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1993 Audi S4 2.2L blower VIN: WAUHP84A1P
Blower was working intermitantly. Now inoporitive. Air flaps still respond. Information is limited. Where can we find a connector to test current to blower? Alldata calls for 2.8hrs., looks like 6 to us. Says to pull plenemn, unless someone knows a short cut. ...
2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WBDAUG1C76
Hello guys- Here's whats happening. The car came in for low oil pressure light on and making alot of clattering noises. We tested oil psi and it was indeed low -like many you may know already this engine can be common for this problem. We removed the pan and t...
2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1YD64B53
Car came in with an oil leak and the check engine light on. Found valve covers leaking..we replaced both valve cover gaskets... Code was 17862. we checked exaust gas temp sensors and found no shorts, but they are terrible to remove so we only removed the conne... Trouble codes: 17862 (exhaust gas temp sensor short), 17866 (exhaust gas temp sensor short)
2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1YD64B53
Car came in with an oil leak and the check engine light on. Found valve covers leaking..we replaced both valve cover gaskets... Code was 17862. we checked exaust gas temp sensors and found no shorts, but they are terrible to remove so we only removed the conne... Trouble codes: 17862 (exhaust gas temp sensor short), 17866 (exhaust gas temp sensor short)
2005 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L tail lights VIN: WAULC68E65
the tail lights (just the tail lights) seem to come on all by them selves at nightin cust. driveway.have checked front control module and have proper power and grounds. headlight switch seems okay. need some help. thanks in advance
1991 BMW 535i 3.5L Transmission VIN: WBAHD2313M
This Car was towed in, It has reverse but no forward gears. My Modis only goes back to 92 so I am unable to scan the trans data. The DIC Flashes Trans Program when the car is running. I am unsure if this is a mechanical failure or electrical failure that is wh...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Engine Oil in Coolant VIN: WBDAM6344Y
Hi Group: Looking for an opinion on this mess. Car was towed in. No Engine oil showing on dipstick. What is left in the radiator and overflow is a brownish sludge, that has a rather heavy viscosity, pretty close to mud. Does not resemble coolant at all. Custom...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADM6340Y
BMW techs I need help. ABS light on during operation. 2001 528i. Live data shows no wheel speed from front passenger wheel. Installed new speed sensor. Same fault. All connectors check OK. Possible module? Please assist. Thanks
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Radiator Fan VIN: WBAGH83431
Well I'm limited on the information I can give, as the car is not in my shop at this time. The customer has complaned that she has had to replace the battery 3 times in the last three years because it will intermittently loose its charge. She had a friend of h...
2002 BMW M3 3.2L all I-bus components VIN: WBSBR93482
Typical I-bus failure, customer came in with complaints of signals not displaying on dash, wipers sometimes don't work, convertible top light flashes (doesn't work), sometimes door locks inop with remote, seat belt/srs lights on. Confirmed that no functions of...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L cruise VIN: WBAEU33483
Hey guys! I've got a BMW with no cruise. Cruise main switch does not even light up the indicator. Pulled a PO500 speed sensor code out of it. From what I can tell the speed sensor goes directly to the cluster and then to the cruise module. The speedo works fin...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAEV33434
hello all, i have a good one here. as stated above, received vehical from another shop, problem started after pressure washing engine to clean oil leaks. other shop replaced all coils and spark plugs with oem. when starting cold the engine runs great for about... Trouble codes: P0011
2005 BMW 320i 2.2L gauge VIN: WBAEV13415
this car came in with a temp gauge problem dealer said that it was most likely sending unit. we replaced the sender and the gauge still pins when you are drivingand if you stop for a min and turn off car and then start it back up the gauge is fine. you drive f...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Steering VIN: SALMB11413
owner came in wanted to replace upper steering column , said a bushing or bearing went bad , steering wheel had up and down play in it. he had a used part that he bought on line. we installed it, when we reconnected the battery and started it up , we had abs t...
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALAA25435
hello land rover fans, This lr3 came in with a mass air flow code originaly 3 months ago. fuel trims were slightly ellivated but ran good and no power issues. customer declined doing maf anyway getting good gas millage. Car back bad gas millage. Only code stil... Trouble codes: P0171, P0101
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L valvetrain VIN: WDBNG70J91
This benz has noise on the drivers side, a real sludge mess, I took rocker assembly off and apart and cleaned all the oil holes and shafts. I was wondering if anybody knows where the oil pressure is getting feed from as I do not see an orifice nor feed holes. ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF65J64
thank for your help. put in new canister shut off valve last week. car came back with p2025-0 code did some digging around and found i have something going on with the ground side i have 3.6 volt on one wire and 12.0 volt on the outher wire with the key on. th... Trouble codes: P2025
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L Oil Pressure VIN: WP0CB2967L
Hello Porsche techs out there. I work for a used car dealership and our owner bought this 911. Originally it ran bad and we found that one or two of the head studs were broken so one of our techs pulled the engine and replaced all the cylinder studs and piston...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L oil lite VIN: 3VWSA29MXY
looking for a good vw tech.we have a 2000 jeta in the came from two other shops.problem after up to temp warning chime will come on then oil lite will comes on.the will not stay on steady it will come on and off.have ck oil presser ok.with sending uni...
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55A7X
Hello all, I am about at the brink of my sanity with this wonderful peice of volvo craftsmanship. Customer originally brought in vehicle with complaint of rough idle, check engine light on, Lack of power, and ets light at times. Scanned for codes, and found nu... Trouble codes: 1026 (Throttle unit - internal fault), 1031 (Accelerator pedal position sensor - faulty signal)
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS61T74
Hello, This Volvo was towed in with a no start problem. We inspected the vehicle and found no codes. We have full voltage at pump and ground. So we sold a new pump (O.E.). We installed and found same problem. We can actually apply power and ground at blue...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1990 BMW 750iL 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGC8310L
Closing this request per iatn guidelines.The Bmw is still not this time we are looking for a used EGS.Have comm. with all modules but EGS, Powers and grounds ok.Five replys range from batt,charging sys.,cats,melted wiring at trans, and alt. cable grou... Trouble codes: 54.
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L cluster VIN: WBAAV33411
I can't yet call this closed. NJ Brian's suggestion of a light control module came in while I was installing one. We had everything working very well and had programed. I let the car go. I'm almost sure this car will come back, A symptom came back a few days l...
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L #3 cylinder VIN: SALTY12422
thank you to all that responded. the engine block/liner was condemed and the engine replaced. problem solved!
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBEA28E1P
thanks to all who replied, i did explore all the replies but the fix to this one was not in the main wire harness it was on a seperate harness on the left side of the car next to the fuse box. it is a three wire harness that is feeding the ignition to the s...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on, START THEN STALL VIN: 3VWCF21CXY
Samir from iowa was correct. the shutter valve was stuck in the closed possition. corrected sticking valve and vehicle starts and runs with no problems. Thanks to every one. Trouble codes: P1151 (MAP sensor circuit open or shorted to ground), P1161 (MAP sensor circuit open or shorted to power).
2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L low heat VIN: WVWDH63B41
finally,i had costumer back change heater core,fixed problem.thankyou all that replied.
2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L alternator VIN: YV1CZ85255
thanks to all who responded. the fix for this car was a new ecm. installed new ecm, reloaded the software from vida and the light went out, code went away and the alternator quick test run by the cem showed that the alternator was responsive to commands. thank...
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