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1998 Audi A4 1.8L abs VIN: WAUCB28289
1999 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D9X
i have this 1999 audi a4 came for poor idle custumer stated no check eng light on as soon i went to pull it in light came on got code p0301 check coil fnd no secondary output switched with another erased codes still cyl1 missfire check power to primary fnd 12.... Trouble codes: P0301 (cyl 1 missfire)
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L strut rear VIN: WBAGJ8323V
Dear BMW friends, this high milage E38 has EDC with a leaking shock, a shock is around 1200.00 CAN$, since all the lines and hydraulic actuator is baldy rusted. customer does not want to spend so much money to fix everything, but wants proper shocks. Can you ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D9Y
I know what has happened, I want to know why and how to remedy it? Misfires happened after some severe rainstorms that customer drove through. Cylinders 3 & 4 had misfires and #4 set the light. I found alot of moisture(water, no oil) around and on #3 & #4 COP(... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder misfire 4), P0303 (cylinder misfire3)
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L No Start VIN: SAHY1247XA
Hey All, My favorite rover is back with a new problem. Customer let rover sit at home for 2 months, then tried to start it by jump starting. Blew fuse in under hood panel, sorry I did not write the fuse # down. Once I replaced this fuse and the battery, the t... Trouble codes: P1668 (Immobilizer code)
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L idle system VIN: WDBDA24C1F
This vehicle came into the shop burning antifreeze. The head was removed, gasket failure was evident and cylinder #4 was burning antifreeze. The head measured .003" warpage, that I thought was acceptable. Everything was cleaned, a new gasket installed and the ...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Radio VIN: WDBCA25E6M
Hello Group, We have this 91 Mercedes 300 SEL with a srange problem. With the ign key off thr right side radio speakers are on and make static noise.We have unpluged the radio,the alarm, contol cd player.Still making static noise, only right side We can't find...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L excess oil pressure VIN: WDBDA28DXN
Customer original complaint, low oil pressure indicated on gauge. Mechanical test showed press to be 60psi at idle and 120psi at 3000rpm. Specs say max 44psi at 3000rpm, obviously too high. We assumed the excess oil press blew the sending unit. Now to determin...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA76G6V
Used car, new to our customer with no repair history and MIL on. After repairs to correct this and other codes we reset the MIL. After about 50 miles P0455(large evap leak)reoccurred . The gas guage light flashes indicating there is a large leak then the code ... Trouble codes: P0455 (Large Evap Leak)
1998 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBGA706XV
Gentleman, car came in with a list of repairs some of it covered under extended warranty, we replaced leaking valve cover gaskets, oil service and car sit for about 3 weeks, now when we went to start engine it has no oil pressure at all. Is there a pressure re...
2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L transmission VIN: WDBKK47F6Y
This car pops out of gear if backed up more than 40-50 feet 7 of 10 times you back up a long way. It will back up 20-30 feet OK most of the time. So backing into a parking space is no problem, for example. But on long backups, holding the lever does not work -...
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...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L security system VIN: 3VWRC81H5S
Hello; I need help! I've been roaped into trying to fix a Volks. Jetta. A good custumer of mine recently inherited a child with it came a Jetta nightmare. It was brought to my shop to repair a brake light, the kidd had put a fuse that "would'nt blow" in the sy...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF81H3W
I monitored the brake switch signal on scan tool and it is switching when brake is depressed. Ran through alldata flow chart checking wires and power and grounds. Flow chart lead to computer replacement. I just want to make sure that this is what is needed bec... Trouble codes: 00174 (Brake Pedal Positioning Monitoring - Incorrect signal)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTG69M21
Hi all, Any help would be appreciated. I need info on how to diagnose this code please. I have searched the fix database, and there are similar problems, but not the same code. Those probs were fixed by a MAF, but I don't want to throw a $200 part at this thi... Trouble codes: P1152 (Bank 1 LTFT Range 2 leanness lower limit exceeded)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L low beam lites VIN: 3VWDD21C5Y
hi folks i have a problem with this little beetle. it blows a lot of lite bulbs out and keeps giving me weird codes i have ck data blocks things seem fine. i think i have a bad diode in the alt as i get 290mv ac ripple at idle and 220 mv ac ripple at throttle ...
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L p/s rack& hoses VIN: YV1SW53DX1
we replaced the p/s rack on this 01 v70 xc, volvo said updated rack, installed rack and found the both hoses would not fit. volvo after 3 days said there was 4 updated hoses, we got 2 installed them and found both high psi and return do not fit properly, more ...

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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Hesitation VIN: WBAAM5347Y
the problem was so intermittent,the cust decided take the car,and bring it back if and when the problem happened again Trouble codes: 172 (pedal travel sensor signal), 117 (plausibilitypedal travel sensor), 169 (engine throttle outputstage shutoff).
1998 Jaguar vanden plas 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJKX6243W
Hi Guys. The BCM must be flashed By the dealer. It Took a couple days and a few hundred dollars. The wipers work properly and the customer is happy and Jaguar is richer. Thanks; Dave
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01FL8
Thanks for your replies, code 1572 was set due to a bad brake lamp switch, there are 2 brake switches, the one that was bad was for the cruise control, as far as the p0420 and p0430 codes they where set due to massive air leaks under intake. removed intake fou... Trouble codes: 1572 (0420 -), 0420 (0430 -), 0430.
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Misfire VIN: WDBHA28E6S
thanks to all that replied. most said replace wiring harness. what i did was switch the ignition coil with another cylinder. the spark plug wires & boots were new with m.b. parts. checked the harness along the outside of the valve cover & found cracked insulat... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301.
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBF61C4W
Hello, Thanks to all who replied to this help request. After them I decided to replace the glow plug harness as it seems to be a quiet commen problem on these cars, and I pulled the control unit out and checked the pins. I didn't really see anything that loo... Trouble codes: P1619 (Glow Plug Relay - open circut/short to ground).
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: WVWGH21J6Y
Well, I have replaced more than one instrument cluster for this problem on VAG products like Rob and Alex suggested, and this car was just friccking odd in the malfunction behavior, the problem would go away in 30 seconds while I did nothing but observe. The i... Trouble codes: 17908 (P1500 fuel pump relay electrical malfunction intermittent), 17978 (P1570 engine start blocked by immobilizer intermittent), 18058 (P1650 Powertrain data bus missing message from instrument cluster), 01314 (instrument cluster code ECM no communication).
2004 Volkswagen Boom Trike 1600CC Hydraulic cam followers VIN: ACD4094301
Dear Members, Many thanks for the replies that I have recived over the problem that I had with this vehicle. I followed the instructions & the clattering valve noise diminished. Thank you all, I will be writing to you all shortly thanking you for all the help ...
1985 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Fuel Gage VIN: YV1FX8856F
Well, since this is my own personal car, no deadline or nagging customers existed. According to the info I got from you all, the dash unit is not compatable with my fuel sender. So, what I am going to do is buy a new circuit board from Volvo $288.00 Canadian, ...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L No Start VIN: XVILZ56D8X
thanks to all 4 of you who replied it was the antena ring for the immobilizer.
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