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2001 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAC68D51
Hello everyone this car is a real trip that has me slightly pulling my hair out. First off it came in with the P1128 and P1479 codes current. We smoked tested the intake system and found the vacuum leaks listed in related repair history. After replacing those ... Trouble codes: P1128 (Fuel Trim Bank 1 Mult System too Lean), P1479 (Brake Boost Vacuum System Mechanical Malfunction), P0411 (Secondary Air Injection System Incorrect Flow Detected)
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Abs VIN: WBADM6349Y
Got this bmw here with codes, 31,32, and 33 all fro the speed sensors, replaced the sensors with no change light still pm. also have code 214 vehicle speed. i didn't know until later that the ABS module supplies a 8v ref to the sensors as it does not mention t...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBANB33504
VALVETRONIC ACTUATOR have a valve cover cover gasket leak(right bank), my scanners will not place valvetronic in "service position", the left side gasket was recently replaced elsewhere and I know it was not placed in service position, that shop unscrewed the ...
2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L Cuts out, at cruise VIN: WBAEH73495
Hi Guys, This Bmw has a two week history with us, and originally came in with multiple misfire codes, gateway faults, security faults, etc. Scanned with DIS and cleared all codes and the returning codes indicated a voltage issue and we tested the original bat... Trouble codes: 2A89, 2A88, 9408 (sim-sgm Eco Converter fault current)
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Brake Vacuum VIN: SAJJA42C7Y
I have had intermittent P0174 & P0171 lean bank 1 & 2 and restricted performance. Checked fuel pressure (ok), changed fuel filter, resistance tested MAF (ok) and problem persisted. Smoke tested intake and found a leak where the brake booster vacuum line connec...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L valve train VIN: SAJEA01U23
Engine still has noise and we suspect it to be coming from the VVT's - Is there a way to actaully pin point the noise to tje VVT unit with out quess work??? Thank you in advance Matt
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L mirrors power seats VIN: SAJEA51C64
Hi all I have this 04 jag x type in my shop customer complaint is power mirrors are innoperative I noticed power driver seat is out also. this car is hardly used and garaged (14000 miles)My question to you jag techs is where is a good place to start .And is ...
2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L passenger side door locks VIN: SALAG25466
client has come in with the passenger side door locks inop. the door locks will lock with the master and romote but then will not unlock. locking system is in the selective mode, one push drivers door unlocks, second push driver rear and hatch unlock. done the...
2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L MIL Lamp on, All warning lights o VIN: SALAB24466
This vehicle will OCCASIONALLY light every warning light on the instrument panel and turn on hazard flashers, and lower suspension. Message center displays a list of warnings including transmission fault, "FOLLOW ME HOME LIGHTS ON". I have driven it for a few ... Trouble codes: P0504 (Brake Switch A/B Correlation), P2605 (Intake Air Heater B Circuit / Open), U0102 (Lost Communication With Park Brake Control Module), U0104 (Lost Communication With Steering Effort Control Module), U0128 (Lost Communication With Restraints Occupant Sensing Control Module), U0155 (Lost Communication With Headlamp Leveling Control Module)
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65H0X
hello fellow mb techs. veh came in running very rough. found only misfire codes p0300/p0306/p0303/p0301. found new plugs but original wire set. replaced wire set. veh started and ran much better, however as usual i reset adapts. or tried. in the middle of lear... Trouble codes: C1022 (Asr no can comm with m.e.)
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L climate control VIN: WDBJF65JXY
This vehicle was driven into my shop with a complaint of inetrmittant no-start, and flickering dash lights. The entire control head for the climate control rythmically flickers rapidly, and a clicking in the unit can be heard. The instrument cluster lights als...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN40J53
Hi guys I need some mercedes help Im in over my head. I have a c230 with P0258 lambda control. I found the short term fuel trim to be 6% and th long term to be 11.7%. The fuel system says it is running in closed loop with an o2 sensor fault. My problem is I ca... Trouble codes: P2058
2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 4Matic 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF92H16
Hey folks, this one has us baffled - ( Merecedez is not our usual cup of tea) - had this P0015 come up - no driveability issues. Did some on line research. (mitchell on demand was no help) - replaced passenger's side lower cam position sensor - cleared code - ... Trouble codes: P0015 (Camshaft position actuator b bank 1 timing over retarded)
1980 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II 6.7L Purges out coolant VIN: 0000SRK394
Hi there everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this silver shadow 2 in because it keeps purging coolant out of the reservoir that mounts above the radiator. The car cools ok if you keep putting coolant in it, but the system just tends to keep pu...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Charging VIN: YS3FB49S03
Hello Saabs Techs! This saab doesnt charge the battery when running.(11.3volts) The Main problem is the field wire is not getting power from T-8 module. Its the blue wire pin 1 coming out of alternator. The only way I can get the alternator to charge is run ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, hard start cold VIN: 3VWSF29MXX
I am struggling with this vw tdi jetta hard starting issue. Following the flow charts I have and test procedures the only other thing I can see that may be an issue in this system is the ECM, yet I wanted to see if anyone has run into a simular instance. Hard ... Trouble codes: 16764 (Glow Plug heater Q6 circuit malfunction po380), 17811 (EGR system intermitant p1403)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, hard start VIN: 3VWSF29M2Y
Have a tdi jetta which i am having a hard time finding info on alldata to determine exactly what is the fault in the circuit. I have replaced the relay i guess it was a shot in the dark but i wasn't getting the circuit board on the inside of this relay. the ve... Trouble codes: P0380
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L transmission fluid VIN: 3VWCD21C91
Hi VW guys. does anybody have a part number for the seal (o-ring I belive) for the wiring harness going inside the transmission . I belive it's a common place for leaks after sitting over the weekend, toghether with the filler tube seal?
2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0L airbag light VIN: KX6M759502
i have a airbag light on and the code is 01217 side airbag igniter , driverside. all fuses are good. i need help with this one please dont know where to start.
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YV1RS58D61
Vehicle came into shop with Stalling and Idle issues, while in gear (Anything other than "P" or "N") RPM's will randomly start fluctuating bellow 2K. Speed does not seem a factor as vehicle as stalled under 10 MPH and above 25 MPH. During sporadic idle conditi...

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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBGB34E9N
Turbo had blown it's oil seal on inlet side. Had it rebuilt; they left inlet housing pointing wrong. I was able to loosen bolts and index it.
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Abc VIN: WDBSK75F03
I done what was told to do,flush it with plenty of fluid making sure no air got in,put on lift for a while,then back down to do a rodeo and abc red light went to green.
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L headlights VIN: WDBWK56F97
Still no resolution on this one,I received one suggestion to check the settings on the control unit to insure it was set for xenon lights I havent been able to do as of yet . I will post a fix if and when this one is fixed. Thanks for the help!
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Double BUMP VIN: 3VWCK21Y63
Hi there and thanks to everyone who took the time to reply. A few stated that the valve bodies are not uncommon problems with these. What I found, was that if you drive it further than lets say 7 or 8 miles, the operation seemed to deterioriate with some sli...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Starting VIN: YV1SZ58D51
Reprogamer ECM and replace new transmission thank you for your help
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Electronic VIN: YV1SZ58D51
The problem was reprogamer ECM and new transmission Thank you
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