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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Misfire VIN: WAUDL74F45
This car wil occasionally miss. It seems to come on when idling. The car will miss for 30 seconds or so, and then straighten out by itself. The check engine light will flash and then stay on for a day or two and then go out on it's own. We have never gotten it... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0305, P0306
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L ignition switch VIN: WBACB432XS
Hello fellow technicians. We have this problem child 6/95 BMW 325I,with ignition lock spinning freely 360 degrees around. So we went on AITN and read everything there was about this particular problem, and decided to follow most common advice-replace everythin...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV334X1
I took this BMW from a used car lot for repair. Previous tech that worked on this disassembled this engine completly to repair head bolt threads in block then disappeared. I had machine shop put engine back together and I installed in vehicle. SES light keeps ... Trouble codes: P0011 (Camshaft position A timing cover advanced or system.)
2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L High Beams VIN: 5UXFB53535
High (main) beam headlights won't come on. indicator on dash does illuminate. when turn high beams on right low beam will flash brighter once then goes back to low beam. performed wiring check, check all grounds at back of headlights, check grounds and wiring...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Heater VIN: SAJEA51D63
Engine comes up to proper temp,heater hoses are both hot,hvac system controls perform to all levels , but no heat system always cold
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAJEA51D73
Hello All, Customer complains of reduced fuel economy.He has owned this car for 4 years and drives mostly highway.He states that fuel mileage went from 30 mpg to 24,suddenly. Car drives fine.Checked for engine codes,originally had p0171 and p0174,system lean... Trouble codes: P0171 (system leanbank 1), P0420 (catalyst effeciencybank 1)
1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality
Hey everyone, hope someone may be able to help me. I have a really good customer that brought their benz in on a hook because white smoke comes out the exhaust. I dont usually work on mercedes so I'm not very familiar with them but this is a good customer aski...
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EB49E03
wtf... we got a used ecu from a wrecker and programed it. idle seems worse. misfire codes set at idle as before thanks in advance to anyone who's seen this or can give us a direction to blindly follow!? Trouble codes: P0300 (Rand miss), P0304 (Numb 4 cyld), P0303 (p0455-), P0455
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSE61J73
Hi could use some help from you vw techs this car came in with the codes listed above normally i would think mass air flow sensor but we recently replaced. The readings are 30% load at idle and up to 140% under full load. I have smoke tested the intake for lea... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, 9303 (p172 -), P0172, P1127, P1137
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Starting VIN: WVWJK73C27
starts and stalls 5-10 times intermitaly.
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L front wipers VIN: YV1FX8855M
Hello Members: This is a first post for me ,so I hope it is correct. This Volvo blows fuse #15 with wiper motor and front washer pump disconnected.My info tells me to check front wiper relay,behind left kick panel? Have no wiring diagram so it is a guess ...

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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4USCH7328T
Sometimes complex problems are fixed with simple solutions - this was the case with this BMW Z-3 problem. As it turns out all the erratic codes were coming-up because of the main umbilical cord connecting the engine at the firewall was not making good contact.... Trouble codes: P0300, P1140 (Mass or volume air flow circuit range/performance problem), P1550 (Idle speed control valve closing solenoid control circuit), P0203, P0505, P0340.
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L engine block VIN: SALTY1548Y
Thanks for everyone's input... I'll check on the website one reply suggested at ( for more info. It's one of those issues that's really caused a lot of questions but the answer has not yet been discovered as of yet on any of the motors yet...
2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L Transmission VIN: SALTW16473
Thanks to all who replied. I removed the transmission and found that the inner torque converter teeth were sheared off. I still replaced the transmission and torque converter with a used unit. The customer states that now he can feel that the newer transmissio...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L blower motor VIN: YS3FB49S73
thanks everyone for all your help. after several attempts to make the blower motor stop working, i finally hit a wire and the motor gliched. following it colser in the resister connector was a wire that was just loose enough to not make contact at times. we cu...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Shifts Hard Then Goes Into Limp Mode VIN: WVMA63B9WE
Sorry for the delay on closing this request but just got this one fixed yesterday. Replaced transmission and now shifts fine and no problems with transmission. Still has a "Check Engine" light on with a code for Secondary Air Pump problem but customer does not...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Climatronic VIN: WVWWH63B72
Heater core was the problem. Disassembled old heater core and 3/4 of core was plugged. Installed new heater core and system is now operating as designed. Thanks for all the replies.
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1TS97D3X
thanks for all the help.had to send to dealer to have new keys made.had bad key and customer did not have another key
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