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1994 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L strut VIN: WAUBL88G6R
Vehicle came in with a squeak / squawk noise that seems to come from the right front suspension. It occurs primarily on initial backing up (esp while turning) and initial forward movement. Will sometimes reoccur on very hard acceleration from standstill. No no...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L piston rod VIN: TRUWT28N71
low compression due to #2 cylinder piston burned, was corrrected in an overhaull. ( turbo was also replace by an used one) post overhaull test drive caused cylinder #4 to slightly get a compressed (bent) rod , about one milimeter down, ( affecting idle smoothn...
2003 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WAULD64B83
Hi this car has an extended crank with poor idle for a few seconds after a cold start or if it has sat 45 minutes +. inspected plugs (NGK proper) air filter, codes NONE, closed intake system check for vacuum leak, NONE, replace fuel pressure reg vacuum lin...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGL42020
the car is a 735i but there is no listing for a 735. anyway when you start the car from cold it has a misfire on 5&8. after 10 mins it clears and runs fine, for about 20 minutes. then it has a slight misfire. if you turn the engine off and restart it the car w...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L ride control VIN: SALPV1444X
I just want to konow if somebody there have done a conversion on this suspension from the electronic to a conventional (to install springs etc...) my question is how many hours of labor to do something like this. Because customer don't want to repair this elec...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L tensioner VIN: WDBFA66ESM
Hello fellow techs, I have had an ongoing problem with this 500SL. The issue has been I have not been able to keep the belt tight enough to not squeal. sounds like a simple problem, but it's been a REAL headache! This 119 engine has the early rubber center ten...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic 3.0L 4Matic VIN: WDBED90E6N
4Matic lamp returns instantly after reconecting battery, turning test knob does nothing, can codes be flashed out by grounding pin 5 of the 8 way conector? after all how many codes can set that fast? also some times replacing low dollar parts i consider a test...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L cam timing VIN: WDB2020282
Hi all, i have replaced the cylinder [...]
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J91
Strange thing on this vehicle is that misfire codes will set along with check engine light of course but there is no discernible symptom; no rough running,no stumble.Customer states and freeze frame reflects he was cruising at 60mph and light illuminated.Anoth...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E430 4Matic 4.3L Hesitation VIN: WDBJF83J02
Hello all Mercedes techs, I got this 02 E430 4-matic. The customer states that intermittently upon pulling away from a stop the vehicle will hesitate. Upon further probing for information cust states will apply accelerator and vehicle will begin to accelerate ...
1993 Saab 900 S 2.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3AK75E3P
Help Saab Techs!! I need to know where the dlc for the factory tool is on this car.We have the Tech 2 with what I believe is the correct connector.It is a convertable, manual trans with a build date of 9/92. Alldata/ other info I have has been incorrect. Any i...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L ignition key VIN: YS3FB49S93
towed in ignition key wont turn,heard normal click sound when put key in and steering column unlocked,test with tech2-cim decision preventing key turn,forced key to unlock with tech2 to try to get dtc and check shifter position-now key works fine-but i would l...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L 5th gear VIN: WVWPD63BX1
This car came in with complaint that it didn't always go. I test drove, it operated fine except in high gear. I added two liters of VW fluid. It still slips going into high gear, and occasionally makes a whine when lugged in 5th gear. I am not a trans expert, ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Lack Of Power VIN: 3VWSP69M12
Hello everyone. I have an '02 VW Jetta TDI here with the ALH engine (timing belt driven distributor style high pressure fuel pump). Now I don't work on too many diesels, BUT I did do a lot of homework before resorting to this wonderful community, who's time I ...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 4.9L No Start VIN: WVGHH77L44
Hi vw guru's out there,need some help, got this touareg v10tdi that won't start (cranks over but won't fire). The vehicle was at the shop for some brake work and we replaced also the two diesel filters on top of the engine. The car drove fine for a while and ...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEU93CX6
Car came in with 2 codes: P0016, CMP sensor/engine speed sensor incorrect allocation, and P0341, cam sensor no signal. Running poorly, no power. Clear system, now runs ok, but trying to determine why it set the codes. My first question: I am trying to read ti...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Electronic VIN: WVWEK73CX6
Hi Group, we got a 2006 VW Passat, 2.0T. ac/heater, blower fan not working at all, no matter what speed not working, I pull wiring diagram from All DATA , look so confusing compare to Mercedes or BMW. don't know how this system work. I checked all fuses. OK. d...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5647W
Vehicle came in misfiring, codes of random misfire and cyl 3. Compression/leakdown check found #3 exhaust valve burned. R/R cyl head and replace both exhaust valves for cyl #3, all others ok. Upon startup after repairs, transmission upshift light flashing, lig... Trouble codes: P0120

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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZZZ4E84
As most of them replied, Air Mass Meter fixed the problem. Thanks to all for their support and time. cheers Trouble codes: P0171 (System Too Lean - Bank 1), P0174 (System Too Lean - Bank 1).
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHD62XSG
on this car i found couple more vacume leaks to the manifold o ring to the manifold - idle motor , then one hose was totally missing and had to figure out where it went , clean the tbi new plugs and boots runs great now thanks
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L defogger VIN: WBABM5341Y
The problem was not the battery or alternator or the climate control module. The power to the relay is directly controlled by the computer and comes from directly from the alternator. There is a plug in the back of the alternator for the defogger. The reason t...
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L warning lamp VIN: 5UXFB33533
Thank you for all you help. We removed ABS module and clean connector. also removed instrument cluster clean all connectors and we used Auto Logic to clean DTC's. test drove so far 1 weeks codes not come back.
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF64J71
well fellow techs. this ones out the door. cleaned the MAF and reinstalled it. at idle, my g/s went from 16 to 12... so the DME was thinkin more air was going thru the engine than actually was, hence the rich faults at idle. customer declined any further repai... Trouble codes: P2017, P2086, C1142, C1202.
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Cruise control/Brake lights VIN: WMWRH33556
I do not have this fixed YET. The customer is going to bring us a new or used abs module. I will update this when the parts arrive.I want to thank Joe and Greg for your help. Joe was right on with his suggestion.We had suspected the abs control module but coul...
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Starting VIN: YS3FB49S83
Rather than throw (expensive)parts at it,the car was sent to the local(20 mile tow) Saab dealer.They claimed to have replaced the crank sensor and now it runs.??? Thanks for the help guys!!!John
2005 Saab 9-2X Linear 2.5L differential VIN: JF4GG61645
istalled used tranmission took care of issues thanks for your help everyone.
2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEU73C96
Thanks to all who replied. I had several immobizer codes stored Cleared codes and switched keys and have had no problems for several days. Hopefully thats the end of it. Thanks
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LW61J0Y
Thanks to all who replied. The problem was fuel pump relay. We had crank signal during start but the power to the pump was not there.Sometimes you dig to deep for a small problem. again thank u to all who replied.
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