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2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Pressure sensor VIN: WA1YD64B53
Good day all, Looking for some Audi assistance. Vehicle came in with TPM indicator on, only tire that was somewhat below spec was LF at 36 (spec on this car front 40, rear 42psi) Adjusted and when to menu in cluster to "learn new pressure" drove car and still ...
1997 BMW 318i 1.9L convertible top VIN: WBABK832XV
car came in with a bad top motor. Replaced it then module was reporting short to ground code 1.We did get the top to atleast work once then stoped with same short to ground. Checked wiring found no shorts and only recieve this code when top motor is connected....
2002 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Stabilty control VIN: 4USCN33432
Hello, This Z3 is in our shop with a customer complaint of the brake warning lights coming on. We actualy have a stabilty control fault it appears. I have interfaced with the abs module via our Snap On verdict and retrieved codes 5E30, lat sensor and 5E38, ro...
1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNW484JN
This Jag will crank but not start when the ouside temp and engine temp is above aprox. 75 degrees. Pulse to injectors is not present when this no start condition occurs. Spark, fuel pressure, and power to injectors are all there just no pulse to injectors. Eng...
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Rack? VIN: SAJWA74C24
Thanks to all for checking my post. Vehicle actually belongs to a relative and also needs a trans. Symptom is: at a stop, with brakes applied, steering wheel will shudder if steering is quickly turned from left to right. Frequency of shudder is identical at id...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M41
just need a little help fron vw tech i how to attack this problem dont see to many vw in my shop Trouble codes: 17987 (throttle acuator not started), 17950 (angle sensoe 1 for throttle actuator implausible signal), 16605 (angle sensor for throttle implausible signal)
2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Alternator charging lamp VIN: WV2KB47073
Hello fellow IATNers. Vehicle is a well maintained EuroVan with a history of eating alternators. Came in with an alternator not charging. Replaced unit with Bosch reman from WorldPac. Upon recharging the battery & starting the engine, the battery warning light...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWCD31C04
Beetle was originally in another shop for an intermittent stalling condition, while in that shop developed a no start, shop gave up and now car is in my shop. Cranks with no injector pulse, good spark, no power to the injectors. Reapeated fault codes set for #...
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWBM31Y75
Hello. This Beetle was towed in as a no start. The customers original complaint was that the battery would go dead after a week, then it was every day. She did say the radio would stay on even with the key off. She would have to have the charger on it overnigh...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L No Forward Gears VIN: 3VWSG71K55
Good Day Gents, Customer brought in a '05 Jetta 2.5L,6spd auto with trans problem. He stated the problem appeared after he ran out of gas. He called for gas and the car started, but ran rough. He stated that the car would not shift(possible limp mode) but mad...

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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L rear left fog light VIN: WAUAC48H93
Thanks for all of the replies. I finally got the car back today to complete the repair. I had ordered a control unit, but when we went to replace it we had the wrong part. While we were in there we decided to unplug and reconnect the controller. The warning li...
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L No Start VIN: 4USCH7327W
Thanks guys folr all the help. It turns out that the catalytic converter was partially plugged causing the no start. We had that replaced and the vehicle would idle but not rev over 2000 rpms. Apparently aftermarket cam sensors have too high of a natural resis...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L dsc module VIN: WBAAV33491
replace module clea red codes test drove ok no further work needed
2004 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTP19454
Well, we did manage to get this car through the emissions test but could not figure out the P0441 code. The customer did not want to spend anymore money on this issue, and was pretty fed-up with Land Rover. Thanks to those who replied, and the purge valve and ... Trouble codes: P0441 (Evap purge flow no flow detected).
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Top VIN: WDBLK65G11
Sorry it took that long , we were waitting on the pump , after install new hydru pump the top works fine & no problem
2007 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L driver door lock VIN: 4JGBB75E07
they was a tear in the wiring at the conector going into the acuator,if you pull the door panel you have to be careful not to let the panel drop cause the wiring will tear very esaly as i found out to a cost of a $110 bucks, thanks for all the help.
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Misfire VIN: WMWMF73528
we did some more research on this issue and found out that these codes appear when the crank sensor fails internally although the car apears to run fine. we installed a new cks and i looked at the misefire data and all misfires went away. so all is good at thi... Trouble codes: 2783 (several misfire), 277B, 2773 (misfire 1), 277F.
2003 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L rear trunk VIN: WP0CB29833
thank for the reply.i had to do a invasive mode.we broke left side tail light had a opening big enought to put small hand through.with the help of the mid size plybar,break the cap enclosing a latch and pull the latch and opened.
1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1592040092
A big thank you to Don and the others who replied. I cranked the spring tighter in the air flow sensor, and opened up the valves to 0.015". I moved the timing to 8*atdc and managed to get this thing to just "squeak" by. Thank You again to all who replied on t...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Cmp, Cks VIN: 3VWBC21C4X
Well here is the skinny. I found the MAF was going to 000 g/s after starting. the short term fuel trim shot to +25 and wouldnt idle [...] rpm, when i unplugged the cam sensor it would idle without any change in the other readings. so I changed the cam senso...
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