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1990 Audi Coupe Quattro 20v 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, when returns to Idle VIN: WAUGD08B6L
This audi stumbles and sometimes dies when returning to idle after driveing in town or on the highway. When just seting at idle it runs fine. I feel like theres a vacum leak, but I can't find a trace of one anywhere .The engin rpm gives a slight increase with ... Trouble codes: 4144 (injector resister or injector possable pcm ground problem)
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
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on, no communication
This car will not communicate with any system in the car. Using LAUNCH X431 also tried snap on and same results. 20pin connector has power at red wire constant and green with white tracer powers up with key, Brown has ground,have little info on data line pin v...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L sunroof VIN: WDBJH82F0W
Hi all, How do you get the sunroof motor to syncronize after replacing the cables. Thanks, Shawn
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Engine VIN: WDBHA24G3X
Hello group, This car has been hard starting...cranks but won't the mornings now for about two weeks according to the customer. I have found that sometimes I have fuel pressure but no injector pulse or I have injector pulse without fuel pump pressu...
1980 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 15A0816614
This rabbit has low system pressure 60-68 pounds. The fuel pump is new and I removed the pressure relief valve in the fuel distributor which had a broken rubber o-ring on it. I am assuming that this will cause the lower pressure. I need to locate a new o-ring,...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L shifting VIN: WC2MC0703P
this van has a new clutch and pressure plate and slave cyl less than 4000 miles ago van came back real hard shifting even with engine not running. bled system didnt seem to make any difference HELP
1995 Volkswagen Golf Sport 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3VWBA81H0S
vehicle runs very rich at idle and lopes a bit better when warm. when accelerating beyon half throttle looses power. coolant emp sensor tests ok egr working ok fuel filter is ok.vehicle was towed in with broken timing belt due to siezed tensioner. replaced bel... Trouble codes: G40
1998 Volkswagen Eurovan 2.5L Stall VIN: WV2ZZZ70ZX
To anyone who has access or info on European Model Vehicles, this is not a US vehicle. Vehicle was sitting for several months and had rodent damage to injector pump harness and several vacuum lines, also damage to lighting harness. Because the injector pump h...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF29MXY
This vehicle runs fine and only sets this P0380 code once in a while. each time it sets it I check the glow plugs and the circuit as alldatas test indicates and all is well. the car starts fine and runs fine. When it set the code in Febuary it set it at -18c a... Trouble codes: P0380 (glow plug heater circuit A malfunction)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69M71
I had this car is last month with a intermittened code P172 and got that resolved with your help...a new MAS did the trick. I thought we were out of the woods (we were OK for over two weeks) until the customer came back with the MIL light on again...this time ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catilyst below threshold)

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1987 Alfa Romeo Milano Platinum 2.5L No Start VIN: ZARDA1365H
Thanks to all who offered technical advice. We decided to replace the relay based on the opinion of most that the relay is a troublesome piece. We had checked the pin fit on bothe connectors and it was fine. After unplugging and plugging in the old relay the c...
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8334X
Replaced the rear intake cover and all is well. I still did not find a way to get the definitions for the trouble codes. Thanks to all. Trouble codes: P1159, P1161.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Head lamp(s) VIN: WDBDA29D6P
No magic...just shorted Fuse Block. Caliber Motors parts guy Ozzy came through with a new Fuse Block. Invoiced as: FUSE BO #201-540-04-50. The job will require the donation of some skin and an occasional crick in the neck...On a scale of 1 to 10, this was ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E2X
Thanks to all of you for your help on this mb, sure enough it was the mass airflow sensor. koeo at mass air was 1.18 v. after replacement it dropped to 1.01. customer previously had installed 0'2 from the dealer so i didn't mess with the oxi's. the vehicle has... Trouble codes: P0170 (trim malfunction bank 1), P0173 (trim malfunction bank 2).
1997 Saab 95 2300CC No Start, MIL Lamp on
job solved with the much apreciated help from mr and mrs [...] with sending the relavent wiring diagram the fix was a disturbed wiring splice of ground wire about 3in from trionic unit
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L A/C system VIN: 3VWSF29M7Y
We found it. The hi press switch was the intermittent culprit. Replaced switch and no more intermittents. Thanks to all for your help.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTE29MXY
further testing found 02 sensor was intermitantly shorting to power. replaced 02 senor and problem has not re occured. thank you all for your input. Trouble codes: P1128.
1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: YV1FA8955L
Well, even though the Throttle switch checked ok, seth and frederick suggested replacing it. After countless Volvo idle problems over 30 years, this one fixed it. This is the first time I have ever seen a Volvo throttle switch cause a problem of this sort. Nev... Trouble codes: 241 (egr temp sensor low), 232 (long term fuel trim), 123 (temp sensor out of range), 212 (o2 sensor out of range).
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1LS5541T
Hi group, the 1996 850 volvo is fixed. thanks to Greg, James,and Robert. special thanks to Greg from Illinois and James from Connecticut. the problem was the DISTRIBUTOR CAP. after so many years of experience how easly symtom w'll mislead us to the wrong concl...
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