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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L Stall VIN: WBABK8320V
Good morning everyone, i have a 97 328i convertible that came in for stalling at stops. I checked for vacuum leaks and found none. It has a code p0101 in memory and my scanner describes it as maf or vaf circuit perf. I tryed looking it up on alldata and it doe... Trouble codes: P0101
1971 Fiat 124 Sport 1.6L oil choice VIN: 124BS10037
The owner complains of gear clashing during all lower gear shifts in cold (40F and lower) weather during warm-up, OK after 10 miles or so. He has been told by the company that restored the vehicle that the oil is a 90W GL1 lubricant that is used because it foa...
1987 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJAY134XH
Hello everyone and thanks for any advice on this one. I know very little about Jags and i have this 87 in for failing on NoX at both speeds, and HC's at 25 mph. The numbers are a tad high across the board in my opinion for a vehicle with EFI. They are at 15mph...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L top VIN: WDBFA66EXM
Greetings All, My problem car was purchased with the soft top system inoperative. The light in the soft top control switch and the roll bar control switch were both on continuosly. Tried pulling codes by grounding pin 10 of diagnostic connector for 4 sec. wit...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L horn VIN: WDBFA66E3M
hey guys, i hope someone can help with this. i have this 91 mercedes 500sl with a problem of no horn. after checking for wiring diagrams we nnede to go to the horn relay. our locater in mitchell and alldata both say that if it is a 93-95 it is in the fuse rela...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Roof VIN: WDB1290672
Hi guys, This one is back and is still not functioning. With the roof fully closed, the switch is pulled back to release the roof the light flashes. There is no movement from the pump. There is signal to the ecu but nothing coming out to activate the relay at...
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 S500 5.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: WDB2201751
Hi everybody, i have this S500 W220 with V8 engine that had a misfiring problem on acceleration, i replaced the fuel injector valves and fuel filter no more misfiring on acceleration but now i have another problem that when i drive the car with rpm under 3000r... Trouble codes: 0300 (misfiring harmful to twc), 0303 (misfiring cyl 3), 0305 (misfiring cyl 5), 0306 (misfiring cyl 6)
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L Surge VIN: WVWGG83A9T
Dear fellow techs. We don't work on very many volkswagons especially diesels. The problem we are having is the car surges when cruising at real slow speeds between 1000rpm and 1500rpm and only when the engine is cold. As soon as the engine warms up, the probl... Trouble codes: 310 (catalyst temp. sensor 1-G20 open circuit/short)
1992 Volvo 940 GL 2.3L Antitheft sys VIN: YV1J58826N
Hi guys , I have a volve that i cant disarm the antitheft sys .the pad is flashing I dont have a key fob or the orig key.Alldata is not clear how to reset it or disarm it.
1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5642W
Serious running problem, black smoke out tailpipe, rough idle, will not go down the road. Disconnected MAF and running problem clears up. Replaced MAF with new Volvo part and problem remains, disconnect MAF and runs good. Checking into code p0243 followed ALL... Trouble codes: P0243

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1997 Audi A4 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEA88D6V
Hello group. As I mentioned in my updated post the car is now fixed! I replaced the ECM and now the car runs perfect. The MIL is on due to a programming issue with the used ECM. Something to make note of, even if the part number matches you still may have to p... Trouble codes: P0304, P0305.
1997 BMW 740i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF8321V
I am very sorry for the very late post.I have been trying to reach customer,But he has not returned any of my calls.I had already replaced the crank sensor and that cured code 108.The airbag codes point to the seat belt tensioner and the sattelite located unde...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBCA37B1E
customer took car before we had time to find out the source of the problem and has yet to return. Thanks to all the feedback.
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: WDBGA51E8N
Hey all, I want to thank you all for great information. It turns out the yo yo who did the transmission work did not install the flex plate correctly which damaged the magnets on the ring gear. After removing the transmission we found the flex plate was reposi... Trouble codes: 22 (cmp), 17 (crank l5 current stored), 18 (magnets for cps l5 not recorded), 06 (cmp l5/1).
1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA43EOS
We finally found the culprit on this one. We were able to get a donor car and the first thing we tried, the ECU did it. We had concluded that it was bad because we had eliminated everything else. When I plugged in the donor ECU and turned the key on, the O2 bi... Trouble codes: 1H, 21 (O2S1 open/short circuit), DM, 3 (Lambda Controll Inoperative).
1985 Porsche 911 3.2L No Start VIN: WPOEB0919F
Hi,thanks to everyone who helped this car was a nightmare. I didn't have all the info I neede to diagnose this car but, with your help I was able to fix it. After sending the computer off to have it tested they said it was bad and rebuilt it. You think that my...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L 3-4 VIN: WVWSP61J32
Thanks to all that helped on this one, I reset the learned stratagies for the trans shift and all is well.
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Monitors Failing VIN: YV1LZ5645W
After a total of more that 200 miles of driving this vehicle using the information from theese replies, this vehicle has been sent to the dealer. Supposedly, Volvo will pay 1.5hrs warr. time to their dealers to pass theese cars up to 8yrs./80,000mi. I don't kn... Trouble codes: P0116 (ECT Sensor Malfunction).
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Cluster Illumination VIN: YV1VS29581
Customer is probably not returning as she just purchased this Volvo from a 'small guy' car seller we will no longer deal with,( how could a 'dealer' sell a car with burnt out headlights and expect us to fix them with no labor charge? WTF) he can go do cheap at...
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