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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Oil Temp Sending unit VIN: WAUDC28D9Y
I am looking for the location of the oil temp sending unit. AllData states that it is on the oi filter housing. Not true. Some other information states that it is on the front of the motor. I don't see it. Has anyone else had a hard time locating this one? Tha...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E63
Hello everyone, This Audi has been in and out of the shop every other week for the last 3 months with different issues every time. It all started with engine missfires and lean fuel trims. That visit, we replaced the jet suction pump and other various hoses a... Trouble codes: P1479, P3081
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5331Y
Hello BMW Techs The engine on this car will not idle, we have to keep the RPM with the accelerator pedal, according to our information, the air mass is OK, please advise if we are correct and what other tests we should do. Thanks in advance Trouble codes: P00, 101 (BMW code 8 Air mass volume), P1478 (BMW code 146 fuel evap small leak)
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Oil Life VIN: WBAAV53431
Just have a simple question. I changed the oil on this vehicle and it has the oil life monitor on it , I've looked in my manuals and the only way it says to reset this monitor is with a special tool. Just wondering if there was any other way to reset? I obviou...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L no heat VIN: WBABN53451
The car just quit making heat. The engine runs at normal temp. with no overheating issues. Upper and lower hoses get hot to the touch,the cooling fans cycle, but heater hoses are luke warm at best. We backflushed the system including the heater core, replaced ...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBBA45A38
HELLO FELLOW TECHS: I'm trying to find the over voltage relay for this beast but havenít been able to locate it, All Data and Mitchell both say that it is in the passengers foot well but I can't seem to see it, after standing on my head for the past two hours ...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J95
hello all. we have this car and the check engine light is on we cant find any proceedure to test the altitude sensor or sensor circut. any test info or repair info related to this code would be great thank you for your time Trouble codes: 0235 (altitude pressure sensor signal)
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFA81H2W
Hi Techs, We had this Golf come in with a P0442 a few months back. We replaced the LDP, purge valve, and the gas cap at that point. It came back with the MIL on recently, same code. We smoke-tested the system while giving power to the vent valve, and saw that... Trouble codes: P0442 (EVAP small leak detected)
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWCC21C6X
Hello everyone, I am trying to figure out why this new beetle likes to die at stops and after sitting for a few minutes intermittently. I have verified that the car has no vac leaks. I have cleaned and adapted the throttle body. I found a loose battery cable a... Trouble codes: P1649 (Powertrain data bus missing message from controller), P0422 (Main Catalyst bank 1 efficiency belo threshold)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21C01
Have multiple short to ground codes. injectors,o2 heater,purge valve,secondary air pump relay. Have checked fuses and all wiring harnesses as best possible but cant find short. Suspect screw in a harness somewhere but cant find, also suspect ecm. any help woul... Trouble codes: 16645 (all cylinders injector short to ground)
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Noise VIN: YV1SZ58D81
Hi everyone. Thanks in advance for your help. We have a strange problem on this V70XC. The car came to us after being run for a couple of miles with the oil light on. It had previously not had its oil changed for way too long several times. Another shop sold ...
2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS92D12
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this non turbo Volvo S80 in for P0420, P0430 for cats low efficiency banks one and two. So i am thinking it needs both cats and figured they were as part of a manifold pipe assembly. I take the VIN, ca...

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1998 Audi A4 Avant 1.8L No Communication OBD VIN: WAUBB28D9W
Thanks for all the help -- Possible solutions to the problem of no commutation was as follows 1) Aftermarket radio 2) Module problem - Most likely being ABS or Airbag module 3) Connector wiring 4) Scan tool (Snap On MT2500) I did check all fuse box fuses , p...
2006 Audi A4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAF78E36
Thanks for all the replies, turns out it was under warranty and it went to the dealer. Appears to be a common problem with these Thanks again, Dave Trouble codes: P0601 (vw code 001537 memory check sum error).
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 4VSCH733XW
hanks to all who replied to my request. the information i have recieved is incredible. i think everybody who says the head might be cracked are on the right track. the customer said that she thinks the car was sold to her with this problem. it seems that it ta...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L steering angle sensor VIN: WBABN33471
Thanks for the replies, I tried recoding it again today and all is well. Thanks, Dave
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBJF55F5V
well,I removed the exhaust system after the catalytic & let the engine idles more than 1/2 hr, I drove the car more than 5 miles & it drove smooth & a lots of power& respond, came back to the shop & took a very closer look at the muffler & could not believe th...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Clutch VIN: 3VWSE29M6X
Well, almost all responses claimed abuse was the ultimate culprit. The car left again and came back with a broken LH motor mount. At that point I think it was pretty obvious to all involved what we were dealing with. At this point, the vehicle has been gone f...
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L abs/trac light on VIN: YV1LS5722T
thanks for all your help i change abs module again and it fix problem first module was no good
2004 Volvo S60 R 2.5L Angle Gear input Splines VIN: YV1RH52Y04
Someone said the coupler is designed to be the weak link and wear out before anything else, which I found to be completely incorrect (nice thought though).The splines were wore out more on the angle gear than the coupler, telling me I might get away with a hal...
2004 Volvo S40 i 2.4L power steering VIN: YV1MS38204
Installed new pump w/ updated wiring harness from dealer car fixed. This is a common failure according to the dealer. No reprogram was necessary and the job was pretty easy.
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