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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0L Electronic VIN: WAUAT48H13
Car came in for a no crank. Not getting signal to starter from neutral safety switch. Am not able to communicate with TCM. Power and grounds are good. Question is can we put a used Transmission Control Module in it? Will it have to be programmed? We have the o...
1998 BMW 323i 2.5L Lighting VIN: WBABJ7326W
please help bmw tech a buudy of mine wanted turn signal switch replaced for no left side signal new switch still no ls signal 4 ways flaher works checked fuses there good i do not work on bmw on a regular basis thanks for help jimmy
2000 BMW 750iL 5.4L Wiper VIN: WBAGJ0344Y
This vehicle came in with the customer stating that the wipers stay up when he turn the wiper switch off or the ignition switch off. They stay up right, they work normal when you turn the wiper switch in the different position but only stay up on windshield wh...
2005 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WBABW33485
Intake exploded? The vehicle was towed in. Customer had complained about how much bmw wanted to charge them to repair his vehicle and brought it to us. The vehicle came in backfiring out of the intake and barely running. After smoking the intake I found a lar...
2006 BMW 530i 3.0L Battery VIN: WBANE73536
I have this BMW that the battery went dead I was able to get started with jump pack. Charged battery up and tests good. I installed amp meter in line to see draw after almost 2 hours of sitting had a 1.89 amp draw started pulling fuse and I have several that w...
2004 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L No Start VIN: SAJWA74C54
Car stalled in bay on restart after test drive (see related repair history), code flagged was P0191. I used SDD/IDS to diagnose, re-flashing the ECM was mentioned in several of the recommended candidates. So I cleared codes and re-flashed. After re-flash I w...
2004 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on, stays in open loop VIN: SAJEA01T44
this car was sent from another shop, check engine light on. scanned w/ auto ingenuity and baum iscan and both showed code p1646(ho2s b1s1). replaced sensor with no change. found ecm is only grounding precat o2s heaters for less than 10 seconds when engine firs... Trouble codes: P1646
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L odometer VIN: WDBHA28E1S
Odometer will loose accumulated mileage if battery is disconnected. This is a salvage car that we got a few years ago just for the engine but decided to put back on the road. It's been stored outside without a battery and now we're just using a jump box to dri...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L Noise VIN: WMWRC33595
Thank you in advance, customer states hears roaring noise coming from front end of vehicle.can verify, when using a stethescope on a lift both wheel bearing sound farely quiet, heard loudest noise from carrier bearing on right front axle, replaced,noise still ...
1967 Volkswagen Beetle 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out
i installed a rebuilt solex 30 pict-2 carb. checked and set timing to proper mark. installed a new fuel pump, repaired a broken ground wire to the condenser, replaced fuel filter,checked for vaccum leaks... after warm up engine will not idle! if i slightly clo...
1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC 2.8L Horn VIN: WVWED4507N
I guess I should not complain, It is work. This VW's alarm horn goes off and will not shut off. Door lock cycles do not shut it off. Somedata has the incorrect location, and My dealer cannot help. Looking for the alarm module location. We looked and pulled r/s...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Engine VIN: 9BWBS21J61
In order to prevent any damage to the engine the mechanic decided to check compression and re-check the timing marks (everything is where it should be). I checked the spark plug in Cylinder#1 and it is totally black. I am going to check the physical condition...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSD29M81
Timing belt broke, replace cylinder head, cam seals leaking, repair pcv system no more leak from seals, Know the engine is missing setting a miss fire code for cylinder 1 and 4, replace spark plugs and coil, missing is still there, check compression 150 on all...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L fault sets, no MIL VIN: 3VWTH69M73
My specific question is: In the fault code description, what does "Range 1" mean? Some history. Car came in for MIL with EVAP, small leak fault (purge valve not sealing), the lean fault in question and Cat efficiency fault. For the lean fault I noted that the ... Trouble codes: P1151 (Long Term Fuel Trim Additive Air Bank 1 Range 1 System too Lean)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3VWRR69M64
Intitial work on this direct injected VW was replacement of the turbo and vane position sensor. Car had good power after these were replaced, still set code for fuel temperature sensor and customer complained of hard starts cold. Did both coolant and fuel temp...
1999 Volvo C70 2.4L engine VIN: YV1NK56D7X
Used Vida to read all codes in all computers. The only engine computer code was ECM-720A Immobilizer communication - signal missing. There were no codes in the immobilizer computer. There is only one key. Volvo Technical Journal RTJ8853 address this code. It w...
2004 Volvo S40 i 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1MS38234
no start have good compression good spark injector pulse dropped exhaust good fuel pressure still no start. can not get into immobilizer modules with our scanner any ideas

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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L All gauges VIN: WBAAM3339X
Quoted a new cluster to the customer but he went ahead and took it may bring it back later. Thank you to all that replied
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L cat. efficiency VIN: SAJEB51D62
thank you to all those who replied. the costumer will drive the car for a few weeks to try to burn/clean the KAT up. if the catalytic efficiency codes come back, will replace the KATS until then. Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst system efficiency below thresholdbank 1), P0430 (catalyst system efficiency below thresholdbank 2).
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF82J95
we replaced the left side fuel pump which had the fuel tank pressure sensor built it. the new Delphi pump looks like the GM type with sensor which is serviceable separately. this car has two fuel pumps and both need to removed when one or the other needs chan...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSD29MB1
check the pcv system was parsel plug, replace pcv valve and some of the hoses, recheck the cam seals, the leak is fixed.
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L No Start VIN: Y1SW58DD11
thanks to those that replied. larry and robert were spot on about it being the crank sensor. they provided very helpful information, and i learned some new stuff. larry told me about how the tachometer on these cars will rise to 100-200 rpm while cranking i...
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