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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L oil light VIN: WAUEJ58C3P
Ok, I've had an intermittent problem with this car related to the oil pressure light for a couple of weeks now. This particular vehicle does not have a pressure gauge, just a warning light. There are two pressure switches that will activate this light. The 0.3...
1988 BMW M5 3.5L transmission VIN: WBADK8305J
I'm not a BMW mechanic so I don't even know where to start. This car seems to drive fine on short trips. On a long trip, it seems like the trany will start to slip until it won't move. By cycling the key off and back on, it will work fine again for about 50 mo...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L abs,bas,esp VIN: WDBJF70J8Y
Maybe I should have posted this one under electrical. After starting the car & stepping on the brake pedal, the warning messages appear: ABS, BAS & ESP. The brake lights are inop too. There is a code in pcm for the brake light switch. I tested the brake light ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L very slight hesitati VIN: 3VWSE29M5X
Only repair known was exhaust work done. The engine runs pretty good.Idle quality ok. Customer said mil light came on after rear body work done. ANY help would be appreciated Trouble codes: P1247, P1241, P1239, P1242, P1240, P1238
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L battery draw VIN: 3VWSC29M7X
I have a 200ma draw that kills the battery after about 3 days on this Jetta. I am using low amp probe with a MTS5100. There are no aftermarket accessories on this vehicle. I have disconnected all fuses one at a time and it does not change. I have disconnected ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCP21C61
Hello group, thanks in advance. This New Beetle tdi came to us with lackluster performance. We did the scheduled maintenance and cam belt replacement, checked and adjusted pump timing, still ran poorly, just general lack of power. There were no engine codes on... Trouble codes: P0380 (glow plug circuit problem remedied.)
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGP61J41
MIL Light on, read out code, but it is not something that I can reference. P0183 - Fuel Temperature Sender - Interruption short to positive P0380 - Glow Plugs - Fault in Electrical Circut What does "Fuel Temp Sender" refer to on a VW? My local dealer has no...

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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUXD68D81
Well, persistance and assistance from you guys have paid off. Both recirc. valves for the turbos were ruptured and creating a vacuum leak causing intermittent secondary air injection operation and both front oxygen sensors apparently were bad causing the 02 se...
1994 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L abs light on VIN: SALJY1249R
we are closing this post with a non complete. with the limited information we have from alldata, mitchell, snapon, and the landrover factory cd and no landrover tester, we were unable to read or clear the codes. at this point we are posting this but are not re...
1993 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3C148MXL
thanks to all who replied , try getting data again and this time it work , last time it was below zero when i tried this time it had time to warm up in the shop and i could prying more info from customer found out had throttle body replaced at the deal along w... Trouble codes: 120 (tps signal faulty), 122 (tps short to ground).
1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Electronic VIN: 3VWFA21H2R
I had to send this one down the road to the dealer. I didn't have the right diagnostics equip to do anything with it. Like you all said, impossible without it. Thanx.
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L brakes VIN: YV1LS5525R
Well, thanks for all the replies, 24 in all. Most everyone was aware of a tsb from volvo for newly designed shims. There were two replies that I followed closely. First---The thing that seems to work the best is OE shim # 272272. Install the shim between the p...
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5676W
Sorry for the delay, was attending school. 10 of the replies were right on. Replaced the thermostat and temp sensor. Problem solved. It still took over a week for monitors to set. Customer very pleased. Volvo just cleared the MIL and told customer there was no... Trouble codes: P0116 (Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Signal).
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