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2003 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L tpms VIN: WAUML44D73
I have recently installed four new tires on this car. After a test drive the low pressure light will come on. The funny thing it doesn't say which tire is low. I looked in the owners manual and it says that if it doesn't say which tire is low that it means tha...
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L trans program VIN: WBAHD6329S
hello bmw techs, I have a 95 525i with a transmission problem. i have a code 64 speed monitoring with a code (100) for gear monitoring. the vehicle is in limp mode and a message on the display says "trans program". i have been using all data and can't find an...
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1995 BMW 318is 1.8L egs VIN: WBABE6320S
Hello Group,This 318is came in last week with the trans in limp mode and the trans fault light on.I pulled codes and got a code 1-P/N shift lock and a 54-ground solenoid valve.I cleared the codes and is soon as i started the car the code 54 came right back.I w...
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN5344Y
This car came in for an oil change and general saftey, no problems found except the check engine light. My scanner shows the codes 140, 28, 29. I do not have any discription in the Mitchell for these (not avaialbe from manufacture) There is no drive complaint ... Trouble codes: 28 (Additive ftrim1 limet reached), 29 (Additive ftrim 2 limet reached), 140 (Electronic thermostat)
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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Engine VIN: WBAAV53431
Car towed in after having started blowing massive amount of whitish smoke out tailpipe. I checked cooling system for pressure & presence of strange odor (combustion products), there was none. I gently tried starter and engine turned over willingly, no hydrauli...
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L oiling system VIN: SALNY22293
customer lost cam plug and ran engine low on oil, we tested oil pressure and pulled pan to look at bearings. customer let us pull engine to check bearings. and we do not want to put this back together until we find something wrong with it. any help would be ap...
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2004 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L trunk lid window VIN: SALNE22214
After dealer replacing a broken trunk lid window started problems with electrical operation. Few times it will work normally (just one cycle). Using the switch it will go down and up. The upper movement will be normal, demanding to keep the switch pressed ti...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG 5.5L abs VIN: 4JGAB74E7Y
Customer says the left front wheel will lock-up at times, with out touching the brakes. The ABS, and ESP Light will come on. Hooked up the Launch scanner and found a code in the abs module P1320. There is no such code in the alldata info and when I called to s...
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1988 Volkswagen Scirocco 16-Valve 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWCB0537J
Came in for TB/WP. Car stalling, finally won't crank. Replace faulty starter (strap burned between solenoid/starter). Now no spark. Distributor hall effect connector broken off and wires broken. Replace dist. with aftermarket (looked diff than original). No sp...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B4X
Car came in with P1136, Ck fuel trim, oxygen sensors reading, fuel pressure Ok, service fuel injectors, replace oxygen sensors,couple vacuum lines, one at EVAP solenoid and one to brake booster (as usual on VW). Still same problem after driving awhile (60miles... Trouble codes: P1136 (Long term fuel trim Add Fuel Bank 1 system too lean.)
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B8Y
Secondary air injection pump is once again filled with water. VW in my opinion has placed this pump in a bad location. Does anybody have an angle on this one? Relocating it is quite difficult in terms of the plumbing and wiring harness. Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Air Injection Problem), P1137 (Bank 1 Too Lean)
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L No Start, Stall VIN: WVWYH63B42
Dear Volkswagon techs. This vehicle intermittantly blows fuse #32 and stalls will not restart. Replace fuse, may go for 2 days without blowing. Mitchell data says fuse #32 for engine code ATQ is fuel injectors. ALLDATA says fuse #32 is for PCM. PCM replacement... Trouble codes: P1624 (mil request signal active), P1850 (data bus powertrain missing message from ecu), P0716 (input turbinespeed sensor a circuit range performance), P1761 (soleniod for selector level lock short to ground)
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Timing Belt VIN: 3VWDD21C52
Our Advanced Auto class replaced the water pump on this new beetle after the impeller failed, (Thank you IATN for helping us make a quick diagnosis!), so we decided to replace the timing belt also. We followed the Alldata procedure for backing off on the tensi...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Trans fluid VIN: 3VWSF71K56
We have this 06 Jetta that came in with stripped oil plug in trans pan. Someone tried to check, or fill the fluid, and stripped it out. Question is - how in the world does one put fluid up that tiny hole- I assume it is the typical Audi/VW "Enema" type trans ...
