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1998 Audi A4 1.8L lacks power VIN: WAUCB28D4W
Vehicle has no power on accel!!! Runs great, idles smooth but just has no power from a stop!!! Cannot hear turbo kick in or waste gate releiving either!!! Checked turbo, spins freely by hand and while engine is running, waste gate rod moves freely by hand!!! A...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L airbag VIN: 4USCJ3320V
Customer brought vehicle in to shop stating that it would not shut off (with key). We replaced the ignition lock cylinder (O.E.) and test drove. Everything seems fine except the Airbag light. The Snap-On scanner (brick) will not go in to the Airbag system so t...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Door locks VIN: WBAAM5335X
We bought this car a few months back and all locks were working properly. About a month ago we noticed that the drivers side lock was the only one we could unlock. Pushing the unlock button on the keyless entry had no affect on any doors, however it did sound ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L dsc VIN: WBADM6348Y
need help on this one bimmer techs. this 528 has the dsc light on (yellow amber triangle w/arrow) and trying to switch on/off but won't go out . we put a new switch in but it did't fix it. also for good measure we checked all the fuses and replaced the brake l...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAGH83461
740il has low coolant lamp on and seepage either from cap area or expansion tank-top seam area!!. hi there-sorry this is so long, car in in Feb with 270'000kms, overheated, replaced rad tank and radiator-both cracked, new level sensor and rad cap. the car was ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SAJDA0102Y
Hi Jag tech's, This car has been a ongoing problem, it has got a lot worse so it has made a little easier to find. We get a code for missfire on #5 All the ignition parts and injector have been swaped to different holes still code for #5. So checked fuel press...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTW15411
Im working on this range rover which I dont have much information on, all I have is obdii scanner for this vehicle, my modis doesnt have land rover specific. I have checked all both valves for secondary air injection, as well as vacuum lines and all seem good.... Trouble codes: P1413 (secondary air pump output drive fault minimum signal)
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Stall VIN: WDBDA29D2P
Hey there all you MB techs. I have a 1993 190E 2.6. That has me kind of stumped. The vehicle came in with a complaint that it stalls intermitantly. I drove the car and it didn't happen for me. then my boss drove it less than a mile and it stalled 6 times on hi...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L service VIN: 4JGBB86E16
we have our first 2006 ML350 here. the service indicator shows "service "B" 58 days overdue" what service if any should we perform? and how do you reset the service indicator? any help much appriciated. Jeff
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAA2997X
I got the car with check engine light on. Replaced tires and front brakes upon customers request and now trying to figurre out why the light stays on. The customer did put K&N air intake and fitted stock MAF in it. Maf is clean and seams to be within the range... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass/Volume air flow air flow A Circuit Low input)
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L oil pump VIN: YS3DF55N4T
After this one's engine blew up, we ordered a boneyard special. The seller tore it down to clean out the pan (engine was very clean inside, looked good). Being a suspicious type, I pulled the timing cover and found the balance chain tensioner blown out (spring...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C8Y
Thank you for any help. I have this beetle with no driveability concerns except for MIL on. The codes are P1225 - P1228 , P1451 Secondary Air injection short or ground open, P1421 Sec Air Injection Control Valve, P1425 Tank Vent Valve Short or open, and P1472... Trouble codes: P1225 (p1226-), P1226 (p1451-), P1451 (p1421-), P1421 (p1425-), P1425 (p1472-), P1472
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63BX1
2001 passat 1.8 turbo... came in originally because the customer added wiper fluid to the coolant resevoir. a coolant flush was performed using g12. i found a vac. check valve (the small gray/blk one by the top of the cold air box) was cracked basically in hal... Trouble codes: 17536 (po171--system lean/ bank 1--mult.)
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L communication VIN: 9BWGP61J11
Ok folks, this is a crazy one. Poor Golf was struck by lightning as the owner was driving down the road...burnt the antenna to a crispy little nub, car died, dash lights went bananas, he coasted to the side of the road. OK, big Volkswagen fan here...service t...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2VWDC21V51
Hello. I'm posting this for another shop that does not have internet access. They have a 01 VW Cabrio auto that came in with a p 0103 and p1580. They followed the the tsb exactly with replacing the battery and doing a throttle relearn. They also checked the ch... Trouble codes: P1580, P0103
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L air con VIN: WVWZZZ3BZ2
the a/c system is not working and has a stored fault code of 01044 ecu incorrectly coded. these cars need a code to make them work & I cannot get it as vw wont give it to non-dealers. i have a scan tool that allows me to enter it I just dont have the 5 digit i...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L abs VIN: YV1LS5679W
got the car today, check engine, abs, brake, sercvice and traction off lights are on. scanned the ecu, pulled the code 455 evaporative emissions cotrol system leak, large. tryed to scan the abs but my computer, otc genisys froze up on me!? any ideas would be g...
