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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L rear mcalipers VIN: WAUDG74F35
Hey guys, don't service many of these's audi's. Need to change rear pads and caliper has electronic e-brake. Was told I need V.A.G to compress the caliper but was also told there was a way around it but the audi teck didn't know how either. IS there a way to d...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83471
I have replaced the PCV plate on this car 2 times under warranty. I have used the same parts supplier for other cars and have never had a problem the first time it came back was because of a rolled oring on the pcv pipe under the intake the 2nd time i found no...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Driver's Airbag VIN: WBABS33472
Thank you in advance to all the BMW-guru's on IATN. We have a '02 BMW 325ci with an Airbag light on steady. The light does come right back on after clearing, so it is a hard-fault. The code we're getting with our Launch is Code 13 - Driver's Second Stage. The ...
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L vanos VIN: WBAFB320X0
Dear BM Tech's I require some guidance on this X5. It keeps setting a misfire code on all the cylinders & an oxygen sensor code on both pre cat sensors. I have replaced all the coils & the o2 sensors, replaced the spark plugs . When this vehicle is cold and yo...
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJNX2745S
good morning fellow techs i got this jag thats driving me nuts if anyone has an answer on this problem would be much grateful so here we go in the morning the car will not start with the mass air flow sensor connected all voltage and ground at the sensor are c...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L loss of data comunication of park
we already replaced tcm , no change , my idea by the way , didnt fix the problem , so boss it my be little pissed, and after retesting all data lines , i am "thinking "that j-gate it self has internal short to data lines , through out of park switch only when ...
2001 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPL16431
code p1117. very little information available. i was able to get some land rover information from mitchell. this code has to do with radiator outlet temperature. what makes no sense to me is the temp according to my data pid is around 195, temp gauge on dash a... Trouble codes: P1117 (manufacture specific air/fuel metering)
1994 Mercedes-Benz S350 3.4L Timing VIN: WDBGB34E1R
This is a complete engine overhaul which is now done except that AllData and Mitchell does not have the timing information needed to set up the timing for Crankshaft, Camshaft and Injection pump with a new timing chain. The pump was sent out for testing and al...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L performance VIN: WDBRF64J41
I am looking for the air intake temp sensor wires. I can not seem to find them on my Alldata. Any help would be appreciated. This is my first request for help, I hope that it is right. Brian
1978 Porsche 924 2.0L No Start
ok this is the first mechanical injection system i've ever worked on, besides being a porsche, im a glutton for punishment, no start, customer stated intermittenly it wouldnt start, well i havent got it to start at all. i have spark, no fuel, i have fuel press...
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L abs VIN: WPOAA29971
Another shop did some fuel tank work on this car and removed steering rack to access whatever and installed the gear off center.The shop straightened steering and now have code 4440 steering angle code that will not clear. Alldata shows an ugly calibration pro...
1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Carat 2.1L door locks VIN: WV2YB0259L
We are asking for help on this vehicle,power door locks will all lock from door key or when pushing down lock knobs,but all locks will immediately unlock again and stay unlocked.Found only a wiring diagram in alldata but no other information.Hase anyone ran in...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L shift timing VIN: 3VWCA21C1Y
Car has to reach 5K rpms before shifting into second gear. Found code 0722 output speed sensor no signal. Replaced sensor and cleared codes. Shifted fine except for a slight pause (bump) going into 3rd. Original problem returned on next road test. Must be goin...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3VWCC21C11
hi there,i got this beetle turning the epc light on after running for 20 minutes,vehicles looses power and does not accelerate at all.please any help will be apreciated.
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBC21V01
Dear fellow techs thank you for your time. I have leak tested and found no leaks except at the tank vent with engine on or off.I can manuel activate shut vent valve but it doesnt have a ground signal to shut vent .When should the vent shut solenoid operate.My ... Trouble codes: P0455 (Gross evap leak)
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L transmission VIN: 3VWDC21V92
hello iatn, this car came in from auction, cust complaint: MIL active, originally got the 65535 code, but without a description, so i did some research on google to see if i could find a lead on it. apparently almost eveything i found is pointing me in the dir...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF71K15
Vehicle misfires. Scoped injector and coils-ok. Scoped maf sensor-ok. LTFT -3.5%. Sprayed with gum cutter. No vacuum leaks. Excessive vacuum from filler cap and dipstick tube. Replace vc for possible torn crankcase ventilation diaphram. No change in the way th... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P2279 (leak in air intake system)
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L ignition switch VIN: 1FALP52U0S
Hello VW tech's, We are looking to code a new key with the Ross-Tech software. We have the top of the line kit and software and it says that we need either a 4 digit code or a 7 digit SKC code. Do not have these codes and the dealer does not know anyth...
2007 Volvo S80 3.2 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AS98237
We downloaded the latest software & replaced the leak detection pump. Even after these repairs, the evap quick test would not run. So the customer took the car. After driving 10 miles the mil came back on. We are at a loss as to how to repair this car. We can... Trouble codes: ECMP2

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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Heating VIN: 1VWADBGE66
It was the heater core.. I flushed the core out with water, blew it out then filled it with some power flush chemical, let sit for 20 minutes then flushed it again. Works great! Thanks for all the help guys
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L cooling system VIN: WBAAD6327V
Thanks to all who replied. I discovered exhaust gasses in the cooling system,which as every body knows is usually a blown head gasket or cracked head. I think exhaust gases in the cooling system are the symptom, but were not initially the cause. There were se...
1999 Peugeot 306 XT 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: VF37ALFZP3
Thanks to all that answered. Peter from England was right on the money. He asked me to check the map sensor at idle (should be 1000mb or 500 mb at sea level). We found that pipe that we installed was not restrictive enough thus giving us the incorrect reading ...
2003 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L speedometer VIN: YS3EB49E73
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 1.8L starter VIN: WVWMA63B6X
thank's for the help it turned out to be bad comfort module and ignition switch.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69M32
found injection pump solenoid feed wire bad connection cleaned almost started, found air in system bleed out start up normally. Thank you to all that responded . blown fuse not related to no start. turned out to be shorted cigarette socket replaced all is wel... Trouble codes: 1248 (manufacture code).
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Parking Brake VIN: WVWAK73C26
Thank you all for the multitude of replies. A lot of the replies here believed I didn't know that the caliper pistons needed to be drawn back with a computor program. I did know that and tried to make myself as clear as possible. According to a few replies the...
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Blower motor VIN: YV1LW5721T
Fixed! I unplugged the 2 wire connection{blue and red} at the electronic resistor, and the fan still ran, this led me to check closer to the blower motor for what was supplying ground to the motor, that is always powered hot, and has it's speed controlled by g...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L Power trunk VIN: YV1LS5647W
Thanks to all 6 of you guys. The info supplied was very helpful. Yes the door panel did fall apart. After inspecting all the wiring in the door out to the A pillar and testing the switch, no problems were found. This circuit does go to the body module and wigg...
2003 Volvo V70 AWD 2.5L ABS module VIN: YV1SJ59H03
thank you who reply what i understood after reading all the reply's that 02 & up volvo have to new and program. i have replaced ABS module with used module with no problem on 2001 and older but 02 and up have to be new and have to be program
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