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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH24B7Y
I honestly did not have the oppurtunity to drive this vehicle to confirm the complaint of hesistation and poor idle quality. I was only able to access codes and record freeze frame information (Freeze Frame data is below). Because the codes show lean on both b... Trouble codes: P1136 (Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 1 Too Lean), P1138 (Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 2 Too Lean)
1999 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ0336X
BMW experts. This car came in with the above code. Customer says no driveability issues. I could not find any description of this code in Alldata or on this network. Does anyone know about this code and what the correction would be? Thanks for any help. Trouble codes: P0491
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L A/C compressor VIN: SALPV1447X
Hello All, This is a new customer.He said that after a trip to Death Valley last month his A/C will not blow cold for the first 2 to 5 minutes it is turned on especially after the car has cooled off.I let the car sit overnight and when I started it this mornin...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: EA30D7KA99
HI, I'm back after a month of hell. I live in a suburb of New Orleans. Most of my diagnostic equipment was destroyed in Katrina and the following flood. My question is about my wifes car. During the evacuation it develloped a very rough idle and sometimes stal...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBHA28E7R
Hello BM Experts Any help on this specially tests to pin point the problem appreciated very much. When warmed up in park or driving slow speed, rpm surges between 600-900; As tester have tried over voltage protection relay,air mass sensor- no change. It happen... Trouble codes: 009 (Air mass sensor signal too high), 012 (Idle speed contact air mass too larg), 024 (O2 sensor before cat. open signal), 32 (Fuel adaptation- mixture too rich lean stop), 013 (idle speed contact)
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA43EOS
MB specialists, please help. This Benz came in a couple of weeks ago with the CEL on and the codes listed stored. We hooked up directly to the O2 to watch it's performance. It was sluggish but had enough range and the system was switching properly, so we insta... Trouble codes: 1H, 21 (O2S1 open/short circuit), DM, 3 (Lambda Controll Inoperative)
1996 Mercedes-Benz E230 2.3L radiator fan VIN: WDB2102372
Hi Chaps Got this Merc E230 with the Radiator cooling fan constantly running all the time as soon as i start the car up.This model is 1996 with semi automatic climate. I have checked all fuses all wiring, all relays that i can find. I have tried replacing the ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4JGAB54E1X
This SUV has a extended crank intermittently, some times it starts fine, sometimes it doesn't start until next or after next attempt, ETS light is on but i've not been able to get ETS codes because i have a generic scanner, just OBD II. I've changed Crank sens...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E01
We have been stumped with this vehicle for almost a week straight. The vehicle was involved in an accident and three days after the repairs the vehicle started to act-up for the customer. It was hit in the front right corner. It originally came in with a rough... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire or misfire harmful to twc), P0306 (misfire cyl 6 or misfire harmful to twc)
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5571W
need help with this one. this wagon has been back 8 times with check engine light on and codes 118 and 117 coolant temp high/low freeze frame data reads either 302 degrees or -40, am also getting intermittant abs light/trac off. letting car idle the coolant te... Trouble codes: P0118, P0117
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L noise VIN: YV1LZ5641W
we have a volvo here with a starnge noise. seems to be coming from under dash or right under car, best description is high pitched buzzing(leek bees) at highway speeds. have tried ac controls in different positions still does it. below maybe thirty miles an ho...
1999 Volvo C70 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, BLACK SMOKE VIN: YV1NK53D2X
see related repair history, oh yeah tune up parts great shape consdidering amount of fuel being burned

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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L 3-4 shift VIN: SALNM222X2
well guys i guess we beat the odds and still made money on it . upon reinspection of the valve body we found a stuck shift valve thanks for all the warnings and the replys jim
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L MIL Lamp on, Sluggish VIN: WDBGA43EXP
I Pulled The Transmission Back Out To Verify That No Magnets Had Been Disturbed On The Flywheel, All Was Good. Sorry To Say But I Had To Return The Vehicle To tHe Customer, I'm Sure That There Is Someone More Experienced In That Type Of Problem. Thanks To ... Trouble codes: D11, 15.
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L compressor VIN: WDBHA23E7V
Good morning group. Well the M/B is now cooling great. We finally just backtracked to the beginning after replacing 2 compressors with no change. We just had never had any problems with Nippondenso remans so i couldnt believe that they were the problem. We rem...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47FXW
Thanks to the three guys who responded, you were all helpful. Evidently, the supercharger clutch coil shorted and took out the computer. The supercharger is not supposed to be on at idle when hot. Again, thank you. Trouble codes: P0806.
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Clutch cable VIN: 3VWAA81E2W
First the cable must be in it's 'relaxed' position. If the cable (while installed on the tranny) cannot be pulled up by the plastic housing around it, compressing the rubber bellows, it needs to be worked / pumped 5 or six times to relax it , and make it able ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L 1-2 shift VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
david from southern california sugested that the transmission had an internal fault that might have been caused by the damaged tcm. we rechecked the connections and it was decided with the customer that he would take the car to the dealer and that the powertra...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C8Y
Thanks to all of you who replied! All the information given to me states that code 17978 ECU Locked relates to the imobilizer system seing an unauthorized key. I feel it is safe to say that the other code p0171 is not related. These vehicles seem to have probe... Trouble codes: 17978 (p1570- engine ECU locked), 16555 (p0171- B1S1 fuel trim too lean).
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Electronic Climate Control VIN: YV1LS5506P
Hello! This car is fixed, special thanks to Charlie,Jammy,Ed,Benny,and James.You all were correct,there is an updated wire harness.The fix actually can be done without the harness as Jimmy from Texas wrote.I cut the blue/black wire from the pin# 25 of the 30 p...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L SRS lamp on VIN: YV1TS97DXX
John from Tennesee wrote back right away and said to replace the ignition switch as they have a history of sticking and setting this SRS code. I tend to believe it would be something like this as the code is for both buckles simultaneously and in my experience...
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