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1999 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA34B0X
Car came in with check engine light, codes above. Upon trying to clear codes were not able to communicate with ANY modules except transmission, installed repair kit in tiptronic, codes cleared, but still no communication with ANY module but transmission. Insta... Trouble codes: P1739 (tiptronic switch short to ground up), P1733 (tiptronic switch short to ground down), 00526 (stop lamp switch open)
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air ride suspension VIN: WAUYP64B91
car brought in with air ride light on. car drops left front down all the way in the low or 2nd position. if the car is set in the 3rd or high position it doesn't drop at all. i can find no leaks in the system. it seems that the controller is letting the left f...
1998 BMW 318ti 1.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WBACG8320W
This car is killing me. It has come back to my shop multipule times for multipule problems. Such as Starter, Cam sensor, O2 sensors, Cat, the cat was diagnosed at my shop but installed at an exhaust shop. They installed an aftermarket cat which worked fine but...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8332X
Hey Guys!!! I got this headache of a BMW that wont go away. Customer bought the car and it stalled out. Came back with code for the MAF. We replaced MAF and sent the customer on his way. Came back 4 days later with same issue of hesitating and shutting off. We... Trouble codes: P1343 (Misfire Detected)
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II LE 4.0L abs VIN: SALTW1Z11A
Hello techs , car came in with ABS,TC and HDC lights. i havent really done to much work on landrovers so im kind of lost . i checked codes and came up with p0722 and p1590 . i have no info on what the codes are . im guessing by saying it might be a wheel speed...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBEA32E9R
Every now and again the ASR light will come on and the vehicle won't even get out of its own way. It acts like it is detecting wheel spin and is tring to correct it by kocking down the engine power. The fault usally happens right after starting the car and acc... Trouble codes: 022 (Limp Mode), 035 (O2 Rich), 006 (Idle Speed Control Inop)
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L mode doors VIN: WDBGA32E5S
This car will not output cold air from the center dash nozzles. All other functions of the climate control seem normal. When in cooling or heating mode all air is discharged from the defrost grills and the dash outboard dash nozzles. No air is ever discharged ...
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L all warning lights in inst cluster VIN: WPOJBO920J
Vehicle came in with empty battery, charged battery, replaced door switch causing draw and replaced alternator due to a old problem with dash light staying on. First all red warning light in instrument cluster stayed on all the time, after a time light started...
2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWUH23B9Y
we have had a few of these audi/vw v6's that code p1423 keeps coming back. air pump, vacuum lines, solenoids, air lines, and combination valves all check out. my question: has anyone seen a problem with restrictions in the heads by the exhaust manifolds. if th... Trouble codes: P1423 (secondary air insufficient flow)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L abs system VIN: WVWSR61J74
right front wheel speed sensor drops to zero mph when the other three sensors are at 4 mph. this causes the abs to activate on slow downs below 4 mph.
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KW9604T
Looking for help on a 1996 Volvo 960. Car is in the shop for a no start problem. No codes present. When cranking car there is no control to the ign. coils or fuel injectors. I have eliminated the ign. switch, fuel pump relay, ign. system relay, fuel inj. relay...

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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L No start VIN: WBACB4326R
Thanks to everybody who replied to my problem. It ended up having several issues. First someone...i'm guessing the owner swapped around the relay's for the fuel pump and DME which are not innerchangable. I did not find that until I was trying to back probe the...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6324V
Thanks for all the replys, most suggested the crankcase vent valve. I failed to mention that we had replaced this in Jan.06' The only hose we didn't replace at that time was the vent pipe from valve cover to valve. Sure enough, this one was split, but in such ... Trouble codes: 221 (o2 sensor control bank 2).
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Horn / Radio / Vanity Lights/ Outside Temp VIN: WBADD6328W
I knew it, I knew it, It was a common problem and you guys came through again, it was the ignition switch that fixed everything including the outside temp gauge, strangely enough the temp gauge didn't fix itself right away the temp stayed at the -40 degrees an...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L front tires VIN: WBAAL12030
Hey guys I gave the customer the car 2 days ago so far there is no complaint I will keep you guys posted, again thanks for all your help.
1999 Mercedes-Benz A160 1.6L Int not firing VIN: WDB1680332
Hallo there.Thanks to all who replied to my post.The most common reply was to replace cranksensor.And we have done them ourselves in the past.On this vehicle however that was not the problem. What happened is this:Customer took car away to get it sold at aucti...
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L oil light VIN: WPOAA29932
this goes out with great thanks to wade,marc,francis,joeseph and frank.you were all right,thanks again . its good to have great input from technicians like you.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L temp gauge VIN: 3VWSE69M93
13 of 13 replies said coolant temp sensor, All were 100% right. It was an original black one, VW sent me a green one to replace it with.Sorry for the delay in closing as customer left town for a mid life crissis,lol. thanks for the quick replies and advic...
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ59H74
I checked with Volvo and there is no software update for this vehicle for this proble. There are problems with the 2006-2007 cars for this problem that will be fixed by a software update. Bruce from N.C. hit it on the head. The J hose in the back by the leak ... Trouble codes: P0455 (Large Evap Leak).
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