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1991 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: WAUKE54CNN
High co and HC reading. Car runs excellent. At normal temp. idle I get 3.65MS on the injector with O2 reading dead on at 459 MV. never see O2 out of this 460mv range. My question is does this O2 work differently that I cannot reading 0 to .90MV sweep. I read t...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L locking VIN: WAULC68E82
Has anyone figured out how to lock the keys in this car (for customer pick-up after hours) - I do not want to waste anyones time on this, But, I have tried every combination I can think of & can not accomplish this task - If anyone has figured it out - I'd lov...
2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0L Electric window VIN: WAUJT68E83
Battery died and AAA jump started. New battery installed by us, now the front windows inoperative. Rear windows ok, sunroof ok. We use the AST PC retriever for VW Audi. Pulled up convience module and had several low or no voltage codes. Cust says the front win...
1993 BMW 850Ci 5.0L No Start VIN: WBAEG2322P
this vechile has no spark no injector pulse there is no power to the dme's relays and fuel pump relays no power at the x6400 distrubution block inside the dme box this must have something to do with the no start condition! also when car would run it would sta...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBACB3324R
Hi Guys, Got this 325i. No spark cyl. #1. Changed coil - no help. When you plug the coil pack from #1 into any other hole it works.Probed black wire to DME.ok. Battery voltage at green wire. 240 ohms resistance from brown to ground.Plugged in another DME from... Trouble codes: 50 (ignition cyl. 1)
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Charging VIN: WBAGG83471
We've got the luxury of doing a parasitic draw diag. on this beast, so here goes.. Battery drains overnight - par. draw never gets below 500ma w/ all door/hood/trunk switches closed and alarm set. Checked w/ low amp probe and hardwired meter. I cannot disconn...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L warning lite VIN: WBAGN63422
I replaced front and rear brake pads incl both wear sensors, but the brake pad warning light is still on. I test drove it 5 miles and still no reset. I found a tsb that applies to this vehicle dealing with a simular problem, but it appears to already been done...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SAJDA0102Y
Hi Jag Tech's, This one came in with miss under load. Found code for miss on #5 replaced the coil (did not pass ohm's test). The customer was fine for about 2 month's Car came back with same code found coil good, drove car and does not feel like ignition miss,... Trouble codes: P305
1995 Mercedes-Benz S350 3.4L a/c compressor VIN: WDBGB34E2S
this vehicle came to my shop for in-op a/c compressor, freon charge normal, when i bypass the compressor it works and cools normal, no codes with scanner or no codes when self test using the control panel procedure. send this car to the mercedes dealer to veri...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA92E4S
This Mercedes came into the shop running rough, MIL on, after having been stuck on a muddy road. OXS is hooked up under the car. Using the Modis I get a Code 07 from the DM module. Alldata is vague on troubleshooting this code. Pulled the coils and the spark p... Trouble codes: 07 (Ignition system-HFM-SFI)
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Stall VIN: WDBHA22E0T
the car drove in with a rough idle, wanting to stall, the fuel pressure was at 6psi at that point a fuel pump was replaced. now the car has great fuel pressure at idle but when driving as long as you are moving the car runs good. when approaching a red light a...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Starting VIN: WDBNG75J8Y
Hi techs This Benz came in on the hook as no start. The starter won't engage with key. When we remove the relay and jump the starter ckt it will crank. Also noticed that the dash lights won't light up when key is turned on. Checked fuses,some have power and s...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Gauges VIN: WDBJH82J21
Hallo all. This is a trivial matter, but customer would like a fix. Instrument cluster has an outside temperature read out LCD on the lower left of the cluster, that has lost two of it's LCD segments. Factory want $782.00 for new complete cluster. Has anyone ...
1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L door locks
I need help from you Saab techs out there. My problem is that I can't seem to find the central locking control module on this car. Shopkey shows it by the engine controller behind the right kick panel. I see what looks like an empty mounting bracket and the ha...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: YS3DF58K72
hello saab techs. this car has a notorious saab issue relating to idle quality problems, poor starting, etc. basically the fix is to replace the throttle body because the tps sensors are made into the unit. i am told it will require reprogramming after replaci... Trouble codes: 1230 (TPS values are incorrect)
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA811T9
This car came in on the hook because the owner claims it died when he hit a puddle of water that was 3 weeks ago. When the car is started it will start and rev ok for about 10-20 seconds. Then the car start to lose power, misfire, backfire and have very little...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C8X
Car came in with a code p1582 (Idle Adaption at Limit). We found a tear in the air intake hose between the air mass meter and the throttle. Replace that hose today and the code came back after a few minutes. Alldata has very little information except checking ... Trouble codes: P1582 (Idle Adaption at Limit)
2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L electic windows VIN: 9BWGB61JX2
Hello VW Techs, Car Came in with no power window opp. found when domelight came on power windows started working. Other repair shop has replaced comfort module drivers window motor and instrument cluster (gateway module). When scoping Can-L and Can-H found can...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRK69M65
has spark no injector pulse,12 volts at injectors Trouble codes: P0102, P0267, P0264, P0261, P0270, P0321
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1LS5547V
I've had this car on here before for the same problem,and it really did fix itself. Then came back after a month or so, so I sent it to the dealer. They put a MAF and new O2's on it and even said the rep came and checked it out. Said it was the computer so I g...

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1999 Audi A4 2.8L No Start, Surge, Misfire VIN: WAUGD28D9X
I would like to thank the techinicans that sent me repllies to help try to fix this car. the car I hope wiil be looked in to in a few week. I came to found out that this car is a slow time car. Right now were very busy. I will take a few idea brought to me and...
2000 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.8L Instrument Cluster VIN: WAUKH28D8Y
Sorry for the delay on this one! the problem was the coolant temp sensor and the oil level sensor! commen problem on these cars! As far as the lights staying on, found that this is normal! Thanks again for the input from everyone!!
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L A/C Compressor VIN: EXNA070398
Sorry about long wait, but this one kicked my butt. Would like to thank all that tried to help. The problem was at the compressor electrical connector. It has a three pin connector and one of the pins was falling apart.
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L compressor VIN: WDBJF25H7X
Thank you to all who offered help.I ended up putting a evap temp sensor in and all is well. I also added a slight bit more freon.
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L power windows & door locks VIN: WVWMA63BWE
Thanks for all the help! The customer declined to repair at this time, but thanks to you I have learned alot about how the system works. When I talked to the customer again he said that the car had a water leak problem in the past. So like Peter and others sai...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3VWCD21C8Y
i was able to start duplicating the customers concern more often by a hard romp on the throttle in fifth gear about 70 mph and then shift to nuetral and let the car coast. the throttle body wouldnt even attempt to stabilize idle, the car would just fall on its...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L window VIN: 3VWCD21Y93
First, thanks to all who replied. The switch that tells the window module that the door opened is in the door latch. I opened the passenger door and the door glass dipped and the interior lights came on, without closing the door but by closing the latch lever ...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L no mil VIN: YV1TS97D0X
Hi sorry it took so long , we have replaced the ECU and now have a check engine lite. Still have problem with trans and waiting for used trans from customer from the used car shop that this car came from. Don't know whether we will have to have it reprogrammed...
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