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1999 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D3X
Car came in with no power and mil on. Set codes p1612 and p1557. Found coding incorrect.I am using launch x431 to try and code ecu. Current code is 06001. Need to change it to 06351. I can log in with password 01283 (info from IATN reply), but will not accept ... Trouble codes: P1612
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L ignition/timing VIN: WBAHD6311N
Hi all, This engine replacement has me stumped. I removed old engine w/o VANOS out of the 92 and replaced it with an engine w/VANOS out of a 95. Currently using a 405 green label DME. Fuel injectors firing. Spark is good. Compression is good. Cam and crank se...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L PCV system VIN: WBADD632XV
Hey Gang, The customer had a valve cover gasket replaced recently at another facillity and claims that his problem started right after that. I don't know exactly why he did not go back to bend the "other" guy's ear on this, but no matter at this point. After ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L key remote VIN: WBADM6340Y
customer came in with 528i he had just bought and remotes on keys not working. he states that 1 remote was working until he started using the other remote. i tryed to program both remotes with info from alldata and also looked at posts on iatn on how to progra...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L slow to accel. VIN: WBADM634XY
The cust. did not tell me about this problem. When you go to accel. it will be very slow to accel. , If you turn the ign. off and restart it run's fine.
2001 BMW M5 5.0L battery VIN: WBSDE91070
I have a 2001 BMW M5, that was built for Europe and converted to USA standards.The battery has a 170 ma draw. There is a TSB 84 06 01 from BMW for this problem. The phone system is not shutting down. They want you to rewire a connector in the trunk. Problem is...
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L crankcase vent valve VIN: WBAAV53491
Hey guys I know a BMW tech will know exactly how to fix this, I was replacing crank pos sensor and removed air box to gain access to connector when I noticed some oil and a crack in the crankcase vent valve and it seems pretty brittle, what is the proper r&r m...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L 3-2 / 2-1 down shift VIN: SALPV1542Y
transmission came in as no move - overhaul, replace mlps, replace pressure control solenoid, now has downshift clunk. any ideas thanks
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDBCA39D4H
Good morning everyone I have an 87 560sel that I bought for myself. It has been sitting for about a year( yeah I know bad fuel and CIS)I flushed the tank and replaced the fuel pumps, fuel filter and injectors. I tryed to run the car on carb cleaner just to mak...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L engine VIN: WDBJF25F5W
Hey diesel techs, This car belongs to regular customer, well serviced, nice shape. When driving home from work on Monday was caught in a huge downpour, roads flash flooded and car stalled. Restarted after 3 tries, ran rough and smoked from tailpipe. Car was d...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L cyl head warp VIN: WMWRC33405
Hello Mini/BMW techs,I'm a GM fuel/electrical guy and am way out of my normal area of experience.Thanks in advance for any help you may have.Our body shop did front repairs and didn't fill/bleed cooling system. Vehicle left and came back on tow truck [was over...
2005 Porsche Boxster 2.7L Engine Swap
We have a request to replace the engine in this 2005 Boxster with a 2005 997 (911) engine 3.8 liter I like to know if anyone has ever done this and if it can be done with the regular Boxster instead of the S model, we know that Ruf does it with the Boxster S m...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWRB69M31
Thanks to all ahead of time for taking the time to give input on this problem. I have a VW Jetta here that intermittently will stall when coming to a stop , with a code of p0322 (vehicle engine speed circuit). The sensor ohms correctly and the car runs fine ... Trouble codes: P0322
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWST29M01
hello techs the a/c compressor only works at 2, not finding any special switch, as soon as i let of gas comp stops.i evact and re charged.also it is manual controls.
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L a/c compressor VIN: J814075684
have an issue with power side of compressor circuit, it will flash the test lamp every 5 seconds and then go back off, compressor will not engage, has a full charge.
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD63B23
Hi Volkswagen guys, This car came in last september with a misfire in cylinder 4 the tech swapped coils from cylinder 4 to 3. Car went away and came back today with misfire in cylinder 4 again. Checked the basics, Wiring compression leak down all check out ok.... Trouble codes: 16688 (misfire cyl 4)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRR61J04
Hello fellow VW techs. This vehicle is a Jetta Wagon with the Pumpadusa diesel (BEW) engine. It loses power intermitantly (once every 5 to 10 days)on acceleration at highway speeds. The code 16683 (P0299) is set and the MIL comes on. The VW Dealer replaced the... Trouble codes: P0299 (Turbocharger underboost)
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Unknown VIN: WVWAE63BX5
This ac will go cool for several days and then it will quit and then after several days it will work again and blow cool. The blower is working aok at any time its the compressor that is inop. We havent been able to get the ac to quit working for us yet, If an...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L cooling fan, AC clutch VIN: YV1KS9617S
The car came in with a complaint of AC not cold, and overheated(coolant boiling over)after a long drive on a hot day. Customer stop driving vehicle so no damage is done. Car runs fine and normal except AC is not cold anymore. Verified complaint. Cooling fan ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 Audi A6 3.0L interior monitoring VIN: WAULT64BX2
Was not successful on this one and Audi tech line referred that we send it to an Audi dealer so they couold send out an engineer to look at. disconnected interior monitoring module for now so we could return it to customer without the alarm randomly going off....
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L engine VIN: WBACD432XW
thanks to all that replied got responses from around the globe, the cranksensor was in the bellhousing like all suggested as for alldata were gonna have a chat, anyways I replaced the cranksensor (was cracked) and cleaned up the underhood area of the car and t...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA67E6S
Hey Gang, Turns out everybody was correct...we had two problems working at the same time. I aquired a used air flow meter and that took care of the emissions numbers. After cleaning the spark plugs with a bit of "aggressive" road testing, the emissions numb... Trouble codes: 19 (Self Adaption at limit).
2006 Porsche Cayman S 3.4L Fit & Finish VIN: WP0AB298X6
Porsche has new airbag mount setup and as a few have pointed out a tire valve stem tool can be inserted in the hole on the back of the steering wheel and with a bit of fiddling it comes out .. thanks guys
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