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2006 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L defrosters VIN: WAUML44E66
car came in for no hot air coming out on defrost drivers side only pass side works as desighed also custemer heard a racheting sound in dash before this happened we scaned for codes none found with are ross tech vcds decided to replace these front defrost uppe...
2007 Audi A4 2.0L fan VIN: WAUAF78E57
fans do not go to fast speed. a/c high pressure rises to more than 400psi. a/c compressor turns off check engine light on code 001152 p0480
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 3.0L gauges VIN: WBACN33411
Low mileage BMW Z3 comes in with fuel gauge inop. eep2 code registering on display where odometer normally is, scan gauge cluster using launch x-431. code set for gauge cluster can bus. after reading archives decided to install new cluster, and somewhere durin...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53471
Intermittent check engine light,code P0103. Also intermittent hesitation and or stall. Only monitors that have run in 120 miles are misfire, components and fuel system.Only haveaccess to Global OBD2 info. Vehicle idles good, good power and fuel economy. Any su... Trouble codes: P0103 (Mass air flow circuit high input)
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBANB33534
please help !!! we try to replace front timing cover and valve cover to repair oil leak!!! but a lot of thing on the way to take off the valve cover !! so I'm asking for help . what is the best way to save time on this car . this is my 1 st time ..for this kin...
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L drivers door lock VIN: WBAVB33556
hi to all looking for your help this morning. drivers door lock won't open with remote or key; it locks and unlocks just fine; the striker just wont release went you pull the inside or outside handle.remove the door trim panel and weatherstrip to manipulate do...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L cam timing VIN: SAJDA01C7F
This Jag presented with rough, surging warm idle, MIL on. Cold idle - first 1-2 minutes good. Code p1836= vvt overadvanced bank 2. Tech replaced v/cover gaskets, s/plugs & s/plug seal. Checked cam timing at crank & all 4 cams - OK.Remove vvt solenoid - ohm wit...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Cooling fans VIN: SAJEA51D82
Car came in with P0171 and P0174 lean both banks and P0117 for coolant temp sensor, also 1 fan runs on high. Found TSB for updated intake and tuning vane o-rings and a bad ECT sensor. Replaced the o-rings and ECT sensor, cleared codes and test drove. The codes...
2004 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L air ride VIN: SALTR19494
Good Morning, I'm working on an 04 Land Rover Discovery S VIN# [...] The customer hit a large pothole and has been leaking air at the rear ever since. Both rear air springs lose air after sitting for anywhere from an hour to overnight. Seems wo...
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L remote locking VIN: SALAA25445
This car came in with one of the remote transmitters inop this was covered by his extended warranty so we ordered a replacement two days later the second remote quit as well. when the new remote arrived I reinialized all the remote transmitters and the ECU rec...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65F0W
Hi Group, 1998 W210 E320 112 motor V-6, got in shop with check engine light on codes were, p1453, p1420, p0446, p0443. on passanger side remove cover see 4-th fuse on K40 module burned , replace fuse F4, reset codes,all ok, after few minutes fuse burned again ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L brake lights VIN: WDBRF64J81
Brake lights are always on as soon as you turn the ignition on. I tried to unplugged the brake switch at the pedal with no result. I unplugged every fuses in all three fuse blocks with same result. Can the rear sam module cause something like this? Also before...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L Sbc VIN: WDBUF83J14
Mercedes Tech's, Customer brought vehicle in for service because Instrument panel message reads: "Visit WorkShop" and it shoes a picture of a car with an upwards arrow inside it. I scanned systems for codes. Engine: P20B7 - Increased idle due to SBC low voltag...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Misfire VIN: WDBUF56J36
Did make previous post so I will quickly recap, replaced crank sensor due to dying problem, that part is fix, second complaint was missfire,when first start fine, drive short distance and miss occurs, went through igniton all good, found #6 ijector loses signa... Trouble codes: P0306
2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L cooling fans
The cooling fans run continuously for approximately 15 min then shut off any time the key is cycled on, regardless of engine temperature (cold, warm). I have replace the engine coolant temp sensor, wire harness, ecm, fan control module, and radiator thermal sw...
