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2008 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Pcv VIN: WAUDF78E68
We have extreem vacuum in the crankcase,the engine runs rough on start up until vacuum builds up,then you cant pull the oil cap off until after you shut it off. We know its a pcv problem,where is it located and what does Audi call it?
1988 BMW M6 3.5L Key Remote VIN: WBAEE1418J
Hello BMW Techs, We can purchase a new remote (factory one)for this car but we have no idea how to program this old cars alarm remote. Does anyone have any idea on how to program a replacement (new) remote to the car. We do have the old remote. The old factory...
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L engine VIN: 5UXFB33522
Customer started car in morning to warm up. Went inside came out the car was not running.Customer installed new fuel pump. engine cranks and fires then quits.good fuel pressure. Having trouble finding a lot off service info about car. Checked fuses ok. Oil lev...
2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L dsc,abs,servotronic lights on VIN: WBAHN83546
I recently found out this car has been to numerous shops in the area. I have quite a few hours into testing. When I have communication everything checks out fine. Then I lose it? Bad dsc?
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Cuts out
Here's what going on with the car starts everytime and 2 seconds later dies. I can see when it's going to die the tach drops to zero, losing td signal and drops fuel pressure. The car will actually run if I keep the rpms up over 1300 any drop pass that will dr...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L engine VIN: WP0CA2981Y
Customer brought this vehicle in with a noise sounding like a bad belt idler pulley/bearing.We removed the drive belt and noise is still present. Sounds just like a bad drive belt idler pulley bearing squeak/rumble behind the timing cover. Not having much expe...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CB29861
customer has had this car at another shop. have replaced just about everything with the secondary air injection system. purge / switch over valves in engine compartment. used smog pump. new oxygen sensors. switched relays. checked for vacuum leaks. before I ta... Trouble codes: P0410, P1411
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WP0CA29971
Vehicle runs correctly, except at stop, when the idle will drop and then rebound to 1100-1300 rpm. Set mil. We have checked for intake leaks, smoke tested and then cleaned the valve body. Before test drive, tech reset adaptations. Vehicle continues to exhibit ... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle control stop)
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWRL71K19
I have this Jetta here and MOD has almost no repair information. The problem is an intermittant misfire and extreem lack of power when it happens. I have felt the misfire and lack of power, but it cleared up before I began testing. I suspect that an injector (... Trouble codes: P0201

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2001 Audi A4 1.8L cooling system VIN: WAUDC68D81
before we get to far into this i just want to thank all that replied.i will start by saying that we triple checked all our work and all was good.there was no hydro carbon in the coolant.so therefore no blown head gasket.thermostat was replaced again at no avai...
1996 BMW 318i 1.9L Readiness monitors VIN: 4USCD8327T
It turned out to be quite simple, the car was looking for o2's to run, the cat was not bad! As a couple of people suggested, it was time to TRY o2's. After replacement the monitors all ran with no problems at all. The underdash jumper means nothing. It is note...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L valve cover seal VIN: WBAAV33491
Hey guys, I'm posting this car as fixed! Most of you led me in the direction of either replacing the PCV system due to too much crankcase pressure, or replacing the VC due to cracking. I found out that we had replaced the VC not too long ago for the same pr...
2004 BMW M3 3.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBSBL93444
want to thank all who replied to this problem car.. customer wanted to have car towed to dealer. called dealer to confirm repair and was told the systems needed to be reset with scan tool. I guess with the battery going bad systems on car closed down to protec... Trouble codes: 179 (bank 2 cat), 178 (bank 1 cat).
1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBCA35D8G
at first we didn't have power to the fuel pump and found 1 of the 2 pumps was bad and the fuel pump relay was bad, and replaced the coolant temp sensor, we replaced the pump and relay, now we have pressure to the injection manifold but not going through it to ...
2007 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L fen motor VIN: 4JGCB65E77
I figured it would be the power stage or the climate control unit so I left the blower motor exposed so I could dissconnect the control wires to the power stage to see if it would stop blowing. It would not act up again! Reading the control module with Star se...
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