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2003 Audi A4 1.8L Keys VIN: WAULC68E33
After car was removed from storage the key fobs no longer lock or unlock the doors. The vehicle still starts runs, and drives. Codes in central convenience are 00955 key one , 00956 key 2. Group 7 measuring block 2 read as the module is receiving messages from...
1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACG8327T
This car came in w/MIL on, checked codes and found code P0130. Checked data and found sensor to be non-responsive. Replaced sensor (next day) and rechecked, appeared normal. Customer p/u car and call the next day...MIL on again. It had reset code P0130. Data s... Trouble codes: P0130 (ho2s malfunction bank1 sensor1)
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L timing chain guide VIN: WBADD6328V
Timing chain guide is broken, complaint is timing chain rattling noise. I am wondering if this guide can be done without removing head or removing timing chains, anyone have advise for procedure and approx time involved and do we need special tools? I have sev...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L trans VIN: WBABE1102V
A weird thing happend today... After changing a clutch kit (Sachs) car would not start because a "locked" trans. Pressing clutch pedal car starts, just releasing pedal engine will stall. Trying to remove trans again in order to look for the issue ... trans i...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Differential VIN: 1234456789
Looking to find out correct fluid to use in rear diff? Mitchell only states hypoid gear... Is mobil 1 75W90 LS Synthetic. ok?? Thank You for your time.
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L alternator VIN: WBAAM5332X
Hey guys I need help! I replaced alternator 18 mo.s ago and 20k miles later veh in for same concern...battery light on intermitt., so I warr. the alternator and shes back a day later and customer says light comes on while driving intermitt. I have been unable ...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1740T
Engine cranks over but will not run. Previous fault code of camshft postion sensor and cyl 3 misfire but the misfire was experienced and cleared up while driving in heavy rain and these codes have not reappeared. While intermittent car never cut off while driv...
1998 Jaguar XJR 4.0L No Start
Tryed starting with starter fluid at Mass air flow filter box no run.fuses in trunk all good. If I use power probe to fuse 7 or fuse 15 in trunk this will turn on fuel pumps However still wont start. I tried swapping different relays for fuel pumps and nothing... Trouble codes: 1230 (fuel metering control), 1646 (fuel control computer)
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDC1631542
Hey MB techs, please help. We have just serviced this ML series. we have changed the oil and filter. We have also changed the front and rear brakes. Since we have done this work the vehicle starts to misfire when vehicle is put under load. feels like a air ma...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs/etc/bas VIN: 4JGAB54E12
Hello out there, today I am working on this ML320 with an intermitten malfunction light for ABS/ETC/BAS. All lights come on the same time. DTC C1401 for high pressure pump stored and can't be cleared in times. Once in a while I can clear the code and it won't...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Axle Seals VIN: WDBRF61J72
Good morning Mercedes techs, I was doing a service a few weeks ago on this Mercedes and noticed the rear axle seals where leaking at the differential. I've never done this specific job on a Mercedes and was wondering if I could get the general procedures and a...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J94
Car came in with a lean code, replaced the Mass Air Flow sensor and the car still runs horribly, all codes came back and runs the same. Looked for breaks and leaks all over, but was unable to find anything. Looking for any help out there. Thanks in advanced. Trouble codes: P2029 (Selfadaptation of mixture formation at rich stop Tendency of engine towards lean), P0201, P0201, P0201, P0201
2008 Mercedes-Benz Smart Car 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMEEJ31X88
Does anyone know how to reset oil cahnge light, no info on Alldata & no owners manual in car
1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2987V
I have a new customer who recently purchased a 97 Boxster on E-bay. Brilliant... First time we meet the car comes in on a hook. The top and cowl drains are clogged and yes you guessed it the alarm ECU goes swimming. We fix the car and luckily for him his compr... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass Air Flow Sensor Voltage Low Porsche code 115)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L heater core VIN: 3VWCD21C0Y
can smell antifreeze and window fogs up and anti freeze in floor board, I don't have the factory scanner, and I've read alldata procedure and rather have some vw techs tell me the procedure, the cluster looks understandable and just need more info before I tou...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L line pressure VIN: YV1TS90D31
Car came with Transmission code TCM-0010 (Solenoid STH, Signal line short-circuit to ground) and in limp-in mode. Sometimes it drives fine after you turn key off and back on, you drive for 5 to 10 minutes and then it set the code. Most of time you just let it ...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29511
Hi All, We have this volvo s40 in the shop with a p0133 b1s1 o2 slow to response.Check o2 sensor and it's operating properly check for air leaks none found.Mitchell says to replace b1s1 o2 sensor and if that does not do the trick replace rear 1.Anybody run in ... Trouble codes: P0133 (s1b1 o2 slow to response)
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L srs VIN: YV1VS29581
SRS warning illuminated code retrieved 17c "Central locking faulty signal" I can not find diagnostic procedures for this code, I also checked the Alarm module and Lock module for codes and retrieved none.

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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Misfire VIN: WAUCB88D5V
thanks for all of the replies.replaced ignition module\stage unit fixed problem . thanks again Trouble codes: P0302 (missfire cyl 2).
2001 Audi A4 1.8L low oil pressure VIN: WAUDC68D21
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air ride VIN: 1234566777
it was the front air bags.i set the suspension to lowest setting and they deflated right away.strange how they dont deflate in the high setting.thanks for all the replies,i guess it was a rather common,simple problem.
2006 Audi A3 2.0L drivers side seatbelt tensioner/igniter VIN: WAUMF78P66
its fixed - turned out the control module had an internal short. replaced and recoded vehicle left this morning. thanks to all that responded.
2005 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Seat back lock VIN: WBABW53455
We checked everything on the seat switches and the seat back lock switches and all were found to be good, we think it came down to the control unit for the front passenger seat memory , but we were not 100% sure and tests with Auto Logic also pointed to this u...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Surge VIN: EA300XHA55
Hey guys, Had to turn the vehicle out for the weekend but I did find two problems. First, the injector seals were leaking vacuum and second, the throttle body was very dirty. I removed the fuel distributor assembly and air metering flapper and cleaned them whi...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Gauges VIN: WDBFA66E8M
Hello folks I really appreciate you guys took you time to write on my post. Almost everyone was right on the money on this one the problem was the Instrument Cluster itself. Customer got a used cluster today and installed it today and everything worked fine. T...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L theft alarm VIN: WDBGA32E9P
I installed a new theft alarm module last week and this beastie has behaved itself ever since! One note: The Mercedes that have the theft module in the trunk can simply be disconnected and the car will still run. The type that have the security module by the p...
1986 Volkswagen Vanagon L 2.1L No Start VIN: WV2YB0254G
I tested power and grounds to and from computer, found no faults. Tested injector pulse, OK. Tested engine gounds, OK. Tested power wire at alt. to black box on firewall-OK. Lo and behold it started up and everything worked. Could not get to fail again. I...
2003 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L ABS Module VIN: WV2MB47073
I tried to reprogram module, but was unable to, come to find out this vehicle was covered by an extended warranty, so needless to say went back to dealer to have module replaced. Thanks for the info though, will be able to use in the future.
2004 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L pings on accel VIN: YV1SW64A04
Customer has not returned with vehicle so we could continue check out. Will wait to see if vehicle comes back.
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