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2004 Audi S4 4.2L turn signal indicator VIN: WAUPL68E74
Hi Group,car was driven in with no turn signal indicator,low oil pressure light ,no cruise control ,speed o meter,odometer inoperative. The turn signal bulbs are working after fix connection A2 at left lower A-Pillar. Now I try to locate the Kl.15 to the instr...
1994 BMW 525i 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBAHD6328R
Bmw tech, please help. Car original came in with a long cranking and trans slipping problem. Trouble code for crank sensor. Replace sensor and used transmission, road test, found rpm flunctate at high speed under load and car loss power. Found fuel filter has ...
1996 BMW 318is 1.9L No Start VIN: WBABE7328T
Good afternoon BMW techs everywhere.I have this old bimmer that was towed in with a no start condition.Starter doesn't work.Jump start car ,still don't start.Scan for 148,immobilizer code.I got the customer to bring in her other key,still doesn't s...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAFA53561
Vehicle was purchased at the auction and brought to us with no start . Tear down revealed hole in a piston and all kinds of mechanical issues . We decided to replace the engine , after engine was replaced vehicle would not start although it has compression . H... Trouble codes: 128 (EWS Communication / Parity)
2004 BMW 325xi 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBAEW53444
I have a high frequency vibration at 63-65 mph. I already fixed a dry r/f inner c/v joint last year which was causing a bad vibration on accel but this is different. It is more like driveshaft speed than axle or wheel speed and it there all the time at that sp...
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Ride Control VIN: 5UXFB535X4
Customer x5 has a noise on bumps at all speeds. Noise will go away at times, but will return. The noise sounds as if it is coming from the right front floor board area. I have checked all of the ball joints and tie rod ends. I have checked the right front stru...
2005 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, no brakes VIN: WBANA53535
good afternoon, i have a e60 with a m56 customer is complaining about a surging and mil light and very intermittent brake failure where the pedal goes to the floor. Customer stated that while driving in traffic the brakes failed and pumped them and brakes did ... Trouble codes: 2882 (mixture preparation bank 1), 2883 (mixute preparation bank 2)
2006 BMW 525i 3.0L steering angle sensor 5EBA VIN: WBANE53526
Car has the DSC light come on while driving. Takes a little while but it comes on and sets code for 5EBA steering angle sensor, plausability. I did find a tsb for that code that mentioned a coding problem. The description says the SLZ loses the steering angle ...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L radio VIN: SAJGX224XW
hay jag wizards have this jag came in needing timing chains and tensioners etc and spark custemer complains of ticking noise on fm channels only when car is running!! we confermed it we changed the new ngk spark plug to denso still there unpluged 1 c...
2000 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Instrument Panel VIN: SAJDA25B9Y
Hi Guys, Need a little help with this please. Everything normal until key is turned off. The engine stops & the radio & A/C turn off. However the Instruments are illuminated & the warning lights remain on & the message center runs through the fault menu. S...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Park/Neutral switch VIN: SAJEA01U53
I am trying to find out where the start inhibit signal originates from when the transmission is in gear. I am able to start the car in Park, Neutral & Reverse and I have a current code P1517 (Park/Neutral switch fault) I have the IDS diag computer available an...
2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Hesitation VIN: YS3ED58E01
This well-maintained Saab wagon came in with a hesitation issue. When driving in the city, it will intermittently have no throttle response when pulling away from a stop. It began as a once a week occurance, then three times a week, now three times a day. Whe...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L windows VIN: 3VWSD29M6Y
Blowing fuse intermittantly for window, interior lighting, and trunk release circuit. I can't get fuse to pop for me, only pops for customer.
