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1992 Audi 100 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUEJ54A3N
I have a 1992 Audi 100CS Quattro. The car came in for a hard start cold. The car would restart while here only a few times. It will not start now at all. It has no spark. The signal to the power stage from the ECM is not there when the car won't start. The cam...
2005 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L front rails VIN: WAUML44E25
i have a audi a8 that was hit hard in the front,both front rails have to be replaced with new,these are the bolt on style,the question i have is what is the procedure to get to these torx bolts that hold the front rails on and i'm wondering do you have to remo...
1993 BMW 740i 4.0L Unknown VIN: WBA6D8321P
hello all. last week i recharged the a/c system on this bmw and it worked fine, now it's back with a code 65 a/c compressor signal and the high and low side pressures are the same at 43 psi. checked with the sniffer and could not find any leaks inside or out o...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Does not Crank VIN: WBACD4326W
Dear BMW Guys, I am asking you for your best guess. Intermittenly/randomly the car does not crank! Customer leaves than car for a couple of hours, after that car will crank. It seams it is not a temp issue. Occording to customer car will not crank in the morn... Trouble codes: EWS (Key 1 not dedected), EWS (Key 1 not dedected)
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L wheel speed sensor VIN: WBADN5334X
For all BMW techs, We keep getting new rear wheel speed sensors from BMW that test open or some ridiculously high ohm meter reading. When questioning BMW for a resistance spec (could not find in Alldata) we were told there was none!! They are assuming we are ...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L hard to start VIN: WBADT63432
help euro guys have this bmw 530i hard to start after warm up.starts fine first thing in the morning or when cold.the tech working on the thing put a fuel filtr that has a pressure regulator on and a new fuel pump.along with plugs and air fltr.the thing runs g...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L injectors, coils VIN: WBAGN63433
vehicle came in wrecked, vehicle started once now wont run,has fuel pressure but no spark or injector pulse, on hud comes u0p with pdc failure and servotronic failure does this have anything to do with nostart problem ? if not could anyone give me an idea on w...
1972 Mercedes-Benz 450SL .0L Rear Trunk Lid or Boot VIN: 1070441200
I'm having a problem finding info regarding how to open the rear deck lid or boot. It is a convertable which makes it more difficult. Does anybody have an idea how to get into the truck to open deck lid so I can repair the problem. Thanks, Brian.
1984 Porsche 930 3.2L hard hot start VIN: WP022293ZE
Ok, this rare porsche 930 turbo is all together, but it starts up when it is cold thanks to a new cold start timer switch. It runs pretty good, full power when driving, idles good. When I turn it off it starts right back, but if it sits for like 5 minutes when...
1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L valves? VIN: YS3DM58V4R
hello Saab techs. this car was towed in from another shop in another town. timing belt had broken. they did valve job & new timing belt but could never get car started. has spark, inj. pulse, good fuel pressure. cranking vacuum 4-5in. checked all cams to see i...
1972 Triumph TR6 2.5L Hesitation
Hello all. to start this vehicle has only 8 digits for a vin. so, not sure why I'm penalized to one post for this month, sounds like iatn needs to take a better look at their rules. Anyway, this gorgeous Triumph came in our shop with a hesitation on accelerati...
1989 Volkswagen Fox 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 9BWBA0301K
This vw is very rich upon starting cold and sputter at idle until you rev it and clear gas out of cylinders. Runs perfectly fine during driving only happens during start up and once it is to temperature and let sit for 10-15mins will sometimes be rich during i...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81HOW
This car is low on power and suspect the intake is stopped up and the waste gate is stuck. My question is that the waste gate control valve is pulsing with key on engine off and when running. The rd/gr wire will pulse a led test light fast, The other is 12v, k... Trouble codes: 00575 (manifold pressure control), 65535 (control module malfunction)
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L expansion valve VIN: 3VWCA21C7X
A customer brought in her beetle. She said the air conditoner just started putting out hot air. The compressor is running so put the gauges on and both sides were equal.Sounds like an expansion valve stuck, but Im not sure anymore. Any ideas? Also is it true i...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L abs VIN: 3VWCT21C41
Has no communication with abs module, no abs communication to speedo, tested data bus wiring and k wire between speedo and abs module, replaced module, still have no communication
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L A/C compressor VIN: YV1LS5722T
This vehicle does have climate control. Basically the computer is not energizing the A/C relay. The problem is not intermittent. The vehicle isn't overheating. The lights on the controls for hvac are not flashing. I only have generic scan tool capability with ...
