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1995 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L washer indicator VIN: WAUGA84A4S
Replaced washer pump because it was leaking-obtained new "factory pump" from world pac-now we can't get the low washer lamp to go out-low washer fluid sensor is in washer pump-installed another new pump-same problem-jumpered connector at pump-light goes out-ca...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Alt, battery VIN: WAUED24B4Y
Hello Audi techs, I need some help. This car came in with a charging system problem. This car doesn't charge under load. at idle. It will charge fine at idle with out load but as soon as you turn on all the acces. voltage drops to 12.5v. At higher rpm it goes ...
2003 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64BX3
Need help from experienced Audi or Euro tech. The B1S1 O2 sensor heater tests bad. How on earth do you get it out? I can see it, cant touch it or see how you could get a socket on it. There must be a way, what do I need to remove to get to it? Trouble codes: P0030
2004 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B64
i'm not finding tons of helpful info in alldata for this problem.i suspect a bad cam position sensor for my p0341 code but don't have much info to go on for my p1998 friction too high and my p1552 cam actuator a bank2 malfunction. just curious if any audi tech... Trouble codes: P1998 (friction too high), P1552 (camshaft position actuator a bank 2 malfunction), P0341 (cam sensor a bank 1 open circuit)
1990 BMW 735i 3.5L Alignment VIN: WBAGB4318L
The car has ha d a pull to the right, we have replaced left side control arms and bushing due to them being worn. Alignment has been way out. No adjustment offered for camber or caster. Had the car at frame shop and frame is not bent, any suggestions on kits a...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Leak VIN: WBAGL63482
I have atf leaking from transmission wiring harness plug on right rear of transmission. It appears to be leaking through the center of electrical plug and not from o-rings on outside of plastic sleeve where harness goes through transmission case. How do I repa...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L doors VIN: 5UXFA53552
Fellow BMW techs, this X5 is being towed in tomorrow morning, the doors are locked, there is only one key available, the remote entry is inoperative, the driver door lock cylinder spins over freely and does nothing. The customer states a tow driver attempted t...
2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L left front wheel speed
Hey Guys basically I have a question on what triggers the front abs wheel speed sensors on this car. The axle does not have a relucter ring on it so I don't see how that would be the trigger is it possibly in the wheel bearing or hub assembly. This car was wor...
1990 Jaguar XJS Classic Collection 5.3L Brake lights VIN: SAJCW4824L
The initial complaint was that the turn signals had stopped working. When a replacement fuse blew soon after its fitting, more inspection narrowed the fault to a short in the brake light function. The switch was replaced but the short remained. I have pulled t...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Battery lamp VIN: SAJFA01D5Y
This project started when we replaced the alternator for an overcharging condition. The car was fine for two days then came back with the battery lamp on. Found the alternator was defective as it was pulling the PCM to GND on the lamp circuit, still charging f...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01N91
i need help this car is killing me, it had a 303 ohm coil it was bad. removed intake asy, replace coil and plug from jag cleared code runs good . test drove on fourth time mil, on check code p0353 ran alldata not that much help. what am i over looking could ec... Trouble codes: P0353
2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 3.2L starter VIN: WDBKK65F83
Hello Benz techs. This slk came in last week with a no start complaint. said it died while driving and would not start again. after letting it sit for a while it would. I assumed it was a crank no start and put a crank sensor in it. It started fine and drove f...
1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Engine Blower Fan VIN: WP0AB0918J
Checked input from blower temp sensor at relay found open circuit. Blower in engine compartment stays on with blower switch off and key on. I am not able to locate the blower motor temp sensor for engine compartment fan as shown in wiring diagram. Please help....
