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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Mil Will Not Illuminate VIN: WAURD68D11
I have a 01 audi s4,my client took the car to the smog shop for a smog test. The car failed because the check engine light would not illuminate. I sent the instrument cluster out to be checked. The shop said the cluster and all the lighting are ok. I reinstall...
2005 Audi A4 1.8L knocking noise VIN: WAULC68E55
there is a knocking noise appears to be comming from fuel pump in tank, worse when cold goes away, can also hear sort of sucking sound from fuel filter, anybody run into this before, did not find anything in archives??
1986 BMW 528e 2.7L No Start
Has intermittent start in which it will not start until you break the fuel line at cold start injector. Have replaced pressure pump on frame, filter, pressure regulator on rail. runs great otherwise, just recently have exhaust manifold glowing red after drivin...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L abs VIN: WBACD4321T
Hello all,i have a 96 328 with both abs and traction control light on.I've done several modules/pumps on 5and 7 series vehicles but not on any of the 3 series.I cant communicate with the abs.dsc module at all.All the fuses are good etc.Has any one had this pro...
2004 BMW M3 3.2L Opening / Closing VIN: WBSBR93474
Hello BMW Techs, Top came in inoperative, we found the rear lid motor assembly failed, we replaced the assembly due to the micro switch that had failed. Then we found that the top latch assembly had a seized damping shock so we replaced that. The top operates ...
2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L charge indicator light VIN: SALME11425
this car was driven into the shop with the charge indicator light on showed no voltage from alternator.We installed a bosch rebuilt alternator and it now charges at 14v but the charge indicator light stays on when running.The wiring diagram for the charge circ...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Battery isolation device VIN: WMWRE33483
Mini gurus: Airbag light is on, replaced RH seatbelt catch/tensioner assembly which took care of two faults. But there is still fault MRS4-0B ("positive terminal isolation, high resistance"). I removed battery, treated/cleaned all connections, reset the fault...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF73527
Hello,I am not sure where to go from here on this mini-cooper s.It has a hesitation on acceloration accompinied by a cel.the code is 02885 charge air pressure deviation.alldata has absolutely nothing on this code. I do have scanner readings at idle multiplic... Trouble codes: 02885 (charge air pressure control deviation plausibility)
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on, VIN: WP0CA2989W
Hello to all you porsche guru's! I've got a good one, this car came in stalling at idle and on deceleration when the clutch was disengaged. It then would have a difficult time restarting especially after a hot soak. It had a bunch of miss fire faults in the co... Trouble codes: P0154 (O2 sensor ahead of cat 4-6 intermittent no signal), P1124, P1126, P0300, P0130, P0150
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Air Flow VIN: 3VWSS29M01
Customer is complaining of very little air flow coming from all the vents. We have checked the air distribution door and found the foam all deteriorated. So we installed all new foam and rechecked. Now the middle vents have sufficient air flow, but there is st...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWWH63B82
This is not my first atq timing belt this is about 8 th or 9th. Yes i have the camshaft bar lock, crankshaft lock and camshaft gear puller. This job went text book but i must have made a mistake i do not know how to fix. Checked mb 93 and phase position bank 1... Trouble codes: P1522
2004 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4.2L stepper motor VIN: WVWAF63D34
i have a 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton that has a severe clunk while at sharp turns in reverse and drive. Using mitchell i could not find any information on the stepper motor. some of the iatn fourms directed me to stepper motor. they said it was located on the tran...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YV1VS2556Y
Attention volvo techs. I have a S40 here that just wont leave. It started with the customer having the flashing "shift" arrow on the dash and a surging idle/stall complaint. I pulled 4 codes, 2 for trans/torque converter(don't remember the numbers), P0171-bank... Trouble codes: P1014 (VVT reset valve)
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Vvs VIN: YV1VS29551
Seal is slinging oil bad. In the past we've had some of these continue to leak after seal replacement. Any tips on cleaning ports or should we just replace cam seals?
2005 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW61285
i hav e this 2005 volvo v 70 that has all kinds of communications dtcs in in almost every module on the car what is happening is every now and then this car will go in to limp home mode uner cruising speed i haven't had it happen to me but my service maneger d... Trouble codes: ECM91, ECM99, ECM53, D
2006 Volvo S80 2.5T 2.5L 1-2-3 upshift,3-2-1 downshift VIN: YV1TS59226
This is my sisters car and she is 800 miles from my shop. Symptoms are when coming to a stop light transmission downshifts 3-2-1 very quickly and is intermittent. When leaving a stop light upon accelerating transmission up-shifts 1-2-3 very quickly and way bef...

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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Fuel gauge VIN: 4USCH7320T
Hey Gang, The fix turned out to be pretty simple. When the car came back for the "final solution" to the gauge problem we did our usual walk around inspection and noted the brake lights were out. The fuse was replaced and promptly failed on the first brake...
1998 Jaguar XJR 4.0L W/S wipers VIN: SAJPX1848W
All the replies were useful in one way or another except for Brian's, which indicated that he had not read the post carefully. Brian, I didn't ask for relay location(s); I knew the answer to that unasked question. I asked if anyone knew of relay or other compo...
2005 Jaguar XK8 4.2L out put shaft seal VIN: SAJDA42C45
I would like to thank everyone that sent me information on the Jag diff leak it was helpful, but it would even be better if the parts would come in from the dealer so i could try to repair it . It was very helpful to find out that the seal was part of the b...
2004 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Mechanical
Hi to all who replied to my questions. The info you all gave me was exactly what I was thinking and needed to relay to the customer.Being that the engine was overheated and leaking coolant from the heads coupled with the problematic sleeves, We decided the on...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL (Car) 3.0L Soft top, Roll bar VIN: WDBFA61E7P
Well, after receiving some good replies and talking with the customer, the instrument panel is being shipped to Beckmann Technologies for repair and when I get it back, I can update this post. My time was about to run out for keeping the request open, so I fig...
1976 Triumph TR6 2.5L turn signals
The flasher is above passengers right foot, behind side carpet. Thank you for the help. The Haynes manual said it was on the drivers side, true for the English cars. Yesterday my mechanic said something about Knock off wheels that I didn't know. He said not to...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L drive belt VIN: 3VWCF21C2X
Man did I get great input on this problem. The fact the alt, freewheeling clutch was bad is what fixed the problem. We replaced the alt, and the belt tensioner and all is good thanks Iatn again, sometimes I dont think the factory techs have this type of suppor...
2006 Volvo XC90 V8 Ocean Race 4.4L no start VIN: YV4CZ85296
06 V0lvo XC90. We could mot scann the system bacause there was no power to plug. turned out to be a defective NEW ignition switch. Thanks for the sugestions. Cecil @ Carters Automoptive
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