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2000 Audi TT 1.8L all wheel drive/ ABS VIN: TRUUC28N6Y
Audi Techs, I have a TT here that came in for rear brakes and rotors and a check eng light on. I could not confirm the cel on but pulled all system codes they are as follows.ABS Fault 01324 All wheel drive control module no communication, 4WD Electronics 01312...
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E62
Help, code p0456, generic code for small leak, I tested gas cap with bar97 smog machine okay, i smoke tested at line at canister purge valve, but don't seem to get any smoke out of fuel cap, nor is any smoke coming out of fuel filler, I smoked at fuel tank but... Trouble codes: P0456 (small evporative leak)
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1992 BMW 325is 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABF4314N
this is a good one boys,had a bmw in the shop for smog repair. car had a code for o2 sensor. o2 sensor was brand new. come to find out was just replaced for code.was told that on these cars water can get into cowl and smoke the dme.checked voltages comming out... Trouble codes: 333 (faulty d.m.e.)
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1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Harness
The car suffered an electrical event that left the harness to the coils, amplifiers, CPS (front & rear) and various other wires burned. I managed to find an original NOS replacement harness, and installed it, but am lacking spark & fuel inj pulse. There are 2 ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L 4 way flasher VIN: WDBFA67E7S
Hello to all of you Mercedes techs.We have this sl500 in the shop and the 4 way flashers are inop.The turn signals work fine.We cannot find the flasher to even test it.Also if you have a wiring diagram please email it to [...] again Steve Ow...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L No Start VIN: 4JGAB72E21
Here's an odd one, I'm about to comdem the ECU but thought I would ask first. Car was brought in by another dealer with a complaint of no-start. The engine cranks fine, but the car will not start. Once during our testing it did start and run for about 2 minute...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA76F01
car came in with no code but custonmer says is stalls and looses power, won't accelerate. test drove and light came on with p0100=maf. checked for vac leaks. none found. no misfire codes have returned and car runs great for us!!! help!!! dan... Trouble codes: P0100
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Accessories VIN: 4JGAB75E92
hay m.b tecks i have this m\b here with acurrent draw 670 ma now if i pull f21 fuse for radio / voice command/ telaphone it drops to 33 ma iv went unpluged radio, amp, telaphone mod etc with no difference in draw just when i take fuse 21 out any body out ther ...
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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L heater VIN: WP0AC2991T
I don't have the tool to comunicate with this ac system but it will blow warm when the conrol is turned to cold. It will only blow cold if AC is on not if AC is off. Replaced filters last year with slight improvment but has now gone back to problem. Don't know...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Clutch VIN: 3VWRA81H6W
I have this Jetta here. It came in for a transmission problem (loud noise in R). We had trans rebuild and put a clutch in a the same time. The problem I'm having is the self adjusting clutch cable seems to be unlocking and the pedal goes to the floor and stays...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ABS module VIN: WVWMA63BXX
Hello fellow techs.I need to know if there is anything special that I might need to know to replace the ABS module on this car. VW says that it is nothing special and that it does not have to be programmed. The module comes with a little towel. What is it for?...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Battery has a drain VIN: 3VWCD21C31
The car came in with a recurring dead battery and so I went into the controls for that door with our scantool and it shows that the door is always open. Could have the door position switch have failed? When this door gives problems the draw stays at about 160 ...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L heater doors, or core VIN: WVWTH63B72
good morning; been working on this heater for a week now and have not accomplished anything. there is no heate comming from the vents inside the car, the heater core is getting hot, and has been bleed and flushed out and flows fine. when we read the computer...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B62
Haven't had much time with this car so far Owner needs it for work and I am covered up .. I read alot in the archives and found alot of help. But the codes I have are system rich and brake booster malfunction. Brakes seem to be working fine I have checked for ... Trouble codes: P1136, P1479
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1998 Audi A4 1.8L dash lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D7W
Fellow IATN users, i thank you very much for the information provided with my audi. It has been 4 days since it left the lot, the customer called today saying all is well. All eight reply's are right on the money... bulb issues. Unfortunatly i had no idea of t...
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1993 BMW 318is 1.8L locks VIN: WBABE5314P
well the customer didnt want to spend the money to diagnose the problem so we just disabled the central locking system. hopefully keeping the system from drawing the batt dead. Most of the replys said to remove the aftermarket alarm system. i did this but the ...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L seats VIN: WBAGH8348Y
Thanks to all who responded, special kudos to Michael [...] who nailed it.Turns out vehicle was just in the body shop and they mixed the harness for the tweeter with the memory harness both having the same connectors but tweeter only being two wire, once I read...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBBA4809H
This problem was corrected by replacing the ECM - we did not have the initial current to the EH which comes directly from the ECM
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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA299OT
... and the winner is flyweel, the flyweel had way to much play and at times was causing clutch to chatter wich was fulling the knock sensor and retarding the timing to apoint of missfire, it was difficult to catch even on actual timing value of porsche tester...
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2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L MIL Lamp on, CLUSTER GAUGE VIN: YS3ED49Z12
Thanks for all of the help responses, none of these applied. The customer is taking the car to the dealer and will let me know what they have done. Thanks again. Steve Trouble codes: P0116.
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81H2W
of the 7 replies that i received 5 of them dealt with low compression concerns. all 5 suggested to check compression hot and cold. jonathan from mass. said he's had luck relacing injectors, check and adjusting base timing advance to the highr end of the spec a... Trouble codes: P0303 (clyinder 3 misfire).
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1999 Volkswagen Golf Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWJA81H4X
The little car is back to life again. After reading all the replies I came in today and retested all the circuits involved, I used my scope and watched all the patterns and compared them to know good patterns from a car that was working ok. A customer with the...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L clock VIN: 3VWTG29M51
the cust has decided to trade veh. in and dose not wish to spend any more on diag. helpfull replies suggested possible internal cluster issues and possible ignition stich probles that may have occurred when batt. polality was reversed. thanks for the help.
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L 3-4 shift VIN: LSVCB49F33
The dealership tested the speed sensor and found it was open.Replaced it and the transmission fluit and filter.The fluit was dirty.Now the car works great. I hear 97-2004 Passat 1.8T and Audi A4 1.8T should use vw502 oil.The engine code of Passat 1.8T here is ...
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