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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBA34BXX
Car was towed back to shop with same no start.it was flooded. Got it to start right away holding gas pedal to floor. I had already checked fuel pressure regulator before, and still was ok. This time there were no trouble codes just no start. I left the vehicle...
2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Surge VIN: WAUDF78E36
Hi iATN, this problem is on my personal vehicle. '06 Audi A4. The symptom is while driving and keeping throttle steady the RPM will surge up and down about 200rpm. If you pay attention you can actually hear and feel the car speed up and slow down. It does th...
1991 BMW 850i 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEG1314M
Just replaced valve cover gaskets and now mil is on with code 78 ect short only in the cyl 1-6 computer. Scanner pid shows negative 56 degrees. Mitchell component locator says dual ect is at the front of the engine. It also says ect is on the coolant inlet. Th... Trouble codes: 78 (coolant temp sensor short or break)
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WBABM334XY
Hello fellow Technicians. First, I usually don't mess with transmissions. The reverse drum is damaged on my ZF transmission. I researched the problem on the internet and decide to do this myself. I carefully replace the damaged drum with all the parts transfer...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Abs Lites On , Brake Lite On , Dsc Lite On VIN: 5UXFA53552
Abs lite is on , brake lite is on , dsc lite is on , all are yellow in color.abs codes are ox68(104), ox5a(90). Scan tool says code ox68 is error steering angle control,but if you look it up in all data it says variable valve timing issue.code ox5a shows batte...
2002 BMW M3 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WBSBL934X2
Mornin' guys. This car belongs to a fairly regular customer, it came in with massive oil leaks at the front of the engine after a long trip. We had previously noted RTV smeared at the front of the pan that would require a reseal. It was a little over a quart d...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L cooling syst
Hi all, I know this sounds like a crazy question,but is there a secret to removing the overflow tank on this 2002 BMW 325 ci. It appears that I have released all the clips that secure the connections and I don't want to pry or tap on it. Thanks in advance.
1996 Ferrari F355 GTS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: ZFFXR42A2T
This one sat for almost a year. Fuel was stale. Drained tank, replaced filter, new fuel. Still runs rough. fouled spark plugs. replaced plugs, it ran better but acts as if fuel pressure is low. I cant find specs on this beast and was hoping someone had some #s...
2003 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L Misfire VIN: 5451845118
Thanks in advance guys, this is not really a problem as of yet lol... This Jag came into the shop 2 weeks ago for what customer states not powering his car right but did not want inspection. i put a new battery in but noticed the power cable was after market, ... Trouble codes: P0303, P1316
2005 Jaguar S-Type Sport 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA01U35
We need some help with this Jaguar that has been coming in for a misfire over the last couple months. The customer says when she parks the car hot for an hour, on start up vehicle will misfire very breifly, as she starts to drive the misfire goes away. On the... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire), P0307 (Cylinder 7 misfire), P1316 (Injector driver misfire), P1582 (Flight recorder data is stored)
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBLK70G8Y
vehcile has a rough idle and will not accelerate unless its a very light pull. The issue is that the throttle has lost its memory again. I spent all day nyesterday trying to get the throttle to relearn. Finally it took and car ran great. Mmodis read: throttle ...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Serpentine Belt VIN: WMWRH33565
Hi all you mini dudes and dudettes - we are having trouble installing a new serpentine belt on this mini. (this is the first time for us). We were able to get the tensioner to back off and we installed the holding pin as instructed. The old belt came off with ...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L No Start, Crank but no start VIN: WP0CA29821
I have a 2001 Boxter that cranks but will not start. Using PS2 I determined that it has RPM, Mass air and other vital signals but injector duty cycle is at zero. The DME and alarm control units indicate that the imobilizer is active. The alarm unit stores a fa... Trouble codes: 23 (lead W short circuit to B stored in the alarm control unit)
1996 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L No Start VIN: H6TM132101
Vehicle no start, bought vehicle recently and found that the coil, cam sensor have been replaced. No spark or injector pulse. Cam sensor is pulsing, trying to test the crank sensor(RPM sensor). What voltage does this sensor work at? I am getting 1.5v. If this ...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L fans VIN: WVGCM67L14
Vehicle has 2 codes: p1672 (Coolant fan 1 open or short to ground) and p2181 (Performance Malfunction in cooling system). The cooling fans are running all the time with key on and after the key is turned off whether the engine is hot or cold for approxiamtely ...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L engine loads up ,no power VIN: 3VWRT31K56
This car has no power at all .It will run one moment then barely idle and die if acellorator is pressed the next.If the center vacuum line is removed from the wastegate regulator/bypass solenoid ,it will run.the way it runs is leeding me to a turbo related pro...
