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1996 Audi A4 2.8L radio code
Hi VW/AUDI Techs ! Customer brought car in for serice & request to put radio code for them.We got the code, but haven't do it for years. Try to search in Bentley-CD with no result.If some VW/AUDI techs outthere know the procedure how to put code in. Thanks in ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA35EXM
I bought htis car for my wife (first mistake) to replace old and tired 500sel. Car was sluggish and had 14 inches of vacume at idle. Found vac leak at trans modulator hose, reapired. Ran motor vac on injection system and that is when things changed. Idle went ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L code 26 VIN: WDBGA51E5S
This car had a code #26 "trans upshift delay". Vacuum diaphragm at trans cable found to be leaking. Changed assembly and code came back in a week or so. Checked vacuum solenoid switch and it seems okay. How does the ECU recognize this condition. MAP change par...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E0T
I have this mb customer complains intermittantly engine runs rough she then pulls over turns the car off restarts and runs smooth, we have not been able to duplicate the problem at this time. we have loaded the vehicle to no avail. i have read previose fixes a... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0306, P0441
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L A/C inoperative VIN: WDBNE75J1Y
I need some help from Mercedes Benzophiles out there. My customer drove this as a "demo" for the last 3000 miles. The a/c worked great, he finally sold the car and the new owner didn't get 10 miles and the "a/c off" light came on. We did a diagnostic scan and ...
1991 Saab 900 S 2.1L abs light VIN: YS3AK36E3M
The abs light in this car sometimes stays on after startup, other times it comes on while driving and other times it is off. I have checked all wheel speed sensors and they all have normal resistance through them. I have located the ABS test connector under th...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H8S
This jetta has intermitten concern, seems to happen more when cold. Misses and sputters at idle. I did clear codes and 00553 came right back, 00515 came back but not till later - I assume from the maf code. My main problem is the lack of information from all d... Trouble codes: 00553 (maf), 00515 (veh speed sensor)
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 3VWRA81H7T
Hello again all, issues, issues. This jetta will stall as soon as it is put in gear on cold start. We thought we had it licked. Initial inspection yielded an oil soaked maf, an oil stream coming down the intake tube, and a crankase vent that came apart interna...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Hesitation, No power VIN: 3VWBB61C3W
This vehicle experiences an extreme bog and hesitation on acceleration to the point where the car basically doesn't go anywhere. The problem is very bad when cold and tolerable when warm. We have done the following procedures with no solution... Run fault cod... Trouble codes: P1128 (Long term fuel trim mult. bank 1 system too lean), P0300 (Random/multiple cylinder misfire detected sporadic DTC), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire detected sporadic DTC)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L leak of power VIN: WVWXA23B1Y
After change the turbocharger, this car has a leak of power under load, and there is a noise like a leak of pressure air when cross between 2500 and 3000 rpm under load, i've checked it and it's the wastegate valve when opens. Car isn't able to get all its pow...

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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B1X
Thanks to all of you that replied. The fix was a broken vacumn hose that supplied vacumn to the secondary air solenoid,vacumn reservior,and a couple other things. There is a recall I'm told in the replies I recieved for an updated hose assembly. Funny the Alld... Trouble codes: P0411 (incorrect secondary air flow), P1138 (and P1136 lean bank 12 pending codes), P0305 (misfire 5 pending code).
1991 BMW 525i 2.5L tail housing
Okay this BMW was breaking the speed sensor at tailhousing and there is a BEARING pressed into the tailhousing that went bad and fell inward so I am in the [...] for a # HK4012 bearing. Thank you all for the great support that we need for survival of this lack ...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBFA52070L
Hi guys, basically everyone said the same thing breather hoses and camshafft sensors.Well I checked both, the hoses were in good shape but the camshaft sensor was not. After testing it with the scope for about 3 hours I suddenly saw the wave form went from goo... Trouble codes: P1350 (Misfire on cyl.5), P1343 (Misfire on cyl1).
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHN1242W
THANK YOU! I GOT A FAST RESPONSE TO THIS PROBLEM. There is a recall on the throttle body on this model/yr. I have arranged with the local dealer to do the recall and my customer will drop the car off there for the repair. So that's another fix.! Thanks again.
1996 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L eas/air ride VIN: SALPV144XT
thank-you to all that replied. the pressure switch is functioning correctly. the donor comp/seliniod ass. also had one in it which also worked. vehicle did not loose hieght over extended periods sitting. indicating no leaks. we recalibrated system again. i don...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Accessories VIN: WDB1400321
Hi everybody, many people suggested to replace the convenience relay module but i have ordered a second hand central locking pump and it didn't work, after i placed order for another convenience module still waiting for the part. Thanks for all the help Best...
2003 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L key system VIN: WP1ABZ9P44
Hi, Techs. All replies advised me to get WFS code from local dealer ,but the dealer request me taking that car to their workshop. So I suggest customer to visit the dealer directly. Thank you!
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L 3-4 shift VIN: WV2KH2704X
Many thanks to all who responded. We were able to diconnect the battery for a while and the ecu on the trans reset itself. Keith
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B5X
Hello group, I would like to thank you guys for the 8 replies that I had recieved, especially Angelo from Florida as well as Dave from Hawaii, because it was obvious to me that they actually researched the reply prior to posting it, so the time spent is very... Trouble codes: 17966 (P1558 Throttle actuator electrical malfunction), 16795 (P0411 Secondary air injection inncorrect flow detected).
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