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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...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L instrument cluster, starting VIN: WAUYP64BX1
2001 Allroad was towed in. Car cranks and starts but immediately dies. Customer called in saying he thought he needed a battery - I asked if it was jumpstarted- he said no,it just didn't start this morning. Noticed also that fuel gauge, voltmeter, driver info ...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6341X
1st visit came in with po codes,130,150,[...],1189,1250- replaced the vent valve under intake with all hoses. ended up with bmw codes. 8, 153,76,26 found mass air flow missing 1 element. replaced maf sensor trans light, engine light, dsc light gone. too... Trouble codes: 8 (mass air flow meter), 203, 154, 202, 109, 151
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: SAJJHX1247
Hey Jaguar techs. Car came in with "Transmission Fault" in the instrument cluster and check engine light. Pulled codes P1730 "Gear control malfunction" and P1732 "Gearshift lead control malfunction 2nd to 3rd shift". Transmission slips from 2nd to 3rd gear. I ...
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. ...
1995 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L anti theft VIN: SALLPAMJ4M
Hello Techs, First this one is a 4.6L HSE ( does'nt appear at the data base), I don't know what happend. It came whith an A/C problem, I replaced the pressure switches and the evaporator temperature sensor. I waited for a month for the parts and I have parked ...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBGAE4PA0
intermittant idle issue no codes present..has a t.s.b. for the m.a.f. but unsure how to check it quickly and accurately. have not been able to use a factory scan tool. no vaccume leaks detected. have not checked much of anything being a tech myself I have zero...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L outside temp gauge VIN: 4JGAB54EXX
This should be an easy question for someone that is familiar with these vehicles. The outside temp readout in the lower left of the dash isn't backlit so it can't be seen easily. Is it just a matter of replacing a bulb or is the job a lot more complicated and ...
2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Clutch VIN: WPOCA29800
Porsche tech specialists-Please help-- We have a customer who is very hard on his clutch-(many SCCA events, etc), and his clutch is worn out for the second time in 63K miles, and now his flywheel needs replacing, or at least resurfacing due to grooves and sli...

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L no heat from heater
2000 Audi A4 1.8L Air Bag Light VIN: WAUKC28D2Y
With the help of the Ross Tech web site, I changed the Module coding from 00107 that was in the old module to 00106 as derived from vehicle info. Works perfect. Thanks to Chicago Tony, Paul and Wade for their input.
2003 Audi A6 3.0L abs esp VIN: WAULT64B73
this car just drive us crazy for some time. we tried to program the abs module , and for some reason could not get it done, so i took it to my local friendly vw audi dealer, and the two techs and myself fooled with it for about 1 hour, and finally got it to pr...
1989 BMW 535i 3.4L coolant in exhast VIN: WBAHD1317C
thanks Dan from Michigan I think you are the only one who replied that new this engine and gave info from expierience. It probably is a bad head as most thought customer decided to go the distance w/ a long block so we'll never know...
1994 BMW 840Ci 4.0L No Start VIN: XXXCC89371
I'll call this one fixed as it has been a few weeks, and there have been no further problems. I hate fixing things by throwing parts at it, but given the age of the car, and knowing that several parts that are known to fail were original, I opted to replace th...
1999 BMW 750iL 5.4L General Module VIN: WBAGJ0341Y
Thanks for the replies, the front sunroof drains were detached from the sunroof cassette. The owner is going to park the car until he can come up with the money needed.
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L hard start VIN: WPOCA2981Y
this boxter has not returned. we feel that we did indeed have 2 separate problems. we unplugged the purge solenoid under the intake and this we know has resolved the hard start when fueling up. the other issue we believe is a defective solenoid or valve that h... Trouble codes: 0446 (evap vent control circuit).
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L reverse VIN: 3VWVA81H4V
Ok, with the info from several gentlemen, we pulled this trans and repaired it. We replaced the reverse gear which had several teeth peeled off of it. Apparently the owner had been trying to get unstuck, and back + forth between 1st and reverse, hadn't gotten...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWSP69M01
thanks for all replies.i have done all suggested repairs.checked egr for clogging-ok,rechecked all of dealers repairs-ok.i did advance injection timing and also explained to customer about fuel mixtures,have not heard from customer yet.
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