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1995 Audi A6 2.8L instrument cluster VIN: WAUGA84A7S
Thanks For Looking- This ride has a complaint of no dash illumination, erroneous warning chimes, and erroneous warning messages on the info display. Have checked and it has power to the dash from the headlamp switch and the grounds appear ok. Maybe I'm misrea...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Suspension VIN: WAUYP54B61
well this one is back! this car is a pain! it came back after replacing front springs with complante system is inop?! pulled codes and found 01772-signal wire pressure sensor open/ short with ground!! evry time i clear the code pump works fine, then code comes...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAULC68E53
Hello group, We have an '03 Audi A4 with the Oil can warning symbol flashing in red on the info screen. This should be oil pressure not level. We have replaced both the oil pressure and oil level senders and pressure tested with a gauge right at the switch por...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L poor power VIN: WAUJC58E43
This vehicle suck all the oil and put it in the exhaust, all this because the turbo got damage. So, we “clean" the exhaust, change turbo (brand new original) and test vehicle. No power and found a bad MAF sensor. Test again and better, but still no enough. So ... Trouble codes: 16683 (Boost Pressure Regulation Control Range Not Reached)
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Misfire VIN: WBAGJ8328V
Attn. BMW techs. I have a 740il that will run great at times and then out of no where will knock and start burning a massive amount of oil. The oil will actually drip out of the exhaust pipes. If u run it for a while it will clear up & be fine. And then after ...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1WBADD6321
Hello BMW Techs We have this car with the check engine light on and engine codes as stated above, but after looking for descripion and testing for these codes, can not find the location of this sensor. Please advise on testing procedures and location of compon... Trouble codes: 214 (PO500 speed sensor), 20 (mil lamp)
2001 BMW 540i 4.4L batt VIN: WBADN63451
Car came in with dead batt charged checked charging system ect. all good but had large draw. Found final stage to be defective of coarse. repl. re checked and found car to be drawing 16ma. after car was totaly asleep as per specs.. Car comes back 3-4 weeks lat...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L ABS,traction,stability VIN: SAJGX2240W
I need some help with this Jag please.Car came in with ABS lite on,traction control,stability control fail flshing on message center.After reading repair histories on IATN.Ohm check pump motor,motor bad.Also checked power and grounds at control module all ok.C...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L door locks VIN: WDBGA51E4T
Has new pump, several months ago, no system codes. Can see infrared sensor in mirror flashing when remote operated, but sometimes doors lock/unlock sometimes don't, also intermittant with key in door lock. Recycle #9 fuse, sytem may or may not operate for a fe...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E3X
replaced charcoal canister shut-off valve replaced fuel cap replaced purge valve changed spark plugs & Air filter clear codes, lites stays off while driving shut-down and restarts lite comes back "on" Trouble codes: 446 (activated charcoal canister shut-off valve)
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Hesitation, LOW POWER VIN: WDBKKU9FX1
Good day guys, have a strange one. Have no codes, car will run great most of the time, but, when warmed up, the car will respond very slowly to application of the gas pedal. You can stomp on it, and it will slowly accelerate to normal speeds. No codes of any k...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L gas cap door VIN: WMWRC33433
The gas cap door is very loose at the pivot end and I cannot find a way to get to the back side of it. I tried going in through the left rear fender liner and the left interior panel. There appears to be no access point. Maybe a MINI tech can help me out. Than...
1998 Volkswagen eurovan 2.8L shifting VIN: WV3AH8701V
hi. vehicle came in from 2 other shops. customer complains of delayed or no upshifts from all gears once warm after 15 mile drive. test drove and confirmed. from a stop no upshift from 1st gear till 4500 rpm. when problem occurs all shifts very late. when prob...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L headlights VIN: 3VWSE29M5Y
This car blows headlanps every few months, problem started when owner put in some of those BLUE hi intensity lamps, they went in a few months, now it goes through headlights every few months
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WVWRP61J63
Thanks in advance for any guidance you can give me. This 03 TDI Jetta was in here last week for the same concern, loss of power and stalling. Test drove, engine MIL came on immediately. Pulled trouble codes, found code 17656, start of injection timing regulati... Trouble codes: P1248 (VAG17656 start of injection timing regulation control devaition)
2006 Volkswagen RABBIT 2.5L camber specs VIN: WVAWS71K56
Hello guys I working on a wreck rabbit and i don't have a alignment specs I can see a rear camber and toe out of specs. alldata doesn't show a 2006 rabbit, if any one have the specs. Please send it I will aprecciate your help. (I waiting for my 2006 upgrade fr...

