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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L ABS/Bleeding VIN: WAUEH24BXY
Replaced front calipers/rotors/flexible lines and bled system with oodles of brake fluid. Flexible lines were cracked and rotors contaminated with CV grease and rust. Activated pump with VCDS but could not get effective braking. Now ABS light is on and brake l...
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43402
Hi eveybody: I work on bmws regularly. this is the first time i encounter this situation. when driving the car for a period of time either highway or city, the traction simbol apears and the message " engine failsafe mode" at the cluster display. the codes p15... Trouble codes: P1500, 76, (118)
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L door locks VIN: 5UXFB33563
Hello fellow techs, your help would be greatly appreciated. i have this X5 towed to the shops customer says key fob stop working 6 months ago and the central locking button inside next to shifter has never worked. problem is the lock cylinder or latch in the ...
2003 Lotus Esprit V8 3.5L Starting VIN: SCCDC08283
WELL THIS VEHICLE IS VERY HARD TO FIND INFORMATION ON. When you go to start after it sits 5 min it wont start unless I create a vacume leak indicating its running rich as hell. Pulled and changed plugs blacer then black confirming the running rich issue. three...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDBCA3704F
Hey all you euro guys. I have this mercedes that we replaced the fuel pump and filter on. now it starts when cold but while its warming up it stalls and the fuel pressure drops to 40 psi. It only has 1 fuel pump on this model. I suspect it could be a problem w...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Vario Roof VIN: WDBSK75F93
Would much appreciate any help from any MB experts here, I've only recently started to really get in depth into Mercedes and am a little lost on this SL. New customer just bought the car, came in for airbag light and suspension issues with ABC system. We chang...
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L ignition electrical VIN: WP0AB2969L
vehicle came in with a draw on the battery here is what i have ,, if you start the car it will run but not keep an idle ,, when you switch off the ignition switch the lights on the dash stay on ,, check engine oil etc etc ,,,i did try a new ignition switch b...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Stall VIN: YV1KS9619S
OK, boys and girls, here's one for the weird files. The customer brought her car to us because it stalls when she turns left. She also said that on the way to the shop, the turn signals and instruments quit working. I took it out for a road test, and sure eno...

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2007 Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAF48H27
Well we finally got this baby out the door.The manifold was removed to inspect the internal flaps and to make the ircm motor removal a lot easier.Flaps were good and the motor that controls the flaps was changed as well as intake and injector gaskets.codes wer... Trouble codes: P2008 (Intake manifold runner control circuit open bank 1), P2115 (Intake manifold runner sensor/circuit perfomance).
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L oil fitler VIN: 5UXFB53544
I did not want to chance, so I replaced oil pump like tsb said, wasn't too bad
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Cmpressor VIN: SAJEA71C54
Youve got to be kidding me Customer claimed he was driving and one day the ac just stopped working But apparantly someone installed an ac compressor with a clutch instead of the correct variable displacement compressor it should have on it. First thin...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No Start
Had someone hold the key to start postion while I tapped each relay in power dist box(under hood) and still no start. Looking at box diagram (alldata)there are 3 more relays that are hidden inside box. If you look close you can see them through the vented plas... Trouble codes: P1338, P1637, P1643, P1699.
2006 Maserati Quattroporte Sport Gt 4.2L Interior, Safety and Accessories VIN: ZAMCE39A66
Car is not fixed yet but am closing this request for information. Was able to find a reasonably priced PDF manual for this year range quattroporte on ebay. Downloading as we speak and is suppose to include everything on the car but only really needing electric...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L maf VIN: WDBRF64J51
Hello everyone: Thanks for all the info.The issue was the MAF sensor.Even though I had checked the basics, i did not post results, as some of you pointed to do. The supply voltage to maf was good , but with that condition the fuel trim was out of specs. The s...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF65J93
Well I wrote it up for both senders with a little CYA for the rear SAM. The customer declined the repair. I was pretty confident it was just the sender just needed a little confirmation. These are the helpful replies, Reply 1Report Abuse ok Mark from Washin... Trouble codes: P203A.
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Cooling Fans VIN: WMWRH335X6
I want to thank all parties for assisting in this VERY embarrassing fault! Carter, Cedric, Harry, and Dan all hit it directly on the head! The Stage 1 (low speed) circuit was faulty - specifically, the resistor assembly was broken and completely corroded throu...
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
So this customer was one of those people that ran her car into the ground. We replaced the fuel filter fuel in the container was black, replaced the plugs the electrode almost completely gone air filter clogged but the 2 main problems were all the valves comp...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hesitation VIN: WVWVD63B33
Sorry so long for the fix to show up. Thanks all for the responses. Should have noted that there were not any fault codes. What we found out is the crank sensor was shutting it off. Got the scope on it and found that as the engine speed would come up, the ...
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Ac VIN: WVWAK73C77
Most of the replies said high side pressure was too high. I don't disagree, but I made a comparison with another similar Vw (two total)and found had similar pressures (same day) and they both cooled better. Since the fans were working I took Toms advice and ...
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