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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on, hard start hot VIN: WAUBG84D3V
After tank replacement, the check engine light comes on the next day with listed codes. The ECM coding shows correctly when scanned {ross-tech} {01273} Suggestions? is the TPS code because of the ECM? yes the tranny goes limp mode with the tps malfunction. Tha... Trouble codes: 18020 (Incorrect ECM coding intermittent), 16505 (TPS implausible signal intermittent), 18264 (in trannyTPS from ECM)
1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Driver Dash Vents VIN: WAUBA24B7X
The AC system works well but the dash controls will not direct cold air to the driver's side either the far left vent or the one to the right of the wheel. When we connect the 5051 we can get the vent doors to open normally but not from regular controls. We ha...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L cylinder head or block VIN: WAUED64B71
Car was sold 4k miles ago. Back with coolant leak complaint. Very difficult to track source. There appears to be a small vent/hole on the left bank, at the back of the engine which shows some limited seepage. Because it is hard to see we have viewed it through...
1992 BMW 750iL 5.0L Power steering VIN: WBAGC8317N
Car came in with bursted p/s steering hoses. After replacing pressure and return hose a pulsing is noticeable in hoses and you can even feel it in the steering wheel when idling. Car was/is using the CHF11 hydraulic fluid. Anyone had this problem before or any...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L drive shaft VIN: WBADD6322V
I need help from the BMW guys! This 528 belongs to a friend. It came to me miss/vibration. The car had a noticeable miss so the plugs and coil boots were changed due to carbon tracking. On the road a very noticeable vibration can be felt between 15 and 25 mph....
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L door locks VIN: SAJAV1347G
Anyone familiar with the Kiekert system used on these later series 3 door lock systems? I recently replaced the 4-wire controller in the driver's door (emitting a constant clicking) and the 2-wire solenoids in the other 3 doors and trunk (all reading open circ...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L reverse clutch
Hello fellow members. I need some technical help from mercedes guys. this trans is my dads and i am rebuilding it for him. i have done one other one before, but i can't remember nor can i found info. on if there is a wave washer used in the reverse clutch. (br...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L prechambers,glowplugs VIN: CB25D26A25
Engine was running fine until one day it made noise. we pulled the head to find four prechambers melted and broken as well as four glow plugs broken. We also have slight valve damage. The prechambers had proper protusion from the head at .030". The prechambers...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBEA26D8L
this is my personal vehicle and i am a toyota tech. i am unfamiliar w/ mercedes-benz gas vehicles. when starting cold vehicle either will not start or take a few tries to keep running fuel pressure is ok. vehicle runs fine after warming up but still has poor i...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L noise VIN: WDBHA28E1T
Hi MB-Techs & Fellows, Cust. brought car first time in to check whistle noise behind left dashboard.when you just start the car & A/c is on you will hear it whistles as someone sits behind dash board & try to be funny by whistle for a few second and stop & aga...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L All forward gears VIN: YS3ED48E0X
Hey Guys: First of all, I'll admit I am not a Saab guy. Secondly, I only looked at this car briefly. This car belongs to my cousin who is an accomplished technician, although not a Saab specialist. A Saab Tech 2 was hooked up to it and no trans codes were fou...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H3T
Hi VW-Techs & Fellows ! Have this Jetta 96 come in .Cust. complain about hestitation,stalling when cold.AST-scanner shows code P1582. Replace throttle body,ECT-sensor & readapt throttle body unit.all faults has been clear before relearn adaption. Car is runnin... Trouble codes: P1582 (Idle adaption at limit)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Stall VIN: 3VWDD21C7Y
Need help with the fuel control unit on this beetle. The old unit went out and would not communicate with anything so I could not get the coding out of the old unit. So how do I code the new control unit to the immobilizer? (The car will crank up and go dead.)
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L bosch 5.3 abs/edl VIN: WV2NB47071
Gentlemen Thank You For Your Help in advance! *Steering angle sensor* This [...] Has Abs W/Edl. We disturbed the steering angle sensor during the Ignition Switch replacement. The fault codes in the ABS were #00778 steering angle sensor calibration & ...
1989 Volvo 740 GL 2.3L Engine VIN: YV1FX8843K
Hey all you volvo techs out there, i have got this 740 sucker that won't start when it is hot.i have vertually checked everything that I can think of, replaced the MAF, swap the ING. amplifier witha known good working one, thought it was the coil it is ok. the...
1999 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L vvt cam timing VIN: YV1LW53D1X
This vehicle has check engine on with code p0014, from reading on iatn, I understand this is due to the exhaust cam being out of time. I also understand that there are special tools for aligning/ locking the cams. I would like to know if any volvo techs out th...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1SZ58DX1
Car stalled going down the road at 75 mph. Car would not restart cranked and started and stalled again. of course by the time car was towed to me starts normally and runs normaly. low fuel light is on however volume and pressure are ok checked faults(ob2 gener...

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2002 Audi A4 1.8L cooling fans VIN: WAULC68E62
Sorry for the delayed closing. The customer needed the car and was supposed to bring it back. After 2 weeks he came by and said he traded the car in for a new Subaru. Obviously I don't know what the fix would be but 2 responses said to replace the ECU. Thanks ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBDA28D7M
Well I want to thank everyone who took the time to email me on the benz problem. The answer to the problem was several things the cat was plugged tne o2 was junk because he drove the car untill the black smoke was to bad the folks in the subdivision couldnt ha...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E 5.0L MIL Lamp on, poor accelleration VIN: WDBEA36E8N
Received three replies but they were not helpful in getting the car fixed. Will post a folow-up when I get a chance to get back on the car. Trouble codes: 6 (DM - ISC inoperative), 10 (EA - Engine speed signal from Base Module), 14 (EA - Closed throttle posistion switch).
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWDD21C7Y
Thanks to all that helped with the beetle from hell! The car is almost fixed. It took a new control unit. After I hooked it up I could get the check engine light to light and engine will start but will shut down so I sure after coding unit to car it will be fi...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C5Y
customer decided to live with the check engine light on, so no chance at seeing what would work, I thank everybody for there help. Trouble codes: P1424 (17832 secondary air injection system bank 1), P1556 (17964 turbo pressure control below min. level), 17606 (o2 sensor circuit bank 1 sens 2 electrical problem), 1198 (cp1198 error occurs intermittenly).
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Engine VIN: WVWPD63B23
Thanks Everyone for replying. I discovered that the exhaust cam gaulded & stripped the keyway between belt gear & cam. Thus the valve timing was off ever so slightlty but enough to keep the car from starting. From the info I received, I encouraged my customer ...
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