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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L abs VIN: WAUYP54B31
Problem occurs on a sporatic basis, perhaps 1 or 2 times per week. The ABS light and ESP (Traction Control) lights come on while driving. When the car is shut off, the lights go away. We checked all systems on the car and the only fault code stored was 01435,...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGH8335X
THIS CAR HAS A PROBLEM WITH GOOD HOT HEAT COMING THROUGH THE CENTER VENTS - in the defrost mode the heat is good - the heat is also good in the floor mode - when switched to the center vents it only get luke warm and is even colder towards the outer vents - th...
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKD6040X
Calling Jaguar techs...This 1999 XJ8 will keep coding p1647. I cannot find any info in Mitchell anywhere on this code. I am using a Modis in global with S-7 connector. This car sprung a leak at the expansion tank (quick connect line), and possiably overheated.... Trouble codes: 1647 (manufactor specific)
1994 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L Charging VIN: SALJY1247R
This Land Rover came to us is 9-05 with a charging system problem. We did a complete charging system analysis, replaced the alt serviced the battery and cables. We checked the system and all was well. Vehicle came back 5 days later with a no charge problem. Ch...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SALJY1249W
any help would be nice on this one, removed engine went through, new rings, new bearings, new oil pump & new valves & valve guides. truck runs great at idle, but if bring rpm above 2100 it starts to pop out the intake & ehaust. hooked up the lab scoope on the ...
1982 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit 6.7L Ignition system VIN: SCAZS42AXC
Good Morning, - The set of factory books which we have, pertaining to this car, unfortunately does not include a diagram for the ignition system, nor a matching page for placement of related parts. If these pages were to exist, I expect they would have been ...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L Monitors won't run VIN: YS3DD75B0T
This car failed the Massachusetts emissions test because it hasn't run the OBD-2 monitors - any of them. Cat. converter, O2S, EVAP, etc etc - not a single one of them will run. Engine gets up to normal tempurature quickly, goes tight into closed loop, but two ...
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DF55N9W
Another Saab story for you Saab techs. On this car, we have a carbon canister that got soaked with fuel, causing the fuel trims to max out and the car to run poorly and sometimes stalls out when coming to a stop. The customer states that they do not top off th...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L door locks VIN: YS3ED48E1Y
Good afternoon everyone. I have an 00 Saab 9-5 that i am actually selling and the power door locks dont work. I have noticed that sometimes they will work and it seems that that happens when it sits out in the sun (this is just a guess) When it works it will w...
2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EH48GXY
We replaced the turbo...then here we go... We also replaced the overrun/cut-off valve. There was air leaking from the air temp sensor in the intercooler tube, sealed the threads. The turbo control solenoid was then setting a code and we replaced that. The spar...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWRF81H8V
After servicing this vehicle, it began to smoke really bad intermittantly. Sometimes it would start and run perfect and other times, just minutes later even it would start to smoke like a western forest fire. I've checked all electrical and vacuum hose connect...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSF29M0Y
Hi Guys, This 2000 Jetta TDI was towed in. Cranks and does not start. Recent Timing Belt. Customer complained of LOW POWER before and after T-Belt. T-Belt likely was installed correctly, IMO, as cranking sounds dead on and compression sounds good. Plus, custo...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSE69M02
After replacing cyl hd car will only start occasionaly. We have checked timing marks several times to be absolutly sure that they are ligned up and all looks good. I am using the marks in the bell housing for the crank. We replaced the cam sensor with no chang... Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam sensor A CKT OBD II generic on Mac Mentor)
2005 Volvo CX90 2.5L Safety VIN: QU56DF67VB
srs code 88 can signal missing. since I can scan for codes and get data from the module I am thinking that the problem is somewhere else. Vadis takes me up to checking out other modules no communication with the ABS UEM? (upper electric module) drivers door an...

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1989 Alfa Romeo Milano Gold 2.5L Charging VIN: ZARDA1161K
Thanks for all the help, we had a difficult time finding accurate information. Even with the factory info from the guys in Texas, we have not yet solved the interior lighting issue. The onwer of the car ordered a factory manual for the Gold edition. The charge...
1988 Audi 5000 CS 2.2L Forward clutch VIN: WAUHD0445J
I can happily say that this one is fixed and down the road (doing it's duty as my daily driver anyway). I never did, nor still haven't had the chance to check pressures as my gauge kit seems to have grown legs at some point. I should have air checked it before...
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L Limp Home modde VIN: WBACA6320R
We tried everything but nothing helped, I sent the customer to the dealer and I will keep you posted. Thanks for everyone's help Trouble codes: TC23 (Range selector switch).
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Coolant Temperature Gauge VIN: WBADN63412
Thanks to all of you who replied very quickly and with really good help. I failed to mention that I had already cleared the codes from the DME...so that couldnt have been the problem. But unfortunatly the customer wanted it fixed faster than I could fix it and...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L transfer case VIN: 4JGAB54E8Y
special thanks to frank from nevada . th problem end up being craked engine mounts. I guess i overlooked them. thanks again to everybody that replied, I got some really good suggestions.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3VWBB61C3W
Sorry for the delay on this one. The fix ended up being the MAF. We were using bosch sensors. what is the possibility of getting two brand new ones that are bad? evidently 100% Got another new one just to try and the third one worked. After we got the bog out ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M93
hay guy it was indeed the glowplug you guys are great thank you for the info alldata did not have the def and everywere i looked was a dead end except for you guy thanks again!!!Rick Trouble codes: P0672.
1999 Volvo C70 2.3L Hesitation VIN: YV1NK53DX5
Thanks everyone for your help. It did have the white label on the ETB as Paul told me to look for. The software update had been done already at local dealership. I called another local Volvo dealerhship who would get me in this week and subleted the work. They...
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