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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWT28N12
Thank you all for your time and assistance. This is the second time I've had this vehicle return for this code. Parts replaced last time are listed in related repair history. I've been testing this system with no conclusive results. I had good manifold vacuum ... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Air Injection Incorrect Flow Setected)
2006 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDG78E06
the car came in the first time with fault p310b so we replaced the low pressure sensor as per the bulletin, a couple of days later the check engine light was back on with the faults p119a g247 pressure sensor malfunction and p0087 fuel pressure system too low,... Trouble codes: P0087
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WBAAM5337X
Car has no heat, temp gauge is at 1/2 way. Removed rad cap and doesnt have alot of flow from overflow tube. Tube spits and begins to flow then heat begins to work. Coolant is full. Reinstalled cap and test drove. Temp was 150 at dash, the more I drove it the l...
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Heating VIN: WBACN33461
This car is driving us out of our minds. Customer brought it in last week with no heat to speak of. Car was low on coolant, and had water added to compensate for a leak. Also determined thermostat was not opening. We replaced the water pump for the leak and qu...
2006 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA13546
hello iatn members,have this problem child that is back,thought it was fixed but not so much,this is what i got using my solus pro scanner,going under the bmw side i get a code 235 fuel trim control bank 1 before cat,if i go under obd side i get p1092 fuel tri...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Starter VIN: WBAVB1352K
Have no voltage to starter solenoid when start button is pressed with brake pedal depressed. If I apply voltage to starter solenoid engine cranks over, runs for a second and stalls or cuts out. I can here the fuel pump run when I press the start button, just d...
2007 BMW 530i 3.0L Seats and steering coulmn VIN: WBANE73507
could use some help from some fellow BMW techs, we've got an 07 530i here that came in from another shop with the CID inop, when i got in it to pull into my bay, tried to adjust the seat and steering wheel (short woman driver) and no adjustment with either swi...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA01C7Y
I am looking for Mode $06 data. I listed the failed tests I just can't find a description of what they are other than the missfire test. I know it needs coils for that one. Hopefully someone can help out, thanks in advance! Trouble codes: P0306
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L master cylinder VIN: SALJY1244X
This car came in with a soft petal,I replaced the master cylinder then bled the brakes with the ignition on. Test drove and found the brakes to be working satisfactorily. Customer picked up the car and drove it 100 miles away and reported that the brakes were ...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALTL16493
The customer stated that the vehicle started and ran fine before it went into the shop, while it was at the body shop in stopped running. He towed it to us and we went to work checking the usual and found that we could not comunicate with the ecu using our Rov...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L drag link VIN: WDBEA3006G
can anyone tell me what the overall length of the drag link should be i know this car has 2 different options. thnx
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBJF25F2W
Customer complaint cars lose power & dies out when its cold, if he start it up in the morning & let it idle for 5 minutes drives fine with no problem. we test the car no code is found, we install new Diesel injection pump, new fuel filter,new fuel injectors,ne...
2003 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AB29P23
I pulled code and ran a smoke test but couldn't find a leak. A friend told me about the valve on the back side of the intake manifold. But the customers brother told me to put it on here and ask so i did. Trouble codes: P0441, P2187 (Lean mixture bank 1), P2189 (Lean mixture bank 2)
1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1.6L generator light VIN: 1332475497
I am working on a 1973 super beetle that is not charging. The customer installed a new battery and a voltage regulator to correct the problem but was no help. Still not charging. Looking at this thing looks like everyone has taken a turn cutting wires and putt...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Power Windows, Mirrors VIN: 3VWCF21C7Y
interesting problem, vehicle has a 208ma parasitic draw. Power windows and mirrors are inop. However passenger window works from passenger switch only. Drivers side window switch will work if key is held in lock or unlock position in drivers side lock cylinder...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSF29MO9
This TDI cam in with a no start blead the injection pump replaced battery and got it running but it has always been low on power turbo is free actuator and arm are free and moving scanner shows it to be making boost. We have tried 2 known good maf sensors remo...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L thermostat VIN: WVWPD63B61
This vehicle came to us overheating and low on coolant. We found the water outlet on the rear of the head to be dumping coolant. The customer had also dumped stop leak into the coolant. We replaced the water outlet and let the customer take the car (admittedly...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWSK29M61
i have this vw jetta 2.0 L. came in with no power. car would not go over 15 mph. found fuel pump to be bad. replaced fuel pump and filter and problem fixed. engine runs smooth and has all sorts of power. drove car for 45 minutes before giving back to customer.... Trouble codes: P0322
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 4A3AK44Y8S
I have an 01 Beetle that overheats.It has had multiple waterpumps and thermostats installed by different VW dealerships.I checked the cooling system for combustion gasses today and it passed.I did notice that the cooling fan runs with the A/C engaged but the f...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Brake Vacuum Pump VIN: 3VWTH69M43
This one is driving me nuts. The brake vacuum pump was running always when the car was off, it would eventually kill the battery. The car also came in with an engine miss I replace 1 coil and that took care of the miss. What I found with the vacuum pump the bo...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 1.8L camshaft alinment VIN: WVWBD63B65
Hello all I need some help on this vw, came in with leaking headgasket,removed head called machine shop they told me to take the cams off, brfore I brought it to them, So this is were I made my mistake it was late in afternoon I was goimg to be off the next da...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D8X
Hello all the volvo gurus. This is a strange one - at least for me. This car has a message "Engine System Service Required" in message display. This is not a check engine light or a maintenance light, no codes. Anyone knows what that is or can give me a direct...

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2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGCB65E46
Everyone had great replies. A few things: The customer made comment that the car would not go above 40 MPH. I assumed the car was into limp mode over the phone. The trans is good. Comment #2 This car had a lot of old codes that were never cleared. I cleared al... Trouble codes: P0012, P0022, P0300, P0301.
1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L long crank VIN: YS3DF58N4X
Thanks to all! This car ended up getting a crank sensor and a battery. I compared the crank sensor waveform to a pattern of a new sensor that I have saved and noted the voltge to be lower but found cranking speed also to be an issue. At full charge available...
1994 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3VWDC01H8R
It's 95% fixed. I didn't think that the malfunctioning idle air valve would make a difference at part throttle where the problem was, but replacing it solved most of the driveability problems. Now it only has a slight hitch when at light throttle, like a plug ... Trouble codes: 01257 (idle speed valve short or open circuit).
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L air trapped VIN: 3VWSA29M3Y
thank you guys so much, i pulled off the thermostat housing and the pump appeared to be spinning but when i reaced my finger in it would free wheel on the shaft. the plastic impeller bond on the metal shaft had let go. due to heat i guess or maybe just wear. i...
2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 3.2L No Start VIN: WVWKG61J54
Finally the R32 is alive again. We re-flashed the ECM with the stock software and the car runs again. The injector pulse was found to be present but there was only a current ramp up. There was no pulse width on it. Now the car will need to be reprogrammed ...
2008 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 3VWPW31CX9
Thanks for all the replies. Customer felt it was normal and is chancing it. Not sure as to cause of noise. Some said it was normal.Thank you all.
1999 Volvo C70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1NK53D9X
thanks to all of you for your replies. a few of you were right but for the wrong reasons. the vvt actuator was faulty due to extreemly high resistance 22k ohms.(spec is 3.9 max). i replaced it last week and customer is still happy. while i had the covers off t... Trouble codes: P1332, P0013.
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