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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA34B1X
I am replacing the secondary air injection control valves on this audi a6 '99 awd. It looks like a nightmare. Any have the replacement procedure? I cant find it in all data.
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVC68E74
Car has come back into our shop after five weeks with no check engine light and now it has the same code P0411. On the first visit we replaced the secondary air pump, kombi-valve and maxi fuse for the pump. We have checked to see that the sec. air pump was wor... Trouble codes: P0411
1991 BMW 318is 1.8L Surge VIN: WBAAF9317M
hi guy . i have 91 318is whenever A/C turn on idle drop and sharking badly , idle seen to be fine when not used a/c .. already replace idle control valve, a/c compressor smog check for vacuum leak found nothing. what could be problem ?please help thanks all
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD523XV
Anyone got any idea with these code P1421 and P1423. I checked on all data and it doesn't really give me much information. The Air Pump, I checked it works and wonder if anyone run into this problem before so please let me know. Thanks Trouble codes: P1421, P1423
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L steering angle sensor and abs control unit VIN: 5UXFA53523
We replaced the control unit and the steering angle sensor. code senor and tryed to calibrate the steering angle sensor but it will not calibrate until the codes are cleared but the codes will not clear out. The code 104 will stay on and the 090 will clear if ...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L oil pressure/level warning light VIN: WBAAZ33403
Good day gentlemen, My customer is complaining about his oil pressure/level warning light (oil can) turning from yellow to red with key on/engine off. Light goes out immediately upon start up. From the information that I can gather; a red light indicates low p...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L security system VIN: SAJEA51C52
Vehicle came to us as a no start towed to us on a trailer. Customer complaint was that they had problems previous week with getting started and eventually quit starting all together.We found security failed message on ip and security failure code 11 on securit...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L hub bearing VIN: SAJEA51C14
When we got the car we tested for fault codes (none found) Test drove with WDS scan tool while watching all wheel speed sensors. No fault found. Tested resistance in all speed sensors. (no fault found) Our head tech chose to test the front two sensors with a s...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SALTY12421
01 Disco with a 4.0. It has a rough idle and in park when the gas pedal is pressed all the way down, it revs to only 2000 RPM and no higher. THE WEIRD THING ---When you let off of the throttle slowly from being wide open, it revs up. There was some miss fire c...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Stuck in 1st gear VIN: WMWRC33413
Hello Mini Techs: The customer called in saying the vehicle isn't shifting out of 1st gear and had the vehicle towed in and we got the car with a dead battery. We replaced the battery and found that what she was saying about the Automatic Trans not shifting to...
2003 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EH49G43
hey everyone thanks for helping. we had this vehicle brought to us with a complaint of loss of power, surging and the check engine light on. I had to use my MODIS in generic obd mode and retrieved the code p0134 upstream 02 not changing. I verified a flatline ... Trouble codes: P0134 (no activity on oxygen sensor bank 1 switch 1)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWKS69M22
Go figure this is my girlfriends car and i have to fix it but i am having trouble with it. she said she was driving down the road using the air conditioner. she turned it off then when she turned it back on no air. ive done some research and found that the jet...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3WSR69M84M
Hello to all techs, and VW/Audi techs in particuler. First post so I will do my best for you, and you do your best for me. Customer brought in and said stalling at idle, and will momentarily glitch at cruise, both intermittent(oh joy). Have determined it to be... Trouble codes: 19558 (Motor for intake manifold flap V157 no signal P3102), 18009 (Relay for supply voltage terminal 30 J317 implausible signal P1601), 00493 (ESP-Sensor unit G419 malfunction intermittent), 00849 (S-Contact from ignition/starter switch undefined switch position), 00928 (ACT central lock front/driver-F220 wrong configuration intermittent), 00929 (ACT central lock front/passenger-F221 wrong configuration intermittent)
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L engine VIN: YV1VS2557Y
Hi this volvo S40 1.9T was at 7500 miles since last oil change and 2.5 qts. low on oil. changed oil and noticed after warmed up makes what seems to be lifter noise but not sure. seems to come from center of top end. customer wants other work done but hoping fo...

