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1999 Audi A6 2.8L transmission VIN: WAUDA34BXX
customer brought car in for hard shift in reverse. pulled codes 00293, multifunction sw implausable signal and brake light sw implausable signal. also noticed tiptronic is inoperable and shift interlock does not work properly. (you do not have to press the bra...
2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L electric cooling fan VIN: WAUDC28D8Y
ok, guys. this is the shop owners kid's car.have been battling the problem for a while on and off. the electric radiator cooling fan runs constantly when key is on. coolant temp sensors seem to read accurately, but replaced them both just in case. cant find an...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L bad VIN: WAUDC68DX1
this is not a technical help question as far as vehicle being here and being broke. vehicle came in as we were the third party repair for an oil leak and cel on. found cam tensioner seal leaking and heater circut code for o2. replaced all above including v/c g...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L no power VIN: WAULC68E32
my problem is proper testing of turbo. timing belt is aligned properly. no back pressure in exhaust. found vacuum hose off for sec. air valve still same problem. any detailed instruction for testing boost would be helpfull.
1985 BMW 635CSi 3.4L no start VIN: XXX0605263
Car was towed in, customer was driving the car and was running fine prior to stalling and would not restart. TDC and RPM sensors test ok, both have a healthy signal. Resistances of coil are within spec, coil has +12V as do injectors during cranking. Fuel pum...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBAEV33422
Good morning BMW techs.I have a problem with this car.It came in overheating.Trouble code 125.cooling fan.replaced fan sensor in the lower rad hose and the cooling fan,wires were rotted off behind module,Fan still does not work. I have power and ground to the ...
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L abs light VIN: WBADT43442
Hello and thank you for reading this. We have this 525I that comes in a couple times a month with abs codes 69 and 72 set, and the brake and abs lights on. the codes pertain to brake light switch plausibility and pressure sensor, zero deviation. I can clear th...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1249Y
Hello Friends, I have no factory scan tool for this Land Rover so I am using Generic data on a Modis. I try to use custom data list to speed up the refresh rate, sometimes checking only two pids at a time. I am frustrated that I am getting P1171 and P1174 y... Trouble codes: P1171 (MFG Specific Lean bank 1), P1174 (MFG Specific Lean bank 2), P1170 (Lambda sensor aging tv bank 1 Drive cycle CSignal out of range - above or below maximum.), P0440 (Evap system problem), P0446 (Evap. emissions vent control circuit), P1590 (Rough road signal implausible Drive cycle ASignal implausible.)
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALME11414
Customer dropped off, MIL on, I pulled two # codes with my quick handheld without decriptions. P1170 and p1651. I then used my Launch and came up with 4 codes all with p0000's, but had decriptions. The 1st says "o2 ageing fault, downstream fuel tim bank 1, Las... Trouble codes: P1170, P1651
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBNG75JXY
Guys Is there any special procedure's involved when lifting the S500. It's in for a Service and we've never worked on this particliar model w/ airride suspension. TIA
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L excess crank vac. VIN: WP0CA2983W
Hey guys, This engine is wheezing at idle because there is so much vacuum in the crankcase, I removed the air filter to try.(yeah I know it was a long shot but I've seen it before ) when the engine is idling I can't even pull the oil cap off there is so much...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSF29M8Y
This car will only start in the morning with a whiff of Brakleen. After it's warm it reluctantly starts on it's own. It goes just fine underway and there are no codes at all. I've changed out the filters, tried new fuel, cked the cranking speed which I know ...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, code po102 VIN: 3VWBC21V01
Hi, This little Cabrio is a 2.0 and customer complains that it runs well cold but will die when engine is hot but restarts immediately. On my cold test drive I found that it doesn't rev well. I did find this mystery code po102 relating to maf but my tester onl... Trouble codes: P0102
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPH63BX1
This vw is killing me.I have spent 20+ hrs on this.I have good air flow from pump when air runs,I have 16in vac. at the new valves when pump runs,I dont have a split in the air pump,when i watch my 02 when pump is activated the passanger bank reading goes from... Trouble codes: 17831 (secondary air injectionInsufficient flow), 17819 (secondary air injectionInsufficient flow)
2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L Wipers VIN: 3VWFE21CX3
The wipers will stop in the middle of the windshield intermittently and then will just start up again. Sometimes after a couple minutes and sometimes after 20-30 minutes. They also will not shut off intermittently and when they do stop they sometimes stop in t...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No power VIN: 3VWSR29M04
Hi VW gurus, I now got that car in my shop from the dealership for no power complaint by the customer and he is right about it. But before going any further with the diagnostic I would like to look at this code (P0652) first which set automatically after star... Trouble codes: P0652
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L abs, mil VIN: YV1SZ59H74
Hello Everyone: ABS, Check Engine and Brake Failure messages. Cruise will not engage. OBD II Code P0571 in memory and pending. Code is for Brake Position Switch A. Direct-Hit says switch on brake pedal bracket is for stop lights, cruise, and shift interlock, ...

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2002 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L No Start VIN: WAUML44D02
thank you all for the replies, mark from michigan hit it on the head. 2 gallons of fuel added to tank got the system going. runs great. it had just lost its prime during the pump replacment.
2003 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVC68E83
Thanks to all that replied- after running every possible test boost targets remained .8 bar under spec. We found the turbo is from a lower output engine and suspect it is not compatable for this engine but the used car dealer is bailing out! Thanks, Greg Trouble codes: P0299.
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L abs VIN: WBACN33401
Thanks to all who replied. The problem was with the rotation rate sensor. We installed a new one and the car has not returned in over 2 weeks. I think I should clarify some of my original post. When the code was set we would lose the 5V feed from the control u...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L exhaust VIN: SAJDA01C11
thanks to all that suggested running the car on the highway for a period of time. i brought the car up to the interstate and ran the heck out of it for awhile . the smoke disappeared and the car runs great thanks to everyone joe
2003 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L lft. frt park and turn lamp VIN: SAJEA03V73
thank you to all who replied, especially steven, surprise surprise, the dealer has the bulb holder in stock and it's only $51.00. Daily I am amazed by the level of service provided by the caring professionals at multi-million dollar dealerships.
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L SRS Light VIN: 4JGAB54E2Y
Wiring at connector for door read as one wire all the way back to the SRS computer. Wires are twisted together from the factory, all the way between the two connectors. Found wires chaffed next to tunnel, where wires go under center console and to SRS module...
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L convertible top VIN: WDBLK70G73
Top is fixed and working perfectly. Found that someone (previous owner)had used the emergency release function for the top hyd. motor and left it in a detached position. This allows the top to be carefully lowered manualy and still close automaticlly. I did...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Compressor VIN: 9BWBS61J11
Eplaced compressor with another new one and everything is fine. Must have had a stuck valve or something in it.
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L fuse 5(7.5amp) blows when defogger turned on
Hey Guys I want to thank everyone for there replies. Dorn you were right on the money, I went back to look at the defogger switch and realized the connector attached to it was for the passenger heated seat switch. I looked at the heated seat switch and sure en...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L Mechanical VIN: 3VWVH69M63
thanks to those that tried to help, this is/was a difficult problem to resolve. the customer didn't bring the car back to us to further explore, oh well onto the next. thanks again to everyone!!
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L starter VIN: YV1SZ59H64
A local Volvo tech turned us onto the problem. The starter solenoid wire (green w/red tracer) coming from the underhood fuse box (term #8/connector A-1 - right on top of the fuse panel)to the solenoid itself was bad. We took the wire completely out of the ha...
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