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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L abs /esp VIN: WAUZZZ4BZ1
Hi Euro Techs.This Allroad had been repaired in another shop for ESP problem.They replaced Steer angle sensor with no results.I've scanned ABS/ESP with 01044 and 00778 codes.After clearing codes: 01044 came back and after short test drive 00778 .I've checked s...
1989 BMW 525i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBATTC2309
Hellow Fellow Car People I have A old 89 525 beamer that will crank and run but it is veary rich and it cut out or bust up.I have scanned wile running but have no data and the check engine light is flashing rapidly with no method and when it flashes the car wi...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L headlights VIN: WBADM6341X
This vehicle has had both headlights replaced from oem xenon to standard headlights using the existing xenon wiring harness. This results in just low beam lights and no turn signals. I would like to know if it is possible to convert to standard lights when you...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Radio VIN: WBAAM533XX
Car came in after hitting curb. Replaced wheel ,tire head air bag , driver door air bag battery repair cable. After job was done The radio has no volume the display works and every thing else works. Sent radio out for repair came back no problem with it. The r...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L Cylinder head VIN: SAJHD6049X
Car has jumped time and crashed all valves in clyinder head All data shows no r/r instructions or specail tools. If anyone has done this job and can give me an idea as what to expect and what tools I will need, it would be greatly apreciated. thanks for any a...
1996 Land Rover Discovery 3900CC Cuts out VIN: SALLJGMM7T
Hope someone can point me in a direction on this one. New customer, and have not seen this vehicle before as I do not service or repair many Land Rovers. The vehicle is a Discovery, but South African assembled, so has a OBD hybrid system, as it is open loop (n...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1548Y
Good Evening We have this 2000 Land Rover with the MIL on. We read the codes with an Actron OBDII generic code reader. We got the following codes: P0090-P1880-P0034. According to Alldata, none of these codes are codes that apply to this Land Rover. We continu... Trouble codes: P0090 (Fuel pressure control), P1880 (code not defined), P0034 (Supercharger Bypass Valve control ckt low)
1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1130421001
Question for all fellow Techs out there and your kind respond always appreciated. We had this Benz here at the shop for past 6 month (No, we don't charge daily storage...LOL)Fuel injection pump fails to deliver fuel from #2 and 3, what ever we could do in past...
1986 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22E52
thanx for taking a look guys. can't seem to get the switchover valve to switch over. wiring harness was coming apart. most readiness monitors are not setting either. daggone p1441 keeps comin' back... Trouble codes: P1441 (canister purge switchover valve without function)
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA67E2R
Greetings from a rainy North Carolina. This vehicle was the subject of a previous posting. At that time, the engine RPM would suddenly fall to idle and the car would not respond to the accelerator pedal. Turning the engine off and restarting would usually make...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L starter VIN: WDBFA68F9X
Mercedes techs, have this SL here where the starter will not operate properly. When you put the key in start position it clicks like having a weak battery. The battery is good; there is no significant voltage drop from battery to engine. We noticed that pin 50...
1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WP0EB0919E
vehicle breaks up @ 4000 rpm. cold or hot dosen't matter. checked fuel pressure and its 2.5-2.9 bar. valves have been readjusted, both reference sensors have been changed, fuel pump and filter have been changed. installed new plugs, check plugs and wires and a...
1993 Saab 9000 CS Turbo 2.3L heater fan VIN: YS3CL65M8P
Never seen this before. The heater fan runs all the time when the fuse is in (ignition on.) It does this even with the acc control unit disconnected. I removed the fan speed controller and didn't see/smell any burnt stuff. I suspect the fan speed controller is...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWWA81H9T
Okay, VW fans, I'll start off by saying that I can only use a Snappy brick in Generic can all groan in unison now!!! Customer has attempted to repair himself...groan again!!! What I have is a 2.0 that stalls on acceleration right after it reaches o... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (Misfire 1 cylinder)
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L oil in coolant VIN: WVWPD63B21
We have replaced the head gasket, and had the head pressure tested. We also replaced the radiator and had the turbo tested by local turbo reman shop. No problems found with head or turbo. But the car has come back with oil in the coolant again. We have retrace...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B63
This car came originally for a stop engine oil pressure problem. As I discovered in the various replies, there is an oiling problem related to a clogged oil screen. After all the repairs were done, I now have a rough idle problem and a persistent code P0340. I... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam position sensor circuit malfunction)

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1993 BMW 318i 1.8L Warning Light VIN: ACA42000AL
We used our Bosch KTS scanner manually (via F7) which then gave us a description for code 132 (brake pedal travel sensor) Adan from Australia confirmed this descriplion. Comment, 4 other scanners and our KTS in Auto or entering the ABS ECU No's all indicated '...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L mil VIN: WBABK8321T
thanks to everyone who helped, especialy Wayne. I have to swallow a little pride here. the problem was in fact my harness repair job. I was using a sub standard wire for this repair it was a solid copper wire not braided, and after bending it around and fittin...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: WGDT3547HD
The customer went to BMW to have the cats replaced. He recieved some goodwill on the left cat which was replaced 2 years and 25k miles ago at the dealer. As far as I know this fixed the car.
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGN63483
the body shop sent this to one of the bmw dealers in the area after talking to the body shop bmw determined that they had cut one of fiber optic cables. so unfortunatly for the body shop this won't be covered under bmw warranty thanks for the ideas mike
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L high idle VIN: SAJAV1341G
Thanks to all that responded with advise on this problem. To adjust the Idle the first mistake I made was setting the timing off cylinder number 1. (which is against the firewall) Set it off number 6 which is located at the front of the motor (where number 1 w...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L compressor clutch VIN: SAJKY1742N
fix turned out to be corrosion in the fuse box. replies received sent me back to checking all components in the system again which led me to check fuse and finally fuse box. One thing I did learn that a visual inspection of fuses is not a sure thing. after rem...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDB1070451
Thanks to all who replied. We got some great suggestions and tried them all. What we ended up finding was that the oxygen sensor we replaced was bad what we don't know is if it was bad out of the box or bad after it got fuel fouled from the cars mixture being ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBHA28E6R
hi there, Thanks to all who responded. We tallied the votes, and it turned out to be 6 votes for engine wiring harness, 5 votes for mass air flow meter, and a couple of others. Based on the voting, we tore into the wiring harness, and found the insulation cr...
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L injection VIN: WP0AB2969L
After resoldering the input/output pins in the DME or providing a redundant ground circuit from the DME connector to the chassis we cured the car. Next time I face this I think we will just install the redundant ground first.
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