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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH68D5Y
Car came in with MIL lite on, and codes 17831-17819. Found bad vacuum hose at bank 1 control valve. Replaced all vacuum hoses. Car reset codes. It only sets code when driven, not if you let it idle while the test runs. I have checked all hoses and pipes from t... Trouble codes: 17831 (Secondary air insufficient flow bank1), 17819 (Secondary air insufficient flow bank 2)
1992 BMW 318i 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACA531XN
Hello techs: This 318i shows code 1262 (same as code 29) Idle speed control circuit always. Car was tuned up recently (plugs,filters,oil changed) The Idle speed motor was replaced with new unit. No vacuum leaks are evident. RPM's are almost always around 1200 ... Trouble codes: 1262 (Idle speed control circuit)
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L limp mode code59 VIN: WBADE6327W
This car came in shop with trans. problem. We read out computer we get caple codes 49 Gear monitoring; 53 Speed monitoring 3; 54 Speed monitoring 4; 59 Stall-speed monitoring. We replace speed sensor output shaft, turbine speed sensor and clear codes. Car work...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L windows VIN: 1WE45FTSST
nothing in the center consol is working no windows mirrors or sunroof, I removed the switch pack and cleaned off the coke cola all over it checked fuses still no joy. is there any way to test this so I know a new one will work? I have 12v ground and illuminati...
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2MB47001
Hi vw guys and ladys. I have a problem with this van. Once in a while i get the code 17978 (eng control mod blocked)not always. Then 16839 small evap leak and 16826 large evap leak. I have smoke ck the system, the evap control valve at the canister leaks with ... Trouble codes: 17978 (eng control module blocked some times), 16839 (evap small leak), 16826 (evap leak large)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L transmission VIN: 3VWSB29M22
We have a customer who wants to buy a 2002 Jetta with a 5 speed standard transmission. He wants to tow it behind a motorhome across the U.S. He has talked to Remco Towing, Road Masterine and Blue Ox all of whom make towing equipment. He has also talked to 5 or...
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L Suspension VIN: YV1AA8858M
This volvo has a knocking noise in the front end going over bumps. I get a few 240's in and they all seem to do it. It sounds like upper strut mounts, but I get no play there. I am used to VW's where you can feel play in the mounts when they go bad. I actually...
1997 Volvo 850 2.3L Unknown VIN: YU1LS5720V
Once in a while when pressing the brake pedal, the pedal falls almost to the floor, and the abs and red brake warning lamps come on. There are no fluid leaks, and the master cyl fluid hasn't gone down at all. The pedal never sinks with the engine off, but I di...

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1989 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L Door Locks VIN: SAJKY1545K
On this 89' XJ6 that we were having door lock issues with. The car did turn out to have the factory infrared lock system, which was defunct. You can tell by the white dome of plastic about the size of a quarter in the overhead console unit. The control module ...
1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L front diff VIN: SALPV124ST
our replies suggested a bad front differential. apparently a very comon failure because the 3 places i called said they were on back order. i found one in texas at bigrover, dave there was very helpful on getting A NEW one to me. we installed it last night and...
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Turbo, Rings? VIN: YV1LW5714S
We ended up firing the customer. I had replaced his oil cap seal a few weeks prior to this visit (no labor charge $1 part) he wanted the oil use to be completely cured by the oil cap seal, even though I told him at the time 'let's put this on and see what happ...
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