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1997 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L block drain VIN: WAUGC84A3V
Help!! We were doing some routine brake work on this Audi, and noticed the coolant was getting dirty. Customer approved a coolant flush. We cannot get anything to drain from the 8mm allen plug at the left rear of the block. It is accessed through a passage in ...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L no accelleration VIN: WAUDC68D51
Vehicle towed in, no compression. Found bent intake valves. Removed valve cover and found tensioner was bad and chain was bouncing around jumped a few teeth and ruined the intake cam and rear journals. We replaced the cylinder head and the company supplied reg...
2007 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E77
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: AUDI TECHS PLEASE HELP. HAVE CHECKED VOLTAGES AT PEDAL SENSOR (G79) AND (G185) AND ALL ARE 4.96 VOLTS. I have also hooked vantage up to graph pedal sensor output on pin 4 & 6. Voltage at rest is .71 on sensor 1 (yellow blue terminal 4). S... Trouble codes: P2138
1989 BMW 750iL 5.0L lack of power VIN: 34LD456679
hi, guys thes car idler god but when i step on the gas pedal theare is no power at all i check for the fuel pressure and is good,check fuses,the eml ligth is working fine.when i move the key to the secon posetion in 2 secons the light goes off. check for codes... Trouble codes: 12 (on the eml)
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Lighting VIN: WBAHE6324S
Hello BMW electrical techs. Need help on this one badly and much grateful for anyone give a tip on this one. Problem: No brake light, all the signals to light module are good, light module is a good one (tried this light module on similar model worked- made br...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L code info VIN: WBABJ7334X
The vehicle came in with a SRS light on. I checked for codes with a Baum scan tool. Codes 016 and 024 were retrieved. I cleared the codes and retested. Code 016 returned instantly and 024 did not. We gave very limited info on older BMW SRS system. I have no pi...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L ABS and Speedometer VIN: WBAGH8339X
Hello, This BMW has the ABS, Brake and traction control lights on intermittently. When the lights come on the speedometer quits working. I checked the codes when the car came in and it had a code 114. The speedo quit during the test drive and I rechecked the ...
1994 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L ignition VIN: SAJMX1344R
This car belongs to a really good customer of mine. If he wasn't such a good customer I'd probably just ship it to a Jaguar facility. The problem started one day when he was driving the car. Suddenly it just shut off but for only 1/2 second and it immediately ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L ignition cylinder VIN: WDBHA22E9R
ignition cylinder will not turn, it will turn just slightly but not to 1 posistion for removal. the fact that it turns slightly ( enough to unlock steering wheel ) leads me to question weather it is the actual cylinder or possibly the steering lock mechanism. ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L No Start VIN: WDBA78E457
this is to all m/benz techs out there. got this c280 that was towed to the shop for a stalling condition. sprayed starting fluid at thottle body and vehicle started. figured out vehicle had no fuel. bought $10 worth of gas since the gauge was on "E" and ran fi...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L exhaust leak VIN: 4JGAB54E4W
When the vehicle is running under any acceleration you can hear a exhaust leak. I have traced the noise to under the intake manifold on the passenger side. I am looking to see if anyone knows what is under there that could cause a leak. I would like to have th...
2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L roof VIN: WDBKK47F1Y
When trying to open the convertible roof, the windows go down, all the latches open, the trunk opens, but the main hydraulic rams do not pull, the pump motor will run as long as you hold the button, but nothing further happens. if you try to close from this po...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L front struts VIN: WDBNG75J81
Customer complained that the rear end was high, once the car was here it appeared normal. When the car was lifted we immediately heard an air leak. Found both front struts leaking air. Looking in the archives found that a repair kit is available. Yet most post...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L r/rear strut VIN: WDB2201672
hi,i have this s350 w220 in the shop,has cureent fault code for right rear axle damper valve unit faulty [c1327],also cruise control not working,but has no codes, my question is,can a current fault in the air-matic system turn off the cruise control. thanks.
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Charging VIN: Y53ED48E7Y
looking for maximum parasitic draw saab has 108 milli amp draw at present time goes away when disconect dice module driving me nuts thanks
2004 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L reverse VIN: YS3EH45G54
Just a quick one hopefully. I have this customer that was told by a Saab dealer that a new transaxle was required for this car because it will not go into reverse. It does go into reverse just when it starts to roll back a hair. If you are parked facing downhi...
1990 Sterling 827 SLi 2.7L No Start VIN: SAXXS43K9L
This car is an intermittent crank/ no-start. Very intermittent, and when it will not start the only thing missing is inector pulse. All measurements were taken by backprobing at the ECM. In addition to the other items mentioned, powers and grounds as measured ... Trouble codes: 17 (vss)
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, lack of power VIN: YV1TS94D5Y
Hello, I have this S80 that intermittenly will start to idle very rough and will not accelerate due to lack of power. No codes and I'm using a modis scanner and can only go through global obd2. I've read scan data and what I'm seeing is a absolute throttle pos...
2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L engine VIN: YV1CZ91H43
this vehicle came in for an oil change and check over. after doing an oil change and starting vehicle , the car started smoking heavily from the exhaust and filled the shop in a couple of minutes. taking car on a test drive it seemed to clear up ,but every tim...

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1995 BMW 318ti 1.8L warm up time VIN: WBACG6329S
there is a cable that runs from the heater control assy. to the blend door on the right side of the cooling unit that is prone to breaking the holding clip causing cool air to blend with hot air replaced cable and adjusted blend door car fixed thanks for all t...
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L batt dies VIN: WBADT43402
Sorry for the wait I was on vacation last week and wanted to make sure the car was still ok. After finding the info I needed about the draw Mydraw of 280 was normal for the car after 18 mins.The car would shut down more after an hour. The fix was the alternato...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ33426
Well, all I did was reflash with latest software and she has not had a code in 550 mi...before 30mi...thanks for the help! Trouble codes: 10082 (p1416 secondary air valve).
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Collision Repair VIN: WBAVB13516
Thanks for all the help- the body shop had damaged the pins in the connector at the safety battery terminal.Greg and crew
1995 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L drivers window drivers seat and mirrors VIN: SAJKX1744S
Found 5 amp fuse under left rear seat with corrosion on fuse element inside of fuse housing. Replaced fuse and cleaned terminal contacts.
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L heater valve VIN: 5AJDA01N31
thank you for all your help the fix for this one was the heatvalve. put new heater valve in and the heater works good.
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALHC1349D
Ending up that it was the ignition rotor. Spark would jump to the dist shaft. Installed a new one and vehicle started and ran. Thanks to all who gave me ideas. Take care and have a great week.
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Air Suspension VIN: SALMB11413
All replies indicated that the Air Suspension System needs to be reprogrammed cleared with a tool capable of communicating with this vehicle, no short cuts. Thank you Dallas from Texas I did look at the site you reccomended They do have a ...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L defrost/radio VIN: WVWPD63B02
The culprit I believe on this passat is the rear window defroster grid.Alan was corect about the grid being weak.When the defrost was on there were three grids that had weak grounds.I was able to take a piece of aluminum foil and span across the grid and impro...
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1M539025
Finally got the vehicle back in my shop. The previous shop replaced motor with a used motor supplied by insurers, didn't swap out the fuel pressure sensor. ID'd motor and replaced with correct sensor. thanks for the responses Trouble codes: P0190.
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