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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Unknown VIN: WAUDC68D91
Hi need some assistace from the audi techs out there. This a4 came in with 2 codes one for the variable valve timing that was fixed by replacing the tesioner. The other was a transmission code 17105 or p0721 this is for the G195 output speed sensor range perfo...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGF832XW
customer drove car home and parked in driveway. next morning would not start.sprayed starting fluid into intake. no change. smoke tested the intake and replaced split mass air flow boot. have checked with autologic scan tool and no codes present. thanks for an...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53471
Hey BMW Guru's This one came in as a fist time with a bad window regulator and MIL light complaint. Scanned it, found random & specific cylinder miss fires codes. We looked over the vehicle found that the spark plugs were old & worn, Valve cover gasket old & l... Trouble codes: 0XF5, 0XE4, 0XE3
1987 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNV5848H
Car has been sitting for ten years, replaced cap rotor plugs, went through entire fuel system, car now runs but timing has to be at 40 degrees advanced before it will start, then when it does start it runs great but idles at two thousand rpms and wont come dow...
1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Power Brake Assist VIN: SAJNW4844N
Hi everyone, and thanks in advance for your help. We've got a Jaguar here that has us pulling our hair out... The car came to us after having sat with at least one of the windows down a little for a couple of years. The idea was for us to get it back on the r...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L hvac box VIN: SAJEA51C04
Jag guys- I have a 2004 X type. Air door is broken. There are 3 doors in air box. This is a ribbed door Part # [...] that blocks or allows def flow. Jag says door not available, and air box not available. What do I do now? I don;t want used but may have too...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBEA26D4M
This car came to us as a no start. I put a overcharge relay in it, had the single fuse not the updated 2 fuse relay, and it tried to start. Had to replace worn/fouled plugs and it started. It came back the next day flooded so cleaned plugs and got it running a...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L pump VIN: WMWRF33475
This lady brought her daughters car in because the car was hard to steer. I couldn't find a regular power steering pump. It has an electric pump. Anyway the pumps not doing anything. It has voltage and ground at the big wires. The smaller ones probably come fr...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Water Pump VIN: 3VWCA21C2X
Is there something that we are overlooking? The coolant is clean, the belt seems to be tensioned properly, We have replaced many of these pumps (we use a lot of Graf) since we are an import shop but this one has got us baffled.
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Shift display VIN: WV3AB47091
The shift display on this motor home goes dark and is unreadable. If you turn the key off and back on and resets and then is ok for various lengths of time. The factory code is 00293 which is for the multi-function switch. It was replaced in 2006 and was ok fo...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L Window switch VIN: WVWDC21J01
Car came in with bad window regulator (cable all tangled and frayed). Replaced the regulator and put everything back together and can't get the window switch to work. It will control the door locks (same connector) but wont control either window. I can get the...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, low power, smokes VIN: 3VWST71K66
ok vw tdi gurus it's offical my butt has been kicked by my first encounter with a tdi! Car was Brought to us for a timing belt and water pump as maintence, a clutch and egr cooler. Was at vw dealer first. Customer requested these things. tb was due and clutch ... Trouble codes: P0131

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2003 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L Reverse VIN: WAULT64B93
At this time the vehical is not fixed, I beleive the problem is in the trans. The car is at the reman center were we got the trans from, it has been there over a week and they also have no idea what is wrong. I would like to thank Brian [...] who has been...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Height Control VIN: 5UXFA53592
This vehicke is not fixed. All I want to do is update this post, but I have no option to do this. Replaced level sensors and reset ride height. All was good for about a week. Customer picked up the vehicle and called me while he was driving it home saying the ...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L camshaft VIN: SALMF15426
Ok here is what we learned. Everybody spoke of the shim which i did know about but the gap I was talking about was about an 1/8 of an inch. this gap happens when a set of cams are 180 out the tool will go on but instead of having a .009 gap under the tool that...
2008 Mercedes-Benz R350 3.5L Balance shaft VIN: 4JGCB65E78
Hi everyone, thanks so much for your info. TO summarize pretty much everybody agreed the engine has to come out, and a few people said you have to be very careful of the head gaskets when taking timing cover off. Anyway, since this vehicle was still driveabl...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No throttle response VIN: 3VWDT31K56
CHECKED ENGINE HARNESS FOR ANY DAMAGE. NONE FOUND. FOUND A TSB FOR PROPER TORQUE OF ENGINE AND CHASSIS GROUNDS. CLEANED AND RETORQUED GROUNDS. RE-TESTED AND ALL WAS WORKING FINE. RETURNED TO THE CUSTOMER AND ALL IS WORKING FINE. NO ISSUES. THANKS FOR ALL REPLI... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft position sensor implausible signal), P0542 (Sensor reference voltage a circuit low intermitant), P2016 (Intake manifold flap position sensor bank 1 short to ground intermitant), P0227 (Throttle pedal position sensor signal too low mil on).
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