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1995 Audi S6 2.2L Booster VIN: WAUKA84A2S
Diagnosed failed accumulator. Replaced accumulator, replaced fluid reservoir and high pressure line. Bled system and still have the same problem, brake pedal kick back, then seems to smooth out and function correctly. Tried a power bleed of system to eliminate...
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDG74F15
I keep getting this code back after a few hundred miles or so. I have ohm checked the leak detection pump with a test I found in Mitchell all ok. Verified power to pump and ohmed out wires from pump to ECU all ok. Also made sure none had continuity to ground o... Trouble codes: 18836 (EVAP leak detection pump sense circuit)
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L Steering VIN: WBAHE1319R
Thanks in advance, i have a brain teaser here, regularly work on european cars but this one has got me. A couple of months ago replaced the notorious p/s pressure hose and the small jumper hoses on the p/s cooling lines. Now the car has extremely hard steering...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L no time clock VIN: WBADD6324V
Hi bmw tech. I have this 1997 528i that I cant put the time clock in time because when I tuch the clock button on the radio display no change and I use diferent radio display and same no clock I check all the fuses and all fuses are ok I know I can't comunicat...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L incorrect ratio VIN: WBABS334G2
hey all trans experts, got this bmw that it giving me headaches. it drives fine until it gets warm. the thing is scanner is reading trans temp is 275f. but taking fluid temp with hand held gauge reads about 180f. i have replaced internal harness where temo gau...
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L blueish whiite smoke VIN: 5UXFB53574
exhaust blows out blueish white smoke from exhaust. we smoke tested the intake and the crank vent stystem. no leaks detected. we found the before mentioned tsb and we are alittle stumped. any help would be appreciated. Trouble codes: 28D6, 274E, 2744 (misfire 4), 2747 (misfire 3), 2748 (misfire 7), 2749 (misfire 2)
2007 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L A/C compressor VIN: 4USFE43597
This vehicle was towed in with a broken compressor belt and seized compressor. The question that I have is where is the tensioner mounted? I dont see bolt holes for a tensioner. I ordered compressor and tensioner, waiting for parts. The tensioner does not appe...
1989 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L No Start VIN: SAJKY1540K
Hi to the Jag people out there, This car came in because of a no start condition after cust drove for about an hour, then let it sit for aprox 15 min plus. car would not restart. they waited aprox 2 hrs and got the car to start. I was able to duplicate the con...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01DXY
Hi there everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 2001 S Type 4.0 in for a check engine light with a code P1380 for a bank one variable valve timing solenoid circuit malfunction. I have tested the solenoid and it comes in at 10 ohms and have g... Trouble codes: P1380 (Bank 1 Variable valve timing malfunction)
2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Surge VIN: SAJDA14L32
on 2 occasions customer states vehicle was at a stop an suddenly accelerated to over four thousand RPM ,, checked harness for breakage / loose conections or rodent damage ,, none found , have read several similar vehicles that the throttle body was faulty ...
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L abs VIN: SALPM16411
I have a 2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE with the ABS, Brake and Traction Control lights on. Pulled codes 157 (pump pressure switch fault), 1 (brake switch failure), 74 (pump pressure switch fault) and 79 (pressure switch failure- short to another. Not exactly...
2004 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L temp. control VIN: SALTW19454
I don't work on many Rovers so I need all the help I can get. The right side of the dash is about 15' higher than the left side when both sides are set at the same temp. I am unable to pull any codes on this car. Thanks Bob
2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3L Serpentine belt
Hi guys. Sorry no VIN, writing from home. This 2.3l Saab has wrecked and thrown its serp belt 2x in less than a year. The first time he was out of town and had it fixed at a GM dealer (they used a Saab belt i see). Now its back at my place after being towed in...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF78K52
The Check Engine light has been on for quite a while, like maybe over a year. Trying to determine what is causing this fault to occur. I realize it has nothing to do with customers problem of long cranking and or hard starting since that just started occurring... Trouble codes: P1663 (Charge Air Control Valve circuit short to B)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: 3VWSC29M61
Hi thanks for any help. This car was brought in from another shop with a misfire on #3 cyl. initial test result showed no signal to #3 coil from ECM. tested voltage on #1 #2 & #4 coil trigger wire and all had over 5 volts #3 had less than 1 volt. we tested cam... Trouble codes: 16684 (Random/mutiple mifire), 16687 (cylinder 3 misfire), 17950 (angle sensor 1 for throttle actuator implausible signal), 17976 (thrttle actuator mechanical failure)
2004 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI 1.9L shifts VIN: 9BWGR61J64
Complaint of intermittent harsh shifts or possibly goes neutral maybe in 2nd or 3rd then bangs into gear. Stores code 16502 Engine coolant temp signal circuit - G62: high, value of resistence too great and 00300 Gearbox oil temperature sender- G93 sporadic: im...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Drive-axles VIN: YV1LZ5648W
Short story, we replaced right front drive axle due to outer cv boot open and joint dry. We replace front tires due to seperated tread. We replaced tires with same size as rear 205/65R15. Rear tire tread depth was 8/32, new tire tread depth is 11/32, once agai...

