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1999 Audi A4 1.8L thottle control VIN: WAUCB28D3X
Hello fellow techs, This vehicle came in to our shop for replace leaky steering Rack & pinion. But it hard to start and no acceleration after install a new steering gear box??? The check engine light also on, find fault code 17953( thottle valve regulation mal...
2000 Audi A4 1.8L no comm. w/ NYVIP VIN: WAUDC68D3Y
Vehicle communicates with factory and generic mode scan tools. Fails OBDII inspection for no communication. Factory radio, no codes, MIL functions properly, all monitors but CAT ready. No tsb's. NYS says problem with vehicle, although all other scan tools get ...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Auxi. condensor fan VIN: WBADD6322W
THIS veicle Was involved in an accedant,and the condensore fans never worked after customer picked it up from bodyshop. after i replaced the fan resisters the fan did work just for few minutes... i don't have the wiring daigrams and don't know where the normal...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs / dsc VIN: WBADM6345Y
ABS DSC BRAKE warning lights on. read codes with Baum CS 2000 scanner. hard code present. # 81 no description. Could someone decifer that code for me? Thanks
1995 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L Fuel Injection VIN: SALPU1247S
Sensor.Car idle very nice, but when the throtle open start backfiring at the air mass and hesitates. Fuel pressure is constant at 32PSI. TPS read 12% at idle. The car was at a transmission repair shop before, I can't see any relation caused by that. Start and ...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDB2010141
Have a problem intermittently with the fueling of the vehicle. Vehicle runs great. While idling or driving, the fueling goes rich big time. Temperature sender looks good, fuel pressure is good and mixture control solenoid is working correctly. We did have some...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Starting VIN: WDBEB28EXP
the key and tumbler was stuck in the lock position, but i have gotten the lock cylinder to turn but i need to remove it but i cant get the P.O.S. to release...alldata tells you to stick a wire in the grooves in the lock cylinder in position 1 but i cant get it...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S320 3.2L Suspension VIN: WDB2201651
This 220 came in with complaint of display message"Entrance position do not drive".We closed all doors and saw interior light off.Started the engine and found the same message.Tested all system with SDS.Only OCP have a code of SR is not normal.Control the air ...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Warning light VIN: WP0CA2987W
Customer brings car in for coolant service per Porsche. Nothing noted for weeks afterwards... Now customer notes that the light is occasionally blinking on the temp gauge. Not every drive cycle, but some. No check engine light. No ill effects. According to th...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L smokes VIN: YS3DF58N8T
Greetings all,hope your new year is going well so far. I have the daughter of a very good customer home from college towed in, smoking badly and obvious noise from turbo at idle. Disassembly shows turbo shot,impeller broken off on exhaust side and shaft very l... Trouble codes: P0300
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L brake lights VIN: YS3DF58N4V
Hey guys, This 900s has no brake lights. The check brake light message on the consol does not go out and none of the rear brake light circuits illuminate. The system uses a brake switch, integrated control module and nec wiring. The Brake light swith is a no...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L Multi-Function Switch VIN: 3VWVA81H1W
Check engine light on with one DTC for 00652 gear monitoring open circuit/short circuit to b+ sporadic and one DTC in trans controller for 00293 multi-function switch-F125 undefined switch condition. What I found was the trans is in limp in mood and with the V...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Key remotes VIN: 3VWRB81H1W
Hello everyone, need some assistance on this car. Originally the car came in because the battery would be dead after sitting overnight. Tested the system and detected a draw on the battery, traced the draw to the alarm control module. We replaced the control m...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M22
First time car came in with the check engine lite code was P0171 bank 1 system too lean it turn out to be a vacuum leak coming off the cylinder block breather vacuum hose located underneath the intake. A week later cars back with the same code P0171. I double ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 fuel measuring system system too lean)
1989 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AX8854K
Vehicle will not accelerate at times. Sometimes cold and sometimes warm. Monitoring fuel pressure while driving I noticed that the pressure would drop to 30 psi when it began hesitating. Will idle prefect all day. I pulled the prepump and found a bad solder jo... Trouble codes: 221 (fuel trim-system too lean), 231 (lt ft-too lean or too rich), 232 (lt ft-too lean or too rich)
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YV1FA884XL
Here is a question for all you European techs... This Volvo described above is my own personal vehicle and is really starting to drive me nuts!!! The main problem with the vehicle that it has NO idle speed control. The car has no fast idle, in gear kickup, etc...
2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Lighting VIN: YV1TS92D42
the message center displays (bulb failure, position light). there was a left front marker light out which i replaced. i did not see any other lights that are out. i have tried to clear the message but it won't clear. i followed the instructions in the owners m...

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1996 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEA88D2T
Thanks to everyone who took time to reply, IATN is great. The thermostat was the problem, I noticed it took a little longer to warm up before I opened a help request, and was wondering about the thermostat, but not being familiar with Audi's, I figured some in... Trouble codes: P0116.
2005 Audi A4 3.0L abs VIN: WAUAF68EZ5
Thank-you:Dewey you hit the problem right on the money. We put the old module back in got the code with the VAG and reprogramed the new module. The lights went and everyone is happy. I also want to thank the others who replied, it all came down to sending back...
1987 BMW 325is 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WBAAA2308H
I tried everything I could that was suggested to no avail. I took out the inst. cluster, monitored the a/c ripple,tried lots of harness wiggle testing, rapping on the MCU etc. compression check, new w8lcr plugs,ign switch voltage drop monitor,cut open the batt... Trouble codes: 10 (o2 control).
1989 BMW 750iL 5.0L check engine light VIN: WBAGC8317K
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L oil system VIN: WBAFB33541
Thanks for all the help.It was a lot of slung in the force booster at back of intake manifold,cleaned all lines and replace force booster and it going ok so far.Thanks Again John
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L bas light VIN: WDBJF65H5X
Thank you everybody the help was great, the result was the free pedal travel was causing to have both circuit on at the same time. Adjusting brake pedal stop to the minimun solve the problem
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L radio VIN: WDBJF65H6X
Finally got the radio codes for these 2 vehicles locally; for those of you in the same 'need code' boat, you'll have to pull the radio & get ALL the numbers stamped or labeled on the radio chassis; looks like the numbers listed above are NOT the numbers needed...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Oil seprator VIN: WP0AA299XX
Thank you all for the replies. This car is a tiptronic and we ended up pulling the left side intake manifold. It took about 7.5 hours I think we can do it faster next time. We are going to pull the engine the next time just to compare the jobs. We did just lik...
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L immobilizer VIN: YS3DD558H8
thanks to all who took the time to respond,especially dave [...],who gave us step by step instructions for replacing the twice unit.we did have to replace the twice unit/programm all keys to it,car starts and everyone is now happy.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L power window VIN: 3VWDD21C2X
Thanks for the replies,the customer never came back so it fixed itself or she is living with the problem,Thanks again,Bill
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