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2007 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WAUDF78E17
This Audi turbo won't stay engaged. It boosts up to about 15 psi than turbo pressure drops to 5 psi or less, its difficult to keep the turbo engaged. We originally checked (and replaced the recirculation valve, no help. We replaced entire turbo assembly-no hel... Trouble codes: P0234
1998 BMW 323i 2.5L outside door handle VIN: WBABJ8326W
Now when the window is raised fully the door wont open from the outside. If you lower the window about an inch it works fine. when the window is raised and you close the door it raises up the last little bit to form a tight will open fine from the insi...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAET37482
Vehicle has extended crank when cold, or after 6 seconds engine-off during warm-up. There is a whoosh sound from the intake manifold area just before the problem will re-occur. Engine starts right up if cranked prior to the whoosh... Crank time is approximatel... Trouble codes: 08 (MAF Signal), A8 (Thermostat Stuck Open)
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: SAJEA71C54
Customer had rough idle, no response to acceleration "Reduce performance" message. The car was towed.This car is always starting and runs fine for us. The fault code is related to fuel pump circuit. Before condemning the pump, we measured fuel pressure. Idle 4... Trouble codes: P1338 (fuel pump circuit), P1672 (no information adaptive speed control module)
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.0L Air Suspension VIN: SALAE24425
I need help from Land Rover guys. I have a friend with a 2005 LR3 with a bad suspension compressor. I purchased a new one from the dealer but it has been redesigned and does not come with any directions. Can anyone supply me with info on how to install this th...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Starting VIN: 4JGAB54E2W
Hey guys,i have a 98 ML320 and cannot find the DAS mod. I also have a 00 Ml320 and it is where alldata says it should be, but on the 98 it is not there. The only module i can find uder the dash it the tcm. Any help is greatly appriciated
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L auxiliary battery VIN: WDBUF65J33
Greetings, Hoping for some help from the Mercedes techs out there. We have this vehicle in the shop and it has the red battery light on the dash, again. Checked normal vehicle battery in trunk and it is good plus alternator is charging, however, the auxiliary ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B61
Car came in from a transmission shop in pieces. They had replaced cam sensors and the ECM. After coming in we double checked timing to find right side had jumped and was a tooth off. We pulled the cams, replaced the tensioner and positioned the cams with the c... Trouble codes: P0346 (Camshaft Position Sensor A. Circuit Range/Performance. Bank 2), P0341 (Camshaft Position Sensor A. Circuit Range/Performance. Bank 1 or Single Sensor)
2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L Oil pump VIN: WVWEU73C66
This vehicle came in with rattling timing chains and complaints of stalling. After much research and consideration we accepted the challenge of replacing the timing chains and associated parts. This was done using the factory tools and parts all purchased from...
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61T94
Vehicle came in on tow hook, died when driving will not restart. We drove it off the tow truck into shop,idled bad,had to feather throttle to keep it running. Sat in the shop over weekend and I got chance to look at it. Cranked it,car started and run for about...
2008 Volvo XC70 3.2 3.2L Engine VIN: YV4BZ98228
We have a strange engine noise. Removed all belt, alt, water pump etc on rear of engine. We removed the (READ) or Accessory Drive assy and DO feel a tight bearing feel on one of the main idler gear bearing sets. But tear down of bearing shows no major problems...

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2005 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Ride height adjustment VIN: WAUML44E05
Group, First off thanks for your time in assisting with this trouble car, sharing your knowledge is greatly appreciated. We did end up replacing the auto ride height control module, went through recalibration, all suspension modes worked successfully. No mor...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L smokes VIN: 5UXFA53593
Well customer had the car towed away and is looking to sell it since it had so many other issues. Some guys said o2 and cats toasted and others said probably fine. So I warned the customer of possibly bad cats and or 02 so that killed the sale but at least she...
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Odometer VIN: 5UXFB33563
hi group i received really good info on this bimmer. i send the cluster in for repair to a company called i got excellent service 24 hr turn around with life time warranty. the coolant or waterpump issue was the valley pan plate leaked and the co...
2007 BMW M6 5.0L Abs/Traction Control VIN: WBSEH935X7
This one is finally out of here!! After a lengthy backorder we installed the whole unit,hydraulic and dsc control unit.When I removed the control unit you can go through the back and power up the pump motor.. in this case motor was dead,so no hope of repairing...
2007 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA82B67
Thanks for all the help in trying to repair this vehicle. We checked out all of the wiring in the system, and the entire system was normal. After this we came to the conclusion that it had to be a defective ECM causing all this grief. Replaced ECM, programmed,... Trouble codes: P2444 (Secondary Air Injection Pump stuck on Bank 1).
1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL 4.5L location VIN: 1070441200
I first tried another compressor no change, so I replaced expansion valve and that fixed it. it real cold now
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L Airbag system VIN: WDBWK56FX5
Thanks for all of the good information. Customer took it back to dealer who was able to clear the code without it coming back. Seems the Maxidas cannot do this. I could not find a weight sensor module on this car, so I assume it does not have one.
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L engine chain timing VIN: WDD2110561
Well,one big nothing.I did not recieved any helpful info except for buying another part.One more time we dissasembled exhaoust vanos,again we found nothing to indicate that part is damaged.After installation car is running good,customer says there is no idle s...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB49S03
We have not been able to figure this one out, very frustrating! We looked at the fuel trims, at idle total fuel correction average is -11.0% and air mass deviation is -8.0%, at 3k RPM total fuel correction averages 2.5% and air mass deviation averages about 2%... Trouble codes: P0300 (random multiple misfire).
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