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1967 Austin healey 3000 2912CC steering wheel VIN: HBJ8L39353
I need to replace the steering wheel on this Austin-Healey. It's a telescopic version. I can't see what retains the center horn button/turn signal assembly to the center of the wheel. I did find and remove 3 set screws around the outer perimiter that seem to h...
1984 BMW 318i 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAAK7401E
Help all BMW techs! We had this BMW towed in- died while driving. Found failed DME- replaced and car ran. Vehicle now has poor mpg- surges/misfires at steady speeds and running very rich.Customer states this is a new problem and I trust him. Fuel pressure norm...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBADN5330X
hello guys an gals. I could use some help on a code description. We scaned a 99 bmw 540i an had code 140 auto temp control. Was using the snapon brick. It had no deffinitio. Looked in alldata an michel on demand. They had no listing for it . Any help would be ...
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Cluster VIN: WBADN6335X
This car belongs to one of our techs and seems to run and shift properly. However, we have an issue that is driving us nuts. The tech attempted to retrofit a cluster (due to bad pixels) with a 2002-540i cluster. Everything seemed to work fine except for the ex...
2002 BMW M3 3.2L Engine area VIN: WBSBL93492
Hello BMW gurus! I have an odd one here. I am not really sure what catagory to put it in. On the first start of the day there is a small mechanical chirp that lasts one about a second. It happens after the starter has disengaged. Had the secondary air pump squ...
1984 Fiat Pininfarina 2.0L Radiator Fan VIN: ZFRAS00B5E
We removed fan for radiator repair. The fan worked after reinstalled. Now there is no power to the radiator fan and we need a wiring diagram. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L no 3-4 shift VIN: WDBEB33D2H
Hello Mercedes techs: I have this 1987 300 turbo diesel with tranny stuck on third gear. Drives but will not shift 3-4 gears. I don't know much about this trannys. I checked the vacum module for operation with a vacum pump. Whem I applied vacum to the module i...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L srs VIN: WDBJF82J22
Vehicle has 9 codes stored. B1000 Cntrl. mod. faulty, B1872 Igni. cir. Rt. RR window A/B, B1873 Igni. cir. Rt. RR side A/B, B1871 Ignit. cir. Rt. Ft. side A/B, B1315 Ft. pass seat recon. short to grd., B1010 Igni. cir. with L RR ETR igi. squib sht. to ground o...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L maintenance VIN: WMWRC33433
question about maintenance on the CVT transmission. Alldata says to change the oil at 30,000 miles. Spoke to my local Mini dealer and they say no, it is a lifetime fill. Who is right? Any recommendations? If so, do you use the ESSO oil? Jeff
2001 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L abs, psm VIN: WPOAB29921
Scanned for codes and found only 17472/p1064 no description. My trusty somedata does not list this code and no one has posted it in the archives. All I need at this time is a description of the code. I am using the Baum Iscan with Porsche software. Thanks a bu...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFA81H0T
hi guys i have this vw golf in the shop 2 weeks ago it had a engine light on check codes p0440 and p0171 check for vacuum leaks none found alsoi check fuel psi was good the air flow had engine oil in it so we change it with a new part also check the evap for l...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L abs module VIN: WVWPD63B9X
car came in with no tach, oil light and brake lights flashing. Using modis I can talk to all the modules they list 6-7. I can not talk to abs. check powers grounds and wire to data connector. After unplugging and plugging in abs module it worked a couple of ti...
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WV3AB47061
tested fuses repaired about a dozen cracked hoses, figuring that i have to have a broken or mission power lead just don't know where to look anymore. thanks Trouble codes: P0445, P1472, P0418, P0449
1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1DX884XF
This car is killing me. Volvos are usually pretty simple and not problematic, BUT this thing is possessed. The car first came in as a crank no start. teh battery was very low, so a new battery was installed. The car fired right up after battery replacement. T...

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Oil level warning VIN: WAUZL64B81
Adam from Illnios was correct on this one. He suggested that the oil presssure may have something to do with it. I found the oil pressure switch bad and replaced it, the prolem was taken care of. Thank you all for your insights, I learn alot.
2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L rear brake pads VIN: WAUML44E84
Thank you all that replied. As general consensus would have it, it can only be done electronicly. Beside this form I tried may other avenues to reserch this topic and found that it can only be done electronicly. With that I bought a vag com and it worked qu...
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E14
Thanks for the ten excellent responses. A particular thank you to Scott from Texas, Jake from CA, Rob from Ohio, and Michael from MA. They all nailed it. There is a plastic valve located in the crank breather line under the intake that had failed. It functions... Trouble codes: 17705 (P1297 Pressure drop between turbo throttle), 16684 (P0300 Random misfire all cylinders), 16685 (P0301 cyl 1 misfire codes for all other cylinders also), 17544 (P1136 fuel trim too lean).
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L brake light
Thats alot everybody for the info! Leaving the key on for about 5 min reset the light.
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L error display VIN: SALPM16471
Universal recommendations, replace BECM. Took out BECM, opened up module, corroded. Thanks for the information. Replaced BECM, cleared all codes, system operates normally now. Thanks to all.
2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3ED49Z82
Hello to all. Yes, the Saab is fixed and to all that replied a sincere thank you. Many of you suggested “internal failure” but at 30K with clean fluid it seemed difficult to comprehend. Andres, Mark and Tony were pretty sure of it and after David from Australi...
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, No glow plugs VIN: WVWGG83A6T
The third time was a charm. After three different coolant sensors, all the same part #, the glow plug system is now working.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L rear door locks VIN: WVWMA63BXX
Thanks so much for all the suggestions. As it turns out there were two problems on this vehicle. Replacing the comfort control module and repairing the splices under the carpet fixed all but the rear door locks. We checked the coding on the module to be sure ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWCC21C91
Thanks for all your input. The fix for this vehicle was a new pcm. After talking with the customer again and discovering that jumper cables were hooked up to the vehicle improperly it was a no brainer. Inside of pcm was smoked beyond belief. Had to ship it to ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69M92
Thanks for all who replied. I gave the customer the car back without doing anymore more to it.He has not had anymore starting problems in two weeks. I think it was the fuel filter pulling air through drain valve , although I still had problems after changing t...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M3X
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRR69M04
i will advise regular diesel fuel for now & will monitor mil status. one vw tech reported three such cases with same p0128 codes. but, he did not mention what fixed them. he did mention clotting problems with biodiesel at cooler/colder temps which is common. e... Trouble codes: P0128 (thermostat temp below spec).
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