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1996 Audi A6 2.8L ignition switch VIN: WAUJA84A3T
this is the 3rd switch we have replaced only for the symptom of no crank over and no crank signal at the starter. they have lasted 6months to 1 wk before they fail. we checked the obvious voltages and grounds. can a starter amp draw burn this switch?
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L oil p ressure warning VIN: WAUXD68DX1
Anyone seen this before? intermittant low oil pressure warning in cluster, new switch didn't seem to help, will attempt to install mechanicle gauge, but access to port is nearly impossible. no other symptoms, engine is smooth and quiet. Thanks, Mike [...]
1988 Jaguar XJS C 5.3L dead battery VIN: SAJNA5848J
at this point of time what else would cause a draw after so many days also with multy meter hooked up i have a constant .250ma draw .
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L compressor VIN: SALPV1446X
This is a used vehicle purchased thru an auction.We only fixed what is broke.Now the compressor won't come on and this fine auto has wiring issues. I have a wiring diagram (actually two because I don't know if it's a GEM or BOSCH management system). It has a V...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L late or no upshift VIN: WDBEA90D1L
I need some information on this one. It's my wife's car it is very well maintained. (Service is overdone, oil change every couple months, recomended service early also) My information doesn't have any transmission diagnostics (MOD) What has started happening i...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L vents VIN: WDBJF55F9T
Mercedes experts, e320 that has a few ac issues. first of all it came in with no cooling, I evac and recharged with dye added, compressor came on for about 20 min. when it was on it was only cooling on the pass side. I hooked up baum scan tool and no codes sto...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA43G4W
got an air injection system malfunction on this 420. maybe you guys who have been here before can enlighten me. the dealer told this lady that the heads would need to come off to clean the air injection ports out. they ran a test on o2 sensor response to air i...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L srs light on VIN: YS3DF78N9V
i just bought a new tech 2 scanner from otc to service this and any other saabs. i purchased a software package from a another vender.(saab 43.00 & saab 114.00 memory cards were inluded a long with saab tis 114 cd april 2005, and a saab key diskette). after lo...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L Radio VIN: YS3DD75H2Y
Saab Techs, Does anyone know away to marry a radio that came out of another vehicle that was not divorced??? I was told it can be done but dont know that it can be.The stereo that was in the car went up in smoke due to something being spilled into it. A great ...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L compressor VIN: YS3DF58K12
Vehicle came in for A/C complaint,A/C compressor does not engage.Evacuated and charged system to check for proper charge.Compressor relay(#156)is not getting a ground to pin 85 of the relay.All other systems for the climate control appear to be functional.If I...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L forward gears VIN: 3VWRA81H7M
previously (3 weeks ago) tcc was applied on initial shift into either drive or reverse, causing an immediate stall.replaced binding tcc valve in valve body. after 3 weeks of uneventful use, forward gears suddenly beagan slipping. after removing trans, i found ...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWHD84HXW
This car has missfire when under load. reset the light and you can drive easy without any codes or light. Car has new wires, coil pack and spark plugs. They have not repaired problem. any thoughts on possible injector or ECU causing this problem? Trouble codes: P4011 (multi cyl missfire), P0306 (Cylinder 6)
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no communication VIN: 3VWRB81H6W
no comunication at dcl connector . snap-on scanner otc @ vw scanner all tried. engine soon light does come on koeo car does run good

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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC28D7Y
Thanks to all that replied ,the 3 replies that I recieved all indicated PCM replacement or reflash . car seems to run well so customer has declined repair at this point . I will post any changes in the future Steve Trouble codes: P0603.
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L aux fan VIN: WBAGH8336X
Well Attila & Erik hit it right on with the fuse in the E-box(right rear of engine compartment) which I somehow overlooked.(Tough without a wiring schematic)I could not find any reference to any fuses for this system in alldata.Thanks guys
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L transmission VIN: SAJGX5747V
well guys thanks for all the help, all your information was very knolegeble. what ended up happening is that the custermer finally brouht the car back but there was no noise present. i think she just wonted her money back. she has spent losts of money and didn...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGN2045X
Well it's been a few weeks and so far it's still running . Customer came back in ,but for a pass power seat problem.The AUTOLOGIC is neat in that you can see the operation of the switches and the commands(problem was insde the seat module). Anyhow,I disconnect... Trouble codes: P1121 (PPS circuit [...] compared to PPS2-PCM code), P1632 (can loss of throttle data TCM code).
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L alarm system VIN: WDBKK47F5X
Hey thanks for your input on this alarm system. I went ahead and removed the electrical plug on the alarm control unit located in right rear floor of the trunk, and found water, corrosion damage, thus condemning the control unit. the customer opted to not repa...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L odometer/clock VIN: WVWMA63B7W
Hi group. Replaced intrument cluster with one from vw and problem was still present. Went back and rechecked powers, found voltage spikes. Rechecked grounds found loose ground wire between cyl #1 And cyl #2 igniton coils. Tightened ground and problem solved. T...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWSA29M3X
I got 5 or 6 repleys saying water pump broken. This turned out to be true, plastic impeller broken. You can pull thermostat on this car and feel the broken impeller without having to pull pump without knowing. Thanks for help.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF29MXY
thanks to all who responded and I have informed the customer that the likely solution to this code P0380 is to replace the glow plug harness. He will let me know when he wishes to do this ,since it does not effect the performance I may not see this car for a w... Trouble codes: P0380 (glow plug heater circuit A malfunction).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Module/Pump VIN: 3VWTG69M11
The vehicle is now fixed. Of the three replies Ned from Massachusetts was very close when he said to molest the electrical connection and look for the readings to change. After retesting the system multiple times and bleeding the brakes again using the facto...
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L engine VIN: YV1LS61J9Y
oil leak was definately from cam housing bolts. we received 3 different way to resolve leak. add copper washers to bolts, remove bolts 1 at a time & add volvo sealer to threads, remove cam housing. remove old anerobic sealer from mating surfaces & reassemble. ...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L breather system
Thanks for all the replies.I did what you told me to do. I took off the manifold and removed the box from motor, the oil drain hole in bottom was plugged it was cleaned as were the hoses. Great tip about the banjo bolt for the vacum line, completly plugged.I r...
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