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1997 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WAUEA88D6V
Car came back with the same problem after a month. It was towed in with no start. We tried starting the car on parking lot first time and it just cranked. Second time we tried starting it, it started and since then, stars everytime. Now the car hesitates sligh... Trouble codes: P1340 (Camshaft position sensor G40 / Engine speed sensor G28 - Incorrect Correlation), P1392 (Camshaft position sensor bank 2 G163 - Open short to plus), P1505 (Throttle idle switch F60 - Does not close or open circuit)
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADD6327W
Thanks inadvance for your time.I have a problem BMW,that starts cold every time,after warming up has intermmitant hard start.Vehicle came in 2 weeks ago for no intermittent heater operation along with radio not operating and hard start.I replaced ignition swit... Trouble codes: 241 (Misfire 4), 242 (Misfire 5)
2003 Jaguar XJR 4.0L electrical connector VIN: SAJDA15B53
electrical connector on right front of trans behind cat conv leaking my question is how to repair thanks for all help mark note this car has a mercedes bens trans with #r140 271 26 01 on the case
2005 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA79C95
Unable to pinpoint cause for fault code P0629 (Fuel pump A control - Circuit high. A new fuel pump has been installed but concern persists. Monitored fuel pump relay power supply to the Rear electronics module, no fault. Ground signal ok. Wire harness integrit... Trouble codes: P0629 (Fuel pump A control - circuit high)
1977 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 1231302021
The customer brought the vehicle in and stated it had no 3-4 upshift (or overdrive whichever you prefer)he said it acted as thou it was turning very high rpm's at road speed, i checked the fluid which looked great and full, repaired the linkage bushings in the...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L 5th gear VIN: WDBFA63E0S
Hi guys, got this 95 sl320 that wont go into 5th gear. The transmission has been serviced with the correct fluid and filter kit but made no difference. All the other gears work ok. Im unable to retrieve codes at the trans computer since this car is too old.Is ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Noise VIN: WDBRN40J53
Noticed a clatter/rattling noise which sounds like it may be coming from the turbocharger. MB dealer says they don't sell many of these. The noise seems to be fainter when cold. Customer didn't complain of this but I noticed this when servicing vehicle. Anyone...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWSA29M2Y
Vehicle came back in on 2-17-2012 with customer comlpaint of MIL on and misfire. He had the codes pulled and stated they were P0300 and P0302. After scanning computer system with the Vag-Com found the codes stated by the customer. Test drove vehicle and it ran... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected)
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRP69M23
This car came in a no start.After checking everything I determined it needed an injector pump assembly.I marked everything and installed the new pump assy. exactly the same as the original.The original was broken internally.Timing belt and pump are installed ....
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Steering Fluid VIN: YV1LS5549T
Noisey power steering, as if low on fluid. Fluid level is fine, but there is significant aeration, bubbles in the fluid when engine is running. I can't imagine the problem being anything other than a bad pump, but I want to know what you guys think. Is there s...
2005 Volvo XC70 2.5L horn VIN: YV1SZ59225
Removed contact reel and horn still blows. We're told the relay is inside central electrical module (differant from diagram) After removing top torx screws from module it refuses to hinge down?

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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Back up lamps VIN: WAUBB88D8V
HI there and thanks to everyone that replied for my plea for help. Mark from California went above and beyond to help me understand how this system wires up on this car and he was dead on. The transmission range switch supplies power to the backup lamps vi...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33461
we let the 325xi go due to customers request. but...interestingly 1. the code(P0128) is set by the sensor in the radiator reservoir. 2. the connector at the thermostat housing is for the heater(not a sensor) it heats the thermo at times 3. the grd to ... Trouble codes: P0128 (coolant thermo below reg temp).
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L head VIN: WBAAV33441
After breaking the news to customer about complications with this engine. Well he left car here. He also had left a deposit. No word but we don't expect him to approve the repairs.
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBAFB33591
Customer returned with vehicle. I first concentrated on the misfire codes. As it turns out there were two coils that misfired under load. After replacing them the car ran great. I did swap the cam sensors, as some suggested that was a potential problem, in c... Trouble codes: 21.
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBJF72F0V
the fix was another used throttle body, still appeared to have some type of vaccum leak under intake, but after several road test had no engine light return, thanks for all the help Trouble codes: P0507.
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L abc VIN: WDBSK75F63
thanks for all the personal time and energy that everone gave on this post. The problem turned out to be the tandum pump. Although it was not the easiest job ever completed, but it did turn out to be pretty straight forward once we caught it leaking while in...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Intake Manifold/engine VIN: WDBNG70J04
Car has been repaired. We ended up replacing the cylinder head. Head was cracked allowing oil pressure loss
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L steering column VIN: WDBTK65G35
Well you guys are great it was the cuppling broke right in half.It was a little time consuming but not to bad.Thanks for all 6 replies.
2008 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.8L Starting of Vehicle VIN: WP1AC29P68
Even thought the batteries showed 3 volts in the remotes we replaced them with Known new Batteries, which showed 3.3 volts, since then we have not had the issue. Got right back to doing the basics sometimes, lets hope this stays the fix.
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