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1999 Audi A4 1.8L ABS & Brake VIN: WAUCB28D9X
I Hi Audi techs, Yellow abs light on steady and red brake light is on flashing, beepers beeping when car first started. Using AST scanner with VW Audi software, I get "no communication" message. I'm able to communicate with engine management and trans. modules...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L 1-2 shift VIN: WAUED64B4Y
this car seems to shift into 2nd gear to early, with a power till up to speed .cant tap shifter + or - when stopped wil pull out in 2nd unless u put in park and turn key off then restart 1st will work till it shifts with a bang. hard to go up hill star...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L instrument cluster VIN: WBAGH83461
BMW Gurus I need answers on 'Instrument and CAN issues'. This car was on our lot "FOR SALE" while our shop was closed for vacation.Everything worked and there were "No Lights on" before it was parked. Well two weeks later and a record 9" of rain and the fun st...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBJF72F7V
Engine shaking badly at idle. Tested and replaced #7 ignition coil and idled fine. Found that on accel from stop there was no power until rpm's came up and then came in. Cleared previous codes and drove a number of drive cycles. There are no codes now. Install... Trouble codes: P0410 (Secondary air injection malfunction), P0300 (Misfiring Damages TWC), P0307 (Misfiring of cylinder 7 damages TWC)
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBHA24G5X
After having sat idle for only 4-6 week's customer returned to town only to findhis C 230 Kopmpressor would not start. Even thoughthe instrument cluster powered up it had a no crank/nostart problem.Customer had car towed to our shop,for us to diagnose.In the p...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L ride control and light VIN: WDBNG73J12
Hello and thank you for giving this one a look. We have a 2002 MBZ S55 with an active body control light on with a code C1526; Supply pressure stored interfered. On alldatta, we can not find listing. The customer did one recall on the vehicle for a front suppl...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L tcc solenoid VIN: 3VWSD69M21
check all plugs on trans and all appear to be connected , alldata gives no help on this code at all, reading up on this tranny , looks like valve body gets alot of replacement need a little guidance on where to look next thanks in advance michael
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FA8850M
Please help, Asian car tech here, this Volvo was towed to our shop with a no start condition. Vehicle cranks fine, and fires occasionally but will not start. Have a very weak intermittent spark from the coil. At first I thought it had jumped time, because that... Trouble codes: 233

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1992 Audi 100 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUEJ54A3N
I ended up sending this car to Audi. It turns out the crankshaft pulley keyway was sheared off and the car was out of time even though it looked in time. Whats funny is when they dropped it off the tow truck at the dealer the car started. It would not start fo...
1989 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WBAHC2306K
Hi Gang This car is fixed. The fix was cleaning and adjusting the TPS. My Some-data was not very clear on the operation and adjustment procedure. The TPS was covered in oil so I completely removed the throttle body and the TPS, cleaned it with brake clean, th...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L abs VIN: WBABS33491
Thank you for replies. Ordered sensor will replace. Excellent response with great detail. thanks again. Rich
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL on VIN: 5UXFA53552
After I fixed the vehicle I did get a response but it did not havr specific info. I called [...] and they gave me the info I needed. Code 089 is low voltage to ecu Code 090 is Temporary deactivation Code 108 is SN control.. they could not define SN So after re...
2000 Jaguar XKR 4.0L Right Rear 1/4 window VIN: SAJJA42B8Y
Thank you to Jason [...] who took the time to reply and even send me some extra information. It is appreciated! The reply's contain valuable info., but here is a summary. When replacing the 1/4 window regulator (whi...
2005 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L air distributuion VIN: SAJWA51AX5
We got this one going. Stanly and Jason were both on the right track...I disconnected the battery first...then started and ran the system from full cold to full hot and then began to run it thru the modes.. and it worked. Looks like the blend actuators had ...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTY1247X
Well i am going to have it towed to dealer. i have had no luck fixing this engine. i got it to at least start but runs like firing order wrong and runing on 2 cylinders, and when applying throttle it back fires. fuel pressure 49lbs, good spark on all 8, cam an... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank sensor), P1884.
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBBA45C3F
Thanks to all of you who gave your valuable time. And to the guy that thinks he knows everything, you cant be that good!!! I replaced the engine oil temp switch because it was open ckt all the time and the engine coolant temp switch because it was physically c...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBHA28E3V
Thanks to everyone who help me with this one. We sent this to the dealer and After they looked at it. They said it was the fuel regulator. so we said told them to change it. They did. same problem. Then we were told that they needed two more hours to search ou...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L only operates in 2 nd gear VIN: 4JGAB54E32
good morning; i have decided to send this car to the dealer. we changed the trans oil and filter, and inspected the pan. there was no sign of any problem in pan. there were two trains of thought on the repair. one was something spilled in the gearshift i.e....
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Reverse VIN: YV1LW5710R
Hello Techs, This vehicle is currently at another shop (transmission specialists) and although they have had it three weeks and been in touch often, they have made no progress. Also Stewart from Minnesota suggested we disconnect the TCM and try it. We had alre...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: YV1LW5548T
This vehicle is still here at the shop. I took it to the dealer, they advised me that the rear o2 sensor was bad, I asked the tech if this vehicle ran off the rear o2 sensor for fuel trim, he said yes. I authorized the repairs on friday night and on tuesday th... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0300.
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