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1989 Audi 100 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 442KN03754
Hi guys: I have been working on this car for a while, and need real help. I am hoping some one can take the time to educate me about this system so please try to be somewhat knowlagable and patient. This car came to me after couple of other shops gave up on it...
1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUKE544XL
Audi techs, I need possible suggestions. Have code for fuel control at limit. Basic readings on Vag Com shows O2 at 160 counts. Checked emissions and found CO at over 11%. Checked fuel pressure at feed to fuel rail and approx 9 bar and psi about 126 using two ...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L no shift VIN: WBAGD8323R
Intermittenly the "Trans program" light comes on in the dash - when this happens the transmission will not down shift or shift at all - seems to stay in 1 gear - can turn the car off - restart and the trans operation is normal Help Thanks Brad
1995 BMW M3 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBSBF9322S
I am basically looking for some specs for proper exhaust readings. We have high HC at idle. Unable to locate specs. Thanks for the help.
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Misfire VIN: WABFA535XI
Help. This truck is breaking my stones. At 70k I did a motor saving oil service and replaced spark plugs (plugs PM only) Truck is a neglected piece, but did run good. Customer stated it was misfiring at times after service. I got cyl Misfire codes w/fuel cut o... Trouble codes: P1343, P0300, 08 (Mass air flow sens), 90 (Cat codes), 104 (ABS inter. down)
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Safety VIN: SAJHX1743T
Good Afternoon, - I'm hoping that someone may know of a way to extract the blink codes from this SRS system. Can they be accessed without using Jaguar's multi-thousand-dollar diagnostic bench, or without a matching handheld scope, which as yet we don't have ...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L timing VIN: WDBCA35E4K
vehicle failed smog for timing too advanced. Timing is at 28* specs are 12*. It wont go down to 12. And, at about 20* vehicle starts to run real bad. Set #1 cylinder to TDC and pointer on timing pully was perfectly on 0*. Looked at dist. and it was pointing at...
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L lifter VIN: WDBFA67W3V
Hello Im used to the plastic oil tube problem with this V8 Mercs. What is happening to this car is recuring tube failures (same tube). After just some weeks of use the tubes go bad. ALWAYS IN THE LEFT SIDE OF ENGINE. Im having this problem with another ca...
1989 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WPOAA2954K
Hello fellow techs. This car has a poor running condition on an intermittant basis only when cold. The vehicle will cough and die, blows black smoke as though it is either running too rich or has incomplete combustion. After it gets through the warm up it will...
1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L air injection pump VIN: WVWFE83A7S
we found coolant leaking from the air injection pump; we removed the air injection pump and have coolant coming out from a hole in cylinder head where the air injection outlet hooks up; by looking at a disassembled head at the vw dealer, it apppears the only w...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M3X
Greetings VW gurus, this is a very specific code, ( P1395 ) and has returned. Died once at idle for customer, runs rough sometimes and at certain RPM,s, I need some education, it looks like because the code is for a stage 3 fault. Is this an ID just for the th... Trouble codes: P1395 (vag 17803)
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L battery VIN: 3VWCF21C9X
We cannot find the relay that controls the coolant glow plugs. We have a Mitchell manual which shows it in the wiring diagram but in the locator manual all it shows is one for the engine glow plugs (not for the coolant glow plugs). In the wiring diagram it ind...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRS29M71
This car came in to find out why the check engine light is on. The light will intermittently come on and go off. It has been happening for about 2 months. The car runs fine and idles fine under all conditions according to the owner. We checked for vacuum leaks... Trouble codes: P1582 (idle adaption at limit)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Clock/ Trip ododmeter VIN: 3VWSE69M72
When the car is turned off the trip odometer and clock turns completely off, as well as the cd player. The cd player has its own power wire and does not use factory wires. The keyless entry buttons do not work because the car does not have power. To get power ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L lack of power VIN: 3VWSP29M92
This problem seems to have developed after replacing timing belt and cylinder head.It just doesn't have the power these TDI's usually have.We cleaned the intake,double checked cam timing and pump timing.Exhaust pressure is less than 1 psi.The MAF goes over 1oo...
2004 Volkswagen Boom Trike 1600CC Hydraulic cam followers VIN: ACD4094301
Dear Members, I have an air cooled engine fitted with hydraulic cam followers & standard pushrods that open & close the valves via rockers. The customer is complaining that there is exsess noise coming from that area. I have tried leaving the engine run at fas...
1989 Volvo 740 GL 2.3L Stall VIN: YV1FX8848K
This one's got me stumped!! Customer has been having an intermittant running problem for over a year. He would be driving on the freeway out of town to a client about 60 miles away. About an hour into his trip he would let off the gas pedal to coast then try t...

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2000 Audi TT 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: TRUUC28N6Y
Thanks to all of you who replied! a special thanks to Randy [...] for his help on this one and his instruction in the past.I Started by cleaning the throttle body then going to basic settings and performing throttle adaptation relearn and imediately noticed ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire).
1987 BMW 325 2.7L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAB5401H
I am sorry to say, but the customer has taken the car, we improved the idle greatly with what we had done and adjusting the tps and cleaning the throttle body, Thank you for all your help. Regards, Kelly
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Battery Light VIN: WBADE5327V
Found this one yesterday on my own. This morning, when I checked for updates, Scott [...] had the same exact thing happen to him. Someone replaced valve cover gaskets (or intake manifold gaskets) and forgot to hook up a ground wire for the coils on the back o...
1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 4.5L Electronic VIN: 1160331208
Thanks for all the great help with this one . It took a new survo to fix this beast! This is the 2nd rebuilt survo I have installed on this car. Yhe trick to the trouble is you should be able to hear the survo motor run when the key is turned on and then agean...
2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: WP0CB29871
Thank to all for the ideas and the help. Dave and Thomas nailed it with the oil breather on the top of the motor. We were thinking that that breather was simular to the breathers on the BMW's with a diaphram in it. When we checked it the first time we did noti...
1988 Saab 9000 S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: YS3CS55D8J
This car is finally fixed. Thank you to Galen from Idaho & Peter from Florida. They suggested trying an air mass meter. We had thought about it but ruled it out because we saw no other running problems or fuel trim issues. Installed an air mass meter & vehicle...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Rt door lock VIN: YS3DF78N5T
The car had to take it's owner back to school, & it's supposed to come back to me during spring break. One reply mentioned that the violet/white and blue wires did have continuity to ground until the lock or unlock was pushed. I hope to have another car here t...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M51
thank you to all those that replied.turns out ti was the maf sensor after all,even though we just put one in.some body ordered one for an aeg motor not avh motor that is in the car.guess what? NOT COMPATIBLE! my fault for for not double checking my parts guy's... Trouble codes: P0172, P1142.
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