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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH24B2Y
I havent run into alot of these cars and one thing i know for sure is there is alot of moisture in the vent hose i think that the valves for the secondary emissions system are freezing shut but not sure...there are no other oil leaks ...just would like some ot... Trouble codes: P1423 (bank 1 low secondary flow), P1411 (bank 2 low secondary flow)
2004 Audi A4 1.8L tcm VIN: WAUJC68E64
I am not getting communication with the TCM. I am using the Ross Tech Vag-com with the HEX + CAN interface. I tried with the old red brick with euro cartridge that we keep as a back-up and it also did not communicate with the TCM. I have communication with all...
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Cluster VIN: WBABF332XR
HI tech, we have a 1994 325is with a wield problem. Every once a while the speedo, tach, gas gauge, coolant temp gauge went dead for a sec, all other warning light pops up but the vehicle still running, this only happened for a sec or two, then it would went b...
2002 BMW Z3 Coupe 3.0L odometer VIN: 4USCK73492
we have a 2002 Z3 coupe with a strange electrical issue / question. where the odometer display is located in the instrument cluster, it will switch from the mileage reading "15825" to "eep_2" when cold. once it warms up, the mileage displays again. checked for...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L hard start cold VIN: WDBED30E2L
have owned car for two years no cold start problems until this year starts right away on cold start valve then dies out and stalls restarting 5 6 7 or mor times engine will remain running and smoothes out and drives normal i think is not getting current to the...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Timing chain tensioner VIN: WDB140051X
First time I have timed an M119. Cylinder heads were removed for head gasket replacement. Cam shaft timing checked and pins installed prior to dismantling. I require advice regarding the timing chain tensioner. I have timed the engine with locking pins on the ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F7T
mil light on with no codes in system, i am using launch scanner, and master tech scanner, light will come on when you drive about 2 blocks. park car for 1 hour and restart with no mil light on.and no codes in system.really having ahard time getting info on wha...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN40J43
this mercedes c230 sport coupe kompressor had oil leaking from the cam magnets into the wiring harness. i replaced the magnets and attempted to clean the wiring harness out with brake clean and shop air. this seemed to work well. the oil did get all the way in...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L 1-2 shift VIN: WMWRE335XR
this mini cooper came in with an intemittent noise when releasing the clutch to go into 1st. It makes this screeching noise, the vehicle is still under warranty. but i'm affraid that if he takes it into bmw they'll tell my cutomer to get it to act up more freq...
2002 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0AB29902
Car was towed in. The owner described it like boost hose coming off. We checked those and they are all secure. It starts and dies as the post start enrichment leans out. The P1250 code comes back immediately.Has anyone seen this combo before. I suspect the MAF... Trouble codes: P1508 (Torque comparison - signal implausable), P1109 (Input variables - charge measurement above limit), P1250 (Boost pressure deviation)
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L no cruise VIN: 3VWTD81H88
tested cruise vacuum pump and vent valve,brake and clutch switches,replaced cruise module.has power and grounds,ground through brake lights,5 volt vss.input with variable frequency.still no cruise
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L leak VIN: 3VWRA81H6V
after locking or unlocking, the lock vacuum/pressure pump continues to run for about 25 seconds. customer says it used to run only until the doors locked or unlocked. all locks opperate normally but battery runs down over time as customer makes multiple short ...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L camshafts VIN: 1YVTS97D6X
I am replacing the cylinder head on this 6 cylinder, and am having trouble going back with cam cover and realigning cams,and pulleys and belts. I am trying to follow all data instructions, but the position it has me put crank and cams to tighten the cam cover ...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L no start , lost compression 3 cylinders. VIN: YV1LZ5606X
This car came in running and needed a drive shaft. When the part came in we went to start it and would not start. It has fuel pressure, has spark, we did a compression test and found cylinders 1/175, 2/55, 3/60, 4/115, 5/50. Checked timing belt marks aligned a...

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2004 Audi A4 1.8L instrument panel
Thanks to all who replied, and to Alldata who after some coaxing was able to to come up with OE repair information. Audi does use a magnetic switch in the filler neck which monitors the position of the fuel cap. The switch is open when the cap is correctly p...
2008 Audi A4 2.0L Fuel Door
Car went to dealer. When it returned I i scanned the module. The software coding was changed from 11788 to 11820 this change alone did nothing to the gas door poping open. In adaptation channel 61 was changed from 2 to 6 this change fixed made the gas door wor...
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBAHD5318N
I would like to thank you all for your replies. I did put out a help repair request with Identafix after posting this help request hoping it will save me time. Here is what we found: the ignition coils were missing ground straps (big problem). The 240ohm resis... Trouble codes: 15 (ignition -circuit monitoring this fault when cleared comes right back instantly).
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Ignition Key VIN: WDBJF55F4T
Thank You To Everyone That Responded,I Appreciate Your Input.We Replaced The Cable To The Steering Lock Assy,The White Plastic Piece Wasn't Secured In The Housing.Special Thanks To Terry [...] Calif.For His Help And Supplying The Part Number.
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L no crank VIN: 4JGAB75E43
1995 Saab 900 SE 2.5L check gear box lite VIN: YS3DF58V3S
thanks to all that replied. one more for the record books: Bart nailed it with his vast experience in Saab. the code was set by a bad ignition switch. the head lites were staying off with the engine running and the gear box lite remaining 'on' setting the t...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine/valves? VIN: WVWMA63B2X
Still haven't found the answer with this one. Pulled the piston out and checked for damage to the ring and cylinder wall. Sent the head back to the machine shop for further inspection. Checked fuel injectors. All we have has checked out so far. This is ki...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M72
The vehicle has an OEM VW cat and the dealer did do an update to the pcm to widen the cat monitoring codes set condition. I also verified the o2 sensor operation on the MODIS lab scope. All of the responses were right on the money and many thanks to those who ... Trouble codes: P0420.
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: YV1TS97D5X
ok this nightmare is over thank you very much to all of those who helped out. it ended up being a bad ground for the etm. this is located right under the etm and is a brown wire. it seems that at some point i almost completely severed the wire just the insulat...
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