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2005 Audi S4 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WUARL48HX5
Car came in on wrecker for no start. Checked and found bad fuel pump. Installed new pump and filter. Car started right up. Was missing terribly with check engine light on.Scanned and retrieved misfire faults.Checked spark plugs and coils , were good. Customer ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random /multiple misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire)
2007 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Remote VIN: WAUMV44E97
Codes 00956 key 2 and 00955 key 1 (002) lower limit exceeded every 3 to 4 weeks warning on instrument cluster says remote battery is low install new batteries all is great until 3 or 4 weeks i measured old battery was at 2.2 volts not sure at what voltage will...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start, DME no communication VIN: WBADM6348Y
I receive this car from another shop with a crank / no start condition, I can't communicate with 20 pin or OBDII with DME, Trans. module and ABS/TCS, I can communicate with Cluster, Air Bag, and EWS, I keep plug on one connector while checking the other, check...
2005 BMW 330xi 3.0L coolant bottle VIN: WBAEW53415
hey bmw people got this one towed in with overheating found coolant bottle blown replaced bottle refilled and bled system seemed ok next day blew off top hose at factory crimp clamp installed new clamp refilled tested for hc in coolant when hot none found next...
2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L Engine VIN: WBAEK73405
Hello BMW techs,I am chasing a oil leak that seems to be a pressure leak.I have removed upper and lower covers and the stiffening brace looking for this severe oil leak.I have washed and cleaned the engine until it's spotless.Next I dyed the oil and tested wit...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L All Guages VIN: 4JGAB72E3X
Battery died and customer jumped backwards. Blew 3amp Radio fuse on back of radio, but all gauges- temp, fuel, rpm are inoperative and only the SRS and Airbag lamps come on, Can lines test good at DLC and at the cluster, no communication with cluster either. S...
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L No Start VIN: 4JGAB57E13
car starts and runs fine with no codes until temp drops below 25 deg f,then you get a crank with no start and no spark, fuel pressure 55psi.have resistance and scope tested crank and cam sensors at ecu plug, tried ne oe cam and crank sensors.if you bring car i... Trouble codes: P0335
2009 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L No Start VIN: WDDNG71X39
this vehicle will not start after filling fuel tank when tank runs below quarter tank. above quarter tank you fill it no problem. no codes trigger when engine will not start. we have good fuel pressure. we actually introduced propane to verify no spark. we can...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L Gauge lighting VIN: WMWRF33555
Vehicle battery was dead, owner jump started car and brought in for battery.When park lights or headlights are switched on none of the night time illumination (inside)is working. If I back probe a gry/red wire at any point all lights work. I'm not sure if we h...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Unknown VIN: 3VWST71K26
I have this vw jetta with transmission trouble. I keep getting a code 18149 Clutch pressure adaptation. it has had the flywheel replaced about 5000 mile ago and do not hear any noise from the bell housing.Idle is good. When driving it will not shift out correc...

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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBADM634XY
well I really learned a lot on this one.. REALLY like to thank all the responders here on IATN...some of the best ever...A lot of the vanos theory rings a big bell as in have had a good handful of nissans and there variable cam set up.. stepped back to basics... Trouble codes: 238 (also 242 243 239 codes for misfire cyl1 5 6 2).
2012 Porsche Panamera 4 3.6L left low beam VIN: WP0AA2A76C
Thanks to David, Tim, and Randy. The Durametric website clearly states coding the headlamp modules on the Panamera is not possible, or any modules for that matter. Why am I not surprised. Body shop has already picked up vehicle to take to dealer.
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3DF78K63
Thank you for all the replies. In the end it was a tech with some bad testing equipment. The NEW fuel pump was bad, and the techs gauge was problematic. so we replaced the fuel pump a second time and everything worked great. Trouble codes: P1181 (Fuel Trim lean), P0340 (Cam sensor code), P0300 (Random misfire).
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWWA81H7V
Well, there isn't a "kinda fixed" option, so this is what I did. I did get the new cable in, and the clutch slips like crazy. Acts like the cable is too short. Had a friend that worked for vw come in, he didn't know what was going on either. I ended up cutt...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWSD69M11
Well, thanks to everyone who replied. I was unable to find anything out of the ordinary, so we went with the MAF and connector. someone had broken the locking tab prior to it being at my shop. Replaced the MAF and connector and that fixed the problem. Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim bank 1).
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L oil pressure VIN: 3VWRK69M23
The jetta is repaired! First of all I want to note that the t-belt did not completely fail. It had ripped lengthwise and had , "by the powers that be" kept the engine in time. I had thought I stated that in my initial post but I guess I didn't. My apologies. I...
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L right rear door latch VIN: 3VWGG71KX7
After reading the replies I tore the door down again. After carefully inspecting the latch and rereading alldata and the info I got from here I figured it out. You cannot do the latch and adjustment without removing the outer door handle. I had disconnected th...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61N51
thanks to all that replied. Many said the aftermarket coils were no good. Adam [...] had some good information re grounds etc however that didn't help. Turns out that we're stupid. We assumed that the original plugs that were sent to us as recommended spe... Trouble codes: P0354, P0354, P0353, P0352, P0351.
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