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1991 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L Alternator VIN: WAUKE54C6M
The blue wire to the alternator, had 0.02 volts only, we found that the ABS Module was taking the volts away, so we changes the module and the blue wire then had 2.6 volts after and the alternator start charging. thanks for all your help Dexter
1994 Audi 100 S 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUEK84AOR
All but one respondent focused on the CMP and CKP sensors. The other respondent got lost in waveforms and was not able to advise me. After looking at waveforms from the CMP sensor I concluded that the Hall sensor was doing its job. The CKP waveform was puzzlin...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Drivers Door VIN: WBADD6324V
Thanks for the replies, At first we removed the top window seals and with the window down tried to release the latch. Breaking away the plastic covering of the latch as well with no success. After careful study of the new latch assy it was determined that ev...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L lower control arm VIN: WBAET37492
Thanks to all who replied. I did chk the ball joints and they had some play, so i changed the lower control arms also . The bushings slid right on with minimal effort. Thanks again for all the replies
1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L electric master VIN: SAJHW174XP
thank you for the great help!quoted the customer a pressure ball on the pump motor but customer says he can get a new one from GM.3 of the codes were for the left rear abs sensor so awaiting parts from the customer to install.once again,thank you for the promp...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Stall VIN: SAJGX2747V
Thanks for the replies- Most of the replies mentioned cleaning and/or replacing the throttle body. There was also mention of the three ecm/fuel relays by the right strut tower which was also mentioned by a local jaguar tech. So we cleaned the throttle body, ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L moniter tests VIN: GA57E0TA31
we replaced both me control units and base module the dealer told us that they had to come from germany and coded to the vin# we put them in car wouldnt start we version coded them ired right up apparently the test memory is in the me units i couldnt find it i...
1967 Other European Elan 1558CC Rear Strut Inserts
Thanx to all who replied. We did find the nut atop the strut insert(hiding under some rubber) and we can continue this project without futher hang-ups (we hope). Thanx iatn.
1990 Porsche 944 3.0L Clutch VIN: WD0CB2940L
We are trying to replace clutch disc with oem rubber hub style clutch disc. All our suppliers only offered the spring type disc, it was hard to find rubber type. The dealer does sell rubber for $800. Thanks for all your replies
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Shift indicator VIN: WVWBB81E9T
This car was not fixed. Sent to the dealer and put on hold for customer lack of funds. Robert from Oregon sugested that I check the wiring harnice behind the battery where it flexes. I believe this is a likely area for a problem but this was checked. Thanks Ro...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Electronic? VIN: YV1LZ56D4X
Thanks to all for the help. The end result was transmission replacement. According to VOLVO tech. service if the fluid is black AND you have the S2 code, try flushing the fluid. However the transmission will mostlikely still need to be replaced. After replacem...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1LZ56DXX
replaced front o2 1st . still had 13%+ ltft , replaced rear o2 with extension harness from world pac : long term fuel trim 0-3 . did not replace catalytic convertor now due to high cost from dealer (over $1000) . seems to be ok so far . Trouble codes: P137.
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L ride control VIN: YV1SZ58D11
Hello and thanks for the replies. Well it turns out that it was the tires after all. Funny...they all had decent tread, were wearing evenly, were the correct size, and had correct pressures...but they just made the handling of this Volvo not quite right. But t...
2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L Driveline VIN: YV1RH58DX2
Thanks to all who replied.I found that the clutch for the AOC was engaged all the time. I could not turn the yoke without spinning the wheels and this was giving the 4X4 feeling.There is a control module and a pump motor mounted on the front of the differentia...
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