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1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L Clutch VIN: ZARBA5640H
WOW !!! You guys are GREAT ! Low and behold I yanked up on the clutch pedal and it came up a good inch. Peeking up under the dash I could see that the pviot had slipped on the shaft. I am in the process now of removing the assembly to replace or weld it. T...
2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Brake Pedal VIN: WAUDC68DX1
After much trial and error we found that it was defective friction material causing a poor pedal feel. Replaced pads again and let customer drive for two weeks, so far so good. Thanks to everyone!!
2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L Tcm/Tcu VIN: WAUAC48H14
Thanks for all the replies. The TCM or TCU (which ever you call it) was defective. I called Audi after I recieved the replies saying you all thought the module was bad. They sent another unit and this one codes/functions just fine with Ross-Tech. The bad u...
2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1YD64B84
First off, thanks for all of the replies on this jewel. I swapped the rear O2 sensors and the code did not follow the part(as expected). I told the customer that without proper tooling I could not check the ECM connector without possibly losing its programming... Trouble codes: P0036 (H02s heater b1s2), P0141 (Ho2s heater b1s2).
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBABS33442
Wow this has got to be the wildest ride I've ever been on! So when is a code not a code ? When it's a ground fault! Talk about a strange one. Code 59 in ZF/BMW transmission language is indeed a stall speed code but when it occurs, that is the ticket. If it hap...
2006 BMW 530i 3.0L Ride VIN: WBANE73536
The customer took the car to the dealer, they cleared the codes, had the car for about 2 1/2 hours stating to the customer that they found some poor connection this time. If the concern returned then they would need to replace the control module at the rear d...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Cooling Systems
Thanks for all the info. It helped and I got all the tools and fixed it with no problems at all. Thanks again to all.
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L 2-3 shift VIN: WDBCA39D9G
I have not been able to get the Merc back in the shop. When I do, I plan on doing a fluid and filter service and checking linkage and modulator. The majority of replies suggested an internal trans problem, including, valve body, governor, clutch pack. ...
2008 Mercedes-Benz R350 3.5L ABS light On VIN: 4JGCB56EX8
All replies pointed the same, car needs to perform a road test, which differs from model to model, thanks to Ian Kinnard who provided with correct procedure. This is what I did, find an area plenty of space, engine running, steering straight ahead, put transm ...
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Engine VIN: YS3DF78K23
Well thanks so much for all of the replies! As a matter of speaking, all of you were right. We removed the oil pan and low and behold someone else tried to do a quick fix so they could sell this vehicle. The oil pan removal showed us someone had scraped a lot...
2005 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FD75Y45
Well, having done the best that i could, the customer is on his way to "getting a used pedal". I have called to see how its going but he hasn't called back yet. I appreciate the advise you have given and in all, it seems that a pedal is a plausable fix even t... Trouble codes: P2138 (Pedal position plausabitity between circuit 1 and 2).
1979 Triumph Spitfire 1.5L overfuelling VIN: TFZDW29T00
Many many thanks go to Ken [...]. You took the fear factor out of the Zenith Stromberg for me. The problem was the incorrect needle. I had ordered another needle but when I ordered it instead of looking up the correct needle they asked for the number off ...
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WVWBB81E4S
well!!! this one is done and gone!!!. thanks to all that helped me to solve this problem.is very nice to see in this business that when some one has a problem we all come together to help each other. I promase that I`ll help others just like others are helping... Trouble codes: 0206 (throttle valve potentiometer).
1989 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1FA8755K
even though the problem a was intermitten , once the mass air flow was replace we where the problem we where unable to reproduce the problem , and i havnt heard from the customer in over a week , so we assume all is good
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