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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH64B81
Replaced cats and ran tests to set readiness codes, all passed except basic setting 070 for EVAP regulator valve, removed valve, checked vacuum to valve-ok, checked signal to valve with noid light-ok, valve holds and releases vacuum as designed, ohm checked va... Trouble codes: P0441 (EVAP Incorrect Flow)
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L esp/asr light on VIN: WAUDG74F65
Our customer took her car to the dealer with the concern that while driving under light load, the ESP/ASR warning lamp would come on, she says that is feels like transmission downshifts and throttle response becomes poor. Dealership decided that fuel pump, fue... Trouble codes: P2296, P1653, 01314 (Stored in ABS ECU engine control unit connector vag code 01314)
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L rear diff/axles VIN: 4USCJ3322W
I hope there's a BMW tech out there who will help this old Ford tech. This Z3 will shudder on hard acceleration in 2nd & 3rd gears. Feels like it's coming from the rear, possibly r/s. Happens briefly at 3000RPM or higher. On the first visit we replaced a worn ...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5330X
please help,i do not have much bmw experience and a friend dropped this car off after having starter replaced at a previous shop and now everytime you drive vehicle you get codes p1580 p1542 p1397,vehicle misfires badly and i,m loosing comm with ecm when this ... Trouble codes: P1397, P1580, P1542
2007 BMW 328i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVA37507
Codes can be cleared but reset after one Key cycle. We are using an Autologic scan tool but do not have a factory tool to run a Test plan. I can comunicate with evey module on the car with no problems with the Autologic. Are there any test I can run without a ... Trouble codes: 2F80, U0100
2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WBAVC93527
clutch squeak upon releasing clutch engine off or running, noise from within trans/clutch area, noise appears like a clutch fork pivot or release bearing to fork type noise, only notice when clutch released not when depressed,we removed and lubed the slave cyl...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Cruise control VIN: WDBFA66E2L
This vehicle's cruise control is inoperative. Although the vin# shows it to be a 1990. The cruise control system does not match up for 1990. But rather matches up for a 1989. We are confident that the cruise control switch is good and the brake light switch is...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBGA51E9N
LAte to the party on this, I am posting for one of my techs, so will relate the story the best I can, vehicle came in 2 months ago with slight miss and battery going dead,tech found spark plugs wells filled with oil and he replaced v/c gaskets, plugs, wires, d...
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTJ75JX4
Head scratcher fellas???!!! this one comes in with this particular code set. We diagnose it as what we call a vent control valve (right rear of vehicle in wheel well).find valve operating properly when commanded open and shut with scan tool. What i was after i... Trouble codes: P0446
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L radio VIN: YS3FB49S93
Current status of vehicle is ICM missing on BUS & cannot be contacted.All fuses are good.I have a Tech 2 with Saab software.Did O-BUS ring break test &ICM cannot be contacted on any BUS.Can I replace ICM with a used one & will I be able to reprogram with my sc...
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Stall VIN: YV1SW53D51
This happen one time for customer while driving,vehicle stalled,then start and dies,vehicle was then towed in with same symptom,reset car with key,loaded engine to get into shop and all was OK,pull codes,wiggle test fuel relay and CEM unit with heat applied,pu... Trouble codes: CEM3A, ECM64
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L transmission VIN: YV1CZ91H74
I have this volvo that im very unfamiliar with. I serviced the trans about 2000 miles ago. Fluid condition is still good. level is good. I can be driving this at speed and let off gas and coast, it acts like its not downshifting, it will hestitate for a second...

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2008 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E08
Thank you all for replying. After the oil change was done, the vehicle was driven for a day while I was gathering information. The light went out on its own. Most likely the knock sensor was picking up engine noise of some sort. I would have liked to post ... Trouble codes: P0328 (Knock sensor 1 circuit high).
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L wiper motor and pump VIN: 5UXFB33582
ha. the bolt came out and got wedged. i always get ahead of myself. thanks very much guys.
2006 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFB53576
Thank you all for the quick replies.yes it was a crankcase vent valve ,and they are a very common failure.the valves are very easy to change they just pop off and there is a kit with a diaghram and spring that are available at the dealer or is b...
2008 BMW 750Li 4.8L Hesitation VIN: WBAHN83538
Thanks to all that responded - but the customer has not returned as of yet so I have no further info on this car. Trouble codes: 2DCF.
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Transfer Case VIN: SALME114X4
Thanks for the replies guys. I think that we are all on the same page and we are going to advise the customer to replace the transfer case actuator/motor. Thanks again.
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L A/C off on panel VIN: WDBRF40J74
Thanks guys. You all did a great job in bringing something up that I skipped over somehow. For some reason I thought I had cleared system faults after charging correctly but that was my only problem. Never did find the High pressure port but thanks for your su...
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L convertible top VIN: YS3DF78K63
Thanks for everybody's input on this. I'm a happy camper. The shear pin was broken and needed a new one. Install and recheck roof operation. Flawless. Wow. Thanks a million for everybody's quick response and help.
2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L Shifting VIN: YS3ED59ZX3
Trans was overheated so replacement was performed with used unit and no further problems have occured.
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