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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC28D9Y
Dear Fellow Tech, This vehicle is a stumper. Idle is smooth, all cylinders fire good, it runs fine at times but when it acts up it does not have any power, backfires, sets MIL light and when held at 2000 rpm's, the rpm's drop no matter how much gas you give it... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire)
2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on
After I stuck the motor back in this thing and ran it at idle and 2500 rpm all went well. When I checked cam sesors in Actual Values channel 93 the reading was 0.00 kw on both sensors. When I went to Basic Settings ch.94 and ran test of the cam adjuster system... Trouble codes: P0246, P0300
1994 BMW 320i 2.0L efi VIN: WBACB22070
Hi Gents, I know this car for 10 years, and have replaced oxy sensor coolant sensor engine ecu and service the vehicle reguarly every 5000km. The car has a new problem in the mornings the engine will not rev over 4200rpm it appears to shut down a cylinder. As ...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L No Start VIN: SALJY1245V
This car after a hot soak has extended cranking. The fuel pressure is leaking down. With both supply and return line pinched off it still leaks. Fuel pressure regulator new from Land rover. I removed injector rail and cycled key, now it holds pressure and inje...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Start, Location VIN: WDBBA4BD2G
This car was towed in as a no-start. The fuel pump will not work unless I apply direct power to it. Anybody know where I can find the fuel pump relay in this vehicle? ALLDATA and the factory manual say it is behind the glove box, next to the idle stabilizer re...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L long crank time VIN: WDBCA35E9K
this car runs good over all the only problem at this time is it has a long crank time when cold or sits for a short period of time.i have checked fuel presure and found to be 88-90 psi running and system pres.is 95, rest pres after 30 min. is between 40-45 psi...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Unknown VIN: WDBHA22E1R
when you first start car all vents work properly. after driving for about 5 minutes when you accelerate the center vents close and then come back when you lift off gas.bypassed juction block under hood and checked for vac leaks. it is funny cause one time i wi...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L engine VIN: WDBHA22E1R
this is my wifes car and it has a vibration at idle.almost like engine is out of balance or torque converter lost a weight.the vibration is gone right off idle.before i start throwing parts at this i figured i try here first and see if anyone had run into this...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L transmission VIN: WDBHA22E1R
this car will not shift out of second sometimes until i take it out of drive: drop it into third and then back to drive.this only happens when it feels like it. there is no pattern and it may go days and never mess up.when it is right it shifts perfect. thank...
1994 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.5L Surge VIN: WY2KE0700R
engine starts major surging @ 187f-coolant,84f air temp.injection time-pulses between 2.55-8.16,can,t see ignition timing,timing gun pulses also.5v reference stays constant,crank signal and ignition control module sgnal stay in sinc.have no specs on map part o... Trouble codes: 758 (secondary air system defect)
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Oil light Flashing VIN: 3VWFA81H1T
This 4 banger VW oil light flashes and beeps when hot and driving. I ck oil pressure at filter housing and head when hot. Both pressure is 28 PSI. I replace the oil pump & change oil of course w/ 20W 50 and a mann filter.Re ck oil pressure. same 28 PSI at both...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB29M01
when comp. scan air temp. stuck at -40 and it says rpm reving to 2000rpm cant seem to clear codes already replaced mafs Trouble codes: 0102 (airflow signal voltage low), 0171 (system too lean bank 1), 00523 (intake air temp. sensor g42 no signal), 01247 (evap comp regulator valve n80 output open), 0172 (system too rich bank 1)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L compressor clutch VIN: 3VWSS29MX1
End of line,once again,Car came in for no A/C,evac and charge to verify proper level,no clutch engagement,tested circuit,ground always good,no blown fuses,scanned with Modis,no codes,(but doesn't bring all PIDS).Test drove and DOES work with higher RPM's,just ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, no power and irratic VIN: 3VWSP29M71
I was called to a buudies shop after he has had this tranny out five times. customer is pissed. I was called to offer an opinion and to scan module for dtc's. I first drove this car and found to be very lazy and not responding to throttle as I feel it should. ... Trouble codes: P1557
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Hard start VIN: YV1LZ56D5Y
This car intermittantly has extended crank time or starts and stalls. Fuel pressure is very high and drops to 0 at rest. I plan to replace the fuel pressure regulator but wonder if the pump might have a faulty anti drain back valve. If it does have one, is it ... Trouble codes: P0422
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Unknown VIN: YV1LZ56D7Y
Customer concern of no ac cooling (actually blows hot air) when ambient temperature is around 90 degrees and the vehicle has been sitting for awhile. Vehicle will eventually cool but it takes too long. When this occurs, the customer says the outside engine coo...

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1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L reverse clutch
thanks for the info from the three of you that replied. I haven't had any luck getting a wave washer from mercedes or any aftermarket parts suppliers. mercede doesn't show that the reverse clutch pack uses one. I thought it had one in it because some of the me...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WDBCA57E3N
I found a bad , cracked and broken transistor in the row of transistors included in the actuator circuit of the ea/cc module. Mercedes thinks they have to get 4700 for this part cost. Found a used one, taking no chances after , replaced both actuators in case ...
1976 Other European V8 4.4L Fuel smell in car VIN: 0011553LCA
Many thanks to all who responded. Problem is still there and I have not given up on this problem child. One of the suggestions was Flooded charcoal canisters.. these were dry. Another idea was the fuel filler cap seals alas all was well there. Another idea was...
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L coolant in oil VIN: WP0AB0909H
HI, Thanks to everyone who took the time to emial suggestions. I took the cooleroff and had it tested, it was ok. The engine had a updated seal kit on it. I have not seen the car since, but it did take awhile to appear last time. This did make the cooling syst...
1992 Saab 900 2.1L No Start VIN: YS3AK36F7N
Hi gentlemen, again I am sorry for the slow reply, I wanted to have a decision from the customer. Your information was very helpful and I thank you for that. I tried to respond to all that individually replied and if I missed any one I apologise. It was indeed...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L power windows VIN: 3VWPA81H0X
Thanks for your responses. no broken wires at any of the doors. that was the first thing we suspected too. we don't see any problems with the motors, they all work, sometimes they roll themselves back down. we are refering the customer to a dealer for reprogra...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V81
This car was fixed by cleanig throttle housing. Carbon buildup on throttle plate causes adaptation not to be able to reset. Simple overlook our part. Trouble codes: 17990 (idle adaptation limit reached).
1989 Volvo 740 GL 2.3L Engine VIN: YV1FX8843K
sorry guys for taking so long on this fix, I had to make sure that this one was good to go.I t turned out to be the supppressor relay after all, just gors to show how important IATN is to all of the automotive techs all over the world, thanks again guys.
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Stall VIN: YV1KW96115
thanks you all for your help,and we will check the idle control switch on this model of car more often now. Trouble codes: 113 (short term fuel trim too rich/too lean), 115 (invalid dtc).
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L traction control
I would like to thank Nigel from British Columbia for his reply.It sounds like I will have to send car to Volvo dealer.We have not got a Vadis tool.And I can not justify the expense of one.If we ever get to the bottom of this one I will post it.Hopefully the V...
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