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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B7X
Thank you in advance. Car came in with miss and overheating problem and found that the timing belt had jumped a tooth and the the water pump was slipping. I used the Audi/VW tools along with removing the valve cover to ensure the cams were properly aligned. Af... Trouble codes: P1519 (Bank 1 Camshaft Adjustment Malfunction)
1983 BMW 528e 2.7L No Start VIN: WBADK8302D
This baby is a fire damage to fuel injection for a good customer and I am committed to fix it. Any one has a wiring harness for fuel injection laying around willing to pay anything for it.Thanks
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD332XV
Any information on what was cause of tsb or thoughts of what we may be overlooking or issues seen by others needed Trouble codes: P0335 (Oe code crank sensor signal)
2000 Jaguar XKR 4.0L primary timing chain VIN: SAJBA42B0Y
This is just an enquiry. How prone is the primary timing chain to jumping and causing engine/valve damage? Also is the primary chain prone to stretch or wear out guides? i am aware of the secondary tensioner failures however does the primary tensioner fail as ...
2007 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L defroster flaps VIN: SAJWA51A07
Hi Jag techs, I am at a disadvantage on this one. I do not have a scan tool for this vehicle, and not a lot of info. The defroster flaps do not open but other operation seems normal. I took the servo motor off and that works ok. the flap moves but once it is c...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Charging VIN: WDBBA48D9J
ok, this benz came in on the hook with a dead battery. replaced battery and alternator. bosch reman. the battery light did not come on with koeo prior to replacements. also noted that brake light and brake pad lights which are next to battery light did not com...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L MIL Lamp on
Morning all...hope your are surviving the holidays. I have one I need some quick help with. It is a transit that was towed in at quiting time with a "no acceleration" complaint. A quick inspection found a brake light switch in-op, so I installed another thinki... Trouble codes: P020E, P0120 (Throttle deflection)
2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L PSE module VIN: WDBNG70J25
This 05 MB s430 came in with burned up PSE pump. I ordered new module from dealer. Installed and coded new module. All pse controlled devices are now working properly, but codes b1436-12,15,16 and 17 keep resetting. This morning the battery was dead, however I...
2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED59Z82
hi guys, this car had a bad overheat. We bought rebuilt cylinder heads from Cylinder Heads International and also put the timing belt with everything, pulled oil pan because oil sludge. Car runs perfect just off idle. Accelerates extremely fast! Used factory ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306, P0304, P0302
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YV1SZ59H64
howdy all, mostly work on domestics, but at times think i can work on european also, apparently i cant, this 04 volvo came in for a maintenance check up and she said it would cut out at times up hill, overall condition of vehicle is good,i road tested it and i... Trouble codes: P0301
2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L trunk open VIN: YV1MS38216
Hello Volvo guru's. The trunk open warning light in the dash computer warning sys. is on. I could not find any switch in the trunk area for it and all data has no info on it. I called the dealer and he said the switch was in the latch and they replace them a l...

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2001 Audi TT 1.8L AC compressor VIN: TRUSX28N11
Thanks for the silver bullet answer I needed!Eventually I might be able to understand Audi wiring schematics given enough time but really its unlike anything I have ever seen before.So I admit my shortcomings and extend thanks to the kind people who pointed ou...
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L power windows VIN: WAULC68EX4
well, there was a broken wire between the body and the door. It was a small diameter wire. I do not understand how it effected this vehicle the way it did. On my VAG, I looked at the measure vaule blocks of all the switches and they seemd to work properly. It ...
1999 BMW 750iL 5.4L Misfire VIN: WBAGJ0338X
i would like to thank all you guys for your help all input was greatly appriciated. special thanks to dan from ontario.before i was doing my smoke test with engine warm, this time i did it stone cold!! and found intake gaskets leaking,then warmed up.. no more ... Trouble codes: P0303, P0309.
2005 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Air suspension VIN: SAJWA82C65
As most of the replies suggested, I replaced the compressor and relay. Two weeks now-it seems to be ok. I said the front was sinking in my original post, but I realized this was only after lifting it on a rack. Thank You all for your help.
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L Engine VIN: SALSH23406
I took a Chance & replace the Mass Air Flow Sensor again,I told my local dealer its a defective sensor,,, I install the new sensor & reset the pcm , I drove the truck last night almost 100 miles & No codes,,,Thanks to everyone for the great respond,,, Greatly...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DF55N0V
Well finally its fixed and down the road. It was the engine computer that went bad. I had read some other post and talk with a few people, also use to work in a Saab salvage yard and most everyone said stay away from trying a computer. They rarely if ever g...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWBB61C9W
This one is not fexed but it will run ok as long as it has 1/2 tank of fuel or more. the onwer took it and said he would just keep fuel in it, i think it is the fuel pump but don't know for sure.
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Heater Core VIN: WVWAE63B75
Well this car is leaving us. Everybody responded with bleeding through the heater hose. We had done this several times. We reinstalled another thermostat and inspected the water pump. The pump we installed did have the plastic impeller and was an OEM water pum...
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Alternator VIN: 3VWPW31C16
OK, turns out the alternator that Bosch says is supposed to work, does not. The pully on the alt is a clutch type that only holds turning load in one direction. There is an arrow on the alternator case showing which way its supposed to turn. Well, the Bosch...
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