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1996 Audi A4 2.8L ABS module VIN: WAUEA88D4T
ABS pulses at every stop. I found new left rear pads with signs of overheating; so, assuming that the ABS module was seeing impending lockup there and was pulsing in response, I lubed all the slides, retracted the caliper piston fully (did not bind), replaced ...
1999 BMW 740i 4.4L Engine VIN: WBAGG8339X
BMW Techs, I have a clicking noise coming from the lower end of this motor all the time. It increase in frequency with rpm. I have unbolted the torque convertor to isolate it to the engine area. It sounds if someone is pulling a stick across a pickett fence. ...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX624XV
Vehicle came in with multiple ecm codes. We sucessfully repaired codes for the knock sensor and the iat sensor. The vehicle has come back twice with a code 1188, which refers to the ft. o2 sensor heaters. We replaced both ft. o2's but the code comes back. I've... Trouble codes: 1188 (Both ft. o2sensors open or shorted to ground)
1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L engine VIN: SALJN1286S
Hello, We have a 95 Discovery that the lifters become noisy after about 5 minutes of warm up. The oil pressure is 40psi cold and 30psi warm The customer replaced the rocker arms and shafts himself and the noise was still there.We have replaced the cam and lif...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1242T
HELLO FELLOW LAND ROVER TECHS, INHERITED A DISCOVERY WITH A MIL LIGHT. NO DRIVABILITY COMPLAINTS, Missfire codes set within 5 miles of driving with at least two trips, vehicle runs perfectly (no missfires), hot or cold, engine vacuum is rock steady, o2 sensors... Trouble codes: P1313 (cat damage missfire bank a), P1314 (cat damage missfire bank b)
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L door locks VIN: WDBGB34E8P
The central locking module (mb part # [...]) does not operate the door locks. I have opened the unit found the pneumatic pump stuck and repaired the pump. The problem seems to be that the sticking of the pump caused a problem in the circuit board. What ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF25F5W
This car came in due to "check engine" warning lamp. Tried to scan with new Launch x-431 scanner but scanner does not have diesel engine capability as far as we can tell. Scanned with Snap-On brick under OBD-II generic and it pulls a P0380 code but it is undef... Trouble codes: P0380 (undocumented code/undefined)
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Top Module VIN: WP0CA2991S
I am looking for the location of the convertible top control module. Alldata tells me it's behind the passenger's footrest. this car doesn't have a passenger's footrest board. I have replaced the left top lock motor because the gears were stripped. The top sti...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1SZ58D01
Hello,I could use a little advice on this Volvo wagon.It came in for an intermittent stalling complaint and of course I cannot reproduce the problem.Checked for codes and found generic code 335B which translates to Volvo code ECM 3100 CKP SENSOR.I have absolut... Trouble codes: 3100 (ckp sensor)

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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAVCB88DXV
Thank you for your responses. I was able to use the snap-on scanner solus with the euro update to run the adaptation on the vehicle. In the throttle valve control module, the gear was broken on one of the wheels and was reading an open circuit. I became scepti... Trouble codes: 1545 (Throttle position sensor problem).
2002 Audi A4 1.8L Stall VIN: WAULC68E02
Ok, first this car has 2 sending units that average the fuel levels to the dash gauge. The right tank pump worked great for 3 days @ idle in the shop while we were covered up with other work. Pressure and wave form and amperage stayed steady and within spec, a...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SE 3.8L climate control VIN: WDB1260321
Thanks to all who replied to my request.I have been over this vehicle and after removing and inspecting the mono valve given my diagnosis as a bad temp control unit. I did recieve a wiring diagram from Rolando [...] the color codes and pins still didnt jive? I w...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L compressor VIN: WDBEB33D3H
A big thanks to David Poole from texas who phoned me and walked me thru some diagnostics. Seems that the pin numbers that alldata had me checking for engine speed input to the Klima were the wrong pins. A complete testing seems to indicate that the Klima is pr...
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L intermittent wipers VIN: WDBFA67F9V
well,the customer finally came back and was able to leave the car.sorry for the late post.I want to thank the 4 members that took the time to respond to my request.a few members thought that it may be the module in the fuse box so I replaced it and it still di...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L 3-2 shift VIN: Y5SED55E8X
Thank you to everyone that took the time to reply. We are waiting for the customer to return at wich time we will change the trans oil & see what happens. I will update this post whith the results.
1990 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L No Start VIN: WVW81H5TM0
Thank you very much to everyone who replied. You gave me the will to do what I knew I needed to do- replace the ECM. Problem solved. IATN is the best!!!
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WVAA678VAA
Thanks for your help on this one , It turned out to be an intermittent fault in the O2 sensor, it would open circuit when it got hot. Every time we tested it it looked ok, with Ricks suggestion from Canada we replaced the O2 sensor and car has run ok now for a...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Rear Brakes VIN: YV1LS5518S
Thank you Guys. most of you agreed that I needed to replace the rear pads with Volvo Pads and install Volvo shim kit#272272. in case you didn't know this kit includes 4 shims that have a cut out on them and an arrow that needs to be pointed up. It is also the ...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1L256D0X
Looks like the 'fix' is in. On day 3 with no MIL on, or phone call from owner, the car certinaly would have 'faulted' by now. I posted a summary of our service actions in my 'update' report, but for quick reference I will post it here as well. By the way, ... Trouble codes: P1132 (Adaptive Out of Range).
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on, Yellow Arrow Flash VIN: YV1GA8740L
Once again many thanks for help and replies. The indicated faults 1) Check Engine light with the codes mentioned and 2) Flashing arrow indicate a fault in the TCM or Traction Control Module. It seems that the AAA jumpstart had damaged the module. This repa... Trouble codes: P0605 (Internal Control Module Read Only Memory ROM Error), P1618 (SBDS Interactive Codes).
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