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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Harsh Shifts VIN: WAUDA88D2T
Transmission shifts harsh from 1-2 and 2-3. Fault code 545 Engine-Transmission electrical connection open or short to ground. I have check all electrical connections and grounds on TCM and ECU. Sounds like a CAN problem between the TCM and ECU. I am in the pro...
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)
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L abs VIN: TRUUT28N01
01 Audi TT quattro. The ABS and ESP light are on. Code 00283 (front left speed sensor). Cleared code comes right back on. Using ross tech we tested the sensor, was working fine. Road tested with graph on and could see L/F sensor drop out occasionally. Two time...
1986 BMW 735i 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: VBAFH8401G
No vacuum leaks found. Compression all seem fine(150 across board comp test).TP, IAC, air flow senser, air temp senser, coolant temp senser tested good. It sounds kind of like it has race cam in it. o2 heater only has .5v and idle dosn't change that much with ...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Air suspension VIN: SALPV1442X
Hello group: Customer complaint: Suspension was on high mode & all four mode lights on switch were illuminated for a week & dash warning stating "EAS fault". Then when driving down freeway today suspension warning on dash stated "Do not drive over 35MPH" & th...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L airbag VIN: WDBCA24E2L
Vehicle came in with SRS light on. Pulled codes using a jumper wire in diagnostic connector (#1 to #6 for 2-4 seconds)under hood. In the past I have found that a poor altenator output does affect the operation of the srs light. In this case the altenator outpu...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L compressor VIN: WDBJF20F4V
car came in with non working a/c checked for proper operation no freon in system charged a/c (partial) but light under eco button stays on and compressor wil not come on tried removing cables from battery to reset but only lost radio code anything i can do to...
2000 Mercedes-Benz G Wagon 5.0L Door locks VIN: WDBEG4214Y
This g wagon is a gray market car.Mercedes started selling them in the us in 2002 that I was told.After some research on the internet I have gathered the us models have alot of door latch and lock problems.I also have discovered that the us models have a lot o...
1984 Other European 308 4.0L Mechanical VIN: ZFFUA13A8E
Hello All. I am presently installing a new clutch, timing belts and upper engine reseal on this beast. My question is, what is a fair time to charge out. I am figuring anywhere from 18-24 on the clutch, as you have to remove almost the entire left rear corner ...
1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Quattrovalvole 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: ZFFXA20A4G
Good morning everyone. I have an 86 328 that was brought in from a body shop. It has been sitting since the hurricanes last year (oct 04) the gas had gone bad and it would barely run. We checked the fuel injectors and they were stopped up so we replaced them (...
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L coolant in oil VIN: WP0AB0909H
Hi, This 944 has a problem with mixing coolant in the oil, not oil in the coolant. So it would seem that the oil cooler is not the problem. This car came back after the owner noticed the oil turning milky. The pressure test shows a leak, but it is not external...
1969 Volkswagen Beetle 1600CC At Bell Housing VIN: 0119976855
This vehicle belongs to an elder customer of ours. And this vehicle was at one time a winner of many car shows. But has been sitting off and on for several years, due to my customer getting older. My problem or request is that I need a part that is no longer ...
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WVWCB5154L
this car got towed in died while driving, after diag. found a faulty F/P relay. Replaced relay car started & was running smooth. Decided to test drive the car to make sure every thing was good but the engine would not accelerate and had no power below 2500 RPM...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWBH63B51
Good day techs. Have this Passat that failed for eng. light. I have repaired the evap. code and reset engine light to see if I could get monitors ready to pass re-inspection. I thought I could get this car to sqeeze by because the cat codes usually come back a... Trouble codes: 16805 (cat bk 1), 16815 (cat bank 2), 16825 (evap)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L epc light VIN: 3VWTE29M2Y
please help!! car came in on hook, battery dead, replaced battery all is okay with that, however the EPC light is illuminated on the dash cluster and I am not sure if it was on before,it is a dealer car and he was not sure either.. I have checked ALLDATA and M...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Electronic VIN: 6VWPH63B52
Customer concern is AC inop intermittently, when it works it is good and cold. I have no power at compressor. I've got the pressure switch jumped already, and my VAG-COM shows compressor on. However I have no power coming out of pin 87 at the AC cut off contro...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L alarm VIN: YV1RS58D01
Customer brought car to dealer for " alarm system service required" message. Dealer recommended a total software upgrade. I am not familiar with a "total" vehicle upgrade. I'm not an expert, but I average about 2 downloads a month. I have never seen an option ...

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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B3W
The A6 is fix. What I found was the cool temp sensor fail low (-40)for 8 to 10 secend. The sec. air comes on and set the code (p0411). It didn't set a code for the ECT. Trouble codes: P0411 (sec. air).
2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L keyless entry VIN: WAUFL54D1Y
3 of you were good enough to email me the factory programming instructions and it worked perfectly. Thanks to all.
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L drive shaft VIN: WBADD6322V
Thanks for the help! I pulled the driveshaft and found the center mount broken, the center joint stiff and some very hard grease in the rear joint. Not wanting just to 'throw' a $500 shaft in without verifying the fix I re-greased the rear joint, Lubed the cen...
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L compressor VIN: SAJAV1349G
thanks to all that responded so quickly, the fuse behind the console cover on the passenger sise was blown, had too small of a fuse installed by someone else. installed proper fuse and all is good.iatn rocks!!!
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Misfire VIN: WDBKK47FYW
good mroning: we have fixed this vehicle.. recieded lots of replies . and all were very helpfull. we changed the coils around, and that never changed anything. still the same codes. then we changed the plug wires around, and that never changed anything. so...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs VIN: 4JGAB54E2W
A most interesting and challenging problem here, so thanks for the many tips. Hopefully this will help someone else out as well. First, the location of the ABS unit is very poor; it is located directly under the washer tank. This means that each time the was...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLJ65G6I
Laszlo form California writes: Received a lot of great suggestions, thank you to all. I replace the Mas and clear the codes,reset the mixture adaptations and drive the car. Car has been gone for 2 weeks with no further drivability issues. Thanks Laszlo Trouble codes: P2043 (missfiring P0300), P2046 (missfiring of cylinder 3 P0303), P2047 (missfiring of cylinder 6 P0306), P2085 (self-adaptation of mixture formation for left bank of cylinders at limit value at partial load P0173), P2016 (self-adaptation of mixture formation for right bank of cylinders at limit value at partial load P0170A).
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L All forward gears VIN: YS3ED48E0X
Customer has opted for a replacement transmission. Thanks for all who replied!
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRV09M13
thanks for all people who helped. all of them were right. i replaced maf sensor and after 10 days car is working fine, no more check engine light on.thanks again. Trouble codes: P1142 (load calculation cross check lower limit exceeded 17550).
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Electronic VIN: YV1TS90D4X
Hi there and thanks again for the help. As it turns out the factory volvo scan tool is required to retrieve codes from the climate controll system. I must also apoligize for not mentioning not having power at the ac clutch. Sorry. This however brings me to the...
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