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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L abs module VIN: TRUWT28N92
hello there... we have an audi tt here that we got with in with the abs light and traction control lights on, got codes 65535 internal control module memory checksum error, and 00778 steering angle sensor no communication. we have done a fair amount of steerin...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L Parking lights VIN: WAULC68EX3
Customer says that, when vehicle sits outside overnight on cold nights, all the parking lights (not headlights) will come on by themselves. The only way to get them to shut off is to start the engine and let it run for 5-10 minutes. Turning the headlight switc...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WBABK8328T
The piston seal cover is leaking on this GM4 transmission. Bulletin SI B24 03 02 I don't usually mess with trans repair here but this looks like something easy to do. seal cover repair kit 24 33 7 520 734 My question is: the bulletin says special tool 24 1 350...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L temperature gauge VIN: WBADP6322V
The temperature gauge in the dash goes into the red, about mid point of the red mark(no numbers on gauge) when the scan temperature shows to be in the normal 205 to 215 degree range. Have tried the dual sender/sensor in the radiator and did not change this. Th...
2002 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBR93482
i have a one that i'm about to blow up. i have posted a help ticket before on this car and really havent had any help. this car has a P0411 code that will not go away. i have replaced everything that i know of that deals with secondary air. a new pump, combi v... Trouble codes: P0411
2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93424
Good morning and hope there is a BMW tec near by. Car came in no problem other than MIL illuminated. Pull code, P0599, checked freeze frame data, good. Checked Alldata, no code definition available, call Alldata, sales person said BMW has propriatory informati... Trouble codes: P0599 (manufacture specific)
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L heat
I have a strange heat problem with this car. It will blow very good heat for 5-10 minutes then the blower speed slows, center vents close and the heat quits working. Then after a few minutes everything works again. The aux water pump was replaced b/c it wasn't...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJE401TX3
ok hears my headache. 03 jag came in with a no start condition. Dash info was reading "gear box fault and Restricted Performance. The only code in it was a p1643. that with modis Golbal OBII. after chasing wires around for hours on end, came down to either TCM... Trouble codes: P1643
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, Low Power VIN: WDBFA66E9M
This 91 SL500 will go into throttle limp-home mode and the ASR light comes on about once a week. If the key is cycled the ASR light goes out and normal throttle is restored. This is an early ASR system without code-diagnosis (CFI-ASR, not an HFM-EA car). I con...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L engine VIN: 4JGAB54E5Y
This is a good one. This truck comes in with missfire codes for most cylinders and was running fine. The customer said it ran poorly and almost stopped on her. Now it is running fine. I started several times but it always ran Ok. Then I ran all the data on my ...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Misfire VIN: WMWRC3340T
So far we have replaced plugs, had autolites, checked for vac leaks, checked wires, checked scanner info, replaced filthy air filter. Checked crank sensor to see if it and its connector were tight. This car sets a misfire code p0300 about every 3 days. One the...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRC33402
This MINI is giving me a headache - thought it was a slam dunk needing a new rear o2 sensor - fully warm and idling, front o2 switches beautifully between .1 and .8mV. Rear is parked at .37 to .40mV, and was switching longer than I would have liked. I replaced... Trouble codes: P2270, P2096, P0136
2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L light VIN: WMORC33576
Hello, this car come in with pads wear sensor light on and TPMS light on.I replaced the pads and rotors front and rear,pad wear sensor on the LF and pad wear sensor on the RR.Replaced 4 tires all new.Now the lights are still on. How do you reset the brake pads...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3EF48Z9Y
thanks for checking this one out. it was towed into us from another shop that had no success in repairing. it is a crank no start. a new crank sensor was just installed with no change in symptoms. we have a tech2 scanner with saab software and what we have fou...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Battery VIN: 3VWCC21C8Y
Customer says battery goes dead after parked for more than a day. I opened the hood and closed the hood latch switch. I opened the drivers door and closed the latch. I locked the doors with the key (no keyfob). When I locked the doors the horn chirped and lig...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L traction control VIN: WVWMA23B4Y
Having trouble finding info on this one. Car came in for ABS and brake light on. Attempt at pulling codes revealed no communication with abs module and I also found a p1649 in the ecu which means the ecu also had communication issues with the abs module. Diagn...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWHH63B31
this car came to me rom another shop,they had changed the timing chain tensioners on both banks of the engine.after they did that the check engine light comes on with codes 341 and 346 i believe they were for the cam sensor circuit - performance.i removed the ... Trouble codes: P1340
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Door latch stuck VIN: WVWPD63B93
Vehicle came in with "Door Adjar" light on, and VAG indicated left rear door always indicating the door was open. My tech replaced the latch-with a brand new genuine VW latch-as he had done many times before, but this time, when he shut the door, it stays shu...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Cold Start VIN: YV1VS29501
Complaint: Very hard to start with cold engine (and ambient temp below 35F). The symptom is intermittent. The engine cranks at normal speed and usually will start if you hold the throttle wide open. It then runs rough & emits black smoke, indicating excessive...
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Timing VIN: YV1CZ59H14
Hey Techs I have a really big problem right now car came in running. It had an oil leak and found it to be the crank seal so replaced it and put a new timing belt since the old one was soaked in oil after putting the new timing belt and alingled with the marks...

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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SAJEB51D12
After speaking with AutoEnginuity, I was told that the communication protocol setting within there software needed to be changed so that I could communicate with this vehicle (CAN BUS only, and no autoscan). After changing the settings I was able to communica...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L error message for light sensor VIN: WDUAF3F532
Did not get any useful info on this one. Went ahead and replaced the sensor next to the rain sensor, and the error message went away. I also rechecked the values under the overhead control panel and now both values and voltages were the same. Still dont kno...
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 3.5L engine compartment dimensions VIN: WDD2193561
Thank you for your assistance,special thanks to Sleiman Saade for his posted. He sent engine compartment dimensions.The test values are helpful. Regards
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSS29M01
Sorry for the very late post on this one. I have been making darn sure it didn't come back. As far as the moisture I foun d it in the throttle connector and both crank and cam sensors. There was no reason for it to be there, the coolent reserve was good as wit...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C41
Car left last week, customer just walked in the door and gave the thumbs up, so I consider the New Beetle fixed! Thanks to Gene, William, and Stanley. removed the throttle body, clean, and readapt. Thanks, Jeff
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L windows locks brake lites VIN: YV1TS94D01
after checking all ground connection that i could find i installed a new panel in the left rear of trunk to repair the brake lites next i replaced the window switch module to repair the locks and drivers window thanks for the helpful responses mark
2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Left Rear Wheel Speed Sensor VIN: YV1CM91145
My original question was how to install the left rear wheel speed sensor, being that Alldata was unable to provide me with the information. The information supplied instructed me to remove the left rear and center rear seat, then remove the styrofoam insulatio...
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