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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WAUCB28D2X
This Audi is not trigering cylinder #2 ignition coil.I changed coil with adjacent cylinder and it works.I read something about this system using a final stage unit between the motronic and the coils to do the triggering.Is this the device mounted on the air fi...
1985 BMW 318i 1.8L injector pulse none VIN: WBAAC7409F
Hi all, have a problem with this bmw, i know nothing about bmw, took this one as a favor of a friend. person said car run before he installed new used engine. the cold start injector has pulse and the car willrun until out of fuel from the cold start injector...
1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L Surge, Cuts out VIN: WBACG8328T
feels like an over rev fuel cut out , in n + driving at 2800 rpm apx + will not go over 2800 rpm , crank sensor picture looks ok but sensor 690 ohm -spec 460-600 ( vantage ) idle peak voltae 4v -spec + 6v , tps cked good + cam sensor cked good. Replaced crank ... Trouble codes: 111 (crank sensor), 210 (KNOCK SENSOR 1 alldta unknowne code baum), 211 (KNOCK SENSOR 2 alldata unknown code baum)
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBGA51E9S
Hello, all have here a new customer towed in from local dealership,customer is out of town and I have yet to reach him,but before he sent the car my way,he stated he was at a car wash and as he started to leave the engine died and would not restart. the code i... Trouble codes: 17 (can communication), 38 (with baum scanner can reception from ez1)
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L ads VIN: WDBGA51E4T
Customer's concern was a bouncey ride. I replaced the rear acuumulator. Now the suspension is good (no bounce), but now I've evidently triggered a DTC. My Modis doesn't communicate with the ADS. I was hoping there was some way to retrieve & clear the DTC's wit...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L ets VIN: WDCAB36E2W
ETS light is "on" permanently. ABS light turns off normally. As I donŽt have scanner interface for this car IŽm not able to read codes. Are there a specific ETS ecu or is togheter with ABS ecu? I apreciate any information about typical reasons for this syste...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L monitors won't run VIN: YS3DD58B5T
I have driven car for over 5 hundred miles. completed several drive cycles. obd monitors have not run. emissions are fine. engine runs fine. mil not on
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFA81H8T
Hello techs, I have a 96 Golf here. Came in to shop failed inspection because of no mil light. Removed dash to find bulb missing. Replaced bulb and light was on. Checked codes and 1 dtc in system-17908 p1500 fuel pump relais circ., electrical malfunction. Eras... Trouble codes: 17908, P1500
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L power door locks VIN: 3VWCA21C5X
Oh marvelous VW Gurus, this is a serious request for help. this car came to me with a drivers door lock switch that wouldn't lock the door. you can reach across the seat and with the passengar door lock switch it will work. by the diagram it looks like the sig...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L ign/steering/shift lock VIN: VWZ9Z7X800
Hi group! Car came in on hook, key won't turn. I removed steering column, by removing key/steering lock assy first, since the shift interlock cable does not disconnect from this end. I see that I cannot remove tumbler in "0" postion, is there an easier way, o...

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1993 Audi 90 CS 2.8L starter VIN: WAUDJ58C0P
OK I'll call this one fixed.It was so intermittant that I've been waiting to see if the no crank reoccured,it obviously has not.I believe the whole problem was overheated/poor connections between battery and underhood fuse center,due to cooling fans running co...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Hesitation VIN: WBAAM3339X
Thanks for all the help. I got 9 replies, all pointing to the pcv valve under the intake manifold. Very tight fit but was able to get it done.
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F05
Most say to use Mercedes only O2 sensor, some suggested cat may be clogged, vehicle has not been back. Trouble codes: P0133.
1988 Saab 900 2.0L right rear VIN: Y33AT76L7J
This car is fixed, atleast for now.Stephen from Connecticut and Phil from European motors were correct in their dignosis of the bushings of the link that runs from the hub knuckle to the rear of the wheelwell.The fix for now was to tighten the rear bushing bol...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Power steering noise VIN: 3VWBB61CWM
Hello everyone and the fix is in on this one. This one needed a new pump. We installed a new pump from VW and all is well. They offered a reman line from VW but did not have in stock. Thanks, Ron
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