2006 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L srs VIN: 9BWGL61J96
Posting for another tech in the shop. This Golf has codes 01222 crash sensor side air bag 037 passenger side fault. 029 short to ground. We don't do a lot of SRS work. Boss wants to replace Crash sensor. Mitchell shows this sensor under or in pasenger seat. tr...

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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WAUBA24B0W
So we still have to observe the car, we figured out part of the problem, so we saw a slight play on the right timing chain and replaced the tensioner. We rest all the codes, and have the car test driven. The car ran fine and finished a drive cycle without tr... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303.
2002 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 3.0L Esp / Cruise VIN: WAUVT58E02
I want to thank everyone for taking time to help out here. I went through the steps Mark listed including the capacitance discharge. I have heard of wierd problems in Audis with incorect rear bulbs and I did recheck all rear light functions. I finally sent i...
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L compressor VIN: WBAFB31062
Well, got this one fixed, besides the ambient temperature sensor, it was the ac control head that was failing. thanks guys
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L Heating VIN: WDBCA44D9F
thanks for all the help with this car. the customer has yet to bring it back for any more checks. but you have given me some good information to go on next time it comes in.
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4Matic 4.3L air ride control VIN: WDBNG83J53
Indeed the Valve Control Block fixed the Benz.We suspect the car had this problem before the front strut and air compressor repair.Trying to convince the customer of this was a different story but everything worked out.Thanks for all of the replies.
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF65J53
Replaced thermostat and cleared fault codes. Code for LR oxygen sensor set instantly. Switched right and left rear sensors, problem moved to right. Replaced left rear sensor and customer has not returned yet. Still not sure why it showed 4 bad sensors, but... Trouble codes: P0128 (Thermostat), P0161 (Left rear o2), P0141 (Right rear o2), P0151 (Left front o2), P1999 (Right front o2), P0160.
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WDBRN40J83
Well we had lots of input most of which steered us to the dealer for relearn process or some other electrical reason only the factory scan tool could provide. the customer spent 3 weeks trying to decide what to do and his better half forced a trade in on a new... Trouble codes: P2006, P201A, P201B, P201B.
2006 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG 5.5L will stick in first gear VIN: WDCYR71E96
Dave was correct that the output speed sensor was the problem. After I got a scope on the connectors under the dash,I could see the sensor drop out when it got hot.It is a pain to replace,the sensor has a 6 ft harness that connects in the passenger conpartment...
2006 Mercedes-Benz B200 Turbo 2.0L No power VIN: WDDFH34XX6
Customer does not want to spend any time (and $$) to diagnose problem. When or if he decides to repair, I will update. Thanks for the help, and I suspect the exhaust is plugged, but still need to confirm. Sorry for the lack of information!! Trouble codes: P2261, P0299, P0128.
1977 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith II 6.7L no power VIN: LRF31101LR
Sorry, the starter went bad and it took forever to get the approval and the starter replaced, but after the starter was replaced, we concluded the exhaust plugged was not the problem, we are in the process of checking the fuel pressure to ensure it is correct....
1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WVWCA0159J
Wow, guys what a great feeling to have such fantastic support. Thank you for all the replies. The FIX was to replace the warm up (fuel)regulator. The new regulator has a cold operating pressure of 18 psi(60 degrees) Which is as cold as we get here in Arizona. ...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA21C8Y
Thank you all for the gr8 tips. Yes i did smoke the little schnitzell,adapt the throttle and used a euro scanner(vedis) during diagnosis. The fuel trims never exceeded 3 percent multiplicative or additive. That is why i asked about programming. It may verywell... Trouble codes: P0172.
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L abs VIN: 3VWST71K36
first of all thanks for all replys. we lost our vacium because, when we bought the master from dealer,they had a up-date on master and booster. they needed replaced as a complete unit. after replacing booster assist was back and all worked well with the brakes...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Surge, Misfire VIN: 3VWRT71K26
E What I can say to summarize: 1) Test drive the vehicle. If the concern is bucking during hard acceleration. Check fuel delivery pressure from the tank. Should be around 10 psi under load. Check fuel filter for restriction. 2) if you are experiencing a buckin...
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