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2002 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Oil Cooler VIN: WAUML44D82
Hello AUDI Techs: We have got a cooler that seeps engine oil! We like to know the time to remove it (R&R) and replace the seals? Alldata isn't correct on the time 2.9 hrs is a joke? We'd like to know if there is any alternates for AUDI time guides and repair i...
2003 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 3.0L No Symptoms VIN: WAUVT68E73
Vehicle came in with code 18032/P1624 MIL Request Signal Active (Check TCM for errors too!). I have had these codes before on a few Allroads but never on any other Audi/VW's. I went to check TCM for codes and none are present. Scanned the entire vehicle modul...
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L limp home mode VIN: WBAHK2312R
Hello, Got this 530i E34 v8 wagon in from the transmission shop, they completely went through the transmission car was fine for a week then went into limp home mode. Here are the codes I have 2 EGS internal fault 30 Battery voltage (just installed new battery)...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L All Shifts VIN: WBABM3342Y
Hello Transmission techs, I have just replaced the valve body in this 5L40-E and reset the adaptations using a GT1. Everything works but it seems the pressures are too high or are not being modulated. It bangs into gear and has very hard up and down shifts. I...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA42C7Y
I have a 2000 XK8 with P0171 & P0174 lean bank 1 & 2 codes. Smoke test revieled a leak at the induction elbow where the brake booster vacuum line connects to the induction elbow. This is right next to the vaccum supply for the fuel regulator. After waiting alm... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Eas VIN: SALPV1644Y
This car came in on the bump stops with a code for 'air supply'. The pump would only build about 90psi. I was told it should build about 150psi so replaced pump. After driving 2 or 3 days code returns. Does anyone know what component or components the code 'ai...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L Heating VIN: WDBCA44D9F
Hey all, thanks in advance for your help. The customer states that her heat will gradually stop being hot after 20-30 minutes of driving around 60-70 mph. I haven't been able to duplicate as of yet (long test drive!) but coolant level is fine and she says she ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Cuts out VIN: WDBFA63F0T
hi guys have a vehicle with a factory code 113 no information in alldata to fix this code any help will be appreciated car has no power as car goes into limp mode thanks in advance Trouble codes: 113 (Controller hfm not coding)
1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA33G5V
Any help from Mercedes techs will be greatly appreciated. This is a 1997 Mercedes S320 that has multiple DTC's stored (p1453, p1420, p0446, p0443, p1525, p0802). Originally the MIL bulb was burned out. Replaced bulb, cleared codes. Drove vehicle about 2 minute... Trouble codes: P1453, P1420, P0446, P0443, P1525, P0802
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L timing chain VIN: WDBTJ56J86
hi guys need help in knowing how to time this engine i am installing a new balance shaft no help from alldata or the local Mercedes dealer all help is appreciated thanks in advance
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B03
Looking for some confirmation on only the p0411 Secondary air injection incorrect flow detection failure. We have inspected the common failures on the system, the vacuum hoses appear intact and all the tubing looks to be in place. We did not remove any of the ... Trouble codes: P0411, P2181
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L power windows VIN: 3VWSP69MX3
Hello All, We have a 2003 Jetta TDI in our shop and all of the power windows are inop. The windows will roll up and down using the alarm feature when operating the windows from the driver's door lock cylinder. The instrument cluster is storing a code 01336 (c...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Water Pump VIN: 3VWSF71K36
Need Water Pump Anyone found any shortcuts other than pulling driveline over to have access?

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2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63412
After eliminating the ignition and the fuel it is a worn excentric shaft the car is going to the dealer I do not have the tools to fix it. Trouble codes: P1351 (Cylinder 5 misfire).
2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L Stereo VIN: SAJWA73B64
Sorry guys no help here. I took vehicle to Hornburg Jag in Santa Monica oredered service tech to install firmware disk in nav drive. Seven days latter they still have not had a tech who is able to perform installation. Hornburg is a Joke. I really want to than...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L idler arm VIN: WDBGA43E9A
talking to the parts guy at benze it seemed like i had all the parts but i believe now i dont, it seems that there are a few washers missing in this setup. one tech wrote there is suppose to be a flat washer and a cupped washer along with the bushings and slee...
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L Horn VIN: YS3FH79Y64
Jim , Justin and Walter [...] thanks for the great help The issue after more probing was , this vehicle has been round the world, Had a second hand steering wheel fitted. When replacing the switches on the steering wheel to match the rest of the system and co...
2007 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Harsh vibration VIN: YS3FH46U77
thanks again to all who took time to respond.almost all of the responses lead me in the right direction,to the dual mass flywheel. after reading your resonses I remembered the customer was also complaining about a noise.I drove the car until I was able to dupl...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21C21
I found the ect to act up and temp to move around. I replaced ect sensor and have not had th check engine light come on again. Trouble codes: P0170.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Headlights VIN: WVWPH63B61
Checked the voltage and grounds at both low beam lights and was great, battery voltage and .01ohms on grounds. found both bulbs to have dark spots-like burned out, replaced the bulbs(with #H7) and now have brite lights. thanks everyone Joel c
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L crankcase pressure VIN: YV1VS29581
Well this one is fixed! I thought all along that I had a poorly functioning PCV system, or worn rings. Most all replies agreed with this assumption, and to test leakdown % , and PCV sys. for blockage/restrictions. I had replaced all the components for the PCV ...
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