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2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L throttle body VIN: WAUZZZ4BZY
Help from Audi tech. I have an Audi a6 v8 which has a sporadic fault with the throttle. idle flares and sets codes. Only happens with the customer and they say more so when the car is cold.At one point they lost most power and could only get 25km out of it. It...
2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Drivetrain VIN: WA1YD64B42
Hello Audi Techs, We have got a winner and nothing less of course. We have got a vibration at 75 and beyond, especially on long ascending roads. We have replaced the engine mounts, transmission mounts (all of them)The crack pulley we have watched while the eng...
2006 Audi A3 2.0L Compressor VIN: WAUNF78P46
We are at a complete loss here at the shop over this one. Here's the history, starting from about a year ago... 6/14/2012 Cust comes in, AC does not work. Check pressures and fault codes. Has over 100 psi in system on both sides and no codes in AC. Evac and R...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L oil VIN: WBAAV334X1
Hi tech, this bmw leak on left front of the engine but it is hard to see where its coming from. I clean it and ran it @ 2000 rpm for 10 minutes on the lift and there is no leak not a drop. so I drove it for 2 miles and there is a leaks on the front differentia...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Rear Seal VIN: SAJHX1744S
We installed a new rear engine seal and oil galley plug in this vehicle on 11/11 with 183,000 miles. It returned with a leak on 11/12 with 193,700 miles, and the new rear seal had come loose from the bore of the rear plate and had traveled up the crankshaft. ...
2009 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L No Start VIN: 4JGBB25E69
Vehicle towed in-died out- no start. Gauge showed fuel in tank. Had no pressure at fuel filter bleed, even with fp relay bypassed & could hear pump humming in tank. Charged weak battery for several hours, and added some diesel to tank just for the fun of it. A... Trouble codes: P0087 (fuel pressure), P11B8, P11BB, P11BD, P11C0, P11B1
1997 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L no spark or injector pulse or rpm VIN: 3VWEK01H7V
Hi All, This old VW has my head in a vise. Car was towed in for crank with no start. Scanned ecm with autologic and snapon modis and got code 00515- no cam sensor signal. Unplugged three pin connector at distributor and measured outside pins KOEoff got BATTER...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSC29M3Y
This car was at VW dealer and had new key supplied because owner lost original key. When car sits overnight it will not start, produces code 17978 "starting blocked by immobilizer". When code is cleared from engine computer it starts and runs, will start repea...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWCD21C12
Hi, I have this 02 Beetle that will not start due to the immobilizer being active. I scanned for faults and got 01128 and 01176 in the cluster. I have checked the D2 antenna ring and it tested good at 24 ohms; harness from the cluster to the antenna ring has... Trouble codes: 01128 (Immobilizer pick up coil d20), 01176 (Key), 17978 (Engine start block due to immobilizer)
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L All Electrial VIN: YV1VS29591
No start The car acts as if the battery has been removed. Nothing on the car works. Battery is fully charged. In the under hood fuse box. I removed the fuses all tested termials all good except the 40amp fuse box interior,20amp engine, 30amp radiator fan and 4...

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2006 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L ac compressor VIN: 5UXFB5306L
thanks for the replys guys, we went ahead and replaced the pressure switch, evacuated and recharged and the compressor came on right away. I noticed this system only takes less than a pound, so I figure it is easy to either over charge or under charge; and als...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBEA30D5N
Sorry for the delay, we took the distributor apart, cleaned and inspected everything but did not found nothing wrong?? After assembly seemed to run better, after driving a few times cleared up and customer was happy with it so we rolled it?? Sorry for no good ...
1997 Porsche 911 Targa 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0DA299XV
Thank you everyone for your replies, I am closing this post with out a fix, because we are trying to get the customer to come back in. Customer has had a couple of appointments that have been canceled due to his schedule issues.
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Power Loss complaint VIN: WP1AB29P94
Thank you for the replies! It turned out the problem was self inflicted by us taking the valve cover off and putting it back on (left side)The back of the intake cam has the hall style plate mounted on it that generates the signal and one of the prongs got ben... Trouble codes: P0018 (Inlet Camshaft Position correlation in relation to Crankshaft Bank 2).
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Charging VIN: WVWTH63B02
This vehicle had left against my better judgment. Customer had to take car the following morning. I have since followed up to see how the vehicle has been and all has been fine. When I see the vehicle back for the next oil change I will run a few tests as s...
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