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1997 Audi A4 2.8L ABS system VIN: WAUEA88D8V
Good morning everyone. Today we have this lovely 97 A4 Quattro with ABS activation when braking. The ABS pump will activate whenever the vehicle speed is below 10 MPH. When I try to graph all 4 speed sensors on my Solus, the datastream will cut out, and the sc...
1999 Audi A4 2.8L fuel guage VIN: WAUED28D2X
Just putting a new fuel sender in this one, no info in shop key on R&R, going at this from bottom pulling tank, making sure there are no access points inside, pulled rear seat- nothing, trunk is full of stuff. thanks for any input on this one.
1999 BMW 750iL 5.4L General Module VIN: WBAGJ0341Y
Vehicle came in after heavy rain. Customer complains of RR window went down by itself and will not come back up, Wipers inop, Burning sound behind glove box, and Window Washers started spraying and would not turn off. The following was taken from a short test...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L temp guage VIN: SAJHX174XT
Customer states that he can start car and drive, Temp stays in cold (blue) on guage. When he comes to a stop, the temp goes to normal. When he takes off the temp falls back into cold. Started car in shop this morning, temp went to normal for several seconds a...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Starter, dash lights VIN: SAJGX2042X
Vehicle towed in for no start. All dash lights staying on even with key removed. Can here relay under dash clicking when key turned to start pos. History code P0300, Random multiple misfire. Any help, any direction, or hints would be greatly appreciated. P.S. ...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L entire instrument panel VIN: WDBFA61E4L
Car was left out overnight in cold weather (28 degrees F) At startup in the morning the entire dashboard warning lights were flashing on and off every second and none of the instruments were reading. After a 20 minute drive the instrument panel suddenly went b...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SDL 3.4L Body VIN: WDBCB35E8M
Hello everyone. I have a benz that is making a noise from behind the back seat (under fuel tank area) at around 1800 engine RPM (Diesel). It will make the noise even in park or neutral. The noise sounds just like a bad muffler would sound when it has a loose b...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L alternator VIN: WDBRN47JX2
hi all, this 02 c230 kompressor has a problem in the charging system. somtimes it will overcharge( 17+ volts) or under charge ( 12 volts) and kills the battery. the alternator was changed twice at another shop for the same problem. does this car has an externa...
1979 Other European SILVER WRAIT 6.75L Strut VIN: RRLRK38760
Hi Guys I have a leaking left rear strut. This car is leaking brake fluid from the load leveling device at the top of the strut. My questions are; Is the leak repairable or does it require replacement? How does the strut come out? Does the fuel tank have to b...
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA29991
Hello Fellow Techs. I have a 2001 Porsche 911 with a check engine light coming on. I only have a generic scanner that is capable of ODBII Code extraction. I found codes: P1128 -- Oxygen Sensing Adaptation Idle Range above Maximum Threshold. Bank 1 P1130 -- Ox... Trouble codes: P1128 (Oxygen Sensing Adaptation Idle Range above Maximum Threshold. Bank 1), P1130 (Oxygen Sensing Adaptation Idle Range above Maximum Threshold. Bank 2)
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: YS3DF75K7Y
This problem started after the headgasket and Timing chain were replaced. The car ran fine before hand. This is our second car here that has this problem. It runs horrible when cold, but as soon as it warms up it runs great. Cam timing was re-checked 4 times. ...
