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2004 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L Wipers, directionals and blower motor VIN: WAULT63B44
Looking for a common voltage feed or ground for these systems and finding the track diagrams not cooperating. Removed the lower column cover and steering wheel and installed a new ignition switch which I thought would for sure be the issue. I need a better dia...
2003 BMW 745i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGL63473
Hi all, This vehicle is FIXED, but it was the opinion of several here that the repair data could be highly useful out in the world for people who get stuck for lack of scantool/reflash ability, so its here. Vehicle towed in no start, battery dead from crankin...
2004 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L doors VIN: 4USBT53514
Hello to all , this vehicle came in with the doors will not open if vehicle parked outside in weather hotter 95 degrees F,keyfob works properly , clicking sound is heard from the door when remote device activated, glasses will not lower to release the door , I...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L MIL Lamp on
please help ? Trouble codes: P0606
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Misfire VIN: SALTW16483
Customer overheated engine and we found the top of the block warped. Had a local machine shop do a total rebuild on the engine and they decked the block. I now have miss-fires on cyl#3&4 at all times. All ignition components are new and I have since changed th... Trouble codes: P0303 (Missfire cylinder 3), P0304 (Missfire cylinder 4)
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA66E0P
Gaggle of codes: Using Snap-On's Modis, we pulled the codes listed out of the diganostic module. We tried erasing codes with the Modis but they will not go away. Tried to retreieve codes at 16-pin diganostic connector but there is no blink from the LED. I am s... Trouble codes: 4 (Secondary AIr Injection), 17 (Data Exchange malf), 6 (Idle Sped Control), 5 (EGR Inop)
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L fuel cap VIN: WDBJF65F5W
I'm having problems getting the fuel cap off . I am familiar with how the cap screws up sometimes and you have to realign the white nylon part of it but the problem with this one is the filler neck, and it appears visually to be OK. I have bought 2 new caps fr...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L ride VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
We have a 2000 MB S500 with electronic air ride suspension that has a very rough ride. When driving on the highway at 65 or so and hit a bump the back of the car will dart to the right like a little hop sometimes not so little. The dealer said it is the tires ...
1979 Porsche 924 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 9248210734
Vehicle quits while driving. Cust states loses lights, instruments and engine quits (total shutdown). Let sit for 5-10 min and will restart. Happens intermittently. This concern occured regularly just before vehicle stored for 10 yrs.Presently dealing with a c...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCP21C92
Vehicle died while driving. Crank no start. No codes. Verified fuel at pump and injectors. Replaced filter / prime and bleed air. Now hard to start / will stall. Hooked a fuel line for can to pump and reprime. Will starts very hard but stays running, CEL on co... Trouble codes: 17656 (Start of injection timing)
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WVWPD63B72
Aprox. 1 year ago car arrived for overheat condition.another tech.who doesn't work here anymore replaced the waterpump , thermostat and fan clutch .this was only aprox.3000 miles ago(retired driver with 2 cars).i'm not convinced that this car was ever fixed as...
2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L No Start VIN: 9BWEK21J53
Alright guys this is it! no spark, no injection, no codes but check engine light is flashing similar to a misfire. Checked all related fuses and ecm relay all good.checked wiring from coils to computer no problem same for injectors if i jump my coil directly i...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L turbo charge system and vent tubing VIN: WVWEK73C06
this vehicle came into are shop with loss of power. the customer states the vehicle wouldnt move as they depressed the gas petal. at this time the check engine light and the traction light illuminated. scanned for codes and had 12600/08200/04248. we replaced t...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L system pressure solenoid sth VIN: YV1LW5536W
This Volvo came in with the up arrow light and s-e-w lights flashing. The local Volvo dealer was nice enough to pull the code for me. There was only one code AT-131 system pressure solenoid STH. Is there an easy way to diagnose this code? Any help would be a...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Fog Lights VIN: YV1LZ56D2X
Searching for access to relays in central electrical (LR of engine compartment) for 1 1/2 hours and cautious about damaging any more plastic parts. All data and Mitchell show relays 201 to 213 BELOW row of 39 fuses and relay board 101 to 105. Sorry guys just a...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Water Pump VIN: YV1TS97D2X
Doing a timing belt with w/pump, have unbolted the pump but cannot remove it from vehicle. I am tempted to break off the plastic protrusion between the hydraulic tensioner and crank gear but maybe it has a purpose i can't see. I know volvo techs have had to ha...
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L Rear Pads VIN: YV1MS38215
Rear Inboard Pads won't lock in place & rattle on bumps. There are two very short round pins that look like they should fit into the caliper piston holes but the pins are about 1/8" center to center wider than the two holes in the rear caliper piston. Volvo st...
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L p0026 VIN: YV14MS3821
I can't seem to find any information regarding this Fault code. The engine seems to idle rough to me but the owner has not complained about anything other than the check engine light on. This is a five cylinder and it may not have a smooth idle quality. This s... Trouble codes: P0026 (Intake Control Valve)

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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Brake Pedal VIN: 4JGAB54E61
Well we checked again for small leaks, found none. We bled the system again, and again. Drove the vehicle to activate the ABS, and bled again. None of this helped. Customer decided to take the vehicle and not fix it.
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBRF64J92
Thank you all for extremely good advice, especially Norm. The pedal position sensor was taking my 5 volts ref. down. You guys saved me tons of time, something we all need more of. Time for the customer to pay the bill. Trouble codes: P0101.
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L compressor VIN: 4JGCB65E26
Hi all.. thanks for all the help, I tried changing the EVAP temp sensor and still the same problem, this will probably have to go back to the dealer. Thank you all for your time and help in regards to this problem.
1960 MG MGA 1.6L Clutch
I want to thank everyone that responded As the tech started in he found that the clutch was not disengaging. Checked fluid and found it had been low and had air in it. Fluid filled and burped then found clutch rusted to fly wheel and pressure plate, free up a...
2007 Porsche Boxster S 3.4L Battery Drain VIN: WP0CB29867
Thanks for the alt suggestions, I did disconnect the alt at the junction point and had no change in the draw. I ended up dropping the current distributor, putting my meter in between the positive terminal and the distributor and found the wire feeding the c...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3VWCP21C33
thanks to all that replied.Sent this car to diesel shop for diag.turns out the fuel temp sensor inside of the fuel injector pump was faulty. big bucks... not anything to do with prior service work or repairs. Trouble codes: P0251, P0118, P0128.
2005 Volvo S60 R 2.5L radiator VIN: YV1RH52735
Thanks for the respones.The oil cooler was the problem.I was able to bypass the two heater hoses going to the cooler temporarily,and start the car to find oil coming out of one of the ports that the coolant hose would go onto.Thanks again.
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