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1999 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUB124B6X
Audi techs i hope you have some insight. This car came in for a ck engine light, found 14 codes in all most of which refer to a short to ground. Customer has been driving for a month with no drivability problems. found fuse # 29 ecm 30 amp blown, Replace fuse ... Trouble codes: P1435, P1421, P1425, P1472, P1196
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43472
Vehicle towed in, stalled before, and would restart. Died while driving and came in on hook as it would no restart. I drove vehicle into shop, MIL light on. Launch 431 scan tool used to pull 5 codes, 160, 161, 8, 136 and 115. Actron scan-toy pulled P1632, P010... Trouble codes: 160 (Engine-Throttle position controller Jammed breifly), 161 (Engine-Throttle position controller Jammed permnently), 8 (Signal air-mass flow sensor), 136 (Engine Throttle sensor starting test readaption necessary), 115 (Adaptation engine throttle)
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L u-joint VIN: SALTY12491
Hello Group, Rear u-joint on front drive shaft failed, drive shaft spun around and tore hole in transmission. Is this a common problem? Customer claims no noise or warning. Car has extended warranty and claim was denied. Anyone seen this before? thanks, Steve
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L Cruise control VIN: WDBED30E4N
This cruise control system is completely inoperative. I removed the plug cover at the amplifier and tested power supply, ground, and switch functions as well as brake and speed sensor inputs. everything tests good. Inspected linkage at throttle, and electrical...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Misfire VIN: WD3HAZ8E1R
Hi Mercedes guru's, We did the V/C Gasket and when we were done we had a misfire, would touch the connector at #2 coil and would be fine. So we ordered a new connector and found that the wiring is crumbling, bare wires, we went as far back in the loom to where...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L air ride VIN: WDBNG75J0Y
Vehicle came in w/complaint of suspension dropping while driving. Has only done it w/us once, but was sitting still and came right back up. Alldata has no info on codes listed:ESP System: c1140-steering angle snsr, c1504 system fault snsr, c1022 CAN communicat...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBRN40J03
runs very rough missing on all 4 cyls did not check cam timing yet have checked the advance mechanisms alls ok except did not check position sensor Trouble codes: P0010, 20540
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L Misfire VIN: WDBWK56F75
Thanks as always fellow technicians Mil is on, all misfire codes and mixture codes for rt. bank of cylinders, If this was a M112 or M113 I'd be sending him to the dealer for warranty catalyst replacement on the rt. bank. I have only worked on a few of the M272... Trouble codes: P0171 (rt. bank mixture at limit at idle), P0171 (rt. bank mixture at limit at idle), P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire cyl. 1), P0302 (misfire cyl. 2), P0303 (misfire cyl. 3)
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L ps pump fan VIN: WMWRC33432
we have a cooper here that will not kick the ps pump fan on when the radiator fan comes on, best that we can tell by our wiring diagrams, the ps fan should be commanded on by the fan control module when the rad fan starts. we installed a new pump and a new fan...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L (n216) VIN: WVWTH63B73
This 4MO has a rock solid code 18277.."(N216) pressure solenoid 2 open or short to ground". There are 2 possible valve bodies for this car, E17 or E18/2. Bently and others have only the wiring diagram for E17 which is not correct for this car. Here's what ...

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1999 Audi A6 2.8L abs light VIN: WAUDA24B3X
thank you for your help with this one replaced the abs module cleared codes and drove vehicle customer took vehicle and has been happy since
2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUDH68D91
Hey Guys, Thanks for the replies... Checking the instrument cluster values this morning oil pressure values stayed the same at "2" all the time. I put my vantage on sensor wire and found the switch was not closing at any time. closer inspection found that co...
1994 BMW 740i 4.0L trans VIN: WBAGD4327R
Thanks to all who replied. I clean the connector at the trans really well cleared the code and have not seen the concern yet. the customer does'nt want to fix the car at this time. I made sure he knew the car was not fix and his concern will return. If he does...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L SRS Lite VIN: WBAAM3330X
Hi and thanks for the help, because of the ECU problem we are sending this one to the dealer. We found that a new SRS ECU does need to be programmed. We can not do this maybe one day they will make software that will be available to us, thanks again
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83431
Good afternoon guys, I think we got it. I replaced the MAF sensor and idled the vehicle and watched the fuel trims increase slowly to 2.2 long term and oscolating short term. Just for referance I scoped the new MAF waveform and imposed it over the one I captur... Trouble codes: 1158 (fuel adaption low bank one), 1160 (fuel adaption low bank two).
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L using oil VIN: WDBFA53531
After receiving some info on the dipstick tube-the customer asked us to check and not to replace.We found most of the passage ways blocked by white sluge-we cleaned tube and made the drain much larger.I think a combination of wet weather and faulty crank cas...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L windows, mirror,seats VIN: WDBJF82H9X
found high data bus error using ezl activation of data bus was able to trace it to rear right window module removing connectors form data bus connector right side pannel util bus ok thanks guys
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L oil cooler? VIN: 3VWSE69M14
Thanks for the replies. It was indeed the oil cooler leaking in to the cooling system. The dealer replaced it and flushed the cooling system. With what I am not sure but the car has been back on the road about a week now and all seems good. Thanks again. Ron
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L Electronic VIN: D012048765
We sent customer to dealer for a fuel pump recall, the fuel pump was leaking and this is a free replacement upon request for fuel smell at the same time the customer had a software update on TCM to delete this neutral feature which was in the mind of the engin...
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