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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L MIL Lamp on, p2004 intake runner VIN: WAUDF68E65
Just installed a new engine with 61,000 miles. Old engine had seized. used wiring harness that came on the used engine it came complete with intake turbo pretty much everything but motor mounts and alt, ps, ac. The problem is that i keep getting code p2004 int...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L No Start VIN: WBABS53421
This car was towed to us ,It cranks but will not fire,Has no spark or fuel pressure or injection pauls.I cheked for codeS, found po604 ,po505 .I CHEKED RELEYS AND POWER TO CO MPUTER ALL IS OK.iT SEEMS THAT THIS CAR NEEDS A DME . mY QUESTION IS, DO I HAVE TO SE... Trouble codes: P0604, P0505
2002 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBL934X2
BMW techs, this car has been haunting me! Cust said MIL light cam on while on a road trip. Checked the oil and found it to be a quart low. Brought it in, we performed a synthetic oil change and cleared light. Came on a week later w/ same 2 codes. After doing s... Trouble codes: P0013 (Camshaft Actuator B Bamk 1 Malf), P0014 (Bank 1 Timin Over Advance)
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L idol speed is low VIN: 5UXFB3353L
id appreciate if i can get some help with this, if there is any procedure too increase the idol speed without scan tool?
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Suspension VIN: SAJGX2049X
Hi Jag techs, this car has aftermarket wheels- slightly wider and with some extra offset to the outside. frt end sits lower than the rear and camber is neg 1-1/2 deg. The front tires hit on top of wheel wells on bumps. Its a new customer for me and i told him ...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II LE 4.0L unknown VIN: SALTL15461
I am retired, and did this job at my Neice's home. Relined brakes with parts from AutoZone. ABS, Traction Control, and Excess Slope warning lights came on a day or so after the job. Brakes are working fine, as is the ABS system. The generic scanner at AutoZone...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L shutoff valve VIN: WDBEB33D1H
the car came into me cause when you shut the key off the car will stay running. will shut off when you first start it in the mornings about 3 or 4 times but after it warms up it will not stop. did test all the vaccum hoses from the motor to the key switch back...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L abs/susp module VIN: 4JGAB72E1X
i have this ML430, which cam in with abs,bac, ets lights coming on intermitantly. sometimes at start, sometimes takes several hours to reset. setting a code c1314 for solenoid valve voltage supply. have used alldata to check wires and connectors but wiring sch...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Starting VIN: WDBNG70J61
Hello techs. I have a finicky S430 in the shop that will intermittently kill the battery. I replaced the battery with a factory Mercedes part and checked the car for any aftermarket accessories. The only thing not factory was an add-on CD changer which I disco...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Inoperative VIN: WDBLK70G13
We have the ultimate came from the auction used car dealer situation.The convertible top doesn't work.We got 3 codes out of this system: B1000 - Fault in rollover bar/soft operation control module B1010 - Voltage terminal 30 is less than 10V B1650 - The maximu...
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTK56G16
I can not find any info on this code - (0060-P000B- camshaft adjustment right side- incorrect position of exhaust cam) I have no code like this in alldata. Does anyone have trouble shooting for this code? Thanks Mickey Trouble codes: 0060 (P000B Continuous canshaft adjustment right /incorrect position of the exhaust camshaft)
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L Mechanical VIN: WMWRC3345T
We are replacing the CVT transmission. My question is, how much play is normal in the drive plate. I can turn it and cover the bolt holes about half way. It seems like it has too much but I don't know. Thank You. Frank
2005 Porsche Carrera GT 5.7L 1-2 shift VIN: WP0CA29805
Hi Porsche tech: when the car is cold and stop from 1st gear or nature to 2nd gear is easy ,but run on road from 1st gear shift into 2nd gear have some difficult ,then the car warm up this problem relax, Would you tell me how to repair this problem and have ab...
2007 Porsche Caynne 4.8L Mechanical VIN: WP1AA29P44
Sorry I don't know what year model of this caynne.The transmission is made by aisin AW CO.LTD.This is 09D300 036K,TR60SN 060903 GLK .SERIAL N0. [...]. What ATF should be used on this transmission?Toyoya T-IV ATF? Thank you.
2002 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YS3EB49E62
hello. i have this saab that has a really quick first second shift and a hard third shift. the customer complained that she went on a longish road trip with the vehicle, parked it, came out later that evening and began experiencing the problems described. the ...
