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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L control module VIN: TRUUT28NX1
My conclusion on this is that the AWD control module attached to the rear diff is bad. It has lost the CAN communication between the ABS module. I can pull codes in the AWD module which are 01316-No comm with ABS module. 01314-No comm with ECM. In the ABS unit...
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2003 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULD64B83
Hello group, I have this audi that came in with the code P3081 low engine temp. Normally I would start with changing the thermostat but this one is a 5 hour job. The engine is coming up to temp and staying at temp. The coolant sensor reads correct operating te... Trouble codes: P3081 (Engine temp too low)
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L radio VIN: 5UXFA53582
radio will not work comes on but no sound the dealer checked it out they said it was the amp they tried a test radio still didnt work my question is if you replace the amp do you have to reprogram with the factory scan tool and has anybody found any souce for ...
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2003 BMW 530i 3.0L Key Remote VIN: WBADT63443
This vehicle was in last week when we where very busy and I was asked to program a key remote that the customer had. so I went through the procedure as usual and now niether remote works. I dont know if in my hurrying to get back to work I missed a step or som...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1242W
Has anyone had a problem after doing timing chains. That the VVT keeps setting codes. Its has been a p1396. Which is bank b, the driver side. I have taken the car apart three times now, to recheck my work, look for clogs, dirt anything that could be wrong. I... Trouble codes: 1396 (VVT solenoid malfunction B bank)
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1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SE 4.5L No Start VIN: 1160321201
This 1976 450se seems to have a mind of it's own. It doesn't start most of the times, fuel seems to be the culprit. When it doesn't start there's no power to fuel pump nor injectors (no pulse either), almost as if the fuel supply injection systems were dead; h...
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2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Starting VIN: WMWRC33454
ANY MINI TECHS OUT THERE?? I have this 2004 Cooper that got towed to us by another shop. It was towed in for a no start after they did an oil change. It will not crank at all not even click. I have checked for power at the starter. I have good voltage on the b...
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2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Suspension VIN: WP1AB29PX4
We will be doing brakes on a Cayenne S today. The car has air suspension. Do we need to turn off the air suspension before lifting the car? And if so, how? There is no owners manual in the car. Thanks, Jeff
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2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Suspension VIN: WP1AB29PX4
We will be doing brakes on a Cayenne S today. The car has air suspension. Do we need to turn off the air suspension before lifting the car? And if so, how? There is no owners manual in the car. Thanks, Jeff
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2005 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Unknown VIN: WP1AB29P75
This car won't go to any forward gears, but drives ok in reverse. Don't see any damage to drive shafts. The check engine light is on, so I pulled codes, 17105 input shaft speed inductive pickup, in tiptronic module. I can't acsess the dme for some reason pt2 a...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Surge VIN: 3VWSE69M22
this jetta was bought at auction and has two problems i need help with. this car is 1.8 turbo and seems to run great except for surge under load. it idles normal and drive normal on level roads but under load it surges . there are no codes and no apparent air ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Coding VIN: 3VWRK69M12
Hello VW tech's We got this car from a used car shop that was putting a new ECU in the car and found out it needed programming. There is no dealer up here, nearest is a 5 hour drive. But we have the VAG. com software and V-checker handheld that is suppose to b...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M83
Car came in with no start and found plugged Intake and Egr, Cleaned Egr and Intake, Came back 2 weeks later with Glow Plug Code and Complaint of excessive smoke, Found Bad Glow Plug #4 Cyl., Replace glow plug, Car came back two weeks later with P0302 Misfire C... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire cyl 2)
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK31C24
replaced sensor (had no output on lab scope), now we have a signal from the sensor but no speedometer output. vehicle speed is present on scan tool tranmission but not engine pid. code p0501 dose not reset Trouble codes: P0501 (vehicle speed sensor a faulty)
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1987 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Hesitation VIN: YV1AX8842H
i have tried all possabilities that i can think of with this vehicle. it acts like it is losing fuel or a bad mass air flow meter. i have exhausted myself with this vehicle the customer is determined to keep this vehicle going the odometer shows 197000 but say...
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1996 Audi A6 2.8L Compressor VIN: WAUFA84AXT
CHECKED FOR LOW SIDE PORT UNDER COWL, DOES NOT HAVE ONE. CUSTOMER HAS NOT BROUGHT BACK THE VEHICLE TO SEE IF THE YELLOW HOSE WILL WORK. WILL REPOST WITH ANY NEW INFORMATION. HAS BEEN COOL ENOUGH FOR HIM NOT TO NEED AIR.
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L no power VIN: WAULC68E32
after getting timing straightened out and re-setting belt tensioner there was still low power situation. vacuum was o/k but there was no boost pressure with gauge teed into reg. finally took off turbo intake tube and found turbo siezed. we then proceded to rem...
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1993 BMW 320i 2.0L Misfire VIN: WBACB22090
New coolant temp sensor fixed this car.Carried out a 4 day road test with no problem. Thanks to Kennith and John.
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2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L transmission VIN: WMWRE335X5
Thanks for all the replies, they were very helpful. There are two plugs on the bottom of the trans. one is towards the back of the car on the aluminum case which is the drain plug the other is on the black trans. pan which is the fill plug. everyone was correc...
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2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED49Z73
Thank you for the replies. Two mentioned ground problems. One said he had the same problem and gave up on it. We have given up for now. All the grounds appear to be good and the O2 sensor signal looks good. We can't get it to act up. The car runs OK and the co... Trouble codes: P0134 (O2 sensor circuit - no activity detected bank 1).
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSF29M8Y
This customer got too cheap and obnoxious to see the repair through. The IATN consensus was that injection timing was the likely culprit. I have VCGS and indeed it was off but still on the graph. We timed it spot on, too advanced & too retarded because I ...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L 1st and reverse VIN: 3VWCP21C62
I recieved 3 replies. I would like thank those that tried to help. Dan stated that I might need a OEM scanner to recover some codes, but thought Transaxle could be going bad. Eugene said Transaxle could have internal problems also. Based on this and my own fee...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle Sport 1.8L abs module VIN: 3VWED21C12
CAME IN ON SATURDAY TO RESOLVE PROBLEM CHILD VW TOOK HCU & ABS CONTROL MODULE OUT TO INSPECT INSTALLED HCU & ABS CONTROL MODULE PRESSURE BLEED BRAKES UNDER 10 PSI BATTERY WAS DISCONNECTED OVER NIGHT CODE STILL THERE FINALLY GOT CODE TO ERASE AFTER SEVERAL ATT...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M43
Installed memory chip in OBD port to download drive cycles. After 8 drive cycles, signal from sensor flat lined, compared to other drive cycle information. A short time after starting the 8th drive cycle, temp sensor spiked up to normal and continued to read... Trouble codes: P2181 (cooling system malfunction).
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5579W
Sorry for the long delay in closing, I had to wait to confirm what had happened. Thises vehicles are particularly difficult to get the monitors to set on, because of this difficulty , they are actually exempt here in Mass. from having the Monitors Ready in or... Trouble codes: P0442, P0445.
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2004 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L pcv valve VIN: YVIMS682X4
I replaced the breather box oil filter assembly and Pcv vac is correct . That is until the breather goes bad again in 40,000 miles. thanks to all who helped Bob [...]
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