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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC28D0Y
car has check engine light. p1296 was recovered for a code. the scan tool gives it to be undocumented and mitchel comes up empty. any audi guys out there like to help me out? thanks dan Trouble codes: P1296 (do not known)
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L Speedometer/odometer/fuel econ. VIN: WBAHC1307L
Speedometer, odometer & fuel economy gauges are all inop when car is first started. After driving awhile the speedometer needle will flicker and the odometer and economy guage will start reading, all in unison. If driven long enough they will all start working...
1992 BMW 318i 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WBACA5312N
Car runs fine except for a miss about 2500 rpm in 2nd and 3rd gear.And some it feels like computer is going into limp mode when you start out but only for a few seconds.I need some good information on what to look for on this code. Trouble codes: 1286 (Knock control test pulse)
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA53C72
Hello Jag guru's, Got this Jag that is my accountant's car, We failed him for odb2 state inspection, Mitchell does not have any info on these codes, wondering if you guys have seen these codes if it is a common problem. Codes PO171 PO174. Thanks Brian [...] Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: SALTY1247X
I hope other mechanic had already similar problem. We have coolant leak, which shows under pressure at rear side of the engine. It is very difficult to see anything, since the intake manifold blocks the view. It is not a heater hose. I am preparing customer fo...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L upshifts VIN: WDBDBC6FF0
Vehicle came in for no power from take off.Vehicle shifts too quick and has no kick down.Repaired vacuum lines and has 19 inches to vacuum transducer and 11 inches out to vacuum modulator.We removed valve body and replaced separater gasket and checked shift va...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L SRS light on VIN: WDBJF82J82
Greatings Fellow Tech's, This vehicle originally came in with no high beams. Vehicle was diagnoised as defective dimmer switch. Steering wheel and clock spring were removed and dimmer switch was replaced. Once assembled the headlamps worked fine but now I hav...
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Oil in intake VIN: WPOAB0966K
This engine appears to have had a history of too long between oil changes or contamination. When we drained the tank we drained an inordinate amount of water! And then we noticed oil dripping out of the intake hoses where they join the throttle plenum at engin...
1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L cont monitors VIN: YS3DD55B3W
car came in for state inspection OBD2 test . failed due to non continuous monitor not complete catalyst , evap system , o2 sensor ,o2 sensor heater not complete .took car for test drive monitors did not complete . had customer drive car for 2 weeks still not c...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSA81H7V
Car was towed in owners complaint is that the clutch pedal goes to the floor. We suspected that the small clutch release bearing arm inside the transmission was broken. (we have seen this before) We removed the end cover and indeed found that the clutch relea...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L ABS module VIN: WVWNA63BOX
Hi guys ! i just started the business 2 moths ago.Now the first car came in with abs light & brake light on along with beeps. Try to get codes with AST scan tool & new vw&audi software. have try recycle key,touched battery terminals ... I did know about vw pas...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L side air bag VIN: 3VWBC21C4Y
Vehicle has code 01217 for driver's side side air bag high resistance. Shopkey gives two options: wiring problem or air bag problem but doesn't give any resistance specifications on the air bag. My question is: I inspected the harness in the seat and tested re...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Brake light switch VIN: 03VWSP69M4
Vehicle came in with in-op brake lights. Installed new updated switch,strictly to procedure. Now brake lights do not go out. I have tried three switches.
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29592
hi guys have this volvo code 68 have ast scanner alldata has no code i.d. on this car allso has code at331 lock up sl cleared this one it comes back right away any help on code discription would be great!!thanks rick Trouble codes: 68 (unknown), AT331

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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE6328V
Thanks for everyones input. We did check the fuel pressure, it was within spec. However, when we took it apart, there was metal shavings in the bottom of the fuel tank. We replaced both the main pump and the siphon pump, and the problem is now gone. I couldn't... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire), P0301 (1 cylinder misfire), P0302 (2 cylinder misfire), P1585 (misfire with low fuel).
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, no spark, poor idle VIN: SAJAV1647J
thanks to all who responded to this beast...the crannkshaft position sensor was the biggest help. now have a good running vehicle...the fuel pressure came down to 43-45 lbs at idle and between 40-43 at cruise. no blocked return line. we ended up replacing the ... Trouble codes: 3 (circuit 3 failure), 1 (circuit 1 failure), 138 (brake pads low), 215 (abs failure).
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.3L ign VIN: WDB1240231
i would like to thank all technicians that replied for taking your time to try and help with this vehicle. i have not found the exact problem, it as very intermitant in nature, it has only done this twice in the last two weeks. the customer also informed me af...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L timing VIN: WDBCA35E4K
This vehicle will not return. I refered the owner to a euro shop. 4 people said to check cam/camshaft timing. look for stretched chain, jumped a tooth etc. Mike from texas, Steve from flordia,and especially Dave from texas & Bob from colorado really seemed to ...
1994 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L radiator VIN: YS3AL76L2R
What a life.These 65 to 70 hour weeks are getting to me.I received 5 real quick replies and I really appreciate it.It turns out this radiator comes out really easy,the lower screw of the fan assemblies are on a slot,and if you remove the 2 upper screws and pul...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Reverse lamps VIN: YS3EF48ZXX
Only one reply-but sometimes thats all it needs-thanks Scott from indianna, he confirmed the reverse lamp switch is in the trans multi function switch (alldata shows a seperate two connector switch). we found that with the lamp relay removed (lower left area o...
2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L possible heater box VIN: YS3EH45G3Y
still need some time for fix. going to use a repair kit. the reply's were kind of even. replace box or use kit. a time saver is kit. thanks guys.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L battery VIN: 3VWCF21C9X
Most of the guys who responded were correct in helping me locate these relays. They were encased in a black plastic box next to the brake master cylinder. When I disconnected the faulty one, the battery drain went away immediately. I replaced the faulty relay ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M3X
Putting the coil and power stage on fixed this nicely. Two responses sounded like this is a pattern failure. One response was good about making sure the correct plugs are in this engine. ( like most German cars.) There were no physical indications of cracking ... Trouble codes: P1395 (vag 17803).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Clock/ Trip ododmeter VIN: 3VWSE69M72
Thanks for the tips. We will check the cranking voltage and test the relay involved (circuit). Thank you all for the replies! Arne
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Timing Belt VIN: YVILS5503R
Thanks to all who helped.I came in this morning and turned the motor to top dead center and look agian for any marks.The marks on this engine are very hard to see.That is how I missed them when I first look.The cam marks look more like rust lines and the crank...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L battery VIN: YV1LW5547V
just want to say thanks to all your replies, thanks to lonny [...] for suggesting checking the air pump relay. we already replaced this 8 months ago due to a trouble code--old relay was filled with water and corroded. so i would never have thought to rechec...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5570W
Thanks to all those that offered advice, including Michael,Dennis,George,S.Kurt,Volvosetc,John,Mtnserviceimp. You all called the system failure. I was able to vacuum test the secondary air system (SAS) valve and discovered it was fully functioning. I was abl... Trouble codes: EF1, 442 (Pulsed secondary air injection system PAIR flow fault), EF1, 446 (Pulsed secondary air injection system PAIR valve leakage).
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