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1999 Audi A6 2.8L cam adjuster VIN: WAUDA24B9X
I'm replacing cam adjuster seals. On the left bank the tensioner isn't tightening the chain after removing tool 3366. Anyone seen this before? I've done this job numerous times on various audi/vw engines and never run into this. Given the miles my gut feeling ...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L output flange VIN: WAUEH54BX1
Hello Group, We have an 01 Audi A6 Quattro in the shop with an oil seal leaking at the transmission tailshaft output seal. Alldata shows a nut on the output shaft to remove the flange for access to the oil seal. There is no nut on this car. I know many c.v. j...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L heater VIN: WAUAC68D61
Hello Audi Techs The customer complaints that there is no heat coming out of heater, even if set at 85 degrees, ran output test with VAG COM and we had heat coming out of the vents in one of tests. Please advise what tests we should do or if you had a similar ...
2002 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVT64B42
Just got it in. had the same code stored in history. MIL stays on. found that could be related to cylinder 6 ignition coil?! DO I need to replace it?! Trouble codes: 431 (catalyst warm up B2)
2000 BMW M5 5.0L Unknown VIN: WBSDE9344Y
hello bmw experts. i have an m5 on the lift with 75,000 miles , the customer complains of a slight vibration in the shifter under acceleration(manual trans). as well as a shake from the right rear when decellerating in second as if to approach a stop sign. i c...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L 4-5 shift VIN: WBAET37424
Hello,I replaced the engine and transmission in this car due to collision damage.I installed used units with 19,000 miles on them.The problem is the trans will not shift into fifth properly after the car sits overnight.There are no trouble codes,I ,double chec...
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L W/S wiper VIN: SAJKD6042X
This car is not at our shop, but at one next door. The wind- shield wipers don't move when the switch is turned on. What can be checked using Alldata info include the fuse (ok) and the relays for turning on the motor and the relay for intermittant wipe. Both r...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L rear brakes VIN: SALJY124XT
getting a 26 from abs module and no pressure to rear calipers. i have pressure out of master and into abs unit but nothing out to proportioning valve. is there any way other than alldata bleed procedures to get this system working again. only have genisys to w...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBEA30D5M
So, I've got a car with a lumpy idle, which is VERY pronounced in gear. Seems to run well off-idle, up above 2300 rpm. Initial throttle tip-in is very hesitant. I've gone through all of the typical issues these cars have. The list follows: Replaced coil due to...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Unknown VIN: WDBGA51ETA
help! installed used transmission , due to old transmission would not move, used trans shifts fine after engaugement,any help or ideas would be great thanks
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L drivers window VIN: WDBJF65H4X
Drivers window does not operate. I switchd control module, widow motor from drives side to passager side and everything worked. I haved check all fuses under the rear seat, on the end of the dash and in the engine compartment. With my scanner I can see the C...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L windows,seat, lock,mirror VIN: WDBNF70J8Y
hi guys we need help on this as we have very little info info on this mercedes .right front seat heater,seat adjustor,door lock,window,and outside mirror all stopped working at the same time we have checked fuses in all three fuse boxes.we cannot identify rela...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLJ74G51
The vehicle came in last week and the customer wanted a "B" maint. Everything seemed to go OK and vehicle was delivered to customer. After a day the idle seemed to be getting rough. A couple of days later the "check engine" came on and we got the car back in. ... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim bank 1), P0173 (fuel trim bank 2)
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Brake Pedal VIN: WP0AA2990X
Hello Porsche techs, I have a 1999 996 with what I will describe as a wierd feeling brake pedal. The customer stated that the other day he heard a "pop" when he hit the pedal. Then he described the pedal as "real hard". The next day he said that the pedal feel...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L power mirrors VIN: 3VWBA21C5Y
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this beetle in that the customer requested that we replace the power mirror switch because the knob was physically broken from the switch. We replaced the switch with a new dealer part and the mirrors ...
