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2007 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E67
After installing the new crankcase pressure regulating valve (06F 129 101P) which was an update from the original 06F 129 101E, WE STILL had the same codes and same symptoms of rough idle. We assumed it was a faulty part and sent for another (P) part with the... Trouble codes: P1297 (Intake pressure drop), P1093, P2177 (System too lean)
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L rear suspension VIN: WBAGJJ0339
ok this fancy older car seems to have a hydraulic rear suspension system which is very stiff. so stiff, that it seems seized up. i am at a small county repair/gas station and apparently, the last guy working here bleed it or something, and it started working, ...
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L ride hieght VIN: SUFXB53524
recieved this vehicle from another shop to my knowlege it has not been driven since arriving there. the x5 arrived here on a tow truck sitting copletely down tried to access air sytem (no problem with that)to activate level and hieght controls the system has n...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged 4.2L Electric Windows VIN: SALMF13416
Hi Range Rover techs, This SUV main driver door windows switch have three of the four buttons for the windows not working .They do not work only from the driver main switch, but work from the other doors. Only the driver window, the left mirror and folding mot...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBLK65G3X
Intermittent stall. No codes. Have replaced the crank sensor and set idle adaptive with ISCAN tool. Still stalling very intermittent (Cold or warm) at idle in gear. Always starts right up. No further stalling for the rest of the drive. Idle (in gear) 500 RPM. ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L ride control VIN: WDBUF70J93
got stuck in this benz need urgent help car rolls in rear was completly down replace both rear air shocks came up for few seconds then down again drove around less then a block air compressor was not working change that too but the air shocks where blown alrea...
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L Lifter VIN: WMWMF3354T
I have this 2007 Mini cooper R56 non turbo with Lifter noise. Pulled valve cover found both rockers on exhaust valves for cylinder #2 have play. The inside looks clean like oil changes were done. We replaced the lifters and still have the same problem. Any i...
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L keyless entry, radio, door ajar warning VIN: YS3EB49E83
Engine stalled while driving, vehicle towed in for service, battery completely drained due to emergency flasher use. Recharge battery, diagnose crank no start, install new fuel pump and filter, engine crank no start resolved. Customer returned vehicle the next...
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FD75YX6
Car came in with Codes and was in limp mode Im sure the Trottle position sensor is intergraded with the throttle accuator and of course the accelerator pedal sensor is in the pedal. Not sure about the P1681 code cant find any data on that via shopkey would one... Trouble codes: P1681, P2135
2000 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWZZZ1JZ1
Hi, and thanks in advance. 1st up, this is my first post so please bare with me I am primarily a diesel technician working on landrovers so this petrol is not my normal thing but well you have to fix friends cars eh. I couldnt get the vehicle type to load co...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSKZ9M21
scan tool won't communicate. tried 4 different scan tools and none of them will pull codes. have power and ground to ALDL all fuses appear good. vehicle runs fine just trying to get a code for the check engine light. this is the second volkswagen we have had w...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L anti theft VIN: 3VWTH69M43
Hi Group... I inherit this Jetta, bought at an auction no key and damage ignition cylinder.. another mechanic replaced the steering column with used one... has the key w/ remote... also had a key (single key)made from dealer to open doors... it prob...
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L output shaft seal
transmission output shaft seal is leaking. embarrassed to say i can't find any way to remove the flange to replace it. it is not like the automatics or earlier manuals with a nut to remove. HELP?
2005 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Steering VIN: YV1RH592X5
This vehicle has poor power assist at idle in steering.Like the sensitive steering is in op. Tested with a new relay,does have 11 volts and ground to sensor,pulled rack down and checked lower column joint for stiffness.Tie rods and ball joints ok. Getting re...

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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Unknown VIN: WAUDL74F35
I Installed new A/C Compressor For $1050.00 & that took care of the problem,the a/c is ic cold & all is fine, Thanks
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3330Y
Well, thanks everyone for your comments and tips, I really went all over to test and retest, but at the end I really think the problem is on the vanos, we desconnect the vanos and customer is been driving the car for two weeks and there is no misfire issues wi... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301 (Misfire), P0302 (Misfire), P0303 (Misfire), P0305 (Misfire), P0306 (Misfire).
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Lifter VIN: WBADT43442
Thank you to all for your replies and help. This is a tough one. We ended up replacing all vent hoses and the vent valve, flushing the oil system once again, but in syn 10w60 motor oil. This really did help with the intermitent lifter type noise, but we on oca...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L Engine VIN: SAJHX6244W
Thank you to the first three help requests but they were not the case.#4 Mr. [...] who assumed I would rely on the cars computer for oil pressure.With over 30 years working on automobiles I know better thanks. Anyway I'm waiting on the owner to return with th...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L No Start VIN: CAJGA51D62
Hey Guys, First off thanks to those with actual knowledge who replied. I appreciate the time. As with most of you out there I love to solve problems and be the'Hero' in a technical environment but with age my business wisdom appears to be getting as str...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Abs VIN: 3VWSE29MXY
First off, thank you all for the replies. Well, I sent the control module out to BBA, but unfortunaly it got damaged during shipping. I ended up installing a used unit and so far, so good. The used one did have a code for ABS pump, signal too small, or somethi...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L monitors VIN: YV1LS557XW
I say its fixed but it hasnt passed the readiness monitors / but as most of you said it would pass emissions and did. I guess there is a problem with a few year models of Volvos that take forever to pass readiness. Thank to all that took the time to reply and...
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