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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUBA24BOX
Good morning all, I have a 99 Audi A6 that was towed in. Crank no start with a broken timing belt. I understand that these are interference engines but was wondering if there would be a remote chance that it would not hit the valves with just cranking rpm?
2007 Audi A4 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBF78E67
Car came in 4 weeks ago. CEL light was on showing 3 misfire codes. Replaced coil pack and spark plugs. Car had no other problems until 3 weeks later. I have checked for induction leaks( fuel pressure, everything is at specs. Really only misfires at start up. C... Trouble codes: 302 (misfire cylinder 2), 303 (misfire cylinder 3)
1998 BMW M3 3.2L convertible top VIN: WBSBK0339W
conv. top stops aprox. one foot after normal opening sequeence ,red light on open/close switch of top starts to blink.The cover that hides the top behind the rear seat will not release even when I pull lever under left rear seat.I tried to open top manually by...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6345Y
hi guys got stumped on this on im not a bmw tech. With alldata i get no type of repair procedure, only a code description. i have pulled both actuators off for the vvt and tested them on the bench and they will push your finger out with the plunger. if u stick... Trouble codes: P1523
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L battery draw VIN: 5UXFA53582
As it sits right now, the vehicle has been awake for two days, I'm judging this by the LED on the gear shift staying on. Fuse 12 feeds constant power to both the gear shift indicator and the ABS module. At this point, I'm thinking that there is probably a modu...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ334X3
Working on a used car and retrieved P1429. Looked on Alldata and could not find a code corresponding to that DTC. Not really familiar with German makes. Can anybody give a tip on where to start. Thanks in advance for your cooperation. Trouble codes: P1429 (Primary electric air pump failure)
2006 BMW 525i 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBANE53576
vehicle came in with a no start, died on freeway, hooked on fuel gauge, rail had a big air lock and vehicle stumbled and died, eventually i got it to idle but wont accelerate, put in a fuel pump and filter, checked live data from fuel pump module, dme is comma...
2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L Tire VIN: 5UXFE43558
Tires are now showing exactly the same wear problem as before: cupped inner tread and exposed belts. There doesn't seem to be anything loose, bent, broken, etc. Rear tires are worn more than fronts, but fronts show similar type of wear without exposed belts. I...
1984 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Wipers Do Not Delay VIN: SAJNV5845E
I have this 84 xjs that the delay part of the wiper switch does not work. I have put 3 new wiper switches in it, i have installed a working delay relay out of another jag the relay was working in the other car. The problem is that the wipers work in the 1 and ...
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1741R
One for you Jaguar junkies. Got this '94 XJ6 4.0 that is a no start. Read about common problems with the EMS relay so I started there and here's what I found. There is a 2 volt drop from where the power wire leaves EMS relay and the ignition coil so the drop i...
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY15422
Hello all my rover guys, Have an 02 disco 2 giving me a fit. Customer came in 3 moths ago with a no start. Checked crank sensor found faulty, replaced with oe sensor, all good. Towed in yesterday as no start. Customer was driving down the road and car quit a... Trouble codes: P1673, P1668, P0600
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L A/C Control Buttons Inop VIN: WDBJF65H5X
Please help! car came in customer complaining of no a/c. I evac and recharged a/c system to proper levels. I have also replaced the refridgerant temp sensor on the reciever drier per tsb and other fixes on iatn to turn the ec light off to no avail. The problem...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L keyless entry VIN: WDBRN45W32
Keyless system will work just with knob very close to door handle. Dealer told client there is a bad antenna. Is it a common problem? Where is this antenna assembled on car? Thank you
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L shifting VIN: WDBRF81J44
Ive read the tsb for harsh engagement glycol contamination. This car was produced after the date in the tsb, 11/03. My question is, if i clear codes is that the same as clearing the tranmission adaption? I have a launch and it does not have an option to clear ...
1970 Rolls Royce extended 350CID brakes
i have a 1970 rolls that needs a brake job ,,, aside from the hydralics that i hope are in good working order ,, is there a reliable source anyone has to get parts for this vehicle i am assuming it needs rotors pads and reman calipers as well as possibly a r...
2000 Rover Range Rover 4.6L No Start VIN: SALFV1040Y
Hi all ROVER techs !. Car towing in won't start, check out has no spark, no injector signal or fuel pump signal, replace both crank sensor & ECU, I don't know if I have to reprogram or not, try Auto Boss, Vedis & Snap-on scanners, did not mention about reprogr...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L no 5th gear VIN: WWWMD63B8X
I have a 1999 passat.won't shift into 5th gear.The shift indicator is barred out and sets code 00293 and 00526.Checked wireing to tcm.Has anyone had this problem.I do have a vag scan tool.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Rear hatch release VIN: WVWVD63BX2
We have a 2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Wagon that has an inoperable rear hatch release from key fob and release button on driver's side door. When you press the release handle on the rear hatch itself you can open the rear hatch, as long as you have pressed the ...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63B42
Hello all,i have a car that i need help with.The car came in after someone had just installed a used engine.The car barely runs and has cam sensor code for bank 2 (i tried another sensor from another car no change).The car will start and run very poorly,the id... Trouble codes: P0348 (Cam sensor circuit high), P0304, P0305, P0306

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1999 BMW 318ti 1.9L Misfire VIN: WBACG8335X
the customer decided not to do anything else with the car, it was taken back unfixed. i was not able to apply any of the replies to the car before he took it back. sorry.
2003 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L abc VIN: WDBNG74J43
The fix to this vehicle was to bleed all 4 hydraulic shocks. Perform suspension testing with autologic, reset control unit and road test. Thanks to all that responded.
1988 Porsche 924 S 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WPOAA0923J
Thanks for all great help. Was able to bleed the cooling system by lifting the coolant tank up a bit and then bleed the nippel in the elbow were the upper hose atacht to.Was unable to fix the cooling fan from blowing full speed. Even with the cooling fan rela...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L oil fill VIN: WPOAA2998X
Thanks for the replies. I pulled the alternator, the throttle body and the intake crossover pipe. Piece of cake with those out of the way. It took about an hour and a half. Thanks again.
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Misfire, Vibration VIN: WPOCA29941
This engine has been a struggle from the beginning. I thank you for the help offered. Brian suggested the timing or crank sensor could be bad, even a tooth off on timing chain could cause this problem. Frank had a similar experience which was a spun flywheel m... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire- fuel system), P0301, P0302, P0304, P0395.
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Fuel Pump VIN: 3ZWSA8183T
Many have said that this particular anti-theft system disables the starter, but we have disabled the anti-theft and it has appeared at this pint to have fixed our problem. Thanks to all who replied, Derek, Kevin, Vladimir and special thanks to Bob and Stan you...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, pings VIN: 3VWSC29M4Y
I was told that the Maf sensor is fairly common to fail on these cars, but I still can't accept that I have 5 bad sensors. One of you mentioned that it would be wise to recheck timing; I did find a bad water pump and a slopped up belt and changed them, but the...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L speedo tach-odo VIN: YV1LW5536W
New wiring plate/message center fixed it. The gauge drivers were fine, but the memory was corrupted or busy with internet porn, or something.
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