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1987 Audi 5000 S 2.2L clutch master cylinder
clutch linkgage from pedal to clutch cylinder(inside the car) appears to be broken, however the car will only go in to first gear. my logic cannot tell me how this is realted. i worry about fixing the clutch pedal linkage only to discover the car has a interna...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L no forward and reverse VIN: WAUJC58E63
I suspect a probably bus problem even dealer said to customer problem is internal, i can not communicate with ECM with my 1552 so i think is the ECM or maybe a bus wire problem i'm cheking that right now because the ESP codes i found are related with a bus pro...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L ews module VIN: WBAGF8323W
I have this 740i that is no crank/no start. Have traced the failure to ews module. the question is: after replacing the module, does it need more than the "re-aligning" procedure that my cs2000 is capable of? what exactly will need to be done to have it progra...
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Surge VIN: WBADE5325W
Hey Gang, This Beemer acts up very intermittently...goes 1-2 months with no problems, then acts up almost daily by surging up/down at traffic lights by 100 RPMs and more. According to the customer there is no set pattern. OK "Brain Trust"...ideas??? Thanx in... Trouble codes: 505 (IAC Problem)
1999 BMW Z3 Coupe 2.8L engine VIN: 4USCK5334X
This gem was obviously towed in with a crank-no start condition. We probed, scanned and scratched our heads. We found a TSB regarding the ews module and... Them module has been replaced, cleared codes. Still no start, code P0209 is present. HELP!!! -DAVE
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L sunroof VIN: WBAAM3338X
Sunroof was working fine, then yesterday customer had sunroof open and when he tried to close the sunroof he heard a noise and sunroof will not close. Sunroof is openned all the way back and when you try to close it it goes forward about one to two inches and ...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAGH8344Y
Have a noise from engine after vehical warms up a little and rpm's are raised a little. Once noise starts it dosn't go away unless you pull dipstick for oil out but, comes back as soon as you put dipstick back in engine. I see lots of post for upper plenum but...
1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L alarm system VIN: SAJKY1743L
The alarm goes off continuously in this Jaguar and the lights flash, running the battery down. I've searched in the archives and I'm relatively confident that I can resolve the problem by simply disconnecting the theft deterrent module...Problem is I can't see...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L A/C & cooling fan VIN: SAJNV4842K
When the key is turned on, the A/C clutch gets power as if the main switch were turned on, even when it is off. As a result, the electric cooling fan also goes on. So, the slectric fan runs all the time. I am thinking that the problem might be the switch itsel...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L center console display VIN: SALPM16412
We serviced this Range Rover and I decided it would look better with an underhood wash. (DOH!) As we all know, no good deed goes unpunished. The plug wires were still wet and the CEL came on. I cleared the misfire code with our Mac Mentor and delivered the veh...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L cruise control VIN: 1070441206
hello once again!! calling all mercedes guru's we have a 1980 450sl here that the cruise is inop on customer said it hasnt worked in years. The tes procedure from alldata calls for a special tester is there any way around it? stop lamps are working fine but th...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L No Start VIN: WDBHA28E0T
This beast was brought in from a body shop with an intermitten no start condition. Veh was hit in rear and was fixed. The intermitten no start became a permanent no start. When cranking the red and green light on the rear view mirror flashes. I use the launch ... Trouble codes: P0600 (CAN communication error)
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Transmission VIN: WDBGA32G4X
This car was brought to me with MIL on and no upshift. I followed the diagnostic list in ShopKey for the code P0715. I checked for voltage between Terminals 13 and 33 at the TCM, range stated was between 4 and 8 volts, this car had 6.2. I then checked continui...
2001 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L cruise control VIN: WDBFA68F51
This vehicle has a problem where the cruise control becomes inactive or just stops working after going 60 mph. We took it to a local independent shop to check for any codes in modules we are not able to acess. (we only have a Genysis with european software). N...
