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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Heating VIN: WAUDA88D27
This vehicle came to us after being at seveal other shops for a no heat situation. After some basic test we discovered 400 PPM HC in the coolant. Figured we should replace the head gaskets and that would help with our lack of heat. NOPE, still no heat. Heater ...
1998 Audi A4 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUC2A8D8W
hey all you audi guys i got this audi that is non obd compliant so no codes until i get the vag com in the mail. this car when you try to start it cranks over and you can see spark, injector pulse, and if you crank long enough will eventually start. When you g...
2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Engine won't turn VIN: WAUPL68E44
Th e customer stated that car won't start. Ever since he got it from dealer the problem started happening but the car would start eventually. He would have to hold the key in crank position and after cca.5 sec it would start turning and start. The key fob seam...
1987 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Hazard/turn signals VIN: SAJAY134XH
After replacing the hazard switch, the behavior or the turn signals remained incorrect, as if the hazard switch were still at fault, with no blinking for left and right, no blinking inside the car from the green arrows, and no blinking from the red hazard indi...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Trans in limp mode VIN: WDBJF5TJ00
This car once an while after coming to a stop on the next take off the transmission fall into limp mode after the ASR light to come on. I free up the linkage and adjust the arrow on the setup where the accelerator cable and trans cable connects.All the wiring ... Trouble codes: 022 (CCEFP actuator signals in limp mode), 098 (Can problem -no data reception from ASR), 30 (Can-no data from EA/CC/ISC n4/1)
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Exterior Lights, radio VIN: WBFA68F6XF
On this car the radio, exterior lights will shut off when you go over a bump. On the instrument cluster the battery, abs, bas/esp lights come on when this happens. All this will last for about 15 seconds after hitting the bump. The lights and radio come back o...
2002 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33422
Greetings all, This car originally had a P1239. The wiring to the downstream sensor was damaged in the collision so we repaired it and replaced the upstream sensor for the code. Now the car sets a code P1241 when you drive it hard. All circuits were checked a... Trouble codes: P1239 (Secondary Upstream MAP Sensor too low engine stopped), P1241 (Secondary Upstream MAP Sensor too low at full load)
1984 Porsche 911 3.2L odometer VIN: WPOEB0912E
The odometer does not work in this car. I need to remove the speedometer but need some guidance as to what to remove with the least risk to the interior due to the age of the car. I thought pulling the steering wheel would gain some access, but not true. Once ...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2985X
Hello Porsche Techs, And thank you very much in advance for taking the time to read my post. I have this '99 Boxter that code p0102 comes back on. I have power and ground to the Mass Air Flow sensor, there is a 5v ref. signal to it, and at idle I have 1.63v co... Trouble codes: P0102 (mass air flow low input circuit a)
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WPOCA2984X
have a question the air temp sensor on my global obdII says -40 i dont have a code for it but i tested the circut its good but it still reads -40 ohmed the sensor 2.0k and another sensor is the same am i just going after a lost cause or is this something that ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Leaking I/P VIN: 3VWRF81H7W
Hi there, We have in the shop this kind of high mileage TDI that is using B100 biodiesel. The top cover of the injection pump is leaking where it bolts onto the body of the pump. Does anyone know of a gasket/seal kit for the pump or even what is under the to...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSF29M0X
Hello again all. This one towed in from another shop , no start, cranking fine after new battery. Had codes 17656 for injection start control limit valve, 17946 for fuel cutoff, and 17654 for stroke sensor nozzle needle implausible signal, but these items may ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Oil Leak VIN: WVWPD63B5X
Greetings, Car came in with complaint of oil leak. Determined the front crankshaft seal is leaking. Oil was on the timing belt and even though the belt was replaced at 80K, we replaced timing belt, water pump, and cam and crank seals. Came back one week later ...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L Cooling Fan VIN: 3VWH69M44M
Fellows Volskwagen specialists and techs here is the situation. Customer brought the car into shop with overheating concern. Further inspection at vehicle showed that none of the cooling fans were operating under any request, neither by temperature nor A/C re...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D6X
Car starts but with a awsome miss, hunting for idle. Waste gate valve always open. When I close waste gate manually car idles perfect. By passed TC control valve with shop air and car runs well. Replaced TC control valve with OEM part and the same symptoms com... Trouble codes: P1238 (Turbo Control Valve)

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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Electronic VIN: WAUDT74F95
thanks to all who reply. it is very easy once you know which block to go into. here is how to do it. Cycle the Parking Brake ON, then OFF first. [Select] [53 - Parking Brake] [Basic Settings - 04] Group 007 [Go!] The brake calipers will then open, allowing...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L 4-5 shift VIN: WBAET37424
Well as it turns out there are not any reflashes,updatesor any other such electronic fixes for this situation.I am currently waiting for a replacement unit from the supplier and it is taking forever.Therefore I have to close this without a fix.Thanks for the r...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L trunk release wiring VIN: WDBRF61J42
Thanks very much with the info on the wiring position as this fixed the concern and all is well. Trunk now opens and customer is happy.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C2Y
Thank you for all who respond. I end up buying a used pcm and using AST (real nice) scanner from friends to download from original pcm and upload to the new pcm. Thank you Roobi [...] Trouble codes: P0605.
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