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1991 Audi 100 2.3L No Start, starts cold VIN: WAUBC544XM
I have this Audi that starts OK cold but has a long crank time warm and has gotten progressively worse. Today it wont start hot at all.Has spark and fuel pressure and I tried lifting the sensor plate up and still nothing.I used the cold start injector by power...
1991 BMW 525i 2.5L lower control arms
Hi this beemer is in with worn out lower control arm bushings it has aluminum lower control arms not in stock at dealer can these be replaced with steel ones dealer parts was not sure
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L ABS module VIN: WBABJ6326S
No codes present. ABS light remains on and ABS inopperative. Pin check all inputs and outputs. Everything appears normal. Replaced control unit, still has ABS light on.
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK8329T
help!!! after resolving a number of obvious air injection related concerns, i now have an air pump that actually operates, but still have codes for same! mitchell has a sketchy description of the problem, and no real diagnostic routine. am i missing someting s... Trouble codes: P1421 (secondary air injectionbank1), P1423 (secondary air injection bank 2)
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L Outside Air Temp VIN: WBAGG834XY
Hi Guy and Gals I am trying to locate the A/C "Outside Air Temperature Sensor" on this 2000 740i. Scantool data stream says -45 degrees celsius. The Dealer says it's on the left front corner of the vehicle. I have removed the bellypan and both plastic inner fe...
1985 Other European silver spur 412CID Mechanical VIN: SCAZN42AOF
hello gentlemen , if any body has a complete torque spec. list for this silver spur it would be greatly appreciated. the motor is 412 cubic inch v/8.also the firing order would be appreciated.we are doing lifters on this car.any vacuum diagrams too.
1979 Porsche 924 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 9249105989
I need the specs for tune up ie: points gap , dwell, timing etc... This vehicle is the german made version and does not have electronic ignition as per our spec books here. It has points and therefore I need the right info for this tuneup. In north america the...
1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L electronic VIN: YSS3DD78N3
Hi Gang, The ground signal to excite the AC compressor relay is missing. When I bypass the relay the AC system works fine with good numbers. I do not have the scanner to get into the AC module, read codes or do a performance test for this car. I am working fr...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Cuts out VIN: 3VWBF61CXW
Hi there, This is a regular customer whose kid drives to college an hour and a half each way each day. On the way home only & only when going 75-80 MPH the engine dies sometimes. He pulls over, cycles the key and is off again. Only happens a couple times a w...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Duct temp VIN: 3VWBB61C9W
Compressor runs all the time. Blows ambient air or a little warmer approx 75 deg F. Replaced expansion valve, drier, then compessor with no difference. High side pressure steady and never gets much over 100 psi, Low side steady at around 35 - 40 psi. No high p...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M1X
Hello fellow warriors, Need a little assistance on this VW. Mitchell does not show any troubleshooting info on code 342. In fact, it does not even tell where to locate the camshaft sensor. The scary thing is it may not even have a problem with that area if it... Trouble codes: P0342 (Camshaft position sensor circuit low input)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69M61
Hello all I have this 01 jetta came in with 12 codes it was towed in. I tried to drive it but had no throttle reponse. I cleared the codes and it drove good. I came in the next day it started ok but the epc lamp and the check engine lamp came on it set 17705--... Trouble codes: 17705 (turbo/throttle valve pressure loss), 17953 (throttle actuator malfuction), 17579 (angle sensor 2 malfuction)
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5516P
This fine Swedish automobile has MIL on at all times when running. Codes 214-RPM Sensor Sporadic, 314-CMP Sensor Signal, 411-TP Sensor. These codes will not clear at all with A/B box and jumper lead on car no matter what we do. Changed cam sensor, checked Cran... Trouble codes: 214, 314, 411

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1997 BMW 740i 4.4L coolant warning VIN: WBAGF8320V
Sorry about the length of time on this reply. I have not rescheduled this car for this problem yet. Most replies indicated that I would need to replace the coolant expansion tank as well as the coolant level sensor. Apparently, the tanks break inside and one c...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L ABS module VIN: WBADM6336X
I Received many very helpful Replies and almost all said that yes, It will need a ABS module to repair.Eric [...] said that about 50 percent of the time,the ABS module even when coded correctly will not work with the Hyd. control unit.He said to recomend the en...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.0L rattle VIN: SAJHX624XV
thanks for the responces we checked body mounts the noise still seams to be coming from shock area we tried to shim the top but didnt help found out the car was hit in lh frt causing wiring problems in frt park lamp and outside temp sensor customer is taking t...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Module VIN: SAJGX5246W
The fix was to replace the ABS/traction control relay which I am asuming got spiked when the Tow truck TECHNICIAN jumped the battery. Not to difficult as it can be sneaked out without disconnecting the brake lines if you hold you mouth just right. Thanks f...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1247T
Hi there techs, We received several replies on this one, most of which suggested that the injectors were likely leaking dowm. We checked for this and found no evidence of this occurring, however, in the proces of checking for leak down through the injectors ... Trouble codes: P1177 (Long Term Fuel Trim Too Rich Both Banks), P1193 (Downstream Heater Inferred Open Circuit Fault).
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E5Y
I would like to thank all of you techs that took time out of your busy schedule to help me with this problem. as stated in the previous posts, i did a tune up and replaced tuneup required parts. the help responses that I got ar as follows, MAF, possible vac le... Trouble codes: P0306, P0305, P0304, P0300.
1992 Saab 9000 Turbo 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YS3CL58M9N
Well this car is fixed, sort of. Installed a used ETM control module and the car starts and runs fine. Must have beed damaged by the customer when he jump started it. As for the no communication problem, we found that we have a bad adaptor on our Tech 2. Tried... Trouble codes: 429B0.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L abs VIN: WVWPD63B3X
Although I did not get to replace the abs pump and module it is pretty clear it was the problem. Customer has elected to drive his car w/all the warning lights flashing and will trade it in. A light tap on the pump assemblie and the all lights go out, tach wor...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L starter VIN: WVWAC63B91
Well we are still waiting for the customer to bring the vehicle back to the shop. They were going out of town for a while. Several suggested possibly a bad starter or a bad ignition switch. With the lower mileage on the vehicle, i suspect the starter may be th...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69M71
Hey Guys, Thanx for the overwhelming response and help. Just about everyone fingered the MAF as the culprit...replaced same and a week later we are home free. Thanx again - Bernie Trouble codes: P0172.
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L engine VIN: YV1LS5512P
Thanks for the numerous replies which were all very helpful.. Most said that the engine would not be totally destroyed and replacing the bent valves would be an appropriate way to proceed. Several said due to the design of the head, installing a used engine wo...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L air bag VIN: WERT45HJ23
well the car did go to the dedaler to read codes but I did get some good feed back on the scanners, seem like the X 431 is still in the working stages when it comes to vo;vo but I am sure down the road it will be able to snuff, the assenmacher PC retriever get...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L brake pedal VIN: YV1LW55A7X
Thanks to everyone... Nigel called me and said there is an assembly lube byproduct that gets in the rear caliper seal and causes it to let air suck by when the brakes release. He said that they clean them up and replace the piston seals routinely. Paul and...
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