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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Scan Tool Com VIN: WAUED28D0X
Abs/air bag/ lites lit on dash when trying to get scanner to comm. With any module scanner says no comm not an audi tech just trying to get smog done have read to disconnect mods 1 by 1 started at abs but book claims mod under back seat only found 1 i belive t...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Brake warning light VIN: WBADD62090
Hi all, This BMW came into our workshop with the brake warning lamp on the instrument cluster constantly illuminated. It's the one with an exclamation mark in a circle. I first checked the operation of the handbrake switch and the brake fluid level, then remov...
2008 BMW 328i 3.0L radiator VIN: WBAVC53518
i have a 2008 bmw 328i and every radiator i get seems to be wrong. there is some kind of sensor that seems to be part of the factory radiator and the replacements do not have said sensor. i have checked on mitchell ondemand to get a name for this sensor and ca...
2004 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L suspension VIN: SAJWA74C04
car came in with suspension fault light and code C2302.this code reads as height plausablity error. we have not seen this code before. The suspension works fine and does not leak down. it continues to reset this code. We have recalibrated the suspension severa...
2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Esp C1504 & C1140 VIN: WDBFA68F32
Retrieved Code C1504 steering angle sensor And C1140 Steering angle sensor not intialized. Replaced steering angle sensor twice, Have tried the lock to lock to center intialization many, many times. I have battery voltage to angle sensor on three of the four p...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVE63B84
Hi got a vw that is driving me nuts it originally came in blowing black smoke no power and check engine light on with underboost code and air flow meter code. Checked turbo and when hot it would hardly turn by hand and it was leaking oil so replaced the turbo ... Trouble codes: P0299
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPF71K45
ran propane around intake with no result.found diagham in valve cover ruptured and replaced-made idle better.but still has small pecks idling .running down road during normal accel will surge then after 2500 rpms runs fine long term fuel trim is + or - 3 or 5%... Trouble codes: P0300, P2279
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWRT71K86
This car came in for an intermittent stall/no start. Customer states if you wait a few minutes, it will ususally restart. I finally got it to stall, and it went dead, nothing in vehicle has power, of course no scan tool communication. Used jump starter and sta... Trouble codes: 01317 (control unit in dash-sporadic open circuit), 00884 (ignition starter switch-X terminal-short circuit), 00885 (ign starter switchterminal 50---short circuit), 00002 (gearbox control unit-open circuit), 00003 (module internal failure), 00457 (vehicle elec. control module open circuit)
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Chech Engine Light VIN: 3VWGG71K17
Hello fello techs. I have this jetta 2.5 throwing lean code 171.i have replaced valve cover,#1 oxygen sensor, air flow meter.sprayed down complete intake find no leaks.checked fuel pressure-ok is ther something im missing or is common.

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2006 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Tpms VIN: WAUML44E36
Thank You Folks for the replies. The TPM module is now an updated unit. The coding for it is easy. 2-1-2-2-2-7 This tells the car what the tire pressures should be going by the car's tire pressure spec. The unit itself is under the back seat on the LH side. Pl...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L instrument cluster VIN: SAJHX1749T
#6 coil was causing the problem. We disconnected the coils 1 at a time while engine was running and the instrument cluster was showing it's problems. When we got to # 6 the problem went away. Coil on order and will arrive tomorrow.. Thanks for all your help
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, No throttle VIN: WDBNG70J1Y
So this one was fun. After replacing the battery (Timothy, Don, and Stanley) and trying numerous combinations for key on for 20 minutes, let the car run for half hour, unplugging the battery and shorting the terminals (Detlev), etc. Nothing worked. Followin... Trouble codes: C1022.
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L ac system leak VIN: WDBTJ75J85
I was waiting for a few weeks to go by in order to confirm my repair was successful. I pulled the dash and found the expansion valve was leaking. The expansion vlave can actually be replaced with dash in place however I wanted to manually pressure test the eva...
1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro 2.1L Cv Axle VIN: WV2XB0258G
I'm still looking for an answer to this noise. I want to thank the guys who sent the 12 replies with many different possiblities. I think Keith from Vermont is on the right track. The noise is probably in the hub assembly, now I just need to find what is worn ...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L timing belt VIN: WVWRH63B72
yes. got it done. did the water pump, timing belt, tensioner, idler, hydraulic tensioner, thermostat. put the carrier into "service position". easy to do. front bumper comes off quick! i used all the special tools, but i also put some paint pen marks on ...
2002 Volvo S60 AWD 2.4L all wheel drive VIN: YV1RH58D42
Customer still has not returned with vehicle. we did go back and recheck the speed sensors by testing one way then switching the leads for an ohm reading. one way showed continuity and the other didnt. wierd. another volvo came in that is to be donated wich ha...
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