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1999 Audi A6 2.8L odometer VIN: WAUDA24B7X
Audi techs please help with this one. I have an A6 that I replaced the instrament cluster. I coded the module in program code 07 and all is ok there but I dont know how to set the milage to what the old cluster had? Also the WSC# dealer code, Does it get progr...
1990 BMW 535i 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHD2312L
This one has got me puzzled. Three months ago a customer called while driving down the highway the complaint was low power, and Check engine light on. When it arrived the Baumtool cs 2000 was connected and revealed an O2 signal code. A new O2 sensor was instal... Trouble codes: 1221 (O2 sense signal)
1993 BMW 325i 2.5L brake booster VIN: WBACB4310P
This car came in with the front brakes sticking on both sides. I started at the caliper and proceeded to the master cylinder with no release of the brakes. I then loosened the master cylinder at the brake booster and the brakes released. I checked the rod and ...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABJ6323S
Car waw towed in. Customer stated it was running fine and then wouldn't start after sitting a while. Testing revealed the EFI main relay was not being grounded by the DMI control unit. Also no communication with scanner. Got a price on a new computer and lea... Trouble codes: 66 (Anti Theft Signal)
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L Upshift VIN: WDBGA43EXP
All Upshifts Are Fine Except While Attempting To Pass If You Depress The Accelerator To The Floor, THe Vehicle Downshifts & Holds The Lower Gear To THe Point That The Engine Hits The Rev. limiter & Will Not Upshift Until You Back-Off The Throttle. THanks In A...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65F6W
This car came in with check engine light on pulled codes P0170 P0173 Checked as specified by Alldata for intake lewaks Diaphram fuel pressure regulators , I can't imagine engine wear with 40,000 miles only also I can't imagine bad injectors at this milage . Cl... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim malfunction Right bank), P0173 (Fuel trim malfinction Left bank)
1984 Other European 308 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: ZFFUA13A8E
I am back. Well it turns out this KE Jetronic fuel injection system has me stumped. I cannot seem to find why there is no power to the DME/Jetronic computer, which is why of course the Frequency valve is not operational. This computer only has 9 connections. #...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L drive cycles not set VIN: YS3DD38B2V
Vehicle has been driven a total of aprox. 700 miles and this 1997 saab will not complete drive cycles or set monitors. We followed all drive cycle procedures and had vehicle back to saab dealership. There is no check engine or on board computer faults. Vehicle...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED48E2Y
Vehicle first came in for intermittent die and no start only when temp above 80-85 degrees. Customer has experienced this problem for the last 2-3 years but is getting worse. Customer states will die after 5-10 miles of driving and not restart for 15-20 minute... Trouble codes: P1640 (No power PIN 1 ECM)
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTD81H4W
This 98 Jetta has a unique problem that we didn't see until recently, we actually have another car here which is the same year and engine doing the same thing. Only it's a GTI. Two faults set for bank 1 sensor 1 slow response and P0422; cat efficiency below th...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L no change on hills (sticks in gear) VIN: 3BZWE21309
Dear friends, Could you please help me with this problem. VW Passat 1999 1.8 ADR engine Gearbox DMU (01N) 4 speed Gearbox ECU 01N 927 733 CP This car has a problem with staying (hanging) in gear when going up hills. Nothing will make it change until you rev...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L speedo tack VIN: 3VWBB81E4X
Used car on our lot for a while the tack and speedo stopped working. The tack quivers while key on , speedo dose nothing. The odometer (digital) works probperly as do all the outher warning light and gauges. Checked all fuses. Any help would be great. Thanks.
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L low power VIN: 3VWCP21C91
This car came in for 50k Service which we replaced the timing belt and performed fuel service. After the car was returned to customer the previous owner drove the car and had noticed the car did not run the same when she owned it. At this time the owner brough...
1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Hesitation VIN: YV1FA8952L
This car spent 34 days at some Volvo shop before the owner decided to try me. My lucky day! I'm tearing my hair out over this POS! This car will idle perfectly, and once past the hesitation, will rev until it hits the rev limiter. However, from idle to appro...
1995 Volvo 850 2.3L No Start VIN: YB1LS55145
all systems on this vehicle check good have not been able to duplicate the problem the customer is having: car will run fine for days at a time but intermitantly will crank but not start. vehicle was towed in and driven off tow truck has not failed for 1 week ...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L srs VIN: YV1TS90D2X
Volvo Techs, We have a 99 S80 with DTC code SRS-0034 front left side air bag stage 1 resistance too high intermittent fault and SRS-0105 SRS control unit internal intermittent fault. The codes were pulled using Vadis. We found a break in the wiring to the SIP...

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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on, Engine noise VIN: WBADM6347Y
Hello group, I want to say thank you to all that replied. It's very much appreciated. In a nutshell, the fault was the dual VANOS unit. Does anyone happen to know what VANOS stands for??? Just curious. Here are some details which might prove helpfull to othe... Trouble codes: P1519 (BMW FC 103 Intake cam position actuator), P1520 (BMW FC 104 Exhaust cam position actuator).
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L control VIN: WDBCA24DXK
Customer has been driving vehicle for over a month and problem has not recurred. This problem has been very intermittent and I have not bent able to check for codes sense this problem only happens occasionally. Next time vehicle is in for service I will check ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L rear shocks VIN: WDBGA51G3X
wow you were all right ! i change the accumalotors and issue solved. thanks for the fast help.
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L warning light on VIN: WDBJF65G5Y
Problem fixed- the new angle sensor was deffective out of stock / new from the dealer. that sensor even after it was installed could not be initialized. the same two codes were unable to be cleared. we started swaping out parts from a known good car ( control ...
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WV2ZB0254E
on this volkswagon there was quite a few bad computer grounds. all grounds were badly corroded. there was some bad wiring connections such as the cts wire and a few other sensors. also some vacuum leaks and rerouting of some vacuum lines seemed to help fix thi...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Electronic VIN: 6VWPH63B52
The responses I recieved said I was on the right track, and my tests all pointed to the AC cut off control module. So I replaced it and the system works fine. Sometimes its nice to get reaffirmation by others before replacing a part. Thanks!
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