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2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUAC48H84
Vehicle originally came in for MIL. Had codes P0171 and P0301 - P0304. Found PCV breather pipe broken causing major vacuum leak resulting in lean condition and misfiring. Replaced broken PCV breather pipe. Two weeks later the oil pressure warning light started...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADM634YG
the car was towed in, customer said car stall when driving home it was rain that day, I check the fuse and the codes, fuel pressure is 50 psi, if I spray carb cleaner in the intake the car start, and stall out after I stop spraying, the battery is charge, the ... Trouble codes: P0441, P1250
2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L possible frt. axles,bearings,transfer case VIN: WBCPS73404
Car starts hesitates in 2nd or 3rd from approx: 25 thru 45 MPH going up hills only.Feels almost like misfire. Disconnecting VTG connector eliminates hesitation completely. Next step we're planing to inspect frt.CV joints and inner bearings since there is a noi...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Charge light VIN: SAJEA51C02
Hello everyone, this is driving me NUTS. I'm working on a 2002 Jaguar X-Type V-6 and the problem is that the battery light is coming on 30-60 seconds after starting the vehicle and is not going off after that at all. Regulator seems to be working good because ...
2004 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L engine VIN: SAJEA01T84
tested backpressure,good.swapped o2 sensors.pulled timing cover and verified timing chains correct.both variable valve timing units vacuum leaks. any thoughts?
1996 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1240T
Vehicle takes approx 100 miles to get a CEL but when it does it is a misfire for #8 and sometimes #5 (they share an ignition coil). The misfire seems to only occur during the warmup cycle. It did it to me once on a test drive and I couldn't feel any actual mis...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L no crank, alarm active VIN: SALPM16452
The remote is inop, I cannot get it to synchronize. I tried the battery pull down and the Emergency Key Access code (generic code 1515) but it won't accept. The PCM sets an error message that there is no serial data with immobilizer. The serial data line is go...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBGA43E4S
This car idles lumpy, does not accelerate as i think it should. What i really need to know, is if i should be able to communicate with LH module and ISC.. Anyone have any answers i would appreciate it !!!
2005 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.2L Turbine speed sensor VIN: WDB211056A
Hi Fellas, This E350 has intermittent transmission issues. Sometimes while coasting it would refuse to shift into top gear (6th)and other times shifting from Reverse to Drive it would fail to engage (stuck in Neutral). On all occassions while it was faulting,...
2006 Mercedes-Benz B200 Turbo 2.0L No power VIN: WDDFH34XX6
Customer is saying he is loosing power intermittantly. Seems to drive fine for us and we have never duplicated symptoms. When turbo was orginally replaced, car had not power whats so ever. Car seems to drive fine but would not call it a rocket, but have never... Trouble codes: P2261, P0299, P0128
2005 Saab 9-7x Linear 4.2L awd VIN: 5SET13S652
hello and thanks for any ideas car feels like excessive 4wd engaged when driving slowly and turning-especially when backing up & codes in system. found bulletin for encoder sensor-symptom sounded exactly like complaint-replaced but still the same....
2006 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L Steering lock VIN: YS3FH46U96
Hello saab techs: Have this 06 9-3 aero 6 cyl turbo manual transmission. Have a message on the display (steering wheel lock system failure contact saab dealer). When the key is removed from ignition I turn the steering wheel and it does not lock. Also radio st...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF71KX5
This car presented in January with a complaint of start and stall or shut down while driving and cel on with P0101, P0102,P0304, and P2403 codes. We were not addressing the evap code at that time. I installed a VW Maf and cleared codes. Stall issue is correcte... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF low), P0102 (Maf), P0171 (Fuel correction at limit), P0300 (Multiple cyl misfire), P1475 (Also fails P2403)
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 1.8L head gasket VIN: WVWBD63B65
Well guys my nightmire is back again. Just installed new head gaskets 3000 miles ago. for water in the #3 hole now I have a misfire code and water in the #2 hole. I am posting to ask was anyone else haveing issues with this 1.8 awg engine with head gaskets lea...
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Alternator VIN: WVWLK73CX7
The Car came in with a poor start complaint. Charged & checked battery, load tested at 110% after charge. Starter passed but alternator would only show 12.5V, and 8 to 12 amps at idle. We changed the alternator with a Bosch rebuilt unit. Unfortunately pretty ...
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L battery VIN: YV1LS5546T
this car will draw the battery down in two to three days according to the customer. i have performed all the standard charge and draw testing protocals and have yet to duplicate the customers concern. this car has incountered this intermitant concern three tim...

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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E43
Thanks for the help but I was not able to solve this one. The customer decided to give me some more time to research this issue and will bring it back at his next oil change. Based on the replies I received I am leaning towards the B1S1 oxs because it is what ... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Air/ incorrect flow detected).
2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUML44E54
thanks for all the help we ck all the wires looked ok this car has the computer control mod built into the fan itself we replaced the fan and that was it
1993 BMW 740i 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WBAGD4327P
We are going to call this one fixed. It has been about a week and a half since we replaced the D.M.E. and fuel pump relays and I have not heard back from the customer. As they say, " No news is good news". Thank you all for your prompt replies and helping us g... Trouble codes: 073 (throttle valve potentiometer dme), 101 (output stage group 2 dme), 210 (can interface gearbox intervention dme), 154 (can throttle valve info trans module).
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADD5323V
We ended up sending this away to another shop with a different scan tool. It seems we were having a scan tool error. It is time to close this and we haven't heard back from the customer or the other shop. If we ever find out what was going on we will update...
2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Stop Lamps VIN: SAJDA14C82
Thank you so much for your replies. The security module was the fault. Found a used one online with matching numbers and replaced module. Problem fixed!
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Misfire VIN: WDBUF70JX4
I ended up shipping the car on hopes all would be ok. So far so good, have not heard back. I did forget to mention in my request that I checked the vacuum and reset the adaptations. Thank for the tips. Thanks for responding!!
2005 Saab 9-7x Arc 5.3L shift motor VIN: 5S3ET13M35
Well, after another couple days of chasing this gremlin, the customer has opted not to spend anymore money on the vehicle. Sorry to all those who offered their advice. I know it's nice to know what the fix was but unfortunately I didn't find it. Thank you all ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L power windows VIN: 3VWSP69MX3
Thanks to all that replied, we have fixed this beast. The problem was the Data Bus On Board Diagnostic Interface, located in the dash cluster. We tried a used cluster and the windows would work, but we couldn't program the used cluster. We have installed a new...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Egr VIN: 3VWAL71K09
thanks to all who responded, customer has mixed feelings about returning to dealer for warranty issues even thou it is under emmisions warranty. he is under the impression the egr or particulate filter needs to be cleaned and nothing more, he refuses to purcha...
2005 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L wipers/signals VIN: YV1MH62562
We disconnected cruise switch. Networks seems stable. Released car; holding my breath so far, thanks.
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