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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Timing belt VIN: WAUEH64B81
I'm looking for some input on this job I will get next week. I will be installing a timing belt/pulleys, water pump and the camshaft chain tensioner seals. I've never done this before, but have read a couple of websites about it. The only special tools I have ...
2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Misfire VIN: WAUPL68E54
This car came in with intermittent misfires on cylinders 1, 2, 5, 7. It occasionally will act up for about 5 secs and it is only at start-up after sitting for a little while. The car exhibits no other issues when driving. Has anyone run into an issue like this... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0301, P0305, P0307
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L instrument cluster VIN: SAJHX1749T
We have tesed battery and all connections. No voltage drop on either side + or -. Inspected all fuses related to instrument cluster in boot and under left rear heel cover and are good. removed instrument cluster and inspected for damaged connectors and inspect...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Bcm? VIN: SALMH11494
High steering effort during low speed maneuvers, dealer said BCM needs to be replaced. This car came to me from a new customer who got a $15,000 dollar estimate from dealer to fix various items on the car, one of the concerns was hard to steer in parking lots,...
2006 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4.4L Parking Brake VIN: SALAG25456
HI Land Rover techs I need some advice. I have a LR3 here with a loud screeech noise and both park brake failure lights and warnings. Found RR brake rotor burnt right apart frome ebrake dragging. Once park brake activated the system faults and have to use the ...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Removal VIN: WMWRH33435
Thanks for the help on this. I am replacing the clutch on this Mini. I have never done a clutch on a Mini before, and Alldata says it takes 11.2 hours. Although it does not give any detailed description on how to remove it. My question is, what all is involved...
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Programming VIN: YS3FD49Y16
Thank you in advance for your help. Customer and another shop have been working on this car looking for a engine shutting off/on problem. The 2 main problems at this point are: 1.They replaced the CIM for some reason, but it shows that it is not added, althou...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVE63B84
Hi got a vw that is driving me nuts it originally came in blowing black smoke no power and check engine light on with underboost code and air flow meter code. Checked turbo and when hot it would hardly turn by hand and it was leaking oil so replaced the turbo ... Trouble codes: P0299
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWNT81K26
hi my mechanic replace the clutch on this vw tdi and it wont start if I disconnect the cam sensor it would try to start when cranking only . we hardly work on disel .do not known where to run good before we replace the clutch.thanks
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Air injection relay VIN: YV1LS5647V
What can i do to make sure this does not happen again. Has anyone relocated this relay to a dryer place.The belly pans just cant keep the water out. Any suggestions? Thanks, Jim (Seattle)
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L camshafts VIN: YV1SZ59H84
Hello, I working on this vehicle and resealing camshafts and crank and valve cover due to crankcase pressure leakage(pcv) system failure, I did not realize that these sprockets and cams have no line up markings as well as top dead center. Before I removed belt...

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1988 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WBABB2304J
Fixed it after It kicked my butt! Found Injector 2 had 2 ohms. The rest had about 15 Ohms. It was shorting out the driver from the ecm when you would rev it up. Wierd thing is the main relay would never falter only the signal to the o2 relay and fuel pump ...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAW33431
thank you for all the help. we suspect sticky lifters like some of your posts. customer declined repairs at this time Trouble codes: P0305.
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Unknown VIN: WDBJH82J92
Wrapped up this head ache once and for all. It ended up having an internal failure. Thank you for all of your replies. A special thanks to Wayne from Russel Auto. Wayne helped me see the woods through the trees. When the tranny would fail the pump would whine....
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Battery isolation device VIN: WMWRE33483
The airbag trigger wire (SBK)connection had corroded under the black plastic cover on battery positive terminal, hence the 'high resistance.' In fact, one of the pins in the connection was non existent. Too bad BMW/Mini doesn't make a terminal repair kit so t...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Clutch VIN: 3VWTD81HXW
Customer has not been back or called since the vehicle was released. We can only assume it's fixed or she's taken it somewhere else. Thanks to all for taking the time to respond.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Pedal VIN: 3VWSK69M12
Thanks for all the replies, mostly mentionaing not to miss the posibility of a stuck caliper pin. After checking the brakes thoroughly, I did a master cyclinder. The pedal was about the same after doing so. It was until going into 02 Engine, group 008, basic s...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M52
Thanks for all the replies. I rechecked all the marks one last time and all of them were on the money. I pulled off the cam sensor and its tone wheel to have a good look at the end of the cam. when I installed the wheel the tab that fits into the cam was a bit... Trouble codes: P1340 (Cam sensor Incorrect Correlation).
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Tranmission VIN: 3VWRG71K75
Thanks again to all those who replied. All good info as usual. This one finally kicked out a code P0571 Brake pedal switch malfunction. It took a lot of test drives and 3 scan tools, snap on, Vedis and Ross tech. Finally after one of the failures it set the P0...
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Hesitation VIN: YV1TS94D01
thanks for the help. i pulled pump back out & found the left side of saddle tank was low on fuel. i didnt give it enough time to equal out.
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1MS38215
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES,THE INFORMATION ON CRANK SENSOR FIRING COILS HELPFUL,WE WERE ABLE TO TRACE A BROKEN WIRE TO CRANK SENSOR,REPAIR WIRING ,CLEAR CODES,START CAR AND ROAD TESTED, ALLS WELL THANKS AGAIN Trouble codes: 3200 (Ignition coil), 3300 (Ignition coil 1), 3310 (Ignition coil 2), 3320 (Ignition coil 3), 3330 (Ignition coil 4), 3340 (Ignition coil 5).
2006 Volvo S80 2.5T 2.5L 1-2-3 upshift,3-2-1 downshift VIN: YV1TS59226
Transmission shopped replaced the transmission and all seems well, thanks for all the input from everyone.
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