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2007 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Misfire VIN: WAULV44EG7
First question, is number #7 spark plug hole on the drivers side, Alldata says it is? We have replaced all the spark plus and one coil # 7 and we still get the Check Engine light flashing on hard accelloration for #7 cyl. We checked the coil connecter for #7 c... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random / Multiple Cylinder misfires detected), P0307 (Cylinder 7 Misfire detected)
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Auto headlamp leveling VIN: SAJEA01T03
Hi. The headlamps on this car are pointing at the ground. The customer says they both stoped working at the same time. I'm aware of the common problem with the inside of the lamps but these do not seem to be broken. The motors never attempt to move at startup ...
2005 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: SAJWA79C15
Hello, I recently closed this case as I thought the car was fixed, but it isnt fixed after all. This Jaguar will run perfectly but will suddenly start misfiring and the restricted performance message will appear on the cluster. When I check the DTC's. it gives...
2004 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SALTP194X4
I have a Land Rover in the shop which I replaced the bank 2 front sensor for no activity which I thought was due to oil contamination. We have done several of these cars due to emission failures. At the same time I replaced the valve cover gaskets. Test drove ... Trouble codes: P0150 (O2 sensor bank 2 sensor 1 no activity), P0174 (Bank 2 system too lean)
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Loss of heat
Customer purchased vehicle last year and has since had a lot of work done to "restore" it. This past summer, I replaced the radiator, water pump, T-stat, and hoses, performed a flush and bleed/fill and repaired a number of vacuum issues. The heater control hea...
2009 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Throttle Limp Home VIN: YS3FB42Y49
Greetings to all - this car arrived with CEL on, in 'throttle-body' limp home, codes were P1681 (ECM internal fault) and P2135 (Throttle position sensors don't agree). I saw this same pair of codes in a 2005 9-3 a week ago, and there are at least two members r... Trouble codes: P1681 (T8 ECM internal fault), P2135 (Throttle position sensors dont agree)
2008 Smart Fortwo Pure 1.0L Shifting VIN: WMEEJ31X28
Starts but no gears any help i will apreciate
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M12
This VW has a reoccuring check engine light for camshaft position sensor. I have tested the sensor and it tests good along with the wiring from the ecu to the sensor itself. I have also checked timing marks on the timing belt from crankshaft to camshaft and po... Trouble codes: P1340 (Camshaft Postion Sensor- G40 Engine Speed Sensor- G28 incorrect allocation)
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2NB47012
Hi there and thanks for the advice on this one. I have this 2002 V6 Eurovan in for stalling at stops always. It will restart up but you have to gun the gas to keep it going and nearly powerbrake it to pull it into a gear. It is like the throttle body does not ... Trouble codes: P0725
2006 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 5.0L reflash VIN: WVGPT77L26
customer is looking to add more power ,, does anyone have a good recomendation for reprogramming site or software also any idea on labor time to r/r engine assy as one turbo is leaking

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2004 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L No Start VIN: SAJEA52D24
As always, you people are great! The common recommondation was replacing the battery. We use a jump pack and a plugged in battery charger, not at the same time, but it never started. Put the new battery in and it started right up. Thanks for the feedback ev...
2005 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: SAJWA79C15
This car is finally fixed. Thank you for all the replies, Timothy from Wisconsin hit the nail on the head! It was the coils after all. We ordered new coils and we could only get 6 at first, I put the 6 on the car and the fault was still there...this made me th...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWRF31K06
Well we ran a new power wire from the fuse to the fuel pump, and drove it for a week and the fuse did not blow. There must be a short to ground somewhere on the wire but we never found anything. So we are calling this one fixed. Thanks for the replies.
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF31K06
Well we fixed it, the culprit was the evap purge valve! It would intermittently not seal and cause a vaccum leak, that depending how many fuel vapours were in the tank would throw our fuel trims out. This is what was causing the throttle plate to move, it was ... Trouble codes: P0507.
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