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2001 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L interior lighting VIN: WAUML54D0I
Please help, I have a 70 mil.amp draw on the circuit of the #1 fuse for the central locking pump,make up mirror interior lights and interior monitor diode. If I pull the #1 fuse, the draw drops 70 mil.amps, if I reinstall the fuse the draw doesnt return until ...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L lubrication VIN: WAULC68E33
G'Day Mates This 1.8 turbo is clacking away due to hardly any oil pressure. Checked inside oil pan for sludge by removing low oil sensor, suprisingly clean. Installed Castrol syntec and oversized oil filter which has helped on other 1.8 T w/similar symptom. N...
1995 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start VIN: WBABE6326S
This car is a source of frustration. It came to us as a no start. The computer had been wet and customer had replaced it with a used one. We tried to resynch with EWS module and could not so we sent in the original computer for a rebuild. After installing the ...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Blower Motor VIN: WBAGJ8329V
HI, I am trying to find fuse F81 that supplies power to ther blower relay. On a 98 it say it located in the E-box in the engine cmpartment but on the 97 it is not there. I can not find this 40amp fuse anywhere. If I power up the relay I can get the fan to work...
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7330W
car came in last month with cam sensor code replaced sensor car comes back 2 weeks later check eng light on with cam code again car has bmw cam sensor in iti dont see a vanos system on these i really need some help on this one thanks guysi am not sure what i a... Trouble codes: 112 (bmw code for cam sensor)
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L door locks VIN: 5UXFB33513
customer pulled up in front of my shop and got out of the car - indicated his door locks were not working - all windows are up - the car then locked inself and the key will turn but not activate any locking or unlocking - customer reports this is the only key ...
1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Charging VIN: SAJNW4849L
Hello Fellow Techs. I have a 1990 Jaguar XJS that I have been married to for the past few weeks, as I have taken care of some service and maintenance repairs to bring it up to par, and make it road worthy. Today, while I was test driving the vehicle (in hope...
2000 Jaguar XJR 4.0L engine VIN: SAJDA15B4Y
hello fellow jaguar techs we have this 2000 xjr 4.0 supercharged in the shop that has a loud ticking from what sounds like the left side or possibly front center of the motor,altough from the right side it does not seem as pronounced. it starts off not as loud...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
Greetings gents. I have a couple, three hours tied up on this Discovery. Originally...cust. complaint was converters turn 'red'! Muffler shop condemned muffler and cust had coil pack assembly replaced(used). Assessment then was 'better'...which is to say-no se... Trouble codes: P1191 (Manufacturer Controlled Fuel/Air Metering), P1372 (Manfctr. Contrlld. Ignition Syst/Misfire), P1374 (Manfctr Contrlld Ign Syst/Misfire)
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBEA30D6N
Car came in with a intermittent stalling condition. Car was also running rough and did not want to accelerate when it was acting up. The overvoltage relay was corroded and had at least 1 broken solder joint. I replaced it. When I went to road test the car it a...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L reverse lights VIN: WDBEB31E2S
No reverse lights! I suspect safety neutral/back up switch sensor on tranmission. Any hints on changing it? I have heard there is a procedure to make sure it is adjusted / positioned correctly. A wiring schematic/ diagram and aglinment procedure,comments reque...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWWTD81H7
This car has a code P1450 for AIR Injection circuit short to B+. Both Solenoid and AIR relay are getting system voltage from the FP circuit. Solenoid Valve, AIR motor, and AIR relay (when the car came in, the relay was missing and had a code P1453 for open. Cu... Trouble codes: P1455 (Secondary AIR Injection circuit short to B)
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Power Booster VIN: WVWTH63BX2
Hello Fellow Techs, Customer complaint of brake light flicker. We can't get it to happen but we do have a VW code P1479 Brake Booster Vacuum System. We are working with a MODIS & don't have access to a VW scan tool. Info in ALLDATA seems to be very weak. If th...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWSK69M83
Hi all, I'm hoping a good VW tech can shed some light on this car. It came in because the battery would go dead after the car sits for awhile. We found that the cooling fans were staying on with the key off, draining the battery. Traced wiring to the fan contr...
