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2000 Audi TT 1.8L Stuck LTFT numbers VIN: TRUTC28N2Y
The customer needs a new catalytic converter, but we don't want to put on a new cat if the engine has really strange Long Term Fuel Trim numbers. At first it was stuck at 16.8% and never moved no matter what. We could create a massive vacuum leak, remove the m...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Oil warning light VIN: WBAAM3344Y
The customer is complaining that the oil warning light is coming on while driving. After futher inspection we noticed that with the key on, engine off, the light is red and come on and off like its supposed to. After 15-30 seconds however, the light will come ...
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L 4-5 shift fail safe VIN: WBAAV53401
read above info put in wrong section
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Charging VIN: 5UXFA53523
Hey, Boss is away and we cannot get this BMW X5 to charge. The charging voltage is approx. 12.33v while driving/cruising. If we turn all loads on voltage drops to 11.2v. Replaced alternator 2 times with NAPA brand #213-9581, no change in charging rate. Battery...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L engine VIN: WDBFA66E2M
This is a very well maintained vehicle. Owner states engine was running fine when he parked at a store for a short time and when he came out engine would not crank over. Vehicle was towed to our shop and we found that starter would engage and crankshaft would ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L R-turn signal VIN: WDBNG70J91
Hi all, I have a friend that complains of a very intermintent right turn signal warning that comes up on the dash when he's using the right turn signal, also a rapidly flashing right turn indicator, the car would never do this for me, so I recommended replacin...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L abs module VIN: WMWRC33412
I have a 2002 Mini in the shop that has codes for internal error. I checked powers and grounds. There is no can data being transfered. My question is where can i find a abs module for this car. I called Mini they said 900.00 and on national backorder. Does any...
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L transmission VIN: WMWRC33484
car was fine for a week then problem re-surfaced . I cannot reproduce the issue . re-checked wiring from switch to controller , no problems found . this one has me stumped , any help would be appreciated . I don't want to change the controller if I'm not sure ...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Launch Scan Data VIN: WVWPD63B32
I just purchased a Launch X-431 EuroPro and I haveing trouble figuring out the data blocks for the Air Bag system. If I but in data block 001 in comes up with some data numbers on the screen but it does not tell me what the data I am seeing is-if it is system ...
1986 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Forward,Good Reverse VIN: YV1FX8842G
Hey guys, need a little feedback to eduacate angry customer!! vehicle came in for ac retro . Small leak noted at compressor. Everything went well and the engine rpm was raised to 1500 for 2 or 3 minutes to improve condensor cooling.ac was fairly cold for a 25...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Electronic VIN: YV1LW61J4Y
Flashing arrow with all these codes 600 Serial Communication Link 715 Turbine/Input Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit 717 Turbine/Input Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal 722 Transmission Speed Signal Missing 732 Gear 2 Incorrect Ratio 733 Gear 3 Incorrect Ratio 7...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2006 Audi A4 Quattro Cabriolet 3.0L Ac VIN: WAUDT48H76
I would like to thank all that resounded to my help request, yes and I would agree that 46 degrees on a hot day is not to bad but he wanted colder. we replaced the compressor,drier and orifice tube we also blocked off the water flow to the heater core, it m...
2007 Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0L Top VIN: WAUDF48H87
We still are trying to fix this top. But the post has been open to long. We pin checked all the micro switch's and replaced the G 356 position sensor. Readapted the 01 channel but still will only unlatch the top but not retrack or close. Only get this 200 code...
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Coolant level Sensor VIN: WBADT63481
Thanks for all the replies to all of you. I checked the pass side header tank and it was not there, but it is clear that this car does not have the OBC. So it's safe to say, it never had a level warning system. Thanks again to all.
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBAVB13596
Looks like this one is fixed! Jared got it right. The bolt for the ground wires for the rear coils was loose. Appears the vc gasket was replaced recently. After tightening the bolt, car has run fine. Got to remember to check the simple things first. Thanks to ... Trouble codes: 2E8B.
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKN6740T
found corroded bulkhead connector beside computer on right hand kickpanel.This bulkhead connector had wiring going into RF fender and up to engine. we repinned this connector which enabled the car to run well enough to realize there was a misfire in the engine...
2006 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Information Center VIN: WDBNG75J36
As always the vast knowlege of this network is priceless. We've sent the customer to the Mercedes dealer for a new cluster and programing covered by extended warranty campaign. Thanks again and kudos to Chris.
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33556
I wish I could add some helpful information, but the code sets so rarely that I am not able to detect any failures. The customer has decided to try the dealer. I was hoping someone may have seen this specific issue before, but I do appreciate those who took th... Trouble codes: P1498 (Air Leakage After Compressor).
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Misfire VIN: WMWMF73588
sorry for long respons time busy with other things. Preformed valvoline 3 step fuel proccess vehicle smoked out a lot of carbon out the tail pipe car has been gone for a week now no problems yet. Thanks to all that respnded Trouble codes: 2783 (combustion misfire decteted), 277B.
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX VR6 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWCC83A1S
well it definately helps to have multiple scanners sometimes the first testing was done with a genesys with vehicle specific software later in the day after disconnecting modules was using my modis in generic mode. the car isnt obd2! after receiving response s...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WVWPD63B53
thanks for the repleys dons procedure was realy good i had to take the air valve off to get it out very tight spot was able to move the turbo pipe the o-ring for the housing was bad but i repalced housing cts and thermostate o rings and a broken pcv check valv...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L High Idle VIN: YV1RS61N81
Hi again, and thanks to everyone that responded. I'm happy to report that the car is fixed. We ended up sending it to the dealer and getting a full system reload of the entire car. The full reload might not have been absolutely necessary, but in this case, we... Trouble codes: ECM62, P0506 (OBDII cross to Volvo code), P0507 (OBDII cross to Volvo code).
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Lighting VIN: YV1SZ58D52
thanks for all the replies! The conscenses is to connect the battery with the ignition off. I got the Message board to work again by replacing the bulbs in the back of the cluster unit.but the high beam indictor still didnt work. customer didnt want to look...
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