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1985 Volkswagen Golf 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, No Start at times VIN: 1VWFAO174F
I drove this car for 30 miles to work on Friday. It had bad hesitation after, it warmed up, when you came to a stop in drive. Idled normally when put into neutral. I replaced the air filter and cleaned the air mesureing plate with a small amount of throttle b...
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1986 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: VW2YB0258G
The owner of this vehicle can afford a new vehicle but his wife likes this VW Bus and wants it fixed. First, the owner took me for a test drive. For about 3 minutes the vehicle ran great. The vehicle than had a misfire at 2500 RPM's. The key was cycled and the...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L starter, drs , windows VIN: WVUH23B2YE
Guys,Ladies, I have what appears to be a canbus blockage problem. In adress 36, seatmemory drivers side on my Ross tech vag com I was able to get thes codes 01008 emergency off switch active. 01329 convenience system data bus emergency mode. 01330 central cont...
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2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L lifters VIN: YV1TS90D2Y
car sounds like a diesel, he was just coming off the interstate and it just started in makeing this sound no real lack of power just a lot of uper end noise.We removed oil cap runing engine not a lot of oil at cam lob. Oil press. is 60 psi at idle. mitchel dos...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on, no increase in rpm VIN: WBAAM333XX
Hello BMW Techs We checked the inputs and outputs to the throttle actuator and the inputs were OK, but the output signal as displayed in the vantage meter was erratic at times indicating the malfunctioning of the throttle actuator, as far as the adaption proce... Trouble codes: P1580, P1510, 01 (ABS no code description), 5 (SRS Firing circuit belt tensionerdriver), 6 (SRS firing circuit belt tensionerpassenger), 16 (SRS driver side belt switch).
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No passing gear acce VIN: WDBJF55F8V
Over half of my replies suggested replacing the MAF. The air flow specs helped. The new MAF solved the popping and lean misfire. I learned to really study the adaptation numbers. The car ran about the same with the old MAF as with the old MAF unplugged.
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1994 Volvo 960 2.9L Mechanical VIN: YV1KS9507R
I had a lot of replies stating that the intermediate shaft bearings neede to be line bored. I took the block into Moline Engine Service a machine shop that has been around forever. They just have one employee now. He measured the bore and it was straight,so th...
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