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1999 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L Misfire VIN: WAUDA24B4X
this vehicle runs good most of the time bu intermittently it will misfire very severly. I have duplicated problem after driving and coasting for a bit the it will misfire but as soon as rpm go up misfire cleares up and engine will run fine this does not happen... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0306
2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUTC68EX4
This engine appears to run fine. It was brought in for noise at back of engine and check engine light on. We replaced the cam-timing actuator and the engine was still noisy. We flushed the engine and then found we had no oil pressure. We then replaced the oil ... Trouble codes: P0012 (Camshaft timing retarded.), P1479 (Brake vacuum mechanical malfunction.)
2006 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Parking Brake VIN: WAUDH74F76
Vehicle comes in with pad wear indicator on. Found rear pads metal to metal. Began to carry out rear pad replacement test plan w/ scan tool. Park Brake light flashes, scan tool reports calipers retracting, but faults stored in EPB module 02431 and 02430 for bo...
1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L HVAC blower VIN: SAJNX574XR
The car came in with the complaint of weak HVAC performance. I tested the system during a test drive and the system adjusts for temperature settings, going from cold to hot as the temp. selector knob is turned but the blower speed does not adjust from low to h...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA53D62
This vehicle came in with a gearbox fault and was not shifting properly, we replaced a j gate shifter and resolved shifting problems, however the vehicle showed misfire codes and would not rev over aprox. 3000 rpm. replaced all plugs and coils. vehicle seems t... Trouble codes: P0302, P0304, P0306
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L filling tank VIN: SALJY1242X
This vehicle came into us with the complaint that when refueling it has to be feed basically by hand. On autofill it continues to shut off. This system has more hoses than any normal system regarding the filler neck. Everything we have looked at seems to be re...
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L transmission VIN: SALTL12452
Vehicle came in with complaint of no power when taking off and "S" & "M" lights on dash flashing. Upon initial roadtest and evaluation, confirmed 3RD gear starts, "S" & "M" lights on dash flash, digital "D" on dash flashes, "D" indicator light on shifter assem...
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L hard cold start VIN: 1070441202
I am working on this 76 450Sl 4.5l Mercedes. The customer is complaining about a hard cold start(I did comfirm this condition). When the engine is cold it has to crank about 5-10 seconds before it will start. After the engine starts it runs like a champ. The e...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Reverse Slips VIN: WDBFA63E9S
Hi there, thanks for the input on this nightmare 722.5. This one came in for making front pump growling noises and then lost reverse altogether. We disassebled it and found the large reverse clutch destroyed. The springs were all tore up and strewn about. We i...
2005 Other European FOURTWO CDI .8L Drive-axles VIN: WMEASOOF5S
What's the torque spec for rear axle hub/bearing bolt. Thanks
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Pad Wear VIN: YS3FB45SX4
Wear out right rear and left front brake pads quickly,other side still has half pad remaining,calipers seem free-stops straight-wondering if any known problems?
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3VWSF29M4Y
Hello everyone. We have an 2000 Volkswagen Tdi in our shop for repair. Customer complained of low power on acceleration. Upon inspection we found the intake and EGR/ Shut-off valve 95% restricted due to carbon/oil build-up. I removed the EGR tube and EGR val...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L Shifting into D VIN: 3VWWJ71K36
To all valued techs This jetta will bang hard when you shift into drive .If you shift into Reverse it is perfectly smooth. I have driven the car for about 12 miles and There are no codes in tranny computer (VAG-COM). Have peformed adaptations 61 and 60 but n...
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L tpms VIN: 3VWHG71K07
2007 jetta tpms light on.
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YV1SZ58D11
HELP! Vehicle came in with bad misfire under load. Found 1 bad coil (misfire got better) Then a second coil (Misfire almost gone) then inspected all other 4 coils and found cracks / tracking marks so replaced the 4 coils - with volvo coils (They looked origial...

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1994 BMW 525i 2.5L 3 Gear VIN: WBAHD6328R
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L PCV Plate VIN: WBAGJ8329W
Thanks to all that responded. It had lots of oil in the intake and it must have made it fail faster so I cleaned it out and used a BMW part this time and all seems fine. Thanks again AITN members for the piece of mind.
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L transmission VIN: WBACD4322W
There was water intrusion into the engine control module once upon a time and the circuit board has corrosion. This caused a parasitic draw, no communication with trans. control module. Also caused the engine misfire with one cylinder.
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L abs VIN: 5UXFA53502
Thanks Guys. A scanner is necessary to reset the steering angle sensor. Luckily our scanner was able to do this under service function. Very easy to do and painless. So much trouble for a dead battery.
2005 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA82C95
Thanks for all the replies, most were helpful but a few were not. In particular; there are no PCV hoses under the intake on this car, that would be a V6 S-Type with the breather hose under the intake (a Ford engine). While I am at it, I think injector cleani... Trouble codes: P0174 (Bank 2 combustion too lean).
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L HVAC/Suspension VIN: SALME11474
Truck is fixed. First of all wiring diagrams from Mitchell and All Data are, well basically a waste of time, in-accurate at best. I joined the Landrover tech site, and wow, awesome site, wiring diagrams are some of the best I have ever seen. Now the Suspension...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBSK75F03
Ok i have made the desicision to refer my customer to the MB dealer for this one, as i am unsure that my AE software will perform "rodeo mode" with this suspension system(i have been let down a few times on stuff like this on with my AE tool working on Mercede...
1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DM55V5R
This car is fixed! I didn't fix it, but we sent it to the dealer and had it scaned and they said it was a knock sensor code P0325, we had them install a knock sensor and it runs great again. Seems like the flash codes were wrong and made me chase things that ... Trouble codes: 21 (Maf), 70 (Cyl 1 3 5 adaptation).
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Key Won'T Turn VIN: YS3FB49S63
i appreciate all of the interest and info on the saab - i purchased an ignition switch and it did'nt help. i've since ordered a tech II with saab software and am awaiting the scanner - bought it on ebay. i suspect the steering column module to be bad. i'll let...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Pads/Rotors VIN: 3VWSE69M55
I am still waiting for the customer to bring the car back in. As some techs have stated, I believe that driving habits may be a factor. The driver is a 16yr old girl with a new drivers license. I know that the caliper pins are not binding but I will make sure ...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWAK73C66
Thanks to everyone who responded. We hd already changed th low pressure fuel sensor and fuel pump module with updated #'s. It seems every part on this vehicle has an updated part! The fix was actually a small vacuum leak at the connection of the brake booster ...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Passenger seat sensor VIN: 3VWSF71K86
Thanks for the 3 responses. Everyone says the seat does not have to be replaced and to find another VW dealer. The used car dealer that owns the car purchased another seat with exact matching part numbers on the sensors. After the installation, same code come ...
2000 Volvo C70 2.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: D2YJ012509
We installed air flow sensor,imobilizer ring,no computer reset for imobilizer is nessisary just wanted everyone to know that. disconected battery to reset computer and we pulled intake tube to throttle body off and cleaned sensors in tube and vehicle is runnin... Trouble codes: P0101, P0172.
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