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2001 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L Radio Code VIN: WAULH54B51
Wondering if one of you fine Audi techs can give me a radio code, the dealer is charging too much now and the customer can't find it. Radio is Symphony S/N [...] Thanks to anyone who can help in advance!
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 3.0L DSC warning light VIN: WBACN53401
DSC warning light comes on and stays on. using i-scan, find fault 182($B6)steering angle sensor CAN in abs/asc/dsc module. go to LWS (steering angle) and find 'no code'. can clear code and light goes out and stays out until next key cycle. abs/dsc continues to...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L abs VIN: WBADT43491
DSC light on the inst. cluster and the customer had a feeling of vibration(pulsing) thru his brake pedal. we pull the code of 58 recharging pump. checked all resources of information and no luck. Do I have to replace precharging pump?
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L front differential VIN: SALME11423
I am looking for the r & r process for the front diff. I can't find any reliable info in Al Data or Mitchell shop key programs. I am not sure if the cradle has to be removed or if I can sneak it through the left wheel well somehow. Any help would be apprciated...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDB1240361
Hi this 500E has got a poor idle, car goes very well when driven, it has hesitation when cold which lasts for a couple of KM and then clears. New plugs and leads and rotors fitted along with 8 ASNU recon injectors, crankcase breather hoses, none of this was fi...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L coolent fans VIN: 3VWCA21CXM
After repair, 30A fuse blows when fans come on,with or with out a/c. amp draw test of each fan is as follows,large fan 17.0 amps, small fan 13.2 amps at start up.After start up amp load drops to 23A total large and small fans.I need info on how amp control mod...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L heater VIN: 3VWRA29MOX
The temp guage wasnt coming up to the correct temp on the guage, less that 120 so I, looked at the coolant level that was A ok, so next I went to the temp readings with the old infra red temp tool and the guage was reading right, Well we replaced the stat and ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L abs module VIN: WVWMD23BXY
hello, we installed a new abs control module on this passat and alldata has botched 4 attempts to get me the correct login code and correct module code. the car is a 2000 vw passat, auto trans, bosch 5.3 abs with asc, front wheel drive. we are familiar with ho...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V41
Car first came in with above codes and a bunch of short to ground codes. Replaced main relay and no more short codes but still getting the Mass air flow and fuel trim codes. On test drives i have noticed that the fuel trim is fine for a while but then seems to... Trouble codes: P0103, P1128, P0172
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L turbo VIN: WVWCD63B75
This vehicle was brought to us with a large motor oil leak and lack of power. Upon inspection, we found the turbo oil return line leaking through the lower part of the braided section and we found that the turbo wastegate would not open. The customer agreed to...
1984 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8840E
Car was towed in. Replaced cap,rotor, wires, still weak spark. Set crank at TDC and pulled back timing cover. Cam mark is exactly correct. I saw no belt damage in the 12" or so that were visible. Removed new cap; rotor is not aligned with #1. Removed distribut...
1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L hard start when cold VIN: YV1FA8946L
Hello fellow Tech's, I have this Volvo that will not start when it is cold, it will crank but it will not start. fuel pressure is good, there is spark. temp sensor code 123 is there, if I clear it it will come back after the car starts. thank you
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Battery VIN: YV1LZ56D0X
This Volvo has a ghost. Every so often.. 10 -12 days the vehicle will not crank.. Last time I found 9.5 battery voltage when this happened. History.. New battery, Alt charging,, diode pattern normal. Replaced pos battery cable found it hot.. Seemed like the pr...

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2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.8L timing chain VIN: WAUKH68DX1
Well, we have success. The right intake cam was retarded 1 tooth. As far as the 16 rollers between marks, I dont know. The left cams line up closer to the tip of the tooth, while the right side cams seem to be more in the valley. I do know this, with the crank...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUYP54B21
Sorry for taking so long to write back. The customer hasn't been able to make it back to complete the repair yet. At $300+ for a temp sensor they probably won't bother fixing it with the way the economy is right now. In any case the measuring block for the cyl... Trouble codes: P1455 (exhaust temp sensor).
2002 Audi A6 3.0L heated washer nozzles, possibly more. VIN: WAUVT64B22
Well, car has gone down the road. I can't believe the customer's owned this car for 3 years and hasn't had more of a problem. Once I removed the little shunt from the relay box, parasitic draw dropped to 19mA-barely enough to run the security LED. I applied...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: SALJY1283T
I recieved 4 replies and they all said that the interlock was for automatics so that they cannot be put into 4wd unless the transmission is in nuetral. Evidentally the manual transmission models are quite rare because I couldn't find any man trans transfer cas...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTG69M31
we replaced mass air sensor got from vw as opposed to buying cheaper unit found on web at least vw would back product better car has ben running for 1 week now all is well thanks all for help Trouble codes: P1152.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 1-2 shift
Removed valve body and thorough cleaned again. Found a few sticky valves nothing serious, before reinstalling valve body we air check solenoids A,B,& C. we did this by appling small amount of air pressure to soleniod and hit it with 12 volts. A & B were fine C...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L interior fan VIN: YV1KW9608T
Hi and thanks, one off you said to check the signal from the alternator. That was it a bad connection at this wire, also repaired some of the solder pins in control head that was where the connection problem was. Thanks again
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ5646W
Thanks to all who replied. It was the thermostat. I replaced it and the light has not come back it has been ten days now. We took thecar thru emmistions yesterday. thanks. Trouble codes: P0116.
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