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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUED24B3Y
need some advise on where to start on this one please, customer concern is that engine will just shut off while driving and will start after sitting for a few minutes. at first i could not duplicate problem so i scaned ecu to see if any codes were present, fou... Trouble codes: P1557, P1602
2006 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L 3-2 shift VIN: WAUDL74F56
This vehicle came in after the dealer told the customer they needed a factory reman trans for $8500.00. The trans shifts fine until having to accelerate briskly, when down-shifting the trans will "flare" or go to a "false neutral" and then goes into "limp-mode...
1989 BMW 325iX 2.5L Anti-Lock warning light VIN: WBAAE0300K
Early production 1989 325IX intermittently turn the ABS warning light on. (this system does not set, store, flash fault codes) Almost every time the light comes on, it is when the car takes off from a stop. It seems as the intermittent ABS warning light comi...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBABK6326S
Hi bmw techs, I,m stumped. Hard start or no start. Fuel pressure 45, good plug fire, good inj pulse, did find vac. leak at crankcase vent, but supplementing with gas while attempting to start makes no difference. Before posting due to no obvious answers, we a...
2004 BMW 320i 2.2L engine
this vehicle was driven into deep water and engine died. when it arrive at the shop there was water in the intake and oil. it turned over like the chain had jumped or broken. Didnt seem to be any other internal damage. Did a compression test and it was 0 to 50...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D2Y
got this jaguar here with trouble code p1383 for the bank 1 vvt over retarded . there is a felt misfire at idle in drive, reverse and in park , not a dead miss. tested compression on the first 2 cylinders of both banks to see if timing had jumped , got 185 -19... Trouble codes: P1383
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L starter VIN: SALME11413
hi, this land rover will not crank. fuse #5 in underdash fuse/relay box blows. all data is vague concerning this system. there is no signal to starter relay, and b+ to starter solenoid is ok. i have not tried to jump starter due to not knowing what the two sma...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start VIN: 1070441206
Hello group, This well maintained 450SL will not restart hot. If allowed to sit for 10 to 20 minutes, it will fire up. When the no start occurs we have fuel pressure and a hot blue spark. On cranking, the engine will attempt to light off briefly, then just cr...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SL 6.0L asr light VIN: WDBFA76E4P
hello group, i have this 93 600sl here that runs down the road fine till the asr light decides to light up then a loss of power untill it is switched off and started back up then all is fine. we have a solus ultra with the euro software and for some reason i c...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Transmission Slip VIN: 4JGBB75E06
Vehicle was tow in with transmission not engaging. Shift in gear, I can hear buzzing under the car but will not move in drive or reverse. Scan transmission module and found no communication. Engine module show P2037 - No or Incorrect CAN message from control u...
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L turn signals VIN: YV1CY59235
Customer complaint was turn signals in-op. Verified, along with non-op of all functions of the steering column switches and steering wheel functions. The wipers work on low speed only, no matter what position. ( off is off ). We recently acquired VIDA all in o...

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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L esp/asr light on VIN: WAUDG74F65
Well our customer did not bring car back to us from the dealer, but we did collaborate with our customer and the dealer to figure out the problem. The dealer had to put their Audi Guild master tech on the job, and had to call Audi technical assistance to fina... Trouble codes: P2296, P1653, 01314 (Stored in ABS ECU engine control unit connector vag code 01314).
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L windows/wipers VIN: WBABR3348Y
got some real good answers but the fix was to replace the general module with a used one. all is well!
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63534
This Bimmer is fixed. I received several replies advising me to smoke-check the intake system, despite my mentioning I had already done this, and despite the fact the codes were for multiplicative trim rather than additive. The problem ended up being the two v... Trouble codes: 272A, 272B, P2177 (Multiplicative mixture too lean bank 1), P2179 (Multiplicative mixture too lean bank 2).
2005 BMW 745i 4.4L front brake reset VIN: WBAGL63515
thanks for the immediate and overwhelming responses. 13 of the 16 responses said replace the wear sensors even if they look good. unfortunately, my customer has gone out of town and I dont know when she'll return so I cant say this is a fix yet. will let you k...
1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start
Many thanks to all you guys who took the time to guide me through this repair. Special thanks to Dan [...] for answering some questions. We have determined the fuel distributor has to go as well as the warm up regulator. We have good compression, clean spark...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBBA48D4J
Thanks to all that replied! The problem came out to be bad timing! The engine timing with cams were good, but the position of the distributor was way off. Now it's where it's suppose to be (@ 10~12 BTDC) and running like a champ! Thank you!
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Low Coolant Sensor VIN: WDBJF55F9T
1999 Mercedes-Benz CL600 6.0L code light is off VIN: WDBGA76G9X
Hello Mercedes Techs We had to clean the throttle bodies, they had too much carbon and also you have have to be careful on these engines, because the right side air mass sensor is on the left side and the left on the right, we replaced one air mass sensor on t... Trouble codes: P00, 100 (right air mass sensor), C1025 (can signal abs not available).
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E2Y
After hours of spending on checking the wiring harness & vacuum leaks which everything was within the spec, i called my MB Dealer & got another mass air flow sensor & that took care of my problem, Cant believe the one we got from Mercedes Was Defective!!!Drove...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Keyless Entry VIN: WDBNG75J0Y
I want to thank all of you that responded. Based on all the testing, I have concludes that the EIS has an internal fault causing the CAN L voltage to only drop to 9.8v after approximately 3 minutes. Here are the facts: 1) When you walk up to the car, after it ...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L crankcase ventilation VIN: WMWMF73567
We hooked up a gauge to the hose that runs from the intake rubber hose pre-turbo to the valve cover(the hose connects two inches before the turbo.) The one on the back of the valve cover has intake vacuum at idle. the gauge showed small pressure at idle but...
2002 Renault Megane 1.4L No Start VIN: VF1LA0W052
I replaced the crankshaft sensor, the car did not start, the next day i replaced the original sensor, the car started. I then replace it with the new sensor, it continued to work. But after warm up the it hesitates when driving over humps. O2 sensor keeps on c...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L oil leak VIN: 3VWDT81K26
Ok so I got one response from Darrell for the mother land UK, thank you...That is all i needed, I replaced the cam and crank seals to fix the oil leak, this style of seal go on dry and have to sit for 4 hours...I made my own mark for the crank gear since it ha...
2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L Hydrolic System VIN: 3VWRG31C68
hi guys, i did replace the master cylinder with a new oem one, checked push rod inside booster and turned it clockwise , seems it does not move at all. installed new master and only l/f and r/r wheels are still sticking. and performed my previous check and pro...
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