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2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL is on VIN: WA1YD64B84
Hi Fellows, After replacing Front left level sensor,we did fix the go down all the way of front suspension ,but the codes can't be cleared in both 34- Level control and 55-Xenon range. We are using the Ross-Tech 908.1 software. DO you Guys have any idea ? Than...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L ABS module VIN: WDAEP33493
I have a 2003 BMW 325XI that has the ABS, Traction Control and Brake light that are on all the time. I have ABS codes 90 Intermittent System Down and code 104 Steering Angle Sensor Recode. I have checked all fuses and fitted a new Steering Angle Sensor but the...
1996 Ferrari F355 Spider 3.5L speedometer VIN: ZFFXR48A5T
Hello and thanks for any help . vehicle came to me with speedo and odometer not working . story is that previous shop had soft top repaired and when customer got veh back no speedo. cust suspected speedo was disconnected and veh was driven while it was at othe...
2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L heater valve VIN: SA5WA01T05
I have this jag blows max heat in any setting.The right side will cool off some but drivers is hot with no control.I checked the voltage to the heater valve and the brn/wht will change the voltage when the temp is moved from hot to cold but the brn/grn wire ha...
2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: SALNM22223
hi everyone. we have a freelander that has a cooling issue.we have replaced a few thing that normally cure their overheating issue's but no luck. first at just idle everything is fine no overheating, it could sit for hours and be fine.driving on the freeway no...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Rear Brakes VIN: WDBGA51ES3
When the car came in the original rear pads wre still on the car having about 60-70% of the pad life left. We replaced the pads and resurfaced the rotors, test drove the car and delivered it to the customer. Two days later and about 75 miles later the Mercedes...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L gauge VIN: WDBLK70G4Y
I was playing with my new scanner which is on my laptop and accidently wipe out coding for instrument cluster coding. How do I reload coding back to instrument cluster module using das scanner tool.
2007 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L srs light VIN: 4JGCB65E47
Hi techs. I replaced the battery. I started the vehicle with the p-side airbag connector under the seat unplugged. The srs light is on and everything is plugged back in and the terminals look good. Does this code need to be reset by the dealer? I do not have a...
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L Accessories VIN: WMWRF33537
Vehicle brought in from local body shop for ac recharging, battery light on, and no power steering. Air bags not deployed,and no impact sensors replaced. Received information from customer, everything was fine before accident. Cooling fans were replaced. Check...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L alarm system VIN: 3VWFA81H3T
Long apologies. About 2 years ago, the factory-equipped stereo stopped working. "At about the same time," according to the owner, the electric door locks also stopped working, thus preventing the factory-equipped security system from being able to ...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRA81H2T
Cranks won't start. Spark appears good long blue spark from coil wire. Fuel pressure normal. Tries to start fouls plugs with black suet. Best discription I have. Plus don't really get wet just black powdery suet. Check timing marks show good. Removed cat. thin...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L run VIN: 3VWRK69M01
vehicle was towed to my shop after customer drove 50 miles and states lost power on and incline hill and feathered it to his location. after being parked for 2 hrs he returned to the car and got a crank no start. he had a friend try to jump start the vehicle t...
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L abs VIN: WVWUK63B22
Axles were recently replaced by us with new, and now vehicle has ABS engaging the last couple of feet before a stop. No ABS, TRAC or Brake lamps on, and the code in the ABS system is 01119 Gear Recognition Signal intermittent. All 4 wheel speed sensors are wor...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Air Bag System VIN: 3VWRL81KX9
We received this vehicle from a local body shop. They had replaced the air bag control module and we coded the module for them. After coding all systems were go and there are no codes in the module air bag light is off. Problem is the seat belt light remains o...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2552Y
Customer reports:"Temp gauge never came up. MIL on and car seems to want to speed up by itself. When parking [put into park] revved to 6k RPM." We've seen car 3 previous occasions. Last time was 1 year ago. MIL has always been on, customer never OK'ed a scan.... Trouble codes: ECM, 9D, ECM, 5A

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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WBAAM3334X
I put a set of plugs in this vehicle, 2 had been replaced before, the center 4 had never been changed with 138k. Car runs great, thanks to all those that replied.
2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA73484
so with further inspection, it seems the idle control valve had worked its way to far up in its bracket, causing a kink in the hose going to to it from the air boot, causing it not to get any air. thanks everyone for all your help.
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Lack of power VIN: WDBEA32EXS
I was finaly able to get the vehicle to act up in front of me. It was missing on cylinders 1 and 6. I swapped the ignition coil with another and the next time it acted up the missfire moved with the coil. Replaced the coil and all is well.
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML 270 CDI 2.7L engine VIN: WDC1631132
Hello everyone ,thanks for your input,I am leaning towards piston or gudgeon problems, however at this stage the owner has taken the vehicle back to ponder its future, if it comes back I will post the outcome. Cheers Ron [...]
1998 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L No Start, No Spark VIN: YS3CF65R0W
This one is fixed! Thanks for all the replies, definitely narrows the scope with experienced input. First to answer a couple of questions. The key was out of the ignition when the reversing of the cables occurred. The car had a AGM battery in it that was quite...
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EB49E53
thanks for all the help guys...gerald hit the nail on the head. the ground terminal was loose on the thermostat housing. cleaned and tightened it and all the issues are resolved. thanks again!
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Kickdown VIN: 3VWTH69MX2
Thankyou to everyone who read this and to those who replied. Some of you mentioned valve body issues, and some mentioned solenoids. Well, after playing around with the Launch X431 for a great deal of time, I found out how to administer the kickdown adaption. ...
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