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2000 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E52
Hope all of you Audi techs can help me. This Audi came in with the check engine and EPC lights on. Pulled codes and found p0321 and p0322 related to engine speed sensor, located sensor and tested it. All seemed ok. Cleared codes and test drove, about 2 miles i... Trouble codes: P0321 (Engine speed sensor implausible signal), P0322 (engine speed sensor no signal)
2003 Audi A4 3.0L ignition key VIN: WAULT68E43
Hi, customer just purchased a new key and remote from dealor, i got Alldata to fax me instructions 1 insert first vehicle key into ignition and switch ignition on. 2 with scan Too, select Address Word 17 instrument Cluster 3 Select Enabling Pin procedures. 4 ...
1990 BMW 520i 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBAHC22030
Hello all, I requested help for this vehicle a while ago. Thank you to all who responded. I have finally got back to it and have got it running now but only on three cylinders. It seems that injectors 2,4 and 6 are permanently open and plugs wont fire. Previou...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6337X
Has any one seen these codes.I checked aldata could not any thing on one of the codes. Trouble codes: 125 (coolant fan cicurit problem), 214 (vehicle speed)
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Starting VIN: SAJHX1743S
Hello Jag. techs. The owner of this car did not drive this car for several weeks and the battery went dead. They tried to jump start it but it would not start so they put the battery on charge. They mentoned a burning smell when they tried to jump it. Now when...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L oil in coolant VIN: WDBGA32E7N
Hello,I received this car to finish an incomplete head gasket job.The customer purchased the car like this with the head on the car with new head bolts,torqued and timed.The job started by an excellent Mercedes tech,who got injured and could not finish it. Fi...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Low Charge Voltage VIN: WDBJF55F1V
This car is a 97, I don't know why the system changed it to 1996. I did a major service on this Mercedes, which includes Midtronics test. Test showed low charging voltage when loaded 12.4 volts. I checked with volt meter at battery and at alternator terminals....
1986 Volkswagen Jetta 1.6L chargeing light on VIN: WVWGG016GW
hey guys thank you for the time to read this request i have tested the power and grounds to this alternator and the hang up i am haveing is the white wire to dash for the rpm signal, i cant get the alternator to turn on i have avery thing except the signal...
1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WVWEE83A2V
need help... when car gets hot stalls out crank no start has no spark scan tool shows no rpm reading dont work on this type of car all the time came from anther shop. has new coil same problem Trouble codes: 1340 (cam/crank)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21C51
MIL light was not on. Complaint was light on with code for cam sensor {Car came from used car dealer}. Code 16727/P0343 was set in history. Tested cam sensor, signal good all the time. Cleared code and test drove - no code reset. Could not find measuring block... Trouble codes: 16727 (P0343 Cam sensor signal high)
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on
Help! Vehicle comes in Lamba Light on. Code Cylinder 2, 4, 5, and random cylinder misfire. Replaced Volvo plugs, wires, cap, rotor and RPM sensor. Light comes on after 5 minutes of driving or 35. Compression good. Help. P.S. Vehicle does not miss.
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L AWD drivetrain VIN: YV1LZ56D8Y
Light high-pitched screeching coming from under car, pitch doesn't change with road speed, unaffected by braking. On left turns, there are sudden loud reports (single clunks) that occur once every several seconds. I found there is no power coming out of the b...
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L No Power/ Boost VIN: 23RF34TDFR
Hi this is CHUCK Johns Son a Chrysler/Toyota dealer Tech. The tech that diagnosed the Valve body in transmission was bad, Called in sick and Car was supose to be done So I got to Repair car I replaced the valve Body and the wiring harness indoing so I had to r...
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1V527503
Hello fellow technicians and thank you for taking the time to read my post. Customer states check engine light comes on and off. No current codes, but found freeze frame. I am using a Modis in generic mode. Freeze frame shows P0128 Coolant thermostat below reg... Trouble codes: P0128 (coolant temp below thermostat regilating temp)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 Audi S4 2.7L Out side temp VIN: WAUDD68D0Y
Thank you all who replied. Using the lap top I found both outside temp sensors reading correct within 2deg of each other but the output reading from climate control to instrument cluster was wrong. Replaced climate control unit and all is well. Thank you
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33481
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L alternator VIN: 108.18-120
The correct location of the regulator is under the relay/ fuse bracket mounted on the rear of the right fenderwell, near the firewall. Everyone responded correctly on the color code of the wires and their proper locations. Thanks to Steve [...]. for the e-mail sch...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Limp home mode VIN: WDBGA43E1S
I replaced M16 Throttle Actuator. All codes cleared & no more limp home mode. Thank you all for your help. Trouble codes: 014 (In EA N4/1 Control module N4/1 won clear), 030 (In ASR N30/1 no CAN reception from EA N41 wont clear).
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L electric cooling fan
This vehicle is fixed. I believe moisture was the problem in the area of the SAM. Once you guys told me where everything was I accessed all the components, disconnected them, dried them with air and let them sit apart overnight. Reassembled everything the n...
1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L valves? VIN: YS3DM58V4R
this car has been put on the bagk burner for now so I can get back to trying to make a living. I have been advised that at least one dealer service department recommends engine replacement when a timing belt breaks due to extensive damage. I have been advised ...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWHD81H6W
I am going to close this without a fix. I received two replies that gave me some ideas. I replaced the vent valve at the tank with no change. I gave the car back to the customer. He was going to try to track it down. I will post if he returns. Trouble codes: P1426 (Manufacturer Auxiliary Emission Control).
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Surge VIN: 3VWST71K76
Thanks for the info. We were informed that the Campaign # is "M6" and it pays 3.80 hrs. for the Golf and Jetta, 4.15 hrs. for the New Beetle. Vehicle has almost 100K miles so I don't think warranty will cover it.
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