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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Power Windows VIN: WAUEH54BX1
Hello, The owner of this Audi states that he locks his car with the remote and returns to find the windows down. The car is still locked though. He also says he has problems with the locks intermittently unlocking as he drives. This vehicle has a code 01557 ...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUDC68DX1
At oil operating temp... oil pressure light and buzzer come on at idle sometimes and at 2k rpm at othertimes like it's supposed to. 1st time customer, no history, claims regular 3-4k oil service w/ 0w40syn winter and 5w30syn in summer. Oil pressure tests revea...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Rotors VIN: WBAGF6321S
Hey BMW Techs.. ok we got this BMW 740I here in the shop costomer is complaining of intermintent brake shimmy at round 55mph(90KM/H)when you are cruising at 55mph and apply foot on the brake you sometimes feel what it sounds like a rotors pulsating ,but this t...
1983 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAJAY1348D
Car bellows black smoke and chugs when cold. Idle is smooth but will chug when trying to drive car cold. When warmed up car runs great. Original MAF tested bad, replaced with reman unit. Reman unit tests good. Throttle position sensor(no load, full load) te...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L windows,sunroof,mirrors,seats VIN: SALPV1246T
hello fellow techs, i have this range rover with a interesting issue. both driver,passenger windows are down,sunroof open but will not close. the drivers seat does not work at all,mirrors do not adjust. after performing a preliminary inspection and checking f...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L starter VIN: WDBGA51E3R
I inherited this car when the owner got tired of the previous mechanic. They put a starter on a week ago after replacing the timing chain and guides. The customer was driving and heard a grinding noise and smelled smoke. Stopped the car and would not restart. ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L control panel VIN: WDBLJ65G8Y
new customer just purchased car. a/c panel reads in celcius. anybody know how to switch it back to farenheight? tried alldata with no results. thanks jamie
2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: YS3DF75K43
Hello, this car has been around town and has a int. start stall that turns into a no start that lasts for a few seconds to a minute. then fires up and runs great. fuel pump and fuel regulator are good.saw that the crank sensors are a problem with this car and ...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWWB81HZV
at the begining I want to thank all who respond. This one has me scratching my head.The previous shop gave spark and no signal at connector T3 at the ignightor/coil assembly.Pin 2 at T3 has 2.5 volts koeo is that a failed ecm ? alldata and bentley manuel...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L 3-4 shift VIN: 3VWDD21C1Y
Hello. We got this new customers beetle in for a shifting problem. When you are driving the vehicle will nuetral going into 4th. It will slip real bad for about three or four seconds and then bang into gear. If you take your foot off the gas it will slide into...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L tailgate unlock motor VIN: WVWSK61J03
I can power up the tailgate unlock motor from the c&c module plug ( red and blue wire), but the lock won't open fron the trunk release in the gate or the drivers door button by the door pocket nor the keyless button( but the lights do flash wihen the keyless i...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGHH77L64
Code pulled using Vag-Com VCDS 803 Beta P1264 VAG code 17672 PD Unit Injector: Cylinder 2 (N241) : Regulation Range Exceeded Code pulled using generic scan tool P0266 for Cyl #2 contribution. We followed the test procedure for testing the injectors. They all... Trouble codes: P1264 (VAG code 17672 PD Unit Injector Cylinder 2 N241 Regulation Range Exceeded), P0266 (Generic scan tool Code)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L air bag VIN: 3VW5R69N64
Good day people. I have this 04 VW Jetta with an air bag light on. The code is 00588 resistance too great in drivers igniter. I have used an universal air bag simulator in place of air bag. The air bag light won't go out. So I removed the steering wheel and us...

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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L transmission hose/fitting VIN: WAULC68E34
This was a transmission leak from the rear transmission extion seal. It was throwing atf up on the shift cable that looked like a hose. The difficulty was to get the alen head 6mm bolts out of the cv joint to lower the drive shaft. I broke one snap-on wrench a...
