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1993 Audi 100 2.8L no upshift when warm VIN: WAUAJ84A1P
Trans works great when cold. We have no speed sensor signal to the trans computer. Speedo works fine. Can I route the speed signal directly to the trans controller from the speed sensor.
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6322W
Greetings BMW experts. We have a 528I that keeps getting misfire codes for all cylinders except #2. The ECM sees a misfire and shuts down the corresponding injector intermittently. We found coolant in the oil a few weeks ago and replaced head gasket, had cylin... Trouble codes: 238 (Misfire cyl 1), 240 (Misfire cyl 3), 241 (Misfire cyl 4), 242 (Misfire cyl 5), 243 (Misfire cyl 6)
1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L No Start VIN: 4USCH3339X
Now the car wont start, checked codes again and i had 209, and a new code 208, realigned EWS and started right up. Test drove car 2 miles came back to the shop shut car off, and restarted it 3 times, on the 3rd time car would not start, checked codes and had 2... Trouble codes: 209 (Anti-Tampering Protection EWS), 208 (Speed Monitoring not plausible EWS)
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6348Y
Hello, We are having a problem with this 2000 528i. It came in with codes P1250 and P1477. We cleared the codes and drove the vehicle several times. The P1250 never returned and we were unable to find a description for this code. P1477 (leakage diagnostic pum... Trouble codes: P1477 (Leakage diagnostic pump reed switch did not open)
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Engine VIN: WBADT43421
This car has been using quite a bit oil as of late and every so often heaves out heavy billows of oil smoke (yes it does have synthetic oil). I can easily replicate the problem by disconnecting the breather pipe from the valve cover to the crankcase pressure ...
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280sel 4520CC coil VIN: 1080191207
trying to find wiring diagram for distributer and coil system. we think there may be some parts missing from this system. any help or pictures or diagrams would be very helpful.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JHMCA630KC
hi there this car seems to be a problem child first off i would like to thank all who respond this problem seems to come and go as it wants. the problem is sometimes when comming to a stop the car dies and then it will restart and sometimes it will just die at...
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WPOAA2956H
hi porsche techs. this 944 turbo has a intermittent misfire under load. (it revs fine in neutral). It seems to be a lean misfire since there's no black smoke coming out the exhaust when it happens. fuel pressure is within specs, has a new ECTS, new TPS , new c...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L Speedometer VIN: YS3DD58B4T
Hello fellow techs, I have this 96 saab with no speedometer or odometer operation. The abs light is on as well as the mil. It has vss codes set. My mod doesn't describe the circuit very well. Does anyone know how the speedo gets its signal. It looks to me like...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L electric windows and door locks VIN: 3VWCA21C6X
Have a good one here. Customer purchased vehicle from used car lot. The problem that they are having is if they lock the doors the driverside door will not unlock with the driverside door switch but will unlock with the passenger side switch. Thats not all. Wh...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M4X
dear vw-friends: my problems is that i donít have communication with the scanners (launch, modis, obd2 mastertech) , the check engine light is on, the engine starts but the transmission is in limp-mode. i check : a.- the electrical lines at dlc connector,wh...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Hard start VIN: 3VWCP21C62
Vehicle came in for hard start and short glow plug on time. Tested the glow plugs and they were only about 4 ohms above the specification for new ones. Customer wanted them replaced and the vehicle tested good for a cold start. After the vehicle was back with ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Cruise Control VIN: WBABF3327R
THanks to everyone that responded to my help request. Unfortunatly I have yet to repair the cruise control system on the vehicle. I did notice while test driving the vehicle that the speedometer would randomly display an incorrect speed (cruise around 50mph,...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WVWEE83A1T
Hi all this one is fixed.I ran tests (lab scope tested waveform and had fluctuating voltage at steady speeds and injector on time was around 30 ms)and also car had a MAF sesor code.I was still remiss to order up a $ 595.00 sensor,only to find out that it was'n... Trouble codes: P0133, P0440, P0103.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L secondary air pump VIN: WVWMD63B6X
Just about all responces came back with the same advice: I replaced the relay and the car is fixed. Relay contacts were in fact BURNT! thanks everybody for the help!!
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L timming belt replacement VIN: YV1KW9617S
Thanks for all the help from you volvo techs. the vote says to replace the tensioner with every other timing belt service and/or if there is fluid leaking from the plunger. since this is its second belt replacement i am going to replace it. also it is recommen...
1998 Volvo V70 R 2.3L timing VIN: YV1LW5241W
the special cam set up tool was needed for the variable valve timing engine. thank you all for your time and advise especially Zee in north carolina
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