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1999 Audi A6 2.8L No Start
Hello everyone, I have an 99 Audi A6 that won't start. I have checked the basics and found that the engine has spark and fuel. What more does an engine need other than oxygen and proper timing? The timing belt is not broken. I pulled codes P1338 and P1392, cam... Trouble codes: P1338 (camshaft position sensor bank 1 open or short to B), P1392 (camshaft position sensor bank 2 open or short to B)
2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Steering VIN: WAULT68E62
Hey guys I got a weird one here! Did a timing belt and power steering hose from pipe to pump! After all was done and put together droce car out and have no power steering, bleed system and used the proper power steering fluid (CHF11S) but no power steering! no...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6338X
Hi everyone, and thanks in advance for your input. First, a little background and a disclaimer- I did not begin the repairs on this car. Another of our techs started on it and I picked it up once it appeared that a major repair was necessary. This car has an...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3334X
Hello gang. Here I have 99 BMW 323i came with engine light on and codes for misfire on 4,5 and 6 and sec.air low flow on bank 2.Customer states the misfire is intermittent. Second day the car is in the shop and never misfire for me. Also compression and leak d... Trouble codes: 246 (Secondary air system low flow Bank 2), 242 (Misfire cyl. 5), 243 (Misfire 6), 241 (Misfire cyl. 4)
2005 BMW 760Li 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAGN83594
I have this 760Li V-12 BMW with a coolant leak at the rear of the engine. It is dripping from in front of the flywheel and from the lower crank case half below the rear main seal. Can it be leaking from something from above and running down or leaking from the...
2006 BMW 750i 4.8L Unknown VIN: WBAHL83566
We have an 06 750i with an erratic automatic transmission shifting problem. The car cam in a couple of weeks ago with code "4F81 ratio monitoring clutch A" when reading the diagnostics. no engine codes present. We advised the customer that maybe a transmission...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L right front brake VIN: SAJNV4844K
vehicle pulls to left when stepping on brakes , i figured stuck caliper or brake hose on pass side , cracked loose bleeder on pass side ,nothing , did the same on drivers side and fluid came out nice , went back to pass side and removed line before hose and st...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Passive restraint VIN: SAJNA5840K
This is one of those cars Jaguar equipped with the motorized shoulder belt transport. They were to be warranted for life, and I used to send all my customers with problems to the dealer and they would install new parts under the lifetime warranty. For some tim...
2003 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L Headlights VIN: SAJEA03V93
Greetings techs The auto leveling system on these headlamps works when I manually move the height sensors, but the lights point very low. I can move both lights up and down manually by grabbing the rear of the high beam bulb and pushing in and out. When pulli...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L convertor VIN: WDB2110760
Have an e55 with bad vibration when lockup convertor comes in, this happens on light to medium load.Scanning shows no saved or current codes, customer thought it was engine misfire. (shudder) when driving with scanner i can turn off solenoid for lockup convert...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L height control VIN: WDBUH83J74
this car sinks in rear. customer brought car to mercedes and they told her the left rear air bag leaked. they said change them in pairs due to age of car. at 850.00 + labor per side she sought another opinion. I told her i has limited software on that but i wo...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L no coolant flow VIN: WVWWH63BX3
no coolant flow to heater core with engine running, no heat from heater.
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 1.8L J569 brake booster relay VIN: WVWYH63BX4
Customer complaint of clicking under dash was traced to J569 brake booster relay. This relay is ground controlled by the ECM which does command relay on each time it clicks. There is no relationship between relay activation and actual booster vacuum. The quest...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L Boost System VIN: 3VWCD21C34
Had a quick question for you VW techs. Working on a 2004 VW Beetle Turbo S. Need to now if Boost Pressure Control Valve the same as Wastegate Bypass Regulator Valve? Have a p1200 code/17608 and trying to do a resistance test.
2008 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L rear calipers VIN: WVWGK73C38
Hi, I replaced rear pads on this Passat using Auto Enginuity to perform the piston to go back. Everything went well until I noticed a yellow P with a slash on the dash and the electic parking brake inop. There is a code set but cannot clear it. Does anyboby kn...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L No Start VIN: YVILZ56D6Y
We have been tracing an intermitant no start for a while now its not so intermitant. Car towed in no start checked for spark , pulse and fuel pressure all good. Checked cam sensor (cmp) good pattern. Same pattern running or cranking. Car starts occasionaly whe... Trouble codes: P0342, P0340, ECM30, ECM64
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Electronic VIN: YV1CZ59215
Have a 2005 XC90 2.5T has a CEM 1A5F code for communication with the BCM signal missing. Car can in first time with code no active, fault traced and monitored everything thing fine. While test driving, messages and code came back, fault active when scanned the...

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2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Steering VIN: WBAGN634X2
Thanks for the responses. I found the problem to be a bad electrical connection on pressure valve on steering rack.
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L Air Bag Light on VIN: 4USBT53413
I thank those who responded for the technical in sight. Especially Michael from CA., with the ohm measurments I was able to test the air bag and found it out of spec. So the repair was the replacement of the passanger door air bag. Thanks you people ROCK!
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L Shifter VIN: YS3DD38B2V
Well I really did not get much help on this one at all. I ended up adjusting the Range position switch and so far so good, the shifter itself feels funny, but so far the car is working as it should so we will see what happens from here. Thanks to everyone, Ko...
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