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2000 Audi TT 1.8L 1-2 shift VIN: TRUUC28N4Y
Audi TT 5 speed manual in 1st or 2nd gear, engine just rev's. I have 3rd, 4th 5th and Reverse. At first I thought it was shifter bushings or a cable adjustment. If I disconnect the shifter cables I can align 1st and 2nd gates manually with the selector shafts ...
1998 BMW 328is 2.8L bucks VIN: WBABG1324W
This is my own car. It started doing this light buck under 2K rpm while accelerating. Now, it's much worse. Once the engine temp starts coming up, it will do several of these two-stage bucks under 2k rpm, every time. If I keep the revs above 2k, it's fine. No ...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA535X3
Hey "BMW Whiz Kids", The above codes are just in the ECM. The transmission codes are 145, CAN BUS error, moment reduction & 25??? The ABS codes are 108 brake fluid, 64 continuous control, 118 DDE/DME does not full fill torque request. Intermittently the ABS... Trouble codes: 211 (Idle speed control), 160 (throttle position controller jammed briefly), 161 (permanently), 8 (MAS voltage)
2003 BMW 760Li 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN83403
Engine misfires at all times. Code returns as soon as you start engine. This is my first V12 thanks for any help. Trouble codes: P0444 (Vent control), P0300 (Muli misfire), P0303 (Misfire 3), P0309 (Misfire 9)
2005 BMW 525i 2.5L Srs VIN: WBANA53595
Vehicle came into us from a body shop that had repaired the front end damage with the SRS light on.We performed a code scan and found numerous codes one of which was for the battery. We found the battery disconnect damaged so we replace it and cleared the code...
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L Cuts out VIN: WBAVB73577
Hey guys I need some help/info., I have this 335i in my shop with a customers complaint that on accel the veh goes into limp mode and will not accel, I pulled the codes with my autoboss and because I had never seen these codes went ahead and pulled with modis ... Trouble codes: 12543 (Turbocharger low pressure side), 12544 (Unkown)
1998 Jaguar XJR 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJPX1840W
Thanks in advance for your help.. We have this Jaguar towed to the shop as a no-start, charged battery,(it had been setting for 2 months).We checked for spark, none, no injector pulse with the exception of 1 pulse with each attempt to start, we have 12v to a i... Trouble codes: P1336
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2045X
This fine automobile would set P0336 code (crankshaft posision sensor range/performance)first time i start it,second time it would turn MIL on.It also has P1000 code but i dont care about this one. Engine runs OK,no stalling,no hasitation maybe alittle rough,s... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crankshaft posision sensor range/performance)
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 2.8L Evaporator VIN: 1130441202
I am looking for an evaporator for this vehicle. It has a Frigiking unit and I think the part number is 113 835 68 74.This is no longer available from the MB dealer. I have tried Worldpac,IMC,KW Parts,Star Quality & Bud's Benz. Anybody know anyone who might fa...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Surge, Misfire VIN: WDBCA35E0K
This car starts and runs great while cool. In fact it will drive around town all day with no problems, and runs at 80*c. When it gets on highway and cruises 60 mph or more, temperature will creep up to 83*c on temp gauge. This takes 5 to 10 miles at speed. At ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L Instrument Cluster VIN: ED30E7N881
Hello fellow techs. I have asr funtion light ( orange triangle)coming on intermittently in center of dash.do not know much about this light. Alldata has no info on this light.it sometimes will come on during cornering and other times while driveing straight do...
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WP0EB0916K
hello we have a 10/88 porsche 911 the cosomer brought it in complaining of a random misfire at high rpm under a load it was over due for a full tune up and valve adj so we did it thought it was fixed shiped it out and now its back i could get the car to act up...
1993 Porsche 968 3.0L cruise control VIN: WD0AA2964R
This is a very intermittent failure of the cruise control system. It operates normally multiple times in a row. Intermittently, usually after an extended use period (100 or so miles)and subsequent shut-down period(half to one hour, the cruise control will not ...
