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2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEW53423
After repairs on the second start up codes were stored. There was no labor procedure on alldata, did we some how lose pressure in the camshafts? Can they be reset? Or do I have a new problem after repairs. Trouble codes: 106 (Vanos exhaust camshaft tight or jammed), 104 (Vanos control end position fault exhaust camshaft), P0014 (Camshaft posistion actuator B bank 1)
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SALTY12401
I have a flex plate thats broken or thats what I believe anyway. Guys give me some inside info on this before I tackle it as I dont work on land rovers much at all. This customer is crying poor and looking up a flywheel from land rover prices it at about $1100...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L speedo,tach VIN: SALNM22212
Hello Fellow Techs, Tachometer and speedometer needles are both pegged clockwise with key on or key off. Scanned with Autologic and had fault"tachometer error" and code255(no description). Cleared codes and had no reoccurance of fault codes but tach and spe...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPM16492
This vehicle came in yesterday, it has a very faint miss, the customer said that the MIL has been on for a week and the last shop that looked at it pulled the same codes I did. I would suggest a tune up except for the fact that wice it has not started for the ... Trouble codes: P1300 (Dealer Specific), P0304 (Misfire Cyl. 4), P0305 (Misfire Cyl. 5)
2005 Other European Continential 6.0L tpms VIN: SCBR63WX5C
Trying to find the TPMS control unit, it is not in the same place as a Phaeton any help would be appriciated.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Reverse VIN: WVWVD63B11
Orginal problem was harsh up shift, and down shift, found vehicle severely low on fluid. Tried filter kit, and new fluid. No change. Overhauled trans, no change, replaced valve body, shifts go better, but now no reverse. Replaced control module due to vehicle ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start, Misfire, vibration VIN: 3VWTH29M82
Thanks in advance for any help. This car will not start intermittantly after a short drive. Sometimes throws a missfire code, sometimes shows an emmissions code. then magically shows no codes without erasing. Has a vibration in neutral or drive at 1200 rpm tha...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWSP69M13
Ah, Volkswagen glow plug systems, gotta love em. The complaint for this car is long crank time, and lots black smoke on cold start. I trouble shoot these systems all the time and have hit a snag I have not seen. My second step is always unplug CTS, key on, che...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69M32
no start, glow plug circuit ok , glow plugs check out ok looked for lift pump not in tank maybe in line?? check fault memory code 1248 manufacture code need definition for test for this code found fuse #42 blown dead short would like to know what on this circu... Trouble codes: 1248 (manufacture code)
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L sometiomes hard star VIN: WVWRH3BB47
this car starts great cold no codes, run for a bit and this shut off come back hard starting and smell gas , sometimes sets codes for miss intermit come back couple hours starts great again thanks brian Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302
1986 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Alternator VIN: YV1FX8842G
It's February and I took on a Volvo, What can I say? Vehicle came in with new battery and reman. alternator installed, not charging. KOEO have bright, oil pressure, battery, Brake, Parking Brake, Bulb out & Washer lights. KOER oil pressure light goes out, all ...
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Blower motor VIN: YV1LW5721T
Hi guys, This vehicle does have Electronic climate control which was working ok. I just replaced a leaking evaporator core according to the alldata procedure, and though I thouight it had been a bang up job of accounting for every connection and plug that was ...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED24B9Y
Thanks for all the help but the customer had to have his car back before we could perform more test. Customer says he will not use the criuse control since this is the only time that the car acts up. Customer will bring the car back to us when his son is on sp... Trouble codes: P1127 (Fuel Air Metering), P1129 (Fuel Air Metering), P1136 (Fuel Air Metering), P1138 (Fuel Air Metering), P1335 (Tgnition system or misfire).
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Stall VIN: WDBEA34E8N
Both of my responses from Florida; Richard and Clark, suggested weird behavior can be attributed to worn distributor caps and rotors. Both sides showed moisture problems and lots of corrosion on the contacts. New Bosch caps and rotors solved the problem. It ha... Trouble codes: 13 (IAT open Genisys 2003 euro).
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRC29M1Y
To all the helpers that went in the direction of timing I applaud you. I pulled the covers and found a chewed belt and a broken crank sprocket well it was a half inch thick instead of a full inch new. We did a TB service and replaced the sprocket and it runs ... Trouble codes: 341 (cam sensor out of range).
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L transmission VIN: WVWTH63B53
I want to start big saying a BIG Thank You to those who replied. This network has paid off again. Those who suggested that the TCM might be sitting in a pool of water were absolutely right. The floorboard did not feel wet at all but after removing the trim ...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Surge VIN: 3VWRK69MX5
never fixed the vehicle yet. the replies were not much help. the only one that helped was from a fellow who had the same problem with a toyota. i checked everyting he mentioned. however we have worked on it several times, finding what we thought would fix,but ...
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, POOR PERFORMANCE VIN: 3VWCR31C95
Thanks for the replies on this one. At this point we have determined the problem to be related to the egr valve and it's operation. The customer has since picked up the vehicle and will bring it back at a later date, Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0299 (turbocharger underboost).
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Hard start, long cra VIN: 3VWST71K95
Thanks to everyone for the help. What we did end up finding was that shut off valve right before the throttle body. but what was happening is when it was hot and everything was expanded it did not stick, but as it cooled after sittinf for a day or more it cool...
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