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1997 Audi A4 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEA88D6V
Hello group. We have an a4 here that we could use some help on. It is the 2.8l sohc engine. The car has no power on accelleration and there were several codes stored in the system. Erased codes and it seemed that p0304 and p0305 come back on every road test. S... Trouble codes: P0304, P0305
1986 BMW 528e 2.7L left turn signal VIN: WBADK8302G
The left side turn signal does not work. The flasher flashes quickly but none of the lights light up either in the dash or on the outside. The right side works fine. I tried a new flasher with the same results. I was looking in the archives and found a referen...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L accessory circuit on VIN: WBACA532XS
Vehicle was repaired following rear end accdent damage, brought in with a current draw- the Accessory circuit is always on even with keys removed (odometer lit, wipers, power windows are live). Have used Alldata and BMW TIS diagnostic procedure, can't see how ...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L coolant resevoir VIN: SAJHX1049X
the complaint on this jag is the coolant will overfill the overflow when turned off hot. it does not overheat. if you run the engine in the shop for 15 min at 2k rpm, then turn it off...after about a minute, the coolant expands and overfills the bottle and dum...
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Unknown VIN: SALTYR3243
Greetings to all, I work on a ton of rovers, but this is my first freelander. Customers complaint is blower motors intermittent and noisy. I cant get the blower to work at all on any speeds. Has anyone seen this, are blower motors a problem on these baby rover...
1995 Other European 355 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: ZFFPR41A6S
This Ferrari had the valve guides replaced 10k ago and I am suspect of a possible guide problem however I may be jumping the gun, on B bank I have a missfire I have checked out and swapped parts from left to right with same problem I have discovered that at a ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB81H8X
Hello fellow VW men. Have a good old Jetta III that is going above and beyond any reasonable level to annoy me. It reads P1582 idle adaptation limit reached. I have erased the code and adapted the throttle several times. Cleaned the throttle plate, readapted... Trouble codes: P1582 (Idle adaptation limit reached or exceeded)
1993 Volvo 940 T 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1JW8702P
Hello I'm ready to burn this one. It originally came in as an overheat with no start. We performed a compression test and had 2 cylinders with 0. We purchased a used engine from a local junkyard. Don't know what it came out of, we changed everything from our o...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56DOX
This car runs at 12% CO fuel pressure O.K. Tried new mass air flow sensor. The dealer replaced front and rear O2 sensors. Our generic scan tool will not show front O2 sensor in the data stream. It is a 5 wire sensor near as we can tell signal voltage is at 3.7...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D2Y
Vehicle came in with service engine light on. Checked for codes, one only [p0154] Cleared code and drove vehicle, light stayed off. Checked for oil leaks, etc... everything OK.Customer takes car ,Returns next day[works very close] Checked for codes,P0154, Clea... Trouble codes: P0154 (Bank 2 Sensor 1 no activity)

Fixes & Summaries for European
Fix/Summary Answers
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L condenser fan VIN: WBAGF8322W
Thnaks to John [...] and all who responded. this was ultimately a easy fix once I recieved the help from all. This is a 4 wire condenser fan, and armed with that and inputs from others wh...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAFHX1742S
Thanks to all who replied. This cat is like the old Volvos and Saabs, slipping outer ring on the harmonic balancer with a list of $700.00 cust declined repair 'cause noise only lasts for a minute of two. He wanted a used part, so I explained to him that was th...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBEA50D2J
Excellent work, gentlemen! A new set of injectors fixed the problem. Testing each one on a timed injector tester for 30 seconds at 60 psi revealed volumes all over the map. 40 ml to 85 ml, quite a spread. There were multiple problems with this vehicle which co...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L radio VIN: W1FGT6YHJ7
Special thanks to Richard, Patrick and Rick who all nailed it. I found the fuse in the trunk, with a blown amp fuse- replaced it and all is great now. Thanks to everyone on this one...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L a/c compressor VIN: WDBJF65H0X
Thanks for the info from Scott, Mark & Joseph. we borrowed a snap-on scan tool from another shop & cleared codes. a/c worked for about 10 minutes-compressor very noisy & compressor locked up. code b1419-compressor activation circuit came back. we will be sendi...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBJF65H6X
The customer took the car and drove away. It's still broken. I wanted to renew the MAFS but the customer declined. Next sick car, please. Trouble codes: 1491 (ac switch over pressure), 0173 (fuel trim b2), 0170 (fuel trim b1), 0100 (mass failure), 0300 (random misfire).
1953 Other European K3 331CID harness is butcherd VIN: K332820000
Greetings my friends!!! Thanks for the replies, British Wiring .com was the #1 source recomended , I've talked to the owner via email and they can supply the harness. And I dont have to make the butcherd one whole again to do it . Sounds like thier guru is o...
1978 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L No Start VIN: 1582027541
Thanks a lot for all the help I got on this one. It turned out to be a faulty computer: it was keeping the injector pulse to a minimum(not enough to get engine running). Engine started right up with the new computer but I also decided to replace the cylinder h...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Airbag VIN: 3VWSE69M62
Thank you to everyone who offerd help. We replaced the airbag module and went back to dealer for coding. All fixed.
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5513S
I had the plug wires going clockwise as it showed in my Mitchell manual, the distributer turns counter clockwise! There is a factory cover over the distrbuter cap that my inexperienced helper threw in the trash without my knowledge. The cover has the wire plac... Trouble codes: 452 (misfire 2), 454 (misfire 4), 542 (Not sure), 543 (Multiple misfires).
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, won't rev. VIN: YV1SW53D11
thanks to all that replied. the problem was solved simply reloading the etm with the factory volvo computer system (our shop just recieved ). looks like the workshop master program doesn't work for downloads. Trouble codes: ECM94, ECM, 902A, ECM90, ECM90, ECM95.
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZS6D6Y
Well before we could go any farther in the diagnosis of the vehicle the engine let go the day after the help request was posted.Durring a test drive in the morning a very horrible noise started to come from the engine and the oil light came on.After it was tow... Trouble codes: ECM, 130A (Air intake leakage), ECM, 3503 (Misfire at least one cylinder), ECM, 3523 (Misfiring damaging to the TWC faulty signal), ECM, 3543 (Misfiring damaging to the TWC faulty signal).
2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L service light VIN: YV1CZ91165
We were able to reset using VADIS. Can't do it any other way. Thank you for the responses.
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