2000 Volvo C70 2.3L air bag VIN: YV1NC53D6Y
hi Volvo tech's, this car came in with SRS lite on ,was in front ender but no air bag deployed. The codes are 116 and 133 with no definition available on scanner or Alldata. Does anyone know what these codes are or does it need to see the dealer. Dealer is 5 h...
2001 Volvo C70 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1NC53D91
if any one has seen this and knows the fix. im hoping to not buy an ecu. connectors good o2s were good found no vacum leaks this is the higher powered turbo. thanks in advance ch Trouble codes: P1132 (o2 senso b-1 s-1), P1171 (bank 1 lean)
2001 Volvo V40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW29531
This one has officially got me stumped. The factory info says that the code ECM-28 is stored if the period between the rich and lean switch is too long or if the difference between the adaptation for the front and rear HO2 is greater than a certain value. It d... Trouble codes: ECM28, P0133 (same but OBDII)
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L differential? VIN: YV1CZ91H44
we have this xc90 t6 automatic,volvo with a humming noise from the rear axle area. it gets louder the faster you drive and is not affected by shifts in the transmission, we checked the fluid level ,it was slightly low, we topped it off. we checked the rear bra...

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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Heater VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
Well the water valve is not it and I definately have a door issue the ? is which one theres liek 6 on it? I guess ill have to bite the bullet and have jag tell me which one is bad (since ford wont help me out at all)
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L No Movement Any Gear VIN: WDBCB20A4C
I have not finished the car yet. I'm still waiting on some parts and can only work on it in my spare time. To top it all off I have not found a definitive reason for the transmission to quit. I did receive 12 replies to my post. Alain from California said Prec...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Leak at plug. VIN: WDBBA45C8F
Thanks to 4 responces I have this one dry and clean. The plug is the pivot for the throttle cable lever in the transmission. Orignally it has an o-ring,since it is staked in from the factory it is very hard to remove. As others suggested I cleaned the area ver...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L ride control/traction control VIN: WDBGA70EXT
First the fixes.The rear accumlators took care of the springy rear suspension.On the asr/epc lights ,found that indeed the transmission fliud had run up the harness and soaked the inside of the transmission module.If you have trans fluid in the electrical plug...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L rear end VIN: 4JGAB54E9Y
thanks to all who recomended changing the center carrier bearing on this ml320 !! i changed it today problem solved ! thanks to all joe jims auto
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3DF58K12
only one reply over a 24hr period. car now runs and idles in drive and park but the second it goes into reverse it will stall. checked everything i can check and i am leaning towards a throttle boby, customer not sure if they want to invest in it because of mo... Trouble codes: P1110 (air bypass).
2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L immobilizer VIN: WVWDH21J6Y
The car's been to the dealer to code the new instrument cluster with their scanner hood up to their website.So is the new way to get customers to their dealer. In sommer i've to get the new software & cables to work on the 2002 & newer from [...]-tech.My questi...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L No Start VIN: WAU1245810
I must offer an apology. I was getting a signal to the injectors. My noid light was burned out so I assumed I didn't have an injector pulse. The car wouldn't start due to the spark being out of time, replaced the ignition coil assembly and car started. The dis... Trouble codes: 1249 (driveline).
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWST71K36
This vehicle was towed to the dealer last week on friday. After researching may web sites as suggested, I opted to not "try" new injectors based on the fact that they are $631.00 each. I feel the injectors are bad but I would have rather had them tested first. Trouble codes: P2016.
1991 Volvo 940 GLE 2.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: YV1JA895XM
First let me thank all of you that took the time to respond to my help request. Most of the replies pointed to what we were thinking ( a bad maf sensor). We went ahead and got a factory rebuilt one and it worked fine. I just sometimes don't get how some system...
1998 Volvo S90 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9604W
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