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2003 Audi A4 1.8L No Start VIN: WAUJC68E73
Car was towed in from another shop, they got fustrated with it and sent it to me. The story I got was that the car drove in, problem was trans was going into limp mode. So they were looking for the TCM in the ECM plemun, although this is a CVT trans with the T... Trouble codes: P1523 (no signal from crash signal air bag controller), P1635, P1699, P1650, P1649
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L dead battery VIN: WBAGG83491
To all tech, I have a customer with a 2001 BMW 740i who claims his battery drains dead after parking overnight. According to the customer, the dead battery symptom does not occur everyday. The charging system appears to be functioning properly. After shutting...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Glass VIN: WBAEV33423
Passenger front window down-"click" when button pressed up or down from motor area, scan zke 010 code for pass door window-cannot find any info in Alldata for code, remove panel-power window up-when re-connected-window drops when button either pressed up or do...
2006 BMW 530i 3.0L steering lock VIN: WBANE73536
RED steering lock warning in idrive and center dash. no crank. when key fob is inserted into column only airbag warning light comes on no other light is illuminated. idrive says key inserted but steering lock fault on. Customer says warning light was yellow pr...
2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L Tpms VIN: WBAWC33517
Hopefully this one will be short. This car has had a TPMS light on for quite a while. When we brought it in, we did find that the LF tire was quite low. Repaired it, aired all other tires to specification, and initiated the recalibration sequence. One code ke...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L traction / stability fail VIN: SAJHD1049X
Vehicle came in with abs and check engine lamp on. , speedo is inoperative and customer states this condition is sporadic. Scan confirmed failure in abs system , code c1165 and p1000. When abs module was replaced,all seemed well until after 8 or 9 restarts the...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: WDBHA28EXS
Hi yall, i have this Mercedes in my shop for a failed smog diagnosis, normally i do not work on Mercedes but this is for a good customer, for a California smog inspection the max hydrocarbons allowed is 100 ppm.. while monitoring the readings at idle i watched... Trouble codes: P0303
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Mechanical VIN: WDBNG70J94
I have thid Mercedes S430. When the customer drove it home last night he told me it wouldn't come out of first gear. This morning he toed it in. It has two codes stored 2502 and 2504. When I brought it in the shop it would move under hard acceleration but when...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE334X3
This mini is driving the owner nuts!as i stated in a previous post,the customer works in the parts business,so therefore she likes to buy her own parts and have me install them.she says the mini dealer says there is no vehicle speed sensor in the tranny,althou... Trouble codes: P0500
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L Engine VIN: YS3DD58HO1
General question as to what kind of can of worms I am going to open. This saab has had some oil leaks in the past. They have been no big deal. What I would like to know is now I have what looks like a leak from either the timing cover or the headgasket. Its on...
1994 Volvo 960 2.9L no start, engine cranks VIN: YV1KS9519R
hey folks, after we replaced the engine, car started and ran and drove well. The problem began a few days later when, after shut off,it would crank but not start; we checked for codes and manually pulled codes 131 - "RPM signal" and 314 - "Cam signal"; so far ...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Oil leak VIN: YV1SZ58DX1
Hello All: Volvo oil leak from dip stick tube and oil cap. We did the usual oil trap replacement along with hoses and cleaning oil galleys into block. We still have leaks... First question: We checked pressure at dipstick tube, 1.5- 2.0psi, is this too hi, is ...

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1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: SAJGX2240W
i not only went back and rechecked all the powers and grounds i also looked at the sensors directly. All readings taken at sensors were normall. So i appears that the problem is in the ECM thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P1260, P1571, P1252.
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBGA43G8V
Wiring harness check out fine. Motor mounts in great shape. I have tried known good maf with no change. When engine is warm the ecm will not advance cam timing. MAF, MAP, TPS, O2 all test ok. 5 gas shows great fuel mixtures. Still beating my head against the w... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor circuit bank 1), P0330 (Knock sensor circuit bank 2), P1386 (Knock sensor control from ecm at end stop).
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Ride control VIN: WDBSK75S63
Hi Every one, after replacing the left rear leaking valve, we filled the fluid up, and had a friend come in with Benz scanner. During the process one the hydraulic hose at front busted up. I have noticed that the pressure builds up high in the system, and the ...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Compressor VIN: WMWRE334X3
sorry for delay in closing,but the a/c problem was a dual problem that is solved.the compressor clutch coil had gone dead.i couldn't even hot wire it off battery.the pressure cutoff switch underneath the air filter box had green terminals.all is well with a/c ...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63BX4
I received many replies mostly all stating that the timing has to be off. A few replies about the cam and crank keys breaking. Even though I have done many of these engines and set the timing chain on them, the chain was off on this one. I guess sometimes y... Trouble codes: P1340.
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L overheat VIN: 3VWCD31Y05
Spent alot of time and suspected head/head gasket issue. Even after water pump, t-state, temp senors,radiator, etc over a long drive temp would increase enough to over heat. I ended up pulling t-state and drove and never went over 200 deg and released to custo...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L trans slips or does not engage into 4th gear VIN: 3VWSF71K56
Valve body replaced fixed problem. Common to VW. electric valves are not sold seperately. Have to buy whole unit. $800.00 USD
2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Leak VIN: YV1TS92D93
Seems we should have looked closer at our Alldata TSB's. There has been a problem with the fuel pump/sender housing leaking fuel externally, and ours was no exception. Would not leak while running, but would after sitting awhile. If the fuel pump has a [...] h... Trouble codes: P0456 (Small Evaporative Leak).
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