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1997 Audi A6 2.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJA84A1W
Thanks in advance to all who reply. another tech in the shop, and the owner are lost with this one. I get to play with it now. No Spark or Injection pulse. Not a lot of usable help on alldata. Have just the 2 codes not even listed in alldata. or IATN. What I h... Trouble codes: P1340, P1392
2006 Audi A3 2.0L ac compressor VIN: WAUNF78P66
Hi all techs! a3 presented w/ ses lite [po301]and complaint of intermittent cooling. hooked gauges and had 100 lbs on both sides w/ system set on max cool [lo].found good info from mitchell on square wave and amperage. my control and ground appear to be perfec...
1998 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2L airbag VIN: WBSCK9336W
Good morning BMW techs I have this Z3 M roadster with mouse damage.Customer has just pulled out car after winter storage to find that the power windows no longer work and the airbag light is on.I found all the wires under the shifter were chewed off.repaired t...
1998 BMW 323is 2.5L Battery Voltage. VIN: WBABF7320W
Hallo everyone. This clean Beemer is foxing me. I have a draw of 212mA and then 222mA after closing the trunk or a door. It will fluctuate between these two readings depending on door or truck latch open/closed. I have removed ALL the Power Distribution fus...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L leak from weep hole VIN: WBAGL63422
Hello BMW Techs: We have a leak of coolant from the front of the engine through a weep hole which is slightly to left of the water pump, if your facing the front of the car. We don't see any coolant coming from the weep hole of the water pump but it is coming ...
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L reset dash VIN: 5UXFA53593
how do you reset maintenance reminder on dash without bmw tool. i saw you can do so on earlier models by using the odo reset button. car is not here, customer will bring in only if i can reset the dash bars. i suspect you hold the odo reset but would like conf...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L gaiter joint VIN: SALNY22202
LANDROVER TECH.S PLEASE EXPLAIN:is this front joint(gaiter plunge joint)serviceable? Can I install a new boot on this joint.this is the first joint from the transfer case on the front of the rear propeller shaft assem.I tried pricing from the dealer and they s...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L abs VIN: WDBHA28EOT
The problems consist of ABS,BRAKE (parking brake light on)& Brake pad wear indicater light on. Have replaced pad wear sensors and checked parking brake light switch. Also the speedometer is inop.along with the gas gauge. I have also tried my OBD II tester & ot...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Fit & Finish VIN: WDBNG78J41
Sunroof works in short bursts.Have to keep hitting button to open all the way and hit it repeatedly to close.A Benz tech told us how to synchronize roof. Now when you hit it to go back , it does so with just a one time hit of the switch.The new problem now is ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L radio,sos lite VIN: WDBLJ74G82
help!!! this is my veh and i am going crazy with this problem ! here it goes! ok while driving or just sitting still the radio will mute and the s.o.s. light will start flashing and sometimes it will sound an alarm through radio speakers and no matter what i d...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L rattle VIN: WP0CA298XU
Thanks for you help, this car has a rattle in rear, left and right when hitting small bumps like expansion joints in concrete streets that have seperated. This is a pretty heavy rattl noise, I have replaced rear struts and mounts, left rear wheel bearing. None...
1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L Hesitation, ping under load VIN: YS3DM58V1R
Help! This vehicle came in running very poorly, with a customer complaint of a misfire and lack of power. Initial testing revealed a misfire on cylinder 3, no stored DTC's, and fuel pressure within acceptable limits. visual inspection of the #3 ignition compon...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3VWCC21COX
HEy guys hopefully someone can help with this one. This one came in and wouls barely pull itself. If you gave it any gas in gear or in park it would stumble and not rev up. THe alternator was fried ( you could smell burnt elec.) REplaced the alternator. THe cu...
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L abs module VIN: 3VWSF31Y46
customer took car about 17 miles abs light came on customer brought back to me has steering angle sensor code (clock spring) but my module coding is 00000 need new coding for module i assume? also now my srs light is back on code 00003 ecu error it just came o...

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28D4W
well it is fixed thanks to Fiachra and Alon, thanks guys!! i got burned by a bad fuse. fuse 29 feeds all these circuts. i had checked the fuse using a test light and of course it lit up on both sides of the fuse, so already with my head spinning i called it go... Trouble codes: 17843 (17829-), 17829 (17833-), 17833 (17923-), 17923 (17880-), 17880.
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53431
Most all of of you from the East Coast to the West Coast told us to check fuel pressures and check MAF. On the live data we caught faulty MAF sensor. Replaced and all is well. Trouble codes: 211 (Idle speed control valve), 228 (Fuel trim Bank 2 permissible range exceeded Mixture too rich), 227 (Fuel trim Bank1 permissible range exceeded Mixture too rich).
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFA81H4W
I have still have the VW - Checked for plugged exhaust and it is OK. I need to get the idle relearn completed but am having some difficulty. I have the latest update on my programmable cartridge to the Snap-on Scanner but it is unable to communicate with the ... Trouble codes: P0103, P1580 (Throttle Actuator B1 Malfunction).
1986 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Hesitation VIN: YV1AX884XG
Well I am going to close this. thanks from all the ideas but I have check and recheck thsi till I am tired of it. I am overlooking something and I had a lab scope hooked up looking at the signals and watching for a problem and it went south from there. Vehicle...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L cam timing VIN: YV1LS5670W
Yes I'm gonna fix this car because now thanks to you guy's I know where my tech made a mistake.Number one don't pull a timing belt without marking it on any car the cam sprockets on this car or slotted thanks for the lesson in timing with the cam lobe's Brad b...
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