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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Shifter VIN: WAUED54B01
Alldata says to use the VAG to try to connect, it says cannot connect to Data Buss, missing message from TCU. We check shift solenoid and brake switch and found that they are both working normally. Sometimes it will go into drive but very rare. More often it h...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L Brake VIN: WAULC68E42
Hi everyone. This audi came in with hard brake pedal when cold start in morning or freezing temp drop. It's was water inside the brake booster and frozen it up. I remove all water and it's look dry after leave overnight, then it's working fine for couple day d...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cuts out VIN: WBAGH83491
Engine will stall at idle only; will immediately re-start and then stall again in 4-5 seconds (this 4-5 second stall/re-start/stall pattern repeats itself continuously)Engine will NOT stall if throttle is kept open; if engine rpm is kept above 1250 the engine ...
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L Srs VIN: 4USBT53433
The car came in w/ the "air bag" (picture) light on. There was a code 9897= SBSL Control Module fault- unable to communicate. using AutoLogic we could communicate with the SBSL (also called b pillar sensor) intermittantly. While monitoring the communication on...
2004 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABD33494
Bosses friend brought in her bmw says it needs a disa valve unable to find information in alldata.Would like to be sure of the problem instead of throwing a part on that im not sure what it is.Thanks for your time and effort
2006 BMW 525xi 3.0L coolant VIN: WBANF33506
Hello, I have this BMW with oil in the coolant. Has obviously been going on a while and, the vehicle runs fine. No coolant in the oil. It does have a lot of miles on it and, it was overheated (I don't know how bad) a couple of years ago due to a failed water ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L will not shift out of 1st VIN: WDBGA51E8T
Changed transmission fluid and filter, transmission worked on first test drive. On second test drive two hours later car will not shift up. Removed pan to make sure filter was installed correctly. Any throughts
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L air bag VIN: WDBUF70J63
This car has had the passanger rear bag replaced twice, Iam having a problem with the fact it needs to be replaced again. The reason for the replacement is the fact the bag is out of position again. What could cause this and what is the cure?? The system will ...
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L xenon headlight VIN: WP1AA29P44
Dear Cayenne friends, this one gives us a little trouble. 1 month ago, the right XENON headlight did not work. Headlight was FULL of water due rain. We checked it out, sealed headlight unit and replaced (on customer request) headlight control unit with used u...
1994 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L prndl switch
Hi all. I am looking for a lot of help here. We have a 1994 VW Golf CL. I tried entering a vin ([...]) but I thnk this is a Canada specific vehicle. Customer compaint is that the PRNDL indicator in the instrument panel is not working sometimes. The...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WVWRH63B52
got this car from another shop, the car runs fine at operating temp. when the car is cold idling it has a misfire that is random to all cylinders.checked vacuum is only 15 cold and moves up to 17 at running temp.has anybody seen this problem, maybe cam timing?...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L No Start VIN: YV1VS29561
Dont work on a lot of volvo's but customer was towed in with a no start condition. While cranking engine over sounded like timing belt had broken and was out of time. Customer stated that he had heard a snap when cranking it over, removed upper cover and pulle...
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L P0116 and starting VIN: YV1SZ58DX2
Vehicle arrived with oil leak from the cam seals. As the vehicle was approaching the 105K mile mark, it was due for its timing belt replacement. Using the BAUM cam locking tool and the crank locking tools, the cam and crank pulleys were removed and the seals r...
2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV4CN59226
When the car starts the fuel pressure is at 55psi,then drops to 44 psi after about 30 seconds.Setting the code p0089 within 18 seconds after starting. Trouble codes: P0089

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L rear O2s VIN: WAUEH24B3Y
Evidently the pcm looks at the resistance of the actual O2 sensor via voltage and not the amp draw of the heaters themselves. Sealing the exhaust leaks around the rear O2s kept the codes from returning. Thanks to all that responded.
2003 Audi A4 1.8L Mechanical
Thanks to those that replied. The fix was we did a complete drain and fill on the trans, the fliud was low and looked really bad, we then went ahead and did the adaption and all is fine car shifts great, thanks again tom
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L engine VIN: WBABS33402
i decided to remove the new water pump to inspect and low and behold the plastic impeller was broken completely out and stayed in the block when i removed the pump. we decided to install a new pump with a metal impeller and all is good now. i guess this is a c...
2004 BMW 325xi 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on
thank you all it was a vacuum leak from intake manifold. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305.
2005 BMW 545i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB33585
Well I need to leave this one alone FOR NOW as this vehicle has not acted up since my post. We have had it for a week now and it has warmed up in the last week and now all is normal with daily road trips with this car.I would like to give an extra thanks to Sc... Trouble codes: 2D03, 2D0F.
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L cabin heating VIN: WDBEB31EXS
Hey Gang, This ordeal has been one of the more bizzare incidents in recent memory. I originally had the understanding with the customer (so I thought) that I would investigate the repair issue and again get involved with his car once a plan of attack was for...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Charging
it turns out the glow plugs remain on untill tmp rises a bit then they shut off and volt come up to 13.78 with a fully charged batt i was checking it as soon as car started like 2 or 3 minutes after so wait or disconnect glow plug connector on left fender to...
2008 Smart Fortwo Passion Cabrio 1.0L Thermostat VIN: WMEEK31X18
Thankyou for the input Tucker, Jahmal and Peter. we went with 3hrs, responses were from 2.9 to 4hrs. Still waiting for the t-stat from dealer. I appreciate everyones time for a simple request, we just couldn't find the info. Kevin
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWWH63B23
Well, this fine ride disappeared when I wasn't looking, and as I stated before, I wasn't the tech working on it. Anyway, here's what folks suggested: Several folks suggested a coolant temp sensor problem. It is two sensors in one housing, and tend to fail. ... Trouble codes: P0321.
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