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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAT48H43
Hi all, car came in a few weeks ago with multiple missfire codes, massair flow code, coolant temp codes, lean codes...we replaced spark plugs and coils, new air flow meter, new coolant temp sensor, new b1 s1 o2 sensor and pcv seperator...cleared all codes car ... Trouble codes: P0130 (Bank 1 sensor 1 circuit), P0431 (Cat bank 2)
1996 BMW M3 3.2L Chime VIN: WBSBG9325T
I replaced the clutch master on this car. When I finished I tried to start it and everything functioned like it should except no crank and no computer or climate control lights, but the electric fan was on like the a/c was engaged. Checked the fuses and #31 ha...
2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L compressor noise VIN: WBXPA93464
vehicle has minor growl type noise with ac compressor on. no abnormal noise under hood. noise only audible with stethiscope. can hear noise in vehicle worse. noise comes and goes with comp operation. ac charge at 1.68 lbs. checked twice. has new expansion valv...
2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L top VIN: WBAEK73425
I have this 2005 645Ci with a top that will only close about half way at which point it stops and the red light at the switch starts flashing and the display says top not locked. I can then reopen the top completely or I can continue closing the top manually a...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L set monitors VIN: WDBHA22E2T
this vehicle came in for emission test failer. no communication at test station . replace over voltage protection relay to fix communication problem. i am able to communicate generic with the solus pro, but unable to set any monitors. customer has put 500 mile...
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L EHPS fan VIN: WMWRC33484
Car came in with no P/S, diagnosed inoperative EHPS pump. Recommended EHPS pump and fan relay replacement . After replacing EHPS pump and fan relay, fan comes on about 30-45 seconds after engine is started, without moving the steering wheel, and stays on all t...
1984 Porsche 911 3.2L hi speed blower VIN: WPOZZZ91ZE
Hi Here we have a GRAY MARKET non a/c car. I am hoping that some one has ran across this . There is no hi speed blower for the heater , all other speeds work. I have checked the switch between the seats and its ok . Is there a hi speed relay and if so wh...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L manifold bolts VIN: 3VWSF29M6Y
Trying to remove the intake manifold. The hex head bolts are stripped out on two of them and cannot get the bolts out. Has anyone ever run into this before and offer some advice on how to remove them? It doesn't look like the others have lock tite or anything ...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Misfire, excess white smoke VIN: 9BWGF21J5Y
Hello and thanks for taking the time to read this. This 2000 Golf TDI smokes and missfire badly especially when started cold, (0F) and the smoke/missfire diminishes as it warms up. The smoke is white and therefore unburnt fuel. Running in the shop with a leaki... Trouble codes: P0301 (16685 Cylinder 1 missfire detected intermittent), P3130 (19586 EGR System Regulation Exceeded Intermittent)
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M53
I'm on my knees begging for help on this one!!! This has been a chronic problem with this car. I replace the temp sensor with a dealer part and it goes away for a while. Any where from 2-6 months at a time. Have also replaced thermostat with dealer part and st... Trouble codes: P2181 (Cooling System Range/ Performance)
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L cooling system VIN: JT8VK13TXN
This car will run fine after all repairs listed below (meaning engine runs good/ sounds good)- around town. It constantly blows bubbles in the overflow bottle. If you goose the throttle or pull a hill/ load the engine it will immediately overheat (240 on scann...
2007 Volkswagen Touareg 3.6L brake controller wire harness VIN: WVGBE67L47
Dear Touareg Guru's, we have to install a BRAKE CONTROLLER, for his trailer. The SUV has factory ID6 code, therefore hitch + control module is installed from factroy. We have installed brake controllers on the Porsche Cayennes The Cayenne has pre-wired the b...
2008 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Engine cooling fan VIN: YV1RH59238
The coolant fan comes on with the engine running, always. It does not come on with the key on, engine off. With VIDA, the fan speed can be controlled; during these activations the voltage to the fan module was monitored. With the engine running the fan is comm...

