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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5331X
I can't find much about how to test for this code. Any help from BMW experts would be appreciated. Car jerks badly taking off, transmission downshifts and changes erraticly Trouble codes: P1580 (Throttle Valve Actuator)
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA53552
This vehicle towed-in last week with transmission's in limp-in mode. Drove the vehicle and found no power on acc. and no shifting up on acc. Searched TSBs regarding this system and found a bulletin that said to replace valve body if a fault, 52 stored in the c... Trouble codes: 228 (O2 bank 2 control deviation), 227 (O2 bank 1 control deviation), 52 (Transmission gear monitoring 2nd), 146 (CAN engine intervention interface), 90 (ABS intermittent system down)
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Hesitation VIN: SAJKX6741T
Greetings to All, This owners complaint of an intermittent skip in the engine was followed by a tune up and compression check.No discrepencies were found. However,when scanning for engine codes we noticed the system stayed in open loop.Coolant temp was a lit...
1976 Porsche 930 3.0L No Start VIN: 9306700598
hi techs I'm looking for a wiring diagram for the fuel pump circuit. This car will die 3 seconds after starting. When the key is in the run position i can hear the fuel pump running,when the key is in the crank position the engine will start and run as long a...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L plumber's nightmare VIN: WPOCA2985X
This car has no will to survive. It is a nice, clean, third owner car (makes you wonder). The new owner brought it in with a warning light for coolant on, an empty reservoir, and a loose hose clamp. Fixed, bled, and out the door for about 130 miles. Next time,...
1993 Saab 9000 CS Turbo 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3CL68M4P
This 9000 belongs to a good customer and is very well maintained, but it has an intermittent problem. He first brought it by a couple of weeks ago complaining of a few symptoms. 1. The turbo noise was louder than normal one time, even his wife noticed it. 2. O...
1990 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L No Start VIN: WVW81H5TM0
Hello to all and thank you VW pros in advance for knowing more than the dealer techs about old VW's... Sorry if last part of VIN is incorrect - I'm at home now. Found this one crank/no-start with sufficient fuel delivery but no spark. Coil tests good with stro...
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2MH2703X
A couple questions with this Eurocan. We had a bad Secondary air pump last December (it was full of water) and replaced it and the inlet and outlet hoses to insure no outside moisture could recontaminate it. That was at 98,000 miles. Now at 120k, there is wate...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF29M1Y
hi guys i have this vw in the shop with a check engine lite on code is 17964 charge pressure control negative deviation i checked the injection timing and it was off i reset the timing using the vag tool,but lite came back on,i did the output test as per alld... Trouble codes: 17964 (charge pressure control negative deviation)
1984 Volvo 245 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8852E
I Need some help on my own car. 1984 Volvo 240 Wagon. Car ran great until I drove through a large puddle, I did not get stuck, the water wasn't much more than maybe 6 inches deep but immediately after the car started running like the Dist. cap got wet. Pulled ...
1989 Volvo 740 2.3L engine VIN: YV1FA8754K
Engine is running poorly. Tested turbo and waste gate function. Replaced ignition/cap/rotor/distributor coil & wires, knock sensor, mam, fuel pump, fuel filter & relay, supression relay, ignition & fuel control module along with ignition power stage control wi...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L blower motor VIN: YV1LS5501P
Good afternoon everyone. I have a 93 volvo 850 that was brought in for no blower motor. When i checked power at the blower i have power on the red wire with or without the key being on and the blue wire is open(this is with the connector unplugged from the mot...
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Left Turn Signal/Parking Lights VIN: YV1KW9604T
Whenever the parking lights are on, the left rear turn signal doesn't work properly. The turn signal stays lit and does not blink. This is an intermittant problem. I have checked the right front undercarriage harness for possible damage. I have checked the fro...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Mechanical VIN: YV1VS295X1
Recovered theft runs well but has tons of oil smoke out the tailpipe. Help!

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1989 BMW 535i 3.4L blower VIN: 38LBF09120
thank you to all who replied.cust did not like key buzzer so he got under dash and HALF unplugged 30 pin black conn.buzzer quit but as plug came farther apart, so did blower.plugged back in and WALLA!!! we had air.
1995 Land Rover Defender 90 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALDX2284S
locating the lighted readout and defining the codes was a snap with the right locator. thank you for all the responses and remmber to check under both seats when all else fails... thanks again, curtis
1995 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L compressor VIN: 3VWHE81H7S
Well the customer had just been to a tire store and said that the air quit working immediately there after. When we ran out of options we ordered an a/c relay and found an open spot on the fuse box and plugged it in and it worked. Dont know why it was removed ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C4W
Sorry to say I have been unable to fix the car at this time, mainly due to the customer not returning with the car. I did replae the plug wires, coil ,#1 injector but no change. I will post more later. Thanks for all the help
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