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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...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L brake lite indecator VIN: WBAAU3341F
the customer came in for a brake service. put new pads and rotors on the front with new sensor. the brake wear lite is still on and want go off, put new snesor on rear also to see if lite will go out. that the only way i know to turn lites out for the wear ind...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L compression VIN: WBAGH83421
I just got this car towed to my shop immeaditly a couple day's after another shop performed the pcv system repair. Customer told me the car always ran flawlessly except a cloud a smoke during start up. The other shop replaced the intake seals and the pcv syst...
2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L trailer harness VIN: WBXPA93474
customer supplied bmw trailer hitch kit included harness and looks trailer lighting module, i found location for harness plug ( at r/r storage compartment ) this harness goes directly to trailer plug but do not know about supplied module does anyone know where...
2003 Fiat Stilo 2.4L aircond auto VIN: ZFA1920026
Hi Guys Have rep[laced the battery in this car and now the aircond will not work. The lcd screen will light up and looks ok but the compressor is not switching. I have been told that it will need reseting. I can not comunicate with the aircond with my multi ...
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22263
This vehicle towed in with the fault codes below.Engine idles fine on all 6 but the above 4 cylinders cut out upon acceleration.The injectors for 1,2,4 and 6 lose their pulse.I suspected that it was going into limp home but there are no other codes. Your help... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0304, P0306
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBEB93DXH
This vehicle came in with a sluggish running conditiona and no power. The system is a turbo diesel engine. Upon inspection we found the turbocharger turbine had worn a hole in the bottom of the casing, hence no power, noisy. Tired to convince the customer to n...
1999 Other European Silver Serap 5.4L coolant light VIN: SCALA61E7X
We have 2 of these cars in our shop both have the same issue when starting the car from cold the coolant light comes on stays on until you accelerate after this cycle you start the car the coolant light comes on and once the secondary air pump shuts off the co...
1998 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L fuse #9 blows VIN: YS3DD38N3W
This one came in limp home mode w/ check gearbox light on. Had code p0705 "selector position sensor wrong,input wrong. replaced fuse #9, didn't blow until 3rd gear. Installed 15A breaker and it blew about 20 times while I was trying to figure it out, then it q...
2002 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EB55E22
Hi to all, Our stumper is in the shop for a third week now and after extensive tests and fair amount of head scratching, we are not sure what may be causing this problem. Here are details in the nutshell: Once this Saab9-5 starts, it runs well but the start...
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...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWDD21C4Y
the beetle was driven in by the customer complaining of coolant filled it up and pressure tested and found the plastic coolant at the back of the head leaking and the plastic coupler at the upper radiator hose leaking also.when i replaced them both i ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WVWPD23B9Y
This one came in with a possible coolant leak and just to check over. Pressure tested overnight and found no leak(any ideas will help). The main complaint is poor fuel mileage. Here's the rest of the story... She called the closest VW dealer(about 400 miles aw...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: WVWSP61J63
Veh is first time customer doing routine maintenance. I changed the fuel filter(appeared to be original) and now has low power and air bubbles in the fuel line. Veh is running biodiesel but did not have the problem prior to fuel filter replacement. I have trie...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L looses throttle VIN: WVWPD63B13
Greetings again all. I'll be brief. This vehicle seems like the throttle cable comes loose, will loose all throttle input, then, just as suddenly as it looses the throttle, it comes back. The condition is so intermittent, we have been unable to catch a data sn...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine noise VIN: WVWPD63B84
Came in for low oil pressure light on. Found low oil pressure and TSB for condition. Removed valve cover to check bearing caps, ok there. Removed oil pan to check pick up and it was almost all the way clogged. It didn't look sludged at all, but it look liked p...
2004 Volvo C70 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LS61J2Y
good morning; car was brought in for hard to start. when it was hot it would not make any fire to the plugs. we replaced the crank angle sensor, but there were no codes. that did not help the problem, so we looked at the fuel pump relay, and it had a bad sold...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Low Power, smokes VIN: YV1CZ91HZ4
Vehicle being repaired at friends facility. Replaced both turbos, front one had shaft broken and turbine stuck in exhaust manifold, the other one heavily oiled. No codes at the time, also replaced timing belt as maintenance item. Customer took car on 300 mile ...

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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Radio VIN: WAUCB28D9X
Got the code: thanks to all and specially to Jared from Washington. Now the code ENTRY procedure was another bear altogether... somehow just stumbled on by trial/error: pressed the 'RDS' & 'FM2' buttons until display changed; pressed button '1' until proper c...
2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Shifting VIN: WAUDH68D91
Finally solved. While working on the TCM my tech accidentally tugged on the harness and could make the shift-interlock solenoid click on and off... Following a bit of digging we found a loose connector (tan in colour) behind the passenger kick-panel, part of...
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L top VIN: 4USBT534X3
Thanks for the replies. After seeing the TSB on wet pumps we agreed with customer to send the car to dealer to see if they would take care of problem. Thanks again Andy
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA34E7N
Thank you to all that responded. I still don't know if we have fixed this vehicle, as it takes quite a bit of time (weeks) before the self adaptation will reset itself to a new learned level. Steve [...] was particularly helpful in his response to my fu... Trouble codes: 19 (Fuel Injectors open or short or adaptation at limit).
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Starting VIN: WDBGA33E1S
Hello All, We try the K38 starter relay located on this one in the rear of the front passenger air bag, it was not the problem. I left all the testing locations covers off, and I keep trying 10 to 15 times a day for over a week, and finally last Friday on the ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 4JGAB34E3W
thank you to all replier check fuel pump pressurwas ok and bypass hot wire to soket 30 of fuel pump relay resolve the problem thanhs agaih for all your help
1995 Land Rover Range Rover County Classic 3.9L Remote keys VIN: SALPV1244S
Sorry to post a no fix on this one as customer declined the work.1 reply suggested checking door latches which I had already done. And another suggested disconnecting battery for a while but that didn't help. Sometimes the work is worth more than the vehicl...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L no 1-2 shift VIN: 3VWSA29M2X
after being told that we were possibly looking @ internal trans problems,client decided they did not like the car enought any longer to repair, so further dianosis and repairs were declined car pickup broken taken for trade in.many thanks to the pros that to...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCP21C12
I'm sorry the code was p0671 glow plug circuit 1 I replace all glow plugs and cannot find the glow plug module (relay) part #[...] I found it inside wiper motor area under windshield alldata said in plenum under plastic cover. I didn't understand what ple...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L glow plug light VIN: 3VWSP69M43
brake lamp switch fixed it thanks guys cars been gone and no problems thanks agian for all the responses
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWME63B34
Thanks for everyone's help especially Wei from Maryland. The steps you gave me helped to eliminate the injectors,but at 23k psi pressure I didn't figure that to be a problem.I pinpointed the cylinder by another compression test.Cylinder 1,2,3 had 400psi and #4... Trouble codes: P0101.
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L abs tracs light VIN: YV1LS557OW
Thanks to all the euro techs out there, I sent the abs unit out to be rebuilt, and the light has been off thus far. We are going on two weeks. Thanks again Phil [...]
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Power steering VIN: YV1TS97D3X
Sorry for taking so long to close this post. It ended up being the rack and pinion. We had a problem after we put the rack in and that held me up with closing this post. We hooked up the pressure gauge, tested the pressure from stop to stop, then dead head...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS255XY
Thanks JIM, BRIAN, AND GEORGE. And all others who replied, I sent the veh. to volvo and all seems ok. thanks again for the help!!! Trouble codes: 28 (front o2 sensor slow response), P0133.
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