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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L dash area VIN: WAUEH64B6I
Hey Audi Experts! This Audi has a low pitched noise coming from (I think)the dash area under most all driving modes. This noise comes and goes, high speed and low and I can best describe it as a rythmical "DRRRRR" which does not follow car or engine speed. I ...
2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L Surge VIN: WAUKC68DO1
I have a 2001 audi a4 wagon with 1.8 turbo.The car originally came in with no compression.Found that the rear timing chain tensioner had collapsed causing timing to jump and result in bent valves.After repairing car and returning to customer next day oil light...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Milage /Odometer VIN: WBAAM5341Y
Vehicle came in with no display for odometer and milage counter ,its like the digital display is out, checked all fuses and are ok , also check engine light is on and reads no codes available with my solus scan tool,using obd connector and/or round connector u...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L all systems VIN: SAJGX2040X
Customer claims the complete car shut off as though the key was suddenly turned off while driving at 35mph. Pulled over and car started right back up with no problems since then. The only thing I can think of that would kill the motor, dash lights, gauges, an...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L engine VIN: SAJEA51D52
Hey guys,looking for a little info on this jag. Customer through a rod bearing , and we have a used engine to install. Book has us pulling cradle and everything together out the bottom. I was wondering if we can cheat and just pull the motor out the top, and w...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L shifting VIN: WDBEA30D4J
this is a well maintained 300e.the probelm is that on hwy after prolonged drive car will downshift by itself (5 to4) and eventually it went to low gear.after car cools off car will shift perfectly again.this only happens in very hot (90) degrees or higher outs...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L brake light switch, brake lining light, esp, etc.. VIN: WDBRF64JX2
Tricky one here. Originally customer came in months ago with brake lining light on & complaint of brake override activating. Replaced front & rear brakes & sensors, found fault for brake light switch & replaced it with genuine. Customer returns month later sta...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG 3.2L cooling system VIN: WDBRF65J13
This car will use up about 1 qt of coolant in a month. We pressurized the system and found no external leaks. We tested for a head gasket leak and found no evidence to support it. I had to remove the right plenum runner to replace a breather hose and found it ...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWWWC81H9
HI everyone . I have a jetta here that was turn off and then would not start - this is my son inlaws car and it is a pos - i found no spark concern - it is getting fuel - i did the coil test per all data and it shows good , I do not have all the vw tools to te...
1997 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L no power VIN: WVWGG83A2V
Car starts & idles fine, does not accelerate, has no power,blows blue smoke when accelerated. Code 00553 comes back after accelerating, MAF reading at idle is 402mg/str, spec. is 240/340 mg/str. Has new Turbo charger & injection pump which were replaced by pre... Trouble codes: 00553 (MAF sensor implausible signal)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L radio VIN: 3VWSR69M74
vehicule came in with the radio turning on but you couldnt turn the station the only button tat seemed to work was the amfm button and the volume (you could see the volume guage go up and down) . but there was no sound coming out of the speakers. replace radio...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Light On VIN: WVGBC77L64
Now has code for RR TPMS sensor. Replaced sensor, system still has error code for RR & will not accept coding. Customer requests elimination of TPMS. Unplugged module, now no longer has warning buzzer, but idiot light stays on in cluster. Any secrets to elimin...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L convertible top VIN: 3VWCM21Y84
We have replaced micro switch 171 on right ram. Header switch j220 tested good, but we are getting code 02000 for this switch. Windows roll down and boot flaps open, but top is dead. We have reset pinch protection, battery reset and erased codes. Code will rea...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U6Y
As stated, the car throws codes for cylinder #2 glow plug, has been on for quiet a while, just recently lit cylinder #1 as well. Car has been to the dealer for tsb regarding replcement of glow plugs and reprogramm. All we have at work is mitchell on demand, ... Trouble codes: P0671, P0672
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF71K86
Hello new generation VW techs ... The vehicles from 05 on - seem to have few help requests and fewer people knowing what is going on with newer technologies. I thank you in advance - even before you offer your time and help. This engine was run some 3 qts lo... Trouble codes: P0688, P1545 (Throttle Valve Controller - Intermittent), P2106 (Throttle Valve Actuator - intermittent), P2251 (B1S1 Negative lead Open circuit), P0130 (B1S1 Malfunction in Circuit), P0011 (Intake CAm Retard Set Point not reached.)
