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2000 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBH64B3Y
Back in two times for heater code left fwd sensor. I can not find out what the computer is looking for in this heater. I thought it was just resistance of heater i must be wrong. Did run heater and oxy monitors the first time. Another question rear oxysensors ... Trouble codes: P0150 (Oxygen sensor b ii s i malfunction i circuit), P1138 (Fuel trim bank ii system too lean inter)
2002 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVC58E02
Vehicle cutting out while customer was driving on the highway.dropped it off to shop after hrs.after we ran the vehicle in the shop and scanned the vehicle we found the wiring to the mass air flow and the other wires in that loom were melted together, with one... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass air flow circ low input), P1425 (Shrt to grd canister purge regulator valve), P1435 (Shrt to grd secondary air injection pump), P1421 (Shrt to grd secondary air injection valve), P1289 (Shrt to grd recirculating vale for turbo)
2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L Starter VIN: WDBA278234
to all BMW gurus out there. got this X3 that's driving me nuts. the thing won't start. my guess is that i have a messed up neutral safety switch. the cluster not always indicate what position the shifter is while the display on the shifter clearly indicated so...
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...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 4JGBB86E26
Vibration / humming noise coming from bell housing area. Has no fault cods in engine or transmission computers. Appears to shift fine. Are these converters prone to come apart? Noise is louder when cold.
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Starting VIN: WPOCB29831
Help Porsche Techs! This Boxter came in with a broken ign switch and steering lock. We ordered and installed a facory switch and steering column lock assembly from dealer. The main key with remote starts the car but the valet key will not and the customer stat...
2005 Saab 9-7x Linear 4.2L Starting VIN: 5S3ET13S85
this saab want a be has an intermittent no crank condition that we have only seen once briefly. Originally was towed to our shop when it wouldnt start. Once here it started fine. Customer stated that last time this happened the tow truck driver banged on start...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Door Locks, Windows , Instrument Cluster , Dome VIN: 3VWSP69M52
Hey Guys I hope you have some good answers for me as this one is a tough one. Customer has had this symptom for awhile and I have yet to pin it down. Car every 3-4 months after he has been drving for a bit (20-30 miles) he'll shut the car off and find the odom...

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2003 Audi A4 1.8L No Start VIN: WAUJC68E73
Thanks for all the replies, the fix ended up being a loose plug under the ECM tray. The previous tech had removed the ECM and tray looking for the TCM , in doing this he unplugged the connector that supplies a signal to the fuel pump relay from the ECM. The pl... Trouble codes: P1523 (no signal from crash signal air bag controller), P1635, P1699, P1650, P1649.
2006 BMW 530i 3.0L steering lock VIN: WBANE73536
Fixed: This vehicle had 2 different problems. 1.Steering lock module bad. 2. CAS module bad- causing no powering up of systems in vehicle. does have to be programed at dealer for CAS module, not just for replacement of steering lock GT2 scanner can reset.
2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L MIL Lamp on, limp mode VIN: SAJXA73B94
Upon close inspection of the wiring we began to suspect voltage supply from the throttle motor relay which is embedded in the Front Power Distribution Fuse Box. (There does not seem to be a separate fault code that would point to this problem.) It feeds power... Trouble codes: P1229 (Throttle motor control circuit malfunction).
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L battery VIN: WDBEA34E0N
This car is finally gone, car lot decided to send it back through the auction. I tried unplugging the alt and new harnesses that were replaced as suggested, but I had already tried that, it still didn't make a difference. Even removing all the fuses and re...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBGA33G7W
Thanks to everyone. We tried the Crank angle sensor but that did not fix the problem. We are still working on the vehicle and will have to dig much further. Again Thanks to everyone for all your help.
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L Engine VIN: YS3DD58HO1
Thanks again for all the help going to close this one for now. Recheck compression this morning and it was 100psi on #4. Pull valve coverjust to make sure I had valves close and did another smoke check. I still have smoke coming from #1 cylinder so the intake ...
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L location VIN: 3VWDC21V32
This car is fixed, even though I was never able to locate the relay supplying ground to the vent valve. A new canister solved the problem even though the old valve worked when tested separately. Stanley was nice enough to call me and share his knowledge of thi...
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRW31C16
Once again Thanks Everyone. Ok here it goes, I did the running compression test. I would lose my idle compression after snap throttle. After running at idle for a few moments it would SOMETIMES come back . I'm sure it is in the valve train, VVT system. Custome... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304.
1987 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1AX8859H
HA!!! I finally got it, after 2 MAF sensors an ECT a t-stat, vacuum hose repair and ECM voltage checks. As I was taking the second MAF sensor off a flash of green caught my eye. One injector was green, I immediately stopped and checked resistance. Number 2 had...
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS275X3
the customer had to pick the car up, we installed the wire harness for the front o2 sensor and the light had not came back on he will let me know if all is ok thanks to the ones that replied russell Trouble codes: ECM28.
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