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1997 Audi A4 2.8L steering VIN: WAUEA88D1V
Car was turning into driveway and was hit on right frt in bumper area. Collision shop repaired and sent customer to alignment shop to do 4 wheel alignment. Ladies complained to alignment shop car pulled terrible to right coming to shop from collision shop. Ali...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L trans control module VIN: WBAAM5334Y
hello group,ive got a bmw from a local used car dealer,i think it was an auction car,it has no comunication with the trans controler.ive checked all powers and grounds to the box and they are fine.should i get a new computer? or am i over looking something,i h...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L tank leak diagnose pump VIN: WBABM3348Y
code keep coming back.P1477:tank leak diagnosis pump reed switch not open (currently present !) We've Autologic but you can't activate the tank leak diagnosis pump on this old model. From DME pin 34 at X60004 wire color: black/ green will sitch on the DM-TL pu...
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGG83431
The E38 Sports are my absolute favorite. But this one is getting on my bad side right now. I am leaning towards the MAF sensor due to the fuel trims, but convinced this is not the only problem. It has been a few years sinse I last had a 740i with this problem.... Trouble codes: 026 (Multiplication Mixture Addaptation Bank 1 limit), 140 (Activation Map Cooling Thermostat), 098 (Activation Tank Venting Valve)
2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Always on VIN: SAJDA42C31
This car is new to the shop. The complaint is that the electric cooling fans are nearly running all the time. This is a condition that the owner says is new. I took her to her home which was a ten minute round trip on a cool day and the fans were running when ...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no generic obd ii communication VIN: 3VWWL81H7V
Hi everyone, thank you for looking, this is my first post, please forgive me if I am not doing it right. Okay, my problem is this vehicle failed california smog for no communication with smog machine. Vehicle with non oem stereo, thought the cause was the ste...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L Power steering VIN: YV1LW55A4X
Customer took vehicle to local volvo dealer and was told he needed a steering rack. We brought the car into our shop a week ago to replace the steering rack, it was leaking at left side inner tie rod.We replaced rack (with a reman.) and flushed system. Upon te...

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2002 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E52
Thanks to all the replies we've received.Unfortunately most of you were wrong with the ignition module on top of air filter housing.This new model( i think) has got the power stages inside of the ECU.There's no power stage to find in the engine compartment. An... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire detected), P0302 (cyl. 2 misfire detected), P0304.
1998 BMW 328i 3.2L top is inop VIN: WBABK7332W
Thanks to all that replied. What we found was the top tension strips were so worn they would not even lift the top from the closed position. The customer will have the top replaced. Thanks, Greg and crew
1999 Jaguar XJR 4.0L MIL Lamp on, Failsafe Engine Mode VIN: SAJPX1844X
Thanks to all who replied. The fix ended up being a bad brake light switch. Both micro-switches in the brake light switch tested ok when I checked them but must ahve been failing intermittently.
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L air bag light VIN: SALME11464
hi everyone well no luck finding out what these codes mean the customer hasnt called back if he does i will send him to the dealer thanks for all the repies
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L radio VIN: WDBCA45E3M
Thanks to all who replied. the fix for this one was rather simple. Just leave radio on until wait message is replaced by 'code' (up to 24 hours) depending on how many times wrong code was entered, or entered incorrectly. Then enter code.
1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA34AE0
Richard and Robert scored direct hits on this one. Thanx for reminding me of something I once knew! DTB 07.4/2 dated Feb 96 describes the "Jacksonville Syndrome" where excessive temperatures and humidity drove the part load adaptation DOWN below its minimum li... Trouble codes: 019 (In diagnostic module only no DTCs in LH-SFI module).
1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBGA57E7T
Unable to find any issues with the vehicle, and, since the customer needed to pick up his vehicle, I can't offer any kind of assistance or verification. Thanks for the help.
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Fit & Finish VIN: WDBNG78J41
The best we could do was to pull the motor to retime cables.We tried synchronyzing with big key but could only get windows to work .We also lost the one touch function but at least we got rid of the message on cluster that the roof was still open after engine ...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBUF83JX5
I am not sure where, but some how the rod to the rheostat got bent and caused bad reaing. I had one of my techs help with this job so I ma not sure where it happened, it was just one of those things. The rod going to the rheostat let's the computer know what...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M21
sorry [...] throttle module fix the problem. car be drive for 2 week, so far so good. Thank you for all the information Trouble codes: P1542, P0221, P1545.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L seals VIN: 3VWSE69M72
Thanks for al the help. The pcv system a plugged, and the crank pressure was forcing oil out th seals. I really apreciate the help. Spencer.
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