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1988 Audi 90 2.3L antilock brake VIN: WAUHC089XJ
'Antilock Off' light will come on, go back out by pressing switch. ABS pulses at parking lot speeds, very much like a late model a4/a6 with a bad wheel speed sensor does, verified that all wheel speed sensors are good, verified that all fuses and relays are go...
1996 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L starter VIN: WAUAA88G9T
Working on this fairly nice audi cabriolet that had a turn signal problem that was easily repaired by replacing the flasher relay. Turn sigs now fine ,car wont start,activate the solenoid from below, car starts and runs fine ,went to the ignition switch circui...
2002 Audi A4 3.0L xenon headlights VIN: WAULT68E42
complaint: dynamic headlight dimmer control not functioning light is on on dash (symbol description) verifed headlamps to not move/adjust upon movement of car or start up. Run vag com scan get code 01534 - control circuit for left headlight range adjusting m...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L timing chain VIN: WBADD2323V
Installed new cylinder head on vehicle due to overheating condition. My concern is on the secondary chain with spring plate alldata states to rotate sprocket to detent position, and then install vanos unit. I cannot feel a detent. On the version with out sprin...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L central locking VIN: WBAAN37431
Car came in for RF window regulator, RF door was double locked and complaint of "Car does not always unlock with remote". It required removal of door panel with door closed to get into door. We replaced door latch/actuator and W/lifter which resolved window is...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEN33432
Can`t fine the evap. test port on this car. Where is it located? The car set a code P0456 small evap. leak And I am trying to hood up my smoke machine. Trouble codes: P0456 (small evap leak)
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. ...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Ignition VIN: SALMB11423
This vehicle came into the shop and this is the problem. It starts and runs fine, till you remove the ignition key from the lock. After you reinsert the key into the ignition switch, it won't turn unless you disconnect the battery for 10 seconds or more. Then ...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Electronic VIN: WDBBA48D5K
I am having trouble with this A/C system. I am not getting power out of the A/C pushbutton control unit to the compressor. I have identified the output terminal that powers up the compressor clutch, #12, black/red wire. The car came in with a rebuilt pusbutton...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L horn always on VIN: WDBRF64J21
On the car above the horn blows whenever the key is turned on. We replaced the front sam module and the problem is still there. Pulled the air bag with horn switches, also pulled the clock spring, horn still blows. Any mercedes techs out there have any other i...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBLJ65G12
hello iatn members,as you can read have the benz,with evap leak p0455 lrg leak,any rate check over all the lines and hoses with the eyes everything looks ok from what i can see,all data don't give much info or flow chart to follow,had the dealer fax a evap sys... Trouble codes: P0455
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Serepentine Belt Tensioner VIN: WDBRF40J65
Vehicle make a rattling noise during start up when A/C is on, most noticable at cold operation. It is a rattling noise, looks like the tensioner is weak causing belt to slap, causing the noise. Rattling noise occur most frequently when Air Condition is on. Onc...
1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S 3.6L drive belt VIN: WP0AA299XW
1995 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L clutch VIN: YSDD75B8S7
We installed a new clutch kit, flywheel, and cable in this vehicle several months ago, and after intallation we performed the shift linkage adjustment using the proper procedure, the problem is every couple months the lingage will come out of ajustment and we ...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Accessories VIN: YS3ED48E1Y
This vehicle came in with power windows, wipers and turn signals inop. I checked all fuses, relays ect. and these wiring diagrams are horrible to follow. I took a shot and replaced the ignition switch and to no avail. If you apply power to the wiper fuse or th...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWSC29M2Y
Hi there, I have this jetta that wants to over heat. I had replaced a small cooling hose by the upper radiator hose due to having split apart. Cust says it was only driven a 1/2 mile when they noticed it getting warm. Now when you run the car or drive it it wi...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L genisys VIN: 3VWSP69M02
Hello, again. Second post on this TDI. Embarrassing.I am trying to set the start of injector timing and cannot get any of my scanners to cooperate. Trying a genisys w/ 2005 euro and smartcable. Entering "basic settings"when I get to group # and enter 000 or 00...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWND63B93
To all: I hope someone can shed some light on this one. I have this passat that has been in several times for a number of different driveability or check engine light problems. It has also been to a number of other shops including several dealers for similar p...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L windows VIN: WVWPD63B14
hello all this vw is kicking our butts. came in with none of the windows working, no fuel door and no trunk latch. found fuse#14 bad and codes 01330 description unavilable and 01336 comfort system controller area network-bus malfunctioning. after replacing fus...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L ac VIN: 3VWRK69MX4
hello again everyone! i have a 2004 VW jetta with manual AC controls, that came in with AC in-op. with AC fans not working eather. (radiator cooling fan works fine) found system .75 pounds low on r134a, evac and vacumed, checked for leaks did not find any obvi...
