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1999 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L No Start, Floods cold VIN: WAUGB28D3X
Hi, Vehicle runs OK once started, however it feels like it has poor acceleration. The problem is after vehicle sits overnight and the ambient temperature is below freezing, it won't start. Pulled spark plug - dripping with fuel. Also the plugs show rich runnin...
1999 Audi A4 1.8L Alarm VIN: WAUBB28D3X
Alarm goes off by itself randomly after 10-15 minutes when locked. I usualy check door lock mechanisms on each door. Replace the one that does not actuate properly with much success. This vehicle's door latches all seem the same. I have scanned and got codes 0...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L dome lights VIN: WAUED54BOY
Dome lights pulse on-off with ignition key on and RF door open. If ignition key is off, dome lamps work normally with RF door. All other doors work dome lamps normally. I have vag-com software and data list shows RF closed when it is open. So maybe the door sw...
2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L stereo VIN: WAUKC68D71
This vehicle was recently in for a driveability problem. During service the battery was disconnected and replaced. After battery replacement the radio went into "SAFE" mode. Fortunatly the customer was wise enough to have written the code in the manual and we ...
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L intermittant power VIN: WBABS53042
Tow in second time for no start, this time had no power at pump, back tracked to Ignition switch, no power, replaced ignition switch (plugged in new one only), no change, left switch plugged in. This morning, had power to pump, started normally.
2006 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Wipers VIN: WBXPA93466
Have This vehicle in our shop. The wipers were turned on when wipers were frozen to windshield. Causing the wiper timing to be off and it does not park propely.tripped a code BCM 51 wiper timing. No procedure in alldata to re-time wiper trans. Now there is no ...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L flywheel VIN: SAJEA51C53
vehicle came in on tow truck as no start . customer stated that daughter was driving . she came to a stop and heard a clunk and the engine died and would not crank . i hit the key and it starts to crank but seemed like it was binding up. i put a breaker bar on...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover 4.4L Front heater blower motor VIN: SALLMAMA32
Battery draining overnight requiring assisted start. The problem has been traced to the heater blower motor which can be heard to continue to run at very low speed when the ignition is off and the key removed from the ignition. With the ignition on, rotating t...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L No Start VIN: CB2500HA33
hi, I am tring to find the fuel pump relay for this car but info i have wont tell me. thanks randy
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L Safety VIN: WDBRF81J03
Hi need some help form you mercedes techs this c240 had a short somewhere and fried the rear sam moudule and most of the wiring going to it the main power feed and several connectors melted bad. We are replacing the module and the harness going to it. The harn...
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L engine temp gauge VIN: WPOAA0943F
If you believe the gauge on the dash you would think the car is overheating. The gauge goes all the way up and then the fan comes on. The second you touch the throttle the gauge moves down to about half way up. Also if you are idling and the temp is about half...
1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.9L Stall VIN: WV2XB025FH
Greetings all! I have a VW that is starting to make my head hurt. Complaint from the customer is that the vehicle will die just like if you shut of the key at a stop or idle. Very intermittent. I test drove the van for two days before it happened. Dies only w...

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1992 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACB4318N
So we finally have fixed this nightmare vehicle. We still cannot get proper readings with our modis but car starts and runs well. Problem was the crank sensor. We checked pattern on crank sensor several times and it looked fine to us. But out of pure frustrati...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Pass Window VIN: WBAFB33551
Sorry to wait so long to close this post. I was waiting for the customer to contact me after we sent him to the dealer. But he has not replied after several attempts. So here's what we found: Both door modules had signs of water intrusion. Install new module o...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Evaporator VIN: BA4SCFA034
Yes IATN , there is a santa clause and his name is Steve [...].Others in the iatn family responded with helpful information which is much appreciated ,some light was shed on the mysteries of mercedes identification.Like many manufacturors the vehicle platfor...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Ignition SW VIN: WDBCA39D7H
Well, I've still got this sitting outside. I got the cluster pulled to get access to the switch. AllData says to pry out the top of the cluster, I called the Mercedes dealer in Fargo and the tech said to pull on the bottom corners with picks to pull it...slide...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Alarm VIN: WDBEA34D5N
Thank you guys for your time and advice. All good guidance and to the point, especially Richard [...]. I've checked all switches and all checked good with the exception of the driver's door. Since car old enough, customer on a bu...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF81J65
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5555V
Thank you for the imput guys. I smoke tested both intake and exhaust and found no signs of leakage. MAF sensor looked okay. MAF sensor showed to be working fine thru scan tool, as well as front/upstream O2 sensor. I could not, however, see anything on the ... Trouble codes: P0133 (o2 circuit slow responce b1 s1).
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