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1996 Audi A4 2.8L no drive indrive VIN: WAUEA88D6T
the car will not move in drive will move in 1st gear & rev
1998 Audi A4 2.8L release cable VIN: WAUZZZ8DZW
Hood release cable is broken (probably near lock). I need a idea about how to open hood. If the solution is to remove hood grille how to do it with hood closed. Thanks in advance
1999 Audi A4 1.8L front pump VIN: WAUCB28D1X
i removed all front pump bolts and the pump doesn't want to come out. next i removed valve body to see if any thing was holding it up and still nothing any one have the info on how to remove pump on this a4 quattro? trans is a 5-hp-19 help
2001 Audi TT Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUUT28N21
Customer failed state inspection for p0051 and changed the drivers side front o2 with a bosch unit.Code came back and now also has a code p0101 for the MAF sensor.Using european software for my genesys i pulled codes 17549 for the MAF and code 17527 for the o2... Trouble codes: P0051 (ho2s heater controll cuircuit low b2s1), P0101 (mass/volume air flow a curcuit rng/perf)
1989 BMW 535i 3.4L coolant in exhast VIN: WBAHD1317C
This car when it reaches opperating temperature starts billowing coolant smoke from tail pipe. When the head was removed the head gasket looked good. Is there any other way for coolant to get into the intake system? I've had trouble finding a coolant routing d...
2003 BMW 540i 4.4L Traction control VIN: WBADN63473
This is a 540i with the M package. When making turns and sometimes when going straight the traction control activates shutting down the throttle. We thought maybe it was the heavy footed customer, but have found that even under moderate acceleration out of a c...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Fuel Gauge VIN: WBAET37462
Hello BMW Techs, We've have got a situation were the fuel gauge is reading incorrect and we replaced both senders in the fuel tank. We replaced the fuel sending units according to the TSB and we still have a problem were the gauge reads higher than it should. ...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L ignition lock VIN: WDBBA45A8E
This car came on the hook. The customer stopped to get some gaz and he could not get the key to turn to save his life. I looked over the procedure to remove the ignition lock from the housing but it specifies that you have to turn the key to position#1 in orde...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L trans module fuse VIN: WDBRF61J21
Got this car on the hook from an unknown customer (still no contact) with information that the car had been sitting for a long time. First I removed the battery, charged it up, and tested to make sure it would work. I had a no crank. Further testing revealed o...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L no venting VIN: WDBNG75J81
customer reports when filling tank excessive pressure will shoot back when nozzle is removed - we removed the left rear fender liner and tested the vent valve y58-4 which we had previously replaced - this valve is open without electrical signal to allow air to... Trouble codes: P0446 (activated charcoal shut off valve), P0450 (fuel tank pressure sensor), P0130 (right o2 sensor), P0150 (left o2 sensor)
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L No Shift VIN: WDBNG70J32
Hello everyone, This S430 will not shift out of park. I have brake lights, I hear a clicking sound from the shifter module when I step on the brake. It was driven in, he said when it first started he could wiggle the handle and then it would go, but no more. I...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Safety VIN: WDBUF65J53
Hey there, This car has the SRS light on. We purchased the Euro upgrade for our Snap-On Scanner. The Airbag software is SYSTEM specific and not VEHICLE specific. I need to know which system is in this car but Alldata has no info on identifying the system or on...
1986 Porsche 928 S 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WPOJB0926G
vehicle was towed in will barly start requires excessive crank and throttle to get running once running will only rev. to appr. 2000rpm at w.o.t. appeared to have plugged cat cons removed down pipes to verify found no change in running condition after checking...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WVW2764579
Vehicle will stall on a cold start. It will take at least 3 attempts to get vehicle to stay running, then for 2 mins it idles rough. Also got a code for AFM low voltage, boost pressure loss, and random misfire. I found Secondary Air pump to be leaking badly o...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Cluster VIN: 3VWSP69M32
OK, this one is strange, Car was towed in as a no start, It acts like the immobilizer is active (starts the dies) but here is the twist, no dash lights or warning lights at all except the battery light, no power windows, and no com with our scan tool (Auto dia...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L heater VIN: WVWYH63B82
no heat at idle,no restrictions,works fine off idle,no coolant flow through heater hose at idle.
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L shift from park to drive VIN: WVGBC77L14
hey guys need your help with this one.vehicle came in with bad transmission replaced transmission with reman dealer transmission. installed now the vehicle has a problem when shifting from park to drive loud clunking noise is heard, also clunks when downshifti...

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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM5337X
Well I am going to call this a fix. I would like to thank all the bmw techs that replied [I am not one].Normally I would not of touched this unit and had it sent to the apropriote dealer in this case. After recieving the replies and added emails sent to me I c... Trouble codes: 176 (pedal travel sensor), 170 (ecu internal problem), 119 (throtle valve mechanical problem).
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6341X
What a difference a fuse makes, this car was at the other shop a total of 20 days b4 I recieved it, and it occured to no one there to check fuses after having a harness melt! Thanks to all that replied, It turned out to be a fuse in the E-Box as most of you s... Trouble codes: 33 (oil condition-sensor temp / A cam position actuator bank 1), 130 (B cam position contol circuit high B1 / throttle valve position control deviation), 140 (map cooling thermostat control circuit electrical), 98 (evap emission system purge control valve circuit).
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L rotors VIN: WBAET37463
Thanks to everyone that replied. We have used PBR pads with good results in the past. Ceramic pads are good for agressive driving, but will squeal with passive drivers. We put on a pair of Wagner thermoquiet pads and they worked great. Thanks for all your iput...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S55 5.5L Roof and centrel locking
Sorry could not get to the bottom of this one. Thanks Alexander i found the fuse box behind the seat all was in good Shape. Sadly I'm not equipped for the German cars my MT 2500 and 2.0 Genisys are good for the motor and tranny side but thats it. Not worth g...
1998 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L ft.timing cover VIN: VS3DD38N4W
Thank you for the responses. I repaired the cover using JB Weld as suggested by many wonderful techs. I had actually thought of that but was unsure untill it was suggested. Thanks again. (I really didn't want to do a major job at this time) Matt
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Headlight chime/ Door chime VIN: 3VWCC21C6X
Iatn and its wonderful members win again. All information recived was perfectly acurate. The chime is integrated into the instrument cluster. Turned out the instrument cluster circuit board, was not sending a signal to chime speaker. Replaced and recoded clust...
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