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1999 Audi A4 2.8L air bag VIN: WAUED28DXX
1999 audi a4, This car came in with the air bag light. Had code 00588 drivers air bag ignitor resistance too low. Tried to cleared code and will not clear. Removed air bag to check resistance in the unit it self. Found air bag unit to have no resistance in air...
2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L tire pressure VIN: WA1YD64B14
tire pressure warning light comes on after driving a short distance. read diagnostics with Autologic scan tool. (1467 LF sensor, low voltage. - 1468 RF sensor low voltage. - 1469 LR sensor, low voltage. - 1470 RR sensor, low voltage - 1521 tire pressure sensor...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L failsafe engine mode
after short drive, failsafe engine mode message and amber warning light come on. vehicle runs fine but cruise control is disabled. turning off key for a minute resets it for a few more miles. no cel, abs, etc lights or codes present. using modis scope, i check...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L ignition switch VIN: WDBA29D4NF
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 190E that the customer had towed in from a detail shop because the ignition switch is stuck in the lock position. The key goes in and out of the cylinder fine, but will not turn it. I load tested ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBGA57E7T
looking for a mb tech or large hole to bury car in.this wonderful car was brought in with customer complaint of check engine light flashing,no power on acceleration from traffic light or after coasting,abs and suspension lights comoing on after turning sharp.u...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L crank timing VIN: 3VWST69M02
TDI in w/ bad water pump, lost timing but still ran."zero" mark appears in rectangular window, MOD info appears to indicate that zero mark should be at bottom of window. Difficult to locate tdc. THERE ARE NO MARKS IN THE AUTO TRANS TO LINE UP ZERO WITH. on a m...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Lighting VIN: 3VWRK69M33
Recieved this jetta into our shop last week with the left rear turnsignal bulb burnt out. the bulb had exploded and melted some of the housing. Replaced the bulb and lense assembly. The vehicle has come back today with the same concern. the bulb I had but in w...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Timing, VVT VIN: YV1TS94D7Y
I replaced the timing belt on a '00 Volvo s80 2.9 non-turbo. during the installation, the VVT gear (intake side) got knocked out of position and was 1 tooth off. idiotically, i failed to notice, and the car got out that way. the next day, the Check Engine Ligh...
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1MS38245
Vehicle initially came in for a loud vacuum type noise and an MIL. Code P0171 (lean) was stored. The noise was from a broken PCV vent pipe that goes from the valve cover to the "PCV" (for lack of a better term!)/oil filter adaptor housing. Found that in additi... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Exhaust)

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2002 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUXD68DX2
Hello Audi Techs I replaced the air mass meter under warranty, also replaced the air mass meter intake duct which was not sealing properly,, did not find any leaks in the plumbing for the positive air pressure system, clear all codes and perform a drive cycl... 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 [...] signal too high).
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53591
Sorry for the long wait between posts. Thanks to all for responding. The conclusion on this vehicle was clogged ports in the rear of the cylinder head. As the numbers shown in the test reflected. The customer took some time to decide. She than declined repai... Trouble codes: 246 (Secondary Air Injection Bank 2 Low Flow).
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1249Y
Hi, Well this one passed the Illinois EPA emissions test. I had to do a number of things to get this truck through. The first thing I addressed was the aging O2 sensor codes, the P1170 description was not definitive as to what O2 sensor was the problem, an... 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.).
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY12441
Problem is to intermittent at this time. Customer is driving vehicle with a recorder installed to the DSL connector. Will update when we get recorder back and analyze data. Thanks to all who helped. Trouble codes: P0303.
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L cooling fan VIN: WDBHA23G1W
This car didn't have any blown fuses, but as several suggested, the fan control module in the left front fender well was failed, I installed a new one and the fan blows as it should, a/c works very well and the customer is happy. Thanks for your help.
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBNG75F0H
thanks for the 2 replies,well after many hours of testing and talking on the phone we replaced the eis control unit perfrom all version code and recheck the suspension and the led lights for the suspension came on and the car is working as densign.thanks rays...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Electric Pump VIN: WMWBC33432
Well, the answer to this problem was rather simple. The two pumps I installed were defective (ZF Re manufactured) the third pump worked well. Keeping my fingers crossed.
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Suspension VIN: WP1AB29PX4
I think you can get away with out turning off the air suspension. But Porsche recommends shutting it off when lifting. (push and hold the right suspension switch forward for approx 5 seconds) Thanks, Jeff
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Suspension VIN: WP1AB29PX4
I think you can get away with out turning off the air suspension. But Porsche recommends shutting it off when lifting. (push and hold the right suspension switch forward for approx 5 seconds) Thanks, Jeff
1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L has new compressor
Thanks to Larry of Ohio! Adjusting the inside allen screw on expansion valve did the trick, made a big difference.
2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L epc light on VIN: 9BWDH61J43
thank you all technician help me ,the problem is brake light switch.but this switch only $4,dealer warrenty.
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