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L engine VIN: WPOCA2996Y
Car came in w/noise from right bank. We diagnosed as bad variocam actuator on that bank. Replaced assy and resealed both valve covers. Engine was much quieter, but had tick/clack from right bank. Tore it back down and inspected lifters and valve springs. All l...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48Z2Y
this car came it with the check engine light on & multipal codes including low coolint temp miss fires . the pulgs were black, initionaley we changed the plugs & coolent sensor then relized the problem was deeper. when scaned we found coolent temp at -35f , ma... Trouble codes: P0125 (low coolent sensor)
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 3VWCD21C2X
vechile came in approx 3 weeks ago with eps light on and complaint of loss of power and check engine light on, found a code 1559. replaced the throttle body assy and performed a throttle adaption using the euro software, came back customer very upset, ohmed al... Trouble codes: 1559 (idle speed control adaption)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWRT29M81
VW techs thanks for any advice with this problem Took in a vw jetta from another shop with an odd intermittent running/idle problem,what happens is the fuel pump will start too make like a vibration noise and the fuel pressure will osilate from 0 psi too 60 p... Trouble codes: P0341
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L noise VIN: 3VWSK69M62
car came in with the complaint of when her fan is on the car makes a sound like an "airport hanger". not knowing what that sounds like i took it for a drive and it has a very large humming/ whistling sound that only comes on when the a/c is on (fan has to be o...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L limp in VIN: WVWPD63B93
Car came in stuck in limp in mode. Had codes 17114(p0730)trans gear ratio monitor wrong gear and 17195(p0811)excessive clutch slippage. I cleared the codes and now it shifts ok but feels like it is slipping in 2nd and/or 3rd gear. I am assuming that the trans ...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Radio VIN: 3WSR69M84M
Hello to all. I have this VW that the radio won't shut off when you turn the key off and climb out, you have to manually shut it off. I have just chased a drivabilty problem on this car, the post is here =...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L evaporator VIN: YV1S258D31
I have look on aldata and it not showing me what is holding the dash in place at the upper center ? I have look every where to see what it is. Dont want to break any parts that's attached. Thanks for the help this is my first one to do...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L turbo VIN: YV1SZ58D91
The vehicle has used approximately 4qts of oil in 3,000 miles. There is no sign of oil leaks showing on the garage floor. The vehicle emits slight amount of blue smoke from tail pipe. The engine and the turbo doesn't make any unusual noises.
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ91H84
thanks i have chased all the wires i can up to the under hood fuse block and all circuits are solid i can not find a wire scamatic on the ecu or the pin id on ecu is there a comcon spot for this problem or am i missing another fuse or fuse link i might be over... Trouble codes: P0447, P2400

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 BMW 325xi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33442
It seems sometimes we are our worst enemy. During testing for backpressure issues the O2 sensor wires were reversed. This happened prior to making the "shot in the dark" re-replacement of the crankcase valve. Appearantly, the crankcase valve was damaged som... Trouble codes: P1084, P0171, P0174, P1351, P1353.
2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L 2-1 downshift VIN: WBAGL63492
Thanks to all who replied. The fix was to reflash the trans controller with the most recent update. We reflashed the controller and the car ran fine. Thanks again for the replies.
2002 Ferrari 360 Spider 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZFFYT53A52
Yes Ladies and Gents, we have a fix. Many thanks go out to Stewart and the other 3 Pro's that took time out to help. I fabricated an adapter to smoke test the evap system from the fuel filler neck. Once I built up enough smoke I found a clear and obvious leak ... Trouble codes: P0442 (small evap leak detected).
1992 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L trunk / boot VIN: SAJHY17XNC
Larry + John steered me right. I tried getting thru lic plate holes without success so I drilled the big hole centering under the plate and, presto chango, opened the trunk. I'll close of the hole with a body plug and the lic plate will cover that. Oh yea, it ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L windows VIN: SAJDA01D7Y
Well i wished i had some good info for everyone.I will sahre what i did find. Talk to customer some more and the problem only occurs when she parks in one place at her house. I took the car to her house and sure enough only in that one spot it happens.She want...
2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Vehicle power VIN: SAJDA14C72
Well after a week of playing with this car, I still cannot get it to act up for me. Thanks to all who replied. Most of the suggestions were to check grounds and powers which I have done with no luck. The customer has the car and hopefully in the future I can g...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Start and Stall VIN: WDBEA30D2G
Thank you for all the replies. This helped keep us focused. All in All when everything checked out good I am ashamed to say we resorted back to the basics. Not having alot of experience with these animals we finally "smoked" the intake system to find large lea...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L monitors not learned VIN: 4JGAB75E12
My fellow Iatners: the postings were generally acceptable, yet i already had done such test, on mercedes you can test Your monitors if you have the SDS (scanners) connected to the data port you can actually request the scanner to "force" learn monitors if you ...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B52
It's fixed! I removed the oil pan and found the pick up tube partially restricted with sludge and factory silicone. After replacing the pick-up tube, the oil pressure returned to normal and the cam actuator was advancing the way it should (aprox 20 KW). I woul... Trouble codes: P012/.
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L radio cluster VIN: 3VWCK21Y73
found fuses that were loose. and bad fuse in back of radio. everything works now.
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L folding roof VIN: 3VWCM31Y84
Well the car left and may be headed to the dealer. They can waste there time on it. I have wasted enough time. If it does come back I will find the open position switch and test that. It looked to be working on the scan tool but, maybe it's bad. Thanks to all ...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3WSR69M84M
Well, I have to close this because I am against my time limit. I am pretty sure I have fixed this vehicle, and will update this post after I confirm this. At this point I have put a used computer in it, and had it programmed at VW this morning(I should say r... 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 V70 X/C AWD SE 2.4L Unknown VIN: YV1L256D4Y
First I want to thank everyone for their help. Since this has only happened two times in the last 2 years, our customer has decided not to pursue any action at this time. From the responses I received, the most logical thing to try would be to replace the or...
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