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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE6328V
Hello BMW techs, I'm trying to get a handle on this BMW. The customer says it begins idling poorly and stalling when the fuel gauge falls below 1/4 tank. Alldata has no repair track for the P1585 code, and I'm assuming the others are related. There is no appar... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire), P0301 (1 cylinder misfire), P0302 (2 cylinder misfire), P1585 (misfire with low fuel)
1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 4.5L Electronic VIN: 1160331208
You'll have to get out the old thinking cap for this one. This is the old climate control system with the vacuum survo. I have replaced the survo, amplifer have checked all the sensors by mereceds book and they check good I have good power to the amp. i exchan...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire, fuel level light VIN: 4JGAB54E1X
At half tank fuel level light starts flashing for low fuel level, reoccurring problem. have replaced fuel level sender/fuel pump assembly, twice, repairs it for a short time. 1st time repaired approx 1 year, 2nd time, 2 weeks. Trouble codes: P0300
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WPOCA2988W
customer came in with a complaint of stalling (immed. after start)after a hot soak...(15 20 min)we could not duplicate the complaint and did all the tests you see inumerated here. we then decided to give him the car back...and of course itstalled the firsttime... Trouble codes: 115 (hot film mass air meter)
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Rt door lock VIN: YS3DF78N5T
Car came in with rt door lock inop with key fob or when locking lft door. The left door will unlock from the right door. Checked wiring--current for 1 sec on violet wire when locking, current for 1 sec on blue/brown wire when unlocking, black wire has good gro...
1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L boost VIN: YS3DF78N4X
We have this 1999 Saab 9-3 that is giving us fits. The problem is, when going slow, and worse in reverse, there seems to be no assist from the brake booster and the car is very hard to stop. You can literally stand on the brake pedal and the car will coast to ...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
2001 Audi S4 2.7L turn signals VIN: WAURD68D82
the turn signal problem was fixed by replacing the emergency flasher, however there is still an issue with the abs and brake lite indicator coming on. we have scanned it and erased the codes but they seem to come back in 3-5 days. we do not think they are conn...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPV1445X
We have fixed this vehicle. Of the 8 replies I got, 7 said to replace the MAF. No one could give me any diagnostic procedures but we had done a snap throttle test while monitoring the MAF with a lab scope. It has a typical hot wire MAF signature. If you are fa... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean).
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L hard to start VIN: WDBDAZ9D8K
finally got back to this one. regulator was misboxed. after replacing with correct regulator pressure was fine. I also replaced overvoltage relay for good measure because I know from experience, and am reminded by many of you, they can also cause a no start.
1996 Other European CORDOB 1.4L Excessive Emissions
Hello my friends. special thanks to michal [...] he helped me alot with this car. this car had alot of problems.the oxygen sensor was very lazy and when it was replaced CO goes down but not enough. then i found out the coolant temp sensor is reoporting to t...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWCC21C21
the fix was replacing the harnes and connectors to the maf sensor / so far so good thanks for the help Jim. Trouble codes: P0102 (mass air flow circuit low input).
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L windows VIN: WVWMA63B1X
Thank you for the replies, the problem was in the wiring to the comfort module {had just fixed some wires) didnt look hard enough I guess and I always look at the wiring in the door jams first, pick on the part that moves.
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L no start VIN: WVWMA23B2Y
First I want to say thank you very much for all who answered my call for help. With all of your help I was able to trace the problem from the comfort module to the starter switch. Not enough power to starter. Replaced the switch and bingo. Thanks again guys(an...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Surge, Misfire VIN: 3VWSG69M71
Well, this vehicle is still not perfect in my opinion. It doesn't surge as much or as noticeable. I cleaned the throttle valve and readapted it. I think the throttle valve assembly is at fault here as the dealer had several in stock. The unit costs $750 so the... Trouble codes: P0300 (general misfire), P0301 (cylinder misfire 1), P1142 (load calcuation cross check-lower limit exceeded).
1988 Volvo 244 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall
hi everyone. thanks you very much for everyone responded to my email, i finally fixed this volvo. just the defected part from carquest . this time i order one from napa . put the maf sensor in. start normal. injector puslse came down . everything come back nor...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Instrument panel VIN: YV1AA8852L
Well, this one is finally fixed. The fix was to replace the entire instrument cluster as a whole. After trying to find a good used one and finding that there are apparently 'none available in Michigan', I called to let the customer know that it would be about ...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L drive train VIN: YV1LZ56D1Z
First of all thanks to all of you who replied!!! We know for certian that the viscous clutch and drive shaft are ok. had them out and replaced, no change in problem. Found no problems with rear suspension links or front drive axels as well as any of the motor ...
1999 Volvo V70 XC 2.5L oil consumption
hello everyone again, this vehicle is not yet fixed because the customer has not yet returned. the replies i recieved suggested either turbo or rings, which is what i was thinking in the beginning. being this customer is so new, all we did this time around w...
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L Power Steerining Pump VIN: YV1LS61J6Y
Had a fair number of replies on this one; most of you hit the nail on the head. The power steering fluid was aerated from an internally broken reservoir. The return line, attached to the top of the reservoir, is supposed to route the fluid to it's correct cham...
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