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1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBG34D3X
Well this was a pain in the ###. Thanks for all the help, I pinched the evap purge line just to be sure and there was no change. Disconnected the MAF and no change. Pulled the fuel rail to check for dribble actually found 2 injectors that would stop spraying a... Trouble codes: P0154 (H02 no activity B2S1), P0300 (random miss).
2007 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78EX7
Thanks to everyone who responded, purge valve take care the EVAP codes and make the car run perfect. Trouble codes: 2187 (Lean Exhaust), 1093 (Lean), 0455 (Evap System), 0441 (Evap fault).
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 3.0L gauges VIN: WBACN33411
Thanks to all who replied...A 55 mile drive and an appointment at a BMW dealer, along with a 2 1/2 hour wait solved the problem. They coded the cluster and all is well. No red dot either and mileage is 100% accurate.
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53471
Had a similar car in the shop, swapped MAF sensors- all is good now after replacing defective sensor. Thanks for all the advice- you guys are the best.-Scott Trouble codes: P0103 (Mass air flow circuit high input).
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBANB33534
Thank you for all the information from all of you ... we have it done after the job done i clear the code then at 1 time i try to start the engine ( make sure all code are clear ) the engine run very rough at idle check engine light flashing , warning lamp o...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Starting VIN: WBAUCJ3528
Well the problem was the power distribution plate on top of the battery, there was a open circuit, once I replaced that unit the car started and ran great. thanks to all that replied tom
2008 BMW 328xi 3.0L engine VIN: WBAVC93518
Thanks to everyone. I hope this will help the next guy facing a BMtrouble u. I could not find anything wrong with pep boys work. Everyones input prompted a 2nd look. I could not find any other leaks. 2 points: After having a 100% leak on part of the oil pan al...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Eas VIN: SALPV1644Y
Sorry for the late post. This problem is intermittent and the customer decided to pick up the vehicle and drive it until the problem reoccurred. He brought it back 4 days ago and I haven't had a chance to look at it yet. To answer some of your questions, I am ...
2002 Land Rover DISCOVERY 2.5L No Start VIN: SALLTGM832
Hi Guys and thanks to all replies After a bit of research we decided to replace the fuel pump , fuel filter and injector seals. We replaced the pump and filter first , bleed the system and tried to start the engine( no go ). It has a self bleed system whic...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNM22262
So, a year ago, the boss said, it cant be the t-belt! it runs too good at idle, and only acts up after you drive it! thank-you everyone who pointed at belt...! removed belt covers when he was not there-gess what? rear cam belt jumped 1 tooth [very worn and loo...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBPJ75J11
Since the car came in with multiple trouble codes in the ABC, ESP and ECU. We can not guarantee if the transmission would shift properly even after restoring serial data. Customer decide to bring vehicle to another shop for a second opinion. Harry Trouble codes: P0600 (Serial Data Link Fault generic OBDII), P2037 (CAN message from ETC control unit), C1511 (Control module incorrectly coded ESP system), C1024 (CAN-EGS ESP system), C1027 (CAN EIS ETC ABC system).
1995 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWHD81H7S
I was able to use a pressure transducer and a compression wave form viewer, and with this I found out the timing was 15 degrees off... timing chain jumped... we gave the customer a price of replacing the timing chain or replace a motor with one that only had 1... Trouble codes: 00513 (engine speed sensor), 00515 (camshaft position sensor).
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWVL81H0V
Thanks to all that helped. Almost everyone hit it on the head, "the coil" What I thought in my experiance was good spark is not what a VW needs for voltage to fire the plugs. New OE coil and it fired right up. Thank again to all
2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L cooling fans
Well after much aggravation, this car is "fixed". We could not find what was causing the fans to run on low speed for 15 minutes then shut off, or ac clutch operation through the FCM. So what I did was wire a relay with diode into the T4-3 red wire when the ke...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF71KX5
Thanks for the help on this one. Almost everyone said keep looking for unmetered air as the issue. Customer went to VW for a coil problem and they replaced the MAF again under warranty for the part as it was a dealer piece. They also replaced the throttle body... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF low), P0102 (Maf), P0171 (Fuel correction at limit), P0300 (Multiple cyl misfire), P1475 (Also fails P2403).
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