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2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L turn signals VIN: WA1YD64B54
The turn signals work briefly. When selected, the green arrow in the cluster will blink several times during which the front & rear lights also blink. This is the same for both sides. When the inside arrow stops blinking (doesn't light at all) the rear light f...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Wont crank over VIN: WBADE6328V
Car came in with no start no crank. Reprogrammed and aligned to DME then car started. Next day the same no crank problem. We ordered new EWS control unit,reprogammed with AUTO-LOGIC and realigned. The next morning the same result..no crank no start until uni...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4329W
I have a 328i that has a code P1519 stored. Oil level is full and have to drive a short distance to get code to reset. Mitchell does not seem to have any information on diagnostics for the code. Engine seems to run fine. HC emissions are failing smog but seems... Trouble codes: P1519 (Variable Cam timing VANOS)
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L ABS module VIN: WBADN63423
Hey guys ... Check Engine Light, Traction Light, ABS Light all on. Baum gives 2 'faults'. Wheel speed sensor #214 and No-Descript #149(EGS). Tested all speed sensors statically and on road test. All have flawless output. Also cruise control inop. Batt. voltage...
1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SAJHW1742P
Hi All, got an XJ6 with problems. Original customer complaint was excessive smoking, said that there was a white billowing cloud behind him when he would drive. He took it to another shop first. The other shop replaced the distributor rotor (but not cap), s...
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L HVAC control head and Radio VIN: SAJHX1744R
Customer states sometimes when starting, HVAC and Radio will turn on, sometimes wont. It does not make any difference whether it is hot or cold. Customer also stated that there are times that when driving for long periods of time, they may turn on or off. They...
1998 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Door locks VIN: SAJPX1848W
The driver's door key and keyless entry system doesn't work. None of the other doors will lock or unlock when the key is used, only the driver's door unlocks and only with the key. The remote actuator will unlock the trunk, however, telling me that the remote ...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Blend air VIN: SAJEA01T03
This car blows cold air from drivers side vents but warm air from passenger side. All the information we have in Alldata shows that the blend door is common to both sides but there are two hot water valves that control flow of coolant to each side. One valve i...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L ride control VIN: SALMB11413
Good afternoon all of you intrepid Land Rover Technicians! I need some information regarding the CAN BUS as it relates to the air suspension system. I can clear the codes in the suspension system and then the compressor kicks on for about 20 secons and quits. ...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Surge VIN: WDBCB25D2H
Vehicle idle fluctuates, if we disconnect the idle control unit at the rear of the pump the idle stabilizes.The tach does not work but if we disconnect the crank sensor which ohms out ok the idle will stabilize. We seem to be getting a proper AC voltage readin...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L fan clutch VIN: WDBJF72F8V
I'am having a brain fart-too remove the fan clutch-turn nut clockwise or counter clockwise?
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWRB81H5R
Hey Guy's I need help with this 94 Jetta when is cold won't start, Other shop replaced coil, and distributor. The fuel pressure is with in spec. And once start drive normal. Both relay are new ECU, and Overload. This thing just crank. both cam and crank signal...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L module VIN: WVWMA63B9X
originally had the common problem - flashing brake lite and abs lite on - change the module - abs lite on and code 287 - put another used unit in and 287 is present among other codes now - i believe this has to be coded, possibly a five digit number - does any...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L airbag VIN: 3VWCC21V9M
car came in with airbag warning light on. code 01217 side airbag igniter. drivers side (N199) value of resistance too great. R&R drivers seat. checked wire harness. installed new wire harness. plugged seat back into car. now car starts and stalls. we cannot ge...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Battery VIN: YV1LW5526R
Towed car in with dead battery. Customer had already installed new battery-went dead overnight. Checked for draw and found .4 amps. Started pulling fuses to find draw. Pulling fuse #15 eliminated draw. This fuse controls radio, courtesy light, door warning li...

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1985 BMW 524td 2.4L leaking VIN: WBADB2408F
GAWD what a POS!!! Sorry it took so long to reply as when opened up the worms crawled out. It took a new cam (flat lobes), there was no lift pump(had been removed). How it ran I really don't know. We added an aftermarket lift pump($100.00) and wired in a r...
1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L no start VIN: 2B4WN336EG
hwy everyone, i got her running. well, to all those who replied, thanks. turns out the EWS module was bad. thats the one that takes the 2 sides and makes them run as one. so, new module, and this thing will blister the tires! thanks again!! -mike-
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33431
Thanks to all that replied! I got an OE "B" sensor from another supplier, installed it and drove 25 miles to set all monitors. Problem solved! Thanks again! Trouble codes: P0365 (camshaft position sensor bank b).
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start, NO CRANK VIN: WBADT43453
Sometimes when you get the ones that just don't make sense, its always something you don't expect. Such was the case here. After pulling my hair out, I decided to check continuity and resistance from the gear position switch (located on trans) to trans compu... Trouble codes: 083 (ECU Internal Error 4 --TRANS COMPUTER), 141 (ATS Signal Telegram error or no telegram --INSTRUMENT).
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L door locks VIN: WDBKK47F7W
The PSE module has to be version coded when it is replaced. Thanks to all. I dont know how much more info I could offer. It's an open & closed case. I have to send this car to a dealer or somone who has an SDS. Thanks again.
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65J52
The repair for this turned out to be a bad listing in the World Pac parts catalog. The sensor recieved was wrong. The listing for the right front o2 sensor said part # [...]. The mistake by the listing... Trouble codes: P0135 (Right side o2 before cat).
1995 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L ABS Light VIN: YS3CD65U4S
Thanks to all those who sent in information, the vehicle has already left with the customer so no further testing is possible at this time. Several people told me that i needed a scantool to retrieve the codes, this is true. A call to identifix netted inform...
1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L no crank VIN: VWVEE83A9N
Thank you for all helpfull replies,this car had been fixed.What happen, the fist ignition lock i use the after market one and it din't turn all away to the start possition,therefor no signal to the starter(no crank).I installed a new OE one and start right up....
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L abs module VIN: 3VWRC29M7X
first I want thank John [...] for his replay I did check all those fuses and move them around than I recode the moudle and test each wheel by ingaging abs at each wheel and now all is good. I think most probebly the problem was at the fuses with bad conection ...
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Misfire VIN: WV2EH8703X
I have fixed this one, after removing intake we noticed the intake design & realixed we were testing wrong injector. we bench tested injector & bingo no good. Thanks to all that replied to my post. Trouble codes: P0302.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L engine VIN: 3VWSP29M51
Hi guys, the car is fixed and running perfectly. the problem was the camshaft was 180 degrees out so the injector pump was firing on the exhaust stroke, not the compression stroke. it seems during the initial timing belt replacement the cam somehow got turned ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M82
thank you for all the relay everyone is getting to purge valve I cannot see it leak but I replace it anyway maybe intermittant leak and I have perform the evap monitor and passed with no codes or pending codes just like the few months ago when I pressure tes... Trouble codes: P0456.
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Starting VIN: YV1TS94D01
We were not able to fix this vehicle, we tried the suggested battery reset and it did not change, the problem was still there. Thanks to all that took time to reply. We are convinced the CEM is bad and the dealers needs to reset everything when it is replaced ...
2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Suspension VIN: YV1CZ91H33
During the checking of the suspension, we checked all subframe and suspension bolts and nuts. After we tightened the subframe bolts the noise was gone. Don't be fooled though, the bolts seemed tight to start with. Loosen and tighten them again.
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