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2007 Audi A3 2.0L can-bus VIN: WAUNF78P87
Hello guys; I am trying to program a new key to this car with a VAS 5052 but, I get this error "this is CAN-vehicle but no CAN-communication is possible". I have checked all fuses and power and grounds= ok I have power to data link connector I checked wires to...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L transmission VIN: WBAGF8325W
Hi all, I need fluid capacity specs for this beemer with the zf 5hp24/5spd automatic trans it is used so the torque converter is already full but the trans cooler lines and cooler have been flushed and are empty,also I need the fill procedure,I dont have acces...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Hesitation VIN: WBAGH8338X
Hey, The car runs great cold and most of the the time when hot. When warm there is a hesitation on accel from 1200 rpm to 1500 rpm. Otherwise the car has no known issues and runs great. We just replaced the timing chain, rails and tensioner. I was worried that...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGL63453
Good morning to all . we are looking for the descriptions and suggestions to correct of these codes ( 272A , 272B , 27AO). codes are retrieved by using Modis . no infos available to us about this. any help would be greatly appreciated . thanks and have a nice ...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L transmision VIN: WBANB33514
hey every body, hope you can help me. i have a high pitch noise under the car souns like belts or pulley noise coming from the transmision. the belts and pulleys been replace. i want to know if someone had this problem before, if yes please help!!
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Unknown VIN: SAJKX6243W
This car doesn't get a whole lot of use over the years. Several years ago we replaced the shifter cable for difficulty getting out of park. Customer didn't say anything for several years and now a few months back she reports that it really has never been fixed...
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALPL16471
I have a 2001 Range Rover here that is immobilized.When you unlock the door the alarm sounds turn the key in the ignition and nothing happenes.The owner gave me a card from the dealer that said radio code but he said that he has unlocked the immobilizer with t...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L suspension/dr locks/charging/alarm VIN: SALME11483
driven 2-3 weeks with bad cell in battery (till battery light came on). then cust. parking in his garage and noticed the r/r turn signal only kept flashing with car off and key out of ignition. left parked overnight till battery died. then jumped started and d...
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Service Oil light VIN: SALAD25456
This is my first time asking for help. I need the Proceedure for resetting the oil service reminder. I have checked the archives and nothing popped up. My MOD only showes proceedure up to 2005. Not sure if it is the same. This is a neighbor with several vehicl...
2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDDNG71X57
Every second test drive will set secondary air code, set flap code only once after origionally clearing and test driving 10 times or more. when running SAS test both air fuel sensors go from 1.00 to about 1.250 and they read the same. It passes with flying col... Trouble codes: 0810 (Malfunction secondary air right bank), 0522 (Diagnosis of tumble flap intake manifold open circuit of snsor lines/ tumble shaft sticks innonactuated position)
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L pdfd abs VIN: WPOAB2968L
hello porsche techs,after the first start up the red pdfd(all wheel drive malfunction)light,the abs light and the general warning light came on.after turning ignition off and restart the lights go off until you drive the car about 300 feet and the lights come ...
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.9L Valves VIN: WV2ZB0253E
I consider myself pretty adept at these old Vanagons but I've got one here that's got a problem I've never seen before; it originally came in about 5 years ago for new cylinder heads (were leaking coolant) and recently within the last year or so the compressio...
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Timing chain VIN: WV2KH2706X
Had this Eurovan towed in, no start, no compression. Removed valve cover and can turn the crank, but the cams don't move. We are assuming a lower chain has broken. What I need to know is if this is an interference motor. MOD doesn't know for sure and I can't f...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L starter VIN: 3VWRC29M8X
This Jetta was originally towed in with a no crank no-start condition. We also noticed that the interior lights and central locking system were also not working. Naturally we went for the comfort module and were able to start the car by jumping the starter int...
