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1992 Audi V8 Quattro 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUBV84C1N
Hi thanks for looking at this. This audi came to us because it dies and wont rev up when cold if you get through the warm up period it will run ok. What we found is that we are losing injector pulse only on warm up. The engine speed sensor and tdc sensor were ... Trouble codes: 00513 (engine speed sensor)
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L scheduled maintence VIN: WAUED64B01
hi all doing a timing belt on this fine ride and mitchell on demand service info tells us to place camshaft lock bar on gears then loosen camshaft bolts !why??? do we need to do this just for the belt replacement and do we need to secure camshafts with this t...
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAA1301K
OK the short story behind this Car is The kid had the timing belt break while driving the Car, He bought a head off Ebay and after he couldn't figure out how to do it I ended up with it. I finished the Head and Timing belt. I have checked the timing marks 3 ti...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L exhaust rattle VIN: WBAGN63483
when cold this 745li rattles from the rear muffler at the vaccuum element that shuts off the right muffler. applied vacuum and it does not hold. what is the fix? new muffler? thanks for your time.
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L instrument cluster VIN: WBANA73594
the instrument cluster on this 530i stops working intermittently. customer says every 10 minutes or so the cluster shuts off, needles drop and then 2 seconds later it works again. the cluster will chime and all is good. We read the diagnostics. DME code CDA8 (...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SALNM22222
Hi everybody. I am begging for yuor help in this one and thanks very much for yuor help. I was called from another shop to give a hand in this problem. The engine overheated so much, that it melted most of things made out of plastic on top of the engine. Cylin... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Airbags VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
Owner is trying to get the car inspected by the state. SRS light didn't come one during inspection. He brought the car to me. I found code B1528 and B1476. B1476 was for the warning light. Found a couple fuses burned out. And now the light works. But B1528 kee...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L timing chains VIN: 4JGAB72E0X
i have a ml430 torn down to replace all timing parts to get rid of a loud chain noise. everything was going well (at least as good as they can with this engine set up)until it came to reinstall. my question is... is there anyone who could send me a better timi...
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WPOAA0946F
Car came in as it would not move in gear. Found transmission casing cracked from inside out. Car has a non limited slip transaxle. Will a limited slip transaxle just bolt on? Was the LSD supplied on Turbo models? will there be any noticeable difference in gear...
2005 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L rear hatch VIN: WP1AA29PX5
i have this cayenne that will not release the back glass with the switch on the door,replaced release motor still nothing,with the remote it works but not the door switch.switched the fuel door switch with the glass release switch still doesnt work but the gla...
1998 Saab 93S 2.3L stereo ,horn , VIN: YS3DD58BOW
hie to all have this wierd saab problem .
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: WVWGG83A5T
this one is a doozy, hopefully someone can help me out here?? this car was towed to me from one of our other shops. they tried to replace the water pump and timing belt. they couldn't get the timing right. they said it wouldn't start, so they tried starting fl... Trouble codes: P0550 (injector start control control difference)
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B3X
Hello VW Techs We can not find any information regarding this code, but my question is it is possible that the ignition control unit is failing and causing this problem? What other tests we should do? thanks in advance Trouble codes: P1300 (17708 misfire detected)
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ5642W
car throws code P0107 immedeatly after engine is started. fixed all vacume leaks, cleaned all coannections at pcm. replaced atmosphere pressure sensor. car still throse code as soon as engine is started. Trouble codes: P0107

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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD28DXX
customer declined further electrical diagnosis .i ruled out all ignition, fuel and engine timing and or compression related possibility's.this car has serious electrical issues that i have not experienced before for example every time you start the car it will... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0302, P0306, P1300.
1990 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAD1316L
so, thanks to everyone for their replys. after checking powers and grounds and the harness, i discovered that the ecu has had a performance chip put in it, not allowing it to go into closed loop. put in a ecu and the car is smogged and ready to go.
1990 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAD2310L
Big thanks for all the great replies. Some of you had some tests I had never thought of. Turns out this old 325 just needed a lot of connection cleaning and tightening. After going over every connection I could get to with a pick and Contact OL, It has not ref...
1991 BMW 318i 1.8L timing chain VIN: WBAAJ9315M
Thanks for those of you taking time to replay to my request. My original concern was that compression readings were 20 to 30 psi higher than BMW factory specifications suggesting a possible cam timing error. I found cam timing was OK by using straight edge a...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L ABS module VIN: WDAEP33493
Well Gentlemen this one is fixed. After 2 new steering angle sensors and an ABS module this car went back to the dealer. They adjusted the steering angle sensor and calibrated it and then reprogrammed the cluster. I am guessing some software issue with the clu...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Unknown VIN: SAJHX1741S
This one is fixed, turns out tps was stuck ak 67% open and would not return to zero, removed tps and it tested ok. It was binding at the throttle body. The aluminum had oxidized and created the problem. A little WD40 plus Vaseline and Viola! SheezaFixda Weird ...
1965 Rover 2000 2.0L Poor Idle Quality
I was lucky enough to receive lots of info from very generous techs all over the world. Thanks to all of you I was able to tune up, adjust the carb, and set dwell and points. The little car runs great! Thannkyou to all of you!
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.5L high idle at times VIN: WV2EE0706S
We did not find the actual problem with the vehicle, customer was advised to p-u and drive to see how much of an improvement was achieved by replacement of air charge temp. sensor and vacuum hose repairs. Called customer for update and said vehicle operation i... Trouble codes: 2322 (air charge temperature).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M52
Ok after finally get this vehicle back in the shop it appears that the egr valve was sticking at times.we replaced the valve and so far all is good.Thanks for everyones help. Trouble codes: P0402 (excesive egr flow detected.).
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Check engine light VIN: 3VWSA69M14
Replacing the coolant temp sensor cured the problem. After a road test only one monitor had not been run. So the car passed a smog test and the check engine light did not come back on after several restarts. Fixed. Thank you.
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L rear springs VIN: YV1SW61R92
Thanks to all that replied. Mark from BC hit the nail on the head. Volvo makes Nivomat self leveling retrofit kits for the V70, V70 AWD, and XC70 as well as the S80 and S60 except for the R models.($1061 list) The kits include nivomat shocks and springs calibr...
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