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2005 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Steering Assist VIN: WAUXL68E95
Hello folks, We have this Audi S4 here that the customer is complaining of loss of power steering. This is the v-8 model with the buried chain-driven power steering pump. I confirmed the complaint- sitting in the bay with the steering on-center, there was no ...
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L alternator VIN: WBANA73554
Hi guys. I have this E60 giving me a headache.I replaced the alternator (not charging). Still would not charge. Installed another alternator. Then a new battery. Checked continuity between DME pin c19 and BDS cable at back of alternator and have 6.9 volts comm...
2005 BMW 325xi 2.5L MIL Lamp on, air pump won't run VIN: WBAEU33495
We have a 2005 BMW 325xi in the shop with a P0411 code (secondary air injection, low flow). The air pump will run via the Solus, and has good flow, but will not run on its own when the vehicle is first started cold. I really can't find any info in Mitchell, Al... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary air injection low flow)
2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93435
codes p0171, p0174 long term trim numbers run about 15 at idle in park, a little lower in gear. near 0 on road. smoke test showed leakage at runner control valve assy so I replaced that and cleared codes. smoke test better but trim is the same. crank venting s... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2005 BMW M3 3.2L skips 3rd gear VIN: WBSBL93435
BMW technicians please help. I am having problems with this E46 M3. The original complaint was that the car would not engage gear after extended drives. It would act as if it was in neutral. Once I got the car to my shop, I pulled codes and came up with DME 01...
2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L Misfire VIN: WBAHN83556
Hello BMW Techs, This car came with several issues but our first approach is the rough running of the engine. We had misfires on five of the eight cylinders and we ended up replacing all of the spark plugs and coils. Now we have a repeated misfire on Cylinder ... Trouble codes: 29D1
2001 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA68F71
Hi everyone I have a Mercedes benz that has a evap issue. 2001 sl500 with a p0442 small evap leak.about a year ago the purge valve and gas cap were replaced for being defective,now I have the same code coming back. I see there may be a issue with the tank pres...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47JX2
After reassembling this vehicle for coolant weepage at the passenger rear and replacing defective seconDary air components, I have a vacuum line I cannot find an end for. There is a secondary air vacuum switching solenoid behind the throttle body, with a sing... Trouble codes: P2036 (Secondary Air Malfunction)
2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic 5.5L tpms VIN: WDDNG86X18
Hi all, I have a problem with this 2008 S550. The customer said he had the car in to a bodyshop for repair on front bumper and they disconnected the battery. When the battery was reconnected, there is a tire pressure monitor system light flashing and it says n...
2006 Porsche Cayman S 3.4L Window VIN: WP0AB29846
The driver's side window is supposed to go up or down when opening and closing the door, currently it's coming down when opening the door but not coming back up when closing the door. The reset procedure has already been done but it has not worked. Battery was...
1975 Triumph TR7 2.0L No Start VIN: ACL3634U12
This tr7 has no spark. I have no wiring diagrams for the ignition. alldata has limited information that was not helpful. any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Steering Wheel VIN: YV1KW9605T
After replacing the lower control arms and ball joints the vehicle developed a chatter in the steering wheel which could be felt and heard. Inspected the ball joints and control arms for possible causes and found none. While turning the steering wheel slowly a...
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L timing VIN: YV1VS29553
Hi everyone, I'm a Japanese cars mecanic, but this is my brother car, and this is the history:car it was liking oil, from camshaft seals,for my mistake my helper remove the camshaft sprockets,with out make any mark, I was watching on you tube, that before remo...

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2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Misfire, Noise timing chain VIN: WAUXL68E14
I took everyone's advice and got the car out of my life. I don't usually walk away from a job, but I had to way it out from all aspects and also it being a third party job, another shop being in the middle didn't make it inviting. Trouble codes: P0021 (Bank 2 Camshaft A Intake Retard setpoint not reached over adv), P0300 (Random Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected), P0307 (Cylinder 7 Misfire Detected), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected), P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected), P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected).
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L cable VIN: WP0CA2981Y
Jeff from Massachusetts was a great help he hooked us up with helpful information to get the job done. (What was Porsche thinking on this one?)
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2EH8700X
replaced throttle body still had same concerns. removed battery terminal to reset parameters, van runs normal. Unsure if once it goes into limp in mode you must reset parameters, clearing codes would not do it. Trouble codes: P1580, P0103.
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