1990 Volvo 240 DL 2.3L Power steering VIN: YV1AA885XL
I'm here because I've been hoodwinked, I think. My customer just purchased this car to replace his older 300,000+ mile Volvo. We recently performed several basic services including new belts and a power steering system flush with a synthetic fluid refill w/ BG...
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Cem VIN: YV1SZ58D82
performed a TCM upgrade on vehicle to correct a shift problem.after download was completed it failed to confirm the download.soon after i realized the car was completely shut down.no DIM,no start,light switch inop and no communication.after further testing fou...

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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L Heater core VIN: WAULT64B72
Thanks for all the replies. I forgot to mention that I did not have any flow to the coolant tank from either of the small hoses. I'm sure I have a flow problem. I think Keith from Maine had a similar problem. He replaced a waterpump for a overheat/no heat prob...
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 4USCH7334W
it was a cam position sensor. checked and dble checked all suggustions. in the end , on a hunch , i removed the cam sensor from the cyl head and ta da , pretty much runs fine with cam sens removed from head. so i disconnected the sensor at the harness and same...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAJEA51D73
Hello Again, Customer has decided not to go for any further testing and will wait for warmer weather to see if mileage improves. I received many fine replies including a few that suggested I repair vacuun leaks at the intake gaskets,tuning valves and breat... Trouble codes: P0171 (system leanbank 1), P0420 (catalyst effeciencybank 1).
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L engine VIN: WP0AA2996S
I had a lot of good information on this one. The owner has declined to go any further at this point, but i think in the future he will. After talking to him some more he said the car did not loose power until after 6krpm, which i did experience. it would lo...
1993 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: YS3CK68B2P
I am sorry about the lack of initial information. My technician posted the request and the overall information was not very accurate or complete. Most responses centered on the things we had been looking at: voltage drops at computer, crank sensor signal, et... Trouble codes: 38382 (evap purge valve).
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EB49E03
first off the car came to me from our other shop w a used ecm and we were told to change the ecm and program w no other explanation. we did and they drove the car back to there shop and the next thing we know theres a help request . we did'nt diagnos the car i... Trouble codes: P0300 (Rand miss), P0304 (Numb 4 cyld), P0303 (p0455-), P0455.
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L clutch switch VIN: WVWGG83A5T
thanks to all responces, the switch was good however the tech. did not adjust switch correctly. ok now. dave
1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.8L buzzer VIN: WV2EH870XV
We were unable to fix the problem with the help received in the reply's and were not able to find any additional information that was helpful. The customer needed the vehicle back so we were unable to work on it any further.
2002 Volvo V70 AWD 2.4L sips (right) VIN: YV1SZ58DX2
The problem has not reoccurred so we have not been able to fix the car as yet, but following is the help we received: We did not receive any help on the resistance on the two pins on the control module side of the connector, so I'm afraid I can't definitively...
2005 Volvo S80 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS592X5
Well took some adviced and pulled the intake and found that there is a vacuum line for the pcv system that runs between the intake and the oil catch canister. There is a foam wrap around the line and when you remove it you will find that the is carboned up and... Trouble codes: P2188, 262A, P0101, 130A.
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