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1998 Audi A6 2.8L communications port VIN: AUD4562786
Trying to smog test this car and the state computer wasn't able to communicate withe the ECU. Tried two other scanners, one of them factory and same situation. many hav asked if this car has an aftermarket stereo and it does not. Some have reported wiring prob...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6344Y
air pump activated, good output. ck valve tested good. Vacum supply good from solenoid. what causes these codes to keep coming back even though every thing checks out? Any help appreciated. Trouble codes: P1421, P1423
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Converor VIN: WBAGG83431
Hi gays; This 740i with code P0740, P0741 came to me after they had replaced the trans. It is ZF 5Hp24 Trans. Customer says that it never drove good after the replacement. I checked to see if it has right kind of trans. fluid in it, It seems correct and level ...
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1994 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L generator VIN: SAJMX1344R
We have verified the wiring as listed in available schematics, but there is a discrepancy with the vehicle wiring.. battery and ground circuits are intact, the plug however shows only 2 wires in our schematic, pin 3 power from fuse 1 on the wht/yel wire, and p...
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Crankshaft position sensor VIN: SALTY16443
While replacing the crank position sensor we pulled the wires out of the connector on the wiring loom side. The "AllData" wiring diagram that we have doesn't agree with the colors on the truck. AllData shows that the wire colors are black/yellow, pink/black an...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L battery
this car can be driven for several days and suddenly you will try to start the car and the battery is completely dead. I have replaced the battery twice and the alternator once because of a charging issue. there is no drain on the system. I have left test equi...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L heater control VIN: WDBHA28E3V
need some help. not really familair with these heater control systems. car just got dropped off and just looking for some insight before digging in tomm. morning. heater control will only give "hot" heat on "hi" setting. if you press the down button to 92 de...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L SRS system VIN: WDBRN47J02
This C230 came into the shop from a local used car lot with the SRS MIL illuminated along with their OTC Genisys scanner. I can retrieve this DTC with the scanner: Pending code B1010 - The ignition circuit with the component left rear electronically tuned rec...
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1997 Other European DIABLO 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZA9RV37B1V
Need any info about code P1310. Even a code description would be nice...Thanks Trouble codes: P1310
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1983 Porsche 944 2.5L 2 items, Power Window Circuit & Wiper motor delay VIN: WPOAA944DN
Guys, Thanks for any help you offer. ***. Our only Porsche dealer could not help on any wiring or current path info on the ECU diagnostics. Doubtful that the same young man the service advisor hooked me up with will know much about these 25 year old cars. **...
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Central Locking VIN: YS3ED48E71
Car came in with complaint of wireless remote not activating door locks. Thing is that regardless of the remote the central locking does not work with the key nor the console switch. This problem is also erratic. Also when the console switch works it only acti...
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1999 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWGA31J7X
Vehicle was towed in for a cranks no-start complaint. Multiple codes found - P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, MIL shorted, vehicle speed improbable signal, engine speed improbable signal. After pulling codes, I attempted to check live data. No communication ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2VWSC29M41
well it is my turn to ask for help. this vw keeps coming back with ses light on with the codes listed. my main problem is the secondary air in-correct flow problem. i can command air pump on using the vag scanner. it runs and has good flow. but if i go out and... Trouble codes: 16795 (secondary air incorrect flow), 17965 (turbo over boost), 17905 (connection charger to throttle valve)
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Abs module VIN: WVWHC63BW1
The Abs and brake light will come on about every 2 to 3 times the car is started. It has codes in it while the light is on but not when the light is not on. THe codes are 01201, 18256, 65535. I checked to make sure the ground was good on the Abs control module...
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1998 Volvo V70 2.4L starter VIN: YV2LW5573W
4 months ago I posted about this car. Customer heard a strange sound. Turned off car and when he went to restart,the starter was dead. At that time I ended up replacing the starter and after exhaustive searching, could not find the cause of the problem which I...
