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1996 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJA84A9T
I have a recurring 18010 code which is indicating low 30 circuit voltage. Reading with Vag-com shows normal clear code and drive car no return code, until you shut the car off and restart it, and then it returns immediately. I have not pulled the ecm connector... Trouble codes: P1602
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Oil level warning VIN: WAUZL64B81
Hello everyone, I have one that has me perplexed. On this Audi it gives a low oil level warning after you drive it about 300 ft. Then it stays on all the time, buzzing away. I checked my powers and grouds, they seemed good. Replaced the sensor, still have the ...
2008 Audi A4 2.0L Fuel Door
After replacing comfort module I programed the remote and everything works. One problem when you unlock the car with the remote the fuel door pops open. I am unable to find anything on the Audi web site about programming the remote or comfort module. There mus...
1995 BMW 325is 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBABF332XS
cust complained of temp fluctuating and overheat. Found co on coolant and bad water pump. Removed head and had it resurfaced. Only .003 taken off. No pressure check done. Reassembled head and after initial startup I had a lope in the idle and a sudden clatter,...
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L Accessories VIN: WBADT43463
Has anyone run into this problem? When the rear window defroster is switch on, there is static coming from the radio. Only when the defrost switch is turned on. Turn it off and noise goes away. I believe the rear window defroster is working, we have voltage an...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L radio VIN: SAJFY1748M
1991 jaguar xj6 RADIO couldn't turn ON? JAGUAR RADIO MODEL NO. AJ9100W PART NO. DBC6434 SERIAL NO. [...] the radio couldn't turn its power on by the switch, the security indicator keeps flash all the time no matter the switch is "ON" or "OFF". the fuse C1...
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L analog cluster VIN: SAJKX6249T
scanner work intermittently. cluster dead.
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L heating VIN: SAJDAOIDXY
no heat after replacing the resrvoir bottle, climate contol and AC apear to be working OK, local Jag dealer wont help , bledding of the cooling system was performed by the book, suspected dual control coolant valve and aux. elecric coolant pump. I will appreci...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1243Y
hi all i have this rover here with a large leak we smoke the system and found no leaks tested the vent valve and found it leaking replace the valve code came back we shut the valve off and let the engine run witch activated the purge and got connected to the f... Trouble codes: P0455
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN40J53
Hi group, I got a C230 Mercedes Benz, with 271 motor. intermittently misfires with code P0302 and P0172 system too rich bank 1, on my diagnoses and looking the scanner parameters all normal mas air flow sensor and catalytic converter ok, I am guessing and acts... Trouble codes: P0302, P0172
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L no upshift VIN: Z158855SAS
Installed the Launch Scanner and retrieved a code P2502 from the transmision control unit. The trans does not upshift. No codes are set in the shifter module. The trans control unit has never been changed so the coding should be correct. Any info in this code ...
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Electronic VIN: WVWFE83A4S
Hi, I am hoping a VW tech out there can point me in the right direction on this one. I have a 95 passat V-6 that came in with a bucking complaint. I noticed that the shift indicator is all blacked out and flashing, every time it flashes the trans bucks and I l...
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWHG83A3T
Cannot find any tests, don't want to replace control module without verifying it is a problem. MIL is NOT on when key turned to on position. As soon as car is driven, MIL comes on with code above. Shut car off, turn key back to on, no MIL light, cycle repeats ... Trouble codes: P1111 (control module malfunction)
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWSH63B21
This car came in with no heat most of the time. We pulled the lines off the heater core and flushed the core. After that we left the lines off and found very low flow from the feed hose. Removed front cover and found the timing belt very loose under the water ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWCC21C91
I am in desperate need of your assistance. Ok to make a long story short the vehicle come in with a smoking ignition coil. Literally filling the shop with smoke. I figured easy fix bolt on new coil and out the door. After coil installation crank but no start. ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M3X
hello, this is my first help ticket. mt otc obd2 readed tells me that that i have a fault for engine water temp sensor but if i google the fault code. the fault is for o2 sensor BANK ONE SENSOR ONE. Also the sounds like there a conecting rod knock between 200... Trouble codes: P1116
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS94D7Y
I originally drove this car., which came in w/ a dead batt, had no faults, drove fine except for a slight 2-3 trans flare, but not bad. Wen to pull it into the shop next am after sitting overnight and all kinds of lights on the dash were on and it felt like li... Trouble codes: 0077 (in ABS- batt volts too hi), 0093 (module commin ABS), 0095 (Module commin ABS), E003 (in Trans- Config. fault faulty configuration), E000 (in CEM - comm fault)
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: W1VS2555YF
We don't see many Volvos here and after reading over the tests listed for the code P0014, I am wondering what are the most common causes. I have removed the variable valve timing control valve to check for sludge or restriction in the oil passageways and I hav... Trouble codes: P0014 (Variable Valve Timing Control Valve), P0420 (Catalyst Efficiency)

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1991 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L AIr bag VIN: WAUKE54C3M
Oddly enough I have two 100 models ('90 and '91) and three 200 models ('89 and '90) which have lights that will stay on for different amounts of time after startup. I've noticed that the length of time has increased with the age of the cars, being up to 5 min....
1995 Audi 90 Sport 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUDK88C6S
Hello All, First allow me to thank all of you for taking the time to read and respond to this post. I learned much on my adventure with this Audi. This engine application does use 3 sensors; one is a crank sensor that is a PM type and the other "engine speed"...
1998 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28DXW
Ok here it is sorry for late close but waiting for customer to return don't think she is unfortunately. Checked data 08 002 all readings correct except that at 2500 RPM field 4 shows 16 g/s. At idle within specifications. Engine runs great but code 17549 ret... Trouble codes: P1141 (load registration unlikely value), P1129 (bank 2 long term fuel trim mul. system too rich error occurs intermittent).
1995 BMW 318ti 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, noise VIN: WBACG63235
Several good suggestions, but it doesn't look like I'm going to have a chance to try any of them. This customer isn't looking to spend money, and I'm not looking to tear it down for free. Apparently I'm the third shop he's been in looking for free advice. T...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on, VIN: WBAAM5331X
I would like to thank everybody for taking time to help us with this car. After much testing and diagnosing we installed a new trans control module and problem is fixed. No more codes for obd2 Thanks again Chris.
1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L cruise control VIN: SALPV1445T
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L engine VIN: WDBHA28ESF
Thank you to all who replied, went to Startechinfo as Paul from CA suggested and all is well. Thanks again.
1984 Porsche 928 S 4.7L Crankcase VIN: WPOJB0922E
After checking over everything again and again and thank you all for your responses. I have decided to replace the motor with a used one with 77,000 miles all should be good we hope.
1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60 1.8L Manual Transmission VIN: WVW37T9876
OK, an odd combination of problems here... The oil leak was actually sludge from the coolant bottle due to leaking head gasket and oil going into coolant then overflowing. Secondly, I got some suggestions that the passenger CV boot was inflated due to heat fr...
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