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1999 Audi A4 1.8L radio VIN: WAUBB28D4X
To all Audi specialists, We replaced the battery in a clients car and now need a radio code but the Dealer wants $130.00 for the code. If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. thanks guys. S/N 097156, VIN: [...]
2001 Audi S8 4.2L No Start, no communication VIN: WAUGU54D31
No communication, no spark, inj. pulse, fuel pump operation, over 1v. swing on crank sensor. I can talk to every other module in the car. Trans, abs, auto hvac, cluster all have faults for missing ecu data bus signal. Been told by ecu rebuilder that ecu is f...
1993 Bentley Brooklands 6.7L electric window VIN: SCBZE02D7P
Hello Bentley techs, this 93 Brooklands got new driver side window motor gear. After the repair all was well and working fast and nice. Then I closed the window and parked the car. The next day I noticed the glass was not working like the day before. To make l...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L e-brake VIN: WBAEV33483
Replaced e-brake shoes with customer supplied after-market (also customer supplied aftermarket rotors). Adjusted according to BMW procedure (as per AllData). E-brake tightens mid-way on handle travel but very little holding force - can drive away with minimal ...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L ride height control VIN: SALMB11453
This vehicle has come to us by way of a used car lot, so i have no idea on its history. The L.F. sensor was stuck reading that it was jacked up, and was disabling the air suspension. i replaced that and now it will go up and down but all 4 corners are un-even ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD23B0Y
Hi, I need some help. Vw came in for check eng light. 3 codes. o2 code probably just needs a sensor. Checked purge valve kinda clogged up got new one. smoke test showed a leak right rear.pulled wheel well very small leak at the change over valve. I wiggled it ... Trouble codes: P0442, P0441, P1113
2001 Volkswagen Beetle Sport 1.8L odometer VIN: 3VWED21C01
customer called stating another shop read codes for SRS, now the odometer reads on KM instead of miles, customer to bring vehicle Thursday for us to correct it, question is how do we do it? I have never had to correct mileage or kilometers, we do have a Vag, a...
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Variable cam shaft timing VIN: WV3AB47032
Hello Freinds and VW Techs I really need help on this one.I have bought the special plate for the cam timing and went to the other shop and found that the timing was off.After resetting it very carefully as per ALLDATA and Bentley, after a road test the engin...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWJZ71K99
Hi guys this car came in for the same codes. We replace tbi and pedal position sensor adaptation done and we took it for test drive for one day before we release it. Customer took it and drove it for 40-50 miles and on the freeway it happen again no accelerati... Trouble codes: P0122 (throttle signal too low), P0222 (Angle Sensor 2 for Throttle.Signal too low)

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2006 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L trans VIN: 5UXFB53576
It was the alternator.On further test driving the alternator would intermittenly put out 17.3 volts.Not good.Needeles to say when it would happen it would send the control units into a "pinata phase",they would get so dizzy they would shut down.thanks for t...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L soft top latch system VIN: WDBFA67E3S
Thank you to Matt and Jamie for their response. The magnetic latch sensor information was invaluable. We replaced the sensor and repaired the wires. The latches now work intermittantly. 3 out of 4 times they work fine. On the occassion when they don't work pro...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L a/c VIN: WDBJF82H5X
Thanks to everyone once again the evap sensor fixed the problem blew at 42 degrees for well over 40 minutes without a hitch so thanks to all the seasoned a/c pro's out there
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L cruise control VIN: WDBUF87J26
Thank you all for your input. I know that I did not have a lot of info for you to go on. We are a used car dealer and see many different makes of cars. This car was from the auction, so no service history. We do our best. I have a Launch X431 which works well ...
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