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2001 Alfa Romeo spider 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: ZAR9160000
Hi Gents, I have this alfa spider with a hunting idle. I checked for codes, no codes appeared. I cleaned the throttle body, took the car for a drive and now the car appaers to idle o.k Even now and then the idle hunts between 1200rpm to 600rpm. Air con or elec...
1997 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUEA88D1V
car came with check engine light on and intermitten stalling and hesitation when cold. Replace oem wires and performed intake cleaning. Car runs well when warm. Heres the problem upon start up cold the engine idles low about 600 rpm. If you turn the key off an... Trouble codes: P0306
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L MIL on VIN: TRUUT28N71
This car came in to us from body shop for a steering leak repair and wheel alignment. We replaced leaky steering rack and performed wheel alignment. On road test the warning light with tri-angle and circle around it came on. To me it looks like a traction ligh...
2000 BMW 330Ci 3.3L Stereo VIN: WBABN520XO
Hallo,having bad month(2nd time asking for help in a week).This vehicles stereo has very bad interference when rear demister is switched on.Car has aerial in rear screen.We replaced the "choke/surpressor/splitter"(3 pins,fairly small black box like unit on rig...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L locks & windows VIN: WBAGH8345Y
Thanks in advance. I have a problem with the master window switch only operating the drivers door window and all other windows work with their individual switches. The locking system works with all doors, but not the drivers door either from the remote or the ...
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L air filter, rh valve cover VIN: SAJKD6048X
customer came in not much after vcg's were replaced with the complaint of oil smell. air filter and housing full of oil. found that oil is splashing up into the breather hose at high rpms (rh side). i did not see anything wrong. any help or suggestions would b...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L a/c compressor VIN: WDBAB33COF
I have spent a fair amount of time on this vehicle. I tried a new heater control unit,no difference. The only way I can make the compressor run is by jumping power to the Klima relay with a power probe. Also the tachometer does not work. Could these problems b...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L ps pump VIN: WDBNG78J91
Hello Fellow Members, I have this s600 amg car. It came in with a "wurring" noise coming from the front of the engine. I found the belt tensioner pulley and the idler pullies louder than normal. Also found the power steering pump front bearing area pretty lou...
2003 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L driver's door VIN: WDCYR49E73
hi, this is my story. customer driving on interstate, driver's door comes open. he holds door closed as best as possible to get to the dealer in another town. they said they would have to order part and it would take days. he opted to drive back home and broug...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L Alarm VIN: YS3EF48E4X
My question is, is there a simple way to disable the alarm system? Customer has had three incidents of alarm going off with no detectable reason. Last time had some trouble turning it off, and got "Service Anti-theft" message. I have checked the fix database ...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L Starts hard cold
This new jetta,all of a sudden,will not start as quick or clean as it used to.Im not really a diesel guy ,but Ive done some...It seemed like a bad glow plug.We popped in the 4 in the head but no change.I think 3 more GP's are in the system plus I see TSB's re ...
1987 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8849H
customer's new complaint is that on dry days car starts right up: cold or warm days. but on days with high humidity or rainy it takes them about a half an hour to get this junk-o to run-o. I have not seen this happen in person, I am now stump-od
1992 Volvo 960 2.9L battery VIN: YV1KW9508N
This one has got me in a corner and i appreciate the help.12v drain,pulled all fuses,relays,controlunits,c.d.,radio,ignition switch,conn.wires to starter,alternator,cooling fan relay,supressor relays in engine compartment,abs control unit connection,and still ...

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2000 Audi A6 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBH24B1Y
Well, it's gone and fixed right. My scanner was reading it correctly as I found out by hooking up a jumper to my Vantage...But as David, Robert, & Seth said, the #4 wire was the culprit. I only ordered the left bank set, (Thanks Robert) since the 'mileage' was... Trouble codes: 0304 (misfire on 4 cyl), 0118 (pending code for cts).
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBADE62030
Hi gents i changed the pcv plate and all the o-rings under the manifold I also cleaned the injectors there flow was a little low but would have not caused that problem. I also changed the plugs as one plug was foul with fuel. The car runs great mow thank you f...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L no speedo, gas gauge VIN: WBADM5348X
Well, I ordered a abs control module and am going to install it as soon as the customer drops the vehicle off for us. I went with that fix based on all the replies of that module going bad. I did test all wheel speed sensors and found all to be about the same.... Trouble codes: 30 (wheel speed sensor RL circuit), 31 (wheel speed sensor RR circuit), 08 (tank level sensor 1), 09 (2), 06 (can data error from DME/DDE), 18 (Gong level).
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L All Systems VIN: 5UXFA53592
iATN comes through again!!! A big THANK YOU to all who replied. It was the blower resistor (final stage) that was the cause. Thanks to Mel for the tip on the newest part, the dealer tried to give us the old style, but we had INFO!!! Thanks again to all. Ed How...
1982 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Heater VIN: SAJAV1319C
Thanx to all who replied! the problem was the servo. Replacing it was a little tricky but doable. Thanx to Woody, Tang, Joe and Robert, and all of my brother technicians!!!
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1740R
Thanks to Malcolm from British Columbia, Stewart from Northern California, Ken from Washington, Patrick from New York and Ronald from North Carolina for your quick and informative responses. I did all that you had suggested and recommended. My diagnosis is a f... Trouble codes: 46/47 (Idle Air Control valve).
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280sl 2.8L wiring VIN: 1130441000
Many thanks to Marty from Wayne Purdy's European Motors in Clearwater for linking me to this website ctions.html From the info on this page I was able to connect the dots Best regards George ps ...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L draw VIN: WPOCA2984Y
thank you for the replies it turns out the vehicle had a tracking device (boomerang ?) in the truck and was causing the 100 ma draw. i got a tip from downtown fine cars they also experienced the same problem they spent 3 days on the car to find the problem luc...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Cooling system
Thanks to everyone who replied, and especially to Henry for your emphatic insistence that we change the thermostat. Good call. That was the problem as proved by putting the old thermostat along side a new one in heated water and watching as the new one went wi...
1999 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LS53D6X
Well friends, It was the immobilizer that caused the no start condition. Seems no one locally had the immobilizer antenna in stock, so we had to order it. After clearing the system, we turned the key and as Emiril would say ' BAM '. Started right up. Thanks ...
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