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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Interior lights VIN: WAUDC68D01
Fellas, I have this 2001 A4 here that the interior lights will not light up in when the doors are opened. The other odd thing is that the chime to alert that the key is still in goes off with the key out. There are no codes in the central locking module... B...
1991 BMW M5 3.6L Rear struts. VIN: WBSHD9314M
This BMW bounces like crazy in the back. Like the rear stuts are blown out. Also the customer said that after the stuts were replaced the car did not feel any better than before. From what I can tell this one has a level ride system, which is tied into power s...
1991 BMW 525i 2.5L battery draw, fuse #20 VIN: WBAHD5310M
Vehical has a .85 amp. draw all the time, unless you remove fuse #20. Have inspected all wiring to fuse #20, except the "park heating/ventilation relay box" which I have not been able to locate in vehical, eather by wiring diagram of component location, used b...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L abs VIN: WBACB432XS
this car have ABS light on computer have 4 code 17, 20,178 and 81 .I did replace ABS hydraulic unit and speed sensor .Now it's still have code 17,20 and 178 i'm using Baum scanner to clean these code but it's never happen on the scanner said code have been cle...
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L abs module VIN: SAJKX6745T
Hello all; We performed a major service on this car yesterday including a brake fluid flush. Now the abs light comes on at exactly 20 mph. Upon start up the light is out but always comes on at 20 mph and will not go out until the key is cycled. No components ...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJJA42C3Y
This vehicle came in with no fault codes or driveability problems. This was susposed to be another simple waterpump repair. I repalced the waterpump. I poured a little water over the front of the engine to rinse the coolant from the engine. I also replaced the... Trouble codes: P1000 (cant find), P1316 (cant find), P0300 (random misfire), 0108
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L engine VIN: SALJY1247W
hey guys just bought this heap, all the suddden this thing starting making a upper engine noise and oil pressure light come on, so we hooked up a gauge and had low pressure, what i need to know is is there anything special that i need to know about doing thi...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBDA28D7M
This car came to us with a bad idle. If you run the engine at idle it will surge and runs rich. I have looked at the archives and all of the information is on the 190e with a 2.6, The motor I have is the 2.3 motor they are talking like the problem could be tha...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L drive train VIN: WDBHA23G5W
this car makes a noise that sounds like a wheel brg noise when you are going 30-50mph and you make a gradual turn to the left it gets louder and decreases when you make a gradual turn to the right. I used a chassis ear and hooked up to each wheel this was afte...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L warning lights
We replaced the front and rear brake pads on the vehicle. Since the repair several warning lights on the dash light in unison, seemingly at random, and a warning bell chimes. You might drive 5 miles and never hear a sound or see a light. Then again you may see...
1984 Other European 308GTS 3.0L No spark rear bank VIN: ZFFLA13B00
Hello, Group, This 1984 Ferrari 308GTS has ignition spark on the front bank only. We pulled rear distributor cap and, as usual, found the cap filled with engine oil. Replaced distributor shaft seal, replaced cap & rotor, fired it up. Get only very intermitten...
2001 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0AB29921
Not real familiar with these. Cleared these codes once and they came back(go figure). All parameters look normal, but I'm not familiar with Porsches. The LTFT's are slightly below normal at -3, and -4%. Is this acceptable on this car? My brother has owned this... Trouble codes: P1128 (O2 sensor bank1), P1130 (O2 sensor bank 2)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWDD21C7Y
I need help with this beetle. It shut down and will not start back. I can not get the computor to connect with vag-com and when I turn the key on there is no mil light. I have checked all the fuses and they are good. I think I may be loosing ground but don't k...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L lacks power VIN: 3VWRF29M0Y
The cleaning of the intake and exhaust cooler have generally done the trick on these. With the torbo showing full function we are a little stumped. No codes. Thanks in advance for any tips. It was very loaded with carbon before the clean. Keith & Rick
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L overdrive VIN: YV1TS90D7Y
Hey folks, I have a Volvo here thats giving me fits. It came in with a p1618/p0751 Shift Solenoid "A" stuck off. I went through all the tests at the computer, ohming out all the solenoids and sensors I could. I found the input speed sensor to be at 2.9Mohms.. ...

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1987 BMW 325is 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAA2307H
I received 14 replies, most suggested things I had already done or tried. One person suggested I test the TPS, well I had done that , but I tested only pins 1 and 3 which was incorect I need to test pins 1 and 2 and 2 and 3 this told me the TPS was faulty. Rep...
1993 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKW1748P
all replys were very helpfull i believe the rotory switch is at fault jag uses a special adjustment tool for replacement not yet available intill july 25 so customer is waiting tell then ill let you know what happens Trouble codes: 69 (park/neutral input circut).
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Ride Quality VIN: WDBGA51E4S
Very interesting problem here. I rechecked the balance of the tires, and sent it home with a tech. When he came in the next day, he complained that the thing rode awful. So we ran the car with the wheels off the ground and the right wheel was shaking so bad I ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Starting VIN: YS3FB49S43
good morning; thanks to all that replied, and especially joe for the wiring diagram. after studying the diagram,and figureing the imobilizer had been activated, and running the capacators down in all the computers by unhooking the battery and hooking the ter...
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L engine VIN: YS3DF78N3W
Thank you all for the quick replies. It was indeed a bad turbo. Turbo has been replaced, and we've been holding the customer's hand in the weeks following as the smoke gradually disappears from the oil-soaked exhaust system.
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Surge, Cuts out VIN: WVWAA63B5W
Disconnecting the MAF sensor illiminated the extreme surge/cutout under load. Replacing the MAF cured the surge/cutout under load but resulted in what felt like an ignition 'break down' at high speed under load. Replaced plugs, but suspected plugged cat., whic...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Glow plugs VIN: 3VWSF29M6Y
guys I am goint to close this one without having done the repair yet. Judging by the 24 replies, mostly hinting at the harness, i am very confident that it is going to be fixed soon. The customer has notreturned yet, but will soon i hope. Thanks very very mu...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Acceleration VIN: 3VWRF28M49
The engine was installed by another shop. They missed the timing belt by 1 tooth. This caused the problem because the injection pump also runs off the same belt. thanks for all the help.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAC63B41
Thanks again guys. The replies all said to replace the engine coolant temp sensor. The stock one is black, and there is an updated part that is green. thanks again. Trouble codes: P0118.
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