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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Compressor VIN: TRUUT28N01
Vehicle came in a/c not cooling cust. had tried to charge system. Peformed evac./recharge service to verify proper system charge still no clutch activation.Scanned system for codes none found.Checked data for engine found proper Ect.range and a/c request.Check...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGJ8326W
This car has an intermittent problem with blowing fuse F1 in the engine electronics fuse carrier #A8680. When this occurs the trans loses all gears except high. Trans failsafe warning comes on on dash. In tracing the wiring from fuse F1 I find it connected to ...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBABM3349Y
Customer states AC cools intermittently. In shop ac cools consistently but doesn't get cold enough. no AC codes ambient temp reads -40 sometimes & 32 sometimes(I believe when compressor kicks in). I checked under left front of car for sensor, only found partia...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM334XY
i hate to post 2 at a time but i've got 2 stumpers. so this one is for the bimmer guys. this 2000 323 has 3 codes. 2 of which i can't find any info on. "p1622, or bmw 123, map cooling thermostat control", i have no diagnostic strategy of troubleshooting info o... Trouble codes: P1622, P0340, BMW20
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Brakes VIN: SAJNV4844K
Hello Jag Techs, I have this XJS with ABS light on and pump running continuously, very hard pedal and vehicle darts left and right when braking hard. I am very familiar with these gems and their idiosyncratic behavior, though I must say have never run across ...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L oiling VIN: SAJDH1042X
After adding oil when the customer stopped in (2 quarts), and making an appt. for an oil change and to look for the cause of the loss of oil, the car returned after having only driven another 150 mi. down another quart with another 2 added since the oil we put...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L aux fan VIN: WDBGA70E2R
Dear MB-friends, customer complained a/c was not working at the fourth hot day in canada, so I assume the a/c + compressor was working for at least 3 days. Yesterday customern stopped by and we had a quick look. Aux. fans do not turn on, but a/c was cooling n...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Glow plugs VIN: WDBJF20F4V
Hi' Guys I have a problem with this car whereas the glow plug light does not illuminate when the ignition switch is turned on, the engine will not start either, it will crank over but not start. This is intermittent & only seems to happen when the car has be...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F2W
hey mercedes experts. i'm working on a 98 slk230 compressor. it has 2 codes p0803 air flap actuator malfunction, and p0410 air injection malfunction. as best i can tell the air flap actuator is the electronic throttle looking thing on the air box that mercedes... Trouble codes: P0803 (air flap actuator malfunction), P0410 (Air injection system malfunction.)
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L cruise controll VIN: WDBFA67F9W
no lights are on in the dash,i go to engage cruise and it does not operate, check fuses,not familure with this system does anyone have any info, thanks, [...]
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L unknown VIN: WDBUF65J53
Looking initially for Information so we can continue diagnostics. Dash display reads malfunction in brakes" our Baum will not communicate but Modis retrieved codes C217B, C249E, C215C, C24F7, C26BE. Codes were cleared and only code returning is the C215C, co...
1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD58B8S
Car arrived with codes for lean cond. and ect signal. Verified ect O.L., replaced ect and thermostat. Smoke check intake, all O.K. threw P0171 again after t/drive and hot restart. Car claims OBDII compliance but generic scan tools can't communicate and TechII ... Trouble codes: P0116 (ect signal), P0171 (fuel trim max. value too lean)
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L starter VIN: WVWNA63BXX
car will crank when ambient temperatures are low - car will fail to crank on a hot day - replaced ignition switch - problem persists - replaced relay for alarm starter interlock and shift interlock - problem persists - all windows work - dome light does not ra...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWSF29MXY
This car starts and runs for a second and dies. It will do that very time you cycle the key. We towed it to see if the pump would prime and it did the same thing every time you cycle the key. I checked the fuel cut off valve and it clicks when you apply power ...

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1989 Audi 200 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUGC0440K
Apology for not posting sooner but I wanted to make sure every thing was okay.Now for the repair,I went and purchased anew fuel pressure gauge kit so that I can test the system properly first I found that my warm up regulator when cold was giving me to much fu...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWT28N21
Thanks to all that answered. The temp sensor and air mass meter fixed the driveability problems immediately. We are pretty sure the problem with the fuel gauge is the gauge itself. When engine is off the gauge still marks an 1/8th of a tank.We received info fr... Trouble codes: P0118 (engine coolant temp circuit high), P1128 (Long Term fuel trim mult. Bank 1system lean).
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L vanos VIN: WBADD6324V
Thank you for all your responses. The boss wants to push this one to the back burner for now. When repair is effected will post an update.
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBABM5342Y
I did it! Dana [...] faxed me some info including the web address this was very helpful. the only tool you must have is the cam holders. it took 2 guys for supplying pressure to the vanos while rotating engine, but luckily i don't work alone. ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61CXW
Yes, the fuel pump relay solved the problem, the only code to come back was the cam position sensor(customer has had used engine installed) mabey the sensor or timing belt is out slightly? Thanks for the great replies. Jerry Trouble codes: 16486 (maf low input), 16725 (cam position sensor), 17633 ([...] injector short to ground), 17829 (air solenoid short to ground), 17833 (evap can purge valve short to ground), 17859 (sec air inj.).
1994 Volvo 960 2.9L ac comp. VIN: YV1KS9513R
It turned out to be the ac relay that is part of the blower motor resestor pack behind glove box.The pressure switch on ac comp. was bad allso. Thanks for all the help you guys are good!
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L seatbelts VIN: YV1CZ59235
Thank you to everyone. There is no procedure from Volvo as of yet. i had to remove the entire inside of the truck starting in the rear and working forward to expose the wire harness. It took us 14 hours to complete. volvo does not sell a pigtail kit for th...
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