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2001 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L controller VIN: WAUED64B11
Hello and thanks in advance this is a 2.7 twin turbo car with a six speed manual not a 2.8 like mentioned above. I have a wet and smoked out abs-stability control mod. I got another controller used. I have original code from old one 06395, and login code is 07...
2004 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L alternator VIN: WAULD64B84
vehicle came in with red battery light on in instrument cluster...checked volt output @ batt.12.43v...charged battery, replaced alternator...checked alt. output after repair and found 14.3v and light off...went on test drive and after approx. (1) mile batt. li...
1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L brake lights VIN: WBACG8322T
Calling all BMW techs. I have a weird one here, when you pull the headlight knob to the on position all three brake lights come on. Also, when you press the brake pedal on the right rear one bulb lights up and on the left rear two bulbs light up. I replaced th...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGL63412
New customer brought this car in thinking it was due for routine service. Of course it's actually the 'Service Engine Soon' indicator that's on. As you all know in BMW speak, this means Check Engine. Scanned the DME with our Autologic and came up with codes 27... Trouble codes: 27CD (Tank leak diagnostics DMTL module fault), 27D9 (tank leak diagnostics dmtl heater)
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L radio VIN: 4USBT33413
Good afternoon BMW techs.I have a Z4 that was brought in with a radio problem.Turn the key to accessory or on and the radio works just fine.Start the car and the radio will work for approx 5 seconds and the speakers turn off,stall the car(put car in 5th gear a...
2004 BMW 325xi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33464
Hey Gang, This little buggy has been a problem for the past twelve months. On 8/27/08 we replaced the secondary air pump (was dead) and then we had peace until 3/2/09 when codes P0491, P0492 came back. At that point we replace the exhaust shut off valve and s... Trouble codes: P0491 (Bank 1 cat), P0492 (Bank 2 cat)
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Stall VIN: WBAET37454
Intermittently stalls while idling in stall in park. With or without a/c on. We are using gt1 and it came in without any faults stored in the DME. We have disconnected the cam sensors one at a time and the Mass Air sensor and the condition still occurs. After ...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WBAET37434
Idle fluxuates with no throttle response then dies. Will restart,run for [...] then dies again. Happens two to four times then runs fine.This happens after vehicle sits for more than 4 hours.Tested voltage at pedal,vehicle running no throttle response volt... Trouble codes: P1634
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L abs VIN: WBANA73594
i have 2004 530i have traction control light is on i used autologic scan the car have code for DSC :D366 NO MESSAGE, DSC SENSOR (OC7) also have 2 code on AFS : CE94 MESSAGE(DSC SENSOE2, ID+OC7) and CE94 NO MESSAGE, DSC SENSOR, ID+OCB i can't find any helpfull ...
2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L Starting VIN: WBAVD13516
red cluster lamp(picture of steering wheel & padlock) car still starts-no drivabilty concerns. B.M.W. dealer is 3 hrs away and client has requested I look at car. scan codes-cas(ras access system) has four codes alldata does not show any info. b2112-ELV fault,...
1994 Jaguar XJS 6.0L brake pull VIN: SAJNX2346R
vehicle pulls to right when coming to a stop...ABS abd RED BRAKE warning light flashes on/off when first press on pedal
2003 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: SAJEA03V13
Surge felt under light throttle in 3rd or 4th gear @ aprox 30-40mph. Vehicle has to be driven for a up to 5min before symptom will occur. Customer claimed that in the past spark plugs helped so I began with that & removed Autolites & installed NGK Iridium plug...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L failsafe program fault VIN: SALME11443
Hello and thanks for any tech tips in advance.I have a 2003 Range Rover 4.4L HSE that is going in to failsafe intermittently .I can drive for 15miles and have no problem and I can drive for half a mile and the failsafe program will display on messageboard.I sc...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Cuts out VIN: WDBBA48D2G
This one came in as a no start,had spark, i dont have the right adapters to check fuel presure the right way, but the pumps were running and i no volume at all. i replaced both pumps, fuel filter and accumulator. It starts and runs now, on test drive it die as...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L compressor? VIN: WDBFJF74JO
Hello everyone, This vehicle came in with a check engine light with [...] Ac pressure too high. (this code clears,however comes right back when the vehicle is started and the ac is switched on.) When I hook up the guages to the car the low side guage reads...
