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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L headlamp level VIN: WAUYP54B11
Checked all codes, have code for activation of left headlamp adjusting motor and intermittant level sensor open or short Neither headlamps are moving. Fuse is supposed to be on #10, no fuse there. Unable to activate any headlamp functions with Assenmacher of R...
1990 BMW 735i 3.5L drivers door VIN: WBAGB4311L
i have a 1990 735i all the door locks work the drivers door will not lock by useing the key it will unlock but not lock all other locks operate fine
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L steering rack VIN: WBADD6323V
we have this nice 97 528i that keeps developing a steering groaning noise when turning out of a parking space, we have replaced the rack 3 times over a few years with 2 different brands, and now its back with the groaning noise again. has anyone had a similar ...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L converter VIN: SAJEA01TX3
Trans fault message displayed.Code po741 stored torque converter clutch stuck off. We have exhausted our resources and apparently techine help. Did we shoot ourselves in the foot by using a reman torque converter? Has anyone been down this path recently.I am o...
2004 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L No Start VIN: SALNE2225A
Hi, We have a Freelander with an intermittent no crank/no start condition. Customer states that when he turns the key to start he hears no click and motor doesn't crank. On the third try, the motor will crank + start fine. The immobiliser had a code for 'power...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L air regulation VIN: WDBFA61E9L
When this car was dropped off just before closing I tried the climate control system if you picked the center vent setting after a minute the entire system would stop blower etc. the button for the center vent would stay lit but no air would come out if you pu...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J84
Hello Benz Masters! Vehicle was in a couple of months ago with the MIL illuminated, code P2004. Altitude Pressure Sensor was tested and found to be faulty. Customer declined repair. Vehicle comes back and customer has decided to fix the problem. Our super-shar... Trouble codes: P2004 (Altitude Pressure Sensor), P2013 (Fuel Injector Fault), P2029 (Engine Speed Signal), P202C (Communication Error)
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRC81HSM
vw tech, please help ont this one, thank you advance. cutomer came in complaint about long cranking but run ok. replace distributor, cap, rotor, wire, spark plugs, engine speed sensor & coolant temp sensor. line up timing belt. check engine light not on but st... Trouble codes: 00515 (camshaft sensor short to ground)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M4X
Hi fellow problem solvers. I had this car dropped off today and it runs like crap. Sometimes we can get it to idle but most times we can't. It pulls the codes listed below and I unplugged the MAF with no change in running. We have had experiences with these VW... Trouble codes: P1565, P1580, P1426, P0103
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Loss of Boost VIN: 3VWSF29M1Y
I did some work on this car for a customer who then sold it to another customer. The issue is every once in a while the car will seem to be loosing boost. Normally you can hear the boost whoosh when accelerating. Sometimes you do not hear it as much or see it ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Air Bag VIN: 3VWSP69N73
This VW is from a local dealer, he got it at auction. Air bag lite is always on. Scanned with VAG and 2 codes always return and won't clear. Codes are 00532 B+ low input and 65535 Int control memory error. Measuring block data all is correct on VAG display a...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Misfire VIN: 3VWSP69M33
Help VW Techs! This TDI came in for a intake decarboning at the request of the customer based on a dealer diagnosis of lack of power.We found lots of carbon, a sticking egr valve and replaced the mass air flow sensor as preventative maintenance due to it being...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta 2.8L MIL Lamp on
I have a small pain that just won't go away and need some help. I have this 2004 VW Jetta that keeps throwing a P2181 code and 90% of the time, the cooling system checks out great. The coolant temp. reaches 178 deg. reasonablly quick. However, it takes forever... Trouble codes: P2181
2004 Volvo S80 2.5T 2.5L turn signals VIN: YV1TS59H94
Ever since vehicle battery was replaced, turn signals, high beam headlights, foglights, instrument illumination do not work. It seems that a module needs to be re-programmed, but I am not sure. All Data does not have any info on this. Can someone shed some lig...

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WBAAM3347Y
I just want to thank everyone who replied to my request all of the reolies were very very helpfull. I ordered a set of time serts installed like a dream. This has just saved a bunch of money. I definetly recommend them easy to use and way stronger and a bett...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L immobilizer VIN: WBADT63432
Thanks to all who replied. I found that i was not equipped to retrieve codes from this security system nor make the immobilizer accept the key. The dealership could not make a key without having the car to make the car adopt the key. customer had to tow the ca...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L timing cover VIN: WBAGN63483
first thanks to all who replied escpecally Zbigniew Maka for sharing his experince with me. i know that there are a lot of opinions about the topic of weather or not to remove this engine to fix the coolant leak at the coolant pipe/front cover area so i will ...
2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L no crank VIN: 5UXFB53594
sent to dealer to retrieve "seed" code & reprogram immobilizer.
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L alarm system VIN: SALTY144X3
unfortunatly this one is not fixed.many suggested to check the crank sensor,and i did,right at the computer,it tested fine.we believe it has something to do with the security system.any way it is on its way to the dealer.thanks for all the help.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L converter VIN: WVWSP61J32
Thanks for the good advise- I decided the best choice was to pull the pan and look at the valve. Found the TCC boost piston was stuck in it's sleeve. Sonnex offers new piston, sleeve and spring. Add a filter and for $75 and an hour or so of time we're off to t...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YV1FA8845L
I checked the wiring at both computers, ohmed the individual wires and did not find any problems. I opened the harness at the firewall and at the curve by the rear of the intake manifold, and all the insulation looks great. I assembled it all back together a...
2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Misfire VIN: TV1CZ91H54
Volvo Spark plugs where the fix, just as i suspected. Thanks to all who replied. Most all of you agreed with me about the plugs, a few mentioned the coil harness getting pintched, others refered to valve problems. I have a happy customer. Dealer wanted $1700 t...
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