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2002 Audi A4 1.8L immobilizer VIN: WAULC68E52
Audi's Gurus , After replacing the new instrument cluster , the immobilizer symbol is flashing in the new instrument cluster as us for the 7-digit SKC (secret key code) ,which can only create by the Audi dealer. We call the dealer ,where we bought this from an...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4328T
This car keeps coming back with the MIL on and the DTC 232 for a stuck vent valve. We've checked everything we can think of but we can't find the problem. I did have the "same" problem on a 98 M3 and I did fix this one by doing a software update (as the TBS re...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L noise from air pump VIN: WBABN33402
Has anybody seen this before.The customer's complaint on this thing is a loud exhaust when cold. I verified that there is an exhaust noise coming from the air pump when it is running. The air injection system seems to be operating the way it was designed excep...
2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L spedometer VIN: JUXFA13544
speedometer not working, rear wiper not working all fuses good, lots of water at drivers side seem to come from left side to a metal plate under dash all rusted at the end i suspect water from sun roof drain but i am not shure all other areas front drain look ...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Cruise Control VIN: WDBAB33A4D
This is my own personal car just purchased. After testing the actuator and switch I pulled the amplifier out, resoldered the connections on the circuit board and reinstalled the amp. Cruise control now functions, but it hunts 5 mph up and down. If you set it f...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Multiple VIN: 4JGAB54E81
This is an ML 320, 163.154, MY 2001. Key will turn, but no starter operation, no dash warning lights, no radio, will not come out of park, and no remote door locks; circuit 15 does not energize. However, the temperature, clock, and mileage digital displays wil...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L door lock remote VIN: YS3DD58B3T
our 900 saab has 2 remote door lock fobs, the door lock remote fobs are not working . all the door locks lock and unlock from the car , but the remotes light up and blink ,but the doors do not lock or unlock. when we interegate with our tech 2 both remotes wor...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3EF48Z2Y
vehicle came in for a crank no start and broken serp belt, from what we diagnosed is that the serp belt broke and got sucked under timing cover and made the timing belt jump, all from a bad tensioner. the problem we are having is the timimng marks, there are 2...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L sets code VIN: 3VWSP69M52
hi guys, the only problem with this car is that sets code 17656 (injection start control limit value difference ), other than that the car runs/ starts fine. any of you guys out there familiar with this code? where should I start,. also have rosstech laptop to... Trouble codes: 17656 (injection start control limit value difference p12 48 intermittent)
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WVWPD63B83
This car came into the shop running rough with misfire codes on all four cylinders. The spark plugs and coils have been replaced with Volkswagen parts. Intermittently at idle the fuel short term fuel trim will go full lean +25% (overtime the long term fuel tri... Trouble codes: 17705 (turbo/throttle valve connection press. loss), 17536 (bank 1 long term fuel trim too lean), 16555 (fuel trim bank 1 sys too lean), 17519 (lambda control bank 1 too lean), 300 (misfires with codes for all four cylinders)
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AA8847L
Hi there volvo guys. I have this 1990 240 that came in for service work and a leaking water pump. I replaced the water pump and timing belt. after this the vehicle started and stalled. then it started and ran very poor. felt a hesitation/miss. checked cap and ...

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1988 BMW 750iL 5.0L water pump tube VIN: WBAGC8314J
We got the tube out and repaired. I got two replies that said to remove the intake and that was good advice from John and Mark, but by my own fault I had failed to say that we had already pulled the intake. Bill said that the tube was just nippled in with an o...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L pwr. windows VIN: WBAAM3333X
Confirmed fix was a replacement drivers door latch assembly which includes the electrical module. The contacts within the drivers door latch were defective. Fixed.
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L front shaft off transvercase VIN: WBAFB33521
had to replace complete transvercase. thanks , keith
2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L heater VIN: WBAEP33452
thanks to all who replied,i was finally able to remove air by putting the system under vaccum and filling.car now has heat at idle.
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX104XX
I cleared engine codes and found crack in crankcase vent hose at right valve cover. Replaced hose. Car ran fine no engine light returned.
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L u-joint VIN: SALTY12491
Thanks to everyone that replied, Jon, Sandor,Kieth,Eric,Richard,Jim,Larry,Jim,John,Kevin,Raul,Nick, Ron. With this ammunition I was able to get the insurance to OK the repair. They are sending a new drive shaft and used transmission. Won't make much money bu...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Dashpanel VIN: WDBKK47F9X
Thanks to all who replied and gave me feedback. Apparently, Mercedes Benz is not owning up to this gross product lack of quality that we’re all used to when we buy a Mercedes, regardless of the model. The deterioration of the interior dash panels plastic is m...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E61
Almost everyone said to clean or replace mass airflow. I chose to clean and see what happened. After about a week I scaned the car and the adaptives had returned to normal. I will now get a new mass airflow. Thanks to everyone who helped. Trouble codes: P0170, P00, 173 (bank 2 fuel trim at limit).
2006 Mercedes-Benz Smart Fortwo .8L no power VIN: WMEAJ00F86
Hello group and thanks to those who sent me ideas and direction. I have finally got to the bottom of this vehicle. I concentrated on the EGR problem for the lack of power as was suggested to me. The first problem was I had to find it. It definitely does not lo... Trouble codes: P0380 (Glow plug heater circuit), P0402 (EGR Flow excessive detected).
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Loss of Boost VIN: 3VWSF29M1Y
Waiting on a part on this one. Found a leak in the boost hose. I will repair that and then go from there.
2005 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD 2.5L abs VIN: YV1RH59265
Thank you for everyone that replied on this 05/S60 AWD. The problem was a defective CEM. WE found out that brake failure Message would ONLY come on when you start up the car,but not all the time. We found Pin #4 (Blue wire) on the BCM connector was no getting ...
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