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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Obd2 Plug VIN: WAUDH68D71
We are trying to smog this car and the smog machine can not read the rpm and codes from the obd2 plug.checked all fuses and the wiring to the plug .the radio is the factory radio the codes can be read the car not running.
2005 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAEV33415
Could use a little extra help on this one guys. Car has been in several times over the last 8 months or so for a no start when outside temps are below 40 degrees or so. The car will crank but not attempt to fire. The customer says the car will always start lat...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBRF61J45
Towed in for no start, no codes present. Replaced crank sensor and found car would start only by holding gas peddle to floor. Once started and warmed up, the car will start and run all day albeit at a rich condition. In summary,flooded condition upon cold sta...
2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBNG84J35
Hey guys this S500 has got me stumped... I can pull suspension codes but I cannot get a description- The code is C1517-66... I know the C1517 is a suspension fault but the 66 part I cannot find out what it means, this car is too expensive to guess at compresso...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Lighting
brake lights come on by them selfs and won't turn off emergency flasher come on by them selves, turn signals wont turn off some times, turn off the car off the tail light go on . turn off switch and they go back on stereo volumn some time full on or no volumn.
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L engine VIN: WP0CB29881
customer states the car just started smoking while driving.we got the car in checking found excessive smoking and oil driping out exhaust pipes at flange engine has no noise and runs smooth.not to familiar with these cars at all.just wondering is this a common...
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGBV75N99
Vehicle initially came to the shop with the customer complaining of the cel on and intermittent rough running. We connected our scan tools and found p0300, p0301 and p0304. The first thing we did was clear the codes and was able to drive the vehicle for 10-12... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0304
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L valve cover VIN: YV1CM59245
We can't find the procedure for replacing the valve cover gasket no data says it takes 11 hrs is that right? Do we need special tools?
2008 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV4CZ98298
Hello, This Volvo is driving us crazy. It came in as a no start with no fuel pressure. It had a variety of codes in it at the time including both a fuel pressure too high and a fuel pressure too low. It also had rich codes. We replaced the fuel pump and that... Trouble codes: P0088 (Fuel Pressure Too High), P0172 (System too rich bank 1), P0175 (System too rich bank 2)

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1999 Audi A4 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUED28D0X
Again thanks for all the help. Sorry took so long to close. Found tne reason for no poer to fuel pump was the relay box had burnt wiring behind it, repaired that replaced the pump relay. Got power to pump but pump was shorted intrnally as was overloading the c...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L exhaust type noise VIN: WAULC68E42
Wow what a response, Thanks to all that replied, the genenral consensus was that the noise was "normal" The customer is happy w/ that responce and is going to keep an ear on it.Thaks again to all who took time to help. Thanks, Ron
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L pass seat sensor VIN: WBAGF8321W
Thank You gentlemen for the help ! Almost unanimous for replace the sensor mat. I did unplug and clean connections (was a natural while testing)but the light came right back on. Replaced both the sensor in the seat and the module under the seat cushion. The mo...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Water pump VIN: 3VWCA21C7X
Most of the replies had experienced very few failures with these pumps. It must be something in the water up here. Many of you told us to make sure we use new VW [...] coolant ( we do). Make sire there are no misalignment problems--None evident Was there ...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L rear hatch VIN: WVWYH63B93
well to start with. Thankyou all for your time. according to dealer this car "wagon" isnt designed to physiclly pop the rear hatch opeon with the door button or remote just unlock it.the owner says diffrent. So mabie i was chasing a ghost. so the next 2003 wag...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L Starting VIN: YV1LS554XV
Got this one figured out. Spent a good portion of the day yesterday tracing wiring on schematics and looking for how power is distributed on this vehicle. Justin was correct and this ended up being a bad 2/31 (106) overload relay. Checked for constant power a...
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