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2002 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 3.0L Cooling Fans VIN: WAUVT68E52
if you run car in econo mode (no ac car will run fine no fan operation until commanded but fans will only run on high never will the low speed come on and if you turn ac on fans immediately turn on to high im sure it needs a fan controller but there is no test...
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDG74F35
This 05 audi a6 3.2 came in with 10 codes, p2401 (092170, p2295 (08853), p2009 (08201), p2237 (08759), p0306 (00774), p1067 (04199), p0140, p0160. No power and tranny in fail safe. Codes returned after clearing and restarting w/ extended crank time. Found blow... Trouble codes: P2401, P2295, P2009, P2237, P2240, P0306
2005 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBANA73565
This wonderful 5 series sometimes will just crank and not start, when it will not start you get a trans malfunction in red on the dash display. But when it does start everything is perfect and normal. I have scanned for codes in DME 5140 and 5149 both codes pe... Trouble codes: P299A, 5149 (No message from power module receiver egs transmitter cas/pm), 5140 (No message receiver egs transmiter dme-dde)
2007 BMW 328i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVC53507
Hello BMW Techs, We have tried multiple things to make this code go away. We checked the hose going to Air Injection valve and it's fine. We tried a different Air Injection pump (used one)with no luck. We installed a new Air Injection Valve and we still have t... Trouble codes: P0491 (Secondary Air Injection System Insufficient Flow Bank 1)
2008 BMW 550i 4.8L Limp VIN: WBANW53508
This car started with trans problems last week customer called and told us in was stuck in third gear by the time we got it, it would not come out of park. We cleard codes and got it out of park and now it shifts fine. We suspect that the seal between the valv...
2009 BMW X5 xDrive48i 4.8L left valve cover VIN: 5UXFE835X9
We have started to remove the driver's side valve cover and cannot get it past the steering column. How is this done?
2003 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L check engine VIN: SAJDA24CX3
i got a p1638 can link ecm/ instrument cluster circuit malfunction, u1260 and u1261 it seems like a have an intermittent communication problem , if i erase the codes, it take a while to get the code back again, it varies , don't know exactly how long, if someb...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Acumulator VIN: WDBUF65J53
I replace a faulty accumulator and attempted many times to bleed the system and could not get it bled properly. I do not have a "Star" tester so I attempted the procedure where you lock the doors, unlock the doors, cycle the ignition, rotate the wheels etc. Tr...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L front suspension VIN: WDBUH83J65
vehicle came with front suspension noise.it has a clunk noise when turning left or right over bumps it only makes the noise when warm we check everything seems ok we put new tie rods and sway bar links it has front air suspension we took ball joint off they fe...
2008 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L door lock VIN: 4JGBF71E18
Hello, got a 2008 GL450 with some issues with the left rear door lock actuator. The actuator WILL unlock but WILL NOT lock. Initially thought it was the latch assembly (which comes with actuator, latch, exterior door handle mechanism all in one) because we w...
2007 Saab 9-7x 4.2i 4.2L low beam lights VIN: 5S3ET13S17
customer had bulbs and head lamp switch replaced (used). now we are trying to get low beam lights if I power fuse they work. checked the signal wire under rear seat at fuse box pink and white wire it switch's with switch. but I lose this before relay. I am una...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Timing Chain VIN: 3VWSF71K15
Vehicle came in due to check engine light and running rough. Customer did drive car in. Upon initial inspection we found that the spark plugs that the customer installed were not tightened to specified torque (literally finger loose). We replaced plugs with ne...

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2009 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUMF78K09
Thank you for all of the replies, we did like most people suggested and walked the belt of and back on. The job was straight forward after knowing what to do. We also called a friend at the Audi dealer and they do the same thing.
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Dme VIN: 5UXFB33513
Wow I tried a generic scan tool and it went through. Dont understand why, my autel 908P has always work on all BMW models without any problems. Thanks for the help.
2013 BMW 550i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFR9C53D
I have still not completely resolved the issues with this car. The client is stalling on spending any more money on this car. I have gotten very little time approved to investigate further. Thank you all for your help. If the client does approve further diag... Trouble codes: 10140, 10150, 100A0, 100B0, 1F050.
2005 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L . VIN: SAJWA82C65
this one end up being the front rt strut,i used soap and water to find the leak and its fixed, thank yall.
2005 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Suspension VIN: SAJWA82C65
it ending up being thr right front strut,leaking air.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Compressor VIN: WDBBA48D6K
After a complete flushing and drying of the system I installed 5oz of PAG 46. The system is happy as a clam! Thank you to everyone that responded.
2002 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L compressor VIN: WDB3642381
Hello Frieds, thank you for your replies, very helpful. The problem was at the program. My scanner does not have that function, so with the star diagnosis was succesful, the problem was solved. Best regards.
2002 Porsche 911 GT2 3.6L Cam timing VIN: WP0AA29982
Yes, the leakdown test is without question, I guess the more pressing question was can the cam be set back & the answer is yes. Fashioned a tool with a long handle, had a helper hold the cam in place while the sprocket was removed, then dialed back cam & reins...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L instrument cluster lights VIN: WVWPD63B21
Found the cigarette light fuse blown. And discovered the cigarette light was bad. Unplugged it and all is good
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L cam timing VIN: WV2NB47022
Nailed it! only one head gasket for this VR6. local VW dealer gave me there tech line and they said if you set it up correctly it will be right. Did that and it is not right. put the old upper chain curved guide rail back in, now its right. worldpac part said ...
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on, P0106 VIN: 3VWBX7AJ1B
lets see. wee went back and pulled hose from valvecover to intake. had oil in it .replaced valve cover again cleaned out intake and hose. ran vehicle still getting oil into hose and intake manifold. checked vac at oil dip stick tube has less than one inch. ... Trouble codes: P0106 (map sensor).
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L missfire VIN: YV1LW5576W
we found out by buying a new bore scope we were able to see a burned exhaust valve in cylinder #2. just enough to cause this to set the missfire code . we have put this in lkq s corner now . we will see where they go from here.
2006 Volvo XC70 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV4SZ59276
Thanks for the help guys- a dirty throttle body was the culprit- go figure! We cleaned the throttle body and connector for good measure, applied contact oil to pins, cleared faults and while road testing adaptives dropped almost to zero- thanks! Greg and crew
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