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2000 Audi A4 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WAUKH28D9Y
This car came in with a severe symptom of bucking and surging under moderate throttle, slight incline. At about 1500 rpms in high gear as you start loading the engine it will just start missing/bucking and surging. If you accelerate enough for it to kick down ...
2001 BMW 325xi 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBAAV33481
Well guys, this BMW has me stumped. Last week it came in because it ran bad and puffed blue smoke. After an easy diagnosis I found a bad PCV valve that BMW calls the oil separator. I ordered the full update kit from BMW, and put it in today. When I was all don...
2007 BMW 530i 3.0L Engine VIN: WBANE51017
This vehicle cranks but does not start. It may have a problem with the key, so how can I reprogram the key using the INPA tool? If somebody knows how to work on this system, please let me know.
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L Ride Control VIN: WDBUF83J85
Hello Everyone, I have this E 500 4 Matic with deployed driver side air bag. The air bag and three of the seat bets have been replaced and all the codes are gone except this two hard codes 9080,and 9083 (a component of control module WSS is faulty, read DTC on...
1987 Porsche 944 S 2.5L engine VIN: WPOAA0945H
I have an 87 944s 16v that came in the shop for a dead cylinder and a backfire. We did a compression test and the #4 cylinder had 0 psi. After we removed the valve cover we discovered that the #4 valve spring was broken and lifter collapsed. The customer decid...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.5L Tansaxle VIN: WV2EE0702S
This trans axle has haunted us from day one. It came in slipping from 2-3 and 3-4, pulled the trans, sent to local trans shop, reinstalled it, only to have it come back in 3500kms with slipping from 3-4 again. Tried new cooler, solenoids, the works, transmissi...
1989 Volvo 240DL 2.3L timing belt VIN: YV1AX885XK
my question is this: when #1 cyl is at tdc, is the crank gear aligned for timing belt installation? i cannot see any dot, notch, etc. on the crank gear, and i believe the belt has jumped about four teeth. however, the new belt DOES have the match marks and i c...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L cvvt cams VIN: YVICZ91H24
Hope you volvo guys can help on this one. Have a friend who decided to tackle a timing belt and cam seals himself. Comes time to put it back together and realized he bit off more then he wanted. My question is how do you set the cam timing up, have all data bu...

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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L windows, dome light, pwr seat VIN: WA1YD64B29
Thank you! As most of you suggested, it was the foot well light on the drivers side seat. Armed with your ammunition I disconnected the black 2 pin connector and voila! no more blinkin lights, plug it back in, blinkin. So I have left it disconnected for now un...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Conv. Top VIN: WBABJ8333X
I appreciate all the responses. I did check the lone fuse by the battery in the begining and it was good. I needed that splice location and it wasn't defined. So, I went fishing. I traced the red / green wire from the fuse to center console. Then from the modu...
2004 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Pedal VIN: WBABD33424
Our local BMW specialist down the road helped us out with this one. The front calipers were the problem. Apparently after extended driving/braking heat distorts the calipers in such a way that a small crack develops in the piston. The leak is not bad enough to...
2006 BMW 530i 3.0L Srs VIN: WBANE73506
Replaced safety gateway module and programmed. programming took a couple of ours and we had difficulty with a brake pad warning light that was not on previously so some resets needed to be done. note that programming was done with autologic and the fiber optic...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Parking Assist VIN: SAJEA03U23
Thanks to all who replied. I obtained a new harness and found that the installer of the previous harness had removed some of the tags on the replacement harness. With a good harness and the information from the TSB, the repair was successfull.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L ride control VIN: WDBNG75J5Y
I replaced the pump and all is good thanks for all the help.
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L oil pressure light VIN: WDBHA24GXY
I a was beginning to think that it didn't monitor oil pressure in the first place. Thanks Dave. They should monitor it though, that's ridiculous. Oil pump isn't the only failure that can cause low oil pressure, oh well.
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L egs module VIN: WDBKK49F71
thanks for all replies,sorry it took long ,waiting for insurance co. to answer,yes in most cases you can let the wires hang and dry and that should do the trick,since this is insurance job and no one wants responsibility I will end up doing the job they have p...
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L Lifter VIN: WMWMF3354T
We removed the head and found the 2 intake valve seats on cylinder #2 coming out of the head. When the valve is closed there was too much play for the lifter to take up. A quick check found block and head warped over MAX. This one needs a new engine.
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 3.6L seat belt VIN: WPOAA2993T
thanks to all who replied. turns out the pervious shop who installed the control module did not code it correctly. so we sent it to the dealer and got it coded right and locked. vehicle has not come back and all seems well.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L after run pump VIN: 3VWSE29M7Y
I am posting this as a fix. the information provided by all you guys has gave me the confidence to say vehicle is working to manufacturer specifications at this time. thanks to everyone for the help and reassurance.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Electronic VIN: WVWHC63B01
well, i found the fuel pump relay was losing its ground (given by the ecm) for a second when it happens, so i put a used ecm in it, still acts up. i pulled the 13 pos. relay panel down to pinout the ac cutout module and i found a jumper inserted between two p...
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L output shaft seal
carlos had the best explanation. had to pull the center guide pin and behold there was a nut behind it. be warned it did not come out easily. thanks to all who took the time to repsond. much grats.
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