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2004 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B14
Car started having p0303 ,cylinder 3 misfire codes after timing belt installation. Changed or swapped coils,plugs and injectors same problem,can take a day or two to set code.I'm about ready to do the whole job over again only because the code wasn't present b... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire)
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E14
hello everyone i have this 04 audi a4 quattro thats giving me some trouble.vehicle came in for a heck engine light on.codes p0302 and p0303 cylinder #2and 3 misfires.also code p0011 valve 1 for camshaft adjustment.check coils and plugs all looked ok.swap plugs... Trouble codes: P0302, P0303, P0011
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L no start VIN: WAUDG74F75
I have this audi here that will not crank and has no power to anything ie no dash coming on no power windows ect. I have checked all fuse and they are ok some dont have power I believe due a relay not powering them up. I can jumper some of the relays and get t...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L Power Lock Driver Side VIN: WBAEU33483
Hello Guys, I havent really dug into my other issue here but i was wondering if someone could give me some information about this problem I am havin to give me a jump start... Customer came in with Intermittent issues with the drivers door unable to unlock wit...
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Hesitation VIN: 5UXFB3353L
hi, i have a problem with my car. & i need your help please. we got a car that came too us for timing chain guides, we took care of the cooling leak. after that everything was okay, & the customer took his car. but after 2 weeks the customer came back with an ...
2002 Maserati Spyder GT 4.2L Cuts out VIN: ZAMBC38A82
hello to anyone. I have a maserati that will not dulicate the problem , cutting out around 60-65 mph.Have drove hot cold and any driving condition i can think of. i suspect a fuel pump but hate to throw parts around and not fix a thing. so if anyone out there ...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L headlight aim VIN: WDBUH83JX5
We have this 2005 Mercedes E500,high beam headlights are aimed too high,does anyone know if and how to adjust these,it does not have self adjusting headlights.Thanks for your help.
2004 Opel Vectra 2.2L MIL Lamp on, Limp Mode
First off the car is actually called a Holden (Not listed) but it's the same as a Vauxhall or an Opel. MIL lamp is turned on itermitantly either when driving or just idleing but always when foot off accelarator. Goes into limp mode. Code can be cleared immedia... Trouble codes: P1635
1986 Porsche 928 S 5.0L Parking lights, RH side VIN: WP0JB09GS8
Fuse 41 blows immediately when turning on the park lights. In order to isolate different parts of the circuit, I need to gain access to the "Lamp Check Unit", as the power to the rear parking lamps runs through it. Neither All-Data nor Mitchell On-Demand show ...
2005 Renault clio 1.6L valves, head VIN: 3BNBB2J665
This one should be an easy one for you renault guys and gals. I got this clio in with the belt broken of course all the valves were bent. no problem. My problem is I am havingf a dificult time finding torque specs. all data doesnt list renault. I believe the h...
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Inner axle seal VIN: YS3FD79YX6
Transmission fluid leaking from lft axle seal on trans. I remember earlier models had a bushing that would wear and cause seal leaks if it wasn't replaced. I looked in WIS and EPC and didn't see the bushing in this model. Dealership replaced seal part #93-183-...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Alarm VIN: WVWAA63B7X
Hello fellow techs. We have a very interesting Volkswagon here. It first came in with the symptoms of battery drain, interior lights staying on, alarm goes off when try to lock the car with fob, and the gas door doesnt work. First we scanned the comfort sys...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCC21C3Y
I have this 2000 VW Bettle 2.0L. It is a no start with NO spark, NO fuel injector pulse. I have a code P0725 for the Crankshaft posistion sensor or Engine Speed Sensor. I tested this and found it to be bad so it was repalced. This car is still a no start with ... Trouble codes: P0725 (p1780-), P1780 (p1850-), P1850
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L run VIN: 3VWRK69M01
vehicle was towed to my shop after customer drove 50 miles and states lost power on and incline hill and feathered it to his location. after being parked for 2 hrs he returned to the car and got a crank no start. he had a friend try to jump start the vehicle t...
2007 Volvo XC70 2.5L Shifter VIN: YV4SZ59217
Won't shift out of Park. Owner stopped at washcar, stopped in line, went to move forward after adjusting steering wheel and wouldn't shift out of Park. Ignition key operates fine, engine starts and key can be removed from tumbler. After removing center consol...

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Fuel pressure VIN: WBAAM3344Y
Thanks to all those who responded.Turns out all is well. There was a bit of confusion however Randy and Eric from Texas cleared it up. After switching fuel pressure gage we determined pressure to be 54psi constant with no change at increased RPM.As far as the ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBJF82J3Y
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJH82J01
the problem was the intake pressure sensor, it fits in front, above the serpentine belt, when the ECM activate the egr there was no change in the intake manifold pressure sensor, after install new sensor & when activate the egr the reading on the pressure sen... Trouble codes: 400 (egr).
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN40J73
Thanks everyone for information on this machine. If you have stumbled on this looking for information, the posts in the replies section are very insightful. The owner of this machine is going to run it until another can be found that might be less problemat... Trouble codes: P2004 (CTS B11/4 Thermostat performance.).
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L power steeri VIN: WDBRF40J25
we replaced the rack and the problem is solved it is valve inside causing this trouble we will have this one overhauled and ask what was the exact valve that caused this thanks all
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTK56H96
The car is fixed. The dealer stated the left camshaft sensor we had purchased from them was bad??? I do not understand this as I lab scoped all 4 camshaft sensors, and had swapped them around. But I am happy it is fixed and the customer has her car back. Thank... Trouble codes: P0019 (ConstantAdjustment of Left Exhaust Camshaft).
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTK56FX6
Further work was declined on this one. We weren't able to communicate with any of the modules and couldn't see central gateway. I even took to dealer and they had same result.Without customer funding we had to stop.And oh yeah Thomas...software is o.k. Thanks ...
2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDDNG71X57
Suggestions included checking blue/black vac one way valve and vac testing SAS ck valves. These ck good. Also was suggested updating software and we sent car to an independent with that capability but it snowed to have the latest software. The car lot that own... Trouble codes: 0810 (Malfunction secondary air right bank), 0522 (Diagnosis of tumble flap intake manifold open circuit of snsor lines/ tumble shaft sticks innonactuated position).
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L fuel gauge VIN: YS3FB49S23
Thank you again to all that replied to my post. The fix for this problem is to replace the level sensor separately, or the whole fuel pump unit if the car has sufficient miles to warrant it. What threw is off is that the sender fails closer to full, rather ...
2003 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Central Locking VIN: WV2MB47043
This did turn out to be broken wires in the drivers door. I had pulled back the boot and checked for this and saw nothing. A continuity test showed a wiring problem though. I removed the door harness and found that the problem area is not in the spot that f...
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L abs VIN: WVWUK63B22
Thanks to all of you for your suggestions. I checked the air gap on the front wheel speed sensors, as well as the reluctor wheels on the new front axles. Everything was as it should be. Upon a further test drive, the vehicle started a self test (uninitiated...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2552Y
Thank you for your help. Unfortunately, the customer can't afford to make any repairs on this car at this point, so we don't get to fix it and confirm a repair. The ideas posted were: temp sensor and thermostat, idle control valve fault, and the ecm replac... Trouble codes: ECM, 9D, ECM, 5A.
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