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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WAUGD28DXW
No MIL on, but this car has a very rough idle. Does not seem to miss at speed, but customer does feel that the car has poor fuel economy. Has had timing belt and 90K service carried (ran poorly before). You can watch the tach hunt up and down at idle, but no...
1990 BMW 535i 3.4L compressor VIN: WBAHHD1200
This vehicle is cutting the airconditioning compressor out intermittently. The A/C pressures are correct and pipe temperatures are good. The airconditioning works beautifully when it is engaged but the power supply to the compressor will disappear intermittent...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L tail lights VIN: WBADD6326V
we are using after market bulbs???,or problem with fixture for rear tail light?
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L temp gauge VIN: WBAFA535X1
This vdhicle originally came in to us with a poor heater output complaint. The customer says it usually happens with the temp gauge going to the hot mark. It does this fairly regularily but we cannot get it to malfunction enough to troubleshoot it. After repla...
2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L air suspension VIN: SALPV1642Y
This vehicle came in 3 times previously for EAS problems. The previous symptom was EAS light on and vehicle drops to bump stops. The only fault code present was " pressure switch not changing state". After making sure the pressure switch did change states we c...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Excessive Emissions
Hi fellow Techs...HELP. This Gray Market care came to us after failing emissions. The idle was very rough and irregular (even after another shop installed new plugs and wires)and was quite rich out of the tail pipe. We scoped and gas anylized the beast, recom...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L ride control VIN: WDBGA51E5N
this car came in with a complaint of a hard ride, we replaced both accumulator balls wich did not fix the car. the car levels out like it is suposed to do, the suspension is really stiff, with the factory mercedes scan tool i can manually soften each wheel on ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L hard start hot VIN: WDBHA28E4T
hi all need help have a hot hard start problem i have checked fuel pres. and is ok pres reg. ok has spark .wire harness has been replaced.i had tried a new air mass meter and did not help i had found a vacume leak at #5,6 cyl so i replaced intake gaskets i had...
1993 Peugeot 405 2.0L Cuts out VIN: VF34BRFX27
This 405 has always had a history of stalling and stumble intermittently. It is usually worse when under high vacuum conditions and when the engine is hot. I and the dealer have checked or eliminated virtually everything over the last couple of years without a...
1994 Peugeot 306 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: VF37CLFZ23
This 306 has excessive fuel consumption and minor driveability problems in a small stumble on part throttle. The owner keeps an accurate record of fuel consumption of fuel usage and scoping the oxygen sensor confirms it stays rich most of the time. I've tried ...
1994 Saab 9000 CDE Turbo 2.3L Serp belt VIN: YS3CN48M4R
This car is shredding serpentine belts. The belt starts coming apart at the inner side, closest to the engine. The first rib of the belt separates from the rest of the belt. The belt, tensioner assy, and tensioner pulley were replaced 12/2003, 12,600 miles ago...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA81H7T
Hello to all. I have this Jetta that came in as a no start. Customer stated he seen sparking by the coil. We found a cracked coil. Replaced the coil now we have no spark. I can make it spark by applying power to the small signal wire to the coil. Appears as no...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWMD63B5X
This car came into the shop with several problems which were all easily fixed with the exception of one. There is an oil leak on the passengers side that is intermittently leaking onto the exhaust causing smoke and that lovely smell. It appeared to be valve co...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Transmission VIN: WVWMA23B2Y
Hi there, We have this 2000 Passat that was wrecked in the front end. The customer began the repair of the front end, and brought the car to us to continue because the car would not start. We ended up finding the body computer under the driver's floor and the...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCT21CX1
Im requesting the description on code P1255 Alldata has no description on this one. thank for the help. Trouble codes: P1255 (Manufacturer Control. Fuel /Air metering)
1996 Volvo 850 2.4L blower motor
vehicle came in with blower motor on low only, has electronic climate controll. two lights under temp selector, and position selector flashing. tampered with controlls and lights stopped flashing. still only low speed. shut car off. started ten minutes later a...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5572W
vehicle came in several weeks ago with mil on and cooling fans running when engine was stone cold. found code p0116 stored, replaced coolant temp sensor, cleared codes, test drove aprox. 15 miles. all seemed well for several days until vehicle returned with sa... Trouble codes: P0116 (coolant temp sensor out of range)

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L all gears \ VIN: WAUGD68D8W
most likly cause was assumed to be harness problems also was sent pn # for erricson industrys ( zf rebuilder etc ) [...] If i get definate answer will post it. The shop that i was helping w this problem dicussed situation with owner ---( they were able ...
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF8328V
Thanks to all replies to my post.As I am still waiting for the customer to bring back for repair after holidays and doesn't show up as yet. I will post the fix when he brings back.Thanks again for very good information that you all have given. Since it's been ... Trouble codes: P1174 (Air Flow Meter), P1175 (Air Flow Meter).
1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L front brakes VIN: WP0HB0919J
although many replies were walking me through checking the basics, pads, calipers, tires, brake booster, etc., peter (pete993) hit the nail on the head.the rear brake pressure valve was defective. many thanks to all-russ [...]...
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSC81H2R
Thank you all for your help it was a congolmerate of problems with this car. First the ground wires under the battery tray were corroded. The ECM & Coil were also burnt out & needed to put on factory ignition wires (aftermarket kept arking). With all repairs c... Trouble codes: 00515 (Cam circuit problem).
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 3VWRF81H6W
Well, the customer did not have the vehicle fixed. I had many replies, and it seems if all checks out and still no boost then a sooted intake is the most likely cause. I checked a factory bulletin on this and it states any more then 10mm of soot is not good. S... Trouble codes: 00575 (boost pressure control difference), 00553 (air mass implausible reading).
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L oil pan
Hi guys, first thanks to all who replied.All replies were very helpfull.One of you was surprised about 2000 Tdi Passat - yes here in Europe we have B5 and B6 TDis since its production started in 1998.We have a lot of 1.9TDI engine variants - 66kW 74kW 77kW 81k...
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