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1998 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L abs VIN: WAUGD28DXW
Hello fellow techs, I have this Audi that has been to many shops in the city and comes to me with a fed up customer. The problem is in the ABS system. There are no codes. It has the symptoms of the ABS coming on at 20 miles an hour on down with moderate to hea...
2005 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E45
Howdy techs, this one will just not go away. About 6 weeks ago, put a used engine in this car(w/new turbo). Had lost oil pressure, had numerous codes: knock sensor controls, misfires, cam timing. 2 weeks later, intermittant misfire codes came back, had coils r... Trouble codes: P1128 (Fuel trim B1 lean), P0171 (Fuel trim B1 lean), P0507 (Idle higher than expected), P1136 (Fuel trim B1 lean), P0101 (MAF signal implausable intermittant), P0442 (EVAP small leak)
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53531
Vehicle passes emission test, but fails due to MIL. Tested for vacuum leaks, no leaks exist. Air flow meter measures normally. Values for fuel trim appear to be within range, but codes exist saying they're out of range. When codes are reset, come back after a ... Trouble codes: P1188, P1189 (fuel trim bank 2 permissable range exceeded)
2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63412
Hi I have this BMW that when it is cold it runs rough and makes noise when it is hot ir runs good. I cheked the injector it is ok I swaped the coil with cylinder 6 and cleared the code and restarted it and it set the #5 misfire again the plug looks ok, I am go... Trouble codes: P1351 (Cylinder 5 misfire)
2003 BMW 530i 3.0L Engine VIN: WBADT63413
Customer had last oil change done with me in 7/10. 6000 miles later, customer has had to add oil a couple of times due to message appearing on dash board. Basic checks started by looking at TSB's and removing spark plugs. Plugs are original but look as though ...
2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L Stereo VIN: SAJWA73B64
Jag techs I need help. I have an 04 XJR here in my shop and cant get the stereo to turn on. When I try to turn the stereo on; after seeing the jag and the hour glass initialaztion, diplay states communication fault. Guys please advise my next step? Other then ...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF73527
Hi !! I have p1497 fuel trim code and hissing noise under intake maneford when warm-up at idle. if I pull out dip stick hissing stop like pcv system blocked. no tsb or database serach in iatn.I google and fine nothing.I think it is valve cover that has pcv val... Trouble codes: P1497
1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Cylinder Removal VIN: YS3DF55N6X
how do i remove ign key cylinder if the key does not turn and is there any thing i should know that would cause the key not to turn the car is in revers thanks
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L No Start, No MIL lamp VIN: 3VWBB21C31
Vehicle came in and customer requested we install his Rebuilt ECM and work our magic to bring his car to life. NO GOOD. Starter cranks engine, it starts very briefly and dies out. Immobilizer symbol flashes all the while(never goes out).CHECK ENGINE is not sho...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Power Steering VIN: WVWWH63BX4
This car came in with noise in the power steering (pump noise) like it runs empty. We flush the system, bleed it on the rack - no noise, when we go for test drive in 5-10 min. same noise. We replaced Power Steering pump (twice), today install new Rack & Pinion...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Surge, Misfire VIN: WVW5R61J14
Vehicle drops cylinders as you first take off in 1st gear.Oce moving it's fine. Has to be driven about 5 miles before it will start acting up. If it was a gas engine I would think it had plug wires breaking down.It is a pretty consistent problem once it happen...
2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L ignition switch VIN: YV1TS91D52
This vehicle was towed in for a no start condition. First checked power to starter, no power in crank position. Test relay by jumping pins 30 and 87, vehicle started. Remove steering column cover and check ignition switch output on yellow/white wire in the cra...

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2000 Audi S4 2.7L No Start, One cylinder fires VIN: WAUDD68DXY
Thanks for everyone help on this one. It was driving me crazy. I was correct in suspecting that the ECM was at fault. I sent it out to a place in Texas that tests and repairs ECMS. They confirmed that the drivers for the ignition system were damaged and they r...
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Abs Module VIN: WAUDH28D0Y
Thanks to all it was the ABS Module, I ended up finding one on CL from a Audi Tech that for what ever reason had a new one and I bought it for $250.00 I thought that was a good deal, Installed and no signs of any problems, I passed the savings on to the Cust.
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Abs Lites On , Brake Lite On , Dsc Lite On VIN: 5UXFA53552
I ended up taking car to neighbor shop that had a autoland scan tool. His tool showed the steering sensor in degrees on data pid screen and the sensor was not working at all. I also checked for voltage on the output wire of the sensor and no change in voltage ...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L drag link VIN: WDBEA3006G
The problem turned out to be that the pitman arm was installed upside down. The drag link was the correct one.
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L blend doors VIN: WDBRF61J73
Thanks for all the help! I found the motor was stripped out. I was able to normalize the rest of the actuators with the help provided. The new actuator is on order once again thanks to all who replied.
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGBB86EX6
Just as Dustin said, there was a small jelly bean size hole in the intake manifold just to the passenger side of MAF, facing the firewall. No idea how it got there but after fixing it the engine runs perfectly. I didn't notice it until removing the intake an... Trouble codes: P0015, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L Engine VIN: YS3EB49E03
Out of all the replies 99% said you take it out the bottom on the subframe with the transmission and steering rack together,then split it. This was the hardest engine I think Ive had to replace. I just turned 60 and didnt really want to do this but no one else...
2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YS3ED45A84
Thank you everyone for all the help. Unfortunately the vehicle has been taken by the customer and most likely been to the auction by now. I have a Launch diagun on order so if it comes back I will be able to get better data off the pcm. Trouble codes: P1300 (Multi cylinder misfire).
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Timing VIN: 3VWBB61C9W
The problem with this car turned out to be the tensioner, (thank you Edgar from Nevada). The tensioner was not authorized to be replaced with the belt originally and was seizing under load. That allowed the belt to jump. Thank you to everyone for your excellen...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L windshield wipers VIN: WVWMA63B0X
Thanks for all replies. It ended up that the wiper pivots were a little dry but not seized, I retested the motor on the bench several times and it would intermittently start to drag and stop, I took the pivots apart and cleaned them and replaced the motor and ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L abs module VIN: WVWSE61J42
This one is Delivered!. Replaced and coded module. All is good. Customer has replaced radio 1 yr. ago but I couldn't connect the timing to module failure. Supplier was reluctant but agreed if it was bad. Thanks again to all.
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) 2.5 2.5L abs VIN: WVWBS71K47
As all three of you said it was the ABS Module. Replaced it and were able to get the coding fortunately, also had to recal the steering. All lights are out and all is good. I guess they haven't improved on their new abs modules.
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L low beam headlamps VIN: YV1CM59HX4
thanks for the 2 replies that i got. the fix was the LOW BEAM RELAY. This is strange because as i had stated if i put ground to the relay the lights would work normally, even if you just momentarily put ground to the relay (control side) the lights would work ...
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