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2000 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage 6.0L Misfire VIN: SCFAB4235Y
having little to no info the car misfires cold and under load after a week of driving the computer finnly set a code for cylinder 3 before removing the intake to get to the coils and plugs i would like to know what side is cylinder 3 on drivers or passangers s...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L radiator and heater core VIN: WAULC68E03
hello audi tech's, we need some help with this one,we are performing a 90,000 mile service, customer intered the shop and explained that last fall she lost her heater to just luke warm heat all winter, since we have had a very mild winter she wasnt concerned a...
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L low beams VIN: WAULT68E54
left front headlight was blown , replaced left low beam bulb and now have no low beam light operation. fuse is good , high beams work
2005 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDG68E15
2005 audi A4 came in with check engine light on with a stored p0391 code for bank 2 exhaust cam signal performance/range problem.I replaced the cam shaft actuator for the exhuast due to debris jammed in it.Test drove and no codes returned and ran great.How eve... Trouble codes: P0391
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...
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L circuits VIN: 4USCH9345Y
Attention BMW(Bring Momma's Wallet) gurus. Airbag lamp on with codes 02,14,15. Searched Mitchell- no diagnostics- limited wiring diagrams.. Please point us in the right direction- is there any diagnostic flow charts or system overview out there or any specific...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Transmission VIN: SALMF15496
Car for a year now from what the customer said had popped a message on the screen for transmission fault. I had scanned it once and found a code for shift solenoid E. The transmission always had driven smooth and shifted thru every gear. I heard the same "I'm ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Misfire VIN: WDBFA66E9N
Hello iatn members, i have 92 500sl that has a misfire problem on cylinder 6 i have fixed major vacuum leaks on fuel injector seals & intake manifold round seals that go below the manifold.replaced plugs,wires,cap & rotor. Still misfires on cylinder 6. I also ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L No Start VIN: WDBHA28EXT
Customer has owned this car about a month & has been perfect. He made a stop the other day & the car would not restart.There is no injector pulse, has 12 volts on + side & no ground on the other, at times it gets a very brief pulse like 2 seconds, starts & die...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L pre-save inactive VIN: WDBNG70J04
Hello,I could use a heads up on this 2004 S430 that is coming in tomorrow for repair.The customer left his lights on and ran down the battery,then jump started it with another car and the trouble started. The car started OK but now the dash is reading "pre-sa...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L right rear window VIN: 4JGBB75E16
customer states window rolling down by itself. then smoke from door panel. remove door panel, verify window motor burnt and melted. replaced window motor. as soon as connector is plugged in the window immediatly goes down and continues to until motor gets hot....
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)
2005 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AB29P35
Tried identifix - no help on these codes tried iatn archieves - no help on these codes Trouble codes: P2187 (O2 sensor adaptation above limit bank 1), P2189 (O2 sensor adaptation above limit bank 2)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L compressor VIN: WVWMD23B4Y
compressor will not come on, tried bypassing the pressure switch, according to manual jumper pins 1-2 compresor should come on (no power to it) jumper 3 and 4 fans should come on and they do. when you turn air conditioning on, the radiator fan does come on. th...
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L check engine light VIN: WV3AB47032
Hello Friends I got this 2002 Winnebago Vista, that came from one other shop, they replaced the head gasket because of an oil leak, the Van was in the other shop for a long time and many atempts to fix the oil leak, they replaced the head gasket and seal the ...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCK21C23
hay all vw masters out there have this happy little bug here starts and dies security light flashing now becides the p1570 there was a code in the instrument cluster for key low signal clear code recode icu diconnect battery cables for the night still didnt he... Trouble codes: P1570

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2005 Audi A4 1.8L knocking noise VIN: WAULC68E55
Everyone confirmed replace fuel filter, We did replace it with a German mande filter from World pac and knocking went away, rechecked cold this morning and noise no longer present, looks like restricted fuel filter was putting excess pressure on transfer pump ...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L rear speed sensors VIN: WBADD6320V
thank you for the replies,but the customer is not inerested in investing any more money into this car and picked it up.the rear wheel speed sensors are NOT magnetic and do not have a tone ring.Instead there is a magnetic reference from the wheel bearing.The...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L compressor VIN: WDBJF65J11
I tested every circuit to the A/C module and found nothing wrong. I went through the programming setup again using the pushbuttons on the module. The compressor now engages and I have no fault codes in the A/C module. The code in the instrument cluster B112D f...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBRN47J92
Thanks for the replies, Delivered vehicle without repair. We suspect the fuel pump is dying. Car ran low on fuel while testing and began to stall at times. Refueled car and could not get to act up again. The one thing we should have done in retrospect was ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0171.
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Hesitation VIN: 4JGBB86E66
After many miles of driving we had no more misfire faults. I am thinking the cause of the misfire is this, both times vehicle came in with misfires it was #1 and #4 both cylinders are at the end of the closed end fuel rail, and I think the young girl driver wa...
1985 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 1.9L No Start
I want to thank Cedric for his input, I followed his testing and didn't find any problem with reading, but put it back together and it started, I imagine it was a connection problem at one of the connectors I pulled apart. I did have one other problem it would...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Air Flow VIN: 3VWSS29M01
I found that on this year jetta, after having talked to a number of volkswagon techs and checking online on different blogs for this issue, that the jettas come from the factory with less airflow from the outer vents compared to the inner. The air distributio...
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