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1992 Audi 100 2.8L P. Windows , Radio VIN: WAUEJ54A4N
This Audi came into the shop with a charging issue after sittin for a year. We found and replaced the bad battery and checked for draws and none were found. We noticed that the power windows work all the time without the key in the ignition and after opening t...
2002 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUXD68DX2
Hello Audi Techs This vehicle is also putting out white smoke out of the tail pipe, we check for vacuum leaks with a smoke machine and did not find any vacuum leaks, also has auto transmission code P 1857 (load signal error message from ecu)and ABS code P1857 ... Trouble codes: P1129 (fuel trim bank 2 system too rich mult), P, 1127 (fuel trim bank 1 system too rich mult), P, 1137 (fuel trim bank 1 system too rich add), P1139 (Fuel trim bank 2 sytem too rich add), P1557 (charge pressure control positive deviation), P00, 103 (Mass air flow sensorg70 signal too high)
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 4USCH7323W
Hi every Body, This car came in for changing the CMP sensor. I took upper intake manifold out, replaced the sensor put all hoses an eletrical conectors back, and now the car wont start, if I open throttle car would start but only have keep reving cant hold it...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Power Trunk Release VIN: WBABS33411
I have this 325ci convertible that is driving me crazy. The trunk will not release from the remote, trunk release from inside the car, or from the release handle on the trunk lid. I have a code 3D(trunk lid unlocking mechanism) and 85 (DWA alarm memory : tailg...
2003 BMW 745i 4.4L smokes VIN: WBAGL63482
car came in with complaint of pinging & smoking "severely" after turning & accelerating abruptly. It happens intermittently & had a skip. we replaced 1 ignition coil & both pcv diaphrams & car was fine for 1 week came back with another dead coil, we replaced t...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 230ce 2.3L fuel VIN: WDB2240302
this is a grey import to australia,has csi-e fuel system without lamba and air temp sensor, problem is cannot get MA readings at EHA valve,wireing seems ok,suspect control unit, i need a control unit pin-out diagram for this system,any help apreaciated,
2007 Mercedes-Benz R500 5.0L Battery VIN: 4JGCB75E67
Looking for any help on removing the battery on a 2007 Mercedes R500 with out removing the hole interior of the car.
1985 Porsche 911 3.2L Misfire VIN: WPOEB0913F
Hello Porsche techs This car will misfire with or without load at off idle rpm's It will not rev. up above about 3000 rpm's under load. The interesting thing is you can modulate how poorly it runs by altering the electrical consumers. IE the more load on the a...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L valve body VIN: WVWFE83A5T
Hey Gang, App one year ago we did a rebuild on this transmission and things were fine until about two weeks ago. After sustained highway driving (2-3 hours) and a short rest stop, the transmission locked up while pulling away from a traffic light. The frt whe...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M2Y
Fellow iatn members; Help is needed in the diagnoses of a code 16885. It is a code set for a malfunctioning vehicle speed sensor on a manual transmission jetta. The problem I have is determining if the computer is bad and if anybody has run into this before. T... Trouble codes: 16855 (vehicle speed sensor signal not plausable), P0501 (same as above)
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWUK63B53
I'm not sure what else to test.Alldata says if voltage is present and no short is found which is the case replace the computer.I don't agree with this. Have any of you encountered this problem.Customer states car will misfire when engine light comes on and a d... Trouble codes: P0011
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L all gears shifing VIN: 3VWCD31Y44
Hi everyone, vehicle was reffered to me by another shop. Engages into gears and shifts perfectly. once warmmed up, hesitates into gear with a huge kick(forward/reverse), reves up(slips after warmed up), won't upshift any longer. Alldata has a limited data base...
1988 Volvo 760 GLE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1GA8748J
Cranks but will not start. Got it to start once for 15 seconds then lost fuel pressure. Blown fuse #30(Fuel pump). Replaced fuse. Fuel pressure restored still will not restart. Fuel,spark,valve timing,spark timing all ok? This is a simple no start that has ...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AA8840L
no fuel pressure when towed in. found and replaced bad external fuel pump. found out that we had replaced in tank pump a few months back. checked fuel pressure for internal pump just to verify it is working and get 4 psi. can find no spec on this pump in Mitch...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Unknown VIN: YV1TS61Q21
Hi all, this Volvo when shift to D or R it will Delay for some while and hard Knock when it shift, while up shift it have hard knock at all up shift and down shift , no sleping only some time when shift from 2 to 3 but it acure some times only, this trans was ...
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61R52
hi everyone. i'am wondering if any of you have installed a d.e.c aftermarket catalytic converter on one of these non turbo s60's? we installed one last month on this 2002 s60 after it came in with a po420 cat effiency code. the car left for about 10 days then ... Trouble codes: P0420

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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Condensor VIN: WBADT33492
Thanks to all who replied, I'm confident a new condensor fan assy would repair this vehicle and that I would not need to recalibrate after installation. I only wish the customer would not have declined repairs at this time. If he chooses to have us perform thi...
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SE 4.5L No Start VIN: 1160321201
Thanks to all you guys who helped me out on this one, specially to Steve from Florida and Mike from California for steering me in the right direction. As it turns out, the problem was: excessive voltage drop on the circuit that feeds power to the fuel injectio...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L compressor VIN: YS3DD75N3X
I had a little help from a former Saab tech that came by the shop and helped me diagnose a bad computer. After replacing everything was fine. I had alot of responses that pointed to this but I wasnt confident enough to replace it without some help.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L engine VIN: 3VWRP69M42
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5525R
Thanks for all your help. Ended up being the fuel control computer. I removed the cover from the pcm and noticed a burnt diode inside. Once I replaced the computer all the problems went away and car runs great with no flooding.
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1TS94D2Y
Thanks to all who replied - got hold of scan tool, got communication with TCM - no communication with PCM - suspect PCM, but it's $1400 - car went to dealership and they called the ETM and warrantied it - they still have the car and just got a fax from them to...
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Electronic VIN: YV1TS94041
After talking to several other techs as well as the three replies we got we sent this one to the Volvo dealer. The aftermarket warranty wanted us to get an approval from customer to tear down unit. We told them to pick it up and take to dealer.
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