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55A8X
hello all techs, 2 weeks ago this volvo came in for mil on and running rough.I replaced the coil and front o2 now it's running ok and the previous codes did not cameback.It cameback for above codes(it set on one trip).I'm using global on genisys,P0136 and P108... Trouble codes: P0136 (O2 SENSOR CIRCUIT bank 1sensor2 SeeP2270P2271), P1081 (Description unavailable)
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L No vehicle comm VIN: YV1LS61J0Y
This is a first time customer with a complaint of lack of power and a CEL. So far we have not experienced either. I'm not looking for help with the latter but I present this info for background. Since I was unable to reproduce the symptoms I decided to hook up...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L Unknown VIN: YV1RS61R01
As the car warms up, a whining noise starts up similar to a bearing noise, but it seems to come from the rear of the engine where it meets the transaxle. I can't tell if it is coming from the flexplate area or the internal rear part of the engine. The noise do...

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1999 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA34B0X
You were correct about disconnecting the modules, but it turned out to be the SRS module. Disconnected the SRS module, was able to communicate with all other module. "Borrowed" a SRS module from one on the lot and reset adaptations, car runs fine at this ti... Trouble codes: P1739 (tiptronic switch short to ground up), P1733 (tiptronic switch short to ground down), 00526 (stop lamp switch open).
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L aux.fan VIN: WBADD6328V
Many Thanks To My Fellow Members who took the time to reply. The fix was to replace the fan assembly. The #75 50 amp fuse gets powered up by the stage 3 relay. The entire aux.fan assembly has 2 resistors on it that go bad. Whats interesting is that there wa...
2001 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2L pin 16 dlc VIN: WBSCK9349Y
thanks for the imformation. what was found was a loose pin connection behind dlc connector. thanks again
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: 5UXFB33572
found fly not indexed correctly,false signal to crank sensor removed transmission,re-indexed flywheel engine started ok thanks for all your help
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L pwr seats, keyless entry, stereo, central locking VIN: SAJFA14C4Y
This Jag is fixed and I somewhat sheepishly post the fix. In my rush to diagnose this car (we have 2 techs on holidays and things are backing up) I thought I had checked all the fuses, but I must not have checked the two heelboard fuse panels located behind th...
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L starting VIN: SAJDA14C7Y
the car started the next morning- the responces helped under standing this system- we need a better scan tool Autologic was the the scan listed called dealer to find out if they have any problems - if the PATS system is not working the security light would bli...
1977 Mercedes-Benz 240D 2.3L injector pump VIN: 1231231201
Thank you everyone for your replies! I wish we could get this kind of info from the manufatures! Im still waiting for the machine work to be done, but feel confident that I should have no trouble setting this up. Thank you agian for you time & knowledge
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBEA92E1P
Well it seems the vehicle won't pass at 2500 rpm, but will at 3K rpm. The emissions were borderline bouncing at 2500 no matter what was tried. I believe with the mileage of the car that the hc's were from a worn motor. I.E blowby.
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Stall VIN: WDBHA29G7W
Hello: Most replies mentioned the failability of the mercedes crank angle sensors due to heat. Also mentioned was the fact there are two different styles of crank sensor depending on if there is one or two plastic locks on the connector (mine was a two) Ther... Trouble codes: P0455 (Leak Evap system. Pr. Snsr Volt.S), P1570 (Drive autorization system DAS to ECM interrupted N3/10).
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L cams VIN: WDBHA23G6W
well the vehicle is back together and running, i'll only have to wait and see if it stays that way, but the overwhelming majority said it was the tensioner causing the problem. so i sent a new tensioner along with the new cam and detailed instructions to the i...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1VP27682X0
thanks for all the input,the transducer for the ignition key was the culprit.
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