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2005 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Air Suspension VIN: WAULL44E95
The car initially came in with multiple suspension fault codes. One of the codes was related to power supply to the compressor. (I do not have the codes that was registered anymore). It also had codes: 01772 Signal from Level Control Pressure Sensor (G291) 00...
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L gauges VIN: WBABF4324R
car came in with the cluster is lighting up but the led read out is dead the gauges are dead also the power windows quit and the power door locks quit all at the same time Does anyone have any idea to what happened
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Oil Press/Level Indicator VIN: WBABS33431
This BMW came in with the oil indicator lamp intermittantly on. Sometimes it lights up amber and sometimes it is red. Another shop replaced the single wire oil pressure switch. With the key on and engine off the red oil pressure indicator is illuminated and wh...
1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L level sensor VIN: SAJKX624XW
Hey all Jaguar specialistas, Car came in on the tow truck, customer states "while driving car overheated on him he pulled over and got car towed in." Open the hood and see top radiator hose popped off (by the way he had radiator and fans replaced back in july ...
2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L fuel tank VIN: SAJDA41C43
This car had issues trying to fill the fuel tank, it shuts off before it is filled. We had replaced the fuel canister valve but same issue any help would be apprecitated. Stewart [...]
1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL 3.8L Low working pressure VIN: WDB1260226
This was a 280SE. Transmission was 722.300. We rebuilt this transmission - replacing all the seal rings, clutch plates and brake bands. But after reinstallation and test driving, the tranny seemed to start at 2nd but kicked down to 1st and start with a jerk at...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBUF65J23
car runs fine while drivingstart and stop no problem,if left out over night in -20 C it will not start and floods.put in shop over night starts codes trigered but when checking data on iscan cam signal comes back as signal implausible?also replaced #3 ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBUF82J54
car had intermittant stalling ,, only code was crank sensor po 335 ,, INSTALLED NEW SENSOR AND RETURNED CAR TO CUSTOMER car returned today and had crank code again ,, checked wiring and harness ,, no metal found on sensor , car has low mileage and no other i...
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L no comunication VIN: WDBSK75F84
Thnaks to all for any help. We are trying to do a state emission inspection. We are not getting any communication from the odb2 connector. there is no signal to pin #7 k-line of the connector. there is no signal at ecu. Thanks again for any help. Richie
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L control module VIN: WDBTJ65H07
Need help on this CLK350, it won't crank with the key. If I jump relay circuit 15 it cranks , starts and runs OK turning the key. I swapped both starting relay and circuit 15 relay with others (same part#) but no difference. on the diagram I can see circuit 15...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRE3345T
Hello, We received this Mini on a hook yesterday. We don't know the car or the customer. The complaint was died while driving. Customer stated battery good, but when he tried to start the car, all the lights on the dash went dim, and the starter just clicked. ...
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 3.6L emission monito VIN: WP0AA2994V
Well I have a weird one here! I have this Porsche that I can not set the monitors ( secondary ait inj. catalyst, [...], evap)! Car has been driven for about 200 miles and still hasn't set! Battery has not die since replacing. When doing the drive cycle we d...
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AA29P94
The car was towed what I later found out from another shop. I tried to start it and the car starts than begins to miss, throttle starts to chatter and engine pops trough the intake.I pulled codes: P2135, P0121, P2179, P2177, P0336. Next I smoke tested the inta... Trouble codes: P2135 (accelerator module), P0121 (throttle pedal positon), P2179 (system off idle upper limit exceeded), P0177, P0336 (cranckshaft positon sensor A ciquit range), P0335 (cranckshaft sensor open cirquit)
2006 Porsche Boxster 2.7L Radio VIN: WPOCA29806
Cannot determine how to remove radio to verify presence of power at harness, have out the center A/C, and switch panel directly below that, also have removed switch panel directly below the radio, removed carpeted panels at forward most edge of console attempt...
1992 Saab 900 2.1L No Start VIN: YS3AK75E4N
I got this saab from some other shops but i got real luckey an it died the whole way it was just stalling. It did not have spark or injector pulse so i traced it down to the crank sensor common problem from what i can see. It has power going to it an ground bu...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C21
Hello All I have this 2001 VW Beetle 1.8 LT AWV engine turbo that came in awhile back. The customer complaining of engine quiting when driving.I used VagCom and got these codes 16839 or P0455 large evaporative system leak 17743 or PO1335 engine torque monitor... Trouble codes: 16839 (large evaporative system leak), 16500 (engine coolant temperature sensor G62 implausible signal PO116 I have installed a new update), 17978 (engine start blocked by immobilizer P1570 intermittent), 17743 (Engine torque monitor 2 control limit exceeded P1335 intermittent)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L headlights VIN: WVWAYENO4U
Hi all I am asking the vw techs for some help.This is the family truckster and the headlights really dont help much at night.somedata is useless the wiring diagram looks hand drawn and all goes to the drl box. the headlights started changing in brightness mayb...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Vacuum Pump VIN: 3VWTH69M23
After shutting off vehickle and waiting 1 minute, you hear pump running. Can find no information in mitchell about system or what this was. Called dealer they said it was a auxiliary brake booster pump. Question is there is no info about this pump and pump wil...
