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2002 Audi A4 3.0L relay VIN: WAULT68E12
hello group - got this a4 in with what appears to be the brake booster relay in bay # 4 of the 9 pin relay braket under the driver side of the dash board, clicking under light acelaration. it started as he left the dealer, they did not have time to check it ou...
2003 BMW 318i 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAY72080
Help required from BMW technicians. Bimmer stuck below Mount Everest... We are not familiar with BMWs as there are probably 20 in all in the country. We are voluntarily helping fix this vehicle for another repair facility as information is very difficult to c... Trouble codes: B1214 (Variable valve gear monitoring)
2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L sound system VIN: WBAEK73485
hi all. i have this 2005 bmw 645 here that came in with no sound and i have checked all the fuses and found everything to be ok. the display comes on and just says bmw so i know that is working but i don't get any other display. i have had before the amplifier...
1993 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L battery VIN: SAJHW1747P
This duie pyle has a 110mA draw we can't seem to locate.Is this excessive for this fine hand crafted unit or do we have a issue here? Please understand that this car needs more TLC than it's worth.
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L alternator VIN: 108.18-120
Vehicle came in with dead battery, without necessary schematic of charging system, opted to remove alternator and have benchtested. Alternator checks fine. I need to know where external regulator is located and if anyone has a schematic of system. The 3 wire p...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L Door locks VIN: AB93A80N01
Customer complaint is that door locks do not operate as before. States that when key inserted in lock and turned all doors would unlock. Both front doors unlock normally with key. Also as a secondary symptom, the rear lift gate lock does not work either. It do...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA90D1L
This is my car, (used to be the wife's, now she drives a Lexus) I don't drive this one much and it seems it doesn't like to sit. The car runs great' doesn't exibit any drivability problems at all. The problem I'm having is it now sets 4 codes after driving sho... Trouble codes: 5 (O2 sensor), 12 (EZL pressure values), 17 (O2 shorted to B or ground), 18 (Idle speed air valve)
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L abs VIN: WDBFA63E7S
The abs etc lights are on all the time. We used Mercedes DAS and found many codes including 004 RF rpm sensor, 011 which I believe is the left sensor, 012 solenoid relay for system which we replaced. Reset system and road tested. All lights came back on.
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L auxiliary fans VIN: WDBGA43E0S
Please Help- Auxiliary Fans run on high all the time when A/C is on, Fans will cycle on high (on-off-on-off), there is no low speed, When checking all the inputs at the Climate head and the engine is cold- all the temp sensors agree (85 F),refrigerant sensor w...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA29G9W
Hi Group, This car seems to be clogging it's internal passages. First the egr tube and valve, now the air injection system. When I pulled the p0410 code I checked the air pump, pressure was good, checked vacuum supply to air pump check valves, was good. Check... Trouble codes: P0410
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Airbag VIN: 4JGAB54E62
Hello IATN! I'm having trouble with this one. Coudn't get anything in vehicle-specific mode, but I was able to access the airbag module with a MODIS in 2004 expert mode. B1859 is displayed. The description I get on the scantool is "Ignition Circuit 0 Airbag D...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L Steering VIN: WDBUF83J55
Hi guys thanks in advance for any help yall can give me. This car is giving me nightmares. I got the car from a body shop to finish putting it back together. It had been wrecked in the right front. Anyway i got it all back together and drove it down the road a...
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L No Start VIN: WPOAA0940F
Fuel smells ok. There is no spark, no pulsing at coil, no injector signal. DME box (015 Bosch) is receiving power, tdc sensor is producing a spike/revolution and engine speed sensor a nice, steady sinewave. The four DME grounds test fine with my buzzbox. I se...
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...
2001 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L Pedal VIN: WPOAB29961
afternoon! I have this 911 turbo and the customer came in stating that the clutch is very hard going down! What i felt is the clutch is hard only when starting! As I hold the clutch pedal down to start it it's hard, when the car starts and running I feel the p...
