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1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7325W
This gal just bought this car, and having driven it for a few weeks, discovered that it will stall many times when stopping or going slowly. She had the car towed to me from 120 miles away because she "trusts me" (go figure!) Anyway I checked for codes because... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficency low bank 1), P0340 (Camshaft position sensor)
1986 Volkswagen Scirocco 1.8L ignition system VIN: WVWCAO536G
Car has been sitting for a year. Has no spark. Tested coil,ignition control, and hall sender by the manual. Everything tests OK. Found oil in the distributor. When testing for spark at the distributor, there is one spark when you turn the key on without cranki...
1997 Volkswagen Cabrio High Line 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBA81E8V
need some guidance from a vw tech. have this cabrio that repeatly sets p1582 or vag code 17990. idle adapt at limit. vw chart shows to change oil, well oil has been changed. I did find the breather hose on valve cover degraded and replaced possibly skewing mas... Trouble codes: P1582

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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L door locks VIN: WBAHJ6325S
Sorry for the late reply. This vehcile is final fixed. Rear fuse box had a blown fuse for central locking system. Which was odd because lock system would operate with out fuse in box. We discovered this vehcile was in an accident and both right doors where rep...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L alarm system VIN: SAJHX1749S
Sorry to take so long to post.I received 2 replies suggesting the alarm system is in the passive mode.Proprietary Jaguar scanner is needed to change mode and I am in contact with a friend who is a Jag tech who is investigating a fix without their scanner. I ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L lack of power VIN: 3VWSP29M92
We are still working on this,but the time is up for the posting.We did receive some good replies.Thomas from Florida suggested a compression test to check for piston damage to the point of sticking the rings.(The pistons did collide with the valves).The compre...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5516P
Thank you very much to Robert, Christopher, John, Joe and Doug!!! Great responses!! I was not clearing the codes correctly. So after clearing them, codes for CMP and Crank Sensor re-occured. I then replaced the CMP sensor ( the second time!!) and cleared codes... Trouble codes: 214, 314, 411.
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L heater core VIN: YV1KS9615S
Thanks for all the replies, yes the dash has to come out for the heater core, however if you are only doing an evaporator core, the dash does not have to come out. Thanks especially to Bob of Bob's Auto Air for faxing me the instructions for doing the repair...
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