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2006 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Tpms VIN: WAUML44E36
Hello Gang, This Audi has no communication with the TPMS. In the MMI if you try and turn the system on it goes right to off. I checked the fuse and it's good. Checked power and ground at the contol unit and they are good. I wanted another opinion before I cond...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Surge, Misfire VIN: WBAGH83461
Bmw techs, has "seeming" misfire (or surge) at idle (sometimes, especially cold) and around 35mph under light load. 740il came in with check engine light, oil leak and misfire complaint. Replaced cam sensor for p0340 and light stays off. Replaced valve cover g...
2008 BMW Z4 Roadster 3.0i 3.0L Scan tool communication. VIN: 4USBU33538
Good afternoon fellow techs. This vehicle came to me via a friend's shop. the customer complaint is that the ABS, brake, brake pad warning, TPMS and DSC lights are illuminated. The car had an aftermarket radio installed about 3 years ago. The car runs and driv...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Engine VIN: 4JGAB72E8Y
Customer brought vehicle with the complaint of vehicle would die while driving and then would not restart unless key would be turned off and would let vehicle sit for at least 5 to ten minutes. was advised by local parts store that crank angle sensor was faili...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Cam Timing VIN: WDBRF40J05
Client has owned car for 3 years, check engine light came on a year ago... No work has been done. Code for basic cam timing off exhaust cam, sets immediately. Exhaust cam is 1 tooth retarded, intake is spot on. I know lots of these M271 heads have been off due...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L engine VIN: WMWRE33576
Need some help. This is the first mini ive ever touched. vehicle came in for overheating problem. Temp gauge is right where it shuld be but will not show it to be overheating. Test drove and coolant overflowed from resevior but temp gauge showed normal temp. C...
2006 Other European C4 1600cc gas 1.6L auto box VIN: VF7LCNFUF7
auto box goes into limp mode 1e..3rd gear after approx 5 mins from start of engine and driveing seems to be temperature related.. got codes from launch tool...but think canbus and not helpful when box goes into limp its driving ok in 4th gear then drops heavil...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA2989X
This one really has me pulling my hair out - hoping a Porsche guy out there can shed some light on this Boxster. Got this vehicle in with the check engine light on solidly. A scan with our Durametric software indicated the following codes: P0341, P1397. The c... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft Sensor Short to B), P1397 (Camshaft Sensor Bank 2)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWSC29M0X
Hi all, I am working on my brothers '99.5 Jetta A4 body AEG 2.0L. He had a shop tell him he needed a new fuel pump. The car will drive fine for about 15-20 minutes and then stall like its running out of fuel. I confirmed the compliant and checked pressure a...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start, Immobilizer flash VIN: 3VWCP21C91
Help! This TDI Beetle starts and stalls after 1 second and the immobilizer light is flashing. my scanner will not communicate with this car (Snap on Solace). So I bit the bullet and purchased a Vag-Com VCDS scanner. It will communicate with ABS, Airbags, Centr... Trouble codes: P1570
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Tranmission VIN: 3VWRG71K75
Customer came in with the complaint of vehicle not accelerating, intermittently. Test drove and was fine so recommended Trans service. Customer came back for the same problem 2 days later. Test drove again and 5 mins into the test drive came to a red light. Wh...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Wont Shift Past 2 VIN: 3VWRT71K06
Now wont shift past 2nd do i need a reflash is there relern procedure.
2007 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.5L compressor
Hi everyone..I need some advice in this ...First we dont work in volks because the lack of tools and information ,But this is a relative of our service manager.We install ,compresor,(rebuilt),the valve,evacuate and recharge the sistem..(1.3 lbs.and 4 ounces of...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2007 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 3.2L cam sensor VIN: WAUSH78EX7
So since we suspected a stuck cam adjustment unit a co-worker drove the car home (60 mile commute). On the way he had to pull into a gas station driveway with haste due to traffic. He heard a loud pop and the car instantly ran smoother with more power. When he...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Lighting VIN: WDBRF40J55
The customer's insurance does not want to pay for repairs...I was looking forward to remove the sensor and do some testing and replace it if faulty...Customer don't want added expense.
2005 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AB29P35
Smoked vehicle as several had suggested, no leaks were noted. Reset codes and drove vehicle for approximately 50 miles and codes did not reset. Spark plugs were changed after discussing with the customer. All sensor readings were within specs and nothing out o... Trouble codes: P2187 (O2 sensor adaptation above limit bank 1), P2189 (O2 sensor adaptation above limit bank 2).
2008 Porsche 911 Targa 4S 3.8L engine VIN: WP0BB29988
Well,sorry to waste everybodys time,but the customer found out that the car was still under warranty and had it towed to a dealer.the responses I received stated that it is a three and half hour job.engine removal is not required."O" rings for the hoses an...
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L cruise control VIN: 3VWDC21V42
like to thank everyone this vw is fixed had a few problems the module was green inside but the vac pump would only work if you hit it so we replaced it and then the cruise would work but cut out retested found the switch was not working all the time replaced i...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSB69M42
Thanks guys for all the replies...we used all the information and diagnosed bad computer...Gave the customer the quote and she declined repairs,paid our diagnostic charge and towed it to the dealer for trade in...Thanks again for all the help...
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ59H84
Thanks for all the help. I think this is fixed I had my suppler get me another cat and I replaced both sensors as well I have not heard from the customer. When I pylled the cat out I looked in the down streem o2 sensor hole and had to look in very far to see t... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat effiencey).
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