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1994 Audi 90 S 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBJ88C8R
This car came to us with a no start, we started with the basics and there is no fire no fuel delivery and we tried to spray the inlet with carb cleaner and it wont start, The starter is working and the tach is going up above o and shows signs of movement. is t...
1998 Audi A4 2.8L shift engagement VIN: WAUGD28D5W
This one is four your transmission gurus out there. We recently overhauled this 5HP19 transmission. It is filled with the Esso LT71141 fluid. When transmission fluid gets hot, above 78' Celsius, the shift engagement from N to D will get harsh and feels like a ...
1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B3W
Ha I have an Audi A6 with a sec air code (p0411).Here's the history we replace the sec air sol.,valves both and the relay; air valve were leaking. Only set a code one or two time a mounth. Same thing evry time when coming off the highway car almost stalls runs... Trouble codes: P0411 (sec. air)
1999 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD28D0X
2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L pad light VIN: WAUFL54D2Y
replaced front pads which come with new sensors and pad warning light stays on. I bypassed sensors, tied wires together from old pads and plugged them up to connector. Is there a reset procedure? Cant find what I need in cd repair information.
1987 BMW 735i 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBAFH8406H
Hello all, I have a problem child that refuses to get better and go away. I am after an intermittent misfire. It feels like a bad spark plug. It has new plugs,new cap,new rotor and wires. The injectors are new from BMW. I thought I was lucky because I had a t...
1987 BMW 325is 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAA2307H
This car just idles rough,especially when cold and lean all the time, I have replaced the blow by hose, gasket at throttle body, cleaned idle control valve (black and sliver unit)cleaned sanded flat and new gaskets on the throttle body itself, replaced plugs, ...
1991 BMW 850i 5.0L Starting Circuit VIN: WBAEG2313M
Help BMW techs. This car was towed in after customer replaced batterys. There is no power to feed the switched side of fuse boxs and only the acc. circuits light up on the dash with ignition switch. No crank circuit power. I can back feed the fuse box and get ...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Starting VIN: WBAHD6324S
Hi BMW techs. i am posting for a friend's shop. i told them already this might be a dealer job. here is what happened. customer driving this car losing coolant. which he want to save towing and drove to the shop by stopping add coolant and drive again. on the ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L compressor VIN: WBADM6349Y
Hi Guys...Got this BMW here customer complained of no ac..tested system and found leak at expansion valve. We replaced expansion valve and receiver drier and sent vehicle down the road.. Vehicle came back in the other day...customer stated that lost ac and hea...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D2Y
vehicle is an auction bought car.Misfire on cyl 4b is the code.I am going to assume that the back cyl on the drivers side is 4b.I have swapped coil plug and injector on that cyl with another in an attempt to move the miss.I have also tested compression and com... Trouble codes: P0304
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48X30
HELLO SAAB techs , i have a 9-5 that had a code 1610 so won't starts if does stalls is in limp home mode senor are at max values exmaple iat at -40 f ect 320 f well i clear code a couple times always the 1610 returns the other code com and go for various sens... Trouble codes: P1610
1997 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Leak VIN: 3VWBAB1E7V
Hi Group I just installed a used automatic transmission in this car and everything is fine except there is tranny fluid coming from the final drive breather vent next to the speed sensor. There is a VW tech bulletin about ATF seeping from breather but this is...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L no communication VIN: 3VWRB81H6W
no comunication at dcl connector . snap-on scanner otc @ vw scanner all tried. engine soon light does come on koeo car does run good
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L power window VIN: WVWAA63B3X
Hi : The rear left power window switch operated the window down only and can't go up.While the window going down half way,if you push the "up" on the switch,the window will still going down !!! If you use the driver side master switch it works up and down no...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C5Y
this vehicle had secondary air codes before and i replaced all vacuum lines, came back with code 17832 and combination valve was not holding vacuum, blocked off vacuum line to valve cleared codes and sent on there way now has same code plus brought along some ... Trouble codes: P1424 (17832 secondary air injection system bank 1), P1556 (17964 turbo pressure control below min. level), 17606 (o2 sensor circuit bank 1 sens 2 electrical problem), 1198 (cp1198 error occurs intermittenly)
2001 Volvo V40 1.9L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: YV1VW29551
Thanks in advance for your help, this seems like it should be a simple fix and I am stumped!! The check engine light will flash under load and a misfire and hesitation is felt. The code set indicates a misfire of cyl #3. The ignition and injectors scope check ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Engine missfire cyl 3)
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29551
Vehicle sets codes for misfire cyls #2 & #3. Misfire noticeable under load. (Shared coil cyls 2 & 3) Swapped out coil, wire, and plugs - Misfire does not move. Fuel trim values show long term 0%, short term -5%. Compression test 130psi both cylinders (both plu... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire cyl 2), P0303 (Misfire cyl 3)

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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L automatic top VIN: WBABK8323V
Ok, after replacing the left locking mechanisms, which holds 2 micro switches in it, I still did not get a locked signal when top was actually locked. Traced wiring through soft top and found one broken lead in it on the most forward folding section. Repaired ...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN3481J
Thank you for all for the fundamental lesson in evap. codes. The student was told what to do, and has not been back to class since. That some times is a good thing, it means the car is fixed and they don't need to come back. Again thank you all for your input ... Trouble codes: P0456.
1994 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L No Start VIN: SAJMX1343R
Thanks guy's for the helpful replies. I learned from Robert [...], that fuel pump #2 does not get power until after 3500 rpm.With this imformation,I ascertained that the main fuel pump,though it was running,was not producing pressure. When I took it apart,I fo...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L no upshift VIN: FA66E3MF03
thanks a bunch guys , we fixed this one, the the system that was my problem was the cold shift delay system, my kick down switch under the throttle pedal that feeds the one wire soliniod on the right rear of the unit was fine. the one wire soiliniod on the lef...
1990 Other European lm002 5.5L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: ZA9LU45A0L
Well it's not really fixed, but i did get the firing order correct from brian at eurocars. The firing order was incorect and did help a little, still trying to get more info. the firing order is 1-7-5-11-3-9-6-12-2-8-4-10.
1991 Other European 348ts 3.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: ZFFRG36AOM
We replaced the oxygen sensor for banks 1-4 cleaned mass air flow sensors and throttle plates.Two weeks later..no complaints. Thanks group, your help fixed this one.
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0AA299XX
We have this one fixed. In addition to the solenoid for the cam accuator being bad the driver was also bad. Thanks to Steve for keeping my head on and to check the signal. You can test to see if the solenoid has a signal by just using a test light and raising ...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: YS3EF48Z3X
Thanks to Alex, Noel & Mark for the input on this one. We rechecked all the basics, and kept coming back to the throttle housing. Upon calling the local dealer, we found out that they had NEVER had one of these in stock, or ever sold one to anyone!!! The close...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L srs light VIN: YV1LW5541T
Found out the hard way-no way to turn out light without Volvo software. Fortunately, I have a good relationship with the dealer so it cost me nothing but lost time. Thanks for the speedy answers to all who responded.
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