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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Dead battery VIN: TRUUT28N11
Hi guy's, We got this TT here with a battery draw problem. If it sits for several days the battery will be dead & need a boost or battery recharge to start the engine. It's been an on going problem with this car since the end of 2006 when we replaced his batte...
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)
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L noise VIN: WBAFA53571
hi . realy need help on this one.that suv have like chaine noise coming from the front.i disconect the surpentin belt and the noise is gone.water pump got some play in it so i change it,noise is still there,so i change the idler pully the tentioner(mechanical ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM633XB
HELLO: I tought this was going to be an easy repair on this MB, this car came in with aux fan on at all times, trace problem found auxilary fan module stuck replaced module all o.k. I sold the customer on repairing MIL , whitch had codes p0150, p0130(oxigen se... Trouble codes: P0170 (right bank adaptation reached limit), P0173 (left bank adaptation reached limit), P0150 (oxigen sensor left before twc), P0130 (oxigen sensor right before twc)
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Starting VIN: WDBHA29G6X
Thanks in advance . Customers complaint started about 2 weeks ago when we had a cold spell in California (30 f)This car will itermittantly not start, No crank . After 2 to 3 ignition cycles it will starts . Drivers window act's up by going down and then up and...
2007 Mercedes-Benz C280 4Matic 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF92H57
Flood car. Engine replaced. Shop replaced O2 sensor for the code. Customer supplied MAF for me to replace. Code comes up in 20 miles. I only have generic mode on my Genisys for Mercedes. Any help would be welcomed. I have no wiring diagrams. If anyone has any ... Trouble codes: P2240 (O2 sensor pumping current circuit open / bank 2 sensor 1)
1976 Porsche 911 S 2.7L Brake lights VIN: 9116310581
There is no brake lights when brake is applied. Running lights ok. Fuse ok, Brake switch ok. Can not get the tail light assemblies out without damaging them. Need wiring diagram for brake lights to check wires in engine compartment. Thank you in advance for an...
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L Misfire VIN: WP0AA0941F
Help! Misfires when cold most times. Will smooth out after it's warmed up. Untill you drive it, It will misfire when you shift from 1st, to 2nd, and it will misfire till you get the rpms back up. I have ZERO knolwdge on Porsche Products. I narrowed it down to ...
1989 Sterling 827 SL 2.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAXXS83H5K
This car came in because it died while driving, The customer thought it was out of gas. We added 2 gallons and it still wouldn't start. Checked spark and removed plugs, they were fouled and wet. Replaced plugs and fuel filter. Started car and it was running ex...
1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3VWDD21C61
Hi guys, I need some help here. We did a head job for this Golf, and we've change the top set gasket with a new exhaust header. New coolant, fan switch sensor as well. Originaly, this car got overheat because of the head gasket ( comment problem with these 2.0...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Starting,and accessories VIN: WVWMA23B4Y
Hello VW tech's, We have this Passat that will not crank over but will start pushing it. The windows, door locks,and other accessories are also inop. We checked this ignition switch and all is good, scanner in can bus mode shows a code (01044) control unit not...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L temperature control VIN: 3VWSA29MXY
Customer purchased used Jetta driving home discovered no heat. Found heater core bypassed and coolant dripping from heater box. replaced core. What a pain!!! Now have good heat only when temp control knob is turned all the way cold??? When set at full hot outl...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTH69M12
Hey guys, got a good one here. The customers MIL came on and she took it to a national retail parts store to get the code pulled for free. The code quoted was 81165 which they said was a faulty MAF- but this particular code doesnt come up. We've put 2 new ma... Trouble codes: 81165 (maf)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L door locks VIN: 3VWRB69M22
red led at drivers door lock button on at all times, door ajar light on with key on, door open or closed, power door locks totally inop, no communication with any module. thanks for any help.
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1LS5542T
Hey fellows, hows it going. Not very noledgable on this volvos, so i need your help. I have a 1996 volvo 850 with a 2.4L engine. The car failed smog inspection due to high nox at 15 mph. nox are 885 ppm at 15 mph and 679 ppm at 25 mph. hc and co are neer avera...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L cem VIN: YV1TS97D9X
how do we programm or reset the ecu pin so that software can be downloaded to the ecu?
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Coolant Loss
Hello and thanks to all who reply to this. This car came in with a broken belt/bent valves. Customer took car and tried to do timing belt to no avail. Customer brought it back and did head gasket/ valves. Car keeps coming back for low coolant message and cool...

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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L front seal VIN: WAUDC68D41
Mark and Dan from Michigan and Lamar from ga.All were right turned out we ended up R&R ing transmission and replacing pump assy.Thanks for the help. Bob [...]
2003 BMW 330i 3.0L Instr. Cluster VIN: WBAEV53453
Thanks to all that took the time to reply. There was no way for us to code the car without the correct VO. Had to go to dealer for downloading correct VIN into LCM and Instrument Cluster.
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVB13586
well, turns out that the vanos sprocket was contaminated with silicone sealer after rebuilder repaired cyl head. replaced sprocket, all is well. Trouble codes: 2A98 (Crankshaft inlet camshaft Correlation).
1967 Jaguar 3.8S 3.8L Spring
This car has had its springs reinstalled. I was unable to find a source for the OE compressor, and thus used the arrangement most frequently suggested in the responses, which was to use a length of all-thread and a concoction of washers & bearing plates, along...
1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Ignition VIN: SAJHY1547K
This may be slightly premature as the car has not been picked up by its owner yet, but the responses which made the most sense involved replacing the ignition relay, which was the only component I could see in the wiring diagram that could independently supp...
1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJNW4845N
THanks to everyone that took the time, and assisted me in aquiring information to repair this Jaguar, and a special thanks to John for forwarding a TSB that related to code ff36. Onto the fix. The TSB that John forwarded to me assisted in isolating the pro... Trouble codes: 36 (Fuel Injectors or Air Leak B Bank Left Bank).
2001 Mercedes-Benz Smart .8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMEAJ00F86
Hey all, Thanks to Jeff [...] for the info on resetting the maintenance reminder light. It looks like there is 2 procedures. The first one had the magic for me. Here is what Jeff sent to me: Cannot help you on the code but the service light you can try these ... Trouble codes: P0402 (excessive EGR).
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Brake VIN: WDBUF70J03
Hello Techs. I am posting this as a fix, even though I did not personally fix it myself. Based on the majority concensus, the vehicle was directed to the Dealer, and my customer was advised that this should be covered under a 10year / Unlimited mileage warra...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Erratic Data VIN: YSSDD58N7X
Hi,I received 5 replies,and most said that the Modis will offer less than reliable Data on Saabs in generic mode.I did find one post with the same codes(PO 132 and PO 138 O2 high voltage)and he sent his customer to the Dealer.I have decided to do the same.I te... Trouble codes: 132 (Oxygen Sensor).
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWYH63B22
I want to thank those who replied to this post. It looks like the fuel pump holder is in fact built into the tank. The final repair would be to replace the tank to fix this car. The customer chose to trade the car in instead of fixing it. But thanks again to a... Trouble codes: P0175 (Fuel trim bank 2 system to rich), P0172.
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5547W
First thanks to the members that took the time to answer me. Much appreciated.Knowing that the pumps get water in them and freeze up i had tested it manually and it worked fine.I jumped the relay and it was working.vaccumn soliniod also worked. I tested valve ... Trouble codes: 410 (Secondary Air Injection).
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