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1995 Audi A6 2.8L ignition switch VIN: WAUGA84AO5
vehicle came in as a no start and i found that the ignition was loose and the steering wheel would not lock. I was in the process of removing the steering wheel to look at the switch and have a torq head bold stuck in the airbag cover. I was wondering if anyon...
2000 Audi A6 2.7L 10 a fuse # 14 VIN: WAVED24B1Y
hey audi fans i got this a6 in here and here it is the 10a fuse #14 blows when you put it into a forward gear.. but that is the only condition that blows the fuse.has any one out there had this problemb before i would really hate to tear the hole car apart to ...
1988 BMW 735i 3.5L tachometer VIN: WBAGB4317J
Hi Folks I know the computer board that runs the tach is bad. My question is: Where can I buy an after market board at a reasonable price?
1993 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start VIN: WBABE6316P
Vehicle towed in no-start.Initial inspection revealed starter damage (broken nose,mount) and engine could not be turned over with a breaker bar. Removed damaged starter,engine still wouldn't rotate. Removed spark plugs,now engine rotates,hydro-locked with gas.... Trouble codes: 1444 (no fault)
1998 BMW 318i 1.9L Shifting VIN: WBAAL31020
Hi everybody, i have this 318i bmw with automatic transmission, the problem is that the car has hard shifting in all gears and it changes gear quickly, i scanned transmission module with my autoland scanner and gave me code 153 CAN: DME load signal, engine mod...
2005 BMW 530i 3.0L brake warning light VIN: WBABFB335X
just wondering how to reset the brake warning indicator and the service interval..i tried using the trip reset button(holding for 10+ seconds)but it didnt reset..i hope there is another way. this car does have a central display unit... thanks for the help
1996 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Temp Gauge VIN: SALPE1441T
This temperature gauge is showing overheating when the temp is normal. We replaced the temp gauge with a used one from the yard, same thing, new sensor was installed, no changes. The junk yard, sold me a whole cluster , so I decided to replaced it complete, an...
2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L no crank VIN: SALNE222X2
We are unable to duplicate the no crank no start. Customer states happens mostly when cold at first start of the day. Once warmed up no problems through the day. Had a new battery installed elsewhere. Turn the key and everything lights up but no clicking or cr...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L roll bar VIN: WDBFA63E8S
Hello Folks, I need to run this one by my fellow Mercedes Techs. This car came in with a dead soft top control module. Installed a new unit. Did all the synchronizing proceedures. The soft top and roll bar work perfectly. Here is the problem. When you start t...
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 ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Outlet temperature VIN: 4JGAB54E1W
I thought I had this fixed but. Cold air will come from vents then all of the sudden it blows hot air like you turned the heater on. When this happens, the compressor still runs and pressures remain the same. If I turn temperaure control knob I can hear the do...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Transmission VIN: 4JGAB54E9X
Thanks for any input in advance.Vehicle brought in saying will not shift.Hooked up Mercedes HHT,found codes for no CAN to transfer case module,transfer case position sensor/motor faulty,R/P solenoid open/short,no communication to transmission module.Tried repl...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YS3ED48E1Y
Good morning everyone I have a 2000 Saab 9-5 that blows large quantities of blue smoke. I thought at first it was the turbo but I removed the oil feed line and it didnt go away so I have isolated it to the crankcase vent system. This car has had the updated Sa...
