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2001 Audi A4 2.8L low oil level light VIN: WAUDH66D81
cluster is not coded for oil level monitor system - we have confirmed no operation of low oil level warning lamp and verified function of the oil level sensor in the pan - no live data blocks are available for the oil level sensor - can someone tell me what th...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB33581
Hello, thanks for your attentio; I currently have two codes that I can not figure out or get to go away. The vehicle came in with a number of codes, that lead me to the MAF. I replaced it and the car runs ok, and it resolved all the other codes. Except for the... Trouble codes: P1159 (Fuel trim adaptation high bank 1), P1161 (Fuel trim adaptation high bank 2)
2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L compressor VIN: WBAEU33472
a/c system charged properly, when i supply ground to relay term #87 compressor cycles, traced wire back to dme module(term #29 blk/blu), no ground supply to relay from module, checked coolant temp sensor, ok, any other imputs i am missing ??? any help would be...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L gauge reading VIN: SAJHY1742M
The temperature of the engine is only 83 c with infrared tester and the gauge reads 3/4. Wire diagram shows only the sensor to the gauge- are these cars know to have other problems in the cluster or other areas, thanks in advance. Frank
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L lights stay on VIN: WDBJF72F1V
Hello fellow tech's! This car came in because it would drain the battery. What I have noticed is that when you turn on the car eavrything runs perfect. you turn off the car and the message center tells you to take the key. once you take the key. the turn off t...
1990 Porsche 944 3.0L Compressor VIN: WPOCB2945L
HELP!! We STILL dont speak german!! This relatively maintained porsche (no history here -but looks clean) will not turn on the comp clutch. We can power probe it at the pos lead, it does engage and blow cold, but the car itself is stubborn. We only have block-...
2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: YS3ED59A64
Have a very intermittent no start condition that seems to occur after a drive and then sitting 10-15 minutes. Main relay is powering up componenents, fuel pump runs and pressure is fine. Did have SES light come on one time setting the MAf codes and reading was... Trouble codes: P0100, P0103
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWRB81H9W
I hope someone can help us with this car. It's really eating our lunch! Customer had the clutch replaced at a trans shop. When they picked it up, the idle would fluctuate and hunt, sometimes dying. (no idle problem before clutch work) The problem is I cannot...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L air bag VIN: 3VWSA29M9X
this v-dub came in from the body shop with the air bag light on. codes 01221, 01222,00588,00654,00589, and 00655. With modis we are able to clear all codes, but light immediatley comes on after key on with no codes stored. I can see from reading the archive le...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCS21C01
thanks in advance for any help given Trouble codes: P1225, P1226, P1227, P1228, P1425, P1472
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Oil Pressure VIN: YV1TS97D8X
Vehicle towed in, because oil light and low oil pressure warning light coming on. Replaced leaking oil pressure sensor, change oil & filter. checked oil pressure 6-7 psi at idle. engine sounds fine, dropped oil pan to replace seals, pan was clean. Pressure sea...

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1990 BMW 735i 3.5L oil level VIN: WBAGB4317L
Hi for now the customer is driving the car, and will bring back later and then we will check it futher. Thanks for the responces
1990 BMW 520i 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBAHC22030
Thanks very much for the help that I received. The end result was that the ECU was faulty. Fitted second hand ECU and car now runs as it should. Regards Bruce.
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Suspension VIN: WBAGG834YD
I'm sorry to say my customer and my self had a little different way about tackling this problem. The problem is the customer said "ever since you...". We did replace the track arms again, preloaded the bushings, road force balanced the wheels, and performed a...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1243W
The fuel filter has never changed and seized by the rust. The customer went to the dealership to fix the fuel line and replace the MAF sensor. I do not know why the MAF could be cleaned. The vacuum and O2 sensor condition was no problem. Thank you for helping. Trouble codes: P1176 (long term fuel trim too lean. bank 1 2 fuel mass flow rate).
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L siren VIN: WDBLJ706X1
Both car are on the road and fixed. We found that both cars would except the sirens if we had the cars running when we pluged them in. We did not have to have the new one coded. Thanks again for reading the posting.
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L charge VIN: WDBLJ70G82
Sorry it took so long to reply back but this custermer was one of those type custermer that drive a mercedes but dont want to pay the price to repair his car.He bought a used alternator and cried. Replacing the alternator fixed this problem.THANKS TO ALL OF YO...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Starting VIN: WDBRF40J23
I let vehicle dry out for a few days from tinting. This left vehicle with intermittant door locking problems, but would start. Next step was to access Sam's module. However, customer decided to take vehicle since it was starting. Thanks for all the help.
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L a/c compressor VIN: WMWRC33443
ok this one is fixed , we tried bumpin up resistance of evap temp sensor , no help, we tried checking the outside temp sensor it checked ok. it read normall on the tach according to shop temp. then i got the 3rd responce that said was inportant to have scanner...
1990 Other European S Spur II 6.75L Low Fuel Lamp VIN: SCAZN02D0L
Thanks for the replies, Thanks to Colin in California we found this requires a special test box (RH12416) to calibrate gauge to DIP unit. Being in Hawaii with no dealers here we are still working on obtaining one of these test boxes. Thanks, Dave
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: YV1FA8750L
Thanks for all the help, I checked all of the suggested problems, Intake boot, MAF, CKP sensor, radio suppression relay, no problems. Checked RPM signal to Fuel injection computer, clean when fault occurs. Replaced EFI ECU, problem solved, apparently this is...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Driver Power Seat VIN: YV1KS9608T
This vehicle is fixed and down the road. Thanks to all that responded. Specifically... 1. Remove seat from vehicle. Be careful with the SIPS airbag so you do not hit the sensor. Sensor is located on the outboard side of the seat, right behind the switches. 2...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Electronic VIN: YVILZ56D1X
thank you so much for replying my request. What I have learned from the Volvo dealer that the 1999 V70 only had four inches of turbo boost from the factory. We were comparing this car to a newer model with 7 inches of boost. There is the power difference. Th...
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