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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDG74F85
Just checking in on this one. Has the P0068 code, on a test drive, a snapshot proved some fluctuating data on the throttle angle, I believe the throttle body to be the culprit, expensive part. It will set the light, also, sputters briefly at time on light acce... Trouble codes: P0068
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...
2006 Audi S4 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZZZ8E76
hi guys, car came to us with intermitant fault, seems to miss and engine light comes on when faulting, after repeated faulting, check engine light will stay on. only code for injector number 8 stored. swapped injector with another cylinder, still number 8 stor... Trouble codes: P0208
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...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGN63473
This one is killing me. The car was towed to me by a used car dealer. They said it ran before they left it at the auction for a few months. When they went to get the car the battery was dead and would not start after replacement. Using my Launch 431 tool I p...
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L parasitic draw VIN: WBANA53584
2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L trans shift VIN: WBAEK73485
We changed the trans oil pan gasket and sleeve on side of trans because of leakage now it goes into limp mode and we have a code of p17e1 and cannot find any info on this code. thank you in advance for any help we can get.
1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Cuts out VIN: SAJHV1545J
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2005 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: SAJWA51CX5
I have really got my head up against a wall with this one. I am working on a 2005 Jaguar X-type with a 3.0l. The customer brought this car in last week monday and stated that he has been to the Jag dealer. His complaint is that when you step on the gas pedal t... Trouble codes: P0442 (p0456-), P0456 (p1000-), P1000 (testing and results)
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBC820A38
Hi there: I'm working on this m/b with a slight hard to start and rough idle when cold, my question is: what the idle should be when cold, on the older m/b's there is a knob on the dash to increase idle when cold and there is none on this car. Once it warms up...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, loss power VIN: WDBCA2505J
i hope you guys can help me in my time of need!!! this car came in for a miss and check engine light flashing. we found the miss fire to be oil in the dist. cap,REPAIRED that. car still has intermitten check engine light that flashes or just stays on. it might...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Rear Brakes VIN: WDBGA51ES3
When the car came in the original rear pads wre still on the car having about 60-70% of the pad life left. We replaced the pads and resurfaced the rotors, test drove the car and delivered it to the customer. Two days later and about 75 miles later the Mercedes...
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EB49E53
this one is kinda weird. this vehicle has a no start condition. when the ignition switch is turned to the ON postition there is a buzzing noise under the dash that sounds like morse code, the boost guage jumps aound, and the check engine light(no codes stored)...
2005 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3L wipers VIN: YS3FB75S85
CAr came in no intermittent wipers and no windshield washers i have no information on this car suspect bad multifunction switch also does bcm have to be reflashed
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA81H2T
Cranks won't start. Spark appears good long blue spark from coil wire. Fuel pressure normal. Tries to start fouls plugs with black suet. Best discription I have. Plus don't really get wet just black powdery suet. Check timing marks show good. Removed cat. thin...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Kickdown VIN: 3VWTH69MX2
Hello everyone. I'm hoping to get some insight from those of you who have had experience with VW's 09A 5sp auto transaxle. I believe it's important to start from the beginning, so I'll do just that. My customer came in with a complaint that the transmission fe...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD63B33
when car arrived here most of the engine electric plugs were off. i put everything back together and tried to start. it cranks over normally but does not try to start. fuel pressure is correct and volume is sufficient. no water in fuel. pulled out coils and se...
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L headlights xenon VIN: YV1CZ91H34
Please bear with me on this,I try not to work on volvos,even took me a while to figure out the schematic on Alldata. I have this Volvo with no headlights,hi or low beam, checked the fuses found one open,this is the fuse that feeds the low beam shunt,when I pow...

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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E72
Thanks to all that took the time to help. The ECM reflashing took care of the misfires on bank 2. All readiness are set and MIL has not come back. Thanks again! Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire Cyl 4), P0306 (Misfire Cyl 6).
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L battery drain VIN: WBADS43493
i was trying to pull amperage and found the fuse in my fluke is blown i ordered another one should be here this week. I tried what someone suggested about a static reset and the car has held battery charge for over a week. thanks to all
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51C84
hey all, sorry for the delay in closing this post. i really do appreciate all the responses i received. we installed another airflow sensor (aftermarket, this time) and it brought the numbers down just enough to not trip any lean codes. although, the customer... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Condition - Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Condition - Bank 2).
2001 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPL16431
I replaced the thermostat but the code reset. Chris from California confirmed what I suspected, that the ecm wants to see the temp rise at a specific rate. Chris also stated that it is important to use only oem thermostats in this car. I suspect this was the p... Trouble codes: P1117 (manufacture specific air/fuel metering).
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L 4matic VIN: WDBE123456
Test pressure at port M, over 5 bar and under 38 bar. Replaced switch works better than it ever has! 4matic even works in reverse now.
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L starting VIN: WDBKK47F5W
We replaced the K40 relay and problem has not re-occurred,,thanks
1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L window VIN: VW12345678
thank you for all the help,number one enemy for this car is water,and passages in battery compartment gets floded if drains are not kept clean(they should put that on regular maintanace schedule)after long time of study of wiring harness found the red and grey...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L steering VIN: YS3DD35B7T
I'll close this as a fix, however the car was never "perfect". I borrowed another SAAB from a local dealer, balanced and switched the wheels and tires from one vehicle to another, not knowing what to expect. Upon driving the car, the vibration was everywhere...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAE63B45
Found The Problem $$$ Some How #3 Lifter Bucket Blew Apart,Found After I Cleaned About A Pound Of Carbin From The Intake And Runners, The #3 Valve Was Cloged Some Of This Crap, Wonder If It Got Up Under The Valve Causing The Problem ?? Henry the eighth Time. T... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 missfire 16687).
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L engine VIN: YV1KW9605V
Thanks to all who offered advice with this car. A couple of peope said check my compression guage, who are most likely not familiar with this car. The ten others who responded unanimously that this car has bottom end problems, which I varified this morning. It...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Oil Pressure VIN: YV1CZ91H54
Thanks to all who replied. As stated in the majority of the responses the oil pan was found to be full of sludge. (So much for frequent oil changes!) Cleaned pan, pick-up screen and replaced o-rings using the Volvo o-ring kit as recommended. No more warning li...
2006 Volvo S60 T5 2.4L steering angle sensor VIN: YV1RS59236
Ok Really looks like a bad clock spring customer declined repair till next month. I was told by the dealer they sell the steering angle sensor and clock spring together. I assume it only needs a clock spring from replies here. Neither item needs coding.
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