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1998 Audi A4 2.8L in km VIN: WAUGD28D0W
Hello and thanks this Audi all of a sudden the odometer went from milage to kilometers. Now I have gone to instrument cluster to adaptation channel 4 and the stored value is 02 which is english. I tryed changing to german stored value 1 and language changes. S...
2005 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF68E75
We have a 2005 Audi A4 Quatro with a 2.0 Turbo.With a P0299 Code,Boost pressure regulation control range not reached,lower limit reached. I checked all the intake tubes and the turbo and intercooler tubes for leaks and found none.My next step is to Smoke the s...
2001 BMW 540i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: WBADN63431
Vehicle starts right up and immediately goes into fail safe drive mode, 2000 RPM max. Have tried clearing code, cleaning, and many different relearn procedures but problem still there. No pinout or wire values on All Data. Can anyone help with diognosis of thr... Trouble codes: P1637
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Limp Mode VIN: 5UXFA53585
We've been playing around with this X5 for some time now, as the problem has never occurred to us in the shop. Customer complaint was vehicle going into limp mode while driving, flagging the codes listed. We eventually replaced the throttle module and ABS mod... Trouble codes: 135 (TPS Starting Test Re Adaptation Triggered), 115 (Adaptation Engine Throttle), 118 (Status DME Internal Error ABS CODE), 145 (CAN Moment Reduction TRANS CODE)
1981 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L wiring VIN: ZFAA500B7B
Hello group. I normally don't work on fiat but we have a good customer that aquired this spider. After doing some research I found that This spider did not have factory A/C. My question is for anyone that can tell me who the manufature is of the aftermarket A/...
1981 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L No Start VIN: ZFAAS00B3C
Vehicle has no spark, I have pretty much no info on this car. The ignition system looks simple enough to figure out, pick-up coil, GM ignition module(i'm told it was the first module GM made), and ignition coil. I have power going to my coil, which also provid...
1991 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L vents VIN: SAJKY1749M
Customer just had car given to him and soon after the dash has a clicking noise in it as the air temp is set to colder, auto temp control. Has clicking noise as does some Fords do when the temp door servo will not change or tooth on gear is broken. When we go ...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.0L Turn signals VIN: SAJHX6241V
The car is coming back tomorrow, and I'm leaning toward the turn signal switch as the cause. However, it costs $463.32 at my local dealer, and there is some doubt on my part that the t/s switch is the culprit. Since I pulled the fuse, the outer lights (3) asso...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L 3-4 shift VIN: SAJDA01D8Y
Car come in with cel on and gear box message. Had codes p0734, p0735, p0795 stored, I cleared the codes and drove it. After the first shift it goings in to limp home mode and the p0795 and p0735 are sit. I fill like I have a bad #3 pressure control solenoid, b...
2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJAC41N31
customer brought car in with intermittent cutting out, going into limp home fault. mil on, code p1631 recorded, throttle motor relay circuit failure, relay located and replaced, however fault re-occurred, wiring diagram indicates that concerned ecm terminal is... Trouble codes: P1631
2001 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA14C91
vehicle had dead battery this a.m.,AAA jumped and customer drove in. Replaced battery and now cranks but wont fire,any ideas,thanx for help,Mike Trouble codes: 171B, 174B
1997 Land Rover Defender 90 4.0L Hesitation VIN: SALDV3242V
I have been over every part of this fuel system 3 times or more and still have a hesitation. Both sensing type o2 sensors are working nicely and the injection has been cleaned. The adaptions reset and test book shows no failures. TPS has been replaced and scop...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Compressor VIN: WDBFA63ESF
Hi Guys Thanks in Advance Benz came in from another shop A/C compressor not engaging,Vacuum Down Recharge 2.1 lb Factory spec .High side press Exceeded 400 psi low side 10 psi removed receiver/Drier Completely Clogged install new one .Vacuum & Recharged to fac...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L sunroof VIN: WDBRF81J33
Need some help with this Benz. The sunroof opens fine but will not close unless I force it and hold switch.It will start to close but will stop and then open by itself. Alldata has a TSB on this condition and tells you to perform syncrhronization, but it looks...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: WMWRC33453
Hello to all. Car came in with a number of issues. All solved but one, car will randomly over heat, if I turn on the heater the temp will almost cool down as fast as it went up from middle of the gauge. But it will randomly just jump to over heat, and turn the...
