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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L a/c compressor VIN: TRUWT28N92
Car came in for overheating and no rad fan operation. Replaced fan control module and engine runs cool and fans cycle ok, but A/C system blows warm air. Compressor will not engage and fans do not come on when A/C is selected on control head. A/C system shows 9...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L engine VIN: WBADD6326W
Hello everyone, and a big thank you to anyone that can help me out here. I own a 98 BMW 528i. yesterday the car was brought into my shop for a few maintance issues, ie the water pump, thermostat, thermostat housing ( starting to leak) and the belts. Did the jo...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Door locks & windows VIN: WBAAM3346Y
Hello everyone, This BMW will unlock itself & open all windows & sunroof even after sitting for hours.No codes are stored & module was coded & replaced.Has anyone seen ghost activations such as this? Thankyou, Aaron Gaudette
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Heater blower VIN: WBAGG83431
The heater blower typically runs for 3/4-1 hour after key off. I understand the final stage needs replacement. Where the heck is it? I didn't find it around the passenger-side tunnel.
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, eml light on VIN: WBADT43461
hello fellow techs, i've got an 01 525 and it just won't accelerate. it starts and idles, but if you step on the gas its put, put, put, crappy run can't drive it. i've heard and read things about "mode 6" and if i clear the codes, the problem goes away on the... Trouble codes: 115 (throttle valve adaptation)
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L driver side airbag VIN: SAJDA01D81
SRS light is on ,code B1994 driver side airbag(located in driver front seat)has a problem.Can clear code and it doesn't come back(intermittent).No TSB's found, iATN search came up empty.Very little info in ALLDATA. Any common problems out there??? We are using...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L torsion bar VIN: 4JGAB7289Y
suspension noise at front sway bar adjustor at frame. Sound like splines shifting. Theres no corrosion, rust or visual damage. I have tried penerating oil the noise still remains. You can duplicate the noise all the time by simply pushing up and down on the ca...
1989 Volkswagen Fox GL 1.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 9BWGA0307K
Hey all you volkswagon techs. Need a hand here. We usually dont work on too many volkswagons here. This 1989 fox is giving me a headache. The problem we are having is that it is running extremely rich all the time. It is causing a no start condition at times, ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H6W
hey guys. repeat evap codes smoke check ok and no visible damage . inspected tank to engine and found nothing. replaced canister , ldp , and tested purge valve. need help with interpreting leak down time results . i get varied test results depending on what i ... Trouble codes: 440 (evap malfunction), 442 (evap small leak)
1994 Volvo 960 2.9L Engine VIN: YV1KS9513R
Non-Start. Has good fuel pressure. Code 111 is present...unlisted number according to alldata.
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2529Y
please help. ran vehicle after replacing the MAP sensor for 2 hours, and road tested. light never came back on. customer picked up vehicle and 1/2 hour later he returned and light came back on with same code. Trouble codes: P0107 (boost sensormap sensor too low)
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L acceleration VIN: YV1TS94D1Y
This vehicle came in with what the owner says is a intermittent run bad problem that was corrected by disconnecting the battery terminal. Now---the car does not accelerate even with the pedal floored. I thought at first possibly a computer because of so many c...
2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L srs VIN: YV1TS91J53
HI all you volvo tech out there I have gort a good one today. This S80 had all seat belts deployed as well the driver airbag, being a cheap man he decides not to replace the seat belts, he wanted them repaired. I told him to replaced them, but he said no,after...

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2002 Audi A4 1.8L maintenance reminder VIN: WAULC68E22
Thanks to David, Jarrrod, John, and Terry, they all tell me that it is normal for the display to read all dashes after a reset for anywhere from 50K to 300 miles before the display will show mileage remaining on the oil. Without an owners manual and no dealer ...
1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L engine VIN: SAJHW1744P
Thanks for the attempts - the WP had been checked to verify it was not locked and nothing in cylinders was meant to mean that I personally looked and nothing there - got okay from cust to split trans from engine but my man tried one more time to turn it again ...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L 4 -5 shift VIN: SAJFA01N11
I checked all the springs in the valve body like a few of you said but I did not find anything wrong so I sent out the transmission out to be checked.The tranny shop said that they found numerous faults with the transmission so they rebuilt it.I installed it l...
1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L No Start VIN: SALJY1245S
Thankyou everybody for the replies. Al and Nick got it in the head. Another guy helped me finish this one. We scoped the pickup and it was getting a nice square wave. Then we hooked up the scope to the plugs and we were getting high kv. Pulled the cap off and ...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L left blower VIN: SALPV1648Y
The heater blower comes with speed regulator and high speed relay as one unit. I was hoping, that I could get it separate, since the blower works OK. Anyway the new owner of this Rover doesn't have funds to replace blower assembly, and just wanted me to remove...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Shifter VIN: SALTY16493
There is a piece of plastic that fits over the hole in the shifter where the interlock solenoid plunger would get stuck. That piece had disintegrated and fallen out in a place where it couldn't be seen very easily. Anyway, I made a trip to the local L.R. deale...
1980 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 91A0141293
We drained 3 qts of oil from this car(even though my tech originally told me the oil level was ok)& cleaned oil from the air box & intake plenum. Had to run for almost half an hour before it quit smoking, but appears ok now. Most replies referred to oil being ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Controls VIN: YS3FB49SX3
Well guys, I fixed this one almost by accident. I pulled the control head to check the plug (thanks Eddie) and noticed there were pry marks on the casing seam of the control head, someone had been inside of it! There are three potentiometers soldered to the PS...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L part locator VIN: 3VWSP69M32
VW finally admited, they sent me the wrong relay. The one I should have gotton was the 'glow plug controller relay'. Which is the one I was seeing near the wiper motor. The PN for this is :038 907 281c. the one I got originaly is: 038 911 253(which has the 180...
1989 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AX8854K
I removed the LH module and removed the circuit board and closly inspected for any visual signs of failure. None found. I checked and cleaned the fuse that John from Tennessee recommended checking. Since then the vehicle had not acted up again. Customer has ch... Trouble codes: 312 (no knock enrichment signal from DI), 144 (load signal from MFI absent).
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Reverse gear VIN: YV1LW8804L
After 'dragging' the bellhousing off the broken tranny (about 8' worth of a slight interference fit), with the corrosion from the front pump outer diameter scoring the inner bellhousing bore, I elected to cut a notch in the replacement transmission's bellhousi...
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L ac system VIN: YV1LS61J3Y
we had several replies saying the relay for the ac clutch is a common failure, we also had a reply to check the thermal blocker along side of compressor, we checked for full 14 volts at compressor clutch, and voltage never dropped when clutch dissengaged, our ...
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