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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Electronic VIN: WAUED64B21
This is my Audi from hell. It has a trans code 17146 P0762 Solenoid valve three shorted to plus. I took trans pan down and ohmed all solenoids looking for the odd one. They all checked the same. My wiring diagrams do not match the colors in the trans. So I can...
2002 Audi A6 3.0L a/c and cooling fan VIN: WAULT64B12
Greetings to all and many thanks in advance! When you turn the a/c on this vehicle, after aprox. 20 minutes, vehicle overheats and cooling and a/c fan stop working. Have spent a long time checking this system over... checked all fuses. All fuses checked fine....
1990 BMW 325i 2.5L fuel pump VIN: WBABB2312L
Vehicle intermitantly doesn't start. Fuel pump not being turned on. Motronic module not grounding fuel pump relay. All powers and grounds ok. No volt. drop between relay and Motronic. Can jump relay and vihicle starts right up. What computer inputs should be c...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L headlights VIN: WBAHD63285
we have a 1995 bmw 525i here that has a headlight problem . they work for about the first 2 minutes and then they go out . i would assume the problem is the dimmer or headlight switch but I am not very knowledgeable with german cars . 99 percent of what we wor...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGH8346Y
sorry for the long post, but i want to give as much info as possible, this vehicle came to us from a dealership for a prepurchase inspection, we found codes for misfire and an oil fouled plug in cyc 8, we expressed our concern to the customer who went and boug...
2003 BMW M3 3.2L Stall VIN: WBSBR93413
Hi there, What we have here is a case of the Audi guy trying to figure out a BMW. When this car is warm it wants to stall when you come to a stop. Either the RPM's drop to about 500 and it recovers or it actually stalls. Happens often. There are no codes, I...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJKX624XW
Sometimes this car doesn't start in park. It always cranks, but there is no injection pulse. When I move shifting lever to neutral position it always starts. I did replace 2 micro-switches for park and neutral(bracket). The metal part was broken from neutral m... Trouble codes: B1352 (ignition key-in circuit failure), B1595 (interlock/other switch input failure), B1697 (unnown), U1041 (scpj1850 invalid or missing dataspeed), U1135 (scp invalid missing data for ignition switch/starter), U2012 (comunication bus error non scp)
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Transmission VIN: WDBDA28D7M
Car came in with no upshift. Found governor gear broke. We replaced gear and now car wants to pull forward in rev and park. Linkage was checked and everthing appears ok. I know the valve body was dropped to replace the gear but not sure where this job went wro...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Temp Gauge VIN: WDBCA25DMA
I have this mercedes with an intermittently fluctuating temp gauge. I've narrowed it down to connector on back of cluster or cluster. What I need is a schematic for the the cluster specifically, which pin does what and what color wires connect to it. My fax # ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L lock up torq. VIN: WDBHA23G2W
this car has a intermitant no up shift 2-3 when it first come in had code po170 fuel trim and po715 a circuit turbine.after replacing the valvle body shifts comes back cust states duing the same thing. now we have code 110,135,148 i clear codes test d...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Vents VIN: 4JGAB75E72
Hello everyone, I have this ML and the vents are not working, I can use the X431 and move the vents and operate the blower motor, but the center dash vents do not get anything more then a small amount of wind coming out of it. A fellow tech thought it would b...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Stall, HARD START WHEN HOT VIN: YS3DF58K22
not strong on saabs, so if any saab techs can help on this one, car starts and runs great cold, after about 1/2 hour of drive time it will start to stall out at idle but not every time, but if you shut car off and let sit for about ten minutes it will not star...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Communication VIN: 3VWSE29M9Y
Came in with Traction control, ABS & SRS lights on. When Ross-Tech Vag-Com hooked up I can't get the unit to communicate to any modules. (works fine on other cars) Looked at the aftermarket radio scenario, DLC pin #7 is NOT geting Battery voltage from afterm...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L oil pan VIN: 3VWSP29M91
Oil pan drain plug HOLE is stripped, plug is ok, first does anyone have a good fix and if not should i heilcoil the pan oversize the hole which is already 14mm and does anyone know how much material is on the plug boss?
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L timing VIN: 3VWDD21C52
Try to set up chain timing and belt timing. Mitchell says to line up notches on back of cam to marks on caps and have 16 teeth between marks and that is tdc #3 but the lobes and mark on the front of head show tdc #1 if you line up timing marks to camshafts and...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCR31C34
car came in with complaint of loss of power,when car heats up lights turn off. i scan the car with the vedis and came up with manufacture code 17978 or p1570 but can't find anything in alldata about that code. i tryed to clear the code but the scan tool said i... Trouble codes: P1570

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1998 Audi A4 1.8L cylinder 2 VIN: WAUCB68D9W
I was sure that I had already closed this one but no matter. As almost all of you suggested it was the module. I was thrown off because it only affected 1 cylinder. Thanks again.
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Angle Sensor VIN: WAUED64B21
Thabks for the input guys. The fix tuned out to be a new clockspring. The steering coulumn was removed but the wheel was not turned the clockspring was not over extended but somehow it musy have been damaged in the repair. The login and coding I was using was ...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN33491
Thanks for your replies, but I was not able to fix this one due to customer inpatient. I did replace spark plugs, had bosc dubble platnum and they all felt loose when you shake them. Check for carbon tracks on coil pack and connectors as some suggested, none w... Trouble codes: P1345 (catalyst damaged).
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJNX2741S
Well, I think we have the problem mostly fixed. It still failed the emission test first time, but only on slightly high HC. CO is no longer an issue. The fix went like this: First I discovered a broken wire - the signal to the computer from one of the rear... Trouble codes: P0300.
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WDBCA25DOJ
hello team sorry bout the delayed fix post but customer took vehicle while I info searched. he located another iac control motor and installed it surging went away bout 90% still has slight high idle at times with hard start cold. thanks for all help will get ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Misfire VIN: WDBGA43E1R
thanks to all for the help, a new ezl moudle fixed the problem u guys are great
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Front rotors VIN: WDBJF65H0X
Some members suggested using only genuine pads and rotors, but we have worked on countless 210 chassis and have not experienced any problems with OE aftermarket brands. We probably won't do anything further until this problem does re-occurs. Hopefully it won...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Convertble top VIN: WDBLK65G9X
I had six replies some saying not to mess with, checked everything I could. Repaired drivers window so it would go up and down, new motor. Top still did not function, Checked cover in trunk it was broke but I made it stay in the closed position. Top still di...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG 5.5L pwr window / seat VIN: WDBPJ74J13
first of all thanks to everybody that took their time to reply. finally ended up installing a brand new passenger side module and send it to mercedes for software programming. thanks again guys..
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3VWSC29M2Y
This was really wierd but this is what fixed the car. I ordered a 2nd mass airflow sensor(also from vw) and bolted it on as advised and the car ran poorly still. I went in and cleared the codes I had set while trying the throttle sensor disconnect one member s...
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L steering angle sensor VIN: WV2KB47092
My request for information on the Elsa VW software was hard to fill. There were a few replys but I think there is not a lot of techs who have this dealer software.
1979 Volvo 265 GL 2.7L No Start VIN: VC26565M10
replaced fuel pump relay ater which had fuel but no spark to plugs had it at coil replaced cap and rotor retested starts good now thank to all that hepled with this concern
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