2002 Bentley Arnage RL 6.7L rear Crank Seal VIN: SCBLC31E42
Good day folks. Any Rolls Royce or Bentley tech's know what it takes to replace this Bentley rear crank seal ? Would like to know if this is a 'normal' type of repair or I need special SST's or procedures? Seems to have a 'one piece' crank seal. How long do...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3VWTE29M8Y
Surge off idle at light cruise mostly from cold to almost hot, as the fans start to cycle the problem goes away almost completely. If I add propane in the bay just off idle the car smooths out nicely. Why? all the data shows it is not lean, 02's as well as idl...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L glow plug relay VIN: 3VWRT71K16
Hi, Could anyone tell me the location of the glow plug relay? Alldata is no help. Thanks
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L Starting VIN: YV1LS5S46T
This vehicle has an intermitant draw and kills the battery. We replaced the battery and alternator. We did a amps draw and found .375a draw. We removed each fuse and found when the amps went to .03a, it turned out to be the overhead lights were causing this. W...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L steering assist W/ speed sensor VIN: YV1TS90D61
Cust came in with a leak (major) installed Foreign Auto Parts stearing rack "rebuilt". Flush ftuid and test drive. Apon driving car going down street and slowing to make turn to come back to shop. I lose power assist . I'm sure this car must have more assist...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Unknown VIN: YV1SZ58D61
Original transmission was slipping. Dealer told customer she needed the transmission replaced. We installed a reman transmission from Volvo. Upon initial test drive after transmission replacement, vehicle had a harsh 2-1 downshift when coming to a stop. We the...

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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT63452
thanks for the replies. i guess on of the parts put on before fixed vehicle. we had to clear adaptions twice and after second time and 2 weeks of driving no more codes. make sure adaptions clear after repairs. thanks Trouble codes: 1093 (controller correction time).
2003 Other European c3 1.4L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: VF7FCKFVE2
Hi there I got the vehicle back in to check the APS and the wiring and found that the fault had got worse, so much so that if you moved the throttle really slowly throughout its range it would set the codes every time. the live data for the TPS,APS and the thr... Trouble codes: P1152.
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L breaking turbo shaft VIN: YS3FD49Y44
thank you to all who answered my help request. i removed the oil supply hose and as many of you suggested it was completely stopped up . installed a new oil line and now all is well the little bullet is flying down the road once again. thanks again
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTE29M8Y
So far I have not fixed this car. I have replaced the Bosch plugs with the OEM. fixed two vacuum leaks. reset the TB alignment and idle. cleaned all the grounds under the hood. Replaced the MAF for the third time. Logged the data 8 times and see nothing out of... Trouble codes: P1755.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Surge, no comunication VIN: 3VWSE29M1Y
Thanks for your great imput. As most replies stated a after market radio can interupt communication. I had unpluged radio at the radio already but went back to take acloser look and unpluged adapter harrness and communication retuned.I cleaned throttle body an...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L drive shaft VIN: WVWTH63B61
thanks for all the help the noise was the drive shaft the customer did not want to fix it cost to much
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Starting VIN: WVWPD63B51
I am not sure what exactly happened to this car. I started to disassemble steering column covers to change ignition switch and I noticed immobilizer went off and I was able start car and radio code request disappeared. So I started car and drove the car into t...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Speedometer VIN: 3VWSE69M62
I had gotten 20 replies on this problem. Thank you SO much for your suggestions and help. I tried everything suggested to me, and never did get it working. I finally told my customer, simply, "I don't know". I explained everything checked and tested. He has be...
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