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1997 Audi A6 2.8L warning light on VIN: WAUZZZ4BZW
have chacked senors resistance brking waring loght centre of dash - not abs- not handbrake or fluid leavlk lighty is orange in colour and looks like handbrake shoes is there a procedure to turn off light should previuos pads worn to limit via sensors no owners...
1999 Audi A6 2.8L low power fails to r VIN: WAUZZZ4BZX
Engine has very little power & will no rev up to full potential or drive any faster than 20mph. This problem only occurred after battery was disconnected overnight to try to eliminate abs Ecu fault code after new Abs Ecu replaced. I am assuming this is purely ... Trouble codes: 00550 (injection start control deviation from desired value intermittent)
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L heat VIN: WBAGG834XY
Hello I have this BMW with no heat . There are no codes and no heat. At the heater core spouts on the firewall , There are three one on pass side is from eng, which is at 185 degrees when eng is at normal running temp. now the center and drivers side spout are...
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGG83481
Can you BMW experts give me some hints on R&R a 4.4L engine from a 2001 740i. Repair manual states to remove transmission and manifolds. Is this really needed? I have never done an engine in a BMW before. I was planing on removal from the top. I would apprecia...
2002 BMW M5 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSDE93452
car runs fine. code 105 (69) engine temperature signal implausible. we replaced the temperature sensor on top of the motor (13 62 1 703 993) cleared code. customer took car, light returned. same code. coolant temp appears ok. any ideas? does the M5 have an ele...
1995 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Unknown VIN: SAJPX1145S
Hello Fellow Techs. I have here a 1995 Jaguar XJR that was brought in for a Transmission Light that came on, then went off, and was followed by a CHECK ENGINE LIGHT that came on and stayed on. Initial Scan of the ECM & TCM found fault codes: TCM (Memory only...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L heater VIN: SALPV124XX
customer brought this vehicle in with the complaint that the heat was not working. stated that he started to bring it in at an earlier date for same problem, but on the way in the heater had started to work so he just kept driving it. have checked the heater c...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L pushing smok and oil VIN: SALME11403
Hello all. I came on to a project that another mechanic had taken apart. The heads were taken off and machined. Parts were all over the place. So it began. I tracked down a manual for a BMW X5 for the 4.4 V8. I set the heads on and torqued to spec. I set...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L power windows VIN: BBA45AXBB0
anybody know where power relay is--factory manual says left side passenger kick pad -- only ecu seems to be there??
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L uunknown VIN: WDBHA28E6S
Hello everyone, I am having struggles trying to identify a noise since a trans overhaul from another technician. Specifically while driving after the trans has shifted into all gears a faint metallic rotational rubbing noise can be heard in the 1500-2000rpm ra...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Key wo'nt turn VIN: WDBNG70J44
Hello, MB guru,currently i have 3 fault codes,cleared come right back. Customer states smart key wo'nt turn when insert, power door lock wo'nt lock / unlock with smart key, when i insert key to EIS, mileage on cluster missing (come out like this --- ) But it o...
2005 Other European M12 GTO 3.0L oil pan
Hey Guys, We a have a problem getting the proper oil pan gasket for this car. They keep sending us a ford sandwich type gasket that the sealing area of the gasket falls into the groove in the oil pan. The oil pan is groved 1/4" for this insert. Orignal gasket ...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Trunk Release VIN: WPOCA2989Y
The trunk release cable is broken, is there a way to get in the trunk?. This car came in for oil chabge but you can't do that without opening the trunk. I don't want to cut the trunk open.
1986 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L Poor Idle Quality, HIGH IDLE WHEN COLD VIN: WV2ZB0258G
hey, help, hurry! this vehicle came to me earlier this summer for idle bogs when cold starting vehicle, replaced throttle body due to leaking vacuum through butterfly shaft, replaced coolant temp sensor checked vacuum and timing, checked compression, yadda yad...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L blocked by immo VIN: 3VWTE29M5Y
another shop droped off this car affter replacing the lock cylinder and key now car is blocked by immo and having trouble getting key programed anyone got some helpful hints. Ask questions will answer
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M93
I need some help on this 2003 Jetta. The vehicle came in with check engine light.4 different codes related with o2 sensor circuit.While I'm checkig the sensor circuit, I found full of oil at both up stream and down stream o2 sensor connectors,caused signal los... Trouble codes: P0130, P0139, P0318, P0141
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS58D11
Car runs fine, we have a Snap On Modis scanner , and Mitchell On Demand, but have no test procedures for code P0245. We have replaced the Waste Gate Solinoid. We clear the code and it comes right back as soon as you start the car. Any help or test procedures f... Trouble codes: P0245 (Waste Gate solinoid A low)

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH54BX1
I called another Audi dealer who advised me that based on the VIN, this vehicle needed the ECU flash for the cats. Once I had the vehicle there, they contacted the Audi Tech Line, who then said that they could not update the software because of aftermarket cat... Trouble codes: P0430 (Cat System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 2), P0420 (Cat System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 1).
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAD1316L
Thanks for each and every person that helped me attempt to fix this vehical. Unfortunately I was not able to repair this car. I tried and looked at everything that was offered as a possible fix. I have exhausted all efforts and do not know what else to try. Th...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.2L Headrests VIN: WDBEA66E1P
After giving Alldata the TSB on these switches, they faxed the info. With the axles fully extened adjust the switch until the arm rests on the plastic cover of the trailing arm. This is with the white nob turnd off, then switch to active
1983 Volkswagen Rabbit 1.7L clutch push rod length
Turns out the clutch installed was either incorrect or mis-labeled. A different brand of clutch was compared to this one and the dimension difference was visible right away. Thanks for all the suggestions!
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Securtiy system VIN: WVWMA63B5X
come to find out I blew the fuse for that circuit. I thought that i had checked it before i sent the help. But I went back and rechecked the fuses due to no voltage at the switch and there it was. Replaced fuse and now is starting and working normal.
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L oil pressure VIN: 3VWDD21C61
replaced oil pump with aftermarket pump... had 15 less #s than with old pump...installed oem pump problem solved thanks for all the helpful suggestions mark
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L "position light" light failure warning on.
well, this just proves the old saying that: "assumptions are the mother of all screw ups". i assumed that i had installed the correct lightbulbs in the vehicle. so it was indeed just a matter of a simple bulb replacement. when i installed the correct bulbs the...
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1MS39005
Thank you for all the information. Disconnect ecm and reset fuel trim fix the problem. Have a good day. Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 system too rich).
2006 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L Key remote VIN: YV1SW61256
Thanks for all your replies I just got a bunch of volvos from auction that most needed keys so I think I have it figured out now. I was trying the keys before exiting out of the program and when it did not work I deleted the key before I exited out.I dont unde...
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