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1992 Audi 100 CS 2.8L Battery VIN: WAUFJ54A7N
Battery goes completely dead overnight, but not every night. It will go 3 day's sometimes and then go dead. Sometimes it'll be every night. Starts right up with a jump , Battery is less than a year old. It's an 815 CA and 660 CCA. It tests real good, I have 15...
2007 Audi A3 2.0L can-bus VIN: WAUNF78P87
Hello guys; I am trying to program a new key to this car with a VAS 5052 but, I get this error "this is CAN-vehicle but no CAN-communication is possible". I have checked all fuses and power and grounds= ok I have power to data link connector I checked wires to...
1998 BMW 323is 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABF8321W
Hey guys. I need some help with this one. This is a very good customer of ours, and she came in last week with leaking antifreeze. I replaced all hoses behind and underneath the intake manifold, so the manifold came off. I put everything back together, no prob...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Traction Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8322W
Hello BMW techs! We have a "traction" lamp on on this 740il, and can get no diagnosis procedure. We scanned with CS2000, have code 94 (Rotation Rate Sensor Test Failed) In live data with the key on engine off, we are getting a reading of 2 kilometers per hour ... Trouble codes: 94
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Hesitation VIN: WBAGH8338X
Hey, The car runs great cold and most of the the time when hot. When warm there is a hesitation on accel from 1200 rpm to 1500 rpm. Otherwise the car has no known issues and runs great. We just replaced the timing chain, rails and tensioner. I was worried that...
2003 BMW 760Li 6.0L valley cover VIN: WBAGN83413
Hello BMW Techs: This is our first 760LI with a valley cover leaking (under intake) we need to know the labor time for this job. We also need to know where we can get the tools to remove one of the direct injectors... so we can remove the valley cross over pip...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L brake lights VIN: WDBBA48D4H
Hello.have a very easy problem for the guys that have done it before.1987 560sl have no brake lights,all bulbs are good,wiring conections in trunck to lamp assys are good,all fuses are checked properly and good,have voltage to brake light switch,when switch is...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Lack of power VIN: WDBEA32EXS
Hello fello tech's. Vehicle came in with complaint of lack of power. He said that when it has the lack of power it also pumps out a cloud of black smoke. When my tech first test drove the vehicle it acted up for about 30 seconds. Never acted up again. He check...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Door locks VIN: WDBLJ70G81
Car came in with complaint of no wipers, door jam switches, horn, turn signal/hazard, windows, mirror, sunroof, trunk release, locks, seats, blower motor. Found broken rear fuse box. Replaced and rechecked. Found front SAM had some water in it. Replaced and al...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Engine VIN: WDB2200752
I have this S500 with a M113 engine. It has a Light dull knock from the left side of the engine when idling and louder when hot & in gear(not too loud but just loud enough to be annoying). It does not effect the running of the engine and above idle the knock d...
1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L window VIN: VW12345678
Hi group have this 1997 porsche boxster,driver window is inop.cked with known good motor and switch,any ideas what my next step should be.thanks.
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.9L Valves VIN: WV2ZB0253E
I consider myself pretty adept at these old Vanagons but I've got one here that's got a problem I've never seen before; it originally came in about 5 years ago for new cylinder heads (were leaking coolant) and recently within the last year or so the compressio...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B84
Here goes nothing this car came after he got a oil change. He always uses synetic oil and a new filter.Here is were it becomes a little confuseing,he said that thay change the oil and cleaned a valve (what valve he does not know) Drove out of the place and the...
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L Differential Control Module VIN: YV1SZ59H93
Hi everyone, and thanks in advance for your help. We are getting in this Volvo XC70 and are hoping to get a jump-start on diagnosing it, since we have not done anything this in-depth with these AWD systems before. The customer says that the AWD does not work...

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2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78616
the cam lobe for the high pressure fuel pump has worn down. thanks to all that helped out. Trouble codes: 08851 (fuel pressure regulator valve mechanical fault), P2293.
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Right outside mirror VIN: SALPV1241T
Hello, Thanks so much for all the input. It did end up being a bad mirror assy. The customer declined the repair but, was happy we could disable the auto-dip function. Thanks again, Steve
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L drivetrain VIN: WDBJF82F6W
Although I replaced the bad mount also, it was the rer brake job that eliminated the rumble/vibration.Thanks to all who responded.
2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB57E14
This one had me going for awhile. There are 4 other relays of the same part number in the power distribution box the same as the secondary air pump relay. Having swapped over the other relays in an attempt to try a "known good part" I came to the conclusion th... Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary air injection malfunction).
2004 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L PSE module VIN: WDBPJ75J14
Well the car has been gone for a few weeks and our customer came in today so we could replace a wheel. The car has been fine no draws and battery has not gone dead since. I fairly certain the cause was the key being left in the car/ignition switch when it ...
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L engine VIN: YS3FH49Y14
Sure enough pulled the cover and the balance chain adjuster guide was broken. Thanks to everyone for your quick help.
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