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1993 Audi 100 S 2.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUBJ84A4P
o/p drops to 0 psi intermittentl changed oil and installed proper filter and drove again still same o/p lite came on several times but the engine never made any noise at all eg. lifters and rod bearing asked a audi trained tech and was told the dash was at fau...
1991 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start VIN: WBAAF9306M
The ECM is not grounding the fuel pump or fuel injectors. Have checked all powers and grounds. Dealer has installed and programed a new ECM and installed a new cam sensor.
1994 BMW 318is 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABE5324R
Hello fellow techs. This BMW is turning quite the headache. customer came in complaining of engine dying and mil on. Car turns on idles at about 1k rpm but about 9 seconds in it either dies or drops rpm to about 200 really sudden. Im able to keep it on if I li... Trouble codes: 64 (output stage bank 1)
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Fuel pressure VIN: WBAAM3344Y
This car came in as no start. Fuel pump inop. Replaced pump.After pump replacement checked fuel pressure at idle. 57psi.Little bit higher than spec. Checked fuel pressure regulator by pulling vacuum hose no incraese in pressure. Checked vacuum at hose .5in vac...
2006 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Noise from Alternator VIN: 5UXFA13616
If some one has this problem before please give me some idea. regards.
1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Cuts out VIN: SAJHV1545J
The description is included in the text of the related repairs.
1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Accumulator charge switch VIN: SAJHV1545J
When the car cam in for HSMO leak repairs, the brakes worked well as to power assistance. The high pressure and feed hoses to the pump were replaced as was the charge switch on the accumulator manifold. When the car was test driven, there was no power assistan...
1992 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHY1748N
This Jag is a no-start / VERY rich - plugs are soaked in fuel. Previous shop did an ignition tuneup. All the basics seem to check-out ok (see below). Our next steps are probably to test FI components one by one but I thought I'd ask the Jag experts here for wh...
2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L heater valve VIN: SA5WA01T05
I have this jag blows max heat in any setting.The right side will cool off some but drivers is hot with no control.I checked the voltage to the heater valve and the brn/wht will change the voltage when the temp is moved from hot to cold but the brn/grn wire ha...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBBA48D4K
Help please I have a 1989 Mercedes 560sl we installed a used motor in. I have never been able to get it to idle right since, when its cold it idles worse like an engine miss, as soon as you come off idle its smooth, after it warms up its runs much better but s...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L drivers door lock VIN: WDBRH81J53
hay m/b wizards i have this m/b cam in with drivers front door lock would rachet up and down and costemer would have to flip latch up with finger to get the door to close and outolocks worked except drivers side it would just make a rachet sound when trying to...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRH61J65
when car sits overnight it is very hard to start.I pulled a spark plug found it dripping raw fuel thought maf sensor bad replaced maf and spark plugs sat overnight same problem.I was told that fuel pressure should be 80psi on start up i only have 55psi could i...
2005 Mercedes-Benz SMART 42 .8L No Start VIN: WMEAJ00FX5
Checked for any stored codes in both Mercedes and generic formats and found none. Vehicle has no fuel comong up to the injectors. Dropped the tank and exposed the pump found good power and ground to the pump. If we attach the harness back to the fuel pump the ...
