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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH64BX1
Occasionally the right side air injection will pass it's test. This is very rare. I have checked the valve and air flow to the cylinder head and the vacuum supply to the valve. When putting compressed air into the port in the head I have little to no flow. Has... Trouble codes: 17819 (Secondary Air Injection System Bank 2 Insufficient Flow), 16814 (Catalyst System Bank 2 Efficiency Below Threshold), 16519 (Oxygen Sensor B1 S1 Heating Circuit Malfunction), 16539 (Oxygen Sensor B2 S1Heating Circuit Malfunction)
2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L turbo or cooling hose VIN: WA1YD64B22
Car has a coolant leak in area of left side turbo. I can not see the leak but seems above the center of turbo. I am guessing it is one of the cooling hoses. Can you replace these hoses in car? It looks like removing the axle or the cat might give access to hos...
1990 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAD1316L
hi, so i'm working on a bmw 325i. came in with a few issues which are fixed, but i'm having a check engine light coming back on almost right away code 028, 02 sensor short circuit to battery positive. have replaced the 02 sensor with a new one, i have put a sc...
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L steering wheel VIN: SAJWA71C24
Hello Gentlemen. 2004 Jag XJ, car rides smooth as silk on a smooth road, hit a bump and feel it vibrate in the steering wheel, but not in the seat. Tire pressures have been checked and re-checked. Steering linkage and suspension is tight as a drum. Air suspen...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E5W
Hey guys, thanks for your help up front... We got this ml320 in here with no communication with the aam module, The problem is we can get the new aam, it is not vin specific like the 2000 model year. We need some ideas as to where we can get the green key for ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Steering angle sensor VIN: WDCAB72E3X
Hi everyone. We are having a real hard time with this ML430 at the shop. The steering wheel is centered (near 0 with wheels pointing forward), it locks at 680 at the left turn and 650 at the right turn but it always returns a C1140 error stating that the s...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBHA29G3X
This C280 came in with MIL on and a complaint of poor running on cold start. MIL was for misfire. A very rich condition on cold start was confirmed. Engine will start and idle normally and then start to load up. With any throttle applied it goes very rich. The...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L low power VIN: WDBRF61J31
Greetings All, This like new car came to us from a body shop after a minor repair with the complaint of low power when accelerating. Disconnected maf and car ran better, replaced with new bosch , no help. Checked exhaust backpressure on both banks,had 1psi un... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0306
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Brake Pad Sensor VIN: WDBUF70J43
I have replaced front and rear brakes and front and rear brake sensors but I still get a brake pad warning light on dash. Is there a reset procedure for the brake pad sensor light or should it just go out on its own after replacing the sensors? HELP..
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Electronic VIN: WMWMM33528
Anybody have any information on how to reset the brake light in dash? Vehicle came in shop with pads worn, front and rear. Did a normal brake job including all new brake pad sensors (used dealer parts) but cannot get the brake light in dash to turn off. Any he...
1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L windshield wipers VIN: WPOEB0919G
i hope you porsche techs can help with the location of this wiper relay (control unit). i have spent way too much time on this and the dealer has not been able to help. i know one of you guys have run into this before and can help while i still have a few more...

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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L no start VIN: WAUDG74F75
Well, I guess this is a welcome to the future...I did get the vehicle going, however, I am quite certain that there is still a module that caused the whole event. Due to the fact that I could not get to the Ignition on level of start up I could not access any...
2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63412
thanks for all who replied the bank two check valve was stuck closed I was able to replace both valves with out removing intake manifold, not easy but doable. thanks again randy Trouble codes: 2761 (secondary air system bank 2).
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN634X3
well, 20 bucks of fuel did it again. charged the customer 20 bucks and sent her on her way... should have chared the dumba$$ fee but whatever. thanks to Eric for this tip: first verify if you have BOSCH ignition coils installed instead of BREMI's. If it's OK... Trouble codes: 2747/, 2744/.
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGN63473
As much as I hated to do it I sent this car to the Dealer. After a week of working on they figured out that somebody replaced several computers with junkyard parts and now the car is worth junk metal prices. Once you mess up the "order" in the bus system your ...
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY1242X
shorted ground wire at the back of the alternator melting the harness together that goes under the intake across the fire wall and to the inside to the abs control module. Trouble codes: P0560 (p1536-), P1536 (p0340-), P0340 (p1884-), P1884 (p1668-), P1668 (p0134-), P0134.
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Central Locking VIN: WDBHA29G8X
Thanks to everyone that got involved in this. I pulled the control unit in the trunk and opened it up to find the whole circuit board had been wet and was very rusty. Just received the part yesterday and the replacement has cured all my problems.
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Central Locking VIN: WDBHA29G8X
Thanks to everyone that got involved in this. I pulled the control unit in the trunk and opened it up to find the whole circuit board had been wet and was very rusty. Just received the part yesterday and the replacement has cured all my problems.
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Inoperative VIN: WDBLK70G13
well everyone, got another take it back to the auction car. customer declined further diagnostics... hydraulicly speaking, there were no leaks and every thing worked when i manually accuated the solenoids...
2003 Other European Vanquish S 6.0L Electronic VIN: SCFAC2331B
so we repaired the car by installing a updated throwout bearing, also with a matching clutch position sensor. those two items must be matching. also reflashed the transmission ecu.
2002 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YS3EB49E62
Thank you for all the great information you 4 guys gave me. With the Tech II i could not activate the solenoids in question and the SLS, Slt and associated solenoids stayed open and all the time and all wiring in question tested good. I replaced the transmissi...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L timing chain VIN: 3VWRF71KX5
I found info about the double chain sprocket and pump gear ,they do not need to be in any fix position when setting up the chains. You do need the special tools.
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L low power VIN: WVWAK73C26
We haven't seen many of these 06 up Passats and i'm afraid I let the newness cloud my vision. All that was wrong was the wastegate rod unscrewed itself and was just hanging there. Hooked it back up and locked it down and all is good. I must point out the cams ... Trouble codes: P0299.
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