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWUK63B63
I should have never taken this job. I took it because the car belongs to a dealer we are trying to get business from. They bought this with a bad engine. His mechanic started taking it apart to install a new engine and quickly realized he was over his head. We... Trouble codes: P0017, P0343 (Cam sensor A high)
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L alarm VIN: 3VWCDZ1Y03
hello this one goes out to all you volkswagon techs. i have a 2003 beetle convertabul that the alarm goes off intermitant while parked. i have scanned car and there are no codes that i could find. i have a snap on varus scanner and can talk to everything but t...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L SRS / steering wheel controls VIN: 3VWTH69M03
Two weeks ago we replaced the combination switch in this Jetta for the hazard flasher randomly clicking. It resolved the customers complaint. About three days later the customer called back to say that the SRS lamp had illuminated and that the steering wheel m...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF71K25
Poor idle and engine light on. Codes #P0011 (VW number 16395) cam position ďA" timing over advanced or system performance bank 1. Code P0016 (VW code number 17748) cam and crank position sensor signals out of sequence.. Code P0300 multiple misfires random cyli... Trouble codes: P0011 (vw code 16395 cam posititon A timing over advanced), P0016 (cam and crank position sensor signals out of sequence), P0300 (multiple missfires)
1995 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L engine oil VIN: YV1LS551XS
I have signs of coolant intermix in engine oil. customer states they have had to keep adding coolant since radiator replacement. customer stated he did get vehicle hot but shut off immediatly after temp gauge went hot. someone else replaced radiator. cooling s...

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2002 Audi TT 1.8L guages VIN: TRUTC28N02
General consensus was to get the dealer to recode so that is what i did last night.I do not know of a place here in canada to send these clusters unfortunately and there was NO way I was sending it to the States.The local Audi dealer got it done for me last ni...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L door locks VIN: WBAAM3348Y
We had another BMW with same problem it needed drivers exterior door lock assembly this car has the same problem customer declined repair
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Windows, Door Locks, Blower Motor, Seats VIN: WBADS43491
Thanks for all your comments and help! Scott from Missouri hit the nail on the head. Water had been sitting in the passenger floorboard and corroded (and broke) 8 wires and fuse connections. I removed the passenger seat, removed the carpet; repaired the f...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling system VIN: WBAETET374
Thanks to all who replied, except the guy saying waterpump over and over without reading my entire post. Sent to bmw, they put a gas anyl. on car and said they got exhaust gas readings in cooling sys. They also said they would give no warranty on head job. I g...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Right Side Window, Seat, Mirror VIN: WDBLJ65G1X
Well it seems as though this mercedes is out the door and fine. The problem with the lights was obviously fixed with replacing the bulbs (one was in backwards and the other had low and high filaments melted and touching each other). I guess I would have to s...
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Shifting VIN: WDBSK75F04
Thanks for all the help. The valve body assembly (dealer called it valve gear) was the problem. Had to sent to the dealer due to programming issues for this perticular transmission.Car runs great. Thanks again.
1966 Volkswagen DUNE BUGGY 1.9L Shift Linkage
I can't believe the flood of response I got for this little wagon. I really appreciate all the responses, and send a hearty thanks to everyone who took the time to post. The fog is starting to clear a little and I do somewhat remember jacking the shift rails a...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE2902Y
OK so after the coil the misfire was still there and assumed that the timing chain guides had given way. I brought in a local guy Tim from Tomas motor sports in Berkeley and he confirmed my suspicions. I thought best since I had never done this job to sublet t... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire cyl1), P0303 (misfire cyl3), P0305 (misfire cyl5).
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Compressor VIN: 3VWDF71K26
advised customer that a/c compressor was bad.cust declined fix at this time..thanks for all replies and help
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Output Temp VIN: YV1LS5549T
I ended up discharging system and pulling vaccuum for two hours. Recharged and all is well. I had never seen moisture cause this kind of issue. Thanks to all who tried to help.
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L No Start
Thanks for the replies. Checked everything and still believed the ECU was bad. Customer took it to the dealer and they replaced the fuel pump and that fixed it??? Customer said they charged him over $1000 to replace the pump. So who knows what they really did....
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