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2007 Audi A4 Quattro Cabriolet 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH48H27
I've tried swaping cam sensor with a nother one and The codes comes right back for the same sensor.Customer took car because they are going on vacation for three weeks and when they come back I will get it back.Thanks for any help to this problem. Trouble codes: P0346 (Camshaft Position Sensor G163 Implausible Signal), P0087 (Fuel Rail System Pressure Too Low)
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3338X
Hello all, I need some help on my wifes car.I just bought this thing,it will run fine until check engine light comes on.Missfire codes and lean codes.I replaced the vent valve and hoses as usual problem areas\.Also replaced the plugs and coils while doing the ... Trouble codes: P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304 (p188 -), P0188, P1189 (testing and results)
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5349Y
i have rebuilt the double vanos in this car and still have this code returning. 6a control vanos position exhaust camshaft p1523. I had this code before the rebuild. The exhaust oil solenoid has also been replaced by the owner with new. In one instance the car...
2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L left front, right rear VIN: 54XFB53555
Vehicle has ABS activation at moderate and heavier braking. Has no ABS light or codes. All items visually OK. Felt that left front was activating and performed front brake job with no improvement. Deactivated ABS system with front left and rear right locking u...
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L electronic suspension VIN: SAJWA71074
Hi gang , we need infos from Jag experts, firstly = how much is working pressure that suspension air compressor put out (PSI) , secondly i just wonder if any repair kit or any solution to repair the leak at fitting where air line hook up to front strut., air l...
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L all gauges VIN: SHTY14413A
HELP thanks guys and gals you never let me down.Need your help again.Very clean range rover replaced water pump thermostat stopped oil leak at oil filter housing.Test drove it for lunch,returned it to the customer.Customer was at the shop the next morning comp...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Pressure Control Solinoid VIN: SALME114X4
The reason for this post is two fold, 1. MOD doesn't provide much useful information on this vehicle. 2. The problem is very intermittent. A scan check showed it has a code stored for a pressure control solinoid electrical problem. The customer is going to bri...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L 5th Gear VIN: WDBGA32E5R
We're in need of some suggestions on this tranny. 722.5 It looks like the back of the tranny is lacking lubrication. No codes and first 4 gears work fine. We've checked the lube orifice in the rear of the case is there, not missing, and we can blow air through...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBGA51E9S
This benz came in with a rough idle. My mechanic test drove it and said it falls on it's face. Replaced spark plugs (that's what it came in for) performed some basic tests but came up with nothing. He's not too experienced with older benzs anyway but, all of t...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBEA92E1S
After replaceing the computer the car was running very rich. Found that the #4 injector was staying open. Checked resistance on injector and was same as the others 14om. Put noid light on #4 and it stays 50% lit and flashes brighter. Un hooked the computer and... Trouble codes: 12 (o2), 44 (4 injector)
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L horn, radio VIN: WDB2100821
Hello all mercedes technicians, I have 01 210 here that I cannot for the life why i do not have any controls from the steering wheel, no horn, no radio function from steering wheel. I have swapped the complete steering wheel, instrument cluster, spiral cable,...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L battery VIN: WDBRN47J62
Vehicle came in with dead battery, found alternator only charging to 39amps. Replaced alternator, now charges at 101 amps. Car sits over night then batteries dead. tested this morning for current draw, definitly has current draw. Where would you guys look fir...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L Engine VIN: WDBUF87J26
Im looking to see if someone has any factory engine rebuild specs for my 2006 E350 4matic. ALLDATA does not.I compleatly dissasembled the engine and inspected everything that could have caused the noise i had after replacing the balance shaft. ( see post dated...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Tcc VIN: YS3ED58EX1
This SAAB is my personal vehicle, in a pinch. When hot no power taking off, SES light on. Codes p0741, P0743. I replaced the TCC solenoid. After completion of repair, its stalls immediatly in drive. With the wheels off the ground transmission sounds terrible, ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M31
