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1997 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, VIN: WAUAA88G3V
i am looking for the control module coding numbers . the original was 01034 but seems to not work. i also tried 01151 but think the last number is wrong. any ideas? Trouble codes: 18020 (electronic control module incorrect coding cyl. 1 permenant), 17090 (trans. range sensor circuit range performance cyl. 1 permenant), 18021 (mil call-up circuit open/short to batt.)
2002 Audi A4 1.8L Stall VIN: WAULC68E02
Towed in died driveing down road one time. We found no fuel pressure. Rapped tank engine started and has run for 3 days ok. Fuel pump meets all specs found in MOD5 and has about 5.5 to 6 amp draw after 6 hours. We later found that vehicle has 2 pumps and tanks...
1995 BMW 325is 2.5L MIL Lamp on, NO COMMUNICATION VIN: WBABF3321S
This BMW came in for a check engine light on with no drivability complaints. When we tried to connect are scan tools (both CS2000 and X-431)- we get no communication with any system (DME, ABS, SRS). I checked for voltage on pins 15 and 20 of the DLC, pin 15 ha...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L 1-2, 2-3 shift VIN: WBAGJ8327V
Hello transmission technicians. Have this trade in here where we noticed a whining noise during up shift only from 1-2 and 2-3 only. Doesn't matter cold or hot. As soon gear is fully engaged no more noise. The shift is smooth, no jerk or slip. Anybody out ther...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L dash illumination VIN: SAJHN1249W
Hi there, the centre console has small l.e.d. display that shows heater fan control etc, it appears to be backlit by two bulbs, the right side appears out, does anyone have info on system, if bulbs are replaceable and if so, does the panel need to be removed a...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L cooling system VIN: SAJJA42C7Y
Vehicle came in with customer saying it showed hot on the gauge ,they had had it towed from on the road but drove it into the shop. The coolant levels were good,both fans were working ,coming on at the right time.the customer said that it showed hot while on ...
1985 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WV2YB0255F
Vehicle came in chugging black smoke. I checked the the coolant sensor, ohmed all the injectors, ohmed the air flow meter. the meter was out of specs and when I unhooked the meter and took it completely off the engine the car ran better. The customer brought ...
2002 Volvo V70 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW55A5X
Car was towed in because it was running too rough to be driven safely to the shop. When it arrived, it was rough and the mil light was on. Retrieved codes with generic scanner: P: P0600,1057/1017/1081/10722. Called dealer and gave them this information and the...

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1992 BMW 325i 2.5L abs pump VIN: WBACB4315N
I informed customer of the cost to repair his car using used parts he decided to forgoe the repair at this time. I was going to go ahead and replace the hydraulic modulator unit if he would go for it, I am pretty sure that will take care of it. If he returns t...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L cruise inop. VIN: WBADD6322W
I determined that until I could access the codes I would be unable to decipher whether the module was bad or the actuator. My feeling is that the actuator is the problem. I told the customer that it would have to be the dealer at the time but in a week or so I...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Interior lights VIN: WBAGF8325W
The problem was the left rear reading light. The bulb socket came apart and was shorting out, resulting in the blown fuse. Thank you to all who helped out on this one.
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L valvetrain VIN: WDBJF72F1V
As suspected, it was the oil tube, not the tappet. Thanks to all who responded. I look forward to becoming an active on this site...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF0WA65
After posting, I read every thing that alldata prints regarding this circuit. Burried somwhere other than the logical place was the small snippet about 'open or shorted glow plugs setting a code'. Remembering the way I tested diesel Maximas of the early '80's ... Trouble codes: P1482.
1985 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8841F
Hello everyone and thanks for the replies on this one. I recieved several replies and many hit it on the head. There is an inline fuse up near the left front inner fender that was all rotted and melted. We replaced the fuse holder and fuse and off it went. No ...
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5728T
Sorry to get back to you all so late but the customer just brought the car back to me, I checkrd the vacuum nipple that was mentioned but it was fine, the customer does't want to spend any more money right now so I explained the we should us OE sensors instead... Trouble codes: P0131 (02 low volt B1/S1), P137.
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