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2003 Audi A4 1.8L revese engagemet VIN: WAVAC48H83
After installing reman unit vehicle has a harsh reverse engagement at times. First time you put it in reverse it is ok, after going into drive or park, harsh enegement. We coded tcm w/ a Launch scanner. Coded tcm to 01001 per Mitchell. Looking at basic setting...
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 346DS50963
after engine repairs faults 27bb&2731 will not clear until engine warmed up,recked basic timming many times .it is correct,swaped vanos solinoids & cam sensors to bank 1 to bank 2(note faults on bank 1 only,bank 2 fault free)replaced bank 1 exaust vanos contro... Trouble codes: 27BB, 2731 (intake cam position)
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WDBFA61E3M
Hi there, this is my first post and thank you in advance for any replies. This is a 129 with a 104. First of all car would hardly run when it came in, replaced timing cover due to hole assuring timing was correct(holes in intake and exhaust cam match cylinder ... Trouble codes: 18 (Current to idle speed air valve y6 impausible), 22 (Oxygen sensor heater voltage implausible), 27 (Data exchange between cfi control module n3and ignition control module n1/3)
2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 3.5L no crank no start no interior gauges or lights VIN: WDDGF56X18
Good morning everyone I need help with this 1 I am 2008 mercedes benz c class just 350 a no crank no start nothing in the interior works no dash lights no p*** no power windows no radio no door chime no power sunroof I checked of uses of seeing if you could no...
1993 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Coolant Leak VIN: YS3FD49YX6
This car came to us with the complaint of the coolant reservoir going empty every 2 or 3 days. The car is only driven about 8 miles a day round trip to work. We have pressure tested the cooling system with no leaks found. We added a flourescent dye to the cool...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Piston VIN: YS3ED48E31
We just removed this engine to replace noisy timing chains, and since its a turbo, we took off the oil pan to clean the oil pump screen. We found a mall piece of # 4 piston skirt in the oil pan. We cant see how it happened or why it happened. It does not seem ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Cuts out VIN: WVWAA63B4X
This car came to our Vehicle Donation Program as a start and then stall. The donor reported a timing issue and that the belt and water pump were done in 2010. When I first tried to start it. The engine ran very well for a few seconds and then quit. With more a... Trouble codes: 16684 (Random /mulitple miss P0300), 16687 (p0303), 16688 (p0204)
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Interior Lights VIN: WVWPD63B31
Looking for help in diagnosing interior lights inop. None of the interior light work, including vanity mirrors, glove-box light. Checked all fuses (that I could find). Checked for power at center dome light switch, none present. Un-buried comfort control modul...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Starting VIN: 9BWGP21J22
Timing belt was broken all valve lifters are changed and put the new timing belt after nostart same time we change new fuel injector nostart after we spray quick start staring but didnt drive continiue we spray eng running we check the timing and fine idont pl...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L crankseal VIN: 3VWCK21Y13
long story but goes like this.. came in w/ broken waterpump impeller. replaced waterpump, seals and belt. all very routine. came back two weeks later w/water pump leaking, re-checked belt tension, no problems found, performed second block test, results negativ...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63823
Customer brought car in with complaint of running poorly, almost shutting off and flashing check engine light. I pulled the codes and with the 0171 and misfires on all cylinders, I sort of ruled out one or two bad coils. It also had code 0507 but there wasn't... Trouble codes: P0171, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304

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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43431
A lot of great replies. Customer picked up car and took to CarMax to sell. They didn't accept offer and left to come back for repair. The vehicle quit smoking shortly after, CEL went off, passed emissions, and has been running good since. Had vehicle back ...
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Steering Wheel
well we havent seen the vehicle back yet but they will have it in soon for maintenance. I will check those hoses I think that may be the issue. We did check the engine and trans mounts when we felt the vibration but it isnt all the time and like I said they ch...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L 2.3 shift VIN: WDBAB33C0F
Well we took this out of the car to have a look see at the front clutch and found...we could not get the clutch to slide off of the inner shaft to save our life. Usually you just take out the front band (Which was mostly black), grab the clutch with your fing...
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L No Start VIN: 4JGAB57E13
We tested the circuits with a load tester from The hand held tester will load a circuit and tell you were current drop is...amazing. The fix was the ignition switch, it was defective!
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L both front wheel bearings VIN: WVWSR61J75
Most of you were right, THANKS! The impact isn't strong enough for these, you do need to replace the nuts or loctite them and then use a big breaker bar to torque them further.
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