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1992 Audi 100 S 2.8L abs VIN: WAUBJ54A3N
another shop sent this one to me . The problem is that when pushing on brake pedle it will go down 3/4 of the travel then becomes hard. Thje brake work to stop the car in the first part of the pedel travel but then the pedel goens down like a bad master cyl. a...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L left rear window VIN: WAUDC68D41
Car was presented with inoperative left rear window. removed door panel and found broken ground wire at pin in lower hinge area connector. have located the pin but need someone to tell us how to disassemble the connector without breaking it. any help would be ...
2002 Audi S8 4.2L Recaro Seats
No VIN because I am writing this from home. Greetings everyone. I am replacing the factory seat covers on the the driver's seat and can not find a zipper to zip up the bottom sections to connect the covers together. Has anyone done these before and if so what...
2002 Audi A6 3.0L DriveTrain? VIN: WAULT64B12
Customer has been complaining of a vibration in the body of the vehicle for several thousand miles. At 1st the vibration would come and go always seemed to have started around 45-55mph and on turns. The car has had several problems with it that could have all ...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L starter VIN: WBAAM5346Y
When the car came in it would crank but not start. Engine replacement was already diagnosed and requested. We've installed a used engine and now the starter isn't cranking. I've replaced the starter with a Bosch reman. My diag equipment is a power probe 2 an...
2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA73494
Thanks in advance. I have a BMW X3 with a mil lamp on. I've got a Snap On brick. It is limited on BMW diag. The codes are p2760, secondary air and 10677 undefined. I turned the light off and within 2 days its back. I looked on alldata and mitchell and could fi... Trouble codes: 2760 (secondary air), 10677 (undefined)
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDBBA45A1D
This car came to us with a long cranking time, mainly cold and when driving it will stall. But this only happens now and then. We hooked up the gauges, the t style to see the pump and the fuel dist. When the temp outside is around 60 the fuel press. is around ...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Hesitation VIN: VDBE83308M
Hello, I am kind of looking for a head's up before I start on this vehicle.This is a turbo diesel,that has a lack of power and the customer claims it all started when she started using vegetable oil for fuel. My question is,does using vegetable oil in these ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L a/c compressor VIN: WBDGA51E2S
i need some strategy help on this mercedez s500.the problem is that the a/c compressor is not working,no power to it.retrieved trouble code from ac pushbotton control unit.E080:heater supply unit,left duolvalve ck.found one valve shorter, low resistance.replac...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L steering pump VIN: WDBEA66E0S
customer complaint of noise under hood,diagnose noise coming from power steering with chassis ear,replace pump and drive belt noise still there,very high pitch,not like a laboring noise or air,something else.thanks for your help//jeremy..
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBLJ70G42
Hi, Car came in with a won't idle complaint. It did not want to accelerate either. It had a MAF low input code P0102. The car would run with the MAF unplugged and it was replaced along with the seals for it. The problem is still there. When cold if you hold yo...
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L SRS light VIN: WDBSK75F74
My Baum I-Scan will not communicate with the srs module or the trans module(& certain other modules which may or may not be present on this car)I checked OBDII terminals 3 & 6(which I believe are can-L and can-H)and there appears to be no activity. Term 3 has ...
2006 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L compressor VIN: WDBNG70J36
Hey you all, thanks in advance for any help on this one. car came in with no ac. compressor not being actuated. system had refrigerant. no trouble codes in aac module, left sam had code for short or open circuit in signal line to ac compressor or compressor de...
1990 Porsche 944 S2 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WP0CB294XL
Help Bosch Gods! This car has eaten my lunch and half my dinner, as well. Customer complaint is hard or no start after a hot soak. Allways starts up fine cold. Vehicle performs well when driven, I'll assume the engine is mechanically sound. After a hot soak yo...
2004 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L Cannot fill past 3/4 VIN: WPOCB299X4
Hi everyone, I need some help with this 911. The customer cannot fill the tank past the 3/4 mark. The fuel nozzle at the gas station will click off every few seconds. I tried to fill tank also and verified the problem. I have checked the fuse for the vent valv...
