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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Stall VIN: TRUWT28NX2
Ok Audi tech's. This is the owners wifes car. Lets just say im not there hero right at this moment. The audi will randomly stall on the highway. When it does act up it will do it 3 or 4 times in a row. Not always the same drive cycle but same day. She says it ...
2004 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVC68E44
Wires were brittle at wire connector for maf sensor and all pulled out,rewired it according to nodatas wiring schmatic seems to be wrong need the right wiring schematic.Please email them to me or even a photo of the wire colors and what pins they go too in the...
1992 BMW 850i 5.0L Cuts out VIN: WBAEG1313N
This car runs well but intermittently will shut down to half power (fail safe mode) while driving. If I let off accel pedal and get back on it goes back to normal power mode. Code 016 will set for bank #1 or #2 or both when it feels like it. The code is relate... Trouble codes: 016 (cylinder i.d. bank 1-6), 016 (cylinder i.d. bank 1-6)
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 ...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L mpg gauge VIN: WBAUB13596
Good Morning Everyone I have a interesting condition on this o6 325i. the mpg gauge will intermittently be pegged at 5o mpg and just "tick" rapdily against its maximum limit stop. it will just happen all of a sudden even without key (transmitter) in ignition,...
1992 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALHV1247N
Range Rover 3.9L currently a crank no start. Before the truck gave up it was running rough, no power, bad hesitation. Code box under the seat reads a code 14. I cannot clear the fault code to see if there are additional codes - attempted disconnecting the seri... Trouble codes: 14 (Coolant Sensor)
2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L Power assist VIN: WDBRF81J75
After a cold start, this vehicle will not provide power braking assist. The pedal is rock-hard, and the vehicle is difficult to stop. During warm-up, the condition gradually improves, with power assist available first for one pump of the pedal, then two or thr...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L no power steering VIN: WMWRC33433
Hi thanx in advance for any help on this one the customer said they were driving down the road and the power steering went out she pulled over turned off the car then it was ok a month later now there is no power steering at all. We are a Japanese car shop so ...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L unknown VIN: YS3ED45E1X
This vehicle has low air flow in all positions, only when the engine is running. When engine is not running, just key on, air flow seems to be ok at all positions. Start engine and air flow will drop very noticably at all positions, floor, defrost, or in your ...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L No 4th gear. 5th ?? VIN: WVWMD63B5W
Codes P0717 trans speed sensor. 00652 Gear monitoring. 00526 Brake switch. Customer requested to install trans input speed sensor (g182) Diagnosed at dealer. Test drive shifted fine gears 1,2,3. 4th gear trans revs like it's in neutral and then goes into limp ...
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 Golf GTI GLX 2.8L aux. water pump VIN: 9BWPG61J61
I have this GTI in the shop that has a battery drain issue. The problem is intermittent. When draw is present the auxillary water pump is running, and will run anywhere from 2 min. to hours with no rhyme or reason. The pump motor itself is bad(works when tappe...
1990 Volvo 240 DL 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AA8843L
As you can see, i did all the test & comes out ok(within spec). How we can bring down fuel pressure from 62psi to 43psi(spec). Please give me a big help Trouble codes: 231, 232, 113
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Lock-up pressure switch VIN: YS1TS90D71
Volvo Techs, I have this S80 with a 4T65 trans that is setting a trans fault 0053 lock-up pressure switch code at higher speeds. I can't find much of a description of that code other than possible sticking solenoid or faulty switch. I also can't find the loca...
2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS58D13
hi everyone, i'm working on a 2003 volvo s80. it first came in with a p2407 evap system lk detection pump sens. ckt intermitt. replaced the fuel cap and purge valve. the code has come back, it has been awhile. is there a test that can be ran for that pump, or ...

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2004 Audi A4 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E44
THANK YOU FOR HELP FOUND INTAKE SIDE CAM SHAFT ON BANK 1 OUT OF TIME RETIME CAMSHAFTS AND COMPRESSION NOW GOOD CAR RUNS MUCH BETTER THANKS JOEL [...] Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0305, P0306, P1147 (oxygen sensor regulation bank 2), P1130 (fuel trim bank 2 lean).
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACC9328V
I want to thank everyone for your help. I got another cat installed a up streem o2 sensor, and replaced the thermostat. So far so good the customer picked up the car last Friday and I haven't heard from him. Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat effeciency).
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, loss power VIN: WDBCA2505J
this one is finally fixeddddd. many thanks to all who replied. thanks to steve from florida. bob from n. carolina. charles from PA. edgar from nevada. and every one else thank you so much!!! we borrowed an old jetronic autodiagnostic tool from a friend and fo...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3FB49S13
Looks like the only place to get these tools are from Kent-Moore. The only problem with that (and I should have mentioned that in my original posting) is that they will not have the tool available until early April. I tried both Baum Tools and Assenbacher w...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGS61J61
Thanks for all the great replies. A special thanks to Graeme from Manitoba he hit the nail on the head I had the wrong MAF. He even went as far as help me getting the correct part number through worldpac. We contacted our worldpac rep and it appears the AZG en... Trouble codes: P0103, P0171 (Lean).
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WVWAC63B11
Thanks to all replies. Uncovered a pcv valve that was partially plugged, but more importantly had no vacuum supplied to it. The "Y" vacuum fitting that also supplies the brake booster was either clogged with debris, or there may be a check valve inside that wo... Trouble codes: P1128, P0102, P1103.
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1LS5541T
Thanks for all that replied. The problem turned out to be very intermittent. I still never found out why the car would not go into closed loop at times. The customer declined any more time or money on this car after the o2 sensor(bosch) install. However, on a... Trouble codes: P0430.
2007 Volvo XC70 2.5L Shifter VIN: YV4SZ59217
Thanks for all your replies! Problem turned out to be the keylock cable housing not staying parked in the ignition lock. The retainer consists of a flat lever with a barb that engages a window in the aluminum housing. It's easy to see once the lower steerin...
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