1991 Volvo 740 T 2.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: YV1FA8754M
Hello fellow techs. I hate to ask for help but I am out of ideas on this Volvo. This car is a regular customer, good maintenance, etc. Car came in by tow truck, no start. No spark and no Inj. pulse tested with a noid light. Sometimes car will start right up on...
1997 Volvo 850 T-5 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LW572XV
Customer complaint is vehicle will be difficult to start (extended cranking and takes long time to fire up). usually occurs in mornings or when vehicle is cold sitting a few hours. Verified complaint. Found & repair some broken vacuum lines to the fuel pressur...
1999 Volvo C70 2.3L see below VIN: YV1NC53D0X
Hi Volvo Guys, This customer has had the above code on/off since the car was new. The dealer had a few goes at it but came up empty. The problem was initially so infrequent that the customer did not pursue the matter while under warranty. Recently the problem... Trouble codes: P0455 (Large EVAP Leak)
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD 2.5L headlights VIN: YV1RH59H54
This car has xeon headlights It intially came in for no right headlight tried a new bulb no luck .I GOT A FIX FROM IDENIFIX it says go to the ballast and look for power at a certain terminal before it goes to the ballast it runs thru a fuse thats it.. IM GETTI...

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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L trunk lights and glove box light inoperative VIN: WAUDC68D11
thanks for all response ..the lights have mysteriously started to work ,,, all information was excellent .. now ill look at these trouble spots if condition repeats .. thanks again .. maybe a trunk latch switch sticking intermittant ?
2002 BMW Z8 5.0L left turn signal VIN: WBAEJ13403
Sorry to close so late, no excuse. Customer decided to live with problem for now. Thanks to all who replied for their willingness to help. Special thanks to Cedric for supplying a website with a wiring diagram. (...
2001 Jaguar XJR 4.0L will not fill VIN: SAJDA5D81M
Hey Gang, As usual most were right on with the right procedure. First we disconnected the tank from the canisters and the fill problem went away. We then we reconnected the gas tank to the first canister and disconnected the connection the the second canister...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1288T
Thanks to all who replied!! The fix was the PCM. I didn't find any damage inside as many had suggested, but it was damaged nonetheless. Bought a used one from a local Independent shop and had the security immobilizer reset and all is well as per Land Rover-the... Trouble codes: 1371 (1373 -), 1373 (testing and results).
1963 Mercedes-Benz 230SL 2.3L power steering pump and pulley VIN: 1130421000
Thanks to everyone that took the tiome out to help. It took a couple of days to get the pump back from my freind. I ordered a pump from Sun Valley Mercedes Dismantelers. He is going to ship it today. I should see it in a week to ten days. Thanks Mike
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Misfire VIN: WDBGA43E2S
1st of all, i would like to thank all who help and provide value inputs. After the injection purge, problem period seems to decrease down to 1-2 sec, customer would like to take the car 1st, and let us know in 2-3 weeks later. i will post further update if cus...
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L computer VIN: 4JGCB65E36
thanks for all of the replies...regrettably had to tow to dealer and have new tcm installed and programmed..apparently they did try to reprogram the unit from the other car(they called to get the vin) but no go. thanks for all the responses.
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWBB61C5W
I replaced the Throttle valve control module/throttle body, and had the adaptation basic setting 60 done. It now runs fine. Thank you to all who responded. Trouble codes: 01165 (Throttle Valve control module/ adapt to PCM), 17951 (TP sensor voltage too high), 17988 (Throttle actuator malfunction), 17648 (Injector 4 open).
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L turn signals /shift lock VIN: 3VWCC21V41
The Fix is in... Both left & right rear harness plugs were toast at the ground pin of the bulb holder. So we clipped them & reconnected at one of the other available pins on the bulb holder. All is good there for now. The diode was open in the 3rd brake light ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L steering wheel controls VIN: 3VWSK69M82
I hate to close a post with no fix, car has not returned, most replys say check clock spring. check all the fuses and they are all there. next step would dig deep and ohm out wires for clock spring. If i see this car again for this problem I will update. Than...
2008 Volvo S60 T5 2.4L rear upper arm VIN: YV1RS59248
used special tool to get arm off. thanks the book time is wrong . not east job.
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