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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, shuts down at 190 F VIN: WAUB84D8VN
Car runs for about 15 min until it reaches 190 degrees F on scanner. It then cuts out and looses fuel injection to the injectors; not sure about loosing spark as well. Vehicle will restart after vehicle cools down.
2002 Audi TT 1.8L fuel gauge VIN: TRUUT28N12
customer reported the fuel gauge would drop to empty at half tank or less. we replaced the sending units. now customer reports the gauge reads in reverse. full tank reads at empty or near empty and empty tank reads full. i am at a loss. i did do a hard reset o...
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Smoking VIN: WBAGN3404D
Greetings Group, This 745 came in with a complaint of severe white smoke out the exhaust. The BMW dealer had installed the updated right valve cover and separator plumbing about a month prior. Car was fine for 3 weeks, then problem resurfaced. I test drove th...
2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Engine VIN: SALNM22223
Came in due to overheating, spoke with Land rover tech, supposedly notorious for blocks cracking, took engine apart and inspected, apparently no cracks, rebuilt, still overheating, not as bad, but still overheating, bled system three times and still same probl...
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L charge lamp VIN: SALAE254X6
female customer has had no problems or indications but was driving home from 35 miles away and noticed first that brake lamp was flashing, then traction lamp came on, then check enginge lamp, then charge lamp and others. Customer pulled over shut it off and ca... Trouble codes: N0NE
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L Differential (Final Drive) VIN: WDBEB93D9H
Sending out an SOS to my fellow Benz techs out there. Greetings! Over the last two years we have been trying to solve the mystery of final drive leakage on this '87 300TD. We define leakage as actual drops of oil forming and reaching the floor, not just exteri...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L oil pressure VIN: WDBCA39D8J
we have a mercedes that we just put a used engine in, got it all in and the engine wont pump up oil pressure.according to mitchell on demand the oil pump is chain driven so there is no way that i can think of to pump up pressure like there is on an american v8...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Electronic VIN: 3VWST71K76
A/C doesn't work. Verified full refrigerant charge. I put in 525g as specified by underhood sticker. Noticed cooling fans were not working and my high side pressure was climbing to 300 psi, low side steady at 70psi. No power to the a/c compressor at the regula...

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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L oil temp gauge VIN: WAULT64B42
i guess nobody noticed i checked power and ground, had 12v as diagrams show i should have. i replaced sensor with new oe sensor with no change in gauge. had another car in shop next day compared sensor outputs on warm engine,had a square wave signal of 9 volts...
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULD64B82
Hey Gang, Everyone was right on with the MAS...which was my own gut feeling as well. Your endorsements just made the job much easier...what a great site. Thank You all - Bernie Trouble codes: P0171 (p0172-), P0172 (p0174-), P0174 (p0175-), P0175.
2004 Audi S4 4.2L compressor VIN: WAUPL68E14
Well, the customer took the car and is going to try trading it in somewhere. If it ends up coming back, I will be removing the compressor to see exactly what happened, and I will update this request. I fear that the splines on the gear inside the timing case w...
2004 Audi S4 4.2L settings VIN: WAUPL68E74
Thanks for David who replied.But unfortunately we do have the Launch and can not get,what David try to tell us. We have to close the help request due to the time allowed. We need the 17-Instrument cluster control map channel from roughly 02-05 S4,but no one be...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L harmonic balancer VIN: SAJDA01D3Y
We fixed the problem. We found a puller that had a 5/8 thread bolt with a 15/16" hex head. Then we used a 3/4" drive ratchet. The balencer then came off no problem. The problem before was we had a puller with a much smaller drive puller bolt that would not giv...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Lock cylinder VIN: SAJEA51D43
Hello all, sorry for the delay in response. As it turned out, the dealer sent us someone else's lock cylinder, this is why it would not turn. We replaced the cylinder, and advised the customer to go to Jag for a new key and programing of the new key, as the 2 ...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Unknown VIN: SALMB11473
We have given the vehicle back to customer we could not figure out the PO691 we had replaced the fan assembly with BMW unit from Worldpac and wired the with new wires and problem still would come back on, the engine check light would not come on but the code w...
2002 Maserati Spyder GT 4.2L Roof VIN: ZAMBB18A12
I guess I should not be so surprised on the amount of the replies I received, 4 replies in all. And with all the cloak and dagger info from the factory web sight, which was useless for this repair. It appears that all they have to give you are emission info an...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L ignition switch VIN: WDBHA23E2V
Thanks for the suggestion on removing the cluster. It helped a lot to get it out. The car however, ended up having to go to the dealer since it needed to have a new key programmed as well.
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L gas tank VIN: WDBSK75F33
that for all the replies,replaced gas tank and that fixed the problem.baffles come loose and cause the constat clunking noise as fuel moves around,after some research found the tank was replaced before by dealer many years ago.the new tank has been updated hop...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L a/c compressor VIN: YS3DD75NXX
Replaced the blower motor resistor and all fan speeds now work as does the a/c on any speed. Thanks for all the help and many of you who pointed me in that direction.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L windows VIN: 3VWSD29M6Y
Hey guys. I appreciate all of the feedback. Found no problem with everything suggested. I did replace the climate control assembly in the dash due to malfunction and no a/c. Customer took the car and I told her if the fuse pops again, bring it in right away. I...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: WVWPE63B64
well had intake and egr tube cleaned. also cleaned screen inside air box. have drove car 2 days now with no problem thanks for everyones help Trouble codes: P0299, 0R, 16683 (turbo underboost).
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Lights VIN: WVGCC67L44
Well, I punted on this vehicle. I could not spend the time on it that it would take to get to the bottom of it. He was going to call VW of USA to see if he could get some help on it. I wish I had more to give you on it, but this was going to turn into a time p...
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