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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L haldex VIN: TRUZZZ8N52
the rear tyres on the vehicle were shot and on tight corners we noticed the vehicle rear wheels "skipping" as if no differential between axles. ie looks like front axle is rotating at same speed as rear. placing the vehicle on the ramp, the front wheels can ro...
1991 BMW 535i 3.5L cooling system VIN: WBAHD2313M
Hey guys, got one we are just looking for a little input. In December of 09, we did a head gasket on this car for a blown head gasket due to overheating. we had the head pressure tested with no cracks found. resurfaced and new valves installed. We also retorqu...
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43452
I'm not a BMW tech so asking others with BMW experience. I suspect a Mass Ait Flow meter issue. Lean o2 codes only set during steady/ freeway driving. There is no rough running either cold or hot. At idle my short term fuel trims are +/- 1-2% with long term at... Trouble codes: P00, 171 (Lean A/F Bank), P00, 174 (Lean A/F Bank 2)
2004 BMW 745i 4.4L limp mode VIN: WBAGN63464
can any body tell me what this code meens/ i cant seem to find it
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L insturment back lighting VIN: SAJDA01D2Y
no back lighting for dash module, has lights for radio and center ac module,they work as they should(dimmer). mileage in dash also lights and dim as it should from dimmer control. was intermittent at first could not duplicate customer problem.after a couple of...
2002 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Radiator Fan VIN: WMWRE334X2
This Mini was towed in account car overheated. Serpintine belt had failed. Belt was replaced,all pulleys and tensioner are fine. Radiator topped off & pressure tested. Engine seems to run fine with no indications of overheating. Radiator fan however runs conti...
1984 Porsche 944 2.5L No Start VIN: WPOAA0948E
This Porsche was driven to a car show, where it failed to start and had to be towed in. It cranks fine, and was found to have no spark or injector trigger. There is power to the injectors and to the ignition coil, but the control unit (CU) would not trigger th...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD58B2V
This car was towed in for running rough, I found the distributor rotor had come apart and went through the side of the distributor cap. Easy fix, I called the customer and he states this is happened before about a year ago. The distributor feels fine, very lit...
2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3ED59Z92
Hello All, I have a 2002 Saab 9-5 with a 3.0 6 cylinder in it. This car has a starting issue. The car will crank for a long time before it will finally start. We found that the battery couldn't hold 12 volts for long and was four years old, so we decided to c...
1982 Volkswagen Vanagon L 2.0L No Start VIN: WV2YA0257C
Hi all. I'm wondering if anyone has a schematic for this old POS that ended up in my shop. Need F/I schematic as Alldata has different from what's in vehicle. Alldata shows O2, Elec. Ign. I don't have any of that, so I don't know if the rest is or isn't right...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWCC21C8Y
I want to thank everyone in advance and apologize for the long detailed test procedures. I am at a lost. My customer has been more than patient with us. Daughter is going to school here and Mom and Dad live 120 miles from here. Thanks again!! •Vehicle came i... Trouble codes: 16826 (small evap leak), P1225 (28- Short to ground on all 4 injectors), P1420 (Evap purge valve short to ground), P1420 (Evap purge valve short to ground), P1472 (Evap leak detection pump short to ground)
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCP21C82
This vehicle was towed from the dealer. Customer was told injector pump lines and injectors was the reason the vehicle quit running. Upon inspection found water pump had failed and timing had jumped. Replaced water pump and timing belt components. Tested compr... Trouble codes: 16706 (Ign dist speed input circuit g28 no signal)
2005 Volkswagen Touareg 4.2L abs VIN: WVGZM77LO5
Need help on this one. Replaced eng. about month ago car ran out fine. Customer return two days ago with abs light on pulled codes found 00285 - ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Front Right (G45) found sensor not reading reluctor whhel in bearing was bad replaced bearin...

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1995 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGA84A1S
Thanks first to all the audi techs out there. The problem was the ECU. What the customer did not tell me was that the cowling drain had plugged and flodded the passenger side of the car with 6 inches of water. They had dried it out before bringing it to my sho... Trouble codes: P1570, P0605.
2002 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure
Finally got a slow day to get back on this vehicle. For some reason most everyone kept steering me away from my suggestion that it could be the oil cooler but after exhausting every other option I removed the cooler and it was plugged with sludge. After replac...
2005 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ33405
yes this is fixed the cold air injection valve was the problem it was sticking closed thanks to everyone that took time to enswer my request it is great to have you all. Trouble codes: P0411 (Cold air injection problem).
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L ignition switch VIN: WDBDA29D7P
thank everyone who responded to my "help"request! what a tool to have in the "tool box" IATN In this case I read all the info I could,If the key will not go to position 1 you have your hands full from what I understand from my reading.Quite the procedure from...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J43
Eureka! I should have done the simple thing: disconnect either the baro sensor or coolant temp sensor and see what code arrives. I unclipped the baro sensor connector, and fired the car off. After a few minutes, I put the scanner on, which yielded a P2013-1... Trouble codes: P2004 (B18 altitude pressure sensor signal - stored).
2006 Mercedes-Benz B200 2.0L starter VIN: WDDFH33X16
Thanks Guys for all you inputs. MB is now running for a week without any "hot soak" starting issues. Yes, you have to drop the subframe by 80mm to acesses the starter. We have purchased the "Bolt Set # [...]-00 from Mercedes, which puts the subframe/eng...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L a/c VIN: 3VWCD221Y4
Customer picked up car and said she will return at a later date for repairs after thanksgiving will be in the thirtys that time of the year here so repairing the AC system should be interesting lol. When I do repair the car i will update. Thanks for the respo...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Heat/Vents VIN: YV1SZ58D21
Thanks for the useful information, but unfortunately my customer has decided not to put any moe money into the car. Recently, the vehicle has started showing symptoms of the usual ABS module failure, as well as the transmission valve body problems. I am sor...
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