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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Starting VIN: WAUDG74F65
Have an audi A6 not powering up with key, can turn the key to the on position or start and it is dead, also this has a starter push button on center counsole. Checked battery voltage and is good. Checked all fuses and none blown. Was towed here on a flatbed an...
2006 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L tensioner , timing chain VIN: WAUAH74F58
Car came in with noise L / Rear of head; Sounds like coming from timing chain tensioner; Found oil filter (paper cylider type) was torn apart suspect blockage in oil passage due to oil filter falling apart. Can i just remove the tensioner arm l/rear and just...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L No Accelleration VIN: WBADM6345Y
Thanks In advance. we installed a used engine on the car. we ran the vin codes on both to make sure they were a match. after installation everything ran fine. after the customer had the car for about two days he came back in and stated that he had know accelle...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAN37401
Vehicle was at another shop then the customer brought vehicle to us with it misifring. Found that the timing was off since the previous shop had been in the engine according to the customer. We have the tools to perform timing for a double vanos for this vehic... Trouble codes: P0014 (Exhaust Vanos Outlet End Position Not Reached)
2003 BMW M3 3.2L Will not shift above 5K VIN: WBSBR934X3
What is the correct SMG pressures and test conditions. Could there be another cause other than the pump? Will shit when driving below 5k rpm but sometimes skips gears. At wide open throttle (above 5k rpm) it will not shift. comes out of gear and the indicator ...
2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L battery draw VIN: 5UFXA13554
We have this car that has a 500 milliamp to 1.5 amp draw depending on how it feels at the moment. We have pulled all fuses and also disconnected the blower motor stage unit. Interior lights go out but everyone is awake having a good time keeping the shift indi...
1993 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L LH turn signals VIN: SAJHW1743P
The turn signals for the left side do not work, either front or rear. The bulbs have been tested. The brake lights work on both sides and the middle, "3rd brake light". I have taken the bulb failure module from the left rear apart and examined the circuit boar...
2004 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L No Start VIN: SAJWA74SG1
This car will start for a few seconds then die. I was able to drive it in to the shop, but it would barely accelerate. The customer brought the car in previously for poor acceleration and misfires that would happen intermittently. We replaced all coils and spa... Trouble codes: P351P, P1260 (Anti-theft code)
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L ride height VIN: SALME11423
trying to figure out if we need a land rover scanner to clear system ride height ok not to high and not to low our verus wont communicate
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L OBD monitors VIN: WDBRF64J51
O2 sensor and cat monitor will not set, o2 heater monitor and the rest are set (EGR, Air injection, EVAP, are ok) O2 sensors are switching and responding, no vacuum leaks, no codes, oil level ok. The display do say lights are not working and rec brake station ...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: WMWRE33443
Customer brought car in for overheating. checked for combustion in cooling system & it was positive. Disassembled & found alot of oil/water mixture in supercharger, inter cooler, but none in engine oil. Sending head out for pressure test & resurfacing. Would l...
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L Horn VIN: YS3FH79Y64
Hoping a Saab tech has seen this before Have searched archives DTC IN CIM B3622 steering wheel control horn value incorect When you clear the DTC the horn works. Lock the car and come back to it and the horn stops working and recodes Watching the PID'S the ...
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L cylinder 3 missfire VIN: WVWGK73C37
Customer drove in with very low power ,we scanned codes no misfire code found. Then we changed the cam lifter and pump .When we started the car it ran great no engine light or codes ,but had a slight misfire at idle cyl 3 apx 14 misfires counted cyl 2 1-2 misf...
1993 Volvo 940 2.3L Charging
Hello Volvo techs, Thanks in advance. I got a real lunch eater here. This car first came to me here a few months ago. I'll keep it shortas possible. Intermittently, customer would drive 12 miles to work and right before she got there, srs light would come on a...
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1SZ58D82
This car was driven out and the next morning it would not start. We pushed the car in and tried to scan it but there was no communication with anything on the high speed can network. I removed the TCM and tested for Voltage and Ohms on the high speed can netwo...
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L brake switch VIN: YV1SZ59H23
brake switch on booster and pedal have been replaced all voltages good switch on booster shows good with autologic this is an intermitten problem.
2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ852X5
Volvo Tech's! Runs rough. Missing on Bank 1 cylinders. Camshaft Adaption 75 CA on both intakes, 120 CA on both exhaust. Camshaft Shift Angle 0 on bank #1 intake, 16-17 on bank #2 intake. Camshaft Shift Angle 13-14 CA on both #1 and #2 exhaust. Replaced #1 i... Trouble codes: 00160, 0300 (Ramdom Cylinder missfire), 0301 (Cylinder 1 missfire), 0303 (Cylinder 3 missfire), 0305 (Cylinder 5 missfire), 0307 (Cylinder 7 missfire)
2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Dem VIN: YV4CZ59246
Car came in for a intermittent cold starting issue and a few other problems. Have not had those problems act up but when I scanned the car for codes I found that the Differential electronic module had a code DEM-0007 hydraulic pressure faulty value. The awd is...

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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L all vehicle electrical VIN: WAUML44E54
This car has gone to the dealer (YAY!) I drained about half a gallon from the passenger floorboards. Michael had the best answer - that the access/start module (no communications, located under the driver's seat) is most likely at fault, needs a factory scan...
1992 BMW 850i 5.0L Information display VIN: WBAE6231XN
Thanks for the replies. Scott [...] have a ribbon cable coming from Pixelfix. The first time I contacted BBA there was some confusion as to the correct item. They do repair them. Programa could not confirm that they do the check modules. The cable should arri...
2003 BMW 530i 3.0L Temp controls VIN: WBADT63473
thanks for all the help members, heater control valve assy was the fixed, customer just droped it off this morning for the rerpair... Thanks again
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBANB33504
we never removed covers, the variable valve sensor is at rear of head and bolted inside cover, the top of sensor protrudes out of cover with an o'ring seal, we found both left & right electrical connectors damaged from previous removal/retainer clips broken. s... Trouble codes: P0307 (Misfire 7 obd-11), P2748 (Misfire 7), P274E, P2851 (Variable valve gear-guide sensor bank 2), P2853 (Variable valve gear-ref sensor bank 2).
2005 BMW 320i 2.2L Unknown
Dear friends , the car is fixed. i started by remove the booster valve and started the engine , found very low vacuum from the vacuum pump, also found engine oil inside the brake booster. decided to start by replacing the vacuum pump and the vacuum pipe with ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L no fuel pressure VIN: WDBRF64J51
Found connector at sam control module burnt. I'm thinking Mercedes have the updated fuel pump for this reason. The power wire from the pump to sam module started to melt. Repaired the pin connector and all is good. Thank you guys, thanks for saving time.
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Timing chain guides VIN: WMWMF73558
As Ian said, it can be done quite easily actually. One has to remove a lot on the passenger side of engine to access the bearing bolt of the guides, but with the proper tools to adjust the timing it is not too bad. Note that the timing is adjusted with p...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, rich cond VIN: YS3FB49SX3
Thx to all for helpful information and tips. The problem happened to be the relay, controls the injectors. Trouble codes: P0201, P0202, P0203, P0204, P0245.
2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L long crank VIN: YV1CZ91H03
I installed a 2 gauge wire from the tranny to the engine, and from the engine to the ground point on the front right fender. Since then the customer has had no problems. Now we are waiting for the car to come back so we can make some permanent ground wires. ... Trouble codes: ECM52.
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