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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)
2000 Audi A4 1.8L PCM power supply VIN: WAUDC68D1Y
Vehicle towed in with a no-start condition. Battery was dead. Replaced battery. Now crank no-start. No check eng light. Checked power. No power to coil packs. Jumped main relay. Now have power to coil packs. No power to all 3 PCM fuses. All other fuses appear ...
1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L blower motor VIN: SAJNW5844N
hay guys another jag case blower motor runs on high even on low,med, it goes stright to high speed theres no ac. systems fully charged we tryed a fan switch and temp switch still when you turn on blower motor its on high speed?? anyone out there incounter this...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Cooling System VIN: SALX1744SC
Car was towed in because of an overheating problem. The cooling fans did not operate when the engine gets warm or when the A/C was on. A new cooling fan module, radiator temp. switch, and updating the pressure switch on the A/C low pressure line (by-passing th...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D71
p0065 we have check our shopkey for this code but we have no info to test this system. we have done a visual inspection of piping around manifold, but not sure what components are in system. all i need is a source for testing this system so i can properly diag... Trouble codes: P0065 (air assisted fuel injection aai control range performance)
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L ignition lock clyinder VIN: WDBJF55F8V
vehicle towed to shop. cust states ign key will not turn. seemed fine before. suddenly will not turn to any position. key will go in and out. how do i remove the defective lock cylinder.
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L No Start VIN: WPOAB0947H
Vehicle came in with no start condition, checked all wiring and found ok also ohmed out all injectors and all at 2.4-2.6 normal does have correct voltage at all removed computer and found burnt printed board circuit? Replaced with known good computer and vehic...
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Unknown VIN: WPOAA2998Y
This car has a high pitch chirping noise from left valve cover area. I had the drive belt off and the noise was still there. The noise comes and goes at idle and speeds up and gets quieter on acceleration. I had the valve cover off and didn't see any damage to...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Stall VIN: YS3ED48E71
Saab techs Please give me some insight on this stumper! This 9/5 has an intermittant cold start stall condition that only occurs between 50 and 70 degrees F. the window of opportunity is so small that I've been unable to catch it.The customer is a regular and ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L instrument lights VIN: WVWMD23BXY
Hello members! Having a problem with the instrunent illumination. The dash lights in the cluster are not working. The dash lights do work everywhere else (climate controls, shift indicator, etc.) This car just came in to our shop from another shop. The dash li...
2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWUH23B5Y
In for check engine light and inspection. codes for cat efficiency both banks set, smoke checked for vacum leaks, ok. Checked maf meter reading, well within spec., checked front o2 sensors switching fast, cleared codes. Light came back on 2 days both cat eff. ... Trouble codes: P0431 (cat bank 2 efficiency), P0421 (cat bank 1 efficiency)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L no power VIN: 3VWCP21C81
car came in,complaint of low power.will only go 30 mph up small hills.no passing power on flat ground.tested exhaust for restrictions(only 1lb of back pressure)also unhooked at turbo just in cases (no change).check boost 15 psi at speed.found intake manifold c...
1998 Volvo V90 2.9L turn signals VIN: YV1KW9607W
Hazard flashers work with key off. With the key on, the right rear turn signal remains steadily lit. Makes no difference whether the hazard switch is on or off, nor does the position of the turn signal switch. Unplugging the t/s switch makes no difference. MOD...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW61J9Y
Pass the Excedrin, please! This Volvo came in with the MIL on. I retrieved code P0171 fuel trim at it's limit. FF data indicated that the problem occurred at idle, hot and LTFT was more than +20 %. After verifying no vacuum leaks (smoke machine), fuel pressur... Trouble codes: P0171 (Anyones guess)
2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L rear suspension VIN: YV1TS92D42
The car came in with a rattle when ever you go over bumps. I've replaced several front struts and spring mounts with this type of noise, so I proceeded to replace them only to find them without that much wear. The noise remained with the new front struts and r...

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1989 Audi 200 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUGC544XK
Thanks for all the replies guys. I did not get this car fixed. Customer had me under the gun and needed the car back. Think he is towing to the dealer. As several suggested i carefully checked the timing marks on the belt and distributer. The dist. was off a l...
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Coolant system VIN: WBABF3323R
Thanks to all who responded to my help request, customer has vehicle. Have not heard anything for a couple days.. which is always good. They rarely call to say things are going good. It appears that is was ONLY a bleeding the coolant system issue. I have never...
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAJAV1346G
Much good information received. The post on the fuel switching valve problem was one I wouldn't have thought of. A bad switching valve would return fuel to the wrong tank, overfilling it and causing a rich condition via the vapor canister. Unfortunatly, this...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L cylinder compression VIN: SAJHX1247W
Will close this with the idea being you cannot install the later motor.If I ever find out differntly I will update this.
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L All Accesseries VIN: SAJDA01D1Y
This One Had To Go To The Dealer. We Recieved Replies Concerning The Cluster, Fuse Box In Center Of Dash And Door Locks. All Were Checked By Us And The Dealer With No Problems Found. The Customer Spent Over $2000.00 At The Dealer And Still Has The Same Problem...
1958 Porsche Speedster 1.6L Charging VIN: 0000084514
What a great help this posting turned in to! The fault was discovered to be a used up brush on the bottom commutator port (Joe Leoni at www.[...].com nailed it). I was impressed with the number of very astute responses that helped me learn how these 'dy...
1990 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L high pressure VIN: WVWRA21G3L
due to time i had close it. but i know this system doesn't cycle like newer car. what control the cycle is evap temp sensor. and i will pull r134a and recharge with less VW spec is 32-40oz. which i have 32 in there. i will try to add 24oz then add more if i ne...
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L fuel guage VIN: WVWCB5158L
Thanks to all who replied, several of you gave me the part number 533 919 051 F, This was the cheaper of the senders with the three pin electrical connector. And it fixed the car. I did have to re-use the transfer pump.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L mil VIN: 3VWCF21C1X
Thank you all so much for the dead-on answer which was the harness going bad. but also for the strategy info on how the ecu decides things are working or not. replacing the harness was quick and easy, no more code 16764, and now everyone is happy. thanks again...
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5711R
of the cars we had with same problems one got another ecu, both had knock sensor kits done and rechecked intallation. added extra ground wire on one of the cars from the splice where both knock sensor grounds go to one wire before ecu to the battery negative t... Trouble codes: 143 (front knock sensor intermitent fault).
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55A8X
Hello.This car is fixed.It was a coil on # 2 cylinder.I was not even getting a misfire code for # 2 which is a little perplexing.The other codes were ghost codes of some sort that my genysis might have been reading wrong.The major lesson learned here is a gene...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L speedo, odemeter VIN: YV1LZ56D8X
it was the abs ecu like most of you guys said thanks for all who responded. knowing that there are great minds out there all conspiring together to keep cars going puts a smile on my face.
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