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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL54B3Y
I've inherited this problem vehicle. Intermittent (getting more frequent) vehicle will run very rough after starting, MIL flashing, will set P0303, and sometimes will be accompanied by P0300. #3 coil replaced, have swapped injector, swapped new coil to other b... Trouble codes: P0303, P0300
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Service Interval VIN: WBAVB13576
Help in resetting oil interval with or without pc
2004 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Stall, start/stall VIN: SAJEA74C84
Customer filled up fuel tank with regular unleaded and drove car home. next morning crank and start/die repeatedly. One of the ford dealers ran battery down and recarged through a power port. Car trailered to us(70 miles). I charged and tested battery, all ok....
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Suspension VIN: SALME11403
Car was brought to a transmission shop for a trans mission rebuild, after that code 116 keeps popping out, tried to recalibrate the suspension, but after a couple of days it comes back. Second time around recalibrated it, set steering angle sensor and took 1 w...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBGB34E9N
Running on #2 Diesel,vegetable oil system not enabled, gray smoke upon start and for about 5 minutes at idle or running. Complaint occured somewhat suddenly. Thought it was fuel but car is losing oil with no obvious leaks. Customer is asking for compression te...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Cam Shaft VIN: WDBDA28D1N
Story in related history, thanks for any help
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L headlights VIN: WDBWK56F97
Hi Friends I have this SLK that is refusing to be fixed, the problem comes and goes so often I'm having trouble getting an accurate diagnosis. The headlights and side marker lights both come and go for no apparent reason. When my headlights-low beams- don't w...
1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WPOAA0959G
this car came in to the shop over heating the top hose hot lower cold no heat removed and replaced the t stat filled samething over heats no heater we trided air lift putting frount car up still over heats no heater top hose hot lower cold no heater tried bloc...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L No Crank VIN: YS3FB49S03
New customer towed in-for no crank-car started on ist try for me-but immobilizer failure displayed on sid,customer also stated that passengers door lock and window inop for a long time.pulled codes,then i disconected the battery to reboot,after recheck codes-s...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Airbag VIN: YS3FB45S53
Car has airbag service light on. Scanned with Tech 2 which showed DTC "ACM B1000 C5 Unknown DTC". Ran Tech 2 diagnosis on driver & passenger airbags, side curtains, and seat belts, all values were within accepted range. Cleared DTC's three times, and light is ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWBC21C2Y
can any of you vw techs get me the pin code for the antitheft system, we are replacing the instrument cluster on the bug, the 14 digit code is [...]. the local dealer will not give me code to re-adapt key. thanks dan
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCT71K56
When this vehicle was brought to me it did start hard (long crank) once it started it ran fine and never had a hard start again. left for a week and had no problems until now and it won't start at all. I checked for fuel pump operation. in tank pump is working...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWTL71K39
THis vehicle was towed in. No Start condition. Customer states that gasoline was mixed with diesel and vehicle died while driving. After flushing the whole fuel system and added fresh diesel we now have a no injector pulse condition. Following have been checke...
1999 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L Drive Line
Hi Guys, I have this Volvo that a customer just purchased. If you put the car in reverse and back up a few feet then put the car in drive, turn the wheel 1/2 turn left or right then when starting out under light accel, you move a few feet then you hear "THUNC...
2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L Hesitation VIN: YV1CZ85225
Hello fellow volvo techs, I'm a little stumped and I think I'm a little too close to this one and I'll admit I may not be able to see the forest through the trees. This car came in a month ago, 1/4 tank of gas, no fuel pressure. We could hear a pump in the tan... Trouble codes: P0089 (Fuel pressure regulator performance)

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1991 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAAA2311M
Found one of the small ground wires from the intake to the body way misssing. Assume not reinstalled by other shop. I performed a voltage drop test between the engine and body while condition was occuring. And found over a volt, so we added a gound wire fro...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L EWS module VIN: WBAGF832XW
Sorry for the delay. After many attempts and lots of good suggestions I have determined that my scan tool may not be capable of doing the job necessary to keep the car running. I am sending this one to the dealer. I just can't spend any more time on it and all...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WBAGL634X2
so it took me a while to confirm the fix but looks like we got her, it had a bad throttle body, the potentiometer codes didnt return but that wasnt causing the throttle issue. the integrated voltage module was cutting power intermittently causing a no throttle... Trouble codes: 2785 (mdk potentiometer), 2786 (throttle valve potentiometer 1), 2787 (throttle valve potentiometer 2), 2820 (variable intake system signal implausible), 2821 (variable intake system temp warning), 5F02.
1986 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, Loads up VIN: SAJAY1348G
I want to thank all that replied. I had forgotten about the ground in the boot so I checked that , it looked ok but I cleaned it anyway with no joy from that . I ended up checking the pulse width and saw that the injectors were being driven lean when the ove...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Reverse band VIN: SAJEA51C62
Well after the second help request and still not a lot of information I dove in this morning. Ended up drilling and tapping a hole in the cover. Installing vice grips with slide hammer to break the cover free from the corrosion. Next came the big trick. I ...
2002 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Oil Leak VIN: WMWRE33472
Well customer chose not to look further however, Talked to the techs at a mini dealer in portland. Number one oil leak on this vehicle is valve cover. This one was dry. They stated the superchargers do leak and higher milage engine do get blow by. There sugges...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L brake warning lamp VIN: WMWMF7359T
Skip [...] was exactly right. Although the car didn't specifically tell me what it needed I ran the reset for the brake fluid service (2years) as suggested by Skip and it cleared. Still had odd code for wheel speed direction? but last problem of illuminated...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L fluid VIN: 3VWCA21C1X
this things fixed it was just the plastic fill tube. thanks everyone for replyig, i just was making sure there wasn't a hiddin problem causing the fluid to drain back overfilling the pan...thanks again everyone
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L monitors wont reset VIN: YV1LS553XW
Thank you to all that replied. As most of you stated Volvo has a problem with this year and model's monitors not setting. I did take the chance to run it through the machine and it passed with flying colors. No bulletins came up on the machine stating that mon... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap leak).
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