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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L ABS Code 1203 VIN: WAUBA24BXW
Hey Gang, I'm Going in circles with this A6. Maybe some of you Audi Gurus could set me straight. ABS Code 1203 indicates a short to ground, a short to +12 volts or a open circuit on ABS controller circuit #10 to the instrument cluster...according ot "All Data...
1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L central locking VIN: WAUBG34D2X
hi audi techs, i have a 99 a8 with a no crank condition battery,starter and ignition switch check ok when i probe ground signal from central locking at starter interupt relay i get no signal had codes in central locking for alarm activation from all doors and ...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L drivers window motor VIN: WBABK7328T
We replaced a broken left front window regulator. On post repair check the window drop/ raise function is not operational. Do not have good testing of this portion of the system on ALLDATA. Looks like there is a sensor (three wire) on the motor. One appear to ...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L traction control VIN: WBADD6320V
the actuator the cable the potentiometer and the module are new. All tests still lead me to a defective module. It will not do a self test by breifly opperating the choke valve. Is the module defective sure seems like it to me. I.E. the module is a new BMW uni...
2001 BMW M5 5.0L Cylinder heads VIN: WBSDE93491
Hello BMW Techs, We have a 2001 M5 that we need to pull the heads off of due to Air Injection System being clogged with carbon. My BMW tech (who has alot of experience) has not been into one of these engines yet. Are there any Tips, Advice or Time savers that...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SL 6.0L front suspension VIN: WDBFA76E4P
Need help on this one. Customer states he hit a hard bump. Now front hydro suspension is bottomed out . Rear seems to operate fine but front tires rub on fenders.We don't do a lot of MB here. Any help would be great.Fluid is a little low but doesn't seem to be...
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L differential VIN: WP0AB094XH
This car came into the shop alittle over a year ago with a broken trasmission. It would pop out of gear or would not go in at all. When it stayed in gear the whole car bucked and the trans made a terrible slamming noise that could be heard for miles. We instal...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WV2MC070XP
this vehicle has high co and is failing the emissions test co 66 grams/mile and is allowed 20 grams/ mile hc is 1.16 grams /mile and is allowed 2 grams /mile nox is .65 grams/ mile and is allowed 4 grams/mile vacuum is 16 at idle timing belt marks have been tr...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L no obd communic VIN: WVWGC31J1X
Hey guys. Bad situation here. Vehicle came in for state inspection and rough idle. Attempted inspection through dlc, no communication. Read some previous posts on this subject referring to after market radios. Disconnected after market radio, still no com. Do ...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L glow plug system VIN: 9BWBP61J21
car will not start in the morning but will in the afternoon. when it starts the glow plug light works, but when the light doesn't work it won't start.it seem simple but i'm out of ideas.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Intermittent w/fob VIN: 3VWSP69M00
Car came in with intermittent key fob operation. Replaced both batteries and performed synchronization. Didn't help. Locks work with key in door and with master switch. Cannot scan convenience module address 46 with Ross-Tech or Launch. Cannot scan address 35 ...

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1991 BMW 525i 2.5L Right/front door VIN: WBAHD531XM
The handle assembly BMW sent was correct; the black doohickie (tumbler position sensor?) that sits on top of the tumbler needed to be transferred to the new handle. That the new handle came with another harness (white plug) coming from the tumbler fooled me. ...
2000 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSCM9342Y
Well, the elusive demon has finally reared its ugly head long enough for me to catch it! The computer is (very) intermittently dropping the pulse for the #3 fuel injector! This car is under a 8/80,000 emissions warranty so BMW will beat my price on this part... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (1 Misfire), P0302 (2 Misfire), P0304 (4 Misfire), P0305 (5 Misfire), P0306 (6 Misfire).
1995 Jaguar XJS 2+2 6.0L Warning light VIN: SAJNX2344S
I used same prcedure as BMW motorcycle system and shorted brown/ pink in diagnostic link to ground, it did flash a code 12, internal ecu failure. Found used ECU at Coventry West for $200.00 customer declined repair at this time. Real shame this car is museu...
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJNX2745S
1972 Mercedes-Benz 450SL .0L Rear Trunk Lid or Boot VIN: 1070441200
I'd like to thank everyone who responded regarding the trunk lock on the Mercedes. As I was dreading I had to drill out the lock cylinder. It was a mess but the parts will be here soon and I can finish this. Thanks again, Brian.
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L a/c VIN: WDBFA76F6X
Thank you for all the replies. The customer decided because of the problems infrequency, he will drive vehicle as is and worry about it if gets worse. At least I have a clear picture of where to start if/when the vehicle comes back.
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L radiator fan VIN: WMWRC33462
We finally got the car to act up. The high speed relay is inside the fan module, a little black box on the back side of the shroud. I tapped on the box (lightly) w/ a screwdriver handle and the fan went off. To remove the module, you have to take off the no...
2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L Steering lock. VIN: YS3FH49YB4
Thank you to all that replied, After disassembling the column & removing the steering lock unit there was no doubt that was the culprit. The lock was stuck. We ordered the new lock assy & installed the part. We were to the point of installing the new part with...
1986 Volvo 244 GL 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1AX8853G
Sorry for the long delay on closing this case. The customer was saving up funds for the repair. Well, as most of you suggested, the MAF was the culprit. After replacing the MAF and the hot air door thermostat (thanks for that extra advice!) the at idle pulse w...
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Power VIN: YV1RS59V84
Finally got this one to act up for me. It lost power windows, power seats, instrument cluster, a/c compressor, transmission shifting. Checked and found all common to one relay on central electronics module. Checked relay and found it ok, not getting ground fro...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L brakeing power VIN: YV1CZ91H44
Hi to all and thanks to those that sent help now that I have the rest of the story on this car and all is fixed and the parts finally showed up from Volvo I can close this now what I did to check on this fine piece of machinery I unhooked the vacuum line tha...
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