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2003 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L power windows VIN: WAULT64823
This Audi A6 has a r/frt power window that will always go down but will never close when either r/frt door switch or driver's door switch is raised to close the window. We found that during testing the window will always close as soon as either door switch is ...
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L parking brake VIN: WAUDT74F85
O.K fellow audi techs this has me stumped,car is towed in with the right rear parking brake siezed solid. I thought i would scann the epc module with my vag-com but there is no communication with any controllers. My question is can these be related? I have unp...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L A/C, Lighting VIN: WBAAM5345Y
Car came in with complaint a/c cold then stops cooling. Customer aware that she has a faulty lamp control module. A/c compressor comes on, quits after a few minutes, can activate with scan tool. Temp sensor for climate control reads 0 degrees, ambient temp sen...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L CAN faults and rear brake lights VIN: SALME23414
car came here from another shop after having listed componets replaced. we have exhausted all efforts trying to figure this out, all switch inputs are correct in abd, pcm, and light check mod. can bus faults set hard and brake lights stay on. Light goes out wh...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDB1070461
Does anyone know where I can get a wiring diagram for this grey market 500SL. It idles too high. I'm not sure if the IACis bad or if the ecm is not controling it. Using my scope all I can get is 28% on the ground controled side and bat voltage on the other pos...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 4Matic 3.0L Instrument Cluster VIN: ED30E7N881
Hello fellow techs. I have asr funtion light ( orange triangle)coming on intermittently in center of dash.do not know much about this light. Alldata has no info on this light.it sometimes will come on during cornering and other times while driveing straight do...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBEA32EXR
Vehicle has a rolling idle and rich exhaust. Customer states fuel mileage is poor. Check engine light is on with 8 engine codes. Some codes were due to customer unpluuging maf. Other codes were O2.cmp.and closed throttle body related. Cleared codes and 13 - cl... Trouble codes: 13 (closed throttle position idle contact intermittent contact)
2004 Mercedes-Benz e350 3.5L moaning noise VIN: MERCEDES35
this vehicle has a loud moaning sound at idle like a noisey tensioner or power steering pump yet if you relax the belt the noise is still there have fitted a new power steering pump
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L a/c compressor VIN: YS3DD75NXX
We replaced the a/c compressor and dryer on this Saab because the clutch was noisey and compressor was inoperable. Now the a/c compressor only engages on blower speeds 1&2 but on those speeds there is no air flow out of vents in any position. Once the blower i...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L lights VIN: 9BWPG61J31
Hi VW techs, I have a 01 golf here that has 2 problems. the first problem is that the light warnig chime no longer work if you leave the lights on and pull key from switch and open the drivers door you do not get the warning chime. the other problem is that...
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L evap box drain VIN: 3VWDC21V52
does any know of an easy way to unplug drain for evap box ,besides opening up the ac box?
2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L compression VIN: 3VWSE69M83
Hello Techs, I need help with this, 2003 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T (Turbo)This car came in a tow truck. After checking the timing belt condition checks ok. Check timing marks is ok. After all this visual inspection, we made a compression test, engine has no compr...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: WVWPE63B64
hello have a passat with intermittently loss or power. i've checked wastegate regulator valve checks good. vaccumm switch for valve chechs good also. if anyone has a idea of another cause for no turbo boost or good way to make sure computer is problem. thank y... Trouble codes: P0299, 0R, 16683 (turbo underboost)
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Lifter VIN: 3VWDT71K66
I was wondering if anybody else have seen a calpsed lifter on TDI diesel engine before. This one came in with a popping noise out of the intake. I removed the valvecover an #4 Exh. lifter is loose (not pumped up)An it has wear marks on the cam wear the cam is ...
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L trans VIN: YV1KW9502N
LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD VOLVO GUYS... Vehicle came in with (arrow up light) and "E" and "W" flashing. Road tested and speedometer is very irratic, then goes to zero. Trans is acting very bad, not shifting properly. Removed speed sensor and it ohmed NO CONTINUIT...