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) L 1.6L Rear wipers VIN: 1VWEG0170E
Found two loose wires hanging, both green with spades on the end coming from the rear for the power to the rear wipers. We do not know where they go to hook up for power, but do know they are for the rear as we can put power to them and the wipers come on. One...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L speedo/cruise VIN: 3VWBF61C7W
Car came in and customer says that when coasting with the cruise on, the speedo starts to jump and acts erratic and the cruise kicks off (which is normal). Scanned for codes, none found. We thought it might be a problem with the speed sensor, so we changed i...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C6X
Cust. need's car smogged, mil light on , P01340, we chk. the t/belt, it's off a tooth, correct it , light and code come's back. We chg. the cam sen. and chk. the cam chain mark's 16 rollers between cam sprocket marks. We still get a code. Car run's great, coul... Trouble codes: P1340 (Cam pos. sensorIncor. Correlation)
2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI 2.0L heater VIN: WVWME63B65
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Hard-start cold VIN: YV1LW5528R
Hi folks, I just finished replacing a leaking head gasket on this car. I performed a complete tune-up & replaced a clogged radiator, thermostat & water pump. The car runs great,overheating problem solved. However on 1st start, even in warm weather it is a real...
2003 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L Intake VVT VIN: YV1RS61R02
Gents, this will be my first post for help. We performed a standard timing belt job and during assembly we found Mitchell only gave directions for an exhaust VVT, our S60 only has an Intake VVT, we contacted Mitchell and they sent us Volvo Manual info. We asse...

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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET374X3
Sent customer to dealer for new flash for DME relay. P111F is a invalid code which I had pulled two differnt times with two differnt scan tools. I will add when customer advises what the dealership found Trouble codes: P111F (Manif. Control fuel air metering......... Crankshaft rationalty).
2004 BMW 325Ci 2.5L convertible top VIN: WBABW33424
Thanks Kevin from South Carolina. I was thinking the exact same thing about the microswitches causing the failure; I had a similar problem with a 745i. Customer hasn't returned with vehicle yet for repairs b/c we hadn't had the vehicle act up on us, and so far...
2005 BMW 545i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB33515
Thank you for all who answered, I learned a lot from these 11 answers, but as Scott suggested in Forums I searched for BMW and got a lot of info and discussion on differenct Scanners Probably I learn more in CARS conference, but this the Summary of Answers 1-...
1986 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Cooling Systems VIN: SAJNL3046G
Based on the replies I got, we are installing a used engine and recoring the radiator , replacing the fan clutch and the thermostats
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA01U03
thanks to all who replied,the vehicle was fixed,it turned out be a leak in the intake plenum. Trouble codes: P0174, P1582 (flight recorder data is stored), P0456 (evaporative emission control system leaks detected very small leak), P1000 (system check not completed since last memory).
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY15492
sorry for the long delay been busy and the customer did not need the car right away, turned out the dtml was bad not fully closing causing a leak, replaced unit and resmoked system, ran evap monitor eveything is working great, thanks to Don and Glen for the gr... Trouble codes: P1451 (leak detection).
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBEA51E7M
Hi everybody. I have to close this request so I can post another one. I have not replaced any parts on this car yet but, I suspect the coil is what is causing the stutter on acceleration. I sprayed the coil with water and brake torqued it and it misfires bad. ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L no power VIN: WDBJ82F3WX
we removed the battery cable to reset pcm this took care of it runs good now how do you reset the adaptives Trouble codes: P0300.
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L air ride VIN: WDBUH65J34
Hi everyone, Everyone agreed the airbag was bad, my test rig was hiding the leaking solenoid valve located in the strut. Special thanks to Dave for part numbers for the locating pin. My car did not have the reserve chamber as indicated, I guess there is more ...
1983 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit 6.7L Unknown VIN: SRXIUX0539
Power to the people!!! Don, Larry and Peter nailed it with the 2 hoses that run along the frame ... Amazingly after all the anguish this piece of junk is braking properly again.. Thanks to all...
1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WVWBB5156P
Thanks to all who replied. after running many tests i decided to perform an exhaust backpressure test which failed. when i removed the head pipe vehicle ran great.When all else fails back to basics.thanks again
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTD81HXV
Cleaned Mass Air Flow Sensor to see if any difference was noticed. Customer came to get car and has not returned. Maybe the cleaning fixed it but can not verify. Trouble codes: P1128 (Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 1 System Too Lean).
2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L 2-3 Shift VIN: WVWDH21J0Y
Thank you for the 4 replies we received. This saga is not over yet. We determined, with help, that the transmission supplied by the customer had mechanical issues and was very dirty inside. The customer will supply a second transmission from the same supplie...
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