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1991 Alfa Romeo 164 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: ZAREA43L0M
i am helping my next door neighbor with his alpha 3.0l. it is running extremely lean at idle and cruise. fuel pressure is at 40-46 psi, (if i pinch off the return fuel line i can get 80+ psi) if i had propane it smooths out and engine rpm increases. there is ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L Acceleration VIN: WDB4632411
Hi everybody, i have this G500 that have acceleration problem, when i start it it will accelerate well for one time and after it will take time to accelerate, i checked for codes and found one P1542 Pedal Value Sensor, i replaced the sensor with another one st... Trouble codes: 1542 (pedal value sensor)

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2004 Audi A4 1.8L cradle bolts VIN: WAAUPL58E4
I want to thank all who replied.Most replies suggested Wurth to buy these time serts.A special thanks to Jeff for extolling the benifits of the heli-coil,witch I think would be the way to go on this car. As the bolts screw into a tube inside the rail & the thr...
1998 BMW 323i 2.5L Trunk Lock VIN: WBABJ7326W
Seems drilling is the way to go here, I personally feel this is damaging the car, but it is the most affordable way to go here. Customer declined repairs. Thanks to all who replied. Bart
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2986Y
While my manager insisted we send this vehicle to the dealer after replacing the fuel tank pressure sensor to no avail, dave sent me some good info. Nice to know we weren't the only ones struggling on this problem. I will re-post if I can find out what the fix... Trouble codes: P0453.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B01
Thanks a lot to all who replies ! I replace all the vacuum hoses & the solendoid valve.the voltage at the solendoid valve connector should be about 8 volt (i've measured at another passat with the same engine & year !). The secondary air pump is never running ... Trouble codes: P0411, P0442, P1479 (Unknow fault).
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