1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW56D5X
This Volvo came in to the shop with a very intermittent surging at idle and the ecm4308, 91a7. and 91f0 codes stored. We replaced the throttle body and downloaded software into it. I had some problems getting the software downloaded. the first time it failed a... Trouble codes: ECM, 4308 (ecm 91a7 -), ECM, 91A7, ECM, 91F0
1999 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: YV1LW56D9X
original complaint, run rough, cuts out, top speed 40mph. Code p1238. Looked like original plugs about .015 over. Did plugs and coil boots, runs better, check for locked up turbo, it blows lots of air and surges up and down,(not a accurate test I know), no air... Trouble codes: P1238
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YVICZ91H44
Hi everybody this Volvo XC90 came in last week customer stated it died and when trying to restart it would start but would not revv up and when letting off the gas it would die. When I got it it was running great I checked the codes and found some vacuum leak ... Trouble codes: 130A, 272A, 262A

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Starting VIN: WBAAN3342Y
Well it is fixed. A big shout out to Pierre from NY who nailed it-bad ABS controller. Most replies where to check battery and ignition switch. I should have put in the inital post that I had checked battery and it was fine. Since Pierre said ABS controller and...
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L Cuts out VIN: WBAVB73577
Replaced turbos and she is fixed...called local dealer and foreman says they are replacing turbos left and right...4k later...shes done...I checked all vacuum hoses and actuators and all was good...thx for the 1 reply Eric! Trouble codes: 12543 (Turbocharger low pressure side), 12544 (Unkown).
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L susp code VIN: 12NMGGUIIU
had customer to bring back vehicle,i had done what many said to do,i turned ignition on,turned steering all the way to the left stop & then the right stop.centered the wheel back up & turned off vehicle.restarted the vehicle, no more lights & bags filled norma...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Surge, Low power VIN: WDBEA30DXJ
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Automatic Level Control VIN: WDBNG70JXY
I want to thank all who offered advise for their help. The repair was a new pump as most said it was. My main issue was the Bosch KTS570 tool that is supposed to work on this vehicle didn't. After a long talk with my representative who was trying to talk me th...
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Roll Bar Light Abs Light Radio VIN: WDBSK75F15
The car went to te dealer because they won't sell an EIS electronic ignition switch. The dealer kept it for a week before calling me to tell me they can't reproduce the problem so I went down to show them and they ordered an EIS. Customer had to go in and sign...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L SRS light on VIN: WPOCA2980Y
Unfortunately I have to close this without a fix. Our scanner will pull and clear srs codes on a Porsche but not give us resistance. It was suggested we needed a proper scanner or to send the car to the Dealer. The dealer is 50 miles away and the customer had ...
2005 Volkswagen Touareg 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGCM77L15
Hello guys... hey this vehicle was fixed... thank all of your guys who's answer... special thanks to Chris.. the fixed was a intake runner diaphragm which is broken,,, i order new one put it on customer took it for over 1 week no call or come back,,, and she w... Trouble codes: P0492.
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L ignition switch VIN: 3VWRF71K97
Another happy customer! We changed out the shifter mechanism (boy was that fun), and upon removal of the old one, something was rattling around in it. I found a clean spot on the floor and turned it over, and two plastic pieces fell out. Sure enough, someth...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L MIL Lamp on, too lean VIN: YV1RS61N91
Thanx guy's for your input! After smoke testing and performing all neccessary test's,we power flushed/purged fuel injection system.Then installed some super no lead Mobil fuel,took the car for a very high RPM road test for approximately 15 miles,then road te... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean term trim).
2007 Volvo S60 R 2.5L Auto wiper rain sensor VIN: YV1RH52707
New rain sensor fixed the problem. So didn't really get much testing info on this one. I removed the rain sensor and cleaned what looks like oil off the sensor and windshield. I reinstalled it and retested it. Now the LED on the switch would stay on but would ...
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