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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0L won't start VIN: WAUAT48H13
Car cranks but won't start. Checked live data while cranking and scanner quits seeing data, looses rpm signal. If we unhook crank sensor and crank car the scanner works and of course you see no rpm cause it's disconnected. We ohm out crank sensor and it ohm's ...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2746V
Thanks for your time reading this.replaced the above items.cleared codes.all 3 codes will come back,but p0405 will set first after just starting in bay about 6 info is not very good on po405. Ran powers and ground test seem fine.ran continuity test on... Trouble codes: P0405 (Egr senser a circuit low), P0328 (Knock senser 1), P0333 (Knock senser 2)
1995 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Door locks
Hello, Customer came into shop a couple of months ago with an erratic function with his 1995 Land Rover Range Rover SE (4.0L). Customer came back to shop letting me know that the issue persists and the vehicle locks with remote but does not unlock (and no st...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L power assist VIN: SALPV1243T
Unable to get power assist consistently, abs light is on and blink code is 2-4. I can ground the relay to activate the pump and will have great brakes, but need info on what the abs module needs to turn on pump & pressurize accumulator. Thanks for any assistan...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Hesitation, loses power when hot VIN: SALJY1243W
Vehicle starts fine. From a stop to a go, boggs down and loses power. Also under load and acceleration, loses power. feels like vehicle stuck in neutral when symptoms appear. Replaced fuel pump module, 35 psi fuel pressure, normal. repplaced plugs and wires, a...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L engine VIN: SALME11473
Hey all you land rover/BMW guys, I have a friends car in my shop with some oil leaks, looks like valve cover gaskets. Are there any common leaks I should know about before I dive into this? I remember reading something about , pcv hoses or oil separator thing ...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall
To all, I have this old Benz from a used car lot. I have no information on this car. I have no history, but suspect car may have been in storage for a lenthy period. Came in barely running customer said was hard to start cold, but I have not had it running sin...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L liscense plate light VIN: WDBRN47JX2
Looking for the location of the SAM control module for the rear liscense plate bulbs for test procedure
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L oil level display VIN: WP0CA298X1
The customer hooked up a new battery backward. It fried the alternator and blew the fuse at the back of the radio. I repaired those two items but the oil level display does not work and flashes when key is turned on. Customer states this started happening afte...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Hesitation VIN: WVWZZZ1JZ2
Hi hope someone can point me in right direction. Car wont drive over 50 mph any common wire fault for all these bad connections. Codes dont clear! Thankyou Frank Trouble codes: 17946 (Fuel Shutoff Solenoid N109 Open or Short to Ground), 17957 (Boost Pressure Controle Valve N75 Open Circuit / Short to Ground), 19561 (Valve for Intake Manifold Flap N239 Open or Short to Ground), 18027 (Glow Plug Relay J52 Open or Short to Ground), 17849 (EGR N18 short to ground)
2002 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWZK63B02
I have this v8 that is setting po597 has anyone ever seen this code and is it usally the sensor it self.I can only read this car in global and so my data is limited. Any help will be grealtly appriciated. po597 is map controlled engine cooling thermostat. Trouble codes: P0597
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Brakes Dragging VIN: 3VWSK69M94
Customer replaced brake pads both axles. Brakes are now dragging after a 10 mi. test drive. Left front right rear were the tightest. They wouldn't budge. I cracked the bleeder at left front immediately and all wheels spin freely. Did he kill the master cylinde...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWST71K56
Hello, I am working on this 2006 1.9 TDI Jetta, complaint is when the customer is getting on the interstate underload and uphill the vehicle loses power, goes into limp mode, and the C/E light is set with code P0234, overboost condition. I did find a defective... Trouble codes: P0234 (Boost Pressure Regulation - Overboost Condition - Intermittent)
2010 Volkswagen Passat CC Sport 2.0L Alternator bracket VIN: 3VWHL7AJ5A
Vehicle was in an accident. Looking for a time figure to replace the alternator bracket that goes under the timing cover. Engine is the diesel the customer says this is limited edition "cup car " if that means anything. Shop key shows 3 hrs for alternator repl...
