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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Engine VIN: WAUDC68D01
The car is running excessivly rich the trims on channel 32 are +9 on idle and reaching up wards of +22 for partial throttle. If it runs in the shop it smells of excess unburnt fuel.
2003 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 3.0L Xenon Headlights VIN: WAUVT68E13
Both low beam headlights will flicker at times. Only will do it one side at a time Ballast was replace last year on right side. Checked supply voltage to ballast and voltage is not moving when light is flickering. No codes for Xenon lights, can monitor outputs...
2008 Audi A4 2.0L Hot Running VIN: WAUAF78E78
Hello Audi Techs, The fans run then shuts off, the fans are very intermittent with the A/C on and then the engine temp gauge goes up towards the red. The code P0480 comes up and is documented on this post with a description. Audi sells the fan module separate ... Trouble codes: P0480 (Coolant Fan Control Circuit 1 Electrical malfuction Intermittent)
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAGL63462
hi guys i have this car in my shop from my used car dealer car sold vehicle will run for 2 hrs ok if shut off vehicle crank but wont start no spark replaced crank sensor same if vehicle cool down will start scan test codes 27a4 dme3 interface dme-ews getting r...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L door lock VIN: 5UXFA53583
I have no front passenger lock or unlock. There is no output from the module to the lock/latch assembly. All fuses are good and have a good ground. Checked the A pillar connector as per TSB and did not see any corrosion. I replaced the passenger door module wi...
2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L Ibs VIN: WBAVT13596
Code 2E7C Bit-serial data interface, signal. Code will not clear. Code indicates problem with IBS(Intelligent Battery Sensor). I have not been able to find any test procedure for this code. I have inspected IBS for visible damage, none found. Car has no other ...
2008 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L starting VIN: WBXPC93458
I pulled codes.had misfire on #1-6-2- a 2d16 i.a.t./maf code a crank-inlet cam correlation code and a 2e7c bit serial data interface code. Scanning in the immobilazing mode found out that the starter was blocked due to p/n switch failure so we ordered the prnd...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SALJY124XV
Stumped as to why both upstream and down stream O2's are stuck at 5.00v. Run engine up to 2500 rpm with no change in sensor voltage or short term fuel trim. Have applied shotgun approach to parts/diagnosis: fit 1 new upstream O2, mass air flow, engine ecu, coo... Trouble codes: P1187 (HO2S one heater open circuit)
2011 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged 5.0L Misfire VIN: SALMF1E44B
Hi we have this rig in with many codes for missfires and low fuel pressure. Cleared and the code that came back was for the fuel pressure too low. It's still under warranty,so we are just trying to get it so he can make the 6hr drive to dealer, if its somethin... Trouble codes: P0087 (Fuel rail pressure too low)
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Cruise Control Operation VIN: WDBHA24G2Y
Hope one of you Mercedes techs can give me some direction on this one. The problem is with the cruise control system. At 40 to 50 mph the operation is flawless. At about 60 mph the problem starts. At the higher speed it will engage and work OK and then suddenl...
2004 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Unable to refuel VIN: 4JGAB75E94
This Ml500 came to us unable to put fuel in the tank. We found the charcoal canister (part of the tank) was clogged due to fuel intrusion. Customer admitted to over filling several times. We were unable to get a new tank as they are on backorder. Reluctantly i...
2008 Smart Fortwo Passion Cabrio 1.0L Parasitic Draw VIN: WMEEK31X78
Hello and HELP, I have this little 2008 Smart that was towed into me 3 weeks ago with a dead battery. The vehicle had been to the Smart dealer 2 weeks before that and the dealer put in a new battery for a no start and then did a whole bunch of service work to...

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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Center dash vents VIN: WAUED28D4X
I received no useful replies indicating why the center vent door would be fluctuating. Might be a function of the controller but I was looking for some confirmation. All replies I received assumed the heater blower speed is fluctuating which it isn't.
2011 Audi Q5 Premium Plus 2.0L Leak VIN: WA1LFAFP4B
Thanks for the help, guys. Well, after the customer's MASSIVE freakout we managed to calm her down long enough to explain what happened to her car. I actually found a few photos of what the seal looks like on a VW DIY forum site. It's basically an insane de...
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBADE6323W
turn out the fuel pump relay was intermitten and found burnt terminals. further inspection found fuel pump bad. just my luck huh? thx to all those who replied and help get me going in the right direction
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB335X4
Hello, and thank you to all that took the time to post. The general consensus was the passage ways in the head are partially clogged and to do the job right the heads have to come off. So, off to the dealer went to customer to trade in the car. So thanks agai... Trouble codes: P0491, P0492.
2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Airbag system VIN: WDBKK49F52
This car was finally repaired at Geneva Foreign & Sports in Geneva NY. They found inadequate pin tension on pin 21 at the ABS control module resulting in a substantial change in resistance causing a mis-communication with the right side airbag impact sensor. ...
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDDDJ75X76
I would prefer to have just the primary issue in the post headline however I "selected all that applied" with an very intermittant stumble idle and surge at stop when I should have just checked MIL and mentioned the other symptoms in the details. In the end th... Trouble codes: P200D, P2080 (P0153 left O2 sensor upstream of TWC slow response).
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