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2001 Audi A4 1.8L no power VIN: WAUDC68D41
This car has no power. Almost like the turbo starts to work, then it just dies out, like there is no turbo. At times it will start to work for a few minuts and it has all kinds of power. I also removed the cat converter and road tested without a cat. Still no ... Trouble codes: P171
1996 BMW 328is 2.8L valve train VIN: WBABG1320T
has a very intermitten tick from valve train area has correct oil (synth) hot cold dosent matter have not hooked up manual oil press gauge going to do that now and monitor if concern happens
1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L abs VIN: SAJHY1749M
We have no ABS pump action . we have replaced the relay for abs checked all other electrical systems, we can make pump run by jumping it with 12 v.I have 12 volts at pin 2 at the abs module, All fuses and relays check out.I suspect the control unit, but at 120...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Struts VIN: SAJDA03P42
Hi Guys, This vehicle has the CATS system fault displayed & the suspension is rock solid front & rear. Any clues on how to approach this would be much appreciated. Thanks John
1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L asr/abs VIN: WDBGA32EE6
Hello everyone: Let me start by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a very Happy and prosperous New Year. I have this 1994 S-320 with the ARS/ABS and Check Engine lights on. Ran a short test first and came up with the following codes: HFMSFI=022 CC/EA actua...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L radio VIN: WDBJF65H6X
Need radio codes for 2 different Benz's: first is a 1999 E320; part number off back of radio: A-208820-05-86; unlock code given & re-verfied by local dealer for this unit with that number is: 41122: doesn't work!! Other Benz is a 1993 300E. Part number off ba...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L drive cycle VIN: 4JGAB54E6Y
hello everyone hope you can help with this one . vehicle failed emissions due to evaporative code po455 evaporative emissions gross leak detected . fixed evap purge solenoid . cleared codes and reset monitors. none of the monitors set . alldata only gives a ge...
1987 Renault winnebago 2.2L cylinder head VIN: 1WWBB15HF1
Hi all, this Rennault (LeSharo) 2.2 gas engine (i think its same engine in 1986 R18I SPORTWAGON) has a cooling problem. It builds up pressure about 2 times faster then normal cooling pressure at warm up. Cooling circulation is poor and small bubbles comes up a...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCP21C62
Hello everyone. Hope you can help with this problem. Vehicle was towed in as a no-start. Customer stated that while driving oil light came on, He pulled over,checked oil, then tried to restart. Car started then immediately died.Pulled codes, immobilizer is kee... Trouble codes: P1650, P1649, P1636, P1570
1984 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L wiper linkage VIN: YV1AX8844E
Hello fellow techs, I have this 84 Volvo in for repair. The wipers stopped working recently due to ice buildup on windshield. I have found that the motor works. The problem is in the linkage, it looks like two rods connected to a cam by two wire cables. The p...

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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE5323W
Well, the consensus was to use only OEM cats on this 8 cylinder BMW, in fact the advise extended to any european vehicles. Was informed that the best one could hope for would be a year before getting cat eff codes - from the near 100% response against aftermar... Trouble codes: P0430 (Cat Eff Below Threshold Bank 2).
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L brake booster VIN: WDBLK65G9X
Thanks to all that have replied. It appears that the brake light switch did fix this car, but on the second try. New one from world Pac would not repair. Got the OEM from MB and it looked slightly different and fixed the problem. Again thanks for the help.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L long crank VIN: WVWPD63B7X
Let me begin by saying thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to my help request. After thoroughly reviewing all of the posts, I decided to start from scratch, retesting the fuel system, the coolant temp sensors, and lab scoping the crank sensor. A...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C9Y
Thanks for all the great responses to my problem with this beetle. the general reply was the mass airflow sensor. we replaced sensor and road tested the vehicle. the fuel trim long term was back to normal and the light has not come back on. vehicle has been in... Trouble codes: P1128.
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