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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Cluster/ecm VIN: TRUUT28N61
car: 01' TT Roadster, 6spd, AMU 1.8t complaint: Cluster inop, some warning lights work, gauges dead, mileage and clock shut off after a few moments of driving. NO COMMUNICATION. have new cluster in hand, could not have dealer swap ( I AM an independent shop,...
2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ride control VIN: WA1YD64B32
this car came to us with a blown engine, along with that, he took his car to the dealer prior, regarding a ride height lamp that was on. The dealer told him that he needed to replace his right side headlamp control module, for the up and down aiming, according...
2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWC28N02
Ok here's the story, car came in with belt jumped time but not striped= check valves & found 4 intake & 2 ex bent= do a valve job as normal, reassemble & start car all's good then after about 5 mins the # 4 cly, ex valve broke off at the stem, punch's a hole i... Trouble codes: P0341
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB33561
Hey master tech.s I need help! I have this X5 and she runs great and no complaints other than ses light on. I have a cam sensor code that replacing sensor will take care of...but the 026 (p0171) code is the problem, I have seen both intake leaks and mafs befor... Trouble codes: 26 (lean mixture adaptation bank 1), 113 (cam sensor bank 1 signal fault)
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L shifter assembly VIN: SAJDAO1N42
Okay jaguar techs, need some help. Replaced shifter assembly @ 1 month ago. all was fine. This morning customer has vehicle towed back in. Stuck in park,luckily they didn't break the shifter again. Removed shifter cable and electronic release works ok. disconn...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L low side connector
Need jag tech.Ripped car apart trying to find low side a/c connector.I found high side connector behind passenger strut tower.Looked under shields by drier,above RF wheel,around condenser, at compressor and no luck.Another stumpper,what type of tranny fluid do...
2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG 3.2L roof VIN: WDBKK66F42
Help, mercedes Technicians, The retractable roof on this slk only opens the trunk lid and it stops there, the switch starts blinking once every second indicating a problem, i can still hear the hydralic motor winding while the roof stop moving, I'm not familia...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRE33445
came in on hook, 3 1/2 quarts low on oil. to start must hold pedal to floor and crank, will run for 5 seconds or so and then die. sounds like starving for air and super charger is noisey. check compression and find low. add oil to piston and compression comes ...
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L abs VIN: WPOAA2995S
We have a unmolested 1995 993 here with an ABS warning light issue. read diagnostics. code present: (25 speed sensor LF open circuit short to positive or ground) replaced the front wheel speed sensors. code returned. my question this, have you seen the ABS con...
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Top Inop VIN: WPOCA2998Y
Hello everyone, This Porsche I have in the top does not work and I am getting 4 codes, two I do not know, can anyone help with the codes or some common top problems. It starts to operate, the lid goes back, the center latch unhooks, then no more movement. The ...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Starting VIN: YS3DD75WXX
i have a vehicle in the shop that cranks but does not start. there is fuel but no spark. checked power and ground at the dischrage module and it is all good. checked the crank sensor with the modis and is is functioning correctly without any noise. check all f...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L differential VIN: WVWPD63B6X
Hello everyone, I am chasing a vibration while driving mainly from take off from stops. It appears that the source is from the right side diff final drive. I have found some bent wheels and rotated accordingly. When underneath the car and physically grabbing t...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPE29M43
This vehicle came in overheating originally. We found the waterpump impeller was broken and the coolant was not circulating. We replaced the the waterpump, and did the timing belt as a precautionary. Customer came back with this code on and no drivability prob... Trouble codes: P0011 (Intake A Cam position timing over advanced)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 3VWRA69M84
This came in running so NO running problem exists I have done many timing belts on various 2.0L VW engines...for some reason this one is different and I have used up Google, Alldata, IATN and our Autodata books with no light on this subject. Seems as if I ha...
2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGR61J34
Two of the three codes stored were for the oxygen sensor heater and output circuits open. Replaced the oxygen sensor. Performed the output diagnostic test with the VAG-COM program and all tested components passed. Tried a known good boost/temp sensor on top of... Trouble codes: P0299 (Boost pressure regulator control range not reached), P1116 (Oxygen sensor heater circuit open), P1184 (Oxygen sensor open circuit), P0131 (Oxygen sensor low flow)

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGD9WA09
checked all the fuel hoses / lines. all appeared ok. tried another MAF sensor. same problem. customer does not want to spend more money at this time. car runs, customer picked up. Thanks.
