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1996 Audi A4 2.8L trans range indicator VIN: WAUEA88D8T
thanks in advance im not very sure about this but my indicator for transmission is on showing that the car is in park neutral reverse drive all on i have a code of oo293 multifunction transmission range switch un plausible signal and 00526 brake light switch f...
1999 Audi A4 1.8L Radio VIN: WAUCB28D9X
Hi Audi tech. We lost the code on this radio after disconect the batterie and we ask the customer for the code and he don't have it. We call dealer and want to charge me $100 dollar to put code on the radio. Any body know if any other way to get the code. Radi...
1989 BMW 750iL 5.0L persistent fuel odor VIN: XXX2769743
This car has had a persistent fuel odor for the past several months. At first, it was an occasional whiff when the car was cold. It is now gotten much worse, although it is still intermittent. All rubber fuel hoses have been replaced relatively recently, and ...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L air bag VIN: WBACB4324S
i have done numerous key and cylinder/housing replacements with no issue [...] we are only as good as our last job). although i always had the ability to check codes if there was an issue. i have checked and rechecked all connections. checked "[...]"...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Remote Transmitter VIN: WBABJ6325S
Hello Group, Customer puchased new transmitter for keyless entry and needs it programmed. Does anybody know the procedure to initialize a new keyless entry transmitter? (This is the 3 button version which is NOT a part of the key) Thanks in advance, Mike
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L limp homemode VIN: WBAGJ8328L
vehicle is going into limp home mode intermittently. can not feel any trans problems when problem occurs. code are 120 undocumented code and 132 gear monitoring 2 have inspected valve body and no debris in pan. EGS was replaced no change trans works fine till ...
2002 BMW 330xi 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAEW53422
BMW techs, We have a 330xi we think has 2 problems, but are not sure. The car came in with a dead battery of which the customer says he left the lights on but the fuel pump/s run with the key out of the ignition for 10-15 seconds, then shuts off for 10-15 seco...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBCA39E9K
MB TECHS THIS IS RIGHT UP YOUR ALLEY. Vehicle was involved in a accident. after body and fender repairs were made i repaired 4 vacuum leaks. idle was 2400RPM and installed new overvoltage protection relay. idle came down to 1100rpm. installed new idle control ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L hydraulic brakes VIN: WDBUF83J04
Hi techs we replaced the front brake pads 2 weeks ago with oem and also the sensors. We opened the bleeders as we were pushing the piston back did the job road tested and all was fine now 2 weeks later (Service Brakes) in information is displayed. We scanned i...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRC33402
Hello fellow techs and BMW guros, Got a mini here thats giving me a whoopin. All feedback is much appreciated. This car has a misfire around 5ooo rpm. It is setting a code po201 to which from my info database identifies this as a open circuit failure for inje... Trouble codes: P0201
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Warning Message VIN: YS3FB45SS5
HELP SAAB techs. We are just taking on SAAB and I got handed this comeback. The Info display says "steering disabled" according to previous tech, service writer and customer. I have not seen the complaint. The vehicle drives normally at this time and there are...
1999 Sterling FL60 5.9L brake warning lamp VIN: 1FV3GFAC5X
Ok everyone here goes. We took in a Freightliner FL60 for the brake warning lamp on. the light looks like a ! and there is a buzzer going off also. We are not a big truck repair place but our fleet customer turned to us because we work on all thier light duty ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAA23B1Y
This is a re post for a car that I thought was fixed. We had erroneously reported previously that the new air pump we installed was the culprit, but after doing some investigative research, we found that the pump issue was designed to do what it was doing---th... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary air injection incorrect flow)
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21VX2
Vehicle came in from another shop with code P0445, Evaporative emission purge control valve circuit shorted and several pending codes. Tested valve, no faults found, cleared codes and drove car. Within 24 hours, car had re-set codes and set codes as outlined a... Trouble codes: P2401 (Evap Leak pump control circuit low voltage), P0261 (low votage Injector 1), P0418 (Secondary air injection relay A circuit low voltage), P0102 (Mass Air flow Circuit low voltage)
2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L No Start, Stall VIN: WVWFU73C76
Low mileage Passat--never had any problems---no MIL--has start/stall problem after sitting long enough to cool off. No fault codes or unusual data from ECU. Anyone seen this before? After about 10-20 start attempts the vehicle starts and runs normally with no ...
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LS5710S
This well maintained car cranks but will not start. The fuel pump relay is not getting turned on by the computer. This is pin 31b at the relay and has a 7 volt output from the relay when the key is turned on. The ecu supplies a square wave ground signal when t...

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2003 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B03
Thanks for the replies. Many suggested that the dealer cannot look up the part numbers for the pins and this is correct as far as my local VW and Audi Dealers go. And be wary even if they assure you that the connector housings come with the pins as they may no...
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L steering VIN: SAJAV1345H
all replies said to check the rack. jacked up car and started vehicle, no movement of rack or anything loose. Did notice that the right front inboard brake pad was worn excessively. I believe there is a caliper problem but customer not ready to address proble...
1999 Mercedes-Benz c250 2.5L poor power VIN: WDB2100232
Thankyou for the help the end problem was the airmass meter. Fault found to be airmass meter out of range once i replaced the meter the merc started to run well after a couple of kilometers. The air massmeter must have leaned the ecu off. Trouble codes: P1615, P1481, P1470, P1630.
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