1998 Volvo S90 2.9L return line VIN: YV1KS9603W
Vehicle came in with the return line blown off at the pump. Replaced with new and after several minutes idling, the line blows off again from excessive pressure.
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L cv joint, axle, wheel bearing VIN: YV1VW2558Y
I have a noise/vibration on acceleration that has gradually been getting worse and worse over the past 2 weeks or so. sounds like its coming from the left front and the noise sounds like a typical bad wheel bearing (see below). only on acceleration though, noi...

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L abs pump VIN: WAUED64B71
thanks to all who replied. right front wheel sensor was slightly out. reset and problem went away. i can't say enough about this service. thanks again.
2002 Audi A4 1.8L power windows not working VIN: WAULC68E32
On this car we have replace the climite control module. we have test the power window regulator and door lock acturator. those all work on a differnt car. we think we have a open wire some where we did finding corrision on the door pin connector. we are the pr...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on, throttle response VIN: WBAAM3347Y
finally got vehicle back at the firsyt of this week. started pin out test found that plug in the DME was cover with corrosion cleaned all corrosion off of plugs and pins vehicle noww runs and operates properly thanks for all the help Trouble codes: P0120, P1542, 147 (can throttle position trans ecu code), 169 (throttle valve system shut off), 172 (pedal travel switch 1/2 short circuit), 173.
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA67E1R
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. Thank you to Jerry for spending time sharing email ideas. The problem was the mass air flow sensor. car runs well, and has been gone for a week now. Thank you IATN. Jeff
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Starting VIN: WDBNG78J41
The vehicle is repaired. Robert from Maine, thanks for sending us in that direction. The SAM did not loose its coding, but after performing a pin-point test we found a ground circuit had failed. Replaced the SAM and problem is solved. No coding was needed.
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF70J51
The car has been fixed as indicated in the update it was the fuel tank pressure sensor. The sensor is part of the tank meter. To replace it we had the customer drive the car to get the fuel level down. Remove the panel in the trunk in back of the tank unplug t... Trouble codes: P2012.
2005 Lotus Elise 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: SCCPC11185
Thanks to all that offered help- we were not able to access the diagnostic tools mentioned to test the system so we had to send this one to the dealer. Thanks again, Greg and crew
1986 Porsche 944 2.5L head lite VIN: WP0ZZZ95ZG
thanks for all problem fix with 2 ground clean & re-tighten(around head lite area),vehicle been out of shop for week. thanks again
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Unknown VIN: WVWNA63B2W
Thanks again for all your post, and will just kep getting the fluid for VW till we find otherwise.
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L rear wiper VIN: WVWNA63B4X
Thankyou for the replies. Mike from Great Britain,and Jurgen from Florida hit the problem dead on. After removing the wiper motor I soon discovered that the motor would not and could not park. The wiper motor would stay running nonstop with the key on because ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Air Bag light on VIN: WVWNA63B6X
I want to thank all of you who responded. The communication issue was the scan tool. We have the Genisys by OTC and I disconnected and reconnected to the DLC. Then rebooted the tool and reentered the vehicle from scratch. I did not reuse the stored information...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Valve body?? VIN: 3VWSF29M8Y
I finally towed the vehicle down to the rebuilder. Fortunately the symptoms are happening for him also. Bottom line? Probably should have sucked it up & bought a dealer unit or just sent the customer there so he has the labor warranty if it has to come out. ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L lubrication VIN: 1V6GHT778Y
Well, the customer came back and asked me to teardown the vehicle, and what the cost would be, so I guess he is not assigning blame to me. I suggested he take it to a Volkswagen dealer, or other third party, so that he can be fully comfortable. Frankly, based ...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L brake light on dash VIN: 3VWCK21Y33
found under center console the e-brake switch was worn due to the clips that hold it in are plastic...if you ask me i say they need to update this hold down plastic clips with bolts to hold it down. thanks everyone with the help.
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L heater fan VIN: YV1LS550XP
Hello again all. I received 5 replies with all saying the same thing to replace both the motor and stage module. I jumped the motor ground at the stage module and checked amps maybe 2 amps. I went over my readings again from the module and found no signal from...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D5X
First, thanks to all who replied. What we found is that we had the camshaft timing off. In VIDA under diagnosing that touble code it says that if any one of the trim values is 20, the valve is stuck, if any one is ( 9 then the valve is defective, and if any of... Trouble codes: ECM64.
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