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1995 Audi S6 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUKA84A2S
The car came in with a missfire failed inspection. Found the #2 coil bad and replaced coil and ignition stage units. Grounded plus wire at coils by mistake and blew the 15 amp fuse #S115 for ignition coil terminal #15. We cannot locate this fuse anywhere. I ho...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L bleeding VIN: WAUZL54B81
I just finished replacing the oil cooler and all associated o-rings and am now trying to bleed the system, but cannot find the bleeder that Alldata says is on the heater core. the engine will overheat if I let it, I have gone through at least 8 hot/cold cycles...
2002 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Dome Lamp VIN: WAUML440D8
Hopefully there is some Audi Guys out there that have seen somthing like this, I have a 2002 A8L that has a problem with the interior lights. Basically if you close the door the dome lamp dims out and comes back on over and over. Also if you lock the doors wit...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L starter VIN: WBACD4326T
E36 towed in with no start condition would not crank - no communication with EWS - new dealer EWS module allows car to now crank - no spark condition now present - but now EWS communicates with scan tool has code - 068 in EWS module data communication error s...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L ABS warning lamp on, stability control light on, s VIN: WBADM6344X
Good Morning All, I need help with this 99 528i E39. The car came into the shop with the following customer complaints: -ABS warning lamp on -stability control lamp on -check engine lamp on sometimes -speedometer not working sometimes -loss of power (cou...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADM5330X
GENTS, HAVE this ABS problem with this 99 528I Scanned ABS codes, got 21 left front speed sensor wirring, also got an 00E1 for left rear wheel speed sensor wirring. we have replaced both sensors to be sure, have ohmed the wires at ABS pump and they are good, s...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: WDBCB20A2D
Following a rebuild, this transmission shifts 1-3. 4th & rev are present as well. working & TV presures are ok, proper vacuum & modulator adjustment have been atained. I have tried swapping valve bodies, no change. Is there a test I can do or something else I ...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 500sl 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDB1070461
Hello I have a little problem,this car came in for bad alt. but didnt run.So we replaced alt. went to test drive and couldnt get out of lot,found fuel press. low pumps were loud,so we replaced pumps and filter.Then car made it up the street,but came back runni...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2010281253
car came in with poor idle.misfire. #1 and #4 cylinders not firing proper.flooding.
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L No Generic Readiness VIN: WDBGA70E4T
Hi all, I am reposting this car because I could not update the older one. After several replies to my old thread, as well as several e-mails to Mercedes Benz, I have been able to determine that this car will run most of it's monitors. The key here is that y...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F2W
I had this car in a couple of days ago for a check engine light. the codes were for both the front and the rear O2 Sensors "slow Respnse". i replaced both sensors, and the car came back 48 hours later with the light on again but this time for just the front O2... Trouble codes: P0133 (O2 sensor 1 bank 1 slow response), P0136 (O2 sensor 2 bank 1 circuit malfunction)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L speedometer VIN: 3VWSA29M5X
help,this jetta has a strange speedometer problem. when you reach a speed between 75-80mph the speedo needle drops to 65-70 and fluctuates (bounces)there as long as you maintain any speed higher than that. even if you are going 90 for example the needle will b...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L no power VIN: 3VWCD21C6Y
i need some help with this POS, we replaced the engine about 8 months ago with a 25000 mile motor. well the customer came in about a month ago complaining about a loss of power and after scanning it found the first code P1555, what the customer didnt tell us w... Trouble codes: P1555 (maximum boost PSI exceeded VAG 17963), P1570 (engine ECU blocked intermittently VAG 17978)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L shifting VIN: 3VWSE69M22
I usually don't work on autotrans problems but this is a regular customer of ours and they had it to the dealer and they weren't much help, I said I would look at it. We don't have any diagnostic equipment to go very deep into it. It shifts hard and erratic al...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L abs VIN: YV1LS5576W
I was wondering if any of you Euro techs know of a manual method to retrieve ABS codes. The closest Volvo dealer is 100 miles away and my customer would as soon spend money locally. I don't have the euro upgrade to my MODIS.
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS94K5Y
Hi guys this volvo here is giving some serious issues it has alot of fault codes, I have just replaced the front O2 sensors and the other fauls keep occuring, the thing is that replacing the brake pedal sensor solve the ECM fault, I am using VIDA and I read th... Trouble codes: ECM94, CEM1A, CEM6A

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L alarm VIN: WAULH24B4Y
I have not had the opportunity to follow up on this vehicle since the original post. The car, having been interior flooded, had all the interior and electrical work completed on time to the customer's satisfaction until he noticed that the red flashing LEDs at...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGH83411
thanks to everyone who replied. i wanted to make sure this one was down the road b4 i closed it. so far so good. at the suggestion of a couple of respondants, i checked the fluid level. sure enough, 1 pt low . topped it off, dropped it off, customer is happy a...
2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L Head Lights VIN: WBAEU334X2
Those who replied seem very knowledgable, I thank you for your time. I had a chance to look at the headlight assemlies and it looks like you can swap modules left to right and see if broblem folows they look like they are a different part and appear to be mark...
2003 BMW 540i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBADN53433
After researching the Motorola chip in the box we have concluded that this is the Bluetooth Transceiver for the hands free telephone. As this is a salvage car, we will not be relacing this. Thanks, Dave
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L blend door VIN: SAJNX2743S
i believe that the blend door motor died however cust. hates the car and said make it stay open so he could sell it so i did he was happy
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L cruise VIN: WDBBA45C7F
Thanks for all the replies. I did need to remove the bridge between the pins. The cruise worked after I did this. Albert, gdl.online.com is a great website.
1996 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Camshafts VIN: WDBGA43E8T
Thanks to all who responded correctly starting with crankshaft @ 45 degrees BTDC. Special thanks to Don [...] with his very clear and concise step by step response for proper cam timing. We don't often have to ask for help but you guys have saved the day every...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Readiness monitors VIN: WDBGA70E4T
Thanks to Chuck Jeckell and Dana Baum for your very informative insights. Thanks to everyone else who replied as well. I am closing this post because I am not allowed to update the information more than once, and I have a more specific post in mind regarding...
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WDBFA67F9T
Thanks to all the replies, this vehicle is all but fixed. The windshield company came to the shop yesterday and removed the windshield again, and indeed there is a 'coolant tank' under the bottom of the windshield. The piece itself spans along the entire botto...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L transmission VIN: WDBGA43G0W
thanks for all the replies. all info. was very helpful. noise is now gone. indeed there was metal particulars when i removed the pan. replaced with rebuilt tranny. problem now is multiple tranny codes, of course. 050 (rpm n3), 106 (solenoid valve), 146 (rpm n3...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F3W
Sorry for taking so long on the fix but i've been very busy!!! thanks to evryone who replied! Perry from virgina was right on the money the reed valve was the culprit it had metal flakes cuaght in between the valve giving me all the trouble thanks again!!! Trouble codes: P0410 (air injection system malfunction).
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