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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML44E34
need help. car came in with only 2 codes p1340 camshaft/crank angle sensor and p1128 long term fuel trim to lean. the first thing we did was check the timing belt to make sure that it was fine and it was. next we pulled driver side valve cover off and found th... Trouble codes: P0346 (camshaft position sensor), P1340 (camshaft/crank angle sensor wrong combination of ecus), P1128 (bank 1 long term fuel trim system to lean)
1991 BMW M5 3.6L Unknown VIN: WBSHD9310M
this bmw is eating my lunch. it has a pretty noticeable vibration that i cannot get a handle on. it starts at 40mph and goes away at 65mph. the kicker is it only vibrates if you are accelerating. push in the clutch or just let of the gas it goes away. i replac...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L code VIN: WBAAM3342Y
Hi Guys This circuit is hot always and supposed to be grounded by the ecm at certin times, according to Alldata. The ecm never grounds the circuit at excel when wormed up(like it should. I think it is a bad ecm, but I try always to make sure first. does anyon... Trouble codes: 123 (thermostat circuit failure)
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Engine VIN: WDBGH83461
Engine has noise from left bank at idle, sounds like a growl/lash type noise. Worse when hot. No codes set and engine runs fine otherwise. We have serviced this car for several years, and owner was great about all mantinence. Car had no problems when she sold ...
2005 BMW 320d 2.0L drivers window VIN: WBAVC32050
i am having trouble with the driver's side front window. when you press the botton down window only goes down an inch and stops leave off button press again and same story same story when trying to rise window i tried inisitiling both manually and using autolo...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: SAJDA01P51
I have this Jaguar S type that blows the fuel pump fuse intermittently. No related repair have been made. Customer had fuel filter changed at another shop recently. Still blows fuse at times. Anyone seen any common problems with this vehicle? I am leaning towa...
2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Valves, head, pistons VIN: SAJDA42C41
The car came in from another shop after being towed there from a roadside. The diagnosis from that shop was a broken timing chain which proved to be correct when I removed the left cam cover and found the secondary chain broken. The motor had run for a "short"...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Stall VIN: WDBEA34E8N
The car starts and runs well for 10 minutes Then it quits, will not restart, backfires, just cranks until stone cold. Then it starts and runs another 10 minutes. Fuel pressure is 49psi while running, goes up to 55psi after it quits. Fuel supply does not seem ... Trouble codes: 13 (IAT open Genisys 2003 euro)
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L specs VIN: WDBUF87X68
I want to make sure I'm getting the correct alignment specs for this car. We started with a mess, after a few control arms and craddle shift, readings are much better. My front specs are still off quite a bit. I'm second guessing my specs. The Vin # [...]
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 Golf GTI GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDC21J11
customer took vehicle to dealer they replaced airflow meter,we got vehicle with same code, checked for vacuum leaks none were found,according to all-data to correct this problem check fuel pump. With all this miles we went for a new pump. vehicle came back nex... Trouble codes: P1136 (Bank 1 mixture adaptation add. system too lean)
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: 9BWGD21J11
Hi Guys This one seems to be very hard to diagnose because the symptom lasts for only a very short time.A noticeable missfire can be felt on a cold start up. However it only lasts for about 30 seconds at the most. Sometimes coupled with a hesitation for the f...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L cooling system VIN: 3VWRK69M13
the vehicle was brought to our shop and had a lot of oil in the coolant. the customer had just had his oil changed and we believe they had accidentally added a lot of oil to the coolant instead of the engine. the vehicle was not over heating, there was no cool...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L timing belt VIN: 3VWSR69M14
Hello. My question is regarding timing belt replacement on a BEW motor. There is a crankshaft lock T10050. I purchased a genuine one from SO equipment solutions. I am not comfortable with how it is fits. The lock should slide over the sprocket and lock into a ...

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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Misfire VIN: WAULT68E03
Well first of all thank you for all the replies and help. I learned the OE coils are the way to go on these cars even though that was not the problem. I am ashamed to admit that I somehow thought I was swapping the injectors but put them back in the same locat... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire 5 cylinder).
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8346Y
Thank you for all the replies. most led to checking the abs module or abs sensor. we had already addressed the abs earlier and replaced the sensor and determined that the abs module was indeed bad. i had no idea however that the abs was used for the speed c... Trouble codes: 120 (speed sensor fault.).
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADM6340Y
2000 BMW 528i came in with ABS light on found no wheel speed signal from pass front wheel. Replaced speed sensor, did not fix fault. Replaced ABS module as all you fine techs advised me to do and guess what? FIXED IT. You all are great. Keep up the great job. ...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L intermited high idle VIN: WDBEA26D4K
Thanks for the help.The micro switch test ok but what I did find was the kickdown lever would stick leaving the switch in a open postion.Disassemled the lever cleaned it so it would move freely seems to be okay so far. Thanks Tim
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L valvetrain VIN: WDBNG70J91
I did flush the engine but there was no change, this problem could be lower in the engine but the customer did not want to go through the expense of a tear down. If I get the car back I will repost the results. Thanks to everyone who responded. Seth
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX VR6 2.8L No Communication VIN: WVWFE83A2S
Unfortunatly the customer wanted the car back regardless of the condition, i even offered to fix it for free, they declined. I got to the point where i found a cotter key stuffed in the fuse box under the left side of the dash and that was the stopping point.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCA21C2X
thanks all for help i replaced the dr. door latch assmy. all ok . thanks again i checked the repair with the tip key in lock switch and hold window went down and alarm of.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRK69M41
Thanks to everyone who replied i guess it was my lucky day.Our shop had put a belt on it about 10k ago looks like the tesioner went bad(should have been replaced then cust denied) anyway we reset marks and fired up and run fine i am putting a tensioner and new... Trouble codes: 341 (cam sensor curcuit).
2002 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L flywheel/flexplate VIN: WVWUK63BX2
Hey Gang, Thanx for all the input. This one has become almost unbelievable, at least in my eyes. Yes, alignment was the problem. Turns out this mess had been apart after the converter was replaced due to a Volkswagen engine replacement (warranty) and...
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