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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGN63423
1st problem we are having with this vehicle is that the brake lights are stuck on. they turn off if we unplug abs module. the brake light switch seems to be operating normal. we noticed on scanner data that the brake pressure fluctuates between 0 and 15psi whe...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA01D5Y
Hey guys I need some help. I have this Jag that keeps getting WATER in the spark plug holes and causing a misfire. This appears to only happen after a rain or going through a car wash. The water is getting into multiple cylinders without any set pattern. All o... Trouble codes: P0304 (p0308-), P0308 (p0305-), P0305 (p0301-), P0301
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L transmission VIN: SAJDA24C9Y
This big Jag has an intermittent problem(s). After driving 15-20 minutes, we get only about 40% throttle response. Shortly, REDUCED ENGINE PERFORMANCE comes on the message board. Then transmission bumps into limp mode. These symptoms do not necessarily occur i...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Injector pump. VIN: WDBJF25H8X
Misc fluid leaks already resolved, last concern is a small leak from the injector pump. Leak is coming from a rectangular metal plate visible from underneath. This plate is affixed by six bolts. My question is two-fold, 1-can this plate be safely removed and r...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBNG70JX4
This vehicle came in with a rough idle, it has never had a tune up so we replaced the plugs and wires with oe parts. We also smoked the evap system for leaks and found none. The air filter housing was packed with sand so we cleaned it out and replaced both fil... Trouble codes: P0500 (speed sensor), P0456 (purge control minor evap leak), P0101 (maf sensor signal and voltage)
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L ride control, ic cluster, no commuication VIN: WDBUF70J44
hello MB techs, I have a E500 that has a few issues i need assistance with. 1st the vehicle came in with rear suspension sagging, I do a full scan on all euros with our scanner, I found that i could not communicate with the suspension module. I also noticed th...
2007 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FH71U27
This is our first time on a 2.8 V6 with what appears to be a mechanical problem. It would appear that the code would be set by a timing chain problem. Has anyone seen this on an engine with 50K on it. In trying to decide how to work up estimates the labor guid... Trouble codes: P0016 (Crankshaft-Camshaft Correlation), P0300 (Random Missfire), P0301 (Missfire Cyl 1), P0303 (Missfire Cyl 3), P0305 (Missfire Cyl 5)
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L climate control head and compressor VIN: WVWTH63B71
Hello Techs, This vehicle came to the shop with compressor not engaging. The control head would flash 15 sec and the only code was 01044 (control Module Incorrectly Coded). There were some segments missing on the display and the control only showed in Celcius....
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: WVWMD63BX3
Morning, Passat will start and run for 3 seconds and stall unless i keep rpms above 3000. sets misfire codes and map codes. Tried alternate air charge sensor no help. Smoked intake system no leaks found. Tried different key no help. Reset and cleaned tbody no ... Trouble codes: 106 (map implausible signal), 300 (random misfire), 301 (cyl 1 misfire), 302 (cyl 2 misfire), 303 (cyl 3 misfire), 304 (cyl 4 misfire)
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Low Beam VIN: WVWUK63B13
Hi fellow techs: I have this Passat here that is in good shape that apears has no Low Beams in the Headlights On position. In the DTR position the HID LOw Beams are on but dim. Just like they should be? Switch on the Headlight Switch with the Key on and engine...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Warning Chime VIN: WVGCM77L54
This Touareg is missing the warning chime for the Following: Keys in the ignition, Headlamps are left on, Turn signal clicker. Using the Ross Tech, I have activated the warning chime and get no sound. According to Volkswagen the Instrument cluster has to b...
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L Monitors VIN: YV1LS5547T
After replacing both oxygen sensors vehicle has been driven for over 100 miles and monitor dont ge ready...any help please...

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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L wheel speed sensor VIN: WAULT68E62
after reading the posts and still not seeing a sensor problem, i removed the abs unit and sent it out for repair. it was sent back and reinstalled in the vehicle. the light has not come back on and all seems normal.thank you for all your replys and the answer.
2010 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.0L engine VIN: WAU4FAFL1A
So William was spot on. It took me a while to tear down the engine since I had to order special tools that were out of stock. Turned out the roller bearing on both the #4 rockers were bad. One bearing was totally destroyed, they other didn't move smoothly. ...
1993 Ferrari 348 GTS 3.4L timing belt VIN: ZFFRG36A2P
Many thanks to all who responded! The feedback was mixed but more people chiming in on the side of biting the bullet and just doing it for peace of mind. Robb
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County 3.9L No Start VIN: SALHV1241P
Thanks to all 6 of you. Jim from New York was the closest and set me on the right path. The 2 relays under the passenger seat were not receiving the grounds to close the relays. So no injector pulse and no fuel pump operation. I checked the ECU plug to see if ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBJF65J81
this is a family members car n sisnce i was visitin i was put to the test.after repairin wirin on lights[bare wires everywhere] for a mercedes benz it was a surprise to me as these cars r supposed to be well designed.but by no means i laid that to the side n f...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Control panel VIN: WDBUF70J15
Thank you for your help, we did get a friend to use his Launch to clear codes and A/C performed great.
2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRM71K08
Thanks everyone for the input on this Jetta. We actually had an intake gasket leaking which was causing the Front 02 sensor voltage too high . So when the air pump was turning on and pumping the extra air into the engine the voltage was not going any higher o... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary airflow incorrect).
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