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L Cruise control VIN: YS3EB49E73
Vehicle originally came in with a check engine light, cam codes stored. Replaced DI, spark plugs and Reflashed the ECM. Vehicle came back with the complaint of cruise control inop after the initial repairs were done. We were not able to get back to it until th...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L general information question VIN: 3VWHD81H8W
Does anyone have any knowledge as to where I can find info on an engine that as far as I can find does not exist? This car came in today with a WRD VR6 3.0L engine in it and I cannot find any listings for it. Is this a "grey market" vehicle maybe? Any informat...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
this 2000 Passat came in with EPC, check engine, emmissions workshop, engine workshop lights on. also the car had erractic idle and lack of power. codes were 18084 , 18098 . we replaced the Mass air flow sensor and changed the trottle body and did a manual ada... Trouble codes: 18084 (18098-), 18098
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Starting VIN: WVWMA63B9X
hi all VW techs, I have a never seen problem before. Customer came in stated everytime when she fill up the gas tank, the car can not start. Customer had to press on the gas pedal in order to get it start but idle slowly going up until it reach regular idle. I...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD63B12
This car came in from another shop. The story was the car was running, but the car had sat up for 10 months. The drivers window was left open therfore ruining the comfort control system module under the driverside carpet with rain water. The customer tried to ...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA69M64
Hello all VW techies!! and Thank you in advance for any light you can shed on this fine automobile!. This VW has a hesitation when taking off from a stop, slight stumble in the engine as well as a Check engine light. When the cust first brought the vehicle to ... Trouble codes: P1142, P0101 (Mass Air Flow Sensor -G70 Not a Plausible Signal 16485), P1165 (Bank 1 Mixture Adaptation Range 1 Rich Limit Exceeded 17550)
1980 Volvo 242 DL 2.1L No Start VIN: VC24245A11
I got a good one here for you volvo guys. I have NO information on this thing & hope someone can help ease the pain. vehicle towed in for no start. I have good spark, timing belt isn`t broke(cam spinning). in line fuel pump runs. I dont have any adapters to ch...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29511
volvo tech, thanks advance. i got this 01 volvo s40 bring in check engine light on. we replace front & rear o2 sensor (front o2 has been replace twice)still came back with code p0133 o2 sensor circuit slow response bank 1 sensor 1. smoke check -no leak. freeze... Trouble codes: P0133 (o2 sensor circuit slow response bank 1 sensor 1)

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2002 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B42
Hello everyone, thanks for the response. The problem was that the exhaust camshaft adjuster, on Bank 1, was not torqued completely. I took the cap off and rechecked the torque. The torque has [...] be 10 NM and you do need the specialty socket [...] torque it, I ... Trouble codes: P0014 (Retarded Camshaft Exhaust Bank 1), P3304 (Exhaust Camshaft/Crankshaft Position Sensor Incorrect).
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAM3334Y
Thanks for the replies. Several people said to check for a bad DME or for water damage. I Removed the relay and ECM and all the connections looked good so I cleaned them and reinstalled everthing and the car starts fine. So the problem must have been a bad co...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Latch VIN: SALPV1245X
First of all thanks go to all who replied so promptly, 4 on the first day of the post and 1 on the following day. We used the hammer and chisel method and were able to bust it loose. Replaced the latch and all is well. Thanks again
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L climate control VIN: WDB1234567
Thanks for everybody who responded. The problem turned out to be the heater control valve, we replaced it and all is good now. Best Regards Rick Happy Wrenching
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Trans Pump VIN: WDBEA92E1R
Many thanks to those who actually took the time to read my request and actually answer the question we had. Clip must be removed, which in turn allows B3 pistion to be removed thereby giving access to the pump mounting bolts. Thanks also to those who apparent...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Vents VIN: 4JGAB75E72
Hello to all, thanks for the feedback. I found the TSB that was recomened (T-B-83.00/86 Dated 2/2/07). The part was broken, and it was a easy job, but did not fix the situation. customer needed vehicle and I am trying to reschuedule him. Thanks again.
2003 Other European Vanquish 5.9L Trans VIN: SCFAC23323
Thanks for the input. Jerry was fantastic at getting me some much need info on the topic. I have not gotten back to it yet to try some type of repair, the customer brought me his Lambo to service first so he could go driving. Once again thanks Jerry and I w...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63B54
Engine ecu was full of water,replaced unit ,everything normal Trouble codes: 17595 (angle sensor 2 implausable signal), 17950 (angle senor 1 implausable sigal), 17551 (load calc cross check upper limit exceeded).
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L air bag VIN: 3VW5R69N64
I beleive I have fixed this vehicle. One reply said that when using a simulator you must clear the codes after each attempt to duplicate the air bag. I did this and found that the clock spring was intermittently going open. Replaced clock spring and all is wel...
1997 Volvo 960 2.9L starter VIN: YV1KW9603V
There is a pink wire that comes from fuse block 11a fuse #6 and feeds three fuses #16, 17 and 18 in fuse block 11b. The pink wire runs next to battery, under the rad in a plastic cover and then up the front frame to the 11B fuse box. The wire was corroded and ...
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