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L immobilizer VIN: YS3EB49E33
I am having problems with this Saab. When you turn the ignition switch on the message Key not accepted is displayed.I checked continuity between antenna unit and twice module.All three wires are good the Brown/yellow goes to pin39.The green goes to pin 50 and ...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.5L high idle at times VIN: WV2EE0706S
customer concern was intermittent high idle. found code for air charge temp. sensor. compared temp. reading from scanner to sensor, reading within few degrees. found disconnected hose to t.a.c. and defective hoses to e.g.r. solenoid, repaired hoses. clear code... Trouble codes: 2322 (air charge temperature)
1985 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1FX875XF
This one is unfamiliar to me, so need some help. As stated, problem is that it seems to run ok, a little rough, but once on the road, seems ok, then intermittently, it'll just die, like you cut off the fuel, if it does come to a stop, it will start right up ag...
1992 Volvo 740 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1FW883XN
Well I need some help.I have a Volvo with a B230F engine and the "Regina" management system.It runs fine on start up but after about 5 minutes it will all of a sudden lose manifold vaccum and starts to run rough and stumble and sometimes stall out.When it is r...

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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA01U13
I have learned that intake seals and MAF sensors are common problems on these cars, but they didn't fix this one. I believe that the injectors are restricted causing the high fuel trims. We hunted for vacuum leaks with the smoke machine and with carb spray but... Trouble codes: P171, P0174.
2004 Jaguar XKR 4.2L Monitors won't reset VIN: SAJDA42B84
Most of the replies dealt with ways to reset the monitors. They were all tried without success. The local smog tech advising me was of the opinion that the ECU needed to be reflashed, and, with a deadline to register the car approaching, we decided to send the... Trouble codes: P1582 (Flight recorder data stored.), P1000 (Systems check not ready since last memory clear.).
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALPL16471
Dear fello members, soon after asking for help I went from one day being able to walk to not being able to walk or sit at a computer. I have terible pains in my left leg that have incapisated me.Cant stay much longer at the computer. David.
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L suspension/dr locks/charging/alarm VIN: SALME11483
customer is a used car lot , we provided them with an estimate on worst case of needing alternator and battery. reset proccedure of turning steering wheel from stop to stop worked to clear remaning codes. THANKS ALL for help. so far have bben declined for furt...
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Service Oil light VIN: SALAD25456
Thanks to all who responded! Customer had to use the vehicle snd also has a Remote Keyless Entry fob going dead that the dealer must encode and replace. I recomended having it done while there. I did load up the LRIDS on my computer and was able to locate the ...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L security, inside lighting VIN: WVWAA63BXW
This thing is finally gone and we have a happy customer. Here is a list of what we ended up doing besides the listed items (German cars are sooooo much fun). There was a blown diode for the right front door ground lamp. The convinience module although dry did ...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L aux. water pump VIN: 9BWPG61J61
I think it is fixed, after reading all of the replies and getting more information from customer. Customer admitted to listening to stereo system in parking lot at school for 1-2 hours a day. I also know that the pump is supposed to run for a long time, this i...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSF71K85
After we give customer the estimate,they picked up the vehicle so quick they could. I'll take the suggestion from Rafael to do the right job at once. Customer saved money 5 years x $50= $250 and now has to pay thousand of $ to fix the already worn out engine.H... Trouble codes: P1340 (Camshaft pos. [...] incorrect), P0301 (correlation.), P0302 (Misfire cyl. 1), P0304 (Misfiring cyl.2), P0300 (Misfiring cyl.4).
2005 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAD63B55
Well I thank you all for the replies. Both Roberts hit the nail on the head. The fault was in the PCV valve. I tell you I would have never guessed that. I pulled the PCV valve off and carefully cutting those damn crimped clamps by VW without damaging the h... Trouble codes: P1297 (connection turbocharger throttle valve pressure hose), P0301 (misfire cyl 1), P0302 (misfire cyl 2), P0303 (misfire cyl 3), P0304 (misfire cyl 4), P0171 (bank 1 system lean).
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L 3-4th shift VIN: YV1KS9608T
A couple replies suggested that I test the engine temperature sensor and I found it to work erraticly so I replaced it. Now the car shifts smoothly into 4th @ 45mph on a level surface. As usual, IATN comes thru again. Thanks for all the replies.
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L alarm VIN: YV1SZ58D31
feel confident it needs the alarm horn with batterires, but customer declined. Will up date if she returns.
2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L smokes like a train VIN: YV1CZ91165
Well fixed is a relative term but it is in pieces which was the goal of this request. Anders beat everyone to the punh and sent me a pdf file that explained the procedure well. It did however leave out Joe's version of rip and tear but that too was neccessar...
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