1995 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3CF65M75
This car came in with a no start at times. The customer states that the gauges do not work correctly when this happens. I have never seen this happen but notice the engine temp is low and slow to rise. I did notice that when it did not start the spark and inje...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Water Pump VIN: 3VWCD21CXY
This is a question for all of you VW Techs out there. As stated in Related Repair History 6 months ago and barely a thousand miles ago I replaced the timing belt and water pump, using all FACTORY VW PARTS. Now the car is sitting in another shop with a broken t...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 9BWGD21JX1
replaced computer with used unit.coding is different,im trying to recode using snap on modis w/euro software.im in expert mode and need a secret login code.where do i find this code?
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, limp mode VIN: 3VWSP29M31
Cleared codes, they all came back instantly. Located shorted wires to intake manifold valve flap actuator. Repaired these wires and cleared codes. Once again they all came back. I can actuate each component using VAG scantool (even the manifold flap), all othe... Trouble codes: 17660 (P1252-Start of Injection circuit open or short to ground), 19561 (valve flap to intake manifold open or short to ground), 18027 (P1619-Glow plug heater relay circuit open or short to ground), 17957 (P1549-Boost pressure control valve short to ground), 17849 (P1441-EGR valve circuit open or short to ground)
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ABS Module VIN: WVWVD63B13
Hi Guys need some big time help on this one. Customer orginally brought vehicle in after another shop had replaced clockspring assembly and ABS/TRAC/BRAKE lights on. We scanned for codes and found 01044(Control unit coded wrong) 00778(Steering angle sensor-G85...

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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Calipers VIN: WAUDG74F15
Thanks for all your help. I found from all the replies that you need to command the calipers to retract through the obd2 connector. Had a friend that had the right scanner and it did the job perfectly. Thanks again
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L valve timing VIN: WBAGH8331X
the bmw is out the door. he took it to a bmw dealer so they could set bank 1 timing. it ran good, just had check engine light on. thanks for the help!
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L convt top VIN: WBACN33421
i tried multiple times to adjust the top,it did help some it does not need as much effort but it needs help to go all the way back.i let the local upolstery shop look at it and they said tension straps could be added but doubted it would work properly they sug...
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L k bus VIN: 4USBT33403
thank you for every one who helped with my diag. greatly appritiate all the info and time evrey one took to help. i found that the air bag module was faulty. soon as i disconnected it, every thing else on line came to life. thanks again to every one.
2004 BMW 325xi 2.5L air temp VIN: WBAEU33484
Hello there. Was not able to fix the problem because the cust wanted to go to the dealer. Most of the replies said to check for codes in the hvac system and others said it may be low on freon. Wished I could have given it a try but what can you do. Thanks for ...
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L strong fuel smell VIN: SAJAV1343H
I received many responses. Some referred to things I hadn't done, like smoking from the tank filler cap, which didn't yield anything that helped, except by eliminating yet another direction to go. I am saying that I didn't fix the problem even though I was nev...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Trunk lid won't open
I am closing this post but the car had left the shop before I posted the help request, and the driver phoned me late in the day to report that she had, by dint of trying repeatedly to open it, gotten the trunk lid button to function. She reports that the di...
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L transaxle VIN: WMWRC33444
Thanks for the quick response. Turns out that the problem is a internal transmission failure. Final drive issue. Going to be a expensive repair. Thanks again for the fast response.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRF29M8X
Hello to all. Thanks for all the replies. The fix was to send the pump back to the rebuilder. Wish I had more info on how to diagnose it other than process of elimination. This one really ate my lunch, but I am getting pretty quick at replacing these pumps! Trouble codes: P1538.
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L No Start VIN: YV1TS90D21
Hey Gang, We first off tried a new Crank sensor...no luck. The cam sensor is rather costly so we cooled it of in ice water...no luck. We tested all the power leads and ECM relay functions...good. Our conclusion was the brain box. I've just heard back fr...
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Blk smoke warm start VIN: YV1VS29SX2
FIRST-I want to express my true appreciation to everyone who took time from their busy lives to offer suggestions on the repair of this vehicle. SECONDLY: During additional testing I began getting a P0101 (MAF out of calculated range) MAF wasn't accurate accor... Trouble codes: P0450 (Evap system Leak Detection Pump - part on order - set MIL), P0172 (B1S1-Rich pending code noted when work started).
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