1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L evap. core VIN: YS3DF58N5X
found dye leaking from evaporator core {drain}. labor time varies from each program and replacement instructions are poor at best. should i take on this job or would i be better off sending it out? please advise if you have experence in this area. thank you ve...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Roof VIN: YS3DD78N4X
This car is my personal daily driver. The top pump failed and would not function at all so I sent the pump away for rebuild. The rebuilder found a shaft broken inside the pump and replaced it. When we reinstalled the pump we followed SAAB bleeding procedure as...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVZEE0704S
This vehicle starts and runs fine, base timing is set to spec, the fault can be cleared and comes back in 10-15 seconds(00515 camshaft sensor faulty) repair info specifies a basic electrical test at the distrubutor and repalcing the distributor. This did not r... Trouble codes: 00515 (camshaft position sensor faulty)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Pride VIN: WVWMA23B3Y
We just replaced an ABS module and coded it with no problem. The problem we do have was the already pressent error code 01044 for an incorrectly coded control unit in 19 CAN Gateway. The instrument cluster is the incorrectly coded module. We have both the VAGC...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L tubo/wastegate VIN: 3VWSF29M7Y
Attn VW techs.This 2000 tdi will over redline wile upshifting. this condition accurs when you accelerate a bit more agressive than normal, it is as if the trotlle gets stuck in wot mode, i litterally had to shut ignition off while driving to avoid the engine f...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M72
Customer is from california, has the updated ECT sensor (green) installed and cooling system was flushed. This repair was made 9 months ago at another show, vehicle is not slow to warm, infact it appears to warm up properly, live data from scan tool (MODIS VW ... Trouble codes: P2181
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L timing tentioner VIN: WVWPD63B03
Hello fellow techs, This guy was passing through st louis and broke down. I do not know any service history on this vehicle, customer stated that he uses full synthetic, but sticker says v530b. Said vehicle died as he was pulling into gas station(that is wher...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L code 16512 VIN: 3VWCP21C13
Need help from the VW DSL tech's, the check engine light illuminated on this 2003 vw Diesel, storing factory code 16512 (N214) coolant valve temp below control range. The generic P code= p0128 refers to the thermostat I think, but have no idea of VW's strategy...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Driver Power Seat VIN: YV1KS9608T
For you Volvo Techs, I have a well-maintained vehicle whose Driver's Power seat is irradic in operation. Sometimes it works properly (i.e., forward,backward, raises, lowers,etc.) and some times it will not move forward without moving diagnolily and jamming. I ...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L engine VIN: YV1VS29551
vehicle came in with abs, check engine, service engine,and stability control light on. codes were for o2 sensor,temperature sensor, trans controller. replaced o2 sensors,temp sensor and thermostat, and plugs and wires. all codes gone but code 700 trans control...
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L compressor VIN: YV1MS38205
you can drive car for about 10 minutes it will start to blow warm air. less than a minute it will be cold again.lowside hose will start to freeze up. I think it is evap. temp. sensor. does not last long enough to test. does not freeze up at idle in shop

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2002 BMW 320i 2.2L Aircon fan VIN: WBAET16040
Thanks everyone for your posts, particularly Sarah whose information was spot on for my vehicle , after much back and neck contortions under the dash a new resistor was fitted which fixed our inop fan. Thanks again, best wishes from Australia. Ron [...]
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX6241W
ON this one I cleared the codes and they didn't return sorry for taking so long but wanted to make sure they didn't return! thanks for the help guys! Trouble codes: P1111 (unknown), P1643 (can link control module transmission control).
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L compressor VIN: SALHC1344P
Thanks for the help but the Rover has gone home without being repaired. This is what I learned. The system is analog. I still don't know if the trigger is voltage out or voltage being pulled to ground. I did look into the HVAC panel, 5 volts was present at...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: SALJY1248V
Hi all and thanks for all of the replies. First off, it was not any relays or MAF as some sugested. After much testing and talking with the [...], we decided to "Try" a new VSS and it fixed the problem. I do not understand why it works ok. When you lo...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L fuel mixture VIN: WBX67WMB89
Thanks all for your specialized knowledge of this fuel system. I took the advice of several techs in that I removed a line from fuel dist and jumped out fuel pump adjusting mixture until fuel jujst came out of fuel dist. I them had to remove the fuel pump re...
1994 Other European 348 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 7FFRG43A7R
We replaced the catalyst ECU for the left side for code 4121 as the right side was done last year for a similiar problem.We also found the left side fuel pump relay would cut out intermittanly and replaced the relay for that problem, we have driven the vehicle... Trouble codes: 41 (left ecu), 21 (left ecu), 11 (right ecu), 21 (left ecu).
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L Engine VIN: 9BWGD1JX14
Turned out to be the air flow meter. No code came up for it, but I disconnected it and the car ran great. Got a reman one from VW. Thank you for your help.
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L 4th gear clutch K3 VIN: WV2NB47002
Thanks to Ron from New Hampshire he was exactly right they are just a tight pressed fit mine were exceptionally difficult to remove due to damage on the splines thanks for the help once again this site proves to be an invalueable tool
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L No vehicle comm VIN: YV1LS61J0Y
Before posting the request, I had done a battery disconnect reboot and rebooted my PC. Last night I realized I was still running an older version of VIDA, so I installed the latest version last night and this morning I am able to communicate with the vehicle ...
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