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2000 Alfa Romeo 147 2.0L Poor Idle Quality
Hi Techs, Have this Alfa with broken T-Belt and all valves bent.Installed reman cyl.head,new T-belt+all pulleys and car runs great the only problem is rough idling when cold.After warm-up the idle is almost fine.Found plugs #2 and #4 slightly wet.Replaced plug...
1997 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUAA88G7V
Hello, This car is the reason im the only tech now.We had a con artist tech got caught selling a bunch of work this car didnt need. the whole front engine bay was almost completely removed in the past 2 weeks.we have found the engine speed sensor wires broken ...
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
2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L Alignment VIN: SAJDA42B91
We are performing a rear camber adjustment on this Jaguar. Does anyone know the amount of change, in degrees, that the axle shim creates? The shims come in 0.5mm increments, 3.5mm to 7.5mm, and we need to change the angle 1 degree. Any experienced help is appr...
1993 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L Hesitation
Hello to every one, and all techs in the Saab world, i need your help. I have here a 1993 Saab 9000 turbo chassis#[...]. Its a right hand drive car and its engine is 2.3 litres. I had the car in my shop a few months ago...
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WVWBB81E9S
I am having a problem with the ignition system of this car. During cranking I have a good spark but when the starter is turned off the spark goes away (now I say that when the starter is turned off, because I know about the ignition switches and I am using a r...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81H7T
Hello to all. This VW came into the shop for failing emissions. The MIL was on and the corresponding code was P0501 (16885 manufacturers) Vehicle speed sensor problem. We verified the speedo was not functioning and wiring tested fine so I installed a new VSS. ... Trouble codes: 501 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Range/Performance)
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Master Cylinder? VIN: 3VWDB61E5X
We don't see many Volkswagens or do much brake work so any suggestions you have will be appreciated. The car came to us with a compalint of an intermittent brake noise and an "intermittent" soft or low pedal. A test drive and inspection show a constent low pe...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L low power VIN: 3VWCP21CX2
Question 1 how dose the ecu know the boost pressure? I cant find a map anywhere? Question 2 what is the most likely cause of the code The wastgate valve moves as it should with activations using vag-com. If the problem is in the turbo assymbly, do we have to r... Trouble codes: P0234
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L temp gauge VIN: YV1LS5671W
The temp gauge never moves from cold. I can't find any reference in alldata to help, but it gives me the impression the gauge is fed by a bus circuit and not a seperate sender. What tests can I do, or common problems are there? (I grew up on American; this one...

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1986 BMW 528e 2.7L left turn signal VIN: WBADK8302G
Thank you for all the help, it wound up needing a turn signal switch. Fred from NY gave me an excellent description of how to test it properly. I think I probably over thought this one, thinking it must be some crazy module or something. All the replies were h...
1987 BMW 325i 2.5L a/c VIN: WBABB2302H
we found the system had to goback to the reg.R12 in the system to get it to cool It Drop 20' at the vent with the r12 in the system so I guess some of the system can't work with the Freeze 12 but it working OK. with the r12. thank everybaody for the Help.
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5334X
as always,thanks to the people who took the time to respond.the car has been gone for two weeks,i feel confident it is fixed,however,the fix seemed to easy.maybe someone else that has seen this before-or knows more about this could add a response to help us al... Trouble codes: 106 (vanos mechanically stuck -exhaust cam).
1996 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Driver's seat inop VIN: SALPV1443T
I checked again connectors at the BeCM. One little pin in the multiconnector moved away, and there was no contact. Everything works ok now. We do not have many Rovers here. It was the third 1996 model with turn signal ON all the time (even with ignition OFF). ...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on, NO POWER UNDER ACCEL VIN: SALNY22252
hello,guys ,well i am back but with sad news,first i want to thank eric [...],apeter & the other guys that sent me information on this matter. as i was told we replaced both vis motors on top of intake plenum, yes, by replacing motors or valves , p... Trouble codes: P1470 (vis valve always open or short to ground).
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBGA51EXN
Thanks for all replies. 300 millivolts seems to be the proper ac voltage from the compressor speed sensor. I will need to pin out base module and the control head when the car returns for re-inspection. I will update with a fix if and when it is fixed. Thanks ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L codes VIN: 4JGAB54E5W
sorry took so long. I am the only tech here and we had a really busy week. the fix as all 14 responded was the maf sensor. It had a good wave form but the voltages were lower than they should have been thanks alot Trouble codes: P0170, P0173.
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L esp,bas VIN: WDBRN47J82
Thank you to all that took the time to read and repley to this post.The A7/7Y1 (BAS solenoid valve)which is part of the brake booster was at fault.The only test that I found in the WIS was a resistance test of 1-2 ohms at pins 14&43 at N47-5 and mine was withi...
1997 Saab 9/3 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JKSF14XC45
this one is a little odd, hook up mastertech 3100 vetronix 2 codes present , 1st code 335 crank angle circ malfunction ?? just replaced with new oem for no start no pulse no spark,second code 304 miss #4 ok do base line, compression good all 4 ,175 across the ... Trouble codes: 335 (crank angle sensor malfunction circ a), 305 ([...]).
1988 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16-Valve 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWHC0167J
Thanks to all that posted. As it turned out the square wave from the hall in the dist. Was not going all the way to ground. I installed a new dist and all is fine.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: OWVWMA63B6
Thanks first off to everyone. The throttle body and Maf were the culprits. After servicing the throttle body and adapting it,the car got worse. I would completely loose communication with it at times. When it was replaced and the new unit adapted, it ran alot ... Trouble codes: P1426 (EVAP purge valve), P0118 (engine coolant temp sensor).
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3W2E29M2YM
Thanks guys for your replies. This car had two different problems. The O2 sensor (B1S2) was dead. I used a scope and propane tank to find that problem. That fixed the O2 DTC. For the stall and hesitation, I replaced the throttle body and used my Solus to run t... Trouble codes: 16524 (O2S Sensor Circuit B1S2 No Activity Detected), 17550 (Load Detection Lower Limit Not Reached), 17606 (O2S Sensor Heater Circuit B1S2 Electrical Malf), 17953 (Throttle Valve Regulation Malfunction).
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on, Glow Plug Light Flas VIN: 3VWCF21C4Y
FIXED! The new relay was defective. Replaced with another new relay and light is out. No codes. (I also removed wiring harness jumper that was installed to the two wires.) Thanks for your input Mike! Trouble codes: P0380 (SAE Code Glow Plug Monitoring), 16764 (Vag Code Glow Plug Monitoring).
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L starter motor VIN: YV1LS5500P
Apon suggestion we took a closer look at the ign switch. Eventually we were able to duplicate the ing switch sticking in the start position. We replaced the electrical portion and the problem is fixed. Also I would like to thank Rob Foreau for being right on t...
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