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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Unknown VIN: WAUDL74F35
Car Came in with no A/C , scan the car & no codes had found, check power to the a/c vavle when the a/c is on its good, check the basic as fuses, ground, evacuette& recharge, its all good, reset the system by disconnection the battery terminals it did not help,...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on, high idle VIN: WBAGJ832XW
This vehicle is started idling most of the time at 2000 RPM in park/neutral and about 1300 RPM in Drive (vehicle typically idles at about 700 RPM park/neutral. Code for IAC-P0505. Do not have a scan tool that will read live data or do bi-directional controls f... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Air Control System), P0733 (3rd Gear Ratio Incorrect)
2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA13514
Was able to activate secondary injection pump by VERUS, so only 2 possiblities left either valve or solenoid. What is the proper way to check them? Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary air injection problem)
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L No Start VIN: CAJGA51D62
Hey All, I need some help with a Jaguar we are looking at for a local body shop. It's systems that are currently affected are ECM and possibly TCM. Message on dash says Gearbox Error and vehicle will not start. All fuses are ok and Window fuse a and b were bl...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: SALJY1247W
This is a weird one. Customer decribes a "vapor lock" situation only when parked nose up hill, hot & its intermitent. The truck has never done this for me, that's the reason for posting. I found nothing in the archives, or the internet. The only other piece of... Trouble codes: P00, 158
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L engine mount VIN: WDBRH81J63
This car came in and we replaced both front axles with new after market ones (old had open boots). Customer came back with a significant cabin vibration, only felt at a stop in drive, or reverse. We have check the axles to see if they bind and they feel free. ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L compressor VIN: WDBUF65J33
Just purchased auction vehicle. A/C inop. A/C off light stays on hard. No codes found in controller. Refrigerant static pressure is 100-117 psi with ambient temp at 95f. Can apply 12v to compressor and system puts out 45deg at vents, blower operates properly e...
2008 Other European tx2 2.4L ac operation VIN: SCRCD16N04
This vehicle came to us with ac leaking problem, system low but we have no information on the ac system for this vehicle, does anyone know where we can get manuals info for ac components routing to rear air and rear evaporator etc so we can properly do a leak ...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L coolant level VIN: YS3DF58K52
This car has been losing coolant steadily if very slowly, from full line to low line on the header tank in a week. No stains visible on outside of engine. This problem has been accompanied by a misfire/hesitation on cold start. scan showed most misfires on #...
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FD75YX6
Car came in with Codes and was in limp mode Im sure the Trottle position sensor is intergraded with the throttle accuator and of course the accelerator pedal sensor is in the pedal. Not sure about the P1681 code cant find any data on that via shopkey would one... Trouble codes: P1681, P2135
1977 Volkswagen Transporter 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2272093944
Removed engine and replaced the push rod tube seals, Ran ok b4 removing, Van has been sitting for some time. Now what happens is it will start for a couple seconds than die. I get good spark, and i get an injector pulse for a couple seconds but than nothing. T...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Compressor VIN: VWSB69MX2M
The a/c is not cooling. first came in hooked up pressure gauges and pressures stayed the same as if the system was off. The compressor is running. After evac and recharge the system cooled good for about 10 min. (I didnt see the pressure and a intern did the r...
2005 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Steering VIN: YV1RH592X5
This vehicle has poor power assist at idle in steering.Like the sensitive steering is in op. Tested with a new relay,does have 11 volts and ground to sensor,pulled rack down and checked lower column joint for stiffness.Tie rods and ball joints ok. Getting re...
2009 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L Unknown VIN: YV1MS38259
This vehicle came in with a/c cutting off at times,this a/c as long as tthe car is not moving the a/c works fine and when driving it works for about the first three to five miles and then the compressor cuts off,after it sits for a little while it will work ag...

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1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L pwr windows VIN: SALPV1442V
Thanks to all who took time to help! The common consensus is the computer would have to be reprogrammed if it needed to be replaced. Fortunately, as was suggested, the problem was the switch pack. Replaced the switches, and everything worked fine.
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBBA48D8J
We remove fuel pump relay and inspected the inners to not find a fault however replaced anyway and car has been on the road for one month without issues. Thanks, Stewart [...]
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L starting VIN: WBD3563343
Well its fixed, turns out there were more burnt wires hiding behind the ac controller. I had already repaired the wiring that Richard from Florida had refereed to, a little more digging was all that was needed.
2006 Other European Fortwo .8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Hard Start VIN: WMEAK00F36
My original examination of the air filter showed no signs of by pass but today I looked further into the ducting and found a good coating of dirt in the intake. The compression test was #1=340psi #2=80psi #3=50psi. Leak down test showed leakage at the intake... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire detected), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire detected).
2007 Porsche CAYENNES 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AB29P48
flush cooling system refilled too specs claered codes test drove all seams fine now thanks for allthe help Trouble codes: P2181 (Cooling system performance).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSG29M21
Thank you for all the replies, Robert,Stanley and Victor helped send us in the right direction. Found the broken ECM wire to N112 solenoid at harness under the Battery box. Found by removing battery box and doing wiggle test with ohm meter testing continuity. ... Trouble codes: P1432.
2010 Volkswagen golf 2.0L reset for oil change VIN: 3VWKLA8J9A
Well thanks for all the responces, Chris and Joe had it nailed right down , to reset this unit it was done right off the dash itself, no controls on the steering wheel. Here is what I did to reset Ignition off- press the set button on the right side of the cl...
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