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1990 BMW 525i 2.5L all gauges VIN: WBAHC2316L
Hello bmw techs. I got this car in with check engine light on and trans program displayed on screen. I tryed to pull codes for check engine light and the scan tool couldn't find dme. I removed instrument cluster and then pulled codes and was able to get in- no...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L fails emissions test VIN: WDBHA28E3T
hello again all, i seem to be unable to get the catalyst, air injection, and egr monitors to reset. does anyone know what the drive proceedure is for this vehicle??? am i missing something??? parameters seem to be acceptable, at least according to modis. any ...
1996 Other European CORDOB 1.4L Excessive Emissions
Hello my friends. this SEAT failed in smoke test CO=11%. connect the car to scanner found code 00537 HEATED OXYGEN SENSOR CONTROL. replaced oxygen sensor and spark plugs BOSCH W7DTC CO=2%. but the code came back after car idle for 2 minutes. check on the scann...
1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0L crankshaft VIN: WPOJBO924J
Porsche experienced techs, this 928 has a bad crankshaft thrust bearing due most likely to a misadjusted torque tube. It looks to me that the main bearings can be replaced with the engine in the car. Has anyone been faced with this operation and performed it s...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWBC31J8X
Hello All Well Friend, got one here that is giving me white hair, this 1999 Golf 2.0 Liters broke down out of town, they say that it was missing and running rough, then they want to start it and the engine didn't start, the car was tow to the Local Dealer in ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBK21C71
good evening: this new bug is giving me fits. the car came in about 3 months ago, and had a throttle body alignment that would not stay aligned. it alos had the epc light on, with the pedal code. we replaced the throttle body, and reset the computer. it worke... Trouble codes: 16610 (pedal sensor), 18554 (not sure of this code has something to do with the pedal), 16725 (cam positon sensor), 16705 (engine speed sensor)
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5676W
Hi All, I have this Volvo with Code P0410(secondary Air injection). The Pump is operating when power is manually applied and is not full of water. The Pair valve is operating however I think it needs to be replaced based on the fact that exhaust is heard from... Trouble codes: P0410

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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Initial engagement VIN: WAUBG84D0V
I have concluded this is internal to the transmission. The replies were good. I am not a transmission shop so I am sending the customer to an audi shop. Thanks to all.
1999 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation VIN: WAUCB2DXXA
Well this one is fixed.It turned out to be the front joint on the rear driveshaft.The front joint had the slightest amount of play,maybe 5 degrees of wear or so,while checking it on the car,but when I removed the driveshaft it was a different story.Both front ...
1988 BMW 325is 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAA1306J
The problem was a bad idle air control motor. (Thank you Christopher from Arkansas) Apparently this motor would short out intermitantly robbing power from the EFI Main relay power input to the ECM. Some how I missed this when I scoped the power input to the ec...
1994 Saab 9000 CDE Turbo 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YS3CN48M4R
Replacing the crank position sensor fixed this car. The sensor is not located behind the pulley on this engine, it's in the side of the block, close to the flywheel. This is the first failure of this type sensor that I've seen. I thought it was a little unusua...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S3DD78N1X
William, Jim, and Mark hit the nail on the head with the cam timing issue. When I used the marks on the outside of the cam gear to set the timing as opposed to the marks on the camshafts, I was off 3 teeth. Why does shop key show the marks on the camshafts to ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
1997 Skoda FELICIA 1.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: --
My friends. the problem of ther car was the spark plugs. some of you suggested to check the spark plugs again and i found that my technician put BERU spark plugs in that car. i replaced the spark plugs to BOSCH FR7DC and the car like new. thank you very mu...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWSA29M7X
Well after spending some time on this car I am still puzzled as I have checked everything and everything showed good and within specs as per VESIS and Alldata. Customer took the car as the car decided all of the sudden to run good. Still is running a little ri...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L folding power mirrors VIN: WVWPD23B7Y
Ok, finally figured out the problem. Fortunately or unfortunately, however you'd like to view it, the instrument cluster communication issues never came up again. As far as the folding mirror issue goes, it turns out that a sticking power seat memory 'stop' ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Surge VIN: WVWNA23B2Y
thanks for all your help,i checked the vehicle for vacuum leaks with a smoke leaks found.i am waiting for the VAG software so i can do the idle relearn proceedure.when i get the software and do the proceedure i will mail out the out come. thanks a...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23BOY
Gentleman, Thanks for your repplies. as most of you suggested the problem was the Air Mass Meter, even though car under factory warranty customer refused to go to dealer (bad experiences). The good news is part was only $77.00 List been running for a week now ... Trouble codes: P1128.
1987 Volvo 780 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Long Crank VIN: YV1HA6927H
Okay, We've got the 780 running and starting fine now. Thanks to all for the helpful suggestions. Several of you mentioned checking for air leaks around the intake area, which we had gone over pretty well. A couple recommended valve adjustment, but our very un...
1992 Volvo 740 2.3L timing belt
this brick lives again!!! thanks to all 34 replies to this question. the problem was i used the timing mark on the dampner to set tdc. when i used the old fashond method of a rod in #1 cyl plug hole I noticed that the cam timing was 90 degrees off! most replie...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L shifting VIN: YV1LW5529R
Thank you all who replied.Since I already replaced the pnp and the mode switches,w/factory volvo parts,and could not find any thing wrong with the tps or mechanicaly wrong with the trans.I did a trans flush and it seems to have taken care of the problem.We hav...
1998 Volvo C70 2.3L turn signals/ flashers VIN: GYVINK537X
Thanks for all the replies, The flasher is indeed part of the hazzard switch. I have one on order. even called on the phone to confirm, unfortunately they did not have one in stock either. Thanks again!!
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L srs VIN: YV1TS90D3Y
Thanks to all that replied. I will cut out Bruce's explanation. ' This code is set for a configuration fault. The SRS and CEM can not communicate for whatever reason. The CEM keeps information on all of the other brains, ID's etc. of all brains and helps eve...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW61N01
It appears that this one is fixed. Customer has not returned and has indicated that the MIL is off. When working on these late Volvos you must clear the codes and then remove the PCM fuse (#23 near left strut tower) to clear the memory or the MIL will return. ... Trouble codes: P0171.
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