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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L slabs VIN: SALTY1246Y
Hello) I got this Rover in because the battery would go dead every other day or so. We replaced the alternator. A few days later and it is back. Now I found a draw of about .330 amps after evrything powers down. I traced this draw to the SLABS unit. I went aro...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J92
I Have a problem with cylinder 3 dead misfire. First when you start the car it will run good for about 10-15 seconds then starts mising, constant dead misfire.Good fuel pressure, we switched the injector, ignition coil, wires, sparkplugs form the working cylin... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Misfire), P0303 (Misfire cylinder 3)
1993 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L alternator VIN: YS3AL75L1R
car came in not charging-diagnosed as bad alternator.replaced with bosch reman alternator.still not charging.performed voltage drops power and ground.replaced ground to alternator anyway.performed voltage drop on bulb circuit.no problem found.replaced circuit ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L valves VIN: WVWNA63B6X
Hello All, I have some questions for the VW techs out there. I am working on a 1999 VW Passat 1.8T 20 valve engine. This is the first time to our shop. Car towed in with a broken timing belt. I installed the updated timing belt kit and while turning the crank...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, Hard to start VIN: 3VWSP29M21
Customer complains of extended cranking/hard to and heavy smoke when it does start. Not consistant and no pattern, hot or cold does not matter, etc... Check engine light on for code #p0380 (have cleared and tested many times). Replaced both relays last time (... Trouble codes: P0380
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: 9BWPG61J11
ok car came in from local body shop. body shop repaired car 2 months ago with no problems. car came in last week for dead battery and skipping. car would idle fine intil you put a load on the elect. system like lights etc... replaced battery checked charge sys... Trouble codes: P1394 (no2 output stage elec. malfunction)
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Electronic VIN: WVWRH63B92
Need some German Guru input on this one. Subject is a 02 passat 6 cyl with a/c inop. Had a code for a/c control head failure. Replaced and recoded conrol head with new one. Vag is showing a code 12 in the Measuring Value Block (08) Display field 1. Code 12 exp...
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
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Main Fuel pump fuse VIN: YV1FA8841L
While driving vehicle to work lost all power and shut off without warning. Once car stopped, I found that the fuel pump was not working (no buzzing sound heard. I then checked the fuse box and found that the #1 fuse (main fuel pump) fuse was blown, so I popped...

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1996 Audi A6 2.8L brake pedal
well,thanx for the replies...only 1 reply was correct & was just what I thought. Once this system goes completly dry & empty as it was it has a tendency to get airbound in the ABS pump. Car must be running & with scantool activate ABS while pressure bleeding!!...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3339Y
Hey Gang, Thanx much...most everyone condemmed the thermostat with built in sensor. Replaced the same and after 2+ weeks the MIL has not returned, so I think we are home free. The intermittened roughness has not returned for some time, but may be a different... Trouble codes: P1622 (Map cooling thermostat circuit).
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L radio VIN: WBADM6341Y
A new ignition switch as many of you sugested has fixed this one. However before i replaced the ignition switch, I disconected the battery and 'rebooted ',and that did get the radio and turn signals working. Thanks for the help, Ross
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L cylinders VIN: WBABN334X2
Thanks to Mickeal, Steve, Eric, Lawrence, Kenneth, and Dimitri! You all hit it right on the nose, the PCV system had failed due to the brief cold spell and was sucking the oil right out of the crankcase and into the cylinders. Pulled intake and replaced old sy...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L idles rough VIN: SAJNV4842K
Replies received included questions such as whether I had adjusted the valves (it came in for a valve job as indicated in my original post), did I smoke it? (yes, no vac leaks) did I run it on a 4 gas? (yes. That test, coupled with the propane bleed convinced ...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01C5Y
thank you for all replies. unfortunatley i do not have a solid repair at this time, although i did learn some information. the code parameters are based on amerage draw, not o2 response time. the front 02's share a common power feed and have two separate groun... Trouble codes: P0135 (h02s heater ckt malf. b1 upstream 11), P0155 (h02s heater ckt malf. b2 upstream 2.1).
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L heat from vents VIN: SAJDA01D8Y
Thanks everyone for the responces.We fixed the problem by replacing the aux water pump for the heater.It's working fine now!
1997 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, heavy smoking VIN: WVWGG83A1V
I would like to thank all who replied. There was one reply I recieved that isn't on the list of replies that hit it on the head. The vacuum hose from the intake system to the ECU had blown off. Therefore the ECU had no pressure signal. I replaced the hose as i... Trouble codes: 00560 (vw code-egr control difference-intermittant-light on steady).
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L No Start, NO CRANK VIN: WVWRH63B21
Well. . .we got stopped by the body shop on this one after we put in about an hour on this no crank, no start. It ended up being a total before we got to far into the mechanical damage evaluations so we never did get to spend the time to find out what the prob... Trouble codes: 18017 (Crash switch-off has been removed), P1609 (Crash switch-off has been removed).
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M83
Wow, 17 quick replies, Thank you all for responding. Most replies reccommend replacing the coolant temp sensor. They said it had been updated. OE was a black sensor, new one from VW is green. I ordered a new one from VW,(only $7.50 with o ring) it was green, c... Trouble codes: P2181 (cooling system performance).
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