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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L Timing belt VIN: WAULT64B92
Timing belt broke, dealer says due to water pump failure. Last month, oil temp was getting hot (120*C) after change at local one stop, causing gong to sound. And, yes, I told customer it really needed a timing belt service. My question at this point: is it wi...
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...
1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L clutch safety switch VIN: 4USCH7329T
we have checked the circuit for power , but without a wiring diagram or a repair procedure we cannot procede. all the wiring looks good and has not been tampered with. does not have remote start. does this car come with a safety switch when sold in the u.s. in...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L panel lights VIN: WBAEV334X4
Car came in with complaint of inst. panel dead, ran over something and pulled wires loose, ac not cold. The only wire I could find loose is the outside temp sensor. The sensor was still plugged in but is damaged. the panel it was mounted to is gone. The gauges...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L No Start VIN: WDBHA28E3R
Hello fellow techs! I have a 1994 Mercedes Benz C280 in my shop that does not start. Previously, customer ran the car out of fuel, added fuel to it, had troubles starting and after repeated attempts was able to get it running and park it in their driveway. N...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L R/F key VIN: WDBRF64J01
Houdy fellow techs. Got me a stumper. This 01 C320 came in with a RR window stuck down. No other problems. I started the car with the key (fobb R/f type) just fine, drove it into the bay, shut it off , and removed the key (placed it up on the wiper as normal f...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBRH64J22
vehicle came in for poor idle. checked codes none in system, smoke tested intake ok, checked fuel pressure 3.2 bar spec is 3.7-4.2. pinch off return line fuel pressure deadheads at 85 psi. replaced fuel filter/regulator with OEM pressure still only 3.2 bar. if...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L wiper VIN: WDBRF81JX4
hello guys i got this car in for a/c problem and got complete a.c unit replace on it and customer also wants to get the wiper fix too, ok the problem is wiper work when you go over 5 mph and every thing in fine on it when you stop wiper stop where ever it is i...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBUH83JX5
Hello all we replaced the brake pads and sensors on this Mercedes. We pinched off the hoses when retracting the caliper pistons. Went to bleed the brakes and got excesssive amount of steady fluid out of rear wheels. As soon as air stopped we shut bleeder. Went...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L no start VIN: 4JGBB86E96
hello everyone, i got a ml in the shop with a very weird problem. it will start and drive normal for about 3 days,and then suddenly it wont start,remote keyless entry does not respond and i get on the display saying one message.after waiting a few hours,someti...
2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: YS3ED59AX4
This one will hesitate/misfire on light acceleration but not when pedal to the metal. Misfires when coming to a stop at a light, feels like it will die. No codes. Nothing I can think of makes any difference. Any ideas??? TIA
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCC21C21
This crank no start problem started from leaving dome light on and a dead battery.fuel pump pressure in spec. Will fire on initial crank and run out of gas.noid light starts bright and dims out.some investigation has lead me to think this might have a corrupte... Trouble codes: P0300, P1182
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Transmission Control Module VIN: WVWPD63B62
Trying to code transmission control module. Module is new from dealer. When trying to code it, it says "coding registration error". Code number i have for this vehicle is "00104". If anyone can please help by telling me if that is the correct code or what i mi...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63BX3
The car was driven from PA to FL. immediately after the repair.The car spit out the codes at the first fill up.I suspect the left chain or guide is dead. I can hear a pretty good clatter coming from the left chain area.You can feel the miss.I was told that the... Trouble codes: 17585 (bnk2 o2 Correct. behind Cat limit reached), 16543 (o2 b2 s2 response too slow), 17930 (camshaft adjastment b2 malfunction), 16684 (random missfire 3 codes cyl 456), 17755 (cam pos sen 2/ eng speed sen incor correl)
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L Alternator VIN: YV1SZ58D41
I was brought this V70 XC wagon for not charging the battery. I tested the alternator, and it wasn't charging, so we replaced it. It is still not charging. I have no information available for anything Volvo, so if anyone has any places to look, i'm open to i...
2006 Volvo XC70 2.5L Turn signals VIN: YV4SZ59266
Ok, Volvo guys and gals I need your help. I am unable to access trouble codes in CEM or anything but PCM due to scan capabilities. I replaced this customers battery as it was original and failing a load test. Now items listed above do not work. ( t-sigs, wiper...

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1998 BMW 328is 2.8L No Start VIN: WBABG1329W
I had tested the systems and had spark, fuel pressure and volume. There was no injector control. Trans had to come out anyway, so I pulled the clutch. I removed and checked the flywheel and the bellhousing. No place for signals to be sent to pcm. The crank ...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDB1260371
As I said in the beginning, I'm over my head on this one. Plus, the customer is underfunded. (Don't drive a MB on a Kia budget). Most of the replies said to look for vacuum issues-- not the case here. I'm going to replace the fuel accumulator (next month), sin...
1992 Mercedes-Benz S500 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBGA32E1N
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Instument Panel Illumination VIN: WDBHA28E1V
We tested the cluster and could not manually illuminate the circuit - I suspect a trace on the printed circuit was open. This unit has a digital rehostat, not a mechanical one so all we could do was put batt voltage on the input on the bench and see if we coul...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on, No symptoms VIN: WDBK47FXWF
Thanks for the replies that I received from you guys. I ended up putting another MAF sensor on the car. After rechecking the air filter and PCV system it appears to have been the only problem. I did replace the PCV hose from the valve cover to the crankcase ve... Trouble codes: P0170 (A Self Adapt At Limit N3/10).
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Oil Light Flickers VIN: YS3ED4SE11
I finally got this vehicle fixed. What I did was I bought a new oil pressure switch from the dealership, repaired the wiring harness to switch, and put Mobil 1 040 weight oil in it. Running great. Thanks to all who replied to my problem. I did read all of the ...
1976 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L No Start VIN: 1162099955
Thanks to all who replied. Many of you showed such respect for this Vet. The amount of information I received was great, but try as I might, I just could not get to the bottom of this one. My sincere thanks to all of you. Sincerely. Brad
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Air Bag VIN: 3VWTH69M62
Turns out both the sensors & module assy need replacing as a set then relearned to vehicle through the dealership to match the cars computer!! thanx for all the input everyone !!
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