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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDT74F95
ok when this car came in i swapped coils and plugs to other cylinders and car hasen't misfired yet also checked for vacuum leaks with both carb cleaner and butane none found.then i removed intake runner sensor connector to check for power i only get 5 volts at... Trouble codes: P2006, P0304, P0430, P1050, P2014
1984 BMW 318i 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall
Every 2-3 days...ALWAYS when the customer has vehicle, intermitently, coming up to stops, at operating temp., engine dies. Customer states, will start back up, but only if they hit the gas pedal. This thing NEVER has done it here. Ok, the replaced t...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Charging VIN: WBAFB33501
We just did timing chain job on the truck. Ever since the battery light is on. We check the charging system with our snap on tester and its charging around 14V. we checked the alternator fuses - ok. decided to change the alternator with aftermarket, no change....
1999 Mercedes-Benz CL600 6.0L trunk lid VIN: WDBGA76G9X
Hello MB techs The trunk lid on this car closes fine with close assist, but after trunk lid is closed there is a gap, my question is: it is possible to make any adjustments to make the lid close tight? Thanks in advance
2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L No Start VIN: WDDNG71X07
Inittialy came in for fault codes with camshaft timing, found timing chain idler gear wore down. So followed with r&r of engine. After engine installed cranked car, and unfortunatley, wrong timing marks were used so bent valves. Removed engine again and pulled...
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L Air Filter VIN: 3VWDZ7AJ5B
Hi everyone.i need to know the air filter location on this car.don,t want to tare anything up trying to find it.nothing on alldata or identifix.thanks for any help
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS564XW
This vehicle misfires+runs rough when starting hot only. It runs smooth when started cold. It also misfires at idle after stopping. Runs good under acceleration. Has intermitant misfire codes but always misfires at idle when hot. As you can see from the repair...
2005 Volvo S80 2.5T AWD 2.5L timing belt VIN: YV1TH59205
Hello fellow techs. I 'm looking for some advice on timing belt replacement on this 2.5l volvo s80. My mitchel on demand is very vague on the procedure. All we are doing is just the timing belt, water pump, and tensioner replacement. What i was wondering is if...

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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B7X
The customer declined replacing the vct sol assembly. thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P1519 (Bank 1 Camshaft Adjustment Malfunction).
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53471
Thanks to all that replied, Randy,Rasoul,Victor,Jerry, and Ben had this one nailed down, The oil separator was the culprit. It looked Ok, However, there must be some internal issue with it, New one installed and "DONE DEAL" Thanks for all the help. JMS Trouble codes: 0XF5, 0XE4, 0XE3.
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Engine VIN: WBAFB33501
We finally fixed the timing on this truck. Fedrico from California nailed it. Here are the instructions he gave us. "After locking the crankshaft at TDC, the camshaft alignment tools (P/N 90 88 6 112 440) are placed on the square blocks on the rear of the cams...
2005 BMW 325xi 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAEU33455
temp here got below 20F car would not start no fuel pressure, power and ground ok. wave form looks bad. replaced fuel pump and took new waveform normal. 50psi. i put before and after pictures of waveform in knowledge base.
1990 Jaguar XJS Classic Collection 5.3L Pulse VIN: SAJTW4842L
Apologies are due to those who replied to this help request. I am not Chris, but the shop owner from next door, Bob from Sun Automotve, who ran the help request through Chris' computer because mine was down. I later posted from my new computer and failed to go...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L R/F Headlight VIN: SAJHY1740M
Must be old age and bad eye sight foun a broken wire in the facia panel connector. Soldered it back up and all is well. Thank you so much for the help offered, think i need new glasses or that might create more problems.(what i don't see doesn't bother me) LOL
2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED59Z82
He Guys The cams on 2-6 cyl head were installed in the wrong order from cylinder heads international. The fact they were switched is a bad thing for them, but a worse thing for me not to know to check before installing!!! MY BAD!!! For anyone else who ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306, P0304, P0302.
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWBB81E7W
Car is fixed I went ahead and changed the throttle body as we had already ordered it. I was able to clear codes and a 30 sencond key cycle on then off was enough to relearn throttle angle car runs perfectly now. The vw diagram was clearly labled backwards but ... Trouble codes: 00750 (warning lamp open circuit), 17988 (Throttle Actuator bank one malfunction), 16487 (Mass Airflow high Intermittant).
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Shift display VIN: WV3AB47091
We scanned it for fault codes and as expected we got factory code 00293. Unknown condition multi function switch. So we ordered another switch but when we went to replace it we noticed that the contacts were corroded so we cleaned them and put it back together...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWSS29M61
Sorry guys went to dealer, got the feeling the customer had no money to spare for this car, cannot work for free.Maybe the dealer will...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L abs/traction control VIN: YV1LZ56D9X
I would like to thank everyone who offered help. However i was not able to fix this one. The customer called us and said he was tired of the car anyway so he traded it in. Alot of techs said to check the toner rings and look at wheel speed signals. I think the...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Mechanical VIN: YV1TS90D0X
For all the guys that said the crankcase ventilation could blow the front main seal... It is an old wife's tale!!! I pulled this pump and found that the front main is exclusively holding back full oil pressure of the pump on this car. It is receiving the fu...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1T890D61
I want to thank everybody that has responded it so nice to have you guy's out just waiting to help. The customer said he had a throttle body in the trunk and asked me to put it on. The idle was fine and there was no more misfire.that was all cared about and di... Trouble codes: P0237 (Boost sensor a), P0236 (Boost Sensor a), P0036 (o2 heater control B1S2), P0138 (o2 High Voltage B1S2).
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