2007 Mercedes-Benz CL550 5.5L Starting VIN: WDDEJ71X57
2007 CL550-Both front airbags deployed-dash illuminates but vehicle will not crank. No interior accessories work: windows, door locks, exterior lights. Is there a roll-over/inertia switch in this car? Rear S.A.M. clicks when key is on-will not communicate with...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Factory Alarm VIN: 3VWBB61C5W
Hello all, I have a 98 VW New Beetle with a factory alarm, customer states the alarm keeps going off all the time, has brought vehicle to me a few times and we couldn't duplicate problem, she says it will go off sitting in her driveway, several times a day. ha...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L clutch VIN: 3VWCC21C8Y
Hi lokking for any tips on why we have premature clutch failure on this VW bettle.The first time clutch was replaced we had flywheel resurfaced which was cause of failure since then however we have replaced clutch kit and flywheel 3 times at about 10-14000 mil...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63B12
Vehicle came in w/ multiple codes p1176/17584, p0300/16684, p0301/16685, p0304/16688, p0306/16690, p0302/16686, p2096. Cleared codes found bank 1 post cat o2 sensor would drop to.050v & stay there until you really gunned engine. Bank 2 o2 would stay around 600... Trouble codes: P1176, P2096
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Brake Pedal VIN: 3VWSP69M92
Hi Everyone This problem car has a spongy brake pedal that slowly leaks down to the floor after car is started. When car is not running it stays up, after replacing master cylinder I determined that it only leaks down when car is running so I suspected brake ...
2003 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Central Locking VIN: WV2MB47043
This vehicle will not lock. If you press the lock on any door, use the key in the lock or use the key fob to lock the doors the locks will operate, lock and immediately unlock. Logging into the central locking module and reading measured values (08) display gr...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L timing chain VIN: 3VWRF71KX5
replacing timing chains need info on gear positions. i have locked crank with special tool and have cam tool. need to know if other gears need to be in a set position (oil pump gear, double chain sprocket) thanks for any help.
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L timing chain VIN: 3VWSF71K75
Pulled upper chain cover and valve cover. Locked crank with required pin. Both cams were off the same angle of about 20 degrees. before disassembling the upper chain I noticed that the tensioner plunger was only protruding 3/8-1/2". When all the rails were exa...
2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L skids inoporative VIN: YV1CZ91H53
One owner car; the transmission went into limp in and indicator went dark. Customer complains of shifting to park and still being in drive. Shifts normal after restart. Came in with error message for skids, at times the error for brake system failure appears. ...
2004 Volvo V70 2.5T AWD 2.5L vvt hubs VIN: YV1SJ59H64
I've been chasing an oil leak under the timing cover on this one. The camshaft seals are leaking on both cams. Ive corrected the clogged breather and I'm now putting cam seals in. The VVT hubs have 2-2.5mm of end play causing the seals to contact at the very e...

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2003 BMW 760Li 6.0L valley cover VIN: WBAGN83413
Ok, nobody seems to have done this job, so I guess I am the lucky one. Finally the local dealer after 2 weeks found the tool kit to install teflon injector seals, it is a similar tool to audi but not the same, the kit part # 83 30 0 494 660. I only had to r...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L alternator VIN: SAJHX6046X
I apologize for delay in closing this request, I waited for some real cold weather to verify the repair. First thing I did was replace alternator- most indicated no clutch involved- and I would have to agree. Mitchel had some vague reference to one so that's w...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Rear Brakes VIN: WDBGA51ES3
Thanks for all the replies. The ones that suggested the master cylinder were correct. The condition of the brake fluid initially was vey clean. The customer had it flushed at 21000 miles. When we removed the master cylinder we did take it apart to find the cau...
2007 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L srs light VIN: 4JGCB65E47
Thanks for the tips i sent it to the dealer. Being the car has two batteries and what a pain it is to get to them I had them send it back to the dealer
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA81H2T
Yes vehicle has after market coil moduel installed by previous repair shop. I have ordered VW coil and module. Things take time when you live in southwest colorado. Will let you know if this fixes my concern. Have checked every other avenue come back to same c...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L lifters VIN: 9BWGP61J32
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA69M54
I just want to first thank everyone for the replies. I got 18 replies and just about all of you said to get a factory converter for the car. So we put in a fctory converter. It has now been just about 2 weeks. I called the customer and he said the light has no... Trouble codes: P0420.
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L headlights xenon VIN: YV1CZ91H34
Thank you all for youre help.I did what George said I swaped the headlight housings and the problem followed the housing.The ballast is close to $500.00 and the dealer does not stock.While waiting for the customers approval I swaped the ballast from one housin...
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