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1998 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D6W
car was towed in because it would not idle, replaced tvcm assy ,car idles fine but will not accelerate and the code will come back about 1 min. after being reset. we have checked the voltage to the valve according to Mitchell on demand , checked the resistance... Trouble codes: 17953 (P1545 throttle position control malfunction)
2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Navagation system VIN: WAUML54D71
Hey guys thanks for any help it is always appreciated.We have a 2001 A8 quattro with 4.2 l V-8. The navigation system seems to function but does not display on the instrument cluster. I beleive that the only thing left to replace is the navagation cd rom but I...
1995 BMW 325is 2.5L starter,alarm VIN: WBABF4326S
Need some help from beemer techs,customer complained of doors not opening,diagnosed bad outside door handles,found used door handles and installed perfectly,now no starter action,reinstall old door handles,still no crank. HELP PLEASE.
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WGG8DD34FG
need some help with this on I replaced the pvc plate on the back of the intake. this fixed the first problem but not the second problem (still doing the same thing) high rpm stars to lack power codes are saying lean both banks and adaptive at limmit (too lean)...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300sl 3.0L relay VIN: WDB1070411
Gentlemen: I am having a problem with a Grey-market 87 300Sl. I am sorting out miscellaneous battery drains. After eliminating some mundane problems (trunk light, aftermarket radio wiring). I have come to the last problem. It seems to be a hard case. Pulling f...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L safety items VIN: WDBNG70J5Y
hi, this car will sometimes not start(no engagment),check engine light,srs light,abs. also on center display brake assist,esp,air susp. also the blower motor,windows,blinkers,a/c and the shifter all become inop.then with cycle of the key(which by the way is so...
1990 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WVWPA01G1L
Hello VW techs,I'm a GM fuel/electrical guy with this intermittent runs rough and black smoke out of tail pipe VW.I have road tested several times and can't get to act up?Car runs just great?Have wiggled wires under hood and check connections at air flow senso...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Low Power VIN: 9BWGP61J41
This car has very low power, almost feels like no turbo boost. Idles smoothly, accel is very slow. No intake system leakage noted, no MIL light on. Almost seems to have a problem with the fuel system - filter is new - or exhaust restriction. Any common patte...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9691S
Hello We are working on a 1995 Volvo 960 that repeatly has a check engine light come on with a code of 212 stored. The customer is new to us and bought this car from in friend in FL. All of the repair records are with the car and over the last 8 mouths and 45... Trouble codes: 212 (O2 sensor)
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: YVILS5542T
Failed Ca. smog test. All readings are perfect EXCEPT NOx. Clear code, and it returnes ina few days driving. After monitors are set (I believe). Don't want to throw any more new parts into this vehicle without knowing the cure. Can you point us in the right di... Trouble codes: 0410 (secondary air injection-malfunction)
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29521
Hello all,I have this S240 come in with the check engine light on and running poorly.I checked the codes and got an undocumented generic code P0017.Alldata has a generic to volvo code cross reference,but 0017 is not listed.Since this CEL and hesitation all hap... Trouble codes: P0017 (unknown), 302 (misfire cylinder 2), 303 (misfire cylinder 3)

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1988 BMW 325i 2.5L Stall, Misfire VIN: WBABB2307J
Thanks to all who responded. We replaced the cylinder identification sensor as some recommended and as maintenance, due to the vehicle age, the computer temperature sensor, main relay and fuel pump relay. Vehicle now runs smoother both hot and cold and acceler...
1990 BMW 750iL 5.0L warning system VIN: WBAGC8312L
Several replies helped in troubleshooting the system, customer has been using car and not been back to try one of the last things that was suggested which was to look at the ccm (check control module) and see if there are cracks in the solder joints. I will do...
1998 BMW 318i 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACC9321W
Customer has of yet to bring it back...but I do suspect its the secondary air injection valve...see the 'replies received' Trouble codes: 1174 (Cam sensor fault), 1423 (EGI functionality test failed).
1990 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L Bearing
Woo Hoo! This new Driveshaft came yesterday. THis thing is a monster, almost twice as thick as the OE. And, it looks very well made. Bolted it on and took it for a ride. THe difference was incredible!!! Night and day! I love it. It really smoothed it out. $4...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WDBHA23G7W
maf fixed this one, thanks everyone ...sorry it took me so long to close i was vacation.
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L clutch VIN: 3VWRC81HXS
As almost all of you pointed out, the finger actuating the clutch pushrod cracked. The proceedure is to lower the trans enough to get off the green cover, pull the clip that retains the finger, see the obvious crack in the finger where it splines onto the shaf...
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2MH2706X
I finally received the hose asy & got van back in to replace it. this has taken care of the problem as I have not heard from the customer in about a week & no code came back while I was test driving it. Thanks to Rob Ayers for the fix of having vacuum leak on ... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR Flow), P0300 (Random misfires), P0305 (misfire cyl 5), P0300 (Random misfires), P0305 (misfire cyl 5), P0302 (misfire cyl 2).
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