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1999 Audi A4 2.8L abs
this is a specific car but am having the same problem with all audi and vw abs systems(no communication). i talked to snapon help line and they said that even vw dealers with factory scanners were having (NO COMMUNICATION) problems. i would like to be able to ...
2002 Audi S4 2.7L outside temperature display VIN: WAUXD68DDX
Hello Audi Techs The outside temperature display does indicate the right temperature it is off by 5 to 10 degrees and this afternoon it was going up and down from +5 to +55 thereafter stayed in a fixed setting of 67 degrees. Besides the outside temperature sen...
2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Steering pump VIN: WAUML44E54
This A8 has a stiff steering condition at idle and slow speeds. The condition improves with engine speed. We replaced the fluid that was dark but felt and smelled fine and showed no metallic content. We suspect the pump, however we service a few of these new b...
1975 BMW 2002 2.0L starter VIN: 0002365448
I need help with wiring order and system flow from ignition switch to relays on fire wall to starter. This car came to me after five other techs could not figure it out. I do not have a wiring diagram. I need the proper wire locations for the back of the ignit...
1994 BMW 840Ci 4.0L No Start VIN: XXXCC89371
Quick question: Does anybody know approximately how much currernt the fuel pump should draw on one of these? I replaced the fuel pump in this car less than a year ago, and my recollection (although fuzzy) was that the new pump was drawing 7-8 amps. Car came ...
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L No Start, start stall VIN: SAJAV1344G
Hello all and thanks in advance for the help. Customer has been to other shops and want's to give us a try. We've been diagnosing asian imports but not many european imports. This one will start and then stall. It will only run for a few seconds then stall, al...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2047Z
Hey Jag-masters! Ive got this xk8 that a customer recently brought in for the first time and his concern was display reads "failsafe engine mode" and would not go over 20mph. We noticed it did infact not go over 20mph, had a code P0121 (TPS circuit range), and... Trouble codes: P0121 (tps circuit range / performance), P335
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L power steering VIN: SALTY19414
This vehicle came in with a feed hose leaking(from resevoir to pump) and a whine type noise. We replaced the one feed line and bled system as per ALLDATA.Before I closed it up I ran a hose from bleed on top steering gearbox back to resevoir and had someone go ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L rear hatch door lock VIN: 4JGAB54E0W
Rear hatch power lock came in not working was broke at actuator replaced with manufactor part still inop acts like no ground. NODATA (Alldata) really has no good info on wear or how the ground curcuit works not sure if module controls ground can anyone please ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBRF61J11
Client called stated battery lamp was on and charging/alternator message was displayed on dash, car quit on way to shop and towed in, fully expected dead battery, but vehicle cranks good but no start, fuel pressure good, injector pulse good, no spark at plugs....
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDC1631542
engine check light and codes only come on when driven over 3200rpm,cancel codes,drive under 3200rpm,no codes appear,live data on scanner shows correct MVs and both sensors turned on,could be coincidence but problem started after battery isolation switch fitted... Trouble codes: P2008, P2088
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L power door locks VIN: WV2EH8709X
I have this VW van that that is giving me a nasty headache. The problem is with the power door locks. When either of the ft doors is unlocked, it relocks right away. With the door open, it keeps trying to lock until the ohter door is unlocked manually. I have ...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCF21C0Y
Customer came to me after dealer installed new turbo because car had no power. Upon acceleration I heard excessive exhaust noise from flange that bolts to turbo. Figuring cat was clogged with oil and crap from veggie mix we replaced the cat, same problem. Dis... Trouble codes: 17964 (P1556 17964 Charge Pressure Control Negative Deviation)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWMA23B1Y
car came into shop with no start after talking to customer found out that car battery died and had someone give him jump that they connected battery cables backwards know car wont start no power at fuses for fuel,or engine checked relays ok checked for power i...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on, noise VIN: WVWRH63B21
I got this handed to me from another tech and am looking for some help. Problem is MIL on and code p0340 and a noise on accel up to apx. 3500rpm. The noise sounds like a chain rattle or mettalic tapping, I know there is a chain that connects the two cams. I am... Trouble codes: P0340
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L radio code VIN: WVWPD63B84
A coworker bought a used radio as hers was ng. We need a code for the replacement radio from another car. The radio came from a 03 jetta. The following numbers are from the replacement radio- ser# 5077402, model# cq-[...]...

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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBG34D4W
ECM did not need to be coded for immobilizer. Received used ECM, installed with no problems. Car had no immobilizer. ECM replacement fixed non start. Again, thanks to all for replying. Trouble codes: 16706 (engine RPM sensor G28.).
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USD1325TL
Thanks to everyone who posted. I found that the Postitive Vent Valve under the intake manifold was bad causing a leak. I replaced the unit along with the hoses and vent pipe and the codes have not returned. Thanks again, Dennis Trouble codes: P0134 (O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Bank 1 Sensor 1), P0154 (O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Bank 2 Sensor 1).
1967 Jaguar E -type 4.2L oil leak
Thank you to all who replied! I am going to call this one fixed, sort of. I am not going to single out anyone as to providing “the silver bullet” as everyone was pretty on target as to the possibilities. It ended up being the four studs that go up into the ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D0Y
after reading the two replies which i appreciate very much, i decided to send this car to the dealer, had this customer not have been rather rude i would probably have spent more time and effort in trying the throttle actutator. which i tend to think is the p... Trouble codes: P0065.
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L no shifting VIN: WDBJF65H7X
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Stall VIN: YS3DD55N9X
Thanks for all the great replies. Due to the suddenness of the stall, I was inclined to believe that it was a failing crankshaft sensor. Justin, Steven and Bart suggested that the evap purge valve can stick open and cause this also. I got the car back in yes...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3VWVA81H3V
First, thanks to everyone who took time to reply to our post. We greatly appreciate the time that you spent helping with our problem. We replaced the engine then started looking for the problem. Special thanks to Stan who was correct about the aftermarket c...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L transmission VIN: WVWSK61JX2
I matched the TCM up with one from a bone yard.The coding was the same. My tech service provider reassured me that with code 65535 tcm internal problem that if power and grounds were good as well as the connector I in fact probably have a bad TCM. The used tcm...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSR69M95
Thanks for everyone's advise. It looks like I need to replace the turbo as the vane position sensor is not serviced separately. Lots of $$$ I think I'll wait until the aftermarket maybe comes out with one as I am not experiencing any driveability concerns. Trouble codes: P2564 (Turbo Boost sensor circuit low).
2004 Volvo S80 2.5T 2.5L Instrument display VIN: YV1TS59HX4
We removed the ignition switch and installed the new part and test drove for 4 days without symptom. The symptom would occur on initial cycling of the key and that would set the whole train of event of CAN bus fault in multiple modules. We disassembled the s...
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