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2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Unknown VIN: WAUFL54DOY
Hello Audi techs: Did not know were to post this... Customer complaint: "Clicking noises come from dash when 1st driven in am after 5-10 minutes for about 10 seconds" I drove the car 3 months ago & did not hear a thing. I was thinking that maybe a climate co...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L electronics VIN: WBADM6330X
This car had numerous codes and slippage. Installed reman trans from a known rebuilder. Now it has BMW code "05", "magnetic valve, pressure". Before spending 935.00 of my customers money on the ECU I'd like to know if any of you have seen this problem. The car...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBEA32E4S
Hi Guys; This Mercedes came in on the hook last week as a crank, no start. I hooked up our Snap-On MT2500 with Mercedes software and found there to be no RPM signal. Checked iATN database and found numerous problems with the crank sensor. The strange thing abo...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L abs VIN: IHG2371638
i have this 2002 mercedes benz with esp light comes on have tried to clean all connectors like alldata tsb had ask.but it will comes back on after several days,please help
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L radio VIN: WVWFE83A6T
Hey All. This customer is experiencing poor radio reception. It is all stock and has a CD changer (OEM) which also is DOA. The roof-mounted antenna shows signs of corrosion at the base. I peeked above the headliner and saw that the cable connection was rotted....
1996 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Alarm OEM VIN: 3VW1931HLT
Hello VW techs: My problem with this car is with the alarm, after we replaced the heater core and connect the batery the alarm starts sounds, we use the key in the pilot door and shoot of but start sound again, we discover that in the trunk you unlock it and t...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWVA81HXV
After replacing timing belt I get a MIL 16725. I believe the code is setting because timing phase of the cam signal (distributor)is off from the crank. I have verified the cam and crank are in time on the belt. I want to adjust the ignition timing at the distr... Trouble codes: 16725 (cam sensor error)
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Electric Windows VIN: WVWMA63B6X
This VW came in with complaint of clicking starter. The customer let it sit for a number of weeks before it came in on the hook. I work mainly on domestic vehicles. I tested the starting/charging circuits and the only issue is starter signal. I've got continui...
1973 Volvo 144 1990CC No Start VIN: 1446363-40
This is a repost of an earlier problem. The customer brought the car back to get it fixed. We have a P1800 here with a similar fuel system. We have swapped several parts from it with no change. The problem is after car warms up if you shut it off and wait 10 m...
1986 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FX8855G
All of the information I have for this vehicle is not correct. I need the wiring diagram for the ignition system. There is no EZL box under the hood and the wiuring diagram I found in alldata and Shop key both have the pins wrong on the control unit or the mod...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L cruise control VIN: YV1TS90D4X
The problem is that intermittantly the cruise control will be disabled and a message will come on the dash, ENGINE SYSTEM FIX NEXT SERVICE. No codes in computer system engine or trans. I cannot find any info for this problem and owners manual is missing. Two m...
2000 Volvo V70 R AWD 2.3L transfer case VIN: YV1LV60D6Y
Help! This car is taking me to town, it has duct taped my whole head, hands, and feet, and I'm riding in the trunk! Please, If someone knows where this leak is coming from, or have any ideas, please bail me out. The leak is coming down exactly between the tran...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Side marker and license plate lights VIN: YV1VS29581
Regular parking (running) lights work with light switch on, but side markers and license lights do not. Applicable CEM fuses are good, and there is power from the fuse for the side markers and license lights circuit to the CEM. If the two outputs for these lig...

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2001 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D81
first i would like to thank everyone for their response to this problem i refered the customer to another shop with more experience with this vehicle and they found the intake cam shaft was incorrectly installed- one tooth off i do not know how we overlooked t... Trouble codes: 340 (cam shaft position sensor malfuntion), 341 (cam shaft position sensor unplausible).
1991 BMW 525i 2.5L lower control arms
Thanks for all the replies it seemed to be a mixed oppion if aluminum control arms are interchangable with steel however the dealer got back to me and informed me that it is acceptable as long as both are replaced after further investigation it turned out that...
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJNX2740T
Thanks for the replies. My mistake in the original post, the EGR valve was replaced by the dealership. I removed and cleaned the EGR temperature sensor which was covered heavily in carbon deposits. Cleaned the ports to and from the EGR valve. Vehicle has been ... Trouble codes: P0121 (Throttle position sensor/switch range perf problem), P0400.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Reverse VIN: WDBFA61E1M
Hi Guys I pulled the pan and found the reverse clutch linings in the filter. The trans went to trans shop for rebuild. They reported the reverse clutches were toast. Thanks to all who replied.
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L No Start VIN: WDBBHA28E6
A quick wiggle of the engine wiring harness and VIOLA...car started up...clearly a detoriated engine wiring harness. After getting car started, customer elected to bring it to the deealer due to my time constraints.
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L starter, doors, radio VIN: WPBEA32E6S
Someone had 'wired in' and aftermarket security system INTO the existing ATA module ( situated under the passenger floorboard). I pulled out all the wired in scotch clips and plugged in the factory wiring plug back into ATA module and all working OK now for ov...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L brake system VIN: 4JGAB54E1W
thanks for all the different ideas,i tried them all to find nothing wrong.the customer had been out of the vehicle so long that she was used to the brake pedal on the vehicle she had been driving.the [...] came in and drove the vehicle and said it was fine,t...
2001 Opel corsa/barina 1.4L steering rack VIN: WOLOXCF681
Hi all, The fix on this one was straight forward.the rack is a conventional type rack with power assistance coming from an electric motor on the steering column.So this was a straight forward replacement and no diagnostics needed.Many Thanks to those who r...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L starter VIN: WVWPD23B1Y
Thanks to all your replies.Today at last i have time to finish that car & post fix.You all were right : victor,glen,pekka,nicholas,byron & stuart,the solder joints were the culprit.specially the grey/blue joints (3 wires).All joints are under D/S seat front ca...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Rear Toe VIN: 3VWCA21C3Y
I want to thank you all for your help. The rear toe on these cars is only adjustable as a function of total toe. The two sides of the solid axle can be loosened and moved to equalize the two sides. If total toe is out of spec, the frame will have to be pulled ...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWTH63B93
We appreciate the input from you all. The fuel pump is bad. VW covers 02 and later Passats till 4/50,000. Apparently this is a problem because the pumps seam to be on an intergalactic backorder. Thanks again,
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