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2000 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L Time and Date display VIN: WAULH24B6Y
I don't believe the center LCD display going out is related to my problems on the date/time display, but please let me know if I'm wrong. The time and date reset to 12:00 after the car sits for more than half an hour(or so) just as if you disconnected the bat...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L soft coding VIN: WAUZL64B71
I'm looking for the soft code for this vehicle. It has Tritronic selector as well. I found a soft code for a 2002 of 01002 but it had 3.0L engine. Hope someone can help me. Thank you.
2003 Audi TT 1.8L convertible top VIN: TRUTC28N73
This power top retracts properly, turning off the indicator when fully retracted. When closing, after using the handle to latch the top, the warning light would still be illuminated and both side windows would be down an inch. Pushing up fairly hard just to th...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L transmission VIN: WBABM5347Y
customer complian of not going into reverse most times first thing in the morning i was unable to duplicate the problem i'm keeping the car over night to see if will act up in the morning fluid level is full checked today with scanner and temp was in range fli...
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Idle surge VIN: WBANA73584
Car came in with surge at idle. It will idle fine then all of a sudden it would surge up and down a few hundred RPMs. checked codes and found many low voltage codes. Found loose battery connection. Customer replaced battery six months ago. Tightened battery co...
2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L reverse VIN: WBABD53474
hey guys i have this 2004 bmw 330ci here i had to go and get at the top floor of a parking garage the customer called and said the car would not move well when i got there the car was out of its parking place and blocking other cars the customer told me that t...
2005 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L No Start VIN: 4USBT33595
I have a z4 in my stall that has a very intermitant no start,once every 50 starts,very hard to catch it acting up but when it does not start it is not getting fuel.I am able to add fuel and it will start or cycle the fuel pump relay with the motis and then it ... Trouble codes: 2774 (engine cut off time), 3C1D, 27A6, 27AA, 27A8, 27AB
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Mechanical VIN: SALTY19464
Where can I find a reman 4.6 engine for this 04 Discovery?!?!? Everywere I look, even places that specialize in Land Rovers, I can't find a reman. Used engines are $3000 and up, and dealer reman is $9000. Any help is greatly appreciated.
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L 2.3 shift VIN: WDBAB33C0F
This car is an 85 300DT sedan with a 722.4 transmission in it. The 85 sedan is the only 123 chassis diesel car MB installed the smaller transmission in. This car has had a flaring shift 2-3 for several years and the customer has lived with it. The fluid defini...
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Soft Top VIN: WDBFA67F8V
hello fellow mb techs. im seeing double on this one. i have an sl500 here that i removed all the latches for cylinder repair. the top works fine going down and up. when down the switch light is off. when top is up and switch is released the red light stays on ...
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L driver's seat VIN: WDBRF52H36
Upholstery shop sent this vehicle to us for driver's electric seat w/memory inop. They had r&r'd the drivers door panel to repair it. They didn't know if the seat worked before, but their customer said it did. I found a TSB which indicated that these seats hav...
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 5.5L Speedometer VIN: WDDDJ72X67
Good morning Mercedes Techs, This car came to us with a speedometer analog needle stuck at 80 mph and the digital reading at zero regardless of vehicle speed. We used the SDS to check the cluster functions and determined that the cluster was bad. A new clust...
2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L Tire Pressure monitor VIN: WDBWK58F99
A local tire shop broke one of the tire pressure sensors,and replaced it.Now the system is flashing the light.My Modis does not seem to have the ability to program a new sensor in.snap-on was no help.Anyone know a way to do this without going to dealer
2008 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on
Hello dear friends. this passat came to workshop with mil on check for codes got P2293 fuel pressure regulator valve N-276 mechanical malfunction. the costumer complaints that the car on the high-way can not drive over 100 kmh and can't raise the engine rpm ov...

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2004 BMW 525i 2.5L Cuts out VIN: WBANA53574
Thanks to everyone for the great info. I was wrong about the battery last year he came in with a staring fault and I found the cables loose I charged the battery then and it was ok. I checked it again and it was bad. I replaced the battery and reprogramed to l...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Power windows VIN: SAJHX1246W
Well I am humbled, again. As most of you recommended, a hard reset was all it needed. I disconnected battery and shorted leads for a while. Upon reconnecting, all worked fine. I've done this before for other problems but it didn't occur to me to do it for this...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Car wont turn off VIN: WDB2201751
Hi dear friends thank you so much to Don [...] and Sleim from nigeria, they where correct i found water but i found water on the bas-esp control module close to the engine fusebox, its running perfect now. thank you so much.
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Tach, Headlamps, Waring Indicators VIN: WDBSK75F43
Thank you all for your input and time, as i stated before i had tested alternator output and voltage drop several times no faults there, i also monitor voltage supply (with scanner) to LF SAM and Rear SAM when problem was occuring- didnt see any issue. Unfortu...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Monitors not set VIN: WDBRF40J55
Fixed! I used the procedure posted by Matthew from Tennessee (it's [...] off ramps. People sure don't like it w...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 4JGBB86E26
A couple of you guys hit it on the nose. Appears the pump failed and the bearing was frozen onto the converter. Had unit gone through to clean out all debris. Thanks guys!!
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Oil leak VIN: YV1SZ58DX1
Thanks to all who replied! Common problem with this operation is the passages into the block and the vac line thru the banjo fitting into the intake manifold plugging. All these passages were cleared during the original job. As for the crankcase pressure, ev...
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