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2002 Audi TT 1.8L locks VIN: TRUTC28N02
I wish to sincerely thank the 3 techs that responded,The proper coding for this module is 15900.Luckily it came pre programmed so it saved us the trouble of doing it.Luckily we have this tool to help us out
2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0L excessive crank VIN: WAUAT48H83
Thanks for the help everyone. Had a fuel pump that was going bad slowly. Would work fine after it started but somehow lost pressure after it sat for 10 minutes.
2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L rotors VIN: WA1YD64B53
Thanks members for all the replies. The overwhelming majority seem to point to operator malfunction. I relayed to my customer that we were not going to warranty any more brake rotors and gave him some suggestions. He did not show for his appointment last fri...
2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUML44E14
Thank you all for your imput. I removed the oil filter housing/oil cooler and found the small plastic pipe between the housing and cyl block cracked in half. I replaced the pipe and necessary seals. Cooling system holds pressure and does not leak. Initiall...
1993 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WBACB3319P
Thank you all. Everyone said check DME for water intrusion. Never would have thought to look. Circuit board was green. Cleaned and all is good. Thank you all again.
1995 BMW 325is 2.5L Glass VIN: WBABF3328S
switched left and right window switches. did not make a difference. replaced the power window motor. this seems to have taken care of the problem. thanks to all who replied. Jeff
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L cooling VIN: WBABM5346Y
I Thank you so much every one spend time to hepl me with the problem. My customer tell me that he did a head gasket job last year! when I mention the possible blown head gasket & ask him for the cylinder leak test. the bad thing was some how almost the head th...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Accessories VIN: WDBBA45A3C
Sent cluster out and repaired. Speedo works great Thanks for everything Dana (Cluster sent to N.Hollywood Speedo)
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA67E2R
after test ride for couple day i scan the car again i found a code S29/3 Closed throttle position switch (locate on gas pedal) i replaced it .. it fix the problem thanks all for help
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Fuel leak VIN: WDBJF25H6X
Thank you all for the help. I am somtimes guilty of over complicating thing. As most of you said, I had a blockage. It happen to be number one injector. I removed the bypass hose from #6 injector and the return line up by the filter and tried to blow air throu...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL600 5.8L suspension VIN: WDBPJ78J72
disconnected battery and abc ecu left for 10 minutes, reconnected battery and could read all computers again. drove vehicle 25 miles and abc light does not return, all is well thanks
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRB81H5V
The new coil was no good. I had another Jetta come in today and I swapped coils and it fired right up. Robert [...] all said weak spark or bad coil. Thanks to all of you that responded.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L lack power VIN: 3VWSF29MXY
thanks for the help this car kicked my ass it was not one thing but a number of things first found PS pump rubbed little hole it the inter cooler hose found intake plugged found waste gate sticking and MFA sensor was bad i don't know they all went at the same ...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 3VWCP21C62
Thanks for all the help we ended up finding that the fuel filter was full of water and shit. we changed the filter added bg cleaner and cleared the code after bleeding with a vacume bleder at the filter and cracking the injector lines the car ran great. Its b...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA69M24
i belive this is fixed custumer never called back.victor,robert,david and hugh were right. this sensor measure cat temperature and is located below the first top O2 sensor.looks like a pipe and held by a nut,2 wire sensor it reasemble nissan egr temperature se... Trouble codes: P1455.
2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI 2.0L steering VIN: WVWNE63B25
Thanks to everyone for your time and ideas. Serveral of you suggested flushing the power steering, others that the tensioner was mounted incorrectly. 2 of you hit the nail on the head, Fred from Virginia, and Dan from Mississippi. Both of you stated that we...
1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AX8842K
thank yous i try a dealer air flow same thing scope the pump and check the fuel psi all over again . i open the ecm i saw some thing burnt so i need a ecm . thank you guys
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Mechanical VIN: YV1TS90D0X
Thanks for all the replys. Customer was given the car knowing it needed repairs. Customer decided it wasn't worth the cost of repair and junked the car.
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L No Start VIN: YV1RS49K94
As David pointed, problem was loose contact on ecm/tcm pins. I received car without a battery (as car was not starting client used it for another car...). Because of it I did not consider to do a battery reset before. I had checked every single fuse too. ...
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