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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Driver's seat VIN: WAUBA34B1W
Customer's complant: the driver's powerseat is inop. (all functions)when the door is closed but all operational when door is open. Got access to the seat module to try to determine what I was loosing but I'm on a time line. I was able to go to the grn/yel wire...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air ride VIN: WAUYP64B01
Customer stated suspension just deflated. The only thing I found was wet connector at air pump.The only tool I have is otc with european chip. Code 1400 keeps appearing. I am trying to inflate air ride with this scanner. can it be done and what is procedure. M...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L dash VIN: WBADD6327V
We have this bmw that everything works great but the ac only blows out the vents. We replaced the bower motor about 30 days ago and I dont feel there is any problem with the install because the customer said that he was driving down the road and just like magi...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 5UXFB33532
This bmw came in with a surging idle, the costomer had left the lights on and killed the battery. There was a cheak engine light on, the code was for a power interuption sorry dont have the number. We cleared the code and replaced the battery. the car came bac...
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Hesitation VIN: SAJNX2744S
with modis on generic obd2 lt fueltrim is at -89% on both banks and when code is cleared or battery is disconected to clear adaption fuel trim stays at -89% will not go back to 0%.which means the ecu is taking away fuel. also the maf is .03 grams per sec. at i... Trouble codes: P0727 (engine speed input circuit no signal), P1775 (manufacture specific code), P0430 (catalyst below threshold bank 2), P0420 (catalyst below threshold bank1)
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L wont turn off VIN: WDBGB34EXN
i have a 92 turbo diesel that wont turn off even with the ing switch removed and all relays i dont know to much history with turbo merz
1999 Mercedes-Benz E280 2.8L Blend doors VIN: WDB2100631
Need some help. This is a European spec car, but I don't think it will make much difference. It has dual zone. It will only blow air conditioned air out of the center vent. The side vents, foot and rear vents get heated air. Also, regardless of where I want th...
1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L slave cylinder VIN: WP0AA0955G
unit came in with clutch pedal to the floor. replaced clutch master and slave[customer supplied after market]have checked all lines and have found no leaks. tried various procedures to bleed the system and none have worked
2001 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAB29931
This is the second time this car has been in our shop. This car initially received an oil change from a local quick lube. We were informed from the customer that the car had been over-filled with oil and while leaving the lube shop the car was billowing smoke ... Trouble codes: P1411 (secondary air injection system cyl.4-6)
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L mil VIN: YS3EB49E33
This one came in because the coolant all leaked out because the heater bypass valve sprang a leak. There was no engine damage (smart owner) and a new valve fixed it. However, there was a trans mil after restart. Code P0116 (Engine coolant temp sens circuit per...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L fuel gage VIN: 3VWCP21C22
hay v.w masters i have this bettle in here the low fuel gage lite is on the rest of the gage shows 3/4 tank and its accurate by on pluging sender fuel gage shows empty with lite on alldata wireing die isnt vary clear shop key shows the violt / black going to p...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L odometer VIN: YV1LS5533W
i have a 1998 volvo s70 that the odometer is blank. also the service reminder light is on and will not reset. has anyone ever come accross this problem? thanks in advance. ed.

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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7328T
Hello All, The mechanic before me put a lot of time and $$ into this car and could not pin down the problem. While we worked the random missfire code issue it seemed to get worse with only two or three cycles going by it would reset several random missfire c... Trouble codes: 300 (Random Missfire), 302 (Random Missfire).
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Battery / Alternator VIN: WBADT53491
Wow, what a resounding 'do not / never disconnect the negative battery cable while the car is running' from all of you guys!!! I now take it that was a stupid diag. procedure. Don't know what it was, but my goofy brain just told my arm and fingers to grab a 10...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E1W
Thanks to those that responded, most said that these vehiles hav problems with the crank position sensor and to start with replacing it. We replaced the sensor and the vehicle has been problem free for several weeks now.I included all of the posts that i reciv... Trouble codes: P0700, P0460, P0400, 104 (reverse gear park lock solonoid y66/1), 116 (transmission oil temp sensor start lock out con.), 137 (transfercase contr.can.com impulse).
2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 3.8L oil reset light VIN: WPOAB29926
Thanks for all response had to update comp. thought it was already done but after a little discussion found out was not.Reset light and all is well
1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD55B5W
Customer took car away and has not yet returned. Justin [...] said to smoke the intake because P0133 is usually caused by an air leak. It could also be a bad purge valve sticking open intermittently. It was also suggested that I replace the oxygen sensor... Trouble codes: P0133 (oxygen sensor 1 slow response).
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63021
this one is finally fixed. after grasping at straws started unpluging connectors found coolant temp sensor full of coolant. Relaced sensor and still had same code p1171 after about 15 miles drve time. started checking other connections and found coolant had tr... Trouble codes: P1171, P0321, P1579, P1542, P1545, P0507.
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1SW53D81
Thank you to all that responded. We have VIDA and did scan for faults in all systems. No pertinent faults were logged. What we found was that the electric engine cooling fan although operable, intermittently would not run on the high speed function when the A/...
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