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1990 Audi 100 2.3L Compressor VIN: WAUBC544LN
This old Audi 100 nightmare came it with an empty R12 system. We converted it over as it held pressure, and with 110 psi of air in the system the compressor was activating allowing us to put 300psi in the system. No leaks so we converted to 134A. I have two pr...
2002 Audi A6 3.0L Electronic VIN: WAULT64B12
Code 01542- Sender Rate Rotation Faliure(Yaw sensor) The Yaw sensor was recently replaced for the same code just 6 months ago, code light condition never changed.ABS accuates intermitantly. Lights come on and off for esp. Cant find any info on testing circuts....
2004 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L 1-2 shift VIN: WAUML64B74
Hope someone has seen this. Car drives nice if driven conservitve. If you accelerate hard from stop 1m-2 shift flares for (1 sec then hard shifts into 2nd. If driven hard enough will almost red line before engages. all other gears fine and as i said if driven ...
1987 BMW 535i 3.5L Clutch VIN: WBADC7406H
hello, i have a 535 bmw and replaced clutch master cylinder. i've tried bleeding system but can't get all the air out , does anyone know a way of bleeding the clutch without preasure bleeder. thank u
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L No Start VIN: SAJAV134XG
car came in no start . found it hade a bad fuel pump we replaced the fuel pump and started right up we ran it for 30 min shut it down waiting about a hour too move it out the bay and it will not start we have great fuel pressure spark is great but noticed when...
1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start VIN: 41WA378214
cust dropped cup full of coke and on top of BPM comp under passanger sit comp was fried replace with exact match the whole thing works except the stater I saw asecurity message at dashsoard and after closing all doors &opening adoor with key Ino longer see tha...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Infrared control VIN: W202020AE3
I need to known how to diagnose this, i have the stardiagnosis but i cant diagnose this module, i disconnect the battery and the light come to work ok but on 2 or 3 hours it come again to blinking the green and red light for 30 secs every you open or close the...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L windows VIN: WDBNG70J8Y
All controls from drivers' door in-op. Checked power and ground @ drivers door control module, ok. Separated module body and found circuit board damaged from corrossion. I have already ordered new part but thought of a few other issues. First does anyone know ...
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...
2003 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L evaporative emissions VIN: WPOCA29863
This same noise is detailed in an excellent post for a 2001 911 by Aurel Foglein from European Auto Works. I unplugged the vent line the goes from the vent/filter assy in the rt. frt. fender to the rear of the car and the noise stops. So I blow the line out an...
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L Stall VIN: YS3DD55B8V
(This DOES have a distributor) After half-dozen shopping stops, sat 30 min. Started, went 1/2 mile & stalled on road. No spark at coil. After 30 minutes started & ran fine. 3 days later, same stall @ 30mph on road. 1hr later same results. (crank sensor??)
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED48E3X
Hello Everyone, i got this Saab with a MIL lamp on 1300 or p0300 multiple misfires. I checked plugs and shes running very rich. i checked fuel pressure and its doing something weird. It will not jump up to spec. It slowly goes up and even at its highest point... Trouble codes: P0300
1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup 1.7L Misfire VIN: 1V1K1B017X
thanks in advance for the help this vw wii missfire under load cust replaced dist and dist cap we found coil wire jumping fire replaced wires plugs and rotor not sure what try at this point thank again
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L compressor VIN: WVGBC77L94
Climate control module seems to work fine. All flaps work and no codes present. AllData says high pressure is to be @ 232psi,and low side is to be @ 32psi. Current redings are low side is @ 95 high side is 100psi with vehicle running and both hoses are hot ...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L starter VIN: YV1LW5501R
Car came in with ck eng lite on found bad crank sensor. Replaced sensor clear out code car started once then no crank signal to starter if we ck for codes there are none reset codes car will start one time then no crank unless you clear codes again
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1LW61J4Y
We verified the complaint. First and second and fourth are fine, but when it hits 3, it's like it is going into neutral. No shuddering or slipping, just no engagement what so ever. We checked all the wiring, had a hard time believing 2 transmissions would have...
2004 Volvo V40 LSE 1.9L sips VIN: YV1VW27544
2004 volvo V40, has come in with air bag light on. Found code 0137 which mitchel and our launch tool say is for: right side s.i.p.s. signal faulty. we have done wiggle tests, and recieved no positive or negative results. i have talked to the dealer and the dea...

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1996 Alfa Romeo Spider 3.0L No Start VIN: ZAR916000T
Car uses 4 efi related relays (main, "secondary", fuel pump/ignition coils and maf). The "secondary" relay was dead. Because of this ECU was not receiving ignition feed and mil was not turning on. Car would not start obviusly. After assembling new relay, CODE ...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Convertible top inop VIN: WBABJ532XS
thanks you for everyones input ,we have fixed the vehicle the problem ended up being the convertible top module ...thanks again
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L VANOS system VIN: WBAAM5347Y
Ok, well this one has been fixed. As i mentioned, the only thing I didnt check was the engine timing with the proper fixture to set the vanos plunger depths, prior to pulling the plug on the DME. I wound up borrowing the tool from a local BMW shop and proceede...
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L BC button inop VIN: WBADT43402
thanks to those that replied. wish alldata had good wiring diagrams like honda has. recommended a turn signal switch assembly and to recheck and customer did not request me to order. till next time.
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L leaking at rear t-stat housing to block VIN: SAJKD6044X
Thanks for the quick replies, did as was suggested and replaced with dealer parts. Filled the O-ring groove with rightstuff as an added precaution and let set up overnight. Airlifted in the AM and tight as a drum. Time will tell but the A/M O-ring was complete...
1995 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3CF65M75
Thanks to you again. It had 2 problems. The ignition switch took care of the delay in power to injectors and ignition cassette which was an extended crank. I also believe that this took care of the dash issue the customer had seen even thou I never experience...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 3-4 shift VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
Most of my replies i think were refering to the 01m trans this is a 06A trans completly different and also takes a special fluid. it doesn't have the same valve body problems as the 01m. We did fix the car by replacing the TCM. A special thanks to Stanley wh...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, multiple issues VIN: WVWSP61JZB
Well, finally after looking at it myself as the tech on this one hates "kraut cans" as he refers to them, I found the first problem was communication. Not the communication per se between the diagnotic interface but more between tech and owner/tech (me) Seems... Trouble codes: P1570 (anti theft immobilizer Onboard Diagnostic).
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