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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWWB81H8V
I need help on this one.Have checked all vacuum hoses and smoked tested.No leakes found.I have run the test on the purge valve and evap canister valve seems OK.I think there might be a problem with the vacuum pump but do not know how to test it.Any help would ... Trouble codes: P1476 (EVAP Emissiom Control LDP circ Malfunction/insufficient Vacuum)
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA61H5W
I am trying to reset the adaptive thottle settings with the ross tech software, allways come back with error message. I opened up 01 engine control then 04 basic settings. then group 098 and hit go ... is the throttle ment to close and then open all the way at... Trouble codes: 17988 (throttle), 16487 (mass air), 17884 (evap)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, reduced power VIN: 3VWRF81H9X
The car came in with A/C inop and low power, but no MIL light. A/C problem was intermitant, only happened at higher ambient temps. Traced to temp two pin sensor in upper radiator hose, replaced. Problem solved. Low power: attempted to do output diagnostic test... Trouble codes: P1550

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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBAHD6324S
Well I got 18 responses, 15 in favor of changing it, 3 say no and 3 that say use dexton III So we decided to change it was very dirty it uses a synthetic fluid that we got from the local BMW dealer No problems seems to shift a bit better Thanks for all your ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBDA28D3M
Hello everyone, thank you for your time. Found out car had been sitting for some time, replaced fuel distributor, and injectors. Believe injectors were main problem.Three of them were plugged. Started car and it ran very rich. IT seemed like the adjuster screw...
1995 Saab 900 SE 2.5L draw on battery VIN: YS3DF55V4S
thank you again for iatn being there and for the 2 reponses returned to us. we did not get to fix this vehicle because the customer did not want to spend the money or wait for the repair to be finished. he said he would bring the car back if the problem pursis...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L trans computer VIN: WVWSK61J32
i suspected the switch was bad but was looking for info on how to test it. i should have been more clear. after the customer told me he did not want to go back to the dealer i guess he changed his mind. a hook came in yesterday & took it.
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L Suspension VIN: YV1AA8858M
The fix was the large bushing on the rear of the drivers control arm. When I unbolted the brakcet it jus flopped around. The front end is quiet now. Thanks
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L t c m , pres. controln sol VIN: YV1VS29521
well after holding the car for weeks i finally broke down and took it to the dealer where they will put on a new tcm and pcmm they assure me this will fix the 1 st. gear clunk, thanks again for your time and knowlege,,dealer says pcm is covered for 5 yrs 50k m...
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