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1999 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Converter VIN: WAUCB28D4X
Hello Audi Techs, I am a student in an Auto Tech class working on my new A4 B5. I changed the fluid, filter, and resealed the pan. We are currently rechecking the fluid level to make sure that it isn't just an issue of low fluid, but assuming that this isn't t...
1991 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAAA2311M
Vehicle returned with poor running condition. When gage moves above 3/4 the engine hesitates and runs very badly. I replaced both temp senders, replaced intake manifold gaskets and throttle plate gaskets. (throttle plate missing two bolts). Found out work was ...
1994 BMW 525i 2.5L no move in no gear VIN: WBAHJ6322R
before car stopped moving. instrument light 'TRANSMISSION PROGRAM ' light came on . for like 3 weeks. transmission oil level is ok. wont move in no gear..i retrieved dtc 100 gear monitoring,code o6-pin not connected ignore error.i replaced transmission oil n f...
2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBABN33463
had vehicle come into shop for check engine light scanned and had cyl 1+4 miss codes. could not get to duplicate first few trys starting. got vehicle to finnaly act up. sometimes it feels like ignition miss sometimes almost starts chugging sometimes can feel o... Trouble codes: 238 (Miss cyl 1), 241 (Miss cyl 4), P0313 (Miss detected with low fuel), P1349 (Miss cyl 4 with fuel cut)
2005 BMW 320i 2.2L Tis is a 4 cylinder engine
Hallo , I hope somebody can help.First for your info, this is not a 6 cylinder, but a 4 cylinder engine with valvetronic. We have got this vehicle in and it makes a ratlle kind of noise from the top of the engine.(through rev range).First we thought it might b...
1989 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SAJKY1546K
This car has a couple of running problems, which consists mainly of a rough idle, worse when hot which I discovered is from a sporatic spark that is shorting/jumping from the coil tower to the positive coil terminal. Cold starting is Ok but hot restart is diff...
2001 Jaguar X Type 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKC51MS1
Hallo there, any Jaguar specialists out there? I am lacking some information on these cars. Customer complaint is that he lost power and MIL light came on, but vehicle started running normal again. We read out system and got code:P1229. After some research I f... Trouble codes: P1229 (Throttlebody mallfunction)
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Reverse band VIN: SAJEA51C62
We replaced transfer case seal and my technician removed the wrong "fill" plug. The bolt that was removed was as far as I can tell the lower mounting pin for the reverse band. The lower mounting point has shifted below the hole. My initial idea was to remove t...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Wheel Speed Sensors VIN: WDBHA24G5Y
i got into this thing and found a few trouble codes: p0720 read etc diagnostic trouble code memory current stored. p1605 can acceleration for road recognition abs vehicle speed sensor.p0500 vehicle speed sensor A left front B Left Rear stored code.p0600 Can fr...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L rear shock leaking VIN: WDBSK75F33
2003 mbz sl500 new body style.leaking rear strut.Hello group,have this 03 sl 500 with ABC light on,cked system found hydralic fluid low,cked cause and found right rear strut leaking,do not have very good scan tool,(auto boss) is available ,can get access to st...
2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 5.0L Esp VIN: 4JGCB75E16
Hello, I have no information on this one. Customer had an ESP light come on and now it is off, there are no symptoms of a problem. I scanned all modules with PC Retriever and the traction systems module does have two codes: 5170 Steering wheel angle: Zero poi...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L air bag light on VIN: WMWRF33565
tested kbus with volt meter got runing voltage? what is real voltage on k bus? also we have autologic , snapon modis, auto boss and with all this tools we are having two sets of codes , some releted to bus problem and some to enabling of seat mat air bag code ...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA2988Y
this vehicle has codes p1128 and p1130 which from what i gather are lean codes (?). but my fuel trim at idle suggests more of a rich concern. are these normal readings at idle for this motor? (when hitting the throttle the fuel trim readings head back toward n... Trouble codes: P1128, P1130
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Battery VIN: YS3FB45S94
Hi guys - we work on a ton of SAAB vehicles here but this one has me stumped. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This vehicle originally came in with a flat battery - the customer replaced the battery with a Diehard unit, 850CA. After a few days, the batt...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L lack of power VIN: WVWPD63B72
Hell VW Techs This car came to do the repairs mention in related repairs section,the car did not have any codes for the transmission and the transmission was working OK, but now the transmission is slipping at take off and also has a little shattering, today w...
2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS91D12
Hey guys, I work on Volvos quite a bit. This guy came in with check engine light on with ton of codes. Customer claims motor works fine. He has not cared for the light since 2 years ago. We replaced the pressure booster sensor for turbo. Got that out of the wa... Trouble codes: 130A, 641A, 644A, P2036 (Turbo boost pressure sensor at fault), P2035

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1998 Alfa Romeo spider 3.0L starter VIN: ZAR9160000
Well this one is fixed. Thanks to all who tried to help. I guess I wasn't clear enough in the fact that the battery and cables where good.. As most replies said to check battery and cables. The problem was that the start feed to the starter was not getting to ...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L dash area VIN: WAUEH64B6I
Hey Gang: Another one without the fix. I had a second go at this with my "Wireless Chassis Ears" from MATCO. We did locate the noise consistently to the right center of the dash, near the glove box. I am thinking that one of the mode motors is making noise, ...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L transmission VIN: SAJHX6049X
Okay, I took a leap of faith, yanked the gear box and it was a broken A-clutch drum. I was looking on eBay. There's a gentleman selling rebuilt drums for $285. It's on the way; I should have it in a few days. Thanks to all who responded!
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Timing Chain VIN: WDBJF25H5X
Thanks to all who replied with advice, I am closing this as a fix even though customer decided not to purchase and repair this vehicle. Consensus was too much unknown and too much chance for more repairs after the initial problem was repaired. TYhanks to a gre...
1997 Porsche 911 Targa 3.6L Ride height VIN: WP0DA2995V
Thank you very much to those that replied. These are the specs: the frt axle height is 174 + or - 10 mm. lt to rt 5mm. rear axle height is 157 + or - 10 mm. lt to rt 5mm. max frt to rear is 10mm. This for the standard model.
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD58B2V
Thanks for all the help. This car had a broken transmission mount which caused the distributor cap to hit the hood just enough to tweak it and cause the rotor to wipe out the terminal and consequently send it out the side of the dist. cap. I also had to fix so...
1989 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L heater core VIN: WVWRB01G2K
Thankyou men very much, i got it done without moving the dash all the way out. Mitchell shows complete dash removal and heater assembly removal and all that stuff. It was my first time in, thankyou all again...
2004 Volkswagen TRANSPORTER 2.5L water pump VIN: WV1ZZZ7HZ4
This vehicle is fixed. Many thanks to David from Australia, never would have attempted this without your knowledge. Water pump was wiped out, bearing loose as hell, plus impeller cavitated.
2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L maintenance VIN: YV1CZ91165
Thanks for all the replies. We are aware of the thermostat nipple problem on these cars. It was a first time client who called, and we looked up the service info on VIDA. Once we got our hands on the booklet in the glove box, we saw that the t-stat was not in ...
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