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2008 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WAUDH74F78
We suspect the fuel injector is stuck open. Is there a way to check the electrical circuit firing the injector? There seems to be no way to access the connector. We have not taken one of these apart so perhaps there is a way to test the electrical when we have... Trouble codes: P2006, P119A, P0303, P130A
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD3327T
good morning techs I have a 1996 bmw 328i that someone has converted to obd 1 so they could tune the eng with proms rater than reprogram.Well the eng has also had the cams replaced with aftermarket race cams specs unknown and added lightweight flywheel, header... Trouble codes: 16 (crank pulse generator)
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Power Steering high pressure hose VIN: WBAAM3335X
Went to screw the high pressure line into the pump and it won't bottom out the O ring in the new pump. The difference is the depth of the new pump threads are 15mm and the length of the threads on the old high pressure hose is 11mm. I have called the dealer an...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WBAAM533XX
This car would not start. Customer thought battery was dead and hooked up battery charger. Car started cranking then made a loud bang in engine compartment. It then started but was burning oil bad. After doing some research I replaced the crankcase ventilation...
2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA13535
Checked and scoped cam sensor all voltages;grounds; and wave forms good. Checked o2 sensors working good temp sensor reading and working good. No vac leaks smoke tested engine twice. Less then 6 inchs of water on oil pick up tube fuel trims lt 1.6 on both bank... Trouble codes: P1092 (Pre cat fuel trim system too lean bank2), 235 (Dme triming o2 before cat bank 1), 008 (Signal maf), 065 (Signal cam sensor inlet)
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Battery VIN: SALTW12471
Hello all, We have here a Land Rover Disco II that is causing some grief. This vehicle has been to at least one other shop (possibly a dealer) before us. Customer states that the battery will go flat (usually overnight) after vehicle has been driven. Customer...
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 5.5L regulator VIN: WDDDJ72X58
with door closed window stops 10mm short of full closed. Perform battery reset window will close completely once. if window is then opened then closed it stops 10mm short.
2010 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Luxury 3.0L hard to start VIN: WDDGF8BB3A
can't find any vacuum leaks. already replaced the shutoff valve. rechecked the shutoff valve. everything is hooked up. no obstructions. checke the air cleaner. it was on correctly. Any ideas? Trouble codes: 0749 (bank 2 too lean), 0745 (bank 1 too lean), 2095 (bank 2 too lean at idle), 2091 (bank 1 too lean at idle), 0954 (car canister shutoff valve sticks closed)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWTG29M51
Vehicle was towed in. Car starts, runs for two seconds and shuts off. When we start the car we can floor it and the engine revs but immediately after it shuts off, kind of like if you would turn off the ignition switch. We verified that its not related to the ...

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2005 Audi S4 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WUARL48HX5
Compression tested 60 - 70 psi on affected cylinders. Most likely timing jumped. Customer denied further repairs due to cost of possible engine replacement. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random /multiple misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire).
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Steering VIN: WBABJ5328S
Hi guys! I just want to thank you for all your help. What we found is that the rack and pinion was defective internally, we installed another rack and pinion under warranty since it had just been replaced and it corrected the problem.
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L air strut VIN: SALME11443
belongs to olde retired fella from west side of country who married a texas gal and will not spend money as car sits most of time.its for sale as we condition w/one bad strut.wants to convert to reg suspension but i told him he would lose ride plus ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Key FOB Does Not Turn VIN: WDBNG75J5Y
Was not able to communicate with EIS with Autologic. Ordered another key and car fired right up. thanks guys!
2002 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L mil light VIN: WP0AB29962
Well it was the most expensive loose hose clamp ever,had to remove motor and trans to get to it. The clamp connects the intake pipes going to both turbos together, so the leak was creating an under boost condition but wasn't big enough leak to set boost pre...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L no crank no start VIN: YV1SW58D91
Thank you David from Ohio. I called Xemodex in the Toronto area and their tech support(Tony) helped me nail it down. If you go into the VIDA system under Vehicle Communication, you look for the immoblizer system and click on it to find the 13 parameters that a...
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