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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B3X
i have a 99 a6 is missing in bank one all cylinders i have pull the codes p1300 missfire possible cause low fuel p301 p302 p303 all missfires are on bank 1 good compression new plugs new wires and swap injectors to the other bank still missfire all bank one Trouble codes: P1300, P0301, P0302, P0303
2002 Audi A6 3.0L engine VIN: WAUJT64B92
any other ideas??? all I have left is an ecm but I dont want to just throw parts.
2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L No Start VIN: WAUAC48H94
Customer states that occassionaly the car will not start. If she let's it set for an hour or so it starts and runs fine. Lately it has stalled on her and not restarted until she let's it set. By the time it's towed to us it starts fine. One time we were able t...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Indicators/Blinkers VIN: 0X0DK82209
Hie guys car came in with erratic flashers,checked all bulbs ,ok .what this vehicle does is you operate the switch and nothing will come on the instrument cluster ,but lights will be working outside ,or when switch at centre ticking behind cluster then stops a...
2007 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L Lighting VIN: 5UFXFE8357
Hello fellow techs. I have a car here from a body shop to program for the new headlights. I cannot get it to communicate with the GT1 scanner. When I enter the model, the scanner says that there is no voltage applied to terminal 15 or U battery is less than 9 ...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Fuel line connection VIN: SALMF11414
Hello all, Will try to keep it short and sweet. We have this 04 Range Rover. Changed the left side fuel level sender due to a inop fuel gauge ( was reading empty when there was gas in it.) Procedure requires you to also remove right side fuel pump unit to rele...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBEA30D1M
I have a customer car,a 91 Mercedes-Benz 300E,which got towed in.It cranks over,but no start.Has good fuel pressure to injection distributor,but not much fuel to the injectors,if any at all.It has good spark.I dont have a scanner plug in for Mercedes,since the...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Starting VIN: WDBNG70J2Y
Vehicle came in as a no start. All dash lights were working and I was able to shift out of park. I tried jumping terminals 30 and 87 of the Starter relay but accidentally jumped 30 (Power) and 87a (Ground)and created a short. Now I have no power at terminal 30...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Abs Light VIN: 4JGAB54E11
We have been following the procedure for performing the road test reset as per Autologic program Mercedes software 2.5.366 and the stationary test works as stated and then no matter what we try it will not reset the road test active and the code c1212 road tes...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBSK75F03
Looking for information on replacing a leaking rear shock assembly on this SL500. vehicle has active body control / ABC suspension, My question is does this job require any special tools and is OE scanner necessary to bleed system out after replacement. I have...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L belt VIN: WDBRF40J95
looking for a little information on this one. car was towed in with the tensioner pully siezed and the belt fallen off. no problem, ordered up parts and look up the labor. according to mitchel the belt is about an hour and the tensioner is 4 hours. so i look u...
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Steering Lock/Ignition VIN: YS3FD45Y84
Insertion of key into floor switch produces "Steering Lock Malfunction" indicator. Key is being recognized, as screwdriver insertion produces "key not recognized" warning. The lock assembly is entirely plastic, and seems to be mechanically non functional, judg...
1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1.6L Relay VIN: 1342431882
The car I’m working on is a 1974 Super Beetle with an intermittent ‘no crank’ problem. I traced it to a welded set of relay contacts on a starter relay/key buzzer on the back of the fuse block. I was planning on bypassing this relay(no longer available from my...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L air conditioning VIN: 3VWBB61CXW
i just bought this car from my brother who bought it new. he has had this car for years with no problems at all. last year the fans quit running unless you turned the air on. so instead of fixing the problem he just ran the air all the time or defrost in the w...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L Limp In Mode VIN: WVWLH63B31
This car came in with codes 1411, 1122, 1140, 1820, and 1819. The complaint was that the transmission was not acting right. We confirmed that it was in limp in mode and diagnosed a bad solenoid valve 5. We swapped it with the one beside it, and then the car wo...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSK61J53
hello and thanks in advance. this one goes out to you volkswagon guys. I have this jetta gls wgn. I can not talk to the computer in this car with my master tech. I am triying to get in under obd2 i have a sister car that i can scan fine with this scanner it ha...

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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Convertible Roof VIN: WBABS33431
I want to thank all! You guys hit the nail on the head. There was a broken wire at the first hinge joint right over the drivers head. I made a small loop with very flexible wire and it works fine. I recommended to the customer replacement of the wire harne...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGN634X3
Craziest thing, starter went bad while on the hoist!!! Checked for a signal at the starter and it had voltage and a signal to start but no movement or sound. The job books for 7.5 hours of labor and a starter is like $400 so it was not fun telling the client...
2002 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Instrument cluster. VIN: SAJDA42C01
I got many good suggestions on this car but John from Great Britain was the correct one. We were unable to repair this car and sent it to the dealer. The customer reported back to me that the instrument cluster was the problem. I am not sure why this faile be...
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L coolant VIN: SALTY19444
Very deep thanks to all whom replied to my request, you all were correct, it was the block. I rigged a pressure test similar to the tech on youtube performed, and with the heads off, you could see coolant at the sleeve registers on those cyls. listed. The clie...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Left-Rear VIN: WDBGA51E7S
Hello everyone, thankyou for all the help and support. I replaced both shocks and the problem is solved. No more creaking. Refilled and bled the hydrolic system, works great. I wish I would have just thought to loosen those lower shock mounts originally; a...
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Stall VIN: WP1AA29P4L
Thank you to all how replied to this post. As noted, the security system would not allow the car to start at all. It did turn out to be the fuel pump. Replaced and customer is on the way. Thank you so much for your help. John
2001 Renault clio 2000CC no spark VIN: VF1CBOMOF2
hi there thanks to all who replied i traced fault to engine control mog/relay on passengers side A piller under fuse box.It was'nt sending power to engine ecu owner carried away vehicle he is looking for parts from breakers yard
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3VWSS29M21
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Generator VIN: 3VWSF31Y96
Big thanks to all who replied. I did a voltage drop test early Monday , and found a large drop as everyone said. I took the air cleaner box and battery out to follow the cables to the Alternator. After removing the battery tray I couldn't beleive what I foun...
1998 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW534XW
This vehicles was fix by getting an original volvo MAF. Even the one from Bosch seemed to cause the symptom. Thanks to all techs that replied. Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass Air Flow Signal bLow Inputy).
2000 Volvo C70 2.4L vehicle speed sensor VIN: YV1NC53D2Y
Almost everyone said ABS control module was to blame. Since it only happens once a month, and the client is a used car lot, I replaced the ABS control module and cleared codes. If any of the oddball codes come back, I'll deal with them then. Thank you all s...
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