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1997 Audi A6 2.8L no 4th gear VIN: WAUJC84AXV
shifts through all 3 gears ok clean fluid no debris in pan car well kept. tested selonoids all seem ok.trans is a 4hp18.
1997 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA88DXV
This vehicle has set the same code repeatedly (B2 S2 low voltage) It has a custom exhaust with a "y" pipe and only 1 cat converter. The 2 rear O2 sensors are both in the same pipe across from each other. We have changed the sensor (drivers side rear) twice. Pi... Trouble codes: 17517 (O2 sensor B2S2 low voltage)
1999 Audi A8 4.2L cruise control
My question is directed to anyone who has detailed knowledge of the VAG 1552 proprietary VW/Audi scan tool. For some reason, when I am trying to access "Measuring Value Blocks" under function 08 of Address Word 01 (engine management), if I try to access any da...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L no speedo, gas gauge VIN: WBADM5348X
customer complaint is that the speedo and gas gauge go dead and the traction control light comes on. checked alldata, mitchell and indentifix and no one lists any codes, or flow charts or any tests for this vehicle does anyone have any info on this problem? I'... Trouble codes: 30 (wheel speed sensor RL circuit), 31 (wheel speed sensor RR circuit), 08 (tank level sensor 1), 09 (2), 06 (can data error from DME/DDE), 18 (Gong level)
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1246X
Hello all you Land Rover techs.I have a question.Ihave got a 1999 Discovery II with the mil on.I have tried to pull codes with two scanners.Both in generic obd II.The vehicle will not communicate with either scanner.I have checked my power and grounds at dlc.I...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBEA32E4R
HI ALL, This car came in with bad idle complaint. Test drive car felt like Vacuum leak. Smoked Intake - no leaks seen. No Check Engine light on KOEO/KOER - light was working a couple of weeks ago (customer was in for service). This car had head gasket changed ... Trouble codes: 2 (o2 sensor), 5 (egr system), 10 (air flow meter), 16 (closed throttle position function), 26 (up shift delay switch over valve)
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: 4JGAB54EWA
needle sits just tuching empty and it has a full tank. we replaced fuel sender tested wiring, not open. we can not clear this code (p0460: fuel level sensor circuit low input). i don't know if my scan tool (otc with euro update) will not communicate properly w...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Shifting VIN: WVWNA63B8W
Vehicle brought in with shifting problems. Will not upshift or downshift properly. Indicator on dash is all one solid bar, does not show which gear you are in correctly. Shift indicator on shifter does not light up with which gear you are in either. I do beli...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSE69M42
This car has a rough run on all cold starts. It evens out after 30-60 seconds - it has an occasional code for random misfire in all 4 cylinders. We often experience very short rough run on 1.8t's but this one is very pronounced and consistant. Your thoughts an...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Lack of power VIN: YV1FA8846L
Volvo's are a car that we very rarely see in the shop.So we are not familiar with them and the characteristics.When driving this car once it reaches 3000 rpm it feels like a rev limiter has kicked in and the rpms won't go any higher.It does this in neutral as ...
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5506T
firstly I want to say this is a 2.5 20v non turbo engine, this was not an option during selection menus. Anyways hope someone can help here I am a little desperate as usual! This one cam from an auto trans shop that had the auto out twice, once for auto trans ...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L Goes into limp-home mode VIN: YV1LS5547V
The customer brought the car in complaing that the orange arrow light on dash was flashing and the car was operating only in 3rd gear. My Volvo scanner pulls a trans code of 222, which relates to the S2 shift solenoid circuit not operating properly. When I use...
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS55A9X
vehicle starts and dies has the above codes stored, dont do very much with these, replaced the antenna ring no difference, cant find any info on this system hope someone has run across this before. Trouble codes: 1MM22, 1MM21
1999 Volvo C70 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVILZ5641W
car came in with check engine light on and customer wanted smog check ,check monitors ,only 3 of them redy as u know.customer stated that few different shops werenot able to locate the problem including dealership.check engine light comes in and no luck to fin... Trouble codes: P0455 (evap ctr system gross leak detected)

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2002 BMW 330i 3.0L heated seats VIN: WBAEV53462
I found a local place that will install the heated seats for $600. They say there is more element surface area, and they work great. Thanks for all your help
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L headlights VIN: 4USBT33493
Thanks for all your help. It wound yp being a broken sensor on the ft left control arm. We replaced it and works great.
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L battery VIN: WDBHA22EXS
recorded draw of 250 ma after 1 hour time out.service manager would not obtain wiring diag. so sublet job to a mercedes shop.thanks to all that replyed so quickly with info
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54EXX
Replaced mass air flow sensor. Perform engine diagnostics. No codes present. Idle quality improved 100 percent at t cold and hot engine temputures. Also improved engine acceleration at all points. Thanls a lot for information Trouble codes: P0170, P0173.
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Stall VIN: WDBHA24G4Y
Thanks to all who replied. Several suggested a kinked hose or bar inside the tank interferring with the sensor travel. The customer has not returned, so I'm closing this post and will update when car returns.
1987 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L ignition
I thank you all for the overwhelming input on this one. Some of you suggested standard tests and some of you went beyond the manual. Testing the coil primary and secondary, changing the distributor testing the hall effects, One of what I thought would be key w...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L water pump VIN: 3VWSE29MOX
Thanks for all the replies I got.The guys that said to just remove the front mount and jack engine were right. It was a tight one removing it and putting it back was a little tougher. It wouldn't go back in so I had to cut a little metal off the frame mounted ...
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