This is my second post on this car hope someone can help. I am dealing with this A.I.R code coming on, and will come up every time i try to set the readiness (block 077) i have replaced the A.I.R. pump and kombi valve and lines running from each. all vacuum li... Trouble codes: P1424 (Secondary Air Injection System Bank 1 Leak Detected)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M31
Help! Getting P1142 code, car was at another shop and they replaced the MAF sensor. Car came in with P1143 code and MIL light on. Now car has P1142 fault wont set the MIL light. Some direction would be great! Trouble codes: P1142 (p1143-), P1143
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCB21C21
Car came into the shop this morning with a hesitation when wet, sprayed the wires with water and found the #1 wire was arcing. After replacement the VW would surge and hesitate at any time, removed coil pack and found hairline cracks in the case. After road te... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/multiple Cyl. misfire detected), P0301 (Cyl. 1 misfire), P0135 (02 Sensor B1 S1 heating circuit malfunction), P1113 (02 Sensor B1 S1 internal resistance too high intermittent)
1989 Volvo 740 2.3L Stall VIN: YV1FX8843K
hello, I have a volvo that will sputter and die after about 30 miles of driving after a tank fill up. When I got the car and it stalled and died on a test drive and would not restart until I cracked the fuel line open and a bunch of air shot out. After that, I...
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 [...]
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L High Idle VIN: YV1RS61N81
Hi everyone, and thanks in advance for your input. We have an odd problem on this Volvo that has me stumped. First off, this is a non-turbo Denso fuel system. The car will pretty consistently idle high, under certain conditions. If you just start it normal... Trouble codes: ECM62, P0506 (OBDII cross to Volvo code), P0507 (OBDII cross to Volvo code)
2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L Volvo VCT 2000 VIN: YV1TS91D72
This 02 Volvo came in with cooling fan running continously-key on or off. No trouble codes set, and according to Alldata it does not use a relay. They show it being controlled directly by the ECM. I cannot find the coolant temperature sensor output, and the se...

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2004 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L temperature VIN: WAUCD64B74
Thanks for the replies! The customer has yet to return to our shop so I can repair the Vehicle. I did get one that said the clutch air gap my be too much until it is warmed, but i can not verify that is the problem. If the customer returns, I will re open th...
2003 BMW M5 5.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: WBSDE93403
cleaned the mass air flow sensors, and told the customer to change gas. problem never came back and its been over a week. thanks to all replies Trouble codes: P1342 (Miss fire on start up), P1350 (p1352-), P1352 (p0316-), P0316.
2002 Maserati Spyder GT 4.2L Immobilizer VIN: ZAMBC38A82
Thanks for all the helpful advise. My boss accepted it for what it was. It is being towed away as I write this reply. Sorry I have no information to help anyone out except this: if you don't have the tools, don't waste your time, the customers time and the...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L a/c compressor VIN: WDBHA23G8W
thanks to all who replied. finally something easy to replace. only wish they informed me of the problem before they had me replace the compressor due to some one else's diagnois.
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L slider for "sky view" VIN: 4JGAB54E51
Thank you for the 2 responses I got. I wasn't expecting many. I don't really have anything to add. need to find time to get the car back in and take the whole thing appart again. Not looking forward to it. Lesson learned. Just don't work on one of these. No in...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L a/c VIN: 4JGAB72E21
Replaced compressor and reciever dryer did the job. thanks for all the help!
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M41
very good helpful information but so far this code still returns after head job. the ports were in fact plugged in the head. i also eliminated the cut-out valve (the one that shares the vacuum source) and replaced the AIR pump and lines from it to the kombi va... Trouble codes: P1424 (Secondary Air Injection System Bank 1 Leak Detected).
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRP69M93
2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L Temperature Light VIN: 3VWFE21C83
Thank you for all that helped. The coolant level sensor seems to have been the problem. The coolant was a little low but not enough to turn the light on. There was no leaks at the sensor or onto the harness. The coolant TEMP sensor was already replaced with an...
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