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1996 Audi A4 2.8L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA88D21
Hello all... We have a 96 a4 2 wheel drive, engine code AFC, 2.8 12 valve v6. Our customer claims that very intermittently, the car will be very hard to start, has to crank six or seven times until car fires, has happened in both warm and cold weather. He says... Trouble codes: P1611 (trans ecm short to ground mil request active), P0306 (misfire 6)
1998 Audi A4 Avant 1.8L No Communication OBD VIN: WAUBB28D9W
On this Audi I have a check engine light on always but "No Commiunication" using Snap On MT2500 , a MAC code reader, and a third scanner.(we have used this equiptment on other VW / Audi carlines without this problem) I have tried battery disconnect for 10 mi...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Misfire VIN: WAUED64B41
I have 2001 audi a6 2.7t. This car was brought in with muliple mis fire.Also had no compression on Cyl.3. Tore down & found a bent intake valve.We now have compression on all cylinders.Car will idle great for a while then starts to mis fire on multiple cyl.Tes...
2002 Audi A4 3.0L wipers VIN: WAULT68E62
Wipers cannot be turned off. This is an INTERMITTENT CONDITION THAT IS ONLY PRESENT DURING HEAVY RAIN OR SNOW. Wiper switch and wiper motor were replaced to no avail. Ross-tech scan reveals no relevant codes. Thanks for your replies.
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 4VSCH733XW
we recieved this car about one year ago on the back of a flatbed wrecker. it came from the dealership who told the owner that the car needed a new cylinder head at some outragous price. if that did not fix the problem she would need a new engine. the cylinder ...
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Alternator VIN: 5UXFB33542
BMW Techs I have this BMW X5 with a battery light on and not charging. Battery light on dash is on. I have battery voltage at Alt large cable,battery voltage with key on to pin #1 of two wire connector but fell I should see some sort of signal to alternator on...
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Warning Lights VIN: WBAGN63494
745 LI Warning lights problems
1970 Jaguar e-type 4.2L air conditioning fan speed switch
I have worked on the air conditioning system of a jauguar e-type 1970 air conditioning but the RANCO switch for console fan speed control seems to be be burned out. I have tryed to the original RANCO switch through regular suppliers but has been impossible. I...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L head lights, windows, shift lock, security lite VIN: SAJHX1247W
Iíve got a fun one here. Intermittently over bumps the security system indicator will come on and I loose the headlights, shift lock and window function. Probably other things but this is all Iíve found so far. I was able to duplicate this by hitting the side ...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L starter VIN: SALPE1247T
this vehicle was towed in, will not crank over. i found that the starter relay is not being grounded by the body control module. i checked the ignition switch and it provides ground to the becm when key is in the crank position. i have a mac tools mentor scann...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBCB25D2G
Hello i got this diesel here due to a running problem when cold. The customer said it runs rough cold and feels like it has less power than normal when cold. The customer also stated it smoked more than usual when cold. After it runs for a few minutes it gets ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L brakes VIN: WDBNG73J82
Replaced front brake rotors and pads, OE are drilled rotors so could not machine, used OE style rotors and pads Have brake squeak, was Ok for short time after replacement, knowing that these cars are sensitive to aftermarket parts used better pads and rotors a...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L trunk lid VIN: WDBUF87J56
customer jammed trunk shut,now it will not open, i can hear the switch work but the latch will not release trunk lid.i tried to access thru rear seat,alldata says to release rear seat back, latch is accessed thru trunk. any help would be apriciated
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L communication VIN: 3VWFA81H9T
ck the archives no information/ fixes--wheres the magic bullet vehicle came in and i could communicate with all modules including tcm test drove vehicle--shifted well 1st run. 2nd run vehicle in limp mode--attempted to read tcm--no communication tested both...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 3VWAA81E2W
car will start when warm after long crank and sounds like miss at idle only but sluggish on road.Will not start cold only crank.Has spark at all cylinders,fuel press. good,new cap and rotor. Plugs,wires and coil 5k ago.I don't have euro software for scanner(ge...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWMA63B5X
Car runs like a top; however, shakes and makes a droning noise inside when in gear (forward or reverse). Found one bad motor mount. Replaced both motor mounts now engine is steady , but vibration in cab continues. The Trans mounts are good, replaced 8 months a...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 4.9L Cooling system VIN: WVGPZ77L74
I bought this 2004 VW Touareg V10TDI a month ago at an auction and went to pick it up yesterday. I drive it 30 miles on back roads at 40-45mph and stop for lunch. Then I get on the highway and 10 to 15 minutes later the temp gauge is at 250 and the overheat wa...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L srs VIN: YV1LW553XW
Baum I-scan gave me a SRS 112 code "Internal fault". Check wiring connections at clock spring and at SRS control unit. Any known problems with the SRS ECU? Any other info on the code? Thanks, BillL
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1LW61J0Y
I bought this car with a spun bearing. Replaced the engine. I pushed it in the garage and the key was on and battery was dead. I hooked up a small charger forgetting the key was on and also hook them wrong,I had a real bad day. Anyway the car will start rev up... Trouble codes: P1614 (manufacturer controlled computer output circuit), P1670 (same as p1614)

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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L No lights on instrument cluster VIN: WAVZZZ4F26
Hi everybody, thank you all for your help, i couldn't repair this car because i don't have any information about it no wiring diagrams as well, some suggested to change the ignition switch which i did and still the same problem because it turned out to be only...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L instrument cluster/radio VIN: WBAAV33441
Well I had many helpful responces. What I did was disconnect the speedo cluster and all started to work. I guess its a fix for now.
2004 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Clutch VIN: SAJEB52D74
Well I can't print the statement my tech said when we pulled the clutch disc out "backwards". It happens to the best of us. Thanks for for help
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L battery VIN: WDBRF64J61
Thanks for all your replies and Happy New Year. It turned out to be both seat modules, unplugged them one at a time and still had draw until unplugged both and then draw was gone. These things are costly! Thanks again
2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L brake booster VIN: WP1AC29P05
As most of you mentioned the PST2 will not work on an 05 cayenne, we were able to retrieve the code under engine system. We also had access to a durametric scanner that seems to access all systems on this 05 cayenne (thanks Dave @ prototech). The key to findin...
2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: YS3EF48Z91
This one was a long chase. I did find the OnStar module in the trunk fastened to the bottom of the parcel shelf. I also got a bulletin from Justin with the procedure for "neutering" the OnStar and carried that out. Still no help. If I pulled fuse #8 the drai...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWRT71K75
LOW FUEL PSI R/R FUEL PUMP/ VAC PUMP ON BACK OF HEAD Trouble codes: P0131, P0101, P0299.
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