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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E52
This car came in with a check engine light on, 02 A4 3.0 v6. Car owner says it comes on and off. We pulled codes p0300, p0301, p0302, p0303, p1624. Freeze frame says misfire code came on at 5000 rpm. So we cleared the code, and drove it. If you drive it under ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P1624
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Temperature guage VIN: WBADD6326V
Engine overheats only when idling in park. When driven temp is okay. Turn heat on and temp comes down immediately. Raise engine rpm and temp lowers immediately. Seems like low flow condition. Removed water pump to check inpeller and found no problem.
2006 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Soft pedal VIN: 5UXFB53546
Hey all you euro guys, BMW dealer replaced the front brake pads and after that the customer had and intermittent soft pedal. After trying to get BMW to fix the problem (they kept telling her there was nothing wrong) they said the pedal went to the floor on one...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L pre charge pump check valve VIN: SALMF11414
vehicle has pedal going to floor slowly like bad master cylinder. replaced master cylinder and no change. clamped off suction hose to precharge pump and pedal is more firm but suction hose swells up like a balloon between pump and clamp. removed precharge pump...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L 2-3shift limp mode VIN: 4JGAB54E2X
Hi! ok first thing first,i change the oil and filter,( no so bad inside the pan )and the conductor plate and the socket, cleaned the connector,no oil in the etc.Road tested same thing,limp mode,no 3 speed and code 147, on the scanner i don't have the speed for...
2004 Mercedes-Benz c180kompress 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on
when hot and idling,engine sounds to be flooding,black smoke curling from exhaust,all values in specs,but cannot get SELF ADAPTION ENABLED to go to yes,which makes all the 3 adaption ranges stay on zero,have replaced air flow sensor,coolant temp sensor,after c... Trouble codes: 20290
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L camshaft VIN: WDC1641862
After some research i suspect i need to check the balance shaft gear and replace anyone else have experence of this fault? Thanks for help. Frank
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L St. Angle Sensor VIN: WVWAD63B55
Hello VW techs, we have this Passat that at times the traction control light comes on, not the ABS, sometimes will get code for st. angle sensor, and the car will also loose power. When light is off all is good. We have checked the angle sensor and shows good ...
2006 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, low powere VIN: 9BWGR61J26
Hi VW techs, this one only happens after a long grade. Around town and on highway runs well. It does seem that when first starting out in first gear it's a little sluggish but takes right off when turbo kicks in. Before it was a total dog. The new turbo did no... Trouble codes: 16791 (EGR curent low), 16627 (wategate solenoid), 17903 (Egr), 16618 (Turbo overboost)

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2002 Bentley Arnage RL 6.7L vacuum lines VIN: SCBLC31E92
Well, on this repair I was never able to find the vacuum diagrams, however took a good guess and I'm 99% sure that everything is back to where it needed to be. Thanks guys for the dealer suggestions and I did give them a call. However,they were a bit pricey....
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAAR3345Y
the vehicle is fixed,replaced cylinder head(the old one cracked in a very odd location.replaced all hoses and thermostat,flushed system.every thing looks good,possible the head it self had flaw in it,
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L Ignition VIN: SALTL15482
Hi looks as though we may have to take this to the dealer . Can't afford auto logic at this time. Thanks to all George
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L 6-5shift & Reverse engaugement VIN: WMWRE33506
Thanks to those who responded. Car Is fixed. Talk to our customer today and car has had a lot of miles put on it and transmission has been fine, all shifting issues have been fix with the software update. Thanks again
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWSB69M42
Thanks everyone for the replies. Found that there was a issue with the immobilizer system. Had to take it to the dealer for them to reprogram the immobilizer system. Once we got the car back the car would shut off randomly and still had a crank sensor code. Re... Trouble codes: P1570 (Engine start block by immobilizer - intermittent), P0321 (Engine speed sensor g28 - implausible signal), P0686 (Ecm power relay control circuit j271 - short to ground).
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L cv joint VIN: YV1RS64A64
I know it always seems like such a logical answer after the fix! Both drive axles seemed to visually rotate the same in the vehicle and we couldn't feel anything funny when we removed the right axle shaft. After installing a new unit the complaint is completel...
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS59V94
Replaced with good used turbo assembly for a trial. First it improved the performance of the vehicle since old turbo was not working. Customer picked up 10 days ago and said runs like a champ without any issue. I guess that the amount of air flow ECM expecti... Trouble codes: ECM98, ECM98.
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