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2004 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L Rear seats VIN: 64BX4NO654
Hi guys, i am trying to remove the rear bottom seats out of this vehicle, but i cannot figure out how it fastens to the chassis. Any information would be appreciated.
1988 BMW 535i 3.5L Starting VIN: WBADC8405J
Engine sometimes starts & runs fine but then dies after 10 minutes. Will subsequently start but immediately dies. Fuel pressure stays at 43 psi, coil activity seems constant via test light attached between ground and coil negative and noid light plugged into ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: WBAAM3343Y
Vehicle came in with the 4 lean codes and misfire codes for every cylinder. I smoke checked for vacuum leaks and could not find any. Since I had the same year and model in the shop I swapped out the MAF with no change. If I spray carb clean mist in front of th... Trouble codes: P1188 (fuel control bank 1), P1189 (fuel control bank 2), P0170 (fuel trim bank 1), P0170 (fuel trim bank 1)
1993 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L alternator VIN: SAJKW1740P
Customer just bought used. Drove it 3 mo. and alternator quit charging. He replaced alternator with a reman. Still no charge. Turned it over to me. Pulled alternator and had it checked O.K. Strange part is the charge(battery) light comes on when key is turned ...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Safety VIN: WMWRE33586
Hello BM Techs,i got mini towing my tonight,i don't have time look over yet but fist i need helps car no starting when put key in ignition you can hear beeping turn on no light on the dash and turn to start not things happen.I did try remote key door lock & op...
1983 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WP0AE0912D
We have this problem car that I am at a loss on. We removed the engine which had broken head studs. Customer sent it out to California and had it rebuilt by a specialty shop. Was supposed to be "turn key" ready, all hot run tested. When it starts cold it stall...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L No Start VIN: WVWBF31J2X
Cannot prime fuel system. In the words of Leeloo, "please heelp!" Car recently bought by owner. He has not used grease system. Fuel gauge inoperative due to instrument panel problems. He ran it out of fuel in Boston during height of nasty weather there. Fina...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29MOY
Car barely starts/idles/runs, will start up and idle high and smooth for 1-10 seconds, then drops to 4-500rpm. No power in gear, was able to get runnability back by unplugging the air flow meter. Still runs in throttle limp mode, smooth but only barely opens t... Trouble codes: P0343, P1639 (Accelerator pedal position sensor 1/2 range), P0118 (ECT high input), P0420 (Catalytic efficiency), P1128 (bank 1 lean)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L Oil Light/Buzzer VIN: 3VWPD69MX1
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L angle drive VIN: YV1LZ56D2Y
This car came to our shop with a BAD angle drive and no center driveshaft at all... can we permanently remove angle drive, replace seals and R/side axle ( car is already 2WD as there is no center driveshaft) without replacing transmission???
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Master Cylinder Booster VIN: YV1RS61R02
The power brake booster is leaking vacuum and needs to be replaced. It hisses at the boot and the hiss goes away when you hit the brakes. [According to Alldata] you need to disconnect the steering shaft and drop the engine cradle to get access to the booster...
2005 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L wipers/signals VIN: YV1MH62562
Wipers come on low speed without notice and do not switch off. Simultaneously turn signals quit working. Have CEM-DE49 communication with SWM and SWM-0A10 and 11 communication codes. Scanner loses communication with SWM when problem occurs. Would you replace t...
2007 Volvo C70 T5 2.5L Electronic VIN: YVIMC68227
I have a problem with temp. on drivers side will not adjust. The distribution will not adust either . I can't hook up to this car to get codes . The controls work for the passenger side . Thanks

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1999 Audi A4 1.8L air bag system VIN: WVABB28D2X
Hi Audi Techs, Thanks for all the replies ... the controll module was defective. It was great that to get so many second opinons confirming my suspicion. We were able to get a used module and it worked just fine... it even had the correct coding it...
2000 Audi A4 1.8L Surge VIN: WAUAC28D3Y
This condition got bad enough to notice that the engine was not surging. The rpms where actuly raising due to tourqe convertor was slipping and disingaging. unfortunly it was not showing this in the mesuring blocks in our vag tool. thanks for all of your input Trouble codes: P0743.
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33451
borrowed a Launch X-431 Diagun from a friend & was able to display & reset addaptives. Has since passed the O2, O2 heater, & cat monitors without resetting the p1193 code. Thanks to all those that replied including Serge & his Bimmer link (... Trouble codes: P1193.
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Abs/Tc/Sc VIN: SAJDA01C41
I connected my Genrad GDS510 again on Monday. This is the OE hand-held scanner that I used to clear the ABS code originally. In addition to the Clear Codes option there was another selection for Commands, I selected this and it took me to a list of com...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: SAJEA51D53
Sorry for not gettin back sooner. Cust hasn't brought vehicle back yet. I got alot of responses on vacuum leaks on intake seals. Although I did smoke test it I will try again. One suggested the fuel pressure sensor wich makes sense to me. Sorry for no real hel... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L abs module VIN: SALTY1244X
Well, I haven't had the vehicle return, so I am calling this one fixed with a new wheel bearing. Lesson learned: In the future, when I have a bearing carrier unbolted, I will always spin it, and when I have a persistent ABS problem, I won't assume that "feel...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Erratic Shifts VIN: WMWRE33506
Well according to two Mini dealers there is no updated software available, and the stepper motor is part of the valve body. one of the dealers said that they had been replacing valve bodies but gave up on that as it was only a band-aid. Most of my research w...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Dlc VIN: 3VWFA81H6W
Radio NOT a factor as we had already disconnected it before posting info. With black wire @ T44 connector on top of fusebox disconnected, we communicated with ECM & cleared trouble codes. Connected unidentified black wire back into connector & shipped car. Eve...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSE29M6Y
Thanks for all the help guys. Tried a used ECM and it solved the problem. The ignition switch checked out fine. This was a pretty odd problem that has been occurring on and off for all winter. It just got a lot worse now that it has warmed up a bit. Thanks a...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA69M34
The vehicle was rechecked at the dealership at the request of the father, since he was paying. Dealer told her the wiring was crossed by us, which caused the problem. The two wiring which have 5 volts reference. So, no manner how you cross it, It's only a resi... Trouble codes: P0544 (Exhaust gas temperature ensor circuit bank1 sensor1).
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