2006 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L interior light circut VIN: 3VWSR31C26
Hi need some assistance here. got an electrical drain after everything goes to sleep of 350 ma. If I unplug the 10 amp fuse it drops to 10 ma. This is fuse 14 interior lights and central locking located in driver's side fuse block. Does anyone have an idea wha...
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L Electronic VIN: YV1LS5543T
The car was in limp home mode, scan vehicle, (factory scan tool), PO734, (AT-324) Gear 4 ratio incorrect, upon road test with scan tool, the vehicle speed PID in TCM (kph), matches perfectly from 0 to 50 kph, once you pass 50 the scan tool speed becomes very e...
2007 Volvo S80 V8 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AH85247
vehicle came in cel on, no driveability symptoms. p0300-p0308 codes in memory. tcm code [...] in memory. currently no vacuum leaks, no misfire counts current, running very smooth. fuel trims are +7% LT both banks, at idle, and reach +13 LT steady both banks... Trouble codes: P0300, P7376

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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Steering VIN: WAULT68E62
Well must of u were right on it! the pump failed from having some pieces of the hose in the pump. after replacing suction hose it must of fell in! got a new pump, primed pumped and all is well again! never had that happen before but some of you guys were right...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L converter clutch VIN: WBADT63462
Well after finding another wiring diagram for the internal wiring harness, i went throught the wiring harness and verified all the wiring. I removed the TCM and energized each solenoid from the TCM connector, and they all clicked. The wiring was correct, so ...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEV33443
Hi, Folks. I will have to close this post for now. The owner of the car is still coming to grips with the fact that he has a problem. I feel sure that the problem is lifter-related. Thanks for all the help. I will re-post if the car comes back in for the repai...
2005 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L Air Suspension VIN: 5UXFA93505
Thanks for the responses. I never got an exact answer on the code I was getting but it seems it was set due to a out of range ride height at some point. I replaced the leaking strut and cleared the code. When this job really started to get interesting was when...
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L Oil Leak @ Intake VIN: WBAVB33576
Thank you to every one who replied. I did check the oild filter housing bolts, "all was good". After removing the stud and cleaning the stud hole, I ran the engine. No oil, so I reinstalled the stud with no sealant and the leak came back. So I removed the stud...
1994 Land Rover Defender 90 3.9L No Start VIN: SALDV2286R
Due to work load, this vehicle was put on hold. We have not had time to follow up with the help the techs have given us in time before this post had to be closed I hope to have a follow up to this post later. Those who replied, thank you very much and I will...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: BA48D5KA10
Greetings and thanks to all who responded! Alain and George sent me down a path that I would not have expected to fix this vehicle - secondary ignition. I performed a standard "old school" secondary ignition scope test and observed two of the cylinders to be a... Trouble codes: 3 (COOLANT TEMPERATURE one time).
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBEA30D9K
We had to do a couple things to get the problems taken care of on this car. We retested the compression with the engine warm and the compression is now at 110-115psi. With help from IATN we found that the air fuel mixture is too rich. We adjusted the air fuel ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA66EXN
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Head gasket VIN: 4JGAB57E65
We have the car fixed couple weeks ago, Just wanted to see if there will be any problem. So far it works ok, no misfire, no overheating. We had the heads resurfaced, to have smooth and even surface. Replaced valve guide seals. We did not reset valve seats as s...
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L MIL on VIN: YS3EB49EX3
sorry for the delay, but I have been at the mercy of the rebuilder. I got one reply about problems in the wiring harness that can occur when battery acid drips on the harness and settles at the lowest point in the harness causing corrosion. This was not the...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCS21CX1
A new fuel pump fixed it. The replies about the ignition switch and the fuel pump relay didn't make any sense to us because as I said originally. The pump was running. You could hear it. If there was a problem with power getting to the pump, It wouldn't be run...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Mechanical VIN: WVWSP61J72
Sorry that I can't give you a definitive answer to the fix on this car. The customer has made an appointment for me to look at the brakes further but failed to keep the appointment. I know that at some point he will be back with the car. At that point my first...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch VIN: WVGBC77L04
Verified engine and transmission software to be up-to-date, and fluid level is correct. At this point, I suspect a faulty valve body/transmission, but can't figure out a good way to prove it (code only comes back after about four days of driving).
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Brake System VIN: 3VWSF71K86
Well, I can truly say I have egg on my face on this car. After all the work we did to resolve this problem I spoke to our local VW service manager who is a great help in times of trouble. He said these cars have a pedal that fades when pressure is applied. ...
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