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2004 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L Misfire VIN: WAULT64B34
This car will set the lean code after 2 trips. occas has slight missfire, more cold. runs well warm. The crank case vent valve has been replaced yet there is excessive vac in crankcase. If you remove the oil fill cap the engine runs poor and almost stalls. It ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0306, P1428
1997 BMW 750iL 5.4L Starter motor VIN: WBAGK2328V
Having this car in my stall for almost a day now and still no answer. This BMW has no power to the starter solenoid. It cranks over when the K6324 (starter relay) is by passed, but the engine will not start. Found no power supply at the fuel pump connector, te...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBADN6341X
vehicle brought in for complaint of oil leak, appeared to be from the intake and valve covers, also it was smoking out the tailpipe, the leak from the intake lead me to iatn, found others stated to check for crankcase vacuum and yes it was so..replaced the bre...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Lifters VIN: SALTW16413
HI Rover Techs i need help. I have a 2003 Disco 4.6 liter with very noisy valve train. Came in with what sounded like a collpased lifter. Sales dept authorized replacement of lifters. While apart noticed the block and crank were replaced with new but old rods ...
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SALNY22233
Vehicle came with misfire on cold. Checked and it does misfire on cold and still runs poorly when heats up. It runs rich. Replaced oxygen sensor. No change. If I clear the codes and test drive it, p1472 comes back. Any help. Trouble codes: P0172, P1472
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L compressor VIN: WDBGB34E9N
Compressor locked up but did not burn clutch. We replaced unit with Denso and charged system. No current to clutch; reinstalled temperature sensor for compressor. Tests at 586 ohm. Disconnected battery, attempted ACC reset using defrost/recirculation buttons, ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L starter VIN: WDBFA67E6R
hey fellow techs, this 94 SL500 came from the benz dealership claiming it needed a starter. the customer supplied his own starter. i installed it and sure enough the car still didnt start. i checked the the power wire and it is getting 12v. the trigger wire is...
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 5.0L SBC module ? VIN: WDDDJ75X56
This customer had the work listed done at another shop and had an odd thing happen 4 times since. On her way home while stopping at a traffic light and almost stopped, the car surged forward like she had stepped on the gas. I questioned her thoroughly and it w...
2007 Mercedes-Benz C280 4Matic 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBRF92H77
Hello All Fellow Techs. I need some advise and help with 07 ME/BE, C280 with problem start when engine hot or when engine run a little rough, we been replace few parts from local dealer according to their apinion, Cam Sensors and Cam Magnets,Crank Sensor and T... Trouble codes: P0015, P0016, P0255, P0155, P0335
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L air bag light VIN: WMWRF335X5
car came in for air bag light on, used maxidas to get codes, had code 71 in air bag module, seat occupancy detector, scan seat module, had 1b,1f 06, control unit fault, 03, undervoltage. passenger seat only has three wires for operation, power, ground and k li...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WP0CA2984X
What is the normal operating temp. of the engine? This car came in the shop a few weeks ago with a low coolant found the expansion tank cracked and leaking, replaced the tank and shipped the car. It came back over heating. I checked it and it was over heating ...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWFA81H1W
After last coil replacement, misfires went away... for a while. Started returning, mostly at idle. Ultimately the car died. Towed in. Spark plugs burned up to over .050" gap. Cap shows signs of burning, black residue on inside and inbetween orange and black pi...

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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA01D5Y
Replaced covers with updated part, and sealed harness with RTV and customer has been through 3 rain storms and all ok at this time Trouble codes: P0304 (p0308-), P0308 (p0305-), P0305 (p0301-), P0301.
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L fuel system? VIN: WDBJF25H6X
Thanks to everyone for your time in responding. steve,Jason and Richard from FL responded that the K40 relay could be the problem, then we found out from the customer that the K40 relay had been changed by the dealer before it came to us. The car isn't fi...
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L Speakers VIN: WDBUF87XX8
Found amplifier to be faulty, replaced amp and works ok. thanks for the help
2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 3.0L MIL Lamp on, No power VIN: WDZPE7CC4A
I was able to find the problem with this vehicle. The swirl valve servo was shorted blowing the fuse on that circuit. The ciruit also supplies power to the boost valve, and MAF. Replaced servo
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVGCM77LX4
UPON INSPECTING THE INSIDE OF THE FUEL TANK WITH A BORE SCOPE FOUND THAT ONE OF THE MANY HOSE IN THE TANK HAD POPPED OFF AND SHOT THE CONNECTION BACK TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TANK. RECONNECTED THE LINE AND VERIFIED THAT CONNECTION WAS SECURE AND TEST DROVE AND... Trouble codes: P1130 (Ltft multi. B2 system too lean), P1128 (Ltft multi b1 system too lean), P2181 (Cooling system performance), P2231 (O2 sensor signal circuit shorted to heater b1s1).
2007 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRG31Y27
Thank You for all the replies. This vehicle is fixed. We had low fuel pressure. The system needs 58psi of pressure we had at the most 38psi. It was strange that the vehicle would run well after it warmed. But the good news is that it's fixed. Thank You to ever... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (Cyl. 1 misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 misfire).
2009 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEV71K29
I am considering this fixed. Engine has a bent intake valve on no 2 cylinder. What threw me off passed compression test on initial Diagnostic, Engine ran perfect at times, Thanks to Alex [...] Trouble codes: P0302, P130A, P0562, P068A.
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D8Y
The oil smoke from this 2000 Volvo S80 2.8 T6 was residual oil in the inter cooler and exhaust. After several days of driving it has cleared. I talked to the previous owner of the car who had sold the car after it had started to smoke and he told me that the s... Trouble codes: P0237 (turbo charger boost sensor A circuit low), P0236 (turbo charger boost circuit range/performance).
2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L warning system VIN: YV4CM59286
thanks for all the responses a factory alt. fixed this volvo the warning lights went out and its charging good. customer got lucky and nothing else got fried...thanks again.
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