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1989 Audi 100 2.3L No shift VIN: WAUBB0448K
Hello. Big problems with this audi. The car came in for no reverse. Lowered the pan and found a huge amount of debris-metal shavings and such. Dismantled and replaced clutch discs, band and pistons. Dismantled and checked valve body. Inspected everything, foun...
1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L transmission VIN: WAUBA24B5X
Headaches before the holidays,Local trans rebuilder sent this vehicle to me with the trans going into limp mode.They had rebuilt this trans for same problem with no success.The codes are 18265 load signal and p1857 for brake light switch.All data shows no info...
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L srs VIN: SALPM16491
Vehicle came in with SRS light on.We extracted a code 001 using a X431 - code reads front impact sensors configuration fault. We can not locate any info on this.I suspect one or both sensors may need to be replaced but at $200.00 each don't want to take a ques...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDBCA3905M
Help Mercedes techs. My customer had car towed to me after he replaced battery. It was a crank- no start but if you sprayed starting fluid in it would run. I brought it in found the battery dead, recharged the battery and ran a fuel pump relay test per All-dat...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Starter VIN: WDBLJ70G0X
This car has no crank with full battery and drains the battery when it sits for a few days. Have checked in archives, in All Data and Mitchell. Have not been able to find much info. The one thing we know is the ECM is not grounding the starter relay, but not s...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Suction Fan
Before I replace the fan module/assembly again under warranty I wanted to ask if there was anyone else that has encountered this. Is there something else causing the fan to fail rather than a batch of bad fans? The stored fault code I am getting is P2073-004 -...
2002 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L day time lights VIN: WP0AB29942
I have a customer who has purchased this car in Texas. He requires daytime running lights in Canada. Has anyone ran into this situation and no what we require to get them working. Hoping maybe just a relay installation or something that simple. Alldata shows a...
1988 Saab 900 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3AV25D8J
Hi Techs I had this car in about a month ago because it was bogging down and refusing to run and accept throttle. I replaced the original (1988)O2 sensor with an OEM style and the car seemed to run fine for that month. It returned now with the same symptoms. W... Trouble codes: 12111 (learning fault in Lambda air fuel mixture adj), 12224 (fuel air mixture too rich)
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L blower, turn signals, power windows, wipers VIN: YSDD58H312
Hello Saab techs!! This is a weird one. The other day, for just a short few moments, customer stated that the blower stopped working, so did the power windows, wipers, and turn signals, then came back on after a few moments. The vehicle is here now, and the sy...
1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Low power output VIN: 3VWFA81H5S
Hello Techs. I've got one for you. This Golf is California emmisions. I just installed a used (junkyard) engine of the exact same type. It runs on all 4 cylinders but has 1 code for cam position sensor open circut. I cannot clear this code for more than a few ...
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L esp&epc light VIN: WV2MB47011
esp warning light will come on then followed by epc light.Will happen at highway speeds after 10 or 30 miles of driving will reset once car is shut off.No codes transmission feel a little slow to shift but than again i dont work on many volkswagon.checked vacu...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L engine
well, one of my customers bought this car for their kids and they drove to Kansas well it didn't quite make it .I have the head only (why no vin) it appears that it was starved for oil and the rear cam journal has lots of damage and the adjuster ramp broken th...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWMD63B23
i replaced ecm, and i am having problems programing with vag com. dealer said they have to use equipment/online w/ manufacture. alldata is not much help with setting adaptation/coding with vag com, car starts and stalls. i am not sure what the secret# is or...
1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L camshaft VIN: YV1LS5370W
We are currently doing a valve job on this vehicle due to a broken timing belt. Upon reassembly we noticed there are no marks on the cam gears to set the timing. Alldata and Mitchel both show timing marks on the gear. Has anyone had this problem before and or ...

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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Ride height control VIN: WAUYP64B31
Thanks to all for your input. This vehicle did appear to have a very small leak in the LR air bag. The customer decided to drive it until it got worse. Largely because it wasn't worth itn to him to fix it.
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L starter motor VIN: WBADD6323V
no starting problem cause by bad neutral safety switch and no shifting trans was ft abs sensors, thank you everybody. i did not use scanner for your information.
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L heating system VIN: WBAGH8344Y
thanks for the imput. we scanned the system with the gt1 but everything is funtioning normally at this time. customer took car and will drive until problem gets worse. greg and crew
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDB1400332
Hello everyone: Finally, it was a bad valve lifter that was causing the problem in this vehicle..somehow, leaking lifter causing two of the valves not open at all. Thanks everyone that replied and have a nice day...thanks again!
1991 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L abs light VIN: YS3AL76L8M
thanks for the techswho replied, i rechecked the wheel sensors right at the ecu, noticed the right front had a jagged waveform, checked the ohms and found too much resistance. replaced the sensor and the light went out-without even driving it. i guess the ecu ...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Code 138 VIN: YS3DF58N7V
I believe that this vehicle is indeed fixed. Although the O2 sensors were telling me that the aftermarket converter was not doing its job, the high voltage was another problem altogether. I ended up tracing the wiring back from the O2's to the ECM. There were ... Trouble codes: 138 (O2 Sensor Bank 1 Sensor 2 Reading High Voltage).
1995 Volvo 940 2.3L Cruise control VIN: YV1JS8319S
Another speedo head from Overseas Speedometer fixed the cruise control problem. The waveform did not have enough amplitude even tho the signature was correct. It originates from the differential sensor,then goes to the instument cluster(speedo head). It is con...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D5Y
I think this one is finally fixed. The problem with this code is it can set for many different reasons. In the end, we installed a new actuator and solenoid. Here's how it went down... Using the correct cam holding tool(NECESSARY for working on the VVT), I fou... Trouble codes: 1332 (cam sensor fault).
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L pump,rack,hoses VIN: YV1TS900D1
This Volvo is repaired. I replaced the existing reservoir with the new style and the vehicle runs well now. The replies letting me know that this was an issue with these Volvo's were invaluable. This is one of the cases when knowing that there was an updated r...
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