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1996 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEA88D2T
Hello, Hope somebody can help with this coolant temp. sensor curcuit, sets a MIL lite on intermittantly. I've watched the ECT with scan tool from cold start up to warm up and smooth range performance with no glitches. I replaced sensor and tighten pin fit, s... Trouble codes: P116
2005 Audi A4 3.0L abs VIN: WAUAF68EZ5
It has an ABS light and a ESP light on. We have the use of an VAG scanner and are getting codes 01321 Control module for AirBag and 18055 Check coding of ECU on Powertrain P1647. Have purchased the Official factory manual, by Bentley Publishers. Can not find a...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L oil system VIN: WBAFB33541
This truck came in 2 weeks ago and it blew alot of oil of it.Pushed truck at 5.00 o'clock the next day everything was ok.clean everything off,drove it around for a day and everything was ok.The other day He call and it doing it again.Went to tow the truck in a...
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L engine block VIN: SAJDA24CXY
New car to us that has a blown head gasket at #7 cylinder. Upon disassembly tech found 2(two) head bolts loose and didn't give a second thought.Upon reassembling those two bolts DID NOT tighten.Threads pulled. Question... has this happened to anyone else and c...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Medusa hose VIN: SAJJA42C84
This car came in with the complaint that it needed coolant added every day or two in the amount of 1 quart + or -. He also reported finding small amounts of coolant on the floor of his parking. Raised the car up with pressure on the cooling system and saw slow...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SALJY1248V
hi rover techs out there. this disco came in with a hesitation under load/ no power complaint. the car starts up and idles fine but the minute you give it gas starts sputtering, missing , cutting out, and it won't rev above 1500 rpm. and it goes back to idle n...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA51E8S
Replaced the faulty engine wiring loom & now it looks like we need the electronic accelerator control actuator. I can see I am going down a dirt road now. My question is do we have to buy from the dealer or is there someone out there that may have one or know ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA24G2Y
Hey guys, got this Kompressor in with one code for air injection system. supercharger is also used as the air pump, tested activation of supercharger, divertor valve and boost control flap.Hot engine, Activated components manually and mv drop to 40mv on front ...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L headlights VIN: 3VWWA81H8T
daytime running lights working properly. when lights are turned on high and low beams do not work,have power from headlight switch, no power from turn switch(customer replaced headlight switch and turn switch) have checked power supplies and tried new dealer s...
1996 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWAK01H5T
This car starts very hard but only when it's at least -15C (5 deg. F). I've replaced the ignition coil and ECM temp. sender with no change. If the block heater is plugged in it starts much better but still not great. I'm thinking that it may have an ignition s...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L abs light VIN: 3VWTD81HXW
Hi all, Happy New Year! I have searched the system and have seen all the abs module problems, but figured this is a worth a post (we are not great VW guys). We replaced the heater core in this 98' Jetta, about a week later the ABS light flickered, customer sta...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Ignition/Fuel Injectors VIN: 3VWDD21C8X
Next day customer call and car would turn over but not start for him after work. We towed car in and the story begins. The car had no flash to the injectors. Ohmed crank position sensor and it was out of range. Replaced sensor and gained flash at injectors but...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPA81H7X
This car was serviced at the VW dealer twice for the same code p1582,after 1 week the check engine will be on,I need help with this one,fuel ijection service and a tune up was done at the dealer,thanks Thomas. Trouble codes: P1582
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L cooling system VIN: 3VWSA29M4Y
Vehicle was brought in with minor front end collision damage. Replaced bumper cover and core support. Condenser and radiator had no visible external damage. AC system operates normal, good cooling. Customer states since repair vehicle overheats. Tested and fou...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Radio VIN: B6YE128210
Hi, this car came in with very poor radio reception on AM and FM. We replaced the antenna mast and base assembly. This fixed the FM, but the AM is still weak and has much static. I thought there may be interference from the engine or other accessory however I ...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L alternator VIN: YV1LZ5643W
snap on vat tester showed low alt output volts from alternator, replaced alternator with after market and test showed same, checked all connections and tested battery, its ok
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D1X
O2 heater codes sets imediately. No info in All Data for the P1113 code. My concern is how do I find out if the TSB on the harness for the O2 is applicable for this vehicle. I also would like to some info on the P1113 code. The vehicle runs good no customer co... Trouble codes: P0030 (B1S1 Heater Ckt), P1113 (Air Metering)

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2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L MIL Lamp on, extended crank VIN: SAJJA42B4Y
Being the problem vehicle that it was.cust did not want to spend the money to have it looked at by me as I said before this was at local jag dealer & they were not willing to authorize any more repairs either. Thanks for giving advice! Trouble codes: P0341, P1341.
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Transmission Valvebody VIN: WDBGA51E8R
A few people recommended getting an ATSG repair manual but I already have one and a detailed valve body break down is not in their manual. Others suggested buying a new valve body. Cost prohibits that. One member even gave me his phone number telling me to cal...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L srs light VIN: 4JGAB54E7Y
Thanks to all 3 replies, I had to send vehicle to dealer to be reprogrammed.
1993 Saab 900 S 2.1L Alternator VIN: YS3AK35E9P
Well, That was a battle to say the least. I really appreciate everyones interest on this Saab as It never hurts to get some good input to apply to future repairs that we may see come through the door. Anyways, the bulb circuit was the problem. Wiring to th...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M3X
Hey guys thanks for all the help. I am sad to say that $15000 worth of scan tools would not communicate with this car. Even after we disconnected the radio and even prayed to the VW gods, this car would not talk to us. We borrowed a 100 damn dollar scan tool (...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L engine VIN: WVWPD23B4Y
Well even though VW gives different part numbers for engines with automatic and manual transaxles the only difference is a bushing that goes in the rear of the crankshaft. This bushing can easily be swapped. As long as the engine codes are the same these motor...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Surge, POOR PERFORMANCE VIN: YV1LZ56D9X
We did an induction service and gave the car back to customer.customer called back a few days later and said the car ran like new again.He also said he found out where his coolant was going,he turned on the defrost and the windows fogged up.Turns out the heate...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L climate control VIN: YV1TS97D4X
Thanks Andre and Joe for the info. Andre suggested draining all the module info by disconnecting the battery and hold the two leads together for a few seconds in order to do a reboot. Thought this would do it but to no avail. Joe mentioned that reprogamming wi...
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