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2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Misfire VIN: WAUFL54D1Y
hey guy's, Customer brought car stating the check engine lite would flash at time's under acceleration. I test drove the car and the performance was very good even though check engine lite would flash at about 2800rpm. i scanned car and found several codes p01... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0307, P0308
2001 Audi A4 1.8L ABS, Brake Pad Sensor
This Car's Disc Brake warning indicator is on all the time. THe previous shop did replaced the front pads and this comes with the sensor connected on the pads. I checked the continuity on the wire and it is intact. I read and analyzed the wiring schematics and...
1990 BMW 750iL 5.0L hc,co,no VIN: WBAGC8318L
wont pass emissions HC-178 at 15mph at 25mph 198 limit is 55 at 15 mph 60 at 25mph. CO .50 at 15mph.56 at 25mph limit is .22 at 15mph .32 at 25mph NO is 1671 at 15mph 1461 at 25mph limit is 720 at 15mph 700 at 25mph
2009 BMW 335i 3.0L chasis VIN: WBAWL73569
I have this BMW in my shop and a frontal blow, but I donīt have the measurements of the chassis. Do anyone have these measures? or can show me where to get? Best Regards Ivan
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL (Car) 3.0L alternator VIN: WBCA24E4LA
Hey there, I'm currently dealing with an intermittant charging issue on a MB 300sl. The vehicle was originally towed in after a stall and no re-start. At that time the alternator was replaced. A month has gone by now and the car is back with this current condi...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBUF82J64
Please help! We Don't usually work on Mercedes but this belongs to a regular account so I said I would look at it. The problem is it idles fine but as soon as you dive it the car misses and the computer shuts off injector #2 & 4 and sets a code for cyl #4 miss... Trouble codes: P2052 (Cyl 4 missfire)
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Lighting VIN: WP1AB29PX4
Hello All, we have a vehicle here that warns Check headlight adjustment. When we originally scanned the vehicle we found codes that will not clear in the left headlamp, hence we ordered one from the wreckers, and after install of the same we find no improvem...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWSG29M21
Hello all, thanks in advance for the help. We replaced the transmission due to an accident, sent the car to the dealer to have computor flashed because of a shifting issue with an associated tsb. Customer ran car for a couple days and brought the car back beca... Trouble codes: P1639 (Accelerator Position Sensor 1/2G79/G185 Implausable Sign), P0343 (Camshaft Position SensorSensor-G40 Signal too high)

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2005 BMW 325xi 2.5L cv joints u-joints mounts VIN: WBAEU33445
turned out to be a bad right front axle + wheel bearing i didn't pick up on the change in sound on turns but another tech picked up on it. thanks for the replies
2006 BMW 530i 3.0L remote VIN: WBANE73586
I was not able to get this car back from dealer to continue diagnosis, they sold car. The information provided that the keys for cars with CAS without comfort access do not need to be initialized for central locking is correct by the BMW training manual on thi...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F2T
Well, I never really fixed this vehicle. Car is kind of a rusted out beater and customer didn't want to spend more money on it, I got it to pass NYS inspection, so customer was happy with that. I'm pretty sure it needs a throttle assembly. I did subscribe to t... Trouble codes: 22 (CC/EA Actuator Reports Limp Home Mode), P0505 (ISC Malfunction).
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L starter VIN: WDBJF65F9W
I did perform the proceedure that was outlined in the tech bulletin by putting the grease on the flexplate ring gear teeth. I used silicone grease. thanks very much to the 5 techs who responded to my request. Everyone was right on with their assistance. Thank ...
2009 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGBB25E09
The customer decided to return the vehicle unrepaired and see what comes of it. Driving around with the tank almost empty and the heater exposed can not be good for it. Good replies, they may help others.
1995 Volkswagen Jetta Celebration Edition 2.0L Engine start VIN: 3VWWC81H6S
Customer couldnt afford to fix it, but we looked down in the engine combustion chamber with boroscope and found excess carbon build up. need to remove head and clean out, valves are horrible.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69M22
You guys are RIGHT! Finally got the rebuilder to get us another injection pump and it fired right up. Every one makes a mistake once in a while, but I appreciate what they (rebuilders) have done too. I end up using a old known good fuel pump to bleed the injec...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L eng light VIN: 3VWRL71K79
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