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1996 Audi A4 2.8L ABS non functional VIN: WAUG387465
Stored code- 18014 - Rough Road/ Engine torque signal from ABS : Electrical malfunction Been around these cars a while, have no idea what this code means, Ross-Wiki does NOT have it listed either. Customer has had this code for a few months now, just until a...
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC28D5Y
hello audi and vw techs, this is chris alexander the service manager at community car care. i have a 200o audi a4 quatro i.8t in my shop that we are haveing problems with. when the vehicle original came in to are shop there was a severe vaccum leak from the ... Trouble codes: P00, 1128 (the fuel system lean)
1995 BMW 530iT 3.0L MIL Lamp on
scan tool for must be pc based or some other that is not very expenise for tech to buy for itself.
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L cable VIN: WBAAN37441
i have a 2001 bmw 325i with a broke hood cable can anyone help me and tell me how to get in to it to get it open. thank you
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Radio, St Wheel VIN: WBADT63452
Strange CAN problem, customer states headlights go off and on, radio turns off then on, steering wheel vertical up and down all by themselves. I have several BMW codes; 220, steer column angle comm error. 227, steer column longitudinal adj blocking rear. 004, ...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L right signal indicator VIN: 46LC625027
thanks to all for help in advance.. while out on a drive i turn on the right flasher, it blicks normally then out of no where it blicks fast like i have a bulb out. have recreated problem in shop all bulbs work with bulbs and test light.. any thoughts would be...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Heater control VIN: WDBHA22E5S
I know this is gonna be one of those posts where it is right in front of me and couldn't see it. This 95 C220 came in because there is no median between hot and cold. Its either hot or cold. I pulled the codes above. The only code that I am little leary about ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L abs lite VIN: WDBNG75J61
this s500 came in with air ride problem ran some test found air pump shorted replaced but while testing abs lite came on and now stays on the abs relay is not poping 50 amp fuse for abs also on dash bas lite is on and says workshop can anyone help
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBNG70J42
Customer stated that while on the highway, when you went to pass the bas/esp light came on, she used tele, MB told her to pull car over turn off & restart. All was fine light went off and vehicle drove w/out any problems. About a week later while driving it to...
1999 Other European 355F1 3.5L Mechanical VIN: ZFFXR48D00
A customer of mine is looking at buying this Ferrari 355F1 spyder with 23,000km on the clock. I have driven the car and visually inspected it and it appears to be in good condition with no obvious vices or problems. The clutch, cam belt and few other items ha...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Cam plugs VIN: WPOCA29831
So I bought this Boxster on Ebay for a good price because it needed engine repairs. It had been overheated badly. I have never worked on any Porsche except for an old 914 I had for awhile, but thought it would be a good learning experience. I pulled the engine...
1997 Volkswagen Cabrio High Line 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWBA81E9V
Vehicle will not start when cold. Has spark and fuel. Vehicle seems to be loading up. Can get vehicle running with intake cleaner and playing with throttle. All scanner readings are ok. Has codes for oxygen sensor and misfire. Any help would be great. Thanks
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRF29M8X
car starts great cold- after running let set for 2 hrs- no start- tested glow plug circuit, glow plugs and relay- for 5 sec. 12 volts goes to glow plugs after that nothing- plugs .4 ohms- relay new- tried jumping both power wires to plugs no change- tested coo...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Injection Pump VIN: 3VWCF21C7Y
This one has me a little stumped. Good customer and car kept in great shape. They purchased it used a little over a year ago at about 90k. Has been doing great, and they are a bio fuel user. They drive it every day but parked it over the Thanksgiving weekend. ...
1992 Volvo 740 2.3L spedometer VIN: 37N2351158
I am looking for help on this vehicle to remove instument cluster Alldata and shop key address early models for dash removal and the images are wrong This vehicle has a metal bezal around dash opening and does not have the covers to remove screws as shown in a...
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L Variable Valve Timing VIN: YV1VW2552Y
This car came in 8 months and 22453 miles ago with a code P0014. Exhaust (B) camshaft timing over advanced bank 1. The car was due for a timing belt so we replaced the timing belt and water pump, gave it a five-minute engine flush, changed oil and talked to th...

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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Gateway VIN: WBAGH63403
Thanks to all that replied, we had alot of suggestions to runaway from this vehicle but I never been one to throw in the towel! I've alway believed that man made it and man can fix it. I'd like to Thank Seth Thorton from Minnesota for his help and wisdom on th...
1997 Land Rover Defender 90 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALDV3241V
Thanks to everyone who replied, especially Paul from Virginia and Kevin [...]. Turns out that there was a problem with the plugs to the engine ECU. I didn't notice any moisture on the pins, but I cleaned the contact areas and put it back together, and it runs... Trouble codes: P0308 (Missfire 8).
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L no venting VIN: WDBNG75J81
Customer was unwilling to spend (any) money to determine the cause of poor flow to the charcoal cannister - we had the cannister completely loose from all it's hoses and when putting smoke machine in the filler cap opening our smoke machine would go into overl... Trouble codes: P0446 (activated charcoal shut off valve), P0450 (fuel tank pressure sensor), P0130 (right o2 sensor), P0150 (left o2 sensor).
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Safety VIN: WDBUF65J53
Thanks for the help. It turns out that the Snap-On scanner does not support this model and year. I could not get the scanner to communicate with any of the systems it listed. I was on the phone with the Snap-On Tech support and after much digging through his i...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69M21
Well thanks for all the replies it was the fuel pump relay. We got alot of replies saying to replace the fuel pump relay. replaced relay and cleared codes, test drove vehicle, no more codes. This is a great site!
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L heater VIN: WVWPD63B41
Thanks to all who replied. Most said the heater core was plugged and we could either replace it or try to flush it out. I had run a cooling system flush in the system for a few days to no avail. We removed both hoses to the heater core and flushed it with both...
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