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1995 Audi A6 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUGA84A7S
I have to replaced the ECM in this A6 Quattro due to water intrusion. I have found a used ECM. It is an OBD1 car. Is the computer 'plug-n-play' or does it need to be programmed by the dealer? Thanks.
1996 Audi A6 2.8L ABS system VIN: WAUJA84A9T
ABS light and red Brake light are on steady. Extracted code 00301 ABS return flow pump- V39. Tested for open circuits. Has anyone come across this code before and what has been a fix ?
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L temp gauge VIN: WBAHD6316N
bmw guys alldata gives almost no info on this system. checked resistance of temp sender, it matched the resistance of a new sender, installed new sender "just in case". performed a voltage test on wires going to sender, i have 12 volts on one wire and...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L limp home mode VIN: SAJHD1045X
Hi Guys, This car intermittently will go into limp home mode,Jaguar calls it performance restricted. When it first came in,the engine management system had a [...](key transponder failure or o/c,s/c or high resistance).I checked all wiring from key trans...
1967 Mercedes-Benz 200d 2.0L No Start
Hi Everyone, i've got a 1967 200d here with what i think is an injector pump problem. compression is 485, 400, 340, 400 with #3 kinda low. the owner has been running it on straight vegetable oil with an auxiliary fuel heater. found deliver nozzles had some car...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WDBJF82H3X
This vehicle has a pronounced vibration between 1500 and 2000 rpm. It happens with or without load and it happens in all gears. The customer replaced the motor mounts, brought it to us with a new harmonic balancer and instructions to loosen all the mounts and ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L srs system VIN: WDBNG70JX2
hello and thanks in advance. I have an SRS code of B1875 via Snap-On Solus handheld scanner. At this time, I am unable to clear this code by any means... meaning, the code re-appears every time at start-up even when cleared from memory. Mitchell OnDemand and A...
1994 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L 3-4 shift VIN: WVWJF4314R
This VW has limp in, no fourth, no codes and no auto shifts When put into Drive starts in 3rd and will not shift (up or down - believe this is limp in ) -- Will manual shift fine but has NO 4th gear (either by manual shifting or while in Drive) - Sets no code...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M91
Help!, This one has got me stumped. No air leaks, New MAF Sensor, after 30 miles of driving the mil. comes on. Car run's great. Also new O2 sensor. Trouble codes: 17550 (p1142 LOAD CALCULATION cross check lowerlimit exceeded), 17574 (p1166 Long term fueltrim additiveair bank1system too rich)
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L transmission VIN: 3VWBR31C14
After vehicle is placed in Park position... Vehicle rolls about 6 inches to a foot till park pawl engages. Has anyone seen this before... is this a problem or normal operation for this model.
1992 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FW8837N
Good afternoon everyone. I have a 92 volvo 740 that came in for a no start. When we checked it it had no spark coming out of the coil. It has the Regina ignition system. The first thing that we checked was the ignition power stage w/ coil because i had a teste...
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Air In System VIN: YV1RS59V64
Replaced front pads on this nice vehicle. Used one-man bleeder to retract pistons. Car has soft pedal. Re-bled system according to alldata procedure...L/F, R/F, L/R, R/R. Had some air present at L/F (first time around)(gone now).All others appeared clear...sti...
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L control arms/ ball joints VIN: YV1VW2552Y
This one is kicking my butt, and the customer is relentless. has anyone seen noise coming from front suspension or frame under hard accel and brake (popping). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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1998 Audi A6 2.8L ABS module VIN: WAUBA34BOW
Thanks for all the replies. I will be using ModuleMaster to have the module rebuilt.
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L starter VIN: WBABK8327V
Well I just want to thank everyone for the replies. It was like everyone said, the EWS module. IATN is one of the best tools to have that doesn't fit in the tool box.
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L ABS light is on VIN: WBADM6341Y
The replies I recieced indicated either the ABS control unit was at fault or the brake pedal switch. Several techs indicated the control unit had to be coded but most said if I get this unit rebuilt it does not need coding. I am still trying to get an answer f...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Navigation VIN: WBAGH83491
Customer has been advised to take vehicle to dealer for software upgrade. Has not taken as of today, (09/22/06) so I am closing post and will report back after upgrade performed. Vehicle did finally realize it was in texas, how and why I am not sure, but NAV s...
2005 BMW 545i 4.4L cigarette lighter VIN: WBANB33525
thanks for the information. the fuse panel for the cigarette lighter was located behind the right rear fabric cover in the luggage compartment
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F5T
We cleared the adaptions again and cleared all codes and test drove for over 30 miles and the code did not reset. We believe the control unit was frozen in the lean setting because this problem had been there for so long. Thanks to all for your help and advise... Trouble codes: P0170.
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWWB81H1V
We learned that the filter vent for the ldp must be closed(manually by pinching off hose or with scanner)to properly seal system for smoke testing. We found no leaks in system at time of testing. Possible intermitent purge or vent valve. Removed valves to chec... Trouble codes: P0442.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWCD21C3Y
Thanks to all that helped with this Car. The fix was indeed to hold the two cables together for a few seconds and then reconnect. The car still idled high and rough and when I test drove it the brakes didn't work very well. That's when I found a crack in the p...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Light Chime VIN: WVWVD63B71
Thanks for the replies. Turned out to be two problems even though the customer said that it all happened at once. The chime problem was the door latch and the headlight problem was a bad load reduction relay. The relay was closed all the time sending power to ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L low power VIN: 3VWSP69M91
a lot of you suggested that I clean the intake, however you may have missed that these parts were listed in the previous repairs section. rechecked dynamic timing using vag and found timing was within range ,but adjusted a little more near the top of range for...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9617S
As always, thanks to all who took the time to help. The short answer is the 311 code was fixed by replacing the engine speed sensor in the transmission. As far as the stalling with the 113 and 115 codes, I spliced wires into the harness from the injectors to t...
2000 Volvo V70 R AWD 2.3L camshafts VIN: YV1LV60D4Y
thanks to all that replied. some say it can be done without the tools but is not a real clear for sure way to safely do it. we went big and bought a alignment kit for volvos from assenmacher specialty tools. the kit covers many diffrent volvos but is expensive...
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