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1996 Audi A6 2.8L starter VIN: WAUFA84A3T
Hi Group, never had problem like this one. At times when car is started it sounds like the starter motor remains ingaged, if you then put gear shift in "D" or Reverse noise stops if you put shifter in "N" or Park noise returns. I tried to moove the key back an...
1997 Audi A4 2.8L left turn signal VIN: WAUDD6801W
good afternoon. car came in this moning with no left turn signal. when i turn L/signal there was buzzing noise from emergency flasher.right side works fine. ck signal from t/s swith to flasher was fine. r&r emengency flasher and left t/s start flashing very fa...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L applies sduring stop VIN: WAUDC68D61
The ABS will apply during during the last 10 feet or so of any sort of stop 75% of the time. The left wheel speed sensor was a little erratic, sometimes varying as much as 4 Kmh, so I replaced it. It will still occassionally read 2 mph different than the other...
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHD5318N
Yo Bimmer tech's. The code is for the 02 Heater relay. Not getting ground signal from ECU. Checked wiring, good, supply ground to relay and it works. So the ECU is not sending signal. My question is is this signal at all times or does it only come on under cer...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L expansion reservoir VIN: WBAAM333XX
I need help with info about how to remove the coolant expansion reservoir. On Demand and Alldata don't show anything. The reservoir is cracked. I removed the one Torx head screw near the top and also the clip at the bottom. I've got the top part released from ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L front tires VIN: WBAAL12030
Hey guys the customer complains that the right side front tire wobles at 50 mph I drove the car and found noting wrong I checked the suspension and everything seems fine.The customer is having this problem for awhile now. thanks for your help in advance.
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: 5UXFB33572
vehicle towed in for trans repair ran ok prior ,removed and reinstalled original repaired transmission,cranks ok,has spark,good fuel press,no tach rpm movement on cluster,scanner reads rpm,alarm system seems to arm and disarm ok.engine cranks ok at first then ...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: SALJY124XW
This vehicle will start and idle in park.When shifting to drive, the vehicle will idle rough and stall. It is hard to restart. The engine runs rough and surges when trying to accellerate. The injector pulse width fluctuates between 1.8-5.0ms. Fuel pressure is ...
2004 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L compressor VIN: SALNY22254
vehicle came in with complaint that a/c will blow cold untill car gets warm then will lose a/c - will blow warm. Sometimes it will come and go. Check when blows warm a/c compressor clutch is not engaged. Checked for power at clutch - none. Go back to relay and...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start, Hesitation VIN: WDBFA66E8M
has cold start issue. cold or warm. cranks but won't fire up unless keep cranking [...] 10 seconds or so. this is intermittent and does "not" happen all the time. also has rouph idle. have adjusted the "co" mixture.
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L ac compressor VIN: WDBRN47J62
hello all techs, im having a problem with this 2002 c230 which ac compressor will not engage. this vehicle first came into my shop with a customer complaint that the ac is not working. upon inspection i found the 4 wire condensor press sensor located under the...
1979 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Turn signals VIN: 911A013086
We have no turn signals. Technician stated that he has seen them come on a few times very dimly. We are unable to continue diagnosis w/o wire diagrams or component locator. We would try a signal relay but are uncertain of it's location. Your help is appreciate...
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L oil light VIN: WPOAA29932
hello techs have oil presure ligth on intermittetly.engine has good oil presure most of the time. please help. and thanks to all.
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L compressor or tx valve VIN: WVWCE83A4S
OK... replaced the condenser etc, vac' check,ok, charge to spec, compressor now works fine, pressures good, hot & cold in all the right places, no cold air from vent... Good air flow through vents, hot/cold settings seem to work fine (can get ambient air or h...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWHD81H6W
I only have generic OBD connection capabilites with my Genisys. The code is described that way with the Genisys. I searched online for that code and came up with Inlet Vent Valve Circuit Open (or something close to that). I called the dealer and asked for an i... Trouble codes: P1426 (Manufacturer Auxiliary Emission Control)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWMA23B6Y
Thanks greatly for any help. This car was presented to me after the previous tech. changed jobs. The problem is that it runs poorly & sets miss fire codes only when the secondary air is activated. Note the parts he replaced in the related repair hstory, below...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWCD21C31
tHANKS AGIAN EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP. Customer complains that car dies while driving and sometimes at idle. Notice when first start up cold, engine misfires . Codes for cylinder 1,2 and 4 misfire. showed code for engine speed sensor, so replaced sensor. Car sti...
2000 Volvo C70 2.4L power convertable top VIN: YVINC56D8Y
vehicle came in with top inop. (cust. had closed it manualy). found gas struts popped off of cover lid and latch motor inop. replaced motor and every thing worked fine except the last six inches of travel before latching to windsheild. readjusting micro switch...

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2000 Audi S4 2.7L cruise control VIN: WAUDD68D0Y
Thank you for all responses. They were very helpful and very much appreciated. We were not able to locate the cruise control module, and all of you who responded told us that the cruise control module in this Audi is an integrated part of the ECM. We test drov...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L cylinder head VIN: WAULC68E42
hey everyone i wanted to thank you all for the info. i ended up taking the intake off and found that the middle intake valve was bent. i pulled off the head and checked that other valves and they were fine. i wanted to thank you all for the useful info and now...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L abs module VIN: WBABN53451
Thanks for the replies. The prevailing opinion is that the ABS controller is failing. While no one identified the code specifically, it seems that "gear monitering" must refer to the toothed rings or "gears" that drive the wheelspeed sensors. Probably a tran...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Electronic VIN: SAJHX1243T
This was very frustrating for me, after 35 years turning wrenches you think you finally lost it. The fix: (minus my rant). I called Conventry West to see if they had an AA relay and made sure LNA 6702 AA was stenciled on the relay, it came in a factory Jaguar ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Suspension VIN: SAJD013CYF
Thanks for the 5 replies. All suggesting the sway bar links & bushings. All is well in Ford (oops I mean Jaguar S type) land. Thanks to all. John
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L speedo and tach VIN: 3VWCAO1HXX
Thanks to all those who responded. It was the instrument cluster. I installed a good used and it all work well.Mark
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSP69MX1
I'm going to have to close this one for now still don't know what is wrong. Still haven't been able to duplicate the customers complaint even drove the car off and on for two days. Most replies said check the brake light switch. VW has a recall on the switch....
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61N81
thanks for all the replies waitng for special order cat/manifold will update when parts arrive and cust returns to install Trouble codes: P0420.
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