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2008 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E08
We do not see very many of these vehicles. I have not been able to locate very much information on how to test the knock sensor. I am looking for more information on how to properly test the knock sensor. Thank you for any help anyone can provide. Trouble codes: P0328 (Knock sensor 1 circuit high)
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7320V
Greetings! Long time good customer wants me to diagnose and repair this BMW. Problem is I only work on about four European cars a year and am not equipped to obtain live data stream. Was going to put a scope on it but the connector is buried under the intake m... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor)
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L wiper motor and pump VIN: 5UXFB33582
hey guys i am a little short on knowledge here. i get in the car and turn the switch on. the wipers on the bmw wil not work period. but i can hear the motor trying to move. the spray pump will work and spray fine. if you try the wipers for about 20 sec. the mo...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L smoking VIN: WBANB33594
Hello all, I am helping out at a shop with some diagnostic's on this Bimmer ( not my favorite thing as this is a auction car ), never the less here I am. When I first saw this car a couple of month's ago, there were numerous codes, maybe 16 to 20 or so. Some w...
2006 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFB53576
Hello,I am smoke checking this 2006 X5 with a 4.4 v8vfor lean codes and smoke is coming from a valve on the front of the right valve cover.this valve is probably a crank vent valve,it is about the shape of a hockey puck and the smoke is coming out of a nipple ...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Engine Block VIN: SALME11473
I'm trying to see if anybody has ever experienced a broken engine block where the starter mounts. The starter isn't physically damaged and the bolts were tight. At least my tech tells me they were tight. Customer took the vehicle in to a GR shop for a whirrin...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Transfer Case VIN: SALME114X4
When customer drives vehicle Transmission Fail Safe Prog message is displayed on dash. When code is cleared vehicle can be driven for many miles and will be fine. Codes present TRANSMISSION: P0730 - SYMPTOM - GEAR MONITOR FAULT TRANSFER CASE GEAR BOX: OX5223 -...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L odometer
thanks in advance guys i recently replaced bulbs in rear of cluster and now(so the customer says) the odometer or the trip meter does not work! the speedo works great what am i missing here? we do not work on many euro cars here! thanks for any help greg
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L A/C off on panel VIN: WDBRF40J74
Help me on this Mercedes. On the control panel the A/C off button stays lit all the time. I take it that button is not lying because A/C does not blow cold. From other posts, it appears that this system has a continuous Compressor "Clutch" operation or engagem...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L steering VIN: 4JGBB75E66
thanks for the help in advance. sorry but this will be a long post. this vehicle has been at several shops and just about everything has been changed. I have told her that I would do just a few checks and ask if anyone has seen this before and if nothing its o...
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 5.5L TPMS, Auto Wipers, Maint. System, Heated Seats VIN: WDDDJ72X68
Hello, I have this Benz with several issues that I am not sure are related to the accident or just need reprogramming. After the collision repair, my customer is claiming the heated and air conditioned seats do not work, the automatic rain sensor is inop, the ...
1988 Saab 9000 Turbo 2.0L lh r brake locks VIN: YS3CT55L0J
This one is a stinker. Under heavy braking on gravel the abs activates but the LH R wheel locks. I think that the rear outlet valve is not opening but I can't prove it. ABS light works, goes off when pump stops, comes back on after approx 7 pumps of pedal. ...
2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L blower motor VIN: YS3ED49Z93
customer states that it still is running on occassion. it is so unpredictable so trouble shooting is almost impossible. It doen't seem to matter if the AC is being used or not, so maybe defrosting the Evap core??? Any help is apprieciated
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L convertible top VIN: YS3DF78K63
The convertible top is having an issue. the 5th bow unlatches and raises, but the Tonneau does that raise or close on it's own. If I manually assist it everything else with the convertible top is working. I have check all six microswitch and they are are worki...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3VWCD21C0Y
Hello all, This Beetle came in with what we thought was a classic case of a bad throttle. 17953 and 17950 codes were set. The old throttle would not adapt, it would give a status of ERROR. So, I got a new throttle from VW and replaced it. Adapted it, workes fi... Trouble codes: 17953 (Throttle Valve Controller), 17950 (Angle Sensor 1 for Throttle Actuator G187)
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Electronic VIN: WVWEK73C46
After clearing all trouble codes and then road testing the car until the stering torque sensor G269 trouble code 00573 and solenoid valve 5 N92 trouble code 00266 comes on, the transmission shifts hard and goes into limp home mode. after the engine is turned o...
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L Hvac VIN: YV1KS9602V
have this car here. AC blows great but dissappear after a short drive. very minimal air comes out of the vents but you can hear the blower blasting. At this point the blue AC light flashes. I capture the code, I got "211 - open or short ckt to ground". I have ...

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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L air bag light VIN: WAURD68D81
After reviewing all the suggestions and cleaning the connections at that ignitor harness connector I removed the connector completely soldered the wires and covered with heat shrink and the problem was solved completely thank you for everyones help and input o...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACC0329V
Sorry for the long delay in closing this out - I just wanted to make sure the check engine light did not come back on & it has not - I did find a small vacuum leak under the intake manifold & fixed it - Since then the light has stayed off - I still do not unde... Trouble codes: P1174.
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAGJ8323W
Thanks to everyone that replied. Unfortunetly had to put this vehicle on the back burner. The car is not registered and the customer knew I would fit it in when time permitted. I will be testing the ignition switch and the selctor switch at the shifter next. T...
2005 BMW M3 3.2L rear main seal VIN: WBSBR93435
thank you very much for the info, as I mentioned this girl wanted a down to the penny estimate, so based on what I read from the replies I told her that replacement of the valve was a 2 hour job but there is also a possibility of it striping and taking longer ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L pats VIN: SAJDA01D2Y
note last post was up date on work done sorry my posts are not up to par will try to do better should have taken typeing and office courses istead of electronics and mechine shop thanks robert
2002 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Quarter Glass VIN: SAJDA42C32
Hi Guys Here is when I admit to my embarrassment. The customer was so busy blaming me for damaging her rear window that I did not take any measurements from the front window frame to see exactly what was out of alignment. On these you can not tell bey eye i...
2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Tdc VIN: YS3FB49SX4
Thanks for the info everyone.. The balancer had spun and TDC mark was not in the correct place. Customer had cam lock tool and all is good. Another Saab story down the road.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSP29M01
Hello Everyone, The noise was a turbo leak from oil saturated rubber coupling and engine/transmission bad mounts. The rubber coupling that is located behind the passenger side front head light had a tear on the back side,of course. Because of the location w...
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