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1999 Audi A4 2.8L headlamps/tail lamps VIN: WAUED28D0X
used car. saftey checked car 8 days ago all lights worked etc.. car delivered and brought back yesterday for no headlights. checked fuses all fuses good have no power to that section of fuse box. if i power the fuse i get lights. i dont work on audi's much so ...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Gauges VIN: WAUED54B71
Hello, This Audi A6 Turbo has a problem with the gauges going to zero intermittently. Indicator lights will also come on (brake, air bag, etc). When the vehicle was here the first time, we found a bad alternator and replaced it. The customer said the car was ...
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHE6311R
This 540i came in with a no start which was determined to be a bad fuel pump relay. I got the engine running but noticed a rough idle. I could hear a loud sucking noise from the intake area. I removed the upper intake and replaced all the seals and the rear pl...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBACB4321S
this beamer is kicking my butt only on cold starts it idles between 500-1100 rpms and sometimes stalls.once it warms up everything is fine.i replaced iac motor and cleaned throttle body.also smoked the engine ad didnt find no leaks.i saw some help fixes with t...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L condenser fan VIN: WBAGF8322W
We have exhausted our resources on this issue. Our mt2500 with all the Euro updates will only issue a trouble code 139 " electronic thermostadt". All Data has zero info on this system. Called All data and they informed me that a specific BMW scan tool was requ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L cooling system VIN: SATJFA01DX
good day to all, this jaguar overheats every time after it sit's overnight and the cust get's in the vehicle and drives off to work in the morning. i have verifiyed this complaint twice.the cust installed a new t-stat with an o.e one before it came to me with ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L fuel gauge VIN: WDBHA28E5T
HI all, I have a 96 C-280 in. Owner says the fuel gauge is either reading full or almost empty. Draining fuel out of the return line with the engine running, the gauge stays reading full. If I shut the engine off, then turn the key on, the gauge reads lower. T...
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L console area VIN: WDBKK49F91
Hello everybody, Being somewhat unfamilar with these vehicles, I have not a clue what could be hissing in the console(at least it sounds like) when the unlock button is depressed on the remote.The customer said it just started recently.When the button is pres...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA23B1Y
All ,in previous notes Trouble codes: P0411, P1128 (o2 signal issue)
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

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1990 Audi 80 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUEA58A8L
Was not able to find definite fix for this. It was suggested to customer that the fuel distributor/differential pressure regulator be replaced and customer declined further repairs. Also found service bulletin on this vehicle for adding a different coolant fla...
1994 Audi 100 S 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUEK842AR
customer has taken car and has not returned, very suspisious of the fuel pump being the problem by the replies and the symptom, and the fact that the fuel pump relay looked perfect inside under a magnifying glass. Best Regards, Bill
1989 BMW 325iX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAB0302K
Hi all, The fix is in. After extensive work and research we were finally able to solve this mess. When we first started working on this vehicle we put a used computer in this car. Thinking the computer we had was bad I ordered a reman with having the ability t... Trouble codes: 17 (injectors 2 4 6), 15 (fault lamp), 3 (fuel pump relay).
1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on, CODES 171 &174 VIN: WBAGH8333X
I want to thank all of you for the help, The fix was mass air flow sensor. Mark [...] was the 1st read and he was right on. Will also keep my eyes on the intake etc. Great that we can all help each other here. Nate [...] Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 system lean), P0174.
1994 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L air ride VIN: SALHC1344R
This land rover had been to dealer no codes found. Our shop checked powers and grounds to the air ride computer twice but problem was self correcting during our testing and car would rise up but ride height lights would not go out and ride height buttons were ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBGA32E4R
Hi everyone. Sorry it took me a while to close this. As several of you suggested I did find some more wiring problems in the injector/coil harness. After fixing those it still acted up occasionaly. I rechecked everything I could think of and felt in my gut tha... Trouble codes: 036 (O2 system at lean limit. system too rich).
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L temp guage VIN: WDBEA32E2S
This car was fixed with a new cluster. We also decided to replace harness after further inspection and age. Thanks for the input and help. Harness had continuity and ecm was reading changes in temp and sender was new.
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA32E2S
Thanks for hte help on this one. The upshift delay is activated by the switchover valve being grounded by the engine ECU for about 45 seconds during cold driving. The Ecu was not grounding the valve thus no upshift delay. All the mechanical and vacuum portions... Trouble codes: P1701 (upshift delay switch over valve electrical control).
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4JGAB54E1X
firstly i want to thank to Peter from Great Britain, Randy from Texas; Gary from New York -i've treated with another key and nothing- and specially to Richard from Florida who, hit on the head, i must to say that flaw was corrected 50 % after crank sensor chan...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L steering pump VIN: 4JGAB75E42
I replaced the resevior and flushed the system. Hugh,Robert, Ross, Jivi, and Chris suggested this. I was thinking the same thing but was looking for assurance. I knew it was going to fix it when I heard from Hugh who mentioned that the little screen in the res...
1981 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WP0EA0917B
Thank you to all who offered help with this car, especially to Martin fron Indiana.As I stated, I have no experience with these cars, so I was blind going into this one. The enrichment control valve was not operating as Martin had said it should, upon looking ...
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L low power/detonation VIN: YS3EF4825Y
4PSI is normal, this car uses only one turbo on one bank (nothing light a Saab) anyway the unstatded problem on this car was smoking at start up, the original question was how much boost show this car have. got a local offer to send this to his shop as this wa...
1991 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: WV2ZBO25MH
Well Thanks for all the help, heard from three people about the o2 sensor causing this type of problem. Unplugged the sensor and drove for 10 min with no problems, plugged in the sensor and problems returned right away. There was some talk about the coolant se...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cooling fans Dual, two speed system VIN: 3VWRK69M54
A big THANK You to David. Your reply went right to the problem. Upon closer investigation, I found fuse #16 missing (actually, several fuses were missing). Installed a new fuse, it blew. Traced down short and repaired. Now fans operate normally. Seems like whe...
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L heater fan motor VIN: YV1LS5502P
thanks again to all who responded. removed control unit and confirmed burnt odor. opened unit and found blown circuits. replaced unit with known good used unit and regained normal hvac operations.
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L dash lights VIN: YV1LZ5644W
replaced faulty overload protection relay for supply x circuit.
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