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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L No Start VIN: WA1YD64B62
Hello and thanks for the help in advance. Car came in MIL on P0741 needing the usual torque converter vehicle drove fine only 75 RPM slip but enough so another tech pulls vehicle in does torque converter, buttons up vehicle goes to fire no start. Tech messes w... Trouble codes: P0741 (Torque converterclutch stuck off)
2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Readiness monitors VIN: WAUML44E74
Vehicle has failed the state emission test due to 3 monitors not run. Secondary air, O2, and Cat. Customer had driven over 1000 miles since first failure. I have tried to generate readiness codes in the bay but the accelerator becomes useless and the rpm drops...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L converter clutch VIN: WBADT63462
BMW techs and others, vehicle came in with the MIL on, but there were no complaints driveability wise from the customer. Shop manager drove vehicle and reported no symptoms. Checked the codes and found the P0741 torque converter CKT Performance or stuck OFF. W...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Heat/AC regulation VIN: SAJEA01T63
Car seem to only give heat when set at 80 degrees and only cools when set very low. cant seem to regulate the temperature between 60 degrees and 80 degrees. You need to set the temp for full heat and bake, or full ac and freeze. Any ideas?
2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L radio/defrost VIN: SAJEA51C63
Car came in with dead battery. replaced battery and customer said to check radio - it turns to static when the rear electric defroster is turned on. The radio works well all other times. The battery is new and the charging system is working properly. She said ...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALME11403
Hi guys, this range rover came in with the mil on with a code po159. So we tested the bank 2 o2 sensor wiring had the right voltages and grounds. So we replaced the downstream o2 sensor on bank 2. We kept the vehicle for one day to see if all was well and it w... Trouble codes: P0159
2003 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L electric window VIN: P038RYFU85
Vehicle came in with same problem from a few months ago. When you open the driver door the window will not go down a little to clear the convertable top. When closing the door, the window contacts the convertable top. I put an aftermarket window motor in it th...
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L MIL on VIN: YS3EB49EX3
as some of you may remember, I recently posted about this same problem and closed with a summary to the effect that I was waiting to get the valve body back from the rebuilder. After putting all this together and test driving, I gave it back to the customer w...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, hard start cold VIN: 3VWSF29MXX
I am struggling with this vw tdi jetta hard starting issue. Following the flow charts I have and test procedures the only other thing I can see that may be an issue in this system is the ECM, yet I wanted to see if anyone has run into a simular instance. Hard ... Trouble codes: 16764 (Glow Plug heater Q6 circuit malfunction po380), 17811 (EGR system intermitant p1403)
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AA8846M
Looking for fuel pressure specs. I dont do many volvos of this age. Mitchell and identifix say 42psi. I currently have 62psi engine idling / 45psi KOEO ? I have just replaced the regulator for #232 code. I had 70+ psi prev. and would not hold any pressure with... Trouble codes: 232 (lambda control)
1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1JA8740M
Thank you for reading this post. First thing I found was timing was off. Set corectly and ran compression test 129-150 psi. I am getting no ground signal from ECU. Pin 18 @ ecu found no resistance nor short to ground in harness. With ECU pluged in KO and injec...

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Headlamps VIN: WAUED64B11
Well, sorry to say that I don't have a definitive answer for you guys. It was my belief that the headlamp module was faulty but the customer just didn't care in going that route. We instead opted for the backyard fix and I simply got the headlight aimed proper...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Roof VIN: WDBLK70G41
"SECURE THE NUT AND YOUR DONE" Thanks guys, you made my Friday. Very different from the Porsche tops i am used to. Well a little inspection on those bow cables, i found a bunch of loose hardware. Tighten everything up and it works like new. Owner had no e...
2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33474
Found broken wire in harness 4 inches from ECU. Tried a new pedal still same problem. Looked in wiring diagram found 6 wires from pedal to ECU ohm checked and found 1 wire open. Started to open wire harness covering and found the problem wire. thank you for... Trouble codes: P2127 (Pedal travel sensor - low input), P2138 (Pedal travel sensor 1 2 measuring range power output problem).
1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WPOAA0959G
thanks for all the help it was the watter pump it was sliping on the belt and not turning that was making it overheat
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B5X
Thanks for the info. Yes, I will order an OEM cat. and we'll repair it that way. I agree that sometimes we must employ OEM parts. ( Aside: I found this especially true with Asian ECT sensors. ) Thanks again. Bob Trouble codes: P0422 (Main TWC efficiency bank1 below threshold).
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B24
thanks to everyone for your input,Roger your info.was what i was looking for,i was finding it hard to believe that with the exhaust pressure that i have the air pump was able overcum it.I ran the car this morning and twice now i have caught the switching valve... Trouble codes: P0411.
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No crank VIN: YV1TS94D41
Well the volvo mystery is fixed thanks to Magnus who sent me in the right direction.I found that I had no power to the GSM.The purple and white wire is the power.I added power to the circuit and everything Started working .Shift indicator on dash and the indic...
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