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2004 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJC68E94
Customer states mil light is on and runs sluggish Found MAF plug harness has no ignition 12v power and is shorted to ground all the time. When key on, it has 5v ref power from ecm and ground from ecm. All fuses are good. Without 12v power MAF will not work rig... Trouble codes: P0103 (Mass or volume air flow a circuit high input), P172, P0234 (Turbo charger/supercharger overboost condition.)
2008 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUKF78E88
code p0011 correlation code, after head job, move the timming one tooth to the right and then one to the left of the marks i scope the cam and crank and look a little bit off, either way i move the timming belt, like if it was half tooth off, help please. Repl...
2007 BMW 328i 3.0L emissions VIN: WBAVC53587
Hi Fellow techies, This one baffled the last shop. Thought I'd post their results before digging in. Just wanted to run all this by some of you with more experience than I to help point me in the right direction. Pretty much most of the things I'd do were done...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALSH23436
does anyone know when this purge valve is supposed to give vacuum to the canister. This range rover is supplying vacuum pulses to the canister at idle and when I remove the hose from the canister and block off, long term fuel trims drop to 12%. this valve is ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0455, P0116
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Battery VIN: WMWRE334X3
Hi to all Tech and thank for any advice, I have run out off idea what more to test, car came from another garage. Problem, car won't crank every morning but it will start with a jumper box. the garage told me they couldn't find parasitic draw. Short story no d...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Alternator VIN: 3VWBF61C9W
-1st visit May/14, vehicle came in with battery light on and not charging. AVR test performed, Alternator failed. Alternator was replaced with BOSCH remanufactured unit including new pulley which was sold separately & battery charged. Charging system retested ...
2012 Volkswagen Passat SE 2.5L Map Sensor VIN: 1VWBP7A33C
This car cam in with a check engine light, no running issues. Codes p2433 and p2432, short to negative and short to positive for secondary air pressure sensor (map sensor). Both codes cleared. We replaced the sensor after obtaining specified values. Now code p...

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2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Trans ZF5HP19 VIN: WBABN334X3
Thanks so very much to Robert [...] who convinced me that this wasn't an electronic issue, but a mechanical one. I was able to find the oversized TCC valve, but not the tool to ream the bor...
2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L Misfire VIN: WBAHN83556
Thank for all of the great responses and they are good ideas! We learned something new on this one. All of the things suggested we tried including a new injector on cylinder # 5. Long story short it turns out that we smoke tested the engine and found two big v... Trouble codes: 29D1.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Unknown VIN: WDBCA25D7M
Thanks again for all the help. Everybody was correct. The complete mono-valve assembly was the ticket. Car has great heat and the customer is happy and warm and, his pocket book is much lighter now.
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 5.0L No communication VIN: WDDDJ75XX6
Thank you all for the great and fast help that got this CLS500 out the shop fast.. Norman great info you sent, with out this i would not have found the short in the box driver side (LHD) fuse box fuse was good just some how did not give contact, so cleaned...
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L cooling system
Previous mechanic that installed engine crossed 2 coolant hosses one of which went to coolant tank and the other to heater core. probably would have not noticed until trying to replace thermostat which requires intake manifold removal. once again human error i...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L gear engagement VIN: WVWPD63B8X
While transmission pan was down, we connected the dvom to solenoid 7 / n94 ( red wire ) and monitored the voltage to it while doing activations with the Ross Tech. It was getting a 5 volt signal. We removed the solenoid & checked it for continuity & interna...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDD63BX5
Car still not fixed, tried all suggestions, nothing worked. Suggest going to dealer. Trouble codes: P0300 (Randomn Multi misfire), P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire), P0171 (Bank 1 Too Lean).
2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L Timing Chain VIN: WVWFU73C86
Thanks for all of the input. The consensus is that it likely did bend valves and the proper repair would be an engine. This is a very expensive setup and used ones are far and few between. The customer is trying to save up enough $ to have an engine put in, w...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAK73C66
Thanks for all the help- this is a carbon build up issue. The key is the misfires cold only. Bavarian Auto sells a nice professional walnut blaster- has all the fittings for Mini, BMW 335 models and VW/Audi models- about 500-600 depending if you order extra wa... Trouble codes: P0304.
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