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1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBG34D3X
Hello Audi Techs, we have one that we cannot communicate with any of the modules, engine, trans and so on. The car does run but it is in limp mode. Someone has been in the engine ECU and broke the pins and soldered wires to bypass the pins. But they are ok in ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Soft Top VIN: WDBEA66E5R
I have a convert top that will not open. The lock cylinder for the rear is leaking so bad it will not work the unlock cylinder. Is there a way to manually release the soft top rear lock so I can replace cylinder? Thanks for help! mickey
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Cvt
Hi all, We have a MINI 2002 with CVT transmission... transmission was noisy and customer requested a brand new unit. The old trans. shifted fine but was noisy. After fitting the new unit, we reset adaptations for CVT with Autologic. When driving the car, the e...
2004 Other European 206 1.4L MIL Lamp on, not accelerate VIN: VF32DN6A64
REMOVED battery for charging, and then we did not accelerate.   AT 1200RPM idle, motorized throttle does not move. Butterfly MOTOR WITH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE ACTIVE and works well. Trouble codes: P0121 (Circuit throttle pedal sensor), P0122 (Circuit throttle pedal sensor), P0123 (Circuit throttle pedal sensor)
2007 Other European GOLF + 1.6L Electronic VIN: WVWZZZ1KZ7
Hello Dear friends, this car came month ago to workshop and the driver complains that a\c not working. started the car and the a\c works great and it was OK on and off for a month. today he came back and the a\c not cooling down . because it has electronic ac...
2005 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Headlights VIN: YS3FD79Y35
Hoping someone out there has ran into this. This 9-3 Arc Convertible is not equipt with Xenon headlamps. The retainer that holds the headlamp bulb into the headlamp capsule is broken. The replacement part #[...], but is not available in the USA? Does anyone...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L engine cooling fans VIN: 3VWCC21C0X
Hello all VW techs with grey hairs System has G65 high pressure sensor No waveform in wf library Used alldata wiring diagram for this type system both side low speed fans inop. tested by unplugging and running direct to battery From what I understand from ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Elect.Windows,Door Locks VIN: WVWMA63B2X
Hello to the iatn nation. I have a head scratcher that's driving me crazy. I have a 1998 VW Passat that came into the shop two weeks ago, with a no crank condition and a trunk lock that was running continuously with the small red light at the interior lock but...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B24
Vehicle came in with cam position sensor faults and misfire faults on bank 1. We checked to see if there was any movement from the cam adjustment unit. Found the reading to be opposite of bank 2 on decrease from higher rpms and not changing with rpm increase. ... Trouble codes: P0341, P0300 (Random misfire), P0301, P0302, P0303
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L alarm VIN: 3VWRF31K26
to all the volkswagen especiallist out there need help on this jetta. this is the first time the customer came to us and the complain is it drain power whenever the alarm system is turn on. found few trouble code but the code is not related to the problem (p04...
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) 2.5 2.5L cooling system VIN: WVWBR71K87
Hello, folks. This low mileage beauty is kicking our butts. The customer brought it to us with a complaint of recent overheating. The initial check showed no oil in the crankcase, and the cooling system overfull with chocolate milkshake. We pulled the head, an...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5582W
Replaced both o2 sensors with OE per TSB. Can't get downstream to read anything. Both signal wires ohmed ok. Car runs fine. Are we missing something without OE scan tool? Original Downstream O2 had cracks on the steel case. Trouble codes: P0172 (Long term fuel trim - upper limit)
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Torque converter VIN: YV1SZ58D72
Hey there everybody, 02 volvo v70 nasty shudder during torque converter lock up. Very intermittent. Once a week type of scenario. No codes, clean fluid, cleaned trans harness connector. Have only reproduced twice in multiple road tests. Tap the brake while its...
2005 Volvo V70 R 2.5L low audio volume VIN: YV1SJ52765
When sensors (rear) activate there is only very low warning tones thru R/R speaker only. No codes present for malfunction in CEM,REM or AUM

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1989 Bentley Turbo R 6.7L Unknown VIN: SCBZR03B2K
It was the fuel injectors 4 of them were leaking, I replaced all of them & the car runs perfect. Thanks to You Guys
2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L Light Bulb warning light VIN: WBXPC93467
Ended up being the bulb/socket for the "fog Light" in hatch lid came out of the lamp assembly. Sorry did not know there were any in there. Thank you all for the response , high five to Michel !
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L no comunication VIN: SAJHX6042X
The BCM was stuck in armed mode. After replacement of BCM I was able to unlearn and relearn the security module. I was misled to bolive that you should see all programmable modules in the IDS. It is not so. They get programmed by different functions.
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D2Y
thanks to all replies , i replaced the spark plugs and that fixed the rough running / misfire i was feeling. As for the vvt code concluded it was the cause of possible low oil condition before the customer had the oil changed at a jiffy lube prior to visiting ... Trouble codes: P1383.
2003 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA15B43
Thanks Ron, Brian and Richard for the replies. The customer did not want to do coils. We did find though after speaking with a local dealer tech that the ground for the ecm is on the right front fender. We cleaned the ground which was very corroded and reset a... Trouble codes: 1642 (Can circuit malfunction), 1638 (Can Inst token message missing), 1637 (Can ABS/TCCM token message missing), 1643 (CanTCM token message missing).
2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L ABC Ride height control VIN: WDBNG73J32
After doing a more thorough check I found signs of fluid on the rear manifold valve assembly. This car was a recent purchase and it appears that the seller gave it a good wash before hand. (I have learned a bit more from the customer and did not know it was a...
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTK56F78
It turns out that the air filter assy was probably not correctlty seated. I cleared the codes and after another extended test drive the codes did not reappear. The vehicle has been out for almost a week and there have been no further problems. Trouble codes: P0746 (Right bank fuel mix out of range mixture), P2092 (right bank too rich at idle), P0750 (Self adapt for left bank out of range), P0096.
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L low engine oil pressure VIN: YS3ED48E2Y
the oil pump pressure relief valve seemed to be hanging up short of the proper resting place. thanks for the help.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L a/c and fans VIN: 3VWSD69M41
Group, I got it fixed. I replaced the fuse box again and made sure ALL connection pin fits were tight. I gather from some of the replies that pin fit can be an issue even on new fuse boxes causing high resistance and thus melted fuses. I retested my amps at ea...
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L no start VIN: 3VWCM31Y55
She is long time good customer of ours and she took the car without any further testing, we just clear the DTC. She haven't call back, saying if the car was acting up, it has been several weeks now. If and when the car acts up again, I'll update this post. ...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Wiring VIN: 3VWSG71K56
Thanks to all that replied. The missing componet was the ambient temp sensor. Im glad this one is out of the shop, getting replacements for all the broken connectors was very trying.
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L emission VIN: YV1SZ58D12
thanks so much for the help, what we found out the evap pump wires inside the pump needed to be resoider,disassbled ,,pump which saved the customer lots of money,,,probaly from 10 years of virbration,,,why in the heck they installed it under muffler is total m...
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