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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC28D2Y
hi techs ive go this car with code 1137 that wont go away. have cked fuel psi it is fine. after repair of broken v line to regulater,then found temp sensor leaking and irregular readings, repaired that. code still comes back did out put ckecs on evap control v... Trouble codes: P1137
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBABJ5321S
This December customer calls me and says he has a severe loss of power.He is able to get it to me and I take a look at it. Converter has come apart.It is also loosing coolant somewhere slowly.I sniff the exhaust.The above CO2 and O2 readings are erroneous beca...
1996 BMW 840Ci 4.4L fail safe VIN: WBAEF62050
Thank you for reading and offering help. As soon as the ignition is switched on the message "Trans Fail Safe Program" appears. There are no fault codes in engine or transmission. The car drives perfect and the transmission changes gears as it should. The MoDic...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Hesitation VIN: SALTY1249Y
Dear fellowtechs: Hi guys. First off, I'm not a Land Rover tech, just trying to keep a customer from having to drive 3 hrs + to the dealer. This rig acts just like it has low fuel pressure/volume. Its real cold natured, no power and backfires on snap throttle.... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean B-1)
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBBA48D3K
Vehicle has high idle speed (approx 1100 rpm) with A/C off. Checked timing, vacuum leaks, and checked throttle switch (all ok). Checked by applying 12V to idle valve momentarily and engine dies. Idle speed does drop when disconnecting vacuum to ignition contol...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: VWVWH23B2Y
good morning: this car has been causing us trouble for about a month. the secondary air system seems to be working ok. the pump runs, the valves open, and there are no leaks in the system. however the 0423 code is both cats warm up below thrushold,and the b1 ... Trouble codes: 0411 (secondary air b1 and b2), 0423 (warm up ctalist b2 and b1), 0130 (bs-s1 reaistance to high)

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1997 Audi A6 2.8L Transmition VIN: WAVGC84A5V
Special thanks to Paul from Massachusetts and George from Germany, for there extra help in locating components. I split the harness (from multi-function sw) to look for shorted wires, but found every thing to be ok, but after the replies I knew I was in the ri...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: DA24C1FF07
hey yall i finally got this one fixed thanks for all the replies, everything from timing to hydro electric accuators(or something like that) but the real problem turned out to be weak spark(less than 25kv)i never would have thought weak spark would cause this ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Key remotes VIN: 3VWRB81H1W
Thanks Robert from Oregon, you were right on the money. The module we recieved from the local dealer was black. Called them back, initially the parts department said that the module they sent me was the only one available for this vehicle. After a few minutes ...
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