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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Cuts out VIN: WBACD3326T
This customer came in two weeks ago with a complaint of hard starting. It wasn't real bad but it didn't just whirl right off like it had in the past. The MIL was on so we scanned the car and found code 83 for the crankshaft position sensor. I informed the cust... Trouble codes: 83 (Crankshaft Position Sensor)
1990 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L Bearing
Hey everyone, this one is making me loose my hair. :) This is my own car. A few weeks ago, My trans cooler line broke. While waiting for the lines, I replaced my radius arm bushings with the harder "Hot Rod" polyurithane bushings. Since then, I get a very no...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Stumble @ start? VIN: WDBEA92E9S
Code #17 keeps returning, customer drives for about 2-3 weeks, about 600+ miles the light comes on. Once came on right after starting when it had been sitting for 2 weeks, another time it came on after driving about 200 miles, then stopping and restarting. Th... Trouble codes: #17, #5
1983 Other European 400I 4.0L No Start VIN: ZFFEB06000
this car starts fine when it is cold. once it heats up it looses spark. a new mudule was installed with the same results. we don't have a coil to try as it is a 3 wire coil. none of the parts dealers have this or any way to find it. if some one has seen this p...
1999 Other European F355 3.5L air bag VIN: 2FFXR48A8X
Hello fellow techs, I inadvertantly set the air bag light on this vehicle. Per the factory manual I should be able to reset this by jumpering the diagnostic connector. I believe I have located the connector by the floor fuse/relay box. The problem is that the...
2003 Other European TAXI 2.4L a/c system VIN: SCRCD16N73
it seems that the compressor cycles at too high of a low side pressure. does anyone have any info reguarding the a/c electrical system and/or mechanical components? is there any parts updates or so on that may address this issue?
1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCB2965M
Code 34 sets usually after about one minute of running, takes less time when engine is warm. I have tried another distributor and computer from another car, and the code still sets. I have changed connectors on both ends of wires,ohm checked them and checked f... Trouble codes: 34 (Hall sensor)
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCB2985Y
Hello, Thos Boxter S came in with MIL on, code P0133.Checked for vacuum leaks, none found. Tested O2 sensor operation, found bank1 sensor1 sensor switching slower than bank2 sensor1. Replaced O2 sensor, reset ECU and the same code came back after two days. Any... Trouble codes: P0133 (O2 sensor signal slow bank 1 sensor 1)
1990 Volkswagen Corrado G60 1.8L speedometer VIN: WVWDB4502L
The odometer went haywire, started counting up in ten-thousand mile increments, then quit all together. Since it's my own car, I figured I had a perfect opportunity to dive in to see how these things work. The main drive gear had slid down the shaft causing al...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L bucking VIN: WVWPD63B2X
This car has been to two dealers When you are driving under a light load in any gear this car will buck like it is misfiring bad. if you speed up it goes away .Sometimes it willnot do it at all.There are no codes for anything. Mass airflow meter reading looks ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WVWNA63B8X
Hello VW Techs, The owner of this car went on a 900 miles trip,during the trip the check engine light came on, and after driving 300 miles, the check engine light turn off by itself, when customer brought the car to my shop, check engine light was still off, b... Trouble codes: P00, 300 (misfiring recognized), P00, 301 (cylinder 1 misfiring), P00, 302 (cylinder 2 misfiring)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L All Power Windows VIN: 3VWSE27MOY
Evening and thanks for any insight into this VW ... I've been to the Bently Manual. I've tested for power to the Driver's Door Window Control Module. NO window operates. The Drivers' window is down and is there to stay for a while. The current path shows go...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Central locks and AntiTheft VIN: YV1LS5540W
I have an S70 with some intermittent problems. The car blows fuse 6 which supplies the anti theft and central locks intermittently (once every couple of days). The battery occasionally goes dead. I found that the secondary air pump was draining the battery but...

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1997 Audi A4 2.8L Radio VIN: WAUED68D8W
Thanks to those who responded with the information i needed to fix this problem. I found out you need to hook it a vas 5051 vw/audio scan tool.
1993 BMW 325is 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAC133318
Well the fix is in as of today. We still have to do the repair to prevent it from happening again. Figured it would be something really wierd and it was. Turns out that under the right conditions the torque of the motor would cause the right motor mount bracke... Trouble codes: 1221 (Oxygen sensor), 1222 (Oxygen sensor).
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WSBGA42EGN
It's fixed! Got a lot of replies saying to check secondary ignition,wire harness, etc. These are things we've already examined. I performed a couple of tests specifically to the harness between the EZL and the HFM units, the EA actuator, and reference sensor c...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Loud knocking noise VIN: WDBEB31E4P
The customer who is somewhat hard of hearing and did not hear the noise himself, chose not to spend what might be an unknown amount of money to fix the noise. The car does run perfectly. Of the responses I received, mechanical connecting rod noise was mentione...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L trunk lid VIN: WDBGA43G5W
thank you to all for your help.I found a leak at the line at the element by the stricker,repaired it has been working three days now with no problems,I want to especially thank to all the replies that I received that explained how the system works
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