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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L cam seals VIN: WAULT64B92
customer droped off his Audi with a heavy oil leak. (right front of engine) looks like cam seal type of oil leak, so we pulled off the timing cover to inspect. to me it looks like the solinoid controlling the vvt is leaking. we found a TSB stating to replace c...
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Charging lamp VIN: 5UXFB335X2
Hey BMW gurus, Just want to throw this one out there to see if anyone else has run into this. An 02 X5 4.4 arrived at my shop from a local dealership with an unusual problem after they resealed the intake manifold. The charging system warning lamp is on whil...
2006 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L wipers VIN: 5UXFB53596
installed wiper swtich
1993 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L alternator VIN: SAJKW1740P
Customer just bought used. Drove it 3 mo. and alternator quit charging. He replaced alternator with a reman. Still no charge. Turned it over to me. Pulled alternator and had it checked O.K. Strange part is the charge(battery) light comes on when key is turned ...
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJKX604XX
P-0171 & P-0174 appeared after replacing throttle body for P-0121 code with a remanufactured one from BBA Reman (this was not the original one remanned by them but one off the shelf.) Performed BBA's recommended re-learn procedure & thottle body code has not r... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L oil leak VIN: SALNY22262
cam plugs keep blowing out under load we replaced cam plugs & installed cold weather update kit for crankcase breathing. Cleaned out small fixed orifices in both valve covers. Vehicle still came back with a different cam plug blown out. checked crankcase pr...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Suspension VIN: SALMB11473
Car come in with "height control inactive" message diplay on dash. Scan for codes with X-431. Found R/F height control sensor, CAN communication problem, and reservoir pressure static when filling. Replaced both front height control sensors. Clear code. Messag...
2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L 3 amigos VIN: SALSH23234
Hi guys its my first so easy on me. OK got this Range that has a P0504 code brake switch correlation I suspect but not sure if it has other embedded codes for suspension and abs as I cant pull factory codes only generic. I heard some guys us BMW X5 to get into...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L door locks VIN: WDBHA22E2T
Hello fello Techs.I have a 1996 c220 that the door looks work fine but the vacuum pump in the trunk will run off and on constantly ,about every 30 seconds or so.Just wondering where to start with this one.Any help or tips would be helpful.Thanks
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L turn signal , horn , wipers VIN: WDBHA29G2X
Hello group, 1999 Mercedes Benz W202, C280 , NO,turn signals, no wipers, no horn, according to the wiring diagram.turn signal, horn , wiper switch current goes to ,electronic ignition switch EIS,N73,BY CAN BUS from EIS to SAM module N10. SAM module acitivates ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L blend doors VIN: WDBRF61J73
Mercedes techs I need help! This c240 came in with a snapping noise frome heat ducts when first started. I am famailiar with the broken actuator arm bulletins. I looked up under the dash and could see the footwell doors snapping open and closed. I removed the ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Misfire VIN: WDBRN40J74
HI everyone this car has been with us for 2 months now and am in need for some finishing touches. the vehicle came to us in limp mode, after the valve body had been changed at another shop. we found the tranny to be bad and had it replaced. then we had some ... Trouble codes: P201A
2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4JGBF71E17
Customer drove to shop with complain noise happen sometimes under the hood. Determine it was air suspension pump. Order air compessor from dealer (Part#164-320-12-04-05) and 5 prong aftermarket relay replaced.(after install I went home without checking the res...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Erratic Shifts VIN: WMWRE33506
Vehicle came to us on a Flat Bed, Customer states, erratic shifting and loss of power. Scanned with Modis, code 2C10 Steptronic Switch No Function. Has anyone seen this before and if so what was the fix? I have not been able to find any info on Aldata or Ident...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
Ive spent some time with this thing so im going to try and put down everying ive done. This car was bought at auction is at the shop from a car lot. The problem is that it will randomly set misfire codes for cylinder 1 and 3. I drove the car probably close to ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRT71K16
Hello everyone, I have a volkswagen that is becoming a problem child. I am getting these egr codes and I am at a loss of thoughts on this one. The customer is describing a misfire condition and the check engine light is on. I think this vehicle may have an int... Trouble codes: 00103, 00102, P0403 (p0407-), P0407
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: YV1VS25517
Volvo 1.9 turbo. Runs so rich on cold start it is hard to get started and keep running, plugs, plug wires and coils new. No fuel leaking from fuel pressure regulator. Fuel pressure is correct. Replace temp sensor by thermostat temp sensor reads correctly with ...
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1MS39065
I have a 2005 S40 non-turbo with multiple codes and issues. Car came in originally with brake failure/CEL on. Pulled a list of codes two pages long, so decided to clear all codes and see what returned when fault came to life. When the lights came back on, afte...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Electronic VIN: WAUD678888
Well, customer has not returned yet, but I informed him that a TCU would likely be the next step in the process of elimination. After that Ill try the internal wiring harness if need be. Thanks for all that helped!
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WBABM334XY
We removed the transmission for the second time. Perform teardown and found 2nd to 3rd drum, o'rings for some reason got damage during first rebuilt of reverse drum. Got two expensive o'rings and reinstalled and recheck. Everything is perfect NOW. Mileage is 9...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Starting VIN: WBAEV334X3
Hi and thanks for all the replies:-) Everything pointed to the the EWS module the dealer installed a week before. So we had it towed back the them and the customer will let us know what they do. Thanks again George
2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L 3-4 shift VIN: WBAHN83536
Thanks to everyone that took the time to respond and offer there assistance on this one. As it turns out the problem was internal to the transmission. According to the customer it was shifting abit harsh/erratic harsh after the AT Pan, Gasket and AT Fluid ...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHD1045X
We replaced the MAF sensor to fix this vehicle. Even though the fuel trims were correct at idle, at a steady throttle under load and fuel trim numbers would go way lean. Test drove the vehicle 60 miles and completed readiness. No codes or pending codes. Th... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank 1), P0174 (System lean bank 2).
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Shift sensor VIN: SAJEA51C84
Well I don't have great news but I did find the majority of the problem. First, I was able to find the reason for the codes. I had pulled the TCM as some of you recommend and looked at the connector. Did that first before anything else. It looked fine. I ...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover 4.0L Hood VIN: SALPV1242X
Thank you for all your help I was able to pry the right side of the hood up far enough to slip a 2x4 under it to hold it up so I could unscrew the lock pin with a very thin and long 13mm open end wrench
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Lights, Locks, Inst. Cluster, Blower Motor VIN: SALAD25485
After clearing the sunroof drains, the customer picked up the car and has not returned with any problems. If he does come back, I plan to check the control units in the passengers side footwell.
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Cruise Control VIN: WDBJF25F2W
it was the cruise control switch, which has nothing to do with what we did , it just bad luck
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