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1999 Audi A4 1.8L srs VIN: WAUCB28D4X
Customer has been puting off air bag issue for a while. He decided to get a junk yard module to repair a no communication issue. I'm using Vag Com to scan with. All other modules are active. The SRS module connects by K bus to the instrument cluster. The used ...
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2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L cam alilgnment tool VIN: WAUFL54D1Y
Hi Vw/Audi folks, i've got a tricky situation here... i have a 2000 audi a8 in the shop with a 4.2L v8 that i'm doing a timing belt/water pump replacement on. the trouble is i've only got the cam alignment tools for the v6 engines (both ast3243 and ast3391) wi...
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWT28N81
The car returned last week with P1136 and two vacuum leaks. I repaired the vac leaks and cleared the codes. The car came back today with a smooth idle (700 rpm) no vac leak noise, and a code P1136 again. The light came on when the customer accellerated hard. T... Trouble codes: P1136 (Lean adaptation)
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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1YD64B72
Hi, I have an '02 Allroad in my shop that I can't figure out. the vehicle came in with a check engine light and SAI insufficient flow codes. I originally found several split vacuum lines and replaced all of them, a smoke test also found a tiny split in the int... Trouble codes: 17831 (Secondary air injection system bank 1 insufficient flow), 17819 (Secondary air injection system bank 2 insufficient flow)
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1995 Land Rover Range Rover County Classic 3.9L no communication VIN: SALPV1245S
This range rover came in with a flahing abs light and a steady cheak engine light. I have tryed to communicate with the abs and the ecu and had no luck. I tryed our launch scan tool that should work(lists 1995 as a year it will communicate with) and i tryed to...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Keyless Entry VIN: WDBGA32E5S
Car came in with the complaint of the remote keyless entry not working. Checked that the key fob batterys were good! Found that the power door locks didn't work at all. Checked fuses. Found fuse number 11 in the trunk blown (Window lift, luggage compartment li...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBJF55F9V
Hi all in IATN land. Have a problem child here. Car would start and idle poorly. When pressing the throtle the engine would not increase RPM at all. All testing pointed to a bad throtle body. Replaced throtle body and turned key on, engine off for 2 min. Car w...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Hydraulics. VIN: WDBFA76F2X
Good day ladies and gentlemen, your advice would be appreciated. Customer states car was left in home garage for 6 to 7 months without being started. Got to car last month and battery discharged...customer used a 2 amp trickle to start it next day. Customer...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L srs light VIN: WDBJF6571B
Need help on this E-320 SRS light.Came in w/SRS light on. After clearing codes on airbag module,still have B1315-003.Cannot find diag. chart on MOD for this code.Scanner code descripion is front pass.seat/child seat recognition module/component b-48 open or sh...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L error message for light sensor VIN: WDUAF3F532
Car came in setting the warning message for the "light sensor". I can see the values for the upper sensors next to the rear view mirror under the over head control panel, but could not find where to check the sensor in the hood. The sensors in the windsheild s...
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1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L no heat out of vents VIN: WVWEE83A3S
Car came in with little to no heat. Replaced t-stat, air lifted and filled still no heat. Replaced water pump, air lifted and filled still no heat. Replaced heater core, air lifted and filled still no heat. Has temp drop across heater core, 130 on one side 200...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L ABS System VIN: WVWAH23B51
Hi all, I have some problems here which probably have simple solutions. The car is displaying brake fault on the display, the ABS and EPS lights are on, the brake warning light is on (!) and all of my scan tools and VAG COM will not connect to the ABS system....
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD63B94
This car came in with check engine lamp on AND another warning lamp (icon of car with fuel filler cap away from side of car). I've never seen this warning lamp on a VW or Audi before. Owners manual says loose or defective fuel cap. Cap seems to seal ok. When I... Trouble codes: P0476, 16519 (p0135 frt o2 sensor htr circuit fault)
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWAK73C56
ecm had a crank sensor code. replace crank sensor, still no start. checked for spark at all four coil, none. check for 12v power at all coil terminals, none. does anyone know what relay power up the ignition coils. checked all fuse in both fuse box. all good. ...
