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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L cooling system VIN: WA1YD64B22
Hi Audi techs. I have a 02 allroad that gets hot on the highway with the A/C on.Without the load from the A/C the temp.stays normal during idle cruise and acceleration.The viscous mechanical fan does not seem to turn fast when the engine is 99C hot but that d...
2005 Audi A8 Quattro L 6.0L tire monitor system VIN: WAUMR44E35
car came in with flat tire, worn through, replaced all four tires. try to use the intialize tire button on center console and it wont reset, no light on, but screen had no readings of tire pressures when requested. the vehicle was given back to customer and we...
2006 Audi A4 2.0L Check Engine Light VIN: WAUDF78E26
Customer complaint is that the check engine light is on and that in the morning the "P D R 1 2 3" display doesn’t appear on the center dash info screen and the car is underpowered. The car was here for only one day and the problem could not be reproduced; the ...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L drain hose VIN: WBAET374X4
This unit is dribbling in the floorboard, the drain hose is not completely blocked. Some water is coming out of the drain hose but not all of it.Does the dash have to come out?Alldata shows the evap replacement, is there any way to access the drain short of re...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBBA48D4J
Need some help from all of you MB techs. Just done head job, all timing components, the whole nine yards with oem parts. Engine back together, fire it up, has rough idle with random misfires only when it's cold. As soon as it warms up, it purrs like a kitten. ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Unknown VIN: WDBFA76F6W
Hi Guys, I have this 1998 Mercedes SL600 car came in the top wont open & the switch to control the top the light flashing inside the car, my question how you check for a fault codes on the convertible top, I have Mercedes OE Scan tool & I did a full sacn & it ...
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WMWMF33567
I have a mini cooper base model that has a rough idle issue when cold. It gets worse if you try to give it gas. Sounds and feels like its running lean. I have no codes and smooth running valves look normal. Started with the basics and couldn’t find anything wr...
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Transfer Case VIN: WP1AB29P24
Hard faults for transfer case servo motor 2040,2041 short to + And sort to -. Checked power and grounds @ transfer case module, Checked OK. Pinned out wiring from module to servo motor, Checked OK. Replaced transfer case module, hard faults gone but still inop...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.5L Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WV2EE0709S
Car just stay in another shop for 4 weeks and came in with a bad misfire, road test and vertify misfire badly especially underload. We found spark jump from engine block [...] timing belt cover. Another shop already replace all ignition components already. So we ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSE69M12
Timing belt stripped and bent all the valves on this Jetta. Got a new head and installed it. Now when it is started cold, it idles very poor for about 30 seconds and will barely move, then it evens out and runs great. Checked belt and chain timing, both good. ...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCK21C22
Hello this car came to me as a died going down the road, then sat for a year and here you go. Vehicle has no spark or noid. checked t-belt all good. not able to talk to ecm but can talk to other computers and found codes listed. all seem to be power related. f... Trouble codes: 1314 (668 -), 668 (532 -), 532
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Crankcase Ventilation VIN: YV1SW58D71
I have this Volvo that continues to come back leaking oil. It seems to be collecting on top of the valve cover, under the coil cover. My thought is that the PCV system is not functioning properly, causing the oil to be pushed past the filler cap seal (which is...

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2007 Audi Q7 4.2L Engine VIN: 957346T1U7
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. Audi parts department calls this the oil seperator. We were lost in translation. I replaced the crankcase vent valve and ran the vehicle for 45 minutes with no noise and the crankcase vacuum feels normal now. Thanks ag...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5330X
thanks for all the replies,the customer has decided to take the vehicle back to the shop where the intake was taken off and get them to check the connectors for cross connection. Trouble codes: P1397, P1580, P1542.
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L air suspension VIN: 5UXFB33583
Thanks to all, this mystery will go unsolved for now. The customer wants to convert to conventional suspension. We are going to try the suncore product. This will be our first experience with this product. Hope it works out.
2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Unknown VIN: 5UXFB53515
thanks for your help. I took the master back out, didn't see any damage to the rod or booster. I put the master back on and manually bled it and then brakes, then manually bled brakes then pressure bled abs with auto-logic ( no air was seen in the system and n...
2006 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L airbag VIN: 5UXFB535X6
i had a friend enable the seat mat for me. thanks for all those that helped.i appreciatre this help very much.
2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L Power Windows VIN: SAJDA42C43
Hey guys thanks for the help. The customer said they were reseting the windows. I disconnected the battery and relearned the windows. Problem has not occured since. If it does re-occur I agree it'll probably need new door latches. Thanks again! Figure th...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Roll Bar VIN: WDBEA66E0S
Sorry about the late reply guys. Completely forgot about the post. Thanks to all of you who responded. This one came out to be a very simple problem that I've mistakenly made into a bid one. The final culprit was the main fuse for the hydraulic system in the r...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L brake pads VIN: WDBRF61JX3
Thank you to everybody for the input.The brake pedal did travel when self applying for those that asked. We replaced the brake booster with the help of the awesome tip to remove wiper trans. We were able to leave the brake lines connected to the master no blee...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Unknown VIN: WVWPD63B72
Well I finally fixed it. Thanks to everyone who gave me advice. Note to self...always check fuses with a DVOM and not a test light. The ABS fuse was burnt but not blown so when i checked it with a test light it would light up on both sides of the fuse. I was g...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA69M04
sorry for the delay,computer was down.thanks all for the replies.DON,DEMETRIOS,ROB,STANLEY [...] DUSTIN,all suggesting the comunication problem may be in the aftermarket radio or abs module.after disconecting radio and abs module,still no comunication.I explain to...
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