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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML44EB4
I don't know where to go next here... This is an early build A8L. It came in with the MIL on & no driveability complaints, with the above faults for lean fuel trim plus one more, 18284: valve for torque support mount open circuit. That was covered by a TSB inv... Trouble codes: P1130, P1128
2006 BMW M5 5.0L pass side locks VIN: WBSNB93567
hello body shop removed pass side outer door handles and some how the double lock must have set. the doors will not open. when i activate the locks the lock knob moves up but door will not unlock and open. we dont have any codes. is there any way to manually r...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L Cuts out VIN: 2304751F03
Customers complaint is that the car quits running after short period of driving but only happens approximately every 4-5 days.Driving speed makes no difference. He says he thinks he hears the fuel pump become noisy before the car dies. No codes stored. Replace...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Gear Shift VIN: WDBNG70JX3
We have checked and mercedes will not sell us a gear shift because they have to program it, so they will not sell it. My question is: are the shifters programmable out of a used car, or is it possible to move module from one gear shifter to the other, if so, h...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Excessive Emissions, black smoke VIN: WDBRN40J73
On start up cold you get black smoke for about 50 sec. During this time the secondary air valve is open, If you close off the valve the car runs fine. This model uses air from the supercharger for air injection. does anyone know how the ECU know how much to le...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF7093A
Hey guys thanks in advance for looking at my post.This is my wifes car and the light is costing me money.I have checked for power and ground at the canister shutoff and i have power but no ground when the purge valve is operating.When i add a ground you can he... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap gross leak)
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WVWHC63B61
Hi folks, this one's a real head-scratcher. Almost a year ago, this customer broke the timing belt and the inevitable bent valves occurred. We replaced the head and valves, head gasket, timing belt, and he was a happy camper. Towards the end of February, he br...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B91
car came in with dtc p0011.replaced camshaf sensor and car was fine for a came back with p0011 code again.what else can be wrong? Trouble codes: P0011
2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L pump and rack VIN: YV1TS92DX2
Hello Volvo Techs. My name is Todd and I've run into a tough S80. The car came in with Power Steering leaks, and engine oil leaks. I replaced the breather box assy., and the Head gasket for leaking engine oil, and the Rack Assy., for the Power Steering leaks. ...
2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L tcc/lockup VIN: YV1CM91H63
The transmission in this vehicle was rebuilt, it is a GM 4T65E-V, came back a year later with a code 0052 for the tcc valve stuck or jammed. All of the valves in the valve body have been confirmed to be free, It has a new torque converter. When this code sets ...

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2004 Audi A4 1.8L front wheels VIN: WAUAC48H34
This one is fixed. Like most of guys said it was the hub bearing causing this noise. I got the ok to pull a axle then i spun the the hud and the noise was their. It really sound like dirt in a bearing im know thinking. Oh yeah these bearing are real eazy to d...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAFB3353Y
This one is repaired. I received many good suggestions. We did pinch all 4 lines on the truck with no change in the pedal. Blocking off the master cylinder outlet ports did cure the pedal drop. At that point we could not see any way to block the abs ports and ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAAM3342U
Customer asked for an f.i service and a fuel filter first. Then we went for test drive and we could not reproduce the symptoms. I asked the customer come in and He could not either. He said it was definitely not happening any more! We deemed it fixed. It ...
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L reverse VIN: 5UXFB33542
Ok, so this ones been a rear end kickin. turns out looking closer at the data no matter what gear output sensor shows 32rpm at a standstill. To skip the long story of testing everything and learning the engineers built this trans. Luckily another X5 same every...
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L ABS module/ wheel sensor VIN: 5UXFB33563
Thank you techs for your ideas. This problem turned out to be improperly repaired ABS module. We found a good used module and had it coded. All is good now.
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY1242X
Thank you to all that replied. I found that the pasasnger fuse box fuse 14 had an internal break in the fuse box. Ths fuse had power on both sides of the fuse but no power coming out of the fuse box going to the coils. Jumped power straight to coils and vehicl...
2007 Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGABB22E2
We have driven the vehicle as well as the customer and so far no returning "MIL" light, yet the actual test fails with our Mercedes software(Xentry/DAS).We are waiting for another ML to come thru(with a diesel eng) to see if there is a glitch in our diagnostic... Trouble codes: 23550.
2003 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WP0CB29823
The customer has been unable to return the vehicle to us so we can try the suggestions we recieved. If we can get the car back in I will update with results
1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L air bags VIN: WVWCB515XN
only a volkswagen VAG can clear the code if the dealership still has the correct card. Unfortunately the closest dealer, 70 miles away, is not sure they have the correct card and can clear the codes. But for a couple bucks they will give it a try with no gua...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63BX1
After further inspection and help received I tried a Air Fuel Ratio sensor out of a known good running car, it had no effect. Also I checked the air box for restrictions, found none. I did find an exhaust leak between the turbo and the exhaust manifold but t...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Pressure Monitor VIN: WVGBC77L44
I want thank every body for the information on this problem, the final procedure is like you guys recommend, disconnect the pressure control module, recode the gateway module with the same code number (refresh the code), this condition eliminated the center in...
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29582
Thanks to everyone that responded. I couldn't believe spark plugs could cause the problem - expecially after installing new ones and then swapping from another cylinder and it stayed at cyl 3. After a couple of you said genuine volvo plugs I talked to a volvo ... Trouble codes: P0303.
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