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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L horn VIN: TRUUT28N21
hello all need some help with this tt the horn will not work ( with ign on or off ) but will sound with the keyless remote we have a good fuse and can hear the relay or a relay click alldata very little help thanks in advance...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation VIN: WAULC68E72
I have recurring codes, always sets them both together. car gets a missfire-like hesitation on hard accell then sets codes. codes may also eventually set without performance problem. no stalling or startup problems (like bad crank sensor). uses separate sensor... Trouble codes: P0011, P0321
2002 Audi A4 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E52
OK, This one is weirding me out, so thought Id ask as it seems like something native AUDI/VW that Im unaware of. The description lists this as a MISFIRE concern, the MIL agrees, but I dont as of yet. The vehicle got the timing belt job, then redid belt for mil... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire 4), P0305, P0306 (Misfire 6), P0300 (Random/multiple misfire)
1993 BMW 325i 2.5L keyless entry VIN: WBACB4312P
does anyone know the proper procedure to get a new BMW factory keyless remote to work? it is the box style with 3 buttons. (82 11 1 467 015) tried the one procedure that says to open trunk, sit in car, close door, cycle key on and off 5 times. (did not work) I...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on, NO codes VIN: WBAAM3334X
Im working with a 99 E46 check engine light is on no dtc in the engine control unit and no access to TCM DTC.I am able to access trans data.Have others come accross this any help is much appreciated. Bruce
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Soft top VIN: WDBABK83JX
Customer stated roof was in-operative and leaking on driver's seat because it was closed manually after releasing the motors. .Upon checking operation of roof it was in the closed position and convertible top switch was blinking.I check the control module for ...
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L floor board VIN: 4USCH9346Y
We have been fighting this noise and thumping for a while and would appreciate some help. On hard acceleration in first or second gear you get a noise and you can feel a thumping on the floor board in the transmission drive shaft area. In first if you are at 1...
2001 BMW M5 5.0L no power VIN: WBSDE93431
BMW techs hear's one for you. Car has no power. checked resistance throttle actuator, 5 ohms. check pins of conector x60003 at computer pin 5v no matter what throttle opening pin 23 .575v at all throttle openings Have they been having trouble with the throttl... Trouble codes: P1637 (throttle actuator), 107
2006 BMW 330xi 3.0L Starting VIN: WBAVD33516
Looking for some help with this bmw, the car wont turn over, in the dash display it has a RED steering wheel with a lock on it the lock has a 1 in it. The customer has done alot of research on bmw forums and there is also a tsb for steering column problems, so...
1990 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L system VIN: SAJHY1745L
I appreciate ANY ideas on this one. We have had car for at least a month and a half. Came in with no cooling and compressor locked up. Installed new parts and flushed system (DURA 141). Can not get it to cool. Has a new fan clutch. Heater core is blocked off. ...
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280sl 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1130441202
First, it began running more and more poorly at idle, definetely running rich and was fouling plugs now and again. I have adjusted the fuel distributor many times Right for rich, left for lean and it gives a measurable result BUT this car runs like crap. The i...
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...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L tachometer VIN: WMWRE33423
i replaced a tachometer in mini s, will not work, mini tells me that it needs to be programmed at mini only, any other way
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WPOCA2988X
This boxter came in with a coolant leak. Found coolant in floor of truck and cracked x-tank. We replaced x-tank and bleed system, road tested and returned to customer. Two days later the water pump seized. The customer decided to save a tow and drove it here w...
1979 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L throttle cable VIN: 1592027891
We have a broken throttle cable and the plastic sheeth stayed and is stuck in the tube. We have the new cable that has of course the throttle pedal attachment on one end and an adjustable threaded portion on the engine side the braided cable is sheethed as wel...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAE63B65
When first start and engine is cold it is hard to start,lots of black smoke,stall, and absolutly no power. As soon as the engine warms the symptom is gone and the car runs great with good boost. We have cleaned the mostly clogged intake, replaced the vaccum so... Trouble codes: P0101, P3102
2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L engine timing VIN: WVWEU73C66
This is my wifes car. When the vehicle is started it would make this fast light knock from the cylinder head. It sounds like the camshaft adjusters are lacking oil pressure and on start up the ticks until oil pressure is built up. The vehicle is at the VW deal...
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 A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL is on VIN: WAULD64B82
The Car is back on the road thanks for the 7 replies ! All of you were right ! The torque converter clutch slip too bad , so that the TCM cut off the power to the torque conv. solenoid. With the new torque converter, you can see with VAG-com in the measuring ...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L failsafe engine mode
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L compressor VIN: SAJEA01U93
Evaporator temp sensor fixed it. The tricky part was even on the factory website it was unclear as to where it was located. The car has three identical sensors, two of which are called discharge air temp sensors. The third is located on the driver's side of ...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GH3J373GD
Thanks for the help everyone although I tried all the suggestions with no avail. I gave the car back to the customer and although I told him it wasn't fixed he said it was alot better although I dont know what I did to make it any better?
1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3VWLC81H95
customer did not want to repair it,one of our techs bought it and is going to put in a ecm, since that seems to be the consensus. Also, all the wrecking yards are sold out of this ECM, which is a strong indication that iatn responses were on the money. thanks ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L all gears VIN: WVWSE61J62
Well I'm sorry it took so long to get a response back to you. The customer waffled for weeks before towing the car out. I was able to get a better diagnosis first. I was clearly leaning towards the transmission but the lack of ability to monitor some of the me...
1989 Volvo 740 GL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1FX8847K
Thanks for all who replied -- This Volvo is not fixed at this point but I did find some info that may help others.. Replies were to check grounds on intake, Check the "biodegradable" wiring harness, check coil KV (which was max 35KV), check CTS, checked injec... Trouble codes: 214 (RPM SENSOR Absent intermittantly).
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