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1996 Audi A6 2.8L fuel gauge VIN: WAUGA84A3T
hello fellow techs hope you can help out with this one . customer came in with a fuel gauge that reads accurate only to half a tank does not register anything over a half . vehicle had fuel level sender replaced at another shop for same problem . still has pro...
1997 Audi A4 1.8L dash display screen VIN: WAUCB88D1V
The display screen in the dash does not display any of the functions such as the prdndl for the trans or the radio station numbers or the system checks or faults that it goes through when first started. It does show us the "press brake" notice but then nothing...
2000 Audi S4 2.7L no forward gears VIN: WAUDD68D5Y
I checked the measuring block 4 and have all gears indicated. I jumped the range switch connector and got the transmission to have a forward gear, but it didn't shift. I don't have much information on this transmission, and have only Alldata and MOD in the sho...
1994 BMW 525i 2.5L fuel gauge VIN: WBAHD6323R
Hello BMW Techs The fuel gauge on this vehicle, when fuel level goes to half tank the fuel gauge starts dropping to indicate empty intermittently, we moved the fuel sending unit manually through the different positions and the fuel gauge moves to the maximun, ...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L heat VIN: WBABK8326T
hello BMW techs, i have a 98 328 convertible here that i replaced the IHKA control unit on. i used a programma rebuilt unit. the original problem was that the unit would sporadically shut off. that problem is fixed but now on my second programma unit in a row ...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L CD player VIN: WBADM6330X
An "interesting" situation developed when I installed an O.E. BMW CD player in the trunk of this 99 BMW 528i. That is, the CD player is not recognized until the ign. ( key ) switch is cycled. The radio & tape player function as normal upon first start-up but i...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1742T
Hi Gang, I have yet another Jag driveability issue. A sales guy here bought this car against our advise because it "is pretty". SO back to reality. Starts, runs fine and is smooth. No codes. Intermittently when coming to a stop the CEL wil flash, the engine su...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Starter/False engagement VIN: SAJHX1241V
Hoping someone may have encountered this condition. This problem is intermittent but we have had it do it for us. When customer moves gear shifter out of park or neutral going into gear it sounds like the starter engages. Very rarely when just turning ignition...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA53C92
Vehicle came in with a complaint that it would not go over 5 MPH. Pulled the code for APP sensor. Checked power and ground to the sensor and resistance of sensor and all seemed OK. Alldata said to replace ECM before APP sensor, but we all figured it must have ... Trouble codes: P1344 (app sensor)
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L oil leaks VIN: SALTY1246Y
Hi friends of the British green,have a question for you this thing seems to have a slite oil leak lower left side.I know it's British and it's really just uuzing character,but the owner would like it fixed.I just can't place the point of origin. The valve cove...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L timing chain VIN: WDBEA30D3J
dont work on alot of older mercedes this one got towed in for a no start condition after checking out found timing chain was broken although older car but seemed to have low miles for a broken chain could not find in alldata or any manuals about valve interfer...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Asa and Bsa light VIN: WDBJH65F7W
Need help from all those mercedes techs out there This car came in with several codes the evap code p0442 was the purge valve but im having trouble with the p1584 stop lamp switch short also c1200 both codes have same deffintion. I have in the past diagnosed t...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L Accessories VIN: WDBRF81JX5
How in the world do you reset the Service Indictor on this car? We checked with AllData, obtained the procedure, but could not make it work. Wonder if it is wrong, is there another method? We have the X431 Launch tool, tried to set into the instrument clust...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L master cyl VIN: 3VWCA21C1X
About 2 months ago , I replaced the rear disc pads with OEM pads and the brakes worked fine. The pedal was firm and pedal height was the same as always. Last week the owner came to me and I replaced the front pads with OEM parts. Immediately the pedal was spon...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L long crank time VIN: 3VWSP69MX2
the car requires 3 - 20 second (or longer) cranks.When it does starts it runs on all 4 cylinders but with a cloud of grey smoke that clears quickly. I replaced the coolant temp sensor, 4 glow plugs and the fuel filter. I verified the voltage supply to the glow... Trouble codes: 16502 (Engine Coolant Temp. Sensor G62 Signal too High), 17978 (ECU blocked)

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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBJ58C3P
Thanks for all that have replied -- Possable areas suggested to look were cam sensor and timing belt slack in addition to the RPM sensor. One reply was to check things like fuel pressure and assorted 'maintenance' areas -- Things like fuel filters, air fil...
1999 Audi A4 1.8L idle VIN: WAUBB28DXX
Well despite all the attempts to relearn the throttle, none were successful. the dealer had to relearn for $175! Moral of the story, USE MEMORY SAVERS!
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Block VIN: SALTY1240X
Thank you so much for the fast replys. The customer was not happy that the quote changed so much, but we hadnt started on the car so we were able to pull out and still save face. Daryn
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA61E7N
99 percent were right---one of the fuses in the overvoltage relay was blown. What had us thrown on this was that with the car running, removing the relay had no effect and fuses 'appeared' good through red plastic cover. Also the rodent infestation and storage...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L bang noise underneath everythime a shift occurs VIN: WDBEA32E6R
Well the next morning, started up and drove, Guess what? no problems now for some unknown reason. I think the bad motor mounts shifted to a different position. Replaced motor mounts anyways, It was only sagging, but this provided about 1 inch clearance from en...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L engine VIN: WDBNG78J81
Thanks to all who replied on this Mercedes V12 oil leak. I was able to confirm that the engine was leaking from somewhere directly below intake manifold, and with your help I was able to determine with fair accuracy, that the oil cooler was faulty component. W...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DF78NXT
you guys are really good,the cure was the darn cam timing was off,i read the reply from noel [...] about having 15 links between the cam sprockets,after rechecking the cam timing i only counted 14 links ! also noel advised me on how to adjust chain without rem... Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWCD21C9Y
Well we got alot of good advise. It was suggested that i should check the throttle body for build up, scan the coolant temp sensor and recheck timing marks. cleaned the throttle body, and scanned the cts with no changes and no problem found. since this was an ...
1998 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Cooling Fan VIN: YV1LW5374W
We installed a new engine thermostat. This brought the engine back to normal operating temprature. The fan started working properly. We feel the temp was so far out of range the ECM did not know what to do. The ECM turned the fan on when it felt it was needed.
1998 Volvo S70 2.3L Engine VIN: YV1LSS676W
Thanks for the help, you guys hit the nail right on the head, it was a very clogged engine breather. First one which I had seen on the 850/V/S series. Its a bit of a chore to replace, requires removal of the intake manifold to access, about 3-4 hours the fir...
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