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2004 Audi A4 Quattro Cabriolet 3.0L Noise VIN: WAUDT48HX4
This has a buzzing or resonance noise, coming from pass side fuel pump, pump was changed a month ago for same concern. It was fine for a month but is now back, not as loud and much more intermittent than before, but still annoying the customer...fuel pressure ...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83421
I have tried All Data, Identifix, etc...and can't seem to find a good repair trac...diag info for pursuing this repair. Any help for finding diag info would be greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: P0452 (Evap Press. sensor Switch Low)
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT53471
customer complained of hesitation, lack of power and extended crank time. stability control traction control light on as well. vehicle scanned bmw codes 83, 244,75 as well as maf sensor code which i can't recall now. codes cleared, vehicle taken on long test d... Trouble codes: 83 (crank sensor circuit a), 244 (75 - no rpm from dme), 75 (no rpm from dme)
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L exhaust vanos VIN: WBAAW33411
Well this one has me stumped. Customer came in with a check engine light on and occasionally runs rough. well we found the faults P0014 and P0015 referring to the vanos exhaust camshaft end position not reached and tight or jammed. We also found a torn intake ...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Brakes lock up VIN: 5UXFA53502
Car came in with the complaint that the brakes lock up after driving a couple of miles. Sure enough all four lock up.ABS light is on and we extracted code#72 - 114 - Pressure sensor , zero deviation and code 5A - 90 - Brief power interrumption. Brake fluid is ...
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Valve Body VIN: WBAGN63444
We rebuilt transmission..on test drive had a hard downshift from 2 to 1. Checked valve body found ok except the channel plate had some of the black gasket missing or mushed. Would this cause the downshift and is there any thing that can be used to fill in the ...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ3342K
Customer came in with check engine light on. pull codes and found code for DM-TL code.smoke the system no test and found DM-TL was bad and we replaced the pump,than run test the system was ok.customer came back again with the some code and DM-TL pump... Trouble codes: P1449
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51C62
We did some repair on this vehicle and evry since the cruise does not work and the yellow(mil?) light comes on with a message DSC SYSTEM FAULT. We found the listed code but cannot access the "flight recorder data" OBD shows no codes and no freeze frame and our... Trouble codes: P1582 (Flight recorder data stored/Throttle monitor data available)
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Gearbox/ Throttle VIN: SAJEA51D43
Customer has been driving over a month(1000 miles plus) since last repair of a "Charging System -low voltage". Replacing battery cable FIXED THAT. Now to the new issue. Customer driving to work on the interstate and the Red/Yellow warning lights came on in the...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Starting VIN: WDBHA28E5T
Car will not start. Has Fuel Pressure and spark, but no injector pulse. Does anybody have any iformation to assist with diagnosing this problem?
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Shifter VIN: WDBRN47J62
Trying to adjust shifter cable/shift assembly after replacing shifter assembly and clutch, cannot find information on how to do it, right now I can't shift into 1st and second gear very well.
2008 Porsche Cayenne 3.6L air bag light VIN: WP1AA29P28
Just got this Porche from the body shop. Was hit in the rear, minor repair. They never even disconnected the battery they said. Air bag light on solid. Auto Enginuity is the only scan tool we have that will get into this thing at all and only info retrieved fr...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L valve body VIN: YS3EF48Z4X
Help! Rebuilding this unit and accidentally separated the valve body from the wrong side. You can figure out the rest :-(. I desperately need to get my hands on a decent diagram for balls, springs etc. that reside in between valve sections. Alldata has nothing...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L window VIN: WVWVH63B02
left rear window will not roll up or down. has code stored for window no response, found regulator in door cable jammed. replaced cable and new motor/module assembly clear codes. window still does not work, same codes appear. I can see on my launch x431 that t...

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1983 BMW 320i 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WBAAG3309D
I should have been more specific. When I said no oil pressure what I meant 0 psi. We tried applying air pressure to the system and the pressure gauge shot right up Which told us there wasn't any blockage but there was air escaping from the crank bearings but I...
1985 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WBAAK7407F
Thak you to all who replied. As some of you suggested vehicle would go rich and die. Car would eventully restart if you played with the throttle, but would die if just left to idle. All sensor data appeared to bein order. Installe a used ECU, and so far so goo...
1977 Mercedes-Benz 280E 2.8L No Start VIN: 1230331205
never ignore the basics, I had a good strong spark, grew frustrated and replaced the ignition coil, car fired right up. coil tested perfectly but that did not matter. Customer picked up car and all is well
1993 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L Running on one Coil VIN: WP0AB2961P
Here's where I went wrong. On this car, if you don't hook up both ignition modules neither one will work. I switched the wires from the good coil to the bad and it fired. But when I tested the module I left one unplugged and neither fired. I looked at the wiri...
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDI 1.9L engine VIN: 3VWCR31CO5
New main brgs and pressure is back. This engine looked so clean inside I never thought it could be brg trouble. Replies suggested engine is known for cam lifter and cam brg failure if proper oil and maintance is not followed. VW 505.01 oil is specified. Than...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCT71K56
Thank you all for the help. sorry about the delay in response. I never found anything solid to blame. I suspect that the problem was the tandem pump. In fact the customer has an extended warranty and we were going to get one and put it on then come to find out...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Abs/Master Cylinder VIN: YVILW5534S
Thank you all for your help,the volvo is fixed sofar,I replaced the module,abs pump, and solenoid pack,I bought a good used one from a wrecking.So no more Abs/trac light and no more pedal going to the floor.Some off you thought I had two problems,but I think i...
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