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2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUDF78E06
I have a normal audi 2.0 rough idle with vacuum leaking into the crank case i have manifold equal vacuum in the valve cover and crankcase. I pinch off the line from manifold to vent valve(PCV) and problem clears up. Replaced the valve once with what is on it t...
1993 BMW 325is 2.5L Accessories VIN: WBABF3307P
Hello everyone, I need to trace some wiring on this vehicle and was wondering if anyone has some schematics available that they could email to me. The circuits that I need to trace are the SUNROOF, the POWER WINDOWS, and the CENTRAL LOCKING SYSTEM. I feel like...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L trans VIN: WBAGGH8347
i have this 740il that stays in fail safe mode it has code 18 the car came to me he said that the alternator st oped charging and the p light in the shifter stays on well the alternator was frozen up sow i replaced it and the car still in fail safe mode and th...
2002 BMW M5 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBSDE93402
This car came in with failed emissions. Failure due to No Communication. My modis communicates just fine. I can read all data and codes. (NO Codes) I took it down for retest with the same result. We wiggled and jigged with no communication at the Emission Sta...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L power steeri VIN: WDBRF40J25
when you hold steering with a little tension the steering moves from left to right 2 to 3 inches if you go allthe way at both ends of steering turn also does this problem so in other words when you are turning at a corner your steering normally shoud not move ...
1996 Other European Azure 6750CC srs VIN: SCBZK15C8T
The Bentley has had a flat battery and the SRS lamp is now on. The diagnostic plug has around 32 pins in it ( Located in the left glove box ) and we have no tool in NZ to plug into it? The Bentley dealership also can not help because of its style of diagnostic...
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WPOAA29971
This is a car that was brought in originally for a steering calibration due to rack not being properly aligned after fuel tank removal due to rodent damage. I now have a cold start running problem that is eating me alive and Identifix as well.This car will usu... Trouble codes: P0304, P0306, P0300
1998 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L No Start, No Spark VIN: YS3CF65R0W
Hello all! Saab troubles here. Customer installed a battery in the car himself and hooked the cables up backward! Oops! Now the engine cranks but won't start. Everything on the dash lights up normally and it seems like all of the battery and keyed accessories ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: WVWMD23B5Y
please help vw techs. i have a fine vehicle that came in with 16 dtc's wrote all codes down and cleared codes. advised customer we would address the codes as they came back in computer. the 4 codes listed where the ones that reappeared where the ones listed. i... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303
2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAE63B45
Customer Stated It Happen Abruptly ,It Has A Clyd. Down .Runs Very Rough, No Power Low End, Smokes, Checked And Changed Fuel Filter, Fuel In Old Separator Looked Great, Air Filter New, Dropped And Changed Oil, No Metal Or Shimmer,Other Forum Suggested Excessiv... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 missfire 16687)
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L engine VIN: YV1KW9605V
I need your help with info Volvo guys! I have this 960 that came in because of oil consumption & smoking blue out the tail pipe. Since this car has 220k miles on it I decided to check the compression before replacing the flame & oil traps. Compression read an ...

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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADD6320W
I would like to thank everyone who replied. I recoded the module with my scan tool, cleared the codes and went for a drive. After a few blocks, the light returned. Frustrated, because I thought I would have to find someone to code it, I thought I would read co...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 5UXFA53582
Thanks for your responses. I though Micheal from "down under" was interesting and I installed a genuine BMW brake master cylinder and had the same result. I was not getting any flow at the ABS pump. I opened the lines and bleed the pump. It did take some doing...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Left front park light VIN: SAJHX1743S
I was posting this for another one of the techs,and had bad info from him.It was not getting a ground out of the light module.Replaced module and problem was fixed.Thanks guys.
2001 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.6L windows sunroof VIN: SALPL16411
This one was just our bad luck. The switch panel was dead. Replaced with a used unit and all is well. It may have had cleaner of some type used on it as owner has also had underhood fuse block replaced (gets wet when it gets detailed)a few months ago.
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YS3EF48E1X
it was the turbo the oil light was on was low oil becase of the turbo replaced the turbo all is well thank for the help
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Turbo VIN: YV1TS90D41
Thanks for the help guys. All three of your were within a half hour of eachother. Just going to charge for 5 hours. Will be doing the repair today. Thanks again.
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