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1993 Audi 100 2.8L active check module
After 20-30 minutes of driving (not before!- the car must be driven at least 20 miutes for this problem to occur) the "bad bulb" sign illuminates in the center of the instrument cluster indicating that a tailight or headlight is out. The lights and all the bul...
1999 Audi A4 1.8L ABS AndBrake Light VIN: WAUBB28D7X
We've Got A Problem With This Audi. The ABS And Brake Lights Are On. The Brake Light Flashes And The Info Center Reads INSP BRAKE. I've Repaired Somr Broken Wires, But That Didn't Turn Off Either Light. I Was Wondering If There Was A Common Problem With These ...
2000 Audi TT 1.8L abs light VIN: TRUUC28N1Y
ABS light on, scannned all modules and only one code stored, 01279 in the ABS module. Looked up on Mitchell, alldata, rosstech..nothing found. Coding of abs module is correct(13504) an no history of any module replacement. Cleared code and immediately came bac...
2002 Audi A6 4.2L Cooling System VIN: WAUZL559YN
This engine overheats at idle and at speed. Does this engine suffer from waterpump impeller problems?
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L door locks VIN: WBAHJ6325S
BMW techs I've got a lock problem which I have seen in many other BMW's that I've been unable to fix. When doors are locked from drivers doors either from exterior lock with key or sitting in the drivers seat and pushing down lock. The first lock cycle, the lo...
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Electronic VIN: WBAHE5321S
Car came in with badly slipping clutch and "trans program" illuminated on instrument panel. After some initial fruitless diagnosis, we figured it would be best to replace the clutch and then diagnose the "trans program" light if it was still on. Well, you gues...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L cluster
This cluster is crazy. The R.P.M, fuel gauge,odometer inop. This morning was more crazy, the odometer , the fuel gauge moving erratically. No faults codes stored. This vehicle has no busses going to the cluster i check ground circuit with a headlight ...
2000 BMW M5 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSDE9346Y
vehicle runs a little rough on start up. fuel trims at max. long terms at 25% both banks. inspected MAF sensors(has two) appear to be working ok. exhaust has rich odor to it. removed upper intake cover for inspection looks ok. no PCV system, has oil separators... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1342, P0316
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L alarm system VIN: SAJHX1749S
Greetings, I hope some Jag tech can assist on this problem that i'm having. The alarm system remote works fine most of the time.However, intermittently when the car is already unlocked and the system is unarmed,when a door is opened the head lights start fla...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 4Matic 3.2L Wipers VIN: WDBRF84J63
Inop intermittent wipers. Scanned affected systems with CS2000 and had a couple of`CAN codes that were not related to the wiper problem. They cleared and stayed clear. Car has rain sensor, slow and fast wiper modes OK. A related problem is the glue used to at...
1992 Saab 9000 Turbo 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YS3CL58M9N
Saab techs- help! Have this 92 Saab 9000 turbo that was towed in for what the customer thought was a charging system problem. Car would start and run when jumped but would stall when the jumpers were disconnected. What we found was the car would not idle, full... Trouble codes: 429B0
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69M71
Hey Guys, I don't get a ton of VWs here and here is one I need help on. The emissions coming out the tail pipe are squeeky clean at idle, the car runs like new with no driveabillity problems whatever. Every few days the MIL light comes on with code P0172B aft... Trouble codes: P172

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1999 Jaguar VANDEN PLAS 4.0L readiness VIN: SAJKX6044X
Sorry for the late post. The car was driven, by the customer, for over a thousand miles before we could test it for emission. Thanx to all who replied!
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SALTY1247X
We just got the second 1999 Discovery II with 64,000 miles with same problem. Both cars had leaking head gaskets at the end corners - coolant was leaking to outside- right and rear corners. Intake manifold gaskets also were leaking. Since there is so much time...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SD 3.4L Engine block VIN: WDBCB34D0M
We understand, about issue with putting older (worse?) engine to this car. But owner insisted, since he got engine from 1987 300D 124 model, which was already formerly rebuilt with excellent compression. It came complete without turbo and trap. We had to swap ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Radio VIN: WDBCA25E6M
Thanx to all who replied! The amp was right where you all said it was, behind the rear seat, left side in the trunk. Replaced with used, all is well.
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBEA32E3R
Thanks for the great help guys. The fix was the resistors at the coils, they are available seperately from the coil. Most of the responses I got said to replace them. Some of you suggested the MAF sensor can also cause problems, I have warned my customer the M...
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L lifter VIN: WDBFA67W3V
I received hints about a new version oil pump because of high pressure causing the plastic tubes plug to blow off. Probably it is the cause because I notice the pressure is sometimes at the maximum value in the dash manometer even with engine hot. Another su...
1984 Porsche 944 2.5L Everywhere!! VIN: WP0AA943EN
Appears that we just have a run of poor parts. Water pump bearing failed and was leak. No gasket problems. Head gasket test shows fine, dye test shows fine, etc...hopefully we don't have to remove the head!! Once faulty pump repaired, temperature is fine but a...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDB81H7W
hi guys i did put a throttle body on this car and off she went thanks again mark Trouble codes: P1582.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP29M61
Thanks for all the help everyone was right,it was the harness on the glow plugs.Thanks Alot Again John. Trouble codes: P0380.
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Timing Belt VIN: YV1LZ56D5X
The general concensus of all the replies is you do need the the volvo cam lock tool. What the cam lock does is engage a slot on the drivers side end of each cam. It locks the cams in a position so that the slots are parallel to the deck of the block. Once this...
1999 Volvo C70 2.4L Driver's power seat control VIN: YV1NK56D8X
Hey everyone; This one is fixed! The problem was a broken mocroswitch retainer in the outer hinge of the driver's seat back. Volvo part #8616250. The plastic retainer failed and allowed the microswitch to open, shutting down the system. We got several replies ...
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