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1994 Audi 90 Quattro CS 2.8L timing belt VIN: WAUEJ88CXR
Is there a method to align the cams/crank and get the timing belt installed without the factory tool?
2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L cam tensioner VIN: WAUDC68D11
I am aware of bad oiling on these 1.8 motors. This is a new car trade in with 124k miles on the odometer and I believe this is a boneyard motor. When it arrived the salesman drove it to lunch and brought it back with the cam chain tensioner hammering. I checke...
2006 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WAUEG74FX6
This car runs horrible at first start up, barely idles, stalls and won't move with gas pedal. After about 2-4 minutes it is instantly perfect with tons of power and runs perfect the rest of the day even if it sits a couple hours. The next morning the same thin...
1998 BMW M3 3.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSCD9326W
The car came in unable to Idle. I replace The CCV/ Cyclone valve (which was coked up) and replaced the Intake manifold gasket (which was not sealing on the rearmost cylinders)- the car now hold an idle though I have a miss on Cyl 6 that I cannot find. I have s... Trouble codes: 243 (Misfire Cyl 6)
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L trans fluid VIN: WBADM6345Y
i have a 2000 528i with a small trans leak.it has the gm trans in it and calls for bmw fluid 03 22 0002 121.my local dealer will only seal in in a 5 gallon bucket.its costly and i dont need that much.does any body know of a good substitute ? is it a petro base...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ33426
I really need help on this one! I pulled a code 10082 and mitchel says no info/dealer only. I checked secondary air pump and it was inop. I checked inputs at relay and they were all there...relay smoked...high amp draw at air pump...moisture damage. Replaced a... Trouble codes: 10082 (p1416 secondary air valve)
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37463
I am going to be looking at this car tomorrow and am trying to get a heads up on the BSD generator codes. Has anyone ever had these before? Last week car came in with leaking radiator and I felt a misfire when first started so we pulled codes. Itold customer a... Trouble codes: 281C (P16C6 - Bit Serial Data interface Signal BSD), 281D (P3225 - BSD Generator signal), 2746 (P0302 - misfire cylinder 2)
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L cat system problem VIN: SAJDA01C7Y
Hey Jag guru's got another "wild"cat on my hands. This one was referred to me for a bad catalytic converter, and we verified that was the case on bank 1. We ordered a direct fit replacement from Coventry-West and installed it, cleared codes and drove to comple...
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.0L Charging VIN: SALAD24495
Hello IATN Techs. I have here a Land Rover LR3 with a 6cyl 4.0L engine that has a Battery Light on in the instrument cluster. Battery was recently replaced by customer, and has now brought it in too us,since the light remains on. Initial check of the battery...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L convertible top VIN: WDBSK75F93
Good morning Mercedes benz techs everywhere.This big SL came in with a lf window that would not go down and a left rear window that would not go up ,convertible top that will not work,In the dash it shows an open trunk,also the ESP is deactivated.I scanned for...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21V0Y
I have this Cabrio that is setting p0411 or 16795 for AIR system. This car came in 2 weeks ago with the same code. Found strip fuse was replaced with a jumper wire, all 3 rubber mounts for AIR pump broken, AIR hose from pump to valve broken, and AIR pump was p... Trouble codes: P0411
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1LS5545W
hello volvo and all tech... i need your help. i am working on 1998 volvo s70 (non turbo) vehicle failed nox at both 15&25 mph. check o2 sensor what i found is o2 sensor stuck at .7 volts,i created huge vaccum leak no responce,checked fuel pressure all in spec:...
2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L No Start-Low Compression VIN: YV1TS91D92
This Volvo came to us partially disassembled from a previous shop. It had sold at auction-with unknown history. Timing covers and small parts were already removed. We checked the timing belt and all looked good-pulleys lined up as per specification. Old timing...
2004 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1BS27574
Just looking for any ideas on this one, somewhere decent to start. Vehicle will barely run when cold, but straightens out very quickly. Runs very rough, does not idle, dies out right away when put in gear. I did a initial inspection, no codes, but did find a m...

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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L lights VIN: WBAFA53521
Yup you were all right. threw in a new battery and problem solved. just off of basic knowledge something didnt seem right, but BMW's seem to be a little special. Thanks for all the replys, I had no idea these things were so picky.
2006 BMW 650i 4.8L oil leak VIN: WBAEH73475
AFter several parts were removed for better obsevation of the leak we found left side valve cover was cracked. Notified client and he elected to return to BMW. Was it cracked befroe or after the gaskets were replaced I could not answer for him. The leak was wo...
2007 BMW 530xi 3.0L no tiptronic shifing VIN: WBANF73587
As I suspected, everyone said I will have to change the shifter assembly. We will do that and have it coded by a local shop that has the equipment. Thanks as always, John
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Accessories VIN: WDBLK65G63
well,first of all thank you for all the help.second of all i am going to be truthful with the fix because it may help someone else,but i do feel foolish.sometimes the obvious is often overlooked so here goes. when the vehicle arrived from the body shop the lef...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L 2-1 downshift VIN: WVWBH23B21
Well guys, sorry I didn't close this sooner I wanted to give the car a chance to make sure I didn't have any further complaints. As suggested by many, we changed the transmission oil for the oem oil and it has been gone now for almost two weeks and I have spo...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C31
I got no real useful info people suggested things I had already tested, tried or replaced. I checked everything again and can find no reason so far for the CEL to turn on. The car is currently at a local dealership stumping their head technician. Trouble codes: P0012 (Camshaft A over retarded).
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