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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Odometer VIN: WAUBA34B1X
This morning we replaced the ABS control module for no communication. After the replacement the customer (car lot) takes the car to the auction. He call back 3 hours later and says the radio says SAFE on it and now the odometer reads 397673 (or somthing like t...
2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Check eng light VIN: WAULC68E03
Have this p0299 underboost code.previously we had codes p0299 & p0171 lean code. We found the lines to crankcase ventalation leaking air with smoke tester. We fixd all of that and now this code p0299 remains. Fuel trims are good. Resmoked it no leaks. I hear a... Trouble codes: P0299 (Turbo underboost 16683)
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Coolant level Sensor VIN: WBADT63481
Replaced plastic cooling pipes under intake manifold because of slow leak. Customer said cooling level warning never came on. Inspection shows no level sensor in the coolant tank and I can't find wiring plug for sensor. Removing the cap, the float is there. If...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBNG75J0Y
We Have this car in for weeks now. It came in with a dead battery and the Right Front was down. We replace the battery and replace the R/F height cont. sensor. The veh raised to normal height. When the customer came to pick up the car, he tried to activate the...
2006 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Information Center VIN: WDBNG75J36
Intermittantly the text in the information center is upside down, and sometimes something that looks like a barcode apears through the text vertically. Sometimes the display is blank. The owner believes it's weather related and the condition is happening with ...
1978 Porsche 924 2.0L No Start VIN: 9249202091
Car came in mostly tore apart and from the way it looks its not worth fixing. The main complaint was no power to the fuel pump. The fuse box had been pulled down and the power feed wire had come disconnected. I reconnected that and the fuel pump worked. Still ...
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX VR6 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWCC83A1S
this passat came in as a nostart went out to the parking lot and found no spark pushed it in tried to check codes no communication with any modules. checked power to dlc no power replaced fuse power ok still no communication. went to ecm found powers good one ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Hesitation VIN: WVWMD23B3Y
I have this 2000 VW Passat that misses when cold. (check engine light flashes, misfire 1 and 4 cylinders) Once at operating temerature it runs great. I can clear the check engine light and and it will not return until cold again. I have checked compression (13... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0304
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WVWPD63B53
hello techs i have a coolant leak at the back of the cylinder head the water housing is leaking my question is what is the best way to get it out of there it lookes like turbo oil line runs over the stud any help would be good thanks.
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDI 1.9L no reverse VIN: VWVRR61J55
This vehicle was brought to us with a no reverse problem.We first drained and filled the trans with the correct type of ATF which was dirty and smelled bad. Then the trans was drained again and refilled this time with a quart of Lucas ATF additive,the trans di...

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1996 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Ignition key cylinder VIN: WAUGC84A0T
Everyone agreed on the switch as the problem and you were right! I removed the trim below the cluster,(2 screws) and then the cluster (3 screws)...disconnected one bulb and one connector at the far right of the cluster and this allowed enough room to roll the...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5349Y
so far so good. I ended up removing the exhaust oil solenoid and pulling out the spring loaded plunger inside. I cleaned it out and re lubed with motor oil. Special thanks to the guys at besian systems who helped me out. you can get the socket to pull the ...
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63424
The customer has not returned with the car but from the 3 responces I am leaning toward the crank sensor. I was way off when i called alldata library they sent me a chart for transmission flow chart for tcc stuck on.I will post if and when the customer returns... Trouble codes: P1727.
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L all gauges VIN: SHTY14413A
Hey giys thanks for the input customer was suppose to bring it in monday but no sho.Did a lot of research own the vehicle and the ground for the IPC is located own the firewall couldn,t find out if outside or inside did a hard reset but didn,t work.I was gonna...
1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L No Start VIN: WPOEB0915J
Thanks for all the great information - yes it was the theft module- the customer at ths time decided to bypass the unit with a jumper termial 15 to 87A Customer happy to have his car back helped with the wiring diagram I like to again than...
2004 Volvo V70 2.5T AWD 2.5L Alarm VIN: YVISW61T84
Well, this one is fixed...thanks for the replies! The fix was indeed the siren...installed new siren, had Volvo do their thing (yes, the vehicle has to be matched to the siren), all is well! Thanks again for the help!
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