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2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUPL68E24
has anyone run into a problem like this with a s4? the car seems to run fine. just the check engine light coming on! my scanner doesn't support data stream. so i just replaced the oxygen sensors going by the code got. Trouble codes: P0030 (oxygen heater circuit bank 1 sensor 1), P0153, P1602 (intermit. low battery voltage)
2005 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF68E45
Think that i have the po171 code fixed but idle still want to hunt only in park or nuetral(po507). Drove 25 miles and no codes . Idle will go up to 1500rpm then drop down to 750rpm then repeats. Short term fuel trim jumps to +25 when idle goes up and drops to ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0507
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L xenon aim VIN: WBADS43411
Greetings Bimmer experts! This customer states that his headlamps used to travel up,then down,then straight on every time he turned them on . From my understanding of the system, there are 2 sensors on the control arms that control 2 actuator motors in each he...
2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L door locks VIN: 5UXFA13555
tried to open from outside with coat hanger by pulling inside handle but would not open doors from driver's and passager's door also, is there a way to open or put power just enough to open with remote somewhere on car thank you this must happen a lot because ...
2007 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L instrument cluster illumination VIN: SAJEA01U84
Hoping someone has more info on this than me. This car has no illumination from cluster. All warning lamps and gauges work fine. The lights for the speedo and tach are inoperative. Used autologic to check cluster and found no codes. Under illumination testing ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L shut off relay VIN: WDBGB34E3N
we have this car when it is runing charging system is good when we shut it off engine shuts off fine then after about one minute the shutoff relay will start clicking and wont stop till key is turned on or battery goes dead. we have not been able to find any w...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGT21J61
thanks for ur time guys... this is a repeat cust. for this on p0171 code for bank 1 lean. cannot find vacuum lek. o2 sensors switch properly.light will shut off for few days then returns. inspected secondary air system.seems fine.sometimes will ru... Trouble codes: P0171
2002 Volkswagen POLO 1200CC Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WVWZZZ9NZ3
Hi guys This vehicle initially came in to us with an EGR fault, the EGR core plug had actually blown out of the bottom of the valve causing an exhaust blow, the valve was replaced and re-adapted ok. The car was returned the next day with a stalling from cold c... Trouble codes: P0106 (map sensor baro sensor performance problem)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L abs light/sensor VIN: WVWSK61J12
abs light comes & goes, good wave form on scanner. problem is intermittent, can't seem to duplicate when the car is here. always points to lr sensor. any help greatly appreciated, before we wave the white flag and refer customer to the dealer. thanks in advanc...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: GYV1TS90D5
This ones for you volvo techs. We found vehicle needs an ecm. We replaced it with a used one. My question is can a used ecu be reprogrammed to this vehicle. Thanks for your help.
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L alternator VIN: YVILS55A9X
Hello Volvo experts ! I put an alternator on this one about 5 months ago . It was back in with the famous hiss under the intake. I repaired the affected components (oil seperator,vac hoses) and shipped it . The customer picked up the car and took it straight o...
2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L Passenger window VIN: YV1CZ85225
Vehicle came in with passenger side automatic window not working properly. Window would auto down just fine and stop; but when using auto up it would reach full up and then window would go back down. I tried to follow alldata's procedure for initalization if t...

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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0L conv top, windows VIN: WAUAT48HX3
Excellent help. I know module is ruined from water damage. Am in process of repairs now but should be good to go! If this happens to you please pull up carpet and look for water under plastic ebox and save lots of time. Check HVAC for clogged drains as techs w...
1990 BMW 735i 3.5L drivers door VIN: WBAGB4311L
I replaced the door lock motor, this fixed vehicle. thanks to all that replyed,
2004 BMW M3 3.2L noise VIN: WBSBL93484
Great day fellow techs. I want to thank all who replied to my help request. The problem turned out to be the hydraulic pump on this SMG tranny. Unfortunatly I was not the one who fixed it but I did get the damage report. All these new parts that went into the ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L system warning VIN: WDBNG75J31
As "new" TPMS module would not hold programming, obtained another "new" module from dealer. Installed 2nd module and reprogrammed on 4/16, has held programming, memory, and operated normally since then. Defective "new" module from dealer.
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WVWPD63B83
Thanks to everyone for all the help. The problem was in the vent system. There is a breather valve ([...])at the back of the engine. The valve would intermittently stick in the open position. This caused a lean condition so bad that under load the short t... 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).
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAD63B15
using a vacumn gauge and smoke machine I found the vacumn resevoir in the driverside fender cracked,we have one on order,takes two days,a crack that bad would have had to be in a acident.I still think these cars are the worst Trouble codes: 17519 (lamda o2 system lean bank 1), 17544 (lean fuel trim bank 1), 16555 (fuel trim 1 lean).
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L headlights VIN: 3VWR31C06M
To clafify the problem- it is not an internal wiring problem, I beleive. It is the external connector. I managed to butcher the body harness to fit tighter, and that seemed to fix the problem. Even though everything looks fine it just needs to be a little tigh...
1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5643V
Thank you all for your response, all tune up parts were Bosch parts, the car drives beautiful before tune up and after. Even the crank sensor was letting the car run fine but it wasn't giving the right signal to the ECM, the altitude of the AC voltage wave was...
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