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2000 Audi S4 2.7L Caliper/Pads VIN: WAUDD68D8Y
Hey Audi Techs we need a little help here. We have a simple problem that is hard to pinpoint. This car is my brother's which he has recently purchased. On his test drive it had a thumping/clunking noise in the front end while braking but only when it reached a...
2001 Audi TT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWX28N31
our monitor would only let us go into global on this intermittant service light(genysis)car runs good and light comes on at times. we are looking at replacing the o/2 sensor. at times it switchs .it has a po171b code.cannot find any info.any feedback would be ... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 system lean)
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Stall VIN: WBAGJ832XV
Stalling problem complaint from customer could not varify it. Check engine showed po340 cam sensor and po430 catalitic conveter insufficient. Sympton is this after driving for a 30 minute or so shut it down for 10 minute try to restart and car starts and dies(...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L coolant leaks VIN: WBABR334XY
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I have this 2000 328 CI that was towed in for the upper radiator hose coming off the radiator. We found the plastic neck where it attaches to the upper hose "rotted" and the hose blown off near the coolant fill tank. W...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA53D72
Group, Trying to replace top knock sensor. Sensor located under coolant outlet tube, that is under the front head, and below plenum. Does head come off for this or is there an alternative? Even thought about hooking up new knock and relocating it somewhere no... Trouble codes: P0332
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L MIL Lamp on, P1231, P1110 VIN: YS3ED58EX1
Hello Friends, The car was brought to me for 2 reasons. One was the MIL is on and the other, that it blows blue smoke on cold start (valve seals?). I have a Tech 2 with GM TIS 2000 but I recently signed up with Saab TIS 2000 & I have the Saab card and SPS fo... Trouble codes: P1110 (Charge air bypass valve performance problem), P1231 (Throttle position sensor 12 Circuit sum out of range no limp home)
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L front washers VIN: TS3FB49S03
The washers on this Saab are inop. I can operate them with the scanner(Tech2.) The switch signal is good(I can see it change on the scanner.) The low washer fluid switch works(I can see it change state on the scanner.) It seems to me that only leaves the modul...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L clear codes VIN: 3VWBB61C2W
can i clear the codes on the computer with out a scan tool hook up
2000 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L fuel VIN: NO VIN
good morning all V.W techs, this car came to workshop because the driver said it takes alot of fuel and it smell so from the exaust. we checked the smoke with 4 gas analyser and got co over 10%,hc 1200 ppm and co2 5-6% . use scanner got this codes :16518,17536...
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L temp gauge VIN: WVW3AH4705
Good morning, I have this wonderful 2001 VW Eurovan MotorHome that has an intermittently inoperative temp gauge. Our problem is that Alldata is very poor on info regarding this vehicle. We are trying to make apositive identification on the temp. sender for th...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L flap control VIN: WVWWH63BXE
Hello,I have this passat wagon with climate control issues that I need some advice on.The customer likes to keep this car in tip-top shape,and I am not sure what to do here.She came in during the warm weather complaining about ac not coming out of proper vent ...
2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Surge VIN: 9BWFP21J83
tdi surges below 2000 rpm in 3 or drive above 2000 rpm no surge.rpms change between codes.was surging before and after used engine was installed.timing has been checked with vag,n75 valve changed.
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine light VIN: WVWAD63B45
The car hit a deer. The radiator, air conditioner and frontal sheet metal were replaced. After completing the repairs, we test drove the car and the engine light came on. We pulled the code with the generic side of our Snap On scanner. The code was P0340 - Cam...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1FA8843L
Greetings. This Volvo has the check engine light on, but will not output ignition system codes. The car is running perfectly, no other symptoms at all. I did replace a bad ignition control module about ten days ago for stalling, a week later the light popped ...
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5714R
The vehicle came in the other day, it surges, lopes, and chugs. The only code we could pull from it is code 4-3-3. All-data says the code is for the rear knock sensor. The Service and check engine light it on too. I never came across a knock sensor that caused... Trouble codes: 433
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2556Y
We have a "Check Engine" light.We are unable to comunicate with OBD port with VIDA or any other scan tool.We have power and ground at the OBD port.Any help would be appreciated.
2002 Volvo V40 1.9L head gasket VIN: YV1VW29562
Greetings to all tech friends. This vehicle drove in with overheating problem. Vehicle came in with heavy oil sludge in coolant bottle. Removed thermostat and found oil sludge throughout the whole cooling system,and coolant did not circulate due to the heavy o...

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1987 BMW 325 2.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBAAB5404H
well the customer picked up vehicle said they were going to donate the vehicle. I wish i had more infomation to relay to everyone, thanks for the infomation you all supplied.
1994 BMW 318i 1.8L noise VIN: WBABK6327R
Well we got it. On this vehicle it came down to the aftermarkets not manufacturing these systems correctly.We came across a used catylitic convertor and muffler assembly off of an original and noise quieted down. I do remember having a similar problem with the...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Air ride VIN: SALMF11464
Several replies said we need mfg. specific software to clear the EAS ECU. I installed new air spring and activated pump and the solenoid to inflate the air spring to raise the front end of vehicle to level. This way the owner can drive the truck to the dealer ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L ride height
Thanks to those that replied. i never did get the ride height spec. but no problem, the customer has to take the car for a gov. inspection, then it's being lowered again , properly.
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C31
Some great info out there, most I had already done. James [...] nailed it when he said to check the black plastic hose at the brake booster. My smoke machine missed this because of the check valve. I smoked on the other side of the valve and found four large... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim).
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cam tensioner VIN: WVWPD63B12
Thanks to all that took the time to reply. I think the bottom line is that there is no short cut to the job or any procedure that is better than others.Thanks again.
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWUK63B73
THANKS for you help. the problem was indeed the electric thermostat. pretty pricey for a thermostat(around $450 with gasket) but it did the trick. thanks again!! Trouble codes: P0599.
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Misfire, vacume leak VIN: WVWAK73C76
I suspected the PCV valve because i was able to blow and suck on the valve, were the new valve I could only suck. On the BMW PCV valves when they go bad you here a hiss but not with this one. The dealer had some on the shelf which also made me feel I was on t... Trouble codes: P2279, P1297, P2187, P0300.
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1RS61R01
Thanks for all the help we sent it to the dealer for a throttle body replacement and PCM reflash. Vehicle is all set now. Trouble codes: P1620 (MIL requested by the throttle unit).
2003 Volvo C70 2.4L Immobilizer VIN: YV1NC63D74
Thanks for all of the responses. almost everybody said the antenna coil around the ignition was most likely the problem. I replaced the antenna and applied stabilant to the terminals. So far so good. no codes and starts good. If it comes back I will post again...
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