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2003 Audi A4 1.8L radio code VIN: WAUVC68E53
Hello and thanks first of all. Our lovely dealer which we spend much money with has decided not to give us radio codes any more? Is there anyone out hear that can help with this? I had to pull the console for E brake cables and the cust has no code. The radio ...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83421
hello fellows i got this weird problem i replaced the chain and guides, car run good but i had codes for over advanced timing, removed everything again and sure enough out of timing, reset everything and started up, nice, no light, went for a test drive and st... Trouble codes: P0012
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Oil in Coolant VIN: WBAFA53511
Hello Tech's. I have a this beamer here and wondering if anyone has seen this before. There is at least 1qt. of oil or trans. fluid in the cooling system. The engine runs great and there is no smoke out of the exhaust. I have done a combustion test with chemic...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L convertible top VIN: WBABS33452
The top on this car will un latch and start to move then it stops. The customer had it down and when he tried to pu it up it did not latch. I manually closed it and when I tried to open it the windows go down the top unlatches goes up about a inch and stops, a...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1244W
What we are finding when the car does not start is no pulse at coil. I have traced problem to pcm not grounding blue/black wire which allows the Ignition relay to close and supply power to the coils. Before I call this a pcm problem, I would like to know if th...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L abs module VIN: SAJDA01DXY
The ABS lite originally came on intermittently when warm. L/F speed sensor code. Live data shows L/F speed sensor 0mph and other sensors were off also. Found l/f wheel brg loose, and r/f brg noisy. Replaced front wheel hub assemblies which come with new sensor...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA66E1M
Good morning everyone and thanks for looking at the post. I have this benz in the shop that belongs to my neighbor. The ASR/ABS lite is on and there is a very anoying alarm going off. I can rock the red switch for the asr and the alarm will silence but the lit...
1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Unknown VIN: WVWCA0158K
Hi i am trying to remove a steering column from a 1989 volkswagon cabriolet-i removed the covers and disconnected the wires and unbolted the 4 allen bolts-i cannot figure out how to pull the column through the lower bracket where the pedal are bolted-also the ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L starter VIN: WVWMA23B5Y
vehicle towed in for no start condition. found no power to relay j433 from comfort module. perform pin test from relay to comfort module and all fuses to comfort are all good so comfort module was replaced problem still exist. with no power locks, no power win...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C31
We have performed aging tests of oxygen sensors, B1S1 fails, B1S2 passes. The Lambda reading at 1.2-1.4v at idle is our question. What should Lambda reading be at idle? Like I said, we have read the posts & can see that there are several items that may cause t... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim bank 1), 16554 (Bank 1 metering system malfunction. same as p0170)
2008 Volkswagen Passat lux 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEK73C78
Calling all VW Tech! I am in desperated need of assistant. Got this vehicle that runs fine until fuel pressure slowly drop down until vehicle stall out. Found code 12355( p3043) Fuel Pump Mechanical Malfunction, but no infor on Alldata and Mitchell. I have tr... Trouble codes: 12355 (P3043 Fuel Pump Mechanical Malfunction), 00135 (P0087 Fuel Rail System Low Pressure)
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) S 2.5L Speedometer VIN: WVWAA71K28
Hi to all of the vw techs out there. I have a strange one here. The customer stated that the speedometer quit working about 2 days before the battery went bad. After installing a new battery the speedometer still was inop. After approx. One week the abs light ...
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Blue Smoke VIN: YV1LS5725T
The Car Failed Emissions Because of it was smoking blue smoke thought the exhaust. This is really weird, The car at start up will not smoke it takes about 25 mins for it to start, I checked the intake pipe and it had oil. I bought a rebuild kit and rebuild the...

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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA53D92
the problem with the ck engine light was that it had abs codes, repaired abs and ck engine light gone, thanks to those that tried to help me with this.
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L No Start, Hard start cold VIN: SAJWA71CX4
Well, the dealer had it for 10 days. They found nothing fuel related. The pressure drops over night 30 - 40 pounds by design! So the drop on our gauge is expected. Once in awhile a small rough start was felt by the dealer, they thought posible injectors drippi...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L Stall VIN: WDBGA43E4P
Customer came in and we did a complete tune up, seems to have fixed the problem for now thanks for all the help
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Door locks VIN: 4JGAB54EX1
Sorry it took so long to close this out. The customer just got back to me. The customer went to the dealer and purchased a new key and low and behold it's working now. I'm still a bit baffled why everything looked like it was working according to the equip...
2006 Mercedes-Benz B200 Turbo 2.0L speed sensor
as luck would have it,i found a electronics specialist in my own back yard that could and did repair the speed sensor controller,runs well now,thanks all
2008 Smart Fortwo Passion 1.0L alternator VIN: WMEEJ31X48
thanks to michael and joe,both were on the money linked up with england and there it was--- no need to pull engine what a relief thanks again
1998 Volvo S90 2.9L Cyl #6 VIN: YV1KS9600W
We had several good replies on this issue. Yes we did run the vehicle quite a bit, we put quite a few miles on it and also brought the engine to TDC exhaust stroke on #6 cyl and let it sit overnight to bleed down. In responce to William from MA, we did use OEM...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Lighting VIN: YV1VS255XY
I waited for the used module to arrive , new one is almost $700.00, I got the used one for $100.00 & that took care of the problem. Its called Central Electronic Module Part# [...]
2008 Volvo C30 T5 2.5L Misfire VIN: YV1MK67228
Thanks to all who replied, after reading the replies it seems that most of the answers lean towards a valve problem. Since the car is an 08 with 35K on it, we discussed the options with the customer and she decided not to spend more money on it and bring it to... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire detected).
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