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1988 Audi 5000 S 2.3L wont run over 1,000 VIN: WAUFC0441J
Vehicle starts and runs ok when first started. After approx. 3 miles,[3-4 minutes] vehicle will not run over 1,000 rpm.. It will rev up and run ok when I unplug the 2 wire connector to fuel distributor . I have verified good electrical connection's at fuse blo...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33411
There is no noticeable stumble or engine malfunction other than the Check Engine Light comes on and a slight deterioration in fuel mileage. Watching the Snap-on scan tool (with BMW software), the values shown are stable and do not seem to go out of parameters.... Trouble codes: P0369 (Camshaft Position Sensor Exhaust Alignment Sensor B bank 1)
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L compresion VIN: WDBDA28DXN
We performed a valve job; cam broke a few days later. We had installed tensioned wrong and one of the rails missed the retaining pin, replaced cam and related parts as needed. NOW we have no compression on 2 cylinders, when we remove rocker assembly we can see...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Rear Defroster VIN: WDBHA22E5T
Rear defroster is inop all the time. Switch is integrated into the a/c controller. Yellow led for rear defroster flashes very briefly when key is turned on, but doesnt come on when pushing button and the back glass does not get warm. Simple circuit really. Has...
1992 Volkswagen EuroVan GL 2.5L Steering VIN: WV2KC0708N
Hi Gang Has anyone came across one of these for tie rod ends that don,t fit.we tried part # 701 419 811 b and 701 419 811c Dealer cant find proper part,and I know of this happening at another shop who ended up changing the spindals to accomidate the new tie...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSC81H2R
Vehicle towed in had no start checked for spark, fuel pressure & injector pulse all good. Checked for codes had 00515 read All Data said to check timing belt. Checked markes belt was off 2 teeth. Replaced belt still would start. Found when you cycle ignition s... Trouble codes: 00515 (Cam circuit problem)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L airbag light VIN: 3VWSE69MXM
Dear VW friends, We replaced all faulty SRS parts and the airbag control module, therefore we have to CODE the new control module. Our Bentley CD goes only til 2003 and therefore I can not find the correct coding #. -) E-bahn -) Jetta 1999 -2003 -) Body -) ...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL54BXY
The fix was to remove the intake manifold,seperate the housing halves of the manifold to gain access to the flaps and shafts and unbolt the arms from the shafts, use a two jaw puller to pull the bushings off the shafts, found the insides of the bushings corrod... Trouble codes: 16684 (Random/Multiple misfire detected), 16692 ([...] misfire detected), 16537 (O2 [...] S1 Response too slow), 17538 (Fuel trim Bank 2 System too lean), 16517 (O2 Sensor B1 S1 Response too slow), 16689 (Cylinder 5 misfire detected).
1991 BMW 750iL 5.0L transmission VIN: WBAGC82010
G'day everyone, Sorry it's taken so long to get this fix posted, you all know what the Christmas rush is like! The fault with this vehicle turned out to be twofold. Firstly after locating the transmission ECU which is up inside the base of the 'A' pillar, we c...
1994 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1244R
Thanks to all that helped, their are to many to name. It was bad oxygen sensor. I replaced sensor and cleared codes and all is well. It seamed simple at first (o2 code usually means o2 sensor) but then I saw many tech mails about the maf sensor connections, so... Trouble codes: 44 (left oxygen sensor).
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDBDA29D9P
HI Thanks to all who replied. As many suggested I replaced the coil,cap and rotor. All seems to be well now.
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L Speedometer VIN: YS3DD58B4T
Thanks to all who replied. Special thanks to the two guys who told me about the abs controllers going bad. The speedometer gets its signal from the left rear speed sensor via the abs controller. After taking ohm readings and ac voltage signals from left rear s...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81H7T
thanks for the responces- most responces were to check for proper spark plugs - car had factory bosch plugs installed- then check for missfire at plug wires and dist. cap and spray with wires and coil with water all ok new bosch plug wires and bosch dist. cap ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L electric windows and door locks VIN: 3VWCA21C6X
Well guys I've checked both the doors for chafed wires and any broken connections. none were found. I found and disconnected the comfort module and waited for 30 minutes. The windows still didn't function properly, but the radio now works. I am gong to condem ...
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