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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L tach signal VIN: WAUDH68D91
Hey Guys, We have no tach signal at cluster and A/C module, Ihave cleaned all connections at cluster, a/c module and engine ECU. A/C compressor is inop because of missing tach signal, I have disconnected cluster and no change. Does cluster supply this info to ...
2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0L MIL On VIN: WAUAT48H04
Audi techs need some help here alldata is very limited to info on this trans. From what I can gather this is a speed sensor code is there an update? Also with the Modis with euro software communication with TCM is sketchy at best I can communicate some of the ...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L seat belt pretioners VIN: WBAAM333OX
hello techs, short and easy questions. Customer just bought vehicle with airbag light on, then I get it. seats look like there out of a later model m3? first Question is that posible to do interchange the seats without drilling and welding. second the conector...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Air bags VIN: SALTW12441
any help would be great
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L starter VIN: WDBEA32EOS
I ad this car towed in to me for a no crank problem,checked for power at the starter good but i have no power on the ignition side of the solenoid,the customer has repalced the starter and the ignition switch.I think the security system is causing the problem ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB2037471
Small accident front windscreen broke after night of rain, car was not drivable due to no acceleration? codes retrieved was P0222, Throttle/pedal position sensor/switch B Circuit low input. Have no data on this vehicle as it comes from Arabia, got codes with m... Trouble codes: P0222 (throttle/pedal position sensor/switch B Circuit low input)
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBANG83J6
This is a interesting one. as you see from the repair history, vehicle was purchased at the auction. It ran great when we bought it. the owner of the shop is driving it. put some minor repairs into it (left rear shock, front brake pads) and no problems existed... Trouble codes: P2050 (Misfiring damages TWC P0300), P2052 (Misfiring of Cylinder 5 P0305), P2055 (Misfiring of cylinder 6 P0306), P2057 (Misfiring oc cylinder 7 P0307), P2043 (Misfiring)
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L No Start, Surge, Stall, battery went dead VIN: YS3DD78N2X
Car had recent plugs and intake air temp sensor replaced - vehicle is new to customer so vague history. Owner was on freeway when lost power and died --would not restart - after being towed in started with a jumpbox (had low battery) Set code P1611 - Charging... Trouble codes: P1611
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA8186T
VW Tech's, I'm not too familure with "Der German spark works". I have a cranks but won't start condition. The diagnostic charts I'm used to are a bit more generous with specs so I'm a bit apprehensive. What I have is a RPM/Sensor with a good pattern but its am...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L master cyl. VIN: 3VWBF61C8W
Hello to all, I have not looked at this vehicle yet, but customer said everytime she stops she has to pump the pedal to have brakes.She said she had the master clyinder changed and still has same problem.the master cylinder would have been my guess.She said th...
1998 Volvo V70 R 2.3L no symptoms VIN: YV1LW5246W
Starting in 2004 this car started setting the 422 baro sensor signal intermitant signal too high. About a year after each replacement we have to change it again. The last time I took down the instantanious readings from the Volvo VST. I noticed the battery vol... Trouble codes: EF142
2007 Volvo XC90 V8 Sport 4.4L tie rod end VIN: YV4CT85257
When testing outer tie rod end play on this specific vehicle, can the wheels be hanging with no load or must they be loaded to get an accurate reading. We failed the vehicle for MVI because of tie rod play and sent it to the dealer for warranty replacement. T...

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2000 Audi A6 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAVED54BOY
Thank You all for your time and help!!! I have informed my customer about what is necessary to due the job the right way and the price of the job. he is currently talking with the dealership who recently did T-belt job and mentioned some oil leaking, but said ...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L headlights VIN: WBAHD63285
sorry i took so long to close this . the problem was the lighting control module . i should have looked in all data first to see where it was so i could tap test it but really all i would of had to do was look at it . I did not expect it to be so accessible. ...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Headgasket VIN: WBACD3329T
I thought I closed this one out,but customer decided not to fix vehicle.Vehicle has 177000 miles. I told him the best way out would be to replace with lower mileage engine. Thanks for all the responses
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3340Y
Well we were not able to fix this one I did however learn that we only had 6 inches of vac. We thought maybe the valve timing was off so we pulled the valve cover only to find it lined up just right. It also looked like it got very neglected on oil changes so ... Trouble codes: 300 (302 -), 302 (304 -), 304 (305 -), 305 (testing and results).
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Heater VIN: SAJDAO1C2Y
We ending up replacing the blend doors on both sides, the dealer did not have the parts in stock, so we had to wait & that's why took a bit longer to finish the job. Thanks
2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAUDA42B21
Thanks for the help.The maf was bad.Replace and the light has not come back on. Trouble codes: P0174.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L abs/asr/cruise control VIN: WDBGA51E1N
Greatest thanks to all who took the time to respond!! Well I learned alot about early '90's MBZ's (at least the S-class). Wire harness showed signs of cracking insulation in multiple places.Large brake booster to intake vacuum line snapped at one-way valve dur...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L draw VIN: WDBPJ75J2Y
once again, no thanks to all who said my post was bogus, it was a 70mA draw and it did kill the battery in 2 days, the battery was good, and the comand unit was the cause, fixed problem no more draw. thank you
2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L overflowbottle VIN: YS3ED49ZX3
Summary: after all the suggestions, from head gskts to radiators to oil filter housing to block seals, we went with the most likely: Engine oil cooler, under the manifold since this is a v6 turbbo.. there is not one in the rad. on this model. we replaced the...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan CV 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: NV2ZZZ70ZR
hi all,this problem was the map sensor in the ECU,thanks to all replies,had ECUrepaired,problem fixed,
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L drive axels? VIN: YV1L25640W
thanks to all replyed. took some advise and completly removed the rear drivly to completly x out the rear propeler shaft and test drive. the shaft at first look is ok but after a second check can feel small amount of looseness and cut the boot out found grease...
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