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1984 Audi 5000 S 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WAUFB0447E
Vehicle runs great for the first 5 minutes or so then gradually loses power and dies. If the ignition key is cycled and restarted, the vehicle will run fine for about another 5 minutes. As the vehicle gets warmer, cycling the key begins to have little effect o...
1998 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGD28D7W
Hello- This car came to us originally with two codes, one P0411 secondary air injection incorrect flow and one p0422 main catalyst bank 1 efficiency below threshold. After checking the secondary air system and finding no problems, I found the post cat oxygen s... Trouble codes: P0422 (Main catalyst bank 1 efficiency below threshold)
1999 Audi A6 2.8L power mirrors VIN: WAUZZZ4BZW
Regarding the external power mirror switch (on central console): the only functions that are working is: mirrors tilting and down movement of the right mirror. All others movements will not work in both mirrors. New switch did not solve problem. When switchin...
2000 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D7Y
Vehicle came in with MIL on and code P1137 for rich fuel condition. Tested MAF voltage snap test (with foot) and peak voltage was 3.4 volts. Sounds low, but I am unfamiliar with specs. Performed volumetric efficiecy test and result was 94%. I no longer feel th... Trouble codes: P1137 (bank 1 system rich)
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L air distribution VIN: SAJGX2747V
I have this Jag XK8 that the a/c is not working correctly. Air is not cold but the low side line is sweating cold and hot air blows out at footwell only.Pressures are good .Fan speeds are okay,compressor works and the control head lights up.All the switches wo...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L heater VIN: WDBBA48D4H
Car came in for a coolant leak. I replaced the waterpump and thermostat. Flushed the cooling system and sent them on there way. Everything was good until it came back for intermitent no heat. Never acted up on me after many test drives. Sent it back out thinki...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L head VIN: WDBHA28E5S
Need some help from you Mercedes techs. I am doing a head job for a friend. It had 2 burned valves. Had the head reworked. I marked the cams on the head but it was sandblasted and my marks are gone. I have the cams with the valves closed on one & six. Are ther...
1986 Volvo 240 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YVAX885761
Help! Injector pulse width seems to be the culprit, but we arent sure of what the cause. Is it common for ECM's to freak out? Oxygen sensor(tests good) shows rich but computer will not cut injector pulse width. Any hints,help,or Volvo wisdoms would be greatly ...

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1985 Other European 308 GTS QV 2.9L Hesitation VIN: ZFFUA13A5F
Thanks for the thoughts on this one. I recieved three replies, one saying the switch is on the intake right rear, it's not, at least not on this car. Another said to check the coolant temp sensor? He must have been thinking of KE-Jet. Finally, another offered ...
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAA2999T
I am closing my post with further explanation of what has been done. I am, however, not completely confident the problem will not again arise. Either way, I will update in the future. It was suggested by another member to check the timing of the distributors t... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple misfires), P0302 (Misfire cyl. 2), P0303 (Misfire cly.3).
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCB21C21
Well thanks to everyone that replied! I had 8 responses in a little under 24 hours, that is awesome. Anyway, everyone said check battery. Ed from New Hampshire informed me that the P0606 code is not a code that actually indicates the replacement of the ECU. A ... Trouble codes: P0606 (VAG 16990 ECU Defective).
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B63
Thanks to all who offered help on this Volks. All replies said to check the timing of the cams. Still don't know why a 'circuit malfunction' means the cams are out of time. I had to buy a book on the car to get the proper definition of the 340 code. In the boo... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam position sensor circuit malfunction).
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