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...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L "antiskid service needed" wont erase VIN: YV1CZ91H74
Message board displays "anti-skid service needed" set CEM DTC 1A64. DEM won't communicate with CEM. DTC won't erase.Vadis won't pull up DEM part no.s for serial no,soft-ware no. or hardware number.DEM get's power with ignition on.Seems like bad DEM module at H...

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2002 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation VIN: WAULC68E72
after spending more time driving and scanning, I realized that the code will set anytime the car passes 4000 rpm. I also noticed slight fluctuation in the tach needle along with the intermittent bucking. after checking the circuits, I replaced the crank sensor... Trouble codes: P0011, P0321.
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, lack of power VIN: WBAHE2320R
Many thanks to all that responded. I cannot believe the number of responses! Customer declined any further work, but I think we have a sick motor. At one point we were unable to start vehicle. Wet plugs and compression at 45 to 55 lbs. Cleaned plugs and added ... Trouble codes: 1213 (O2 sensor control 2).
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L aux fan VIN: WBAGH337XD
sorry about this taking so long, but we were waiting on a used control head to try which did'nt make any differance. we went to the bmw web site and paid for a one day subscription and found about the same info that we aready had on shopkey. in the shop key we...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBGA57E7T
the customer showed up with two reman throttle bodies and the p.o.s. is gone with a request to not bring the car back again.its bad enough our industry is hurting but to loose so many hours on a car like this is unacceptable and we plan to leave these jewels t...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3EF48Z9Y
Hi, and thanks to all who responded. Unfortunately, though, I was unable to fix the car. The customer decided to take his chances and just run it for awhile, so for the moment, we've done all we can do. However, here's what I learned- The car seems to ac... Trouble codes: P1460 (Immobilizer Active).
1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet Carat 1.8L No MIL light VIN: WVWDC5154N
Yes, we found that someone had swapped instrument clusters or at least the light assembly that has the check engine, seat belt & brake light (used on Calif. models only). The light assy was completely interchangeable and the existing harness connector was made...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L crank timing VIN: 3VWST69M02
Thanks to Don, Cliff, Byron and Martin for excellent replies about tdi crank setting. The zero w/ a line through it should be at the bottom of the window {nearest the front of the car}on an auto trans. Excellent website w/ complete intructions and pictures is...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK31C24
This vehicle has three Speed Sensor. One for the Computer and one for the Speedometer. After locating and replacing the Speedometer Sensor the problem is resolved. The Third Sensor has always worked and we are not sure its function. Why only one set a code... Trouble codes: P0501 (vehicle speed sensor a faulty).
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Timing, VVT VIN: YV1TS94D7Y
Thank you everyone for the advice. a lot of good information in there. turns out, the problem was pre-existing. after checking and rechecking the timing no less than 5 times, i finally started to look for other causes. when checking the oil pressure,we discove...
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1MS38245
Well, you learn something new everyday. Almost every car I have ever worked on would recognize a fix, and the computer would adjust it's fuel trims accordingly. But nooo, not Volvo! I disconnected the battery for 10 minutes to reset the adaptives. Test drove a... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Exhaust).
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