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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Won't Idle VIN: WAUZL54BXY
Hello Audi Techs: We had the transmission out of this car and the battery was disconnected, after reinstalling the transmission the engine will run for a second then stalls. Is there a trick to maybe relearning the throttle on these cars after the battery is d...
2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Window,Locks,Mirrors VIN: WAULT68E72
Vehicle came in after customer changed battery 2 weeks ago.After battery change L door lock,L window,Mirror control,Trunk release not functioning.Doors will lock with remote,only L front will not.I believe that the problem is in the L door control unit.Tested ...
2002 BMW 320i 2.2L Transmission switch VIN: WBAAY71010
Hi everybody, i have this 320i with hard shifting problem. scan for codes and found one code 60 transmission switch, try to erase it and came back again, can anyone help me locating the switch and if anybody had a similar problem before. Regards
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L srs VIN: WBAGN63433
This car has the following codes for the left a pillar air bag. 9531, 9533, 9534, 9535, 9538, 9539. I cannot find a definition anywhere for these codes. Codes were read with Baum Iscan. Can anyone help me?
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L front door courtesy lights VIN: WDBEA32E1R
Customer complained of battery going dead intermittently if left for 2 days or more. Battery is new, alternator output is good. With draw being monitored found that only when car is locked that a 200m/amp draw is present and the front door (not rear) courtesy ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Starting VIN: WDBJF55F6V
Hi need some assistans from you MB techs. This car came in with a dead battery(had been dead for some time) car sits alot. Changed the battery have a crank but no start condition. I suspected the das module might be to blame. The key did not work to unlock the...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Readiness Monitors VIN: 3VWRA81H9T
Vehicle came in with no power after sitting for a while. Replaced the battery and all was well. Customer called back saying they could not pass emissions with the vehicle. I had him come back to check for any pending faults and none were found. All sensor rea...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69MX1
We have this 01 Jetta that failed the emissions test for high HC's and high NOx ( NOx over 3000ppm ). There were 10 codes in the PCM. Cleared the PCM and no codes have returned, yet. Using the lamda calculator, the air/fuel ratio is over 17 : 1. The B1S1 O2 se...
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L cams and valves VIN: WVWJK73C17
ive replaced the head gasket and the car came back after a month and it had broke the rear timing chain and sheared the key way off the gear and also bent the intake valves the exhaust valves was ok because the timing belt runs the exhaust cam and exhaust cam ...
2010 Volkswagen touareg 3.0L brake control feed VIN: WVGFK6A97A
We have a 2010 touareg here from the dealer to wire the brake controller. The pig tail under the dash has power, ground and the brake control output wire working as intended. The brake control activation wire (most vehicals from brake switch) has nothing. Our ...
1988 Volvo 244 GL 2.3L hard start VIN: YV1AX8848J
hi guys i have this volvo 240gl that starts hard, check fuel presure and pressure comes up slowly only while cranking, my queistion is are the fuel pumps supposed to run with key on or while cranking, mine runs while cranking only and don't build up pressure v...
1997 Volvo S90 2.9L emissions monitors VIN: YV1KS9604V
emissions monitors will not run. thermostat was not allowing the engine to warm up all the way. replaced the thermostat and still no monitors will run. we have tried running the vehicle about 50 mi without cutting off the key and checking the monitors. none ha...
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Starting VIN: YV1RS61R12
This has been aproblem child for a while now every time it comes in we can't duplicate the no start condition. the customer has stated that the car will turn on but has no crank. as i said we've replaced the starter, igntion switch, and the anttena ring for th...
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L oil smoke VIN: YV1CY59H94
Hi fellow techs, I have yet again the Volvo xc90 in the shop with a P0140 code for the B1S2 communication, the sensor was changed 6 months ago with no reaccurance until now, and this time the volvo is letting out exccesive oil smoke with the customer stating t...

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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L ambient temp VIN: WBADD5320V
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Display VIN: WBAAM320XO
Thanks for the info, you were spot on, checked green/yellow wire from fuse box (ok), but no power at display,found rub through at phone kit braket mount, i don't under stand why fuse isn't blown though, possible someone already replaced fuse looking for fault,...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Trunk Lock Actuator VIN: WBABR3346Y
Thank you for your help. I found out that this car does have a valet mode through the glove box in the key part of lock cylinder and it tested ok. My launch states everthing is closed (top, etc...) Even when I command the latch to unlock trunk with scanner,...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L ignition key VIN: WDBHA24G7Y
After many hours of pulling out what little hair i have left I found a corroded wire under passenger floor panel repaired splice and got scanner communication.Iwas able to start car by removing covers from EIS and manually unlocking key car started and ran.Ins...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L all gears VIN: WDBRN47532
Replaced transmission conductor plate-test drove vehicle for approx. 100 miles, no trans codes flagged and great shift quality. Thanks to all replies!!
2003 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDCYR49E33
Sorry to say I could not fix it on my own all readings looked ok and no vaccum leaks. Sent to Mercedes and they replaced the tunnel valve. Wondering if any one could tell me more info on that... Any way thanks for all the help
1973 Porsche 914 2.0L engine
lifters are hydraulic.i cleaned out all lifters and pumped them up with an oil can.they all stayed pumped up. thanks for all the replies.
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD63B94
The replies were very helpful. We hooked up a pressure/vacuum gauge to the windshield so we could monitor boost. Using the recorded data from when the code was set we duplicated conditions. It takes two ignition cycles to set the code. We identified the va... Trouble codes: P0229 (Turbo under boost).
1994 Volvo 960 2.9L CKP sensor VIN: YV1KS95406
The car owner was so happy to give up this vehicle and is about to buy a new vehicle. He left it to us here for some time and this gave us a chance to find out the causes at our spare time. Thanks to the members who replied my request. Some of them, like D...
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 542T332289
First I would like to thank you all for you help and direction on this tough fix. Volvo's are tough for me. Two scan tools Identifix and Mitchel couldn't point me in the right direction. I found the accelerometer right under the radiator support facing the fro... Trouble codes: P1308 (Accelerator).
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