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1984 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 2.5L No Start
There is 12V going to the combi relay, no voltage out. No voltage at air flow meter with key on. No wiring diagrams available for car through many sources. Suspect bad ECU, but would rather know cause of no run before buying used only available ECU. Bosch does...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Steering Wheel VIN: WBAGF6326S
Searched the archives and checked with a dealership, didn't find much help. There is a noticeable increase in steering effort about every 180 degrees. Not extreme, but noticeable. Builds up quickly, levels off, then drops quickly. No noise or vibration occurs ...
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L coolant warning VIN: WBAGF8320V
Hello, I hope one of you has run across this problem. The check coolant level comes on randomly on the check display in the instrument cluster of this BMW. I have seen many bad level senders, so this one has been replaced, no change in operation. The coolant ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L intemiitent wiper VIN: SAJDA01D6Y
Wipers work on high and low speed. Intermittent jumps about two or three inches at a time and won't park in any position when shut off.
1994 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L air suspension VIN: SALHC1344R
I was a bit careless in checking resistence of the ride height sensors and seem to have disabled the system. The actual problem was no signal from speed sensor, which has now been repaired. Unfortunately I have no means of clearing codes and reactivating syste...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Misfire VIN: WDBHA28E6S
mercedes techs - customer complained of intermittant rough idle. problem could happen at any time. may take weeks or months between problem. the check engine light never comes on when the problem occurs, bulb is ok. checked for codes & found p0300 & 0301. clea... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Coolant Level Light VIN: WDB2020241
Hi everybody, i have this C230 Kompressor that has the water coolant light always on in the cluster, i replaced both winshield washer switch and water coolant switch still on, checked the wires for crack or short circuit everything is ok, anyone run into this ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L starter VIN: WDBKK47FIX
Help me, car will not start intermittantly. Dash lights ok, but no noise from starter. Turn key three or four times and it will start. Now car will shut down while driving on occasion with the same symptoms. But since it came in to the shop it will not recreat...
1988 Saab 900 S 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, Loss of Power VIN: YS3AK36D6J
Owner took SAAB to the car wash a week ago for an engine cleaning, says he was very careful not to get the ignition system or top of the valve cover wet. On the way home (15 minute drive) the car lost power. Not a sharp ignition miss feel, more of a "bog". Was...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L leak VIN: 9BWGC21J8Y
When this fuel tank is full gas appears to seep from the top of the tank and run down. This is not enough to drip gas but does create a strong odor of raw gas that stays for a number of days. we can see the residue on the plastic tank in several areas. We remo...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B8Y
Hi All Thanks for taking a minute to look at this post. I am a dodge guy so I am not all that familuar with vw. Here is my problam 2000 vw with a code p1136. my scanner tells me when looking at freeze frame data, this code was set when the engine was NOT run...
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...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Handling VIN: YV1LZ5645W
I noticed the first time I drove this vehicle (which was after it was serviced)that within a quarter mile of driving, I could tell something felt odd about its handling. It wasn't anything I could attribute it to.I am very familiar with these cars so when some...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L No Start VIN: XVILZ56D8X
i have this v70 xe with a no spark condition, i do have injector pulse i wold like to know the location of the crank angle sensor, with out needless teardown, also would a bad imobilizer cause just a no spark condition and not disable injector pulse.

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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC28D0Y
Thanks for all the input. swapped out the cts and problem solved. Dan Trouble codes: P1296 (do not known).
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAHD5315N
was told to check temperature sensor tested sensor. did not show bad. replaced anyway. did not fix. will probably send car to dealer
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Misfire VIN: WDBFA67E3S
Thanks to all who replied. The consensus from almost everyone was secondary ignition. Before posting, the caps/ rotors/ plugs and wires were changed. It was, in fact an ignition problem. after a second set of Bosch caps and rotors, the misfire was still there....
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L timing cover VIN: WDBHA28E3V
I received 9 replies. The following is from one reply.'There is a special tool to remove the pin. You can probably get away with a threaded bolt. Screw the bolt into the pin going through a series of washers.On the bolt leave a nut that you can thread down. As...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWGC83A5T
Thanks for the help guys! I kept the vehicle for a couple of days and test drove it several times. The symptoms seemed to me to be bad MAF. I replaced it with a known good used one and the car has been running good since. Trouble codes: P0172 (system to rich).
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L air bag module VIN: 3VWCA21C7X
Thanks to the four responses and the private Emails I recieved for this problem. The main problem was that the new Air Bad module had not been installed by the third shop. After talking several times with the Body shop owner and one of his techs, it was determ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSDZ9M11
Thanks to all who replied. Code 16396 p0012 is camshaft position 'A' timing. Checked oil pressure and found almost none. Removed pan and found oil pickup plugged. Checked bearings and found no good along with crankshaft. Needs motor job. Camshaft code i think ... Trouble codes: 16396 (literatur).
1986 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Hesitation VIN: YV1AX884XG
I want to Thank everyone who responded to this post.The info helped repair 2 vehicles.The one this post was about was the oxygen sensor.It apparently was not putting out any voltage when the ECM wanted to see its signal,causing it to go lean or reduce the inje...
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Heated Seats VIN: YV1SW53D11
Hi Guys: I need to close this before the time expires. I just received the new seat elements after a national back order. The new heater elements have the following resistance: Seat back element - .4 ohms, Seat bottom element - .9 ohms, The temp sensor is not ...
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