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2001 Audi TT 1.8L Alarm VIN: TRUTX28N41
my biggest hurdle is the ultrasonic sensor location, aldata says in the overhead light console on the top center windshield, it is not, and ther are no wires ( according to the wire diagram ) in that location audi dealer has no idea where it is. Can any one po...
2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L rear left fog light VIN: WAUAC48H93
Body shop (excellent shop) repaired body damage and replaced rear left tail light assemble. After repair the bulb failure light is on for the rear left fog light. Fog light works fine, bulb has been replaced, complete assemble exchanged, same problem. Fault in...
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L engine VIN: WAUDG74F45
this vehicle was bought used recently. another shop did valve job to cure miss fire and check engine light. after that it began using oil and smoking. it is un clear weather or not it was smoking and using oil before repairs. my question is can you do an engin...
1990 Jaguar XJS Classic Collection 5.3L Spark VIN: SAJCW4824L
I have searched the knowledge base, which has a lot of previous posts from me including one for this very problem. In that instance, replacing both the CPS and the ESS (it was the ESS which fixed the problem) was the key. This time, all tests I can do are clea...
1996 Jaguar XJS 2 2 4.0L keyless entry/locks VIN: SAJNX2740T
The car intermittently will, when locked, begin making a beeping noise followed by the alarm going off. Unlocking stops the alarm, but makes it hard to lock. It will also do this with the key locking function. At other times, it will unlock after each locking ...
2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Mechanical VIN: SALMF114X5
this car has bmw 4.4 engine, intermittent knock noise on start up, temperature or how long car has not been started has no affect. I am thinking i will remove both vanos gizmos(i orded the socket) and check the check balls behind vanos. Any imput is greatly ap...
1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL 4.5L engine cooling system VIN: 1080681201
runs hot with A/C on (in red) recored radiator, replaced thermostat, 212 fan is working, fan clutch is functioning properly, added "water wetter", out of ideas-please help Dick [...]
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4JGAB54E3W
New employee of mine, this is his wifes vehicle. She left the ignition on one night, which killed the battery. We were having heavy thunder storms also. The next day my new employee (Rick) jump started the vehicle via jumper cables and another vehicle. Since t... Trouble codes: P1584, P0460 (Tank fill level too low)
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65H5X
Hey guys, got a tough one here. The vehicle is a W210 1999 M-B E320. Car has approx. 150k miles on it. Cats were replaced as typical approx 2 years ago with new O2s. Last month the owner complained that vehicle stalled on her. Since the M112 CKP is notoriousl... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (testing and results)
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Abs-Ets VIN: 4JGAB57E43
Vehicle was towed to the dealership with multiple warning lights flashing - abs, ets, etc. Autologic diagnostics indicated the following codes stored: ecm p0720, etc p2310, p2300, eam b104/b1086, esp c1020/c1045/c1046/c1022/c1026, aam b1040-001/b1040-005/b1005...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L Power trunk VIN: WDBNG84J33
Help, can not figure out why PSE does not see s62/26 when it is getting a good signal. Over functions such as lock and unlock and trunk lid final close work fine. Any suggestions?
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Key FOB Memory VIN: WP0CA29933
Hello I currently have a 2003 Porsche 911 that the Key F.O.B. memory won't reset. I've tried a number of methods including what the owners manual instructs with no luck. All the memory funtion buttons work but the last driver's settings are still programmed. W...
2004 Renault Espace 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: VF1JK0JDB3
Hi Guys, have this french beast in my shop.The car starts and idles fine.When you drive it the car starts to hesitate as soon as you pass aprox. 2500 rpm with black smoke.It feels like its running out of fuel.When rpm drops it drives normally and never dies.L...
2005 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FD75Y45
After this post i'm gonna have to give up, something we rarely do despite having less than ideal equipment for diagnosing these cars. However, this particular problem seemed easy enough, i was wrong. This one APP code ONLY sets when going from key off to on. I... Trouble codes: P2138 (Pedal position plausabitity between circuit 1 and 2)
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: C0WM004633
'buggers' fails local simulated dyne test on nox hc and co. limits are 64hc, .35 co% and 485 for nox. does okay at idle. engine light on appeared to have shorted heater,in o2 so changed it and now the o2 sensor switched but one of the pids heas been and still... Trouble codes: P0117, P0135, P0134
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Fuel pump circuit VIN: 3VWSK69M31
Hello and Good morning men. Thank you for what ever help you might offer on this old VW jetta. The simple side of things is that there was damage done to both the power and ground legs of the fuel pump circuit. Enough of a load - made the 50 amp fuse protec...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L engine VIN: WVWME63B54
i believe the balance shaft module is to blame for this harsh vibration around 1,500 rpm, loaded or unloaded, but no pieces found in oil. according to several forums i have read, this balance shaft module blows up teeth on the sprockets, chains, etc and also c...
1999 Volvo C70 2.3L hoses VIN: YV1NK53C6X
Hello This is a mysterious case. Car is very clean (42k miles) and owner uses it carefully. Almost a collectors car. It started blowing engine water hoses, etc. Once blowed a radiator side plastic box, twice blowed reservoir, 3 times hoses... After client f...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2554Y
Volvo techs I need your help. I have a 2000 Volvo S40 in the shop with a Volvo code 62 reset valve cam shaft faulty signal. Or p1014. The last Volvo I had with same code; I failed to repair after lots of time and $$$. Please assist. Thanks Henry

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1991 Alfa Romeo 164 L 3.0L Abs VIN: ZAREA43L5M
Well, the customer has declined my only method of testing. That being step by step going through every sensor for signal and continuity in related wiring. They have decided to take vehicle to an Alfa Romeo shop for this problem.
2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Check eng light VIN: WAULC68E03
Well we could not prove or disprove the turbo being bad for lack of a reliable spec or diagnostic procedure. we stongly suspected the turbo. to avoid a $1500 liability We recommnded the customer to go to the dealer. they spent time and also had a hard time pro... Trouble codes: P0299 (Turbo underboost 16683).
1959 Austin Healey 3000 2.9L engine
Thank you for the help. I need to close this since the time is up. I found a roller bearing clutch release bearing. Car is presently on my other hoist in pieces waiting to get the correct pressure plate to work with the release bearing. Supplier claims the pre...
2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L front drive shaft
Would like to thank those who responded. Indeed the fix was replacing the entire front drive shaft, u/joints can not be replaced. BMW also has an updated output flange that has to be replaced with the shaft. It was pretty straight forward remove the bolts remo...
2006 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Temperature VIN: SAJWA71BX6
I tried all of the suggestions given by the other techs,but nothing cured this problem so the customer has picked up his car and is taking it to a Jaguar dealership for them to sort out. its a shame as the car ran good but only gave this problem with the A/C s...
2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L serpentine belt VIN: WDBUF56X57
thanks for your ideas. possible fault with clutch pulley on alternator, idler bearings trying seize when hot, alignment issues. we replaced the tensioner with pulley. the vehicle has been driving about 2 weeks, just reinspected. no wear issues with belt. als...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Hesitation VIN: WVWMD23B3Y
Well I guess we'll never know...customer towed car to dealer and traded it in on a new Golf. I told customer it was going to get expensive, possible cylinder head replacement. Thanks to all who took the time to narrow down and find the problem. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0304.
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L monitors VIN: YV1VS27583
I corrected the problem with the positive cable by replacing it with a new one,but the component monitor still did not run. I checked identifix and they suggested to replace temperature sensor and thermostat. Component monitor still would not go ready. One rep...
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