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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Misfire VIN: WAULT68E62
Car came in with a flashing check engine light,and was running rough. Found codes p0300, p0303. Verified cyl. 3 was misfiring. Installed 6 new plugs and a coil on cyl.3. Still misfires. Swapped coil with another cyl. And miss stays on cyl 3. Changed plug on cy... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire)
2007 Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0L Top VIN: WAUDF48H87
Hello Audi Dude's, We have this cabriolet that the top will only unlatch and latch, will not retract. There are no codes. We can read all the groups for the top system, just not sure what it is that we should see, as far as values? Has anyone seen this happen...
2006 BMW 550i 4.8L Shift lock will not release VIN: WBANB53535
Hello and thanks in advance for helping.This 550i will release the shiftlock in the shifter.I i scanned trans with X431 tool and retrieved a 4e21 code (Electronic pressure control valve 2) and it will not clear.I have checked on live data that the brake pedal ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBLK70GXY
Vehicle towed in for no start. No fuel, spark situation. Diagnosed as having bad crank sensor, did not have rpm signal, sensor was wide open. Replaced sensor with dealer part and still will not start but do have rpm signal now. After reading Alldata, its says ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L slider for "sky view" VIN: 4JGAB54E51
Hi, Against my better judgment I aggreed to tear into a "sky view" sunroof on this ml320. removed the whole thing to replace a broken part. one of the pannel sliders had broken. I took the thing all appart. Replaced the broken piece. Lubricated everything. Ma...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Drivetrain shaking VIN: WMWRE335X5
Hello Mini Techs: We have got another winner here! The mini intermittently when at a stop in gear shakes, then you take it out of Drive or put it in reverse it goes away. It acts like it's going to stall and the drive-train shakes like it's very bad motor moun...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Electronic VIN: WP0CA2986Y
Hello fellow Porsche Techs! Here is what the problem is: we replaced transmission for new one from the dealer. Previous one was damaged and customer requested new trans. We replaced transmission assembly and there is no automatic shifting from above 3rd gear....
1976 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L No Start VIN: 1162099955
Hi all in IATN land. Trying to help this Pearl Harbor survivor Vet. He states the car ran fine before he stored it for the winter. Had poor spark when I started testing. Installed points and condenser and spark is fine. I have no injector pulse to any injector...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Battery VIN: 3VWTL81K99
A.C. Radiator Fan stays on draining battery. Fan runs any time battery is connected. Found TSB saying fan can stay for up to 16 min. But it is always on. Cannot find wiring diagram or any information. Any help would be great.
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Odemeter VIN: YV1LW5721T
Good day, this volvo has a intermitant speedometer opperation, the odometer is not working. But that too comes & goes. Can this be related to abs control module thank you joe [...]

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Cooling System VIN: WBAAM333SY
thanks everyone fan modual was bad replaced the fan motor with modual. all is well.thanks again.
2005 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBAET374X5
After doing a bunch of test that were suggested to me, I determined that the A/C control head module was at fault. I installed a new control head, coded it and it is working perfectly now. Thanks to everyone that replied.
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX5746V
I check everything as outlined, however I had a gut feeling this car had a bad engine ECU. I have finally sourced a replacement, plugged it in, reset the security, and the car started and runs beautiful. Thanks for all your help Trouble codes: P1368, P1367.
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKD6048X
None of the help we received made a difference with this car. I did however replace the coolant temp sensor which may have given the car an intermittent rich condition. As of right now this car is behaving, only time will tell. Trouble codes: P0442.
1999 Jaguar XJR 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: SAJPD1843X
Found someone had crossed the in tank pump harnesses. Replaced both pumps and all is well.
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L odometer VIN: WDBCA39D9G
Everyone is in agreement on the gear problem at the speedo head. I also learned from several of your posts that resetting the odometer while driving is what causes the gear problem. This car will be put away in the winter and thats when i will do the fix. T...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ml270 2.7L radio VIN: WDC1631132
thanks for everyones advice,customer came to pick up truck,and had the radio pin card,he found it in the secret hiding place that was so secret he forgot where had hidden it,he has now put it in the service book folder where it should be,i dont think anyone wo...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Rear Air Suspension VIN: WDBUF70J13
The Benz is finally out of the shop and good to go. It has been gone for over a week now without any problems. I am not totally sure what the actual fix has been but it may have been the use of the oem bags or the bags were not installed properly or... Tha...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L abs,bas,esp VIN: WDBNG70J63
Thanks to all applied. All comment were a help by making us go back to basics, and rethink what happen. The problem was in the Hub bearings! After closer inspection the "new" bearings which by the way had the same national bearing number as the orginial bearin...
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L power steering VIN: WDBRF52HX6
THis one is fixed.Wow i have never seen this before the plastic sleeve in the high pressure line came out and wedge it self in the rack i discovered this when i removed the line from the rack. About 8" remain stick out the rack i tried pulling it out but it wa...
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L oil VIN: WP0AB0945H
Thank you all for your replies. It was unanamous. The oil cooler is going to get replaced and the rod bearing will be checked. I have a feeling that will be the ticket. I won't be able to do the work for a week or so. I will post when I know it actually fixed ...
1987 Porsche 944 S 2.5L engine VIN: WPOAA0945H
Thanks for all of the replys. I got to focused on thinking it had to have been something that i had done and it was not. I am assuming that the broken valve spring was a result of the backfiring. After much searching and rechecking everything we had done I wen...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Compressor VIN: 3VWSA29M4X
Thanks to all who replied and sorry it took so long to close this, the customer did not get back to me for a few days. We told the customer that without replacing the condensor this time, we could no longer warrenty the repair, they agreed. The customer want...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Lack of power/smokin VIN: 3VWST71K71
Thank you for all of the replies, it turns out the EGR was heavily coated with carbon and was unable to close; cleaned it all up and it works. Thank you all again.
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