1999 Audi A6 2.8L transmission VIN: WAUDA34BXX
thank you to all that helped with my request. a friend sent me a wireing diagram with a lot more detail so i was confident to [...] the multifunction switch. now the transmission works great !!again thanks to all who replied.
2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L steering mounted controls VIN: WAULD64B02
All tech's responding had very good points. I did check the part# for the clock spring and it was the same as the old unit. We couldn't code the unit cause the VAS5052 wouldn't communicate with the steering wheel module. The customer did return the car for us ...
1985 BMW 635CSi 3.4L no start VIN: XXX0605263
Thanks for all the help and suggestions. When I first checked the car I had what appeared to be a healthy signal from the TDC sensor, when I checked it again a couple of hours later the signal seemed weak with a lot of noise, so the sensor was replaced. (a...
1993 BMW 325i 2.5L windows/sunroof/draw VIN: WBACB4316P
customer wanted to keep repair within budget, and a relay on the loaded circuit was added neatly. not the right thing to do but it has protection and is out of the weather. thanks everyone! -Zac
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43461
Thanks to Larry,Dan,Rick and Eric for the help. T-stat had nothing to do with AIR codes. The original relay was replaced due to no power to the pump, the second relay(DLR) dis the same thing, Bad relay or purhaps I installed the relay with the bad pump hooked ... Trouble codes: 168 (Thermosat Mapping), 246 (Seconday Air Injection flowCylinders 4-6), 245 (Secondary Air Injection flow Cylinders 1-3).
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L abs light VIN: WBADT43442
Thank you for all of your replies. On a gamble I replaced the brake switch and the pressure sensor, cleared codes and test drove. So far no light. I'm hoping that one or both of these switches had an intermittent issue. Thanks again for the replies. Joe
2002 BMW M5 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSDE93422
First I want to thank you all for your input. I was disappointed by one of the postings from Erik. I thought this forum was for helping not tearing down, but thanks to the rest of you and here is the fix. I advised the customer to replace DME and send to BMW f... Trouble codes: 049$0.
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L rear diff. VIN: SAJHX1741T
Thank you for all of your advice 80w90 oil with the limited slip additive is the way to go. Good advice. -Thanks again Jeremiah
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALME11414
So the breather hoses on the back of the intake manifold were both mushy and destroyed, i replaced with LR hoses and the code returned within 15 miles again. It is a P1173 again, anyone have any other ideas? I am going to take some readings on the MAF and it m... Trouble codes: P1170, P1651.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L No Start VIN: EA51D3MB37
You guys are great! I pulled the fuel distributor up with fuel lines still attached pushed on the plunger. Injectors still would not spray. Went to salvage yard purchased another fuel distributor attached injector lines and pushed up on plunger injectors spr...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF25F0W
Thanks to all who replied, especially Don and Dallas. Customer has had vehicle for week and a half with no problems. We ended up putting on the fuel shut-off valve. Because of previous posts we also replaced all plastic fuel lines and O-Rings just to make sure... Trouble codes: P0180 (Fuel Temperature Sensor).
1999 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBGA43G1X
Well I have not fixed this yet, primarily because the customer WON'T CALL BACK!!! I have determined with the help of you all that the timing chain has about 10 degrees of stretch to it. I cannot line up all the marks. I didn't think it was possible for this...
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L convertible top VIN: WPOCA2996Y
most suggested a porsche tool was needed to pull codes,Baum did not have anything available so it will go to the dealer once we finish with the supercharger tuning.I thing that did not work was the driver side flap-there is a technical service bulletin for thi...
1978 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L No Start VIN: 1582017717
Went with what Don said and checked out the controller, with it unhooked and power to the double relay found the problem . Had a bad controller thanks for all the help and Don your the best . Thanks all Ed
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No power VIN: 3VWSR29M04
Hi guys, Thank you very much to all of you who tried to help, I realy do appreciate. Finally Don from oklahoma gave me the clue I needed to fix this car. He mentionned to check for the voltage reference at maf which has to be 5 volts and it turned out to be... Trouble codes: P0652.
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FA8741M
To clarify post about ignition system, plugs and wires were drawing 6K at idle with max of 14K on snap which is normal for plugs that probably have some wear but not enough to cause a no start when 40K is available. Had seen a lot of posts about the radio supp...
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Monitors VIN: YV1LS5727T
Thanks to all who replied. William [...] seem to have hit the nail on the head. Answer...It's not broken, it's one of the few that work that way. Their answers are included. You just made my Monday much better and saved me lots of time. THANKS ...
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