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1988 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAD230XJ
very intermittent,customer states that vehicle floods at times with low power and "check engine" light will come on and off. i have drove vehicle several days with no problem. can i pull codes on this vehicle
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: 4USCC732XS
Looking for some insight on this 318i, car floods out very easily on startup, will soak the plugs immediatly on cold startup, have very good spark output on all 4 cylinders, compression is 150 on all 4 also, 48lbs cranking fuel pressure, no stored ecm codes, I...
1991 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L instrument cluster gauge lighting VIN: SAJKY1746M
gauges stay lit in instrument cluster, key on or off.
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Air Suspension VIN: SALPM164X1
The Air Suspension (EAS) is stuck in regular driving position , all red diodes ON , "EAS Faulty" display on instrument cluster. System did not loose the air pressure. I had this car 3,000 miles ago with the same symptoms. With Autologic I had following message...
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...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Footwell Actuator VIN: WDBRF64JJ9
Greetings to all! I am in need of information in regards to synchronizing the footwell air flap actuator after replacement. If anyone has info in this procedure , and if can be done without specialized equipment. I would greatly appreciate any and/or all help....
1997 Peugeot 406 2.0L Starting VIN: VF38BRFVE8
This vehicle is hard to start a lot of the time and at other times it is ok. Has had plugs and a CTS. It has also been to two main dealers who say there are no codes and the car is 100%. Obviously it isn't as the owner keeps coming back with it in the hope tha...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L extended crank VIN: WVWEF83A2T
Hey VW guys I have this passat that has extended crank before it will start it is fuel pressure related. When you shut it off fuel pressure drops to about 5psi right away then when you go to restart the fuel pump does not turn on until you start cranking. So t...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Gas in Diesel fuel VIN: 3VWRJO1H7V
Good day all tech., My question,in this diesel Jetta, is it grave or serious if the car run with about 2 litre of gas in the thank full of diesel fuel. I know if you have gas car with mix of diesel fuel its run but with white smoke come from tail pipe. I dont ...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L Passages VIN: WVWDA31J7X
Found bad water pump due to plastic impeller damage (through thermostat opening). Upon removing old water pump found impeller had broken into pieces. Was able to retrieve about 50% of them. The others can't be seen or touched. Blowing backwards through the en...
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L Vaccuum Control VIN: YV1JS8313R
This Volvo looses air flow to the vents under accelaration. I have found that the double vaccuum bellows yellow line wont hold vaccuum. The line is good but the bellows is bad. Is there an easier way to replace this without removing the HVAC assembly. I also h...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW58D61
Customer complains of "check engine" light but likely is confused with "Service" light. MIL is not on and car runs fine. With generic OBD II tool scanned both transmission & engine for stored or current faults: none. Being thorough I connected VADIS and scanne... Trouble codes: ECM48

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D7Y
The A4 is fixed! Most of you said to replace the Mass air flow sensor. My final conculsion was knowing what the Volumetric Efficiecy reading was and knowing what was acceptable. The old MAF volumetric efficeicy was 94% wich I also found out to be too low for a... Trouble codes: P1137 (bank 1 system rich).
1993 BMW 320i 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBACB131XP
Sorry for the late close. Installed new crank sensor and everything is o.k.Upon closer inspection of sensor i found that coolant had seeped in end of sensor and deteriorated wire insulation causing it to short at times.Thanks to all who responded.
1995 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBABE5324S
WE plan to close this one for now, I am on vacation. Ecu got raosted and will haft to tow it to bmw for ecm. Thanks for all the help. It was my fisrt post. Art
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6322W
We removed the PC valve assembly and it was clogged and inoperable. We replaced and reset system, road tested and vehicle was running correctly. Customer picked vehicle up and had no concerns. The next day they washed the vehicle and when started the vehicle a... Trouble codes: 238 (Misfire cyl 1), 240 (Misfire cyl 3), 241 (Misfire cyl 4), 242 (Misfire cyl 5), 243 (Misfire cyl 6).
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6348Y
Thank you for the replies. A big thanks to Dana [...] for the in depth description of the LDP system operation. The second line of the description clued us in. 'Engine manifold vacuum enters the upper chamber of the LDP to lift up the spring loaded diaphragm.... Trouble codes: P1477 (Leakage diagnostic pump reed switch did not open).
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53571
Problem has not reoccured and code has not reset. Thanks for testing advice, hopefully it was a one time glitch. Trouble codes: P0492 (Secondary air injection system insuffecient flow bank 2), P0455 (Evap. emission system leak detected gross leak).
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA42C1Y
The exact definition for code p1229 is 'throttle motor control circuit malfunction' the exact problem on this car was a pin had pulled out of the plug that is located between the ecm and throttle motor. this plug is not in the mitchell wiring diagrm.special th... Trouble codes: P1229.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L noise from trunk VIN: WDBCA24D6M
the benz returned last week with an empty tech rode with the custmer, but no noise at all that day. suspension and sway bar links all tight, the noise seems to be more previlant after long drives. it did it one time when i was in the car and it sounde...
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L rear main oil seal VIN: WPOAA2951H
Thanks to all who offered suggestions to my problem! Believe it or not, the car was fixed by installing an O.E. Porsche crankshaft seal. I first tried replacing the main and rod bearings, to cure the excessive end play problem. While doing that did slow the le...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Fuel Gauge, Tech, SRS VIN: YS3DF58N5V
Life should be so simple. The fault was the gauge cluster itself, a $708 part from Saab. Requires removal of the front dash panel, radio and Saab SID (Saab Information Display). Takes a solid 3 hours to remove and replace everything correctly, then recode the ...
1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Starting VIN: YS3DF58N9V
Thanks to all for the help. Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on how you look at it, the problem has gone away. The customer hasn't had a problem since I scheduled an appointment, so we cancelled for the time being. I got some good advice: A couple of pe...
2000 Saab 9-5 Gary Fisher 2.3L starter VIN: YS3ED55E9Y
I'm not going to call this a fix because I don't know what I did by unplugging the 'power seat module'. But ever since I unplugged it, the clicking relay under the passenger seat stopped.I then plugged the power seat module back in and the vehicle has started ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSG69M81
Thanks to all that responded to my post. The P1152 code is the result of a Long Term Fuel trim lean condition. I checked for any possible vacuum leaks or low fuel pressure and they all checked out good. The culprit is the MAF sensor which VW has extended the w... Trouble codes: P1152.
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