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2004 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L unknown VIN: WAUCD64BX4
Hello, I'm seeing if anyone has any input on this one I have a 2004 Audi 2.7L in my shop. The front left side has a tick sound exactly like you would hear coming from a bad axle while turining. The sound in present lightly when driving straight and coming to a...
1991 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBAHD6313M
This thing has me baffled.I have been working on this car for 14 years.When the customer said it was skipping and according to my records it has been 75K since last tune up.We tuned it up.plugs,coil boots,fuel filter,throttle cleaning and smoked tested for vac...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABF3321R
Customer dragged this car in my shop.He replaced the engine himself, but could not remember how to hook everything back up. Against my better judgment I took the job. Got all the basics hooked up, it turns over. Has no spark. Apparently BMW decided it was a go...
2004 BMW 745i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63594
Cleared code and it came back on a week later. Air pump is working and am getting air up to the valve at rear of drivers side cylinder head. Unbolted valve and air is coming out of it.We either have a clogged tube or would it be the cylinder head? How can tube... Trouble codes: 2761 (P0492 - secondary air bank 2)
1995 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L srs warning light VIN: SAJKX1744C
Hello Jaguar techs We replaced the power steering rack and pinion, now we have the SRS warning light on. My question is, if the warning light was turned on due to rack and pinion replacement?, we do not have a factory scanner is there any way to turn off the w...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L Compressor VIN: WDBEA26D2H
I replaced the A/C compressor with a Denso compressor and the expansion valve. The customer didn't want ( I know, I know ) the reciever drier replaced. After replacement I recharged the system with 1.75 lbs of R-134 freon. This is a conversion from R-12 and ha...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBGA43G8V
Hi all, need some help. The S420 is falling on its face at take off. The timing is being retarded by ecm. With codes erased and vehicle cold it does fine. As soon as it warms up and goes into closed loop operation, it just losses all power. Fuel pressure good.... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor circuit bank 1), P0330 (Knock sensor circuit bank 2), P1386 (Knock sensor control from ecm at end stop)
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Accessories VIN: WDBKK47F2X
Hello I have a wiring issue with this mercedes. it was supposed to be an easy fix just an R&R of the PSE module due to corrosion. well, problem is. there is a red and green wire that came out before i was ready for it to, and I `cant seem to find what cavity i...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J02
02 c230 Kompressor p0101 Mass airflow sensor implusibile. I found oil in cam positioner harness, replaced short harness and checked rest of it up to the pcm. Smoked intake found two hose leaks and repaired. Fuel pressure tests good. FUEL trims stft 2% ltft 5%.... Trouble codes: P0101
2005 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YS3ED59A35
Good morning to all ... Have erratic idle issue on this beauty.. Not hunting, but near stall (has stalled twice). No vacuum leaks, no dtcs(obd anyway, dont have oe access). Throttle body very active when occurs like trying to compensate... Have scoped CKP and ...
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWCB5154L
This vehicle cranks at least 20 times when cold before it starts firing and eventually starts. Once started it runs well. The spark is excellent, fuel pressure strong at 40 psi, the coolant sensor is new and measures 1275 ohms @ 80 degrees which seems to be th...
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L location VIN: 3VWDC21V32
Greetings Volkswagen Pros I have a problem in the evap system of this car which seems to be caused by a lack of power to the valve mounted on the charcoal canister which is identified as the canister purge solenoid valve in the electrical diagrams. The design...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAJ71K46
Vehicle came in with the complaint that it felt like it was coughing. Upon initial test drive vehicle had a very long crank time and check engine light was on, and had a very bad hesitation, and felt like it was starving for fuel. Upon checking fo codes i foun... Trouble codes: 18725 (fuel pressure regulator 2 performance), 16471 (fuel rail/ system pressure- too low)

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2007 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L A/C compressor VIN: 4USFE43597
Thank you to all of those that responded. It was a stretchy belt. Installed it, charged it and ready to go. Thanks!
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L asm test VIN: 1G6KE11111
thank you everyone who answered my tech help.The overall consencus is that these mb are dyno testable as long as you turn off the traction control esp button.thanx again everyone.
2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Slips VIN: WDBRN64J3A
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBSK75F25
sorry took so long to get back to every one custmer was not happy when they found out that a junk yard motor was installed so they had the car towed out of the shop so ididnt get to fix it but thanks for all the help that every body send me Trouble codes: P0303.
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Battery VIN: YS3FB49S43
Thank you to those that replied. The body control module turned out to be the problem (BCM plugs into the back of the fuse panel on drivers side under dash). We ordered a replacement from the dealer, installed and the battery deaw returned to within specific...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C9X
Some good ideas were given but after looking at a wire diagram I noticed all the suspect parts carry a common ground, Wire checked good but it seems under load there was higher resistance, I added a extra ground soldered into that wire and everything is perfec... Trouble codes: P0117 (Coolant temp circuit low), P0121, P0341, P1544 (Idle circuit implausible).
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L Runs Poor VIN: 9BWPG61J21
First I would like to thank all that replied. We ended up replacing the ECU and that did the trick. We looked at it from every angle and that was the last thing it could possibly be. We work on a lot of VW's and have never seen this problem being an ECU. Anywa... Trouble codes: P0134 (Sensor 1 Bank 1 Malfunction).
2003 Volvo S60 AWD 2.5L the Green turn signal indicator lights on dash VIN: YV1RH591H5
Hey gang, thank you to Barry, John, Justin and Peter for the help on this one. It seems there is a problem in the DIM - ( Dashboard Module ) We did not get into this one too deeply, we have a Snap on Solus w/Euro and a Launch scanner, but they have limited cap...
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