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1998 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L Misfire VIN: WAUJC84A8W
Hi folks, Wondering if I could run this dilemma by you Audi guys. Customer says that since oil was changed it runs bad. It definatly does with flashing cel and misfire codes from 3 cyls #1 always and also 4 5 6 take turns. Fuel pressure seems ok. Of course I d... Trouble codes: 301 (misfire), 304 (305 -), 305 (306 -), 306
1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L no power to compressor VIN: 4USCH7329T
this is z3 that has no power to the a/c compressor. the ambient temp gauge shows -40 F. we found where the temp sensor should have been. left front of car. (it was missing). installed new, still same -40 f. so i ran the wires from the relay to the compressor t...
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L engine low end knock from rear engine VIN: WBAGJ8325T
hello iatn members, i have read about this problem that posted by other member. the question i have is-is the oil pressure normal when hot? alldata spec. idle hot is approx. 8psi. i measured at approx. 10psi. the other problem is the knocking noise from lower...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L navigation system VIN: WBAGJ8323W
Hello BMW Techs The navigation system is not working, you input all the information for a trip, but after completing inputing all the information the display, will say 869 miles away from your location, no matter what destination you input into the system. I h...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L aux fan VIN: WBAGH8336X
Customer complained of A/C inop. and engine running hot. Checked auxiliary fan operation and for codes Cannot get engine to go above normal but A/C will only cool till pressures go high. Code 141 stored in engine ECU and auxliary fan siezed.Replaced aux fan an...
1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1243X
Hi There Land Rover Techs, We worked on this Disco II recently. It came in with a check engine light on, but no other noticeable symptoms. The codes stored in the system were P0174, P1174, and P0150, all related to the bank 2 oxygen sensor. We have always bee... Trouble codes: P0174 (Too Lean Bank 2), P1174 (Too Lean Bank B), P0150 (O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction Bank B)
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Fuse 12 VIN: WDB1070461
Hi everyone We are in need of a schematic for this grey market 500sl. Customer complained that the engine stopped running at the freeway. Car was towed into a facility and the battery was replaced, then was towed into our shop. Fuse no 12 was blown, which sup...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L heater VIN: WDBCA39E1M
Well guys, here's a real tough one for you. Have a '91 560SEL that has almost no heat. Doesn't matter whether the heater or defrost is on. Duct temp no more than 70 deg F. We have noticed no heat to the lines for the washer bottle heating element. Can't tell i...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L dash vents VIN: 4JGAB54E0W
car came in last week no cold air ,high pressure readings were low about 120 and 35 on the low side. we replaced expansion valve and drier, recharged with r134 and system was cold. car returned today ,no cold air and high pressure reading at 100 psi low at 45p...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Drivers heated seat VIN: WPOCA2985X
Hi Folks I was wondering if some Porsche guys out there could share any experiences with Boxster seat heater issues. Pass side works with red indicater light on till you press switch again and then it turns green. I assume this is normal operation. On drivers ...
1996 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L MIL Off VIN: 3VWEK01H8T
Need help with a Canadian Spec. car. Car came in with MIL on all the time. Had TPS code set. Checked circuit from computer to TPS and all is good. Only problem I found was some kind of gummy material at the connector to the computer from one of the TPS connect... Trouble codes: 518 (tps)
1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L suspension VIN: 3VWHD81HOV
customer complains of what we know as common ball joint/strut related popping noises coming from the front and rear of car. noises in front verified, definitely sounds like a ball joint, but cannot condemn. i can make it happen by driving the car for a short d...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L door locks VIN: 3VWBB61CXW
Hi Group, This vehicle has a battery draw that we have isolated to the central control module. It draws 160 ma with the doors locked. At this point all systems should go into sleep mode, but this one still has a draw. If we remove fuse #14 or unplug the module...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no scanner communica VIN: 3VWRB81H0W
Hi group, we got a 1998 VW JETTA. we need to reset air bag and check engine light, when I hook up the scanner on the 16 pin DLC. it poewers up the scanner but no communication, all fusses checked ok. power suply relay to pcm checked ok.checked all connectors b...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L fuel and temp guages VIN: 3VW34H9673
just got this unit from the auction,came in with a coolant leak ,repaired it and installed a new sensor,temp guage dosnt movr and the red temp insignia flashes,,,also fuel guage dosnt work stays on empty ,tank is full...also the radio wont power up possibly re...
1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1JA8757M
Will not start after driving a distance and shutting off. Vehicle has spark, fuel, BUT injectors not being triggered. Replaced ECU with 2 known good units (ecu grounds injectors). Can start engine after removing injector harness #1 and cranking 10-20 seconds. ...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1LS5541T
Hi group,1996. volvo. 850GLT. was towed from another shop to our station. the car starts and idles but as soon as I step on the gas pedal to accelerate stalls or if it doesn't stalls it runs poorly and then stalls, sometimes it doesn't start, after sometimes i...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS94D5Y
Has anyone got a wiring schematic for the TCM (trans control module) and the CEM (central electrical module) on this car? I replaced the timing belt in it today and managed to spill a tiny amount of coolant into the open ECM box. It was a tiny amount so I figu... Trouble codes: 1A61 (TCM communication fault permanent fault)
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Idle fluctuates VIN: YV1TS94D71
The last time it was in there were no codes set and would intermitantly fluctuate from 600 to 900 RPM at idle.Had throttle body off and noticed a shiny spot on one side of throttle plate like it could have been rubbing on the bore. Sanded some on that side of ...

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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L neutral safety VIN: WBAND6322S
Thanks to those who responded. We had the car back on Monday and verified your suggestions. The module will be installed next week. Thanks again.
1971 Jaguar E Type 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall
Phil from CA called and sent me some pic's of special tools needed to adjust the carb's. It involved making some since there are no 'old volvo' tech's around here.. The process started by fashioning a tool from an old carb top to push the jet down and then ano...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBHA22E2R
The no-start/intermittant start problem is fixed. The over-voltage relay was the culprit, much to my dismay. I have seen them cause poor idle, but never a no-start. Finally pinned it down during a no-start spell, during cranking we would tap the relay, and it ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L engagement VIN: WDBFA67F2V
Thanks to all who replied. I learned some things even from the responses that didn't help fix this vehicle. Several replies suggested that the shifter sensor in the console was very sensitive to having drinks spilled on it. (You have to wonder about the engine...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L A/C inoperative VIN: WDBNE75J1Y
Greetings, I want to thank everyone that responded with lots of great information. A special thanks to Steve [...] from Continental Imports in Gainsville, who took the time to fax me a list of self diagnostic codes,pointed me to a web site that was a hu...
1984 Porsche 928 S 4.7L No Start VIN: WPOJBO924E
Greetings fellow Techs Finally a fix, first of all thank you to ALL!! Wonderfull response to help FIX this beast, Problem was in the fuse box, came across this while double testing ECU relay. seems car had a water leak or maybe even is a flood car,fuse box lik...
1990 Porsche 928 5.0L brake pedal long VIN: WPOJB2922L
sorry for the long delay had to get a master cylinder reservoir from germany 3 weeks long wait, just wrapped it up today new master cyl. bleed and a perfect pedal,not to hard to put on took longer to bleed it out than putting on the master cust. happy now than...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D7X
thanks to all who replied but have sent this car to a volvo shop in town. they are better equiped for this car. thanks again. Trouble codes: P0014 (cam pos sensor timming to advanced).
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