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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDG74F65
Hello and thanks in advance for any help you can offer. We are working to replace the lower intake manifold assembly/intake runner on the passenger side. The only problem, and it's a big one, is how to release the high-side fuel pressure. The high pressure fue... Trouble codes: P2006
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L abs VIN: WAUDG74F2N
Audi tech, please help. Car was here 2 weeks ago for tire repalcement and front brake pads. Now with a abs light and traction control light on. Install vag 00265 abs outlet valve left front n102. I did some output test on abs systme using the vagcom,no problem...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAGH834X1
This BMW blew a radiator hose and sat in our lot for a week. When we went to start it it would not crank. The only error or code I have to go on is a EGS Code F60. The Shift indicator lights up and the cluster PRNDL light up with no indication of Park (Im not ...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L no gears VIN: WBANB33524
Hi every one.this E60 with EGS/SMG came in to us on tow truck. transmission .we scanned the car using autologic to retrieved codes.The codes where DSC:wheel-speed sensor,plausibility both rear sensors.also DME has code for detection,rough road-no wheel-speed s...
2008 BMW 328xi 3.0L Alignment VIN: WBAVC93548
I need to do an alignment on this vehicle. Do i need any special tools like BMW scanner to do this right? Not sure if it is equipped with active steering or not. The vehicle is coming for tomorrow. Is there any easy way of determining if the vehicle has active...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Surge VIN: SAJEB52D43
Thanks in advance for some info on this Jag. Symptom: surging as fuel pressure drops to 30psi. We ass-u-me fuel pump, new pump, same problem. On hindsight, we've found the car runs fine until fuel level gets below 1/4 level, then the surging starts. Fill tank ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALTY16433
Vehicle won't start. No previous issues. Customer states car was fine and then wouldn't start. Vehicle is getting spark and pulse so that should rule out crank sensor. There is no fuel pressure. Diagnosis found that the ecm is not grounding the fuel pump relay... Trouble codes: P1668
1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Electronic VIN: WDBJF20F5V
transmission will go in reverse but nothing in drive. only codes is for tans temp.. this morning it went in drive and moved then nothing. will go in reverse. i'm thinking trans is fried. going to drop pan for inspection
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Lighting VIN: WP0CB2983Y
Have a strange lighting question for you. I have this boxster S with xenon head lights. customer says intermittenly the left side head light stops working. this has been an ongoing problem. we have replaced the bulb. did not fix. have switched the left and rig...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWWA81H4V
Customer stated vehicle running fine on freeway heard a pop noise and slowly lost power and vehicle died.Saw steam under hood and was boiling from overflow. Vehicle towed in found water flange on side of engine apparently warped and leaking.[ Customer said tha... Trouble codes: P0341
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWBB61C9W
Car shuts off while driving but will restart with no wait time and drive off. no codes found can drive for days and not do it. I have tried airmass meter with no luck replaced coolent temp sensor and seemed to fix for about two weeks. I don't know where to go ...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L engine VIN: 9BWBS21J01
I have been trying to figure this one out for a few months now. I have checked everything I can. I have replaced many parts. The car is having an intermitent missfire rough running, has miss codes for all 4 cyl, over time. I have not been able to reproduce pro...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L window regulator VIN: WVWPD63B72
The drivers window regulator is broken. There is two bolts to the track you get to through two holes in the metal panel. I can't remove the panel untill they are out, I think. It would realy help to know the procedure, or if they are broken like this one how d...
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L Hesitation, Lean VIN: YV1AA8856M
Car came in as hard no start. Diagnosed as bad ECU-not grounding fuel pump relay or injectors. Customer obtained used ECU. Car starts but runs too lean. 02 Sensor voltage worthless as I believe sensor is bad. It runs just as bad with sensor plugged in or unplu...
1992 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: YV1FW8835N
Hi fellow enthusiasts, this car has had crank (rpm) sensor(s), IAC valve, map sensor, engine coolant temp sensor,ignition coil, ignition wires, both Fuel injection and the ignition modules, spark plugs, fuel pump, fuel pump relay,fuel pressure regulator, radi... Trouble codes: 132 (Battery voltage too low / too high), 223 (IAC valve signal absent / faulty), 232 (Adaptive fuel fault)
2005 Volvo XC70 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ592X5
Hi guys, this is the second time i have seen this vehicle this month. First time was for a MAF failure and misfires on #3 and #5 cylinders which turned out to be shorted coils. This time the customer states that it runs rough sometimes and feels like its going... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 cylinder misfire), P0305 (5 cylinder misfire), P0101 (Maf faulty signal / low input), P2188 (Bank1 sensor 1 faulty signal)

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3343Y
All you guys gave great advice and I am also sure Dr Vanos would have been great help but unfortunately the customer picked up the car. Customer was actually very happy that the power was restored and the car was driveable and said he doesn't care about the co... Trouble codes: P1397.
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBAFA53551
Thanks for your replies. Most of you were right on. It was the DSC control unit. I have replaced many of these units over the years. For some reason, this one acted differently. always something new. Thank you again.
2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Right rear view mirror VIN: 5UXFB53585
I do not have a concrete answer to the problem. The customer needed the car for the Thanksgiving holiday so we let him have the car and now the mirror adjustment has been working fine for the last week or so. he will bring the car back if problem continues. Th...
2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L oil pump, vaccuum pump VIN: WBAWV55587
I removed the airbox, lower covers, fan drive belt and tensioner. then pulled off the cover for vaccuum pump sprocket access. found sprocket had fallen down into lower engine area with chain. also appeared atleast one bolt was missing which would attach the ch...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Shifts VIN: WDBHA22E0S
We quoted a new trans to customer but they deceided to go ahead and take it. Thank you to all who replied
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Starting VIN: VS3FB49S04
Than you to all for your help. Apparently both Justin and Anders have seen this problem before. The easiest thing to do would be to replace the CIM and reprogram it, but we felt pretty certain it was just a software problem, and if we could clear the CIM and...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L tach, speedo VIN: 3VWBA21C5X
Well guys, I believe this one is fixed. Turns out it was overcharging at about 17 volts constantly. We replaced the alternator and battery and problem solved. Thanks a million to everyone who posted.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L fault sets, no MIL VIN: 3VWTH69M73
Once again I am humbled. Seems when I ask for help, I get a slap up side the head and go back to basics. Smoke check the intake revealed an accordion plastic hose that would leak when flexed. This pipe goes from intake to purge valve. Designed to flex but born... Trouble codes: P1151 (Long Term Fuel Trim Additive Air Bank 1 Range 1 System too Lean).
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L lean conditi VIN: 3VWSA69M54
Thank you to all for the good help. we had an intermitant fuel flow restriction, caused by the fuel pump. Was hard to determinated the problem. because only happen while you were driving and not all the time. After changing the fuel pump everything went back t...
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