1990 BMW 325i 2.5L fuel pump VIN: WBABB2312L
Replaced main relay and fuel pump relay, replaced crank sensor, test all wiring to motronic module. All grounds and powers good. Got good signal pattern from crank sensor to motronic, no output signal to ignition coil from module, and no ground command to fuel...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Climate Control VIN: WBAAM3340Y
First off sorry for the delay the customer took the car and just brought it bad to repair it. Thanks to all that replied. Now the problem was that the fuse box was missing fuses, and one had to do with the climate control. Thanks
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L low beams VIN: 4USBT534X3
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L convertible top VIN: SAJGX2740V
Vehicle is Fixed. Jason from Texas was dead on. I tested the two switches on the right Ram cyl. while raising and lowering the top manualy and it had failed. The "top closed" switch changed from 82 Ohms to .5, and the "top open" switch changed from 1900 Oh...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJKX624XW
Thank you. As Ali said, it was a misadjusted shift cable. What I didn't notice before, was that "P" in J-gate wasn't lit. Now after lengthening the cable, light is on and engine starts. I also checked all the other stuff mentioned in the replies and it was fin... Trouble codes: B1352 (ignition key-in circuit failure), B1595 (interlock/other switch input failure), B1697 (unnown), U1041 ([...] invalid or missing dataspeed), U1135 (scp invalid missing data for ignition switch/starter), U2012 (comunication bus error non scp).
1980 Mercedes-Benz 280E 2.7L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1230332201
thanks for the replies,the problem was that the car was sent to me by an auto electrician who had replaced the ignition coil,turns out that he fitted a standard 9volt resistor soil,should have a blue electronic coil fitted to these old things,put correct coil ...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L Hesitation VIN: WDBCA45D9G
The vehicle (Mercedes 560 SEC)is fixed!!, Edward, Wade, Greg were all correct!. This car had 2 issues, Vacuum leak under the sensor plate housing and distributor cap and rotor defective. Replaced: Dist cap, Rotor and sensor plate housing gasket, Car runs like...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L compressor VIN: WDBBAU8D6J
Thank you all for your help.Once I had that extra bit of information,I was able to locate the controller. Once I found it, I disassembled it and found a burn in the circuit board,replaced the controller,fixed the short & all is well. Thanks again, Henry Rich...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L power locking VIN: WMWRE33413
Checked as per recommendations, car not in transport mode. Replace both door actuators, operater normally and is repaired.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 3VWCC21C6X
Thanks to those that took time to reply. Suggestions were possible fluid level issue, internal transmission piston issue, and reseting basic setting. However after much testing and trial and error, it turned out to be the transmission control unit.
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWDC21V02
Thanks to all Techs who helped The fix was the ignition switch. It was shorted and I replaced with oem and no other problems so far. Sorry for the delay in posting this fix. But got busy and sliped my mind untill I received the iatn reminder. Once agan thank...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGP61J11
Thanks to all who replied . I replaced to T.P.S and the problem went away .We also talked to the customer a few weeks later and they said the car is running great. Trouble codes: 16610 (p0226 Throttle position sensor -c- circuit range/performance), 16989 (p0605 Internal control module ROM test error).
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21CO3
well i have to close this for now not sure what customer is up too. as i stated in the opening this is a flood car and was advistized not to buy and buildit . none of us should be subject to flood cars due to health resons and loss of hair . i followed up with... Trouble codes: 16716 (knock b /2), 17519 (o2 bank1 lean), 17560 (o2 bank lean), P0300, P0301, P0302.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: WVWSE61563
thanks for all your help everyone, the problem was fixed with a simple coil set and an idle adaptation, the failed coils are part #06b 905 115L, they were replaced with 06b 905 115r coils and we had no more problems again thanks Trouble codes: 16684 (random misfire detected), 16685 (cylinder 1 misfire detected), 16686 (cylinder 2 misfire detected).
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L Timing VIN: YV1SV58D91
Ty to the 3 that gave there advice. The outcome was my error n installing the belt. I did not realize the intake cam gear had elongated holes as well. I was actually using the crank to remove slack from between intake cam and crank. Hence throwing the crank of...
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