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2009 Audi S5 4.2L Oil system VIN: WAURV78T39
Hello Audi tech's. Customer states that he is using a quart of oil in 700mi or there a bouts. We installed a new PVC assembly. Still has a problem. The dealer says it;s out of warranty. Has anyone seen this? Just what to know the next step. Thanks Geiorge
2005 BMW 760Li 6.0L Transmission shifting VIN: WBAGN83525
I can only get the codes from global obd 2 on the Solus Pro as I don't have the card for the European stuff. The only code I get is a P17E5 which I can't decode. I have checked the trans fluid by the recommended method and it is full and seems unburnt. since t...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L compressor VIN: 4JGAB54EXW
This vehicle came into my shop for A/C not working at all. First scanned system for any codes found P1584, P1491, B1232, C1200. I evacuated and tried clearing the code with my snap on Verus scanner and the codes would not clear. Removed & replaced the refriger...
2005 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L Suspension VIN: WDBNG74J55
Hey there, I have a good one for you. This car came to me from a local dealer in Dallas. The customer states that while driving, the suspension level warning light will flash at random. It doesn't happen on rough roads, it usually happens while driving over di...
2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L Engine VIN: WMWRC33526
Is anyone has a similar issue with this Cooper (2 months ago I did a Cooper S with with turbo - my MotorVac fix the problem, BTW i did use MotorVac for this vehicle with no luck.
1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L Blower Motor VIN: SCAZN02A9K
The fan blows air through the ducts when on "Auto" but stops when windshield defrost is selected. I have no manuals and need some guidance for any online sources and suggestions as to what may be causing the problem.
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Runs lean VIN: YS3ED45E6Y
I would appreciate some help here. Car came with P1171 (too lean condition) and sometimes a low idle or stalling condition when coming to a stop. The O2 sensors (both before and after the cat) are reading below .1V at idle. When accelerating they tend to go ... Trouble codes: P1171 (Short term fuel trim to max too lean)
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTD81H4V
This is my friends car, about every 40 to 50 days it will idle rough. It has a pending code P0103 MAF voltage. The P1582 isn't in the IATN list of codes. I didn't have my Euro cartridge with me yesterday, I hope someone could tell me about P1582. Along with if... Trouble codes: P0120 (Tps), P1582 (undocumented)
2007 Volvo S80 V8 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AH85277
This Volvo has a check engine light on with no drivability symptoms. It is showing a lean code for Bank 1 (P0171). However, the fuel trims on both banks are around 19-25% positive at idle only. Once you get above idle the fuel trims remain near zero. It acts l... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Lean Bank 1)

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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L ABS module VIN: TRUWT28N21
The fix answer came from: Timothy from Wisconsin, May 16, 2013 5:59:54 653bar is the default value. The default changes when unplugged and should set a code on the second 'trip'. The ABS module has an issue. The customer is a body shop in the area, they decid...
1997 BMW 750iL 5.4L Starter motor VIN: WBAGK2328V
turns out vehicle drove to body shop -had repairs done with welding to the right rear and would not crank or start afterwards. We identified many modules not talking and will start with EWS and DMEII and go from there-thanks for all the ideas
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L lights on the dash VIN: WBADS43492
Finally the problem became worse and made the diagnosis easier. We took the car for a long drive and the check engine light came on dsc light, trans. light ,and the car went into a limp home mode( wouldn't accelerate past 2nd gear). Pulled codes and found...
1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2EH8702V
Many thanks to all those who replied. As this was a recent private sale purchase by a regular customer, He did come to an agreement with the seller to have it investigated further at the seller's prefered repair facility (trust issues?). Many replied stating t... Trouble codes: 16517 (O2 slow response B1), 16684 (Random misfire), 16690 (Cyl 6 misfire), 16795 (Secondary AIR incorrect flow detected).
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 3VWCB21C91
Thank you everyne for the help I got a lot of great ideas. I also leared a great deal. I had the ecm reflashed and it fixed the problem. Trouble codes: P1570 (Start block), P0267 (Injector short to ground 3 intermitent), P0270 (Injector short to ground 2 intermittent), P1425 (Evap purge short to ground intermittent), 17525 (Heater circuit bank 1 sen. 2 short to ground), P0606 (Internal control processor fault intermite).
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