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2010 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Engine VIN: WAUDFAFL9A
Car came in had a loud rattling noise all the time with the engine running,had code p0341, checked oil pressure it was with in spec. Disassembled the timing covers, tech disassembled variable valve timing unit, no problem found, replaced the timing chain tensi...
1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Tps VIN: SAJNX2748R
The car has returned with the DTC FF17 back andd the same issue reported. I have repeated all the tests done the first time and cleared the code, but I have sat for minutes at a time opening and closing the throttle without being able to trigger the code. I ha...
2010 Jaguar XF Supercharged 5.0L Unknown VIN: SAJWA0HEXA
Help Jaguar techs! We have this FX here for head gaskets- three questions. I have found timing chain tools for the car- will we need them if we are only doing head gaskets? Also is there a way to remove the crank damper safely without the $700.00 worth of tool...
2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L horns VIN: SALME11455
We have a Range Rover in our shop that keeps coming back for different issues and will not leave us alone. this week it's the horn and our lack of service information on Land Rovers is killing us. The description and wiring diagrams on Mitchell are almost usel...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA51G3W
customer states started up in the morning heard a lot of racket coming from engine, check engine light came on and bas esp lights came on. car went into limp in mode an then into the shop. i replaced the right cam acuator solenoid for the 1519 code but bas-esp... Trouble codes: P1519, P1580
2005 Mercedes-Benz CL600 5.5L Coolant VIN: WDBPJ76J35
Low coolant light comes on but resevoir is full. with engine top and under covers off can see residue from what appears to have been coolant leaking from around left bank turbo area and onto engine mount, but cannot see any leaks under pressure. Have pressure ...
2008 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L Door locks, windows, sunroof VIN: WMWMM33588
Vehicle came in with the report that when you lock the car it immediately unlocks, opens windows and sunroof. Scanned all modules and had code A0C8 for Continuous signal, lock cylinder, driver's door. I looked all through the data in Autologic and in Solus and...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB81H0V
Ok, I'm pulling whats left of my hair out on this one. This is one of mine and heading to auction if it gets too involved. It has the p1451 secondary air short to ground code. Alldata is of no assistance and my modis does not have a troubleshooter for this car... Trouble codes: P1451
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L climate control VIN: WVWRH63B61
Pulled dash out replaced heater core put back together. Messed up when plugging in the switches on left side of radio. (Drivers seat heat, rear window defogger, asr switches) Got the plugs mixed up. my a/c control worked until i pushed one of the buttons (the ...
2008 Volkswagen Passat Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWJK73C78
Hi, thanks for the help in advance. Ok so i was assigned the task of troubleshooting this fault after many repairs to the vehicle by another tech. The car originally had many faults including the p0016 before work was performed. The high pressure pump cam foll... Trouble codes: P0016 (Cmp sensor g40/engine speed sensor g28 incorrect correlation)
2004 Volvo S80 2.5T AWD 2.5L Lighting VIN: YV1TH59H54
Body Shop replaced headlamps with aftermarket non xenon units and car had xenon before. now message board shows a headlight failure text.Is there any software available to correct this? Or does this car have to have xenon light assemblies to correct this messa...

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2006 BMW M5 5.0L comfort access VIN: WBSNB93566
Andy from Australia nailed this one. Once I had all available keys from customer, we disabled all other key slots (in this case, I had keys 2 and 4) and the system immediately started working. Customer did not have valet key (which is key number 1), so I left ...
2006 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L Self Leveling Suspension VIN: 5UXFA93586
I Received a few replies. Two of them said to check the level sensors which were ok. Also to check the compressor. It was working and looked ok. My next step was to change out the compressor. This is not a true Fix. Customer wanted to change suspension over to...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Starting VIN: SAJEA51C84
Well you must indeed have 2 keys to reprogram the security system.After receiving new key from Jag dealer,reprogrammed both keys and car now starts. Unfortunately,car has no reverse,but that's another issue. Thanks to all that replied and took time to read...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Cruise Control Operation VIN: WDBHA24G2Y
Well this Mercedes is finally finished and gone. It got a little strange because the day after I posted a help request it worked perfectly. Was perfect for 2 days.Then it acted up again. Many thanks to all who offered ideas. The tires were all fine, correct si...
2009 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF73529
Sent to dealer for repair, possible good will. Thanks for the help.
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L fuse 32 & 43 VIN: 3VWBB21C02
As most indicated, these fuses are powered by the f/pmp relay. Put a new relay in, drove it a day, and it seems to be ok..The scarey part is the customer says he replaced the relay trying to fix this problem. We gave him the car and haven't heard back from h...
2006 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 9BWGR61J66
Turns out that the shaft inside the turbo had actually snapped and so the turbo wasn't building any pressure, and oil was being shot directly into the exhaust which caused all the smoke. Replaced the turbo and exhaust manifold assembly and the car runs great! ... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft pos.sensor circ. Range/performance), P0299 (Turbo charger underboost), P0131 (O2 sensor 1-sensor 1 low voltage), P1178 (Linear oxygen sensor / pump current open circuit), P0243 (Turbocharger wastegate solonoid a), P2196 (O2 sensor signal stuck rich bank 1 sensor 1).
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