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2004 Audi TT 1.8L Right Front Marker Light VIN: TRUTC28N64
Customer brought in because the owner states that the right front marker/turn signal is out. Upon inspection, we found that there is no power going to the socket on the right front turn signal light located in the bottom of the head light. The right rear and d...
2004 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L enigne temp VIN: WAUVC68E44
This car has been brought to me from another shop. I am looking for some brain storming. The car will not get up to operating temp if the AC is on. The previous shop had replaced the thermostat with an aftermarket part and they were still having the problem, I...
1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Starter
Hi Guys! This Z3 came in on a hook for a no crank condition. Tested starter for operation,and amp draw and it works fine. Found no power from Ews module to starter so I replaced it. Sent to the dealer to code EWS to DME.After the customer picked up the car it ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3344Y
Engine idles very rough. If i first start it and rev above [...] it has great response and runs fine. Once i let it idle it starts misfiring. Sets the p1520 right away and then misfire codes thereafter. I have seen other people on here and other bmw forums ... Trouble codes: P1520, P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304 (p0305-), P0305
2011 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged 5.0L park brake VIN: SALMF1E45B
Hello to all my fellow techs Hey guys , going to be working on this rover for the first time tomorrow. We're going to replace front and rear pads/rotors and I can't find any info on replacing rear rotors. I'm pretty sure there's something to it and don't want...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SD 3.4L Belt tensioner VIN: WDBCB34D0M
This is a W126.134 with an OM603.970 diesel engine, owner has two of thse cars, both in superb condition, has been customer about 2 years. He says both cars have had multiple belt failures (tear up, come off), to the point he is paranoid and carries spare tens...
1979 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L starts and dies
car came in with a no start. It flooded as soon as you try to start it.I found the piston in the fuel distributor stuck in the full rich. So I removed it and customer had it rebuilt and returned it for insatllation. Now it starts and dies a few seconds after i...
1981 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WV2ZA0250B
I replaced the engine 3 months ago because two valve seats fell out. Installed a rebuilt engine, temp sensor II, plugs, new distributor with pertronix, VAF meter "customer had messed with internals". Engine leaked oil from all case half bolts front seal and fl...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L No start VIN: WVGCM67L14
I have a touareg that when i turn the key nothing come up on the dash. Radio comes but thats it. I could not get my modis to communicate with any modules. I then steppeed on the brake for a few seconds and i got a code out of the Immobileizer module. 00288 Ste...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: WVWSR21J36
There was no fuel pressure to filter so replaced lift pump in tank, now fuel to filter still no start. possible tantum pump? any thoughts?
2012 Volkswagen Passat CC Sport 2.0L Airbag module
This car was in a collision and the airbag module was replaced. Airbag MIL is on one code in it for coding.I am using a launch to code the module wich typically there are no issues in doing so. The old coding is 0012371 so i tried to enter in 5 digit feild 123...

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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Obd2 Plug VIN: WAUDH68D71
Thank all of you for your help.I disconnected the abs control unit and the smog machine could communicate fine with the car
1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L Lr Shock VIN: WBAGK2327T
Thanks for the input, we checked for leaks and all was good in the rest of the system, we rode with some one in the back seat after installing the 3rd oem strut and it rode perfect, so time will tell if this one holds up, so far so good.
2005 Jaguar XK8 4.2L CD player VIN: SAJDA42C35
I replaced the CD player with a factory refurbished unit which worked once, then failed to recognize any disc in the player. I obtained a new magazine as per one response with the dealer's guarantee to refund my money and take the magazine back if it didn't so...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Cruise Control VIN: WDBCA35D9J
So I finaly found the info on the wiring mod for the latest cruise control module - Remove pin 14 and attach ground wiring to pin 12 only. Apparently the ground signal at pin 14 causes internal interferance rendering the module inop. Cruise control works grea...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Mechanical VIN: WDBDA29D9J
Recap of items fixed: 1) 1st and reverse only; replaced filters; now have governor pressure, but trans shifts the same 2) Confirmed that the governor pressure boost valve was free and clean: not an issue 3) replaced the missing spring for lock-out valve K1 (it...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L belt tensioner VIN: WDBHA23G1W
The fix was the tensioner damper.Of the 12 replies I was lucky enough to get were evenly divided between the damper and checking the alternator clutch , which apparently is also a problem.After looking at the car 2 or 3 times I finally saw the place on the the...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBRF61J45
Looks like e85 adaptation is the likely culprit and this is beyond the capability of the iscanII. Will advise customer to take to dealer. Thank you all for replies.
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Misfire VIN: 3VWSF31K36
We are going to change the chain and related parts when customer can afford to, she has parked car for now. Local VW dealer said they would lend tools when we are ready to fix. Thanks for all the input on this one, will update when complete. Trouble codes: P2279 (Po300-), P0300, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305.
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L valve cover VIN: YV1CM59245
When I went under R&R head gasket it gave me what I was looking for, the cam cover not valve cover is part of the head and has oil passages running it. It looks like one of the variable cams was replaced and they damaged the head or cover in the process.
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