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2001 Audi A6 2.7L inst cluster
found tsb on epc light coming on and setting codes for mil and drive by wire throtbody it says to log in and put in 1027 for value but that did not work!car runs great! dealer has had car for a month!they reset and it sets same codes every time just like tsb s...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L airbag light VIN: WBABH732XV
Good morning BMW techs.The airbag light is on in this car.I have retrieved the codes and I have a code 5,Drivers belt tensioner firing circuit faulty.Alldata has no info on this system I am pretty sure it needs a seat belt latch but I am checking just to make ...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA42C4Y
Car was towed in, new customer. Starts up fine & runs good until starting to drive off. CEL comes on & TRAC not available & ASC not available & failsafe engine mode messages show on display. It sounds as if the engine is running on 4 cyls. scanned & got cod... Trouble codes: 0121 (throttle pot out of range)
1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L all gauges VIN: WDBGA51G7V
i just replaced pads and rotors on this vehicle 2 days ago and the customer picked up yesterday. he brought the car back today saying i messed up his dash(what a supprise).the problem is the tach is stuck at 1200 rpms and the speedo is stuck at 35 mph. all the...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L 2-3 upshift delay VIN: WDBNG75J51
The owner of this car began complaining that the car started holding in gear when he started out. I suggested he was feeling the programmed in feature where it delays upshifts for the first minute or so to heat the catalysts up. Owner considered this and drov...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Air Bag VIN: WDBJF83J01
Help! I need some assist on this benz. The customer came in with an air bag light complaint but when I checked there was no light. I was able to pull code B1315 , auto child seat occupancy recognition( passenger side). I had a helper sit in the passenger seat ...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YS3EF48Z21
Perhaps this is something that some of you Saab techs have seen. These same symptoms on a 2.3 usually mean a bad throttle body, but this is the first 3.0L V6 we've seen with same symptoms. Are throttle bodies a problem like the four cyl. cars? Trouble codes: P1231 (p1251-), P1251
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L passenger and both rear pwr wndws VIN: WVWMA63B9X
hey guys , i'm lost here, this '99 passat has power window problems, the left front window operates with the driver's master switch, but the other three windows are inop. none of the other window switches operate when attempting to operate, on datastream in th...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69MX1
This may sound stupid but I can't find anything in all-data when the ecu won't communicate. The car came in for "CE" lite on but two snap on scanners and a code reader won't communicate. Does anyone know the path in all-data to start basic checks of the aldl c...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B21
The vehicle came in 200 miles ago with the EPC and MIL lights on. It had very poor acceleration, as if the throttle wasn't opening properly. I checked for codes with our CS2000 and got the following: P1171 throttle actuation potentiometer signal 2 range/perfor... Trouble codes: P1171 (throttle actuation potentiometer signal 2)
1989 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: YV1AX8857K
Volvo guys I need help! Customer brought in this 240 from another shop, where he had the transmission and rear Seal replaced. Compaint is that it now runs very poor, transmission makes noise in 1st & 2nd gear and overdrive would not work.Put it on the rack fou...

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1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Brake pressure VIN: SAJNV4842K
All of the replies indicated that the problem was not likely to be associated with the code I pulled. After testing the pump with a direct feed and getting positive results, I began working my way back through the circuit: from the relay to the pump, there was...
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Electronic VIN: SAJHXQ747R
Thanks for the 3 replies. I had covered the usual suspects & the concensus was to ship to a dealer with a JDS tester. THanks again guys. John
1984 Mercedes-Benz 230E .0L window motor VIN: WDB1232231
Thanks to all who replied. It turned out to be the relay which is behind the cluster. A special thanks to Steve Wheeler for all the info he shared over the phone. He was very informative and helpful. I made 2 small hooks about 1/4' long with about a 6' handle ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L trunk latch VIN: WDBRF64J12
thanks for all the feed back. every body hit it on the head. all the wires moved over one position, leaving #1 hole empty. thanks again!!!
1977 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 3.0L All VIN: 9307700478
I would like to thank Peter, Rick, Frank and Robert [...] ended up calling Mitchell and sining on to the Premier 'expantion' to my program. As Rick pointed out much of the info was crossed to a 911. The public library took care of the rest. Thanks again!
1987 Porsche 911 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WPOEA0938H
Many thanks to all who responded and Yes indeed the problem was a bad fuel distributor, I got a rebuilt unit from Special T Auto.Com and the car now runs very well with no sign of oscillation from air flap. Thanks again to all who took the time to respond.
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Unknown VIN: YS3EF48E4Z
Thank you all!! We pulled both half shafts and took apart the inner cv driver to inspect. We did not see or feel the normal wear we see on the Saab 900 and 9-3. We where thinking axle but really wanted some input from the pro's. We suggested the customer repla...
1982 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.0L No Start, Cuts out
thanks to all who replied as many of you suggested i replaced the fuel pump relay assy. and by-passed the idle unit customer has been driving for two weeks over 100 miles daily and all is good thanks again for your help. customer is coming next week to replace...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWRB81H6W
Hello, Thank You to each man who offered their help. The TV & Cd Player were Not the underlying reason for the engine not starting. There were 5 men who sent their suggestions. 1 fellow suggested that an ignition coil and module was the underlying culpri...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L low power output VIN: 3VWSF29M8Y
checked pump timing,intake has been cleaned installed new fuel filter,checked grounds for ecu,and replaced brake light switch,the car runs the same thank you all for the imput ROLFS
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDI 1.9L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3VWCR31C05
thanks to all who replied. cleaning the carbon in the intake helped some. the final fix was the fuel pump in the tank. the pump was low on 3psi. also would intemitanly quit. replaced pump and the psi came up to 7. that cured the cutting out at high engine spee...
1983 Volvo 242 DL 2.1L No Start, MIL Lamp on, fuel pump runs w key VIN: 1YV1X8845K
Thanks for all the awesome direction. Had several replies that these vehicles had ecm problem. Located a rebuilt unit for 450.00 canadian out of blue streak. Problem solved, some of the replies stated that the fuel pump relay gave problems on this model. Our c...
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