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2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Engine Crankcase VIN: WA1YD54B33
Excessive crankcase pressure. Smoking. Oil in the intercooler piping. We recently replaced the leaking turbos on this engine. Since the service which included up-dating the pcv hoses, the car will occasionally smoke due to the oil in the intake ducts. The ca...
2005 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2L No comm. w/ECU VIN: WAUDG68E55
This vehicle came in after the client tried to install a new throttle pedal and accidentally shorted the lighting circuit to ground causing all of the interior lights to fail and also causing a no crank condition. I replaced the 5amp illumination fuse and ligh...
2005 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.0L turbo? VIN: WAUKF68E75
Originally brought in about a month ago for excessive oil consumption and smoking from exhaust. Removed one of the intercooler hoses and close to a quart of oil poured out. Said great, turbo, replaced with dealer turbo. Car came in today with same customer com...
2008 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L tiptronic VIN: WAUBF78E28
hello all, this audi (great!) came in today with a complaint that the paddle shifters dont work and all the steering wheel functions are inop, and the airbag light on. the airbag codes are as follows, 00588 airbag igniter drive side, 01587 airbag igniter 2 dri...
2007 BMW 530i 3.0L no crank no terminal 15 VIN: WBANE73527
Customer towed in the 530i with no start condition. Customer replaced battery with no luck of starting. Car had waterpump issue prior and customer let the car sit for 3 months. I replace the CAS module and reprogrammed, Replaced Elv, unplugged IBS and oil leve...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall
Car was towed in.Customer stated the car sat for about a year due to this problem.The car will start and run perfect until it gets warm.The car will stumble and die.It will restart but will not rev up.I can spray carb cleaner in it while I am trying rev it and...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65JX1
Hey my euro techs ive got a 2001 mercedes e320 that wont accelerate,got code p202e-deflection of throttle valve. Code c1504-steering angle sensor not initialed, code 1041- engine control unit cannot execute torque request. Replace steering angle sensor and rei... Trouble codes: P202E, C1504 (Steering angle sensor not initialed), C1041 (Engine control unit cannot execute torque request), C1200 (Stop light switch plausibility)
2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 3.0L Hesitation VIN: WDZBE8CC2A
Hey, everyone. This Sprinter has a complaint of no power. I get code 11BE00 that I have info on, and numerous odd codes that I cannot find info on.(170000H, 170100H, 170200H). I was trying to "cheat" and hook my Witech up for codes/data. I punched it in as a 2... Trouble codes: 11BE0
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L timing VIN: WMWMF73587
Vehicle came in with miss on cylinder #3 after performing a compression test and leak down found exhaust valve leaking on that cylinder. Removed the head to find broken valve on that cylinder. Sent head to the machine shop and rebuild with all new valves and s...
2006 Porsche Boxster 2.7L temp gauge VIN: WP0CA29836
temp gauge inop/coolant light flashing (1.0 hz)after water pump replacement(from ambient temp at start up to operating temp). wiring diagrams in mitchell/alldata are to say the least lacking/archives nothing. both ECT (pid reading from ambient at start up to 1...
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3FD49YX3
Car is in for a no crank problem. The ignition key (large plastic key, not blade style) will not turn to the off position, but will turn from on to start position. When in the crank position, no starter operation and no change in key position status in CIM dat... Trouble codes: B3981 (PDM missing on bus or not added.), B3700 (Stalk sw. interval not correct)
2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWXJ71K56
Can anyone help me out on this 06 Jetta 2.0 turbo? It came in with no drivability complaints but had a p0171 lean code. I've replaced plenty of valve covers on the 2.5 for this, so the first thing I did was pulled the dipstick. When I did, the engine started t... Trouble codes: P0171
2008 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 2.0L oil pressure VIN: WVWLK73C88
Vehicle was in yesterday for synthetic oil change with Mobil 1 5w30 and Mann filter. Customer returned today with complaint of knocking at idle. Cell phone video indicated lifters rattling. We are assuming a lack of oil, but it was quite cold here this morning...

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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L ride control VIN: 5UXFB53584
had to program this car about ten times then it work the devation is stored in the computer and not the sensor anytime a sensor is changed the truck has to be program
2007 BMW 530xi 3.0L drivers power seat VIN: WBANF73597
I would like to thank Jason ,Jay and Jeff for the help on the BMW seat switch they were all spot on in that the switch was bad and that it was a plug and play no recoding to get it to work. thanks again Duane
2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3FB59Y48
Customer picked up car and did not want to go any further. If it returns, I will do a cold compression test on it.
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Compressor VIN: 3VWRK69M84
The fix was to replace the compressor due to an open clutch coil. Almost all of the replies were on the money. I was thrown off by the lack of constant power to the compressor and didn't think to supply power to the clutch. Apparently the cooling fan module wh...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEK73C06
Thanks Tim for the very detailed diagnostic procedure. It was the breather that attaches to the valve cover. Burnsville VW also sold me the tube from the turbo to the valve cover, this has been upgraded with a diaphragm on the end of it. Idles great and fuel t...
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