1996 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9L ignition lock cylinder VIN: 3VWFJ01H0T
Hello V.W. techs or anyone who has run into this problem. This 96 golf has the key stuck in the ignition. It will turn between IGN and Accessory but no further either way. Ive tried depressing the spring lock and pulling out lock cylinder but it stops after ab...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWTD81H5V
Vehicle starts and runs until it reaches operating temperature then stalls out. Will not start and has no spark. Customer has changed out coil pack and said that he had a cam sensor fault code and has changed out the cam sensor. Customer has also swapped out t...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L starter VIN: 3VWSF29M4Y
Hello everyone. This should be easy for Northern Volkswagen experts. I have a 2000 VW Jetta TDI w 1.9 litre diesel engine. The vehicle was having starting issues, but we recently installed new glow plugs and a new starter. This took care of his problem to a c...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWBS21C01
beetle starts and dies. no comm to engine or instrument panel controllers. No check engine light on with key on. Odometer went blank shortly after scanning and recording mileage. can communicate with other modules.No can gateway listing in vag comm auto scan a...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTE61JX3
Fellow IATN'ers I have this reoccuring code P1340 that only occurs on the second ignition cycle after code clearing, then remains on until cleared again. I cannot find any information other than to check the obvious things, CKP, CMP, wiring, voltages, etc. I h... Trouble codes: P1340
2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: WV3AB47063
Hello! This is a new vehicle to us, no previous history. Was towed in- crank/no start. We found the above codes as well as code P0785 Shift/Timing solenoid. We are getting no spark, and don't have a lot of diagnostic information on these engines. Alldata doesn... Trouble codes: P0010 (Camshaft Actuator Circuit Bank 1 Position A), P0753 (Solenoid A), P0758 (Solenoid B), P0763 (Solenoid C), P0768 (Solenoid D), P0773 (Solenoid E)
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L a/c heater control panel VIN: YV1LS5513S
OK, this sucks. This is my second help request this week for another heater control problem. Cust. states that the right side center/side is blowing cold and the left side center/side is blowing hot. From what it looks like there are temperature doors motors f...

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1996 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJA84A9T
The ellusive (+30) low voltage code 18010 is resolved. I apologize for the long time in the repair but the customer has been using the car and I just got it back. The voltage to the ecm for this circuit is provided by a red wire on the red connector, and th... Trouble codes: P1602.
1992 BMW 318i 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBACA5315N
Thank you for all your help. We replaced the intake manifold gasket as recommended by everyone and that made some difference. And finally we adjusted the throttle cable and those two things were the fix. Thank you to all that replied.
1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L head gasket VIN: WBACG7325V
Thanks for all the input on this Bimmer- the customer has opted for a lower mileage used engine. It hasn't yet arrived, but I will update this after installation and eventual teardown of the old one (my curiosity will get the best of me some weekend!) Gregg fr...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J02
thanks for all the help problem was 1 coil 2 plug wires and a maf maf insert available from benson in va for about $100 comes new in a M/B box thanks again mark Trouble codes: P0300, P301, P0302, P304, P0306.
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN40J53
Hi group the Mercedes c230 with 271 motor. misfire on #2 cylinder code P0302, Alexander, Max, Colin, Luke, were absolutely right, the PCV hose underneath the air filter housing was broken, I was very happy, replaced the hose reset check engine light, custome... Trouble codes: P0302, P0172.
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Convertible Top VIN: 3VWCK21Y53
This vehicle is fixed, finally!! Thanks for the replies, they were very helpful. Special thanks to David, Randy, and Kyle. I could not have fixed this vehicle without your help. I replaced the microswitch assembly on the right side hydraulic ram. Then, I remo...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L abs VIN: 3VWSK69M83
Vehicle is repaired. However unfortunately I did not fix it. Thanks for all responses. I sent the vehicle to dealership to be repaired. It turns out it was the control module that had failed. I was quite confident that was the problem but I was unsure whether ...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWYH63BX4
Well first I let the tech I work with write in in my name .He replace the plugs ,wires, coil assembly, top engine clean set fuel pressure to exact specs. tested back pressure and all engine sensors. So when I went to work yesterday i had time to look at the ca... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303.
2000 Volvo C70 2.4L timing VIN: YV1NC56D1Y
Thanks to all who helped - there is a small boss on the front cover to time the crank - I put the cam seals on first and gently laid the cam cover on top after setting the timing marks at 12:00 position. There is no need for any special tools whatsoever as lon...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Oiling system VIN: YV1TS90D4Y
Well this car must be cursed. The oil pan has been off 4 times now, and I am not really sure what step to take next. I received many great replies about the problem. On reply mentioned to check the rod bearings for wear, and that replacing them could bring the...
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