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4L timing VIN: YV1RS61R81
Hi all, I may be reaching a tad here, but I need to know the location of the timing marks on the crank and cams and how to properly align them. It seems my alldata is down for the moment, but I did get to print out a couple pics of the cam alignment from the ...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L steering rack VIN: WAUED64B5Y
Hi all u good people u all have been were I did not want to go, but as u know this is a terrible job. What the f were they thinking about engineering this. Yes I had to move the strut , remove the the cat , and to do this I had to take alot of stuff on the int...
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2001 Audi A6 2.8L Cooling System VIN: WAULH6YBX1
Most replies suggested that I check the temperature sensor that is located just under the plastic intake pipe that is fastened to the throttle body. It will be a 4 pin sensor. This sensor is dual function in that it is used by the gauge as well as the engi...
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Air Bag VIN: WBAAM533XY
Thank you to all who replied, I have come to the concluson that I will need to install new SRS moduel and code , then see if I can clear Seat belt tensioner codes. If not will need to install new tensioners, I checked the connection and cleaned at tensioners b...
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2002 BMW 330i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WBAAN56080
Hi every one. Thanks for all your replys.We have fixed this vehicle whicjh ended up being a cam position sensor. (code p0344). When I scaned this car with my scanner (hanatec) It showed no fault codes. I had acsess it through the BMW softwear in my scanner. As...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L brake booster VIN: WBAGL63492
thanks to scott from hawaii and joseph from R.I. both of their ideas were right on. i replaced the brake booster and all is as it shoud be. i took the booster apart out of curiosity and found the inside to be soaked with engine oil. i also found a small crac...
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2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Battery draw VIN: SAJJA41C4Y
I will consider this car fixed when I recieve the new cluster and install it. Thanks Brad from california for letting me know he did three of these repairs in the past. The cluster is on galactic back order and the almighty Jaguar soon to be owned by Tata moto...
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L blend door hvac controller VIN: SALPV1647Y
thank you for all that wrote back the blend door motors were at fault we are almost finished with repair . thanks again
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.8L seat belt light VIN: WBBEA28E1P
We had to let MB sit for a few days while we worked on other hotter units. We checked all switches, Diodes, fuses, relays, etc in the SRS system relating to this part of system. We disconnected battery for 20 minutes and reconnected it to reboot system. This c...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Accessories VIN: WDBJFXWA69
The problem with this one ended up being the left rear window motor.The motor itself worked.The problem was in the module that is attached with the motor.There was another post in iATN that led us to this,we missed it on initial research.Once motor was disconn...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L rear brakes VIN: WDBHA23G4W
So far car has been gone for a week or so and no complaints. Sometimes the trees do get in the way of the forest. Thanks to everybody who responded. Changed the master and resivior, bled the brakes with no problems. This is the best web site, again thanks to e...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L starter VIN: WDBKK47F7W
It is fixed and customer is happy over 1 week now. First of all, problems with MOD are as follows for those that may be users. Mitchell/shopkey does show all diagrams for starting circuit but it does not have complete harness diagrams. For example, the dire...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E4Y
well guys custemer got impatint and decided to take to dealer!i hate not being able to fixs somthing given more time i would of conqured this one but custemer need car i talked to him and i well let you all know the fix if and when i hear from him thank you f... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305.
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L hazard lights VIN: YS3DF78K02
Disconnected the OnStar Box, problem gone. Left box disconnected at customer request. Thanks everyone for the help, especially in finding it!
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L popping noise VIN: 3VWVL81H9V
Big thanks to all that replied. We inspected all the plugs and ignition, inspected cts sensor, fuel pressure was perfect not to lean. There was no exhaust leaks before the cat.For the 3rd time we replaced the resonator, but this time we used the OEM part and t...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Electronic VIN: 2VWHC63B11
RECODING to 00031 fixed it. thanks to kim, i already try 00021, the original one, but the traction light was on. It seems the 00031 is the updated code. thanks everybody
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B22
well guys this one is fixed tony from california nailed it i replaced the cheak valve in line with the vacum side of engine i could blow threw it on both sides thank youmuch!!!Rick. Trouble codes: P0441.
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