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9615S
Greetings, We have this 95 960 here with a check engine light on and one fault. 112 ECU internal failure. Sounds real simple. Replace the ECU. Well, not really. There are no new ECU's part #9135171 available in the country. I'm waiting for a call back from th...
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2000 Volvo V40 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW2554Y
MIL on, misfire during acceleration and sometimes under steady load. Handheld scanner (Retriever w/OBD2 cartridge) reports #3 cylinder misfire. Swapped #2 & 3 spark plugs (both appeared fine), misfire stayed with #3. Swapped coils & leads (1&4 with 2&3): misfi... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 cylinder misfire)
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2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Left Rear Wheel Speed Sensor VIN: YV1CM91145
I am trying to determine the correct procedure to replace the left rear wheel speed sensor. Do I need to remove the fuel tank and or the left rear seat to access the connection for this sensor. I can see the wiring going up and around the fuel tank, but can no...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADP6339X
Hey Gang, This bad boy is finally whipped. As mentioned in my update we installed a "Jury Rigged" test light setup for injector #1, but with a slight alteration. Using a conventional 12V bulb draws too much juice form the injector and actually causes a miss... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multible misfires), P0301 (1 misfire), P0306 (6 misfire).
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L battery VIN: WBAFA53541
Unfortunately ! The battery draw never happen in the time customer left the car , so they start to be impatient and we let them pick up the car with another new battery from Interstates to make sure is not the battery was the whole problem (I think so). We als...
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2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Surge VIN: WBAGN61020
Yhis car have not come back yet.Many technician suggest to try to find air leaks using smoke test method.If it come back we will double check the air leak.Thank you for your help.
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2005 BMW 740Li 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WBAHN61096
The valve tronic geomerty is out.It cause #5 MISFIRE.Very interesting.Another dealership also have the same #5 misfire problem cause by the valve tronic geomeety is out.Another 740Li come here to disassemble the engine so we have a chance to check.Thank you f...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L airbags VIN: WDBNG7J41A
I want to thank everyone who offered suggestions. First, it was the pump. Even though it was working, it could not overcome to pressures to lift the car once it was bottomed out. I also noticed i gained an extra inch of height at all 4 wheels which tells me th...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L cooling fan VIN: WDBNG70J92
thanks guys for the help, special thanks to Mirek, for explaining how the system works, what we found was the high/low pressure switch had a corroded connector causing the fan to run on high all the time. so richard from new york was right also. It is also nic...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWD23B2YE
The replies pretty much said check the basics. The compression is good,the fuel pressure is good, the AMM gives me a multiple of 20X when I stomp it, it has the right plugs & the cam chain is installed correctly. Tried another set of injectors and it ran bet...
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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L door locks,lighting VIN: VWCC21VX1M
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPAIR INFO,I REPLACED THE DRIVERS DOOR LATCH AND ALL IS WELL,THANKS
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L steering angle sensor VIN: WV2KB47042
Well, I hate to brag, but the trouble codes are gone, ABS lite is off, and I feel like a genius. First, with the engine running, what was necessary was to log in with #07669. Then I went to code the ecu with #06639. After this I went back a screen or two and v...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L axle VIN: 3VWST71K76
The axle has a flange on the transmission. you simply unbolt the inboard cv joint form the flange. the dealer gave me wrong info
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1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L climate control problem VIN: YV1LZ5648W
thanx to all who replied.we found the head gasket leaking causing exhaust gas to enter cooling system(smells real bad)also the cowel seal wasent sealing well.we will recheck after cyl head repair .thanks again
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L starter VIN: YVIVS29591
thank you very much fellow tech,most of the reply were about the fuel regulator,that was it!when i removed the little vacuum hose there was a leak
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