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1994 Volvo 940 T 2.3L starting VIN: YV1JW8613R
When I received this car it had been sitting at a shop for 6 weeks and they couldn't get it to run so it came to my shop. I went and checked for codes and there are no codes. I checked spark and it wasn't very strong and I replaced the crankshaft sensor. After...
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2000 Volvo C70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVINC56DOX
replaced battery and now code sets every time it is cleared and ran. unbsure what this code is for. Trouble codes: P1618, P0605
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1988 Audi 5000 CS 2.2L climate control VIN: WAUHD044XJ
Hello everyone thanks for the replies. As most of you said, the little motor in the programmer that runs the hot/cold cable was junk. In fact, this was the case. I switched the motor from the old programmer and it functioned fine. Thanks, Ron
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1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L No Start VIN: 4USCH9330X
Thank you all for your replies. Scott was quick with the answer that many of you responded with: 'eventhough the EWS was programed to the VIN, you need to align the DME and EWS units. Factory tool GT1, SSS, or Autologic required.'- It's what I was afraid of.... Trouble codes: 209 (EWS Anti-theft system).
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L battery drain VIN: WBABJ7337X
Thx to all who replied. I was never able to catch this vehicle on act. (meaning to make it draw current) I even left it on fluke recordind mode 3 night overnight. On the end I did fixed his ac control head. (replaced it) and offered to the customer to replace ...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L asc (abs/asc) VIN: WBADM6348Y
Dear BMW friends: [The problem was our extension cord is not long enough! *lol] With the new ABS/ASR unit installed and coded the fault#95 came back. We rechecked the wheel speed sensor on the bmwtechnet with our passtruXS-tool, the rear was nice and even up t...
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L MIL on VIN: WBABM5348Y
New EGS took care of it. Thanks to all that took the time to help.
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L steering wheel VIN: SALLMAMA43
To remove the steering wheel air bag just use a rod or a allen wrench around the same size of the holes. Insert the rods at right angle to steering collumn. Reaching the right place air bag will pop up. Thanks
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1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SE 4.5L one way clutch VIN: 1160321204
Hello everyone and thanks for the MANY replies to this one. I received numerous contact infos for tranny hard parts and not one of them had what i needed. I was shocked. The dealer stated it was discontinued. I ended up, in desperation, going to one of the loc...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBEA32EXS
Mystery solved! I just knew it had to be something simple. After much research and cross-referencing, we found that our friends down the road installed the wrong crank sensor. Looked the same, but the magnetic polarity was opposite. Wrong part number, too. T... Trouble codes: 65 (L/5 Crankshaft position sensor magnet).
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4JGAB54E0W
Thanks for all the help. This site is wonderfull. We removed the pre-cat O2 sensor to bypass suspected pluged converter. After removing O2 the missfires when away and had power. A new converter has been ordered and should recieve in three days. I still can't f... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0305, P0306.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L dorr locks and alarm VIN: WDBJF65JOY
we have fixed this one ..we replaced the cl pump which is located under the rear seat in a foam sleeve.. the alarm and door locks run through this moduule.. tony hit the nail on the head on this one.. thank you for all the responses.. everyone of them is impor...
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1998 Volkswagen Passat 1.9L passenger airbag igniter VIN: VWVWZZZ3BZ
Thank you all who replied,everyones input was most useful in determining where all the relevent components of the airbag circuit were, the confusion arose from VW main dealers sending me a passenger side curtain trigger switch instead of the airbag trigger swi...
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1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWJA81M9X
This vw is fixed, of course after car is done customer tells you the story. Car had problem in the wet weather so other shop did plugs wires cup rotor coil all aftermartket parts. Problem solved car ran fine for 2 weeks now is stalling on decel and when turnin... Trouble codes: N0NE.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M51
Customer returned with money to purchase oem converter. Advice from others to use only oem cats on these vechiles is a must. Installed oem cat and reset monitors. No codes found or pending codes found after installation. Thank you to everyone that replied to m...
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1987 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L Distributor VIN: YV1AX8853H
Thanks to all of you out there. I checked as much wiring as I could get to and found a couple of suspect sections which were replaced. Cleaned the grounds. I also got a junkyard Distributor and installed. Cleaned the plugs off and the vehicle starts and runs f...
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