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1998 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Airbag Light On VIN: WAUAA88G1W
Vehicle came in with intermittant "no start". Would not turn over all the time. Tested and changed ignition switch. Purchased from Audi Dealer. Put vehicle back together and now air bag light is on. Went through entire job twice and can find no reason that thi...
1999 Audi A4 1.8L starter VIN: WAUCB28D4X
Hi all. I was ready to roll this one out after a clutch replacement. It started and ran after the clutch and trans were back in, but before I buttoned up the axles and mounts. Went to start it after reconnecting the battery. No start, no click, nothing but a b...
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L alarm system VIN: WBADS43412
This is my wife's car. The alarm goes off whenever it wants too. Usually 3to4 am I have searhed the archives to no avail.We have had alot of rain recently .Can this affect the system . It usually doesn't act up when it's raining.Looking for some help .Thanks f...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Hesitation
mercedes techns, I need your help. I have this 300e with intermitten lean misfire. The following have been replace new from another shop, EHA valve, over-protection relay, fuel pump relay, engine coolant sensor. What I have notice personally when this happens ...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Cuts out VIN: WDBCA35D6H
Here's one for the Mercedes gurus. This is my first case of Mercedes sticker shock so I want to be as sure as possible with my diagnosis. This car was towed in and will start and run for a couple of seconds and then die. We checked fuel pressure and found that...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L rear hydraulic shocks VIN: WDBGA43G9V
I am having difficulties retreiving information on the rear hydraulic suspension. The rear shocks are very stiff. I test drove the vehicle and stopped very quickly causing the ass end to go up, and it stayed there. I relieved the pressure at the axle level con...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 2B4GH45RXP
Hey Guys, Vehicle crank sensor needs replacing. Tested at plug near starter. Clean 10v and Ground no frequency from Hall effect when cranking. Generated signal supplied to hall output out causes injectors to pulse and coil to fire. Questionable sensor not the...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L no compressor engagement past #1 fan speed VIN: 3VWPA81H6X
Volks Techs This otherwise fine 99 jetta has a problem with the compressor clutch engaging only in the #1 blower switch position The brown & black wire on the ac switch appears to be connected to the white wire going to the fan switch in Bently's book However...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Starts Runs, & Dies VIN: 3VWSA29M3X
Hey Gang, This car came to me on the hook, The engine will start run 2 or 3 seconds then dies. I thought simple, Change out the fuel filter that the car was born with. No luck. On another note, these late modle VW's with that fuse pannel on top of the batte... Trouble codes: P0135 (02 Sensor Heater Bank 1), P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire), P0300 (Random Misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 Misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire)
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L nospark to cylinder VIN: WVWMA63B6X
i have no signal from ecm to power module on right fender well ,the wire from ecm to module is good ,i need to know what triggers the no 1 cylinder .replaced the ecm with no change.
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1FA8845M
Hi group, This volvo only starts with choke cleaner and then will run rough until it warms up some. This regina system uses a MAP (GM) sensor and IAT sensor. Replaced the MAP with another to no avail, the IAT tests with specs according to the Vantage. No matte...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L will not run obd 2 t VIN: YV1LS557XW
after fixing the gross evap leak due to a missing gas cap i cleared the codes and drove the car on my normal route to get the moniters to run,i have put over 100 miles myself and the customer has put 500 miles on it and none of the moniters have run.is there s...
2003 Volvo S60 2.4L Starter VIN: YV1RS58D93
Good morning guys, thanks for taking the time. I'm posting this for another tech in here having fits. This vehicle came in after having been "molested" by others. The problem we are having is partial starter engagement/ grind after a hot soak. If you attempt t...

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAM3334Y
Ok, many thanks to the 3 who replied, and I guess all were on the right track. First, when the vehicle returned, with a 209 EWS manipulation code, after checking for the EWS signal, (Terminal 4 from the EWS unit under the left lower dash, Black/Violet wire goe... Trouble codes: 146 (No Description), 209 (EWS Signal Manipulated).
1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L master cylinder VIN: SAJNW4842L
This car finally did get fixed. It was the ABS pump & accumulator assembly. The pump ran but never built pressure. The delay was in locating an appropriate used part to make it palatable to the customer and profitable for us (they are outragious new)The system...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SE 3.8L Engine VIN: WDBCA32ASE
Thank you all for your input on this one. This car was not in my shop as you know but based on your input my brother in law found a loose in the head exhaust valve guide on #3 cylinder. Many folks suggested to make sure it wasn't transmission fluid which was v...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L very loud VIN: WDBEB28E6P
Thanks to all that replied. We had several possible recommendations that ranged from timing chain stretch, pump timing, EGR, bent rods/worn rod bearings to using Lubri-Moly's Diesel High test additive. The Techs who responded don't know what causes this noise,...
1992 Saab 9000 S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3CK58B3N
I finally found the correct procedure for flashing codes on this car.Mitchel has the wrong terminal to ground.Checked with a shop that had AllData and the correct terminal is shown. The test block is located on the left side of the engine compartment by the co...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L vent controls VIN: YV1KS9615S
We think this car is fixed. It has been about 15 days since our last work. I called the customer today and she said it seems to be fixed. We ended up re-soldering the contacts in the vacuum controller, behind the glovebox, attached to front of the evap. box. T...
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