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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUED28D2W
Here is the Situation we changed the engine in the shop set all the timing marks did leak down test everything is great. Put the engine in car accelerates runs and sounds good, except when the car is fully warmed up and engine idle drops down to normal rpm 650...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL64B7Y
Greetings to all this audi was bought to me by another repair shop to try to fix a multitude of codes.The car was purchased from a jeep dealer the customer brought it back because the check engine light had come on.The dealer gave it to a local shop to repair ... Trouble codes: P0159
2002 Audi A6 3.0L skate81@insightbb.com VIN: VAULT64B12
Power windows and sunroof inoperative received vehicle from bodyshop. Can only communicate with engine ECM nothing else via X431. Was wondering about any reset procedures as battery went dead with bodyshop and they disconnected battery prior to welding - so th...
1986 BMW 524td 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBADB2408G
The vehicle still smokes heavily-bluish, on cold starts and runs rough. This morning when I started it it ran fine for about 5-10 seconds,no smoke. Then it starts running rough and smoking. It will repeat this if shut off and restarted when cold. We check to s...
1995 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start VIN: WBABE5321S
This thing came in as a basket case but I have it down to one issue. Now it starts for about three seconds when stone cold after sitting, then it will sputter and try but not run. Scope of ign. secondary shows loss of spark, fire line low, spark line slopes of...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L radio VIN: WBADM6341Y
This E39 528i came in, with the customer claiming that after battery cable came loose, giving them dead battery symptoms, they jump started vehicle and everything works, except radio is dead and turn indcators on cluster do not work. Any ideas would be appreci...
2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L air bag/ sir VIN: WBAB553462
Veh. has code 06 right front side air bag. All-data is of no help for wiring diagrams or testing specs.. Would like common problem areas and wiring diagrams if someone can help. Found data on all-data about replacing sir module after crash due to the fact that...
1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Readiness monitors VIN: SAJKX6241V
Hello, Group, This XJ-6 failed the State emissions test at another shop where the convertors had been installed. Before reinspecting, we scanned and found three monitors incomplete: EGR, EVAP, and CATALYST. There were no fault codes recorded, MIL was off. The...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: SALJY1246W
Customer brought in complaining that vehicle hesitates, runs hot & has a little noise. Ran combustion leak test on radiator to check for hd gasket leak, replaced head gaskets & resurfaced heads, also replace lifters while apart, replace valve seals, valves app...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L guages and starting VIN: WDBFA61E2N
this is driving me crazy. my next step is to change the ignition switch. i believe the key is the lights on the dash flashig when key is first turned on. any one seen this before. thanks in advance.
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Hard Start When Warm VIN: WDBEA32E8R
Vehicle has a problem with warm starts. Will start fine when cold, idle good, runs quite well at speed. After sitting when warm, car will not restart unless throttle is held down to floor. Then upon start black smoke will belch from exhaust, over rich. Once st...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23GXW
Car came in running rough and check engine light on with two codes...PO304 and PO460. Customer knows it needs fuel level sensors but doesn't want to do that at this time. The #4 plug hole was full of oil so I replaced the valve cover gasket, plug connectors, a... Trouble codes: P0304, P0460
2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBPJ75J81
No drivability problem what so ever,the weired thing is all sensors have 12v & ground for the heaters to function & all heaters are 2.5 ohms wich is great. Thank you in advance for trying to help or hints. Trouble codes: P0135, P0135, P0141, P0141
1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WVWCAO153H
This car is driving me crazy! I am new to the business so I am sure I must be missing something obvious, but here goes. This car came in with a crank no start problem but when it got here it was a crank start. The second problem that the customer complains abo...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L Multi-Function Switch VIN: 3VWVA81H1W
Check engine light on with one DTC for 00652 gear monitoring open circuit/short circuit to b+ sporadic and one DTC in trans controller for 00293 multi-function switch-F125 undefined switch condition. What I found was the trans is in limp in mood and with the V...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCP21C02
Vehicle intermittent quits while driving, but restarts. MIL illuminates with factory code 16705/PO code P0321. We have replaced crank sensor as an educated guess 2 days previously. Trouble codes: P0321
1986 Volvo 244 GL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8851G
This is a car that one of my friends just bought.It has plenty of spark and fuel...but will not fire off.I found no voltage going to the injectors.Can any of you tell what is supposed to trigger the injectors on this car?This car has also had some underhood ba...
2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D6Y
help have this good customer came in with p0101 code and a 02 code cheked for air leaks none found smoked system none found checked fuel psi ok. replaced mass reset code test drove ran great!!! fixed 2 weeks go by its in again same codes replaced mass thought ... Trouble codes: P0101

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1999 Audi A4 2.8L abs/oil light VIN: WAUDD28D6X
check engine light and other dash warning light were on because the wiring connector at the ECM had corrosion on terminals. removed terminals and cleaned. Also the abs light was on because the abs control unit was bad. had rebuilt.
1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L cylinder head VIN: WBACG8327V
Thanks again to all of you for the replys. This forum is saving all of our jobs, the cars we work on are just too complex to know all the answers. This customer opted to install a lower mileage used engine. This was way less expensive than the BMW (Bring Money...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Starting VIN: WBADM5344Y
Thanks for the four responces, most mentioned ews-dme problems. I had my own brainstorm just after posting my orginal message, the starter was rebuilt locally (by a reputable rebuilder) and once way back yonder I had a similar situation were the starter after ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L 3-4 shift VIN: SAJDA01D5Y
i would like to thank rene from belgium for his expertise and kindness. the replacement of the 4-3 pre stroke valve spring took care of the issue with this 5r55n not shifting well in 3-4. i cannot say enough about the lengths rene took to make sure i understoo...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L bas, esp & asr VIN: WDBLK65G9X
I had to get the car back to client and will reschedule the diagnostics and when completed and fixed an update will be posted. Thanks to all that made suggestions.
1973 Porsche 911 2.4L pedal assy VIN: 9113501350
Thanks to all who replied,all replies were the information that we needed.special thanks to Tim & Jack who took the time to fax pictures.we assymbled the pedals & adjusted the clutch using the instructions and pictures that were sent and the clutch works perfe...
1998 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DD38N2W
The SAAB story comes to an unexpected end. Turns out that cold compression is insuficiant to start car. 125 psi. Battery and cranking speed OK. Thanks to all who replied. I've learned much about Saabs ignition cassette and fuel control system. Brad Trouble codes: 1555 (Snap On Scanner Manufacturer Code).
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 3VWRA81H9R
The replies that I recived were very good, and I double and triple checked the timing, wave formed the TP sensor and tried a known good MAF. I wave formed the oxygen sensor and found that when it was acting up it woud go full lean. The question was why, I did ... Trouble codes: 00515 (cam senors open or short).
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C6W
thank you every one to help ,i just replace maf sensor. Trouble codes: P0171.
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