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Starter VIN: V02M811146
Veh came here with O.E.M. starter burnt up. Replaced starter and all worked fine for approx 2 months. Came back with same prob. I changed the starter again and once again it worked fine. The next time the veh came back I observed the starter was hanging, so I ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Brake Pedal VIN: 3VWSP69M92
Hi Everyone This problem car has a spongy brake pedal that slowly leaks down to the floor after car is started. When car is not running it stays up, after replacing master cylinder I determined that it only leaks down when car is running so I suspected brake ...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L lifters VIN: 9BWGP61J32
replaced the timing belt with a complete kit water pump , bolts , pullies , tensoiner , car had lower power than before and an engine noise . removed valve cover and found a broken lifter , all other lifters are worn badly, replaced lifters and car has power b...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA69M05
Hi ALL Volkswagen Tecs and Good Morning to you. This Jetta came in several days ago, after running of tire stop and ripping under car wiring of of body panel. Separated wires and had some scuff bare and some pulled but nothing obviously ripped off. Day or so l... Trouble codes: P2195 (02 sensor), P0146 (02 sensor), P0145 (02 sensor), P0012 (cam position), P0011 (cam postion), P1340 (cam position)
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L drive belt VIN: 3VWRT71K46
any volkswagon guroos out there? we have a 2006 jetta tdi, with repeat serp. belt failure. belts seem to last 20000km. we checked pulley alingment with the laser tool and found that the alternator and ac compressor are half a rib out from the crank pulley. bei...

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1992 Audi 100 CS 2.8L Battery VIN: WAUFJ54A7N
Sometime during the day yesterday the draw jumped to 300 mili amps. I forgot tomentiom that the airbag light was on, and when I was removing the console to get to the controler, bingo! A huge mouse nest complete with chewed up wires. Repaired the wires and sti...
2006 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.2L Heater VIN: WAUKG74F56
I recieved a reply from Jonathan about the TSB, made a copy and gave it to the customer yesterday. The car is now at the dealer awaiting confermation of the problem, and they may cover it under his extended warranty. If anything comes of this,I will let you k...
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGF8325W
The fix I have gone with is a used one from a wrecking yard witth 84000 miles and a six month warranty I did this because when inspeting a little more I found big chunks of metal in the pan,so thank again for all your advice.
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L Steering VIN: WBANA535X4
i found one broken wire on angle sensor at steering rack .. after repair the wire resest it ... all ok now thanks for the help
2006 Maserati Quattroporte Sport Gt 4.2L Remainder Light VIN: ZAMCE39A36
Thanks so much for the info. Its to bad manufactures will keep the maintenance reset for them selfs. My customer will have to drive over 60 miles to get it reset.
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L brake lights VIN: WDBBA48D4H
special thanks to edgar [...] with his detailed info.problem was exterior lamp control unit.with assistance pressing brake pedal cked power at #1-11-3 no power took box apart and resolder meled area,fixed the problem,location is on passenger side(not on the ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L active body control pump VIN: WDBSK75F03
Thank you to all who responded. Very helpfull information. I have elected to not touch this vehicle, due to lack of tools and experience. Looks like my freind is going to trade it in for a New Mercedes. Thankks again.
2002 Rolls Royce ARNAGE 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SCBL31E82C
Thank you very much to all for tacking time trying to help. This customer is out of country and we are waiting for car to come back. I will post any fix as soon this will hapen. Thanks again Trouble codes: P0128 (Thermostat Regulating Temperature).
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Engine Missfire VIN: YS3FB45S53
Thanks to those that responded. This car has been returned to the customer for about a week now. We never could trace a missfire to specific cylinder or come up with anything definative enough to warrant part replacement or engine disassembly. The only thing t...
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Unable to refuel VIN: 3VWCK31C05
Thanks for the replies. I replaced the canister assembly that came with the LDP and LDP filter as well. Took it and filled it with fuel with no problem. A VW parts/tech had told me that there was an updated LDP filter but the canister and filter looked ident...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI 2.0L abs module VIN: WVWCE63B95
Thanks for helping, guys. I checked the tire circumference and the Steering senros output. Both were OK. The customer didn't want to spend the money for me to check the wheel speed sensors or tone rings, though they read OK up to the 25 KPH cutout. I wanted ...
1992 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AS8811N
First of all thanks to all replied to my post,everybody was going fuel pump and prime pump. main pump had 3.5 amp draw and 1.5 on sub pump. I knew at this point my pump was good so check fuel filter and it was ok too.. I end up rewiring at the fuse harness w...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Gauges/ Cluster VIN: YV1SZ58D51
Thanks for all the responses. We determined that the DIM had an internal failure. During research I found that it is posible on this year of vehicle to replace the DIM with a used module as long as the mileage is less than displayed in the failed DIM. The cust...
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