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2006 Audi A3 2.0L compressor VIN: WAUMF78826
We are working on a 2006 Audi A3.It has a new AC Compressor and new AC Condencer.System has been serviced but doesnt blow cold,All the fuses are good but I have no power down at the compressor regulater valve.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L dash light VIN: WBABJ6825R
Hi everyone!I have 1994 E36 325is 2 doors. Customer stated, while driving the car all the cluster light came on for few seconds & go off.After test driving, i found out that cluster light go on, go off, than sometimes cluster dies completely and then go back t...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L brake warning light on VIN: WBAVB13516
Sorry I filled out the message body in the wrong area. Thanks
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJJA42C7Y
The car has been brought in to us with 2 separate but possibly related concerns; 1) The vehicle cuts out while driving. I experienced this today at low speed and it displayed an ABS/trac fail warning and gearbox fault along with a bump as the gearbox presumab... Trouble codes: P1260 (Security Input Malfunction from ECU), U2500 (CAN bus error from ABS controller), P1797 (CAN ECM token message missing from Trans controller)
2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L srs VIN: WDBPJ75J51
We have a 2001 CL500 here that had recently gone through a huge puddle and when the huge amount of water went over the car that so much went into the fresh air breather that the partially clogged drain could not drain it all. Water came inside and soaked the b...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRH335X5
Mini experts please help! This is a new customer who came in for a simple no start, bad battery. She also noted that the service engine soon light was on. I scanned the ecm and found code p2096 post catalyst fuel mixture too lean. After clearing the code it re... Trouble codes: P2096
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L breaking turbo shaft VIN: YS3FD49Y44
ok saab guys cust brought in this one after replacing the turbo twice with used turbos. neither one lasted a week. i thought maybe he didnt clean out the system and left some shrapnel in the hoses.i removed the complete turbo system and cleaned out throughly. ...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA81HXT
customer stated they were driving down the road, car stumbled and would not re-start. We found a broken t belt due to tensioner seizing. Replaced those parts and car still would not start. We have spark, good fuel pressure, leak down is about 10-15% on all cyl...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRF81H0W
This car will not start unless you unplug the coolent temp sensor and then the glow plugs stay on for about 20 sec. and starts right up. if you dont unplug the temp sensor the glow plugs will not turn on at all, I do know that they wont turn on unless the temp... Trouble codes: 01266 (glow plug relay open or short to ground)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3VWCD21C2Y
Odd VW... Sitting at Idle, Hot in gear with a/c on idle begins to drop, try to give it some gas & NO response !!! Only happens when hot. This one has no codes. With Modis connected I can see the throttle pedal working (in %) but but nothing happens on motor si...
2003 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2MB47073
This van came in this morning on the hook, it starts but runs very poorly then dies but will keep restarting and running poorly. It came in with about 25 codes (inlcuding misfire codes) I cleared them and these three come right up I think the pedal sensor is f... Trouble codes: P1392 (17800 cam sensor open/shorted b), P1639 (18047 tps signal irrational), P1570 (17978 immobilizer system fault)

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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L SRS light VIN: WBAAA2315M
I found the SRS control unit! It was under the left dash tucked up behind the light switch. Lot of information states that SRS warning light canít be turned off without the factory tool. I was able to turn the light off with my Baum iScan. The procedure is out...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L blower motor o2sensor and floorboard VIN: WDBHA28E3V
Thanks for the replies. You hit it right on the nose. After inspection of the center cowl drain found to be stopped up with leaves and other debris. Removed grill and drain flap and blew out with compressed air from the top. Rechecked and no leaks Thanks again...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L windows VIN: WDBNG70J8Y
Thanks for the help guys. Unit was indeed "plug and go". Symptoms of no rear window operation was also from corroded LF door module. Also Jerry, nice correction on the word "plauseable". Silly me!
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L all VIN: WPLAB29P94
turn out to be (key indentification module) that was sending high voltage on the bus line. thanks everybody.
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L No Start, no crank VIN: YS3DF78K4Y
Thanks for the responses.I am certain it will be a while before this customer has a no start condition, as it has been 5 days in service with no problems. I will try to re open or update this if/when we fix the vehicle. Trouble codes: P1460.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCC21C7X
thanks pros ,it turns out [...] overlook the obvious, several of you hit it right on, i been a vw tech for 25 years and i still have some stump me, but it keeps your brain working, thanks again
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L theft VIN: 3VWDC21C61
well 4 replies to this problem but none fixed the car.I would like to say to those who took the time to reply thanks for all tour help.looks like what happened is just by removing the cluster from its home must have caused some sort of failure in the circt boa...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWNT71K36
Still have not found a statisfactory repair for this car, I finaly got a chip for my Snap on scanner and was able to read the data groups not that it helps much. Can't find much repair info as to what the data groups are telling me. After this one I am going t... Trouble codes: P0403, P0131 (O2 sensor voltage low).
1987 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L steering VIN: YV1AX8857H
Thanks for all the help, the majority vote was to replace the steering rack which we did & it solved the problem. We installed a Mavel reman from WorldPac.
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1SZ58K71
Sorry for the late close. Lots of people replied and the answer is NO, they are not interchangable. That is unless you want to spend hours engineering things to fit. And sorry for the false info. When I ment the engine was melted, I mean't it got very hot, but...
2001 Volvo V70 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: YV1S258D91
Thank you to all that replied to my post. I was unable to fix this one. I tried all the suggestions that i was able to i am quite sure that the problem is in the etm and have sent the car to dealer for a new one. thanks again
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