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 021H137460
DTC 16725/po341 returns on start up.Harness is installed corectly,reference 5v is present sensor,sensor is new. have just replaced chains, gears, and guides. could not prove any problem with adjusters so cust declined. followed cam setup from alldata as perfec... Trouble codes: 16725 (P0341 Cam sensor implasable reading)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB69MX1
Help VW techs. This car came to the shop with a check engine & ABS light on. Connected my MODIS & cannot establish any communications. In ODB ll, Global OBDll, orwith my Vw software. I can't connect to the engine, trans, abs, air bag...nothing. According to t...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M51
Owner brought car in to see if it could be repaired cheaper than dealer quote of $900. Scanned vechicle, found catalytic convertor to be running below threshold, replaced with universal catalytic convertor and welded. Turned off check engine light, owner calle...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L pressure plate? VIN: 3VWVH29M03
customer complained that she could not engage shifter without pumping clutch pedal a few times in the morning, when we drove it ourselves asside from the release point being very close to the floor, there was no noises, no slipping, spoke to vw (expert), he su...
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5712S
Car came in for following services/complaints: 100k inspection; MIL, vehicle ran rough, stalled, restarted, cleared up, MIL still on, Drivers info panel inop since jumped. Performed 100k inspection, battery failed load test, replaced, alt output 13.8V. Clear c... Trouble codes: 111 (Mfg code no fault found)
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Driveshaft VIN: YV1LZ56D3X
Hey there folks I really need some help on a car. I am a nvh certified tech who is simply dumbfounded by this concern. What i have going on is at low and high speeds mostly on decel i have a rhythimic clanking metalic noise coming from the center of the underb...
2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L VVT Pulley VIN: YV1RS58DX3
The boss is gone, and we cannot make sense out of the Volvo Vadis instruction manual for setting the VVT pulley. We have the holding tool on the back of the cams, have the crankshaft aligned with the mark (Vadis says to use a holding fixture, but the boss neve...

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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B7W
Well I fixed this car by doing nothing, after running the car for quite awhile the light went off by itself. I don't know if maybe there was an air pocket in the cooling system by the sensor and that caused it or what, but the light is off and all is well. Tha...
1992 BMW 318is 1.8L battery draw VIN: WBABE5312N
thanks for all the replys.i unpluged all the modules i could find with no luck.i stumbled on the mcu rt side of fire wall.it helps to be familiar with vehcle.my locator didnot show it there.replace with used mcu.car now back to owner.thanks agian for all the h...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Pedal Positon Sensor VIN: WBACB4327R
I would like to thank everyone for there help with this one. Unfortunately I have to close this without a fix. However judging by the responses that I recieved Im sure that the brake pedal sensor on the booster would have fixed the trouble code.
1997 BMW 750iL 5.4L Stall VIN: WBAGK232XV
Thank you for all the input. As suggested, we ran the engine until gauge read 1/2 to experience engine stall condition. When we removed the fuel pump at passengers side, we see that side is empty. We removed sending unit on drivers side, that side of tank is f...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L alarm VIN: WBADN6339X
I have not replaced the siren yet, customer on vacation; but from the responces I got I'm quite sure the siren will repair the problem. So I will close this with the siren as the fix and if it is not I will update as needed. Thanks for the help.
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L srs VIN: SALPM16491
The owner has decided to try to get some goodwill from dealer as vehicle was purchased from a dealer within 1.5 years.Only recieved 3 replies suggesting to take vehicle to the dealer, I will try to borrow a friends autologic if the owner has no luck and will t...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Suction Fan
The suction fan was replaced under warranty again. The wires at the receiver dryer were repaired incorrectly on a previous repair, so I repaired them according to Mercedes recomendations. Possible wire damage was due to rodents. Car had been purchased at a use...
1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on
Well, another Euro nightmare down the road. Holidays & money- had to wait to repair until customer had funds... The problem was the MAF. My problem is that I hate to swap with 'known good' when I can't firmly condemn the part in question. Back to lack of info ... Trouble codes: 513 (engine speed signal), 553 (maf), 4411 (blink code inj. 1 B ckt).
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1LS5719S
thank you paul and enes, i ran a live data stream and found temp sensor values moving all over the place, and injector time high..replaced the sensor and all is well.. thanks to everyone who took the time to reply...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L parking lights VIN: YV1LS5542V
This turned out to be a 'I should have known' sort of fix. The car had an aftermarket alarm system that was wired into the parking lights. A relay in the system was on and was keeping the parking lights on. I don't know if the relay was melted internally or if...
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