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1998 BMW M3 3.2L monitors not complet VIN: WBSCD9324W
Hi BMW Techs, We have a 98 m3 here that wont run the evap, secondary air or o2 sensor heater monitors. We have performed the drive cycle test 4 times with no luck. There are no codes set or pending. We have started out with a cold after sitting over night, fu...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L o2 sensor VIN: WBAAM3342Y
i have a p1188 and 1189 code , i did the intake manifold gasket and while removing replaced all vacuum hoses that were leaking as well as gaskets , both o2 sensors upstream and downstream and spark plugs , takes about 12 miles before codes pop up pending on sc...
2005 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Steering VIN: SAJWA79CX5
Our customer brought in this vehicle with complaints of the power steering going heavy while driving. He also states that all fault indicators illuminate on the dash when the problem occurs. After restarting the vehicle, the problem goes away. It has occured t...
2002 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EB49E52
Hi to everyone. I have this saab that came in running, and customer stats that when they turn the car off it wont restart unless they use starting fluid. So they replaced fuel pump with used pump and have same issue. I get the car and try to start with startin...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB49S53
Mil on with dtc p0546 and p0606. The procedure says to update ecm software using the tech 2. I got security access using the tech2 removed and then re-added the ecm, then tried to go in and update the ecm using the sps service program software function on the ... Trouble codes: P0546 (Exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit open or short), P0606 (T8 control module internal fault)
2006 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L Multiple DTC's, warning lamps. VIN: YS3FH41U46
Originally vehicle came in with intermittent no crank problem. No other symptoms existed. No codes detected with tech 2. Battery and charging system test good. Replaced battery disconnect switch that disables the vehicle battery if bags deploy. Car was returne...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDC21V21
HELP VW EXPERTS!! This cabrio is driving me crazy. Came in for cranks but no start. No codes. Replaced crank sensor and ign coil with vw parts. Has strong signal from crank sensor to ecm. even ran wires directly to ecm just in case from crank sensor. Replaced ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B61
Car came in from a transmission shop in pieces. They had replaced cam sensors and the ECM. After coming in we double checked timing to find right side had jumped and was a tooth off. We pulled the cams, replaced the tensioner and positioned the cams with the c... Trouble codes: P0346 (Camshaft Position Sensor A. Circuit Range/Performance. Bank 2), P0341 (Camshaft Position Sensor A. Circuit Range/Performance. Bank 1 or Single Sensor)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Brake Caliper VIN: 3VWSE69M42
Replaced left rear brake caliper. Bleed system. Apply brake pedal and piston extracts. Piston retracts as pedal retracts. I'm having a brain fart. What am I forgetting? Thanks in advance. al
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L convertible VIN: 3VWCD31Y54
The convertible top went down in the am and would not go back up. Scanned individual module with Vag-com and no communication with the top control module. Ran a full scan on the vehicle and no faults showed up. Checked circiut breakers at the relay panel-ok. C...

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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Fuel gauge VIN: WAULC68E14
Mukesh from India hit it spot on. I performed recalibration procedure, and the gauge is spot on. Thanks for your input guys!
2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WBABW53474
howard was right. it was the valve in the valve covers. cleaned intake real good and replace valves in valve covers. pretty sure this tooik care of problem.
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBANA53544
Well, after driving the car for two days seen to be fixed. I replaced the sleeve for the transmission connector and the shifter assembly since I had a code for it.sorry to take so long on this but the problem was the customer that didn't have the money for the...
1994 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L Windows VIN: SALHC1342R
Unfortunately I have been unable to identify the connector and associated module for the Range Rover. I even attempted to find a twenty pin connector in the diagrams associated with the window circuits. I am building a relay box to make the windows operational...
2008 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 311 2.1L body control unit?
First I would like to thank everyone who tried to help. After contacting a friend in Bell Trucks Newcastle's Commercial Mercedes dealer i was advised it was a software issue took it in 20min and 100 job done according to my contact at above dealership it is a...
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L steering column VIN: YS3FD46YX3
Justin told me that the error message the customer had seen was for an electro-hydraulic power steering system and did not apply to USA market cars. Other people hinted at the same thing. So I decided to try driving it despite the possibility of having the ...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L noisy operation VIN: 3VWST81K76
I will rate this as a partial fix and close this post as replacing the dual mass flywheeel got rid of some of the noise. After reading the replies I have to go with an internal trans issue for the remaining noise. At this point the client has not decided if he...
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