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1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 0WBAGD8328
Hello Everyone, This cars check engine light,trans program, and SRS light will come on after 20 mins of driving. The trans goes to limp mode. When I attempt to pull codes with I-scan or Launch X-431 the vehicle will not communicate in any system. When I try b...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Brake Pedal VIN: SAJHX1755S
This 95 XJ6 came in with a complaint of too much brake pedal travel. It seems that maybe something happened with the brake pedal that would cause it to be too high, which would cause the driver to push it farther than normal in order to stop. I am not that fam...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SALJY124XV
Hello Techs This Rover is going in to fuel cut off occasionly because the speed is registers over 100MPH on scan tool while only going 40-50. By looking through the archives I found where speed sensor on the transfer case is a problem. The question I have is...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBJF65H6X
see related repair history below Trouble codes: 1491 (ac switch over pressure), 0173 (fuel trim b2), 0170 (fuel trim b1), 0100 (mass failure), 0300 (random misfire)
2000 Peugeot 406 2.0L compressor VIN: WVWRFR1001
This vehicle arrived with no Trinary switch fitted.(just a hole where the switch should have been).Now we have no live feed to the Compressor clutch.I have traced the feed wire up throught the loom as far as the o/s bulkhead, just before it dissapears behind t...
1978 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L No Start VIN: 1582027541
Good Spark, Good fuel pressure, Have power to injectors but very weak pulse - almost nothing! -Car runs on carb cleaner - I think I could figure this one out if I had decent wiring diagrams, it seems that I have a weak ground or power feed somewhere-most likel...
1991 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: WV2ZBO25MH
Well guys this one is just too wierd.It will start and run fine till it warms up to half on the guage. Then holding at 3000 rpm it will start to miss and run rough, rpm drops to 2000 if you cycle ign. off and on we are back to 3000 and runing fine for about 30...
1988 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L fuel pump VIN: YV1AX8846J
The car is hard to start cold, cranks for long time before it will attempt to start. Hot starts are ok, no loss of rest pressure. When the key is turned on the fuel pump will not power up for the usually two seconds. By process of elemnation if I ground the bl...
2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L service light VIN: YV1CZ91165
Need to reset "service reminder"light. I know VADIS will do it, but is the "button push and flash wait" method a viable alternative? Tried the "read" button push and did not clear. To the dealer??? Thanks

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1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 2.5 2.5L No Start VIN: ZARBAA6693
Thanks to all who replied - I know Alfa's are pretty odd ball and I appreciate hearing from those of you with direct experience. The suggestion re the 'updated' amplifier (ignitor)hit the nail on the head --- mostly. This car also had a bad ignition computer, ...
1997 Audi A4 1.8L low oil pressure VIN: WAUBB88D1V
thank you to everyone that helped we started with a very simple approach, drained engine oil and was able to see a good portion of pickup tube and oil pan no visible signs of foreign matter or sludge was found, engine was found to very clean internally finding...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED24B7Y
Thank you for the replies, I followed up on all of them. I did find another vacuum leak under the intake on a cloth line and replaced same. I found a tech. bulliten for 2002 2.7 cars that reported the same conditions. It required the ECU be reflashed, so the l... Trouble codes: 16684 (random/multi misfire), 17536 (long term fuel trim. bank 1 system lean), 17538 (long term fuel trim. bank 2 system lean), 16685 (cylinder 1 misfire), 16688 (cylinder 4 misfire), 16687 (cylinder 3 misfire).
2001 Audi A4 2.8L unsure VIN: WAUAH68D31
Thank you for the suggestions. This was not a usual problem. the problem was a run of faulty ARI axles. 3 axles broke inside the inner boot. The bearings completely shattered. My boss broke down and got me an axle from audi and it was fixed the first time.I al...
1995 BMW M3 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBF9325S
customer never returned. thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: 1226 (no description).
2000 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA15B5Y
Thaks to all who send help full tips.The Air flow meter readings are low and I suggested to the customer to replace the unit but the customer is not yet willing to spend the money. I close this help request for now but will update you'll if the vehicle comes b...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L compressor VIN: WDBEA90D2J
thanks to all who replied. ifound the module right where every one said it would be. i did a pin out test the wire going to the clutch was eaten by a rodent i repaired the wire and the a/c works thanks again you guys saved me a lot of time and pice of mind
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Ride Control VIN: WDBNG70J4Y
After the car was put back on the ground (it had been up on the lift), the 3 malfunctions had dissappeared! We monitored the car for a couple of days but the codes didn't return and the suspension didn't gone down. The customer now has the car back and will le...
1999 Other European F355 F1 3.5L remote VIN: ZFFXR48AXX
Thanks for the help Wayne and Tom. The answer was to send this car to a dealer for the programming of the remotes. The old 4 digit code has to be removed and the new 4 digit code installed into the computer before it can code to new remotes;
1988 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8856J
thanks so much for all the replies nearly of them hit the nail on the head as usual, the thing that threw me off someone else had moved the relay up behind the sound deadening panel but after poking around in the right area, i found it thanks again iatn rocks!...
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