed to release clip used one of my pullers(sunex 3913 3 jaw ) loosened the three strut retaining nuts and installed tool, just make sure its centered with the cap to push evenly and clips come right o...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L Interior Light VIN: WDBUF87J76
IATN and the brilliant techs that are on it,fixed another one.I actually had two problems.As many stated the rain sensor could have caused the problem with the interior lights.The interior lights did not work at all with the doors even in the dark.I have to be...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L converter?
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Steering Assist Module VIN: 3VWRM71K08
Had to let this one go to dealer, we beleive the steering assist module is bad, but we are not sure we can replace it and then adapt it to the vehicle as stated in Alldata, thanks for everyone's replies. I will try to post a fix once the vehicle returns from ...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS557W1
sorry it took so long to close this out but,this is what happened replaced both o2 sensors with OEM's and installed cable extensions supplied with sensors.double checked with volvo on part numbers for correct application and they were correct. my scan tool ca... Trouble codes: P0133, P0140.
1999 Volvo C70 2.4L Interior VIN: YV1NC56D8X
Relay under dash recives ground from soft-top Control module in trunk,timer circuit comes from module in trunk.
2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Transmission VIN: YV1TS92D92
USEFUL REPLIES ---OIL/PCV/EVAP SYSTEM RELATED REPLIES -When warm and vehicle is making the noise, remove the oil dipstick. If the noise goes away, the PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) Assembly (or box) is bad. -Check vacuum (EVAP) lines. They can be oil s...
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