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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Front seal VIN: WAUEH54B51
Hello to all, Got this Audi towed in leaking oil out of the front of trans. R&R Trans found front bearing siezed on torque converter, oil pouring out. Replaced trans pump (came with bearing and seal installed), torque converter, and reinstalled. Went on 10 mil...
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L erratic fuel guage VIN: WAULC68E54
Customer concern : fuel guage inaccurate. Replaced fuel sending unit and fuel filter about a year and half ago for a buzzing sound. Now when vehicle is filled up with fuel it will only show 3/4 tank. Ocassionally fuel guage will fall rapidly. I belive there is...
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L radio code VIN: WAULC68E24
Is it possible to get a radio code for this Audi vin # [...] Thank You
2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E06
My first problem here is that ALLDATA isn't giving me any description on this DTC. I've checked all of the intercooler and intake hose connections to be sure there aren't any leaks. I've replaced the valve cover vent valve tot he updated part number, replaced ... Trouble codes: P1297 (connection charger-throttle valve pressure drop upper limit exceeded)
1993 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: WBAHD6310P
Crank no start, found no injector pulse and no spark, checked all connections at ecu no problems found, checked cam and crank signal at ecu harness no problems found still no spark and no noid light. pulled ecu connector and dme relay and cleaned all contacts....
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAG8324WD
Hello So this m62 is giving me some trouble. When you remove plug , you can see that the driver side plug are white, no residue, not a nice color... complete oposite on the passenger side they are completely black with ash on them... so, my question is can a...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAAN37411
Happy Holidays everyone. I have this 01 325i that I am having some issues with. The car was towed in and unable to get down the road under it's own. One of the techs here found the codes for maf, and inlet cam sensor. Replaced both car starts and runs. He test... Trouble codes: 204 (Idle Speed Plausibility)
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L no crank VIN: WBAGL63452
I have been playing with this on and off for a week or two. Car was traded in with known transmission problems. No other history is known. R N D lights flash, no crank. When I originally tried to pull codes from EGS got no communication. Disconnected battery...
2005 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBANA73575
Hello to all, Got this BMW towed in, No Start. No codes in OBD II system, no MIL. Battery low from cranking I am guessing. Charged battery, Started and drove fine. Sat overnight, got a cold snap and will not start. Cranks strongly, randomly will almost ignite ...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1247V
Hello again. I'm trying to find some information here. I have this 1997 jaguar xj6 that i'm getting a p0331 code for the bank 2 knock sensor circuit. Just curious if anybody has messed with these much because this is the only one i've ever had the pleasure of ... Trouble codes: P0331 (Knock sensor circuit bank 2)
2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L Starting VIN: 4JGF71E77A
i have 2007 mercedes GL450 customer battery dead over night ... after charging battery i check for drawn it look ok only 8 mili amp show on volt meter .. alt charging 13.5 volt .. any idea please help ...
2000 Other European Arnage 4.4L head gasket R&R VIN: SCBLC31E5Y
Another shop asked for my help with this one. He just did head gaskets on a '00 Bentley Arnage Red Label. All he has left is the turbo and vacuum lines to install, but has no vacuum diagrams. Does anyone out there have access to intake/turbo/boost control vacu...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L engine VIN: WVWVD23B2Y
Did my first cam chain tensioner job recently and got every thing lined up, and torqued all the cam bolts in the right order to 8 ft/lbs (10 n/m). paid 40 bucks for what i am pretty sure is just RTV from volkswagen to apply to the first and last bearing caps. ...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21V8Y
I am stuck here. Engine has a bad hesitation and running very lean. if I add fuel the vacuum reading comes into spec. O2 sensors start working, and engine reves. I have tried a good used and brand new MAF sesnor. Swapped out the Fuel pressure regulator. Smoke ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0303 (Misfire cyl 3)
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L heat VIN: WVWYH63B62
This Passat has marginal heat at idle, great heat underway. The dealer did a timing belt service & water pump at about 90K and we flushed the heater core for the same complaint a year ago at 120K. This year BG came & did a full blown block, radiator & heater...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L door handles VIN: WVWHY63B62
Brand new customer has this Passat and the driver side outside door handles both work intermittently. The day I saw it the front was OK but the rear had no resistance at all when you pull on it. Looks like the dealer has anointed the latches with penetrating ...
