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1998 Audi A4 2.8L abs & brake light iluminated on dash VIN: WAUED28D0W
Greetings Audi Techs The ABS & red Brake warning lights are on in the instrument cluster It's not clear how long after front pads & rotors were replaced at an unnamed tire store that this condition started. I attempted to access the Abs control module with us...
1990 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABB2311L
Hey guys, I hope one or all of you BMW guys can help me. Client comes in with a no start. He says he just left the car wash and got to a stop and the car stalled and didn't restart. I checked the basics and found it didn't have spark at the coil. I checked for...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23E3V
car came in with check engine light on. another tech try a new maf sensor with no luck. we replace plugs there were worn out. clean injectors. reset light,came back next day,same code. i am suspecting leaky injectors. please help,if u have seen same problem,an... Trouble codes: P0170 (fuel trim malfunction)
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Diagnostic Connector VIN: WPOZZZ99ZR
Dear Friends, I need to known about pin numbers (diagnostic plug),ABS, Air Bag, DME etc... Is a circular plug . My Scanner has a Porsche program but the car is europe version, and donīt have a OBDII plug!!! Thanks
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L evap monitor inop VIN: YS3DD55B8V
This one will not pass state obdii plug'n'play inspection. Had a code p0422 but after clearing and driving a trip the catalyst reported ready and no codes were set. Since it won't run the evap monitor, it will not run the trip obdii monitor, so won't pass insp...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L spark VIN: 3VWRL81H9T
vehicle came in running then would not start,i'm getting a no spark condition,no power to the fuel pump fuse and no mil light at koeo,have tryed everything i can think of ecu,distibutor,igniton switch,pump relay i'm pulling myhair out here any help is apprecia...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63BXX
the v w dealer was to expensive thats how we got the job.the customer is very understanding and just wants the light out and i want him happy. thanks for any help. Trouble codes: P1519
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M6Y
Vehicle was brought in for a gaping hole in the oil pan. This resulted in loss of oil while the engine was still running. Replaced the oil pan, filter and oil and test ran engine. There was a loud clacking sound that came from the valve train area and the che... Trouble codes: P1340
1987 Volvo 760 GLE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1GX8744H
Hello had vehicle towed in no start found no output from distrbutor hall effect did have 12 volts 5 volts and good ground to dist replace with carquest reman dist worked for 2 minutes replaced with another dist this one lasted 20 min recheck inputs to dist aga...
1999 Volvo V70 R AWD 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LV62D2X
We have been getting this cat efficiency code for a year. the readings we get from VADIS are within specs for both front and rear O2 sensors. Front is 1.0 and rear is at just above .6(These are VADIS numbers, there is no explanation as to whether these are rea... Trouble codes: ECM48

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1990 BMW 525i 2.5L all gauges VIN: WBAHC2316L
The fix was simple. We drove a car to the junk yard and pluged in another milege chip and all problems went away. The old chip was burned out, causing the cluster to short out. Tanks for everybodies help.
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAR334YJ
all valves we tried ohmed at approx 25 ohms as did the original valve, we traced the circuit and all wiring seemed intact so we are going with the internal DME unit fault the valve has constant power key on and grounds thru the ecu when the parameters are met ... Trouble codes: 068 (44 activation solenoid valve tank ventilation short to negative).
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L system pressure
The cylinder head turned out too thin and too warped to use, car is presently on hold while we find stuff. Most replies said that these blocks and heads do not crack although blown head gaskets are common. I believe that this car may be headed for the scrap ...
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L shifting to reverse VIN: YS3DD55B6T
Well it's is finished! The problem ended up being bushings in the linkage, both in the shifter base and at the union. Thanks to all who pointed me in that direction. I was leary on installing the updated shift linkage only because her problem had occured immid...
1992 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3VWRA21G7N
the pcm was bad we put a new rebuilt pcm and the car works fine now.the car who has the computer never run but somebody told me the car runs perfect. thank's a lot for all your help a very appreciated.
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L car will not turn over VIN: YV1LW5512S
Thanks for all of the replies on this most curious car. Because I had power at the ignition switch but the car would not turn over I tried something I had never heard of that was recommended by an old Volvo tech I know. On this car the alarm is located underda...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L ecm, abs VIN: YV1TS90D3Y
First like to thank everyone for repling. Most of the ideas I have already done. Well finally got the car back in the shop, run a few more test, I decided to remove the TCM and jumper the CAN in and outs to bypass the TCM,well was still unable to talk to the...
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