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2000 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULH64B7Y
Customer claims that following a large bang on the highway the "CHECK ENGINE" light came on. I do not associated any of these codes with a bang. Reset codes. Ran road tests without a fault. Can find no information on P1376. Help. Trouble codes: P1690 (18098 MIL light malfunction), P1376 (18084 Drive by wire MIL circuit electric malfunction), P0431 (16815 primary catalytic converter efficiency bank 2), P0421 (16805 primary catalytic converter efficiency bank 1)
1993 BMW 325i 2.5L sliding roof VIN: WBACB4316P
will not fully close, if vented and closed, its ok. if you slide the roof openand close it, wont close flush (nearly closed all the way) we have tried to reset, not working... thanks Frank
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8322T
The stft and ltft are both close to 0. The vehicle is for the most part IN fuel control, and runs great. Bank 1 O2 sensor 1 is very slow. As if the computer was taking it's time in adjusting the signal to the fuel injectors. Both #1 O2's are within the correct... Trouble codes: 40 (CAT conversion cyl. 1-4 bank 1 rt. side.)
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L XENON headlights VIN: WBAAN37471
Hello, This e46 with xenon headlights is giving me the fits, I have good power 13.67-13.89 volts at the headlight control unit and a good ground,however the lights are constantly flashing,i substituted a good bulb (phillips) with the same effect,I substittuted...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L shift? VIN: SAJKN6249W
Hi All.have this problem with this Jag. When you drive it it is fine when you park it for 20 mins and get back in car it acts up has hard time driving up a 2 - 20 incline.Message centre read RESTRICTED PERFOMANCE. ENGINE FAIL SAFE MODE AND DID GET GEARBOX FAIL...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Misfire VIN: SALJY1242V
Hi. I have this 97 Landrover discovery here that has a bad misfire. It had a code for cylinder 5 and also multiple cylinders. Also warned of cat damage. Plugs and wires look fine. Fuel Pressure is 35psi and drops when under load, But It has low vac, I believe ... Trouble codes: 0300 (multiple misfire), 0305 (miss on 5), 1316 (cause cat damage), 1313 (excessive dmage to cat)
1972 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L fuel injector control VIN: 0441200472
Hello All, Need alittle help with this one. Vehicle towed in no start. has good spark, fuel pressure and no signal at fuel injectors. This is a D-Jet system. We have replace the original fuel contacts due to age. Axcessed the plug board control module and hav...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L compressor VIN: WDBNG70J2Y
Hello people! This auto has a problem with acc system. It came in with no ac and the ac off light on. I am talking about the one on the consule control panel. I scanned it with an Assenmacher scanner. No codes. Went to Alldata and found a service info about ac...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L fuel gauge VIN: YS3ED48E1X
hallo automitive brains.this wonderfull saab has a intermittent reading at the fuel gauge.for a wile it wil read o.k. and than it shows empty and the orange light (empty warning light). after shut down and start up it will read normal again till it falls to em...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBAHD632XS
Thanks everybody for quick response, it was aftermarket cat, we installed oem one and it passed in flying colors, NOx got reduced from 2500ppm to 0!!! in both 15 and 25mph test. Most of you were right on the money but couple guys seemed like they had not read ...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on, limp mode VIN: WBAD6346XG
Thanks to all that replied. I was unable to run tests and respond as vehicle was at another shop. Dana from [...] was right on. The abs controller was bad. Replaced and programed all is working well Trouble codes: 130 (eng. code can signal asc), 217 (eng. code can egs signal), 160 (trans. code can abs/asc signal), 150 (trans. code can bus monitor), 156 (trans. code can time out), 47&51 (abs. codes inletoutlet valve left rear).
1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L wiper VIN: SAJHW1744P
most of my replies said i could replace the contacts in the wiper motor assembly to get the wipers to come on. unfourtanetly my post included that we had plugged in a brand new motor with no help. apparently this car has a accessorie controller located behind ...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Accessories VIN: W3TH75GHL1
Sorry gentleman, this one went back to the dealer so they could read the fault codes with the power top. They adjusted the latches on the header rail and reset the top. Thanks
1977 Porsche 911 S 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 9117210653
Thank you all for your help. The fix was to adjust the points. They had almost no gap. Per one writer, I adjusted the gap to .012 inch. Pers like a kitten now!! Other suggestions were to check the compression, fuel pressure, etc. I was surprised and delighted ...
1993 Saab 9000 CS Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3CL68M3P
The throttle body assembly fixed the problem. Anders was great at giving me the OLD # of the throttle body (9109075), which made it a little easier to purchase the thousand dollar part! Thanks to all who responded.
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B9Y
We received suggestions ranging from checking the hose from purge valve to intake, checking for collapse of the L-shaped hose off the PCV system to the intake, checking the air pump, & possible low octane fuel. We ended up changing the purge valve. A hose off ... Trouble codes: P1136 (Bank 1 mixture adaptation add. system too lean), P0441 (Tank ventilation system throughput faulty).
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