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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L cat VIN: WAUML44E84
Can anyone confirm that you must lower engine and trans on this A8 to change the catalytic converters ?? Any help would be great. Thanks,Joe
1998 BMW 318ti 1.9L ses light on VIN: WBACG8325W
This is my personal toy and I am just looking for a spec. I could not find it at alldata michell identafix or bmw. I need to find the resistance of the solenoid on the fuel regulator so I can fool the DME into thinking it is still there. Any one that has one o...
2005 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L blower motor VIN: 4USBT335X5
hello,ths Z4 came in with no blower motor operation and the compressor will not come on.It has code 255 [unkown description] in ac control unit.The power stage and blower motor are defective and I need to know the correct procedure and flat rate time to give m...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Air ride VIN: SALMF11424
having a problem with the air ride suspension.. Springs stay pumped up for days, until you drive it on the highway. as soon as the vehicle lowers itself to highway height, air susp inactive light comes on and the right rear corner will gradually sink. Can clea...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Stall VIN: WDBNG70J0Y
We have a S430 that instantly trips a P0100(mass air code).We of course replaced with Bosch unit.Code comes back instantly after clearing and starting vehicle.Customer stated that another shop replaced mass air 2 years ago twice with in days.From what I could ... Trouble codes: P0100
2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L Battery Light VIN: WDDNG71X77
I've checked for power everywhere and anywhere you hook its 13.8. Voltage does not drop. Both batteries are operating good and the alternator stays charging. If I clear the code the light disappears and will return within minutes. In date stream it also show...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB49S73
Help on this Saab. After the car runs for about 20 minuets, at about 210 deg the close loop message switches to open loop fualt, set codes p0245 turbo boost valve open or shorted, p0201 injector 1 open or shorted, p0202 injectot 2 open or shorted, p0203 inject... Trouble codes: P0245 (charge air control valve open or short to ground), P0201 (Inj 1 circuit open or short), P0202 (Inj 2 circuit open or short), P0203 (Inj 3 circuit open or short), P0204 (Inj 4 circuit open or short)
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L master cylinder VIN: YS3FD45Y36
This car came in for an inop brake light I repaired the wiring to the right rear light board and upon driving the car out i noticed the brake pedal fading while resting my foot on it lightly. Customer says she had never noticed this. I flushed the brake fluid ...
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2MH2704X
Thank all of you in advance for your time and input! One of our customers is in the car flipping business and brought us this van to go through. When we first got the van we found the engine started right up but missfired badly on cylinders 1 and 6. We repla... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0303, P0305

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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGN63423
Thanks to all who took time to read and respond. 1) The E-Box fan was faulty due to water intrusion. The drain in the box was clogged. 2) Replacing the ABS module corrected the brake lamp issue (lights staying on). This module we thought would need to be prog...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG75J4Y
Thanks to Richard, Stefano,Robert ,Dan, Ricky and Alain for their encouragement and timely advice! I dropped the left side cat (had to use a 13mm swivel to get the bolts loose and even then, had to remove one of the heat shields to allow me to do this. Did no... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple misfires detected), P0305 (Misfire cylinder 5), P0306 (Misfire cylinder 6), P0307 (Misfire cylinder 7), C1504 (Steering angle sensor is not initialized).
2007 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FH71U27
Thanks for all the replies. We were trying to get our research completed before the customer scheduled the car for return to the shop. As it turns out the car is scheduled for day after tomorrow and I will add whatever we find when the vehicle is repaired. Trouble codes: P0016 (Crankshaft-Camshaft Correlation), P0300 (Random Missfire), P0301 (Missfire Cyl 1), P0303 (Missfire Cyl 3), P0305 (Missfire Cyl 5).
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Oil pressure VIN: WVWEK73C27
Thanks for the input guys. We sent this to VW as they said they would help him with the repairs. What I think happened is the tensioner or chain failed. The oil pump is chain driven and toasted the engine. The oil has been changed here for the last 20,000 mi...
2009 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L Battery VIN: 3VWRW31C89
Vehicle left with no fix. Current draw would disappear at times. When we start vehicle current draw would start, check after 2 hours still there. Check after 8 to 10 hours, still there, maybe next day, gone. Current draw test at fuse block very difficult to do...
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