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2001 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L abs lite brake lite VIN: WAULH64B31
hay calling audi masters out there have this car here with code p1606 and intermitten no comunication i dx the control mod and when i do have comuniction im trying to pull the coding # out but i have to login first i cant find the correct login # this is where...
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Rear Calipers VIN: WAUDG74F15
I have done research and it appears the only way to compress the rear calipers is with a VAG scan tool. Noticing it is simply an electric motor, can I simply apply power and ground to energize the motors and retract/apply the calipers? My fear is that I will c...
2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WBXPA93404
Has a buck under load in first 3 gears. about half throttle. no apparent vacuum leaks. coils free of moisture. no codes. air filter clean
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJKX6042X
Hello Jaguar guys, we are having a problem with this 2000 XJ8. We are not very familiar with Jaguars, we are a BMW and Mercedes repair shop. The car will not start. It originally came in with an overheated, bad motor. We have replaced the engine with a good us...
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Lighting VIN: SALNY22273
We recently installed a turn signal/wiper switch, flasher unit and ignition switch. Intermittently the turn signal flasher will starts clicking. None of the exterior lights are flashing. It only happens with the engine running. We installed a new flasher unit ...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WDBEA30DXK
Vehicle will sometimes run rough and lack power during acceleration. Sometimes has a rolling idle between 700-900 rpm. Sometimes it runs great. Most noticeable after it warms up. I found a few vacuum hoses that were cracked and advised customer to replace them...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L windows mirrors trunk
Hi all, I just got in a clk 430 which was at another shop for over a year for a no start. Well we got it started and she runs beautifully, now here is where it gets weird, b4 it started we could communicate with all modules. Now we can only access engine and t...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L engine VIN: WDBUF26J15
Customer reported had low voltage message functions disabled on dash (first cold day)went away after driving,did repeat a few time after.Approx 2 weeks later after driving for a while customer was not able to start(no crank)towed to shop.Had low volt and srs m...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33483
Car arrived with MIL on, four faults: P2096 (fuel trim rich on decel) P0036 (Rr O2 sensor heater ckt; sensor repl 5/11 w/Bosch) P0130 (Fr O2 sensor malfunction) P0138 (Rr O2 sensor, high voltage) Found rear sensor unplugged. I cleaned plug terminals well and ... Trouble codes: P2096 (Alldata says fuel trim rich on deceleration)
1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L anti theft VIN: YS3DF58N0X
The customer lost all keys to this car, so we need to remove the 'twice' control mod under the drivers seat to have it reprogrammed. We need to slide the power seat forward to gain access to the mounting bolts. If we hook the battery up, the alarm goes off, an...
2006 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L draw VIN: YS3EH49G56
Help Saab Techs! This 9-5 came in with a 880 ma draw that cylces on and off. Traced to fuse 17 in car- controls main ecu, dice ecu, twice ecu and instument cluster. Before we disassemble car any further we wanted to check with You if there is some pattern fail...
2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L key fob will not turn VIN: YS3FD46Y67
Customer had car towed in as nearest dealer is 100+ mi away. Says that she was driving and a message in display(steering lock inoperative - pull over for safety). Car soon lost power and died. Turned off key fob and would not turn back on. If you put fob in so...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Stall
Hi VW Techs, I have the vin number for the vehicle but for some reason it does not take when i enter it into the vehcile info page ...the vin is [...] we have a 2000 beetle 1.8 turbo engine that came in for an constant stall when coming to a stop... Trouble codes: P1136, P1557
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69M22
This car came in with the injection pump off and timing belt off. We installed a timing belt and installed the old pump to do a compression test before recommending a new pump and timing belt kit. Compression is over 400psi on all four cylinders. We installed ...
2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Misfire VIN: WVWEV71K28
Does anyone know a fast way to pin point a clogged injector on any kind of vehicles instead of removing them since some model are hard to get to and time consuming.also, do you know a tool that will tell you how far the circuit has a short or open instead of r...
2008 Volkswagen Eos lux 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWFA71F28
Car was brought to us to sort out after being in a flood, engine started and ran normally, electrical issues we repaired, shifter assembly, power module, (BCM), airbag, blower motor and resistor, power seats, etc. The car was done and started and ran perfectly...

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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Mmi VIN: WAUDG94F05
Thanks to all that replied. Had rep. from Autologic in with demo VW/Audi tool and was not able to remove component protection. Customer decided to remove used module and take car to the dealer. Hopefully, someone in the aftermarket will be able to defeat this.
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4322T
thanks for the help gents. looks like a faulty gas cap was the culprit on this one. i took your advice, and it was the easiest fix before going deeper into the system. we changed it and customer has been back in a few weeks. thanks guys Trouble codes: 254 (fuel tank major leak), 251 (fuel tank minor leak).
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Transmission VIN: SALME11424
Thanks to the responses from fellow members, we checked the Radiator and cooler lines. There was some very fine metal particles and the radiator was leaking. We replaced the transmission and the radiator.
1997 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG 3.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WDBHM36E7V
Several of the members hit this one on the head. There was antifreeze in the connector for the crank sensor we cleaned the connection+replace the crank sensor. The problem is gone. Once again many thanks for all the replies.
2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEL 2.5L No Start VIN: 3VWRM71K48
This vehicle went to the dealership with the hope of a warranty problem with the ECM. After a couple days of labor they found a broken power feed wire going the ECM. This was intermittently making a connection. Sometimes it started and sometimes it did not. No...
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