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L wipers VIN: YV1SW53D11
This is my wife's car so I really need help. Wipers work most of the time. They will not function at all for a few minutes. By the time I get to the motor to check for power they work. CEM 8F25 relay windshield wiper signal low, Signal too low CEM 8F2E Windshi...
2004 Volvo S60 R 2.5L brake squeek VIN: YV1RH52Y14
SO, we told her that this is a common problem and the fix is usually replacing rotors and pads with OEM parts. The OEM pads comes chamfered with a built in backing plate,and the OEM rotors comes with this anti-squeak coating on them. Our shop has never had a s...

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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L piston rod VIN: TRUWT28N71
thanks all of you that replied. specially Tim and Bill. we rebuilt the engine and customer drove out to the dealer for a boost tune. so far no so good. i will keep it posted on the contrary. thanks. jeff [...]
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8329T
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WBADD6323W
This customer has not returned for service. Before he left I had convinced myself that the car did not have a blown head gasket. Some responders indicated the head will crack fairly easily when overheated or the head gasket will leak... it could be, but I just...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37463
Just spark plugs did the repair on this one. There was no oil in the plug wells. No codes have appeared yet. It was the first time we had encountered the BSD Generator codes. Thanks for all the replies. Trouble codes: 281C (P16C6 - Bit Serial Data interface Signal BSD), 281D (P3225 - BSD Generator signal), 2746 (P0302 - misfire cylinder 2).
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L axle seal VIN: WBAEV334X3
I would have loved to confirm the problem but the customer is trading it in instead. Thanks for the help guys! It seems that if oil is entering the front diff and axle tube that there has to be a problem with the pan although no one yet has seen this problem.
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L voltmeter VIN: SAJGX5243W
This vehicle is a used car from a dealer nearby. I was told to investigate the wire from the alternator (L) terminal to a connector downstream which may have a moisture problem and possible corrosion. As of yet, I have not had the chance to bring this car in t...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Unknown VIN: SAJEA51C54
Tanks for all replies. Turned out to be a faulty control relay located in main fuse/relay box located under the hood next to the battery. Found only by chance. While checking power at all fuses I leaned on the relay and had power to all effected units.
1997 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SALJY1240V
Thanks for all your feedback, I was using OTC scan tool so MAF data reads very low or incorrect, resistance check on crank sensor was ok , monitored crank data with Vantage and noted sensor pattern was dirty looking intermittently , traced harness no fault, pu...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L no throttle VIN: WDBHA23E7V
hello everyone i realy want to thank all who helped me with all the information they gave me. this car had to go to another mercedes-benz repair shop because we at my shop cannot do any reprogramming. the (mb) shop called me and said the ecm was fulty and need...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Under Dash VIN: WMWRE33535
We got no responses on this fix! We took the time and drove with and without the customer over's very time consuming. We originally thought the noise was behind the dash but it wasn't. We found the sun visors were rattling and the center console. Th...
2001 Other European ARNAGE 6.75L Electronic VIN: SCBLC31E31
This car has a poor ground going to the TCM after hard work this is down the road, we noticed looking at live data we had low voltage we just couldn't put our hands on the issue. Thanks, Stewart [...]
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Cruise Control VIN: 3VWSA29M1X
Sorry about taking so long, have had scan tool sent in for repair back up scaner won't do vw's. My have to send to vw dealer, don't see any problem with wiring or anything due to engine change. Will re-post after finding problem.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSC29M6Y
first of all great thanks to the tech's that took the time to offer help ,prior to my post i was waiting for the new lock cylinder so i was trying my best to use the small hole on the tumbler face but no dice ,when i got the lock cylinder i used toms advice an...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Unknown VIN: 9BWGB61J72
Thanks to all for the help- we found the park/ neutral relay full of water. We believe the water may have leached down the wire harness from a leak at the cowl because the car is bone dry and no other signes of leakage are present. Thanks, Greg and crew
2005 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Vibration VIN: WVWAD63B65
most of you were correct the vibration at idle with your foot on the brake was the CV axles. Richard from Missouri responded to this post in about an hour and was dead on. i used his suggestion (and web link to a VW sight) to find a hill to drive the car on (v...
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