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WVWCB5157L
first time poster here. we have been graced with the joy of this little red vw. it blows black smoke all the time. traced it down to ect circuit. we have 5 volts on signal wire going to sensor when unplugged. when we plug connector to sensor the reference volt...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L battery draw VIN: 3VWRC29MOX
Vw experts please help! 1999 Jetta is towed in with a dead battery, battery is charged and tested-bad. Alternator is checked, only charging 12.40v, so basically battery voltage only. Battery and alternator are both replaced. Customer picks up car and is back w...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M3Y
Timing Belt done almost two months ago. Couple weeks ago car came back showing poor idle and CEL with P0341 Code. Checked Wirings at Cam Plug Connector, Pin #1(Vt/Red) shows 5 v., Pin #3 Shows Good Ground and Pin #2 VT/YE(middle one) Shows 12 volts at KOEO and... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft Position Sensor circuit A Range/Performance Bank 1 or Single Sensor)
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Battery Light VIN: 3VWSR29M15
Customer concern of battery light on after cold start (over night 70 f ) belt noise and battery light on drove 5 to 7 miles ligth came and went 3-4 times stays on aprox. 30 sec battery tested fine alt low output at idle with all acc. on tested with midtronics ...
2007 Volkswagen Eos 2.0T 2.0L Oil Consumption VIN: WVWFA71FX7
Car arrived about 5k ago with check engine lamp on and mixture faults - we could not remove the oil cap with the engine running due to a failure of the crankcase vent valve mounted to the side of the valve cover. Car returned for regular service 4k later over ...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Compressor VIN: YV1TS94D1Y
A/C compressor clutch does not engage. Can be engaged with i-scan through engine management. There are no DTC's in the climate control. When reading actual values in engine management the A/C pressure reads -176 kPa. I cannot confirm if this is the default val...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Misfire VIN: YV1TS94D8Y
I feel obligated to repair this car. I installed a used motor 4 months prior.the car misfires only at idle,when the misfire accurs different injectors drop out.if u bring the idle up to1000 rpm all injectors hit.when the misfire accrues the headlights and inst...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Rear Shocks VIN: YV1LZ56K8Y
Hi there I was wondering if anyone had done a conversion changing rear shocks on a V70 2000 AWD from the self adjusting Nivomat to a standard type shock. I see on the net there various conversions have been done on earlier 700s & 900s but no mention of V70 AWD...

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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Cooling system VIN: 5UXFB53534
this turned out to be the slickest repair The leak is caused by the tube that goes under the valley pan in this engine & the dealer takes the heads off & the front timing cover. All German Auto in Cal. makes a kit to do this job with just taking the intake, w...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Surge
Thanks for all the replies . Everything i checked seemed to be good. I'm thinking possible vacuum leak under the the intake some wear . cust didn't want to pull the intake off and was gonna drive it to see if got worse . Thank you all.
2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L Radio VIN: SALAE24406
After more testing I found that the fiber optic signal to wake up amp. was present at the amp. (in) not out, opened up amp. full of fungus, cleaned out and reassembled, no change. Installed relay to control power input to amp. ( controlled relay with unsed fus...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG7058Y
Thank you all for the replies. I will ship the car since the trims have gone down slightly. I dont have the ability to reset trims. Car only ran 3 monitors, It willl be back a few days for a smog check. Trouble codes: P0170, P0173.
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Electronic VIN: WDBNG75J11
Sorry for the delay in closing this post and thanks to all who responded. I was unable initially to access the code menu in the AC control head with the procedures outlined above; however someone left the key in ignition over weekend and come Monday morning we...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1TS97D9X
We are planning on replacing the ECM due to overwhelming replies that point to this area - Will post an update after it is installed - The car drove in and continued to progess to an intermittant start to no start to no crank - The cam sensor was OEM (Volvo... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap Leak Large), P1633 (Vss), P1631 (Control module communication.).
2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L awd VIN: YV4CZ59216
sorry it took so long to close. bruce and ed were right on about the spline being striped out. i had to wait for car to come back in to pull apart and it took another week and a half for volvo to get part in. my spline pulled off without a puller. i guess it w...
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