1984 Porsche 928 S 4.7L dashborad VIN: WPOJB0929E
Dear Porsche Friends. This 928 is more less complete stripped and we have to re-assemlbe all the interior. Dash, cluster, center console, door panels, seats etc. In my 928 manual i have no Group 68 (Interior Equipment) section for some reaseon. In the Microfi...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L pwr windows VIN: WVWPD63B2X
Hello VW electrical techs. This 1999 Passatt has passenger frt & both rear windows inoperable. Mitchels wiring schematic doesnt make any sense. It shows all master switch wiring going to master window control unit, but not really coming out. What part does the...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: B0XE413259
hi, VW techs. i got this VW Passat 2.8L V6 in my shop, which starts and would cut out immediately. it would stay running if gas is apply during start up, but would die once let off. pulled dtc p1545 (throttle pos. control malfuction). alldata shows the positio... Trouble codes: P1545
2000 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2EH4701Y
Hi folks This van came in awhile ago with a po445 small e-vap leak. Smoke test came up neg so I erased code and let it go. Came back with cel on again and this time it had a po1476-LDP circuit malfunction/insuffient vaccum. Can anyone tell me about experiences... Trouble codes: P1476
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L A/C system VIN: 3VWSG69MX1
car came in with a/c inop. compressor is not coming on. checked pressures anyway. both side equal at 100 psi. cooling fans were not coming on as well. checked power at switch and module. had power at both. checked for power and ground at a/c compressor. ground...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B93
Vehicle came in with codes P0299; turbo boost sensor "A" circuit control limit not reached and a chronic P1103 code which we up here in the northwest have been chasing for some time on cars with the broadband 02 sensors. (1.8 passats and 2.8 VR6 golf and jetta...

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1995 Audi 90 Sport 2.8L Unknown VIN: WAUDA88C1S
Sorry we took so long. Turns out to be the compressor. Its tired and needs to be retired. Cust didnt have the dough to fix. Thanks for all the help.
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Radio VIN: WAUZL64B9Y
The customer didnt wont to spend the money to go any farther I did scan for radio codes and found it said it had a open antenna cable.The antenna amp is somewhere in the left rear and he was going to find or maybe get a satellite radio instead of repairing thi...
2003 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVT64B93
Thank you for the responses. Many people thought that we must have the cam timing off on this vehicle, considering the compression readings we had. We simply went through the job again, locking the cams and crankshaft into place and tensioning the belt again. ... Trouble codes: P0304, P0305, P0306.
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L reverse VIN: WBAHD631XN
Thanks for the replies! It turned out that we had the reverse clutch stack with the return spring on the wrong side!
1994 BMW 318is 1.8L radio VIN: WBABE6324R
Not much of a fix on this one. The radio was indeed bad. The kicker is that bmw no longer supports this radio. Their answer is to take it to a local radio repair shop (these have become dinosaurs here in the wilkes-barre pa. area) The one shop that can still d...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L airbag light VIN: WBABH732XV
Good morning BMW techs.It turns out that the microswitch in the latch is defective but code 5 pertains to the gas generator also in the latch assembly.Replaced the complete latch assembly and all is well.Thanks to all 12 members who took the time to reply.
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L trans inop VIN: WBADM634XX
Thank you to the 3 guys who took the time to offer help. After talking with Precision European's tech, and doing the suggested tests, we both decide to replace the trans. He felt that a cir clip had let loose. New trans did the trick and PE paid me for my la...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Battery Drain VIN: WBADT63442
First off, I want to thank each of the gentlemen who took tke time to help me. Robert from TX, Dana [...] tools,Erick from TX,Frank from N.Jersey,Robert from So. Carolina,Willie from Kansas,Mel from So Cal., Nicholas from NY, and Vijay from N. Calif. ...
1985 Porsche 928 S 5.0L Leaks VIN: WP0ZZZ92ZF
Thanks to all that replied! I bought a hose kit from 928 International and replaced all the injector hoses that were rotted out. The injectors were fine. I attempted to buy new injectors from Maximum Auto Parts a .com company which shows the correct Bosch numb...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L calipers VIN: WPOCA2981Y
Thanks for the replies to this help request. All the replies were valid, two in particular hit the nail on the head. The brake booster was faulty. I looked inside the vacuum port and couldn't see any rust or evidence of water so I pulled the master cylinder ba...
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L power top VIN: WPOCA2990Y
We got this one fixed. A lot a USA ingenuity on a German car. The drive motor for the clam shell was updated with no information from Porsche on how to install it with the new style bracket. We spent a lot time thinking and ended up redesigning the mounting br...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Speedo and Odometer VIN: WVWMD63BOX
In my post I was looking for info regarding the reset of the speedo and odometer after doing electrical work on this VW. I also stated that I did not know whether the speedo was operating before the repair. I don't know why customers think it is better not to ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L transmission VIN: WVWMA23B9Y
The majority of the replies suggested a thorough flush should take care of the problem; there were a few which felt the transmission, if not toast already, might soon be. Going with the majority we did the flush, and all is well- for now. We'll see how it hold...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Surge, under load VIN: YV1TS90D1Y
Hi Thanks for all the help,we cleaned the ETM housng and plate and that seemed to take care of it. The recall has not been done done and have told the customer if prob. reoccurs to get this done, the dealer is 5 hours away is a problem he will have to deal wit...
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