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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L 1-2 shift, neutral position VIN: WAURD68D61
After reinstalling the transmission the shifter sits to the right in the neutral position in the 5-6 gate as opposed to the normal 3-4. Can shift into 3,4,5,6, but not 1,, or reverse. When trying to shift into 1 or 2 a popping noise is heard when pushing shift...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN534X1
Good afternoon We have this 330ci that keeps storing the above codes. Scanned the data to find the mass air flow sensor is reading low about 7 kg/h engine hot at idle. Test drove to test the reading at highway WOT, it is reading 565 kg/h. Checked the system f... Trouble codes: 151 (Signal ox sensor before cat. conveter bank 1 min. value undershot), 227 (Ox. sensor control deviation bank 1 too large), 228 (Ox. sesnor control deviation bank 2 too large)
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAET37482
Car will randomly show Temp gauge all the way hot Rpm Gauge will not work trac light on and vehicle will start trans in Second and will not shift correctly and sometimes vehicle will work perfect. Red brake light is also on . God Bless
2002 BMW 330i 3.0L data link VIN: WBAEV53482
hello,I have this 2002 bmw 330i with no scanner communication.I am using a vedis pro with euro software that is working fine. The car came from a [OH NO!] body shop after repairs to have the airbag light shut off.The car runs perfectly and everything works on...
2007 BMW 328i 3.0L variable valve timing VIN: WBAVA37507
Hello all, 2007 BWM 328i with a eccentric shaft sensor needing to be replaced. The shopkey program does not give specific infomation pertinent to the N51 engine on taking the tension off the servodrive motor. It do tell you to ratchet with a allen key in a clo...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA01TX3
This car originally came in with 9 codes, 7 of them pertinent. One was P1549 (Lower intake flap motor), we found the motor shorted to ground. Four or them were caused by the blown fuse from the intake flap motor shorted to ground, p0102 (MAF), P0445 (EVAP purg... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressure sensor range/performance)
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SALTY12451
truck came in with air bubbles that can be heard flowing through the heater core on acceleration. this has been going on for a while according to customer. he claims it does not overheat and when i drove it it did not seem to get hot. I understand there are al...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: WDBGA51E4S
We have an 1995 Mercedes S500 that was brought to us with the throttle body removed. We were asked to have the throttle body rebuilt and reinstall it and get the car running. We sent the throttle to BBA and they rebuilt the unit. We installed the rebuilt unit ... Trouble codes: 030 (No reception from N4/1 EFP), 006 (Idle Control Faulty), 224 (Idle speed control switch)
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L abc VIN: WDBSK75F63
Hi techs... New to posting, so I will apologize in advance for any mistakes I might make. I am working on a 2003 sl 500 mercedez. The original task at hand has been completed.. The replacement of a/c compressor. My concern showed up when a message in the dash...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Clutch
Which way to go??? I have a 2000 beetle here with the clutch completely wore out, in other words no friction to pull car. I have read all kinds of bulletins about replacing flywheel a must...Doing a possible solid flywheel conversion...Not mixing Sach's and Lu...
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Trans control module VIN: 3VWRF31Y66
I have exhausted all my resources and can not seem to locate the trans control module. Please help. Thank you, Jon
2003 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: YV1SW58D33
Verified customer concern of stalling intermittently. Checked for codes and found the ones listed as stored non active. During the "condition" witnessed, engine will missfire, surge when throttle is activated, full range to WOT in neutral or in gear, no engine... Trouble codes: 130A, 1300 (mass air flow sensor)

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2001 Audi TT 1.8L Chutch VIN: TRUTC28N51
Thank you to all that replied. My gut on this was that the clutch or pressure plate or something therein was the problem. A transmission swap cured the problem. I was going to take the unit apart and see why and/or what the problem was, but the people we got...
2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L L Blower motor VIN: SAJDA14C12
Thank you for the four replies received. Two confirmed the left blower housing can be removed without droping the steering column. Carlos advised to remove the knee bolster and snake out the housing. Dana said to charge 3.0 hrs. and to beware of the two screws...
1985 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Charging System VIN: WVWGA016XF
Thanks for all the input on this. We have come to realize that raising the rpm to start charging is very common with aftermarket alternators. Im sure if an OE alternator was available there would be no need to bring the rpms up.
2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L lights VIN: 9BWDE61J52
well it not fixed but know whats going on with it now I unhooked the battery over the weekend so battery wouldnt go dead, when rehooking the battery up the lights were out. Put it out side and let it sit for awhile and started engine and the left side light w...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63823
Rob from Oregon nailed it with the internal vacuum leak. But I only got it to act up when the engine was very hot, the check valve Rob mentioned had been replaced, and the customer was anxious to have the car back. So even though the car was due to return, I w... Trouble codes: P0171, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.
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