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1995 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGA84A1S
This car came in on the hook. I has been sitting for some time. This car starts and dies every time. The codes I pulled with my Vag-Com are 17978 (P1570)Engine start blocked by imobilizer and 16989 (P0605)Internal control module rom error. I've been told that ... Trouble codes: P1570, P0605
2002 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure
I have an 02 audi a4 1.8t that I purchased from one of my customers after he overheated it badly. After I purchased it I rebuilt the engine with new pistons,rings,bearings, valve job,oil pump,water pump etc. When the customer had owned the car the low oil pres...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L transmission shifts VIN: WBADN6348Y
My customer has troubles with intermittant late/poor shifts on this car. I didn't feel comfortable diagnosing trans troubles on it and asked him to have the dealer test it. He's come back to me asking if I'll replace a harness they've said is bad. The dealers ...
2005 BMW 330i 3.0L Bandwidth VIN: WBAVB32010
Hi there fellow techs. Does anyone know the procedure for changing the band width for a different country? I have a Japanese imported vehicle E90 that requires the radio to work to our local market namely NZ. I have bmw OPS but do not know what menu selection ...
1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L won't turn over VIN: SAJKX6245W
Car decided to not start one morning. We used starting fluid and she starts right up. As soon as you turn off the key, you need starting fluid again to start. Failsafe engine mode is displayed on dash. Funny thing. Before you start the car, the cruise control ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L Ride VIN: WDBGA76EOS
Hey everyone. I have the S600 with a rear suspension problem, the ride is stiff and bouncy. I used a Launch to scan for suspension codes and data but cant communicate with the module. We don't do a lot of Euro work and Mitchell and Alldata don't have much info...
1999 Saab 9-5 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48Z8X
Hi everybody and thanks in advance for your help. This vehicle has 2 problems, first one, car came in blowing smoke like crazy I mean a huge cloud behind it and second problem rough idle with MIL on. So I found out that the turbo was leaking oil really bad not... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detcted), P0306 (Misfire detected cyl. 6)
1990 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L coolant temp gauge/light VIN: WVWRA21G6L
This one is tough because the problem is there during wet weather. The temp gauge creeps up during wet weather, and get to the point that the flashing red warning light comes on, making you think that the engine is frying itself ... but occasionally the gaug...
2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2ZZZ70Z3
Hello Everyone, i have a vr6 engine with cam crank correlation codes 17748 and 17755, Have found TSB c15-04-01, when i checked mvb 208 and 209 as per tsb my readings are out 208-3 = 14' and 209-3 = 19', tsb says to replace top chain assembly, Is this enough ... Trouble codes: 17748 (Cam sensor incorrect correlation), 17755 (Cam sensor 2 incorrect correlation)
1993 Volvo 940 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YV1JS8834P
hey ladys and gents. This car has been driving us nuts. The car will stall ever now and then. As you can see from the work history a full tune up was done. The car smells like its running rich but here lies the problem we have now way of looking a any pids to ...
2000 Volvo C70 2.4L Electronic VIN: YV1NC53011
Hello Volvo Techs! This Volvo came from the dealer and from another shop. Car is in limp home mode. Arrow light on. Pulled codes TCM 0048(Faulty software). The other shop swapped out a used TCM from junk yard. With no software downloading. Car does the same t...
2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L brake;lights VIN: YV1SZ58DX1
3rd brake light functions properly others when they want to. installed new switch same problem.bulbs and sockets were checked and are fine.can someone please help.

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2000 BMW M5 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSDE93474
Thanks for the help. I pulled all the plugs, turned over engine. Fuel shot out pass rear cylinder. Pulled injector harness off of pass bank, connected noid light. tried to start, still had excess fuel from that cylinder and what looked to be good injector ...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83441
after testing inputs to throttle actuator and finding no problems I cleaned trhottle plate and cleared code and code did not return .I then drove car several times and code did not return . cust says if you drive car and let sit for an hour and start it again ... Trouble codes: 130 (throttle actuator control error).
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Misfire VIN: WBANBANB33
sorry it took so long to reply back but i wanted to make sure that this one is fixed,it ending up being a vac leak at the rear of the intake. thank to all that replied. Trouble codes: P0305, P0307, P0308, P0306, P0300, P1434.
2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L alarm VIN: WDBFA68F2Y
thank you all that responded. the fact that the siren finally failed completly and the tech replies i called the dealer and they had three in stock. the books said it was located under the rf headlight assy. guess what it was not there. the books were neve...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L driver window, seat switch VIN: WDBNG75J63
Sorry everyone, I forgot I had not closed this help request. Thanks to all the folks who helped me out. The dca fixed the problem in the driver door. Again, thanks iatn members, sincerely, Bob [...]
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L RF passenger door, RR window VIN: WVGZC67L94
Thank you, Roger, for alerting me to the knowledge that the master window switch could be scanned. I did indeed find that the right rear window was being commanded closed at all times. I think the problem was in the master switch, but didn't get an opportuni...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L timming belt VIN: YV1VS29591
thankyou for the quick replies. The slots on the back of the cams, one goes above centerline, the other below. the crank has a mark for alignment. I made my own tool to hold cams, and all is well in Volvo land. I'm disappointed that volvo/alldata left this imp...
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