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2007 Audi Q7 Premium 4.2L start button VIN: WA1BV74L07
I was digging through the Access / Start Module J518 today looking to see what my key fob signal strength looked like among other things and decided to take a peek at the coding of the module. By accident, I coded it incorrectly of course and now have a few ob...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Fail Safe VIN: 5UXFA53522
This X5 was towed in with a dead battery. We replaced it and it was towed in the next day for erratic transmission operation. We scanned and reset the adaptives. It feels fine until it gets hot. It goes in to fail safe mode and will not accelerate. I mean like...
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43402
Hi eveybody: I work on bmws regularly. this is the first time i encounter this situation. when driving the car for a period of time either highway or city, the traction simbol apears and the message " engine failsafe mode" at the cluster display. the codes p15... Trouble codes: P1500, 76, (118)
2005 BMW 325i 2.5L genaral control unit VIN: WBAEV33405
ok euro techs, i need help once again. this is a used car lot car and i really dont have a lot of equipment or knoweledge, so please bear with me. pass frt window motor works from the driver area. both rear door windows work from their own doors but not the dr...
2005 Jaguar S-Type Sport 4.2L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA01U05
I have this Jag sent to me from another shop, they got it from the customer who had a horror story about another shop working on it, so I am shop #3. Vehicle has the MIL on, codes p1260-theft detected-p1582-flight recorder data stored-p0297-post converter fuel... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressure sensor a circuit), P0299 (Post converter fuel trim rich-b2), P0297 (Post converter fuel trim rich-b1), P1260 (Theft detected), P1582 (Flight recorder data stored)
2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L Charging VIN: WDBNG84J53
We have a 2003 MB S500 in shop that has changing electrical issues. Brake lights were staying on with key off, blower fan was not working. Changed battery for voltage drop test across fuses. Brake lights stayed off after this, but license plate lights won't go...
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WMWMF33537
Hello all this mini cooper N12B16A has a misfire on number 2 and when removing spark plug cylinder #2 has oil in spark plug and insidecylinder this happens only after vehicle has driven about 30 min and misfire shows, I swap spark plug and coil still misfire r... Trouble codes: P0302
2002 Porsche 911 GT2 3.6L Valve Lift VIN: WP0AA29932
Hello Porsche Techs, We have a misfire issue and a code P1361 for Valve lift control cylinder # 2 intermittent. The engine has good compression and excellent leak down percentages. We know that the valve lifters can have issues and cause these codes. I'd like ...
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L assist VIN: YV1CZ59275
brake assist warning message is on.had a bad vacuum pump,replaced pump.new pump runs when needed normal operation,warning message still there I can't find the code in any module.it does have a rt rr abs sensor with a broken harness but customer doesn't want to...

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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Charging VIN: WAUDA24B3X
Thanks to all who replied; job done, I didn't beat the time on this one but will in the future. Kinda like r&r'ing a flexplate; install long bolts, slide it back, do your work, reinstall. Audi's were and always will be time consuming vehicle to service. [...].
1983 BMW 528e 2.7L cruise control VIN: WBADK7304D
I emailed Programa and they said to send the cluster in for repair, which I did. I won't receive it back before the time allowed for a help request so I will close this for now and let you know how it comes out later. Thanks for the help.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.2L compressor clutch VIN: WDBEA66E9P
Thanks to all you guys for educating me on how this system works and the problems associated with the rpm sensor and compressor replacement. Steve and Alain nailed it. It was the pressure switch on the receiver dryer. Grounding the signal at the switch cause...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Cluster VIN: WMWRE33493
found the body module on lower right front had been submerged, cust not wanting to spend the 500+ for a new one and looking for a used one so have not been able to complete repair yet, but confident this should resolve his concern. thanks for all the input!
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Torque conv. Clutch VIN: YS3DF58N9W
Anders from California hit the nail right on the head!! It was the Ignition Cassette (Coil Pack) that was causing the problem. The web link that Anders included provided excellent detail about how the aftermarket Ignition Cassette can cause this problem, due ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L blown fuse VIN: 3VWRA29M1X
Customer did not want to spend any more money on this car so we put a 30 amp breaker fuse in & car has been doing OK. Thanks for the help! David Lee
2008 Volkswagen Eos VR6 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDB71F28
Thanks for the help. PCV/breather is part of the valve cover. dealer has them in stock. once valve cover is removed there are 5 screws inside the cover that hold the PCV/breather. apparently not sold separately. Trouble codes: P0171 (02 B1 Lean), P0174 (02 B2 Lean).
1998 Volvo V90 2.9L Hesitation VIN: YV1KW9602W
Well, thanks to everyone. Boyd from Texas put me on the right track. I plugged the canister purge valve and gave it back to the customer to drive. He reported after three weeks of driving, no hesitation. So, we have an appointment to check all parts of this s... Trouble codes: 440 (Evaporative system not working correctly).
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1RS58DX1
Thanks for the input. My friend in California recently retired and had the tools. He was nice enough to ship them to me. The head was not warped we just did the gasket and it came out perfect. The torx bolts I was concerned about did not need to be removed. We...
2007 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L Mechanical VIN: YV4CZ98277
trans is back in, torque convertor problem is fixed, have solenouid code and prndl switch code and check internal wiring and ohm test solenoid, suspect bad tcm have used on coming but will not arrive before posting will close automaticly. this ones got me the ...
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