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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L dome lights VIN: WAUED54BOY
Dome lights pulse on-off with ignition key on and RF door open. If ignition key is off, dome lamps work normally with RF door. All other doors work dome lamps normally. I have vag-com software and data list shows RF closed when it is open. So maybe the door sw...
1991 BMW 325is 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAA1319L
Hello Everyone, Happy holidays to all. I have this BMW that does not start. Customer parked at work at the end of shift goes to car no start. I go to his work, seems to have no spark but fuel. i pulled a plug wire out and laid it on the valve cover and i saw...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGN63433
Hello gentelmen. I have here a BMW with a mysterious oil leak. Vehicle came in with a locked water pump and for an oil leak. Repaired the waterpump, cleaned the engine, and added oil dye. Oil is leaking from behind the alternator. This is not exactly the k...
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L p0411 VIN: 4USBT33473
Hello everyone and thanks for the HELP! I have this Z4 2.5 that came in for the MIL light being on with a code P0411 for insufficient secondary air flow detected. We found good power and ground to the electric air pump but the pump was dead. We took it off an...
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Electronic VIN: WDBFA63FVF
I have 1997 SL 320 ... came in from the another shop they did replaced flex disc was complete broken they also changed brand new drive shaft ... now transminsion not shiftting stuck on 3gear .. i did scan the car got code 051 and 147 (Gear implausible or tran ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L fan motor VIN: 4JGAB75E32
Intermittent operation of rear HVAC blower, (located in the console between the front seats), does not matter if the switch that controls this blower,(mounted on the front dash console) is switched on or off. This blower will go up to full speed and back to of...
1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WVWCA01551
first of all car sits for months at a time. listed repairs have been done over the last five years but only 3k miles. (fuel tank done last 12-14-09). car came in for fuel leak and misfire (fouling out plugs). put engine on scope shows misfire on all cylinders....
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Harsh Down Shift VIN: WVWVD63B11
Transmission was removed and overhauled after customer complaint regarding harsh shifting, and slipping. Before R/R Pan was pulled and inspected found Transmission Appr. 4qts low. After repair transmission seems to still be suffering the same problem. There ou...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69M01
This is one of those that has been at multiple garages, lucky me. Intermitently the throttle will drop out but if customer parks vehicle it will come back leaving codes stored above. Also vehicle came in with a horible misfire at idle. I checked vacuum and the... Trouble codes: 17950 (Angle Sensor G187), 17579 (Angle Sensor G188), P0300

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2002 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVT64B72
Found a broken wire inside the connector. I was trying to be a good mechanic and backprobe to check wireing so as to not spread terminals turns out the problem was right infront of my face thanks to all that replied Trouble codes: P0113.
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Engine VIN: WBAHJ6321S
Sorry I didnt reply faster. The compression readings are with the throttle open and with oil squirted in and it was turned over numerous times. Good spark. I feel the chain jumped. The owner was not wanting to spend any more on this car. It was towed away. Tha...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L seat belt light VIN: WBAAM3337Y
well I rechecked everything,still unable to clear codes, I took car to dealer they cleared codes and could not give me an answer as to what the issue was, when I returned to the shop it then only had a d/s pretensioner code stored. I since have taken it to a l...
1996 Mercedes-Benz c200 2.0L noisy valve train VIN: WDB2020202
Thanks to all replies - yes whilst sounded internal a simple removal of serpentine belt found problems with tensioner - so simple - should have picked it earlier but that is the benefit of Tech help - another point of view
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WP1AB29PX4
thanks to all whow replied espacially bryan .because the problem was the fan control unit and was parts of the coolin fan motor and was built inside the fan motor it self. i also replaced the fan relay but wasnt the problem. thank you all again amid [...].
1997 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWGG83A8V
One of the tip was timing. I thought that we were in time but i checked it anyway. cam and pump were perfict in time but the crank wasnt. pulled timing belt and crank gear. we found that the flat spot on gear the is in place of a key way had rounded out. cousi...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21V8Y
The first thing done was to replace the fuel filter, then we smoke tested the intake. We checked compression and leak down. Removed intake manifold and cleaned fuel rail. Checked injector spray pattern. Cleaned throttle body and set adption. Checked fuel press... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0303 (Misfire cyl 3).
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L heat VIN: WVWYH63B62
Replies ran from replace heater core to fully bleed system to auxillary water pump. The most interesting reply was that the coolant drain low down at the left rear of the engine seems to collect the most debris and makes it a good place to drain the system. ...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L camshaft cover VIN: YV1LW61J4Y
thanks everyone for the help and suggestions. we were able to do the entire job but we did need to use the cam lock tool to replace the cam seals properly. even if we werent replace the seals it would be a chance that the seals would not seat back properly w...
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