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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Master Cylinder VIN: WA1YD64BX2
Hi all, master cylinder on this one keeps going bad. This one came in from another shop after tech gave up. Originally towed in because RF-wheel seized up. Codes pulled were 00526 - Brake Light Switch-F and 01435 - Brake Pressure Sensor 1 (G201). They replaced...
2005 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Electronic VIN: WAULL44E65
Brake light is on the dash, there is a code 2596 under the park brake system, for low rear brake pads. I finally figured out how to reset it from reading 3mm to now reading 13mm thickness under adaptive value but it is still trigering the light. I can clear th...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACC0323V
This BMW keeps resetting code P0455. Have "bench tested" purge valve several times, allways holds vacuum and releases vacuum when energized with power probe. I'm unable to activate any valves with scan tool. Installed new canister with new closed valve. instal... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap gross leak/ noflow)
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Starter VIN: WBAAM3344Y
This vehicle came in as an intermittent no crank condition. When the symptom occurs, the immobilizer indicates that the P/N switch is inhibiting the starter operation. The starter can be operatd by applying 12v+ to the starter ignition switch terminal. AllData...
2000 BMW 750iL 5.4L Rear Brake Lite Remain On VIN: WBAGJ0344Y
We are not familiar with this issue since we have replace the switch twice with original switch and the problem is still there. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks to all
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAEV33493
Thank you in advance, this BMW came into shop last week for engine light,and low level coolant light. Used scan tool to identify codes, same misfire codes. Added coolant to top off radiator. Test drive vehicle, and it did not overheat, so I let the vehicle sit...
2005 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L Air Suspension VIN: 5UXFA93505
This vehicle came into the shop with a complaint of a "Air Suspension Inactive" message in cluster. Found LF corner very low and LF strut clunking over bumps. Scanned module with Autologic and got "64 Distortion Plausability" stored. Cleared code and LF strut ...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVB13576
This car is modified - the muffler has been removed and a straight pipe with tips replaced it, axle back only. There is a dry-filter aFe intake kit with heat shield and MAF pipe. I tried swapping MAF sensors with an e90 330i that was on the lot, MAF sensor was... Trouble codes: 2E8E, 2A2E, 2A2F
2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L key VIN: WBXPC934X7
BMW Techs, we have tried twice on different vehicles to program new keys of this style with no luck. I feel it is a procedure issue and would like some help. We have called autologic and still have been unable to program new keys. I am told that you just inser...
1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJKX6245W
Hello Gents, OK what am I missing here? Been round and round on this Jag. Car has no injector pulse, spark is good. Power at injectors good with no voltage drop. Cranks good and will not start until you give it a shot of external fuel, then will run great for ...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Fuel Line connectors
Hello fellow techs. We are having a tough time removing the fuel line connectors at the top of the fuel tank on this Jaguar. We pushed the tabs in and released the outer ring, but have not been able to get the lines off now. Is there a special tool or special ...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Air Ride VIN: SALPM16432
Not sure if anyone can help on this one or not. The air suspension is inoperative. Displays eas fault in the cluster. And all lights on the air suspension switch are flashing. Vehicle is sitting on the bump stops. I cannot get into the air ride control module ...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBEA30D9K
The Benz came in for a cold soak running rough at idle and no power when cold concern. The car has been getting worse since it has been in the shop to be running rougher even when hot. We dont have the most experience with these cars and only took it in at the...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Unknown VIN: 3VWCS21C21
I have this beetle here that has a bearing like noise at 50 to 60mph. Its gets loudest at 60 from my initial test drive I could have sworn it was a bad RF bearing but spinning it in the air the LF was noisy. The noise does not change if car is put into neutral...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L Misfire VIN: YV1LS5671W
We are trying to get this car passed for the smog test and of course with the check engine light keep coming on it will not test , and the problem is it has to be driven 40 miles after everytime it is altered and the codes cleared . Has anuone out there come a... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0300 (Random/multiple cylinder misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire), P0304
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Misfire VIN: YV1VS2559Y
Scratching head here. Got this vehicle from a local lot. Someone had changed the timing belt and did not use the proper tools. Vehicle came in with a p0014 VVT retarded code. Noticed that solenoid was leaking and our flow chart showed solenoid could be bad. Ch... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Starting VIN: YV1SZ58D51
Please help me the car came for check engine light 1month back has map sensor problem now the car come back with no start customer said that before stall transmission light flashing he try to get off highway and engine stop he could not start again. I check it...
2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Brake Control Module VIN: YV1CZ91185
There is a CAN communication problem between the CEM and the SAS (Steering Angle Sensor Module). Note: The SAS module is part of the SWM (Steering Wheel Module); the SAS is a seperate sensor and is not part of the SWM module. The SAS module and not the SWM is ...

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1991 BMW 850i 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, loss of power VIN: WBAEG2310M
Thanks to all who responded! Several were right in that you can only use bmw wires! The pick-up is built into the #12 plug wire and MUST Come from bmw (not World Pac)! Thanks so much Trouble codes: 16 (Referance signal lost bank 2 cyl. 7-12).
1999 BMW M3 3.2L Convertible Top VIN: WBSBK0335X
Hi everyone, and thanks very much for your help. I'm very happy to report that this car is fixed, though I feel a little foolish now that I found the problem. I had already checked for wiring problems and water intrusion, but had not found any issues. A coup...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA2988Y
Thanks for all the help. readings were super rich at idle on first start up but was setting lean codes. replaced maf sensor and fuel trim readings returned to normal. thanks again.--keff took a class on maf sensors and a helpful tip they gave us was ifyou t... Trouble codes: P1128, P1130.
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AA8846M
Thank you all for your time - I ordered another regulator and had same result, although the both new regulators would hold pressure key off (old one would not) I believe my fuel pressure gauge adaptors on this vehicles were causing a restriction? never had tha... Trouble codes: 232 (lambda control).
1999 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L Drive Line
Thanks Guys, This one is fixed. It was the torque tube bushing. I don't know if you are supposed to remove the torque tube to replace the bushing but I did it on the car. I pushed the remaining outter sleeve of the old bushing out with an air chisle. I then ...
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L Driver's Info Module VIN: YV1RS61T54
Here's the bottom line: The master mileage is stored in the DIM. It is then read and stored in the CEM. But here's the catch: when we plugged in the DIM from the high-mileage car, the CEM read and stored that mileage. IF we had reconnected the original DIM AND...
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