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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Stall VIN: WAUBA24B8X
Hi. This is for the Euro techs out there. I have this Audi in the shop. The customer ran the battery down by leaving the lights on. AAA came out to attempt a jump start with no success. The car was towed to me. Since then it will not stay running and I have a ... Trouble codes: P1545 (Throttle position control malfunction)
1995 BMW 750iL 5.4L no power VIN: WBAGK2323S
I have this 750 il with the m73 v12. The car came in with the trans in limp in mode. We found a code 156 CAN timeout in the EGS controller and we can't clear it. We also found codes 217(can problem with EML and code 236(can problem with egs unit) and code 216(... Trouble codes: 50 (pedal travel), 80 (can), 82 (can), 125 (idle control changeover vavle), 51 (pedal travel)
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L speedometer VIN: WBAGJ8321W
Cust (used car dealer) states speedometer was working until his mechanic replaced the frt tie rod ends. Now speedometer and odometer are inop (Speedo needle doesn't move, odometer display ok, but does not record additional miles). My info (Alldata) shows sys ...
2003 BMW M3 3.2L warning light VIN: WBSPL93403
we did front brakes and senser usually light resets by it self but on this m3 light stays on is there a way to reset it?
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L abs VIN: 5UXFB33563
Hello fellow BMW techs: I have this 03 BMW X5 4.4 liter engine, was brought into our shop with an vibration at sharp right turns or heavy braking, test drove the vehicle, and discover that it seems to be the ABS system is kicking in too early, it feels like wh...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Heater Valve VIN: 2GTEC56123
I beleve I am having a problem with the heater valve. As I mentioned above I have one hot heater hose and two cold. Checked the the core for restriction, none found and no dtc's. I have solid B+ to the center on the harness at all times also a good B- to the o...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L alarm system VIN: SALTY144X3
vehicle will not start, will crank some of the time. no spark or fuel. alarm system seems to be on. no grounding to fuel or ign. systems. tryed new battrey, swapped engine computer and body control compter from like vehicle same year and modile,part numbers ma...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire VIN: WDBRF61J63
Greetings all, I hope someone has seen this one before. the chk eng light comes on during hard acceleration,no obvious misfire or loss of power. Replaced wires and plugs on cly 6,no change. Swapped coil with cly 5, still setting code for cly 6. Swapped inject... Trouble codes: P0306, P2050, P2054
1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3VWFA21HXR
Hello fellow techs. I have this VW Golf III that was towed to the shop with a complaint of crank but no start. When I checked spark found none, but did have inj. pulse. Checked coil for power and ground, 12v present at coil but no pulse. Checked for AC voltage...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWRA81H4T
thanks in advance for your help. i have no history on car it is just that it will not crank over. if i apply b+ to red/blk wire on starter, with key in on position,vehicle will start and run. but with key turned to start mode, there is no power on this wire. i...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L valve body VIN: WVWMA63B9X
problem with valve body have new rebuild kit i need a diagram that show locations of check balls and placement of the plastic orfice discs. a diagram is all i need. my shop magager and i have looked and looked for this. please help. our dealer was no help.
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L indicator lights VIN: 3VWCK31C15
car came in with air bag light,brake light and no a/c. I checked all fuses,they are good.Hooked up the vidis scan tool but have no communication with srs.On the engine i got code po571. If any one can give me a direction to go in i will be gratefull.

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L abs VIN: WBAGJ8327W
Found broken wire from pin 32 on ABS unit to pin 6 on hydraulic unit, yellow and white wire. Thanks to everyone that email me some hints,
2001 BMW M3 3.2L rattle VIN: WBSBL93421
there seems to be some differing opinions on how much play a dual mass on the BMW should have - You can see this in the different replies I received. Having worked on Porsche's with a dual mass I will agree that there should be a spring effect off center and ...
2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 2.5L air bag light VIN: 4USBT53413
Was able to use Snap On Modis to access system in generic mode, but came up as NO CODES. This one was sent to the dealer to be cleared, as an overwhelming number of you said it would have to be...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E2Y
hi all, thanks every one for your help. simple answer: Bad air flow meter. installed a new one and problem is fix. Trouble codes: P0170, P0173.
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L battery drain VIN: 4JGAB75E32
thank to everybody that replied. the drain ended up being at the motorola emergency call control unit located under the passenger front seat. disconnected it there @ the plug and drain went away thanks again, let's keep up the good work!
2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33414
Martin suggested reading the codes with a generic scan tool after clearing the codes with the modis. This could also be done with the modis in generic mode. I don't know why I didn't think of this in this in the first place. Thank Martin. William was able t... Trouble codes: 08342 (Undocumented code engine ecu), 5E14 (CAN Connection with DME DDE Failed abs code), 5E19 (CAN Data error from DME DDE abs code), 5E5C (Initialize run flat indicator abs code), 5E5B (DSC Switch abs code), 5E5D (Brake Fluid Level Switch abs code).
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEE83AXT
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L long crank time VIN: 3VWCP21C82
Thank you guy's for the help. We were able to replace the injection pump with out removing the timing belt. We followed the guide lines that Kurt from Colorado, and Larry from Ohio gave us. I had the dynamic timing set by a friend at another shop. It runs fine...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Tire Press Mon VIN: WVGB6C67L8
Thanks Martin, Gerry and Jim for your input. We let the customer take the vehicle while we waited for our Ross-Tech VAG-COM cable and software to get here. Customer brought it back and we managed to pull 2 codes: 01325 Control Module No Signal, and 01470 RR ...
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