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1999 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUED28D5X
hello, doing my first audi trans. first gear is trashed and so im trying to replace it, my problem is that i cant figure out how to get the main shaft and counter shaft out. this thing is starting to make me look like an idiot. also cant figure out how to disa...
2003 Audi S8 4.2L No Start VIN: WAUGU44D83
First off Please read carefully and only respond if you have good info for me. I've been doing this a long time and I absoutely have the basics covered. I've seen some good input from Audi Techs for this vehicle model but it was an 04 not an 03. The repair inf... Trouble codes: 17548 (P01140 Cat), 16705 (p0321), 17978 (p1570), 16544 (p0160)
2003 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVT64B43
This car is setting p0421(16805),p0431(16815) codes-cat converter eff for both banks-replaced the converter with oem unit 1 yr ago for the bank 1 code and it has been fine.I keep reading about a software update from audi to correct this problem but I cannot fi...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L compressor
hi guy's, car came in with 2-problem's, the first being the a/c not blowing cold and the blower motor running at reduced speed's. i do have the gt-1 so i performed a quick test and found ihka code for aux water pump open circuit, dme code for aux fan output st...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L engine VIN: WBANB33584
We do not work on too many bmw's and this one in the shop right now has a coolant leak out of a small hole in the front cover that looks like a machined hole slightly above the water pump on right side of cover. I can find no info on mitchel, and I was hoping ...
2008 BMW M5 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSNB92080
HELLO, I have this E60 M5 BMW that has the MIL light on. I have scanned the vehicle with the Launch scan tool and found that i have and idle actuator valve fault. I,m not sure if the scan machine is showing the correct thing or not. The valve has been replaced...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX5746V
Hello! This car was towed in with a weird problem I have NOT seen before. The car was running fine, sat a few weeks and now when you start the car it starts up runs fine for a bit then starts misfiring and running rough, stalls at times. Intermittently when yo... Trouble codes: P1368, P1367
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L key transmiter VIN: WDBRF61J21
vehicle came in as a no start. had dead battery charged battery. would not start. found blown fuse to coils replaced fuse car started. found unusualy high amperage to coils some up to 18 amps. did a full tune up with coils. boss went for a test drive and came ...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Charging VIN: WDBUF56J76
Mercedes tech, please help.(this is a really tough one) car came in with a check engine light on. Install das, 1dtc 1337 alternator serial interface. Erase dtc, light off, but come back on after 2nd key cycle. Follow test sequence, check plug connection & scre...
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WP0CB2969L
Starting engine cold or hot, engine idle will hunt briefly and then stay steady at around 800. As soon as I open the the throttle just to allow the idle switch to open the engine stalls. I can keep it running with a quick open of throttle but let shut and will...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC29MZY
This Jetta will occasionally miss only on #1 cylinder, sometimes runs well quite a while without missing, but then misses on #1 only. Please help! Thanks. Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L customer request VIN: 3VWSP29M81
Hi out there VW techs! We have this VW diesel that came into the shop and the customer wants an injection pump installed. We have ordered the pump and is on its way from VW. The repair procedure shows a number of required special tools to install this pump, b...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WVWPD63BX1
This Passat is overheating while driving, and if I put it in netural and revv the engine it goes back down to 190. I put a water pump and timing belt in it back in November. It came in the other day and the customer stated that it was overheating in traffic. I...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Electronic VIN: WVWHC63B01
looking for ideas. Manual AC. EPC and mil come on for a second and the car will stall at idle if the blower switch is turned off with the ac compressor engaged. if the ac isnt on, and blower switch is operated, it wont act up, also if ac switch is cycled, it w...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWRA69M24
This has a customer complaint of an intermittent stall and hard start at times. I have been unable to reproduce the symptom. I realize there is a high failure rate on these mafs. My question at this time is concerning the calculated load value. MAF value of GP... Trouble codes: 16485 (mass air flow circuit), 18613 (coolant temp not plausible input)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Compressor VIN: 3VWSK69M84
We have 12V going into the cooling fan control module but no voltage out of it. We replaced the control module and there was no change. We replaced the pressure switch in the a/c line and that had no effect either. We are not big VW guys and just can't figure ...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Horn VIN: WVWLK63B64
Thank you to all who read this, and especially any who offer advice. The issue is with the horn. When you start the car, the horn will go off. The colder it is, the longer the horn goes off. If it is 70 out, the horn will sound for about 2-4 seconds, if it is ...
2004 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGL61J64
Hello I have this golf here and the ecu will not comunicate with either one of my three scanners. MIl light is on, i can turn it of by disconecting the battery, it will come back on in a few days. ABS and transmission modules comunicate properly with my scanne...
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5545T
Hi guys, this 850 is a no start. I ran it down to a bad maf, I thought. It will start and run normally with the maf unplugged but pug it in and it will flood the motor. I replaced the maf and same thing, rechecked everything I did first and conclude it's the m...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L monitors VIN: YV1LS557XW
Thanks for the help in advance.. Repaired evap issue on this S70 cleared codes now having issues getting monitors to run/complete.. Checked powers and grounds to ecm all good doesnt appear that i'm losing KAM.,just wont run monitors am I missing anything?? Cus...

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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L camshaft timing VIN: WAULT68E02
thank you to all that replied and even took the time to read the this post. i am waiting on one tech i know through friends to get back to me and if he can't come up with the tools it's ebay time, i can get them for under half what the tool company quoted m...
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1R561T04
Repaired and gone. I got the vehicle to not start in shop again and found comunication with ecm and can codes were only problem. Towed to dealer to reprogram computer after install and have not had a issue since. Thank you for the input and help.
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