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L drive belt VIN: YV1VW2554Y
vehicle has a very loud vibration noise in gear when cold. as soon as you raise the rpm it goes away.does not make any noise in park or can see the drive belt vibrating, and the noise is gone with the belt off. we tried replacing the tensioner, the...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Mechanical
Am in the process of replacing the sump pan oil seals. But when I dropped the pan,there is a streak of milky (oil and water mix) at the back corner of the pan(on intake manifold side). There is no other sign of oil and water mixing.With the pan off, I pressure...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS295X1
Volvo techs I need assistance please. I have a 2001 Volvo S40 1.9l Turbo here in my shop with codes 28 or P0133 for B1S1 slow response. Also has code A1 or P0128 for CTS below spec. I have replaced B1S1 with original Volvo part; still get same code. I have per... Trouble codes: 28 (or P0133 bank 1 sensor 1 slow response), A1 (0r P0128 CTS below thermostat regulating temp)
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L fuel system VIN: YV1RS61T54
Hello new member,looking for a fix to the 2004 Volvo. done extensive testing on fuel supply system,traced intermitten problem to fuel pump relay located in the central electrical module under left corner of dash.upon car sitting outside,overnight when temp is ...
2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L heat VIN: YV4CZ59286
Hello techs, We have a 2006 xc90,just replaced timing belt now the complaint is poor heat,the air from vents switches from hot to cold and back again evry few seconds,I have read the tsb about relearning the damper motors,but can this be done with out a volvo...

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2002 Audi A4 1.8L on highway, from stop VIN: WAUJC68E12
I found that the output for the specified clutch torque ( clutch 1 )driving was turning on and off at the same time the car shuttered. This value is calculated by the control module for the transmission. I went on a test drive and graphed the Nm torque value c...
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L abs VIN: WBAAA2300K
alot of replies were for the overvoltage relay. we inspected it and didnt find any problems. a previous shop had cleaned the sensors for same problem. we dont really work on bmws and will probably never see another one of this year so we did not attempt to fin...
1990 BMW 535i 3.5L automatic upshifts VIN: WBAHD2318L
It was the kickdown switch under the accelerator pedal, corroded so that it stuck when the last shop must have floored it on a road test. The replies centered on wheel speed sensors, which were fine, ABS system works fine, and have no bearing on transmission o...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Battery Light VIN: WBAGH8340Y
thanks for the help, owner is a used car dealer. can't help him.I saw where to replace ignition switch and that makes sense. I also learned these are not obd complient. when someone goes to many shops theres no way to do anything else. I,ve got a DIS program ...
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L airbag VIN: WBACN33441
well it turns out the customer informed us that the light turned off for some time then came back on and off . she basically is not all that concerned about it ,maybe a money issue . any how i think it does have something to do with the connector. sorry i do...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33491
Customer has not brought car back in for us to re-check. We were planning on starting with the basics to determine why cylinder #1 gets low compression at times. Thanks for the help!! Trouble codes: 238 (EE misfire cyl. 1), P1343, P1342, 168 (A8 thermostat map cooling mechanical jammed open).
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Tappets VIN: SAJGX5744V
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Vacuum Pump VIN: WDBGA51E1P
Finally got a handle on this one! Thanks to all who replied. Alfie and Bryan were correct. I found a kit on e-bay that has all the needed parts, (and P.N.'s) for adapting the new style pump to the older body style, there are 4 different P.N's and 14 pieces tot...
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Unknown VIN: WMWRC334X4
Oxygen sensor values need to be set prior to clearing fault codes and then key cycles have to be performed there after then clearing of the fault code no further problems at this time
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWPD63B03
hi guys every one was correct i removed the turbo charger and found the inlet rotor seize and pressurized the turbo seal leaking replaced with lkq thanks to all
1999 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LT56DXX
Sorry guys. Customer declined to go any further on diagnostics. Without having the volvo equipement to check data this car is nearly impossible to diagnose. Thanks for all the sugguestions. Trouble codes: P0455, P0236, P0237.
2002 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Key Cyl
Thanks everyone. It hasn't stuck again, but a new lock assy is ordered, its a few days out. Doesn't sound like a big deal to change...well other than I gotta pay for parts not a customer ;-) Dave
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L turbo VIN: YV1CM91H14
We found that the waste gate is stuck on the right side turbo and not opening when under boost, customer is not sure what he wants to do at this time
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