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1996 Audi S6 2.2L battery VIN: WAULA84A6S
Hello there! We have a 96 S6 avant here with a large draw on the battery that we are having trouble isolating. We started by removing fuses one by one to isolate the circuit, draw remained after removing every single fuse one at a time, including those hidden ...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB3347Y
Hi there so i have this code 033,function camshaft control bank 1, so i have replaced the vanos system on b1, aligned the timing components cleaned all the oil passages, test for voltage at the solenoids, voltage is 13.4v on all wire to both solenoids, i have ... Trouble codes: 033 (function camshaft control inlet bank 1)
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBADT63441
Hello every one. This Bmw drive us crazy hopefully some one can help us The car came in a month ago with no crank symptem,our diagnostic were Ignition key & EWS maduel.after reciving the parts & realign the PCM & AWS car start & run like charm( I used Lunch sc... Trouble codes: 209 (Anti- tempering protection EWS)
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Rotors VIN: 5UXFA53502
Client had pads and rotors replaced about a year ago.once at another repair shop. This is the second set of pads and rotors we installed. These are dealer parts. Checked the suspension, bushings (ok) ball jts.(ok). Wheels spin freely, checked caliper mounting,...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L crank ventilation system VIN: WBANB33574
hello forum!my name is Luis, BMW tech at Bavarian automotive in Wichita ks.we have a 2004 BMW 545i with the n62 4.4l engine that is smoking blue/white smoke out of the tail pipe every time the throttle is opened after it idles for about couple minutes.oil cons...
2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBABW53444
complaint is car stalls when started cold & sometimes dies while driving. Suspected throttle body based on codes. Attempted readaption on throttle body-ng. Cleaned throttle body & readapted. code 2830 comes right back when vehicle started cold. We did find o... Trouble codes: 28B2, 87A1, 2796 (throttle adaption values incorrect), 2830 (DME self test checksum error)
2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBXPA73454
Hello BMW gurus, I have a vehicle that according to the dealer and to the present codes, needs an oil seperator. The customer drove like this for over a year, now the truck has developed an engine miss complete with an array of misfire codes. Combined with b... Trouble codes: 2882 (Fuel system problem), 2883 (Fuel System problem), 276D, 274, E, 2745 (Misfire cylinder 6), 2742 (Misfire cylinder 1)
2007 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 4USFE43517
The coolant fan stays on at high speed while the engine is cold. If i turn on the heater it works at normal speed.
2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Cluster VIN: SALMF11415
I have this 2005 Range Rover here at the shop. When the headlamps are turned on the lights in the cluster will flicker like a strobe light. If the dimmer switch is rolled down to a lower position it will stop. It will do this all the time hot or cold. It also ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBAA23G1W
Helllo group This car will start right up die start die. This car will run if you spray throttle body cleaner in a vac port. Check fuel pressure 47 psi good flow from gauge bleed off and from fuel return line when disconnected. No check engine light and no co...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Catylist temperature VIN: WDBUF65J85
Hey guys, this one has really got me stumped. I'm hoping my iATN karma will finally pay off cuz I've helped many on here over the years. I'll try to keep this as short and to the point as I can. I've performed the tasks mentioned above many times on Benz produ... Trouble codes: P0151 (G3/3 Left O2 Sensor Before TWC Short Circuit In the Signal Line), P0131 (G3/4 Right O2 Sensor Before TWC Short Circuit in the Signal Line)
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L No Start VIN: 4JGBB86EX6
Hello, I have an unusual problem. Vehicle has extended cranking during first automatic key cycle if vehicle has sat for 30 minutes or longer. Cycle key second time and it fires right up. Intermittently it will start at the end of the first key cycle, when it d...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: WMWRE33453
customer stated to us that the vehicles catalytic converter gets red hot, after driving for vehicle for at 30-45 min. the check engine light is on(po420) and the flex pipe before cat and after manifold was melted. customer replaced damaged flex pipe and the ox... Trouble codes: P0420
2005 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGZG77L15
Car came in with description of poor idle and engine light on. We found multiple missfire codes and the P0016 or 17748 code stored. Customer said he had the car to the dealer about 1 year ago for the same problem and that they said the cam adjuster solenoids w... Trouble codes: P0016 (camshaft/crankshaft position sensor wrong allocation)
2008 Volvo S80 3.2 3.2L starting VIN: YV1AS98268
We had this car towed in Friday as a no-start. We have checked the battery and it tests good under load. We have an intermittant non-working loor lock remote, messages on instrument panel are: Steering lock service required, Tire pressure low, and low battery ...

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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVB13576
I did find the ultimate fault with this car, and know that a properly designed intake will fix the problem. I was about to put a spacer on the MAF to prove that the sensor was 12mm too far into the tube when I was told to just button it up. I haven't seen th... Trouble codes: 2E8E, 2A2E, 2A2F.
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L water pump VIN: WBAWB73557
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L abs VIN: SALTY1243X
I would like to thank every body that took their time to help with my request. A special thanks to Dennis who had the fix and sent me the link that repaired this vehicle. As Dennis stated the problem was on the board internal to the module this is a great work...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF65J3Y
thanks for the help.most suggested that crank sensors are a high failure item on these units(although they usually fail when hot). one reply mentioned that these things are finicky about grounds,and suggested cleaning them. i got a crank sensor about 5:00 pm f... Trouble codes: 01233 (air charge temp icing).
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Park VIN: WDBSK75F53
thanks everybody for replying so quickly. my customer decided to go with having the shifter repaired at beckman since it was right up the road in durham they used an aluminum lever. he took the shifter there himself and they fixed it while he waited. were it m...
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AA29P94
On Volkswagen cars and that is who builds this ridiculous cars,it is normal for crankshaft sensor to sit inside the oil because the reference wheel is bolted to the back of crankshaft.This car has to fuel pumps, one is a priming pump and comes on only on st... 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
Yes, found screws through carpeted panels at leading edge of console, next are the two torx screws per side holding the verticle trimmed panels, these trimmed panels actually go rearward (toward rear of vehicle) to un-clip, one silver hex head "sheet metal" ...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L compressor VIN: WVWZZZ1JZX
thanks for all your help the fan control relay was incorrect for the car . some one must had fitted a unit to try to fix previously. pin 13 & 14 internaly different. thanks again
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Tpms VIN: WVGCM77L94
I checked to make sure the TPMS module had the most updated part number and it did. I then went & rechecked all of the tire pressure sensors with the Bartec 400 and found that the FL & RR sensors were not responding. Installed orginal FR sensor and found it no...
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L warning light
Hi, I think i need to smoke the sys dead cold, the evap sys test with VAG requirers 80c engine temp whitch wont work for me,also if i have an amissions code it will be an SAE code, I will smoke test the evap sys cold I dont need to see smoke or bubbles if the ...
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