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1998 Audi A4 1.8L tach, oil light, abs and brake light indicators VIN: WAUFP28D3W
the car came in with the tach not working, abs light on solid, brake light flashing and oil lamp flashing. we checked all power to inst. panel. all ok. the first time in a few days ago, all was ok. we road tested 10 miles before the above condition occurred. w...
1999 Audi A4 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WAUZZZ8DZX
on start up from cold for a short time it mis fires with a loud poping sound i think it is in the exhaust before the cat , when it gets some heat in the motor it is fine,runs well,it did have pinking under lode problem but the o2 sensor has got shot of that. c... Trouble codes: 17524 (bnk 1-sens 1 pre-heater cercuit), 17924 (air divert ctrt valve ckt-n156/intermittent), 17536 (adaptionmulmixture bank 1)
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUYP54B91
All codes return with a test drive. The O2 sensor code concerns me because we just replaced the sensor. The secondary air injection codes will most likely be the simplest but any help would be greatly appreciated. The TCC clutch circuit code feels like we coul... Trouble codes: 17831 (Secondary air injection system bank 1 insufficient flow), 17819 (Secondary air injection system bank 2 insufficient flow), 17521 (Oxygen Sensor B1S1 Internal resistance too high), 17125 (TCC circuit performance or stuck off)
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Disgnostic Reading VIN: WBADE6327V
Customer complained that when the key is in the ignition and the driver's door is opened, the chimes no longer work. Also the check engine light is on. I am unable to read any codes from the scanner as the tool displays that the "Ignition is turned off", when ...
1995 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKX1748S
Thanks for taking your time to read this post. This XJ6 came in yesterday with no drivability complaint, just a MIL light on and the need for an Ohio E check. Hooked up scan tool and Pulled codes and found po420,430 and po138. Check O2 sensor operation(w/ scan... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430, P0138
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L tc & hdc VIN: SALNY22262
We replaced the front pads and rotors along with the driver's side front wheel bearing. After completing the job, the "TC, ABS, HDC (Hill Descent Control Malfunction)" lights illuminated. Using a SNAP-ON SOLUS, in the GLOBAL OBD II mode, found no OBD II DTC co...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Raw fuel smell VIN: 4JGAB54E81
Good morning! This client came in with a complaint of smelling raw fuel which we could not readily duplicate. After filling tank & driving we were able to smell unburned fuel through exhaust. We also checked floor pan, fuel pump seal, and hoses to make sure pr... Trouble codes: P0174 (Fuel trim history code)
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L speakers VIN: WBDRF61J41
This benz was bought as a salvage car and it now has some electrical concerns, surprise surprise. The problem we have is when the battery is connected and the key is turned to the on position there is a loud rhythmic popping coming every .5 seconds through all...
2001 Other European Vantage 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SCFAB22361
Performed fuel injector cleaning service and cleaned throttle bodies, reset check engine light. Vehicle returned same codes replaced spark plugs, required removal of intake manifolds, intake manifold gaskets not available in UK or USA. Installed new fuel injec... Trouble codes: P300, P171
1991 Saab 9000 CD Turbo 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YS3CL48M3M
My customer just bought this car. The previous owner just put a used engine in. The car idles rough cold and seems to smooth out warm,and hesitates bad cold and somewhat warm. O2 sensor reads flat line lean after closed loop. I pinched the return line and afte...
1993 Saab 900 S 2.1L evaporator VIN: YS3AK75E4N
Complaint: A/C Inop Confirmed customers complaint. Found system to be slightly low on charge. (r-12) Leak testing revealed a leaky suction hose between evap and comp. Also during testing, found low side pressure running at a vacuume at times during off idle te...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YF3ED58E20
Help, I have checked this car out thoroughly to find out it needs a crank positioning sensor. However as of today the backorder count is over 700. The part has been backordered since mid June, part # 30-561-772. Is there anyone out there that know's where to f...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCF21COY
Vehicle came in as a hard start, vehicle started then died, tried a second time, it started then died, tried a third time, the vehicle started and stayed running, however the SRS and the CEL are now on. Checked for codes, see codes below. Cleared all codes, w... Trouble codes: 17664 (engine coolant temp sensor), 17978 (ECU blocked), 18058 (CAN BUS power train), 01317 (ECU In IP - J285 no comm), 17978 (ECU blocked)
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L Drain VIN: 3VW5T77KX5
I know this is a pretty lame post, but what can I say? Guess I'm not the sharpest tack in the box!! Customer has been informed by the dealer that the water separator MUST be drained at EVERY oil change... however, it doesn't appear as though it can be drained,...

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1988 BMW 635CSi 3.5L Pressures VIN: WBAEC7414J
Thanks to all that took the time and responded, this IATN is great, what would we do without the internet and this program? The car is fixed and most everyone hit it right on the head the screen was clogged on the intake side of the compressor. I removed the s...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Suspension VIN: WBADT334X1
The ball joint in the right front lower control arm was a little bit loose. It is amazing how such a small amount of play caused such a racket. We had noticed the play when we first tried to diagnosed the car, but discounted it as being too little play to caus...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L asr light on intermittently VIN: WDBGA43E3P
Hi all, sorry for the long delay in response. Thank you to all who replied on this one. Sadly, I do not have a fix for this vehicle, but can add a little more info. A local shop offered to scan the vehicle for us and did find codes for a high and/or low voltag...
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Evaporator VIN: WPOAA299VS
Hello all, I finally did get this one fixed. I would like to thank everyone that responded. I would especially like to thank Skip from Baum tools who was extremely helpfull. In any case the bottom half of the evap was freezing. The temp sensor is at the top of...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L Unknown VIN: VERT347HCH
Sorry the long delay on this one guys. I had a poor response on this saab. The fix was the trans was bad, put in a used unit- now all is well...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED48E2Y
Well, the mystery continues. I appreciate everyone's input. We were able to eliminate the computer from the list of suspect parts. One recommendation was to replace the DI cassette. Got vehicle in failed condition and replaced with known good unit, no differen... Trouble codes: P1640 (No power PIN 1 ECM).
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C3W
This vehicle is fixed. I would like to thank everyone for their help and special thanks to Daniel [...]. I did not have european software for my modis but another shop let me borrow his cartridge for my snap on 2500. I cleared codes and went in to basic sett... Trouble codes: 1543 (Throttle actuator potentionmeter sig low).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L compressor clutch VIN: 3VWSS29MX1
Been really busy around here,thats why boss sent this internal vehicle out to VW dealership.As noted by several of you,a signal from Throttle could be the cause for A/C not engaging until throttle applied,which I was very anxious to test,but couldn't finish up...
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