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1991 Audi 100 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall
after head job,car wont run.starts and quits.have to pull up on fuel distributor plate to get to run at 2000 rpm.timing dead on.compression good,fuel pressure good.when loosen off lines at fuel distributor no fuel coming out. but fuel pressure good. not sure w...
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L Clutch Master Cylinder VIN: WBAHD5312N
Cust brought own parts. Installed clutch master cylinder. Pedal very low when master cylinder installed. Checked part with two different suppliers. Checks ok. Master cylider bolt up very basic. Wondering if parts are missing. Possible bracket. Mitchell gives c...
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L comprehensive component monitor VIN: 4USBT534X3
need to inspect vehicle but will not set comprehensive component monitor.performed drive cycle many times. vehicle has no stored trouble codes. called bmw to check for recalls and tsbs. found no related. this is a continous monitor so should set with no drive ...
2005 BMW 760Li 6.0L low power VIN: WBAGN83505
the car come to us from BMW per customer request & we found both cats melted so we ordered & put them both on now the whole lft side is not running we can add fuel into a vacuum port and get it to run. has anybody seen this before. thanks in advance
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBEA34E4N
The car was towed to our shop. Scanner revealed a multitude of codes, we checked the wiring harness and found it was deteriorated, replaced the harness and crankshaft sensor, car runs until warm then stalls as before, under current codes is only the crank sens... Trouble codes: 17 (Crank position Sensor), 22 (o2 Sensor heater), 30 (input signal front right central lock open circuit)
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Mechanical VIN: WDBNG70JX1
Hello everyone, we recieved a towed in vehichle from another shop. The previous shop replaced the MAF sensor but didnt fix the problem. They recomeded the whole throttle body be changed but the customer wanted a second opinion because of high estimate. We repl...
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L No Start VIN: 4JGAB57E43
I have a 2003 ML350 with a no start, no crank with a "Start Error" message in the cluster Codes Found: AAM - B1858-002 (9858-002) two-way radio signal; the programmed code is OK but the programmable code is not syncronized DAS - B1703-002 (9703-002) the prog...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF87J16
heres the story scanned car as driver complained of low heat and engine running cold got a code for thermostat performance ,, just one code changed thermostat and filled cooling system and road tested car to verify heat ,, cleared codes all was fine now... Trouble codes: P2008, P0446, P2008, VAR1A, 1NTAK, SW1TC, VA1VE, 0PEN, P0412, P0418, P00, 128 (thermostat valve open circuit)
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L power windows VIN: 3VWCA21C8X
We have not seen this car before but has been other places. The customer says the windows open during the night and we have not seen this happen the week we had the car. I have read one other issue like this on a passat on iatn and need to know if these beetle...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B5Y
I have this Passat that has 3 ports on the secondary air vac solonoid, one goes to the combi valve one goes to the intake and a third port (next to electrical connector) that has a rubber elbow but no hose. I cannot find where the hose should go. Niether Mitch... Trouble codes: P0411
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Wipers VIN: 3VWDT71K26
Wipers inoperative tested hood latch and power and grounds at wiper motor ok. Codes 02071 local databus no signal/comminication code 00153 windsheild wiper motor no signal.These codes are out of 009 module j519. Tried commanding on no response it appears the l...

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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L cam/crank sensor VIN: WAUML64B82
we figured out the problem, turns out passengers side chain tensioners guide was missing on the bottom,will be expensive repair considering 1 tensioner costs $700 + 7-8 hrs labor. Thanks to all that replied, we were kinda thinking the same thing until we took ...
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L #2 cylinder VIN: WAULC68E24
Most all of the replies told us to check for cracks!!! So, We took it apart again and had a machine shop perform a leak test and it was cracked in the combustion chamber between the valve seats which is a pretty common occurance with these heads--we just got ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L abc system VIN: WDBSK74F33
Man what a pain this car was. It started with a leak and end up getting a computer. Well I tryed flushing the system and replaced the filter but that didnt change anything( dam that fluid is pricey)did the rodeo test 10 times a least so i figure air was not a...
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Engine VIN: 3VWHF71K67
Cylinder leak-down test found exhaust valve(s) on #3 cylinder leaking air. Tried to de-carbon but no success. Owner did not want to pull head but rather trade it off. Can't say that I blame him. Thank you to all who gave thier opinions.
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61T84
Thank you to all who replied we fixed the car with a fuel pressure regulator, the pcm read 45 psi but actual pressure was 85 psi with new reg installed pressure was 55 psi and all is well Trouble codes: P0172.
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