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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B51
i have this 2001 audi a6 in the shop,owners father in law..we dont work on audi's usually so i dont have any info on this car..the car came in with the check engine light on.. pulled code po442.. small evap.. leak.. i smoke tested the vehicle and found no leak... Trouble codes: P0442
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L abs VIN: WAUYP54B31
We replaced the SRS clockspring located under the steering wheel. Apparently replacement of this part requires recoding of the ABS control unit. We have the Launch X431 which emulates the VAGCOM tool. As this car is an AllRoad, it uses the Audi "ESP" system o...
2001 Audi TT 1.8L abs module VIN: TRUSX28N31
i been tyring to code the abs module on this audi but i havet been able to doit.can anybody point me to the right path. do i have the wrong code? im using a updated baum scanner. also i read something about a log in password any body knows if i need that to be...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L oil consumption VIN: WBADN6342Y
Hello all. question for you on a 2000 BMW 540i. car smokes badly on start up. once started, the car does not smoke any more. drove car. no smoke on deceleration. car runs well. no check engine light. we did replace pcv valve 1000 miles ago. car has used 4 quar...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L engine/ RPM VIN: WBAAV33471
Vehicle has an intermittent vibration right underneath the rear seat, it seems to be coming from the exhaust resonator but it is not, when this occurs, engine rpm drop 300/400 rpm, scanner reveals code 120 which is an invalid code for this car, I pulled the fu...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L ignition lock cylinder VIN: WDBDA29D9N
Hello Mercedes Mechanics! The ignition lock cylinder is worn out on this car and I am trying to replace it. I have followed the shop manual instructions closely but the cylinder will not come out. Specifically I have turned the key to position "1" to line up t...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L supercharger, electrical VIN: WDBKK47FXF
see other block
2005 Mercedes-Benz smart .8L emergency brake VIN: WMEAK00F85
Customer complaint of E brake stuck on and car wont move after parking over night. Checked brakes and e brake and all works ok, intermittent problem, anyone seen or heard of this or have info. Thanks for any advice. Doug
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DM35B5R
The air switching valve broke into a couple of pieces. This caused the "CHECK Engine" light to come on. I replaced the valve and the vacuum line going to it. My question is "How do I get the CHECK ENGINE light to turn off? Since this is a 1994, it is not OBDII...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 3VWRA81H3T
Hello VW Tech's, Need some help with this on. Car came in as a no start. No spark. Scoped signal at coil, had 0-8v square wave. So, put coil assembly in. Started right up after coil installation. It idled ok, then started idling like it had a nasty vacuum lea...
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L power windows & door locks VIN: WVWMA63BWE
The windows will go down by themselves at times and the doors will unlock by themselves. This is an intermittent problem. We have not see this problem, but the customer will lock his car and when he comes out on some mornings the window will be down and/or the...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L abs /brake light VIN: WVWMD63B8X
This car will start flashing the abs and oil light and the brake light will remain on. Also the tach will stop working. When all this is going on you lose communication with the PCM and ABS modules. There is a TSB on the connections at the cluster. Has anyone ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L cooling system VIN: 3VWRT29M51
does not seem to be circulating coolant properly.
1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1JA8748M
This is my second help request for this vehicle. We thought we had it fixed so I closed the first one. This vehicle has a recurring CEL lamp with code 131 and 312 set in fuel ecu. Code can take several days of driving to set. We've performed all tests accord... Trouble codes: 312 (Knock signal missing), 131 (Ignition RPM signal missing)
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L limp home VIN: YV1LS5508P
on first drive of the day transmission shifts fine for first 5 miles. outside air temperature 55 degrees f. after 5 miles of driving on flat surface, transmission goes into limp home mode. there are only 2 forward speeds 3rd and 4th. code 232 is stored=speedom...

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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Electronic VIN: WAUDA24B5X
Thanks for the tips and suggestions. Most suggested the correct and proper coding procedure for the unit. It does depend on the Engine and driveline. We found that the replacement control module supplied to us was in some way defective. Replacement with anot...
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WBACH9342Y
Concluded that the 2.5 has either a cracked head or blown head gasket. Due to the costly special bmw tools needed for the dual vanos setup and cam removal i sent car to dealer for repair.
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L A/C air flow VIN: WBAAN37471
Hello BMW techs After activating the blower motor with the autologic, the system has been working fine. I will say this car is fixed. Thanks a lot
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L random battery draw VIN: SAJKX6743T
Thank you for all your replies, and sorry for the delay in closing this post. We replaced the seat control module and fixed the problem. We also re-programmed all the vehicles transmitters and the vehicle has sat now for 2 weeks with no draw and no dead batter...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Cell Phone VIN: WDBJH65J2Y
We recieved four replies to our question about lowering the volume on this MB cell phone speakers at boot up. Two said to put resistors inline with the speakers to lower the volume and two said to lower the volume with the controlls on the steering wheel while...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WMWRC33493
tested both thottle sensors.test drove code came back upon inspection with intake boot removed i found a 2 inch by 2.5 inch piece of the broken air cleaner housing right next to throttle body.i replaced throttle body and test drove,codes gone runs great...than... Trouble codes: P0638.
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L entire system VIN: YS3EF48Z6X
OK, so I let this one go to the dealership. It is evident that these V-6's have an oil cooler issue. The oil cooler is located in the valley between the cylinder heads on top of the motor. 9 responses cant be wrong. The other two responses I recieved pointed i...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B7Y
i would like to thank all of those who took time to respond to my posting. i got alittle turned around thinking the pump was not running since the engine was warm when i started working on it. the vacuum hose going to the combi valve at the rear of the cyl hea... Trouble codes: P0411.
1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1JA8748M
Well, unfortunately this car is not fixed. After driving the car for 2 days without the CEL coming on, the customer took it and the lamp came on the next day. The suggestions we recieved were to replace the fuel pump relay and clean all connectors. While those... Trouble codes: 312 (KnockFuel enrichment signal missing), 131 (Ignition rpm signal).
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