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2003 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Misfire VIN: WAULD64B73
Clutch and valve cover gaskets were replaced and vehicle was test driven and ran fantastic! The next day the customer came to pick up the car and it had a dead miss from start in cyl #6. Swapped coils and changed plugs but misfire still remains. Tested for pow... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 Misfire), P1372 (cyl 6 Ignition circuit short to ground)
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L valve timing VIN: WAUDG94F55
This vehicle on cold start up sounded like the bank one valves were hitting the pistons and both banks chains soundesd like they were dragging on the inside of the case. Very loud!! Remove upper timing covers and cam covers. The bank one cams were about 45 deg...
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...
2006 Audi A4 3.2L RainSense Wiper VIN: WAUAH78E16
I have a customer (glass shop) replaced a windshield in this A4 because it was cracked. They used an Audi kit to re-atatch the sensor on the windshield. There are no bubbles between the adhesive and the glass. Now the wipers work as if there is no rain sense s...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L tranny VIN: WBADD6324V
Good evening to all.Sorry for being lacking in info but Im hoping you guys can help.My Boss picked up this BMW and loves driving it but is getting anoyed with this issue.Problem is tranny will not upshift unless you manualy shift thru the gears (@ aroung the n...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6336X
when engine is cold, after its been running a minute or two the engine rpm will seem to cut out and drop. Sometimes its just slightly, but the engine has died sometimes aswell. After 5 min. or so it will go away until completly cold again. check engine light w... Trouble codes: P0101, P0441
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L turn signal,door open inicator VIN: WBAAR3349Y
Customer complaint is turn signal indicators don't work properly in the dash,all exterior turn signals work properly . Left turn indicator will start to flash on dash,flip lever to right turn, exterior rt turn signals flash but left turn indicator still flashe...
2004 BMW 645Ci 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WBAEK73424
The car is an off lease unit which a car lot purchased. I have no history on the vehicle. Was driven for about 3 weeks by lot personnel. 3 days ago it began to surge, try and stall and have no power under throttle. The check engine light did not come on, it is... Trouble codes: 0X29A, 0X278, 0X278, 0X27B, 0X279, 0X27D
2006 BMW M5 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSNB93596
I cannot seem to find explaination of this DTC (2789). Also has ambient temp sensor [...], sensor tests good to me .8 volts at 80' F.,up to 2.2V. with "choke " cooler blowing on it,(approx.45'F.). New temp sensor only changesd by .1 V. I believe rough road ... Trouble codes: 2789 (Detection rough road), 278A
2008 BMW 135i 3.0L Taillights VIN: WBAUN93558
Thanks to anyone that can help. This vehicle came from Germany. Came in with only the taillights not working. Replaced the footwell module with no success. the only thing that alldata shows is everything goes into the footwell module. Is there something we are...
1988 Ferrari 328 GTS Quattrovalvole 3.2L Hard start VIN: ZFFA20A7J0
I have a hard starting problem, worse when hot. Will have to give some throttle to start when warmed up. Car was taken to another shop and the fuel head was worked on. Not sure exactly what they did but problem ocurred after work performed. Fuel pressure at 80...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Charging VIN: SAJEA51D42
battery light will come on every now and then while driving or just sitting still with engine running.checked charge at battery when light comes on and voltage does drop then comes back up.changed alt. with a jag unit with sme results also changed battery same...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1070441202
Car came in running rich high idle customer had cap and rotor replaced we found several vacuume leaks repaired and adjusted valves plugs were black with soot now runs even richer than befor tried adjusting computer idle was lower but still to high
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cruise control VIN: WVWMA63B7X
Hi, new to this site, but have heard a lot of good about it. having a problem with the Cruise Control on this vehicle. Have a good troublehooting diagram on it(I believe). I have a problem understanding the circuit that goes from Fuse no. 13 to pin no. 11 on t...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS58D21
Vehicle came with check engine on and hesitation on take off all the time and on accel, i scand the vehicle and found misfire #1#2#3#4 which i was not comfortabl with the codes any ways i tested the coils and they were all good so i went ahead and replaced the...

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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L power steering VIN: WAUDT48H74
thanks for all the responces with this problem. im quite sure its fixed most techs reported loose clamp and hard hose at pump inlet from resivoir. this hose was hard we reclamped it and problem did nor reoccur next morning. we are going to get a new hose and r...
1996 BMW M3 3.2L Chime VIN: WBSBG9325T
Thanks to all who helped. This is the only car that I ever worked on that I found this situation. There are two IDENTICAL black plugs under the dash, one goes to the chime and the other to the brake switch. I love and race these wonderful cars, but why would...
1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACG7322V
Thank you guys for the great info. realoem was a great site. I found all the parts i was looking for. Trouble codes: P1174.
1996 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJMX6346T
well after checking the wiring to tcm tcm found it to be mismatched to the replaced transmission.After some research matched a used tcm that matched thetransmission. This fixed thelimp mode. thanks to all for your help,. Trouble codes: P0336.
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L smoke from exhaust VIN: YS3FB49S03
Thank You all. We figured this one out. My used parts guy at Goldwing SAAB NY, NY told me to check the return line for clogging when we were ordering the second used turbo, and we did, but only to see if it was completely plugged. After we exhausted other ro...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B63
Thanks for all the help guys, PCV valve was gutted. replaced and car runs perfect! Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303 (misfire 3 cyl), P0304 (misfire 4 cyl).
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