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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAVCB88DXV
I have no reading for the throttle position sensor from the computer. I tested for power and ground at the module connector and it was ok. Another tech has replaced the throttle body itself and there was no change. I am wondering if the adaptation for the ecm ... Trouble codes: 1545 (Throttle position sensor problem)
2000 Audi A4 1.8L air bag VIN: WAUDC68D2Y
i have a 2000 audi a4 1.8t quattro the air bag light came on got code 01217 (n199)- drivers side - side air bag. cleared code and it came back a mile down the road. if anyone has any information it would be greatly apperciated. thanks.
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: WGDT3547HD
This Car is Failing CA emmissions for NOX only. All service is current and the car runs excellent. No DME faults are present. Givin the good HC and CO numbers are the cat convertors bad, failing on NOX only? Could a on car fuel injection, intake valve cleaner ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L coolant VIN: WBADM6346Y
Hello Group, Of course this is a relative's car that I did a 90 thousand mile service on 10 thousand miles ago, and now I found that the new coolant (from BMW) had black engine oil in it causing the hoses to detereorate and the seal on the tanks of the radiat...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L using oil, smoking VIN: WPOCA2988W
Hi Everyone This car came in with large amounts of smoke from tail pipe. The engine had hydraulic locked at one time also during start up, removed spark plugs & found excessive oil in 3 cylinders, compression of all cylinder 175 & even. Checked leak down, is n...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAA2992X
Hello Porsche techs. This one stumbles me. The fuel EVAP system has no leaks. I checked it twice with vacuum pump. Holds vacuum for ever. Why an I getting this code? Is there a pressure sensor not reading the vacuum in the tank? Where would it be located and h... Trouble codes: P0455
2002 Porsche Cayenne 4.5L neumatic suspension desactivate
Please send me information about this because i dont known what i must do i check for information but i cant get please response me with any solution thank you sincerely Hernan [...] L. Cuenca-Ecuador
2003 Porsche Carrera 4 S 3.6L remote locking VIN: WP0ZZZ99Z3
One of the two "main" car keys stoped locking/unlocking the car. The key red led flashes but remote control will not work. With other key system works well. The owners manual does not have information about remote control synchronization or battery replaceme...
1995 Saab 900 SE 2.5L draw on battery VIN: YS3DF55V4S
hi everyone. here goes another one. we have this 95 saab that came in a couple of days ago with complaint of no start in am and battery dead. customer jumps car and will start right up and run all day. he replaced 2 batteries in last 2 weeks. i checked for cha...
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L 3-2 shift VIN: Y5SED55E8X
This vehicle grinds when downshifting into 2nd gear. We went through the shift linkage adjustment, no change. Vehicle seems young to have a synchro going bad. Anyone have any other ideas or experience?
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L no operation VIN: WVWHG83A6T
Vehicle is newer to customer. All at once she says it began heavy smoking for the first few minutes after start up. No check engine light and no codes present. I began with a check of the glow plugs and all were dead. I replaced them but knew that there was a ...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L coolant VIN: 3VWL81H7VM
Hey guys and gals, I have a Jetta here that has oil in the coolant. Customer is not complaining of any overheating, the car is here for maintenance.There is no sign of coolant in either the engine oil or the auto tranny. I know that these have problems with th...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTG29M31
Hi Techs, Have this code 17803 p1395 which indicates ign coil power stage elec malfunction. We replaced the coil twice and this code is still in the system. Any ideas would be muchly appreciated. Thanks Trouble codes: P1395
1987 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8854H
hello guys i have a tough volvo here. this car was brought in with a no start. It has no fuel pressure and no injector pulse. I have checked and or replaced the radio suppresion relay,the fuse holder under the hood, the ignition module and connectios under the...
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L srs VIN: YV1KW9510N
SRS light is on and our MOD5 information is wrong as to how to extract codes. Engine management passes with 1-1-1. If anyone can give us a way to go on SRS code extraction we would be grateful.
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1L256D0X
This car runs run excessively rich, light black smoke from exhaust at idle, large puffs of black smoke on snap accel. Only one fault code, P1132, has been set. Intake system was smoke tested for leakage, none found. Adaptives have been reset. Dealer has recen... Trouble codes: P1132 (Adaptive Out of Range)
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Service reminder VIN: YV1SZ58D12
Need to know if there is a method to reset the oil service due message on the dash display without having to use a scan tool either volvo or other?

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1990 Audi 100 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WAUBC544XL
Never did find out for sure why the 02 voltage was being pulled down when it got plugged in. But, we adjusted (leaned) the CO screw on the MAF sensor to get the emmisions down. Customer didn't want to spend any money on hic car, so we let it go with that. Don'...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Climate Fan front VIN: WBAFB33571
Hi dear Bmw techs the problem was in the final stage resistor of the blower motor, i dont receive any reply but its now fixed thank you all members
1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Door Locks VIN: SAJHY1743M
Thanks to your prompt replies this one is fixed. There was some sugestion of electrical problems but these had been ruled out. One sugestion was to lock from the panic switch and then unlock and lock several times with key from drivers door to assure proper sy...
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Hesitation VIN: SAJKX6741T
Thanks to all.The tune up did correct the engine hesitation.Did receive 1 reply to check for poor or corroded connections at ecm.Connections were fine.Substituted known good ecm,system did enter closed loop and check engine light would come on when engine sens...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L convertible top VIN: WDBFA61EXL
did not recieve any helpful information on this one however I did repair the vehicle.Turns out the soft top control unit that i originally suspected was indeed faulty and MBZ has a updated part,the hydraulic pump assembly inside the trunk was also faulty and a...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L plumber's nightmare VIN: WPOCA2985X
Apparently the vacuum system to fill this cooling system is first choice. We filled under vacuum as well as purged the air by raising the tail about 2 feet and running the engine warm at 3000 rpm with the reservoir cap off. We then went through cool down and t...
1980 Triumph TR7 2.0L cylinder head VIN: TPLDJ8T204
Thank you to all 33 replies, you were all helpful, including Master engine builder Don who if I read correctly was suggesting, 'first consume a bottle of Bells'...I actually used all of the suggestions ( except Dons ) , I soaked the upper studs for a week goin...
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