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1999 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28D7X
car came in with this code.useing a generic scan Trouble codes: P1338 (camshaft position bank 1 open .or sorted circuit b)
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L A/C air flow VIN: WBAAN37471
Hell BMW techs We have this car, that in air conditioning mode and air flow setting for center vents (Face), we loose half of the air flow to the defroster vents, the codes described above were retrieved with the "launch scanner" other than that I can not find...
1986 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Speedometer VIN: SAJAY1348G
Hello group, Customer came in with a complaint of erratic operating speedometer. At low speeds the speedometer indicates max. speed. At 55 to 60 mph the speedo comes back to 0. He has tried a spare speedo head that he believes to be good with the same result....
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Suspension VIN: SAJGX2743V
Attn JAG teches: I have a 1997 xk8 that needs front wheel bearings. Is there any way around the special tools to do the job. Especially the special socket for the abs ring in the back of the hub. My info says it is torqued to about 240nm. Any help would be app...
2001 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Starts and Dies VIN: SAJDA15B51
I have tested the fuel pump circuits and found that the fuel pump relay does operate for 5 seconds then shuts off KOEO like it should. It also runs the fuel pump when cranking. The engine starts and runs for a short time and the relay shuts off and the engine ... Trouble codes: P1230 (Fuel Pump Relay Malfuntion)
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L battery drain ,interior lights VIN: SALME11483
To all valued techs. The story goes like this,Rover towed in for no start found batt low ran chargeing test ALT. charging ok 14.2 v, batt test low ,replaced batt. 2 days later towed back in again low batt,check alt again all ok but when useing a jump box to s...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Airbag codes will not clear. VIN: WDBRF61J21
Vehicle came to us after being jump started and drove in. A 120ma draw ws found, and a defective battery. We found the overhead control module was causing the draw. Battery wentcompletely dead on vehicle while sitting in shop. We installed a new battery. Upon ...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L cylinder honing VIN: WP0CAJ987W
Hello Im repairing this engine because it was overheating once in a while. One cylinder with water leak by head gasket. Client is not a "experienced" guy. He run car at least once with overheated engine till engine was locked when trying to re-start. My do...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L oil cooler VIN: YS3DF55N4T
This one was a fine running car and one day blew a rod. I found the pan full of sludge (I mean full, never seen anything like it)and coppery metal flakes. Of course, since this is a fine Swedish car, its too expensive to rebuild the engine so we're going with ...
1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 2.1L Electronic VIN: WV2ZB0251H
customer complain brake light flashes somtimes and a buzzing sound from under dash . float and fluid ok, i have had it happen once and a no start cond any help .thanls in advance
1991 Volkswagen Jetta 1.6L engine VIN: WVWMG21G9M
more testing info to follow as i receive it
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L engine swap VIN: 3VWRC29M6X
Hello.I have this new body jetta with a bad engine.It is a 2.0 AEG.The only used engine available is a 2.0 ABA.Will the ABA interchange with the AEH? I am sure manifolds will have to be changed.Are there any other issues with the swap?.Thanks in advance
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3VWCD21C8Y
this vehicle dies intermittantly. after performing a auto scan on my vag com program there are no codes in any system.after driving the vehicle about 50 miles total, i have only been able to duplicate the issue once. i was coming to a stop with the veh in nuet...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Hesitation VIN: WVUAF61C1Y
customer came in with 2000 vw. 1.8 litre turbo (aph) engine code. he had replaced the engine due to unknown reasons. after swap, he had a hesitation on accel. he then proceeded to replace ecm, fuel pressure regulator, fuel pump, maf sensor, intercooler and i t... Trouble codes: P1128 (Long Term Fuel Trim B1 System Too Lean)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L transmission VIN: 3VWSE69M82
hi guys i have 02 jetta with trans.problem speedometer inop. some times and start shifting funny .dealer diagnosis was transmission, we replaced transmission but still have the problem its gotta out put shaft sensor code 00281 ,we taught we got bad trans. we p...
1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1JA8748M
This Volvo keeps setting codes 312 and 131 in the fuel ECU. Code will set after a few key cycles. Mitchell says check voltage at ECU. I have .96 volts at pin 28 on fuel ECU with key on. I have 5.5 volts at pin 1 with engine cranking. According to mitchell this... Trouble codes: 312 (KnockFuel enrichment signal missing), 131 (Ignition rpm signal)
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Starter VIN: YV1S29501F
Hello guys. I dont do euoropean normally, Im hopeing someone can help. I dont have the car here, it is dead at his house, I dont really want to tow it here for fear of it needing to go to volvo even if I figure it out, nearest dealer is 75 miles away, anywho t...

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1990 Audi 200 2.2L No Start, Hot Restarts VIN: WAUHD5440L
Car is still not fixed! Everyone tells me to smoke the car for vacuum leaks. I also made a mistake by hitting the update button to respond to the first persons question about residual pressure. That screwed me from updating again because only 1 update is allow...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L starting VIN: WBADR6337X
Although we were unable to duplicate the customers complaint, after discussing their driving habits (a twenty minuet morning drive followed by a ferry commute and a no start condition upon the ferry docking) we deduced that the fault was most likely a crank po...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Key Lock (IGN) VIN: WBADM6346Y
Well guys I feel like the horses ass, I tell everybody in the shop to check fuses on any vehicle they look at in the shop. What I did not do is make sure that all the fuses were in place. Looking at the vehicle again and going thru each circuit I noticed that ...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBCA24D3L
Thanks to all who replied.Jon was the only one to mention the MAS relay as being fuel pump relay.Replaced the relay this morning all is well.Mitchell make no mention of this relay. Jim [...]
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L controller VIN: WDBJF65J31
Thanks to all that replied, I sent the ac controller back to the rebuilder and all went well, I suspect this was a replacement unit. They version coded the unit, upon re-installation the back lighting did operate. On this year vehicle I did find out the back l...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Pinion Shaft Oil Seal VIN: WDBJF65J12
Everyone basically said that it was just like a normal pinioin seal, which it was just pays very well.
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB49SX3
Vehicle is repaired by dealer. I talked with the snap on instructor and he says a can module could be needed to communicate with the vehicle even with a can enabled scan tool. Car was returned to dealer and fixed. Cause was the secondary air injection valve. A...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L exhaust noise VIN: WVWMD63B4X
since this problem is only an issue during the first 30 seconds or so (during air injection operation) i pretty much ruled out the defective air system suggestions that many suggested. there were no codes and with the vag-com i was able to force all the monito...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L starting, interior lights, power windows VIN: WVWPD63BX2
Checked the other lights that some suggested, along with the cruise switch with no success of getting vehicle to act up again (blowing fuse # 14). Customer has picked up vehicle.
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5640V
Ok, I received several different ideas on this. This car definetly had a code p0112. There is only 1 air temp sensor located out front. The customer had to use the vehicle , as we needed to work on his other vehicel for an upcoming trip. Well,over the weekend ... Trouble codes: P0112 (Intake air temp sensor signal low).
2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Cuts out VIN: YV1RS61T83
Well I took the advise of 8 e-mails and replced the fuel pressure sensor on the end of the fuel rail. Customer called after 2 days and said it died once but she wanted to drive a little longer. She brought it in with a strange whining noise two days later. I c... Trouble codes: ECM26, ECM26.
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