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1999 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D8X
Hi techs!! ok, this lovely audi came in this morning with a engine light on. scan tested, came out P0134 and P1136. Quick check for O2 signal, stay flat @ 0.400V. automaticlly install a new O2 since it is very common on this vehicle with these codes. and also... Trouble codes: 1136 (Long term fuel trim add fuel bank 1 system too lean), 134 (O2 sensor circ bank1-sensor1 No activity detected)
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L a/c VIN: WABDT22080
Hi all BMW techs, customer complaint this car here is sometines blowing hot air(not to hot) and other times it works fine, so far i have not been able to recreate the problem, what i have found is that when working good pressures are 250psi and 40 psi, what i ...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBA4SA3BB
Hello Friend's I have this 1981 Mercedes 380 SL, 3.8 Liter, , the car came in with a very erratic Idle after it warm out a little, it go from 600 to 1800 RPM or higher, i check for vacuum leak didn't find any at this point I have in the past have the same pro... Trouble codes: N0NE, F1ND
2001 Other European Vantage 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SCFAB22361
Performed fuel injector cleaning service and cleaned throttle bodies, reset check engine light. Vehicle returned same codes replaced spark plugs, required removal of intake manifolds, intake manifold gaskets not available in UK or USA. Installed new fuel injec... Trouble codes: P0300, P0171
1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YS3DD78B0S
Car cuts out intermittently and alway starts up. Idle hangs at 1500 rpm on occassion. P1208 is the only code and we can't find any info on it. Trouble codes: P1208
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L alarm-locks VIN: YS3DD58B9T
I'm looking for a second opinion. Here's the situation: Car was dropped off for a used car check by the prospective buyer after hours, key (no remote) was in the night dropoff box and car was locked. I went to bring the car in the shop, unlocked with the key a...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L PRNDL Display VIN: 3VWFA81H4T
Engine will not crank in park. The dash display reads 'r' when in park. All other gears are accurate except for when in manual 1st it reads '2'. With the Snapon scanner the pid is reading same as dash display does. I have cleared the codes in both tcm and ecm....
1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEE83A3V
Hello fellow Techs, checked for codes on this Passat and came up with one listed, scanner showed slow activity on sensor so, replaced and all was OK for about a week then car came back for same problem. Checked alldata it indicated I should be testing sensor f... Trouble codes: P0134 (no activity bank 1 sensor 1)
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L front crank seal VIN: WVWNA63B6X
Hello comrads, Thanks for your help. This car came in with oil leaks. We replaced the valve cover gasket, cam and crank shaft seals, timing belt and tensioner. When finished, we drove the car for aprox 20 miles. We then developed an axle seal leak, passenger s...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L front crank seal VIN: WVWNA63B6X
Hello comrads, Thanks for your help. This car came in with oil leaks. We replaced the valve cover gasket, cam and crank shaft seals, timing belt and tensioner. When finished, we drove the car for aprox 20 miles. We then developed an axle seal leak, passenger s...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L turbo VIN: WVWMA63B6X
I'm trying to find some information about a turbo on a 1999 VW Passat. I have one here with a bad turbo (big surprise)I have a chance to get a new turbo for a 2000 passat but they have different part numbers. On the 99 the last number is a J and on the 2000 it...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M2I
Hi VW-Techs & Fellows ! I've this car came in for 60 K service with check engine light was on.So we told customer first to do the maintainance & clear this P1142 as described fault code & see what happens. Three days later cust. calls me and let me know the li... Trouble codes: P1142 (Load calculation cross check lower limit exceeded)
1999 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS53D9X
This vehicle came in with a check engine light on with above code and code p1171. I put an air flow meter on it for the p1171 code and an o2 sensor for the p1132, after I checked fuel trims, vac leaks and the other usual suspects. It came back 3 days later wit... Trouble codes: ECM28, P1132

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L chime VIN: WAUCB28D8X
I've to close this help request.Thannks to William, Noel & Mark for the replies.I've tried new D/S door latch ass. with no change Also check all the lights as Mark replies.So i ask cust. to bring car to the dealer to let it fix right & let me know what they fi...
1974 Jaguar XKE 5.3L Vacuum Diagram VIN: 0UE1S24416
Thanks to John from AZ and Bill from VA for their replies. John suggested trying Welsh Enterprises for a CD repair manual- www.welshent.com. We ended up figuring out the vacuum routing by studying the parts book, shop manual and owner's manual pictures. Way to...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBDA28D7J
Thanks for all the replies, every bit helps. Most of you said to change the valve seals and decarbonize the engine. Dan sparked my mind to verify closed-loop operation - elementary Mr. Watson! It gets interesting...pulled out my scope to check the 02 sensor sw...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBHA23G9W
disconnected the MAF & engine still did not run replaced the MAF after much time wasted testing & retesting & the car ran, but poorly. we ended up replacing the ME control unitin addition to the MAF & recoding it with Launch & now car runs fine. this was a tou...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L water pump VIN: 4JGAB54E9X
Thanks, to all those whom replied. As per all of the replies the water pump is a pretty straight forward repair, and all went well. We are still waiting for a fan clutch that was seeping oil before the vehicle can be complete, but all of the other repairs went...
1997 Other European 355 3.5L seat runner VIN: ZFFR486000
I went ahead and installed the parts from a Jaguar sensor. After resetting the seat from full forward to full back, the system has been working OK. I think that the whole Jag Potentiometer would work but did not try at this time due to need to return car. The ...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2985W
Thanks for the replies. Nearly all said to check for air leaks in the PCV system, especially in the area of the oil separator. One was right on the money as I found the bellows below the separator to be torn. Another said there's a diaphram in the separator th... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire), P1124 (lean fuel limit).
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSC81H5M
Turned out to be the computer after all. The used ecms were both from newer VWs and didnt work. Dealer new was over $800 so we had to UPS in the correct used one.Just a note, the car had a previous overheating problem and the fans intermitingly came on. Turned...
1994 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.5L Surge VIN: WY2KE0700R
perri,mark,dan,darrel and bob thanks for your replys,the other shop decided to take the van to the dealership.after inquiring its still there. i will post the results when i know.if i ever run into this problem again, i will inspect the timing belt,catalyst co... Trouble codes: 758 (secondary air system defect).
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Brake light VIN: 3VWCC21C9X
Sorry for the late reply guys, I am still awaiting the return of the vehicle to finish it up, but feel confident with the information I received. Matt and Stuart's replies seem to be the most accurate. To remove the lamp housing open the trunk and remove the r...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCF21COY
Thanks for all the great replies. Yes we put in a new updated ECT. This was easier and quicker than testing, the sensor was only $6, and only took a few minutes to install. Car has been gone for a week now with no other problems. Trouble codes: 17664 (engine coolant temp sensor), 17978 (ECU blocked), 18058 (CAN BUS power train), 01317 (ECU In IP - J285 no comm), 17978 (ECU blocked).
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWBC21C3Y
hey thanks guys, i'm sorry it has taken so long for me to post, but the custmer has not yet brought the vehicle back in for further diagnostics. but the last time it was in i was able to fully charge the system by jumping power to the compressor. all of my fus...
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