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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Long Crank VIN: WAUCB88D7V
Vehicle has a long Crank on most engine start up. Runs good once going. We have the one code ([...])(p1564) I am wondering If there is any way to perform the adaption with the snap on scanner. I have the european software. Will this cause a hard start. Than... Trouble codes: 17972 (Throttle Adjuster Valve), P1564 (Same)
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L over boost condition VIN: WAUYPG4B21
Customer complait... Check engine, ABS, traction control and "!" warning lights all have come on or been on. Verified ABS and Traction lamps come on under low boost conditions and goes out again on decel. Codes indicate that trans and ABS consider AMS load sig... Trouble codes: P1555 (Charge pressure maximum limit exceded), P0103 (MAF signal too high imtermittent), P1857 (trans ABS Load signal error message from ECU intermittent)
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Seat Occupancy Sensor VIN: WBADD42010
This BMW has a faulty Seat Occupancy sensor for srs airbag from what I gather its a common fault. Replacement part for us is ex Germany, what i would like to know is it possible to by pass this sensor as it is only for the weight of the passenger. EG could we ...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Gauges, A/C, rear windows VIN: WBAAM5336X
The car came in and the customer stated that the rear windows were blowing a fuse, A/C stopped working, and all gauges did not work. After I talked to him I found out that he had put a new battery in and has crossed the terminals. We looked a the car and also...
2001 BMW 540i 4.4L Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WABADN6344
Owner states. "Check engine light" came on. Stated it would stall, but we never duplicated the stall. Checked for codes as you can see. We monitored the "Additive Mixture Adaptation" Which had climbed to -2.67 on bank one and -3.09 on bank 2. These readings in... Trouble codes: 26 (Multiplicative Mixture Adaptation bank 1 Control limit reached), 27 (Multiplicative Mixture Adaptation bank 2 Control limit reached), 29 (Additive Mixture Adaptation bank 2 Control limit reached)
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L vents VIN: WBAET37452
Hi, i need help this vehicle's vent tempature is about 25 degrees different hotter on vent/middle right side and passenger side. had codes 1E auc sensor ---1C interior tempature sensor--- cleared codes they haven't returned will test further. same symptom didn...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.0L 1-2 and 3-4 UPSHIFT VIN: SAJHX6246V
Good Morning: This 1997 XJ6 has extremely harsh 1-2 and 3-4 upshifts (as if line pressure was extremely high) BUT the 2-3 upshift is smooth (no flare/slippage). Shift timing is correct and shifts will be delayed under heavy throttle. ATF fluid/filter were repl...
1988 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SCAZNO2AOJ
Does anybody know the firing order for a 88 Rolls Royce Silver Spur
1977 Volkswagen Transporter 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 2272166848
this vehicle starts and runs on carb cleaner, we are trying to diagnose any computer, ect, maf but we do not have any technical specifications available. has anyone experienced this problem or does anyone have these technical specifications? any help would be ...
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WVWCB5158L
Hi, this is my first time using this process. I have a VW that belongs to one my fellow teachers at school. She purchased this last year from another teacher. It had a hesitation and a skip when warm, cold it would run fine. Customer asked my class to do a tun...
1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L Unknown VIN: YV1LW5647W
Volvo techs, i have a 98 v70 wagon customer says it sometime blows hot from left vents while blowing cold from right. I have not been able to duplicate his symtom, although i did see a TSB on replacing a mmc panal for ac performance?Thank for any help.
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Odometer VIN: YV1SW53D31
Hi all, This Volvo has no illumination for the odometer so the miles can't be seen. Is this a backlighting issue where you can remove the instrument cluster and replace the bulb or is it an LED that requires a new cluster? If it does require a new cluster wil...
2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L cooling fan VIN: YV1RH58D32
Hello all. I have a '02 Volvo s60 that has a cooling fan issue where it runs constantly. I am unable to get any info and my Brick will not communicate with the vehicle. Fan runs until it is disconnected. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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1990 Audi 200 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: WAVHD5440L
Thanks for all your help. It wound up just being a air boot for the turbo. When the engine was under torque it would open up the boot and make it run bad. We replaced the boot and it runs great now.
2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L compressor VIN: WAUFL54D9Y
Hi all; I just want to thank the people who steered me in the right direction! The fix was to add an ambient temperature sensor where there was one before the front end collision. The previous shop that replaced the core support of the car after the accident d...
2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L Drive-axles VIN: WBAEW53433
Hello and thank you to all that have replied to this post. as of this date, we have not been able to get the customer back in with the car. when they do come back i will post a final fix. thanks as always, john
1991 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L rear suspension
Sorry I have not replied back on this vehicle before now. the customer was on vacation and finally brought the vehicle in for me to work on. Thank you to everyone who replied to my problem. Everyone was right on with the bushings and steel sleeve being worn ou...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L transfer case VIN: SALNY22282
well this freelander is gone. it is equipped with a...IRD (INTERMEDIATE REDUCTIONDRIVE) which allows a differential in drive ratios between the fron and rear. i received a few replies about using the proper fluid, which we used. the used ird appears to be work...
1982 Other European Mondial 3.0L technician's brain VIN: ZFFAD08A9C
Many Thanks to all who replied, - I have collected the addresses which you sent, and have ordered from one of those a wiring diagram for this vehicle. So far, they seem to have been out of stock, back-ordered, but they are 'supposedly' sendi...
1985 Porsche 911 3.2L smoking VIN: WPOZZZ91ZF
sorry took so long to get back but got difeerent tech to check car out and dme was fine injectors was stuck due to prolong setting replaced and started smoked for long time as everyone said but checked oil level when running and topped off car runs fine thanks...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS30F78N2T
Thanks to all who replied,I really needed some advice from those of you who have been down this road before. The ignition cassett was definitly bad,but I warned the customer that he would probably end up putting a timming chain in also to resolve all issues. H... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Missfire).
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3VWRA81H6T
All of the suggestions brought us more insight to our check out of the problem without definiate quantifiable faults. A fellow tech here asked if he could give it a try. Again all timing marks aligned, mass air flow passed all tests, fuel trim and fuel pressur...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H9T
Sorry for the delay, the car is gone without a fix, customer didn't want to spend that much on it. But Robert from Oregon & Loren from Illinois got the answer to this one, so I removed the cluster, and I couldn't actually see something that need to be resolder... Trouble codes: P0501 (No VSS Signal).
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Safety VIN: WDWBH63B21
Well we are sorry to say we were not able to find the problem. At the end of this the owner then informed us that we are not alone, the car had been at two dealers and they were not able to find the problem. We checked the clock spring for the air bag, we ch...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Key I.D. VIN: 3VWCA21C1Y
I had customer bring in another key and started the car right up. sent customer to dealer to have defective key coded. thanks for the help _Matt
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWCD23B9Y
replaced passenger side chain tensioner, old one only worked part way and the guide on the bottom was broken. even though these use oil pressure to adjust timing they should never have slack in them with the vehicle off and being turned over by hand, if you pu... Trouble codes: P1340, P0300, P0301, P0303, P0302, P1522.
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L cruise control VIN: 3VWCD21CX2
thank you for your replies i checked all data and follow the repair cruise control section fixed the problem
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