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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Sunroof,Power windows VIN: WAUED28D6X
This car had been previously at the dealer for short associated with the central locking system which also affected the sunroof operation and use of the 4 power windows.The dealer fixed this problem by installing a self reseting fuse into slot 38.The car worke...
1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B3X
This car came in with a #5 and #1 cylinder missfire code. Replaced the spark plugs and #5 cleared up. #1 still missing. Ran injector drop test, checked fuel pressure and volume. Checked injector fire with a noid lamp. Checked spark with a spark tested and chec... Trouble codes: 300 (missfire 1 cylinder)
2005 BMW 330Ci 3.0L dsc light on VIN: WBABW53435
Hi, We have a bmw from a local body shop that was hit hard in the left front. Slowly we are getting all the warning lights turned off. We are having problems with the dsc and brake lights(in the inst cluster). The system is abs/dsc mk60. The contoller was repl...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY1248W
Itīs idling around 2000 rpm. If I try to adjust the IAC valve it comes to normal, but if I shut off and restart goes back to 2000 rpm. Alldata do not provide idle setup, I think that I need Autologic or factory tool but if someone knows how to do it withou it ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Transmission Valvebody VIN: WDBGA51E8R
Hello, I'm trying to find detailed pictures of the valvebody, IE: check balls, screens, retainers, valve line-ups & all of the small internal plastic hardware. I have the pictures from Alldata but their not totally complete. The valvebody needs to be totally d...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L 2L drs&trunk VIN: WDBGA51E4T
The 2 left doors close easy but will not pull tight. The 2 rt doors work great each time. The trunk will not pull tight either. We have Mitchell and it doesn't go into detail on test. I am not very familiar with this system. If some one could at least point me...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E4W
This vehicle came in with MIL light on as well as brake lining, ABS, traction control, and brake failure lights on. The vehicle drives like one or more wheel brakes are partially applied. I checked all VSS sensors for continuity, AC voltage output, and freque... Trouble codes: P0500 (VSS sensor A LF/B LR), P0605 (CAN ACEL. for RD RECOG ABS VSS SNSR), 038 (can comm disturbed traction control), 134 (can comm disturbed traction control)
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G0W
hello against my better judgment we are working on a mercedes c230. none the less in the interest of serving customers we must press forward. customer brought in car with the check engine light on...pulled codes po460 fuel sensor circuit low input. this system... Trouble codes: P0460 (fuel sensor circuit low input)
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L key-coded starting VIN: 4JGAB72EOX
This is said to be a common problem on these vehicles, but its the first one that I've seen in my shop. Using Assenmacher pc retriever: Active Fault: 01 - B1858-002: Radio signal: fixed code in order but variable code invalid (Transmitter key not synchronized...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L MIL light bulb VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
Failed New Jersey inspection due to check engine light will not pass bulb check. Removed cluster, bulb does not appear to be replaceable. Called dealer, claims can't replace bulb and will need new cluster. Seems excessive for a bulb. Is there a bulb buried dee...

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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L fuel tank VIN: WBAGF6325S
Hello I received many replies on this on and most said it's a faulty vent valve by the intake manifold. AllData doesn't go into detail as to when the valve is energized (closed) but the valve does get a signal and ground so I replaced the valve as well as th...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire VIN: WBADD6324W
We sent it to the dealer and they are replacing the DEM. Thanks for the info. I understand why the say BMW bring $$$ withyou
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L driveshaft/diff VIN: WBAGH8348Y
Thank you to William,Seth,Steve and Ken for your replies. The output flanges on these differentials are held in by 'C' clips,like the ones on front wheel drive inner c/v joints. They like to pop out, causing the the no drive symptoms. The clips are available f...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA53522
The problem ended up being a defective DMTL pump. Thanks to those replied and offered help. Trouble codes: 140 (Output Stage FaultDMTL Pump).
1991 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L buzzer VIN: SAJKY17OMC
Problem turned out to be a faulty body computer. I went ahead and removed fuse by fuse and when i got to the cpu fuse, Buzzer turned off and all went good. Put fuse back in and car was okat. Then next morning same problem, we went ahead and replaced cpu and in...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1246X
I want to thank everyone who responded.We came to find out that five of the six modules are bad on this vehicle.
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJ55F3VJ
This is the weirdest thing I have ever seen. The shift switch in the shifter assembly is causing this problem. It will allow the car to start in Park, but the info to the comuputer is not correct in any gear but Park, it shows a 0 or F for fault in all other p...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L alignment VIN: WVWRH63B13
Several excellent members pointed out the area and number of fuse I may be looking for and another suggested I remove the rear panel to see if it may have come unhooked.I will report back on what I find if we see the vehicle again. Many thanks to all who repli...
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