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1985 BMW 318i 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBAA07403F
This vehicle came in having had some fuel lines repaired and the fuel pressure regulator replaced. It had been not driveable but after that it was driveable but not running well at all. Found it running rich, pin tested at ECM and found closed throttle switch ...
1994 BMW 318is 1.8L Passenger Side VIN: WBABE6320R
I hope there are some BMW guys around. This car came in with the passenger side window inop. Traced the problem to window motor. Was at that point in time informed the window motor had been replaced three previous times,recently. I installed a new window motor...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WBADE62030
Hi Gents, I received this bmw and the car runs perfect. I keep receiving camshaft sensor code i scope it, i don't like the signal. Does anyone know what activation map cooling is code 139. Would the camshaft code make the car run rough in the morning or interm... Trouble codes: 27 (adaptive fuel mixture), 139 (activation map cooling), 18 (oxysensor ageing before cat 5-8 cylinder), 10 (oxy sensor before cat cyl 1-4), 112 (camshaft position sensor)
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB33511
repaired the vacuum leaks,lite came back on next day ,same codes ,could it be the air flow meter/? thanks for any help Trouble codes: DME02, DME02
1993 Jaguar XJS 4.0L transmission VIN: SAJNW4748P
trans running good now. customer says will go in limp mode when light comes on. i did not experience this. have no info on how to read codes. tried reading eng codes but nothing was there. i also cleared eng codes to see if trans light would go out. but it did...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L alternator VIN: SAJGX5742V
car came in with burnt primary wire to alternator and not charging. New Jag alternator installed with new battery and primary cable. Still not charging? Testing shows all signals are present at alternator. Anyone have any advice?
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: WDBGA51E8N
Hey all, Lets start off by saying this car came from another shop. Customer was complaining of poor idle and car cutting out. Scanned car for codes, had multiple CMP/CRANK codes stored. We see new cam/crank sensors installed. We cleared codes & none came back.... Trouble codes: 22 (cmp), 17 (crank l5 current stored), 18 (magnets for cps l5 not recorded), 06 (cmp l5/1)
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Accessories VIN: WDB2110651
Hi everybody, this car came to my shop with engine fan running permanent, display defective shown on the cluster, SRS light on, i tried to diagnose the SRS system no communication, as well as the front sam, rear sam, cluster, radio system, i cannot communicate...
1985 Porsche 924 2000CC engine VIN: VBF571056Y
Since engine bay was pressure washed engine will not switch off from key and oil pressure is very low - I don't see how they can be related. Have disconected oil pressure switch and alternator but problem still exists. Disconnecting 9 pin plug where loom goes ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on
Im working on a jetta with an evap small leak problem. did all test for ldp and purge solenoid all check out fine. When I use my evap smoke machine i see smoke coming from the evap canister breather valve, not the vent valve its an extra valve on canister. my ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: OWVWMA63B6
Hello everyone, This Passat intermittently idles low when coming to a stop and then sometimes will die. The car always starts right up afterward. Idles at about 320-400rpms when it acts up. All inputs and outputs from computer are good. This problem is intermi... Trouble codes: P1426 (EVAP purge valve), P0118 (engine coolant temp sensor)
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 3VWCA21C7Y
this beetle bug nose dives during 3-4 shift only.runs great otherwise and does not exhibit problem during 4-3 downshift. scanning with mastertech reveals no codes from engine or trans. any help is greatly appreciated.
1982 Volvo 242 DL 2.1L Misfire VIN: 1234567899
random misfire between cylinders.
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5513S
The customer complained about the car not starting after buying gas. Eventually it started and he drove it to my shop. My helper drove the car in the next day with no problem. After reading the misfire codes and seeing the worn plugs and carbon tracked distrib... Trouble codes: 452 (misfire 2), 454 (misfire 4), 542 (Not sure), 543 (Multiple misfires)

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2000 Audi A4 1.8L Won't shift, check engine light on VIN: WAUAC28D8Y
We ended up replacing the transmission with the correct one. It still seems a shame to do all that work because one sensor is different. Next time I will check the 3 letter code on the transmission first.
1988 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBABB2301J
I replaced the efi relay and its been starting every time. Thanks guys
1999 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ0336X
Recieved 4 replies to my request, most indicating a problem in the secondary air injection system. Seems we need higher end equipment to pull the code description. Not sure why Alldata doesn't list the information. Cleared the code and customer decided to take... Trouble codes: P0491.
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L fuel leak
I had a HUGE response to this, thanks Guys. as almost every one said it was the switch over valve for the left tank. Customer is now driving untill the next time. Every one recommend replacing both valves so thats what we did. Thanks iatn
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L cyl. heads VIN: SAJNV4842K
I have not yet fixed the vehicle, but did receive information as to where I could but a tool that would do the job from Jesse [...] and ordered the tool via overnight UPS. It should be here tomorrow. All the other replies I received made mention...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L l/s door auto function VIN: SAJJR42C9Y
Thanks for the replies, namely, Ignacio, robert & Rolfe. I did not have the benefit of keeping the car long enough to try a new battery. I did, however, forward the information to the owner, and he said that based on the replies and the fact that i tended to a...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 4.5L No Start VIN: 1070241201
yahoo! this mercedes is running!first i have to thank all who replied,albert,jose,kami,lloyd,mathew, and especially patrick from oregonwho came up with correct wiring scheme for this car. lloyd , you were very close but some numbers/colors did not match this c...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: EA30D7KA99
Hello Guys,It's Fixed. I want to first thank you for all the kind words and wishes ya'll sent me. I'm back in business again but many thousands of cars down here were flooded with toxic salt water.You can imagine what that does to wiring & electronics. Insuran...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBHA28E7R
Thank you for all of your help and answers, my computer had bug that is why it took long time to close. Just to know such a support available at iTNA, it is great help. A new air flow mass fixed the problem. I had a bucket full of core AFM units mostly was cha... 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).
1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 3.3L Diff housing VIN: WP0JB0936J
The side cover on the transaxle was removeable in the vehicle. The LH drive axle had to be removed. Once out the bearing/seal side cover came out for easy gasket removal. Thanks for all the help from the Porsche guys who helped!
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: YS3EF58EXX
Regretfully I have to close this without a fix. The 6 replies I received left me with some fair to good possibilities but pointed me in various directions. The customer didn't get back to me immediately and I've been out of work almost 2 weeks after minor surg... Trouble codes: P0132 (Manufacturers Controlled Emissions).
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start, NO SPARK/INJ. PULSE VIN: 3VWRB81H5S
the ign. sw. was the fix . it lost voltage to relay/ ecm during crank . thanks for the helpful info. chuck Trouble codes: 00513 (engine speed sensor - g28 no signal).
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L abs VIN: VWWEE83A7T
good moring: i have been away on vacation, and have the car scheduled on the 12 of next month to try and repair the circuit board on the abs unit.. most all of the responses were the board has a crack in it. no one said to repair it, but i think i will give ...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L door latch VIN: 3VWBA21C5X
The suggestions from the replies was very helpful. The door and window are working correctly. Thanks for the help
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M43
Hi and thanks for the replys, I cannot beleive we missed the location of the glow plugs-as you all mentioned there right in front of the motor as allways!!, in are defence-the connector wiring was push on, not the earlier screw on wires. we found the connetor ... Trouble codes: P0674 (4 glow plug circuit).
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L oil pressure warning light flashes
thank you bruce [...] in north carolina , for very detailed repair information. we are sending this customer to the volvo dealer for possible warranty repair. bruce writes, it is very common on all 5 and 6 cylinder turbo and non-turbo volvo 1999 through 2001...
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