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1989 Audi 200 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUGC5449K
car will start in the mornings or after engine has had a chance to cool down.engine can run for hours and not miss a beat,but shut it off and wait 5 min.and all it will do is crank over(strong bat.and starter).checked for spark,none.checked for fuel,none.wait ...
1998 Audi A4 2.8L Compressor Clutch VIN: WAUGD28D5W
The ambient temperture sensor intermmittently drops into negative numbers and the A/C clutch drops out. How do I test this system and/or has anyone encountered this problem before. Works great when it's working. I have no codes with the Baum Tester.
1999 Audi A4 2.8L A/C compressor? VIN: WAUED28D1X
Hello Audi techs, I'm cornfused...This veh. came in with a complaint of A/C blows cool but not cold. Hooked up and found ambient pressure low at 60 psi. Running pressures also low, I can't remember exactly. Sucked it down and recharged with 26 ozs.([...]). ...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL64B7Y
Dear Audi Guru's, this A6 drives us nuts. We are working kind of 6 month on the car. Every other week the car throughs the check engine light with above fault code: p0441. Meanwhile we have replaced: evap valve (N80) on front of engine, leak dedection pump, an... Trouble codes: P0441
1992 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACB4311N
Hi Group: I have a code "54" (Control system unit power supply B+) I can not clear it with either the GT1 or Baum CS 2000 KOEO or KOER. The car has been sitting & we put a new battery in it...The customer swears he did NOT cross the cables...The charging syst... Trouble codes: 54 (Control system unit power supply B)
1993 BMW 318i 1.8L System VIN: WBACA5310P
Hello folks, it's hot here and this customer's a/c system is killing both of us. I replaced the compressor (factory equipped with R134a) and receiver dryer with OE parts because the original compressor had locked up. I evacuated and charged the system with the...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L fuel injection VIN: WDBHA22E3R
I purchased this vehicle a couple of years ago from a anal customer that kept this car in perfect condition. Last week it started running rough in traffic and died a few times by time the weekend rolled around it was running rich and missing, this week checked...
1980 Porsche 928 4.5L low beams VIN: 9289101101
hello im having no luck with wireing diagrams or find the low beam circuits i have no power on my low beam fuses but when i turn on my high beams i get power on all 4 headlight fuses. thank you very much
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L oil warning light VIN: 3VWSE29M4Y
Oil pressure warning indicator comes on while driving. Never comes on at idle, only when driving. We replaced the oil pressure switch near oil filter housing. We measured oil pressure, 30 at idle and 60 at 2000 rpm. Are we over looking something? Warning indic...
1964 Volvo 544 1.8L valves VIN: XXXX403374
Hello All- Apologies for posting for such a simple thing, but I need valve clearance specs for this car. I have no shop manuals that go back this far and my Shopkey subscription has lapsed (owner's decision!). I would guess .008 and .010 but if anyone has the ...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW55A4X
I believe that I may have a wiring problem? Any suggestions, fixes or help would be most appreciated. Trouble codes: P0420

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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L cylinder block VIN: 65DGGD6549
thanks to the many the responded to this one, i installed 14 brass(as recommended by many) king-serts which are much like wurth time-serts except that after installation four small pins are driven between the old and new threads to hold secure. the head is tor...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L ews VIN: 27WBW34891
thanks for all the replies, i got the same info from bmw tach & from one of a members, thanks eric [...], regarding bad fuel door actuator will gause to blow fuse, i dont now the fuse # the car is not in the shop at this time, when i get the car back, i wi...
1998 BMW 328is 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABG1326W
There should be about 5.0 volts in the O2 connectors coming from the ECU. Bank 2 had only .7 volts. Computer was corroded. Thank you. Is there any other way to code the unit than dealer? Trouble codes: 203 (o2 bank 2 count limit), 228 (mixture deviation bank 2), 241 (misfire cyl 4), 242 (misfire cyl 5), 243 (misfire cyl 6).
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Excessive Emissions
Thanks to Michael [...] for pointing out this car uses a computer which has the ability to accept an o2 sensor, just wire it in according to diagram and install a 1000 ohm trim resistor. The name of the company I couldn't remember is Neutronics in CA provided ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E7S
Thank you to all who e-mailed in respones, we tested the valve and element on the trans and they were ok, we decided to replace the cable assy with the updated unit from MB, the cable was out of adjustment, now the shirts are right on. Trouble codes: 182 (Saftey fuel shut-off swith signal for LH/HFM n 3/4).
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L sid VIN: YS3EF48E9X
Thanks to all who replied. The trick to resetting this light is pressing and then releasing the clear button, quickly, then pressing it again for 8 seconds to reset the system. Thanks again to the group for the help on this one.
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Instaments/ Computers VIN: YS3ED48E21
FIXED! After being driven nuts by this one I decide to swap out the instament cluster with no luck so I walked away and came back with a clear head.I tested the bus voltage yesterday and had good voltage so back to sqaure one. this time testing the buss at the...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5513S
Vehicle is fixed and a valuable lesson learned, I hope. First of all I had been sent the incorrect air mass meter. Apparently there are 2 bosch meters that fit that year, depending on if it is turbo or not and stick shift or not. The original air mass meter on... Trouble codes: 121 (Mass air flow senser signal faulty), 314 (cam position sensor signal faulty).
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